Nuf Drawing Competition Results!

Discussion in 'Novel Updates Site Discussion' started by OverlyFriendly, May 22, 2017.

  1. OverlyFriendly

    OverlyFriendly uhh... whoops? Staff Member

    Joined:
    Mar 21, 2016
    Messages:
    6,773
    Likes Received:
    14,520
    Reading List:
    Link
    NUF's First Drawing Competition Results!
    Hello everyone!
    Today our results for the NUF drawing competition is coming out :)
    our judges are-

    Please note that some contestants wanted their name to be hidden ;)

    Note: Prepare for the scroll :coffee:

    --------------------------------------------------------------
    [redacted]
    [​IMG]

    The Demonic King Chases His Wife: The Rebellious Good-for-Nothing Miss
    chapter 980

    Judge Score Comment
    remy911 6.5/10
    Craftsmanship: 7/10

    Lines could be cleaner. Some erasures or draft lines can still be seen. Would also like to see more darker defined lines on the art. The darkest thing on the image are the words.

    Lettering appears to have been gone over at least twice.

    Inefficient use of the entire canvas, indicative of lack of planning or drafting. (e.g. cut the image about 10% from the bottom horizonalty and the picture would improved)

    Aesthetics: 6/10

    Character expressions are clear and convey what they intend to convey.

    Proportions could use some work, but the basics are there. Common beginning artist problems.

    Issues with panneling. Not clear what direction I'm supposed to read from or which text is which order. Based visually on the box layout, the largest panel would be first*, then the top right, then bottom right.

    But the punctuation indicated by the commas suggest that the lines are continued. So based on that, the panels should be read from top right, bottom right, then the large left panel.

    *But if the big panel is supposed to be read first, it's also not clear which if the lines on the left or right is read first. Visually, I'm drawn to the on the left and then the right. While it doesn't matter in this situation what order the lines are read, it might be a problem with "plot centered" comics.

    Overall: 6.5/10

    Decent effort.
    Tony 5.5 --
    Parth37955 6/10 --
    holyshin 5/10
    Has the beginnings of a nice picture. Is lacking finer details.
    runsing 6/10
    artisticity aestheticity 5/10
    skill 5/10
    relevancy 8/10
    effort 5/10
    would've give higher if only were properly contrasted (color) bonus 7/10 the eyes expression is good

    --------------------------------------------------------------
    @NZPIEFACE
    [​IMG]
    In a World without a Life
    Chapter 1
    ""This place sure is quiet. As I go further down the mountain, the density of trees increases, and while it’s getting warmer, I still hear nothing but the rustling of leaves. I think it’s related to the altitude and season, but the world of my dreams is overly quiet. I don’t hear a single bug or bird cry out.""



    Judge Score Comment
    remy911 3/10
    Craftsmanship: 3/10

    Appears to be hastily scribbled.

    Aesthetics: 3/10

    Not sure what I'm looking at. Trees and a blue orb? Color scheme is good, though perhaps unintentional.

    Overall: 3/10

    Not unpleasant to look at, but I can't really tell what's going on.
    Tony 4/10 --
    Parth37955 2/10 --
    holyshin 6.5/10
    A pleasant contemporary piece. Good use of whitespace. A bit scratchy for my taste though.
    runsing 1.5/10
    artisticity aestheticity 6/10
    skill 2/10 errr
    relevancy 1/10 huh?
    effort 4/10 ok.jpg bonus
    1/10 just because

    --------------------------------------------------------------
    @GoldenOwl
    [​IMG]
    Slime Tensei Monogatari

    Judge Score Comment
    remy911 7/10
    Craftsmanship: 7/10

    Work looks mostly finished. Palm trees and cloud outlines appear out of place. Lines look shaky. Coloring is not clean as it goes outside the lines and into other parts. There are also bits of "undercolor" in some areas. Some parts look scribbled.

    Aesthetics: 7/10

    Symbol drawing rather than realistic. Trees don't have branches, the birds are upside-down curvy w's. The little "random" lines of color (e.g. the green lines on the grey/brown parts) look more like sprinkles on a doughtnut than whatever they're supposed to be. Slime looks a bit like pudding.

