Traveling Merchant Design Contest! [Winners]!!
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Published: November 2, 2016
FA: Character Design Contest by dinmoney
 

Thank you all for being a part of Faulty Apprentice!! We look forward to having your continued support throughout the game development process! patreon.com/dinmoney




 Trophy Traveling Merchant Design Winner: ValkymieTrophy 


Faulty Apprentice Merchant Design Contest Entry #1 by Valkymie




 Patreon Icon Patron's Choice Winner: GlassTrinity Patreon Icon 


Faulty Apprentice Merchant Design: Momoko by GlassTrinity




Trophy Top 5 FinalistsTrophy 

*** Winner will be announced Sunday 7pm(pst) ***
Fumiko by juurikun by: :iconjuurikun:

Zelanna, the Orb Merchant - Corrected ! by MrDessin by: :iconmrdessin:

Faulty Apprentice Contest Entry: Jezzamine by Spiffeigh by :iconspiffeigh:

Faulty Apprentice Merchant Design Contest Entry #1 by Valkymie by :iconvalkymie:

Faulty Apprentice Merchant Design: Panthea by GlassTrinity by :iconglasstrinity:

.:Bullet:. Patreon  Top 3 Patron's Choice .:Bullet:. Patreon 

*** Support on Patreon to vote for winner! patreon.com/dinmoney ***

Faulty Apprentice Merchant: Rose by Fy-yaa by :iconfy-yaa:

Monkey-merchant by HawkHunting by :iconhawkhunting:

Faulty Apprentice Merchant Design: Momoko by GlassTrinity by :iconglasstrinity:

Blue Ribbon Honorable Mention Blue Ribbon 

Some entries we would like to highlight.

Faulty Apprentice Contest - Wandering Merchant Fae by Tahldon  Faulty Apprentice Merchant Design: Torbi by GlassTrinity  Ayako, wandering merchant by kogekisaru  Faulty Apprentice Traveling Merchant- Zellia Vend by DNic-art  Faulty Apprentice merchant by ARTBOX21  Alissa the Mermaid Merchant by GaleRider  Molly the Mousey Dragon Merchant by MikeLobbins  Faulty Apprentice Merchant Design Contest Entry #2 by Valkymie  Travelling Merchant Other Contest Entry by BlindJacketKing  Faulty Apprentice Merchant Design: Carmella Drake by stallout 




Updates: 


Merchant Contest Review stream will be on Twitch, Thursday at 4pm(pst). sakuyasworld and I will be going over all the entries talking about what we think is working and what is not. Great chance to get more in-depth feedback on your entry and/or learn more about designing characters for games.
Twitch Channel: twitch.tv/dinmoney

Update 2: One entry will be chosen for new Guard character! Patreon Supporters will vote for who they want to see in the game. So be creative and make your entry stand out! 

Update 1: Faulty Apprentice has officially been Greenlit by the Steam Community! Thank you everyone for the support. Check out the great entries we have so far!


Choose the next Guard for FA! by dinmoney

Judging Patron’s Choice:

One entry will be chosen by my Patreon supporters to become a new Guard character! Be sure to get creative with the race of your Traveling Merchant! 
Dinmoney Patreon: patreon.com/dinmoney




Design a character for Faulty Apprentice!

To promote Faulty Apprentice on Steam Greenlight, AGL Studios is hosting a Character Design Contest!



Theme: 


The Traveling Merchant! Better late than never, the Traveling Merchant has finally returned to Stars Reach Castle with much needed food and supplies. At request of the Royal Commander, the Traveling Merchant will set up shop at the castle until war preparations are complete. Who knows where she has been or what she has to sell, but surely your design will say it all!




Deadline: November 30, 2016 Midnight (within 24 hours of this time)





Guidelines:


Create a unique character concept inspired by Faulty Apprentice! Submissions should be in form of an illustration, or full body character art. All visual media is welcomed except cosplay, photographs, or moving images.




Rules:


1. Must be female character (or look like one?)

2. Must have some kind of trinkets/items/food/animals/etc. for sale.

3. Must be original art created for this contest.

4. Only individuals may enter contest, no collaborations.

5. You may submit more than one entry.

6. Have fun! (Faulty Apprentice is a comedy, so have fun with it!) 


How to submit:


1. Entry should be submitted through deviantArt. If you did not submit it through dA, please tag with #FaultyApprentice and link your image in comment section of this journal.

