This is my first challenge !
I love Knight of Zodiac series (or so u know as Saint Seiya), especially the Gold Saints.
Chose one of this picture to make a wallpaper :
Capricon : http://www.animepaper.net/gallery/scans/Future-Studio/item122040/
Aquarius : http://www.animepaper.net/gallery/scans/Future-Studio/item122060/
Pisces : http://www.animepaper.net/gallery/scans/Future-Studio/item122055/
Aries : http://www.animepaper.net/gallery/scans/Future-Studio/item122034/
Taurus : http://www.animepaper.net/gallery/scans/Future-Studio/item122059/
Gemini : http://www.animepaper.net/gallery/scans/Future-Studio/item122041/
Cancer : http://www.animepaper.net/gallery/scans/Future-Studio/item122037/
Leo : http://www.animepaper.net/gallery/scans/Future-Studio/item44497/
Virgo : http://www.animepaper.net/gallery/scans/Future-Studio/item3665/
Scorpio : http://www.animepaper.net/gallery/scans/Future-Studio/item122057/
Sagittarius : http://www.animepaper.net/gallery/scans/Future-Studio/item122056/
No Libra, sorry. (I couldn't find a Dohko the Libra knight ... )
a. U must use one of those picture.
b. One Knight for one wallpaper.
c. No plagiarism.
d. Point plus for those who made in 1280 x 800 size.
e. No limitied entry, but tell me which one u really like most.
f. Be Creative !
a. Three wallpapers from me as ur requests, plus a gift n card.
b. Two wallpapers, one card, n a gift
c. One wallpaper n gift.
U have two months !
Have fun !
And the winner is :
2. Quiet Noise
Why ? because :
1. Tiffy's : The most neat character render ! n she (Tiffy is a girl, right ?) also made the background (using 'Apophysis program' ?). The color looks perfectly fits with the main picture. Creative !. (But, maybe it will look more perfect if u blured the background, Tiffy. Or sharpened the main picture. Coz, in my opinion the background looks sharper (or 'more sharp' ? Gah ! English isn't my language, Sorry ... ). Anyway, ur render n made the background make u the winner in this challenge !
2. Quiet Noise's : Nice wallpaper I should say. She ('she' again ?I dunno. But I always think if most of artists in here r girls ... ) made the main picture like puzzled. Creative ! But, I don't think she rendered the main picture. (But, maybe the background looks too simple ? I think it will look better if u use black n gold, rather than black & white/gray as base if u want it in simple way ?)
3. grueny's : The wallpaper is in high quality ! The brushes also looks pretty. And the render .... well ... the render looks a little 'broke' in one place. Well, u can see on the Knight's shawl, on the up-left side (from our view). Right ? But other than that, it's awesome.
Ah-hem ! I'm not the 'master' about wallpaper. n my own wallpaper aren't that good either. I know. but, I like if people here (who creates the chalenges) gave the reason why they chose their winner. N that's what I think. Sorry, if I sounds cocky or something like that ! (*bows*)
4. Kuribohluver's : Looks cool with fire ! But, the 'www' thing is still written on the main picture. Oh, the black color on the picture (maybe after she rendered it) r still there. Well, if we look closely .... (Maybe it will look better if u using 'black' on that side to minimalized it ?)
5. cloud55strife's : The render looks neat, indeed. The brushes looks pretty, too. But, the picture looks 'broke' in high resolution. Why is that ? Maybe if the picture is small, u don't have to make it on the big size ?)
6. starwing12's : The render looks good. But, when I see on the knights right hand (his arm), there is a miss black she (or 'he' ? Ah,whatever ... ) cleaned. heheh ... n the background looks very pretty ... n big. The main picture become more like an addition than the 'main' picture.
7. Sand Heart's : The concept is great ! I love it. But, the render is not really neat. The background also looks too realistic for the anime picture.
8. sleepinglionheart's : the first one is kinda better than the second one. Even the first one's rendered not really neat, but the picture not really broke (what ? 'really' again ? Can't u pick the other words ?! / Me : Oh, shut up. I dont know the other word in english. But, it looks 'pressed'. Maybe because u made it on large size first n ersize it on 1024 x 768 without cutting any part on it ? Well, maybe it will look better if u just match the north n south sides, then let the west n east side being cutted).
9. clueless101's : The main picture looks pressed n the render is not neat. The background color also didn't fit him well. Sorry ...
Okay ! Thats all I can say for now.
Once again, sorry if I sounds like a 'bast**d' for u all. Hmm ... I kinda more 'picky' for choosing the winner in my challenges .... Hehehh. But, I'm still an amateur, though. Really. I hope u all give me some critics rather than just give me appreciation on my wallp.
See u !