Alright everyone, contest is over. Thank you to everyone who entered, and I will reveal the winner on Christmas!!
First off, I'm totally copying ~inanna-nakano
by changing my username. I want to get away from using an alias and start using my own name for my own art, especially now that I feel as though I'm advancing my career. Without further interruption, welcome to the...HOLIDAY CHARACTER DESIGN CONTEST
Hey all! Sorry for being late in getting this ready, but welcome to the Holiday Character Design Contest. For those of you who aren't familiar with my webcomic Holiday, here is a link to the site; [link]
. Go take a look!
To participate in this contest, create a character for the Holiday universe and give them a freaking sweet back-story.
The illustration must be a character sheet; front, back, and any details that an artist might require in order to accurately draw your character. This reference must be squeaky clean and clear! Color is preferred, unless your character is monochrome. If monochrome is the case, be as monochrome as you need to be!
An example of a "functioning" character sheet:
The character must fit in to a holiday; Christmas, Halloween, Easter, etc.
The character must be based on an icon of their respective holiday, like a food item, an object, or an occasion.
Give your character a back story! It doesn't necessarily have to directly relate to Peppermint and Candycane's adventures, but make the character interesting. Also, you don't need to include any pre-existing characters in your sheet. Just your design will do!
You must have a deviantART account in order to participate. I will be sharing this contest on Facebook as well as my website, but deviantART is where I will be organizing the contest.
Keep in mind that I am interested in art skill as much as I am in sound character design and interesting personality. That said, all skill levels are welcome to enter! You may enter more than one character design.
If you feel like you have not one but two winning designs, please share! However, I will only be choosing one character design for each winning category.
There are already some characters that have been officially designed, but if you want to re-design a character, feel free!
Characters already designed:
And now, the moment you've all been waiting for...
All prizes include a bust character sketch of the winner's choice. All entrants will be featured in this journal as well as on the #HolidayComic
First place: Your character will appear as a cameo in an upcoming scene! If you choose to redesign a character, the redesign will be featured as a wardrobe change! You and your creation will also be featured on the site and you will be credited in the book in which your design appears as a cameo. You will also receive a free copy of the book in which your design is printed with a feature in the back. (Keep in mind that it is going to be between a half a year and a year for me to print the first book and therefor it may take half a year to a year for you to receive your free copy.)
Second place: A feature on the site and in the first book, with credits. A free copy of the first book.To enter
Note me your completed entry and put "Holiday Character Design Contest" in the subject line!Entries are due by December 20th
. Winners will be announced December 25th
at some time in the evening.
If you have any questions as far as the universe is concerned, feel free to note me, and if you have an idea for a character that you're not sure qualifies, drop me a line and I'll try my best to put you in the right direction.Current Entries