GHZ Art Contest - Best Art

Because death would've been too merciful.
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Whose art is best?

Poll ended at Sun Mar 11, 2007 2:22 am

Adamis
1
1%
BlazeHedgehog
2
1%
cjmcray
1
1%
dashfox1
35
18%
DBurraki
55
29%
Esrever
2
1%
Frieza2000
1
1%
G.Silver
5
3%
Jamie Lee
2
1%
Kelso
0
No votes
Opa-Opa
19
10%
Radrappy
60
31%
Senbei
6
3%
theEyZmaster
1
1%
Wooduck51
1
1%
 
Total votes: 191

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GHZ Art Contest - Best Art

Post by Segaholic2 »

Vote for the best art!

Discussion is allowed and highly encouraged.

PLEASE make sure you select exactly who you intend to vote for. You can't change your vote once it's been cast.

Entries are below, ordered alphabetically by who drew them. Click on them to see the full-size versions.

<center><a href="http://www.theghz.com/files/contest/goo ... .png"><img src="http://www.theghz.com/files/contest/goo ... ght.th.png" alt="Sonic fights Robotnik. WOW!"></a> <a href="http://www.theghz.com/files/contest/goo ... .png"><img src="http://www.theghz.com/files/contest/goo ... ion.th.png" alt="Tails's goggles are goofy."></a> <a href="http://www.theghz.com/files/contest/goo ... .jpg"><img src="http://www.theghz.com/files/contest/goo ... us4.th.jpg" alt="Sonic leaps out of the page because he's that fast or some shit."></a> <a href="http://www.theghz.com/files/contest/goo ... .jpg"><img src="http://www.theghz.com/files/contest/goo ... nal.th.jpg" alt="Tails and Knuckles look pretty dumbfounded at the event."></a>
<a href="http://www.theghz.com/files/contest/goo ... .png"><img src="http://www.theghz.com/files/contest/goo ... aa0.th.png" alt="I guess this guy likes Sonic the Fighters a lot."></a> <a href="http://www.theghz.com/files/contest/goo ... .jpg"><img src="http://www.theghz.com/files/contest/goo ... nic.th.jpg" alt="I hear this guy draws a comic."></a> <a href="http://www.theghz.com/files/contest/goo ... .jpg"><img src="http://www.theghz.com/files/contest/goo ... est.th.jpg" alt="NAKA IS SATAN"></a> <a href="http://www.theghz.com/files/contest/goo ... .jpg"><img src="http://www.theghz.com/files/contest/goo ... fin.th.jpg" alt="Sonic looks really smug."></a>
<a href="http://www.theghz.com/files/contest/good/Jamie Lee-classickidnapping.jpg"><img src="http://www.theghz.com/files/contest/good/Jamie Lee-classickidnapping.th.jpg" alt="This drawing has a watermark, so you know it's good."></a> <a href="http://www.theghz.com/files/contest/goo ... .jpg"><img src="http://www.theghz.com/files/contest/goo ... 600.th.jpg" alt="I don't know what this has to do with Sonic Rush."></a> <a href="http://www.theghz.com/files/contest/goo ... .jpg"><img src="http://www.theghz.com/files/contest/goo ... Upa.th.jpg" alt="This entry was late. NAUGHTY NAUGHTY!"></a> <a href="http://www.theghz.com/files/contest/goo ... .jpg"><img src="http://www.theghz.com/files/contest/goo ... les.th.jpg" alt="This entry kind of cheats because it's really two drawings but okay."></a>
<a href="http://www.theghz.com/files/contest/goo ... .jpg"><img src="http://www.theghz.com/files/contest/goo ... est.th.jpg" alt="Sonic is pretty blue."></a> <a href="http://www.theghz.com/files/contest/goo ... .jpg"><img src="http://www.theghz.com/files/contest/goo ... roi.th.jpg" alt="KHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAN"></a> <a href="http://www.theghz.com/files/contest/goo ... .jpg"><img src="http://www.theghz.com/files/contest/goo ... py2.th.jpg" alt="Sonic looks evil."></a></center>
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Post by G.Silver »

Is my entry the unfinished version or the one I posted an hour later in the art thread? :)

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Post by Segaholic2 »

It's the original one, but I can change it to the finished one in a bit if you want.

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Post by Radrappy »

wait. . .does this mean I may update mine as well? Also in the event of a tie, what happens? sudden death?

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Post by cjmcray »

Radrappy wrote:Also in the event of a tie, what happens? sudden death?
Steel-cage match.

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Post by DackAttac »

I had a hard time picking between Adamis, Opa-Opa and Radrappy. Shouldn't surprise me, really, I'm a sucker for the 2D levels portrayed in 3D space.

In the end, I decided to go with Opa's. Rappy gets major points for providing a response to the "What did Knuckles do during that whole time?" question that I never asked out loud, but the grandiose portrayal of the first zone, and managing to make Sonic—always portrayed in an outspoken manner—a subtlety just impressed me.

