The Contest is now CLOSED. There is one more submission being made, so the judging will take place this weekend. Good luck everyone!
Time for this group's first Holiday/Christmas contest!
Up to 800pts in prizes X3
Here's the theme:
"No Longer Alone for the Holidays"
Let me explain~
The Story behind the Theme *MUST READ*
Before Akimoto Tsubaki went on her journey, she lived in a world where she was...well...not liked much. Ever since she was a little girl, she's had a curse on her. For those who havent read yet/dont plan to read, I cant tell you what her curse is, but I will say that it's kept people from wanting to be around her--not only that, but because of the spreading gossip about how people should stay away from her, people were afraid to get any closer. There was one person other than her older sister that liked Aki, but she wasnt allowed to spend the holidays with Aki because her parents and family did not like the idea of her spending time with a "bad influence" such as Aki.
Aki's parents only paid attention to their other daughter Kajou and didnt care for Aki, especially during the holidays. Kajou was the only one to be sincere and loving to Aki, but even that wasnt enough because Aki felt alone, seeing everyone else around her be happy, not knowing why this time of year had to be so rotten for her.
Of course, things got even worse when Kajou died. Aki now had absolutely NO ONE to spend the holidays or christmas with. On a certain level, it was nice to see others happy...but she grew to hate this time of year
Now, Aki is 18 years old, has been on her journey for a while, and has NEVER had a chance to have a real Christmas or truly celebrate the holidays.
In this contest, you guys have to include the main protagonist of Love Hurts 5 Ways, Akimoto "Aki" Tsubaki.
This can be manga pages, comic strip, a short one-shot fanfic, cosplay (as if this would ever happen), crafts, or a pic (digital or traditional)--or any sort of visual media showing that Aki isnt alone for the holidays
You must put her with at least 1 other person from LH5W. And they must be celebrating Christmas, New Years, a winter festival, or any winter holiday with her. For this is the first time that Aki is truly spending this time of year with people she cares about and who care about her. Therefore there must be one other person with her or it can be a whole group. But the point is for Aki to not be alone.
YOU ALSO MUST STAY TRUE TO AKI'S PERSONALITY
You ask: "But i haven't read the story (yet) how do i know what her personality is?"
Well i'm glad you asked!
Study her profile/reference page~
And here's her hair reference: [link]
You can also read things to get a sense of what her persaonality is like:
But overall, she is a tsundere-ish, She gives off a somewhat serious (kind of like a "back off" kind of look) or passive facade, but she can also have a smugness about her as well. If you do have her smile, it would be small and its almost NEVER a big smile or laugh. She's not used to people being so nice to her, so she may be blushing a bit in the pic from being slightly uncomfortable (but happy).
And just so that no one misses this...
HER EYES DO NOT HAVE A SHINE AT THE TOP
If you choose her longer, shoulder-length hair...
IT CURLS UP AT THE ENDS
You prolly wont show her chest, but by any chance if you do, keep in mind that SHE HAS A SCAR IN BETWEEN HER CLEAVAGE
Just adding those in because they are important details
YOU CAN DRESS THEM UP IN WHATEVER WINTER ATTIRE YOU'D LIKE AS LONG AS IT SEEMS LIKE ITS SOMETHING THEY WOULD WEAR. So it can be modern clothing, formal, traditional Chinese or Japanese, etc. As long as it works and is winter appropriate.
CHARACTERS YOU CAN PUT HER WITH
You can draw her with mostly anyone from the anime Inuyasha, Fruits Basket, Ouran High School Host Club, D.N.Angel, or Fushigi Yuugi as well as my other OC Shokyoku.
The people you CANT draw her with for reasons such as Aki hasnt met them, or if they're dead are:
-Kajou (cuz she's dead)
-Mitsukake or Chiriko (hasnt met yet)
-Tohru Honda or Kagome Higurashi (hasnt met at all)
-...(i'll think of the rest later)
IF YOU DONT KNOW, MAKE SURE TO ASK ME WHAT AKI'S RELATIONSHIP WITH PEOPLE ARE SO THAT YOU CAN GET IT CORRECT.
The situation can be romantic or friendly--I'm open for creativity X3
The entries will be judged by the admins--who are very familiar with Aki and her character--and myself. There will be a 1st, 2nd, and a 3rd prize winner.
(more prizes will be added in the future)
1st prize winner will get
1 free full-body digital drawing by me
1 free full-bodied manga-toned drawing by
1 full body drawing of any character with background colored with markers or colored pencil. by
1 free full fanart with a full color background from
1 free half-bodied colored pic with BG by
1 free full-bodied pencil pic by
2nd prize winner will get
1 free waist-up digital drawing by me
1 free half-body manga-toned drawing by
1 waist up drawing of any character without background colored with colored pencil by
1 free half-body commission with white background by
1 free half-bodied watercolor pic by
1 free full-bodied colored pic by
3rd prize winner will get
1 free digital chibi drawing by me
1 free digital chibi manga-toned drawing by
1 waist up lineart drawing of any character by
1 half-body sketch by
WE CAN ALWAYS USE MORE DONORS It would be EXTREMELY NICE AND YOU WILL BE LOVED FOREVER!!!!
Submit your entry to the contest folder entitled: "No Longer Alone for the Holidays Contest" in the OR post the link under this journal and I'll add it to the group.
No limit for entries in this contest ^^
GOOD LUCK TO EVERYONE AND WE LOOK FORWARD TO YOUR ENTRIES.
If you have any questions, dont hesitate to ask. ^_^
ADMINS, FEEL FREE TO PARTICIPATE AS WELL IF YOU'D LIKE
THOSE WHO ARE DONATING PRIZES CAN ALSO PARTICIPATE! Whatever you were donating, if you win, I'll give that to YOU as well! Like...if you win first and you are a prize donator and you were willing to draw a sketch for the winner, then I'll draw you a sketch PLUS the full digital drawing i promised X3
Deadline: January 26
I kno the deadline is WAAAAY past the holidays, but i'd really like people to have enough time to do this and have as much entries as possible. ^^
P.S This isnt necessary, but it would be super awesome for those who plan on participating to feature this journal in a journal to help spread the word around please Again, this isnt necessary, i'd just really appreciate it ^_^
Oh! And if you kno you're gonna participate, it would be nice for you to comment below so that we can have an idea of how many to expect!
THANK YOU ALL AGAIN FOR READING!!!