OK - before scrolling down and voting/posting PLEASE read this!!!
1. Please give c&c or a reason why you voted for the image!
2. Feel free to comment on any or all entries, the artists will appreciate it!
3. No voting for your own entry!!! If a participants votes for his own entry, every member has the right to call him a stupid lame moron in this thread! And i will delete his/her vote anyway...
4. I will delete all votes which are given by members who registered after October 31st. This is to avoid participants cheating by registering and voting for themselves. I will check nicks for same ips. If someone will use more nicks to vote, he will be disqualified. Feel free to help me out by notifying me when you think something is wrong.
5. The subject Pink Fluffy Bloodsucker was changed to Orange Fluffy Bloodsucker shortly after the round started. So there might be pink creatures for this theme. This is not a particpants fault.
6. I didn't reject any entries, because taking up the challenge of making 100 creatures in 30 days and actually finishing it, is something, everyone should take his hat off for that. I also wasn't strict about sizes etc...you did this challenge, you deserve to get your place here
Thanx to everyone who participated, it was a great experience for all who were involved!!! I hope you did learn few things by doing this
I have to talk with Jason about all that, because he is the sponsor and knows the details. So there might be some delay until we know what prizes for what place are given. I will notify you when i know the details
Brain, hurt, holy fudgepopsickles. Ok waaay to hard to take all this in all at once..there are sone STUNNING entries, I've saved my favorites to my influences folder and will try to give them the time they deserve...congratulations one and all, the winner will thoroughly deserve they're prizes! ..thanks Foz, you deserve a prize too
Glad you liked mine archipelago. I feel so crushed, what little ego I had was totally shattered. There is some amazing work in here. Its overwhelming, I'll have to study the entries about a billion times more before deciding who I vote for.
I'll have comments for all eventually.
Main Loop: I was expecting something a bit more defined for this competition, and many of your designs are similar to each other or don't look much different from things that exist in this world. But there is something about the way you rendered these that I really enjoy. They have a bit of a wet oil paint look and I like the abundance of sharp edges and the transparent look to them. I take it you started out with zbrush alphas for these? Do you do much digital painting in this style outside of this competition? I'd like to see more.
I decided on Villa's work, I just love the variety of most of the creatures and the execution of which he rendered them in. I know its not based on the artists ability to render in this competition but thought I would mention it.
You can see he had loads of fun making these, by far the most fav for me is the saber tooths, and the feathered desert runners! If I had to crit these creatures I would say some of them dont seem to show what the topic is about clearly, something I was guilty of also, but all in all top notch stuff imo! Great creature diversity! You got my vote!
Man, mine turned out so small! I guess it's too late now, but what did I do wrong? I resized each one from photo to 150px, then Save Fow Web with 100% size. Is it the resolution? How do I change that? When I save my sketchbook stuff with Save For Web, this doesn't happen!
Man, I'm really bummed now, that pic sucks, you can't see squat..
EDIT: the file on my computer measuers 1981x1775.. The one in this thread is much smaller!
HAVE PHOTOBUCKET RESIZED IT? if so then HAVE A PIECE OF MY MIDDLE FINGER, PHOTOBUCKET!
I voted JakkaS. Alot of good entries, but I think that JakkaS maintained such a diversity in his designs, and at the same time the level of the design, at such a high rate that he did this one the best... I spent about half an hour looking back and forth between all of these, but in the end...I think that his are the most diverse and with the clearest style, overall.
There where individual critters made by others that outshine JakkaS, but I think the whole deal just...is impressive...
But man, this is too much to take in. There is so much going on here and something to love in every persons entry.
I'm also diggin Moai, Romance, Cloister... boy I dunno.
Okay. Go with the gut. I think Jakkas' has a real polish to it. It's like from a science textbook from another planet. But... Longshao's designs are a little further OUT THERE... and I think he really pushed himself into new territory with these designs, so that's my vote: LONGSHAO with Jakkas in a very close, close second. Like close shave, close, like proton width's close.
There's an impressive amount of stunning work here, it's really inspiring!
I voted for romance cause I think the variety and quality of each one of his creatures really made him stand out among all the entries, not even one of his designs looked rushed or unoriginal. I'm particularly fond of the rodents Rock on Rob!!!
okay...downright amazing! i've downloaded the entire batch so i can review one by one. soulweaver....nice portrait in your piece. i didn't perceive it until i saw the thumbnail on my desktop. that's a slick touch.
amazing entries,i feel so lazy and uncreative now for coming up with squat.
hard tie between burtzum,romance and jakkas,but i think in the end romance had the most diversity.
congrats all who finished this sucker
I had to vote for JakkaS. The color variations among the creature types weren't as diverse as I would have hoped, but this is completely overshadowed by the fact that the designs are absolutely brilliant, diverse, and read extremely well, but that comes as expected with your art. My hat goes off to you my friend; I have a feeling you have this one!
A big congratulations to all of you who made it and entered the 100 creatures..
I opened this thread and the computer didn't do shit for like 5 minutes.. We need a new computer, my RAM and processor cannot take this
I'm going to sleep on this a few nights and then look at this all one more time, then cast my vote.
I voted for jakkas but there are sooooo many good entries it was really hard to decide. It was between Jakkas, longshao, and romance for me.
Congrats to all who finished. This is an awesome achievement!
YES! Thank you fozzy, for taking the time to update my pic! I Feel all "fozzy" inside now!
Now that I don't feel depressed over a month of work for nothing, I can finally say; GREAT WORK EVERYONE! This is gonna be SO hard. I'll have to wait with voting until I've seen every submission in detail...