    Appears to be a mix of different art styles. Some things are outlined, some aren't.

    Overall: 7/10

    Good effort.
    Tony 8/10 --
    Parth37955 4/10 --
    holyshin 4/10
    A bit rough around the edges.
    runsing 6.6/10
    artisticity aestheticity 6/10
    skill 6/10
    relevancy 8/10
    effort 7/10
    bonus 6/10 i like green

    --------------------------------------------------------------
    @Yumina
    [​IMG]
    Undefeated God of War
    Little Fool holding the Ursa Umbrella and Yaya drumming

    Judge Score Comment
    remy911 7/10
    Craftsmanship: 6.5/10

    Left image looks cleaner than right image. There are stray marks and indications of erasure, especially on the right image.

    Aesthetics: 7/10

    Granted it's chibi style, but things don't look out of place. Areas with hands could use work. Not particularly ambitious.

    Something funny going on with the second drum from the left. The left image has been likely been over-leveled on the computer.

    Overall: 7/10

    Simple but pleasing.
    Tony 5/10 --
    Parth37955 3/10 --
    holyshin 4/10
    Nice expressiveness. Two images seem very disconnected though.
    runsing 4.4/10
    artisticity aestheticity 4/10
    skill 4/10
    relevancy 5/10
    effort 5/10
    bonus 4/10 properly contrasted (color)

    --------------------------------------------------------------
    @forgotten
    [​IMG]
    True Martial World
    Black armoured Warrior

    Judge Score Comment
    remy911 9.5/10
    Craftsmanship: 10/10

    Very clean line are and coloring.

    Aesthetics: 9/10

    Good line art. Would like to see something more creative going on in the background. As is, it looks like concept model art for a game.

    Overall: 9.5/10

    Good art, if a bit "uninteresting".
    Tony 9/10 --
    Parth37955 8/10 --
    holyshin 8/10
    Very clean and crisp image. I'm slightly annoyed by the banding in the image, but that's more a problem with image compression.
    runsing 7.6/10
    artisticity aestheticity 8/10
    skill 8/10
    relevancy 8/10
    effort 7/10
    bonus 7/10 extra points for submitting gif

    --------------------------------------------------------------
    @silentwolfie
    [​IMG]
    The Strategy to Become Good at Magic
    Original Book Cover

    Judge Score Comment
    remy911 9/10
    Craftsmanship: 10/10

    Work looks complete.

    Aesthetics: 8/10

    The face veers slightly into the uncanny valley. Typesetting of letters is underwhelming. The word "become" is bigger and in a different color, but the words "strategy" or "Good at magic" should actual hold greater emphasis.

    Overall: 9/10

    Good and ambitious.
    Tony 8/10 --
    Parth37955 9/10 --
    holyshin 8.5/10
    Nicely done.
    runsing 8.2/10
    artisticity aestheticity 9/10
    skill 9/10
    relevancy 7/10
    effort 9/10
    bonus 7/10 good D.o.F

    --------------------------------------------------------------
    @KnackHD
    [​IMG]
    The Amber Sword
    Brendel


    Judge Score Comment
    remy911 6/10
    Craftsmanship: 6/10

    I cannot determine if this is the fault of the camera or the actual work itself, but there seems to be pencil smudges (see lower throat area).

    Draft lines are present, lines somewhat muddy as they lack clean strokes. Parts of the image appear to missing (hair/neck behind ear).

    Aesthetics: 6/10

    Character appears to be expressionless or possibly frowning. Unsure if this is intentional or not, but the pupils are not filled in.

    Simple character portrait, but a little uninteresting.

    Overall: 6/10

    Decent effort. Looks imcomplete.
    Tony 5/10 --
    Parth37955 5/10 --
    holyshin 3/10
    Fair try.
    runsing 3.4/10
    skill 3/10
    relevancy 3/10
    effort 4/10 would've give more if properly contrasted (color)
    bonus 4/10 nice hair

    --------------------------------------------------------------
    @Cryarc
    [​IMG]
    Why Is the Prettiest Girl in School Trying to Talk to a Loner Like Me during Lunch Break?
    Scene from Chapter 8

    Judge Score Comment
    remy911 9.5/10
    Craftsmanship: 10/10

    The only possible thing I can nitpick are the books on the shelves.

    Aesthetics: 9/10

    Backgrounds in panel 2 & 3 could be more interesting. Thought bubbles should be more obvious.

    Overall: 9.5/10

    Good depiction. Easy to follow for even those who aren't familar with the source material.
    Tony 6/10 --
    Parth37955 9/10
    4-koma guy got the expressions good
    holyshin 8/10
    Captures characters emotions well.
    runsing 8.6/10
    artisticity aestheticity 9/10
    skill 9/10 relevancy 10/10
    effort 9/10
    bonus 6/10 if only the last panel makes more sense. feels like the dialogue bubble is missing something

    --------------------------------------------------------------
    @CharLok
    [​IMG]
    Mimizuku to Yoru no Ou
    When Mimizuku wonders in the forest looking for the King of Night

    Judge Score Comment
    remy911 8/10
    Craftsmanship: 9/10

    Certain could be better defined like shadow areas.

    Aesthetics: 7/10

    Proportions need work. Clothing "drape" lines are a bit off. Hands on the left character appear hidden when it really shouldn't be. Interesting effect with the moon and leaves.

    Overall: 8/10

    Good effort.
    Tony 7/10 --
    Parth37955 8/10 --
    holyshin 6/10
    Messy, but a nice depiction nevertheless.
    runsing 8/10
    artisticity aestheticity 9/10
    skill 8/10
    relevancy 9/10
    effort 9/10
    bonus 5/10 windy night

    --------------------------------------------------------------
    @Hasr11
    [​IMG]
    Kumo Desu ga Nani ka

    Judge Score Comment
    remy911 8/10
    Craftsmanship: 8/10

    Some pencil marks can still be seen. Certain tiny areas not colored. The M in Magical shows that it was originally gone over in green. Would center the image a bit more. Left side has more space than right.

    Aesthetics: 8/10

    Looks good, looks fun.

    Overall: 8/10

    Good work.
    Tony 8/10
    it's really cute
    Parth37955 5/10 --
    holyshin 5/10
    Cute
    runsing 6.8/10
    artisticity aestheticity 6/10
    skill 6/10
    relevancy 10/10 if this is not relevant i don't know what is
    effort 7/10
    bonus 5/10 nai wa


    --------------------------------------------------------------
    @SilverBullet888
    [​IMG]
    Gourmet Food Supplier
    This is a scene from Gourmet Food Supplier, depicting the MC, Yuan Zhou, who is being broadcasted on Wang Meng's live stream, Moe-Moe Culinary Adventurers because her audience wanted to see what he looked like.

    Judge Score Comment
    remy911 8/10
    Craftsmanship: 9/10

    Lines could be more consistent and cleaner.

    Aesthetics: 7/10

    Some items look wonky, like spoons or bowls. Anatomy could use some work. More work was clearly spent on the female character than anything else in the drawing. The background looks underwhelming.

    Overall: 8/10

    Good work.
    Tony 8.5/10 --
    Parth37955 6/10 --
    holyshin 6/10
    Perspective and ratios seem strange in a few places, but otherwise fun scene
    runsing 7.8/10
    artisticity aestheticity 7/10
    skill 8/10
    relevancy 10/10
    effort 9/10
    bonus 5/10 why did you cut off the legs!!??. y u do dis??!!! gimme the uncensored version and i'll give you 10/10

    --------------------------------------------------------------
    @Vesperius
    [​IMG]
    The Dark King
    gwyenth getting ready to slash someone

    Judge Score Comment
    remy911 9/10
    Craftsmanship: 10/10

    Little to no stray marks.

    Aesthetics: 8/10

    Looks pretty but it doesn't really look they're about to slash someone. Looks more a character still with the wind boowing. Coloring could be more polished in the hair area.

    Effective use of a non-centered image. Though, I do see a few little blue marks in top right side. Either add more marks or remove them as it looks like the artist simply forgot to erase it rather than something intentional.

