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Win 2000 Points (UPDATE)

Journal Entry: Tue Dec 30, 2014, 12:11 PM


With less than 10 days until the end of the month, you still have time to submit your nominations for your favourite Graphite/Pencil/Charcoal drawings of 2014 - so come on we could still do with some more nominations.


To keep things simple and to be very clear - at this stage all you need to do is leave a comment at the end of this journal nominating your favourite Black & White drawings in Graphite Pencil or Charcoal. That's it! nothing too difficult, nothing too complicated :D (Please make sure they were submitted to DA in 2014)


Just put them under the headings of; Portrait, Animal, Still Life, Surreal, Movies and TV - and I will do the rest.


You can leave your nominations as thumb nails, or links - you can even nominate your own work - no limit on the number of nominations either :D
So please, please please get you nominations in soon - and whilst your there, have a look at the nominations already made - some brilliant work I am sure you will agree, and I am sure there are still many more deserving pieces of pencil work out there that should be added :)




Once the nominations have all been entered they will be sorted and a short list will be presented for voting - I will then tell you how you can get your hands on the 2000 points up for grabs :)









I thought the title may grab your attention :)

At this time of the year I like to hold a contest to find out what you liked in the world of Pencil/Graphite/Charcoal drawings on DA in 2014


However the contest has a little bit of a twist in that the voters get the prizes rather than the artists! Why? Well the artists already get lots of praise, faves, watchers and comments - so this contest gives their loyal and faithful supporters a chance to win some points :)


This is the idea (plan)......


Everyone can nominate their favourite graphite pencil/charcoal drawing's of 2014 from each of the following categories;


Portrait
Animal
Still Life
Surreal
Movies and TV


You can nominate more than one for each category, and you can nominate your own work or someone else's, you do not have to nominate a drawing for all categories  - the only rule is that they must have been submitted to DA in 2014, and into the same DA category.


I will then select the 5 most popular for each category, and ask everyone to vote on their favourites via a new journal to be issued in February - the drawings that receive the highest number of votes in each category wins - to the winners they get the praise and the glory, and featured on the watchers gallery and my own profile page.  


And the voter(s) that predict the winners in each category correctly will receive their share in the 2000 point prize pot (If more than 1 person predicts all 5 correctly then the points will be shared). 


So to repeat;
1. Submit your favourite drawings of 2014 by adding a comment below with the thumbnail and the category(s) you want to submit them to.
2. I will select the 5 most popular to go through to the voting stage.
3. Vote for your favourite in each category (you will get a chance to vote in a new journal at the end of January)
4. I will count up the votes and announce the winners in each category.
5. The person(s) who's votes matched the results will win a share of the 2000 points prize
The first part of the contest will be open until the end of January - and the voting will begin in February for 10 days
I will start the ball rolling by submitting my favourite pieces in each category below :)


Portrait -        Untitled II by Redfox999

Animal -          Polar Bear by AmBr0

Still Life -        Alchemy (not photo) by Natal-Zhade

Surreal -         Augmented Reality by JonoDry

Movies & TV - Rick Grimes - The Walking Dead by Chrisbakerart



I hope I have not made it too complicated - if I have just ask and I will try to explain better.   You can also look at last years journals to see how it works....

