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Want a critique on a piece of art but no-one seem interested?

What you can expect;
Well here's my Critique folder, feel free to browse.
raqonteur.deviantart.com/criti…

What you can't expect is undue praise.  You will get a fair and unbiased critique of the piece, along with suggestions and strengths and weaknesses.  Exactly the same sort of thing you see in the folder in the link.

What you're paying for here is my time and honest opinion, not a rave review :P
Single Character Colour Drawing
The Girl From Slime Caverns by Raqonteur
Making A Splash by Raqonteur
Open Wide And Say... Aaaaaargh by Raqonteur
Krackers - A Grave Matter by Raqonteur
Ariel Pin-up by Raqonteur
A fully coloured and shaded drawing of the character of your choice in either semi-realisitic or anime style.  You can choose from waist up, three-quarter or full body.

All work is carried out on A4 paper
The original drawing can be purchased by arrangement, though I will keep a scanned copy on my account here.
Fully Shaded Character Pencil Sketch with Simple Background
Commission - A Little Birdie Told Me by Raqonteur
Commission - Nya-Na-Nya-Na-Nya-Nya by Raqonteur
Thinking Of You by Raqonteur
Think Outside The (Goggle) Box by Raqonteur
Commission - What Do You Mean It's Not Bath Time by Raqonteur
A monochrome pencil drawing of the character of your choice, either semi-realistic or Anime style.  You can choose from Waist Up, Three Quarter or Full Body.

All work is carried out on A4 paper
The original sketch can be purchased by arrangement, though I will keep a scanned copy on my account here.
Traditional Character Portrait Pencil Sketch
Amber Hunt Portrait by Raqonteur
Stacey by Raqonteur
Thinking Of You by Raqonteur
Anyone For Tea? by Raqonteur
Christmas Gift Art 2013 #1 by Raqonteur
A head and shoulders portrait/study of a Character, in pencil, partially shaded.   You can choose from realistic or anime style.

All work is carried out on A4 paper
The original sketch can be purchased by arrangement, though I will keep a scanned copy on my account here.
Original Character or Fan Character Story - Literature Commission
This is a story featuring either your original character or a brand new character.  The more details you provide of what you want, the closer it will be to your vision.  You can provide me with a complete plot or just a title or theme, or anything in between.
This type of work involves a lot of feedback and communication (questions :P) to keep the details right (I can't just guess the name of your first love for example :P)

Critiques

Tendrils by MarieJane67777

I'd like to start off by saying WOW! Right, now I've got that out of my systm I can carry on :P I never know where to start with these t...

Their Precious Summer by yryahuln

Though I don't know the characters I always admire artists renderings of photo strips like this. It's quite a project to take on for a ...

what makes Siren Special by Princess-CoCo-154

I never know where to start on these things :P Artwork: The art is simple and yet effective. The piece does grab the eye, and the subjec...

Disney Ariel by MagicnaAnavi

Where do I start? What a beautiful vision of Ariel. It's a very traditional view of her sat on a rock, half out of the water, but it do...

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A Picture Paints A Thousand Words

It's an old phrase, and one that still rings true today. 

Here on DA we have visual artists (I include photography, Photomanipulation and craftwork in that category) and Writers both.  I know that visual art is so much more accessible than written work, especially in the 'snapshot moment', information saturated world we live in today.  But as a writer myself, I do feel that literature is... if not undervalued, then certainly overlooked by many, in favour of visual art which can be seen and appreciated in a single glance (though obviously deserves more than that).

I wanted to bring the two together and maybe bring literature to a bigger audience... and there's nothing like the thought of a few prizes to do that :P  Which brings to the the contest itself;



OVERVIEW:

THEME:    Draw a picture of a DA story/Write a Story about a DA Picture
ART:        Traditional, Digital, Literature, Photomanipulation.  Anything else just drop me a note.
DATE:      Start; 15 May 14, End; 12 October 2014
PRIZES:    Depends on the number of entries.  Donations are gratefully recieved.




THEME:

Choose a piece of literature by your favourite DA author; it could be an original story, a fan fiction, a poem, a piece of Roleplay, whatever.  Then render a piece of visual art based on this piece.  Draw it, paint it, cosplay a scene, photograph or photomanipulate it.  Anything you like, to bring this work of words into the realm of visual art.

Writers; choose a favourite piece of visual art and write it; make it part of a story, or the muse of a poem; or a role-play.  Anything.

You cannot use your own story/drawing as a muse; it must be another persons.

ART FORMS:

I want to go out of my way to accept any form of art related to the theme.  Just send me a note if you're not sure.  I don't bite, honest.  As long as it depicts the literature muse; I'm sure we can work something out.

