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Corpselocker
08-19-2013, 01:12 PM
Hex Community-

Feel left out of the GENCON festivities? Are you drooling at the promotional cards? Well, feel bad no longer! If you have artistic capability, we have promos for you. Murder Inc. is putting on an Hex-themed art contest. Post your personally crafted art in this thread. A small group of Murder Inc. members will judge the artwork based on three criteria: Hex Theme, Composition/Design, and Creativity.

****The Prizes****

First Place: One Abons, one Gax, one set of promo sleeves, and four alternative art card codes. That is one of EVERYTHING available from the convention.

Second Place: A handsome set of steak knives. Ermm, scratch that... one handsome Gax.

Third Place: One pack of promo sleeves.

****The Rules ****
The contest ends on September 20th at 17:00 CST. The judges will name the award winners within a few days of the contest end. Some prizes may not be immediately available upon announcement. Members of Murder Inc. are not eligible to enter. Individuals who participated at the HEX GENCON are also not eligible to enter. While we anticipate this contest to be ironclad, we still reserve the right to change the rules/prizes due to unforeseen circumstances. One entry per person, please.

Good luck to everyone that participates!

None of this was possible without the generous and wonderful Nthaniel, Khamelk, and Meard4d10.

Edit: to delete all of those ***'s that grew from my copy/paste. Second edit to add one entry per player.

Gwaer
08-19-2013, 01:14 PM
I'll be honest, the murder inc people worked their butts off to get these things, too. They were standing in line first every day. I can't believe they're giving them away =/

Mr.Funsocks
08-19-2013, 01:14 PM
*Why are there so many asterisks?

Gwaer
08-19-2013, 01:15 PM
**Why aren't there more asterisks?

Nthanel
08-19-2013, 01:17 PM
Thanks Gwaer! Its our way of giving back to everyone who is making it such a wonderful community! If I could afford more than that I would.

MoikPEI
08-19-2013, 01:22 PM
>two chances at Gax
I'm in. Got a buddy on the fence about playing. He DMs like four campaigns. That would lock him in.
Be sure to reverse image search entries!

hammer
08-19-2013, 01:31 PM
Nice and very kind - I have zero artistic ability but I look forward to seeing the awesome entries that this prize deserves.

Gulbech
08-19-2013, 01:39 PM
This is great, a huge thanks to Murder to give this opportunity. I have no skills, just think it is fantastic so many people do so much for this community!

Stok3d
08-19-2013, 01:39 PM
Very awesome Contest idea. Thanks Murder Inc. I'm excited to see what transpires from this!

jaxsonbatemanhex
08-19-2013, 01:49 PM
I suck at art, but by Uzume I'll give it a shot if it means a chance at not having to pray when opening treasure chests in 2014. :-P

Corpselocker
08-19-2013, 01:56 PM
I'll be honest, the murder inc people worked their butts off to get these things, too. They were standing in line first every day. I can't believe they're giving them away =/

I was pretty shocked when Nthanel and crew came up not only with extra promos, but wanted to do a community project with them. I have to say I am pretty proud of my guildmates.

Gwaer
08-19-2013, 02:14 PM
Even beyond working their butts off to get these prizes, one of them was standing in the line, then giving their spot near the front of the line to someone who just bought a pass, then going back to the back of the line. That same person was eventually helping new players get through their games, and her husband was the guy you see pics of as princess cory. The whole murder inc crew was a huge asset to the game.

hammer
08-19-2013, 02:19 PM
I am more shocked that the cos-playing-cory is married :D Thumbs up to Murder inc. Guild and the Hex Community. Really starting to gel and that's good signs for the MMO element.

Madican
08-19-2013, 02:57 PM
Aw, it's an art contest. I don't suppose writing is grouped under that is it?

Corpselocker
08-19-2013, 03:13 PM
Not this round, but who says we don't have more prizes tucked away for a future event ;)

Mokog
08-19-2013, 08:07 PM
Oh nice. I can't wait to see the results of this contest. If I could draw beyond a bent circle with twig legs I would jump in too. I feel like it is time to plug this post on twitter.


And done. Good luck everyone!

