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Hello! by First-Taste-Chief


In addition to having our website continually updated (www.firsttastemultimedia.com), we are now making strides to help get funding and continue production of some awesome projects. Although we are past schedule, we will make a public announcement of our first Kickstarter when we are ready. As you know, creating beautiful art takes effort and energy. 

The PDF version of Metal Mage Issue #1 will always be selling for 99¢, and we're happy to see Issue #2 is completed! As we still prepare we will continue to share fun arts and new works every now and then! 


FirstTaste by First-Taste-Chief


One of the current stories we are creating is AURA: The Remnant, a tale about a modern traveler / mercenary and her small angelic partner, named Dub. The duo travel the world, exploring distant lands, braving mountainsides, and stopping to eat spiced soup and drink milk at the nearest bar.

We are excited to bring together several writers and artists from around the world, and write a tale about world travel itself. The book anthology will feature the artwork of Sakon04 as the cover, and illustrations by JunP. 



The Drifters By Sakon04-d8483vb by First-Taste-Chief

Art © Sakon04




8d014d E84a56df037240e49d4e883dbcf57067 by First-Taste-Chief

Art © JunP


Hello! by First-Taste-Chief


In addition to having our website continually updated (www.firsttastemultimedia.com), we are now making strides to help get funding and continue production of some awesome projects. Although we are past schedule, we will make a public announcement of our first Kickstarter when we are ready. As you know, creating beautiful art takes effort and energy. 

Metal Mage Issue #1 will always be selling for 99¢, and we're happy to see Issue #2 is completed! As we still prepare we will continue to share fun arts and new works every now and then! 


FirstTaste by First-Taste-Chief


One of the current stories we are creating is AURA: The Remnant, a tale about a modern traveler / mercenary and her small angelic partner, named Dub. The duo travel the world, exploring distant lands, braving mountainsides, and stopping to eat spiced soup and drink milk at the nearest bar.

We are excited to bring together several writers and artists from around the world, and write a tale about world travel itself. The book anthology will feature the artwork of Sakon04 as the cover, and illustrations by JunP. 



The Drifters By Sakon04-d8483vb by First-Taste-Chief

Art © Sakon04




8d014d E84a56df037240e49d4e883dbcf57067 by First-Taste-Chief

Art © JunP

First Taste Multimedia

Journal Entry: Wed Sep 2, 2015, 5:51 PM
Hey all, hope your summer went well!

First Taste Multimedia is now an official business, and we've a lot of Projects to share once our website is up and going.

In the meantime, I'm on Facebook more frequently chatting with friends and working with the team. You can search "Adam Lewis LaValley" and send me a friend request to chat or check on updates!

We have our first convention in January, and our artists are hosting mini promotions (keychains, etc.) at several other events. We're starting small, but moving up.



All the best,

First-Taste-Chief

Page Dolls by i-KMK

Journal Entry: Sat Jan 31, 2015, 3:39 PM
Check out this epic artist's page doll requests! Absolutely adorable! *v*


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Syuna88's Free Requests

Journal Entry: Mon Jan 26, 2015, 11:19 AM
Awesome artist with awesome requests open! :D 


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Active Again

Journal Entry: Thu Jan 22, 2015, 11:57 AM
Hey all!

Apologies for the absence. Some issues came up in real life, and the team has been going through some development. We are back earlier than we thought.

I am am excited, however, to announce that the newest edition of Designn Magazine will be released in one week! Neko Emoji-37 (Yay) [V2] 

As well, if you are an artist looking to be featured in Designn Magazine, send an e-mail to Adam at adam@designn.org with your name, dA profile link, and your artwork choices!

Hiatus

Journal Entry: Tue Jan 13, 2015, 11:53 AM
First Taste activites are on hiatus at this time due to First-Taste-Chief's current low health. We will do our best to return to our normal activity at the end of January.

Stay Tasty!

Accepting Artist(s)!

