[0713] Group Of Recipients

[0713] Group Of Recipients

I have posted the submissions that reached a place between position 11 and 25 of this year’s artwork contest.

  • Sandra: You accidentally sent a nude photo of yourself to several people?!
  • Larisa: Yup.
  • Sandra: To how many people?
  • Larisa: Well, yesterday I installed this new, unofficial add-on…
  • Larisa: … and apparently I misconfigured it, or it had a bug, or something.
  • Sandra: This means you sent it to all your contacts?!
  • Larisa: All SnapPic users in North America.
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Results of the artwork contest 2015 – Places 11 to 25

It’s time to present the submissions placed between the positions 11 and 25 of the Sandra and Woo and Gaia artwork contest. Once again, we received lots of great and diverse pieces of artwork! I would like to thank again all artists who have submitted a drawing! Don’t forget to check out the first batch of submissions which I posted on Monday.

Please show your support by visiting the artists’ websites and writing a comment in the comment section of this blog post!

Place 25 goes to Rebecca Gundlach (website)

Rebecca’s detailed pencil drawing didn’t reach an even better position since it seems a bit random what the characters are doing. But it’s nonetheless great to see so many Sandra and Woo characters in one drawing.

[Artist’s comment: It is called “Take Your Child to Work Day” and drawn with colored pencils on DIN A3 paper.]

Place 24 goes to Hukley (website)

Nintendo fanboys will particularly enjoy Hukley’s crossover.

[Artist’s comment: Sandra and Woo goes Nintendo.]

Place 23 goes to SHaDoW-WHiSPERER (website)

Ars being heroic again. This time he’s fighting against a giant octopus. It takes a little to completely understand what’s going on in the picture.

Place 22 goes to Spiritclaw The Cerret

One of several drawings featuring Woo’s family in the top 25, and a particularly cute one.

Place 21 goes to FudgemintGuardian

I really like the 3D effect that makes it look like this drawing of San de Vertis was itself drawn on a torn piece of paper. Fudgemint reached the top 24 of last year with a pencil drawing of Ilias and Lilith as well.

Place 20 goes to Matthew May

This is a simple drawing, but I really like Sid’s line and the facial expressions of the characters. Matthew drew a similarly funny pic featuring Larisa last year which made it into the top 24 as well.

[Artist’s comment: Sid [is] regretting his decision to babysit Woo’s and Lily’s kits (though the idea of Lily allowing someone else to look after her kits is preposterous). Didn’t have a good idea for the background so I just added some colour so it wouldn’t look boring.]

Place 19 goes to Heather Scott (website)

Heather’ watercolor drawing of Lilith, Viviana and San has a couple of really strong elements, in particular the symmetrical layout and how the girls’ skirts are arranged.

[Artist’s comment: I did my piece in watercolor […] I don’t know if it’s because I’m writing a fantasy story that makes heavy use of the number 3 itself, but I kept seeing the number all over the comic. When I saw the symbol in the middle, I knew that I HAD to draw a mandala of sorts using it. The girls were another instance of 3 that I picked up on (they’re all talented, important, and from different regions), so they were an obvious choice to go with the symbol. The gold Celtic braid was included to imply a shield, which is a barrier and is inspired by the chapter title “Breaking All Barriers.”

The decision to do this piece entirely in traditional media was because I had been a little overloaded on the digital art work lately and wanted to have fun with my paints. It was done in watercolor over top of black alcohol pigment on Canson multimedia paper. It is 13 inches in size.]

Place 18 goes to Yenrou Humuni (website)

Another Nintendo themed drawing. The strongest points of this drawing by Yenrou, whose Gaia related drawing even reached position #6 last year, are the coloration and the on-model design of the characters.

Place 17 goes to Joxtray

This great idea of Cloud’s family fighting against a funny-looking monster coming through Yuna’s wormhole is lacking a bit in its execution. For example, the menu is only resembling the one in Final Fantasy VII, not based on its actual design.

Place 16 goes to Jennifer Zhu (website)

I really like how Jennifer has drawn Lilith in this piece. The composition is also good. I think that a realistic background could have elevated it into the top 10.

[Artist’s comment: So, in an alternate universe… Lili is our vocalist, Ilias is first guitar, Vivi is second guitar, Sandril is bass, Alissa’s on the keyboard, and Ryn is on the drums… and apparently didn’t get the memo to dress up.]

Place 15 goes to Reven Grendal (website)

Reven submitted this detailed drawing of Lilith whose strongest point is surely its coloration. But not even drawing abilities of this level were enough to enter the top 10 this year without some kind of additional hook.

Place 14 goes to Zsolt Somogyi (website)

This is a funny joke and the characters are looking very much like in the comic. To reach the top 10, the technical execution would have needed to be a little better, though.

Place 13 goes to Jylani Amplex

I really like this super cute drawing of Viviana and her favorite horse Casper. Viviana’s legs turned out very short, though.

