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02 December 2010 @ 03:14 pm
Contest 006 - Design Murasaki-dono!  
Right off the heels of Design Aoi-sama comes Design Murasaki-dono! The dono/tono suffix is a bit archaic, but it was used to show respect, especially to lords or masters. Since it's not used much in the present, using the suffix can be a joke or exaggeration. (Think... Hitachiin twins calling Tamaki "Tono". Are they respecting him? I guess in some ways they are. XD;. Let's see, respect... Kenshin is famous for calling Kaoru "Kaoru-dono", but then, RK is set in the past). Whether you want it to be actual respect or joking respect, it's up to your interpretation~

After submissions close, voting will be open for 1 week. I will have entries up in one post where people can place their vote. The submission with the most votes will become our official "Murasaki-dono." You must allow your art to be used in the TCG in graphics such as banners, icons, and cards. Be prepared to have your art featured as the model for future pics of Murasaki-dono!

Murasaki-dono's appearance
♥ Murasaki-dono's hair must be purple and Murasaki-dono must wear predominantly purple.
♥ Murasaki-dono must wear traditional Japanese garb (Hakama, haori, kimono, yukata, etc) and traditional Japanese footwear. (Geta, tabi, waraji, zouri, etc)
♥ Murasaki-dono must have butterflies somewhere.
♥ Murasaki-dono must wear hair ornaments.

Other guidelines
♥ Your art must feature Murasaki-dono from head to toe.
♥ Your art must be original and drawn by you!
♥ Drawings must be at least 600px wide and saved as a gif/png/jpg file. I will resize your image for voting, but I will also link your original and any extras you wish to include.
♥ Only one submission is allowed per member. Please do not send me variations. I will only take one submission. You are free to include other views of the character, but I will only display one view in the voting post. I will link the rest.
♥ Send your submissions in by email to rykatu[at]yahoo[dot]com as an attachment. Make sure to label the subject of the email with "Colors TCG Murasaki-dono submission - your name". Please include the name you use in the TCG since not all emails match up with names.
♥ Please do not post your art elsewhere until voting ends.
♥ The deadline is December 30 at Noon, 12 PM PST time (GMT -8).

Happy designing! <3 Since this month is a busy month with holidays for many, I will post a one week reminder when the deadline gets closer. I'm unsure if having the deadline so close to New Years is a smart idea. |D
Megchan: CSH // Chi Ohmegchan87 on December 3rd, 2010 01:09 am (UTC)
Oooo, Murasaki-dono sounds so beautiful/handsome. Can't wait to see what everyone comes up with! ;3
lucathialucathia_rykatu on December 3rd, 2010 01:16 am (UTC)
I wonder if Murasaki-dono will turn out elegant? XD;
Maraoriharas on December 3rd, 2010 03:41 am (UTC)
...Why did I automatically thing of Gakupo with that description?
lucathialucathia_rykatu on December 3rd, 2010 03:43 am (UTC)
*doesn't know Gakupo. Looks Gakupo up*

Oh my, prettiness~ :D
Maraoriharas on December 3rd, 2010 03:51 am (UTC)
Isn't he? :D
Lazulichibi_parfait on December 3rd, 2010 05:10 am (UTC)
Okay haven't been following this cause I'm not an artist lol but might want to try this one. Does Murasaki-dono have to be a boy or girl? And human?
lucathialucathia_rykatu on December 3rd, 2010 05:39 am (UTC)
Murasaki-dono can be either male or female. By human, what do you mean? Can't be a mascot like character, but if you're thinking of someone like... an android, or an elf... that would be fine.
Lazulichibi_parfait on December 3rd, 2010 05:54 am (UTC)
Yup that answers my question, thanks! ^^
the last true king: turn that shit up motherfuckerstopping on December 3rd, 2010 08:00 am (UTC)
....oooh, I have an even better idea for this one *A*
lucathialucathia_rykatu on December 5th, 2010 12:44 am (UTC)
I wonder what that is. *___*
piraskelpiraskel on December 3rd, 2010 11:35 am (UTC)
Haha, with the recent revelation that purple seems to be a group favorite here, I wonder if we will get more entries for this character? I'm looking forward to all the beautiful traditional Japanese clothing designs! :o
lucathia: fishbones: green backgroundlucathia_rykatu on December 5th, 2010 12:48 am (UTC)
I hope so! Around 7 entries or more would be perfect. More = even better. :3 Seems like we had the most for Kou-kun (but I don't think yellow is a favorite?)

Unless people get stumped by the traditional Japanese clothing...
orechibisama: Kril - goodjob.....orechibisama on December 4th, 2010 07:36 pm (UTC)
you know....everytime I see that icon i think how cute.....orz I always forget I drew it..... /shot Idk if i can ever draw cheebs that cute /sobbu

<A< hmmm I really wanna draw this awesome geisha...or...someone awesome....only ten days left of school...
lucathia: fishbones: waiter yagyuulucathia_rykatu on December 5th, 2010 12:49 am (UTC)
This chibi of Yagyuu is SERIOUSLY CUTE. How did you do it?? XD

Oho, a geisha... XDD Good luck with school!
orechibisama: Pavlovorechibisama on December 5th, 2010 01:00 am (UTC)
/sobbu! I wish i knewww!! I just know it's like a really big cheeb about 9 inches...the biggest i've ever drawn..

Thanks! D8 hmmm... i need to think of a hairstyle... DX
lucathia: fishbones: waiter yagyuulucathia_rykatu on December 5th, 2010 01:12 am (UTC)
Oh, he was huge! Almost the entire page, right? I draw my chibi super tiny... no more than a fourth of the page. I tried drawing a larger chibi with Akai-san but kind of failed. >__> He didn't turn out very chibi... just young looking.
orechibisamaorechibisama on December 30th, 2010 07:29 am (UTC)
Crap "/ i'm not going to make the deadline....
lucathialucathia_rykatu on December 30th, 2010 08:20 am (UTC)
Awww, have you started on something? There's still half a day left...
orechibisama: >: | Kenorechibisama on December 30th, 2010 08:36 am (UTC)
I have an lined sketch. But, I get a tablet tomorrow ...well later today around 4 my time D: I'll see If I can manage something D:
lucathialucathia_rykatu on December 30th, 2010 09:10 am (UTC)
Oh, you're getting a tablet? Nice!

Hm, well, don't push yourself too much if you aren't able to finish. I'll most likely have the voting post up around 4 (my time, PST), but anything that I get after 12 noon isn't safe in case I actually get around to it earlier. ^^;;