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Fanime, Nova Commissions and Contest (Update)

Journal Entry: Mon May 21, 2012, 7:50 PM


Contest!

I am looking for art inspiration. In all honesty, my art skill is pretty lacking, but I really want to make one of my original stories into a web comic. So here's the contest!


Story Plot:
Xan is the 16 year old son of a politician. He is rebellious and does everything he can to try to ruin his father's career. One day, he meets Logan, a 25 year old procurer in the local Red-light District. Xan ends up getting roped into working as a male escort for Logan, but things end up getting out of hand and more than Xan's father's political career is at stake.  

Character Description:
Xan: Average height and build. Fairly long, light brown hair. Green eyes. Tends to wear muscle shirts, jeans and hoodies.
Example of Xan
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Logan: Short dark brown hair. Brown eyes. Clean-shaven. Always wears suits and designer clothes. About 5 inches taller than Xan, muscular build. Wears glasses, but doesn't actually need them. Smokes quite often.
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Sorry for the crap sketch XD It was done really quickly on my lunch break.


Draw the two main characters from "Red Light Affair": Xan and Logan. It can be any pose (and, yes, you can draw them paired, but keep it classy) and background you want. Upload them onto DA and leave a comment with the link.  
Please! No tracing or using other people's art as a base. This must be original artwork.

The prize will be a limited edition Super Mario DS XL:
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I will be choosing which one I like the best on June 10th. All submissions should be sent to me no later than June 8th.
The winning photo will be used as a cover page for the web comic and all submissions will be uploaded onto the comic webpage.
Feel free to ask any questions :)

UPDATE
Since I have had a few people tell me that they are interested in the contest, but can't draw, I have decided to open up a second part of the contest. This one is for cosplayers! Seeing how a lot of my watchers are cosplayers themselves, this gives a chance for more people to join. There will be a separate prize for the cosplay entries. I'm thinking the winner gets a choice between:
1. Custom-made Harry Potter cloak (any House)
2. Custom-made Kigirumi (any animal/Pokemon/etc)
3. Custom-made sweater (Kind of like the Team 7 ones I made a long time ago, which can be seen in Kakashi's Bootcamp video on the FDP youtube account)
or something else XD

The rules for cosplay is going to be a bit different. You can cosplay Xan or Logan and if you have a friend willing to enter with you, there can be two winners, two prizes. Now, since I don't really have costume designs, you can go with what I listed in the character summaries, but make sure you get the theme of "Red Light". Throw in some red lighting, a lantern, red candles. Be creative! The more creative, the more chance of winning.

The deadline for the cosplay section of the contest will be June 20th and the winner will be announced on June 22nd. Please upload your picture on DA (or Tumblr if you follow me there as well) and send me the link via note (or ask for Tumblr)   with the subject: CONTEST

Feel free to ask any questions :)



Fanime!

So now that I have had time to work on my costumes, here is my Fanime plan:

Thursday:
Bellatrix from Harry Potter (student version) with Valdrein (Sirius), twinfools (Remus) and Heimdallll (James)

Friday:
Miku from Duke of Venomania for a photoshoot. I'm doing this one mainly for Valdrein since she has been wanting to do this for at least a year... maybe two? XD We have a full group, but I don't know everyone's DAs or if they even have them.  Haruu-chan will be Luka and Valdrein is being Gakupo.

Then Ranma from Ranma 1/2 (girl version) with twinfools (Ryoga) and my good friends caineyamiyasha (male Ranma) and TerrorSprinkles (Akane).

In the evening, I will be changing into Tear from Tales of the Abyss for fun times with twinfools (Luke) and Malindachan (Guy). I am super excited for this one since I've had my Tear fabric and wig for 4 years, but never the opportunity to make her.

Saturday:
I'll be doing an early morning photoshoot with AnachronisticSiren, which I am stoked for. We'll be cosplaying Good Omens, which is one of my favourite books. I'll be doing Aziraphale and AnachronisticSiren will be doing Crowley.

After that, I think I'll be changing into Tear again. I was originally going to do Pandora Hearts, but unless I pull an all-nighter, I won't have time to finish it. But, we'll see... I might finish something earlier than expected and have tomorrow to make PH.

In the evening, I'll be wearing Nightmare from Alice in the Country of Hearts. We have a big group for this one, too. I know twinfools is being Blood. Valdrein is being Peter White. Haruu-chan is being Vivaldi. Mlarad is our Alice and maggifan is Julius (I believe). I think there are others in this group, too, but not sure XD Lost some materials and won't be able to finish :(

I'll be changing into Yaten from Sailor Moon Stars. Anyone going to be Minako/Venus? XD I'd love to get some photos together!

