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Okie, you may or maynot have already read them, but anyway I'll just recommend some manga I read recently and take a liking to ^^. So here we go:

Yamada-kun to 7-nin no Majo

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if you've loved Megane-chan to Yankee-kun before, then you will also love this. Lol this manga is full of fanservice for fangirls and fanboys alike, and it's so damn funny on top of that
Some fanservice scenes XD
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Oh man, I really like this manga. I love cooking, I love food, I love shounen fighting, I love adventurous fantasy world, I love bara (well not that much) and this manga have it all. Awesome shounen, for me, it's better than Naruto and Bleach, just behind One Piece <3

Okie, Below are some shounen-ai manga, if they're not your taste then pay no mind to them. Oh and by shounen-ai I mean soft Boylove, if you're looking for manga that have sex scenes every pages like my boss :iconmazjojo: then you probably wont find them here XD

Slow Starter

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Gosh, cuteness to the max, it leave me with a smile for hours after reading. I really love these type of manga, slow and steady, warm and fuzzy, great character's feeling development, not like those ["I love you" in 2nd page and "Kyaaah, stop that~<3" in 3rd page] kind of instant noodle yaoi manga =v="

Kanemochi-kun to Binbou-kun

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Another one that make me go "Awww" and think a lot while reading, sweet and funny. I like the grandpa character so much.

Sorenari ni Shinken nandesu

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After taking a look at the cover and see that it's another manga from Asou Kai-sensei, I already know that I would taken a liking to this manga. But it surpassed my expectation after reading it, I'm totally in love. So sweet and adorable. Come to think of it I've always fond of this kind of "taking care of the child" manga before (like Aishiteru ze baby, Akachan to Boku, Usaigi Drop, etc.) Lol, maybe I have family fetish.

Recipe no Oujisama

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When I found this I was like "OMG, cooking manga? From Junko-sama???? This totally in my favorite list". And it totally didnt fail my expectation. Consider I love cooking, this bring a smile to my face nonstop, oh and, I really love the art class chapter, so damn funny XD

Omamorishimasu, Dokomademo

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Another masterpiece from Junko-sensei. The sheer amount of cuteness from this manga can make me giggle for weeks.

The end for now, if you have same taste like mine and have some good manga you want to recommend to me then please do, by all means, I would love to know. ^^
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THIS IS MY GIFT TO YOU ALL FOR THE WEEK END.:iconsomehugsplz::heart::iconkimberely:
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Manga and Anime are a new generation of art, spreading all over the world right now. It is an important aspect of Japanese culture, a solid part of the youth-generation in the US and slowly starts spreading in Europe as well. Even though many people still don’t know what Mangas or Animes actually are, most kids already know and they even try to draw this new kind of art themselves. This way the tolerance among adults starts growing as well, a good way to expand the Manga-culture.

But as for any kind of art, many people have problems in improving their own style or even finding it. This news-article is directed to any kind of artist that is interested in improving himself/herself.

I’ve been asked multiple times how some artists manage to improve very fast and others seem to never improve at all and even though I first thought it has to do with practice I had to admit myself that it does not only depend on mere practice but much more on how you practice and especially on how you handle your finished piece of art.

Improve your Poses and Characters


One of the most widespread improvement-blockades is the missing of helplines. Only very few artists that passed a certain line of skills in drawing Mangas draws them without helplines! Many sketches are posted on deviantart from really good artists that look as if the artist started with the outlines right away, but that’s just wrong. Many of these artists either use a blueprint-pen for the helplines (the scanner can’t detect this color-> the helplines disappear) or draw them so soft and light that they are nearly not visible in digital form.

Helplines are a giant aid for any kind of poses or angles you want to draw your chara in. Many artists can’t draw more than a few poses because they wouldn’t know how to change the different joints of the body so that it is another pose.

poses by Dea-89

Now that you know how your pose is supposed to look like, you can build your character around it by giving him/her a face, cloths, ... You don’t have to focus on your pose any longer.

This is a giant step and will help you improve a lot!

