This is my 3rd contest that I hosted on DA, but it's the first time I cooperated with many friends in every step.
With so many kind helps and supports from them in finding prizes, spreading news and selecting the best entries;
this contest has become a huge success and memorable experience!
We got 12,900 as prizes and many wonderful exclusive stocks to give,
and 79 wonderful photomanip entries and 53 awesome drawing entries
in various skill levels and different styles from manga to expressionism to judge!!!
I have tried out the co-hosts & special judges system, and invented the scores that depend on points donation for hosts.
I also opened voting in 3 rounds: Public vote tends to indicated popularity, Judges vote indicated quality, while hosts vote showed personal taste.
I found these systems worked together very well. I didn't find any cheater in the voting this time,
and I still have some of my left after the contest ended which has never happened before.
Though I was not the only one who chose the winners like in my first 2 contests,
but it's fun and exciting to see how much the winners list can please me and everyone.
I guess hundreds of people on DA are waiting for the results in this journal.
Sorry for making you waited, but counting scores from 3 rounds and judging the winners from 2 categories at the same time
including putting everything in this journal really take so much time. I just want to make sure that I didn't make any mistake.
However, please forgive me if it happened.
And here are the results of Red Riding Hood contest:
1st place winner
got 265 scores, gets 2,300
Comments from some special judges and hosts:
" This entry has beautiful colors and combines typical manipulation techniques with illustrative elements in a very interesting way.
The idea of the glowing book is not new, but the combination of flat and three-dimensional spaces was amazingly done and makes it look very original.
The wolf holding the book is a great touch, too."
" The details, the colors, the lights, the quality and the concept are so rich and well done, a pleasure to the eyes."
" I loved the way the scene was built, very interesting style."
" By far the most creative piece. It feels like a fable."
" Great composition I like the wolf holding the book, background blending is great."
" The artist is clever. She chose the right name to her artwork "come in my child" and she did her artwork in this meaning. I love her Idea.."
" Fantastic work. The wolf holding the book as a trap for the girl, and the words in the book, amplifying action illustrating these words.
The colors and execution are perfect as well."
" Very creative concept and beautiful execution. The blending of colors look so smooth.
I said GOOD LUCK to everyone who joined my contest; but with the outstanding quality and plenty of scores, Amber obviously doesn't need luck."
2nd place winner
got 147 scores, gets 1,200
" This image is crammed with stunning details that tell the story of RRH on several layers, combined with exciting colors, light and a beautiful depth of field.
The little things such as the sweet note on the jar make me want to look around and explore. Overall the technique of this image is on an exceptionally high level."
" The perspective and the idealization of the scene is unique, creative and amazingly done! Top quality entry!."
" A different view of this history, unfortunately with a tragic ending. I loved the use of light in this dark scene."
" The wolf looks so happy haha Kind of like how hunters smile over animals that they kill."
" I was stunned by this amazing work. It has very awesome atmosphere and contains a lot of wonderful details especially the glist.
The concept has big contrast between horror and humor in style of dark comedy.
The wound of the dead girl and dark atmosphere look creepy while grandma and the wolf's smile push the feel of the work into opposite direction.
Now I know why people call him big bad wolf. He not only killed this girl but also stole viewer's attention from her.
If he didn't do so, she might have knocked her grandma's door with a basket full of fresh warm milk, delicious fruits and a golden trophy."
3rd place winner
got 133 scores, gets 1,000
" The artist did a great job getting the atmosphere and scales just right to make the wolf look epic and mysterious.
The wolf's third eye is pretty badass in particular. An interesting twist to the original tale! "
The giant creature standing as a "God" and the basket thrown to the floor give you the feeling that the creature is dangerously hypnotic."
" I loved the scene and the atmosphere is amazing, and great concept with the wolf."
" I can't explain exactly why I love this one most. It amazed me when it was posted and I'm still impressed till now. I adore this colors combination.
I like the absence of blood and violence. I love that the wolf is represented not as a real being, but as a kind of spirit, which lures the girl into the realm of darkness and evil.
Very unusual and beautiful composition."
" Among the big bad wolves from all entries, I like this one most. He looks so magical and fantastic. The color tone of the whole work also looks really nice."
4th place winner
got 125 scores, gets 700
" The artist didn't shy away from a complicated and elaborate concept. As a result, this image deservedly sticks out from all entries in the manipulation category.
The idea of putting the wolf into grandma's clothes is not only funny, but also impressively executed."
" I think this is the best entry in the competition because it represents the true story of red hood.
It has dynamic looking of the fairy tale and very lovely composition.
Also, the clothes and the painting is fantastic."
" Tommy won first place from my previous contest King Kong and I with a very breathtaking scene.
This time he showed us his brilliant creativity and wonderful skill again with the wolf in disguise.
Actually, the scene in the bedroom is the most notable and exciting part of the story; and Tommy is the only contestant who made it."
5th place winner
got 115 scores, gets 600
" I just like it! The wolf didn't have any idea who he was messing with! Great blending and colors."
" Most of the girls were either stalked, deceived or killed by the big bad wolves in this contest, this is absolutely not an ordinary girl.
The misty atmosphere looks really haunting and mysterious, and the bloody wolf's head in the basket looks so scary. Such a powerful and different work! "
6th place winner
got 86.5 scores, gets 500
" I like the idea behind the picture, with the wolf being locked in an enchanted parchment.
Great choice of the model stock as well, all in all a very good composition."
" The vision of this entry is really mind-blowing and artistic. The technique is superb, and the color scheme is brilliant for the contest's theme.
After all, this work looks as beautiful and dreamy as a poem."
7th place winner
got 72 scores, gets 400
" A great dynamic manipulation made in beautiful colors with amazing lighting. Despite the fact that this is a night scene, we can see every detail very well.
And each from these details are on their places, I wouldn't want to add or remove anything."
" This entry has creative and imaginative concept as well as awesome atmosphere. I love all the detail especially the idea about the bloody signs.
The color scheme is also great. If the wolves didn't look like her followers too much, this entry might have been on a higher rank."
8th place winner
got 71 scores, gets 300
" Amazing concept of the scene, I loved the wolf, it seems that Red Riding Hood is suspecting the ''Grandma."
" Kim created a great scene with realistic atmosphere like the picture we all have in our heads after reading the book."
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H O N O U R A B L E M E N T I O N
got 58 scores, gets 200
" Such a fantastic way to grandma's house. I love the giant mushroom and the flowers on the field.
The color scheme looks lovely as well as the fluttering cloth of the girl."
got 58 scores, gets 200
" Cool. This gives off a 1962 era horror vibe."
" I like the movie-poster style in this work. The atmosphere reminds me of some cool mysterious films."
got 52.5 scores, gets 200
" I like the way the wolf is lurking and the perspective of the scene. We can feel that something dangerous will come."
" I like the perspective on this piece, great color pallet."
" The story from the wolf's perspective, as he's observing red riding hood on the way to her grandmother's house.
got 44 scores, gets 200
" Not your typical Red Riding Hood but the colors and spring time feeling are a pleasant change from the "dark woods."
" I love this one, for me it is the exact and the true version of the little red riding hood.
the innocent girl who run happy, playing and carrying the delicious cakes for her beloved grandmother.
For the technique is very well done. We never get tired of watching it, so it is so beautifully done."
" This is a classic "Russian" Red Riding Hood! I remember precisely such fairytale from my childhood: cute, colorful, dreamy.
I don't see any originality in this work, but it made so skillfully and this image of a little girl in a red bonnet is so dear to my heart,
that I give my vote to this fabulous manipulation! "
got 44 scores, gets 200Mr-Ripley
" This is the first entry I got in this contest. The color scheme and composition look perfect, and the big wolf in the mist really give mysterious feel.
The wolf doesn't look like a bad one, but he may be pretending, who knows? Can't believe Anne could finish this wonderful scene within 1 day."
See all the votes from special judges and hosts here:
1st place winner
got 191 scores, gets 1,500
" Hours and hours must have gone into the completion of this artwork because its details and highlights are simply stunning to look at.
Besides that the images comes with an interesting backstory making it more than just a pretty picture."
" Gorgeous work, lights, colors and details, the concept is amazing."
" Too much blood and macabre mood for me, but the execution (composition, lighting, glowing effects) are very impressive."
" Amazing. The painting is so gorgeous. I love this scene to death.
