Art Contest Winners!

Guys, I really love art contests. I love seeing all of the creativity that people create, all of the different styles that they use…

Basically, I love art.

And so here I have my winner for the signed CE contest! I didn’t get many entries, but the ones I did get were all very varied and I really enjoyed seeing all of them. First, before posting the winner, though, I want to show off the two entries I selected as runners-up! I do not have prizes for you guys (sorry!), but I still want to share your entries!

The first is a simple pencil sketch of a sylvari by Jo X. I am a sucker for pencil sketches, I won’t even deny it. The majority of my drawing is just scribbles and sketches. Also, it’s a sylvari…enough said.

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The second one is The 35 Slot Shopping Cart, by Jeff. This one made me laugh. I think most engineers would like something like this.

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The winner, though, is Christopher’s entry, the Crafting Conundrum. The explanation behind the piece that he included made me laugh. As he put it:

The hours I’ve spent crafting in GW2 has always led my mind to wander to certain silly thoughts – particularly, what’s going through a character’s mind when they need to use several venom sacs or totems in creating an item. While we as the players simply see a progress bar, how do our characters react when faced with an Asura instruction manual that calls for a pile of totems in order to build a rifle or sword? And how does that even work?

I have definitely wondered such things myself, and I’m sure many people have as well. That, combined with the quality of the piece, made it an easy choice for me.

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Congratulations, Christopher!

And congratulations and thank you to everyone who entered this contest, and again a big thank you to ArenaNet for giving me the chance to do this!

(Also, a special shout-out to Vivian, the winner of Syp’s photo contest – she had entered mine as well, and I absolutely love the cosplay. Great job and congrats!)