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Aiko 2012 - 002
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Published: January 23, 2012
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Ai-kon mascot contest entry, two out of two~

Some people from DeviantART might recognize the theme. I originally posted the sketch here for critiques, but it was.. well, I ended up scrapping it after that LOL. ;A; The perspective was from above before, and I just wasn't feeling it. And when I went to do the line art, it just looked so wrong.. :c I'M SORRY GUYSSS

For this one, I got the pose idea first and then the outfit later. For my first entry, I did the design first and pose last. Rofl.

This one ended up being a bit messier too.. I had a week left so I rushed it. I hope it's still okay. Oh, and I also tried making this one a bit more "shonen" than the other. 8D;;
Background just added for posting~!

Wish me luck!!

Character © 2012 Ai-kon staff?
Artwork © 2012 Sloan/designsbysloan.com. Do not use without permission.


Edit, July 25, 2012: changed the background slightly so it would look better as a print! c: You can find the old version here: [link] Thank you!
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MLBlueHobbyist General Artist
Very cute!
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DesignsBySloan Digital Artist
Thanks!
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mogstompHobbyist Digital Artist
I remember that during the contest, we directed judges to see this image as well. It was to have context of how this image could look with background designs around her. We request mascots with plain white backgrounds, but this image really popped with your clouds and stars!
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Aww thank you Benson!
I'm kind of glad I posted this with a background.. most of the artists don't, but I like having something as a bg. It's hard for me to leave things plain. XD;;
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Valerie-heikaHobbyist General Artist
O.O Me gusta!
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DesignsBySloan Digital Artist
Yay! 8D
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banjorulez22Hobbyist General Artist
Hey sloan congratulations on getting 2nd place in the contest i really thought that yours was better then the actual winners though :/
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DesignsBySloan Digital Artist
Aw, I kinda like the winner. Besides, maybe it works better on t-shirts/pamphlets/etc than mine does, due to the pose. xD;;
But ANYWAYS. Thank you! <3
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so cute~
i love the perspective and the pose looks great c:
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DesignsBySloan Digital Artist
Thank you! <3 ;w;
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allycataniHobbyist
u welcome~
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lennetteStudent Artisan Crafter
This is just pure win of adorableness~!
It reminds me a bit of snow boarding even if the theme is Sci-Fi.
This is just pretty darn-tootin' amazing~!
Again, I wish you good luck Sloan~! :heart:
;D
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Hehe, I used a bit of references from both snow boarding and surfing. :'D Thank you Ellen! <33
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DesignsBySloan Digital Artist
Thanks.
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JayLeeMHobbyist General Artist
This entry is adorable! I love the pure enjoyment on her face :)
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DesignsBySloan Digital Artist
Thank you! <33 I'm glad you like her expression, too!
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TheCasperianProfessional General Artist
This is so awesome!! Amazing Shika~! <33
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DesignsBySloan Digital Artist
Ty Toriii! <3333
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TheCasperianProfessional General Artist
You're welcome~~
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banjorulez22Hobbyist General Artist
O_O wow......if this doesnt win....that would be stupid XD

it sucks though i moved to calgary so i wont even be able to go this year :(
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DesignsBySloan Digital Artist
Maybe, but they have a lot of factors to think about when choosing a winner. :>

Awww that really sucks! ;A; Are there other cons you can go to though? There must be..
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inuonlyoneHobbyist Digital Artist
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well, now I'm DOUBLE not placing...
(so THAT's what the surfer was about!)
still awesome~!
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DesignsBySloan Digital Artist
Idk, I like your entry! /goes to comment

Yep, that's what the surfer was about. XD; Thank you!
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