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tl,dr: CONTEST! You! Thru the end of December! Undead or Eldritch Dragons! Anyone can enter! 2000 points and more up for grabs! SUBMIT YOUR WORK TO THE UNDEAD AND ELDRITCH CONTEST FOLDER.

Alright, everyone!  It's time for a serious CONTEST! The Mask/Costume prompt will still remain open for another week, but I promised a contest for the month of October, so here it is!

And I'm giving you leeway with this one by giving you TWO different themes you can pick from! It doesn't matter which one you pick, it just needs to be your awesomest!  So much choice is unprecedented!! What kind of anarchy will ensue? :P




Hopefully not this much. (fav.me/d7vv09z)

October is upon us, and that means HALLOWEEN. So it's time for us to put our focus on the darkest, most frightening, most evil dragons around--the ones that dwell not in caves or castles, but in your very nightmares.

Are you ready? You better be ready!! We're gonna have a spooky Halloween fantasy party for the rest of the year! I don't care if you think you're not good enough to enter the contest; masterpieces or scribbles, let's choke the contest folders with our creepiest dragons ever!

Theme #1--RISE OF THE UNDEAD



After all that work they put into burying him... (fav.me/d87ni83)

All dragons are magical, but some wield the most unnatural and frightening magic of all--Necromancy! Lich Dragons!  Zombie Dragons!  Skeletal Dragons!  Vampire Dragons! Necromancer Dragons!  
Daznath The Necromancer by damie-m
These dragons have sold their souls for eternal life, and they want to turn your corpse into their puppet!  
Undead by Kerneinheit
Or maybe your undead dragon is someone else's undead puppet!  
Norvaalg the Cursed Dragon by WretchedSpawn2012
Or perhaps they are cursed or infected with a horrific zombie plague! Whatever the case, these wretched monstrosities are out for blood, and October is their favorite month to march. SO...

The first theme requires you to design an undead dragon!




Why Dragon Army never loses. (damie-m.deviantart.com/art/Mas…)
(by :icondamie-m:)



Theme #2--THE HORRORS OF THE FARTHEST PLANE



Give us a kiss, love. fav.me/d8kdt93

But maybe you're not feeling the undead vibe. No, you like to delve into deeper knowledge. Things mortals are not meant to know. Maybe you were so unfortunate to have had a vision of something.  Something big.  Something wrong.  And you cannot sleep for fear of your nightmares.

You poor soul.  You have just enough sanity left in you to scratch onto your paper or tablet a depiction that does no justice to the length, breadth, magnitude, and horror of the being who has permitted you, who searched too far, to bend your mind for just a moment around the closest approximation human eyes can make to the true form of a being whose very image causes mortals to claw out their own eyes and spin into gibbering madness. You have seen an Eldritch Dragon.



For the last time, we don't want a puny Earth vacuum. Ours sucks in twelve dimensions. Tell that girl scout down the street to bring me 7 boxes of Thin Mints tho... D: (fav.me/d226cel)


The second theme to choose from requires you to design a Lovecraftian or Eldritch Dragon!  The more twisted and alien it is, the better, but it must somehow be recognizably draconic.

Third Evil Dragon by Rodrigo-Vega Eldritch Dragons by SirHanselot Dance of Green Dragons by lestats1stlover
"And this is my daughter sl'¬˚…å∆kat, and my son L'nåπ∑ø˜, and my beautiful wife P'th∆ß˚∆ƒ∂£.  I met her when I was only 11843 centuries old.  We're high school sweethearts."



By the way, it was fairly difficult for me to turn up this many relevant images on DeviantART's search bar for Eldritch or Lovecraftian Dragons.  If you make something awesome in this topic and with those tags, you're likely to turn up on the front page for anyone who searches that topic!  Not many people on DA have explored this theme before (that I can see, anyway) so this will be a great contribution to the community!



CONTEST RULES===============================


  • Create a NEW deviation that fits one or both of the above themes.

  • By new, I mean the deviation must be submitted after the posting of this journal.  I want to inspire everyone to create new work, not just provide exposure for old work.

