5 Years at DA and Contest Results
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Published: August 25, 2008
Figured I'd post a little entry today since it marks my 5th DA anniversary.  Heh.  I can't believe it's been that long.  It really doesn't feel like it.  I love this site as much as ever.  I've met so many wonderful people here.  And just associating with so many artists and enjoying myself, I feel like my art's improved in a way it wouldn't have had I not found this place.  So, anyway, thanks to everyone who pops by for a visit from time to time, and thanks to the wonderful friends and acquaintances I've made.  It's been a great 5 years, and I look forward to many more.  I count myself a very fortunate gal for having met you all.  Yay!  :)

In other news... My annual Rurouni Kenshin contest has wrapped up.  Incidentally, this is also the 5th year I've been running the contest.  :)  We had so many awesome entries this year!  Thanks so much to everyone who participated:  artists, judges, and viewers.  Awards are posted here:  hakubaikou.com/contests/2008/a…

Links

hakubaikou.com ::: Rurouni Kenshin fan works site.
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Contests - If you want yours listed, note me.

nJoo -- 2D Rock-off Challenge - biweekly - njoo.deviantart.com/journal/18…
Paranoid-Duckkie -- Coloring contest. Ends Dec 31st. paranoid-duckkie.deviantart.co…
Deviant-Contests -- Visit here for info on contests around DA.

Usage of My Artwork


My artwork is not stock imagery, so please don't treat it as such. ^_^

In a nutshell:
1. Don't alter/edit/mutilate my art.
2. Don't claim it as your own.

The following are fine as long as you don't alter my images. No need to contact me for permission:
  • Downloading my art for your personal viewing pleasure.
  • Using my artwork as your desktop image.
  • Printing out my art for your personal use (like putting it up on the wall of your room.)
  • Displaying my artwork UNALTERED as part of a picture gallery on your site. (It'd be nice if you gave credit.)


I would ask that you please do NOT do the following:
  • Other than re-sizing, please do NOT alter/edit my art. Do not crop it. Do not change the colors. Do not draw on top of it. Do not remove my signature. Do not add text over it.
  • Do NOT use my artwork as part of your website/blog/myspace background or layout design.
  • Do NOT use my artwork for banners, avatars, sigs, and tubes.
  • Do NOT claim my artwork as your own.
  • Do NOT take my art without permission and sell it for profit.



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Eye-Freeze's avatar
Eye-FreezeHobbyist Digital Artist
congratulations :boogie:
KD1only's avatar
I'm lift with 4 months to be 5 years member just like u :D
hakubaikou's avatar
Cool! ^_^ Congrats early!
F-Ish's avatar
Yes! I won my warm and happy glow and that's really what matters! ^.^

It's no good if you're looking to the contest just to gain a prize. Because the feeling of 'losing' could be quite intense and unwanted. =( Instead, I think my technique improved a bit more after doing that. ^.^

I hope to enter next year as well!
*huggles banner*
hakubaikou's avatar
:hug:

I always hope that people who didn't win a prize don't feel like they're losing. Because honestly, many of the non-prize winning entries are really wonderful. Some of my personal favorites didn't necessarily win a prize.

I hope you enter next year too. ^_^
Erika-M-R's avatar
Erika-M-RHobbyist General Artist
Congrats on the 5 year anniversary. Artist such as you self really make this place a worth wild experience. :heart:
I also enjoyed this contest per usual; congrats to the winners :D

Erika
hakubaikou's avatar
Thanks! :)

And thank you so much for joining in the contest. It's always a pleasure seeing what you come up with. Your art is marvelous!
ErrantDreams's avatar
ErrantDreamsProfessional Artisan Crafter
Grats on five years!
Hubby-N-Dad's avatar
5 years, congrats... I think I'm on 2 and a couple months....
hakubaikou's avatar
Thanks! :)

It goes by very quickly!
snowmask's avatar
snowmaskProfessional Traditional Artist
And here's to many more :drunk:
Kamiruchan015's avatar
Kamiruchan015Professional Filmographer
Unfortunately my entry didnt manage to get any awards, but it was a pleasure joining in on the contest.
Maybe I'll have better luck and a better entry next year--

i think the entries that won deserved it, and congrats to them
:)
hakubaikou's avatar
Thank you so much for joining in the contest. ^_^x

I thought your entry was really lovely. Beautifully colored, and kudos for doing a complex background. :)
Kamiruchan015's avatar
Kamiruchan015Professional Filmographer
of course, it was a great opportunity :)

Thank you, I dont usually do backgrounds so this was a bit of a challenge O.o glad you liked it
lavonia's avatar
lavoniaProfessional Traditional Artist
:hug:
tojisuzuhara's avatar
tojisuzuharaProfessional Traditional Artist
Thanks for being here, Haku!
hakubaikou's avatar
Dude, you're like one of the first people I remember meeting here! :hug:
Paranoid-Duckkie's avatar
You and the judges made great choices for the winners. ^__^x
hakubaikou's avatar
Oh, I'm glad. We had a really rough time of it this year. And I always feel a little bit of guilt for all the pictures that were awesome but didn't win an award.
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