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Results for the 2014 Art Contest: Magic & Mischief!! 
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Post Results for the 2014 Art Contest: Magic & Mischief!!
For Anime Boston 2014's "Magic & Mischief" theme, we invited all artists to participate in our Magic & Mischief Art Contest. (See this thread for contest announcement and rules: viewtopic.php?f=66&t=17308).

The Grand Prize winner will receive one free eight-foot table in the 2014 Artists' Alley, as well as a convention membership badge. One Runner Up will receive a free convention membership badge to Anime Boston 2014. All Honorable Mentions will be featured in the Art Gallery at Anime Boston 2014.

Entries were judged based on three criteria:
-Adherence to the 2014 theme of Magic & Mischief
-Creativity and Originality
-How well the artwork depicts the back story.

Judging was done by the Anime Boston Social Media Team, who organized the contest. Everyone put a lot of effort into the contest this year, and judging it was not easy.

Below we have the Grand Prize Winner, and Runner Up winner, followed by the Honorable Mentions and then all other submissions to the Art Contest. Click on a thumbnail to view the full size.

We deeply thank all of the artists for their submissions. It's your participation that makes this Art Contest a success, and we will continue holding it each year as long as we receive submissions!



GRAND PRIZE WINNER

Matt Becker
iSummon
MEDIUM: Digital (Photoshop CS6)
FIND THE ARTIST AT:
http://thevillagedesigns.wordpress.com
Thevillagedesigns@gmail.com
ENTRY BACK STORY:
Fun for the whole family and all of your friends! iSummon creates an authentic summoning experience with no ancient arcane knowledge required. Drawn from the depths of the netherworld and seven planes of existence, our App will provide you with a virtual catalogue of choices. From demon to faye and golem to kaiju, iSummon has it all.

Warning:
iSummon is not responsible for starting wars and/or taking revenge on ex-partners. Any accidental property damage, lost pets, or demon enslavement cannot be attributed to iSummon or any affiliated companies.

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RUNNER UP

Kristin Palach
Les Sirènes
MEDIUM: Digital
FIND THE ARTIST AT:
mystcloud@gmail.com
http://kristindrewstuff.tumblr.com

ENTRY BACK STORY:
For many years sailors have heard tales of the mermaids, the sirens, the lorelei. Of their beauty, of their song, and of their vicious cunning. When Michael, the fisherman, finds himself in the snares of a mermaid he cannot believe that something so beautiful could be deadly. He is very, very wrong.
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HONORABLE MENTIONS

Sonia Liao
Clocktower
MEDIUM: Digital (Photoshop CS4)
FIND THE ARTIST AT:
sonialiao.com
http://sonialiao.tumblr.com

ENTRY BACK STORY:
In which time stopped for exactly an hour and fourteen minutes on a Monday afternoon, as a certain trickster locked the Head Wizards out of the Clocktower and wreaked havoc at its highest peak. The citizens outside the tower walls noticed nothing wrong when time resumed, except for the extraordinary moment when they looked up and caught a glimpse of a strange, pink moon.
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Stormslegacy
Fox's Brush
MEDIUM: Acrylic on hardboard 11x14inches
FIND THE ARTIST AT:
http://www.stormslegacy.deviantart.com
ENTRY BACK STORY:
Fox was upset to be left out as the Werewolves were creating the world. "Foxes just don't have the natural ability for Creation," they said. Fox enviously watched as Night was formed, longing to take part.

As the velvety blue creation dripped he waited until the pack was fast asleep. He crept up to the camp and stole enough hairs from each wolf to make a paintbrush. That very night he created the moon, and danced with it across the sky. Big brother Coyote was so amused by the trick that he laughs every time he sees it, even today.

