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Kohu's Summer Contest! [CLOSED, judging!]

Journal Entry: Tue Apr 9, 2013, 12:37 PM
Update on September 16th: This contest is closed! I'm currently judging, and will have the results no later than Wednesday of this week. :) Thanks so much for participating everyone, there are a ton of amazing entries!

Update on August 30th: A few people have been asking, so the contest has been extended to September 15th. Please get your entries in by then! Also, I've added a couple more prizes to the main art contest.

Update on June 27th: This is still open, about two months left to enter. :3 I'm going to keep trying to work on refs of other characters, but in case I don't get around to it, I'll probably be doing another contest eventually anyway. ;3 So please don't wait on other refs to enter (it takes me so long to do them, lol, I = slow]. If there's a character you really want to do that isn't there, you can check out the next contest. :3 Also, I have re-opened the advertising contest, so check it out! You can win art. :) 

Update on June 8th: Still working on refs, hope to have more hammered out in the next few weeks after I finish my last two commissions and make some headway 
on collabs.

Update on May 23rd: I decided to increase the prices/prizes a little. :)

Alright, both contests are open - the art contest, and the character design contest!

It's summer, and I've wanted to do a contest for awhile now, so here you go! :3  The contest begins now! There are two main art contests - a general art contest, where you draw one or more of my characters, and a character design contest, where you design a character for me. <3 There is also an advertising contest. 

I'll be adding more characters in the coming weeks, so don't fret if you don't see someone you want to draw yet. I'm redoing some of the character designs that I had originally (Ua, Ragai, Ari, etc.) so if you want to draw anyone except those listed below, please wait until I finish their new references. 

If you  have a question, please ask, and I can try to add it to the list of info below or start a FAQ if I need to. 

Art Contest Prizes
First place $75* and a 3-character colored fullbody picture with background
Second place $35* and a 2-character colored fullbody picture with background
Third place $20* and a 1-character colored fullbody picture with background
Fourth place $15* and a 1-character colored fullbody picture with background
Fifth place/sixth place/seventh place $10 and a 2-character colored headshot with background
Honorable mentions (currently 6) 1-character colored headshot with background + dA :points:
Everyone who enters A free feature at the end of the contest + dA :points:

Character Design Contest Prizes:
Character design contest winners (currently 6) 1-character colored bustshot
Everyone who enters A free feature at the end of the contest. 

*Please note that I only send money via Paypal. If you'd rather get dA points instead of the $, I can convert them. :)

Prize Info: 
  1. For artwork - I can try drawing any kind of animal, but I'm pretty poor at humans, though I can certainly try to do them. Bear in mind that I will not draw anything above PG-13. 
  2. You may enter more than once, and you can win more than one prize. 
  3. The number of honorable mentions will depend upon how many individuals enter the contest. Starting out, there will be 3 honorable mention slots. Honorable mentions will also get dA :points: (a pool of 3,000 :points: will be split between however many honorable mentions there end up being). 
  4. Everyone who enters the main contest (not the character design contest) and does not win a main prize will get to split a pool of 1,000 dA :points:
  5. The number of character design contest winners will also depend on how many individuals enter the contest/how many designs I really like. Starting out, there will be 6 slots. 
  6. The prizes might go up depending on number and quality of entries. Closer to the end of the contest, I might also try to purchase some commission slots from other artists around dA for prizes. 

Deadline Info: 
  1. These contests will begin on April 12, 2013. 
  2. Deadline for these contests is September 1st, 2013. It may be extended by one week after the end date if people are still working on their contest entries, but you must note me beforehand to let me know you'd like an extension. 

Art Contest Info: 
  1. For the art contest, draw one or more of my characters (listed below).
  2. I like all kinds of art (digital/traditional/etc.) so you can do anything, I don't have a preference for style, you can do anything (cartoon, realism, semi-realism, etc.). Writing entries are not accepted, however, sorry! 
  3. You may enter more than once, and you can win more than one prize.
  4. You may enter pictures that have more than one character, but please don't cross stories (for example, Kohu now has her own story, so please don't draw her with Tumoja/Ashki/Ari/etc.). I will be adding more characters as I finalize their looks. 
  5. I will be judging based on artistic quality and creativity. 
  6. If you have any other questions, comment here or note me please. I will be adding more characters over the summer as I draw more of them, so don't fret if a character you want to draw doesn't appear here yet - I'm still working on their reference! 
  7. To enter, send me a NOTE with a link to your picture, and state whether you're entering the art contest or the character design contest. You MUST post on DA so that I can link to the thumbnail. Please don't put the image into DA storage.
Character Design Contest info
  1. For the character design contest, design me an original character! It doesn't have to be for any particular story. 
  2. I like all kinds of art (digital/traditional/etc.) so you can do anything, I don't have a preference for style, you can do anything (cartoon, realism, semi-realism, etc.). Writing entries are not accepted, however, sorry! 
  3. You may enter more than once, and you can win more than one prize.
  4. I will be judging based on the character designs I like the best. :>
  5. I tend to prefer natural designs, but a little bright/non-natural color is fine too.
  6. I would like to see normal species (lions, tigers, dogs, cats, antelope, etc.). Some fantasy species (unicorns, dragons) are also fine. No personal made-up species, please, and no anthros, just regular animals. 
  7. Extra accessories (necklaces, bracelets, etc.) are all fine. 
  8. You may use bases to design the character, it doesn't need unique lineart unless you'd really like to. 
  9. If you win the contest, I get rights to the character. If you don't win the contest, you're free to sell or keep your unused design. 
  10. To enter, send me a NOTE with a link to your picture, and state whether you're entering the art contest or the character design contest. You MUST post on DA so that I can link to the thumbnail. Please don't put the image into DA storage.

Advertising rules and prizes:
  1. Advertising contest - Opening #2: Closed.
  2. Ends: Sunday, June 30th, at 6 PM EST. I will then use a random number generator online to pick a winner(s), and post the screencap of that.
  3. Please read all rules before posting.
  4. To enter, post a journal advertising the contest, then please post a comment in this journal with a link to your advertisement. You don't have to feature me ... I just would like a link to this contest journal. :) Then I'll put your name in a raffle for art. 
  5. The number of winners will depend on the number of entries I get. Right now (since there are no entries), there will be 1 winner. You will get a single-character bookmark with minimal background (like this: kohu-arts.deviantart.com/art/A…. I won't be printing out/sending the bookmarks, sorry; I'm still in the process of figuring out how to do this. But you can certainly print out the image when you get it for your own use!
  6. The number of tickets you get is exactly the # of watchers you have at the time that I see your advertising journal. 
  7. Tickets (CLOSED):
    1. 1-30: Sunidelite
    2. 31-1893: KanuTGL
    3. 1894-2146: AleuWolfess
    4. 2147-2250: Agmen12
  8. WINNER: sta.sh/0103iwdoex5b (KanuTGL!]

Characters:

Inheritance Characters

Setting: Africa. The Lion King III: Inheritance is a fan story that continues after the events of The Lion King I and The Lion King II. Obviously the Pridelands are one of the main settings for the story; the hyenas live deep in a desert just outside one of the mountain borders. I'll add a few more places a little later when I add more characters. You may draw the characters with some of the TLK characters too (Kovu, Kiara, Simba, Nala, etc.). :> 

Character #1: Fura
The daughter of Shenzi, Fura nurses a bitter hatred towards Simba and the Pridelanders after she saw her mother pulled down by the 'brutes' before her very eyes. After a little mishap with the Pridelanders' heir, Kopa, Fura flees with her clan to the relative safety of the desert. There, she grooms her daughters, Ua and Siha, to ultimately return to the Pridelands and reclaim their birthright. Fura clearly favors the eldest, Ua, the stronger and far more outgoing cub. Such obvious favoritism is slowly but surely inciting a very dangerous rivalry between the siblings as Siha grows desperate under the torments of her brutal, spoiled sister.  
Reference pictures: Inheritance - Prologue Page 1 by kohu-arts  [Cub image coming soon]

Character #2: Tumoja
The eldest son of Kovu and Kiara, Tumoja is next in line for the Pridelands throne. The trouble is, the heir - who is, sadly, the 'runt' of the litter - is too shy, sweet, reserved ... and something of a coward. Although they love him, his father Kovu and even his grandfather Simba are worried about his ability to take over the throne, with all the pressures a ruling King must deal with. Worse, his younger brother Ari teases him at every chance he can get, partly out of jealousy over what Tumoja will one day become. Eventually, his sibling's taunts and his father's doubts drive an adolescent Tumoja to run away from home during a time of rising conflict in the Pridelands. 
Reference pictures: Inheritance Reference - Tumoja [Cub] by kohu-arts (Adult image coming soon)

Character #3:  Ashki and Zeze
The youngest child of Kovu and Kiara, and their only daughter, Ashki is the the intelligent, logical one of the family. Unlike Tumoja, she is more than capable of sticking up for herself, and tends to express exasperation with her older brother Ari and her cousins' antics. Preferring the company of Zazu's only daughter, Zeze, over her rambunctious and often bickering siblings and cousins, Ashki is more often found roaming around the lands, learning all she can about other creatures and  making friends in the unlikeliest of places. She occasionally has a tendency to express a know-it-all attitude, but her heart is in the right place. 
Reference pictures: Ashki and Zeze by kohu-arts [Adult images coming soon]

Character #4: Coming soon. 

Messengers Characters

Setting: Post-apocalyptic Morocco, around 5024 A.D. 

Character #1: Coming soon.

Kohu's Story (no name yet) Characters

Setting: This story isn't very well fleshed out yet, but it has a great deal of Tibetan and Chinese influences - think snow, cherry blossoms, pavilions, mountains! 

Character #1: Kohu
Very shy, very quiet, very unsure of herself. More coming soon as I work on her story. :3 She has two main pelt colors - one a 'winter' pelt that's more grayscale in color, and a 'summer' pelt that's a bit more warm-gray in coloration (and her nose has a splash of paler pink to it with her summer pelt). 
Reference picture (winter pelt): Kohu Reference by kohu-arts Tibetan Mountains by DolphyDolphiana
Reference picture (summer pelt): Why Do You Have To Be So Cute, Kohu? by ShimiArt

Character #2: Coming soon. 



I think that's it! Please read everything before you note me with a question. :> 




Skin by Hanafae (modified by kohu-arts)
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yahiroxyuki Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
this is my entry. might upload the animated one if i have time :P
yahiroxyuki.deviantart.com/art…
thanks for holding the awesome contest and having such pretty characters to work with! :heart:
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kohu-arts Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013
:hug:! <3
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yahiroxyuki Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
can i draw kohu as a human?
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kohu-arts Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013
I'd prefer as a lioness only, since she doesn't really change forms into a human. :) 
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yahiroxyuki Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
k thanks. i think ill be able to make it in time with an entry. but just barely. hahha
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Lunalova Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013   Digital Artist
Hello, this is my entry for the contest: fav.me/d6m9vn4
I hope I can still make it. ^_^
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kohu-arts Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013
Yup! You definitely made it in time. :hug: Thank you so much for entering!
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LovelyIcePrincess Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Until when is the deadline , I want to try joining
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kohu-arts Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013
The 15th of this month (so this coming Sunday. :3).
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Seffiron Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013

My entry for the art contest!

seffiron.deviantart.com/art/Sa…

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