OCTOBER CONTEST RESULTS!


  • SVS OG

    You guys did some incredible work for this month's contest. Every single entry had something to love about it. Whether it was the rendering or it had an engaging concept I really enjoyed them all and had a lot of fun judging this batch.

    My apologies for being a bit late getting you the results of the contest. I managed the Inktober challenge all through October and have spent the last 3 weeks recovering and picking up the pieces of all the projects I had to pause while doing Inktober.

    That said, let's get down to it and announce this month's winners.

    Here's my judging criteria:

    Concept - Is the idea creative, engaging, or unexpected in an intriguing way?
    Design - How has the artist used proportion, repetition, balance, color, lighting, and contrast to create something unique, compelling, or beautiful?
    Structure - Are the shapes and forms solidly built? Is the perspective right for the piece.
    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?

    1st Place: @nyrrylcadiz
    This one hit ALL my criteria. I love the concept that the monster is a child in a monster costume who is showing her love for her family...by writing on the walls.
    I love the design of the character, the POV, and the lighting.
    Everything looks solid, angles look right and in perspective with everything else.
    And lastly the rendering is beautiful. Good work!
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    2nd Place: @Gary-Wilkinson
    I don't know how you made a 9 eye'd monster look worried, but you nailed it. Love the concept here and the lighting and rendering are solid. The composition is a bit too crowded for me, but it still works for the piece. Nice job!
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    3rd Place: @andina-subarja
    This one is just gorgeous to look at. I'm really digging the texture and flat designed look this piece has. And the character designs are super charming. One problem is the spider's outside legs read as a doorway at first.
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    Honorable Mentions:
    @KEWALKER
    I love the rendering here. That smooth pencil texture is 100%.
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    @Art-of-B
    Great color and light on this piece too! Love all the kid's reactions. I want to see more of that monster!
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    @carriecopa
    What is this?! I want to read a comic in this world!
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    @marek-halko
    I really love the concept here.
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    @ajillustrates
    Nice inkwork!
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    @Martha-Sue
    This one cracked me up.
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    @JDRpictures
    Bonus points for making rotting corpses and monster dogs look ADORABLE.
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    @Maureen
    Really love the concept for this one. Wish the lighting was better.
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    @JennyJones
    Picture book please!
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    @Naters-Calderone
    Great comic page layout, character acting, and punchline. You're good at comics!
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    That was fun! Thanks to everyone who participated. Really proud of everyone!


  • SVS OG

    Congrats @nyrrylcadiz you nailed it and deserved the win! Congrats also to everyone else who was honored as these completions are tough!


  • Pro

    Very well deserved, congratulations to the winners and especially @nyrrylcadiz โค


  • SVS OG

    I love these choices! Congratulations everyone!



  • Congratulations to all, really great pieces here.



  • congrats everyone! good job for everyone ๐Ÿ™‚



  • All looking brilliant, I really loved @carriecopa one.

    Edit: so is this a monthly are comp you do on here?



  • @craig-imrie Hi! Yes, different prompt every month, for November it's SLOW. Top 3 get free access to the video subscription : )


  • SVS OG

    Brilliant winner selection! Storytelling and framing are top notch. Congrats to all.

    @Craig-Imrie , thanks! I did a little follow-up sketch of my entry. She accepts the locket from the monster and they are ready for adventure! These two might make a great graphic novel project, thanks for the idea @Jake-Parker! Would be fun to explore further.

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  • Awesome work all round, everyone!

    Thanks for the honourable mention @Jake-Parker ๐Ÿ™‚



  • @lisa-f this may be a silly question but how do you enter and dies it have more rules or just anything slow brings to mind?



  • Wow! Thanks so much for the honorable mention! SVS is so valuable to me and I am honored to be among such great artists and teachers. Great work everyone.



  • @nyrrylcadiz , congratulations!! I had a feeling you would do well with this one--it is just so strong! And well done to EVERYONE--there were SO many good entries!!


  • SVS Team SVS OG

    @craig-imrie There is a thread started with the rules and where to post your image. The prompt is Slow, so you can take that anyway you like and come up with an image that means slow to you. Then post your final piece in that thread. Create a new thread if you want to share your process/WIPs.



  • @craig-imrie Hi! I see Chip responded back, but yes, the prompt is your own take on SLOW. It's in honor of Slowvember, which you can read about here:
    https://www.svslearn.com/news/2018/11/2/welcome-to-slowvember

    The entries are due on the last day of the month (11/30). Be sure to post it in this thread for consideration:
    https://forum.svslearn.com/topic/6610/november-competition-topic-slow

    Lee White is usually the judge, and he will post the winners+honorable mentions in the forum : )

    You can see previous contests and winners on the news section of the website. Here's the link the previous winners (I'll be posting October's results soon!): https://forum.svslearn.com/topic/6610/november-competition-topic-slow

    Try to keep the file size to 500 kb and be sure to put your svslearn name ON THE IMAGE so we can properly credit you. One entry per person only.

    We'll be adding a page to the website with all the info about the contest so hopefully it's easier to track down.

    Let me know if you have any other questions : )


  • SVS OG

    Wow, congratulations! These are all winners. Beautiful work.



  • Awesome work everybody!!!



  • i love all of these! i'm glad i'm not the judge ๐Ÿ™‚


  • SVS OG

    @eli @Jon-Anderson @NessIllustration thank you so much! That means a lot to me.

    Also, great job to all the other winners and to everyone who joined! Letโ€™s do our best again in Slovember!



  • Congratulations all! Theyโ€™re all so amazing. Love how they turned out. You guys really nailed the assignment ๐Ÿค—


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