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Amanda Holyoak
Test Your Luck
MEDIUM: Digital (Photoshop)
FIND THE ARTIST AT:
kogarashi@mirrored-minds.net
http://mirrored-minds.net/kogarashi

ENTRY BACK STORY:
“Test your luck?” No one knows his name or where he comes from, but they know where to find him. He always runs the same booth at the traveling fair, and it's said that if you win his simple game you can have your deepest wishes granted. If you lose...well, no one's ever met anyone who has lost. Not that they know anyone who has won either.
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Anna Mok
Tails and Misfortune
MEDIUM: Digital (PaintTool Sai and Photoshop(
FIND THE ARTIST AT:
mana14137@gmail.com
http://usagi-artcafe.tumblr.com

ENTRY BACK STORY:
For generations, the spirit of the cat was said to bring bad luck. Young Kouki, outcast from his society for baring this spirit, discovers an injured lion in the forest. Nursing this beast back to health, Kouki is granted some mysterious powers. However, he must decide whether to use them to change his fate or cause great misfortune with his new companion.
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CL0CHE
Tea Imp
MEDIUM: Digital (Paint Tool Sai)
FIND THE ARTIST AT:
cl0che@live.com
ENTRY BACK STORY:
Deep in the woods, there is said to be a clan of witches that use tea to perform their magics. Imps are summoned from teacups and teapots; each type of tea yields a familiar with unique attributes. The witches use snacks and biscuits to keep the imps happy, in the hopes that they will aid them in their spellcraft. It's rumored that the creatures can amplify the summoner's fortune telling skills.
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Danielle Sylvan Dernoga
The Apprentice
MEDIUM: Digital
FIND THE ARTIST AT:
http://www.daniellesylvan.com
ENTRY BACK STORY:
Even the most enchanting ladies are known to break the rules. Belladona, apprentice to the greatest sorceress of the Northeast, is no exception. The book lay alone in the abandoned room, and a simple summoning spell sent it flying into her hands. The faeries of Frostborn Forest were sure to be real, and no amount of warning from her peers would cease her insatiable curiosity. The dangers of conjuring these mischievous creatures were plentifully highlighted throughout her lessons, but her confidence made her arrogant. After all, what good is magic without a little mischief?
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Elisa Cook
How to Fly a Broom
MEDIUM: Digital
FIND THE ARTIST AT:
Kuramaobsession@hotmail.com
http://butterfly-kitsune.deviantart.com

ENTRY BACK STORY:
Pip is a joke among the witches for being unable to fly a broom. Pip searched the library for spells to fly. Her two friends the vampire bat twins, Ghoul and Jack saw her upset and wanted to help. They looked around and found a special hidden book. Inside is a spell that transforms animals. She looks to her cat Broom and hatches an idea. She casts the spell and there's a huge explosion. Broom snatches her and puts her on his back. They leap out the window into the night. Pip now knows how to fly on a "Broom".
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FalseDelusion
Ashbin - the Pet Borrower
MEDIUM: Digital
FIND THE ARTIST AT:
falsedelusion@gmail.com
ENTRY BACK STORY:
Ashbin is a sprite born from the souls of playful pets. Whenever he gets bored he would visit houses with small pets to find new friends. In the dead of the night whilst the animals' masters are asleep, Ashbin would send the animals away to his house in the heavens in his magic balloons, and they would play all night and day. The pets are usually back home by the next night, much to the relief of their masters.
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Grey
Spread the Love
MEDIUM: Digital
FIND THE ARTIST AT:
http://darkgreyclouds.tumblr.com
ENTRY BACK STORY:
Much like the sandman who visits people at night to ease people into sleep, Esmee visits people daily to spread love. As a kind of folkloric figure in between the planes of reality and other worlds, her power is able to transcend universes and inspire people to act on love. Whether it be romantic, for a cause, for friendships, for interests, Esmee plants the seeds of love in beings around the universe.
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Karen Granados
Sunny and the Phoenix
MEDIUM: Digital (Photoshop CS4) and graphic tablet
FIND THE ARTIST AT:
anakgranados@gmail.com
http://sayonararolling.deviantart.com

