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Old 03-06-2009, 11:03 PM   #1
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The Art Wall of Fame!

Welcome to the Wall of Fame, where you can view the winners of previous competitions. You will also be able to see the winning entry as it appeared in the contest.

Congratulations to all our winners!



The sun goes down and the sky reddens, pain grows sharp.
light dwindles. Then is evening
when jasmine flowers open, the deluded say.
But evening is the great brightening dawn
when crested cocks crow all through the tall city
and evening is the whole day
for those without their lovers

-Kuruntokai 234, translated by A.K. Ramanujan

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Old 03-06-2009, 11:13 PM   #2
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This is the list of our art winners will be posted. Congratulations to them!

February '09: Essence of the Dark Side
Winner: igyman for Devouring Katarr



The sun goes down and the sky reddens, pain grows sharp.
light dwindles. Then is evening
when jasmine flowers open, the deluded say.
But evening is the great brightening dawn
when crested cocks crow all through the tall city
and evening is the whole day
for those without their lovers

-Kuruntokai 234, translated by A.K. Ramanujan

[Fic] Shreds of a Dying Belief
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Old 03-06-2009, 11:13 PM   #3
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February '09 had the topic of "Essence of the Dark Side". igyman wins with his lovely piece Devouring Katarr. Congrats!

The poll can be found here.

Here is the winning entry. Enjoy!

Devouring Katarr


It is said pictures speak louder than words...






Author's note:
Since a lot of people have surely put in a lot of effort to write interesting fanfics, I thought I should at least write something regarding the thought process behind my art submission.

At first I wanted to do a scary picture with low lighting and I was considering many well known Sith Lords, especially Darth Sion. Then I realized that just making a scary picture is not going to give me an adequate representation of the Dark Side, so Sion was dropped. Then I thought about making a picture of the greatest Sith manipulator - Palpatine, but I wasn't happy with how that picture turned out, so that idea was dropped too.
Then I got to thinking, what about an event that was caused in a way by the Dark Side and had a significant impact on the galaxy? So Katarr came to mind. That's when I made the first picture that portrays the event from Nihilus' perspective.
Admittedly, I was still a bit influenced by the "scary picture" idea when I made that one, which is probably why I wasn't completely satisfied with submitting it alone, so I decided to portray the same event from another perspective.
I tried to portray it from the Ravager's bridge, but the results and the impact of that picture weren't satisfying. That's when the final idea hit me: Nihilus' perspective shows a part of the emotions caused by dark acts, I needed a view from the other side to fully present the essence of the Dark Side and I drew the event from Visas' perspective.
I didn't have enough time to color the "Visas' perspective" picture, but in the end I remembered how the Miraluka's Force vision was portrayed in game and in the KoTOR comic book, so I managed to produce a similar effect that, in my opinion, gives an even deeper presentation of how she experienced the event.
In the end, you be the judges of whether I got it right.
Thanks for looking and thanks for reading this.



The sun goes down and the sky reddens, pain grows sharp.
light dwindles. Then is evening
when jasmine flowers open, the deluded say.
But evening is the great brightening dawn
when crested cocks crow all through the tall city
and evening is the whole day
for those without their lovers

-Kuruntokai 234, translated by A.K. Ramanujan

[Fic] Shreds of a Dying Belief
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