Journal Entry: Fri Jan 2, 2015, 1:56 PM
First Taste is open to accepting artists who would like to help in illustrations, mainly drawing comics. If you're at all interested, please post in this thread or contact me by note. Thanks! Meow :3  (It will help if you have a Facebook for communication, too Giggle )

Pay: we are a team working together to create future profit. Meow :3  


The First Taste team: :iconfirst-taste-chief: , :iconplaguey: , :iconsarahwidiyanti: , :iconeizenhower: , :iconross-86: , :iconxglider: , :iconesgalor: , :iconsuarezguillen-art: , :iconisanctz: , :iconcronasonlyfriend: , :icontal63:





First Taste characters and art by the team members: 


Sanmittai By Sarahwidiyanti-d8amqvb by First-Taste-Chief   Water Girl by SarahWidiyanti    Cale poster by SuarezGuillen-art    Cale desperation. by SuarezGuillen-art   Aura poster by SuarezGuillen-art    Cale, Keiko and Gunslinger Man Battle~ by EizenHower   The Lone Angel by SarahWidiyanti   Hallie headshot by SuarezGuillen-art   Commission - Cale and Mel by Ross-86  





Members receive free reviews for art in Designn Magazine: 







First Taste Art Community Contest

Journal Entry: Sat Dec 6, 2014, 11:33 AM

First Taste Art Community Facebook Contest



ENTRIES CLOSE JANUARY 10th!


www.facebook.com/events/884031…






PRIZES: 


* A review and article feature of your winning artwork in Designn Magazine (www.designn.org/)
* Free art commissions from members of the First Taste team
* Free feature of your artwork on the First Taste Art Community page
* An ad by First Taste of your artwork with credit to you (your permission first)

RULES: 

You may choose all of these themes:

* Re-design First Taste's mascot Hallie in any uniform (new uniform, character cosplay, etc.), 
* Create an art of Cale or Dub
* Create a new Steampunk character of your own! 

GUIDELINES: 

No adult themes, copied or traced works, or cheating of any sort

SUBMISSIONS: 

Submissions are unlimited. Submit your art by message to "First Taste Art Community", or please post your work below here in the comments in the "event" info page. 

JUDGING: 

Winners will be determined by a judging panel

ART-STYLE: 

Anime / manga, chibi, semi-realism

WINNERS: 

The number of winners will depend on how many people participate! The winner(s) will be messaged privately before being announced.





Winner: :iconjaytier:








235 points to give away! Fav this journal, and you're qualified to win!  Neko Emoji-27 (Being kawaii) [V2] 




First Taste by First-Taste-Chief






Feel free to watch :iconfirst-taste-chief: and the First Taste team for more info on giveaways / contests / features!

www.facebook.com/pages/First-T…





  Cale, Keiko and Gunslinger Man Battle~ by EizenHower   The Solemn Eyes by SarahWidiyanti   The Lone Angel by SarahWidiyanti  








First Taste Double-Theme Contest WINNERS 


Hamtaro Mouse Emoji-06 (Kawaii Dance) [V1] Hamtaro Mouse Emoji-06 (Kawaii Dance) [V1] Hamtaro Mouse Emoji-06 (Kawaii Dance) [V1] Hamtaro Mouse Emoji-06 (Kawaii Dance) [V1] Hamtaro Mouse Emoji-06 (Kawaii Dance) [V1] Hamtaro Mouse Emoji-06 (Kawaii Dance) [V1] Hamtaro Mouse Emoji-06 (Kawaii Dance) [V1] 











1st Place Ice Cream Variety: :iconxglider: with the entry "First Taste! Anime Opening"













2nd Place Ice Cream Variety :iconfcnart: with the entry "AH! Don't Eat Me!"