Giving your character a Personality

Some people look at an artist’s characters and somehow… every single character seems too look just like the other characters of this artist… Sometimes that’s the fault of the person that looks at them. They don’t really look at them… but often it is the “fault” of the artist. A character has life in him/her. If you draw a character just to create a picture with someone in it, it will never look as interesting as if you draw someone that has a personality! For example this chara:

faces by Dea-89

On the left side the chara seems neutral even though she smiles. You can’t see any kind of personality in her. The right picture seems much more interesting. The smile looks a little mean-she could be a thief or something. The eyes have much more life in them now and the face is a little longer than before. Such little changes in a characters face or pose give him/her so much more life that it looks a dozen times more professional than a character without personality.

Even if you are just drawing a random character, think of a rough personality for him/her. It doesn’t have to be much but just think of it like “This character is supposed to be shy, but she loves sunlight,…” That’s enough. Now you can draw a picture of a girl in a sunflower-field that enjoys the sun but still seems fragile. Just imagine how such a girl would look like. With this you can even create awesome effects in manga-stories. If one of your characters uses to always be in a bad mood and suddenly starts smiling, it seems creepy cause it doesn’t match with his personality. Or a very cheerful character. If this chara all of a sudden is serious, the reader knows that something horrible must have happened. With these little tricks your characters and stories grew much more interesting than before.

On a side-note: No character is perfect. Everyone has a flaw in his/her personality or abilities. A “God-moded” character is totally boring cause you know before that this character is never going to fail in anything… all humor and intense is erased out of your story that way. Just take a look at popular mangas just as (for example) Naruto. None of the characters there is “perfect”. Naruto is a trusting person and a very good fighter, but what makes him so funny and interesting is not Kyuubi’s might in him, but the flaws he has-> His kind of humor, his Sexy-jutsu (I think it has a different name in English… sorry I only know the German name…),… things that make him different from others. Who’d care about him if he was overpowered, win every fight with one hit and be the most mature person on earth?

So don’t worry about giving your characters flaws. It makes them so much more human.

Practice your Characters

If you have OCs that you want to draw more than once, try to make sketches of them from different angles, in different poses,… try something new with them! Don’t be afraid to try poses that you weren’t good in before. Just try to draw them by using the helplines. Rough sketches are easily finished in a few minutes but they give you a lot of experience that you might need later on when drawing a real picture again. It also helps you with interactions of characters (take a look at the next chapter for details.)

Only few artists post their rough sketches, but if you search for them you come across a lot of awesome sketches in which you can see the progress of an artist’s work.

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Building a Story

To write a Manga always starts with a story you want to draw. But how to build an interesting story?

The basic of a story is a good idea. You must have a clue where you want to set a story and what you want to show with this story. You must decide before getting started with your charas if you want it to be a fantasy-story, mecha, mystery, dark, ... whatever. So you must be aware of the genre you want to draw (doesn’t use very much to draw a mecha-chara for a story that takes place in the Mid-ages…)

Now that you know your genre, set up a good idea for something that happens or that happened and makes the adventure of your charas start now. For example: A giant flood destroyed the village your charas live in and killed most inhabitants of the small village.

And now think of a way to solve the problem-> They must find a new home and so start a journey through the lands to find a new place to settle down.

And to make it a little more interesting think of a second problem that might occur: The village lay on a beach, but was surrounded by a desert. Now your charas have to travel through a hot desert instead of just wandering around.

The main-idea for your Manga is born. By giving your characters problems and finding solutions for them you can set up giant stories. This system works: You have one giant main-problem which’s solution ends your characters adventure, but in between the start and the goal more and more problems appear and your heroes have to solve them. What makes such problems even more interesting is if their solution is necessary but distances the charas from their main-goal.

This way you can build your story, yes, but what keeps a story alive are not the events in it, but the charas.

Charas have to match with each other to keep the story running on. If you put two charas together in one room and they are both shy, they will sit in a corner and stare at the wall… if the charas both are hot tempered they might start to fight without a clear reason.

Depending on a charas personality the reaction will always change. And especially by putting more charas together they will change the story by interacting with each other. Place two shy charas in front of a dark cave and nothing will happen… they will sit there and they won’t do ANYTHING!!! But let it be two self-confident charas and they will eagerly take a look what’s in the deep dark cave. The most interesting combination though is if the charas are totally different. If one chara is shy and the other one is self-confident and curious, the self-confident chara will stragger the shy chara along into the cave, even if this chara doesn’t want to go in there at all…

Cave by Dea-89

A funny combination can also be a mature chara and a childish chara… it adds humor to the worst situations and makes them amusing.

