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Jan 08 Contest Votes

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Old 01-01-2008, 01:43 PM
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Jan 08 Contest Votes

Voting will run from 25 Jan to 31 Jan 2008. Deadline for votes is 5pm EST.

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 Jan 08 Contest Discussion thread.

Vote for the 5 best entries in order.

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!
Old 01-27-2008, 04:57 PM
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Re: Jan 08 Contest Votes

I based my decisions on what I understand the technique should include. The elements I looked for were: dry brush strokes, black in the image, the image often hangs in the air, chinese symbols representing the name and/or date of the artist, a seal that describes the meaning of the painting, and a silk canvas.

Based on those criteria, I cast the following votes.

1. lcramer53 (First Place)
2. byRo (Second Place)
3. Out of Focus (Third Place)
4. Ziaphra (Fourth Place)
5. Lorraine (Fifth Place)
Old 01-28-2008, 12:02 AM
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Re: Jan 08 Contest Votes

Here are my 5 votes.

1. byRo
2. Icramer53
3. DameLinda
4 Mining Art
5. Lorraine

Old 01-28-2008, 01:10 AM
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Re: Jan 08 Contest Votes

1. CBeller
2. Frank Lopes
3. pixiecho
4. DameLinda
5. gadam1975

I think CBeller really stayed true to the art form--or at least as true as you can stay to a two thousand-year-old tradition while working on a computer. His (her?) composition reflects the sponaneity that makes Chinese brushwork so unique. I also looked at how relistic the black ink was. pixiecho, in particular, managed to create a wash I'd swear was authentic.

I've had a lot of fun working on what was my first contest, and it's always interesting to see everyone's interpretations. Can't wait till next month!
Old 01-28-2008, 02:13 AM
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Re: Jan 08 Contest Votes

Mining Art votes:

1. Lorraine
2. Cassidy
3. Carb
4. lvhoover
5. cBeller
Old 01-28-2008, 06:17 AM
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Re: Jan 08 Contest Votes

It was very difficult to choose the final five. My votes are based on the entries that best resemble the styles of samples provided. I looked for ink details over water brush strokes. Also, I voted for those that retained the look of the lotus being in water.

My votes:

1. byRo
2. CBeller
3. allieok
4. Ziaphra
5. carb

Old 01-28-2008, 07:26 AM
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Re: Jan 08 Contest Votes

1. KGimini M
2. CBellar
3. Garazon
4. Lorraine
5. Dame Linda
Old 01-28-2008, 07:36 AM
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Re: Jan 08 Contest Votes

1. ByRo
2. Lorraine
3. Ziaphra
4. gadam1975
5. Damelinda
Old 01-28-2008, 07:38 AM
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Re: Jan 08 Contest Votes

1. Gadam1975
2. Frank Lopes
3. Mining Art
4. DameLinda
5. CBeller
Old 01-28-2008, 08:25 AM
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Re: Jan 08 Contest Votes

1. CBeller
2. pixiecho
3. byRo
4. PeterS
5. KGimini M
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