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Journal Entry: Tue Apr 9, 2013, 11:48 PM
Challenge: Paint one of the sample Monsters By Email creatures in a scene, involved in some kind of action, in an environment of your choice. If you have read the descriptions of these creatures you may use your knowledge to come up with an idea. If you have no knowledge about the creatures, you are free to invent a plausible action for the creature, as you perceive it. One or several creatures of the same species should be featured in the scene. If other creatures or beings are added to the scene they should not be MonstersByEmail creatures, and you must have the legal rights to publish them.

Price: The winner will receive a life-time subscription to Monsters By Email. For whatever time Monsters By Email continues, the winner will receive the full contents released for free. The best five entries will be featured in my DA Journal, as well as in the RPG-Creatures blog, and Facebook feed, and will be seen by thousands of creature fans. Links to the artists' portfolios, and their names will be included.

Rules: You must post your own entry (or entries) in one or several of your own social forums (blogs, Facebook, Google+, DeviantArt, or similar), and you must link to, and credit, when you do. Entries should be 1250 px wide and 850 px high (or close to it), and sent to in the JPEG file format. All styles of 2D atwork are welcome. Make sure you add your name and a link to your portfolio in the email.

Judging: I, Nicholas Cloister, is the sole judge of this challenge, and I will look at all aspects of quality and originality when picking the winner (the best render is not necessarily the best piece of art). The winner and four follow-ups will be announced before the end of April, but there will be no other information sent to participants, and emails with questions/complaints will not be answered. If you have questions, use the commenting section below this post, please.

Deadline: April 24, 2013

Use: By entering this competition you allow me to post your entries online. You keep all rights to your artwork, and I will use it in no other situation, than those described above.

Here are the creatures from which you can pick:

CronLychma - creature concept by Cloister   Neverenn - creature concept by Cloister  

Dronhedon - creature concept by Cloister   Nevianaar - creature concept by Cloister  

Ne-Nundar - creature concept by Cloister   Parnirion - creature concept by Cloister

Good Luck!
I'd love to see other artists (of any skill-level) take on these creatures, and hope to see YOUR version in this challenge.
I will not take commercial advantage of your work (like they do in many contests), and come to think of it, I will include as price a PDF copy of my 'RPG Creatures - Bestiary 1' for the best five entries.

  • Listening to: My Dying Bride
  • Reading: The Shobogenzo
  • Watching: Game Of Thrones
  • Playing: with toy horses
  • Eating: moderately
  • Drinking: milk
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JLRose Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I'll defiantly try!!
Holly-Mellor Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I'd love to get involved but monsters are really not my strong point! I look forward to seeing the winners!
Glaiceana Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013   General Artist
Seems like a great competition! I'll see if I can give it a go :)
Judio90 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I love your work and i will try make somthing decent (if i can).

Nice contest and thanks to letting us use your work :)
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