[Artist’s comment: It is titled “Casper the Mighty Steed” and is a sweet Gaia themed piece featuring Vivi (my personal favorite character) and her horse Casper. It took around a full week to complete and is my first finished digital artwork. […] Credit for the font work goes to my brother Jadon.]

Place 12 goes to Jakub Prantl (website)

Jakub submitted this dark interpretation of the famous scene from Hayao Miyazaki’s film My Neighbor Totoro. It’s a great idea and the lighting is perfect. This piece still missed the top 10, though, since the raccoon doesn’t resemble Woo at all. For example, the shape of his mask is completely different.

Place 11 goes to Fhrean Eighth

I was unsure for a long time if I should put this stylish drawing of the assassins responsible for the Red Hall massacre into the top 10. But I eventually decided against it. Sorry, Fhrean.

Results of the artwork contest 2015 – Places 26+

Our yearly Sandra and Woo and Gaia artwork contest ended last Monday. We received 82 submissions in total so I needed a while to prepare everything. Today, I’m showing you all entries that unfortunately didn’t make it into the top 25.

The following list of entries starts with the six entries from the submissions placed on position 26+ which I liked the most, in alphabetical order. The subsequent entries are then ordered alphabetically again. The artists’ names are colored red if a link to their personal website is available. Show your support by visiting the artists’ websites and/or writing a comment in the comment section of this blog post!

To our gold and diamond patrons: I will offer a convenient download archive containing all submissions in their original size after the end of the contest.

by Bradley Monnens
While I quite like this family portrait drawn in a traditional medium, coloring Lily’s mask and arm in red was an odd choice. Bradley also submitted two additional sketches: [1], [2].

by Fhrean Eighth
Since Fhrean also has another submission in the top 25, I decided against putting this portrait of Alissa into the top 25. I really like the coloration, but it’s a bit lacking in term of originality.

by Hasnul Karami
This is a pretty well-drawn submission, but I just wasn’t fond enough of the art style to place it in the top 25.

by Kucing Kecil
Kucing’s drawing is another example of a particularly well-drawn submission missing the top 25. Why are Sandra and Woo jumping off a cliff without some sort of parachute?

by Michael Daoust

by MistyDawnAmara
Misty submitted this drawing for last year’s contest, but I missed to post it back then. So I decided to give it another chance this year. It would have reached the same position last year, somewhere around place #25.

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Website for the Sandra and Woo adventure

There is now a website for the Sandra and Woo adventure game which was announced in April. On the website, you can find a trailer, additional screenshots, a news blog, and links to social media sites where you can talk to the developers from Feline Fuelled Games.

Of course we hope for your support and votes when the game will be put on Steam Greenlight later this year.

Screenshot from Sandra and Woo in The Cursed Adventure Screenshot from Sandra and Woo in The Cursed Adventure

Artwork contest 2015, with $1000 of prize money!

It’s time for our yearly Sandra and Woo and Gaia artwork contest! And since the revenues from our Patreon campaign exceeded all our expectations, I decided to dramatically increase the total prize money to the whopping sum of $1000!

As you can see below, not only the best entry will receive a nice sum of money. If your drawing skills are just average, you will still have the chance to become one of the winners by drawing something funny, clever or innovative. Unsurprisingly, your drawing has to feature at least one regular character from Sandra and Woo or Gaia.

  • 1st place: $200
  • 2nd place: $175
  • 3rd place: $150
  • 4th place: $125
  • 5th place: $100
  • 6th place: $75
  • 7th place: $55
  • 8th place: $45
  • 9th place: $40
  • 10th place: $35

Please send your entry in an e-mail with the subject “Artwork contest 2015” to novil@gmx.de. You can attach the file to the e-mail or put a link to it in the e-mail’s text body. You must submit your entry until Monday, 17 August 2015. If you have a website that I should link, please put the link to it into your e-mail as well.

Additional information about the contest:

  • You can submit several drawings or other types of art, but you can win at most two prizes. In this case, the first winning entry has to feature characters from Sandra and Woo and the second winning entry has to feature characters from Gaia.
  • Please do not publish your artwork on other websites before the end of the contest.
  • You can sign your work in any way you want. But a large, ugly watermark will reduce your chance of winning.
  • If you draw the image digitally, you should send it in its original size in a lossless format, for example as a PNG file with full color depth. If you draw the image on paper, you should send me a large, clean version in a lossless format, for example as a PNG file with full color depth. However, you can’t send me any files larger than 25 MB by e-mail.

Aeris lives!

The following illustration by Denitsa Petkova was meant as a bonus for our Patreon patrons, but of course I had to publish it on our main website to celebrate the Final Fantasy VII Remake that was announced at E3 today.

Sandra and Cloud in Nibelheim by Denitsa Petkova

Here are all Sandra and Woo strips that include a major reference to my favorite video game:

And here are all commissions and fanart with a Final Fantasy VII theme: