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Title: 2014 Rockman Valentine's Day Fanart Contest *CLOSED*
Post by: Rock Miyabi on January 09, 2014, 07:06:17 AM
Is your subzero polar vortex melting away? Then it must be time for my 7th (nearly)annual Megaman Valentine's Day Contest!

So our 25th anniversary celebration was a dud. None of the merchandise, nor even a Fabio-lous Jewel Man, seemed to brighten the day of even the most hopeful fan. While I can’t give away a new game as a prize -  and I know some of you are probably sick of the merchandise I’ll be giving away – we can still show our love and appreciation for a franchise that has and will continue to be a part of our favorite gaming memories.

I’m going to add a slight addition to the format this year. As usual, there will be two categories, one that focuses on humor, and one that focuses on talent. But I’m also going to mix it up with a random raffle category, too. Just enter a drawing in that category and you have an equal chance at winning no matter what your skill level or humor is.

I threw together my usual deviantART poll for category themes, and I’ll run with the top two. There was only one clear winning theme, and it’ll be used for the Talent competition.

PRIZES:

This year the “pick your prize at this price” option more or less goes away. Although, if the winner already has what I am offering, and prefers to replace it with a cash prize through Paypal, it will be an option. Overall, I’m going pretty big this year, paying out well over $350 USD in goods for you guys. The prizes for each category will be listed separately below.

RULES:

Three categories, which you are allowed to enter in each if you would like. If you place in one category, you will be automatically disqualified from the other, for reasons of fairness, and to give other people a chance to win a prize. The category rundown is as follows:

CATEGORY 1: Rock, Draw Me Like One of Your Reploid Girls (Talent)

(http://imageshack.us/a/img855/9840/piqu.jpg)

    Content Requirements:

    - Draw your favorite Megaman character(s) posing for a classy, seductive pinup.

Way back in early 19XX, a young, poor artbot named Rock Light won tickets aboard the luxury cruise liner, DWNTitanicMach2. After the ship struck the small, iceberg-tipped head of an arctic robot later known as Chill Man, Rock saved the life of  _____, keeping them from falling off the edge of the ship. The two struck up a relationship and _____ marveled at the beautiful foreign women that filled Rock’s sketchbooks. Rock was on Mighty Cloud 9, and felt like he was the ‘King of the World.’ _____’s billionaire playbot fiancé King begged to differ... Finally, after days of coy advances, ______ realized her true feelings for Rock and asked the artist, “Rock, draw me like one of your Reploid girls.”

So, since I guess you guys really wanted to see how far I’d push this category, I’m gonna let you draw some sexy pics. As long as they are artistic and suitable for dA, I’ll allow it. That doesn’t mean you have to draw totally risqué pics, or that one will even win. Ladies, you can reverse the scenario and draw male pinups if you prefer.

This theme will work as the talent category, so the judging will focus on the effort and skill you put into you piece. Prove to us you can outdo the Van Goghbots, Super Fighting Rubens and Dr. Monets of the artistic world.

    Prizes
    1st: Bandai Sigma Figuarts (http://www.amazon.com/Bandai-Tamashii-Nations-Megaman-Action/dp/B00CJA17GA/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1389208751&sr=8-1&keywords=Figuarts+sigma) or D-Arts figure of your choice*
    2nd: Bandai D-Arts figure of your choice (http://www.amazon.com/Bandai-Tamashii-Nations-D-Arts-Megaman/dp/B00DWR7ABK/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1389208784&sr=8-2&keywords=Megaman+D+Arts)*
    3rd: OCR’s For Everlasting Peace (http://www.amazon.com/For-Everlasting-Peace-Years-Mega/dp/B00GA75MW8/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1389208811&sr=8-1&keywords=Megaman+For+Everlasting+Peace) CD or Archie Comics Graphic Novel (http://www.amazon.com/Sonic-Mega-Man-Worlds-Collide/dp/1936975688/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1389208841&sr=8-1&keywords=Megaman+Worlds+Collide)

    *Excludes rare, pricey options like Iwamoto Comic Ver. X or ComicCon variant. Sorry, must be within reason.

CATEGORY 2: Never Gonna Give You Up (Humor)

(http://imageshack.us/a/img811/5489/9zmk.jpg)

    Content Requirements:

    - Draw your favorite Megaman villain carrying off another character, or characters, in the name of love and companionship
    - Make sure it is clear they are never gonna give them up, never gonna let them down, never gonna run around and desert them, never gonna make them cry, never gonna say goodbye, and last but certainly not least, never gonna tell a lie and hurt them.
    - Drawing big hair, bigger microphones, trenchcoats, sunglasses, backflipping bartenders, and smooth dancing is purely optional.