I think it is the best artwork because it shows a very dynamic and tremendous darkness to the story.
A very impressive artwork with such an epic overtake."
2nd place winner
got 161 scores, gets 800
" Reminds me of the video game metal slug. Awesome."
" I love the concept of the girl's victory over the big bad wolf. The composition, the colors, the comic look, the girl's pose,
the plenty of eyes in the background, the little light that pass through the leaves are lovely and wonderfully done.
After having seen so many blood and horror from so many entries, this work is like a relief for me."
3rd place winner
got 151 scores, gets 600
" I loved the concept, the mood and the style that was drawing. Memorable scene."
" I loved the concept, Red riding hood is smarter than the wolf."
" I like very much the details, the little breads we want to taste it.
They are so very well done. The decoration of dress to is amazing, I love the way he do it."
" A great illustration with the harmonious composition and the color scheme.
I like the blurring and motion effects around that focusing the viewer's attention on the main characters."
" This one represents the real story. An amazing illustration with beautiful colors."
4th place winner
got 122 scores, gets 400
" Such an adorable style. I love the simplicity of the line, the colors, the concept and the composition.
There is nothing complicated in this work, but it still can convey the feeling between the two characters effectively.
This is my favorite entry in drawing category."
5th place winner
got 120 scores, gets 300
" I love the unusual technique here. I'm not sure if is it complex or easy, but it looks awesome."
" This entry blew me away at first sight with it's extraordinary style, and the longer you look at it the more details you discover.
Great technique and reduced use of colors, the red looks a bit like blood which adds to the mood of the picture."
" Very artistic and outstanding style. It looks like the combination between expressionism and abstract art.
This entry pushed my contest into a higher level."
6th place winner
got 118.5 scores, gets 300
" This is a high-quality illustration that stands out from the contest entries thanks to its beautiful, well-thought-out design."
" Amazing scene with just a few red details, very well done.
The concept of the wolf and scene is amazing, we can see the story being told."
" I simply love this style and the use of only black, white and red.
It reminds me of illustrations in fairytale books I read as a child. A wonderful composition."
H O N O U R A B L E M E N T I O N
got 111 scores, gets 200
" Absolutely badass."
" Nice work in manga style. The giant wolf in the far background looks awesome!."
got 68 scores, gets 200
" Action-packed, dynamic, and full of details... This is definitely not a typical little RRH artwork! A cool take on the original tale with two pretty badass protagonists."
" The concept is great and perfect, and we can see all the effort the artist applied on this wonderful traditional art entry."
" Great action in this painting, showing a fearless red riding hood.
The wolf looks very threatening, as if he could just jump through the screen and attack you."
" I love this kung fu fighting to death. It reminds me of those scenes from so many Chinese martial-arts movies I've seen in my childhood.
Definitely the coolest red riding hood girl in this competition. I would run away as fast as I can if I were the big bad wolf."
got 67 scores, gets 200
" Simple in detail but great in concept.
We can feel the fear in the face of the girl, very well done."
" The expression of her face is beautiful, we want to cry with her. I also like the shadow of the wolf on the wall.
The whole is translated in a beautiful way, with a technique of pro."
" Very original composition and a flawless execution create an awesome atmosphere here.
The fear in girl's eyes and the wolf's malicious grin drawn so naturally, that I can believe them easily."
" The girl's frightening look is one of a kind. A very emotional scene where she seems to seek for help.
got 60 scores, gets 200
" I like the simplicity of this piece, black and white with the exception of the red hood. The overhead view is great."
" Very lovely work with wonderful perspective that was drawn with ink and coloured pencil on watercolour paper."
got 59 scores, gets 200
" Love the creepy mood of this entry and the way was drawing. We can feel the fear."
See all the votes from judges and hosts here:
Congratulations! to all the winners from both categories.
All the winners will get a feature from
Please see all the prizes in the contest journals:
For being such great co-hosts, providing awesome prizes and promoting this contest. I'm lucky to have all of you in my team.
For being special judges in this contest. It's my big honor to have great artists like you selecting the winners.
Also thank all the voters for helping me select the winners.
( Please forgive me if I forgot anybody's name.)
My intention is to host contest once a year.
I hope to get all of your wonderful supports again in my next contest.
Take good care, my dear friends.
Love you all !