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Journal Entry: Tue Mar 12, 2013, 6:56 AM

Edit: Added more examples to clarify that subject matter DOES NOT have to be nature related; could be about culture, people's hobbies, lifestyle. Doesn't have to be natural landscapes!(scroll to bottom please)

We won't be strict about the colour of the characters, objects, but the overall picture must give off the impression of the colour you have chosen. In fact, we encourage you to experiment with colours, exploring the depth of toning and lighting using different kinds of colour!

Here are some examples of what kind of artworks we are looking for in terms of colour composition and quality:


YUKI Album cover by sayukoBest Friend by etheAncient kingdom by loxsianauntitled by GopyePixiv Fantasia NW: Levon's Home by LuluSeasonIn forest by ksplusHedgehog's lair =) by mary-petroff


In the night by EllsatChase that Butterfly by SakuraKittGift for M-I-K-I-I by emperpepbanyan tree by mifiiAfter bathing by arsenixcflood . by megatruh


Forever Deep by skyfinder:thumb340861424:Commission for Synchronizing by weewillPolar circles by YaphleenSpirit of the Forest by yanadhyanacloud by squirnailswans by GopyeNight talk by arsenixcMEMORY by CushartOcean Breeze by JowaAbsentia's Howl by ShePaintsWithBloodYumei by NuXPlay me a serenade of clouds by Kei-NijiRelay by muse33


autumn koi by hibbaryStarlight Curtsey by LuluSeasonMidday Sun by MinnaSundberglast song by ShuShuhomeGirl and Pegasus by RHADS:thumb282144572:

Yellow or Orange

Tiger - Bic Ballpoint Pen by VianaArtsDeath Lilly by Razor-SenseiFire... by JURIJ-ZITEKClubroom by StudioQubeTigerLily by ToonikunChester's World by DigitalOme


The auttum lake by alex-tuanSv 2013 by Narurinyafor a kiss by fylusleaders house sunset by arsenixcbookgirl by YOGISHA

Red or Pink

Niraikanai by myhilarySpring Heart by laverinneHeaven's On Fire by MooreD3Borderline of Morning Glow by iHateBubble-TeaDeer by YaphleenMadam Butterfly by bluefeathersSV:Miss-Etoile by genki-deThe gold   /2013 / oil/canvas /40x50cm / variant by Vladimir-KireevTent by pepperinTsui by naturaljuicePainting girl by h6x6hFortune of the night GongZhu by LuluSeasonabout a new place - project by agnes-cecile

Examples regarding subject matter

We'd like to emphasis that our theme doesn't necessarily have to reflect NATURE, but can also anything that exists on our Earth including CULTURE, TECHNOLOGY, HOBBIES, FESTIVALS (including christmas, birthdays, easter, valentines day etc.)

Simply a portrait of a human is fine! (but it's up to you to make it unique)
Here are some examples regarding the subject matter that is allowed, if you are not comfortable with drawing natural landscapes etc:

Seri Seri by kidchanRG10-Magi by terrie923Silent Oracle by MattDixonprayer by Daenarys:thumb357825643:Commercial illustration by INstockee:thumb361058186:Sunshine special artwork by NaschiWandering Across A Borrowed Belief by mynameistran.Secret Santa: Under heavens. by Hetiru[Homework] ROSE WALTZ by loxsianaLepidoptera by PureAZNbreath by syh3iua83Melodic Game by chamooiFruit by MABLEXPink motorcycle by BowklDreaming dreamers by XsayeLegacy II by wahayPepper Summer by ArtgermFlowers by AkiraYumiLilly by softmodeMonter Cover by m-o-thWitch's painting by EllsatOriginal by sloyunaCommission: Hallyu by irisieren5405 by Virus-ACHappy Halloween 2011 by roosarealibrary by ddal84character design 5 by AkiZone

All of these examples (listed in the journal) are acceptable, even in terms of subject matter. Hope this is enough examples.

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sandpaperdaisy Featured By Owner May 11, 2013  Professional General Artist
Those are great examples, thank you for taking the time to make such a comprehensive list.
GreyRadian Featured By Owner May 11, 2013  Student Digital Artist
No problem! I'm glad you find it helpful :D
iOSCat Featured By Owner May 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Is it all right if the creature/human is not necessarily the focal point, but is still included in the picture?
GreyRadian Featured By Owner May 11, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Sure! Im sure some of the contest entries in the folder are like that ^_^
tinaaw Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
lovely work
Sundevar Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013
This is exciiiiiiiiiiiiiiting! :D
alebrey Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Student General Artist
Hi there! I have a silly question about the artbook contest ;A;
In the Rules & Terms section sais that the entry will be disqualified if had "Anything that may suggest fantasy or extraterrestrial backgrounds and landscapes". May some of the examples above suggest fantasy (mostly fantasy landscapes)? Or anything with similar context is allowed? As far as it has a full human in the artwork, can it be any kind of landscape?
Sorry if I don't make any sense :iconsulkplz:
Thank you for you time!:heart:
GreyRadian Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Its ok, i know its quite confusing.
The examples above would are great examples of what you can do in your entry. By 'fantasy' we mean anything that shows of a fantasy nature eg. Green can make up your own landscape thats fine, but it must reflect the actual nature of our earth!

Winged creatures are also allowed (for example that horse one), but cannot be winged humans, humans must remain humans
alebrey Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Student General Artist
Oh! Ok, now I think I understand what you mean!!
So I can make my own landscape as far as it has actual nature of our earth! And I can combine anything of the nature of the earth, right?
Sorry for causing so much trouble and misunderstanding! :iconcryforeverplz:
Thank you so much for the clarification! ;u;:heart:
GreyRadian Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Oops just to avoid further confusion, red skies are allowed given that the piece depicts a sunset or the whole composition is based on the colour red. What I mean is you can't draw a landscape of Mars for example (Mars has red sky during morning and afternoon)
alebrey Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Student General Artist
Yes I understand what you mean!
Thank you so much for your time!:hug::heart:
GreyRadian Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Yup! So no red skies or anything like that lol XD
MrBoxerBriefs Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013
Are those actual entries!? Competition looks pretty dang tough ene
MiwaAkai Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013
no theyre examples as outlined. for examples of actual entries we have a few previews in our gallery.
mokitodoki Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
These aren't real entries, don't worry too much. ^u^ I saw some of these on the front page months ago.
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