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Enter my SPRING Ca$h Prize Conte$t!

Mon Mar 24, 2014, 11:03 AM

Do you want to win $100,00USD?


I have recently begun to write notes to some of my favorite artists, asking them to draw a picture of Vhaidra and "Hypo" from the FIRST CHAPTER of a short story I wrote, which is in an unedited, rough draft form at vhaidraandhypo.blogspot.com/ . I am excited to see what better artists than I (i.e. YOU) can do! To enter:  Send YOUR piece(s) to me and also give me the :dalogo: link, so I can add YOUR piece to my favourites folder designed for YOUR submissions. The best piece will receive $100,00USD from me within a week of the end date of the contest, 1 May 2014! Please enter early and often! (Yes YOU can enter multiple times, and no YOU do not have to receive an invitation note to join!!) :D

*I made it only the 1st chapter so that YOU did not have to read a lot. But if YOU want to read all of the chapters and see how "Hypo" changes and draw him as part of their expanded group of FIVE to SIX adventurers, more power to YOU! One might even call that extra credit! :-)

Please see the FAQs that are answered below in the COMMENTS section or feel free to send me a note and I will answer YOUR questions then also post them in the FAQ comments below!

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:iconfirekat97:
Firekat97 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Uh, nevermind... Sorry...
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:iconnikhero:
NikHero Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
NP.
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Firekat97 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Is Hypo a Human or a Drow?
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:iconnikhero:
NikHero Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hypo is human cleric. Vhaidra is drow monk.
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Amabyllis Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
May I enter? Please? :D
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:iconnikhero:
NikHero Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Of course you may! I am very happy that you have decided to enter! Thank you!
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:iconamabyllis:
Amabyllis Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much! :D I'll do my best! Check my gallery to see my style! :)
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:iconnikhero:
NikHero Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You are welcome. I like your style. I am glad that you will do your best and I look forward to your entry! :nod:
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:iconamabyllis:
Amabyllis Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much!! :D
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:iconnikhero:
NikHero Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You are very welcome. :nod:
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Taiss14 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I found what the end date of the contest is 1 of May. Can I still join?
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:iconnikhero:
NikHero Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Of course you can. That gives you 11 days to make your masterpiece. I look forward to your creation! :-)
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Taiss14 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! I'll do my best)))
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:iconnikhero:
NikHero Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I look forward to it, I know you'll do great!
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:iconnikhero:
NikHero Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Most questions about Vhaidra can be answered by reading the blog, but I have gotten some follow-up questions which I am posting here:

What colour is Vhaidra?: I prefer medium to dark shades of grey as well. I am not personally a fan of black, blue, or purple Drow although hints of those colours are fine. :-) (Smile)

What should her early look like?: I prefer medium ears that are definitely pointed, come out a little, but not at 90 and not droopy. I want to allow creativity, so I will only define it that much.

What does she use to fight?: She used to have a bone staff, but for now she uses bone throwing daggers daggers with magenta jacinth at the base of the handles. She can throw 3 from each hand at a time. She uses a black darkness spell, a yellow acid cloud spell, and can raise up to 5 skeletons from the dead to fight at her behest. She is a lethal hand-to-hand fighter, being a monk.

What is her armour made of?: The armour is made completely out of black leather and bone. She has a phobia of rust monsters and refuses to wear any metal. She has bone, horn, or teeth of various monsters sticking out on the elbows, knees, toes, heel, shoulders, and on her knuckles. She has mystical magenta jacinth in her circlet, choker, and in her armour at her wrists, ankles, belt, and on her chest.

What colour are her eyes?: They are a neon yellow with a tint of green. 

Do I have some artistic freedom?: Of course. You are all better artists than me. These are just suggested guidelines.

Vhaidra by NikHero  Vhaidra2 by NikHero  
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NikHero Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Another question I was asked, does it have to be completed before 1 May?: NO! You have all day on 2014.5.1/1.5.2014 to complete your work. In fact, just to make sure, I will accept entries until 2 May after I get up, get ready for the day, eat, and get to work on the computer. So if you are living, for instance, in China, you may actually have until the night of 2 May to complete it. :nod:
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NikHero Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
More questions that have been asked:

