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The Ninth Age Presents: Art Contest I!
Against Warriors of the Dark Gods
The theme for this competition is: Warriors of the Dark Gods versus others. See this beta army book if you are looking for inspirational material.
Warriors of the Dark Gods are a constant presence all around the 9th Age world. Dark God cults arise in harsh nomadic societies pushed to the margins by settled peoples. Whether among Hakim Nomads in the Great Deserts, Silexian tribes, Åskland raiders or among barbarians roving along the outskirts of the blasted Wasteland, the Dark Gods take root. Even among depraved or dissatisfied “civilized” people trading away their souls for a shot at immortality.
Do not be shy of inventing your own takes on anything concerning Warriors of the Dark Gods, including wild high fantasy concepts and glancing at real-life tribes for inspiration. You can do the most outlandish stuff, and be welcome to root your Warriors in local cultures never before seen illustrated in pact with such dark forces.
Warriors of the Dark Gods wallow in sin, while their Sorcerers follow no God at all. These are the sigils of their baleful deities:
Entries could range from duels between individuals to full-blown land battles; monstrous air combat; sorcerous struggle or naval clashes on the high seas; or something else entirely.
This can be done by drawing, sketching or painting it (i.e. no miniature entries). Digital tools are allowed, and some scribblings as seen on many concept sketches are likewise allowed, but please keep any text amount low. The amount of work invested in the art entry can vary from a simple sketch up to a full-blown illustration. Flat embroidered textile art (e.g. in Bayeux tapestry style) close-up shots and flat relief carvings are allowed, but for these materials you're encouraged to ask the contest organizer first with some details explaining your plans. Note that several different art pieces are allowed to be included in one and the same image file entry, e.g. two different painted illustrations, or a bunch of sketches leading up to an inked drawing. Sheer mass is no guarantee for advantage in voting, however.
If you are unsure if your entry will fit the subject matter, then please contact Karak Norn Clansman and he'll sort it out with you and the staff.
The gold winner will recieve one Warriors of the Dark Gods Wasteland Dragon from Creature Caster and a kit of 12 unpainted Slave Orc Heads:
Furthermore, the silver winner will receive one kit of 2 unpainted Hobgoblin Slavedrivers:
And the bronze winner will receive 1 unpainted Elf Heavy Archer:
While one random entrant will win a kit of 4 unpainted Tjubling Fireguard Hammers:
Should you wish to donate a prize to this or future contests, please PM Henrypmiller.
The deadline for the submission of entries is the 26th of August 2018 at 11:59pm EST.
Rules of the Competition
Each member may only enter once.
Sketch, draw, paint and use digital tools to come up with artwork or concept image(s) for Warriors of the Dark Gods versus others.
Submissions should include one picture file only. Your one picture file with art may contain any number of objects, figures and scenes.
You may not submit a picture of a drawing or painting that have been entered into other online competitions or posted in a finished state before.
Don't post your entries in the forum before the contest is over.
By entering this contest you give everyone in general, and T9A in particular, rights to use your entered artwork.
See also the General Rules & Guidelines:
How to Enter?
Submit your entry by uploading one image file to the contest gallery. Please do not send an e-mail to any of the admin or staff accounts as this is a surefire way to have your entry missed.
How will this be judged?
By the due date the forum software will automatically post an update in this thread, opening the gallery for voting. All T9A users can then rank the entries.
Good luck everyone!
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