October 2020 Art Contest

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Hi all,

To kick off the start of TA’s brand new DA group, we thought it’d be fitting to introduce our first ever art contest! Based on the feedback we received in the art survey, we thought it would be fun to do a contest based on a broad theme vs a narrow subject that could potentially limit our members' creativity. Additionally, we also wanted to be mindful of everyone’s artistic ability, so the contest will not be judged based on skill or medium, but rather, the winner will be determined on how well the piece ‘embodies the nature of the theme.’

To coincide with the ookiest-spookiest month of the year, our first theme is based on the word:


For this contest, you may choose any scene, thread, event, or character(s) from TA that encompasses the word wicked. Wicked is defined as ‘evil or morally wrong,’ ‘intended to or capable of harming someone or something,’ or ‘extremely unpleasant.’

The possibilities for this theme are endless. As long as you are able to justify how it matches the theme in the artist’s comment, it can be entered into the contest. You do not need to create something that has ICly occurred on the forum, whether this be an event from a character(s)’s bio or merely a portrait or set of poems inspired by wicked character(s) or event! It only had to involve TA and the word wicked!


Please read through all of the rules before you start your piece.

  1. You must be a member of The Apostles forum and DA group.

  2. All forms of art are allowed for the contest, whether this is digital or traditional art (such as paintings, drawings, sculpture), written one-shots or poems, photography, etc. If DA allows it as a submission, it is allowed in the contest.

  3. You may not use line-art, bases, or collaborate with someone else for your entry.

  4. Only characters and/or scenes from TA are allowed.

  5. One entry per member.

  6. Submit your finished entry to the group in the Contests folder with 2020 October Art Contest somewhere in the title.

  7. Entries will not be approved/revealed to the entire group until the contest is finished.

  8. Entries must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. CST October 31, 2020.

  9. Once the entries have been collected, they will be compiled on the forum, and members will be able to vote for the entry that best embodies the theme.

  10. Voting will take place from November 1, 2020 to November 7, 2020.

  11. The winner and runner-up will be declared on November 8, 2020.

  12. If there are any ties, we will do emergency tie-breakers as usual.

  13. If you have any questions, reach out to a staff member on the Discord.



A full-body custom ref sheet for one of your characters from Wish

A full hover-icon, icon, and signature set from Rain

2-3 full body pieces from Ollie


A headshot of one of your characters from Wish

A pixel icon from rain

1 full body piece from Ollie

© 2020 Mini-Dragon
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What are the limitations on gore?

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Nothing insane like guts, entrails, etc. but blood/cuts are ok!