Vhaidra's ponytails look anime-like, can I make them more realistic?: Yes you can. I have always had her wear leather wrapped pigtails with magenta jacinth stones. She did not wear metal because of her phobia of rust monsters. She does use the ponytails as weapons too. 
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:iconnikhero:
NikHero Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
ears, not early. DYAC!
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xxXXDiomE777XXxx Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014  Student Digital Artist
btw, what's her skin color?
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:iconnikhero:
NikHero Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Grey. Medium to dark grey.
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:iconla-ela:
la-ela Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
do you have a favourites folder of the entries thus far?
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:iconnikhero:
NikHero Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
The first entry has been added as the link was turned in to me tonight.
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:iconnikhero:
NikHero Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You will be able to see all of the entries here: nikhero.deviantart.com/favouri…
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:iconnikhero:
NikHero Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I just added a 2nd entry this morning.
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:iconnikhero:
NikHero Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Someone wrote me scared to enter because the love the 3 entries already submitted. Please do not be afraid, I want to see all the take on the characters of all different artists. The pieces in there are amazing, yes, but I want to see everybody's amazing pieces, even if you think others' are better. I may have a different opinion! :nod:
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:iconnikhero:
NikHero Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
No I do not. I figured I would do that at the end of the contest.
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NikHero Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I now have the folder set up, but have not put any entries in yet.
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:iconnikhero:
NikHero Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
3 entries have been added currently.
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SYoshiko Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014  Professional General Artist
the comma is weird, it should be 100.00, otherwise 10000 is ten k 
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:iconnikhero:
NikHero Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Just the international standard. :-)
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SYoshiko Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014  Professional General Artist
do you have character ref sheets, profiles 
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:iconnikhero:
NikHero Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes, they are on the blog, in the first chapter. I will also answer questions here.
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xxXXDiomE777XXxx Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014  Student Digital Artist
by the way, .. This vhaidra, her clothes.. i am still clueless what it was made of and its hues and color.. specially the color of her hair and her eyes.. thanks,!
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NikHero Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Her clothes are made out of black leather and bone. There are bone like structures like horns that protrude from the knee, elbow, heel, and toe. She has teeth like features on her knuckles. The stones on her ankles, belt, chest, wrists, choker, circlet, and dual pnytails are a magenta colour. Her eyes are a neon yellow with  tint of green and her hair is white. Sorry that my pictures are not clear.
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xxXXDiomE777XXxx Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014  Student Digital Artist
wow. nice . she looks unique. by the way.. what does she use to fight? magic,weapons?
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:iconnikhero:
NikHero Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks. She uses poison dipped bone throwing daggers, darkness spells, acid cloud spells, raising skeleton spells, and hand to hand combat.
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xxXXDiomE777XXxx Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014  Student Digital Artist
thanks, but what does her dagger looks like?
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:iconnikhero:
NikHero Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
They are throwing daggers made out of bone, encrusted with magenta jacinth at the base of the handle. She can throw 3 from each hand at a time. You can be creative in designing them. :-)
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:iconxxxxdiome777xxxx:
xxXXDiomE777XXxx Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014  Student Digital Artist
thanks!
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:iconnikhero:
NikHero Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You are welcome.
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xxXXDiomE777XXxx Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014  Student Digital Artist
nik?
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:iconnikhero:
NikHero Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
How's it going?
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xxXXDiomE777XXxx Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2014  Student Digital Artist
ummm.. yeah.. goodm i guess
I was able to check the other entries, and they were awesome. ...so awesome.


im not even confident that i will even have the slightest chance.. but i will still try to beat them. .. when will the contest end again?
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:iconnikhero:
NikHero Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I have confidence that you have a fighting chance. You should have this confidence too. You are amazing! The deadline is supposed to be the end of 1 May, but really I won't even be able to judge them until noon on 3 May. So you have until then.
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xxXXDiomE777XXxx Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2014  Student Digital Artist
wow. you mean ur extending the deadline,???!!.
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NikHero Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes?
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:iconxxxxdiome777xxxx:
xxXXDiomE777XXxx Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014  Student Digital Artist
by the way if she has a weapon to use can you tell us what would that be and what would it look like.,?
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:iconnikhero:
NikHero Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
She used to have a bone staff, but currently she depends on her poison bone throwing daggers. She can throw 3 from each hand at a time.
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xxXXDiomE777XXxx Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014  Student Digital Artist
hi. your journal caught my attention. I just want to ask sir if I can join. you may want to check my gallery sir if you want to.. have a great day! !!
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NikHero Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Absolutely, anyone can join for a chance to win $100,00USD! I encourage entries from all great artists and multiple entries should they so desire. Looking at your art, I am blown away. You are an amazing artist and I am very much looking forward to your entry or entries. Thank you for joining my Ca$h Prize Contest!
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