ENTRY BACK STORY:
On her way home from school, Sunny came across a dirty scarf lying on the ground. Thinking it was just a normal old scarf, she took it home, washed it, and tried it on. She wasn’t prepared for what would happen next. Sunny underwent a magical transformation and in front of her appeared a large, fiery bird. The bird was a phoenix and explained to Sunny her new responsibilities: she must defend the world from evil forces. Hesitant at first, Sunny accepted her responsibilities. With her new magical girl powers and phoenix companion, she now rids the world of evil!
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Katrina Wilbur
Astrum
MEDIUM: Digital
FIND THE ARTIST AT:
http://katrinadraws.tumblr.com
ENTRY BACK STORY:
A peculiar, largely desolate galaxy dotted with small planets rests at the furthest corner of the universe. The resident's lives are troubled by strange events surrounding rips in the universe.

The stars that shoot across the galaxy contain powerful magic.

Born from stardust, Danica is one of few who can harness the power of these stars in order to restore balance to the cosmos. She passes from planet to planet in order to collect stars and fix the cracks in time and space.

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Kimchi Kawaii
A Familiar CATastrophe
MEDIUM: Colored Pencil
FIND THE ARTIST AT:
kimchi_kawaii@yahoo.com
ENTRY BACK STORY:
Get a cat, they said. Every good witch has a cat, they said. Jessica is beginning to regret going with the majority on this one. They PURRloin her personal space, especially when it's work time. Maybe she should have opted for an owl or something less demanding...
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MERUZ
First-Generation College Student
MEDIUM: Digital
FIND THE ARTIST AT:
http://meruz.tumblr.com
ENTRY BACK STORY:
George is the first in his family to attend an institute of higher magical education. In fact, he is the first ogre ever to attend an institute of higher magical education. Ogres aren't legally barred from going to college, it’s just they've never really made it past the admissions tests or been able to pay tuition. To be fair, ogres aren't the brightest race, nor are they particularly high in social class but George’s scholarships were able to push him through – now if only scholarships would help him explain to his classmates that he has no desire to eat them.
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minus [minus4x]
Cloud Collapse of Silk and Rain [Phantom Filaments]
MEDIUM: Aerosol Paint, Paint Marker, Inks and Brush, Digital
FIND THE ARTIST AT:
http://FB.com/Minus4x
ENTRY BACK STORY:
She lingers as a ghost, seeking windows back into the material plane, with the length and lightening of her silk hair a testament to her time spent in the pursual of this endeavor. Though her vitality steadily drips like rain from a soon-to-be collapsed cloud, she still searches intently, with an unnatural elegance fit for any cosmic observers.

The once red threads of fate that tie to her fingertips have faded to blue.

But still, she is an unyielding spirit, no less haunting than a dream that begs to be chased during all times of the day, night, and noon.

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Newsha Ghasemi
Rise
MEDIUM: Digital
FIND THE ARTIST AT:
nghasemi.pfs@gmail.com
http://newsha-ghasemi.deviantart.com

ENTRY BACK STORY:
With her father dead and her mother gone, Moirah was the last of the Necromancers and part of the few remaining dark magicians. The House of White, a family of alchemists and wizards had risen to power and has been methodically wiping out what they believed to be the distasteful of magic.

With no help but the spirit of her father which she keeps in a family enchanted lantern, and the old raven that helped raise her, she uses the power passed down by generations past to find her mother and help all those hunted in the dark.

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Nicole Caggiano
Witches McCall and Oboroten
MEDIUM: Digital (Sai and Photoshop)
FIND THE ARTIST AT:
http://chocolatechip-tarot.tumblr.com
ENTRY BACK STORY:
Somewhere in an open Irish clearing, year 1832. This scene is depicts a ferocious werewolf shaman (Oboroten) appearing out of a pocket dimension, seemingly out of thin air! He grapples with the airborne witch Janet McCall, who defends herself calmly and unafraid with her own personal athame. Janet's younger cousin Kyna watches up in terror from below, not at all sure what's to come.

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Sean Donnan
First Day of School
MEDIUM: Digital
FIND THE ARTIST AT:
http://canispanthera.deviantart.com
ENTRY BACK STORY:
Carrie had no idea what she was in for. Being flung into a hustling and bustling world of magic from the doldrums of country life certainly was not the first thing she expected to happen to her, but coupled with learning a subject she knew virtually nothing about, magic, she was completely overwhelmed. In the busy castle city, everyone returning to school was busy shopping for their new year's magic supply list. Despite having no direction in a world of unfamiliar faces and events, Carrie was excited to start learning magic.
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Shattered-Earth
Practical Magic
MEDIUM: Digital (Paint Tool Sai + Photoshop)
FIND THE ARTIST AT:
http://shattered-earth.com
lsusan@gmail.com

ENTRY BACK STORY:
Everyone told Stella she'd never be a witch. She spent too much time playing around with pranks, cavorting with Pickles and getting hurt; she just didn’t take it seriously enough. What they didn’t see was her practical jokes were invaluable practice, Pickles encouraged her through hard times, and her scrapes and cuts were not proof of inattentiveness but symbols of her dedication. She proved everyone wrong when she graduated top of class... then she kinda proved them right when she unleashed a barrage of mischievous props into the ceremony. Eh, if they were going to judge her anyway why not?
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skimlines
The Apprentice's Bad Habit
MEDIUM: Digital (Adobe Photoshop CS6)
FIND THE ARTIST AT:
http://skimlines.deviantart.com
http://skimlines.tumblr.com
http://www.facebook.com/skimlines
http://skimlines.tumblr.com/youtube

ENTRY BACK STORY:
Even though he had been warned over and over not to hold his wand while reading, it didn't seem like his bad habit would be fixed any time soon: As he grumbled and mumble in an attempt to figure out what the grand wizard had written on the grocery list, the apprentice did not notice he was casting a unusual spell onto an unsuspecting crowd of witches on their errands, where body parts of beasts began to sprout from their bodies.
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ToriKat
The Pursuit
MEDIUM: Digital (Painttool SAI)
FIND THE ARTIST AT:
http://torikat.deviantart.com
ENTRY BACK STORY:
When the trickster winged fox steals Aira's enchanted jewel, the witch pursues him with the help of her catboy minion. She won't be able to conquer the world without all of her magical gems!
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Vi
Miss Astral Artist
MEDIUM: Digital (Photoshop CS4)
FIND THE ARTIST AT:
spicytofuvi@gmail.com
http://eaphonia.deviantart.com

ENTRY BACK STORY:
The lively Iris grew up living comfortably along her loving parents. Her mother and father were both painters, and so it was that Iris discovered a dormant talent. Whatever paint she pressed down on the paper would soar up and become little clouds, and a small wave of the brush would create a spattering of stardust against the ceiling of her home. Much to the trepidation of her parents and her neighbors, but to the joy of her fellow classmates, she could eventually alter the weather (with good intentions), through a few oil paints and her homemade paintbrush.
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Yummy Suika
Cookie Crumbles
MEDIUM: Digital
FIND THE ARTIST AT:
http://yummy-suika.deviantart.com
ENTRY BACK STORY:
Poor Chef Francois! With fame comes misfortune, and he is no exception! His renown for baking the most scrumptious, most delectable cookies have attracted not only loyal customers but faeries who also cannot resist the mouthwatering treats! Unfortunately for him, these playful creatures don't pay, nor do they even ask -- the cookies are simply magically lifted away as soon as they leave the oven! The only thing he can do is to make sure he bakes enough, and that's just the way the cookie crumbles.
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ALL OTHER ENTRIES

Amy Ackert
Sacred Sugar Warriors
MEDIUM: Digital
FIND THE ARTIST AT:
acaluori@gmail.com
ENTRY BACK STORY:
When Japan was invaded by youma seeking to dominate mankind, the gods sent three angels to earth to combat the vile monsters. These angels are the Sacred Sugar Warriors, three magical girls with an unusual penchant for candy. Aoi, the bubbly Blueberry Fighter, uses the Candy Chakrams. Akane, the clever Strawberry Fighter, possesses the Sugar Staff. Midori, the innocent Melon Fighter, wields the BonBon Blade. When not transformed, they masquerade as waitresses in a sweets cafe, where they can watch over the targeted victims, and indulge in as many sweets as they can.
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Andrenaye Brown
MiMi Mischii

