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November 20, 2013


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Art Contest...Win a Pinafore!

Journal Entry: Wed Nov 20, 2013, 3:43 PM

Hello and welcome! I’ve decided it’s about time that I hosted another art contest! The last one turned up so much talent. I would love to see more  ^_^


The Darling Army wants you! It’s time to put your talent to create the adorable to the test and join the Darling Army! As someone who can’t draw or paint, I always admire those who can create beautiful things with a pen and paper (or tablet and screen  XD). I would love to see how the Darling Army inspires you.

Here are some ideas of things I’ve seen in the past:

+ Your own cosplay pinafore design

+ A character (ex. Goku, Matt Smith, Castiel, etc.) wearing a Darling Army pinafore

+ Your own Darling Army mascot


First, create your original artwork! This can be a chalk painting, a sculpture, watercolor, sketch, copic marker, digital art, etc. If you are not working with a digital medium, please scan your art or take a very clean picture of it (but scans are recommended). Next, please send it to me in a .JPEG file by either sending it to the following along with your name, email address, and any art site you have so I can provide you with full credit:


Facebook Messaging:

You're also going to need to SHARE this contest and will be asked to provide proof that you did so in the event that you win. You can share this via DeviantArt, twitter, Facebook, tumblr or any other media site you use. Sorry, but since I'm independent and not on any search engines (like Etsy or eBay) I need all of the exposure I can get  XD

The absolute deadline is Wednesday, December 11th at 8PM. Winners will be announced on that Friday (the 13th) and will be notified via email and Facebook.


I will be the ultimate judge of the art contest, but I will take the comments and “likes” of others into account. I will post all of the images (or the top 10 if too many are submitted) in galleries on Facebook and DeviantArt and allow comments so you and I get more feedback. While technique and general skill will be taken into account, they are not necessary to win. Your unique ideas are just as valuable as your skills as an artist.

While I will need all submissions by Wednesday , December 11th at eight at night, I will begin posting submitted images as early as the time I receive them. If you want more feedback, you should send in your pieces earlier. Please be aware that I am located in California and will therefore be using my time zone as reference.


Grand Prize: $85 in Darling Army store credit and free shipping on one piece. You can choose a pinafore design that already exists, a custom commission, or a design that you create. If you want a pinafore priced above $85, you have the option of paying the difference.

Runner Up: Darling Army Bow. Can be one that exists or a custom one.

All winning and notable art will be posted on my DeviantArt, Tumble, Facebook, and Darling Army Store along with credit and a link to your online art portfolio’s if provided. This should offer you a lot of exposure as I have roughly 10,000+ followers spread out over the interwebs.


+ The scan/image/photograph must be submitted before or by the 11th of December

+ You must share the contest post via twitter, Facebook, DeviantArt, tumblr, etc.

+ You can submit multiple entries, but you can only win one prize.

+You can certainly win and give the prize to a loved one if you have no need for a pinafore.

+ The contest is only valid if there are a minimum of 25 unique submissions from different people, so tell your friends! The more the merrier  ^_^

P.S. How would I go about getting the word out about this on DeviantArt. I've seen and entered some on groups, but never know how to submit them  XDDarling Army Art Contest by DarlingArmy

Skin by JaponicaChan (modified by DarlingArmy)
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ForbiddenDesirers Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i just found out about this contest today and was like "i am tottaly going to enter this!"
then i saw the daed line was today ^^;  oh well
MikoKristy Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I've sent an e-mail with my work and info, 
Here is the dA journal/my part of sharing this contest:…
DarlingArmy Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Just got around to answering emails. Your submission is in my Facebook conest album  now  ^_^
Youkah Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
I would love to enter!

But my tablet pen is ruined TT-TT
DarlingArmy Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Such a bummer! I feel like I'm constantly having to fix mine. My bro has to come over and mess it with ivery couple weeks when it stops working!
Youkah Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Well, I got a new one, so maybe I can do it ;)

Also, that sucks for you TT-TT *patpat*
kaddy-heartstar Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Cant you switch to traditional artwork? because if you want to enter, then you should think about other ways to take part in this. ;)
Youkah Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Well, I just got another, so I think I can enter now c:
ForeverMuffin Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I sent my mail today and shared the contest here, along with the image…
DarlingArmy Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Just finished uploading your submissions to my Facebook Art Contest album  =D
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