Sunday
This is going to be Final Fantasy X day. I'll be wearing Summoner Yuna, twinfools will be Tidus, Valdrein will be Lulu and shadownet752 as Wakka

After FFX, I'm not sure what I'll be wearing. Maybe Bellatrix, Tear or Ranma again.

Monday
Tales of day! I can't wait! I'll be wearing Senel from Tales of Legendia. twinfools will be wearing Luke from Tales of the Abyss. AnachronisticSiren will be wearing Lloyd from Tales of Symphonia and Overthought27 will be wearing Yuri from Tales of Vesperia. Malindachan might also be joining us again as Guy from Tales of the Abyss.

All in all, I'm really excited for Fanime. Make sure you come say hi if you see me! :D

Next: Nova Commissions

So I got a separate account for commissions. It was getting confusing sorting through all the notes to find which ones were commissions and which weren't. So if you are interested in a commission-- be it costume, small prop or wig, send me a comment on the request journal here:
:iconnovacommissions:



Well, that's it!



I'll update when I get back from Fanime :)

~Nova

  • Mood: Happy
  • Reading: Insurgent
  • Watching: Wedding Crashers
  • Playing: Tales of the Heroes: Twin Brave
  • Eating: Mac & Cheese
  • Drinking: Water
Skin by extraordi-mary (modified by VandorWolf)
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:iconfieryennigma:
FieryEnnigma Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Here's my entry!! ^.^ [link]
Hope you find what you're looking for c:
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:iconana7-x2102:
Ana7-X2102 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey Nova! This is my entry. Hope you like it! :) [link]
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:iconapathetickunoichii:
ApatheticKunoichii Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nova! Last minute entry for your contest!
[link]
I hope you like it~
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:icongeekyspirit:
GeekySpirit Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Student Photographer
[link]

Here is my entry~ <3
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:iconkitdesertoffate27:
KitDesertOfFate27 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012
My entry! [link]
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:iconsebbys:
Sebbys Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Student General Artist
My entry, squeezed in just ontime [link]
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:iconbjmac:
bjmac Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012
Lol ok I was bored, so I doodled something for this contest.

So here ya go!
[link]
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:iconrainiepandora:
RainiePandora Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012  Hobbyist
here's another entry for you, I'm having so much fun drawing your characters, I thought I'd try one in colour
[link]
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:iconkitdesertoffate27:
KitDesertOfFate27 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012
Oh snap! Im so in! Already got a sketch going. XD
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:iconhikarikun18:
Hikarikun18 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello Nova!! These are my entries for your contest I hope you enjoy them!!

[link] Xan

[link] Logan

[link] Xan and Logan
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:iconhmna:
HMNA Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I want a custom-made sweater~!! But I'll only be drawing. Is it possible to win a sweater for drawing contest?
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:iconvandorwolf:
VandorWolf Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012
Sure, if you rather that, that's fine! :)
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:iconmikomiame:
MikomiAme Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey there! First of all, thanks for putting on such a lovely contest. It was very generous of you, and I had a lot of fun putting together my piece.

[link]

Hope you enjoy all the entries you receive!
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:iconfiveflashedflavours:
fiveflashedflavours Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi Vandorwolf,

This is my entry for your drawing contest: [link]

Hope you like it ^^.
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:iconrainiepandora:
RainiePandora Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012  Hobbyist
Here are all my entrys for ur conest =)
[link]
[link]
[link]
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:iconrainiepandora:
RainiePandora Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012  Hobbyist
sorry for the double link it was meant to be this one
[link]
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:icontochi-bases:
tochi-bases Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012
How much would a Yu Kanda 1st exorcist coat cost?
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:icondragon4123:
dragon4123 Featured By Owner May 30, 2012
*sad sigh* I have no drawing skills or cosplay attire.... Could there be a new section for plot ideas? *pretty-please-eyes* Writing is the only thing I'm good at.... *sighs again*
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:iconshadownet752:
shadownet752 Featured By Owner May 29, 2012
i had an awesome time doing ffx. you guys are always a pleasure and your yuna was wonderful!!
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:iconsasusakufan1012:
SasuSakufan1012 Featured By Owner May 26, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Sorry it kind of send it be accident. What i was going to say: that you made like 3 years ago, and i couldn't find the actal cmv... Could you help? I would really lie to watch it :-)
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:iconmikomiame:
MikomiAme Featured By Owner May 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It's currently on their Vimeo account due to copyright issues from YouTube :D
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:iconsasusakufan1012:
SasuSakufan1012 Featured By Owner May 26, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Hey! I have a complete unrelated question for ya! I know i
i could have just sended you a note but i'm on my phone and i it won't allow me to. Anyway, i literally just watch your making of She's The Competition that you made lik
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:iconrainiepandora:
RainiePandora Featured By Owner May 25, 2012  Hobbyist
this is my entry. =)
[link]
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:iconnarutoslover100:
narutoslover100 Featured By Owner May 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
[link]