2. Must include link to the Faulty Apprentice Steam Greenlight page in artist comments (You do not have to vote YES for us on Steam, but we’d appreciate it if you do! Aaand if we don't get Greenlit on Steam there will be no game to put your characters in XD)

3. Share this contest on social media of your liking with #FaultyApprentice (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, ArtStation or deviantArt) 

4. Tell us about your character. Please include a brief description of who your character is and the idea behind you designing them. 


Trophy  Prizes: Trophy 


Winner
– Your character design may be used in Faulty Apprentice!

Patron's Choice

– Your character design will inspire a new Guard character! 
*Chosen by Patreon supporters at: Patreon.com/dinmoney




Judging Winner:


- Creativity/Originality (How cool/unique is your character and what they are selling)

- Personality (What is your character like other than her job as merchant)

- Within the world (How well your character fits the world of Faulty Apprentice.)

- Use of theme (First impression, does character look like they have goods for sale.)

*Judging will not be based of quality of art, but readability of design is important. 

Judging Patron’s Choice:

Support me on Patreon to choose the next Guard of Faulty Apprentice!
Dinmoney Patreon: patreon.com/dinmoney





Entries so far: Contest Entries Folder

<da:thumb id="648783699"/> Kitsune by SebrinaMichaelis Faulty Apprentice Merchant: Rose by Fy-yaa Faulty Apprentice Merchant Design: Carmella Drake by stallout Travelling Merchant contest entry by JakePColeman FA Traveling Merchant Design by HakunReborn

Mature Content

Tarenzeek- the trap merchant by MrDessin
Monkey-merchant by HawkHunting Faulty Apprentice Merchant by MapleSamurai Travelling Merchant Other Contest Entry by BlindJacketKing Travelling Merchant Contest Entry 1 by BlindJacketKing [Faulty Apprentice] Traveling Merchant design by LumilYuu Faulty Apprentice Contest Entry: Jezzamine by Spiffeigh Faulty Apprentice Merchant Design Contest Entry #2 by Valkymie Traveling Merchant 'Faulty Apprentice' color by Marker77 Faulty Apprentice Merchant Design: Momoko by GlassTrinity Faulty Apprentice Merchant Design: Gwen and Rivet by GlassTrinity<da:thumb id="648313382"/> Faulty Apprentice Traveling Merchant by Stickfigure5000 Victoria by Adolias<da:thumb id="648099035"/> Traveling Merchant Design Contest: Cora by Nightmare3614 Traveling Merchant Amali (Updated) by JotinArt Faulty Apprentice CD - Zahra by GerardMirabelliArt Faulty Apprentice Travelling Merchant Design by Komikino Molly the Mousey Dragon Merchant by MikeLobbins Analia by Adolias Fumiko by juurikun Alissa the Mermaid Merchant by GaleRider Faulty Apprentice Merchant Design Contest Entry #1 by Valkymie Faulty Apprentice merchant by ARTBOX21 Faulty Apprentice Traveling Merchant- Zellia Vend by DNic-art Mei Bee by Pechan Avian-merchant-concept by HawkHunting Ayako, wandering merchant by kogekisaru Faulty Apprentice Contest: Merchant Momoka by kikidobell Zelanna, the Orb Merchant - Corrected ! by MrDessin<da:thumb id="645846836"/> Faulty Apprentice Contest - Wandering Merchant Sli by Tahldon Lola Sanderson by royal-breeze Faulty Apprentice Merchant Design: Torbi by GlassTrinity Faulty Apprentice Traveling Merchant Entry by talentlessfiend Faulty Apprentice Traveling Merchant Entry by Dabahdoo The Faulty Apprentice: The Traveling Merchant by di14 Faulty Apprentice Merchant Design: Panthea by GlassTrinity Faulty Apprentice -Traveling Merchant Concept by Etrius7 Faulty Apprentice Contest Entry - Badriyah by binkibonsai Faulty Apprentice Contest Entry- Skynn by binkibonsai Faulty Apprentice Contest - Wandering Merchant Fae by Tahldon Traveling Merchant - Faulty Apprentice Game by Bees-Art-tv Faulty Apprentice Traveling Merchant by Saber-Cow 




Inspiration Material:


Faulty Apprentice Trailer


Play the Demo on Windows or Mac (NSFW version available for donators<3)

Take a tour of the Castle Online now! (No download necessary!)