    Overall: 9/10

    Good work.
    Tony 7/10 --
    Parth37955 9/10
    Dark king dude should draw avatars
    Level of detail in dark King's eyes was brilliant
    holyshin 8.5/10
    Very action oriented, excellent depiction.
    runsing 9.4/10
    artisticity aestheticity 10/10
    skill 10/10
    relevancy 9/10
    effort 8/10 if only the background are better shaded
    bonus 10/10 definitely will make a very cool avatar

    --------------------------------------------------------------
    @Blique
    [​IMG]
    Akuyaku Reijou ni Koi wo Shite

    Ariel and Rion. A scene from chapter 19

    Judge Score Comment
    remy911 9/10
    Craftsmanship: 10/10

    Looks complete.

    Aesthetics: 8/10

    Characters look a bit miniturized, looking neither like children nor adults. Something funny with proportions. Lacks a bit of 'oomph'. Perhaps make the more colorful and cast color shadows/highlights like they're the main light source in the picture?

    Overall: 9/10

    Good. Needs some extra polishing.
    Tony 7.5/10 --
    Parth37955 9/10
    Just has good taste in general, lol
    holyshin 9/10
    Beautifully done. The texture-work makes the image seem especially inviting.
    runsing 8.7/10
    artisticity aestheticity 8/10
    skill 8/10
    relevancy 9/10
    effort 8/10
    bonus 9/10 beautiful background

    --------------------------------------------------------------
    @Nom de Plume
    [​IMG]
    Ze Tian Ji

    Judge Score Comment
    remy911 1.5/10
    Craftsmanship: 2/10

    Obviously a draft image.

    Aesthetics: 1/10

    It's just the draft of a person in a sitting position. Could be from literally anywhere.

    Overall: 1.5/10

    Incomplete work.
    Tony 2/10 --
    Parth37955 1/10 --
    holyshin 1/10 --
    runsing 2/10
    artisticity aestheticity 1/10
    skill 2/10
    relevancy 1/10
    effort 2/10
    bonus 4/10 extra effort for pastebin

    --------------------------------------------------------------
    @QueenShiro
    [​IMG]
    Tsuki ga Michibiku Isekai Douchuu
    Princess Chiya describing how she saw Miyo with a choker and chains, but instead of a spider it is her human form

    Judge Score Comment
    remy911 8.5/10
    Craftsmanship: 9/10

    Coloring looks blurry in areas with shadow and skin, except for face.

    Aesthetics: 8/10

    Hands and arms should be better defined, even if they're shadow. The clothes, especially the lace could be more sharper looking.

    Overall: 8.5/10

    Good.
    Tony 7/10 --
    Parth37955 7/10 --
    holyshin 6.5/10
    A befitting rendition of the character.
    runsing 6.4/10
    artisticity aestheticity 7/10
    skill 7/10
    relevancy 6/10
    effort 7/10
    bonus 5/10 creative adaptation

    --------------------------------------------------------------
    @L4
    [​IMG]
    The King's Avatar
    This is an iconic scene from the webnovel "The King's Avatar", where "Steamed Bun Invasion" a brawler teaches "Concealed Light" a summoner a lesson. As you can see, Steamed Bun is jumping and about to smash a brick into the confused Concealed Light's head, who is about to get stunned by the side effect of such a terrific brick attack! The guy on the right side of Concealed Light, who is holding a staff, is Concealed Light's summoned unit.

    Judge Score Comment
    remy911 -- --
    Tony 1/10 --
    Parth37955 1/10 --
    holyshin 2/10
    You tried
    runsing 3.2
    artisticity aestheticity 2/10
    skill 2/10
    relevancy 4/10
    effort 3/10
    bonus 3/10

    --------------------------------------------------------------
    [redacted]

    [​IMG]
    Uchi no Musume no Tame naraba, Ore wa Moshikashitara Maou mo Taoseru kamo Shirenai
    Latina and Heavenly Soaring Wolf

    Judge Score Comment
    remy911 9.5/10
    Craftsmanship: 10/10

    Image looks finished with clean lines and coloring.

    Aesthetics: 9/10

    Looks pretty. The wolf looks slightly off. Something about the way the lower jaw was colored.

    Overall: 9.5/10

    Good art, nearly professional.
    Tony 9/10 --
    Parth37955 9/10
    Hmm good detail on uchi no musume. The girl has broken horns
    holyshin 8.5/10
    Good detail work. Only real suggestion I could offer is richer blacks for contrast.
    runsing 8.8
    artisticity aestheticity 9/10 excellent choice of colors
    skill 9/10
    relevancy 7/10 adaptation
    effort 9/10
    bonus 10/10 bellybutton hnngghhhh >—◠◡◠◡◠◡◠◡

    --------------------------------------------------------------
    We are Sponsered by NUF Blackjack!
    3rd place goes to @Vesperius who had drawn Gwyenth from The Dark King!
    they win 500 nuffies~
    2nd place goes to @Blique who had drawn a lovely scene from Akuyaku!
    they have won 1.5k nuffies~!
    Now for the winner of our competition!
    it is the lovely [redacted] who drew Latina and the Heavenly Soaring Wolf from Uchi no Musume!
    they will win this months prize- a badge and 2k Nuffies!
    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: May 22, 2017
    Vishaakha, Aiiee, brasca123 and 36 others like this.
  2. R0

    R0 Well-Known Genji Main

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2016
    Messages:
    7,793
    Likes Received:
    12,374
    Reading List:
    Link
    Who drew the last one? It's obviously the best one. So beautiful.
     
  3. L4

    L4 Unrivaled Under Heavens LQY

    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2016
    Messages:
    9,797
    Likes Received:
    21,523
    Reading List:
    Link
    I laughed holyshin said: "you tried" remy didn't even give a point xD

    Edit: next time I should try to make something as good as the other contestants, if there will be a next time :3

    Edit: I tried, nothing comes out of it T_T
     
    Last edited: May 22, 2017
  4. OverlyFriendly

    OverlyFriendly uhh... whoops? Staff Member

    Joined:
    Mar 21, 2016
    Messages:
    6,773
    Likes Received:
    14,520
    Reading List:
    Link
    that was actually bad on my part >_>
    I skimmed over your entry by accident so it got in later than the rest :(
     
    Matthew9999 likes this.
  5. R0

    R0 Well-Known Genji Main

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2016
    Messages:
    7,793
    Likes Received:
    12,374
    Reading List:
    Link
    Astaroth, Dat_Karma and Crazyh3 like this.
  6. L4

    L4 Unrivaled Under Heavens LQY

    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2016
    Messages:
    9,797
    Likes Received:
    21,523
    Reading List:
    Link
    It's fine though, I first thought remy might beangry at me because I didn't put much effort in it and maybe he saw it as disrespect. Truthfully I tried. Am glad though that remy didn't see it
     
  7. Cryarc

    Cryarc 『Procrascinating Illustrator』

    Joined:
    Aug 4, 2016
    Messages:
    482
    Likes Received:
    541
    Reading List:
    Link
    LOL my entry was actually a shameless plugin advertisement for a series I'm currently translating with @Agni under @krrizis's ainushi team:whistle:
     
    Last edited: May 22, 2017
    brasca123, shovel, DaoFox and 4 others like this.
  8. OverlyFriendly

    OverlyFriendly uhh... whoops? Staff Member

    Joined:
    Mar 21, 2016
    Messages:
    6,773
    Likes Received:
    14,520
    Reading List:
    Link
    [​IMG]
     
  9. L4

    L4 Unrivaled Under Heavens LQY

    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2016
    Messages:
    9,797
    Likes Received:
    21,523
    Reading List:
    Link
    Tony only commented once: "it's really cute" =D

    Lmao u knew twas a gif coz of runsing's comment?
     
  10. runsing

    runsing status : bleeding, health -10/s Novel Updates Staff

    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2015
    Messages:
    1,169
    Likes Received:
    2,076
    Reading List:
    Link
    did it really took you 3 weeks to draw that scene?

    >.>
     
    Damyabo likes this.
  11. L4

    L4 Unrivaled Under Heavens LQY

    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2016
    Messages:
    9,797
    Likes Received:
    21,523
    Reading List:
    Link
    Haha took me a day at most, twas da first day

    Thought I'd pimp it up with a very nice text description
     
    Damyabo likes this.
  12. 3rd Rate Hikikomori

    3rd Rate Hikikomori 『Baby Egg Incubator』『Ex-Meido』

    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2016
    Messages:
    163
    Likes Received:
    1,558
    Reading List:
    Link
    I am 100% sure that the winner is a lolicon.
     
    Aiiee, Damyabo, brasca123 and 4 others like this.
  13. Pyoo

    Pyoo ☀Summer Melody☀ Burdie

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2016
    Messages:
    1,650
    Likes Received:
    28,864
    Reading List:
    Link
    So this is where our money went!
    Rawr! *mauls winners with greed* blackjack money!
     
    Vishaakha, Aiiee and brasca123 like this.
  14. silentwolfie

    silentwolfie Active Member

    Joined:
    Oct 20, 2015
    Messages:
    34
    Likes Received:
    65
    Reading List:
    Link
    Darn, I didn't win lol.

    [​IMG]

    I'll post another fanart for my other translation (The Amber Sword - Brendel).

    Also a tidbit, the reason why I highlighted "Become" for the title of The Strategy to Become Good at Magic, is because the story is literally about people close to Sue (the protagonist) becoming like her in a horrible, twisted way.

    Shota prince can't use magic anymore? Teach him assassin/thief skills to beat people who are skilled at magic!

    Newly born Elves following Sue? Teach them how to use daggers instead of bows!

    It might sound odd, but Sue's an assassin and has almost nothing to do with magic really, so I'm not sure I can emphasize them words lol. I do agree that the typography needs to be better, but that's not really my forte >_<.
     
    Last edited: May 22, 2017
    Pyoo, Damyabo, brasca123 and 8 others like this.
  15. NZPIEFACE

    NZPIEFACE Leecher

    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2016
    Messages:
    5,168
    Likes Received:
    4,305
    Reading List:
    Link
    Fucking @Nom de Plume, 10/10

    Though i xant say much as i drew it after the deadline
     
    brasca123 and infinit3aura like this.
  16. Peony

    Peony Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2017
    Messages:
    73
    Likes Received:
    1,350
    Reading List:
    Link
    More like stop gambling and there won't be money to use to fund other things.

    Stop mauling the winner Pyoo. You'll hurt yourself.
     
    Pyoo and Aiiee like this.
  17. runsing

    runsing status : bleeding, health -10/s Novel Updates Staff

    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2015
    Messages:
    1,169
    Likes Received:
    2,076
    Reading List:
    Link
    looks at the winner's avi >.>

    now that you mention it.. all his handiwork seems to share similar main features. but i'll just ignore that and keep my focus on the heso. *pero pero*

    Nom actually strive to be number.1..from the bottom. (and actually almost made it). @L4 is next on her kill list
     
  18. Parth37955

    Parth37955 NU #4, [MVP Mod], Final Boss, Dark Dealer Staff Member

    Joined:
    Oct 21, 2015
    Messages:
    9,621
    Likes Received:
    13,632
    Reading List:
    Link
    >_> my descriptions are impeccable.
     
  19. NZPIEFACE

    NZPIEFACE Leecher

    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2016
    Messages:
    5,168
    Likes Received:
    4,305
    Reading List:
    Link
    Perfect

    Perfect descriptions

    Im just wondering why she isnt first.
    Its a masterpiece.

    The doll like empty frane, the tinged paper or lighting, the slightly slouched stance...
    It all goes to show the depression of the characters

    Congrats on winning!

    @OverlyFriendly ot links to this dude...
     
    Last edited by a moderator: May 22, 2017
    brasca123 likes this.
  20. 3rd Rate Hikikomori

    3rd Rate Hikikomori 『Baby Egg Incubator』『Ex-Meido』

    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2016
    Messages:
    163
    Likes Received:
    1,558
    Reading List:
    Link
    Is it really obvious that it's me? Thanks btw.

    I honestly thought I will not win so I decided to "censor" my name. But that will be useless since I will be getting the badge any time soon.