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Hey guys, just dropping by to announce a new folder. Since we get legitimately tons of 3D art thanks to its easily created manner of posing models and such, we now have a new folder entitled "3D Art 2" (don't be afraid to marvel at my creative genius). The old folder has been closed off for anyone to submit to.

That said, all recent submissions to 3D art will be declined. Since I don't feel like typing it in for each one, namely because it's Halloween (more on that later), read below.

*Ahem*

If you have submitted something to 3D art recently and it was declined, DON'T PANIC! Just resubmit to 3D Art 2 and the problem will be resolved!

Moving on, I think we should do a contest. I don't have an idea or a concept and I'd like to hear contest ideas from you guys, since it is for you to begin with. We haven't done one in awhile and we could use it.

Any ideas can be sent via note or via comment down below. I'll be checking in regularly to see what's going on.

Til next time lads, cheers~
Recently I contacted a member of the team developing Lost Ember, a three dimensional game based around the concept of environmental beauty and animal transformation. The graphics are frankly stunning, the game is incredibly unique and, like I said, unbelievably beautiful. Currently they are attempting to reach the goal of 5,000 subscribers on YouTube prior to creating a STEAM Greenlight account, as well as a Kickstarter.

As gamers ourselves, I figured it is our duty to see that such a great game makes it through. I will be giving multiple Spotlights (this one and another for their funding programs when available) to these developers, Mooneye Studios. Special thanks to Shabow for allowing me to assist in this endeavor, I highly recommend checking out the YouTube link provided below or his deviantArt page to see more of this game.

Shabow and Mooneye Studios, I tip my hat to you, good luck~

www.youtube.com/channel/UCC8Jv…


Introducing Lost Ember


The winners have finally been decided (thank god). It's 2:30 AM and I'm tired beyond my normal capacity but here they are!

Digital Art

This was probably the hardest category to choose from, but...

1st Place- kawacy
I highly suggest you check out Kawacy's rather unique anime style, immediately I had little doubt that they would take a leading position o.o

2nd Place
- Gunzfree
I honestly have no idea how they have avoided recognition for such splendid works, their work with fantastic creatures is absolutely phenomenal in every way shape and form.

3rd Place- thanomluk
Their amazingly accurate work with Final Fantasy has cemented Thanomlok as one of my favorite artists permanently <3

Traditional Art

Again, not an easy category to choose from. 

1st Place- Bajan-Art
Good lord that is some scarily realistic artwork you've got going on there my friend

2nd Place- TricepTerry
Again, ridiculously skilled and accurate, stapled by the fact that I immediately thought that was a monochrome photo of Rick Grimes

3rd Place- Naitho
Doom fanart aside, you've done amazing with pretty basic tools. Well done!

Cosplay


1st Place- Narga-Lifestream
Your work as Jaina Proudmoore- great costumes mixed with astounding editing skill- made you the very obvious choice for first place.

2nd Place- R-Legend
While many of your costumes remain reasonably simple in nature, it is hugely enlightening to find someone who is not always relying on that hormonal boost to become such a wonderful cosplayer- thank you once again.

3rd Place- Rejiclad
Just like Legend, you've taken some pretty odd characters to cosplay as and made it work perfectly- Resident Evil was awesome before and you have made the experience so much better!

Prop Creation

As in... like... artdolls and things like that. Props.

1st Place- AliatheGhoul
Your statues are both realistic and highly detailed, I don't think I've ever seen such sculptures anywhere else on dA until I saw your page

2nd Place- Devi-Tiger
While I myself am not a huge Pokemon fan and only actively play Go (Team Valor before you ask), your works with literally stitching together Pokemon is amazing, and your determination for your little project is duly noted.

3rd Place- Skadi-r
The Kindred Art doll dragged me into your page quite well- it really was a well-made piece. Congratulations!

Modelling

As in SFM models and stuff. Not Victoria's Secret.

1st Place- itzaspace
My god I didn't expect to find anyone so skilled in environment creation, I was almost certain you had ripped it from another artist, it was so... good D:
(Where's the justice, I have no skills whatsoever lol)

2nd Place- Eden-West
Your skill in development is quite wonderful and, when added to your modelling skill, everything becomes beautiful

3rd Place- LaceWingedSaby & Gr-imm
This was a tough call with Gr-imm, who is a model creator as well. However... the tipping point was that I figured I should have one phenomenal artist who uses other people's works to create their own.

By technicality, Gr-imm is tied for third place. They have made some wonderful models for no real purpose besides creation and... let's face it, those are some pretty great models.

Animation


1st Place- AmazingArtistYellow
While I was never a huge fan of Undertale, both you and the second place winner made such smooth and elaborate animations that it would be biased of me not to give you first place.

2nd Place- MaskedGolem
Like I said, your animation was incredibly smooth and well made. Well done!

3rd Place- myszka11o
Your GIFs are really high-quality and smooth (even if they are GIFs). They have the basic idea behind them that makes them a delight and widely-used.

Development


1st Place- Shabow
The game you are creating has a unique concept behind it and... good lord that is absolutely stunningly beautiful environment work.

2nd Place- itzaspace
Your game is actually very interesting to me personally and I do plan on watching it closely o.o The terrain you submitted was actually.... beautiful. Very LotR-sy.