You know the game, and we’re gonna play it. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQw4w9WgXcQ#)

Kidnapping is pretty common in the Megaman Universe, if not video games in general. Besides a bunch of Robot Masters, Wily has nabbed Kalinka, Roll, Light…well, who hasn’t he...? Zero’s body has been stolen. Tiesel has been taken by Glyde. Shademan.EXE swooped in for Roll.EXE. Luna was whisked away by the phantom Hyde. I could go on for a while with canon examples.

But why did they do it? Well, that’s easy. All those villains are pretty lonely, and now they just want someone to hold on to this Valentine’s Day. And to make it worse, they all have a catchy 198X song by the one-hit-wonder popbot Rock Astley stuck in their heads. Yes, that Rock Astley. Who became an Internet phenomenon thanks to the meme known as “RockRollN.”

By no means are you required to allude to the music video linked above visually in your art. For some it would add to the humor, for others, probably not. The key concept in this category is merely a villain seizing the object of their desire in the most humorous way possible.

    Prizes
    1st: Rare Mattel Megaman NT Warrior ShadeMan.EXE prototype figure with bonus battlechip selection (http://imageshack.us/a/img541/4674/xzuc.jpg)
    2nd: Rare Mattel Megaman NT Warrior FreezeMan.EXE prototype figure with bonus battlechip selection (http://imageshack.us/a/img713/7006/p3iv.jpg)
    3rd: OCR’s For Everlasting Peace (http://www.amazon.com/For-Everlasting-Peace-Years-Mega/dp/B00GA75MW8/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1389208811&sr=8-1&keywords=Megaman+For+Everlasting+Peace) CD or Archie Comics Graphic Novel (http://www.amazon.com/Sonic-Mega-Man-Worlds-Collide/dp/1936975688/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1389208841&sr=8-1&keywords=Megaman+Worlds+Collide)

CATEGORY 3: Subaru’s Mom Has Got It Goin’ On (Raffle)

    Content Requirements:

    - Draw any sort of Valentine’s Day pic involving Hoshikawa Akane (Hope Stelar)

Sorry, another music reference in this category. But my watchers voted for it. This is gonna be the raffle category. The requirements are painfully easy. MegaMom Star Force imagery.

So, this prize better be good to make us draw something in this category just to appease you Miyabi, you say. OK, fine. I’ll roll the dice and hope I can still find this for a good price next month, without it inflating in rarity too much. Otherwise the winner will probably be getting my set.

    Prizes
    One randomly chosen winner, pulling a name out of a random internet generator, will get a 20th Anniversary Rockman X Sound Box Set (http://www.amazon.com/Mega-Man-X-Sound-BOX/dp/B00FG6V75A/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1389208877&sr=8-1&keywords=megaman+x+sound+box).

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:

Only submit your own work, as usual. Any character, major or minor, from any series is allowed, to go along with the characters required in each category. Pairing characters from different series is totally allowed. Again, to be fair to all, same-gender groupings are allowed.

Participants are allowed to submit from all over the world. It’s easier for me to get prizes to US entrants however, because international shipping is complicated and pricey, but I’ll do what I can for you guys who aren’t in the States. In some cases, a cash payout through Paypal might be the best option for your winnings.

Entries do not need to be colored, but it is preferred.

Entries can either be e-mailed to me at rock2125[at]hotmail[dot]com, or you can just PM/note me a link to your pic.

DO NOT post your pics in this thread, in your fanart threads or dA galleries until the contest is over. This is the fairest way for competitive reasons. I prefer to keep them all secret until the deadline has passed.

I'll edit a confirmed entry list in this thread when I receive them. So you won't be in the dark about whether or not I've received your entry.

DEADLINE:

The deadline for this contest will be Friday, February 14th, by 11:59PM CST IS OVER. This gives you exactly a full month + one week from this announcement to submit your artwork.

MISCELLANEOUS INFO:

As usual, If you don't plan to enter, but would like to help me judge, please let me know through PM or mention so in this journal. Thanks to all my usual judges, and I’ll gladly let you help with it again if you’re willing.

*RPM Judge Team, Assemble!*
(http://imageshack.us/a/img23/1101/39vm.gif)

Bug me with questions if you have any. Please join in, and good luck to everyone who enters!

