Hello, everyone. On January 1st, 2016 I will officially start the 3rd annual Original Character Open, a contest which I host and hold each year to see who has the stones to create an original character from scratch and make a short comic out of his or her origins, but the contest itself will end on April 1st, 2016. The rules are simple.
1) If you are interested in entering this contest, please be sure to enter this contest by the end of February 2016.
2) When the contest begins, create a folder in your gallery dedicated to this contest.
3) After that, create an original character (it has to be completely original!) and submit it to your contest folder.
4) Then, create a reference sheet for that character and a brief overview of his or her overall appearance, age, height, weight, and so on.
5) Next, create a short comic describing the origins of your original character. It must be a minimum of 10 pages and can follow the traditional (left to right) or manga (right to left) format.
6) Finally, when you're done with all of that, link me to your contest folder in your gallery via notes.
There will be three winners. The prizes will be as follows:
First place: 40 points, an automatic feature on my DeviantArt profile, and a free art request, commission, collaboration, or art trade.
Second place: 30 points, an automatic feature on my DeviantArt profile, and a free art request, commission, or art trade.
Third Place: 25 points, an automatic feature on my DeviantArt profile, and a free art request or art trade.
And that's pretty much it. Anytime you people are interested, please let me know!