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Feb 07 Contest Votes

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Old 01-31-2007, 09:39 PM
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Feb 07 Contest Votes

Voting will run from 22 Feb to 28 Feb 2007. Deadline for votes is 6pm EST 28 Feb 2007.

Only those that entered the contest may vote. All other votes will be deleted. If you did not enter, but would like to comment on an entry, please post your comments in the Feb 07 Contest Discussion Thread.

Vote for the 5 best entries in order.

Note you cannot vote for your own image. If you do, your votes will be deleted.

Example Vote:
Pick the top five contest entries and list in order...

1. Entry X (First Place)
2. Entry A (Second Place and so on)
3. Entry Q
4. Entry S
5. Entry P

This thread will remain closed until it's time to vote.

And as always, when you vote try to include some things you especially liked about your choices…what made them stand out, what impressed you, etc.
This is a learning experience!

Swampy has been kind enough to create a temporary gallery for easier viewing of the contest entries. Click here

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Old 02-22-2007, 06:23 PM
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Re: Feb 07 Contest Votes

My decisions were based largely on how vector-y these looked. Some really did look like a filter was used instead of actually drawing the shapes- too many jagged edges and even some stippled shading. But some very good entries overall- interesting to see everyone take things in an unfamiliar direction and venture into illustration.

1. Splata- Really nice! Stylish, graphic image with nice skin transitions and plenty of detail. Very nice color selection, and that was the hardest part in my opinion. Only thing I'd change is the black outline of the lips. Loved this one.

2. Cyber-cat- Another great illustration. Love the eyes, very expressive and believable. Nice movement in overall composition. Might have changed the outline under the nose.

3. Cazubi- Nice detail, nice color choices.

4. Doug Colwell- Loved the different look created by different color choices; sort of an "arctic" feel. Nice definition in face and shirt. Middle tone in face seems a little too cool/gray-blue, a little distracting.

5. Luciachan- Captured the facial expression and pattern of the jacket nicely. Solid lines (as opposed to filled shapes) are somewhat distracting.
Old 02-23-2007, 02:30 AM
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Re: Feb 07 Contest Votes

I really am a 'Non-Expert' in this area... but here are my votes!

1 - Lilsip. Really captured the feel of the picture.. Loved the facial shading and tousled hair.
2 - Splata. Good colour choices
3 - WoodenBender. I liked the clean lines and simplicity of this one
4 - Luciachan. Again, good colour choices and expression.
5 - CyberCat. Facial expression captured well
Old 02-23-2007, 07:01 AM
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Re: Feb 07 Contest Votes

Here are my votes:

luciachan - In my opinion the best by far
Doug Colwell

This one was hard and took alot of time...... but I had fun good luck to all
Old 02-23-2007, 10:28 AM
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Re: Feb 07 Contest Votes

I've put up a GALLERY of these images.
Old 02-23-2007, 10:34 AM
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Re: Feb 07 Contest Votes

Tough decision

1. Cazubi
2. Luciachan
3. Splata
4. icramer
5. ilsip
Old 02-23-2007, 08:41 PM
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Re: Feb 07 Contest Votes

1. ilsip - great detail using few colours
2. woodenbender - nice clean lines
3. splata - great detail on the coat
4. cazubi - good job getting the detail in the hair
5. cyber-cat - nice clean lines
Old 02-24-2007, 01:22 PM
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Re: Feb 07 Contest Votes

I interpreted drawn lines as being a bit outside the guidelines of using selection tools and I felt that the fixed width lines didn't fit well with the freeform shapes. Also
noticed the jpeg's did result in many extra colours as TPaul had warned (although many of the gif's (mine too) had extra colours at the edges).

1. Lilsip - I thought this one best represented the suggested technique, and while the face shadings may be a little complicated/contrasty they do echo the camouflague theme nicely.
2. Splata - I really like the colour scheme, and the face shadings are simple and natural looking - upper lip line looks odd.
3. Cyber cat - Very nice shapes and shadows - drawn nose and forehead lines need variation.
4. Luchiachan - Great facial tones and expression - drawn face and hair lines need variation.
5. Wooden bender - I like the stylized design look - drawn face and hair lines need variation.
Old 02-26-2007, 07:46 AM
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Re: Feb 07 Contest Votes

Thanks for the gallery Swampy!

1. ilsip
2. cazubi
3. luciachan
4. printmeister
5. dcolwell
Old 02-26-2007, 07:53 AM
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Re: Feb 07 Contest Votes

Here are my votes:

1. luciachan
2. lilsip
3. cyber-cat
4. splata
5. woodenbender

Good work everyone.

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