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~


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"


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.  


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


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!

"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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Tedwin-Knockman66 Featured By Owner Edited Aug 10, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sadly i'm not Win... I demand a rematch
XeruFury Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Get enough donations to hold another one lol and sure. 
Tedwin-Knockman66 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
useless to participate when you have to pay for the victory. this robbery in broad daylight.
XeruFury Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Actually we gained the funds for these by selling advertising. 

In fact, the way you're acting, I think I'd rather you didn't participate in the next one. 
drjhordan Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congrats, people! Cheers 
Gr-imm Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much! :D It is an honor to have my featured! :)
Aurora-Unit242 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much!!
TswordZ Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Congrats to the winners!   :icondragonhi:
Puekkers Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for the second place :) , really appreciate that you featured my art piece.
XeruFury Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Indeed! Er... sorry that I couldn't do more :/ 
ShadesOfVanity Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What an honor! Thank you so much!!!!😭😄
XeruFury Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you for submitting! I actually had to check to make sure you weren't a professional. Well done, your entry made my day ^_^ 
ShadesOfVanity Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That means so much to me Love 
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