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October challenge - WINNER ANNOUNCED

Sept 2019 - Non-sentient Alien Life Form

Poll: May the best alien win!

Spotted Toofed Banj
3 60%
Fluffy Birb Valence
2 40%
Total number of voters: 5 ( Mindbender, Dragon6261, Banj, Valence, Atto )
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02 Sep 2019 10:42 - 14 Oct 2019 11:01 #25861 by Charlotte
Non-sentient Alien Life Form

***POLL OPEN UNTIL Oct. 8th (or thereabouts)***

Brief: Depict an alien life form that is NOT "intelligent". It can be a plant or an animal or humanoid mushroom, as long as it's not capable of technological advances. I hope you get the idea. Otherwise ask me to clarify! /Charlotte

Deadline: Midnight on Monday the 30th of September.

This is where you post your final entries. WIPs (work in progress) should be posted over here:
cgartnexus.com/index.php/forums/challeng...alien-life-form-wips

Challenge rules and guidelines:
cgartnexus.com/index.php/forums/challeng...s/39-challenge-rules

Rules in brief:
- All challenge entries must be your own work.
- You should post at least two WIP images that are clearly different from your final entry and each other.
- Your final entry should contain your image (inserted so it shows up full size) and at least two links to your WIP posts on the forum.
- No chatter in the finals thread – if you have questions, post them in the WIP thread or PM an admin.
- Feedback is allowed & encouraged together with the voting and in the WIP thread.
- Deadline is given in UK time (midnight GMT) with a grace period of 5 minutes for getting the post sorted.
- Each member may cast one vote.
- No cheating! Admins may decide to disqualify an entry that does not adhere to the above rules.

WINNER - BANJ (see image below)

Any an all misspellings are henceforth blamed on the cat.

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30 Sep 2019 11:25 #26077 by Valence
Quick, before the clock counts down!

1: First Doodles.
2: And Another.

And another....
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01 Oct 2019 12:30 #26095 by Charlotte
POLL is open! Feedback is welcome! :)

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01 Oct 2019 13:22 #26096 by Atto
Hey all! Long time no see.
Ok so I’ve been watching this one incognito (along with all your other posts) but when I saw the finals I just had to log in to register my vote.
I want to vote for both but believe that may be against the rules.
These are both exceptional. The colours of both entries are absolutely beautiful, the concepts are fantastic and though the two images were created in entirely different ways they’re both technically excellent. Awesome stuff!

As far as the vote goes I’ll have to plump for Banj this month but only by the narrowest of margins.
Take care everyone!

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01 Oct 2019 13:51 #26099 by Valence
*waves at Atto* :cheer:

*adds another deserved vote for Banj*

A top quality piece of work.
I love the contrast between the bright spots and the rest of the body. It all looks authentically "alien" but still plausible as a living creature. Also the background is handled very well, especially how the colours repeat in the creature's skin, suggesting some evolutionary camoflage which only emphasizes how well the alien and the environment belong together.
And finally this pic clearly shows how real depth of field is ever-so-much-better than fake depth of field. :oops:

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01 Oct 2019 13:52 #26100 by Banj
Valence. :aha:

The furriness around the body is very nicely done as are the branches, and the critter really stand out from the background. I'm glad you eventually got the fly thingy in there (I had intended to have another little critter/Frat-dinner in mine but spent way too long trying to come up with an environment to stick him in).

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06 Oct 2019 10:19 #26168 by Mindbender
Love both, wonderful work Banj and Valence :) Couldn’t decide from visual appearence alone. Had to ask myself which is more ”alien”-looking in order to finally decide on Banjs spotted creature

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13 Oct 2019 10:42 #26252 by Charlotte
ooops. Looks like the spotted toofed Banj won :)
Congrats Banj!

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13 Oct 2019 14:56 #26253 by Valence
Well done to Banj for winning.

And well done to Charlotte for remembering. :)

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