  • No sexual content.  Violence/gore is fine as long as it is properly tagged.

  • SUBMIT YOUR WORK TO THE UNDEAD AND ELDRITCH CONTEST FOLDER. This folder is open to ALL deviantART members, not just the members of our group.

  • YOUR DEADLINE IS DECEMBER 31st.  I want to give you plenty of time so that everyone can participate!  That's twelve whole weeks, folks!

  • Submit as many times as you want!




PRIZES=================================


First Prize:
  • 2000 points from :iconqydra:
  • A 3-month Core Membership from :iconqydra:
  • A llama and an inked and colored sketch from :iconthekidwithaknife:
  • A chibi commission from :iconshadow-lockheed:
  • A one-hour speedpaint commission from :icontatiilange:
  • A sketch commission from :iconjaruk:
  • A full-body colored commission, with or without background, from :iconwinterocelot:
  • A half-body sketch commission from :iconselpheeusagi:


Second Prize:
  • A llama and an inked sketch from :iconthekidwithaknife:
  • A chibi commission from :iconshadow-lockheed:
  • A sketch commission from :iconjaruk:
  • A colored bust commission from :iconwinterocelot:
  • A headshot sketch commission from :iconselpheeusagi:


Third Prize:
  • A llama and a sketch from :iconthekidwithaknife:
  • A chibi commission from :iconshadow-lockheed:
  • A sketch commission from :iconjaruk:
  • A colored bust commission from :iconwinterocelot:


If you wish to offer prizes or points, please send me a note.  Every donation is appreciated. :iconqydra:







The last surviving picture of a Polaroid photograph recovered from the twisted corpse of an occult fanatic who pointed his camera at an open portal to the [REDACTED]. When the picture popped out of the camera, it turned every color in the rainbow, turned several colors NOT in the rainbow, then displayed this image for ten seconds before disintegrating. Then the camera [DATA EXPUNGED]. (fav.me/d10m9d9)
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:iconzetaomega2:
Zetaomega2 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
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:iconvalyrenius:
Valyrenius Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
When is the deadline today? Just so I know if I have time to finish my entry
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:iconqydra:
Qydra Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
You made it!
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:iconvalyrenius:
Valyrenius Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Yay :D
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Mvicen Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2015
Hello, this is my entry: Land of Dragons* Tierra de Dragones by Mvicen  

I will try to find the folder ticket , Greetings and Happy Holidays
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Energiaelca1 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
my entry: My realm is fire by Energiaelca1
I don't know in what folder submit
Thank you very much
Sorry my english it's very poor
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Energiaelca1 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
already I found it, thanks
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:iconzetaomega2:
Zetaomega2 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Heck yeah! Im in
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:iconqydra:
Qydra Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Good luck!
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:iconnso32:
Nso32 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
May I join?
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:iconqydra:
Qydra Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Anyone can join.
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:iconbettimus:
Bettimus Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Is traditional medium accepted?
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:iconqydra:
Qydra Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes, of course!
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:iconbettimus:
Bettimus Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Oh Yay! :D
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:iconsirenstormcrow:
SirenStormCrow Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Does it need to be a full body pic? Or can it be just a pic of the dragon's head?
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:iconqydra:
Qydra Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
It can be a headshot if you want.  Make whatever composition decisions you like.  Know that you will probably be competing against full-body shots, so make it a really great headshot. :)
Actually, a headshot took second place in our last contest.
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SirenStormCrow Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh really? Ok. Thanks for your input!! ^^ :hug:
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:iconanimalamelia16:
AnimalAmelia16 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Gosh seeing those awesome picture up there is really making me think this contest is not for me. Like seriously nowhere near that good :(
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:iconqydra:
Qydra Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Nonsense.  I just used cool images I found.  You are not competing against these images.  The main purpose of our contests is to encourage our members to create art.  As long as you are staying productive as an artist and pushing your boundaries, you're doing well.  We would love to see your undead or eldritch dragon!
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:iconanimalamelia16:
AnimalAmelia16 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
When's the deadline again?
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:iconqydra:
Qydra Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
December 31st.
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:iconanimalamelia16:
AnimalAmelia16 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I might enter then. Can be made anyway right? Pencil, pen, paint, etc?
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:iconqydra:
Qydra Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Yup!
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:iconselpheeusagi:
SelpheeUsagi Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
hello dragonss
sob my people :,D
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:iconxxzelda-de-katxx:
XxZelda-de-katxX Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
oh man this contest looks amazing!
probably the coolest ones i seen like...EVER!!!!