START DATE:    15th May 2014

END DATE:    12th October 2014


RULES:

All entries must be a new piece of art created for this contest.  You can enter as many times as you like, but only one entry can win a prize.

Your entry must include a link to the piece that inspired it.
Your entry must include a link to this contest.

Your inspiration piece must be by a DA Artist other than yourself.  You cannot draw your own story, nor write about your own drawing/painting.  You do NOT have to choose one of my pieces; I'll be flattered of course, but it won't effect how the entries are judged.

You are NOT required to Watch me or favourite this journal.  I don't buy watches that way.  If you want to add me to your watch list on the merit of my art, that's great and I'm very grateful, but don't feel obligated to do so.

You are NOT required to feature this journal nor to advertise the contest but I would be gratefull to anyone who does and of course more advertising means more entries = bigger prizes :)

You can enter either by commenting on this journal or sending me a note.

PRIZES:

Now the bit you really want to know about :P
There are two catagories; Visual Art and Literature.
Prizes depend on the number of overall entries/entrants.  Any prize donations will be gratefully recieved.
All Entries will be featured in this journal.


Visual Art:                                                                                                                                                                 

1st Prize

100 points                                                                                   
A free commission (any type) by :iconraqonteur:                                
A traditional (3/4 body) pencil sketch of one character by :iconraqonteur:      
A minimum 3 month Winners Feature by :iconraqonteur:
A Piece of Traditional or Digital Art by :iconlara-1992:
Winner's Package from :iconanothercontestgroup:

2nd Prize
25 points
A traditional pencil sketch by :iconraqonteur:
A minimum 3 month Winners Feature by :iconraqonteur:
A Piece of Traditional or Digital Art by :iconlara-1992:
A Traditional Video-Game/Anime Fanart by :iconultimategalaxia:
Winner's Package from :iconanothercontestgroup:


Literature:

1st Prize
100 points                                                                                   
A free commission (any type) by :iconraqonteur:                                
A traditional (3/4 body) pencil sketch of one character by :iconraqonteur:      
A minimum 3 month Winners Feature by :iconraqonteur:
A Piece of Traditional or Digital Art by :iconlara-1992:
Winner's Package from :iconanothercontestgroup

2nd Prize
25 points
A traditional pencil sketch by :iconraqonteur:
A minimum 3 month Winners Feature by :iconraqonteur:
A Piece of Traditional or Digital Art by :iconlara-1992:
A Traditional Video-Game/Anime Fan Art by :iconultimategalaxia:
Winner's Package from :iconanothercontestgroup:


The more entries I recieve; the more the prizes will grow.
For every 10 entries I recieve, I will add +15 points to all prizes.
If I recieve 35+ entries I will add;

3rd Prize;
25 points
A traditional pencil sketch by :iconraqonteur:
A minimum 3 month Winners Feature by :iconraqonteur:

If I recieve 50+ entries I will add;
4th Prize;
15 Points
A traditional pencil sketch by :iconraqonteur:


And finally the;
I NEVER EXPECTED THAT award.
This goes out to anyone who enters something... well unexpected.  Less mainstream art forms/truly unusal pieces etc.  I think the title says it all :p

10 points
I Never Expected That feature by :iconraqonteur:
Traditional Video-Game/Anime Fan Art by :iconultimategalaxia:



ENTRIES:


Looking through the window by zyvirus

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:iconcartoonfanboyone:
cartoonfanboyone Featured By Owner May 21, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hi.
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:iconraqonteur:
Raqonteur Featured By Owner May 21, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hi there.
Welcome to the madhouse :)
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:iconcartoonfanboyone:
cartoonfanboyone Featured By Owner May 21, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Do you roleplay?
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:iconraqonteur:
Raqonteur Featured By Owner May 21, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I haven't done any role-play on DA but I grew up playing paper & dice RPGs like AD&D and graduated to MMO's later in life. 

what did you have in mind?
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:iconmartawanda:
martawanda Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello! Passing by, I wanted to wish you a good day :) (Smile)Hi!
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:iconraqonteur:
Raqonteur Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for that, and for stopping by.  I hope you enjoyed the amenities :)

I wish you a very good day too
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:iconultimategalaxia:
UltimateGalaxia Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist

Found this zodiac snippet for people born today :p....

"Gifted with a wild imagination, Pisces have an unrivalled talent for story telling or anything artistic for that matter."

...so true, man, so true.. :XD: Happy Birthday

Wow, I just noticed that little artist feature you put on the side there.. ha, thanks man

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:iconraqonteur:
Raqonteur Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much :)
What a lovely thought.

Heh, the feature was the final part of your prize for winning the contest.  Glad you like it :)
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QDC-Anna Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014
Happy Birthday
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