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CHARACTER DESIGN CONTEST - CLOSED

Thu Feb 15, 2018, 12:03 PM by Looji:iconlooji:
THIS IS CLOSED I'LL BE ANNOUNCING THE WINNER(S) SOON

Since I just re-started the narrative, and re-designed everyone, I thought this would be a perfect time for a character design contest !

HOW DO YOU ENTER ?


DESIGN A CHARACTER THAT HAS A CONNECTION TO ANY OF MY CHARACTERS
A connection can be anything from a friend to a lover to a neighbour they sometimes say "hi"  to
The relationship can also be with mulitple characters, like one characters neighbour but also the other characters ex

SINCE I JUST REWROTE A LOT OF STUFF MYSELF, YOU CAN ALSO BE AS FREE AS YOU WANT
You can give someone a sibling, even if they normally don't have one. Who knows, maybe it's so perfect that I will keep the idea ! You guys can give me a fresh look on what my characters need. You can give anyone a lover, you can give anyone a sibling or two, you can give anyone a new bff , you can add a pirate to the crew, you can add your character in someones tragic backstory (that you can make up yourself as well), really anything is allowed

UPLOAD YOUR ENTRY ON DEVIANTART AND GIVE THE INFO NEEDED FOR THE CHARACTER
Info like their name, age and most importantly their relation to (at least) one of my characters

THE DESIGN HAS TO BE AT LEAST HALF BODY AND COLORED
If you want to make more drawings of the character, you can do that in anyway you want, but I need at least one with color and a half body design. I know not everybody likes to do full bodies so that's why I also accept half bodies.

THERE WILL BE ONLY ONE WINNER
There is a change I really like two designs, and two will win, but thats not likely.

PRIZES


THE WINNER(S) CAN CHOOSE 3 OF THE FOLLOWING THINGS
- 1000 points
- A full body drawing
- 2 headshot drawings
- A half body drawing
- A re-design (full body)
- A custom design (full body)

some handy links and tips


CHARACTER PERSONALITIESupdates

09/09/18 changed several names
23/08/18 added fishy boy Janai
16/05/18 added Tono, Pepe, Lotta , Miri, Travin and Dane
Also changed Gerrets portrait to match his current design, where is eyelashes matches his dark eyebrows. And made a difference through text between characters who don't know their parents and parents who don't have a name and design.

BEFORE READING

I changed a lot from older personality sheets and overall story things. So if something is missing or wrong, it's probably scrapped or I want to re-write the story and it isn't revealed yet. Older drawings of these characters also may hold wrong information and personalities. Everything in this journal is correct and anything I will mention and/or draw from now on 12/2/18 (twelfth of February) will be correct as well.
OVERALL STORY

All characters come from Gelea, a k
CHARACTERS TRIVIACAPTAIN


FRIENDS Snow / Helmen / Cookie / Kenny / Chive / Rem / Cabby / Kit
ACQUAINTANCES no other characters
TRIVIA
- His favourite colour is purple
- Eventhough his mother is in prison, he doesn't visit her that often
- Used to work on a trading ship when he was in his early 20s
- Has a fear for crabs
- Is bad with names
- Is fluent in the language of "Rudan" (kingdom Ellanora comes from)
DESIGN NOTES
- has shoulder lenght hair he wears in a ponytail,  seen here

SNOW

FRIENDS Captain / Helmen / Cookie / Kenny / Chive / Rem / Cabby / Kit
ACQUAINTANCES Huaan / Lané
TRIVIA
- Has a snort in her laugh
- already had a crush on Captain when they first met
- Got her nickname "Snow" by her collegues in the astate she used to work as a maid in, it was used out of mockery because of her pale
Character designs by Looji
MAKE YOUR CHARACTER FIT THE SETTING
All my characters are placed in Gelea (more about that in the first journal linked), a warm fantasy-like kingdom. You won't win if your design has a character wearing jeans for example. Read the first journal linked for more info about who lives in Gelea.  For all the clothes designs I took inspiration of Arabian style

ONLY ELFS / HUMANS / CYCLOPS / NYMPHS / SATYRS / CENTAURS / MERPEOPLE LIVE IN GELEA
Eventhough its listed in the first linked journal, I still get this question. I know theres been a whole list for Gelea before, which had way more species, but it got too busy and hectic. These are all the species listed to live in Gelea, Nagas are not officially listed since most people don't even know they're in Gelea. So I highly recommand just doing one of the creatures above for the contest.