AH!Don't Eat Me! by FCNart











1st Place Master and Apprentice: :iconsakon04: with the entry "The Drifters"



The Drifters by Sakon04






2nd Place Master and Apprentice: :iconshqhero: with the entry "Just A Shower"



Finally, a shower... by shqhero






From the First Taste Team:


All of these entries were absolutely tough to choose from!! However, these are our top four winners! Congratulations to the winners, and congratulations to ALL contenders for creating such inspirational artworks. Thank you for your hard work and patience, and thank you for displaying such tastiness and creativity!


We hope that you have gained more confidence in your art-making abilities through First Taste's first contest. Art is as important to us as it is to you. As a team, we are looking to bolster artist confidence and creativity, and have fun at the same time.


We will provide free features on our Facebook, and through Designn Magazine, to those who continue to support the team. In return, we will always support you! Please post here if you are interested to be considered for Designn Magazine interviews. They will always be open!


first-taste-chief.deviantart.c…


Keep an eye on Designn Magazine for the new "AURA: The Remnant Makes Us" short stories, and other First Taste stories! We plan to bring you a visual storytelling experience!







Making art tasty, 


:iconfirst-taste-chief: :iconsarahwidiyanti: :iconplaguey: :iconross-86: :icongelaniixi: :iconcronasonlyfriend: :icontal63: :iconmrgrinmore: :iconiamversatility: :iconeizenhower: 



First Taste Participants 401 - 557

Journal Entry: Sat Oct 11, 2014, 8:03 PM




Just a reminder that the First Taste Double-Theme Contest entries close November 5th!


(The list below is of those who faved the contest journal. If you watched Rootrotthefirst, or liked our Facebook page, do not worry if you are not in the contest journal fav list. ;) )

FIRST TASTE DOUBLE-THEME CONTEST [CLOSED]

First Taste Double-Theme Contest WINNERS 

Hamtaro Mouse Emoji-06 (Kawaii Dance) [V1] Hamtaro Mouse Emoji-06 (Kawaii Dance) [V1] Hamtaro Mouse Emoji-06 (Kawaii Dance) [V1] Hamtaro Mouse Emoji-06 (Kawaii Dance) [V1] Hamtaro Mouse Emoji-06 (Kawaii Dance) [V1] Hamtaro Mouse Emoji-06 (Kawaii Dance) [V1] Hamtaro Mouse Emoji-06 (Kawaii Dance) [V1] 
1st Place Ice Cream Variety: :iconxglider: with the entry "First Taste! Anime Opening"
2nd Place Ice Cream Variety :iconfionacanajart: with the entry "AH! Don't Eat Me!"

1st Place Master and Apprentice: :iconsakon04: with the entry "The Drifters"

2nd Place Master and Apprentice: :iconshqhero: with the entry "Just A Shower"

From the First T



The First Taste Team would like to thank each and every one of you for your interest or participation in our first contest! If you would like your contest entry to be featured on our Facebook page, please let us know!
We have more fun contest ideas for the future, and hope you will support our activities. Heart 


For those interested: First Taste is looking to spread its characters and stories! Since :iconfirst-taste-chief: is a writer for Designn Magazine, First Taste events, character art, and character stories will be included in articles. The coolest part: we will allow you to write or create art for us. And, you could be featured!


If you are at all interested in being affiliated with First Taste, and if you are interested in having your name seen in the next issues of Designn Magazine, please send a note to :iconfirst-taste-chief: :iconsarahwidiyanti: or :iconplaguey: for more questions, or to discuss your ideas!




Making art tasty,

The First Taste Team



Designn Magazine Special Edition by UJz   Designn Magazine 5th Edition by UJz   Designn Magazine 4th Edition by UJz






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First Taste Participants 201 - 400

Journal Entry: Sat Oct 11, 2014, 7:58 PM




Just a reminder that the First Taste Double-Theme Contest entries close November 5th!


