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OFFICIAL BATTLE RESULTS-- Devereaux vrs Kei!

Journal Entry: Mon Sep 15, 2014, 8:43 PM


Pokemon Wargle Sprite by Jolx08
Its that time again! Time to battle! See if you can catch that bloodied shirt to sell.


:star: Here are the results for the official battle between Ra-ooo's Devereaux
PP: A Fistful of Candy Corns by Ra-ooo

and Safayia's  Kei

PP: Stop and Drop (vs Devereaux) by Safayia

Critiques and winner below!
:star:




:star: Judge 1:

:bulletblack:Ra-ooo's entry:


Effort (25 points)
- Cleanliness - 3/5
- Color Composition- 2/10
- Picture Composition 2/10


Attack Dynamics (15 points)
- Can we tell what is going on from the picture alone? - 2/5
- Are the poses dynamic or static? - 4/5
- Did you use a unique and interesting perspective? - 2/5


Creativity and Logic (20 Points)
- Does the battle portray a creative situation? - 5/10
- Is the logic that you used reasonable? (Is the situation and its outcome possible?) - 5/10


TOTAL SCORE: 25/60

:pokeball:Highlights:
- The poses of both combatants are everything but static!
- Kei stealing candy corn is a nice way of bringing characterization into the picture.

:pokeball:Room for improvement/tips:
- The desaturated choice of colors makes the entry look lifeless and stale. Throw in some more vibrant colors next time.
- While Kei’s pose is quite daring, there’s so much going on at once with it that it is hard to tell without the description what exactly is happening.
- The background is bland. You could have put some details there like graffiti, pipes or lockers so it doesn’t look as boring.


:bulletblack: Safayia's entry:


Effort (25 points)
- Cleanliness - 5/5
- Color Composition- 8/10
- Picture Composition 8/10


Attack Dynamics (15 points)
- Can we tell what is going on from the picture alone? - 5/5
- Are the poses dynamic or static? - 5/5
- Did you use a unique and interesting perspective? - 4/5


Creativity and Logic (20 Points)
- Does the battle portray a creative situation? - 8/10
- Is the logic that you used reasonable? (Is the situation and its outcome possible?) - 10/10



TOTAL SCORE: 53/60


:pokeball:The highlights:
- Oh no, Kei’s in trouble! How will they turn the tides of this battle? This time you picked an incredibly interesting moment and situation which makes you wonder what will happen next! Nicely done!
- Dev’s and Kei’s expressions emphasize the tension of the battle.
- Their poses and the flamethrower move flow nicely into the perspective, adding another layer of intensity to the entry.

:pokeball:Room for improvement/tips:
- You still have to find a balance between making a background too detailed and too bland. This time, it’s too lacking and the style you choose doesn’t quite match the one of the fighters.






:star: Judge 2 :

:bulletblack: Ra-ooo's entry:

Effort (25 points)
- Cleanness – 2/5
- Color Composition- 5/10
- Picture Composition 4/10


►Attack Dynamics (15 points)
- Can we tell what is going on from the picture alone? – 3/5
- Are the poses dynamic or static? –2/5
- Did you use a unique and interesting perspective? - 3/5

►Creativity and Logic (20 Points)
- Does the battle portray a creative situation? - 8/10
- Is the logic that you used reasonable? (Is the situation and its outcome possible?) - 8/10


TOTAL SCORE: 36/60

:pokeball: - Highlights:
The whole air of this picture is very dark, and it that makes it work well, it feels eerie and creepy, like they are fighting to the death, because the one who loses will never get out of that corridor, forever lost… but I digress. I would usually not say yay to such dark, black shadows, but this time it actually helps. They’re not completely black either, I see some blue in there and some other colours too which makes the shadows less dull, and the way you’ve coloured, like it’s pastel, works very well with the ominous feel of the picture. The perspective is okay, it’s a very simple, straight corridor with little detail, but it works well with the dark and ominous air in the picture so it doesn’t subtract from the foreground, but still makes the background interesting.
I do see some flaws with the anatomy, Kei looks very broken, her neck seems detached from her body, her arms and feet in weird angles. Dev’s anatomy isn’t as bad, though one of his legs is much longer than the other.
The outline of the characters also subtracts from the picture. A white, or coloured outline sometimes help add flair to the drawing or help the characters stand out from the background, but it doesn’t work well with the colouring technique. The line also keeps changing colour, keeps getting broken up and seems like a small after thought which didn’t get quite finished.  
Although it is good to mix up how moves looks, I would not have guessed what Kei is using to be thunder wave without reading the description. I also got focused on looking for what move Dev was using then I found out he wasn’t. Not that him evading an attack is a big no, no, but it didn’t really cut it in this drawing, even though he got limbs sticking out in every direction, he looks static and lifeless. (no ghost pun intended) he simply looks a-ghast (cough) with that Kei even dared to try and attack him, which is not too interesting.
I do not know if I like the tilted canvas or not, it feels like the screen is rotating and gets distracting from the actual picture.

:pokeball:- Tips:
Work with anatomy, I know you do a lot better than this usually.
Keep experimenting with colouring and drawing techniques! Battles are a good way to experiment, even though you might not end up liking it, or it might not be up to par with your usual work. Don’t be afraid of losing because of this before you’ve –fully- completed it!
Work with poses, remember to make them dynamic!




:bulletblack:  Safayia's entry:

►Effort (25 points)
- Cleanness - 3/5
- Color Composition- 6/10
- Picture Composition 5/10


►Attack Dynamics (15 points)
- Can we tell what is going on from the picture alone? - 5/5
- Are the poses dynamic or static? - 4/5
- Did you use a unique and interesting perspective? – 4/5

►Creativity and Logic (20 Points)
- Does the battle portray a creative situation? - 9/10
- Is the logic that you used reasonable? (Is the situation and its outcome possible?) - 8/10



TOTAL SCORE:44/60

:pokeball:The highlights:
I like your use of hard shadows in the battle considering Dev’s use of flame thrower. However the light source is too red, yes, it’s flames, but it looks more like Dev is using a heating lamp than actual, open fire. The lighting also gets too soft in contrast to the shadows.
The flamethrower itself is very well done, and the substitute I find simply excellent. Instead of having her simply evading Dev’s flamethrower she’s using her moves, which helps making the battle more alive and dynamic. The poses and anatomy isn’t bad, Kei’s pose was a bold choice and you did quite well, however Dev’s legs look somewhat strange and distorted in the wrong places. Both their expressions are quite well done, Dev looks right out scary and Kei looks equally scared.
The perspective of the corridor looks a bit distorted and strange, and you could have done more with it. Again the lighting looks off and makes the background look hastily added and sloppy.
I like that you tried to make the lines thicker towards the end of the drawing, closer to the viewer, but it should have been more around her head too, considering her right (?) arm is actually further away it should have thinner lines the her left.
Kei falling out of the picture looks good, but instead of cropping off two corners, you should have left it at her falling out of the frame. With the corner cut off in the top corner, it draws away from the background and confuses the perspective, nice trick to try and avoid as much as possible, but it worked against you here. Same thing at the bottom, I can see a small part of the actual frame sticking out from beneath Kei, without it, the drawing would have worked much better.
On the other side, I love the little Easter egg in the end of the corridor, who I believe to be Cyan, their gym leader, love it.

:pokeball:Room for improvement/tips:
Consider where you crop the picture.
Working with thick lines for perspective? The closer to the viewer, the thicker the line, but not just one or two parts of the object/body.
Work with lighting, red heats up the picture, if you had taken a couple of the yellow and whites from the flame thrower, It would add a lot.






:star:Judge 3 :

:bulletblack: Ra-ooo's entry:

Effort (25 points)
- Cleanliness - 4/5
- Color Composition- 5/10
- Picture Composition 3/10


Attack Dynamics (15 points)
- Can we tell what is going on from the picture alone? - 1/5
- Are the poses dynamic or static? - 3/5
- Did you use a unique and interesting perspective? - 4/5


Creativity and Logic (20 Points)
- Does the battle portray a creative situation? - 7/10
- Is the logic that you used reasonable? (Is the situation and its outcome possible?) - 7/10


TOTAL SCORE: 34/60

:pokeball:The highlights:
- It was a nice touch to show a bit of humor, and character traits,  during this scene.
- The picture/background being rotated helps the scene look more dynamic.

:pokeball:Room for improvement/tips:
- Without help of the description is a bit hard to tell whos attacking who. (who is throwing the attack?)
- The attack could have been shown being more aggressive towards the opponent, or make the damage/status effect stand out more.
- The door seems to be the light source, nice touch with the shadows, but the attack (thunderwave) could have been used to provide extra light or shadows.



:bulletblack: Safayia's entry:

Effort (25 points)
- Cleanliness - 5/5
- Color Composition- 8/10
- Picture Composition 7/10


Attack Dynamics (15 points)
- Can we tell what is going on from the picture alone? - 4/5
- Are the poses dynamic or static? - 5/5
- Did you use a unique and interesting perspective? - 3/5


Creativity and Logic (20 Points)
- Does the battle portray a creative situation? - 8/10
- Is the logic that you used reasonable? (Is the situation and its outcome possible?) - 10/10



TOTAL SCORE: 50/60


:pokeball:The highlights:
- The visuals speak for themselves. Its easy to understand whats going on in this scene and what sort of attacks / movements are being used.
-  The face expressions match the poses and we, viewers, can sense the battle tension.
- Nice background detail with the person passing by.

:pokeball:Room for improvement/tips:
- The edges of the background :one side seems to be shorter than the other, making it look disproportionate.
- The characters and background could have the same effect, Dev stays inside the background while part of Kei stays outside. Maybe give the same effect to both? (characters playing with the background )







:star: And the winner iiiiissss... Safayia! :star:

PP: Kei's Battle Card by Safayia


Congratulations! You're awarded with two official battle points!

Continue on fighting,guys!
:star:Look forward to next week as we give the results for our first GYM CHALLENGE!:star:
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Wan-Wan-Tan Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hello friends~
with school now on the rise and a hectic schedule ahead if me, i cant seem to find the time to rp or draw like i want to. im not willing to leave this group, but i dont have the time to juggle homework, college applications, and other group activity at the same time. (plus, havent been feeling inspired to rp or draw hotaru lately orz;;; ) until i can figure everything out, would it be alright for me to go into hiatus for a while? i would greatly appreciate a break, but i dont want to leave this group either!! ill let you know when i come back~
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Arfial Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I resent the BC thank you for sending me the original information.
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Arfial Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hello I submitted my join request and its still in the approval stage for 2 days now.
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MysticForest44 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014  Student General Artist
Sooo... My one-hour late (I think... I'm on a different time zone) battlecard got rejected? T^T
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MysticForest44 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014  Student General Artist
Sooo... I'm already a member? Haha, I'm not even aware... :|
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