GELEAS HAIR SYSTEM
Gelea has a hair system, where women wear their hair a certain way depending on where they live (part of their culture), this is a very old reference but it goes something like this. However, getting this wrong is not a problem at all. If your design wins I will change the hair to the correct location so this is just a heads up.

YOU DON'T HAVE TO BE A WATCHER TO ENTER THE CONTEST
I have no problem with people that don't watch me wanting to join the contest, go right ahead! You also don't have to share the contest, but it's appriciated.

READ EVERYTHING BEFORE ASKING QUESTIONS

Please do this, that would help me out a lot. And I don't mean just this journal, also other journals I linked about Gelea.
Only the things I linked here are valid no other old journals or pictures, like I said, I rewrote everything.

HERE IS A MOODBOARD I MADE, FOR INSPIRATION
All pictures in this moodboard do not belong to me but to their respectfull owners. Sorry I can't give proper credit, most pictures are found on pinterest. Moodboard1

frequently asked questions


"CAN I ENTER WITH A CHARACTER I ALREADY OWN?"
No, the character design afterwards will be used by me, and it will no longer be your character if you could enter like that. And that's no good. If you have a character that maybe can be a friend of one of mines or something, you can always send me a message, who knows : )

"HOW MANY TIMES CAN I ENTER?"
You can enter as much as you like, no prob.

"I WANT TO MAKE A CHARACTER THAT HAS A CONNECTION TO A CHARACTER OF YOURS THAT'S NOT LINKED IN THE LINKS ABOVE, CAN I STILL DO THAT?"
I will only really use the characters above for a while, so I highly suggest using them for your character connection

"CAN I MAKE A CHARACTER THAT IS THE CHILD OF ONE OF YOUR CHARACTERS?"
I would like to use the character right away, so it's better if the character can now already walk around. So if it's a really young child, go for it. But if you want to give someone a teenage kid while they're still in their 20s themself, it's not possible.

"CAN I DRAW THE CHARACTER DESIGN IM ENTERING WITH, WITH ONE OF THE CHARACTERS THEY HAVE A CONNECTION WITH?"
Yup, totaly fine ! Would be cool to see. You don't have a bigger change of winning because of this though.

IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS PLEASE ASK !
I try to answer them ASAP


DEADLINE

CONTEST ENDS ON 15TH OF APRIL 23:59 TIMEZONE +1
I won't accept anymore entries after the deadline. Not knowing what timezones are is not an excuse when you have acces to the internet.


Coding by SimplySilent
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:iconstarrybrat:
Starrybrat Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2018  Student Traditional Artist
Emilia (A Contest Entry) by Starrybrat
I hope I'm not too late qwq;;
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:iconboolagoon:
BooLagoon Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2018
Jayna Vincent - Contest Entry by BooLagoon  
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:iconartverco:
Artverco Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2018  Student Traditional Artist
Could you extend the deadline one more day? If not its completely understandable, thank you 💕💕💕
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:iconlooji:
Looji Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2018   Digital Artist
Actually, I got days mixed up myself, i wanted to close it on Sunday since I couldn't on Saturday, but today is Saturday haha. I'll extend it one more day !
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:iconopalpal:
OpalPal Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
I finally did mine! I was sick for half a week so, I finished it a later than expected.

Murni Ringlor (Contest Entry) by OpalPal  
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:iconproxamina:
Proxamina Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
  I didn't have enough time to do it digital, but here are mine
All three- not colored
Contest entries- Gwyneth, Chemmine, and Joann by Proxamina
Gwyneth
Contest entry- Gwyneth by Proxamina
Chemmine
Contest entry- Chemmine by Proxamina
Joann
Contest entry- Joann by Proxamina

Sorry for the crappy coloring.  Is it still eligible?
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:iconartofdroth:
artofdroth Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
Untitled by artofdroth

No merpeeps yet!? Had to fix that...
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:icongingereale:
Gingereale Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2018
Character Design Contest - The Solar Child by Gingereale
I hope you like her~ owo
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:iconlooji:
Looji Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2018   Digital Artist
To which character has she a connection with ^^ ?
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:icongingereale:
Gingereale Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2018
Oh woops, forgot to include! ;;
She would have ran into a lot of the castle members in Enetan (of course not the royal higher ups but the guards) over her family's rumors.
Such as June and Gerret if I am correct. 
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:iconlooji:
Looji Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2018   Digital Artist
Ah yes thanks !
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:icongingereale:
Gingereale Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2018
No problem.
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:iconpl-e-a-s-e:
Pl-e-a-s-e Featured By Owner Edited Apr 9, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You already put this in the folder, but Im just letting you knowin case you dont see it but I redesigned my boi CE: Pluto~ (REDESIGN) by Pl-e-a-s-e   
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:iconlooji:
Looji Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2018   Digital Artist
Ah ok thanks !
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:iconblackania:
Blackania Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2018  Hobbyist
Contest Entry - Hral by Blackania
Great contest idea :thumbsup: Looking into seeing more about Gelea and the character backgrounds :D

