Hello everyone! Welcome to the art contest hosted by Black October Industries. I'm it's co-founder and president. We are a soon to be company that is completely focused on bringing entertainment to it's fans and followers. That may range from daily comics to full on stories, or flash animations to merchandise. We hope that you will become intertwined in our stories only wanting to dive deeper and learn more.
1. These are my characters, if you make art of them, you can claim the art as your own but not the character.
2. Digital art only please. It can be colored or not just as long as it was done on the computer.(color will improve your chances though)
3. Don't insult anyone's art. Everyone has their own style and is improving.
4. Don't enter artwork for other artists. It must be your own.
5. You can enter as many entries of as many characters as you want. Know that I will be adding characters and more refs so check back for more later!
1. No trolling, flaming, or being an a**. Be nice to everyone.
2. No begging or asking people who post art here for art of your avi/OC. Make your own thread.
3. Follow the ToS.
4. Don't post links to other request threads.
5. Please keep things appropriate. You guys know better. If you do any art that is above the PG-13 rating, I'm am perfectly fine with it. However, you must PM it or email it to me and not post it here.
6. Feel free to talk about anything. You don't even have to be an artist just come on in.
I'm pretty sure everything else is self explanitory.
CONTEST ENDS IN MAY
Ends August 21st
Due to multiple people asking for a short extension I have changed it for the LAST time. It isn't fair to everyone else who entered at the beginning.
1ST- The winner will receive 5 million in gold. (Current additive jackpot: +260k)
2ND- The winner will receive 3 million in gold.
3RD- Three winners will receive 500 thousand gold.
RUNNER UPS- Ten winners will receive 50 thousand gold. BUT THAT'S NOT ALL LET ME ADD A TWIST.
For every watcher on deviant art that we gain from this point on till the end of the contest, I will add 20 thousand gold to the first place prize. So just 10 new watchers means 200 thousand gold added! There is no limit! Tell your friends, family, dogs, and random strangers!
Every character posted below here is a character that you can draw and enter into the contest.
One thing to keep in mind is that these characters all exist amongst a single universe. One that has existed and evolved for millions upon millions of years. Every character and story that we design and build are all part of one world. They all intertwine and fade into each other.
In regards to the Embodiments, they are the greatest and most powerful beings in the universe. What they embody is an actual force.They come into being the instant the first time a new force is thought or made. If the embodiment were to be sealed or killed, that force would fade from the universe. Such as if the Embodiment of Terror were to die, fear would be impossible to feel. But if it was something like the Embodiment of Water, the water that is already in existence would still exist, but no more water could form.
The mascot of our company.
She was not always so dark. Millions of years ago when humanity was taking its first steps, they were growing and populating. But as they evolved, so did their urge to conquer and take all. Spread out amongst the world, battles broke out. Many cities and villages were lost with the lives taken. In one of these little villages lived a young, six year old girl named Dawn. A raid befell her home and she saw her family and friends murdered before her eyes. All she could do was run, given the chance by her last standing brother. She ran and ran for days till she fell to her knees in a vast, grassy field. As her strength faded, something seeped into her. All she could think about was her family killed before her eyes, her village engulfed in flames, and her death slowly approaching. This thing taking hold of her was a feeling never before felt in the universe. Terror. Her body pulsated as this feeling flowed through her body. An invisible wave emanated from her, outward in all directions throughout the universe. Fear began to form in everything and people where afraid. This instantaneous emotion drove many insane and slaughter ensued. Millions and billions of lives lost. As the fears of everything in existence flowed into her mind, watching the death, all she could do was sit there and laugh. Her skin grew dark, frightening markings appeared on her body, and an abyss black spear flew down into the ground at her side. At that very moment, Kaezir appeared to her. He immediately took her away from Earth to his own chaotic grounds. A human had never become an Embodiment before. Humans were non-magic beings known only for their ability to adapt and evolve to any situation and possessing a resolve to rise above all with no regard for anything, something that every race feared. Since something so dark had come of a human, the only thing welcome for her by any other being would be an intent to