The true heros of Midgard by Dea-89

Think of interesting constellation of personalities and create your characters depending on this. If you have one or two charas you want to keep the way they are, add characters that match with them and interact with each other.

A story doesn’t have to have much content… as long as the charas keep the story running and interesting.

Again: Try to practice this by drawing rough sketches. Chibi-sketches are perfect to practice here! Chibis are the 5x over-acted version of your charas-> If you can draw a chibi-interaction a usual interaction won’t be much of a problem.


To keep improving</u>

Many people say the key to improve is practice a lot. Others say it is talent… Both are correct and both are wrong.

Talent makes it much easier to improve, but with enough knowledge and practice you can “create” talent. Drawing is 60% knowledge, 30% creativity and 10% talent. If you lack creativity it is hard for you to think of anything good to draw… but all in all you can still draw something if someone just tells you what to draw. A little talent helps to make your pictures look special but these 10% are not so important… what is important though is your knowledge about anatomy, poses, perspective, use of colors, skills…

A child draws as it draws due to the lack of knowledge and skills. The more we learn how a human body looks like, them more our drawings improve. We learn over time how to make good shadings, how to add contrasts, or how to draw good facial expressions… If you take a look at drawings you made when you were 8 years old and look at your drawings now there is a giant difference-> cause you learned a lot.

How to gain this knowledge?

The best way is probably to always have a close look at your surroundings. Take a look at your hand for example. Many people draw pointy fingers but in fact your finger-tips are round. Or fabric. Many people draw cloths as if there are no creases at all in them. But look down on you and you will notice a lot of creases on your own cloths. So a picture of a character with cloths that does not have a single crease just looks unnatural. You don’t have to add many of them, but a good amount gives your picture life and a realistic touch.

This is a rather hard way to learn things though. An easier way is to buy some sports-magazines and look at the photos there. Try to draw the poses you see on the pics for your own charas. This is a good way to master new poses you haven’t been able to draw before. And you practice with your eyes that way too. If you can draw poses you see on pictures, you will have an easier time to draw poses you see in real life.

Any artist (at least 99,9% of all artists) have an idol they admire. It does not have to be someone that is really better than you, but someone that manages to draw pictures that captivate you somehow. Now take a close look at these pictures and try to figure out what exactly fascinates you on them. Find out what your personal preferences are, what you love, what you want to have in your own pictures.

Some people consider this as copying other persons styles, but think about it: You haven’t found your own style so far and you want to draw things that fascinate yourself. You want to be happy with what you draw. You don’t copy an artist’s pictures, you just learn something about yourself: You learn what you like on your own pictures, and now you found your own style. It is important to see the difference here: You DON’T draw their pictures. You draw your own pictures but with the knowledge of what you like due to another artist’s pictures.

Some people don’t like to use this method. This is all up to you.

Can critic help me to improve?

Of course it can as long as it is a good critic.

There are many comments like “Wow, what an awesome work!!” “I :heart: your picture it soooo sweeeeeeeet!!” and stuff like this. Guess anyone likes to get such comments every once in a while cause it gives you recognition of your skills and you gain self-confidence for your works. Anyone needs them once in a while to keep up your artistic mood. If no one likes your works it is hard to draw on… (Sadly I’ve seen lots of artists with much potential that stopped drawing due to flamers… )

But these comments are NOT critic.

Some people think “Your art sucks” is a critic too *Meeeeeeep* Wrong!

A good critic is made of different parts:

-What someone likes on your picture
-What you might improve on your picture
-All-in-all opinion of your picture.

(For anyone that wants to write a crit: If you can’t find anything you like on a pic… THEN DON’T COMMENT!)

By telling you what someone likes on your picture you learn about what other people find interesting on your pics (Like what I stated in the previous point: Personal preferences and what others fascinate on your picture). If many people tell you that they like something on your picture you can be kinda sure that this part is already high-quality so you can focus yourself on improving other things.

You might have notice one thing: I stated “what you might improve”, not “what is bad on your picture”. By stating how to improve something you automatically give the artist a hint on what to do better next time to prevent a fault. If you keep telling an artist “Your hands suck” He won’t know what is wrong with them. But if you say “Your fingers are rather pointy. Try to make the tips rounder” it will show the problem and give a matching solution.