there it is, it sucks i know :P
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:iconrainiepandora:
RainiePandora Featured By Owner May 24, 2012  Hobbyist
Can it be black and white or does it have to have color? And does it have to a background?
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:iconvandorwolf:
VandorWolf Featured By Owner May 24, 2012
It can be black and white. No background is necessary.
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:iconrainiepandora:
RainiePandora Featured By Owner May 24, 2012  Hobbyist
Cool =)
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:iconmaniacsquirrel72:
ManiacSquirrel72 Featured By Owner May 24, 2012
:D
Would people be allowed to do 2 entries (especially if they are different enough) or is it one entry only? :3 Thanks!
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:iconvandorwolf:
VandorWolf Featured By Owner May 24, 2012
You can do as many entries as you want :) The more the better, actually! lol
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:iconmaniacsquirrel72:
ManiacSquirrel72 Featured By Owner May 25, 2012
Yay! Thank you. :)
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:iconaccioglee:
accioglee Featured By Owner May 23, 2012  Student Writer
What's their skin tone like? Are they both fairly pale or is one slightly darker? I'm going to start colouring my entry pretty soon and I wasn't sure, so I thought I'd ask. :3
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:iconvandorwolf:
VandorWolf Featured By Owner May 23, 2012
They are pretty similar. Xan would be a lighter skin tone since he spends most of his time indoors. Logan spends a lot of time outdoors so he would be a bit more tan.
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:iconsuperstarfreakz:
SUPERSTARFREAKZ Featured By Owner May 23, 2012
Can we Change what the characters look like slightly (e.g eyes because we dont have contacts) and do each of us get a prize each - if there two of us - or we share?
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:iconvandorwolf:
VandorWolf Featured By Owner May 23, 2012
Yeah, don't worry too much about eye colour. A lot of people can't wear contacts. If your photo is the winner then I may do some slight editing as long as that is okay with the subjects in the photo :)

And, if there are two of you in the photo, you get your own prize.
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:iconnarutoslover100:
narutoslover100 Featured By Owner May 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Question: do we have to add the title and what not, or can we just keep it characters and stuff, if you get what im saying :P
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:iconvandorwolf:
VandorWolf Featured By Owner May 23, 2012
No title is necessary. Just characters and props if you can :)
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:iconsameresa:
Sameresa Featured By Owner May 23, 2012  Student General Artist
This is pretty awesome! I think I'll try to get a submission in! :) The deadline gives me enough time to finish school first so it's perfect! :la: and no, you're art skills aren't lacking! They're great!! You should draw more often in your free time! :w00t:
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:iconvandorwolf:
VandorWolf Featured By Owner May 23, 2012
Aww thank you! And, that's the plan! :D Doing a web comic will help me draw more ^_^
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:iconallebasi-ding:
Allebasi-DING Featured By Owner May 23, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Oh my gosh! That is so awesome! Now I can be apart of this!! Yayyyyy!
I'm so excited :D
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:iconvandorwolf:
VandorWolf Featured By Owner May 23, 2012
Yay! Looking forward to your entry! :)
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:iconallebasi-ding:
Allebasi-DING Featured By Owner May 24, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you!
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:iconkellseyakatuski:
KellseyAkatuski Featured By Owner May 23, 2012  Student Writer
for the cosplay part, i have an idea, but would weight be an issue for either character? i'm on the bigger side; and is it ok if i do both? my friends wouldn't participate.
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:iconvandorwolf:
VandorWolf Featured By Owner May 23, 2012
Weight is absolutely not an issue. And, yes. You can do both if you'd like :)
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:iconhinata211:
Hinata211 Featured By Owner May 23, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
are only Drawings allowed? Just Curious :3
and have fun at Fanime! ^^
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:iconvandorwolf:
VandorWolf Featured By Owner May 23, 2012
What else did you have in mind? And thanks!
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:iconhinata211:
Hinata211 Featured By Owner May 23, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Well I was curious about mayhap making a cosplay, or suggesting it to some of my graphic design friends to see if they might be able to do anything before school let's out)
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:iconvandorwolf:
VandorWolf Featured By Owner May 23, 2012
I added a separate contest for cosplays :)
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:iconhinata211:
Hinata211 Featured By Owner May 23, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Awesome! :3
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:iconichisegossip:
IchiseGossip Featured By Owner May 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Are you going to be attending the 6:00pm Vocaloid gathering Friday? D:
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:iconvandorwolf:
VandorWolf Featured By Owner May 23, 2012
No, I will be in Tear at that point :(
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