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Redesign a character contest!

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 4:02 AM

If there's something we love about fan art is how artists take artistic liberties and portray characters in their own style and different scenarios we wouldn't see otherwise. Some people will say that fan art is unoriginal, but from experience there's a lot of creativity involved when it comes to depicting your favourite characters in a different light, deviating from the way they were designed by their creators.

This is why, inspired by the Pokedesign Challenge by *CrazyRatty on Tumblr, your friendly neighborhood Fan Art CVs decided to host a fun little contest for you!



How it works:

Pick a character from any fandom you like.
Come up with at least 3 different re-designs for them and put them in a single image.
Upload to deviantART's Fan Art Gallery and submit to CR-FanArt-Contests to the corresponding folder.


Rules:

  • Visual entries only.
  • All entries must comply with deviantART's policies and terms of service.
  • All entries must be submitted to #CR-FanArt-Contests in the appropriate folder.  If you don't want to join the group, note ^Lyricanna or ^KasumiCR and we'll request your entry to be part of the contest folder.
  • We wont accept any entries that weren't uploaded to deviantART's Fan Art gallery.
  • You can enter as many times as you want, but you can only win with one entry.
  • There are no fandom restrictions. You can redesign any character(s) from any fandom(s) you want.
  • The description has to include a link to official art of the character you're redesigning.
  • Fan characters (OCs) are welcome, as long as you credit the creator, fandom of origin and link to an official image of them.
  • The contest starts on February 25 and finishes on April 26 at 11:59 PM PST


Prizes

First Place:


Second Place:


Third Place:


*DeviantGEAR prizes are subject to availability.


Some examples of character redesigns:



Have fun and good luck!



New Community Relations Fan Art contest!

Many thanks to the ever awesome ^pica-ae for providing the beautiful css!
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:iconblondetardis26:
BLONDETARDIS26 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2014
when's the due date?
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:iconalexandrasalas:
alexandrasalas Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
The contest is from last year. It's already over I'm afraid. 
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:iconblondetardis26:
BLONDETARDIS26 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2014
Oh, okay. I was just wondering.... 


But, will it still go on next year, I ask?
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:iconalexandrasalas:
alexandrasalas Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Most likely not. 
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:iconblondetardis26:
BLONDETARDIS26 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2014
Well, I'm curious, that's all...
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:iconcupcake-kitty-chan:
Cupcake-Kitty-chan Featured By Owner May 2, 2013
Do you have an idea of when judging might be over? I thought there might be an announcement when the contest ended a few days ago.
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:iconalexandrasalas:
alexandrasalas Featured By Owner May 2, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
We will announce the winners tomorrow or Saturday.
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:iconxmajutsu-shix:
XMajutsu-shiX Featured By Owner May 6, 2013  Student General Artist
When is the winner going to be announced?
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:iconalexandrasalas:
alexandrasalas Featured By Owner May 6, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
They've already been announced. [link]
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:iconxmajutsu-shix:
XMajutsu-shiX Featured By Owner May 6, 2013  Student General Artist
yes I saW xp Sorry
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:icondrakizora:
Drakizora Featured By Owner May 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Stupid me, it's already ended
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:icondrakizora:
Drakizora Featured By Owner May 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm gonna enter! :D
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:iconianpdrews121:
ianpdrews121 Featured By Owner May 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I wish I saw this contest sooner , I shall be watching for another
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:iconcupcake-kitty-chan:
Cupcake-Kitty-chan Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013
Oh, and in addition to my previous question (concerning Pokémon gijinkas), if you don't place, is it allowed for you to sell the designs as adoptables?

And are you judging more on creativity or quality of the drawing? (Are amazing art skills necessary?)