1500 Point GiveawayI thought the title may grab your attention :)
OK so here is the idea; 
It seems that every time you turn on a TV, open a Newspaper or boot up the internet you are bombarded with images of smartly dressed men and (for the most part) ridiculously dressed women receiving silver, black, gold or plastic statues - yes it is awards time again, and I was thinking wouldn't it be fun to have our own little awards ceremony here on DA - call them the D-Oscars or something :)
Of course there are too many different types of art to cover awards for every category - so I will stick to just graphite pencil and charcoal - someone else can cover other categories :)  Then I thought well the winners of the awards will already be getting lots of praise, kudos, faves, watchers and wonderful comments - so why not award the voters rather as well as the artists? 
This is the idea (plan) 
Everyone can nominate their favourite graphite pencil/charcoal drawing of 2013 from each of the followin
Vote for the Best of 2013 and Win 1500 PointsJust a quick reminder to everyone to vote for your favourite drawings of 2013 and grab a chance to win 1500 points :). More information below - remember competition will end on Monday 10th February.
First of all I would like to thank everyone for all of their submissions into this contest to find the favourite graphite/charcoal works of 2013.
We had 77 nominations across all category's and you can see all of the nominations by clicking here....http://paul-shanghai.deviantart.com/journal/1500-Point-Giveaway-428882289
Now for the fun part - the voting :)
As I tried to explain before the nominations have been broken down into the Top 5 for each of the following categories;
1. Portrait
2. Animal
3. Still Life
4. Surreal
5. Movies and TV
The Top 5 has been derived by a selection of those drawings nominated more than once (automatic selection) and where needed I have added a few more from the rest of the nominations made. 
So here is how you can win 1500 points :D:D 
Vote for
Your Favourite Work of 2013First of all you will noticed that I changed the title of this 'competition' from "Best" to "Favourite" - a subtle change for most, but I received a few notes from people saying that it was wrong to compare work, or 'Best' is the wrong term to use when comparing art.  I have to agree, and hate to see people describe one piece of work as 'better' than another (Even if I have fell into the trap myself on more than one occasion).  Art is subjective, and down to individual tastes, cultures, intelligence, influences and expectations - to name just a few.
So this competition is now about what your favourite pieces of pencil/charcoal work were in 2013 :)
Some facts and figures first;
77 Nominations
5 category's
285 votes
57 voters
708 views
Not as many votes as I would have liked, but still a very good turn out.  So without further ado here are the favourite pencil/charcoal drawings as voted by you in 2013.
Portrait


Skin by SimplySilent

Which of the following is the most important to you? (Please comment why also) 

59%
239 deviants said I don't care - I didn't do it for a response.
22%
89 deviants said If I comment on an artwork I would like to recieve a reply.
15%
61 deviants said All of the above
2%
9 deviants said If I add someone to my Watch list - I would like to recieve a thankyou
1%
5 deviants said If I fave an artwork I would like to recieve a thank you.

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tulf42 Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for badging back! :D
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Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Likewise :D
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Vladimir12908 Featured By Owner 5 days ago
Thank you for the DW!
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EduardoLeon Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the watch!!!   Great gallery here
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Thebit846 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you for the Llama. :D
Your drawings are awesome, and I hope to see more of them in the next time. :)
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Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very kind of you to say -thank you :)
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sushan89 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2015
Thanks for the llama :D
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Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for the faves, watch etc. :D
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bloodbendingmaster97 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the llama! :D
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Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No problem - thanks for the faves etc :)
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bloodbendingmaster97 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No problem! ;)
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EnricoFossat Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2015  New member Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your drawings are so beautifuls!!!!! you are talented congratulations. I love them :)
They are so particulars and I like so much the subjects :)

I would be very glad to receive a comment or a watch from an artist like you....so, visit my page if you want to...:)

Enrico
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Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for the kind comments - your gallery is great, I especially like the 'graffiti' style - 'Splash' and 'Rem-Fase' pieces - keep up the good work :)
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EnricoFossat Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2015  New member Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much :)
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Prakorimas Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for 3D Llama Badge !!!
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Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for the faves etc. :)
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Prakorimas Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome!
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beardgains Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2015  New member
I'd like permission to use some of your art? particular the hand gun. can you email me at getbeardgains@gmail.com
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Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
For what purpose? Send me a not please.
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Panther567 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
You do incredible work. I showed most of your gallery to my wife and she could not believe that they are all drawings. She said 'I swear that is a photograph.' I said 'No, everything that you have seen have all been drawings.' 👍 
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Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I am glad you and your wife like my work, I tend to aim for realistic rather than realism - but it makes me incredibly happy to hear that you think they look like photographs - appreciate the feedback, thank you :)
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CrazyShibaLady Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much for the llama, it's much appreciated! 8D
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Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No Problem - have a great New Year :D
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Darkchaser Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2014
thank you so much for the llama Thanks For The Llama Emote 
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Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you :)
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