Hi everyone! Lee launched the contest last month, but due to a conflict of schedule handed the judging over to me. I love Star Wars, so I couldn't say no. You creative people have done some amazing work! Made it really hard to pick a winner.
Here's my judging criteria:
Concept - Is the idea creative or unexpected in an intriguing way?
Design - How has the artist used proportion, repetition, balance, and contrast to create something unique, compelling, or beautiful?
Structure - Are the shapes and forms solidly built?
Rendering - Whether it's in color, black & white, or just line-work, what is the quality of the craftsmanship in the execution of the artists vision?
Okay, the artist that I felt got high marks on each of these criteria is....
1st Place @Naters-Calderone!
I felt like it was a brilliant move to place something edgy and sci-fi within the context of something as gushy and approachable as the rubber hose animation style from the 20s and 30s. (Example here)
So points awarded for concept. The design, structure and rendering on this is all solid as well. You got the style down, but you also brought a little something of your own to it. So great job!
2nd Place @Hannah-England!
Hannah wasn't the only one to turn star wars characters into animals, or dogs for that matter. But I like her concept the best. She stuck with droids, and since droids are mostly companions to humanoids in Star Wars she likened them to dogs. Nice move. Not only that, she picked dogs that best matched each droids personality or temperament. LAstly, it's just executed so darn well. Nice rendering, structure, and design. Good job Hannah!
Ha! Pretty funny. Nice idea Jason. Points for concept, but felt like the rendering and structure were lacking.
These look like they could be characters in the Star Wars Rebels series. I like where it's going, but the togrutian looking female looks so much like Ashoka that I couldn't see what you really brought to the character. I love the droid though!
Really well drawn and rendered. Great concept too!
I'm a sucker for Labrynth. Had to spot light this. Great idea, and really nice character designs. Watercolors got a little dull though. Could've used Photoshop to punch things up more.
Creative idea. Love the puns.
Another great idea, and utterly unique direction to go. Character designs got a little flat. But there's a lot of potential here. Would love to read a fan-fic of this.
More dogs! I love them. Amazing rendering on these guys.
Dude, creepy! Such a neat take on star wars. And the black and white just adds to the mystery of these designs.
All right, thanks to everyone who participated! So much talent here on this little forum. Can't wait to see what you guys deliver next month!