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Update:-

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. :D 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 :doh:). 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. :dummy: 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! :D 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 :dummy:)

What do I have to do?


:star:Art me a skunk!:star:

If you hadn't guessed, I quite like skunks.

Skunky Pixel by ToySkunkSpirit: Skunk of the Cimarron by ToySkunkSkunky Painting by ToySkunk

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:

:star: 22:00 (GMT) 4th Feb 2014 :star:


How do I enter?

:star:Art me a skunk, submit it as a deviation, then comment in this journal with the link to the deviation!:star:

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. :dummy: 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 :hug:

Any other rules?


:bulletred: 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.
:bulletred: Visual art only please, I'm really really sorry :noes: But I cannot compare a poem and a painting. I sorry!!!
:bulletred: The art must be done by you. No stealing art!
:bulletred: 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.

Skunkytime3 by ToySkunkSkunkytime2 by ToySkunk

If you want more reference pictures of skunks, I uploaded loads of my two here!

sta.sh/21kxyz4w6prx


See the entries here:

toyskunk.deviantart.com/favour…


What else have you been doing?

I drew a page of mustelids:

Mustelids+Mephitidae by ToySkunk

I'm still sewing this horrendously complex thing:

Closeup of thingy by ToySkunk

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:iconbuta-chan:
buta-chan Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014
well, i think that even if people think its unfair that the contest extends it is also unfair to the host if they don't get the worth of the prize they are giving away so i still respect the hosts wishes if they think it would benefit a lot of people if the contest is extended.. specially if it would benefit them. It is their money and effort in holding the contest after all. i am saying this even if i never held any contests before... ^ w ^ 
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Theeroos Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Another last minute entry (:
fav.me/d752u0l
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:icontoyskunk:
ToySkunk Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014  Professional General Artist
:lol: That is hilarious, perfect skunk rampant food obsession captured here. :heart:
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:iconpurenai:
purenai Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My entry: fav.me/d752qwa
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:icontoyskunk:
ToySkunk Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014  Professional General Artist
Gorgeous! I love that you did an albino one. :D
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:iconwerewolfptstudios:
WerewolfPTStudios Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
werewolfptstudios.deviantart.c… honestly not happy with it. I had plans for the design but I can't draw skunks well. Will probably remake in a few months, just to prove that someday I'll be able to draw skunks. XD
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:icontoyskunk:
ToySkunk Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014  Professional General Artist
They're very cute, I would definitely say that you can draw skunks just fine! Thank you :D :heart:
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:iconwerewolfptstudios:
WerewolfPTStudios Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hehe.. thanks.
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:iconjessicadunn:
JessicaDunn Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014   General Artist
Oh god, I actually managed to finish in time... *falls over*  
That's the best photo I have of it for the moment, I'm even rushing to go out right now. NO TIME TO DO ANYTHING! *cries* 


You must be loving seeing all these lil skunks everywhere! Hehe!
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:icontoyskunk:
ToySkunk Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014  Professional General Artist
!!!! :heart:
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:iconjessicadunn:
JessicaDunn Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014   General Artist
This is a slightly clearer photo.
jessicadunn.deviantart.com/art…
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:iconwerewolfptstudios:
WerewolfPTStudios Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
*sighs in relief* I didn't think I could make the deadline, thanks for entension
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:icontoyskunk:
ToySkunk Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Professional General Artist
That's quite alright! I know not everyone was happy about it but I tried to compromise.
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:iconwerewolfptstudios:
WerewolfPTStudios Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
*extention
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:iconproudtortoise:
ProudTortoise Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014
:squee: Your skunks are so cute!
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:icontoyskunk:
ToySkunk Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Professional General Artist
:giggle: They know it. They're so grumpy at the moment though - they're coming to the end of their hibernation so they aren't inclined to gorge themselves anymore, but they're still tired - it's difficult to encourage them to do anything!
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:iconskunkskunky:
skunkskunky Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014
I hope I get to see the entries. ^_^
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:icontoyskunk:
ToySkunk Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014  Professional General Artist
There is a link to them in the journal I think! I'm pretty sure I put them there...
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:iconskunkskunky:
skunkskunky Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014
All I found were your skunk pics. I'm talking about the entries that others make. ^_^
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:icontoyskunk:
ToySkunk Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014  Professional General Artist
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:iconskunkskunky:
skunkskunky Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014
They're all so cute! Except the decapitated skunk. That's scary! 
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:icontoyskunk:
ToySkunk Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Professional General Artist
It is, I come to expect that sort of style from SadistSkunk!
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:iconsadistskunk:
SadistSkunk Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
:iconcryforeverplz: I think it's still cute!
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:iconskunkskunky:
skunkskunky Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014
Considering you name, and icon. I don't find that surprising. :XD:
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:iconsadistskunk:
SadistSkunk Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
(and the fact that I drew it. :paranoid:)
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:iconxsky-featherx:
XSky-FeatherX Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist

I would say don't extend it!!! It wouldn't be fair


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:icontoyskunk:
ToySkunk Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014  Professional General Artist
I realise that is an issue yes :( I gave it a tiny, tiny extension, which works out quite conveniently for me anyway (as I definitely won't be at home on the original deadline day). I'm trying to come up with a compromise to please everyone!
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:iconwiccanwt:
WiccanWT Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I think your compromise was fair, By the way, even though I posted saying i didn't think it should be extended, I voted "I don't care" cause honestly, I have my opinion yes.. but as far as what you do, i don't really care either way. So don't worry about hurting my feelings =p I just thought I should post my actual opinion aside from my vote.
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:icontoyskunk:
ToySkunk Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014  Professional General Artist
Oh that's okay. :D I do like to know what people think!
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:iconwiccanwt:
WiccanWT Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:)
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:iconwiccanwt:
WiccanWT Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
*takes in a huge deep breath*

Here we go... *closes eyes and submits entry*

I am a skunk! by WiccanWT
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:icontoyskunk:
ToySkunk Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014  Professional General Artist
:lmao: That is hilarious. Thank you!! You found a very entertaining solution. :D
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:iconwiccanwt:
WiccanWT Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
She was very determined on winning something for her mommy ^^

Im glad to anyone that I could make smile with this piece of work :heart:
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:iconthatonenerdybroad:
thatonenerdybroad Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
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:icontoyskunk:
ToySkunk Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thank you! :D :heart:
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:icondeerpuff:
deerpuff Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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:icontoyskunk:
ToySkunk Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014  Professional General Artist
Brill, thank you! :hug:
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:icondeerpuff:
deerpuff Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
no problem! :D
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:iconskunkskunky:
skunkskunky Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014
Oh gosh. I don't know.
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:icontoyskunk:
ToySkunk Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014  Professional General Artist
Go on, do a doodle :D
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:iconskunkskunky:
skunkskunky Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014
I'm too shy for a contest. Fun yes, contest... eep! *Hides*
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:icontoyskunk:
ToySkunk Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014  Professional General Artist
But it's very informal! :D You know you'd get no negativity here. :hug:
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:iconskunkskunky:
skunkskunky Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014
Umm..... :ashamed:
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:icontoyskunk:
ToySkunk Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014  Professional General Artist
No hiding! :giggle:
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:iconskunkskunky:
skunkskunky Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014
Ok then.... Stinking! :giggle: "PSSSSSSSSSSSSSSFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSFFFFFFFFF
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!" PeeeeeU! :love: :heart: :giggle:
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:icontoyskunk:
ToySkunk Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Professional General Artist
:lol: Oh dear, maybe it's best not to enter the contest in that case..!
That reminds me, I really want a spray plz icon to go with my avatar, I should make one!
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:iconoperia:
Operia Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I totally have to be in on this
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:icontoyskunk:
ToySkunk Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014  Professional General Artist
I'd be delighted if you were! The deadline's extended by 48 hours just so you know. :)
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:iconeyad-mangafreak:
Eyad-mangafreak Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014  Hobbyist
Will upload my entry in a minute, I hope you like it :3
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:icontoyskunk:
ToySkunk Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014  Professional General Artist
Oh I do! :D Thank you!
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