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Artisan's Contest XIX - Winners! - Admiral - 06-24-2016 02:44 AM


Artisan's Contest XIX: Flora and Fauna of the Dark Lands

"Aaaargh! It's got my leg!"



We had a slew of clever entries this time around, spanning natural and unnatural ambush creatures to mutant monsters and horrific bugs. The creativity and quality on show in this round of contest is evident. Well done, everyone!

And the winners are...

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1st Place: Entry #4 - Abecedar!
2nd Place: Entry #2 - Fuggit Khan!
3rd Place (Tie): Entry #1 - Enjoysrandom!
3rd Place (Tie): Entry #5 - Jackswift!



The entry key!
You can share your love for each entry by donating slaves to the owners of the entries!

01 - Enjoysrandom
02 - Fuggit Khan
03 - Admiral
04 - Abecedar
05 - Jackswift

And congratulations to Fuggit Khan, who has earned a silver Veteran's Medal by entering 10 Artisan's Contests and Golden Hat competitions!

Slaves and medals are coming! Should you have earned a new Veteran's Medal (gained at 5, 10, 15, 20, 25 and 30 main contests entered), please contact us and link us all your entries in all previous Golden Hat and Artisan's Contest competitions (note: Scribe's Contest does not count towards this purpose, but have its own Veteran Scribe's Medal).

And now for the gold prize! Abecedar will be contacted by Bloodbeard in the coming days to receive this grim character:



A big "thanks" to everyone who participated and voted, as well as a big thanks to Grimstonefire for his prize donation!

And that's it for this round of Artisan's Contest, folks. Now let's see the participants' entries in the blogs. Wink

Next up, Scribe's Contest!

The Staff


RE: Artisan's Contest XIX - Winners! - Herby - 06-24-2016 02:50 AM

My congratulations!!

I knew it. Entry #4 - Abecedar!

To be honest it was quite obviously. He has a unique personal style. This time it is the best entry for sure. Like I said before. It fits the theme best. Especially if you compare it with the stuff from the others.

I like it a lot. Good idea to create a plant with use of a real plant. And it tells a little story. Poor orc. That's charming.
Reminds a bit of Sarlacc and this tentacle beast from Enemy Mine.


RE: Artisan's Contest XIX - Winners! - Loidrial - 06-24-2016 03:02 AM

Herby Wrote:
My congratulations!!

I knew it. Entry #4 - Abecedar!

To be honest it was quite obviously. He has a unique personal style.

i had the same feeling too.
instead fuggit with his nausicaa bug totally got me, i would have never guess


RE: Artisan's Contest XIX - Winners! - Abecedar - 06-24-2016 03:04 AM

Thanks everyone for voting and thanks Staff for another fun competition.   My first ever Gold.

Thanks Herby.  I saw Enemy Mine at the Theatres when it came out.  30 years ago now. I'll have to find it because I can only remember the turtle thingies


RE: Artisan's Contest XIX - Winners! - Admiral - 06-24-2016 03:34 AM

Very good use of materials, you jolly Australian! And no you don't retire because you've got a gold medal. Tongue

The orc and lizard being dragged into the plant are great details, and the small creatures not caught by it add quite some life to the scene. But best of all are the tracks left in the ground. Those tracks are brilliant, and add movement to the diorama. Bloody well done!

A well deserved winner, but the others work in the setting, too. Entry #1 shows off the scale of mutation and industrial pollution well. All isn't fine in the Dark Lands. #2 can easily be expected to be found tunneling among cracked lava stone, getting eaten by Magma Dragons and suchlike (big predators need big prey), and preying upon smaller creatures than itself as well as feeding off fungi, plants and carcasses. With #5 the Daemonic connection is more than likely. A monster in a lava stream masquerading as a bridge to lure unsuspecting mortals across? It's just brilliant and out of this world.

Good entries folks!

Also, here's some background thinking on entry #3. I'm curious to see the other entrants thoughts on their own Dark Lands creatures.


RE: Artisan's Contest XIX - Winners! - TheHoodedMan - 06-24-2016 03:48 AM

Congratulations Cheers!!


RE: Artisan's Contest XIX - Winners! - Kamphre - 06-24-2016 04:22 AM

Well done everyone !
Abecedar, your entry was very imaginative, such a cool idea !


RE: Artisan's Contest XIX - Winners! - Dînadan - 06-24-2016 04:35 AM

Congrats Abeceder.  Commiserations Admiral on being the only one without a medal, surely we can whip up a special joke one for you? Tongue Wink

Would never have guessed #2 was Fuggit's Shock


RE: Artisan's Contest XIX - Winners! - Jackswift - 06-24-2016 10:12 AM

Great finish to the winners. Another fun contest.  Abecedar, your's had my vote.  The use of materials was very clever, and the orc and lizard details were great.  The detail however that sold me on the piece were the root traceries beneath the soil.  Well done!  Takes Hat off

Congrats to Fuggit Khan and Enjoysrandom! as well.  Nice job gentlemen!  Cheers!

Cheers, JR


RE: Artisan's Contest XIX - Winners! - Fuggit Khan - 06-24-2016 12:53 PM

Holy Hashut!? I won??? Shock
Whaaaaaaaaat? I demand a recount! Tongue Wink
Seriously, I'm very stunned that I won, I truly think everybody had better entries than mine.
Congratulations to everybody, these were all excellent entries and each one was uniquely creative and well painted/presented. Great stuff Cheers!
And a special congrats to Abecedar for your first (well deserved) Gold!
And good job Enjoysrandom! A medal on your first contest Cheers!


Dînadan Wrote:
Would never have guessed #2 was Fuggit's Shock

I thought for sure that you of all people would've figured it out...you have quite an eye for spotting small details Tongue Wink