(The list below is of those who faved the contest journal. If you watched Rootrotthefirst, or liked our Facebook page, do not worry if you are not in the contest journal fav list. ;) )


FIRST TASTE DOUBLE-THEME CONTEST [CLOSED]

First Taste Double-Theme Contest WINNERS 

Hamtaro Mouse Emoji-06 (Kawaii Dance) [V1] Hamtaro Mouse Emoji-06 (Kawaii Dance) [V1] Hamtaro Mouse Emoji-06 (Kawaii Dance) [V1] Hamtaro Mouse Emoji-06 (Kawaii Dance) [V1] Hamtaro Mouse Emoji-06 (Kawaii Dance) [V1] Hamtaro Mouse Emoji-06 (Kawaii Dance) [V1] Hamtaro Mouse Emoji-06 (Kawaii Dance) [V1] 
1st Place Ice Cream Variety: :iconxglider: with the entry "First Taste! Anime Opening"
2nd Place Ice Cream Variety :iconfionacanajart: with the entry "AH! Don't Eat Me!"

1st Place Master and Apprentice: :iconsakon04: with the entry "The Drifters"

2nd Place Master and Apprentice: :iconshqhero: with the entry "Just A Shower"

From the First T



The First Taste Team would like to thank each and every one of you for your interest or participation in our first contest! If you would like your contest entry to be featured on our Facebook page, please let us know!
We have more fun contest ideas for the future, and hope you will support our activities. Heart 


For those interested: First Taste is looking to spread its characters and stories! Since :iconfirst-taste-chief: is a writer for Designn Magazine, First Taste events, character art, and character stories will be included in articles. The coolest part: we will allow you to write or create art for us. And, you could be featured!


If you are at all interested in being affiliated with First Taste, and if you are interested in having your name seen in the next issues of Designn Magazine, please send a note to :iconfirst-taste-chief: :iconsarahwidiyanti: or :iconplaguey: for more questions, or to discuss your ideas!




Making art tasty,

The First Taste Team



Designn Magazine Special Edition by UJz   Designn Magazine 5th Edition by UJz   Designn Magazine 4th Edition by UJz






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First Taste Participants 1 - 200

Journal Entry: Sat Oct 11, 2014, 7:38 PM




Just a reminder that the First Taste Double-Theme Contest entries close November 5th!


(The list below is of those who faved the contest journal. If you watched Rootrotthefirst, or liked our Facebook page, do not worry if you are not in the contest journal fav list. ;) )


FIRST TASTE DOUBLE-THEME CONTEST [CLOSED]

First Taste Double-Theme Contest WINNERS 

Hamtaro Mouse Emoji-06 (Kawaii Dance) [V1] Hamtaro Mouse Emoji-06 (Kawaii Dance) [V1] Hamtaro Mouse Emoji-06 (Kawaii Dance) [V1] Hamtaro Mouse Emoji-06 (Kawaii Dance) [V1] Hamtaro Mouse Emoji-06 (Kawaii Dance) [V1] Hamtaro Mouse Emoji-06 (Kawaii Dance) [V1] Hamtaro Mouse Emoji-06 (Kawaii Dance) [V1] 
1st Place Ice Cream Variety: :iconxglider: with the entry "First Taste! Anime Opening"
2nd Place Ice Cream Variety :iconfionacanajart: with the entry "AH! Don't Eat Me!"

1st Place Master and Apprentice: :iconsakon04: with the entry "The Drifters"

2nd Place Master and Apprentice: :iconshqhero: with the entry "Just A Shower"

From the First T



The First Taste Team would like to thank each and every one of you for your interest or participation in our first contest! If you would like your contest entry to be featured on our Facebook page, please let us know!
We have more fun contest ideas for the future, and hope you will support our activities. Heart 


For those interested: First Taste is looking to spread its characters and stories! Since :iconfirst-taste-chief: is a writer for Designn Magazine, First Taste events, character art, and character stories will be included in articles. The coolest part: we will allow you to write or create art for us. And, you could be featured!


If you are at all interested in being affiliated with First Taste, and if you are interested in having your name seen in the next issues of Designn Magazine, please send a note to :iconfirst-taste-chief: :iconsarahwidiyanti: or :iconplaguey: for more questions, or to discuss your ideas!




