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Hey guys!

Okay so, WOW we had a lot more people submit entries than I expected!

It was so fun to read all of these. There were so many awesome submissions that it was difficult to choose, and I had some anxiety about needing to even pick a top 3, because I dont want anyone to think that what they did wasnt good! I like them all and will be commenting on each one in the users gallery.

:iconfablepaint: and I picked 3 that we felt had both a compelling art style and writing style.

1) BBA Comic Contest by TwiggyStone

Kays comments: Twiggy's paneling is captivating in this page. Her expressions are solid and her dialogue flows well and is believable. The dream sequence is my favorite bit - lit with an ethereal bloom, the slow introduction of blood is seriously creepy. Overall this page had a great mood that drew me in.

Fables comments: This page really sucks you in, and I got to credit the great panel layout for that. You could remove all the characters and artwork and just have a series of blank boxes in front of you and STILL feel that pacing and tension. The grief and pain is palpable and believable. If you’ve ever suffered from loss, this sequence might feel familiar to you.


2) The Lost BBA Page - Rapier's Return by ARVEN92

Kay’s comments: I love how Arven was able to create a dark atmosphere while using so much color. Im a sucker for moody lighting. I also enjoyed seeing her confident restructuring of claymore and scythe's shapes, adding more character to them than I ever did.

Fables comments: This is some really expert layering of colored pencil. It’s a difficult enough medium to work with when rendering characters under normal light, but the dicey lighting of a late sunset WHILE combined with bringing characters in and out of shadow is a great accomplishment. But more impressive is how the story could have worked into the greater comic. This is a big reveal moment and the page is paced to match. And personally, I adore the interpretation of Clay’s and Scythe’s designs.


3)  BBA contest entry - traitors - 2/2 by draggane  

 Kay’s comments: I really like Nanaki's style. She submitted a few beautifully watercolored pages, but one among her pages whose story stood best as a 1-pager. Its got some banter and some mystery, which makes it a fun read and leaves you wondering what will happen next.

Fables comments: Lighting, watercolor, and story potential. We have a creepy foreshadowing of events to come in the form of a subtle shadow. And two featured characters are likeable and distinctive. Also, hand-lettered. That’s a challenge!


And here are all of the other fantastic entries (in no order!). Thank you to everyone who put their time and love into creating a piece for my first ever contest. I hope you had fun and learned something about making comic pages!

Lost BBA page 2nd try - Kay Fedewa contest - 1/2 by draggane Lost BBA page 2nd try - Kay Fedewa contest - 2/2 by draggane bba contest entry - traitors - 1/2 by draggane:thumb432863490: BBA Contest: The God(s) Must Be Crazy by TheGraphicAcademic Contest: Lost BBA Page by AlfaFilly They would mind their own business when... by daisy-kraft bba lost page by luminoustigress The lost BBA page by BiaKela:thumb432385914: Lost Page BBA - Fight ! by Nouky BBA contest entry by twins6292 The lost BBA page: new recruit by xRainbowDawnx Contest Submission~ BBA The Lost Page by NeuralArcane Rapier's Treachery-Lost BBA Page entry by alicesapphriehail BBA Contest by Rebel-Rider

CE - The Lost BBA Page by Aspi-Galou
The Lost BBA Page: Change of Heart by Keawolf BBA Contest Entry by KibaTheDemonicWolf:thumb430854070:


To those of you who linked me to deviantart stashes, if you’d like me to put a thumbnail here, upload it regularly and send me the link! If you entered and do not see your thumbnail here I apologize, I did see your entry but it may have not gotten copied over from the document I was organizing them in. Please note me and I will include it. Also if you did not submit in time but still want to make a comic and have it be posted here, feel free to note it to me and I will include it above! To winners, I will be sending your prizes tomorrow. Thanks again to all

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ARVEN92 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Holy mother of--
WTF I won O.O
I seriously didn't think I could win, I genuinely thought that Aspi-Galou, Moro-Wolf and Keawolf were going to win :wow:
Honestly, thank you so much! It means the world to me that you and Erin liked my entry, your words made me absolutely proud :D

