This is ~Wingsonde ... formerly ~PhantomLlama
I would love to say a big thank you to the few participants of our first contest! Though many entries were not completed or submitted, we recieved six lovely entries for the Beauty Contest!
So. ~CheeTree and I have analysed and judged the entries. This is what you have been waiting for!
Are you ready?
No. You're not. Take a breath ... aaannnddd go!
Deviant's ChoiceThe African King by *Kitsumeo
Yes, this deviation was not voted for, but the deviant's choice was already chosen as the Runner-up winner by ~CheeTree and me! And I just love this entry - the beautiful display of the king cheetah's fuzzy, spotted and striped coat is fabulous! And the lighting makes me think of the cheetah waking with the sun to roam the plains.
Wonderful job *Kitsumeo!
You win: a character picture with simple background from ~Killer103!
Runner-upBeauty has NO limits by ~FlinSwift
Voted for as the Deviant's Choice and chosen as the Runner-up, 'Beauty has NO limits' conveys the classic and perfect message that it's what's inside that counts, and that beauty is in the eye of the beholder! Although this group is about the cheetah itself instead of anthro, we never said in the rules that the subject of your entry couldn't be anthro, so we let that one slide this time.
Beautiful work, ~FlinSwift!
You win: a feature from ~CheeTree and one traditional character lineart from *Myst-Marquee!
First PlaceSun Bathing by *SynthesizedConiine
'Sun Bathing' received a couple of votes for the Deviant's Choice, but was already chosen as the winner. The amazing detail of the king cheetah's beautiful dog-like paws, the golden fur, its pensive eyes and the prominent stripe (even though it's not really a realistic feature of the cheetah) gave you the prize! And the background is magnificent, the effort you poured into your entry really impressed me.
Stunning job, *SynthesizedConiine!
You win: 40 points, a feature from ~CheeTree, a colored character sketch from *Amirah-the-cat and one traditional character lineart from *Myst-Marquee!
Winners, please contact the prize donors to receive your rewards!
OTHER HONOURABLE MENTIONS:sketchAday: 21 KINGCHEETAHS Contest Entry by ~May5Rogers99
The warm, summer afternoon atmosphere of this piece nearly made you a winner. One thing you could possibly work on, however, is anatomy and general tidiness of the image. Overall, though, great work, and thank you for entering our contest!
Queen Cheetah by =cybre
An amazing piece. Your anatomy, the pose used and the application of blue shading gave this piece a calm, cool, relaxed feel. If your image had been coloured, however, then ... wow. I just love how you showed the cheetah's distinct spots, stripes and tear markings! Brilliant job, thanks so much for entering!
Portrait of a Lady by *clippercarrillo
Ah, *clippercarrillo, your photography never ceases to amaze me! Such an elegant shot, and a stunning way to show-off the cheetah's glorious pelt! The thing is, though, she's not a king cheetah, which automatically ruled this deviation out. Our group does support other cheetah mutations and sub-species, but our contest was devoted to the king cheetah. Thank you very much for entering, however, and I can't wait to see more of your work!