BG Art Contest!

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I voted for Divine Seal! (Entry 29)

Entry 29 on BG

So I’ve been looking around the BG contest and… there was two favorite picks out of all of them! Entry09 and Entry29.

Here’s what I’d like about each one!

The first one (Entry 9) is titled Randgrith. (the one on the left). From a non-artist perspective, I think it does a good job in expressing the danger of the whm :o Its trying to stay alive. A sort of dark overall background and high contrast was used to express this theme. Since its kinda dark, not a lot of detail were needed to be drawn onto the picture. The attacking part is kinda funny :o Hittin the beak with the Mace :D offhand Kraken Club. The details on the Taru were moderate, and the facial expression were nicely drawn. I think everything fits well.

You can see more about this entry here.

On the same page, you also have “Paladin’s Duty”. Its very not nicely drawn compared to Entry 9, but I guess people vote for it because the fact that the PLD is blocking Ultima’s attack is the cool part and [True Strike]. Its a funny picture, but not a well drawn picture.

Onto the other entry that I’d like to describe. Entry 29.

The second entry is titled “Divine Seal”. This one is absolutely different from the other one. This one is expressing what a true whm would do… healing and cures. One noticeable aspect of this drawing, the nicest part is the energy coming out from the right foot of the character, the sparks. Its beautifully drawn compared to the “smash effect” from Entry 9. Just like a real divine seal, you tend to glow and this was correctly reflected and draw onto the pic! The facial expression was right too.. its like starring at someone “omg you’re about to die… shit!” lol, looks kinda concerned, and is what a typical WHM goes through everyday… always so concerned. The details on the drawing is also much higher than Entry 9 (if you look closely, here, compare them side by side, click the pics below for a larger version).

You can see more about this entry here.

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Again, this is from a non-art person perspective. Everyone have their own preference and such :) I’d just personally favor arts that’s nicely drawn with details & I think Entry 29 express that perfectly.

Here’s what I voted for (Entry 29) but feel free to browse other entry. You might find something you like more :)

The poll ends in 2 days so vote fast (you can also change your vote lol), if you haven’t already done so.

6 Responses to “BG Art Contest!”

  1. Etain says:

    You only voted for Divine Seal because you know who the artist is. :P (No, it’s not me, my art is sucktacular compared to some of the stuff in this contest.)

    I voted for “Randgrith” and “Proud to Shield Bash ftw!” I seriously agonized over which ones to vote for like, 20 minutes. :x

  2. Aramina says:

    OMG, I love the Divine Seal pic!

    I am a true WHM, and while I love my BRD and SAM and BST and whatnot, nothing is more fun for me than being the Healer for my friends. This picture says so much with not even one word…

  3. Kyarutaru says:

    n_n Glad ya liked Randgrith! Eventually I’ll have Mjollnir to make the pic more of a reality D: Only almost stage 3 so far…

  4. Miyuu says:

    I can’t pick between those 2 too, but thankfully I can pick two!

  5. Classicred says:

    I also voted for Divine Seal >:3 Ppl have bashed it cause its an omg mithra pic but its bright like Divine Seal she’s jumping in the air like ‘omg quick’ and looks concerned, whoever did the drawing did well and I think captured alot of what WHM is (and I hate whm)

  6. Jowah says:

    Nothing against you but this bg contest is bullshit.
    Divine seal winning is an offence for most people who entered. Next time everyone should just dra w mithra with some skin for fanservece then votes will increase easily.

    Trick: try imagine a pic with ONLY outlines……… heh.


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