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TIME TO ANNOUNCE THE WINNERS OF THE 2016 FaLLEN ART CONTEST!!!!


The Judges
 

First I want to introduce my amazing judges. Even though it's my contest, I do not judge my own contest! Why? Because I am weak-willed and can be easily swayed by flattery. Also, if I know the artist personally I may also know how hard they worked or if they are having a hard time of late and I will totally be lame and give them a boost any way I can. And that's why I am a terrible judge! So here are the people who do the actual judging:

:iconcybervideo: Knows my story better than anyone other than me, he's also a published author for tabletop gaming books.
:iconheidiarnhold: Comic artist who worked for TokyoPop and is now working on a graphic novel about rabbits called Cottons.
:iconsuzuran: Former Marvel employee, she was a Premium artist on the old Inkblazers site with her ERA universe.
:iconmarybellamy: Another comicker who has been producing her own series for young girls, including the Faux Facts series.
:iconjadiner: A colorist with her own series of comics, including Ara & Celi among others. 


All judges are somehow familiar with FaLLEN to varying degrees and most are artists. Check out their galleries!


Okay, now, I am going to be going through and leaving actual comments on all the entries instead of just the typical "good luck with your entries!" that I do before the winners are announced. If you want any deeper critique, you can note me and ask me for feedback. I usually get comments from judges too so for some of you there were just one or two things that if they'd been fixed or changed the image would have received more votes, etc. I will only give critical feedback to those who ask for it!

All right... now for the winners!!


1st Place
 

FaLLEN: To the Rescue! by Kurumi-Lover

Congratulations, :iconkurumi-lover:!! This was actually the ONLY illustration that made every judge's list, so it was the winner this time around. Most judges really liked the '90s anime art style and coloring as well as the action shot and dynamic poses. I'll be contacting the artist soon about his prizes, which include:
  • $30 USD (via paypal) OR 2,400 points on dA
  • One physical copy of FaLLEN Vol. 2
  • One copy of FaLLEN Vol. 1 and 2 as an ebook (pdf file)
  • 7 postcard-sized prints from FaLLEN
  • your work printed in FaLLEN Vol. 2
  • a full-color chibi illustration by :icondreamwideawake:


2nd Place
 

Moonlight Lamia by SpavVy

Congratulations, :iconspavvy:!! This was the very first entry in the contest and it was a strong contender the whole contest through. Judges really liked the reference to the horse from Chapter 4, which was an illusion Lamia produced upon her first transformation. They also said they really liked the use of purple, which is Lamia's favorite color. Awesome job! Your prizes are:

  • $20 USD (via paypal) OR 1,600 points on dA
  • One copy of FaLLEN Vol. 1 or 2 as an ebook (pdf file)
  • 3 postcard-sized prints from FaLLEN
  • your work printed in FaLLEN Vol. 2

3rd Place
 

FaLLEN: ARMA by darlingGrim

Congrats to fellow Tulsan, :icondarlinggrim:! Judges said they loved how this image showed the Arma's musculature, her determined expression, and the colors used, which were simple but effective. You will receive the following prizes:

  • $10 USD (via paypal) OR 800 points on dA
  • One copy of FaLLEN Vol. 1 or 2 as an ebook (pdf file)
  • your work printed in FaLLEN Vol. 2


Honorable Mention
 

Group Shot by RimoOfArtSchool Lamia- Contest entry by Okami2506 FaLLEN FanArt by starduo FaLLEN [Arma + Lamia] by KokiSegamiFaLLEN Art Contest 2016: Father Sam by Creative2Bit

Three of these images were deadlocked for third place until the very last judge sent me her picks and bumped them down, so they ended up tying for fourth place. The other two were also quite nice and I wanted to showcase them :D :iconrimoofartschool:, :iconokami2506:, :iconstarduo:, :iconkokisegami:, and :iconcreative2bit: receive this consolation prize:

  • your work printed in FaLLEN Vol. 2


This year there were fewer entries before because there was a much shorter timeframe given before the deadline. Really really sorry about that... I received many emails and notes requesting an extension and I even saw a few wonderful entries that were completed after the deadline. 

Also, this year I was saddened to learn that at least one participant had copied their entry from an artist on Pixiv, and while I didn't make a big deal out of it they were quietly disqualified. Cheating is not cool, guys.