It is really hard to accept critic first, but this is the very best way to improve. Selecting which critic is a good one and considering it makes you improve a dozen times faster than by just trying to improve your main-knowledge. It is weird, but somehow we rarely see our own flaws on pictures, but after a few months we can see them. Persons that didn’t draw the picture often see it immediately and show you where you might improve your knowledge.

This way you can improve your art within a few months to a totally new level!!

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In this section I want to state some of my personal experiences and opinions. I’m not sure if they match with the huger part of artists here in DA so I made an extra section for them.

To improve your style it is important that you draw many different OCs. Fanarts are nice, of course, but a well-drawn OC needs much more skills than a character you didn’t create. So if you really want to higher your drawing-level try to draw many different OCs even though they don’t give as many pageviews as a Fanart ;P Focus on a couple of OCs you really like and keep drawing them again and again but also draw other charas that don’t have to do anything with them. By drawing older OCs again you can notice your own improvement much better, but by drawing new OCs you gain new experiences because you have to draw new faces, poses, personalities,…

A good balance between these two helps you to see your own bettering but in the same time gain more and more skills.

Tutorials are awesome! I love taking a look at them even though I can draw most of the stuff I look at already… for example kiss-tutorials. I made two of them myself already, but I love looking at other people’s tuts. They use techniques that I don’t use, but that have interesting aspects too. Analyzing other tutorials is a great help. With a certain kind of practice you can look at pictures and think of ways to create the same effects of coloring, pose,… Tutorials help you to practice your eyes a lot. I love browsing DA and guessing how some artists created certain effects. Just try it out! It’s really funny.

Another advice I want to give any manga-newb out there is to keep up your work =) Don’t forget about a good story you wanted to draw just because you don’t have the skills yet to draw a good Manga. If you are not satisfied with your work anymore don’t be afraid to restart anew. One day you will have enough experience to keep up your work ^^ I enjoy looking back at my first Manga-pages from 2006 and comparing them with my pages now. It makes me really shocked sometimes, but it is so much fun looking back. You should stick with good stories. :giggle: The longer you write on them, the better and deeper they will become!

OMG O.o by Dea-89


I hope you enjoyed this article. Spread the MANGA-LOVE!!!


And here a selection of very fine pieces of (partly semi) Manga-/Anime-Art I found on DA. These artists really have much potential! ^^

:thumb88816885: :thumb84053447: Morning Snow by aiki-ame :thumb69366269: The Ladyknight Of The Moon by mazjojo Hey by tyrowish the good doctor by azarath Meteo by CherryOrange :thumb45140906: Mai by Tabon Goldilocks 2 ver. by Lavah Ray of Hope by Art-on-a-Stick :thumb74113312: Glamorous Sky by Murasaki-Hoshi
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Magi Cheebs by KaiapiCM: Zetsu Cheebs by Kaiapi

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~max 2 char/couple, white outline, transparent background



References: 1-3 clear references
OC Gender:
Need WIP?:
Personality: short description, expressions
Extra Notes: important outfit details, anything else

Please note:
  • I can turn down your commission if I think I can't do it
  • Please pay as soon as I accept.
  • Private use only
  • I can upload commissions as examples of my art
  • Let me know if you'd like to see the lines before colouring
  • Please be patient Emoji26 
Will dos
  • Male/female
  • Maybe anthro? Feel free to try noting me the form anyway
Won't dos
  • old
  • grotesque
  • mecha
  • manly
Please make your own judgement on if your character would suit this style ^^"

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okie doke i've finally come up with a contest yay~!!! :squee: So here it is!, Its going to be a Hetalian Art Contest!  I will pick the best hetalian picture tht i feel is the best. I will give criteria for the art to be accepted, and expectations. I will also have a 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winner, and a possible runner up. If possible i'd like to showcase the contest entries if allowed and credit them. Also any1 bad mouthing or anythng will be disqualified.Same goes with people who don't use their OWN artwork. so! here we go!

criteria to be accepted in the contest:

1. Must be hetalian (of course)
2. No Hentai, yaoi or yuri. (sorry guys :c)
3. Can be any pairing or solo character
4. Must meet all of the above

Expectations when judged:

1. Art portrays the character(s) personality well.
2. Meets all of criteria.
3. Can be able to tell who the character is.
4. Entry can be any form of art. (picture, drawing, painting, etc.)