Judges:
- Rock Miyabi, Dr. Wily II, Protoman Blues, Quickman, Phi

Confirmed Entries: 

Category 1: Tabby, Rootay, Revolver-Wing Studios, Borockman, HiyashiX2, Blackhook, Radix, RedNeo117, KaitlinEXE, Tacticalpigeon, Owl-bound, Okamikai

Category 2: EruPii, Dark Dullahan, Revolver-Wing Studios, Mirby, Fenril-Huayra, (Un)BalNz'd, Mudwire

Category 3: Eriarbil, Fenril-Huayra, Tacticalpigeon, TJW
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Link to final contest entries and results: http://rockmiyabi.webs.com/VDay14.html (http://rockmiyabi.webs.com/VDay14.html)
Title: Re: 2014 Rockman Valentine's Day Fanart Contest
Post by: Protoman Blues on January 09, 2014, 07:10:23 AM
Judge PB is always ready for duty!
Title: Re: 2014 Rockman Valentine's Day Fanart Contest
Post by: Mirby on January 09, 2014, 09:30:51 AM
Damn, I'd only be entering for that 3rd place prize. If I entered.
Title: Re: 2014 Rockman Valentine's Day Fanart Contest
Post by: Dr. Wily II on January 09, 2014, 01:27:20 PM
I dare all contestants to bribe me with Ailes. 8D
Title: Re: 2014 Rockman Valentine's Day Fanart Contest
Post by: Mr. Haxwell on January 09, 2014, 01:40:50 PM
And if you reject our generous bribes... well I'm sure you've heard of "Persuasion Time". >BD
Title: Re: 2014 Rockman Valentine's Day Fanart Contest
Post by: Dr. Wily II on January 09, 2014, 02:18:29 PM
And if you reject our generous bribes... well I'm sure you've heard of "Persuasion Time". >BD
*writes off TENK's future entries*
Title: Re: 2014 Rockman Valentine's Day Fanart Contest
Post by: Mr. Haxwell on January 09, 2014, 02:32:54 PM
Oh, you're gonna be sorry, mate. >0<

Anyway, just joking, pal.
Title: Re: 2014 Rockman Valentine's Day Fanart Contest
Post by: Cherrykorock on January 19, 2014, 03:01:39 AM
Perhaps I might enter this one.
Title: Re: 2014 Rockman Valentine's Day Fanart Contest
Post by: Mirby on January 19, 2014, 04:53:41 AM
If I manage to place higher than 3rd can I just get the 3rd place prize instead? :D
Title: Re: 2014 Rockman Valentine's Day Fanart Contest
Post by: Rock Miyabi on February 14, 2014, 03:15:49 AM
@Mirby Puckett: Yes, I would allow people to defer down to a different prize level, if that's what they prefer. Same for the figures, so if for example the first place winner has a thing for Freezeman, they can choose it over Shademan. But I did mostly align the prizes according to value, so as long as the winner is cool with getting something that doesn't cost as much, that's fine.

Posted on: January 18, 2014, 09:10:21 PM
Shameless bump just to remind RPM'ers that tomorrow is deadline day. Entries need to be submitted to me before the clock hits midnight tomorrow. We've already got 13 entries, most of them of the pinup variety. So if you want a chance at winning the EXE prototype figures or the X Sound Box, you have a rather great chance if you put something together by tomorrow. Just sayin'.

PB and Doc, I'll PM you guys with everything you need to see on Saturday. Looks like it'll just be the 3 of us this year.
Title: Re: 2014 Rockman Valentine's Day Fanart Contest
Post by: Dr. Wily II on February 14, 2014, 03:20:04 AM
Alright. Soon... Time for the bribes!
Ahem, I mean entries.
Title: Re: 2014 Rockman Valentine's Day Fanart Contest
Post by: Protoman Blues on February 14, 2014, 03:20:28 AM
Sounds good! I should ask Quickie to judge! XD
Title: Re: 2014 Rockman Valentine's Day Fanart Contest
Post by: Rock Miyabi on February 14, 2014, 03:45:22 AM
Alright. Soon... Time for the bribes!
Ahem, I mean entries.

