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Dracula Untold Billboard Contest

Wed Jan 28, 2015, 4:38 PM
We're challenging you to illustrate one of Vlad's monumental transformations—either into a flock of bats or into the vampire Dracula.Dracula Fb Meta by SpicyGingerr

Transform Vlad the Impaler!

Dracula Untold paints a new picture of the Dracula we know and fear, providing an original twist on the emotional story of transformation and immeasurable power.

Throughout the movie, the Transylvanian prince and soon-to-be vampire Vlad the Impaler goes through various changes on his quest to protect his family, his home, and himself from the cruel Turkish Empire.

We're challenging you to illustrate one of Vlad's monumental transformations—either into a flock of bats or into the vampire Dracula. Breathe new life into a depiction of these startling changes as Vlad the Impaler uses the strength of mind and body to meet the challenges of his journey.

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1

Watch the Dracula Untold trailer for inspiration in your artwork.

2

Illustrate one of Vlad's main changes from the story—either his transformation into a flock of bats or his ultimate transition into the vampire Dracula.

3

Enter your artwork into the contest by using the SUBMIT button below. Your entry must be a single .JPG or .PNG file and must be approximately 2,000 pixels in width by 550 pixels in height.

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Your Billboard Here!

Three Grand Prize Finalists

3 Grand Prize Finalists will get $1,000 USD and their work featured as a Billboard Takeover on DeviantArt's Today Page.

The Dracula Untold Billboard Contest begins at 12:00 AM (PT - Los Angeles Time) on January 28, 2015 and ends at 11:59pm (PT - Los Angeles Time) on February 4, 2015.

  • Entrant must be at least 13 years old as of January 28, 2015;
  • Entrant must reside in any of the 50 United States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, U.S. territories, possessions and the U.S. military installations to be eligible;
  • Entries must be received by 11:59:59 PM (PT) on February 4, 2015 and be submitted through the contest gallery on DeviantArt;
  • Membership to www.DeviantArt.com is required to enter the Contest;
  • Membership to www.DeviantArt.com is free;
  • Entrant must submit an original artwork illustrating one of Vlad the Impaler's monumental changes—either into a flock of bats or his transformation into the vampire Dracula;
  • The Work may originate in any visual medium but must be submitted as a single .JPG or .PNG file;
  • Entry must be approximately 2,000 pixels in width by 550 pixels in height;
  • Entry must not include any third party stock images for the Work nor any other third party content, however, licensed brushes and textures are acceptable;
  • Entrant may reference elements from the motion picture Dracula Untold but may not directly copy them or make faithful renders of the actor's likenesses;
  • Other requirements and restrictions apply. Please read the Official Rules carefully;

Three grand prize winners will be selected by full-time DeviantArt Staff on or about February 7, 2015, from all eligible and qualified entries. The judges will use the following criteria in whatever degree the judges believe appropriate:

  • Success in showing Vlad the Impaler's transformation
  • Technical skill
  • Artistic impact
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Dracula Untold Own It Feb 3 On Blu-Ray, DVD, and Digital HD


thumb by SpicyGingerr
Outcast Odyssey

In the Outcast Odyssey Card Master Challenge, we asked you to design a new Witch/Warlock, Dragon/Monster, or Steampunk Warrior for use in the new Outcast Odyssey game, and the winners are in!

We were honored with judges of the highest possible calibre: contracted Outcast Odyssey artist and DeviantArt member Warren Louw, Senior Designer at Magic Pixel Games Jonathan Durr, and Mobile Games Producer at Namco Bandai Games America Joe Riego. Our esteemed judging team pored over every semi-finalist’s entry in great detail.

Only a handful of illustrations would best translate into a card to be featured in the game, and after much thoughtful consideration, our judges agreed on the following three pieces. View the alluring Witch, monstrous Dragon, and formidable Sorceress picked as finalists, and read the judges’ comments below. Congratulations to the winners, and thank you to everyone who participated!

GRAND PRIZE WINNER

"The design of this dragon was so unique. The artist did a great job with the composition and the sense of scale on the creature."

- Jon Durr

"There were a lot of great dragons in the contest but this particular piece stood out as having a real surreal feel to it and it just fits in the world of Outcast Odyssey."

- Joe Riego

"Excellent use of colour with a solid painterly technique bringing through a wonderful design with epic scale. A worthy OO dragon!"

- Warren Louw

GRAND PRIZE WINNER

"The pose, vibrancy and overall render really stood out for me. She's creepy yet gorgeous, and just a really fun take on the concept of a witch."

- Jon Durr

"The use of colors and composition was excellent. I really enjoyed her pose as well as it just screamed card right from the get go!"

- Joe Riego

"Superb layout, harmonious colour and lighting with captivating attention to design and details. Very nicely thought out character creating a magical energy, perfect for OO!"

- Warren Louw

GRAND PRIZE WINNER

"We've played a lot with different perspective on the cards, and know how tricky it is. This image nailed that perspective. The detail in the snake was incredible while not stealing the scene away from the central character."

- Jon Durr

"This piece elevates the standard fantasy trope of the wicked witch. The use of perspective, the dynamic lighting and vibrant use of color creates a stunning visual."

- Joe Riego

"Skilfull execution of composition, values, colour and detailing doing great justice to the character. An epic pleasure to look at!"

- Warren Louw



In the Dracula Untold Billboard Contest, we challenged you to show us one of Vlad the Impaler's transformations—either into a flock of bats or the fearsome vampire Dracula. After much deliberation by the judges, the winners are in. Congratulations winners, and thank you to everyone who participated!Dracula Fb Meta by SpicyGingerr
Winners

In the Dracula Untold Billboard Contest, we challenged you to illustrate one of Vlad the Impalers monumental changes—either into a flock of bats or into the fearsome vampire Dracula. There were hundreds of beautiful pieces, all of which showed Vlad's incredible strength of body and character. After much debate, our judges agreed on these three amazing entries. Congratulations winners, and thank you to everyone who participated!

Own it now on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital HD


The semi-finalists are in! See which 25 pieces are in the running to be featured in the adventurous world of Outcast Odyssey.lady snake by Igor-Grechany-Ostrov
Outcast Odyssey

In the Outcast Odyssey Card Master Challenge, we asked you to illustrate a new Witch/Warlock, Dragon/Monster, or Steampunk Warrior that belongs in the adventurous world of Outcast Odyssey for the chance to have your art featured within the game!

There were amazing entries, featuring everything from dangerous magical beings to brave and gallant heroes. Our judges looked at every single entry and picked 25 amazing pieces which will now be sent to the team at Outcast Odyssey. Congratulations, Semi-Finalists!



The semi-finalists are in! See the 13 innovative Neo-Victorian designs inspired by Playstation's The Order: 1886.tesla by SpicyGingerr
The Order 1886 Semi-finalists

In the Order: 1886 Gadgets and Gears Contest, we challenged you to create a new weapon, gadget, or outfit that would belong in the Neo-Victorian world of The Order: 1886.

Ingenious deviants created various useful, dangerous, and stylish pieces for the Knights of The Order to use along their journey, and the semi-finalists are in!

The judges were blown away by all of the innovative devices. It was a difficult task, but our judges were able to narrow their picks down to these thirteen entries. Congratulations, semi-finalists, and thank you to everyone who participated!



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