Most of you may know about my webcomic BTOM, but for those of you who watch me and don't know about it yet, here's the news that I already blogged on the group page:
BTOM is celebrating it's first anniversary and there is a contest being held!
On September 16th, 2011, I submitted the cover for webcomic Behind the Obsidian Mirror
on smackjeeves, and announced that from now on the comic would have weekly updates and had a very good chance of becoming a proper comic, with beginning, ending, and in-between.
Before that day the future of BTOM was still unsure, since I started uploading it with only one intent: to try and force myself into working on a proper comic. By putting the first pages of the prologue online in the early months of 2011 I wanted to create a certain pressure for myself, a responsibility towards you, dear readers, to make me work on it, so I would have to draw something regularly. It was a step towards improving myself as an artist, and as a creator of comics. But the story wasn't completely thought through at that time. I wasn't even sure if I would ever be able to complete it. But then I thought of ~Shir0gane
, my dear friend who is an amazing author, and I asked her for help. After many intense hours of brainstorming in which I told her all of my weird ideas, we managed to fill the very big plot holes and think the story to an acceptable end. So a really big THANK YOU should be directed towards ~Shir0gane
, since without her this comic would never have become what it is today.
Now for some celebratory actions! It is contest time!
To celebrate the 1st anniversary of BTOM we decided to put on our very first fanart contest
In accordance to our first birthday the theme of the contest will be: PRESENTS!
This theme is totally open to your imagination and creativity. You can interpret the theme as you like. What kind of presents would the characters of BTOM possibly give each other? What do you think they would want to have? Maybe you want to show us what you would want to give to them? Or maybe you want to interpret the meaning of "presents" in some other way? Surprise us!
- This contest is free for all. You don't have to be a member of #The-Obsidian-Mirror to join the contest. You should have a dA account though, or we won't be able to judge and present your entry properly.
- Your entry has to be fanART. Allowed is anything drawn or crafted by yourself, digital or traditional, you can also submit Cosplay photos or photo-manipulations, but the characters should be recognizable. If you use stock photos by someone else, please remember to check their rules for usage first and credit them. No fanfiction allowed, sorry. There will be time for a fanfiction contest someday, I promise.
- Standard dA rules for submissions apply of course, so no offensive content against anything or anyone or glorifying of violence. Mature content is allowed but should be submitted as such.
- Please submit your entry to the newly created Contest folder. Submission will be possible for everyone, not only members. Don't forget to somehow mention in the title or comments that this is your entry to the BTOM fanart contest.
- Only one entry per person, please.
- Submissions have to be made until Wednesday, October 31st 2012, 00:00 EST
. Anything submitted later than that will not be considered as a rightful entry.
3 Winners will be chosen from all submitted entries, based on how good or original an idea was used and how well it was executed. The jury will be me - *hakkyouhime
- and ~Shir0gane
1st place: One full color commission, background included, with up to two characters of the winner's choice (OC). (example: [link]
2nd place: One color comission without background with up to two characters (OC). (example: [link]
3rd place: One black/white/grey halfbody comission of 1 character (OC), without (real) background. (example: [link]
The comissions are by me and are DIGITAL ONLY.
Alright, have fun! I hope we'll have a lot of entries, and if you have any questions, ask away! Online Comic Behind The Obsidian Mirror