The Darkness II Contest Winners

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By Moonbeam13

You let your inner demons out to play, joined Jackie in his battle against The Darkness, and now the results are in. We have seen the most amazing and intricate three-panel comics molded around the script from Top Cow writers, and we are honored to announce that the top winners have been chosen by Marc Silvestri, the CEO and Founder of Top Cow Productions, Inc.!

Top Cow will publish the comic page drawn by our 1st-place winner in the 100th issue of The Darkness comic in addition to receiving cash and points. All winners, including the semi-finalists, will get a copy of the upcoming 2K Game, "The Darkness II."

Check out the winners of 1st through 3rd place and the 22 remaining
Semi-Finalists below!

The Darkness II Final B by ~cook5000

~cook5000 will receive

  • The Darkness II video game
  • Signed 100th Issue of The Darkness Comic
  • $1,000.00 Cash Prize (USD)
  • 10,000 dA Points
  • dA PRO Digital Artist Backpack
  • 1-year Premium membership

"This is the clear winner for me with it's solid technical skills, clear storytelling, and great composition. The dark, moody tone mixes well with the well-choreographed and kinetic action."
- Marc Silvestri

The Darkness
comic stripz
by ~Hieronymus7Z

~Hieronymus7Z will receive

  • $750.00 Cash Prize (USD)
  • The Darkness II video game
  • 5,000 dA Points
  • deviantWEAR Tee of their choice*
  • 6-Month Premium Membership

"Nice, solid drawing skills and cinematic panel composition help raise this entry. The storytelling is good because the illustrator made clear that panel #1 is very bright and panel #3 is very dark."
- Marc Silvestri

Darkness 2 Contest ~oldmarksir

~oldmarksir will receive

  • $500.00 Cash Prize (USD)
  • The Darkness II video game
  • 2,500 dA Points
  • deviantWEAR Tee of their choice*
  • 3-Month Premium Membership

"There is some nice stuff going on here. The artist takes a risk in the last panel with the angle but for the most part it works. I like this page a lot."
- Marc Silvestri

*Based on availability.

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TheScienceof8Limbs's avatar
AWESOME!! Great job, guys!!!!
Alf-Alpha's avatar
Wow! The FIRST entry was really awesome. I saw his main profile and he had a lot reality in his work explanation. Claps for [link]
Hjarnidaudi's avatar
I know it's been a while since this was posted, but do you have the 1st place artwork in question? The artist has deactivated his account.
Alf-Alpha's avatar
Sorry, friend, I don't have a hi res image. But I'm sure you can google and Darkness 2 contest 2012 images and go through some sites, you may get it. Good luck.
lessdeviant's avatar
albertoarh's avatar
[link] I need some opinion, thanks
great layout in panel 3 with the perspective and curving beams.

but the choice of colors makes it seem too cheerful considering what's going on.
albertoarh's avatar
Thanks for your reply, i like the colors in that way, but you are right about it broke the " rules " of schematics minds, and it is contradictory if my goal were the win, but i cannot go against what i feel.
Mr-Ripley's avatar
Nice work, ฺีwill be better for the Darkness if you make it looks more thrilling. :)
albertoarh's avatar
Thank you, i made it heavier than normal, trying to made it looks different, i don't like the original design with a lot of big and sharp teeth, i think the darkness will win in a contest where winner have to be the more generic dark super hero; but i enjoy making the metro station and making that stupid situation more stupid than originally was, so... looking my work from that point; do you like it?
Mr-Ripley's avatar
Yes, I like it. Your style suits comedic comic more than dramatic or horror.
albertoarh's avatar
Thank you for your reply, some times the opinion of other is useful to learn about our own work. I like dramatic or horror things, but the real ones, those that can make me feel some thing, in the case of commercial art like this, i just feel i am testing a dark candy. Thanks again
Mr-Ripley's avatar
You're very welcome. Keep up your work =D
ichigi111's avatar
awww im sorry im a failur ;,,c
JustArt27's avatar
Noticing that everything that placed has colors on it...which lets me know that I really didn't have time for this contest if i wanted to place..well anywhere. to bad though, saw a few line arts that were competitive at that process point! congrats to the winners!
NeuralNeutrality's avatar
Would you believe me if I said my wip that I decided not to finish looked almost exactly like these?
The prompt was SUUUUPER specific, I think everyone's came out looking relatively similar- which is sort of a good thing because it left it all up to the artists' true overall ability to render things.
Heartsu's avatar
Amazing!!! Very nice choice ♥
Urughaar's avatar
Gongrats to the winners,well deserved.I dont care that i wasnt considered even as a semi,despite having stolen 2 days time out of a serious exam and other obligations,it was excilarating.Cook5000-in simple words-u rock dude :)
johjames's avatar
Well deserved 1st place win! Great work from all the contestants, and congrats to the winners! Had a great time on my piece (broke a few rules along the way, too;). Cheers!
jonSEVENFOLD's avatar
congrats to all the winners...... XD
Katzenfrau007's avatar
Congrats to the winners!!! Great works!
MarichescaArt's avatar
Wow! These are all GREAT! Mr Silvestri must've had a difficult time choosing just "one" winner I'll bet
Congrats to all!
xTernal7's avatar
Congrats to all the winners!
randyvaliente's avatar
i lost because i didn't put colors and text
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