Next year I will definitely give more time to complete entries! Judging this year was definitely tougher than usual, which is why it took a little longer to get back all the nominations. But ballots have been counted and I hope you all enjoyed participating in the contest! I'll be going through and leaving comments on each entry throughout the week. Hope to see many of you again next year! And again, if you want more critical feedback, just note me and I'll be happy to give it. Thanks to everyone who participated! Be sure to congratulate the winners :D

2016 Entries


Moonlight Lamia by SpavVy Lamia cosplaying as Archer by Jyoshu-kun 

Mature Content

MARIS :) by ErotixXx
 

Mature Content

MARIS vintage by ErotixXx
 Vox: Dust by TeaShark Armey by grandcross Arma of faLLen by SEwingless FaLLEN Contest by Rogo-the-Golden-Boy Munchkin by TeaShark <da:thumb id="601107795"/> Group Shot by RimoOfArtSchool FaLLEN Art Contest 2016: Father Sam by Creative2Bit 

Mature Content

FaLLEN [Arma + Lamia] by KokiSegami
Sam (FaLLEN fanart) by DaffyDC FaLLEN- Chibi!Munchkin and Vesta by SugarpleAnimations Movie night - FaLLEN Art Contest 2016 entry by JoaRosa Contest for ogawaburukku by Rovely Lamia- Contest entry by Okami2506 FaLLEN: ARMA by darlingGrim Vox by MegaTurnip 

Mature Content

Fallen Fanart: Taking Lamia's Precious Possession by grandcross
 The Iron Maiden by HeartandVoice Tales of the Fallen by Sakrachi Lamia The Guardian of Illusions by Ankonox Neiva by MegaTurnip FaLLEN: To the Rescue! by Kurumi-Lover Fallen | Contest by PuRpLekHoUkHa FaLLEN FanArt by starduo Walking With Armidillos (fan art) by Tadpole7


  • Reading: Game Of Thrones
  • Playing: Sailor Moon Drops

Informal character poll time! Who is your favorite character in FaLLEN so far? 

48%
36 deviants said Arma
11%
8 deviants said Lamia
9%
7 deviants said Ora
8%
6 deviants said Neiva
7%
5 deviants said Father Sam
5%
4 deviants said Vox
4%
3 deviants said Vesta
3%
2 deviants said Maris
3%
2 deviants said Munchkin
3%
2 deviants said I do not read webcomics, especially those by hacks like you.

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Brooke Stephenson
Artist | Professional | Varied
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My name is Brooke, age 32, and I live in Japan where I draw comics for a living. I have worked as a professional manga assistant off and on but now I'm focused on my webcomic FaLLEN, which has been really rewarding. I also do a lot of freelance translating and artwork as well as publishing independently for comic shows, and I even did a quick stint as a storyboard artist for a kid's show in the US.

Check out my webcomic/webmanga FaLLEN! I work so hard on it ;_;

漫画家の世界ってなかなか厳しいっすねー(*゚ー゚)

Current Residence: Matsuyama, Japan
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Favourite style of art: manga
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MP3 player of choice: iPod Nano Gen. 6 green!
Favourite cartoon character: Flower (Bambi) and Fifi (Tiny Toons)
Personal Quote: "Think of them as very well-rounded pectorals."
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:iconsquidiest-of-squads:
squidiest-of-squads Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Student General Artist
thanks so much for the lamma, you are such a sweet peep
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:iconogawaburukku:
OgawaBurukku Featured By Owner 20 hours ago  Professional General Artist
You're totally welcome :D :D
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:iconkohaya7kae-13:
Kohaya7Kae-13 Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
漫画家の世界は厳しいですよね...
分かります。私は仕事としてやっているわけではありませんが...

でもComicoって聞いたことあります?私はそこで漫画を投稿(upload)しています。

あそこはここより評価もらえるから...私も一生懸命漫画を描いています、でもただの趣味としてなので完全無料。それでも誰かにコメントとかもらえると嬉しいでしょ?
(*^-^*)
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:iconogawaburukku:
OgawaBurukku Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Professional General Artist
私もCOMICOに作品を投稿しています!
一応ベストチャレンジまでは行けたけど、
イベントやホームページについての宣伝禁止なんだし、
白黒だからコミコの公式漫画にはなれないし、、、
第8話までアップしたがその続きを完成したのに中々アップしません。
縦スクロール嫌だし、、、

これは私の漫画のプロフィールページです。


よかったらKohayaさんのURLを教えてください!
フォローします⭐
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:iconpapillonstudio:
papillonstudio Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2016  Professional General Artist
Hi there, I'm just stopping by to say hi :wave: you have a beautiful gallery :iconthumbplz:
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:iconogawaburukku:
OgawaBurukku Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2016  Professional General Artist
Thanks for stopping by! I sent a llama your way ;D
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:iconpapillonstudio:
papillonstudio Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2016  Professional General Artist
you're welcome, thanks for the llama :D
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:iconjiko29:
jiko29 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi! Just wanted to stop by and wish you a happy Spring! Hope you're doing well! :D
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:iconogawaburukku:
OgawaBurukku Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2016  Professional General Artist
Happy spring, yay! Though it is raining and flooded over here, haha. Hope you are having a great spring so far :3
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:iconjiko29:
jiko29 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ohmigosh! D: Keep safe!

So far it's been an extension of the mild winter, but it's finally starting to warm up and hints of blooms are everywhere! XD
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