1. Name or DA name
2. Art title

Plz link all entries through a note

1st Place: 4 llama badges
2nd Place: 3 llama badges
3rd Place: 2 llama badges
Runner Up: 1 llama badge for the nice try ouo

Some of you may think its not worth it for a badge but they do help get you to a higher rank the more you get. :3


August 31st, 2012

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Now, there has been a lot of problems over this I'm gonna tell you what to do with some handy screenshots.
It gets really annoying when you loose pressure sensitivity and you're in the middle of drawing and that is because sometimes SAI can lose you're settings, after you have been told to remove all preferences and that, you, like me, may get no response from your pen but only when you press hard on it. I have found a great solution.
This might not work for all users, because of the type of laptop and the type of tablet because it has no sensitivity installed on it at all., but I hope that this will work for you.
Note: Before we go on I forgot to say that you need a tablet, Wacom preferably and you also have to have purchased SAI.
Without Pressure...:
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So, thats what it looks like. yours might be different though, but the next steps will help. Go to Others - Options - DigitalSupport
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Your settings should be at 0%, if it is at 100% then that is why you have to press so hard, if it is other than 0% then set it to that.
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Before you fiddle about with SAI, you still mustn't, for smoother lines go to Advanced settings and change your Quality to 4 (smoothest)
Size and Dens ticked. Come out of sai (if in the middle of project save as a .sai)
Close then re open SAI and feel free to draw!
Any questions ask and I'd love to know that I've helped you ^^
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This will also work with trials, there are no more possible ways to download SAI so you must buy it ^_=

Happy 2013
  • Mood: Joy
  • Listening to: Numb by Linkin Park
  • Reading: Guardian Angel
  • Watching: Eastenders
  • Playing: Angry Gran
  • Eating: Turkey
  • Drinking: Champaign
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Journal Entry: Mon May 26, 2014, 8:10 PM



His name will be Ayumi. AYU for short <3


Homuah Lacie By Niaro-d7jw28e by Homuah


So yeah PAYPAL commissions only!
Maynly looking for chibis to redecorate my page
but you can offer other stuff such as pixels, headshots, fullbodies, etc.

THANK YOU :iconmanryvodkaplz:

Journal CSS Špochiiku ♥

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Thank you very much to lovely people, who helped me with prizes, so I finally may to write rules a dates//

Well, the theme of this contest is Music ART!

You need to draw a work listening to one of this composition about love (and several of them about suffer and something like that). Usually, songs have something like a plot, so just understand it and draw the art about this song~~
The decision about particularly THIS theme was clear - Uta no Prince-sama is anime about music ^U^

All difficulty of this contest depends on the different random songs' plots and how you may draw UtaPri characters in this situation (music situation) using draw skills and your imagination :heart:

It will be okay to draw UtaPri guys in the count what you want ^U^ If you'd like to draw a couple, it will be AWESOME really!
The best way is to draw a classic couple (Haruka+somebody), not shounen-ai one. But if you want, it's also acceptable. Just read rules below.
There are different melodies (in general about love), just choose one of them and draw an art with UtaPri characters in the particular situation which this song is about. Please, be more closer to the words of songs! Use ONLY melodies from the list:

:cd: Sarah Brightman – Only An Ocean Away
:cd: Cash Cash – Victim Of Love
:cd: Thompson Square – Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not
:cd: Utada Hikaru – Devil Inside
:cd: Hurts – Wonderful Life
:cd: Florence And The Machine – Howl
:cd: Rihanna – Diamonds
:cd: The Wanted – Chasing The Sun
:cd: Emmy Rossum – Slow Me Down
:cd: Kamelot – Karma

:star: RULES
1) You need to draw an art SPECIALLY for this contest and note it in the description in your work. It will be okay, if you added an icon of our group either.
Something like: "My entry's for the :iconutanoprince-sama-fc:'s contest.
2) No art-BASES and REDRAWING of art by another people/official art.
3) You need to point at the song which you chose.
4) ONLY FULL COLOURED WORKS! Sketches or bad quality photos won't be accepted!
5) Shounen-ai is okay (because of a lot of popularity it in the world now), but NO HENTAI or R18 art!! The better way is to draw classic couple Haruka+ guy whose you love.
6) Only 1-2 works per one person, please.
7) After finishing contest, I'll create a special poll and all members may vote for works which like// The winners will be announced within 1 day after the voting ends.
But not only your opinion: admins also evaluate contest works according these paragraphs:

Creativity*Compliance with rules*Complication* Music plot accordance

:star: DATES
Contest runs from April 7 until June 1. Late entries will not be entertained! Please, hurry and don't postpone your contest work on last days/hours.

Waiting for your entries HERE.


All 3 winners have an opportunity to receive 1 month of feature on the group's main page ^_~

1 place:
:bulletgreen: Uta Pri NOTE: almost A4-format (18x25,6cm) (*Hetiru)
:bulletyellow: One month Premium Membership (*Hetiru)
:bulletgreen: Upper body fanart of your fav char + Llama + Watch + Fav on one of your drawings (*Kanaramoon)
:bulletyellow: 250 :points: (*Ralu11)
:bulletgreen: Half body + Chibi + pixel icon of your fav character (*Airipie)
:bulletyellow: Cosplay friendsign (*Recchinon )
:bulletgreen: Digital Waist-up sketch of UtaPri character of choice (*ShiroNiji)
:bulletyellow: Cosplay friendsign (*Puccadollme )
:bulletgreen: Llama (*BalloonBear )
:bulletyellow: 1-3 full body characters (boy or girl) traditional drawing coloured+llama+watch (*Yanako-Chan)
:bulletgreen: Full coloured art (*Megasak)
:bulletyellow: Digital art- Full body, colored [character of choice from UtanoPrince] with background (*ShinjiDua)
:bulletgreen:  Full set (all 6) cell phone charms (*WanabiEPICdesigns) -

2 place:
:bulletgreen: Postcard with a UtaPri guy on your choice (*Hetiru)
:bulletyellow: Chibi of any UtaPri character (*tshuki)
:bulletgreen: Normal body drawing (*Ralu11)
:bulletyellow: Upper body fanart of your fav char + Llama + Watch (*Kanaramoon)
:bulletgreen: Chibi of your fav character (*Airipie)
:bulletyellow: Cosplay friendsign (*Recchinon )
:bulletgreen: Llama (*BalloonBear )
:bulletyellow: Half body coloured traditional drawing (boy or girl) +l lama + watch (*Yanako-Chan)
:bulletgreen: Digital art- Full body, colored [character of choice from UtanoPrince] without background (*ShinjiDua)
:bulletyellow: 100 :points: (*Hetiru)
:bulletgreen: 3 cell phone charms on your choice (*WanabiEPICdesigns) -

3 place:
:bulletgreen: Postcard with a UtaPri guy on your choice (*Hetiru)
:bulletyellow: Normal body drawing (*Ralu11)
:bulletgreen: Upper body fanart of your fav char + Llama (*Kanaramoon)
:bulletyellow: Cosplay friendsign (*Recchinon )
:bulletgreen: Llama (*BalloonBear )
:bulletyellow: A chibi full body coloured no background + llama + watch (*Yanako-Chan)
:bulletgreen: Digital art- Full body, black & white [character of choice from UtanoPrince] without background (*ShinjiDua)
:bulletyellow: 50 :points: (*Hetiru)
:bulletgreen: 2 cell phone charms on your choice (*WanabiEPICdesigns) -

If you have a question, just ask in the comments! :heart:
Any advertisement are WELCOME!
It will be nice if more people find out info about this contest!

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It is not about winning or prizes, but about challenging yourself to create more Saiunkoku Monogatari fanworks, for all of us to enjoy! And for everyone to have fun in the process!

(A) Theme : Friendship/ Courtship/ Hatred/ Love

Show any Saiunkoku Monogatari character(s) expressing any kind of emotion, such as love, hate, jealousy, envy, joy, sorrow, etc. (It does not even have to be emotion towards another human … it can be towards an inanimate object, like Shurei's love of money! :evillaugh:); or show the  characters in a relationship, such as friendship, courtship, kinship (brother-brother, brother-sister, father-daughter, etc.), rivals, mentor-disciple, master-servant, boss-subordinate, courtesan-client, and anything else you can think of!  

