15 May 2012
There was a Victory Parade in Russia last week. So, we’re proud to announce the start of our own parade – the Shelf background parade! Starting this Wednesday the background of the Shelf will change with every sunrise (metaphorically speaking). The parade will start with the art contest winner – FireWink!
The background created by FireWink has been chosen as the very best one and the artist gets the contest main prize – a Good Smile production Hatsune Miku figurine. Thank you for this stunning artwork! Congratulations! ~ ♥
And that's not the end. We love one more artwork so much we decided to award its creator as well. The work itself will be the second in our parade. Who's this mysterious artist? What exactly is the prize? You'll see soon!
There were a total of 36 entries submitted. Some of the artists managed to send us two backgrounds. All of the pictures have left the most touching impression, I’d like to say we’re very grateful to all the participants. It’s been a pleasure, a moving one.
A bit about the jury. It comprised of four people: TomatheSpook, Vallefor, riraito and me. During the contest Vallefor was responsible for the layout and Toma handled the art composition issues. The winner selection has been divided into two stages. At the first one we picked the submissions that were considered suitable for the background. It really was a tough choice – even a “painful” one. There were many impressive drawings that sadly could not become a background (i.e. the technique or proportions). After the debate the winner itself has been chosen among the artworks that made it to stage two.
Stay tuned to see the other images. The parade's going to be an interesting one! We’ll create a post with all of the submissions we got after the parade’s finished.
As promised, all the contestants whose contributions are to be used as backgrounds are considered winners as well and will get commemorative prizes. We’re sorry to say the ability to acquire the prizes prior to the announcement had not been present due to the undetermined number of winners thus it’ll take us some time to resolve this issue. We hope you understand.
Once more – thank you, everyone!