Contest 9 - Miscalculations
Laughing at our mistakes can lengthen our own life. Laughing at someone else's can shorten it.
Miscalculations are the dessert of Drow culture; the fall that takes so many down to their graves. However, nobody is perfect and it is those imperfections that make even the most calculated of individuals in Drow society to appeal to Lolth (or any other Drow deity for that matter).
Your task is to portray one of your original characters in the act or aftermath of one of those most dire mistakes whether it end up having a favorable or unfavorable outcome. It can be a miscalculation in a large way (wide impacting) or even something small and personal.
Example: Matron Baenre invaded Mithril Hall only to end in her disfavor to the city and, inevitably, her death.
-must contain at least one Drow character
-must contain a background that effects the character based on this theme
-mature works accepted as long as it relates to the theme
Contest 8 - Love in Idolatry
"A youth with his first cigar makes himself sick - a youth with his first girl makes other people sick." -- Mary Wilson Little
Although, Romeo and Juliet can easily translate into Drow society, there's a lot more to love than just two people.
Using the above quote as inspiration include at least one Drow youth of either gender expressing the concept of Love. The concept does not have to be limited to the love of an object (first part) or the love of an individual (second part).
You can also have your own character in love with something different or use an idea from the following additional examples: love for one's House, love for one's religion (Lolth or otherwise), love of an object (magical, weapon, sentimental item), love of a pet, love of a job, love of an activity, love of magic, love of one's family or friends, etc.
Just have fun and be creative!
-has to clearly relate to the theme in some way
-must have at least one Drow and his/her "love"
Contest 7- Partners in Crime
The purpose of this contest is to collaborate.
The theme will be Partners in Crime. You and your partner(s) must work together to create a piece where two or more Drow are plotting or committing a crime. It can be humorous or serious in nature, but it must be done in one of the following ways:
~One completes the lineart and the other colors
~One writes a story and the other illustrates a scene from that story
~Art duties are split equally, through many exchanges. Example, one person draws half of the lineart and colors that half, whille the other does the rest.
~In the case of collaboration larger than two, one can do the sketch, one can complete the lineart, one colors and/or one writes a story based on the picture.
NOTE: THERE IS NO SEPARTAION OF DRAWING OR WRITING IN THIS CONTEST. Writers are incouraged to collaborate with an artist and all stories being illustrated must be fan-fiction or an orginal story of your own. Please no use of already posted stories or art.
Contest 6 - Punishment
The theme is Punishment; perhaps one of the foundations of drow culture.
Illustrators can either create a scene where a drow is engaged in giving or receiving punishment, is about to give or receive punishment, or the aftermath of the event. The situation is up to the creative's imagination. Let me emphasize that while the drow are known for physical punishment against males and females, it doesn't always come in a physical form. Humiliation (such as demeaning duties) and stripping of rank are just two examples of effective punishments. The possibilities are endless.
-At least one Drow
-Must have some sort of background
Writers are to create a story or scene of the same nature, emphasizing the psychological aspect of punishment. Plot is optional, but we need to be told why the drow is giving/receiving the punishment (guilt is optional), how they
Contest 5 - Drow in Action
Lets see some action.
The artist HAS to draw an action or fight scene from a Drow book, such as any of the R.A.Salvatore's series, Daughter of the Drow or War of the Spiderqueen books. Or they can draw a battle illustrating a fight from a fan fic, but must post a link to the fan fic so we can read it. That way we can see if they captured the scene correctly. Also, you can illustrate from DA prose as long as you have consent from the author and that there are important Drow characters, this does include the writing entries in this contest.
The scene has to have 2 or more characters in an action pose, Fighting, climbing, running, jumping, killing somthing... No dramatic standing. That's fine for portraits, but this is action! I would open it up to multiple races, Like a drow fighting a human, or orc, or somthing else.
I want to force the newer artists to break the barrier of typical posing. I would love to challenge the experienced artists, and also have somth
Contest 4 - Modern Drow
Contest Title: Modern Drow
If your Drow character lived in a modern day setting, what would their job be? What role would they play in society? It's time to figure that out and share it with us all.
I'm not talking about just drawing your Drow in modern day clothing though. Show them in action in their new environment and be sure to make it clear to us what role they play in society. I would also invite you to include other members' characters in your entries (so long as it's ok with the character's owner) this might make it more fun and interesting for everyone. Just try to make your own character the main focus of the picture and remember you don't HAVE to include other characters. You could just have your Drow flipping burgers at McDonalds.
Just have fun with it! Be as humorous, mean, and abusive to your character as you want. Or be deadly serious, it doesn't matter. Movie star, doctor, police officer,
Contest - Three of them
"I don't like it." He snarls, crossing and uncrossing his arms anxiously. The Half-drey just ignored it, however, stroking his short beard thoughtfully. It didn't bother him any to be someplace without walls or ceiling…damn the man.
"Look up…" Orin smirks softly, gesturing upward. His rings glinted in the bright light of the moon, making Shand squint.
"I don't want to." He snaps back, irritably, sitting down on the ground, the heavy spider limbs that hang from his back twitching dangerously.
"Aww. Big man is SKAWED." Bat'zu sniggered. The half demon, who looked like nothing more impressive than a chubby, horned infant with wings, sniggered as he lit an thick cigar, further offending Shand's eyes with the flames interruption of the darkness. It's the tiny wings that keep him air born as one of Shand's talon-ended spider limbs smashes through the branch the half demon is perched on. Even the sound of it breaking and falling don't sound right without cavern walls to make them echo. Too bl
Contest - FamilyFAMILY
Xenshai yawned, stopped fiddling with his long braided hair and looked over at his brother. The younger drow looked, in Xenshais' opinion, far too nervous to carry out the orders they had explicitly been given by their mother, the Matron Vikhra. Or maybe it was the other orders he had been given that worried him…
'Jehk'ril, if you're going to going to fidget, you may as well leave' he drawled, a slightly amused smile touching his lips. Jehk'ril turned and frowned, shaking his head vehemently.
'I know what to do' he replied, a hint of a tremor to his voice.
'Hmmm. And you are sure you are…up to it?'
Jehk'ril glowered at his brother. Why must he always treat him as a child?
'This raid will be successful. Hasn't Matron Vikhra told us Mother Lolth is on our side?
'Lolth?' Xenshai spat over his shoulder. 'Who gives a damn what that old spider thinks! Anyway, that was not what I was referring to…'
'Xenshai…do you think this course of action is wise? Surely Vikhra will