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ClubKenshin Contest 2012: Black & White

Journal Entry: Tue May 1, 2012, 12:34 PM


Thank you to all those who submitted entries and those who donated prizes! The contest is officially closed and judging now begins. The results will be posted as soon as possible.




Deadline:
:bulletred: Friday, August 31, 2012 11:59 PM MST :bulletred:

Summer '12 Contest: Black and White!

Now comes our third annual contest! The theme? Black and White. There are three categories to which you can submit your entries: 1) Manga. 2) Solid. 3) Sketchy. Details on each category are below. In essence, what with this being such a big year for RuroKen, and the very exciting announcement about the new manga in May and in August, we've decided to hold a contest in tribute to the beloved series in its original form: MANGA!

The secondary theme, the subject you are to depict, is either honor, courage or redemption. You can depict this as either a strict theme, or something more subtle. You can even just insert one of these words in the dialogue of your manga, or the title of your submission. We're looking for "vibe", essentially. The entry must have Kenshin as the central character.

The categories:

1) Manga
Your entry into this category can be one to five pages long. It must be manga-style panels, but it can be either right-to-left or left-to-right, in your own art-style or Nobuhiro Watsuki's. You must link your pages together in the artist's comments, and submit only the first page to the contest folder. It can be either digital or traditional.

Examples of manga art:
RK Comic: Just Being There P.5 by red-winged-angel Yakusoku chap 1 ::PAGE 8:: by Koyuki12


2) Solid
By solid, we mean a single full-blown piece--whether traditional, digital, photograph, prose or poem--wherein the work is polished. Sketchy art is not to be submitted to this category. Solid art generally means inking, filling-in with black, and having some sort of background or finished feel. You can submit prose and poetry, as that's a form of black and white. In regards to prose, keep it under 2,000 words. We also accept black and white cosplay pictures.

Examples of solid art:
Rurouni Kenshin by lety-camara Kenshin by omittchi Himura Kenshin by Kimura-Shinjiru Kenshin by Guu-chaan


3) Sketchy
As the name implies, sketchy art goes here. Sketchy, however, doesn't mean sloppy. Take your time. We're not looking for doodles, but sketches in either digital or traditional medias. Backgrounds aren't necessary.

Examples of sketchy art:
Kenshin by AAzAAmi Sexy Kenshin by runeechan Himura Kenshin Sketch RK by ZeroSleep


Contest Rules
:bulletblue: We reserve the right to reject any entry at any time.
:bulletblue: Group members ONLY may participate.
:bulletblue: Prize doners may enter.
:bulletblue: No mature entries. This is an all-ages contest. Keep violence and/or sensuality to a minimum.
:bulletblue: One entry per category per member. In other words, you can submit an entry into each category, but only once.
:bulletblue: Entries must be your own work. No tracing, screenshots or manipulations.
:bulletblue: Other RK characters (Kaoru, Sanosuke, Yahiko, Tomoe, whomever) may be present, just be sure Kenshin is also present in your submission. No OCs allowed.
:bulletblue: Black and white only. Traditional or digital or mixed is acceptable. If you add hints of color (eyes, blood, whatever), that's acceptable. But hints only, people.
:bulletblue: Entries will be judged according to technique, time spent, and feeling conveyed. For best chances at winning, take your time and give it your all.
:bulletblue: Upon submitting an entry, note the club or comment on this journal, letting us know which submitted deviation is your entry. Please enter contest entry into the contest folder under the proper sub-folder. After the contest, it will be moved into its proper gallery.
:bulletblue: Any questions or concerns? Comment here or note the club.