FIND THE ARTIST AT:
http://aunjy.deviantart.com
ENTRY BACK STORY:
Little kids are always getting the short end of the stick, and the not so good one's either. Getting pushed around by mean adults, who have nothing else better to do but bully the small and weak. And once upon a time, Meaira was one of those kids. Sold off by her uncle for money and used for labor. Until one night, when the moon was full, Meaira found a stone, a magic stone that gave her the power to control the elements by casting spells. Mischievous spells that she uses on mean adults. But what she didn't realize that the stone was an opening thats gonna shake up her live forever.
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Andrenaye Brown
Star Berry Burst
FIND THE ARTIST AT:
http://aunjy.deviantart.com
ENTRY BACK STORY:
She's cute, She's small, She's fiesty, and Pink! But above all she's a fairy that can't resist pulling naughty pranks on others. With her magical wand, she creates everything from turning blue to brown muddy water, turning cats to lizards, and exploding birthday cakes. Which are just a few of mischievous things our cute Star Berry Burst has planned.
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Blood Arts Kara Eto
Mischievous Little Witchling
MEDIUM: PrismaColored Pencils
FIND THE ARTIST AT:
karaeto@gmail.com
http://karaeto.devaintart.com

ENTRY BACK STORY:
Sapphire Le Vaunt is a French 12 year old witch in training who has a habit of being a bit of a klutz. She’s a carefree daydreamer that loves to enchanting things, like her hat for instance, rather than worry about her schoolwork, But can be serious if the time calls for it. Her Parents Named her Sapphire for her beautiful blue hair.
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Boomerr
Exura's Flaw
MEDIUM: Digital (Easy Paint Tool SAI)
FIND THE ARTIST AT:
annbonin@yahoo.com
http://boomerr.deviantart.com

ENTRY BACK STORY:
While the sun bids farewell to the woodland creatures as they begin their slumber, she rises from the fallen timber as their supposed guardian. Exura is her name, and she bares a fiery temper for those who dare to disturb her forest. While her intentions are nothing but pure, the faerie turns a blind eye to her punishments and causes more trouble. Most forest fires are said to have been the product of natural causes, but sometimes it is Exura to blame.
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Charlene Luna
Youick Warlock
FIND THE ARTIST AT:
charleneluna@yahoo.com
ENTRY BACK STORY:
Fear name for what he has donr but heres what hasnt he done. His attacks more powerful than an other mostly is isnt like others. He stands his ground on his own in his madness he's finds not a friend to behold. Fear name and dont ever forget to never look in his because you see the pain the lays inside them.
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Dawn Barbosa
Marionette, ready to strike
MEDIUM: Colored Pencil
FIND THE ARTIST AT:
http://www.facebook.com/dawn.barbosa.1
ENTRY BACK STORY:
Marionette: escapee of the "darkworld" only finds joy in beauty and blood. A shapeshifter, favoring the forms of a human, cat and snake. She stalks her beautiful prey, waiting and watching for the time to strike. Her strings begin tangling up around her prey as soon as they are chosen. When this prey has gone mad: she strikes with her jian blade, slowly creating her "masterpiece."
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Dominic Volent
Magical Transfer
MEDIUM: Digital (Photoshop CS6)
FIND THE ARTIST AT:
eatboxman@gmail.com
http://cabbagebox.deviantart.com

ENTRY BACK STORY:
Born as a Holy Knight without magic, Cid was destined to battle against the evils that corrupted his homeland. After getting as far as he could, he was defeated by his arch-nemesis who was responsible for all the destruction. He let Cid go, for he knew he was too weak to bother with.

