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Pick your favourite Drawings to win 2000 points

Journal Entry: Sat Jan 9, 2016, 10:07 AM



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 2015



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 :)


Over the years this has proven to be really popular with the competition receiving literally 1.000's of views and comments - so I hope that everyone who reads this will have a go - after all it is just a bit of fun and anyone could win the 2000 points


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


Everyone can nominate their favourite graphite pencil/charcoal drawing's of 2015 from each of the following categories;


Portrait
Animal
Still Life

Landscape/Scenery

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 2015, 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 2015 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 some of my favourite pieces in each category below :)


Portrait - Novus by Redfox999 Ana Maria Ilinca drawing 23 by caiusaugustus Darla in graphite. by markstewart

Animal - Orangutan in The Rain by Bengtern FREE ME ! by stonedsour887 AMERICAN PRIDE by MiroDesign

Still Life - Macallan 30 by zephyrxavier Peugeout by toniart57 Out To Pasture by MalcolmShortt

Landscape/Scenery - Eiffel tower by MiStr8022 Hyperrealism. Big Ben pencil drawing by keithmore2000

Movies & TV - Corleone by Mahbopoli Freddy Kruger by MrYorkie Charlie Chaplin by donchild




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) 

60%
274 deviants said I don't care - I didn't do it for a response.
22%
103 deviants said If I comment on an artwork I would like to recieve a reply.
15%
67 deviants said All of the above
2%
10 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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Vladimir12908 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2016
Thank you for the favorite!
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raakapepino Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you much for the llama :)
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black-dog2008 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for the llama! CURSE YOU! I am a dummy!  

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raakapepino Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much for llama :)
Your artwork is incredible!
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Thank you very well!
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rawrdoodles Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the Llama!
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Ernimator Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2016  Professional Filmographer
Thanks for the Llama and the awesome artwork.
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BichodeLuz10 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
hi I am from argentina

y quiero decirte que desde hoy sos mi idolo, muy impresionante lo que haces, algun dia quiero llegar a ese nivel
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oh man oh man oh man
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Thank you so much for the llama~ ^_^
Happy new year :D
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Great art!
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Very happy birthday to you!
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Thank you :hug: 
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Happy Birthday (and of course - Merry Christmas!)

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Appreciate it - (and of course Merry Christmas back to you :))
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         Wish you all the best! I love deviantART! 
    Hope you have a wonderful day! :D (Big Grin)
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Thank you so much for the lovely message - Hope you are having a wonderful Christmas :)
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Hello paul! and happy birthday XD I wish you a good day with family and friends and a happy new year (in few days :p)
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Thank you for the wonderful message - having a great drawing Christmas - Merry Christmas to you and yours :)
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Happy Birthday !! :party:
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Appreciate it - Merry Christmas :)
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