3rd Place- Eden-West
While your game certainly seems fun and incredibly interesting, it lacks the environmental prowess of the first placers. I still love it to death though!

Pixel Artist


1st Place- gas13
Your TF2 and CS:GO game screens literally astounded me, the style of Infectinator 2 has always been so wonderful in my eyes and you have implemented it perfectly onto two of the most iconic games today.

2nd Place- spritemight
Your title screens astounded me when I first found you and now you're doing that comp I suggested you for... so... ever wonder how I found you originally? Here I am.

3rd Place- IzId0r
Your pixel art pieces are much less complicated than the other two's but... they still have their merit of awesomeness.

Concept Art

Note: Concept Art here means having the best unique concept for a single piece of art

1st Place- SilverLeon88
I've been quite a fan of your hive OC beings for quite a while now, well done!

2nd Place- Harshcore
Your Mario piece literally blew me away with its sheer badassery (pardon my French)

3rd Place- ArianeVass
Your works actually rather astounded me, I'd like to keep seeing more from you you lovely little person you.

Comedy

These works are literally just there for goofy-ness and whatever made me chuckle/laugh uncontrollably because I have no self control and I sound stupid. 

1st Place- CitizenWolfie
Between the Cthulu/Jesus hybrid and the wonderful Fallout Charlie Brown edition, it was hard not to immediately give you first place (I could not have added anything better to the "You're S.P.E.C.I.A.L. Charlie Brown!" piece myself)

2nd Place- Tesparg
...

Toot.

3rd Place- erikathegoober
Your little display of Tracer's antics and hyperactivity was and still is my favorite piece of Overwatch fanart to date. Well done ~

And... that's the art awards, everyone. I hope you enjoyed and got to find new brilliant artists! (I honestly don't know what else to say here so... I'm just.. gonna... go...)

Right. Cheers gents~
Thank you to ThePenguin78 for notifying me about the problem... (And to Mic-Roe-Pony for notifying him, apparently) 

There is now a new folder for Traditional Art 4, as the third folder of its sort has now had its limit exhausted with recent entries.

In other news, the DA-Gamers Art Contest will be getting the judging period done ASAP. It's very troublesome to judge it as a singular unit, as the others came up with plans (as did I but I am still working on going through everyone's gallery).

I have finished examining the digital artists and I am working on several of the other groups right now. My sincerest apologies for the delay.
Below I shall name the winners of the recent hobbyist art contest. The winners are based on quality of art, clarity, background quality (this is excluded for those who did not use a background, although style of background is still considered) and designs. I hope you enjoy what you see.

-As for the written piece, things considered are length, wordplay, description, meaning, and accuracy (if applicable).

(I will also name three honorable mentions along with first, second, and third place)

NOTE: The Art Awards winners will be announced at a later date once I have spoken with the other two judges. Please be patient~

1ST PLACE

This was much harder to choose than it should have been. However, though it is not from a game I play often (perhaps once or twice ever), it has amazing quality in detail and is simply... magnificent.

In light of this, I award the 1st place spot to ShadesOfVanity for their work on Mortal Kombat's very best, Scorpion, in her piece entitled "Get Over Here"

2ND PLACE

The second place spot was still difficult to decide upon- it came down to, actually, a disqualification due to... er... we'll call it unfitting group selection. I had to check this for some time, so now I am proud to announce the winner of second place.

The winner of second place goes to Mr. Puekkers for his Overwatch fanart of Junkrat- again, not a game I am hugely fond of (no longer a big fan of FPS games and... that's all it is) but the art is incredibly true to the character. What it lacks in background and ingenuity it makes up for in design.  


3RD PLACE

And finally we come down to the final victor. This piece was made differently than the others- it is not a drawing or a written piece. In fact, it is much more technological than that.

This piece, "Bloodseeker", is a 3D sculpted creature from the world of DOTA2 (a game I have never played). It has marvelous detail (especially for a hobbyist, and those programs are no cake walk to learn, trust me). I fell in love with the quality of it immediately so now... here it is, from the artist Gr-imm


HONORABLE MENTIONS

As I said, I would list a few honorable mentions- pieces that made this much more difficult to choose the winners. So... for the sake of not wasting time, here they are!



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"Lowly Knight"- By Aurora-Unit242
This Dark Souls piece looked really authentic and true to the game's style- absolutely loved it.

"Who Needs Energy Tanks?"- By urkelbot666
This Metroid fanart, while being pretty simple, has a great background (one of the best in the contest) and looks... pretty damn cool.

"Ni No Kuni"- y RoosmaRoo
This was the hardest to choose of all- the last honorable mention. However, this one won out for three reasons. One, the weird simple cartoon style (if this is what the game looks like then good on yah, never even heard of it). Two, it has a guy that looks remarkably like Danny Sexbang (look it up if you don't know). Third, little derpy monster thing made me giggle.

That is all for the contest, I'm afraid.

Now then! The winner will receive 400 :points: (wow, 5$, big whoop). I'm afraid no other prizes were donated (and having no skill in art whatsoever myself and no funds to pay), so no other awards are available for the second and third place winners aside from bragging rights ("I won a contest. Yay. Now I shall dance.")

Thank you, everyone, for participating! I'm so glad so many people entered. If you like, we can host another contest. Comment below with anything you'd like to say!

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