Submissions MangaHelpers Valentine Art Contest - Valentine Day Freestyle

Not open for further replies.


九千以上だ! / Kyuusen Ijou Da! / It's Over 9000!
Aug 23, 2015
Reaction score
MangaHelpers Valentine Art Contest - Valentine's Day Freestyle

Valentine Art Contest is back!!! We have freestyle as the category, so you can freely express your art soul into anything! Find a partner and create a duo for this contest!

Category: Freestyle
Theme: Valentine's Day

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 should be a new piece. So don’t try to be smart and enter a piece used in past contests.
  • Use MangaHelpers’ Media Gallery to upload your entries. Any problem with uploading, let us know.
  • Submissions not following the weeks theme will result in disqualification. If you have any question about the contest, you can ask it here.
  • For any submission that is a picture (avatar&signature set, photography, 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: 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 badge: The dimensions for forum badges is 28 x 28px
  • For video: upload your video to a site that supports, e.g: YouTube, Twitter, etc and link it to this thread
  • For Writing: Maximum text length is 50 lines or 3000 characters (with space)
  • 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 17th, 2021, at 23:00 (GMT)

How do I upload and submit my entry?
  1. For avatar & signature set, photography, banner, drawing and badge: Go HERE. (07- Sets & Wallpapers Contest). For drawing: Go 01- Fanart: Coloring & Drawing Contest. For photography: Go 05- Photos & Videos Contest.
  2. Click the "Upload Image" button.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. For more information on how to use the media gallery and uploading, go HERE.

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

(Large size thumbnail - upload image to image gallery.)


ExampleFemale - Sayuri by Leen


Voting Details:

  • Voting will commence after submission period is over, that is February 17th 2021 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!
Last edited:


九千以上だ! / Kyuusen Ijou Da! / It's Over 9000!
Aug 23, 2015
Reaction score
Valentine Contest - Winter, Pandemic, Distance, and Cats by Kiki and MarmaladeSky

Hello! Duo K is here~ We are gonna break the title down.. We are wearing a winter outfit (beanie and turtleneck). Since a pandemic is going on, we are wearing a mask (actually it's an excuse to cover our face). The distance from the Netherlands to Indonesia is 11,846 km. And the last one, we both are cat lovers!

The design of polaroid, hearts, and cats is by me :vbunnyInstagram filter used: Nashville
Last edited:

Baka Taichou

Passing by
有名人 / Yuumeijin / Celebrity
Apr 20, 2007
Reaction score
"Valentine's Day Freestyle" - "A thousand miles for..." by "Xadyu"

It’s time. It’s finally time.

It touched down, the gates are opening.

And here I’m sitting. Tapping my foot nervously on the ground. Wanting to bite my nails.
We’ve been building up to this moment for so long, and it’s time. It’s finally time.

Eagerly waiting, staring down the gate for just a glimpse of you.
It’s as time is standing still, but my mind is racing, thinking back to when we set this date.


“That after all these years, I still thought about you.
Memories still kindled the fire deep under the snow.
It was foolish to think I loved you, but the feelings were to intense to ignore.

Never did I confess, or at least so seriously that we did something with it.
For the sake of friendship, the feeling lulled back to sleep again, and so on, just to suffer in silence.

Even now, years after we’ve spoken, years after contact got broken.
After all, the reproaches from then no longer sting.
In the end, I acknowledged the lack thereof.

I wasn’t the easiest, and back then anything but honest enough.
My heart was often off the straight path, because of the vicious lies told by my mouth.
But to really tell you what I felt? For that I was too cowardly.
Even now, my reasoning remains vague.
You went from one to another, I myself did the same.
We moved on, we went our separate ways.
Never taking that chance is what I still regret to this day.

It had no chance of success, I was clearly not the one for you, at that time.
I didn’t know anything real about love or relationships, yet I still wanted it all the time.
Even though I was mostly, the one, for you.

Eventually I asked you, for you to put an end to my internal hope, illusions and struggles.

Because I missed you the most.
Of everyone, I thought the most, and only, of you.
Chances were, you’ve already forgotten, or given up on me.
Because I was the one who left, in fear.
But my deliberately buried feelings always remained.
You remained the gaping hole in my heart.
A violently suppressed, but never absent pain.
Under whose influence friendships withered away.
You’re the one who’s never been with me, and yet the one who escaped.
My internal tormentor, a reminder of what might have happened if I hadn’t cut if off.
All that was left for me were the words I should have said to you all these years ago.
Words with which I'll probably thoroughly ruin every possibility, but I want to record my capitulation to emotion with this;

I’m bad with emotions, and I don’t always know what love is.
But I loved you, and I still do.
My affection for you is anchored deep within me, and will always stay there and not wither.
It was you.
It was always you.
It has never been not you.
I love you.”

A relieving sigh followed the thoughts crawling through my head. The eagerness turned into anxiousness as people started strolling out the gate.

It’s time.

Pondering anxiously, I put my elbows on my knees, palms crossed in front of my face. Another sigh followed. It’s getting to me, she’s almost here.

It’s come to this, the moment we’ve both been waiting for.

It’s time..

It’s finally time.

Prequal to the comic.

Written by @Xadyu


"Valentine's Day Freestyle" - "...Paradise" by "sakura-aneki"

Sequal to the short story.

Written by @sakura-aneki
Not open for further replies.