Making art tasty,

The First Taste Team



Designn Magazine Special Edition by UJz   Designn Magazine 5th Edition by UJz   Designn Magazine 4th Edition by UJz






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Leave Of Absence

Fri Oct 3, 2014, 12:33 PM
I'll be taking leave from dA for a while. My high anxiety has been conflicting with my judgment since the beginning of this week, and because of that I've increasingly come out as aggressive and pushy. My anxiety causes mental and physical sensations throughout my body that turn on and off. Lately, I've had stomach aches that keep me up at nights, so I've also been losing sleep, which hasn't helped either. It's best for my own health, and for others, that I log off for a time. Thank you.

Mainly, I've come off as rude and immature to a folk, and there's absolutely no excuse for that. I blindly said some hurtful things, which I of course will take consequence for. I need to calm my mind and keep these experiences at heart, so that I do not make the same mistakes again. I was biased and unnecessarily prodding, and it was too late that I realized he was a bright individual, even for the differences I deeply disagreed against. As claimed, my worldview is narrow, indeed. We were both raised differently, and I can only control myself. I can't fix it, and I know a simple apology did not cure everything. So, I will continue forward and I pray God's goodness will give him peace. Amen. Pray 

Next week Monday I start business classes again, and that is another primary focus. This quarter will be more rigorous. The First Taste Double-Theme Contest will be running normally. Please refer questions to any of the other senior First Taste team members! :iconsarahwidiyanti: :iconplaguey:

If you could, please note me or post your finished entries in the contest journal. The entries so far are really fantastic, and we can't wait to see more! Thank you for your participation! 

In the meantime, I need to take care of my personal problems.

Edit: I will keep an eye on the contest journal, so that I can add finished entries to the right folders.



Keep making art, 


Rootrotthefirst

Only 6 People? Let's Give This Artist Support!

Journal Entry: Tue Sep 16, 2014, 6:32 PM




Fellow dA artists, if you have a minute of time to spare - please read this young artist's journal, and comment with one or two words of support. Let's show her what the strength of the DeviantArt community is really about.
Her talent and heart deserves more than 6 people reading this journal!


Journal Link: 


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First Taste Double-Theme Contest WINNERS 


Hamtaro Mouse Emoji-06 (Kawaii Dance) [V1] Hamtaro Mouse Emoji-06 (Kawaii Dance) [V1] Hamtaro Mouse Emoji-06 (Kawaii Dance) [V1] Hamtaro Mouse Emoji-06 (Kawaii Dance) [V1] Hamtaro Mouse Emoji-06 (Kawaii Dance) [V1] Hamtaro Mouse Emoji-06 (Kawaii Dance) [V1] Hamtaro Mouse Emoji-06 (Kawaii Dance) [V1] 











1st Place Ice Cream Variety: :iconxglider: with the entry "First Taste! Anime Opening"













2nd Place Ice Cream Variety :iconfcnart: with the entry "AH! Don't Eat Me!"




AH!Don't Eat Me! by FCNart











1st Place Master and Apprentice: :iconsakon04: with the entry "The Drifters"



The Drifters by Sakon04






2nd Place Master and Apprentice: :iconshqhero: with the entry "Just A Shower"



Finally, a shower... by shqhero






From the First Taste Team:


All of these entries were absolutely tough to choose from!! However, these are our top four winners! Congratulations to the winners, and congratulations to ALL contenders for creating such inspirational artworks. Thank you for your hard work and patience, and thank you for displaying such tastiness and creativity!


We hope that you have gained more confidence in your art-making abilities through First Taste's first contest. Art is as important to us as it is to you. As a team, we are looking to bolster artist confidence and creativity, and have fun at the same time.


We will provide free features on our Facebook, and through Designn Magazine, to those who continue to support the team. In return, we will always support you! Please post here if you are interested to be considered for Designn Magazine interviews. They will always be open!


first-taste-chief.deviantart.c…


Keep an eye on Designn Magazine for the new "AURA: The Remnant Makes Us" short stories, and other First Taste stories! We plan to bring you a visual storytelling experience!