Full size and resolution can be provided.
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FluffyAndCranky Featured By Owner Edited Apr 5, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Contest entree - Carman Cecil by FluffyAndCranky  (and just a thing: That hair isn't the one I mentioned from before, they're separate ponytails.)
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FluffyAndCranky Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey, I have a question regarding hair for female characters? I know that you said not to worry about it but i'm also kinda curious ^^; 
Would some thing like This count as 3 parts or one part?
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:iconlooji:
Looji Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2018   Digital Artist
That would be one part ~
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:iconfluffyandcranky:
FluffyAndCranky Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Ok, Thank you!
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:iconnubblebubble123:
nubblebubble123 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
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MelodyMuze Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2018  Student General Artist
Ahhhh, I am tempted, I love your characters....! 
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:iconnubblebubble123:
nubblebubble123 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
can the character be a pet?like can you make a pet character as an entry??
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:iconlooji:
Looji Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2018   Digital Artist
No sorry, No pets ^^
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:iconnubblebubble123:
nubblebubble123 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
thats too bad XD
i can easily see Cookie with a adopted kitty XD
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:iconchobittsu-studios:
Chobittsu-Studios Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
I would, but my elves are all set in a modern-era
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:iconlooji:
Looji Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2018   Digital Artist
It's a design contest, you don't enter with characters you already own, you enter with a design that I will use if it wins
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:iconchobittsu-studios:
Chobittsu-Studios Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, but I can't compute fantasy-genre elves, only space elves.......   T^T
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LilCinnamonRollMama Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello I have another question, can we post entries on other social media example, tumblr, twitter etc.? Or only here on DA??
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:iconlooji:
Looji Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2018   Digital Artist
At least on da so I can add it to my collection. You can post it anywhere else if you want
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:iconlilcinnamonrollmama:
LilCinnamonRollMama Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!
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:iconredkitty120:
redkitty120 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2018
Here is my entry:

Contest Entry: Ione by redkitty120
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:iconnubblebubble123:
nubblebubble123 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Question,can we keep the characters after the contest is done if they aren't chosen?
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:iconlooji:
Looji Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2018   Digital Artist
Of course ! But not the connection to my character ~
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:iconnubblebubble123:
nubblebubble123 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Makes sense! Just wanted to make sure
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:iconkerenitychan:
kerenitychan Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Character Design Contest Entry2 by kerenitychan I couldn't resist I made more
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:iconpl-e-a-s-e:
Pl-e-a-s-e Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Am I allowed to redesign a character I've already designed for the contest?
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:iconlooji:
Looji Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2018   Digital Artist
sure
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:iconpl-e-a-s-e:
Pl-e-a-s-e Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks!
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:iconkerenitychan:
kerenitychan Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
eh not sure if we're supposed to post our entries here too but anywho, did one :dummy: Character Design Contest Entry by kerenitychan
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:iconproxamina:
Proxamina Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
  Ya know, I would love to know more about Kenny.
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:iconlooji:
Looji Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2018   Digital Artist
Ask any question you like ~
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:iconproxamina:
Proxamina Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
  Yeah, do you know if his father was with any other women?
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:iconlooji:
Looji Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2018   Digital Artist
I don't know, but if you want to make a character linked to that, you can just use that. You can change characters their backstory for this contest since I rewrote it recently and don't mind changes ~
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Proxamina Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
  Coolio, and another thing.  Would it be fine if I made a character that was in charge of the slave smuggling and other stuff?
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:iconlooji:
Looji Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2018   Digital Artist
Do as you want, you can be as free as you like with the contest ^^
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:iconproxamina:
Proxamina Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome, thanx! :D
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:iconlilcinnamonrollmama:
LilCinnamonRollMama Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
I have another question, for the servants of the castle uniform, are there any other uniforms for Cooks and yard workers?
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:iconlooji:
Looji Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2018   Digital Artist
They would have different outfits for practical reasons , but I didn't design those yet,, you can always design the outside-work outfit and mention theyre a certain type of servant ~
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LilCinnamonRollMama Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Okay ^^ Thank you!
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Tassji-S Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Looji Competition by Tassji-S
I have a question regarding entries that are waist up - like if a waist up entry wins would the person who submitted have to design the lower half too or will you design the remainder of the character?
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