You all made me think about the whole thing damn long and hard, though. Congrats across the board for that.

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Post by Segaholic2 »

G.Silver wrote:Is my entry the unfinished version or the one I posted an hour later in the art thread? :)
Radrappy wrote:wait. . .does this mean I may update mine as well? Also in the event of a tie, what happens? sudden death?
I have updated both of your entries to be your newer ones.

NO MORE CHANGES DAMN IT. DON'T ASK!

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Post by Opa-Opa »

Thanks Dack! I actually had to screenshot all the first act to so I could know exactely where to put those hills, rocks and flying platforms.

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Post by Radrappy »

I was choosing between opa's and senbei's. Both really capture sonic's speed and general attitude. In the end I did go with the comic style as the fluidity and motion are more up my ally.

Opa I give you mad mad props for referencing screen shots for the level LAYOUT. Holy crap.

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Damn my limited knowledge of english slang...
Urban Dictionary: mad props

a large amount of props (congratulations)

Mad props to you for your performance, it was the shit!
Thanks Rad!

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Post by Samface »

Damn, that was a hard one. Quite easily half of them could've won but the clickin' finger sez Opa 'cos it's just so gorgeous. And like Dack said, I almost didn't notice Sonic was even in the scene.

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Post by Light Speed »

There were about five I had a really hard time choosing between, but I think I'm gonna have to go with Radrappy. I mean after all I am currently using both of them as my wallpaper. Yay for two monitors.

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Post by Opa-Opa »

I wish I had two monitors so I wouldn't have that doubt. But I think I'm going for the Doomsday Zone as a wallpaper.

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Post by Light Speed »

DackAttac wrote:Rappy gets major points for providing a response to the "What did Knuckles do during that whole time?" question that I never asked out loud
What is the answer to that question? Stare up into the sky and look like a badass?

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Post by Forza Johnman »

They are all so good. Going to go with Opa Opa's because it just looks so nice.

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Redrappy's is by far the best. That's a kickass bit of work.

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Post by Wooduck51 »

Though Radrappy's is badass and opa-opa's is beautiful, Senbei's seems to convey the perfect feel of Sonic.

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Post by Grant »

This was genuinely a difficult choice! Ultimately, though, I went with Opa Opa's - it was a neat idea to focus on a location rather than a character or an action and that makes it stick out to me.

And, of course, it just looks good.

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Post by Senbei »

It was hard to choose, but in the end I went for Opa-opa's. I love the feeling of serenity it emits. I wanted to vote for Radrappy's, G. Silv's, DBurraki's, and Jamie Lee's too, but a choice had to be made, I suppose...

The rest of you should vote for my work. 95% of votes for my entry go to charity!

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Post by Locit »

I agonized over it for quite a bit, but I went with Opa Opa's in the end. It's so picturesque!

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Post by Crazy Penguin »

Very tough call, a lot of great entries.

I would have voted Radrappy's if it was just the Doomsday half, but the Knuckles part greatly detracts from the image as a whole. It doesn't look like much thought was given to the composition of the two scenes together, there's no transition or anything. As it is Knuckles hogs the centre of the image, thus drawing the most attention, which is unfortunate as he's the least intereseting part.

DBurraki's is top notch "poster" art. Probably the most on-model entry of the lost. The composition is excellent, only let down by the awkward looking Metal Sonic and the Death Egg II which isn't very clear and is too similar of Eggman's silhouette in the centre, it throws off the balance. The characters are just posing, but they're interesting poses. I like the colouring, especially the space effect, but shine on the big white parts of the eyes just doesn't work.

Opa Opa's is delightful, Sonic as a character works incredibly well in a wide open space and I love the undetailed pseudo-pastel style. However it is rather sparse, where are the robots, the animals, the point markers, the rings, the item boxes, the checkered patterns? Too many shortcuts.

So in the end I voted for DBurraki's.

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Well no one has even considered voting for me i'm so hurt!

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Post by Locit »

Man you got two votes, mine did not even get to be in the poll.

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Post by dashfox1 »

it was sarcasm but its ironic that i say that then i get voted for.

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Post by Frieza2000 »

I had to pick out trivial things to base my decision on. I turned down G.Silver because of the weird angles of Sonic and Metal Sonic's quills and uncomfortable perspective. Jamie Lee's is great quality, but there's an ugly water mark in Amy's eye, no background, and I believe the position of the characters is taken straight from official art. Opa-opa's is peaceful and beautiful, but a little too sparse for me and the water coloring looks a little sloppy. I don't particularly like Rappy's to be honest. The coloring of the ground on Knuckles's side is unpleasant and according to his post that golden comet is supposed to be Super Metal Sonic, in which case he loses points for not actually drawing the character.

At first I was going to vote for DBurraki without hesitation, but now that I look at it again it has this obnoxious Saturday morning WB cartoon look. I've decided to vote for it anyway though. It's shiny.

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