Thanks to everyone who participated in Elite-Dragon-Artists's second contest (elite-dragon-artists.deviantar… )! The entries were top notch and judging was no easy task.
Before moving on to the official winner announcement, I want to take the time to thank all of our donators who were able to give prizes, llamas and/or points for our winners. You guys rock and really made this contest worthwhile for all the participants!!!!! <3
Decisions were based on creativity, design, and plausibility. To say the least, there was an incredible amount of all three in the entries, and you can bet it was a toughie to make final decisions, even with the criteria.
So without further ado, here are the winners!!!!!
First Place receives: 1000 points, a full-color drawing of the winning design or a character of your choice from cudo215, a full-color drawing with transparent background from ReapersMenagerie, a chibi avatar dragon from MSO-Hessai, a watercolor dragon from xHybridus, a full-color drawing with shading from FlowFlame, and a llama from Hawktal0n, MilicaClk, and FlowFlame.
And the winner is... *drumroll*
Judge comments: there is so many cool features thrown into this design, it's hard to know where to start. The idea behind the nose, the design of the antlers, the use of camouflage in an unexpected way, the hunting method, and the slim but rugged look... all lend a hand to create a unique dragon that looks like it has evolved to live in the Earth's coldest regions. Congrats!
Second Place receives: 500 points, a sketch drawing from cudo215, a chibi avatar dragon from MSO-Hessai, and a llama from MilicaClk.
Judge comments: the picture and the description definitely go hand-in-hand for this winning entry! You can tell a lot of thought went into the design and backstory for this dragon species, as well as into the art. I was especially fascinated with the sexual dimorphism and hunting differences between the sexes!
Third Place receives: 250 points, a sketch drawing from cudo215, a chibi avatar dragon from MSO-Hessai, and a llama from MilicaClk.
Judge comments: loved the blend of mammal and dragon in this entry! From the details about the fur and devolved wings to the creativity with the bio-luminescence for communication, this dragon certainly seems plausible and does not seem like something you'd want to run in to.
The winners will be featured in a journal from Elite-Dragon-Artists, as well as by cudo215 and Elilustratodo.
I wasn't going to do honorable mentions originally, but there were two more entries I just had to share. We will be including them in the contest features, along with the winners. <3
Thank you all again for participating in our contest! I'm hoping we can get these contests to happen more regularly!!!
PS. Winners, stay tuned for prize give-outs. We'll get you connected to the donors!