So sorry about the long absence/hiatus this group has experienced. Our founder FushimiChika
has been busy with some family issues this past year and our other co-founder ClassicalChic
has been sort of M.I.A. as of late so contact has been slim. But I have decided to take it upon myself to extend a warm welcome to all of our newest members. We're so excited to have you with us.
Also, I'd like to apologize on behalf of the team on how inefficient our monitoring of submissions has been. I'm trying to do my best under the circumstances but only the founder has complete control over the things that are allowed and sometimes she just can't do it all. But we both agree that we love this group and the idea of it too much to ever close it. So thank you again, for all you members for sticking with us!
In order to show our thanks and to celebrate 2 YEARS of this group (I can't believe it's been so long!) We are hosting a contest. Now the previous one didn't go so well seeming our entries were low. But we'd like to encourage all artists/members no matter what the skill to submit to the contest because we love seeing your art, because it's the closest we'll get to see of your individuality!
First place of the contest will receive 100 points!!
Second place will receive 50 points!!
Third place will receive 15 points!
Of course this will only work if we get a minimum of 5 CONTEST ENTRIES! Please participate- the more people the more fun! We'll give you from January 20th 2014- until March 1st 2014!
~You must be a member of the group.
~If you enter you must leave a link to your submission in the comments below. We will proceed to request it to be added to the group's contest folder.
~You can use any type of art to fulfill the requirements.
~If you enter you must vote when the time comes and IF the popular vote happens.
~Upon entering you must place this in the info section; This is for : iconhaunted-mansion : 's(minus the spaces) contest. Follow this by an explanation as to what your entry is and why you chose to do so. We would like to see the mastermind behind your works C:
~Up to two submission per person!
~Contest will only proceed if required amount of entries is met.
We are going to give some options. You have the choice to either create artwork of one, two, or all of the following:
Personify (make into a physical being) one of the many headstones located in the Haunted Mansion's graveyards. Basically you will be taking one of the fun, rhyming epitaphs and drawing the person to whom it is referring. The more creative (adding historical back stories, costumes, styles etc.) the better. Not allowed to use the stretching portraits; should be original.
Draw/ design the bedroom one of the former residents of the haunted Mansion might have lived in. Design it to fit their family role and tastes. For example: Master Gracey might have had the biggest room with the best view, or perhaps a closed off room for more privacy. Get creative! You don't have to even draw the person in the room just the room and it's affects. This is our nod to those artists that are better at architecture, and design rather than people so we look forward to seeing what you come up with. You can incorporate Haunted Mansion aspects such as the haunted doors that are being pushed, knocked, or having the handle rattled into your design- you can assign it to the different graveyard residents that you think would best suit the different doors. Ultimately it's up to you! The room must include a bed, and at least three other pieces of furniture. Must also have wall designs and a door.
Give face to the staff! You can really be original here. Create your ideal Haunted Mansion staff members. Must be in the proper uniform. Basically, put yourself in the shoes of Master Gracey and design the staff you would want working under you. You can even draw yourself in with them. We'd LOVE to get an idea of what you all look like, and feel free to tell us in the comments of your completed art what you would have your staff call you as their master or mistress. Must have at least one butler and one maid drawn.
We will stop taking entries on March 1st but the contest won't end until March 7th. We might give some wiggle room for entries depending on how many we receive. But we really hope you will consider joining. You're allowed to submit up to two entries for a better chance to win. Happy Haunting!
It's good to be back.....C:<