Thank you for everything, and for the sub too! :)
Aspi-Galou Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Professional General Artist
Arven ! Mais cesse de te flageler ainsi, tu méritais amplement de gagner !! Et je suis contente de te voir dans le trio de tête !! Vraiment !! :D
ARVEN92 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
<333 Vraiment merci ma chère! C'est vraiment gentil de ta part! :hug:
Aspi-Galou Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014  Professional General Artist
Mais de rien !! :D
ARVEN92 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Keawolf Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You should give yourself more credit there Arven. Your comics rock! :)
ARVEN92 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
My, thank you so much for your words! <3
I honestly thought you would win though, your artwork is brilliant, and your characters are so expressive! :D
draggane Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I didn't expect to win too, there were so much brillant artwork ! I love twiggy's one for the emotionnal charge et your's for the beautifull colours ! but artists rarely have objective opinon on their work, beeing at the 2nd place for this contest show that your art is more appreciated than you think !
ARVEN92 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I agree, Twiggy's entry is very emotional, and thank you so much for liking mine too! <3
I loved loved LOVED reading your pages, it was like a small BBA comic, and it brought back memories <3 Not to mention it was drawn and coloured beautifully! What paints do you use to colour? The tones are so smooth and blend so well together, simply gorgeous!
draggane Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I use watercolor round pastille (like at school!) and citadel acrylics painting but I have to work on light effects and other because it's very hard to hand color the sun light brightness or the obscurity of a cave.
my work is a bit confuse : I first draw quickly a 5 panel comics with blaise and gray nose (only 2 have been published) but two days before dead line I choose to draw fei into a 2 paged comics with more precision and more time (2 entire days!)

for your artwork, did you use standard coloured pencil (I mean like the one we buy on mall) or special pencils (because I never succeed to have so deep colour with it)?
ARVEN92 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That sounds amazing!

And no problems, I see what you mean with confusing technique XD
I also get rather confused with mine at times :)
But I think the way you use your watercolour pastille is great :D

My pencils are called "Caran d'Ache Supracolour Soft" :) They aren't extremely professional, but they're good quality and they have rather soft leads, great for blending and shading :D
Lyrak Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I may have to doodle something one of these days outside of the contest, just because. I have missed these characters so much. <3 Had one in my head of Swift and Blood meeting Yuff for the first time (and Blood wondering if she can eat him, of course) since Yuff never made it into the comics... but time was not on my side thanks to too much dang time spent either shoveling or nursing my poor abused sinuses from this messed up winter. LOL
SaturnDawn Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I hope you have another contest soon. :)
AngieWilson Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I can see Twiggy's comic page as the next page and then right after that Arven's comic page right after that! And then your chapter two pages compete the transition!

Both Twiggy's and Arven's comic pages look like they can be included.... And then Nanaki's comic page can bopped in right after the last current page of what you have as your second chapter's page!

They all fit so wonderfully it's extremely exciting to see what'll happen next! =]
Eelaz Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014  Student
Congratulations ! =D
There are some beautiful pages !
MaximWolf Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014  Student General Artist
Very cool!
Aspi-Galou Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014  Professional General Artist
Congrats to ALL the winners and their wonderfull well placed entries ! :D
KiRAWRa Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014
Huge congrats to the winners, and everyone else who entered! There are some seriously rockin' entries up there. Still quite sad that I couldn't find enough time to enter, I hope very much that you have more contests in the future, Kay!
Joava Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm glad you included all the entries at the bottom. It was interesting to see what others interpretations were. :) 
AlfaFilly Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014  Student General Artist
This definitely got a lot of amazing entries! I enjoyed reading every single one of them~
Great job to everyone, winners included! :heart:
Treekami Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow such wonderful pages! congrats to the winners and for the others, you all did an amazing job :clap: give yourself a pat on the back :dance:
Rebel-Rider Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014   General Artist
This is probably one of the most fun contests I've seen because it's so neat to see all the entries.
I see at least two people have the idea of wolves finding saber cubs. I hope someone eventually explores that more in depth. 
JettTheWolf696 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014  Student Photographer
OMG! I love these!
Amburum Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014  Student Digital Artist
The three you picked were so marvelous, especially the first two! The third was so cute ;u; Congratulations to the winners! All of the entries look really great. I really wish I would've had enough time (And ideas X3) to join myself!
HailDawn Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
My favourite part of this whole thing is reading the other entries. :D They're all so great!
twins6292 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014
Congrats to the winners! I'm so glad you had this competition.  I've always enjoyed BBA and never thought I'd be able to do anything with the characters like that.  it was loads of fun.  I don't care that I didn't win anything, but I just wanna say thanks for having this fun and awesome contest :)
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