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Archive for April 30, 2014
After an epic 12 week journey, I have to say it was a pleasure judging Dragonray’s worldly transmog contest. Kamalia, Navimie and I had a lot of fun seeing all the creative outfits our contestants produced. Kudos to those who stuck it out for all 12 weeks as you consistently impressed all four of us. One contestant even submitted all twelve outfits ahead of time.
It was always exciting to see who won each week as our tastes (and scores) seemed to vary quite widely. I noticed one judge seemed tougher in comparison so I started to wonder if I was too lenient. The night we decided on a final winner, it was interesting to see which outfits stood out and the criteria used to score each time. At the end there was a clear winner, any way we looked at it – you can check the winning banner below.
It turns out I didn’t have a clear winner in weeks one, two or three (in fact, I had a three-way tie) so I won’t be including those but here are my favourites from the remaining rounds including the winning outfit from week six above.
Well done to all the participants, especially those who found themselves in my list of favourites whether you won the round or not.
Thanks again to Dragonray for organising the whole competition. I hope you all had fun along the way.
I’ve been an admirer of Noxychu‘s art for such a long time now, ever since I discovered she was the official artist for WoWHead. When I first saw this tauren, I couldn’t help think of my hunter who also sports the plaits so I would secretly imagine my character as the model. I now know her featured models are based off various WowHead employees.
Then I started seeing all these Blizzcon badges all over twitter as well as a fantastic commission piece for Elvine. It was only then that I started enquiring about the details and prices of what I could expect for my own commission one day.
Towards the end of last year, I gifted Noxy two of my favourite pets (the Sea Pony and Anubisath Idol) as a way to say thanks for all the awesome art she provides for the community.
Soon after that, I was anxious to send her my ideas for a commission piece since I’ve had this idea brewing for so long I just wanted to get the details down in writing. She immediately ok’ed me for the specs and planned to do it when her time (and my budget) allowed. This finally came a couple of weeks ago so I was excited to see this come to fruition. After a few preliminary sketches, she emailed me the final lineart which looked great.
As with my chibi version, I had very clear ideas of what I wanted and I think she incorporated the elements really well. However, for a while I did expect her face to look a lot like this but then it would have looked odd to have a cutesy face on that body :P
Whoo-Cha… (at least that’s the sound I hear when I crack my whip)
Since it wasn’t a full body sketch, I think it was really clever to use the whip as a border line. Now if only I could get a Blizzcon badge, ticket and trip sorted, I’d be ecstatic. Well, maybe next time.
Thanks again Noxy, just in time for my birthday too <3