Submissions to The Trixie Supremacy Drawfest 2013 #2 will end in two weeks!
The second contest due date is drawing near. At the moment, we have three contest entries finished. If you have been putting off drawing your entry, or have been hesitant, please do be mindful of the time. I hope we can get some more artists to join the fun before June 1st.
Congratulations to the winners of the first contest of the year! Please forgive the exceedingly long wait. First place goes to Gusteaureeze, second place to To-nio! Great job guys!
Man, let me tell you, it was very difficult to come to a decision. Difficult is actually a poor choice of words, more like excruciating! So many wonderful entries to choose from. If you guys didn't vote as much as you did to give me some guidance, I don't know what I've have done, haha! Even still, with such excellent illustrations, it was not easy to pick only two. So many were so good, it would have been pretty easy to gauge the champion by writing names down, throwing them in a hat, and picking out two winners that way. Just goes to show how talented the artists who entered truly are!
This first contest did so amazingly well in output and participation, it went way beyond my expectations. I thank everybody so much for making the first contest as much fun as it was! I hope our future events can be this exciting, fruitful, and rewarding for artists and viewers alike.
And now, the second theme shall begin! Please see below for the rules and the current theme.
The Trixie Supremacy Drawfest 2013 #2: Theme
The advent of Princess Twilight has caused a mixed reaction amongst My Little Pony fans. I wasn't quite sure what to think of it myself. It wasn't so much that Twilight obtained wings that made me ponderous. What did it for me was the fact that being a "princess" in Equestria isn't determined by lineage or bloodlines. Attributive titles like "ser", "lord", "princess", and so-on, are adornment titles of power wielded, not pedigree. By that nature, anybody could be a princess. Kinda like in some D&D/RPG game or whatever that if you level up long enough, you can become a paladin, or a faust.
Being that Trixie is a fairly gifted magical unicorn as far as we can gauge from the show, what if Trixie became a princess? No doubt she wouldn't be sated with just "Princess Trixie" if she had the power of a God. It would have to be more grand, like "The Gorgeous and Supreme Archmagus Queen Trixie", or "Holy Goddess Trixie the Mare Messiah", or "God Empress Trixie the Equestrian Savior", etc.
Draw a picture of Trixie in her princess form in all of her regal majesty. The addition of wings and a horn are default princess possessions, but being that it is Trixie, feel free to add more to her regalia. A fur lined queen's garb, jewelry, golden hoof shoes, a tiara, etc. Whatever you think would befit a princess of such power and beauty.
An overly complex background, or a background at all, is not required. It is up to the illustrator.
This is a solo picture of Trixie, so no other characters may be present from the show or elsewhere.
The Trixie Supremacy Drawfest 2013: How it works
Each month a new drawing theme centered around Trixie will be presented. Artists will have one month to illustrate it. When time is up, all of the particpating entries will be put on display in the Journal. From here, all Members, Watchers, and passerbys are encouraged to vote on which entries they like the most. The voting will last for one week. The votes will greatly help me on deciding a winner, so please vote!
The Trixie Supremacy Drawfest 2013 #2: Closing date
The second contest will end June 1st
The Trixie Supremacy Drawfest 2013: Rules1.
The illustration must be shown to me via deviantART note
before it is completely finished and uploaded to deviantART, ideally when it is half-way done and not yet rendered with color or ink, so it may be approved for the contest. Your picture will stay completely confidential between you and me. Easy to use image upload sites include Imgur and Photobucket. Imgur: [link] Photobucket: [link]
When the picture is complete, you may submit it to the entries folder with the title: "The Trixie Supremacy Drawfest 2013" followed by the number of the theme and your name. Example: "The Trixie Supremacy Drawfest 2013 #1 TheMegaX". Some questionable submissions were created unintentionally last year and I mean to avoid that happening again by whatever means necessary. If a contestant does not comply with this processing, they may be disqualified from that theme.
I do not want to turn away any illustrations due to misunderstandings, so this is the only way it can be avoided.2.
Submissions may not contain any material that conflicts with the group's rules.3.
Late submissions will not be accepted into the contest, but will still be housed into the entry folder for display. Please be on time!4.
Artwork drawn before a theme is announced may not be submitted as an entry.5.
Anthro, human, and pony incarnations of Trixie are all welcomed.6.
Previous winners and previous contenders may enter all future themes.7.
You may submit more than one picture for each theme to increase your chances of winning. 8.
See rule #1.
The Trixie Supremacy Drawfest 2013: Prizes1st place
A free commission, courtesy of
A reward of $25.00 dollars worth of
Winner's submission on the front page of Trixie Supremacy for promotion and recognition.
Winner's submission housed permanently within The Trixie Supremacy Drawfest - Winners folder.2nd place
A reward of $5.00 dollars worth of
Everybody who entered will have their art housed permanently within The Trixie Supremacy Drawfest - Entries folder.
"What are points and what can I do with them?"
When I first joined deviantART and for a long time after, I didn't know the value of points. Basically they are a currency usable on deviantART only, bought with real life money. I'll list a few things you can do with points.
You may buy a premium membership with them. Premium services allow you to customize your deviantART page further. Backgrounds, animated gifs, increased amounts of search engine results, more widgets, more everything! It's a really nice luxury if you browse or are active on deviantART.
You can buy items in the deviantART store. It has a variety of things, ranging from backpacks, collectables, t-shirts, and so-on. The biggest highlight no doubt are prints that can be bought of your favorite pictures on deviantART. Like for example, an artist you really love has a picture of Trixie for sale as a print. You can order a poster sized print or whatever dimension you want, of high quality material, with lamination. deviantART prints are professional grade, tip-top products.
Points can be used as payment for commissions of all kinds. A lot of artists on deviantART use points as payment for art they will draw for you or other merchandise, like plushies. Commission a picture you'd enjoy from an artist who accepts point commissions!
Buy somebody a cake badge!
Badges are a popular thing on deviantART. The cake badge is highly sought out because of the somewhat hefty 80 point requirement to give one. They serve as tokens of endearment. Many people have been on deviantART for years and never obtained a cake badge from anybody. The more pieces of cake an individual obtains, the larger the cake becomes. Give somebody on deviantART that you like a cake badge!
If for whatever reason you cannot think up something to do with the points, give them away! You can give other people points as a gift. Endulge your generous side and give the points to somebody who could use them. You can also gift people premium membership and your name will appear as the giver on their deviantART page. Giving a premium membership to an artist you love will no doubt be appreciated by them!
I couldn't have been more happy with the turnout of the first contest. I think everybody did fantastic! There is always room for improvements though, so if you guys have an idea that could make the contests even more enthralling, do share! Also, it has come to my attention that very generous souls have been offering to donate an additional prize to the contests for the winners to revel in. If you are interested in contributing to the contest winner's pot for any future contests, let me know in the Journal or by note. Have fun and good luck!
The Trixie Supremacy Drawfest 2013 #2: Current submissions