Time to announce the winners! Two people have decided to join and I am really happy with the two entries It means I can at least make 2 people happy with the points I have accumulated over time. And that's all I wanted to achieve. ^^~
As I stated in the rules, I would look at how in-character the art is for 75%. The other 25% I would look at effort. Like this, it wouldn't matter how well one could draw. It was a close call though, between both of them and I really struggled on my decision. However! I finally made up my mind, so I'll just get to it.
: 500 Points
: Remaining points (currently 48) and a drawing of a character of your choice
(And because there is no 3rd prize. I am willing to make that 2 drawings if you'd like.)
Why was this so hard to judge?
There were several things that made it hard on me. For starters, the fanart of Aurora was 100% in-character. irishgirl982
took her time to ask me all about the characteristics and made sure to pay attention to them. And that shows! I can't find anything that is out of character in my eyes.
The fanart of Ruby however, misses a major detail: No freckles/beauty marks. And that is really one thing that sets him apart from my group, because normally I dislike freckles. (But in his case they are so light, they somehow don't bother me.) I wish you would have asked me, haha! Then why did Ruby win?
Two reasons: effort and the reason of picking this character. The time (and thus effort) used to create the fanart of Ruby was quite a bit more than the time put into the fanart of Aurora. (Yes, I asked both individually.) Besides that, the reason wickedgentleman
had for picking Ruby touched me quite a bit. It was more meaningful to me. Though I am really happy to see that one of Aurora's trademarks made irishgirl982
It is a very close call, but that is why in the end, I decided that Ruby won. The fanart may miss one of the trademarks he has.. but the effort definitely outweighed it in the end.
Thank you, both of you, for sending me these two lovely arts. I am glad to have friends like you two who joined this little contest. I hope you are both happy with how I judged and feel it's been a fair choice I made! I will comment your works individually with more detail and fangasming.