This entry spoke strongly to me. How Kichea sees the world and how the world truly is. She is not facing the world, but rather at the future. She contains a look as if she almost pities it. My friends couldn't stop talking how amazing this was and it shows in this entry.
A strong personal favorite of mine. Shows her chill side well when she's not out bounty hunting. Love all the detail and shading done. Plus, she has a look that says she could kill you at any moment while looking sexy doing it.
And the winner is...
And of course, this masterpiece. The battle scars, lovely background, and small rays of light... all speak clearly of Kichea's character. Kichea is the light, literally that is what her name means, against the night sky. Below is just the same as well as Kichea will go below to the world once again to fight that darkness.
Quotes and some wording stolen from friends and Princess Asaria on Fictionpress ( www.fictionpress.com/u/901965/… )
So many tears shed and many would probably feel strongly against my choices, but these are my top 3 entries and I feel proud of it. People who have found, please look at your prize list as you all won them! XD
The contest is over! If you feel you missed out on this one, I have a second contest open right now! Thank you all and I hope you can stick around for my second one currently going on: fav.me/d6tttlk
1st Place: 2,000 or Cash equivalent depending on currency
2nd Place: 1,000 or Cash equivalent depending on currency
3rd Place: 500 or Cash equivalent depending on currency
Honorable Mentions aka I'm sorry you didn't win guys!:
Ignore all of this below vvvvvvvvvvv
The character you are to draw is my OC, Kichea!
Personality: With her skills, she's as deadly as a lion in a locked cage. She's straight to the point and despite having a non joking manner, she does a funny side; however, rarely laughs or smiles. More of a loner, but can work with others.
Race: Swai (African)
-Must a member of the #WhoIsKichea group
-Has to be at least a waist up drawing
-Can be of any media including digital, traditional, chibi, realism, pixels, whatever as long as it is art. No literature entries as those are fanfiction.
-It doesn't have to be colored, but more effort in your entry raises your chances of winning!
-Must be in original outfit and design. That's means no animal, Pok�mon, My Little Pony, or whatever other form. She has to stay the same as she is.
-No icons or sprites
-No Yuri or mature content (includes ecchi as well fellas -_-)
-No drawing off of a base or using a "create a model or character" website! This is your artistic ability 100 percent of the way!
-Cannot be vaguely similar to artwork you have already made
-No stealing other people's artwork!
-Artwork I commissioned or requested personally cannot be used as an entry (sorry guys)
-I must be able to fav your entry so I can be sure it is there! Do not post this in Stash or delete it later!
-No other OCs, including your own, can be in your entry.
-This is a contest that requires effort. If you wish to come out on top, do your best effort to do so.
-You do not have to draw her gun, but if you do, I'll add a little extra if you win There is no official design to the gun, so it'll vary between artists. The gun has to be out of the holster btw if you want the extra points.
-Multiple submissions are allowed, but your latest submission will only be counted towards the contest
If you break any of these rules, you will be disqualified.
Update 7 (09/29/13): Hello everyone! Just want to say that there may be a cash option added alongside with the prizes! That's right, I heard from my friend that if you use the commission widget, you can turn those points into cash!
So basically, if you win, just open a option for me to directly request a commission from dA's commission widget. For example: "Prize for 1st in Kichea contest" 2,000 and I'll order it.
Now, I don't know if this 100 percent works. If it does, then someone note me so I can this as a prize option for you all. Who doesn't want 2,000 turned into cash?! Course, the amount in cash depends on what currency you use. =w=
P.S. If there are people who want me to extend the end date, please inform me!
Update 8 (10/20/13): Hello again! Not much of an update, but just wanted everyone to know I extended this by a single day and gave the voting period in which me and my friends will vote for the top 3 entries.
I'm a pleasantly surprised to see we have over 100 members! Remember, if any of you need some extra time, let me know! Don't miss your chance to get this prize money and free art!
Just to clarify, the money option that I can talking about is NOT by Paypal services, but via dA's earning system with the commission widget. You WILL get cash out of it regardless if you use this, so don't worry about not getting your USD, Euros, or whatever.
People who just want their points, I'll just simply give them to you, so no need to worry about them if you win.
Just make sure you know how the earning system on dA works if you want the cash option. Just thought that needed to be said before people think I'll send them Euros directly or something via Paypal.
Update 11 (11/11/2013): Alright, folks! This isn't really an update on this contest, but rather a second Draw my OC contest that I am holding! That is right, not even after this contest ends, I am holding another!
So basically, if you are interested in joining it, just click the link provided! All the info is there and I hope if you liked this contest, you'll love the other one just as much!
The contest has ended! The voting shall commence now! Thank you all who have participated!
Other OCs (optional):
Here are the other OCs (remember, only after you draw Kichea)!
Royal Castle OCs (from left to right, top to bottom: Takehiko, Flannery, King Kieran, and Kirsi)
Since this is a lot to put down (and I'm lazy), please look at the full photo to see their descriptions!
Personality: Her origins and identity are unknown to everyone, as well as her purpose on the planet. She is not working on either side of the playing field and is working on her own merits. Oddly, she is discovered to be working as a nun at a church and reappears constantly.
On herself, she is unlike any other. She has various mood swings that can throw anyone off guard. One minute, she is high spirited, cute, and nice. The other, she is strict, direct, and emotionless to others feelings and thoughts.
Race: Angel (?)
Personality: A Nigt princess known by many by name only. She rarely appears in public and many facts about her are unknown to everyone. One thing is known is that King Kieran has his sights on her...
For people who know her, they can say she plays her princess role to a T. However, she does tend to do things out of her royal archetype. She's sincere, rebellious, and kind hearted.
Race: Nigt (Human)
Appearance details: Pink curly hair with really dark pink eyes. (I want to say magenta) Green crown. Her dress is purple with white sparkles.
Personality: Currently working on it. -_-
Personality: A ranger in the country Anima. Not much is known about her past. Free spirited, gentle, and kind. She is one with the wind and her dancing is a sight to behold.
Personality: The underground ruler of Anima. She controls the country with an iron grip despite the hate towards her kind. She enjoys smoking, drinking, and messing with people's minds and sanity. She is mischievous, playful, and sinister.
Race: Halve (animal side unknown)
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