You're gonna have to do a pretty quick campaign for more bribes, because they have not submitted enough of your bribes, I can tell you that much.  8D

Hey, Quickie. Judge?
There, I did it for you. By all means, if one or two others still want to help with that, I'm happy for the assistance and possible female viewpoints to our chauvinistic grading of pinup art.
Title: Re: 2014 Rockman Valentine's Day Fanart Contest
Post by: Dr. Wily II on February 14, 2014, 04:17:21 AM
Quality over Quantity, my dear Miyabi. 8D
Title: Re: 2014 Rockman Valentine's Day Fanart Contest
Post by: Mirby on February 14, 2014, 04:59:59 AM
How many hours do I have left? :P

And does the object of the villain's desire have to be another character?
Title: Re: 2014 Rockman Valentine's Day Fanart Contest
Post by: Quickman on February 14, 2014, 05:11:09 AM
You have a last-minute judge! 8D  Since I don't contribute, I may as well judge.
Title: Re: 2014 Rockman Valentine's Day Fanart Contest
Post by: Protoman Blues on February 14, 2014, 05:14:02 AM
Totally!
Title: Re: 2014 Rockman Valentine's Day Fanart Contest
Post by: Phi on February 14, 2014, 05:19:39 AM
If you guys want another Judge, I'd be happy to help (I've never been a judge in my life, except for the RP...)
Title: Re: 2014 Rockman Valentine's Day Fanart Contest
Post by: Rock Miyabi on February 14, 2014, 05:54:51 AM
@ Mirby: It's just about 11PM CST as I type this, so that gives you 1 full day and about an hour to spare. Just make sure it's sent before you go to bed tomorrow. As I have so few entries for the humor category right now, I'm fine if the object of desire is something other than a character.

@Quicky and Phi: Sweet, thank you both for hopping on! You'll be PM'd Saturday as well with the rundown and a link to all the entries. As of now, it's just the talent category that's going to be a challenge, and that's why I prefer to have a few extra viewpoints.
Title: Re: 2014 Rockman Valentine's Day Fanart Contest
Post by: Mirby on February 14, 2014, 05:59:52 AM
Great cause I have a hilarious idea I'm working on now.

Also my first real time using Art Academy: Sketchpad, so yeah, that's interesting.
Title: Re: 2014 Rockman Valentine's Day Fanart Contest
Post by: Dr. Wily II on February 14, 2014, 07:40:26 AM
THAT BETTER BE AILES
QUALITY AILES
Title: Re: 2014 Rockman Valentine's Day Fanart Contest *CLOSED*
Post by: Rock Miyabi on February 15, 2014, 10:12:34 PM
Contest has been officially closed for new entries. Thanks to everyone once again for such fantastic participation, considering the franchise and fandom has been so stagnant lately. You might not have drawn Doc enough Ailes, nor me enough Akanes, nor enough AilexAkane action 8D, but I am grateful to everyone for making this a great year. How the heck do I top this next year?

Judges, I have sent you a PM with all the titillating imagery and a rundown of what I need from you.

Contestants, sit tight. We'll try to announce winners as soon as we can. I'd still prefer you wait until the results before publicly showing your pics, but it is your art and your choice right now.
Title: Re: 2014 Rockman Valentine's Day Fanart Contest *CLOSED*
Post by: Quickman on February 16, 2014, 07:06:54 AM
I've got a headache that won't quit, so I'll be heading to bed.  However, I can do the judging tomorrow. 
Title: Re: 2014 Rockman Valentine's Day Fanart Contest *CLOSED*
Post by: Dr. Wily II on February 16, 2014, 07:09:08 AM
Submitted to you, head judge!

This year's entries are pretty good, like previous years'. XD
Title: Re: 2014 Rockman Valentine's Day Fanart Contest *CLOSED*
Post by: Quickman on February 17, 2014, 04:54:16 AM
Sent in my picks!  The third category was determined by my d4, so feel free to ignore that one. :P
Title: Re: 2014 Rockman Valentine's Day Fanart Contest *CLOSED*
Post by: Mirby on February 17, 2014, 04:55:38 AM
I entered thinking I'd have a chance at third for dat 3rd place prize and then a bunch of other people entered, so now it's not a guaranteed thing.

Hoping it's still good enough haha
Title: Re: 2014 Rockman Valentine's Day Fanart Contest *CLOSED*
Post by: Rock Miyabi on February 18, 2014, 05:28:06 AM
Just wanted to make a quick post to let people know the results have been tabulated and are currently sealed and held by our attorneys at Wright Anything Agency.  o~O

I really wanted to post it all tonight, but I'm still working out a few minor things that I don't think will be wrapped up before I go to bed. Digging out from 6 inches of snow today didn't help me free up time, either. I'm trying to get it set up so that I can pretty much just paste and post tomorrow night. I have a very long work day ahead of me though, so don't expect to see the post until after 10PM CST.

I HAVE NOT contacted the winners yet, so don't get all dejected if you haven't heard from me. Most likely the results will be posted first, before I contact everyone who has won something.

