I made a poll to enquire about whether you would like to have the deadline extended for the contest... and so far (at the time of this update) I have 4 people saying that they would like a deadline extension and 5 people saying that they would find it unfair if there was a deadline extension (I was aware that this opinion might be issued, hence why it was included in the poll).
Sooo... ermm... I'm not really sure what to do here with an alllllllmost (almost) 50/50 opinion, as I really don't want to be unfair to anyone. Obviously there was one more person voting negatively than positively, but the numbers are so small that I don't want to let down any individual voters. I was going to extend the deadline an extra week, but I don't want to be unfair to the people who voted negatively, so I'm going to compromise (... sort of) and extend the deadline by only 48 hours, and also suggest that you submit even unfinished work so that I can see it. So if you just have a sketch or something vague, please let me still take a little look at it!
This is the best compromise I can think of, and I suspect that it's just going to annoy people on both sides rather than satisfy anyone (i.e... I still haven't given you much extra time to work with... but I have certainly extended the deadline ). But it's the best that I can do with a poll that is quite weighted on both sides (which I wasn't expecting!).
Sorry about that! Next time I do a contest, I'll make it longer, but I won't change the date at all. Your new deadline is:
22:00 (GMT) 4th Feb 2014
Win 3 months premium membership!
Since my giveaway the other week was such a success, I thought I'd do something new... but this time I'm upping the stakes a little. I don't want to bore you all witless by always doing giveaways, because that means that it's all left down to chance. This time, it's going to be a contest! Only a little one to start with, we'll see how it goes and in the future I might do bigger ones (watch me if you want to be updated on such journals - also I will give you a llama, how lovely )
What do I have to do?
Art me a skunk!
If you hadn't guessed, I quite like skunks.
So what I'd like to ask you to do for this contest is to draw a skunk. Or sculpt a skunk. Or any other art-media-you-can-think-of a skunk. Or even photograph a skunk (if you have one to hand... I have two in my house, but I don't suppose many of you will, so probably stick with representing one in some other artistic medium, yeah? I don't want anyone getting sprayed by chasing wild skunks around with a camera).
This is a visual contest, because I find it really difficult to compare literature and poetry to visual art.
How long do I have?
This is only a little contest, with a relatively small prize, so this contest will be only a fortnight long. That means that the deadline is:
22:00 (GMT) 4th Feb 2014
How do I enter?
Art me a skunk, submit it as a deviation, then comment in this journal with the link to the deviation!
Only one entry per person, please! Make as many edits as you like to the entry - as long as it's before the deadline. And please don't note me with the link to your submission - just comment in this journal. Notes have the potential to either scare me or make me think that people want to commission me, and I will get too excitable, which will make my sleeping schedule go all funny.
What about the judging?
I'll pick my top three, then make a poll and you guys can pick the ultimate winner. In the future, if I do bigger contests, I'll hand all the voting power over to you folks so you'll have a chance to vote on all of the entries. But this one is only a small contest with a very specific subject, and I am highly qualified to judge skunks (honest). So I'll choose three!
What do I win, again?
The final winner gets a 3 month premium subscription. Runners up (the other two I pick for the poll) will get 100 points each, too!
The 200 point runners up prize has been kindly donated by silk824! Thank you
Any other rules?
Please no mature content, i.e. no skunks with weird genital emphasis or giant leaky boobies or suchlike (anthro is fine, just... just, you know what I mean. No giant nipple action or anything plz). I have pet skunks and they're my babies and that kind of art will make me sad.
Visual art only please, I'm really really sorry But I cannot compare a poem and a painting. I sorry!!!
The art must be done by you. No stealing art!
I might add more rules if something comes up as a frequently asked question but right now I am too dumb to think of any more problems or misunderstandings that may occur as a result of this competition
Wait you have skunks in your house?
Yes. They like broccoli and blueberries.
If you want more reference pictures of skunks, I uploaded loads of my two here!
See the entries here:
What else have you been doing?
I drew a page of mustelids:
I'm still sewing this horrendously complex thing: