Submissions MangaHelpers Valentine Art Contest: Artwork of the Couple

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Castor & Pollux
MH中毒 / MH Chuudoku / MH Addicted
Aug 23, 2015
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MangaHelpers Valentine Art Contest - Artwork of the Couple

Hi everyone! Good news - Valentine has become a permanent annual contest! Now, it is time for you to team up with your soulmate and create an artwork together! The theme is valentine freestyle! Submissions can be short story, poem, drawing, coloring, avatar and signature set, badge, video, music, photography, or banner.
The winner will receive not only the honor and points, but also a beautiful badge!

Category: Freestyle (Short Story, Poem, Drawing, Coloring, Avatar and Signature Set, Badge, Photography, Music, Video, Banner)
Theme: Valentine Freestyle

What do I need to know before submission?
- All members are welcome to join the contest. There is no minimum post or user status you need to have to participate.
- Entries for the contest must be posted in this thread.
- Each participant can only submit ONE ENTRY and it must be a new piece. So don’t try to be smart and enter a piece used in past contests.
- Submissions not following the weeks theme will result in disqualification. If you have any question about the contest, you can ask it here.
- For short story: Maximum text length is 50 lines or 3000 characters (with space).
- For any submission that is a picture (avatar&signature set, drawing/coloring, banner, badge): Use MangaHelpers’ Media Gallery to upload your entries. Any problem with uploading, let us know. You must credit the artist of the stock images you’re using (see example below). This goes from renders to brushes and textures. If it’s all original art, write so in the credits.
- For avatar and signature set: Forum Rules are applied unless stated otherwise. That means your signature must not exceed 600 x 200px and 500KB. For avatars, the maximum size is 150 x 300px and 100KB.
- For banner: The image size is 1200 x 120px. MangaHelpers Community logo must be in it (you can use this PSD file).
- For drawing/coloring: Drawings can be done on paper or computer. You must credit the artist of any images you use as inspiration. If it’s all original art, write so in the credits.
- For photography: Color corrections and native camera filters can be used, but no excessive manipulation in Photoshop and similar softwares.
- For music/video: upload your artwork to other sites such as YouTube or SoundCloud, then link it
- For badge: The dimensions for forum badges is 28 x 28px
- No excessive, suggestive, spoiler, or porn-related imagery in the contest.
-Plagiarizing will result in immediate disqualification from this contest and possibly future contests also. Leadership point deductions, loss of artist status and badges, and/or account bans may also occur.

Submission is open until February 23th, 2020, at 23:00 (GMT)

How do I upload and submit my entry?
1. For short story/poem
: Post your full text here in this thread. Choose a title for your entry, and post it in the format specified below.
Post Format:"Theme Name" - "Work Title" by "Artist Name"

2. For avatar & signature set, banner, drawing/coloring and badge: Go HERE. (07- Sets & Wallpapers Contest). For drawing: Go 01- Fanart: Coloring & Drawing Contest. For photography: Go 05- Photos & Videos Contest.
- Click the "Upload Image" button.
- After upload is completed, you'll be shown your uploaded image with an edit box for commentary/additional information. After adding necessary information you wish, click "Save Media" and you'll be brought to the sharing media page.
- Choose the "Share BB Code" and post within this thread; choosing this will save you having to select any additional codes you want to post here.
-For more information on how to use the media gallery and uploading, go HERE.

Post Format:
"Theme Name" - "Work Title" by "Artist Name"

(Your artwork here)


ExampleFemale - Sayuri by Leen


Voting Details:
  • Voting will commence after submission period is over, that is February 23th, 2020 at 23:00 (GMT).
  • Announcement of winners, next contest dates and theme will be done soon after the voting period is over.

Good Luck, Everyone! :kissbunny
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Intl Translator
有名人 / Yuumeijin / Celebrity
Feb 20, 2012
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The Wall

Valentine Art Contest- Badge - Celtic Love by @Kiki & Erin'

  • Original pic is this one
  • the design is one celtic knot, specifically the love knot, Its a design we can find for instance, in wedding rings.
Celtic Love Knot :
This design features interlaced knots and represents the love between two people. It is believed that the Celts exchanged these knots in much the same way as we exchange rings in the modern age. The Celtic Oval knot is one of the oldest and simplest designs.
The Celtic love knot resembles two interlocking hearts and usually sits within an oval shape.

Source : here

- at first we were full of thoughts on what we wanted to submit, we ended up choosing this.
- my parts were : the shape and the color of the half
- Kiki's parts : color of the other half and color of the margin and editing/resizing

NB - Just want to thank wholeheartedly Kiki for teaming up with me, he's an amazing person and an accomodating & cheering partner, easy & nice to work with, not to mention his incredible kindness, thxs @Kiki :zomg !


In love with the Heavens
英雄メンバー / Eiyuu Menbaa / Hero Member
Dec 24, 2017
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Valentine Art Contest: "Eight kinds of love according to Ancient Greeks" by @Farfalla and @revo

  • We came up with the idea of making various types of love/affection inspired by this image, then decided to be more specific and represent the eight types of love acording to the ancient greeks. We wanted to make it more cute and fun so we decided to use a cat-theme for it.
  • I drew the four kitties of the left column (Agape, Philauntia, Pragma & Mania).
  • Farf drew the other four kitties of the right column (Eros, Philia, Storge & Ludus), and she lined and cleaned all drawings on computer.
  • The phrases for each drawing were written by both of us.
Working with Farf was really great, she has always good ideas and is very helpful and creative. Learned and enjoyed a lot by making this. :kissbunny
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Purity of Magi

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英雄メンバー / Eiyuu Menbaa / Hero Member
Feb 28, 2014
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Valentine Art Contest - ''The bickering yet lovey dovey witches things" by @Purity of Magi and @MarmaladeSky

  • The fanart comic is made by me in Paint Tool Sai.
  • The cute poem/text per frame is made by Marmalade.
  • Yesterday it was a bit of a brainstorming decision we had, like in what we wanted to submit in the end especially due to the fact that there was a new drawing that I have currently in progress which certainly does fit this theme also, however that one is still in make and was out of option. So we decided to go for this 'not quite new' 34 panel (graphic) comic of the best pairing that exist in the world, because they are simply the best. Fuck you Farfalla. Anyway, I want to give my huge thanks to Marmalade for accepting this idea, and also coming up with this very cute idea to add for each frame a text that fits for each panel to make it actually a whole piece together. I liked the idea personally and I must say that was a very nice way of thinking she had about this.
If there is something else you feel like to add in here Marma, you know where you can find the edit button. =3=

PS: You can finally free your parents from the closet. They have been sitting long enough there. -3-

PS: PS: As you can see Revo, your Argentinian betrayal towards her will not be forgotten!! Marma is already a part of me now. : )

- Insert evil marmalade editing -
I'd like to thank the Argentinian betrayal that made this piece possible~
It was a fun project to work on, working together really does make you work a little differently. But I think that's a fun challenge. Love Magi's artwork - had a good time putting this project together!

(I'd rather leave my parents in the closet, it's so quiet right now I kind of enjoy it)
(Also am I allowed in Permahell yet?)
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