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May 31, 2013


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Kazumi Design Contest [CLOSED]

Journal Entry: Fri May 31, 2013, 9:56 PM

yes, me too oops
screams a lot stash writer ruins my journals!!

EDIT: Contest ends tomorrow!!
Thank you to everyone who entered! I will begin commenting on all of your entries soon and reveal her design (and the results) on her birthday (August 17th!) ;^;
Edit 2 : lol no I haven't even come close to picking the winners but I just decided to comment on all the entries beforehand! ;^;; Uwah, thank you for all the amazing entries! It will be a tough choice >^<

Hello, hello! I'm currently out of creative juices (busy, lazy, being a pand) so I'm going to jump onto this apparent bandwagon and hold a design contest too!!


I advise that you read the DA version if you want to enter. The short version is more so you can get the idea and see if you want to enter or not. There might be a few important details in the DA version that I will not be held responsible for if they do not comply with your intentions!

WHAT I plan to record Kazumi a strong VCV bank over the summer! I've been trying to doodle some designs but they're frankly not where I want it to be, heh. So! I'd like a design for Kazumi's strong bank, the end. Except not because I'm pand and there are details!!

Here's her regular design (mainly for hair reference and attitude I suppose?) : .:UTAU:. Kazumi Update by PandaLolii

*I am going to take parts of designs. By entering the contest, you are agreeing that you are okay with me editing the design including colours, general shape, and whatnot. I will be honest! I'm 99% likely to only take apart of even the first place design because I know Kazumi the best and will have to make adjustments. It's nothing against you; I'm sure I'll love all your designs! I'm, hah! which is very picky. ; x ;

For inspiration perhaps, here are recordings that I made waaaay back to test how a strong voice would sound!…

WHO (description)
Kazumi!! I probably think of her now as a big-sister to Koemi .. (only because it's forced so she kinda shows tsundere affection! She pretends it's just a chore to watch out for her but she really does care about her loved ones.)

- Most often, she's a pessimistic, cynical, condescending who expresses herself like she's better than the rest. Kazumi doesn't mean to, she's just kinda blunt. And doesn't have much tolerance. (oops she's still acting conceited!!)

-Deep down, she still wants to care for people. She's just out of practice and a little bit of a wimp to express her feelings! (too tsun aiyee, you should be hime.)

-More or less, she's calm and reserved and tries to behave very maturely! Though I can't say that she doesn't get ticked off easily!

Here are faces (but not really because I can't trust anything I do at like 1 in the morning)

She is crazy for modern fashion, please keep that in mind!

The contest ends July 31st (I'm not picky at all about timezones.)
I cannot give extensions because I do intend for her bank to be released on her birthday (August 17th) and I need time to make a final design, concept art, and what not.

I don't know when I'll be posting the results because I'll be doodling out designs a lot. ; x ;

Here are some guidelines and rules!! Please follow,..I know it's boring. ; x ;

Colours When in doubt, follow her old colour scheme! Don't let that restrict you at all. As someone interested in fashion, Kazumi ought to have other clothes and styles, hah! Please consider her personality though.

Details to Consider
Her hair is blue. Her eyes are black/blue/silver/okay there is not set colour, go with it hah!

- Her hair length doesn't matter too much, but it's probably safer to keep it at least mid-length (granted, I do plan to edit designs so do whatever!)

- This also means that you can change her hairstyle. In fact, I encourage it!

- She does have the side bangs covering her eye thing going on though. U w U

- Kazumi's scarf (or a thing that covers her neck fashionably) has been carried throughout, so it's safe to say that it would help if you added one. Do not let that limit your creativity! You never know...Kazumi may not wear a scarf one day.../slapped

- She also is CRAZY about boots! It's apart of who she is. I can guarantee that adding boots will help.