The Winners!
Congratulations to our winners of the 2012 ClubKenshin Contest! It was tough to decide between all the beautiful entries, but ultimately we made our decision. We kept in mind the themes Redemption, Honor and Courage; we studied the art and read the artist's comments, and finally it came down to these:

Manga Category
Dreams by Nichii by :iconnichii:
Feature from LyzzART
25 points from Mirrasae
Sketch Request from Nichii
Two month feature from our affiliate SaiMono
One Month Subscription from littlenechan


Solid Category
Redemption by Englehart by :iconenglehart:
Feature from LyzzART
25 points from Mirrasae
Sketch Request from Nichii
Two month feature from our affiliate SaiMono
Color Request from littlenechan
One Month Subscription  from Mirrasae
5 Points from pheonickx


Sketchy Category
Himura: Saving Grace by azusasketch by :iconazusasketch:
Feature from LyzzART
25 points from Mirrasae
Sketch Request from Nichii
Two month feature from our affiliate SaiMono
Color Request by Englehart
One Month Subscription from Mirrasae


Honorable Mention
For Her by Jade-Lightning-Wolf by :iconjade-lightning-wolf:
5 Points from Mirrasae


Other Submissions
We want to thank all participants for your diligence and time. Each entry is beautiful and unique.

Manga Category
Unlikely Experience 9 (for Eli) by Paranoid-Duckkie by :iconparanoid-duckkie:
:thumb324279917: by :iconmightandmadness:

Solid Category
To Be Redeemed, This One Lives. (Contest Entry) by HumanStick by :iconhumanstick:
Perseverance through Darkness by animemusicFCB by :iconanimemusicfcb:
-_-Beware_of_the_kind_ones-_- by VanilliaWings by :iconvanilliawings:
Red Redemption by Paranoid-Duckkie by :iconparanoid-duckkie:
:thumb317384062: by :iconkestrelg:
Could You by equigoyle by :iconequigoyle:
Kenshin, Kaoru and Yahiko by Felandrim by :iconfelandrim:
Farewell firefly by AfT3rTh3Rain by :iconaft3rth3rain:
Ochiru Sakura by kura-ou by :iconkura-ou:

Sketchy Category
Rurouni Kenshin sketches by yuna2025 by :iconyuna2025:
Kenshin Himura by el-lobo2003 by :iconel-lobo2003:
Redemption by Knight-Dawn by :iconknight-dawn:
Redemption by Kenshins-Soul by :iconkenshins-soul:


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Have fun!!
:iconclubkenshin:
--Your Friendly ClubKenshin Staff

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:iconkenshins-soul:
Kenshins-Soul Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012
I'm sorry! I forgot to tell you what category. It's Sketchy.
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:iconmirrasae:
Mirrasae Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012   Writer
Got it! :aww:
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:iconkenshins-soul:
Kenshins-Soul Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012
Good. :aww:
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:iconkenshins-soul:
Kenshins-Soul Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012
Finally! My muse came back for a bit!! Here's my entry! I hope I made it! :faint: ---> [link]
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:iconmirrasae:
Mirrasae Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012   Writer
You just made it in time, so your entry is accepted. Thanks for entering, and best of luck!
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:iconkenshins-soul:
Kenshins-Soul Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012
Thanks. :)
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:iconpheonickx:
pheonickx Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012  Student
Can I donate 5 points, to the 1st place person? ^^; I don't have enough to give away to all 3 sadly...

Man, I really wanted to enter this contest, but I only found out about it yesterday since I was traveling for like the entire summer! xD
Not really worth doing a quckie though, because RK totally deserves a full effort :nod:
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:iconmirrasae:
Mirrasae Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012   Writer
Thanks for the donation! It's so very appreciated.