Making art tasty, 


:iconfirst-taste-chief: :iconsarahwidiyanti: :iconplaguey: :iconross-86: :icongelaniixi: :iconcronasonlyfriend: :icontal63: :iconmrgrinmore: :iconiamversatility: :iconeizenhower: 
























[CONTEST CLOSED]




Thank you so much to all those who have been waiting all these months. We will have the final results for you this coming week. Neko-Emoji-01 [V1] 




All of the entries are amazing! It will be hard to choose!





If yours is still a "Work In Progress", please turn in what you have for voting, and we will allow you to finish your artwork after the voting time.







DON'T FORGET OUR DESIGN MAGAZINE INTERVIEW FEATURES


first-taste-chief.deviantart.c…



and the  "TEAM UP WITH FIRST TASTE" Promotion!





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AD: FIRST TASTE IS LOOKING TO TEAM UP WITH ARTISTS!








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DEADLINE FOR THE FIRST TASTE DOUBLE-THEME CONTEST IS NOVEMBER 5th!





As per request, we have extended another month. Winners of the contest will be notified at the beginning of December through note, interviewed for their feature, and will receive their top prizes with the next issue of Designn Magazine!


* ADDITION TO MASTER AND APPRENTICE THEME - IF YOU ADD A SHORT STORY ALONG WITH YOUR ARTWORK'S DESCRIPTION, YOU WILL RECEIVE EXTRA POINTS FOR CREATIVITY!


* JUDGES DECIDED THAT BOTH THEMES ARE NOW OPEN! YOU DO NOT HAVE TO CHOOSE ONLY ONE! (Please read the rules for updated information!)












LARGE BONUS PRIZE ADDED TO "MASTER AND APPRENTICE THEME"



The First-Place winner of the "Master and Apprentice Theme" will receive the 4 complete disc-box sets for the Kino's Journey DVD series. 

(Depending on where you live, because of DVD area code, we may just send the $$$ value amount with your money prize)


Dvd-1073-kinos-journey-vol-4-not-without-reservati by First-Taste-Chief






:CameraGlomp: LARGE BONUS PRIZE ADDED! :CameraGlomp: 




All 4 winners, with their permission, will have their winning artworks featured in Designn Magazine



Designn Magazine 4th Edition by UJz   Designn Magazine 5th Edition by UJz



:iconfirst-taste-chief: will be joining the Designn team as a writer, and his job will be to interview select artists and feature their talents / artworks.


For more info concerning Designn Magazine here on dA, please visit: designnhq.deviantart.com/

FYI - Designn is also holding a contest! If you would like to see one of your artworks as a cover for the next issue, check out the link for info on the Designn contest!






LANGUAGES





Click to see list of LANGUAGE TRANSLATORS (please contact :iconfirst-taste-chief: to direct you to the right translator, if needed)

concours à la traduction 

 fav.me/d6jn48k


concurso con traducción

 fav.me/d6m6o46


cuộc thi với dịch

fav.me/d6nfso5


กติกาการประกวด

fav.me/d6rl690


kontes dengan terjemahan   

fav.me/d7pqb9q


concorso con traduzione

fav.me/d6phbgr


Перевод

 fav.me/d6nyjye


翻訳との競争

 fav.me/d7qrwte




CHARACTERS YOU WILL BE DRAWING



HALLIE - FIRST TASTE'S MASCOT




CALE AND DUB + YOUR OWN OC!!!









1. Rules (May be updated; keep an eye out!) Police

 

    ·         To qualify for this contest, you must make a link to this contest in a journal, or watch :iconfirst-taste-chief: ; also, you can fav this journal or “Like” our Facebook, or our new Twitter page. Choose one or all! ;) (Wink)




    ·         All entries must be original, and cannot be traced, copied, or stolen; if you are found to have done any of these offenses, you will be immediately disqualified and banned from future events

  ·      We will allow references. However, you must link and credit the original source(s). If you do not, it breaks the above rule. Please also keep in mind that your entry will be judged based on its creativity

    ·         Your work of art must include any of the above characters (Hallie, or Cale and Dub)

    ·         ANIME AND SEMI-REALISM ARE THE PREFERABLE STYLES (if semi-realism, anime qualities must be easily identifiable)


  ·         Types of art you CAN DO: Digital, traditional, semi-realism, animation, pixel, plushie, and cosplay


  ·         CHIBIS are acceptable. However, you must include a background. They will be judged based on their originality, detail, and cuteness. Just note that you are more likely to win doing normal-sized characters.


   ·         NO adult content or any offending material in your art 


    ·         You can enter both of the themes. You have the chance to win in either one. However, if for some reason you win a top prize in both of them, one of the prizes will actually go to the recipient who was next in place for "1st" in that category. That way, we will still have 4 separate winners. (So, if you win the $120 in "Master and Apprentice" and $100 for "Ice Cream Variety", the $100 would go to whoever placed 2nd behind you in that theme, and the 2nd place prizes would go to those below him or her.)


·         You can do multiple entries for both themes

    ·         Judges will determine the winners based on effort, creativity, and skill. Your art will be judged by a scoring sheet accessible only to the judges.


   ·    Payment is the winner's choice (Points or PayPal)

 ·         For the "Ice Cream Variety" theme, you MUST list the number of flavors you showcase in your artwork








2. Romano (Mustache Laughs) [V1]  Themes (YOU CAN DO BOTH) Romano (Mustache Laughs) [V1] 

 


Commission poster contest by miacis83


    ·         “Ice Cream Variety” – The rule here is to create our mascot Hallie in the image of any of your favorite Ice Cream flavors, with different appearances (like changing her clothes, hair style, different flowers, and color)! However, she MUST keep her glasses and flowers, so she can be identified. Let’s use Hatsune Miku as an example. She can take on different forms such as “Fire Miku”, “Water Miku”, “Ice Miku”, etc. With Hallie, you would make her into different flavors like “Mint”, “Chocolate”, “Strawberry”, etc.

 


OR

 


Master and Apprentice Theme Poster - First Taste by First-Taste-Chief




    ·         “Master and Apprentice” – As an experienced Drifter, it is decided that Cale is ready to take on an apprentice. Choose your own OC, pick a “Mechon” or “Konpanion” if you wish, and head off with Cale and Dub to travel an industrial steampunk world and protect it from the Second Dark Age! You may have these characters travel and do anything they want. For example, are they visiting a city or village? Are they fighting a tough rival? Are they doing something funny? It's an open world for you to decide! (Read below in the Questions and Answers section for more on “Mechon” and “Konpanion”)


You may change Cale's attire, depending on the parts you choose to have them travel. Or, feel free to keep it as it is. They are world travelers after all - sometimes they will have to fit in with the people in that region!


As it is summer, yes, they can go to a beach. If you put Cale in a bikini though, remember: kid friendly, and no offending material (meaning nudity is not shown, and she cannot be busty; Cale is a respectable character. And make sure she has her revolver pistol and katana sword present somewhere; also it is a STEAMPUNK environment)
 

The basis of Cale and Dub's story: "Cale is an experienced gunslinger and young traveler, and though tainted with a past of terrible wrong-doings [ she is a mercenary / assassin ], is the best hope the world has. It is the duty of the Drifters, an ancient order of which Cale is a member of that defends the world from a second Dark Age, to remember the remnants that humans forget over time. Armed with a revolver pistol and katana sword, the greatest traveling technology of the age [a motorcycle], and a journal used to collect historical data for the Records [vast library of information the Drifters store data in], Cale begins a journey like no other: traveling the world to make unknown people and cultures known..."

The Second Dark Age entails as it says in the description - the Drifters have the duty of saving the world's history (or memories), before all human remnants are lost. Think of it like the Dark Ages after the Roman Empire fell.