Nthanel
08-19-2013, 09:25 PM
982

Corpselocker
08-19-2013, 10:03 PM
If you were eligible, that would have been my vote for first :)

locust
08-20-2013, 04:03 AM
ok, i will give it a shot.

How many entries can i make? 1 picture? 2 ?

Nthanel
08-20-2013, 06:36 AM
1 entry per contestant please =D

KiraForce
08-20-2013, 06:48 AM
Is there a chance of another style of contest later on for those that are artistically... Lame? Because I truly cannot enter this, unless of course someone was willing to render something for me, so I could do it on GIMP...

Nthanel
08-20-2013, 06:52 AM
We are considering other contests, yes.

vickrpg
08-20-2013, 07:15 AM
Is this the first in-game rewards community contest? I think it very well may be! =D

Nthanel
08-20-2013, 07:52 AM
Well I dont believe it is. I could have sworn that there was contests to give away tiers and packs and what not. The point is not being the 1st but giving to the community =D

MoikPEI
08-20-2013, 08:01 AM
It also gets the community to be more community. Gives something to share around/talk about if there are some really nice ones.
(ProTip: Mine will be a really nice one.)
((FailTip: No it won't.))

Nthanel
08-20-2013, 08:21 AM
This: "It also gets the community to be more community. Gives something to share around/talk about if there are some really nice ones. " - MoikPEI

We shall be the judge of that! No, really we will.

majin
08-20-2013, 09:05 AM
zero artistic quality here too but i commend you guys for doing this. good luck to all who will enter

Vibraxus
08-20-2013, 09:19 AM
Will a bad stick figure holding a rectangle with a crudely drawn Apple logo on it count? Thats about the extent of my artistic ability.

Hmmm I do know some good artists, maybe Ill commission some art....

Jinuyr
08-20-2013, 11:47 AM
I'll be honest, the murder inc people worked their butts off to get these things, too. They were standing in line first every day. I can't believe they're giving them away =/

Good luck on the contest. The Murder Inc. members were wonderfully dedicated people and very friendly. Much props to Murder, Inc. for having such great quality people.

Nthanel
08-20-2013, 12:11 PM
Thank you very much. We are just trying to be what we want out of the community!

khamelk
08-20-2013, 02:46 PM
Is it possible to get this short-term stickyed to make sure no one misses out on a chance to get involved in the contest?

Pretty Please
(with a Princess Cory on top)

hammer
08-20-2013, 03:36 PM
Image to upload when less fly like!

Emperor Ito of the Shin'hare, has remained alive for close to 150 years, Balancing Wild and Blood Magic has taken its toll, his end is near.

Gwaer
08-20-2013, 03:39 PM
is that a close up of a fly's head?

Mr.Funsocks
08-20-2013, 03:40 PM
is that a close up of a fly's head?

Yep!

Bailin
08-20-2013, 09:25 PM
Well, here's an entry from me :) Ink and watercolor - I call it Rabsputin, Shin'Hare Warlock

http://i307.photobucket.com/albums/nn281/Saefear/Rabsputin.jpg (http://s307.photobucket.com/user/Saefear/media/Rabsputin.jpg.html)

keroko
08-20-2013, 10:31 PM
wow ^ im ever so jealous of people who can 'do' art. i can picture vivid things in my head, but am mute to form them with my hands.

that's really nice.

Madican
08-20-2013, 10:52 PM
To be honest anyone can become a good artist if they just practice. I used to blame my lack of artistic ability, but now I know that if I actually sit down and start doing it then I will improve and so would anyone else. The only reason I don't is that it's borderline impossible to advance two types of art at the same time, and I have a knack for writing so that's what I'll spend my "7 years to master something" time on.

Take a look at someone's art from when they began and compare it to how they are years from then. There will be noticeable improvement if they've been trying to improve.

Corpselocker
08-21-2013, 06:18 AM
Yay, that is one evil Shin'Hare!

MoikPEI
08-22-2013, 06:04 AM
I'd like to second Khamelk's Sticky request.
This was almost off the front page.
Work on my entry may take longer than the two-week no-necro rule :)

jimmywolf
08-22-2013, 09:30 AM
very nice work! i myself would like too make art, but lack the patience too sit an create it. Thu i can tell a good story ! writing one is another mater. =p

Skirovik
08-22-2013, 11:29 PM
Ooooh Bailin, very nice! :D

Nthanel
08-25-2013, 08:04 AM
Shameless bump! Can't let this fall off the main page

Alzorath
08-25-2013, 10:03 AM
Dunno if I'll have time to do an official submission... but yea... here's my "Work in Progress" sketch... just one of a number of concepts - unfortunate that Shin'Hare have become such a large poster child of Hex, that it's hard to exclude them and have it not seem like 'general fantasy'... imo at least.

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keroko
08-25-2013, 10:05 AM
^ this is nice!

if you were tying your ears back would you want to occlude air entry for stereoscopic front direction? seems hes got it a bit tight

Bailin
08-25-2013, 09:52 PM
Great sketch Alzorath, I'm excited to see the finished product.

malloc31
08-26-2013, 11:41 AM
sorta unrelated, but if you tie a shin'hare's (or an actual rabbit for that mater) ears together can they still hear? (this is the important things we should be figuring out)

bofedy
08-27-2013, 02:50 AM
I am keeping a close eye on this thread i hope there are meny more people to enter.

Ebynfel
08-27-2013, 07:11 AM
I'm in. Give me a few days :)

Nthanel
08-28-2013, 07:04 PM
The bump!

Corpselocker
08-31-2013, 02:22 PM
This is a very, very big prize looking at EBay values. With very little interest so far, anyone has a shot.

MoikPEI
08-31-2013, 02:24 PM
There'll probably be a slew of entries in the final week. Mine's taking too long to polish. I'm probably gonna restart it as a cleaner pencil sketch. More detail, less vibrance.

Nthanel
09-05-2013, 02:08 PM
Super bump!

Kami
09-05-2013, 02:11 PM
Super bump!

Please don't do that.


Please do not bump threads for visibility and do not raise long-dead threads from their graves.

jeff
09-06-2013, 05:05 AM
Please don't do that.

It'd be nice to have a community giveaway stickied temporarily.

Nthanel
09-06-2013, 10:44 AM
Sorry Kami, I just want to make sure everyone gets to see it, esp people who are just joining the forums =(. It is a Contest after all and We want the most people that can to participate! It would be awesome if you could give it a temp Sticky though!

hex_colin
09-06-2013, 10:48 AM
It'd be nice to have a community giveaway stickied temporarily.

I agree. Or a sticky with links to all the giveaways. Guild or Fan Site - both types of stakeholders are using them for community building and publicity anyway.

Also... more people enter! I want to see your art.

Gwaer
09-06-2013, 10:57 AM
I can't draw stick people. But I will enter this if I don't see more action. And everyone will be punished.

Nthanel
09-06-2013, 01:44 PM
Oh god! Please people enter! Dont make Gwaer punish us! Think of the children!

Gwaer
09-06-2013, 08:02 PM
You guys should consider canceling this contest until after alpha releases and the forums pick up.

MoikPEI
09-06-2013, 09:49 PM
Or extending it, since people can't use the prizes until beta anyways, so there's no rush to get things into people's hands.
Either case, I'm committing to submitting before the start of Monday.
I've switched concepts and scaled back twice now. I gotta pull the trigger and commit.

Stok3d
09-06-2013, 10:04 PM
I agree, this would be an excellent contest to run into beta. I too would suggest removing that deadline out quite a bit or revisiting the contest at a later time.

nekoangel
09-07-2013, 12:01 AM
I've had a submission in the pipes for a while just Benn waiting for time to complete it.

Ebynfel
09-07-2013, 12:18 AM
I may have to drop, doing some tokens for my buddy and I's startup for MTG. Theros on the horizon has me on a crunch

keroko
09-07-2013, 01:31 AM
^ artist problems :)

Ebynfel
09-07-2013, 09:47 AM
ikr, what do you do?

MoikPEI
09-07-2013, 11:28 AM
Well, an hour and a half in and I have three elements done of a 23 element comic.
Gonna be a long haul :/
Time for coffee.

1031

[Edit:
BACK FROM COFFEE
45 minutes later:
1032
Would this count as its own submission?]

OrpheusOverdrive
09-08-2013, 02:09 AM
Nice Glengarry Glen Ross reference.

ol4ever
09-08-2013, 10:42 AM
Is valid any kind of art? Can I make something in microsoft paint?

MoikPEI
09-08-2013, 11:01 AM
That's pretty much what I've been doing.

ol4ever
09-08-2013, 04:03 PM
I made this using paint
1033

Corpselocker
09-08-2013, 05:11 PM
Is valid any kind of art? Can I make something in microsoft paint?

No medium is off limits. Art speaks for itself.

As for changing the date or cancelling the contest, I am not partial to changing the rules because we weren't happy with the outcome. I'll talk to my guildies that have gotten the prize pool together, but for now everything remains the same.

Bailin
09-09-2013, 02:44 AM
Someone needs to hurry and submit an interpretive dance video, I'm certain you'd have this contest in the bag!

Skirovik
09-09-2013, 04:55 AM
Someone needs to hurry and submit an interpretive dance video, I'm certain you'd have this contest in the bag!

What's the deadline for this again? If I wasn't a Murder Inc member, I would be all over this idea! ><

Lazybum
09-09-2013, 06:21 AM
I made this using paint
1033

this +1 lol

Skirovik
09-09-2013, 10:11 PM
Haha yeah I like that one too. :)

Ebynfel
09-11-2013, 11:07 PM
Definitely have something in the works for this. Only matter is if I can finish it :)

I have the beginning sketch up on my Deviantart. I'm doing a progress WIP there so that I can visually see how the piece progresses.

http://ebynfel.deviantart.com/gallery/45799320

Blargrag
09-12-2013, 04:38 PM
Looks great!

Which one were you planning on submitting? I find "Elf's Sorrow" more compelling...

Skirovik
09-12-2013, 07:56 PM
I find "Elf's Sorrow" more compelling...

I agree with this. Just works better I think.

Ebynfel
09-12-2013, 08:24 PM
It started as rage, it's evolving as I continue to draw. Went sorrow because I figured the rage didn't fit, they're just continuations of the same thing:). I'll submit either a finished color illustration, or the most finished version I have available on the 20th. As time is an issue for me for the immediate future I am not sure if this will be complete by the 20th, but hope that in the next week it does get to that point. And if it isn't finished by the 20th...I'll still finish it because I am having too much fun with it right now:)

Gwaer
09-13-2013, 12:57 PM
You can see the Murder INC. Crew that made this contest possible in the kickstarter update video 'the story of princess Cory'.

Ebynfel
09-15-2013, 06:06 PM
Managed to find a little time to work on my submission. It's nowhere near done yet, but it's getting better I think.

http://ebynfel.deviantart.com/art/Elf-s-Sorrow-With-a-little-more-doodling-400629965

Skirovik
09-16-2013, 06:01 AM
Managed to find a little time to work on my submission. It's nowhere near done yet, but it's getting better I think.

http://ebynfel.deviantart.com/art/Elf-s-Sorrow-With-a-little-more-doodling-400629965

Definitely! Looks very nice so far. :D

Ebynfel
09-16-2013, 06:18 AM
Thank you.

keroko
09-16-2013, 08:10 AM
the birds in the top tree. on your DA page the sketches through your progress show a lot of thought in the tails.

this place must be hottish at least, they may well be migratory but probably only short range from the length of that tail versus the body. highly genetically competed area within species pop, may also be many other similar size birds. unlikely high predation, you'd be caught with one like that.

your picture is great.

hammer
09-17-2013, 12:44 PM
http://i1203.photobucket.com/albums/bb390/eternal_H/ShinCory.jpg

Once the Shin'hare had learnt the art of Cos Play it was only a matter of time before they would infiltrate the humans by dressing as the most powerful human to have ever lived!

Umaro
09-17-2013, 03:16 PM
Once the Shin'hare had learnt the art of Cos Play it was only a matter of time before they would infiltrate the humans by dressing as the most powerful human to have ever lived!

Even if you don't win this competition, you've won my heart.

