Here it is, just like last year: Pokemon Gender Differences
Deadline: Friday, November 28th --Will have a link to the entries here.-- PRIZES:(May change slightly or add more places if other donors come forward. I'm still accepting donations for art, journal features, or points!)1st Place:
- 1-year sub from me
- Art from Sharulia2nd place:
- Art from Ashstar13
- Will get a mention from me in the results journal
If I have enough points left over I'll throw in some cake badges, starting from 1st place down.CONTEST INFO:
Sometimes, Pokemon have interesting gender differences (like in the Nidoran line), other times, they're just awful (Wobbuffet?!), and the rest are very subtle or nonexistent anyway. Well, your job is to change that!I want you guys to take an existing Pokemon's line, and make two distinct (but visually related!) male and female designs.
The Nidoran line is a great example of exactly what I'm looking for. You can see how different each design is, but you can also see how all 3 stages are visually similar.SUBMISSION GUIDELINES: Absolutely no gender labels.
Don't put the m/f symbol next to them, don't mention it in the description, and if they're interacting with each other they shouldn't be exhibiting any gender-specific body language. If the gender isn't instantly obvious, then your design has already failed.
You can have up to TWO entries, but you can only place with one. G-rated only.
Submit your entries to me via note with the subject of "Contest Entry". Other methods will not be accepted. (You can swap out entries until the deadline.)
You must do the entire Pokemon line, including any branched evolutions but excluding banned Pokemon. (See below for more detailed info.)
Only ONE Pokemon line per entry, and all in one image.
In the case of single-gender Pokemon, changes must still be made to both gender designs. (Like if you did Tauros, you'd have to change something for the male version. You can't just add a female version and leave the male one as-is.)
ALL skill levels are welcome, but you will be judged on presentation, design, and creativity.
Submissions must be done in a cartoony style. You don't have to be a Sugimori clone or anything, I just want to avoid extremes like realism or chibis so it's a fair playing field. Really, just draw it like normal Pokemon, and you'll be fine.
Pokemon should be depicted in their natural Pokemon bodies. Basically, no anthros/gijinkas/whatever. Again, just draw them like Pokemon, and you're good.
Some Pokemon are banned, but otherwise I don't care whether you use normal or gender-exclusive, genderless, legendary, etc. Feel free to make a male/female Lugia, Ditto, Acreus, Voltorb, etc.The following are great examples of what you should do, and that's why they're banned from this contest:
NidaranF - NidaranM
Nidorina - Nidorino
Nidoqueen - Nidoking
Gardevoir - Gallade (Ralts and Kirlia are ok if you choose to do their line, just leave off Gardevoir and Gallade.)
Silcoon - Cascoon (Same as above, just do Wurmple, Beautifly, and Dustox if you choose this line)
Plusle - Minun (They're not technically related but their designs are similar so it counts.)
Volbeat - Illumise
Latias - Latios
Shellos E W (Not a gender difference, but their designs are still a great example.)
Gastrodon E W
Uxie - Mesprit - Azelf (Same reason as Plusle and Minun.)
Basculin R - B (Same as Shellos, although these are the bare minimum differences I'd accept.)
Frillish M F
Jellicent M F
Arcanine (Ok so this one's a bit different, but I'm gonna save you time by saying this now. Using Arcanine is a guaranteed lose for you because I'm biased about it, and I'll hate anything you change about its design.)
Meowstic M F
Pyroar M FMORE CLARIFICATIONS:
The prize will be awarded as exact points (2,396
dA likes to do a give-one-get-one-free promo around Christmas. If you're patient, you might want to hold onto those points so you can sub a friend as well!
Backgrounds are not necessary, but they might affect your presentation score depending on how well you make them work. That's a very big "might" though.
If you're insane enough to do Eevee, you only have to a minimum of TWO of its evolutions, because having to make a m/f out of that many evos is just torture. The more you do, the more chances you have to gain or lose points.
Designs for non-permanent form changes (Shaymin, Darmanitan, Giratina, Deoxys, Megas, etc.) are optional. Again, they can help or hurt your score.
The 1-year sub is the only prize I'm providing, the rest are donations. This means that I can personally guarantee that the sub will be given, but please understand that the other prizes may change if anything comes up on the donor's end.
I don't care about you making new names, just the designs.
Need inspiration? View last year's ENTRIES