Thanks. :love:
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:iconalexandrasalas:
alexandrasalas Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
You can use gijinkas if you'd like and put them up as adoptables since it's your art after all! We're judging on both, but creativity will be more important than skill.
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:iconcupcake-kitty-chan:
Cupcake-Kitty-chan Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013
Would drawing multiple designs for a Pokémon gijinka be considered a valid entry?
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:iconilantiis:
iLantiis Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I am trying so hard to finish my entry by the end of the day on Sunday!!! XD
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:iconalexandrasalas:
alexandrasalas Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Good luck!
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:iconilantiis:
iLantiis Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I need it XD
I don't think I am 100% clear on the 'rules' so I hope I am doing it right lol. Either way, I am having a blast playing with art styles and fuku styles for Sailor Moon :3
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:iconalexandrasalas:
alexandrasalas Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome! Looking forward to seeing your designs. :D
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:iconmoonlightsenshi:
MoonlightSenshi Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013
I am going to enter! :happybounce:
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:iconalexandrasalas:
alexandrasalas Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
:la:
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:iconredspiderlillies:
redspiderlillies Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:squee: I must enter this!!!
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:iconalexandrasalas:
alexandrasalas Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
:eager:
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:icon20tourniquet02:
20Tourniquet02 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013
By re-design a character, do we have to give him new special traits or simply draw him in different styles?
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:iconalexandrasalas:
alexandrasalas Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
It's a visual redesign, so draw the character you pick in different ways.
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:icon20tourniquet02:
20Tourniquet02 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013
You mean, in different styles by the word "ways"?
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:iconalexandrasalas:
alexandrasalas Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Styles or one style but different physical features. Both are valid.
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:icon20tourniquet02:
20Tourniquet02 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013
Ok!:)
Thanks!:meow:
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:iconsouthrobin:
Southrobin Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013
I might actually join this now haha :P
If only i could redesign my own characters :P (but thats ok though!)
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:iconxmajutsu-shix:
XMajutsu-shiX Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Student General Artist
Can you redesign an OC?
Or is it just fanart?
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:iconalexandrasalas:
alexandrasalas Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Fan Art only.
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:iconxmajutsu-shix:
XMajutsu-shiX Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Student General Artist
I'll try :)
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:iconeitvys200:
Eitvys200 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello! :aww:
We listed your contest in our contest list. We do this because we want to help people to get more attention.
Feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

Good luck. :la:
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:iconalexandrasalas:
alexandrasalas Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! :)
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:iconazzuly:
Azzuly Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
hmmm... interesting... when u mention OC, does that mean we can use our own created characters for a fanbased reference? like if im a fan of sailormoon and i redesign like 3 sailor warriors of my choice to the point that it doesnt look like the original one? or should it somehow be at least close to the original one we're basing? ^.^;; coz redesigning is different from recreating anyway XD just to make myself clear ^.^;;
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:iconalexandrasalas:
alexandrasalas Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
It has to be someone else's character this time around I'm afraid.
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:iconazzuly:
Azzuly Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
wokei then ^.^ thanks for the info
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:iconarjuu-na:
arjuu-na Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013  Student General Artist
Question! Can we redesign the character we chose as how they might look like in a different series? Like, for example, Mickey in a Pokemon universe? ovo
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:iconalexandrasalas:
alexandrasalas Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Sure. Just remember there needs to be 3 redesigns for the same characters in the same image.
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:iconarjuu-na:
arjuu-na Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013  Student General Artist
Super! Thank you!
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:iconxsodenoshirayukix:
xSodeNoShirayukix Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Any type of re-design is allowed?
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:iconalexandrasalas:
alexandrasalas Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah, as long as it's a copyrighted character.
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:iconxsodenoshirayukix:
xSodeNoShirayukix Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Can we mix when we're drawing? Like, draw a character from one manga in a style of another? Or as a theme of a book, like drawing Naruto like the Cheshire cat or something like that?
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:iconalexandrasalas:
alexandrasalas Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
More than copying styles from someone else, the idea is for you to come up with 3 different designs for each character. You can use elements from certain styles if you'd like of course, but the idea is to implement your own style as a whole.
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:iconxsodenoshirayukix:
xSodeNoShirayukix Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I just want to get the rules out, can I message you in private to ask you what I had in mind without anyone else seeing the idea?
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:iconalexandrasalas:
alexandrasalas Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Sure, go ahead.
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:icondreamer-t:
Dreamer-T Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Ooh! I'm so going to join this! :la:
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:iconcitriclily:
CitricLily Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013   Digital Artist
I'm so in love with this contest.
I'm already working on my entry *w*
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:iconalexandrasalas:
alexandrasalas Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Yay!
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