Hello again! First things first, thank you to everybody who entered! I really appreciate it and all of your drawings were lovely <3
that being said, I only got 6 entries. Because of that I will cut back on the prizes a little, but not too much! If there's any problems with that please let me know and I'll be happy to talk it over with you, I don't want to seem unfair in any way
Okay so moving onto the WINNERS!
FIRST PLACE: Tessith!!
I really really loved this design, especially the way it tied a lot of the pre-existing designs together. The long feathers coming out of the neck/face are very cool, and the headpiece! I really really love that aspect in particular, I'd never considered giving them a face ornament like that and I think it works really well with the character. Thank you for entering! The adjusted 1st place prize is $20
SECOND PLACE: abia-g!!
The pixels here are cool, but I especially like the uniqueness of the design- the more limp/hairlike feathers on the head and the crest on the tail are really neat, as well as the color and placement of the jewel-things on the body. I also really like the overall shape/anatomy of the design, as well as the colors! Adjusted 2nd place prize is $15
This entry was really neat, the thing I loved the most was the floating pieces around the tail- that really adds an air of mystery and magic about them, which is an integral part of their character! The swooping head-crest is also really neat, as well as the yellow cresty-thing on the front legs- that's another thing I'd never really considered, and it looks really cool here! Adjusted 3rd place prize is $10
Other entries/commentary below!ollieovo
was a very unique entry, the colors were really bright and lovely and the tail design was really cool- almost skeletal? the addition of purple to the design was also something I wasn't quite expecting, but it works really well!!SageOfTheStars
is a really far-shoot from the original designs, but that's what I was looking for with the contest! The simplicity in the design was really cool, I love the long ears and tail and the little bit of armpit fluff- the small beard also adds some kind of "oldness" to the design, like a Chinese dragon or something like that- it's neat!Kauu
is really lovely! I love the wings, in the past I'd toyed with the idea of Stryx having wings. I like the head and the magic, it's very bright and true to the "original" design, I think my favorite part of this one is the plant-life growing on them- that's something I'm definitely going to look into adding to their final design! It makes them look super ancient and mysterious, if a bit unhygienic haha
Thank you to everybody who made an entry! I appreciate it so much and I hope you all have a lovely day <3