*Internet connection may affect game speed.

Faulty Apprentice Main Characters:
FA: Archery Instructor by dinmoney FA: Sword Instructor by dinmoney FA: Magic Instructor by dinmoney FA: Apprentice by dinmoney FA: Alchemist by dinmoney FA: Commander by dinmoney 
Faulty Apprentice: Guards by dinmoney





If you have any questions please comment below or contact: :icondinmoney: or :iconsakuyasworld:. Thank you for checking out our contest! (=
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JonericoHobbyist Digital Artist
shit, wish i would have been following back then would have loved to enter :p
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Fy-yaaProfessional Digital Artist
oh nice, congratz guys! \o/
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HawkHuntingHobbyist Artist
wait patreons choice is over already too? ; v ;

my fav of the top 5 was the scaley orb merchant, but congratz to valkymie ^^
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dinmoneyProfessional Digital Artist
Hahaha yes, Patreon voting is over as well. Was a close race though, you should be proud!
Thanks again for being part of the contest hawk! (=
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HawkHuntingHobbyist Artist
haha, kay was just confused cause it says til 7th
cant complain tho, i can flirt a cute ghost guard =D
no prob, would definately join another contest again
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dinmoneyProfessional Digital Artist
Hahahha you scared me! XD  
Check again, "Voting ends Sunday 7pm(pst)"
www.patreon.com/posts/next-fau…
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HawkHuntingHobbyist Artist
oh...
my bad XD
shit, then nevermind
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dinmoneyProfessional Digital Artist
Haha all good man, figured you were just 'monkey-ing' around =P
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Well congratulations to the winner.

I kinda hoped Valkymie would win.
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MrDessin General Artist
Gratz ladies ^^
I was about to mention Glasstrinity too haha

We really feel Valkymie senpai is really trained to create characters, that is for sure !
Anyways, again congratz to all !!!
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GlassTrinityHobbyist Digital Artist
Knew bird bae would win, I had no doubt! Valkymie's design was so solid.

I wonder who the Patrons cho-.... Wait wut. WAT?!
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sakuyasworldProfessional Digital Artist
Hehe congrats! ^^
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dinmoneyProfessional Digital Artist
Hahahhahaha cheers Trinity! Thanks for all the great entries, you earned it (=
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ValkymieProfessional Digital Artist
!!!!!!!!!!!!! i am absolutely blown away! I think this is the first time ive won an art contest xD
Thank you so much for hosting it and everyone who entered deserves a congratulations! You all made such awesome designs!!
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sakuyasworldProfessional Digital Artist
Congrats Valkymie! Pat
You had solid design!
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dinmoneyProfessional Digital Artist
Hahahhhahha well you earned it, great job Valkymie! Love the design. Keep up the great work (=
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TahldonHobbyist Digital Artist
Congratulations Valkymie! I knew she'd be the one! Woo!

Awesome!
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sakuyasworldProfessional Digital Artist
Thanks to everyone for participating! 2016 NaNoEmo - #25 Blow Kiss
It was tough for us to select the winner!!
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MrDessin General Artist
Thanks to you as well Jesika ^^
Totally can hear you there with tons of choices, really different ideas and styles :D

It was a fun art challenge !
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DNic-artHobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much for making my entry one of the honorable mentions!! Congratulations to all who participated! I hope there will be more contest like this in the future...:) <3
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MrDessin General Artist
Congratz everybody (finalists or not !!!)

I really can understand the pain to choose T-T

Oh and a special bonus gratz to GlassTrinity who rocks !
But sure I can say that to all great artists around here !!!

My only regret is that we won't take a walk on the beach with Mama Goblin :( / designed by AdhurShak
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Just finished watching the stream video!

It was most educational and I've taken a few lessons from this, especially the use of blood affecting the tone of a game (even if used in a comedic fashion), balance of warm and cool tones in a character's color palette and the use of colors to lead the viewer around the character. 

Anyhow, thanks for the analysis and feedback!

Also, it's BINKI-bonsai! Bing-kee! HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!
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dinmoneyProfessional Digital Artist
Hahahha yea, sorry about mispronouncing the name dude. I guess i was reading what i wanted to see XD
Glad you enjoyed the stream though. Good luck with your future character designs! (=
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