Winning My First Halloween Contest

For those that may have wondered where I disappeared to, well, between reading new books, writing and irritating my younger sister (not necessarily in that order of preference) I have also been trying my hand at learning new things. And I  am happy to say that I have  surprised even myself with the things that I can do.

As you know that after getting inspired and much encouraged by Mel, I had joined deviantart.com. It’s an awesome platform to meet some amazing artists and get the opportunity to see their brilliant, jaw-dropping (literally) art. You can learn so much from these people and they are kind enough to share their skills with novices (like me). Picking up tricks through various tutorials and after a lot of hit and trials, I managed to put up some photo-manipulation works along with some of my older creations there. Got wonderful response from others, that was so encouraging and motivating.

Yesterday I got a note from Jeff @~glassthroughskin that my submission to his Halloween contest has been declared the first winner. I ‘ve never been more excited and thrilled (even did the jiggy-wiggy dance). The contest required deviations to be made using textures created by him. It sure was a lot of fun and quite a learning experience.

Well here it is the winning entry. It’s called Fright Night. Hope you all like it.

Thanks to all the talented deviants whose stock made this possible.  Be sure to check out the work of ~glassthroughskin , ~Enchantedgal-Stock , Obsidian Dawn , GRANNYSATTICSTOCKsagacious and AlaskaStock. You’ll truly be amazed by what you find there.

Fright Night

If you like you can visit my gallery here and check out some of my work there. I am still learning and trying my luck at different contests as they offer exciting challenges that help to stretch my imagination and give me a chance to try out something new.

I am also keeping my fingers crossed for another of my submission for the Halloween Fairy contest by Digital Wings Art Group . This one is called The Summoning.

The Summoning

This was created with stocks and tuts from almost 12 deviants. For detailed credits please click here.

Before I close, a heartfelt thanks to Mel for all the wonderful comments and sharing the links to some terrific tuts. They helped a lot.

 

Keep a look out for more. Take Care!

🙂 🙂

 

 

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4 thoughts on “Winning My First Halloween Contest

  1. Yay! Congrats on winning glassthroughskin’s Halloween contest! (I freakin’ love his textures!) I can’t wait for the Digital Wings voting to start – there are so many awesome entries.
    I’m glad you’re into the photomaniping as much as me now! 😉 If you’re looking for more contests, start watching faestock – her contests are a lot of fun. She just started a new one: http://faestock.deviantart.com/journal/Creative-Art-Challenge-19-The-Pendant-333887389

    Keep ’em comin’, Shirley! Happy I could help you get caught up in this new addiction. 😀

    1. Heeheee!!! 🙂 Glad to be addicted. Thanks. DWA sure has some amazing artworks and its really going to be a hoot when the voting starts. I did see the contest by faestock and I am hoping to come up with something for it. <> 🙂
      Good luck to you — can’t wait to see what you do for the contest. 🙂

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