Here are the contest results (a bit later than planned). I promised to put them up yesterday, but it was my birthday and the weather was very hot (just like today). So I went to the beach with some friends (Scheveningen). That's why I didn't had the time to post the results yesterday, sorry! But I had a very nice birthday though...
Anyways, like always it was tough as hell to pick the winners. After a lot of thinking/looking about/at the deviations I was finally able to make the top 20!
For the people who don't know about this contest. I made a thread in the thumbshare forum, where people were able to show me two of their deviations. Once again I received a lot of replies (which is great)!
For those of you who are in the top 20, be very proud of yourself. For those who didn't make the top 20, remember this is just my personal taste. All of your works are great, keep it up!
Prizes and results:
The prizes are:
1st prize = Subscription for one year and a journal feature;
2nd prize = Subscription for three months and a journal feature;
3th prize = Subscription for three months and a journal feature;
4th prize = Subscription for one month and a journal feature;
5th prize = Subscription for one month and a journal feature;
Numbers 6 - 20 = Journal feature.
The results are:
Memory Update: This piece is gorgeous! It's meant to be an illustration for a book (I would use it as a book cover). This deviation is very detailed and the color combination is amazing. Good looking character too (look at her hair and scarf)!
Daenerys Targaryen: The facial expression is so good (a bit sad though). This is a very beautiful and expressive drawing. Her hair, eyes and dress are especially well done! I can stare into those eyes for minutes.
Both of the deviations posted by this artist were awesome, so while you are at it, check the other one too: fav.me/d4833so
The Thrill Is Gone: This is very, very expressive. It's a beautiful piece (extremely detailed and clean) and yet so cruel. Both the facial expression and shading/skin tones are very well done. Soon I am going to write a poem to go along with this image.
Masakali: The first time I saw this piece I thought it was a picture! Great quality, it looks very real. I really like the colors and details. The movement of the wings add a nice touch.
Antebellum: A very warm and peaceful piece. The color combination is great and I also think it's kinda cute.
Both of the deviations posted by this artist were awesome, so while you are at it, check the other one too: fav.me/d53o34j
Acid Rain: Awesome style! This setting/mood is so interesting. The colors and details are very nice (look at her dress) and the pose is also great. A very fine piece indeed!
Dirge of Spring: I really like this piece. It's a great theme and I like all the colors and details (nice background). The facial expression is really great. Excellent composition too. A very interesting and expressive deviation.
Morninglow: This is one hell of a shot! Beautiful colors/light rays and the depth is simply amazing!
Both of the deviations posted by this artist were awesome, so while you are at it, check the other one too: fav.me/d4fvlqt
Secretary Bird Pursuing a Delicious Bug: The motion/movement in this piece is wonderful. I like the ''grainy'' look/style, it's really nice. The details are very nice too (look at those wings).
Johnny Depp Painting: A very nice capture of Captain Jack Sparrow. It's very colorful and detailed. The facial expression and shading/skin tones are all very good.
Both of the deviations posted by this artist were awesome, so while you are at it, check the other one too: fav.me/d52jf7k
With: :thumb276936520: Little Black Dress: Sexy! This looks very real. I really like the pose and her curvy body. Colors, details, shading/skin tones are all great!
Both of the deviations posted by this artist were awesome, so while you are at it, check the other one too: fav.me/d2y2twx
Where Magic is Born: This is a very nice photomanipulation. The result is a dreamy and calm scenery with great colors and effects.
Shy Neiad: Excellent mood/setting and kinda funny/cute too! The pose is great and the colors are very lovely.
The Queen: A very interesting piece. The composition is nice and great use of colors.
She is W.I.P.: Very cute and a little naughty. I like her hair, eyes and curvy body. The colors and details are great!
Spartan: A very detailed drawing of Spartan (character from the computer game Halo). Great piece!
Moonlight Dip: Great drawing, awesome atmosphere. The pose is nice and I really like the shading. I also like her hair a lot.
Reunited (ink self-portrait): I like this style (I don't see this often on DA). The facial expressions/poses are excellent and it's very cute.
Lisa got SWAG: This is great! It's an awesome character with a very naughty attitude and at the same time she is cute. The pose and colors are very nice (lovely background)!
Both of the deviations posted by this artist were awesome, so while you are at it, check the other one too: fav.me/d4os2nh
Lady in tears: A surreal drawing with a great composition and lovely colors. The reflections in the bubbles are very nice!
Both of the deviations posted by this artist were awesome, so while you are at it, check the other one too: fav.me/d56rb6z
This is the top 20! I hope you enjoyed my picks and I hope that you can live with them! I would really appreciate it if you guys take a look at my gallery. If you don't want to, no problem! But I think I deserved a little attention too...
I found a deviation (The Frog Prince) that's way underrated (in my opinion)! If you have the time please check it out (it has nothing to do with the contest).