#1 Posted by tonis (6202 posts) - - Show Bio
Who will win one?

It's a new year and a great time to jump in and join the monthly artist showcase. Each month we display art from our comic vine users in various mediums and genres and at the end of the year we look for our artist of the year from the monthly polls.

You can submit one entry per month to any of the following mediums....

MEDIUMS: (pick what you feel your entry fits under)

Best Traditional Drawing (paper/pencil/ink/paint/canvas)

Best Digital (tablet/3d/photo)

Best B&W

Best Color

Web Comic / Strip / Panels / COVERS

For this category you may submit a sample (1 IMAGE) of any Web Comic/Strip/Panel or cover layout that you've produced in 2012. In the case of web comics you should also provide a link to where to view the entire comic.

All entries from above are considered for the genres categories below...

GENRES: (You don't submit to these below, they are chosen from all entries above)

Comedy

Horror

Originality

Special FX

PROGRESS:

Most Improved

TIMELINE: It's open for work created from the 1st of the month untill the end of the month. There will be 14 days of polling after and winners of each category will be announced on the 15th.

RULES TO ENTER: It would be chaos without them, so here's the premise.

1) There's no set theme, an artist can post any work they've done within that month but they must choose ONE FOR ANY MEDIUM THEY CHOOSE TO ENTER by the deadline (defaults to their most recent unless specified).

2) For their submission choice they MUST include the following information when posting:

MEDIUM : Traditional / Digital / B&W / Color / Web Comic (required - if you don't specify which medium that it's for, it's not a submission)

REASONS FOR CHOOSING : (not required - but offers insight into the artists creative thought)

SUPPLIES / DESCRIPTION : (not required - but offers insight into the artists creative process)

POLLING: the first 14 days of the next month voters will be able to submit there choices for the following criteria before the winners are announced:

All votes will also apply as points to the 'Artist of the Year' ladder which you can track at THIS THREAD HERE.

Each vote will count as a point for the artist and the one with the highest point count will be considered the overall 'Artist of the Month'. Voters can vote once for all criteria or just the ones that they can come up with a choice. I know there's no glory of picking the next theme but it does offer an artist a chance to focus more on different areas of their work and get a decent idea of what parts of their work people do like.

Here's hoping all you great artists can pluck something out of your monthly pieces to submit :)

#2 Posted by Rockfall (699 posts) - - Show Bio

i want to enter this as Traditional and color for now

The Target
#3 Posted by tonis (6202 posts) - - Show Bio

@Rockfall: definitely a great choice, awesome job on that one :)

what happened with the double post? Did you click the submit button again while it was still going?

#4 Posted by Rockfall (699 posts) - - Show Bio

@tonis: oops, deleted the second post.

thanks

#5 Edited by Kubashi (214 posts) - - Show Bio

Not entirely sure where this belongs to....so I guess traditional is the best thing.

Darth Cardboard
#6 Posted by tonis (6202 posts) - - Show Bio

@Kubashi: awesome, I caught this one in your thread too, Traditional and Black & White definitely works for me :)

#7 Edited by kiss_lamia (1247 posts) - - Show Bio

This one is my Black and White & Traditional Piece
 

 This is My Digital 


 This is My Colour 
 
#8 Edited by Rockfall (699 posts) - - Show Bio

I think i will also enter this as B&W

PAWN

edited the pic a little :)

#9 Posted by ReVamp (22863 posts) - - Show Bio

@Rockfall: LMAO. Love that.

#10 Posted by Rockfall (699 posts) - - Show Bio

@ReVamp: thanks

#11 Posted by ARMIV2 (8290 posts) - - Show Bio

Lemme see what I've got for traditional...

#12 Posted by rocketpig (257 posts) - - Show Bio

I've been preparing for con season in the spring so I've been drawing a lot of Marvel/DC characters. This is a sheet of sketch cards. Each card is 2.5x3.5" and was colored using Prismacolor markers. I think traditional and color probably makes the most sense for this piece. I like all of them except Wonder Woman, probably. Deadpool is probably my favorite.

#13 Edited by Decoy Elite (30041 posts) - - Show Bio

Digital Color Entry

EDITED: Picked a better more recent pic.

#14 Edited by LeeThomasART (191 posts) - - Show Bio
Traditional
B&W
Colour
Digital
#15 Edited by Decoy Elite (30041 posts) - - Show Bio

B&W entry

Made digitally, as usual.

#16 Posted by Raven0207 (1303 posts) - - Show Bio

For me I have a week to finish up my entries and enter them. I can't wait till the last minute like usual since I am vacating the last week of the month.

#17 Posted by tonis (6202 posts) - - Show Bio

@Raven0207: ruuuuun Fooooorrreeessttt rrruuuunnn!!! :)

Damn we've got some great stuff for February, keep it up everyone.

For once I got my B&W before any of the others. Got a chance to finally work on Jocasta and decided to throw Ultron in there too.

Ultron & Jocasta : ECLECTRICITY
#18 Posted by Raven0207 (1303 posts) - - Show Bio

@tonis: I'm running on empty but I'm about to get some java to get some more work done. Then I get the glorious day ahead of me tomorrow (this I'm really joking about) of 2 funerals. So pretty much tomorrow is shot for getting anything done.