Apologies for the delay, but you will find out soon.
Title: Re: 2014 Rockman Valentine's Day Fanart Contest *CLOSED*
Post by: Dr. Wily II on February 18, 2014, 07:26:13 AM
... Phoenix misplaced it again, didn't he.
Title: Re: 2014 Rockman Valentine's Day Fanart Contest *CLOSED*
Post by: Phi on February 18, 2014, 07:29:08 AM
Darn it, Phoenix! Can't you do anything Wright?

(click to show/hide)
Title: Re: 2014 Rockman Valentine's Day Fanart Contest *THE RESULTS SHOW*
Post by: Rock Miyabi on February 21, 2014, 07:23:56 AM
I blame Gumshoe. He probably was the one to knock out the forum, too, while I had to recover the results.

Apologies for not adding this here faster, but I think most involved have seen everything already. Winners have all been contacted, and some prizes have already been given out, most are already ordered. For those who haven't seen, though, here is the results post:

Due to being crammed for time, I am not going to have anything uploaded to my usual V-Day contest website for the time being, and it might not be as in depth with commentary as I usually am. Promise I will work on that this weekend, though.

I will start out with the news of the big prize, the Category 3 raffle for the X Sound Box. We had 4 entries, so everyone had a 25% chance of winning. Here are the pics that were entered:

Fenril-Huayra -> (http://i1260.photobucket.com/albums/ii576/RockMiyabi/2014%20Valentine%20Contest%20-%20Category%201/2014%20Valentine%20Contest%20-%20Category%203/Cat3FenrilThumb.jpg) (http://i1260.photobucket.com/albums/ii576/RockMiyabi/2014%20Valentine%20Contest%20-%20Category%201/2014%20Valentine%20Contest%20-%20Category%203/Cat3-akane_hearts_queen_by_fenril_huayra-d76dioo.jpg)

Tacticalpigeon -> (http://i1260.photobucket.com/albums/ii576/RockMiyabi/2014%20Valentine%20Contest%20-%20Category%201/2014%20Valentine%20Contest%20-%20Category%203/Cat3tacticalpigeonThumb.jpg) (http://i1260.photobucket.com/albums/ii576/RockMiyabi/2014%20Valentine%20Contest%20-%20Category%201/2014%20Valentine%20Contest%20-%20Category%203/Cat3-no_hope_by_tacticalpigeon-d76ewwr.jpg)

Eriarbil -> (http://i1260.photobucket.com/albums/ii576/RockMiyabi/2014%20Valentine%20Contest%20-%20Category%201/2014%20Valentine%20Contest%20-%20Category%203/Cat3EriarbilThumb.jpg) (http://i1260.photobucket.com/albums/ii576/RockMiyabi/2014%20Valentine%20Contest%20-%20Category%201/2014%20Valentine%20Contest%20-%20Category%203/Cat3-EriarbilForeverConnected-rs_zps526bacaa.png)

TJW -> (http://i1260.photobucket.com/albums/ii576/RockMiyabi/2014%20Valentine%20Contest%20-%20Category%201/2014%20Valentine%20Contest%20-%20Category%203/Cat3TJWThumb.jpg) (http://i1260.photobucket.com/albums/ii576/RockMiyabi/2014%20Valentine%20Contest%20-%20Category%201/2014%20Valentine%20Contest%20-%20Category%203/Cat3-TJWRPM2014.png)

And the person randomly chosen was...

Fenril-Huayra!!

However, Fenril has chosen a cash prize option, and I'm willing to accommodate that. But I'm sure that would also depress people expecting me to give away an X Sound Box set. So, thanks to the wonders of tax rebatestm, I'll be extra generous and still give out the Sound Box to one other lucky entrant. And the real winner of the X Sound Box is...

Tacticalpigeon!!!

You may have thought you had "no hope" of winning with your drawing, but today is your lucky day.

Thank you to my other two entrants in this category, Eriarbil and TJW for submitting. I appreciate the time you put into your art, even if this category was all the luck of the draw. Sorry I can't give you all something for your effort. It was an experiment, and one I'm not sure I'll do the same way next time.

Moving on to the categories that were properly judged, I had help from the RPM judging crew as we graded and critiqued these pics. Putting together our overall results, here are the entries and the top placements:

<b>Category 1 ~ Rock, Draw Me Like One of Your Reploid Girls </b>

<b>(Warning: sex appeal hiding behind these thumbnails! And some possible strategically-covered nudity):</b>

1.) Okamikai -> (http://i1260.photobucket.com/albums/ii576/RockMiyabi/2014%20Valentine%20Contest%20-%20Category%201/Cat1okamikaiThumb.jpg) (http://i1260.photobucket.com/albums/ii576/RockMiyabi/2014%20Valentine%20Contest%20-%20Category%201/Cat1-okamikai-ZeroPinup-MichanMarais.jpg)

*Okamikai has chosen a cash prize of $75 to possibly go towards a D-Arts Ver. 2 Zero.

