In celebration of DeviantART's 8th birthday, we're holding a contest for the Anime/Manga gallery!
Almost everyone has a favorite album. But have you ever illustrated anything from it? Since this is DA's 8th birthday, the object of this contest is to pick track #8 from your one of your favorite albums and illustrate it as best as you can!
For example: One of my favorite albums is Breakfast With Girls by the band Self. Track #8 on that album is a song called "Sucker", so I'd try to draw a picture relating to that song. Even throw is some references to the number 8 if you can. Sounds easy, but it can be quite a challenge!
Art must be 100% you own work. No tracing, no fan art or fan characters! Even if the song is from a soundtrack from an existing show, movie, etc., please make your art and characters original.
Art should be in anime/manga style. Any medium is welcome, traditional or digital, color or black and white/grayscale. Anime not your style? Check out the other AR-hosted birthday contests listed here: [link]
Please list the name of the artist, album and track name in your description, or include it in the artwork. Otherwise, how do we know what song it came from? If possible, include a link to lyrics or even a playable or downloadable (legal!) copy of the song. It HAS to be track #8 on the album, for DA's 8th birthday!
Upload your piece to Community Projects > Contests > 2008 > DeviantART 8th birthday > 8 Track. If you don't, we won't see your entry!
You can enter two different pieces, though you can only win for one of them. Doesn't hurt to hedge your bets a bit, though.
Contest will be judged on not just technical skill alone, so don't worry if you don't think your art isn't "good enough". We're looking for the most creative entries in interpreting their song choices!
1st place - $40 DeviantDollars
2nd place - $30 DeviantDollars
3rd place - $20 DeviantDollars
DeviantDollars can be used to purchase subscriptions, prints and DevArt merchandise!
Contest will run from Thurs., August 7 until Thursday, August 28, 2008 at 11:59PST! Please do not ask for any extensions for the contest.
If you have any questions for concerns please leave a comment here or contact `azarath. Have fun and good luck!