Cale and Dub's journey is a travel to see life, and death. To experience things that most people experience, or things that they normally wouldn't. They are to fulfill the duty of the Drifters, and record humanity's activities for the next generations, to pass down stories and history of people.


3. FINISHED ENTRIES WILL BE STORED HERE: 



Ice Cream Variety:  


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Master and Apprentice


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4. Haru Mako Rei Hazu Dance [V1] PRIZES Haru Mako Rei Hazu Dance [V1] 




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5. Excited Blush Questions and Answers  Excited Blush

 

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6.  Pikachus nuzzles cheeks  Are You Seeing Double Yet?   Pikachus nuzzles cheeks 











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It is such an honor to see our team's characters in all of your art styles. All of the entries, and the time and effort you guys put into your artworks, are super amazing!!! Heart  You rock!

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You. Are. Tagged.

Journal Entry: Tue Jun 17, 2014, 9:11 AM
Yeah...I'm starting this. Llama Emoji-01 (Laughing) [V1] 


I'll ask questions, and it's just up to you to answer them or not. Romano (Mustache Laughs) [V1] 


Post the responses in your journal, and (try, if you can to) tag the same number of people:


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7. :iconfuzzehzombehfox: 

8. :iconvivacia18:

9. :iconpictureonprogress:

10. :icontrinitysage:

11. :iconoakkin: 



Questions:



1. Who are you? What do you plan to do in life? Komari Kamikita (Smile) [V1] 

2. What is your favorite "dessert"? What is your favorite "desert"?

3. Can you write a very short poem praising someone you admire?

4. What anime or cartoon are you currently excited about?

5. What is the funniest thing you have laughed so hard at? Dignity Laugh Tsumugi Kotobuki (Laughs) [V1] 

6. Are you a supporter of cheeseburgers? Would you elect one as president? I love Burger - Avatar 

7. If you suddenly had the ability to leave your body as a ghost and go anywhere you wanted in the world, where would it be?

8. Favorite singer?

9. How would you respond to someone telling you "You have beautiful eyes"? Erio Touwa Smile Emote 

10. Can you repeat "toy boat" ten times over?

11. Can you ask yourself a question and answer it yourself?

AURA Excerpt, Kino, and My Health

Journal Entry: Mon Jun 16, 2014, 10:30 AM

    "Dub, I have killed many people. I am a murderer."

  "I don't know much about human beliefs; in fact, my processors can't quite articulate what it is that makes a human conjure an enigma of sorts. It's beyond my comprehension. But, if God and heaven exist, as humans believe they do, then I think you should have more faith in Him, Cale. Is a sin a sin if you recognize that you are and are willing to absolve for it?"

    Another visible breath dispersed into the chilling air. 

    She wiped away her tears, and opened her eyes. To which she saw the pouncing yellow figure of Dub.

   Cale cupped him and lightly placed her lips on his cold metal shell. 

    "Dub, if I am sinned then you are my angel."



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So, I am hard at work on the second draft of AURA: The Remnant Makes Us, and I thought I'd share a small excerpt! 

Also, it seems I hadn't completed my Kino No Tabi collection, because I forgot I did not have the only English-released version of the first book. But...now I do. So now I can claim that I have it all. Pikachu Piff Plz 


My health is also doing SO much better. I am feeling super happy most days, thanks to some rest and my prescribed medicine. Although, I hope to get off it so I don't have to rely on it.

How is everyone else doing?



Update On Things!

Journal Entry: Fri Jun 13, 2014, 12:24 PM
Hey guys!

I have been busy as a bee. Not only will I be applying to another college, but my graphic novel team seems to be taking another leap in a successful direction. 

On top of that, you'll be seeing some more Cale artworks (some of them from different universes. :XD: ) as well as a new character I created, Sanmiittai Karasu! 

[COMMISSION]  Sanmiittai Karasu by Z-E-N-E-R-O






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