2.) Borockman -> (http://i1260.photobucket.com/albums/ii576/RockMiyabi/2014%20Valentine%20Contest%20-%20Category%201/Cat1borockmanThumb.jpg) (http://i1260.photobucket.com/albums/ii576/RockMiyabi/2014%20Valentine%20Contest%20-%20Category%201/Cat1-valentine_contest_talent_2014_updated_by_borockman-d74wf5l.jpg)

*Borockman has chosen a dA year-long sub, along with an added $20 cash prize.

3.) Kaitlin.EXE -> (http://i1260.photobucket.com/albums/ii576/RockMiyabi/2014%20Valentine%20Contest%20-%20Category%201/Cat1KaitlinThumb.jpg) (http://i1260.photobucket.com/albums/ii576/RockMiyabi/2014%20Valentine%20Contest%20-%20Category%201/Cat1-KaitlinEXEMechaIris.png)

*Kaitlin has chosen the OCR For Everlasting Peace Album.

Places 4-12 in no particular order:

HiyashiX2 ->  (http://i1260.photobucket.com/albums/ii576/RockMiyabi/2014%20Valentine%20Contest%20-%20Category%201/Cat1hiyashix2Thumb.jpg) (http://i1260.photobucket.com/albums/ii576/RockMiyabi/2014%20Valentine%20Contest%20-%20Category%201/Cat1-nana_by_hiyashix2-d75au30.png)

Revolver-Wing Studios -> (http://i1260.photobucket.com/albums/ii576/RockMiyabi/2014%20Valentine%20Contest%20-%20Category%201/Cat1Revolver-WingStudiosThumb.jpg) (http://i1260.photobucket.com/albums/ii576/RockMiyabi/2014%20Valentine%20Contest%20-%20Category%201/Cat1-Revolver-WingStudiosjustincase3.jpg)

Tabby -> (http://i1260.photobucket.com/albums/ii576/RockMiyabi/2014%20Valentine%20Contest%20-%20Category%201/Cat1TabbyThumb.jpg) (http://i1260.photobucket.com/albums/ii576/RockMiyabi/2014%20Valentine%20Contest%20-%20Category%201/Cat1-Tabby-vent_aile_vday.jpg)

Rootay -> (http://i1260.photobucket.com/albums/ii576/RockMiyabi/2014%20Valentine%20Contest%20-%20Category%201/Cat1RootayThumb.jpg) (http://i1260.photobucket.com/albums/ii576/RockMiyabi/2014%20Valentine%20Contest%20-%20Category%201/Cat1-RootayMegaManValentine.jpg)

Blackhook -> (http://i1260.photobucket.com/albums/ii576/RockMiyabi/2014%20Valentine%20Contest%20-%20Category%201/Cat1blackhookThumb.jpg) (http://i1260.photobucket.com/albums/ii576/RockMiyabi/2014%20Valentine%20Contest%20-%20Category%201/Cat1-valentinentry2_by_blackhook-d75fkzp.png)

General-RADIX -> (http://i1260.photobucket.com/albums/ii576/RockMiyabi/2014%20Valentine%20Contest%20-%20Category%201/Cat1RadixThumb.jpg) (http://i1260.photobucket.com/albums/ii576/RockMiyabi/2014%20Valentine%20Contest%20-%20Category%201/Cat1Radix-MMRS-valentines2014roll.png)

RedNeo117 -> (http://i1260.photobucket.com/albums/ii576/RockMiyabi/2014%20Valentine%20Contest%20-%20Category%201/Cat1RedNeo117Thumb.jpg) (http://i1260.photobucket.com/albums/ii576/RockMiyabi/2014%20Valentine%20Contest%20-%20Category%201/Cat1-RedNeo117NaNaampCinnamon.jpg)

Tacticalpigeon ->  (http://i1260.photobucket.com/albums/ii576/RockMiyabi/2014%20Valentine%20Contest%20-%20Category%201/Cat1tacticalpigeonThumb.jpg) (http://i1260.photobucket.com/albums/ii576/RockMiyabi/2014%20Valentine%20Contest%20-%20Category%201/Cat1-this_is_why_i_drink__by_tacticalpigeon-d76bedm.jpg)

