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Book Characters: A Contest

START DATE: JUNE 13th 2010
END DATE: JULY 13th 2010


A favorite childhood book or fictional character … we all have one, don’t we? What I want you all to ultimately aim for in this contest is to take one of your favorite fictional (or non-fictional) book characters and show them in a whole new light! Truly capture their essence in the form of your preferred art medium. Show them in a funny costume, fighting one of their foes, or maybe just posing for the camera … it doesn’t matter! What I am looking for is the most innovative, inspirational, and jaw-dropping representation of a book character. Your submission can have more than one character in it. Also, make sure to make it clear as to who the character is. For example, the character name needs to be mentioned either in the piece, in the title, or in the description box. FYI: Comic books / graphic novels are allowed!

Again, like in any of my contests, if you are unsure about your submission just show it to me via note and I will tell you if it's ok or not. Don’t be afraid of me, I don’t bite! Haha

The following mediums are acceptable:

Photography
Digital Art
Traditional art
(no ceramics or sculpture sorry :noes:)  


Still a bit lost? Well here are some real examples that truly capture what I want you to do for this contest:
(NOTE THESE ARE NOT ENTRIES, JUST EXAMPLES) </u>

invisible man poster by strongstuffSpider-man by DavidCuriel
Dorian Gray by NenyaUndomielWinnie the Pooh by imaginism
Wolverine by UMINGAPeter Pan by AMSBT
vintage little prince by tecpatl68
Joker... by AlanRodriguezbatman by francis001
Constantine by KidNotoriousTarzan by thisismyboomstick
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:judge: :star: :clap: General Rules :clap: :star: :judge:

- No artistic nudity, vulgar language of any sort, or anything inappropriate
- Maximum of 2 entries per person :thumbsup:
- in order to enter you must :+devwatch: me if you haven’t already and send your entry(ies) to me via note. In the subject box write “Contest” or “Book Character contest” or something along those lines. Please include a thumb or a link to your entry in the note.
-once you have uploaded your piece, make sure you have mentioned either me or this contest in your description box :D
-your pieces do NOT have to be new! They can be old or new submissions.
-there will be three winners as well as an additional honorable mention winner :#1:

:star: PRIZES :star:

  FIRST

a one month journal feature from me thepolishyogi

SECOND

a one month journal feature from me thepolishyogi

THIRD

a one month journal feature from me thepolishyogi

NOTE ME WITH MORE PRIZES :eager:

The entries can be viewed here:  polskavic51.deviantart.com/fav…

My updated journals for the contest can be viewed here: polskavic51.deviantart.com/jou…


Now GO! :boing: Put the spotlight on your favorite literature character!
Again, a friendly reminder, if you have ANY questions at all please comment on my page or send me a note.
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:iconhaleybird:
haleybird Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Can we use a character that is not a human? I want to submit "Smaug" the dragon from The Hobbit...
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:iconbittersweetdespair:
BitterSweetDespair Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2010
I'm joining~
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:iconthepolishyogi:
thepolishyogi Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Check out my journal this second because you can now win a subbie! :love: :giggle: :eager: :la:
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:iconpoachan:
PoaChan Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2010
This sounds like fun! Will participate for sure!
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:iconreema87:
REEMA87 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2010
cool:D i cant wait
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:iconfae0909:
Fae0909 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2010
Definately trying for this!!
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:iconcharlie-d33:
charlie-d33 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2010
how do you enter your piece once you've created it?
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:iconthepolishyogi:
thepolishyogi Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
in order to enter you must :+devwatch: me if you haven’t already and send your entry(ies) to me via note. In the subject box write “Contest” or “Book Character contest” or something along those lines. Please include a thumb or a link to your entry in the note.
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:iconlairy:
lairy Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2010
so, like, would harry potter be insanely cleche? haha
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:iconthepolishyogi:
thepolishyogi Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
no not at all! haha :love: any book character! i'm not looking for the most creative character ... i'm looking for the most creative representation of the character :D
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:iconlairy:
lairy Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2010
ahh okay sounds like fun :)
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:iconchocoholic123:
Chocoholic123 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2010
what if it's a children's book XD and you change the gender of the character because a certain book popped into my head when I heard this!
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:iconthepolishyogi:
thepolishyogi Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
ummm yes, I suppose that would be ok! :D
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:iconchocoholic123:
Chocoholic123 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2010
thanks!
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:iconrottencorpseparade:
rottencorpseparade Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2010
:la:
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:iconcreativecrater:
creativeCrater Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2010
Can we do one character for our first entry and a completely different one for the other? Or do they have to be the same character? Or must they be from the same world/story/universe/ect?
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:iconthepolishyogi:
thepolishyogi Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
they do not have to be the same character. they can be two entirely different characters from completely different books .... OR they can be the same character. it's up to you! :D
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:iconcreativecrater:
creativeCrater Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2010
AWESOME! Thank you. I do hope to find the chance to participate in your contest. ^^
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:iconprettyandpink2:
prettyandpink2 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2010  Hobbyist
so I upload it as a regular pic to deviantart and metion something about this contest in the little comment box and then send that pic link to you in a note?
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:iconthepolishyogi:
thepolishyogi Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
that is correct! :D
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:iconprettyandpink2:
prettyandpink2 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2010  Hobbyist
Thanks!
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:iconcomotoon:
comotoon Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2010
What if the character originally appeared on tv but was eventually adapted to book could we use them?
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:iconthepolishyogi:
thepolishyogi Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
yes, that's ok! :D
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StarGalGirl Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2010
So, from the Joker I presume we are able to do comic book characters? Am I right?
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:iconthepolishyogi:
thepolishyogi Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
yes, comic books and graphic novels are ok! :D
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:iconmad-wite-hater-rabit:
like manga maybe????
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:iconthepolishyogi:
thepolishyogi Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
yes.
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:iconthepolishyogi:
thepolishyogi Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Check out the updated prize list in my journal!! :love:
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:iconblahblahbots:
blahblahbots Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2010  Hobbyist
I will try my best :dummy:
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:iconkaicastle:
kaicastle Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2010  Professional General Artist
gee, i'll try to this for fun!!! =) reminisce!!
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:icondorkus1226:
dorkus1226 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
definatly going to try and make something =)
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