kill. For this reason Kaezir, the Embodiment of Chaos, who had grown attached to humans for their pure chaotic nature took her. She had been thrown into a world of magic, one that was unknown to almost all of humanity. He named her, raised her, and taught her about the infinite universe, but she would be forever scarred by the fears she saw. During this time, she donned her blindfold because she was(secretly) terrified of the universe. The universe that exposed all of its fears to her. It was not long after that Venlus, the Embodiment of Justice, had sealed Kaezir due to the vast amount of lives that were lost each day because Chaos existed. She and many other beings were left alone because they were simply results of Chaos. In other words, as long as Chaos did not exist in the realm, their powers held nothing over the races. She soon started to look for a way to set Kaezir from his prison…
Ttenn is the Embodiment of Terror. She is always… ALWAYS smiling. It is said if you ever witness that smile fade, you won’t live to see the next day. She is an amorphous being that can take the shape of anyone’s deepest and darkest fears. She can dive into anyone’s mind and come to know the person’s fear in mere instants. She is the only human to ever become an Embodiment, because of this she is shunned by every other Embodiment due to the deep, embedded hatred(and ironically, fear) of what humanity is capable of even without magic. She rarely walks the realms of the magical beings and tends to wander around random places on Earth in her human form. She is personally a huge fan of Halloween for obvious reasons. She rarely appears to anyone without malicious intent other than Kaezir.
(her toenails are black just like her fingernails and the fire coming from the chains on her ankle are a very bright pinkish white, the same color of the glowing gem in the second ref, the one hanging on a string from her chest)
(basically all the chains and her chest wrap are connected to a large ring on her back, there a a few extra markings too)
Chaos. The result of existence itself. Evolution and progress would be impossible without it. In the brief blink of energy, Kaezir the Embodiment of Chaos, Serenity, and Insanity, was created the instant Lissieah, the Emobdiment of Existence, came to be. Kaezir was originally a noble being of the highest caliber, clad in grey, white, and black knightish armor. He only did things that would benefit the growth of the races below the Embodiments. He was different from most however. He was not a finite being like the rest. He was Chaos, and Chaos is everything. War thrived everywhere because of his existence. In turn, so did Death. Him existing forced many unwelcome beings into existence such as Ttenn, the Embodiment of Terror. Venlus, the Embodiment of Justice, decided that his presence was a detriment to the universe and declared him unjust. Kaezir submitted and allowed himself to be sealed into a realm of his own, alone, where Chaos could cause no harm. At first he was at peace. But soon he grew lonely.. He was the only existence that he could confide in. The only being he could talk to. He began to lose his mind, he became more Chaotic. In time he became a cracked being, his own sheer chaotic power started seeping out of his body and he started losing himself as a being and turning into just Chaos. Ttenn, eventually found a way to free him, by then, millions of years had past and yet nothing except that the population of the races had grown in number. He had finally been released, but he was just a shadow of his former self. As chaotic as his nature had grown, he did not wish revenge. If he had killed Justice, the line between good and Evil would have been blurred and existence would have been thrown into an even worse position than Chaos. For atleast a million years Kaezir hid from Justice. He was still cracking. Starting to break into formless Chaos and have no control over it. He needed rest to gain control over his form again, but there was no safe place to sleep while on the run from Venlus. And there was no place more Chaotic in existence than the human heart. As a last ditch effort… he appeared before a dying human named Vastor Atono. “It seems you’ve crossed paths with Chaos, friend… How would you like to make a gamble? Hehehe…” Kaezir would force his own broken being into a deep sleep, embedded in Vastor’s very soul. Vastor’s would never age and he would gain strength unrivaled amongst humans but one day when Kaezir had finally healed the cracked wounds, he would awaken and Vastor would suffer the cracked wounds upon his own body and die. Vastor agreed… Because Chaos itself was sealed inside him, the very chaotic nature of humans were drawn to him. No matter where he went, he found himself in war and battle. From the time of the Crusades to Napoleon. From America’s Civil War to World War II. It is now 2012. Kaezir awoke, wounds healed but scars are left. He now has nothing to fear of anyone, even Justice. He will fight to keep Chaos alive in the universe, keep the balance… just like before.
