1: The focus of this contest is Shard and Nicole, and thus, this couple must be the primary theme and pairing in everyone’s entry in order to qualify for prizes.
2: You are welcome to draw other characters in the picture, either fan characters or other official characters, but Shard and Nicole should be the main focus!
3: Both visual art and written content are accepted! Written works should be at least 1000 words in order to qualify. Comics are also perfectly acceptable!
4.You can choose any theme you like as long as it relates to overall theme- HOPE- in some way! Have fun with it and feel free to be creative!
5.: Recolored or stolen art is not allowed and will not be eligible for prizes. We also discourage the use of bases- we want to see YOUR hard work!
6: Please keep all entries age-appropriate. Mature, hate, or fetish related artwork will not be eligible for prizes.
7: You ARE welcome to draw as many entries as you would like, but only one will be eligible to win!
Here are some custom references you are welcome to use if you find yourself struggling with portions of Shard and/or Nicole's designs
I've also put together an extensive playlist of music for these two, so if you're someone who is inspired by music, be sure to check here! I'm sure there is something that will catch your interest!
To help me in my final judging and decisions, my judging team will consist of
Originality: This will be a measure of how your entry compares to other participants. Things such as your style and the perspective on your picture will impact this score.
Effort: This will be based on the quality of your image and how much time you evidently spent working on it. Things such as line quality, coloring and shading quality will all impact this score.
Theme: This will be a measure of the theme and tone to your picture and how well you portray it with the characters.
Technique: This will be based on your usage of lines, colors, shading, and backgrounding all combined into one.
It is very easy to enter! Simply:
- Leave a comment below and include the password "Spark of Life" to signify that you have read the rules. You can also leave a comment after your entry is completed and add a link with your entry attached.
-Please use the hashtag #ShardxNicoleSummerContest to tag your entry so that I can keep track of them!
-(OPTIONAL) Make a journal entry promoting this contest and leave the link to it below as well!
And TADA! You're successfully entered!
You Will Be Found [Shardcole Contest Entry]“S-something’s wrong…!”
The words flew from her mouth and throughout every inch of circuitry, a flurry of chaotic statements and unexecutable commands. Her body blazed with energy that only moments earlier had granted her the aid she so desperately needed. Currently, however, it had more than exhausted its usefulness and transformed into something else entirely. Pain was not a concept she could easily comprehend and yet she was almost certain this matched the definition of the word.
She cried out in protest as the electricity suddenly surged through her systems, wreaking havoc on valuable code. It was all she could do to keep the programs relatively intact, knowing full well that her friends’ lives depended on their functionality. Every ounce of concentration was spent rapidly salvaging files in the hopes it would be just enough to keep the ship airborne.
And then came the glitch. Defect. Anomaly.
If she h
Contest Entry- Love is a Bucket of Bolts"I can't believe it. I can't believe I'm getting married before you... I feel guilty." The lynx started playing with her dress as her best friend helped neaten it up and her other friend worked on her hair. The lynx insisted she wanted to make her look naturally, organically and non-virtual.
"Why?" Sally asked giggling. "This is your moment, Nicole. Just because you aren't organic doesn't make you any less of a person. You have as much of a right to happiness as Bunnie and I." Nicole gave her an appreciated smile, though doubt twinkled in her eyes.
"Sally's right, Sugah. Don't worry about Sallygirl. Worry about you! Today's your day, Sugah." Bunnie told the worried lynx as she carefully braided her hair and stuck in little decorations.
Nicole felt tears come to her eyes. "You guys are wonderful... I just..."
"Hey, hey! Save those tears for him, okay?" Sally said, standing up and wiping Nicole’s tears away.
"Thanks, guys, you're the best..."
“And you’re programed
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