Side-Note for those interested: This theme is inspired by a childhood game we used to play.

The origin of this game is unknown. The game was played as follows: The child would write down her/his own name, and the name of the one she/he fancied. She/he would then cross/strike out every common pair of letters in both names, and label the remaining letters with F, C, H, or L (for Friendship, Courtship, Hatred, Love), repeated from the beginning of her/his name, to the end of the other's name. Whatever letter was used last was said to indicate the kind of relationship the two of them could expect in the future.

Do you have a similar game in your country/culture? ^^

(B) Deadline : March 20, 2013 (Spring/Vernal Equinox)

This will give you 4 months from now to work on your entry. The reason for such a long duration for the contest is so that every member should then have enough time to participate … if you think you are going to be busy in March 2013, then please start now and get your entry in early!

The count-down timer will be shown on group page.

(C) Any media, any style, but no OCs, no Mature filters, no written works

Traditional, digital, pixel art, artisan crafts, dolls, cosplay, comics, animation - all acceptable – but no fanfiction.

Anime/manga, chibi, semi-realism, realism, abstract, neko, anthro, same-gender love - all acceptable.

Entries can be coloured or not (pencil drawings and lineart acceptable); with or without background; with any number of characters from Saiunkoku, but no OCs; and nothing that would require mature filters.

(D) Prizes


:bulletyellow: 636 :points: and feature; from :iconpergamjee:
:bulletyellow: 400 :points: from :iconobasan45:
:bulletyellow: 1-week feature from :iconmiyeong:
:bulletyellow: 2-month group feature, and a 2-month advertisement slot (which can be used for commissions, or anything else you wish to advertise); from :icondrawanime: [>25000 watchers]
:bulletyellow: 2-week group feature, entry into their "Contest Winners" gallery (which is featured in a slideshow on the group's page); from :iconanothercontestgroup: [>9000 watchers]
:bulletyellow: group feature from :icons2scans:
:bulletyellow: group feature from :iconsaiunkokumonogatari:
:bulletyellow: group feature from :iconpeacemaker-fanclub:
:bulletyellow: group feature from :iconclubkenshin:
:bulletyellow: group feature from :iconuniverseofthe4gods:
:bulletyellow: group feature from :iconshojobeatfc:
:bulletyellow: group feature from :icontime-after-timexxx:
:bulletyellow: group feature from :iconanime-lovers-united:
:bulletyellow: group feature from :iconnostalgia-azekifc:
:bulletyellow: group feature from :iconzanpakuto-club:
:bulletyellow: group feature from :icontwilightlotus:


:bulletyellow: 424 :points: and feature; from :iconpergamjee:
:bulletyellow: 300 :points: from :iconobasan45:
:bulletyellow: 1-week feature from :iconmiyeong:
:bulletyellow: 2-month group feature; from :icondrawanime:
:bulletyellow: 2-week group feature from :iconanothercontestgroup:
:bulletyellow: group feature from :icons2scans:
:bulletyellow: group feature from :iconsaiunkokumonogatari:
:bulletyellow: group feature from :iconpeacemaker-fanclub:
:bulletyellow: group feature from :iconclubkenshin:
:bulletyellow: group feature from :iconuniverseofthe4gods:
:bulletyellow: group feature from :iconshojobeatfc:
:bulletyellow: group feature from :icontime-after-timexxx:
:bulletyellow: group feature from :iconnostalgia-azekifc:
:bulletyellow: group feature from :iconzanpakuto-club:
:bulletyellow: group feature from :icontwilightlotus:


:bulletyellow: 212 :points: and feature; from :iconpergamjee:
:bulletyellow: 200 :points: from :iconobasan45:
:bulletyellow: 1-week feature from :iconmiyeong:
:bulletyellow: 2-month group feature; from :icondrawanime:
:bulletyellow: 2-week group feature from :iconanothercontestgroup:
:bulletyellow: group feature from :icons2scans:
:bulletyellow: group feature from :iconsaiunkokumonogatari:
:bulletyellow: group feature from :iconpeacemaker-fanclub:
:bulletyellow: group feature from :iconclubkenshin:
:bulletyellow: group feature from :iconuniverseofthe4gods:
:bulletyellow: group feature from :iconshojobeatfc:
:bulletyellow: group feature from :icontime-after-timexxx:
:bulletyellow: group feature from :iconnostalgia-azekifc:
:bulletyellow: group feature from :iconzanpakuto-club:
:bulletyellow: group feature from :icontwilightlotus:

Looking for Prize Donors - anything you can pledge towards prizes will be appreciated! Pledges can be points,  feature on your page,  a drawing, a plushie, piece of jewellery, sculpture, etc. Prize donors can still enter the contest.  Let me know your prize pledge in comments below, and I will add it to the list above.

(E) Other Submission Rules

(a) You must be a member of the group.

(b) Judging will be by all members of the group, by the voting of their first/second/third choices. And that is final … each method has its pros and cons, and there is no one method that can satisfy every contestant. Any complaints will be totally ignored. As explained in the previous contest, the poll system shall never be the method of choice in a contest in this group.

(c) Your deviation's date submitted/uploaded to dA must be on or later than today, 20 November 2012.

(d) Minimum number of entries for contest to proceed to voting is 3 (from 3 different contestants). If less than three entries are submitted by deadline, the contest will be void.

(e) Must be your own work - No tracing, screenshots or manipulations of images from the manga/anime/artbooks.  If you eyeball the image, but draw it in your own hand traditionally or digitally, that's acceptable. Referencing from such images is acceptable.

(f) You can submit more than one entry, but you can win only one prize.

(g) You can substitute your entry anytime before the contest ends, whether with an edited version or a totally new picture. Just give me the link to your entry here in this journal, in the comments below, or on the contest folder page (not on group page!), and I will make the swap.

(h) Your deviation description must state that it is
”submitted to :iconsaimono: 's Friendship/Courtship/Hatred/Love Contest 2012”.

(i) Entries to be submitted to contest folder, or you can give me the link to your picture and I will do the necessary.

I look forward to seeing your entries! :icontuzkiyesplz:

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UPDATE: This competition is now OVER. i will be judging the entries over the next week

Firstly, sorry this group has been so quiet for so long, been really busy, but now it's time for a competition!

I know it's near the end of summer but this competition is still going to have a summer theme, anyway, on with the rules:

The theme is Ice Cream

:bulletred: The image must contain screentone if it has no screentone or no obvious use of screentone it will be declined, this is after all a screentone based group.
:bulletred: It can be any style! Not just limited to manga, it can be traditional or digital, which ever you prefer! Obviously no literature, as it doesn't contain screentone . . . .
:bulletred: It MUST be submitted to the contest folder called 'Ice Cream Contest'
:bulletred: Only one entry per person
:bulletred: The image must be made for the contest and must, obviously, follow the theme

:bulletgreen: October 1st, unless there are only a few entries, in which case it might be extended

I'm still looking for more prizes so if you would like to contribute a prize, please do!!

:trophy: 1st Place:
:bulletblue: 100 :points: from :iconmokona--modoki:
:bulletblue: A month journal feature on :iconscreentone-manga:
:bulletblue: full coloured drawing from :iconloekazz:
:bulletblue: Full drawing of OC or character of choice from :iconasheill:
:bulletblue: Llama and feature from :iconasheill:
:bulletblue: Winners Package by :iconanothercontestgroup:

:trophy: 2nd place:
:bulletyellow: 75 :points: from :iconmokona--modoki:
:bulletyellow: A month journal feature on :iconscreentone-manga:
:bulletyellow: free line-art from :iconloekazz:
:bulletyellow: Waist-up drawing of OC or character of choice from :iconasheill:
:bulletyellow: Llama and feature from :iconasheill:

:trophy: 3rd Place:
:bulletpurple: 25 :points: from :iconmokona--modoki:
:bulletpurple: A month journal feature on :iconscreentone-manga:
:bulletpurple: free line-art from :iconloekazz:
:bulletpurple: Bust drawing of OC or character of choice from :iconasheill:
:bulletpurple: Llama and feature from :iconasheill:

Please spread the word about this competition, it would be greatly appreciated!

Have fun :) I look forward to seeing the entries :)

:iconmokona--modoki: mokona--modoki
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