just one question: is traditional art accepted, if i do the contest?
otherwise thank you X333
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:iconqydra:
Qydra Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Of course we accept traditional art!  And thanks for the compliment; I worked really hard on the contest journal.

Good luck, and happy drawing!
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:iconxxzelda-de-katxx:
XxZelda-de-katxX Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
ey! no problem!
thank you so much for telling me!
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:iconluismonterieart:
LuisMonterieArt Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
I am interested in your contest. Can I submit a sculpture for the contest?
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:iconqydra:
Qydra Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
OH SNAP WE GOT A SCULPTOR.  Yes you may!  We'd love to have sculptures in our contest.  I'm excited to see it!
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:iconluismonterieart:
LuisMonterieArt Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
Cant wait to sculpt now. Thanks so much. :)
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:iconxantheunwinart:
XantheUnwinArt Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
I'll enter if i have time - when was the due date?
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:iconqydra:
Qydra Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
New Year's Eve.  Good luck!
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:iconsafyia110:
safyia110 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thankful for Contests [Nov. 2015]



Good luck with your contest!
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:iconjaruk:
jaruk Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
here's my entry is it good enough? jaruk.deviantart.com/art/Conte…
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:iconqydra:
Qydra Featured By Owner Edited Oct 7, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I replied over on the deviation page.  It's coming along well!
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:iconjaruk:
jaruk Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
ok thx :)
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:iconcreationtakesun:
creationtakesun Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
i do a link about the contest in this home page group : :icondrawing-tutorial: 
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:iconqydra:
Qydra Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for your support!
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:iconcreationtakesun:
creationtakesun Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
:)
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:iconjaruk:
jaruk Featured By Owner Edited Oct 4, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey could I donate one sketch for each of the three prizes? you know like one sketch for 1sst place one for 2nd and one for 3rd? And also enter at the same time or one or the other?
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:iconqydra:
Qydra Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
You may enter.  And I'll put you down for three prizes.  Thank you for supporting us by donating prizes!
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:iconjaruk:
jaruk Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
no prob :)
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:iconthe-worlds-forgotten:
the-worlds-forgotten Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for submitting your contest to our directory at AnotherContestGroup. Your contest can now be seen by others. We hope your contest goes well! :)

If you change the deadline of this contest or cancel it, you can let us know in a comment or note and we can remove your contest from the directory.

By the way, if you're low on prizes, you can see if you qualify for our Winner's Package (which is free) (information can be found in our FAQ).
If you'd like even more advertising, we offer poll features that cost 75 :points: for two days of advertising on our home page (more information can be found here).

Also, if you'd like to help out AnotherContestGroup, you can donate points to through ACG-PointsDonations, or, we are currently looking for admins to help out the process of finding, accepting, and adding contests to the directory (information can be found on our home page).

Have a nice day! :D :iconthe-worlds-forgotten: :iconanothercontestgroup: :iconacg-pointsdonations:
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TheLittleWaterDragon Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Dang it, I got two skeletal dragons possible-one species IS death, the other haunts the graveyards of dead dragons, playing with their bones and dressing himself in scraps of bone and rotted cloth...how on earth am I suppose to choose? DX
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:iconqydra:
Qydra Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
To be more helpful, though, the second one sounds really cool!
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:iconqydra:
Qydra Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Both!
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:iconenergiaelca1:
Energiaelca1 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Photomanipulation ist ok?
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:iconqydra:
Qydra Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
If it depicts a dragon, then yes.
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:iconlupusdream:
LupusDream Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
holy crap i need to enter in this contest!! 
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