- If you're stuck, I will admit that I have a personal love but buckles ; x ; But if you have another idea, please follow it~ Kazumi shouldn't always be all boots and buckles //slapped

Modern fashion I can tell you now, using typical crypton-like things will really deter me. Kazumi isn't just for singing, she has a little more character than that! So, no need for headphones or music devices. She cares about looking posh, not about having tacky belts with triangles! Feel free to Google some fashion trends.

Does my art make a difference?/What is the minimal requirements for an entry?
-I'm looking at the design and how it fits my style and Kazumi's personality. That's it really.
-It doesn't have to be full-out art but I do require a minimum of a sketch that is fairly clean. There must be colours but base colours are fine.
-Must be a fullbody to show all the details you design.
-Do not use bases/other people's work

I'm frankly lenient about most details, but if you have any concerns, please ask!

*You can enter as many entries as you'd like but you may get only one prize

1st A choice of a UST, art by me, or 150 pts
Fullbody art from :icondeiyanoko:
Coloured sketch/doodle from :iconsuzuaki:
Fullbody sketch from :iconchichizu:
:new: Pixel icon from:iconcheesegrab:

2nd A choice of the remaining two that the first place winner did not pick
Thigh-up character art from :icondeiyanoko:
Halfbody sketch from :iconchichizu:
:new: Sketch from:iconcheesegrab:

3rd The remaining prize
Headshot from :icondeiyanoko:
Headshot sketch from :iconchichizu:
:new: Sketch from:iconcheesegrab:

:new: hey I'm giving everyone who enters a llama (even if you don't like them; of course you can tell me not to if you want!) BECAUSE I'M SUPER TIMID AND WANT EVERYONE TO GET //SOMETHING// AT LEAST ;;;;


*If there are 3 designs, there will be only one grand prize winner (first place's prize.) If there are 5 or more, there will be the three "winners."

:new: If there are ten or more entries, I'll hold a raffle for a sketch from me or something too ; v ; //wish I could give you all prizes ahh

If you'd like to donate a prize, please let me know~! ; u ; I didn't think Kazumi was worth the effort to give crazy prizes for, but I would appreciate any donated prizes~ > V <

Most likely, all three will have even just a small part of their design incorporated into Kazumi's final design. If I do use parts that are not from the winning designs, I will give 10-50pts or a sketch to the user (depending on how much I use!)

UST Conditions
Yes, I do understand that I accept UST requests! This is essentially a guaranteed UST request (because  you may have or may have not noticed that I do not complete most of what is requested!) The only exception is difficulty of the song (big choruses, lots of tracks that overlap in the song etc.) I will use a fan-karaoke no problem! If the UST already exists, I'll make my own version! There has to be lyrics (copy-paste if it's hiragana or kanji.) Other than this, I'm much more open to the UST request than I normally am! This is fair, right right?


:new: Thank you, :iconelectrorobo: for letting me know about the missing detail!
You can submit your entries through Tumblr submissions, DA notes, commenting on my page or contest entry journals, or message me on YT! Honestly...if you can link it/send it (in a form that I can link onto the entries journal), I don't care how you send it. xD;

Good luck and thank you for your time!! (really!! THIS WAS LONG OOPS)

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KisekiDreamer Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hmm, I think I'll try to enter~
PandaLolii Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013
Good luck! ;v;;
ChiChizu Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
PandaLolii Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013
ikahueki Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Student General Artist
i'm in! and here my entry...-cries-
PandaLolii Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013
Thank you very much for entering! ; v ;
Choaru Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013  Student Digital Artist
yeah i make a quick sketch ^^;;
I'm going to maybe change things later.. i'm sorry it looks so much like the original ;;
PandaLolii Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013
Ah, would you like me to link this one in the entries journal or wait until you update it? o u o)/ Thank you very much for entering!! Don't be sorry about anything xD
Choaru Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013  Student Digital Artist
For now it might be good to link this ^^;; I'm going to be sorta busy Q.Q and well i'm not sure if i will be able to ;;
PandaLolii Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013
Don't worry about it~ xD; I will add this version ;v;;
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