Before he was sealed, Kaezir was a very calm and noble being. He wore black and white armor, he shone like a knight. After having millions of years to himself… anyone would go insane. He is constantly switching emotions. He seamlessly weaves between emotions with no control over them. From angry to ecstatic. Ecstatic to depressed. It just happens. But he hasn’t lost his mind, he’s just become more of what he is, Chaos. However he still has his mind and doesn’t do anything without reason. He often appears to leaders of races and whispers words into their ears to spark wars or he may appear to a lost being and help them find their way. He now bears the scars of what were the cracks forming on his being, forcing his power out of his body. They look like tattoos branded on his body, but they are the sealed up cracks that withhold his power.
I currently have no solid refs for Kaezir... if you are interested in him let me know and I will push one out for you.
Halloween... The day that the barrier which separates the living from the dead is thinnest. This day has been changed and corrupted by human hands, and so has it's spirit. Instead if it being a hallowed day, it is one that the dead and monstrous roam the streets. And for this, Halloweve, the spirit of Halloween has fallen. It now drags the souls of all who die that day to it's own realm. However... He does not just wait for humans to die. He sends his possessed servant to murder those he is interested in. Those who die un-costumed are simply taken and turned into empty husks that roam it's world. But those that are killed in costume are offered a single ultimatum. "HuNt YoUr KiLlEr! FiNd HiM! dEsTrOy HiM! aNd YoU sHaLl Be FrEeD" They are granted one year amongst his world to scour it, along with the powers of their costume. But everything else is taken from them. Their memories, lives, and even their names. All they have left is a vivid rememberance of their last final moments on Earth. If they fulfill the bargain, they are given the chance to go back to their lives before they were killed. If they fail... They have their soul stripped from them and are devoured. There is one unsaid loophole to the contract however... If they themselves take the souls of the empty phantoms that walk his realm, they are granted one day per soul. But with each one taken, the one that takes them becomes more monstrous and begins to lose their own humanity. Among this though is one unanswered question, what fate belies those that take their own lives or that have died in accidents.? All that is known is that they are also given one year to live in it's world... To walk it as well... Welcome my friends... Welcome... To Octobertown. Hehehe... Are you scared? Well that's just fine...
Rel's Album Rel Ereiko Grim, the Reaper (Rel Ee-ree-koh Grim)
Hair: Medium-long, dark grey with black streaks
Eyes: Dark pink
Accessories/Features: Nose ring, a spine tattooed down her back
Calm and very quiet. She has a strange obsession with anything that's pink or whatever she deems cute. If she finds something cute she sometimes just sits and stares at it with a creepy look or drags it around with her and collects it in her room. Whenever confronted with a fight or someone pisses her off, her psycho switch turns on, hence the insane smile. Her normal expressions range from a blank face to a very calm smile like the one on the right.
Faez's Album Faez Daren Crypt, the Undertaker (Fayz Dare-ren Cript)
Hair: Shaggy, black
Eyes: Dark green with a slight blueish tint
Weapons: He carries a coffin on his back and a shovel
Personality: Despite his appearance, he is laid back and calm. He loves to not take much seriously and usually has a confident smile on his face. When angry though, he is extremely stern and headstrong. Rel's friend and possible love interest.
Camiil's Album Camiil Aislen Blair, the Unknown (Ca-meel Ays-len Blair)
Hair: Short, white with one streak of cyan in the front
Weapons: She puts claws on all ten of her fingers.
Personality: Camiil is... a strange one. She can be serious one moment then humorous the next. She's generally the smart one. You can ask her anything and she always have an answer whether it be a sarcastic or a realistic one. Whenever she gets the chance, she always makes cracks or jokes, especially perverted ones. She's usually surfing the web on her laptop or aimlessly walking around while using her cellphone(texting, surfing, gaming, ect.) So she's been just about everywhere due to being lost multiple times.
Autumn's Album Autumn Kayl Jacko, the Pumpkin (Aw-tum Kayl Jack-oh) your worst Hair: Short, crimson with a slight purple hue in it
Skin: Normal tone
Weapons: She uses fire. She's able to summon it and throws fireballs and such. Lots of pumpkin shapes
Personality: Autumn is always cheerful. She always have a smile on her face. She's a very spur of the moment type person. Loves to fly by the seat of her skirt and just live life. As far as it goes, she's the most normal out of everyone.
Aeris' Album Aeris Leir Nocturne, the Nightmare (Air-ris Leer Noc-turn)
Hair: Long, crimson
Eyes: dark crimson under her blindfold
Weapons- She uses a chain and weight. Basically a blade at one end of the chain and a weight at the other.
Personality: Aeris is an extremely serious character. She'd much rather get into a fight then use words, as she rarely talks. This being said she's not an angry type of person. She's extremely calm, she just let's her actions speak for themselves. The only real time she talks is when she's angry.
Hair: Goes down to his shoulders, not quite black but close to it with random dark blue streaks through it
Eyes: Dark blue
Accessories: Chains around his neck and arms, sharp finger and toe nails
Weapons: His hands and claws
Personality- If you couldn't tell, Zeek is an extremely rabid person and fights every chance he gets. He doesn't think much before he acts. Granted he is pretty intelligent despite his looks. He's pretty cynical of everything around him and doesn't trust people in general. His appetite is hard to satisfy and he'll eat just about everything.
Hair: Two ponytails, one long, the other short. Starts orange and changes into green
Eyes: Orange and green
Weapons- Her massive claws which she can take off
Personality: She is probably the most unpredictable of them all. She doesn't talk or even make noises. Because of this, she was given a name. They call her Dice due to her loving to play games, but even more so her love for chance games. She tends to just hang around Faez as they've already lived through one year in Octobertown together. She may seem calm, but hope you don't see her in a frenzy. You'll see why she's monster.
This is a band that will appear live, on posters, or other references many times throughout many of our stories. The members are Angel, Noelle, and Eve. They're a punk/rock/metal group. Love to rock it hardcore.
Angel Blaise Lynn
Height- 5' 8"
Hair- Light Purple
Born- September 4, 1991
Likes- Music, Dancing, Crowds
Dislikes- Silence, Athletics
Food- Anything spicy
Occupation- Lead singer And Guitar player of her band "Scrap Lovely". Does stage work for the local karaoke bar.
School- Music Major, B's
Always stoic and having a cold exterior. She is in every sense of the word a "smartass". She never shows any emotion even though her words are almost always scathing. Once she hits the stage with her band "Scrap Lovely", she completely changes. She lives by the philosophy, "Music is a way of showing all of you emotion without talking to anyone. All people need to do is listen to your words and beats and they will feel what you do." She hates having to do any form of physical activity other than dancing. With her movements and vocals combined, her facade completely washes away on stage and mesmerizes her audience. She is rather handy with electronical equipment and helps to keep all of it in good shape at the karaoke bar. She's a heavy drinker and goes to the bar alot. Noelle often has to look after her during her bar cruises.
Height- 5' 6"
Born- August 10, 1991
Likes- Being in the spotlight, eating, talking
Dislikes- Anything sour, fighting
Occupation- Bass guitarist in her band "Add a Little Black". Waitress at the local karaoke bar. Top runner in the track team.
School- Music Major, B's and C's
Best friends with Angel. It's rare to ever see them without the other. She is always outgoing and friendly and always talking. All of this which makes her a polar opposite to Angel. She is a glutton and consistently seen chowing down which helps contribute to her never being drunk. The only thing that counter balances this is her amazing running ability and is a top runner in her track team. She lives to be in the spotlight even though she is the bass guitarist in her band "Scrap Lovely".
Eve Raye Estala
Height- 5' 10"
Born- May 11, 1991
Likes- Kick boxing
Occupation-Drummer in her band "Scrap Lovey". Trainer at the gym.
School-Not sure what she wants to do yet. Focusing on her core classes. A's and B's.
The tomboy/badass of the group.