WE HAVE WINNERS
I want to first say thanks to all who participated this month. Your support for the disabled and handicapped, as well as for our beloved BWSman respectfully, shows us all much more than just an entry in a contest. It’s the communion of life and the love for it. It stirs up something inside of us all that drives the human spirit to push onward. To enjoy it, and all it’s efforts, contributing to a higher place of well being.
The two honorable mentions for this month are:
Hm1 - Playing Ball with my friend - selias19
Hm2 - Just Breathe - KaribousBotique
Congratulations for these real works of art
The winners are:
3rd place was given to “GIRLS DAY OUT” by mmalbert
2nd place was awarded to “ROCKIN’ OUT” by cellethecat
AND THE FIRST PLACE AWARD GOES TO: “EVENING PADDLE” by GRNgiant7713
I believe we had more communication with each other as a judges panel this month than ever before. This month was very special to us all here in this little challenge. We are kinda like a small family of good folks who just enjoy giving and having fun. We learn so much in here, not just 3d. Sometimes just a friendly note, a kind gesture, or a warm greeting to someone new to us like GRNgiant7713, who came up in here and shared his time with us, even entered an amazing render of his brother, that I know every pixel of was done with love and above all strength. It portraid “B” as we all would have pictured him, with his legs behind on the dock. Couldn’t have been a more perfect entry.
Judge Dollygirl said:
I think Ron’s bother would have a shot at number one in my book. His render shows the best “overcoming” picture. He is spot on in identifying the triumph of the human spirit over adversity, his composition is good. His lighting is acceptable and the only thing I think he needs to do to improve his render is to add more texture through shadows and bump to give it a richness. Their overcoming adversity is not as dangerous as it is portrayed in Evening Paddle. The guy in Evening Paddle is going it alone and that to me is a stronger statement of your theme. He did a good job in his brother’s memory. Feel free to pass on my critique to him and the thread if you decide to give him first place. I think people would like to know what judges are thinking sometimes.
Congratulations GG and something else here…......
In appreciation for your participation, in this difficult time for you, you have only shown us more of how rich the heart can be with love and careing. We would like to award you with a special presentation from us all of a $15.00 store credit that will be applied to your account.
Also a special prize, a choice of 2 products from ArtCollabs store http://www.daz3d.com/artcollaborations The P.A items.
We thank you for joining us in this tribute. I am sure Ron is looking down on you very happy and proud of you right now. You did good. Our door remains open to you at any time you want to come in and join us. Your brother was a very good friend to us all here and will be missed always.
I was proud to be called his friend.
I may have an unfair advantage, being as I am so close to the subject, so if there
are too many objections my submittal can be used and an NAE.
Here is my take on the theme for this month. While I understand that mental and
social handicaps are more common than physical ones, it is very hard to convey
someone overcoming such a handicap and enjoying life to the fullest with just a
picture. As the old saying goes a picture is worth a thousand words, if you have to
write a thousand words to explain the meaning of the picture, the purpose of the
picture is lost.
When I read the theme for this month, I immediately got an idea for an entry.
Creating it to match the requirements of the contest took longer. This image is
something, that given the opportunity, is something my brother, B, would likely do.