BossHoss
09-17-2013, 09:38 PM
Awesome...

vickrpg
09-18-2013, 05:03 AM
I've been secretly working on something for this contest, but again, to clarify, all mediums are acceptable, correct?

Ebynfel
09-18-2013, 08:48 AM
http://ebynfel.deviantart.com/gallery/45799320. Updated the pic a little

Corpselocker
09-18-2013, 02:59 PM
I've been secretly working on something for this contest, but again, to clarify, all mediums are acceptable, correct?

You are making me nervous :) I did state all mediums were acceptable, but if you think you are way outside the lines of what we were thinking, you can send me a private message.

sukebe
09-18-2013, 05:46 PM
Bishi Boy Princess Cory with Shroomkin groupies :)

http://i1155.photobucket.com/albums/p545/Phillip_Ash/forumcompetition.jpg (http://s1155.photobucket.com/user/Phillip_Ash/media/forumcompetition.jpg.html)


To make this I used some stock art I have purchased for other projects as well as some of my own hand drawings (bet you can guess which parts I drew by hand/mouse :) ) I had to color everything but the background.

This is my submission, I hope it at least makes you laugh a bit :p

MoikPEI
09-18-2013, 06:27 PM
Yay! last minute rush of submissions!
Here's mine!

http://postimg.org/image/g42o6bvdj/

(I tried uploading it to the forum, but it turned my 1.44mb file into a 18kb one.)

Corpselocker
09-19-2013, 10:10 AM
Ooh, some neat submissions over the last few days. Going to be a harder to judge (w/ our five panel review).

nekoangel
09-19-2013, 01:47 PM
Had no idea where to submit this so decided to do it here, not exactly what i had imagined it would look like but this is my second adventure into drawing with a graphics tablet if im honest.

his name is " split ear "

https://scontent-a-lhr.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/66131_691943220818333_164891007_n.jpg

Bailin
09-19-2013, 03:59 PM
Wow, some really cool submissions coming in!!

Nthanel
09-19-2013, 08:21 PM
I hope we get a ton of last min Submissions! Tomorrow is the deadline!

MoikPEI
09-20-2013, 10:30 AM
Final hours!
Save your work and get it posted soon!

Kalmo
09-20-2013, 12:22 PM
Greetings HEX community,

Thanks for organizing the contest! It made my dust off my old drawing tablet that had been unused for years

Here's my entry, titled Vennen overlords
http://postimg.org/image/gut8g4v39/
It ended up a bit cartoony, cause I ran out of time.

hammer
09-20-2013, 12:26 PM
Greetings HEX community,

Thanks for organizing the contest! It made my dust off my old drawing tablet that had been unused for years

Here's my entry, titled Vennen overlords
http://postimg.org/image/gut8g4v39/
It ended up a bit cartoony, cause I ran out of time.

Really nice - good job

MoikPEI
09-20-2013, 12:46 PM
Really nice - good job
Agreed. That's basically what I wanted to do, but determined I wouldn't have time for.
It was going to be a Cruel WebCrawler vs a Honeycap with... uh, the Wild Coyotle Champion... forget his name... casting Chlorophylia.
I'll have to post what I had of my roughs when I get home, for general interest.

BossHoss
09-20-2013, 01:19 PM
Kishimoto`s Last Breath

http://flic.kr/ps/2ycwdY

Here is something I sketched up earlier this week and then inked. I haven`t had time to color but will post the final when I get around to it if people are interested

Corpselocker
09-20-2013, 07:16 PM
Ok, that concludes our call for submissions. I'll grab everyone artwork, put it on the Murder Inc site, and our team will evaluate all pieces based on our three criteria in the rules. We'll get back with the results soon!

Ebynfel
09-20-2013, 09:01 PM
Thank you, and good luck to everyone who entered! I wasn't able to make final submission on time due to work obligations but I do have it up at my deviantart here:
http://ebynfel.deviantart.com/art/Elf-s-Sorrow-Final-401663652

Corpselocker
09-25-2013, 08:07 AM
Sorry for the delay in results. We had one of our five judges go MIA. I'll wrap this up by the end of the week regardless.