The PencilPortraitArt’s Original Character contest comes to an end today. Here are thumbnail versions of my two entries.
And here is a link to my competition, http://portraitpencilart.deviantart.com/gallery/?set=24535837&offset=0.
My entries are not winning entries because there are some that are technically more advanced and others that are probably of a more popular style. That being said, I believe my second image (Jillian wearing antlers) in my opinion is in the top 10. So, even though people laughed at that picture, I am still pleased overall, especially for the confidence to put my pictures in a silly contest.
The image that will probably win is definitely the most technically advanced in terms of pencil work, but not necessarily the most original *cough assassin’s creed cough* But who am I to judge. We are all influenced by something, and I’m happy to see that her character is actually a real character she is creating rather than just a drawing without reference like many of the others. The one thing going against her is that this is a portrait contest, and well … the face of her character is barely visable. But, she still has my bet if I were to guess the winner.
So, will I enter another contest in the future? Sure, why not? I had fun and the planning created a flow of ideas that I can use for other pictures.