I promised to make a contest in June - here we go!
Imagine... A young mage (or a witch, or a wizard, or... well... anyone) gets their first magic staff. As you can see, it's pretty plain and boring, but time passes and the staff (as well as its owner) changes... Perhaps its owner turned to dark magic and the staff now looks rather intimidating. Perhaps they are a druid and the staff is covered in flowers and leaves. Or perhaps now it contains one of elements. Or it's a weapon of Heavens. Or a deadly tool of a necromancer. It's up to you to decide!
So the task of this contest is to upgrade this staff.
paint the staff any colour you want
add details, ornaments, sparkles, etc. (as many as you want!)
submit only 1 entry (you can draw several variants but then you'll have to choose which one you'll submit as your entry)
(optionally) write a few words about the staff's owner
use other people's arts and designs. Your entries must be your own ideas.
change or remove details from the base staff. You can add new details (loooots of them) over the base shape or slightly change the shape of original parts. But don't change, for example, the crystal ball on the top to a heart or a skull (but you can add these somewhere else on the staff).
If there are less than 15 entries, I'll choose the winner myself.
If there are more than 15 entries, I'll choose several works which I like the most and make a poll to find the ultimate winner.
All participants will get a free-to-use design (a gem or an amulet)
The winner will get their design redrawn by me in my style plus one more item with a matching design!
For example, if you created a Fire Staff, I'll redraw it in my style and will draw one more Fire item of your choice (a sword, a bow, an amulet or a potion).
The contest will finish on 30 July.
Your entry can be digital or traditional art. Crafts and photomanipulations are not allowed.
You can use cliparts and stock images, but please don't overuse them!
You don't have to draw professionally! I'm looking for interesting ideas, not for perfect skills!
You can redraw the base staff in your style and then upgrade it or download and use my bases. They are specially made for this contest, so feel free to use them!
1 - white base, black lines, with background
2 - white base, black lines, no background
3 - just lineart, no background
If you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask me!
And remember - it's not skill that wins, it's your creativity! Use your imagination and just have fun!
So... Good luck!
(please, submit your entries to your gallery and send me a link in a comment here or in a Note. I'll add them to the list below)