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January 11, 2008


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Fri Jan 11, 2008, 4:46 PM
Ten Terrific Works!

Ladies, Gentlemen, and Others - here they are:

Flying by Cutteroz  Flying - by Cutteroz

Universal "Embrace" by Tearran  Universal Embrace - by Tearran

just training dad by hellron  just training dad - by hellron

Unhappy by StefanoBonazzi  Unhappy - by Stefano83

Fata Morgana by FernandoTabanera  Fata Morgana - by D-StruktIV

Mowing by grunta-nz  Mowing - by grunta-nz

Lost Wonders of the World-1 by Fangfingers  Lost Wonders of the World-1 - by Fangfingers

Hands off the Chest by heteroerectus  Hands off the Chest - by heteroerectus

The untitled scenes XCI by Funerium  The untitled scenes XCI - by funerium

Cordula by Jumprabbit  Cordula - by Jumprabbit

My Deepest Thanks everyone who entered my contest. I hope you can imagine how hard it was to pick 10 finalists!!! There were over 1000 works of art entered, and I sorted through the entries and started copying and pasting every one that I remembered as being cool to my "cut list" - which ballooned to over 100 entries before I went through and ruthlessly edited it down, pass after pass. Let me tell you truth: it hurts me that I simply can't afford to give everyone a big prize. When you're sorting through a pile of brilliantly creative work that obviously took a tremendous amount of people's time - it's hard to be ruthless. I'm serious; it's upsetting.

Now, it's my judges' problem to decide on the winners. Judges are:
Delores (artist)
Bill (computer security guru and researcher)
Ron (manager of IT security at a biotech company)
Rachel (university professor)
Dan (computer consultant and vocalist)
None of them are involved with DA and we can all trust them to be unbiased. I'm expecting the final results to be in by mid next week.

This contest wound up being much much bigger than I expected it to be, and your response was amazing. I'd hug you all, if I could,
thank you so very much,

  • Mood: Affection
  • Listening to: Ray Wylie Hubbard: Delerium Tremolos
  • Reading: Set the Seas on Fire
  • Watching: My computer; duh.
  • Eating: coffee
  • Drinking: coffee
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warnertoddjames Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2008
you really inspiered alot of great things with you'r contest!! i thank you.
you get a :beer: and a :cookie: for you'r tremmendous work :)
Jumprabbit Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
OK so I made the finals :D

However reading a lot of the comments I am slightly surprized at the attitude of some people. I enter art contests all the time. I win a lot. I've won $2000+ prizes. You people do realise it ALLWAYS comes down to the opinion of 1 person right? Art competions are 90% luck, how can you possibly predict the taste of 1 individual running to your own art work?
Also I would like to art, better technical, taking longer, and so on DOES NOT make a better work of art. (which is hard to accept from me, since I take forever and am very technical) Most of Van Gough's works were finished in 3-4 hours, and as far as classical painting technique goes they are rough as guts.
To cut a long story short, this art contest was run if anything more like the others out in the real world then I expected, we should all stfu and respect the huge amount of work put in by the judge.
P.S. it was said all along it would be judged purely on what he felt like at the can that possibly be disagreed with?
/end rant
ChristineAltese Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2008  Professional General Artist
Of course "it always comes down to the opinion of one person." :nod: And yes, a lot of people were disappointed, and expressed that. Who knows--perhaps you, too would have been frustrated/disappointed/dismayed if you hadn't made it into the top ten.

Just a thought... :)
Jumprabbit Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Hmmmmmmmmm no. I have lost far more important comps to art work I hated many many times.

I'd have been fine with it, just as not getting in the top 3 really doesn't phase me. Much as an Ipod would have been cool, I sold the drawing for quite a bit more, so I can just go buy one if I like :P
I never make art for comps unless its something I would have done reguardless, therefore if I lose I've lost nothing, and winning is more to keep my gallery in things to write about me.
SAB687 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Congrats to the finalists :clap: This truely was an amazing contest :love: Hope there will be more of them :hug:
sudhithxavier Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2008  Professional Interface Designer
Wish you all the best dear finalists........
the works are simply great......
nebisinidem Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2008
I am so sorry I missed your contest (stupid law school!!!) I hope you will have another one in the future, congrats to the finalists!
MaydayKoigoStock Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2008   Photographer
Wow they're excellent! Congratts to every one of the finalists ^.^
FernandoTabanera Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow! What an honor to make it to the finals, the best of luck to everyone! :) ...
heteroerectus Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for the congrats everyone. Best of luck to all!
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