#19 Edited by rocketpig (257 posts) - - Show Bio

Okay, I finished this beast. I think this will go into both black & white and traditional. I had a lot of fun doing this one.

Who can name them all? I'll give you guys a pass on the robot. It's a local convention mascot.

#20 Posted by tonis (6202 posts) - - Show Bio

@rocketpig: whoa, wicked killer RP, it's awesome to get to see some of your other work on here. I think that's the first B&W I've got to see of yours, LOVE IT!!! :)

#21 Posted by rocketpig (257 posts) - - Show Bio

Thanks, man. I haven't had a ton of time to work on other stuff lately but with convention season just around the corner, I really need to bone up on drawing licensed characters. Plus, it's just good practice all-around.

#22 Posted by Raven0207 (1303 posts) - - Show Bio

I think this is the fewest entries I have ever done for a Monthly Showcase. Work and vacation isn't going to allow any more this month. Plus my planned B&W took a disintegrating turn on me. So here are my 2 yes 2 entries and everyone can guess what they are !

Traditional: X-23

Color: Magik

#23 Posted by tonis (6202 posts) - - Show Bio

@Raven0207: glad you got that Magik in there, she's definitely a gem :)

#24 Posted by ARMIV2 (8290 posts) - - Show Bio

Here's what I've got for color.

#25 Posted by kiss_lamia (1247 posts) - - Show Bio

Well this is for panel entry but its was origianlly advert for London Super Comic Con (IT WAS AWESOME BY THE WAY!) lol
 

#26 Posted by tonis (6202 posts) - - Show Bio

gonna go with this for my panels/covers

Didn't know much about Spider Jerusalem before working on this but found him to be crazy cool :)

Spider Jerusalem

Think my female version of the Phantom Stranger will be my digital entry

Phantom Stranger (DC Genesis)

and last but not least The Enchantress goes in for my color entry

The Enchantress
#27 Posted by SC (12721 posts) - - Show Bio
@tonis:  Its not too late to enter is it Tonis? (Oh oh and Belated Happy Birthday, hope it was a good one!)
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#28 Posted by tonis (6202 posts) - - Show Bio

@SC: thanks, and nope, not too late, we got an extra day in February this year :)

I probably won't get started on the polls until tomorrow morning.

#29 Posted by SC (12721 posts) - - Show Bio
@tonis:  Thank you! I always get confused since I am a day ahead of most people (March here already lol)   
 
 
 
On to entries.   
S Wolf Man 
MEDIUM : Traditional 

REASONS FOR CHOOSING : One December when I was 11, I went to a friends, house, to play with his pet dog, his mother came out and I was memorized, something about the way her hair dangled like metal reflecting the sun into passer byes eyes, blinding them, really got my imagination going. Then she transformed into a wolf and ate my friends pet. Ever since then I have had a fascination for tattoos. A friend likes Wolves so whaddaya know. 

SUPPLIES / DESCRIPTION : 2B, 4B, and 6B pencils, an eraser and A4 paper.  

    
MEDIUM :  B&W 

REASONS FOR CHOOSING : A request, a female version of the Phantom Stranger. 

SUPPLIES / DESCRIPTION : 2B, 4B, and 6B pencils, an eraser and A4 paper.  
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#30 Posted by tonis (6202 posts) - - Show Bio

@SC: oh man are those stunning choices. Those tats are wicked and the lady version of Stranger captures the character perfectly :)

#31 Posted by kiss_lamia (1247 posts) - - Show Bio
@SC said:
@tonis:  Thank you! I always get confused since I am a day ahead of most people (March here already lol)   
 
 
 
On to entries.   
S Wolf Man 
MEDIUM : Traditional 

REASONS FOR CHOOSING : One December when I was 11, I went to a friends, house, to play with his pet dog, his mother came out and I was memorized, something about the way her hair dangled like metal reflecting the sun into passer byes eyes, blinding them, really got my imagination going. Then she transformed into a wolf and ate my friends pet. Ever since then I have had a fascination for tattoos. A friend likes Wolves so whaddaya know. 

SUPPLIES / DESCRIPTION : 2B, 4B, and 6B pencils, an eraser and A4 paper.  

    
MEDIUM :  B&W 

REASONS FOR CHOOSING : A request, a female version of the Phantom Stranger. 

SUPPLIES / DESCRIPTION : 2B, 4B, and 6B pencils, an eraser and A4 paper.  
Way hay awesome job hun xxx
#32 Edited by KINGoCLINT (61 posts) - - Show Bio

here is my color entry

#33 Posted by tonis (6202 posts) - - Show Bio

@KINGoCLINT: very nice rendition of DP :)

#34 Posted by KINGoCLINT (61 posts) - - Show Bio

Traditional ^

Black and White ^

#35 Posted by KINGoCLINT (61 posts) - - Show Bio

Thanks so much

#36 Posted by tonis (6202 posts) - - Show Bio

@KINGoCLINT: whoa, that Cap is waaaay cool :)