Sorry you missed the contest, but we may do a mini one before the year's out. :) I hope you enjoyed your travels.
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:iconaft3rth3rain:
AfT3rTh3Rain Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
here is my entry solid category [link]
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:iconmirrasae:
Mirrasae Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012   Writer
Thank you very much for your entry. It has been added to our contest gallery and blog list. Best of luck to you!
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:iconnichii:
Nichii Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012
May I submit this to the Manga category,please?
[link]
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:iconmirrasae:
Mirrasae Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012   Writer
Thanks for your entry. It has been included with the others. Good luck!
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:iconknight-dawn:
Knight-Dawn Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Student General Artist
Hey, here's my entry for the sketch category! [link]
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:iconmirrasae:
Mirrasae Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012   Writer
Thanks so much for your entry. It has been included with the other submissions in the contest gallery and blog list. Best of luck!
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:iconmightandmadness:
mightandmadness Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I submitted my Manga
[link]
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:iconmirrasae:
Mirrasae Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012   Writer
Thank you so much for your entry. It's been added to the contest gallery and blog list. Good luck to you!
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:iconmightandmadness:
mightandmadness Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!
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:iconjade-lightning-wolf:
Jade-Lightning-Wolf Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My entry for the solid category can be found here.
[link]
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:iconmirrasae:
Mirrasae Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012   Writer
Thanks for your entry. It's been included in our contest gallery and blog list. Best of luck to you!
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:iconel-lobo2003:
el-lobo2003 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is my entry to the Sketchy cathegory [link] :)
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:iconmirrasae:
Mirrasae Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012   Writer
Thanks for your submission. It has been included in the contest gallery and blog list. Good luck in the contest!
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:iconel-lobo2003:
el-lobo2003 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!!! :D
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:iconfelandrim:
Felandrim Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Well, I hope some more than me think this is an ok contest contribution. So here's mine, to the category 2, Solid: [link]
Hope it fulfills the contest rules. :huggle:
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:iconmirrasae:
Mirrasae Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012   Writer
Thank you so much for your entry. It has been added to the contest gallery and blog list. Best of luck!
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:iconkenshins-soul:
Kenshins-Soul Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012
:( It looks like I'm out of the contest due to zero artistic drive. The only I can do is cheer for the artists who submitted the entres. ^^
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:iconmirrasae:
Mirrasae Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012   Writer
I understand. :) If you do get a sudden burst of inspiration, you still have a little over a week left to do something. If not, the participants can always use a good amount of cheering-on.
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:iconkenshins-soul:
Kenshins-Soul Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012
Thanks. :)
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:icondariadzyuba:
DariaDzyuba Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
For sketchy can I use usual black pen?
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:iconmirrasae:
Mirrasae Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012   Writer
You sure can.
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:icondariadzyuba:
DariaDzyuba Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you, I will try to draw something cool...
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:iconenglehart:
Englehart Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012  Student
Hello! I'll donate a color request for the sketchy category.
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:iconmirrasae:
Mirrasae Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012   Writer
Thank you so much! I'll add your donation to the list. :aww:
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:iconenglehart:
Englehart Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012  Student
:)
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:iconatticus-morwing:
Atticus-Morwing Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Student General Artist
Hmm...Now I'm actually concidering joining.
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:iconmirrasae:
Mirrasae Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012   Writer
I hope you do join!
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:iconatticus-morwing:
Atticus-Morwing Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012  Student General Artist
Thank you. ^^
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:iconenglehart:
Englehart Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Student
Here's my entry for the solid category: [link]
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:iconmirrasae:
Mirrasae Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012   Writer
Thank you! Your entry has been accepted. Good luck!
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:iconenglehart:
Englehart Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Student
Thank you!
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:iconfullmetaladdict1101:
fullmetaladdict1101 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
for the manga, can it be a chibi 4 panel?
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:iconmirrasae:
Mirrasae Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012   Writer
Yes, it certainly can.
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:iconfullmetaladdict1101:
fullmetaladdict1101 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconkermityayplz: Thank you! XD
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:iconfullmetaladdict1101:
fullmetaladdict1101 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
yay there is still time!!
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:iconmirrasae:
Mirrasae Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012   Writer
Yes there is!!
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:icontsukinokishi:
TsukiNoKishi Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012   Digital Artist
I still have time!!! Yeeey!
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:iconmirrasae:
Mirrasae Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012   Writer
:squee:
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:iconazusasketch:
azusasketch Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
how i wish some generous soul will donate a color request for the sketchy category... waaaa~
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:iconmirrasae:
Mirrasae Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012   Writer
So do I. :(
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:iconvanilliawings:
VanilliaWings Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012  Professional Filmographer
My I join the contest with this picture of mine?
It has been a while since I load it but I suppose it would be an ideal participation for the "Solid" category. Maybe I can desaturate the red color if it's a problem since it is an "Black and White" contest. :)
Looking forward to your response.
~ Sophy


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:iconmirrasae:
Mirrasae Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012   Writer
The limited amount of red you used is allowed. Yes, we'll accept your deviation as an entry into the "Solid" category of the contest. Best of luck!
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