YEAR OF THE "TEMPLE OF THE DOG"
SORRY, EVERYONE, FOR THE DELAY IN GETTING THE TOTD CONTEST JOURNALS UPDATED. REAL LIFE HAS BEEN MORE THAN A LITTLE CRAZY LATELY (you can read the details in another journal entry - [link]
BUT I SHOULD GET THINGS CAUGHT UP ON DURING THE NEXT FEW DAYS.
DUE TO MY OWN COMPUTER AND PERSONAL ISSUES, I WILL STILL ACCEPT ANY LATE AUGUST CONTEST ENTRIES (NARAKU) FOR THE NEXT FEW DAYS AND AM EXTENDING THE DEADLINE OF THE SEPTEMBER (SHIPPOU) CONTEST UNTIL OCTOBER 16. I'LL ANNOUNCE THE WINNERS OF THE JULY CONTEST WHEN I POST THE OFFICIAL LIST OF ENTRIES FOR AUGUST'S. AGAIN, I'M REALLY SORRY BUT I'VE HARDLY BEEN ON MY COMPUTER OR ON DA, AND RIGHT NOW ALL THE ENTRIES FOR AUGUST ARE SITTING ON MY DAUGHTERS' COMPUTER AND NEED TO BE TRANSFERRED TO MINE, WHICH WAS DOWN ALL OF AUGUST AND HALFWAY INTO SEPTEMBER).
ANYWAY, THE OCTOBER THEME IS KOUGA FROM TOTD, AND YOU CAN CONTACT ME FOR MORE DETAILS ON HOW HE LOOKS IN THE STORY OR JUST USE YOUR OWN IMAGINATION. HE'LL MOSTLY BE WEARING FURS - MUCH LIKE WHAT HE DOES IN TAKAHASHI'S ORIGINAL STORY - BUT WITH A FEW CHANGES, BUT YOU'RE ALSO WELCOME TO PORTRAY HIM IN TRADITIONAL EGYPTIAN CLOTHING, TOO, SINCE HE WILL BE TRAVELING INTO "THE LAND". OTHER DETAILS ARE THE SAME AS PREVIOUS CONTESTS - ANY AND ALL TYPES OF MEDIUM ARE ACCEPTIBLE. WATCH FOR KOUGA'S OFFICIAL ARRIVAL IN TOTD WHEN I GET THE NEXT CHAPTER OR TWO POSTED, TOO!
THANKS FOR EVERYONE'S PATIENCE AND HOPEFULLY ONCE I GET THINGS CAUGHT UP THIS TIME I WON'T HAVE ANY MORE CRISES TO DEAL WITH FOR A VERY LONG TIME.
September contest is SHIPPOU - see [link]
for complete details. Due to my personal issues, the deadline for September's contest will be October 16, with voting to start a day or two later.
AUGUST contest is NARAKU - see [link]
for complete details! Deadline for entries has been extended and will close in a few days.
THE JULY TOTD CONTEST - SOUTA and/or KOHAKU - [link]
- IS NOW CLOSED. THUMBNAILS ARE ALREADY POSTED IN THE GALLERY AT ~ToTD
AND I AM ACCEPTING VOTES.
JUNE - MIROKU - TOTD STYLE - [link]
MAY - MOTHER'S DAY - TOTD STYLE - [link]
APRIL - KAGURA - [link]
MARCH - SANGO - [link]
FEBRUARY - INUYASHA/KAGOME - [link]
JANUARY - SESSHOUMARU - [link]
TOTD T-SHIRT DESIGN CONTEST - [link]
The theme for October is Kouga from TOTD. As with all the monthly contests, other characters can be included, but Kouga should be the main focus. Remember, Kouga comes from the "southern tribes" and typically wears clothing very much like he wears in the actual series (although minus the chest armor and leg and arm bands). My next update of TOTD will have a more complete description of how I picture him in the story and I'm hoping to have my own fanart of him up soon. Use your imagination or pick an actual scene from the story, "Temple of the Dog".
ANY and ALL types of medium are acceptable. Feel free to use your imagination. Some suggestions are sketches, uncolored lineart, CGed lineart, traditionally colored art, sculpture, plushies...knock yourselves out and come up with something creative! To enter, simply upload your entry to your own Deviantart page and send me the link. I'll add you to the list of entries and forward the information on to ~ToTD
for inclusion in the list of entries there. If you don't have a DA account, contact me directly and we'll arrange to get your entry uploaded to the TOTD gallery (you can reach me via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or via note here on DA). Also, if you would like to enter and don't have access to a scanner, contact me and we'll make arrangements. I'm more than willing to scan entries that are sent to me by regular mail.
UPCOMING MONTHLY CONTESTS:
OCTOBER'S SUBJECT - KOUGA FROM TOTD
NOVEMBER'S SUBJECT - TBA VERY SOON!
I haven't worked out the details yet, but there will be a special drawing at the end of the year for anyone who has entered all twelve of the monthly contests. There will be a small prize for each artist who enters all twelve months, plus a drawing from those for a special prize. Watch for updates with more details.