Owl-Bound -> (http://i1260.photobucket.com/albums/ii576/RockMiyabi/2014%20Valentine%20Contest%20-%20Category%201/Cat1Owl-boundThumb.jpg) (http://i1260.photobucket.com/albums/ii576/RockMiyabi/2014%20Valentine%20Contest%20-%20Category%201/Cat1-Owl-boundRMZXA-3PplBikeRide.jpg)

<b>Category 2 ~ Never Gonna Give You Up:</b>

X.) Fenril-Huayra -> (http://i1260.photobucket.com/albums/ii576/RockMiyabi/2014%20Valentine%20Contest%20-%20Category%201/2014%20Valentine%20Contest%20-%20Category%202/Cat2fenrilThumb.jpg) (http://s1260.photobucket.com/user/RockMiyabi/media/2014%20Valentine%20Contest%20-%20Category%201/2014%20Valentine%20Contest%20-%20Category%202/Cat2-that_mega_romantic_story_2_by_fenril_huayra-d76dilj.jpg.html?sort=4&amp;o=6)

*WARNING - Massive image. Please enlarge twice for full view. Direct linking this to full-size is not working properly on Photobucket.

Due to winning the Category 3 raffle, Fenril is eliminated from his placement in this category. Therefore, everyone else in this category gets bumped up a spot, and Mirby will now get a prize.

1.) Mudwire -> (http://i1260.photobucket.com/albums/ii576/RockMiyabi/2014%20Valentine%20Contest%20-%20Category%201/2014%20Valentine%20Contest%20-%20Category%202/Cat2MudwireThumb.jpg) (http://i1260.photobucket.com/albums/ii576/RockMiyabi/2014%20Valentine%20Contest%20-%20Category%201/2014%20Valentine%20Contest%20-%20Category%202/Cat2-Mudwire-GEMINIMANvalentine018colorsfinal.jpg)

*Mudwire has chosen the Freezeman.EXE Mattel Prototype figure

2.) Dark-Dullahan -> (http://i1260.photobucket.com/albums/ii576/RockMiyabi/2014%20Valentine%20Contest%20-%20Category%201/2014%20Valentine%20Contest%20-%20Category%202/Cat2DarkDullahanThumb.jpg) (http://i1260.photobucket.com/albums/ii576/RockMiyabi/2014%20Valentine%20Contest%20-%20Category%201/2014%20Valentine%20Contest%20-%20Category%202/Cat2-DarkDullahanV-DayContest.jpg)

*Dark-Dullahan will receive the Shademan.EXE Mattel Prototype figure

3.) Mirby -> (http://i1260.photobucket.com/albums/ii576/RockMiyabi/2014%20Valentine%20Contest%20-%20Category%201/2014%20Valentine%20Contest%20-%20Category%202/Cat2MirbyThumb.jpg) (http://i1260.photobucket.com/albums/ii576/RockMiyabi/2014%20Valentine%20Contest%20-%20Category%201/2014%20Valentine%20Contest%20-%20Category%202/Cat2-Mirbyheatmansprize.png)

*Mirby's getting the OCR For Everlasting Peace album.

4-6 in no particular order:

EruPii -> (http://i1260.photobucket.com/albums/ii576/RockMiyabi/2014%20Valentine%20Contest%20-%20Category%201/2014%20Valentine%20Contest%20-%20Category%202/Cat2EruPiiThumb.jpg) (http://i1260.photobucket.com/albums/ii576/RockMiyabi/2014%20Valentine%20Contest%20-%20Category%201/2014%20Valentine%20Contest%20-%20Category%202/Cat2-EruPiihyde_gauss.png)

Revolver-Wing Studios -> (http://i1260.photobucket.com/albums/ii576/RockMiyabi/2014%20Valentine%20Contest%20-%20Category%201/2014%20Valentine%20Contest%20-%20Category%202/Cat2Revolver-WingStudiosThumb.jpg) (http://s1260.photobucket.com/user/RockMiyabi/media/2014%20Valentine%20Contest%20-%20Category%201/2014%20Valentine%20Contest%20-%20Category%202/Cat2-Revolver-WingStudioshyde4contest1copy.jpg.html?sort=4&amp;o=5)

(Un)BalNz'D (aka SparkChaser92) -> (http://i1260.photobucket.com/albums/ii576/RockMiyabi/2014%20Valentine%20Contest%20-%20Category%201/2014%20Valentine%20Contest%20-%20Category%202/Cat2UnBalNzDThumb.jpg) (http://i1260.photobucket.com/albums/ii576/RockMiyabi/2014%20Valentine%20Contest%20-%20Category%201/2014%20Valentine%20Contest%20-%20Category%202/Cat2-UnBalNzDphoto.jpg)

Thank you again to my judges, Protoman Blues, Dr. Wily II, Quickman, and Phi for helping out this year, and for getting me the results so  quickly. And most of all, thank you all for participating in the way you did. The results were phenomenal, and it was a really fun contest this year, with plenty of hard choices. You are all deserving, even if you didn't come away with something. You can all post your pics for comments anywhere you want to now.

Again, I will put together the judges commentary on a webpage later this weekend, and I'll likely note that in an edit to this post once I am done. Winners, you will hear from me tomorrow. Thanks all!!  owob
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As an added bonus for RPM and a thanks to the judges, since I haven't seen these images float around yet, here are scans of the commemorative art done by Ariga and Iwamoto from the X Sound Box booklet. Unfortunately the only new pretty things to look at in it:

(http://i1260.photobucket.com/albums/ii576/RockMiyabi/th_Ariga20thXSoundboxart2.jpg) (http://s1260.photobucket.com/user/RockMiyabi/media/Ariga20thXSoundboxart2.jpg.html) (http://i1260.photobucket.com/albums/ii576/RockMiyabi/th_IwamotoX20thSoundBox2.jpg) (http://s1260.photobucket.com/user/RockMiyabi/media/IwamotoX20thSoundBox2.jpg.html)
Title: Re: 2014 Rockman Valentine's Day Fanart Contest *CLOSED*
Post by: Protoman Blues on February 21, 2014, 07:28:36 AM
Congrats to everyone!
Title: Re: 2014 Rockman Valentine's Day Fanart Contest *CLOSED*
Post by: Quickman on February 21, 2014, 07:37:59 AM
Hoo boy... commentary...  I'll warn you that mine ranges from very simple to a bit blunt, as while I was judging, I was also critiquing.  My picks were a bit strange, as I wanted to be fair and I didn't want to look like I was playing favorites, and I also didn't want to base it entirely on skill, so I ended up going with whichever image tickled my fancy the most.  Sometimes, judging on that criteria produces more varied results.
Title: Re: 2014 Rockman Valentine's Day Fanart Contest *CLOSED*
Post by: Dr. Wily II on February 21, 2014, 09:46:23 AM
I like my commentary... On how it banters towards Aile. :P
But I kept a level head.

Congrats to all that participated, and may we see you again next year~
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Title: Re: 2014 Rockman Valentine's Day Fanart Contest *CLOSED*
Post by: EruPii on February 21, 2014, 01:48:33 PM
Well, at least I tried it, with my non-existent drawing skills... XD
Congrats to the winners!
Title: Re: 2014 Rockman Valentine's Day Fanart Contest *CLOSED*
Post by: Phi on February 21, 2014, 02:00:38 PM
Congratulations to everyone who participated! To those who didn't win, there's always next time. So don't give up! 8)
Title: Re: 2014 Rockman Valentine's Day Fanart Contest *CLOSED*
Post by: Mirby on February 21, 2014, 04:49:11 PM
A winner is me!

Oh and for the record, those two entries that beat mine deserved to. Especially the first place one  >0<
Title: Re: 2014 Rockman Valentine's Day Fanart Contest *CLOSED*
Post by: Rock Miyabi on March 08, 2014, 09:32:55 AM
Sorry this took me like 2 weeks to wrap up. Just didn't have a ton of time, due to work, to get all the html done in a timely manner. Not that I've been consistent or really kept up the website every year, but hey, I try. I do need to fix broken links from previous years, now that Imageshack officially is not free and kicked some of my old uploads out. So ignore anything before 2012, if you're looking to relive old entries. Hopefully not too many typos or errors on these, and the links/images should all be correct.

For full judge commentary and a look at who we each chose as our top 3 images, please head here: http://rockmiyabi.webs.com/VDay14.html (http://rockmiyabi.webs.com/VDay14.html)

Remember, I did not require judges to comment on every pic, but I made sure at least to add something for everyone myself. Just wanted to make sure you got some sort of feedback or commentary on your submissions. I also decided not to list everyone by overall position this year, only the top 3. So for those who didn't win, if you're really interested in where you placed overall, feel free to ask.
Title: Re: 2014 Rockman Valentine's Day Fanart Contest *CLOSED*
Post by: Mirby on March 08, 2014, 12:31:18 PM
Yay!

You know that turned out pretty good for that being the first time I've really used Art Academy: Sketchpad on my Wii U :P