Desperately, Cid tried to find anyway he could to gain power. Legends were told that there lies a powerful being that could transfer magical abilities to anyone it wishes, and, after journeying far into the Magic’s Guild, he discovered that the legends unfold around a beautiful girl…

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Hop-is-my-Hero
Spark of Wonder
MEDIUM: Ink, Colored Pencil, Digital
FIND THE ARTIST AT:
http://hop-is-my-hero.deviantart.com
ENTRY BACK STORY:
Heinrich had always loved making his portals in top hats, ever since they had become popular at the end of the 19th Century. It was his habit of popping out of them at inopportune moments which inspired magicians to pull rabbits from hats.

His penchant for mischief-making meant that, even at his age, (one hundred and fifty seven) he was still just a field agent. He loved this work though, imbuing objects in the mundane world with just a bit of magic, because, really, what was the world without a Spark of Wonder?

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Joshua D. Altobelli
Zheph and Netheus
MEDIUM: Digital
FIND THE ARTIST AT:
http://www.jdaltobelli.com
http://www.zhephskyre.com
joshuada@jdaltobelli.com

ENTRY BACK STORY:
This is the title page of my web-comic. The red and blonde haired guy is Zheph Skyre, and he is a steam punk inventor who lives in a city where he an outcast. He does not believe in magic, but the villagers think he practices it. Netheus will come in later and will prove to Zheph that magic exists.
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Joshua D. Altobelli
Water Dragons
MEDIUM: Digital
FIND THE ARTIST AT:
http://www.jdaltobelli.com
http://www.zhephskyre.com
joshuada@jdaltobelli.com

ENTRY BACK STORY:
These are two dragons I created that will exist in the world of my web comic. The more friendly one is a Tsunami Dragon, and the vicious one is a Frost Dragon. They can fly for short distances, but remain in water mostly. Both have similar abilities like freezing, mist, and high pressured water spray.
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Joshua D. Altobelli
Sky Dragon
MEDIUM: Digital
FIND THE ARTIST AT:
http://www.jdaltobelli.com
http://www.zhephskyre.com
joshuada@jdaltobelli.com

ENTRY BACK STORY:
This is a sky dragon that will exist in my web comic. It is a proud dragon that mainly converses with elves and other friendly dragons. This dragon has various abilities such as flying at supersonic speeds, blowing out tornadoes, and high pitched screeches.
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Joshua D. Altobelli
Master Mage & Apprentice
MEDIUM: Digital, Oil, Acrylic
FIND THE ARTIST AT:
joshuada@jdaltobelli.com
ENTRY BACK STORY:
This is an image of two characters that will appear in my web comic. The man on the cliff who is fighting multiple enemies is a mage named Gexusaj who happens to be a homosexual. He was not excepted by his large family, friends, and his nation for this, so he went on a journey to search for a way to change himself. Gexusaj managed to find a masked wizard who offered a way to change him with the help of a powerful spell. Unfortunately, this masked wizard turned out to have evil intentions for Gexusaj, and things turned out tragic for him and his family in the end. Now Gexusaj knows there is no real way to change who he is and he has accepted it. Currently he is searching for a way to redeem himself to those he cares about and defeat this masked wizard. I will work on this image more towards the convention. I had computer problems recently.
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Kamisama32
the wolf couple
MEDIUM: Copic and Permanent Markers
FIND THE ARTIST AT:
http://www.facebook.com/JoshW17
Joshuaalexrobert@yahoo.com

ENTRY BACK STORY:
Hikari and Subaru were raised together by a hunter and his family after they saved the hunter's wife from falling off a cliff. little do the hunter and his family know, these wolves were actually Lycanthropes (werewolves). the two have never seen eachother's human forms. On night, when Subaru goes out for a walk, Hibiki notices the hunter's son (who's around 15) walking near her cave. to her surprise, the boy turns into Subaru in his wolf form.
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Kamisama32
Mary, the catgirl
MEDIUM: Copic and Permanent Markers
FIND THE ARTIST AT:
http://www.facebook.com/JoshW17
Joshuaalexrobert@yahoo.com

ENTRY BACK STORY:
Mary is your typical high school girl, except for the fact that she's secretly a Catgirl who can actually take the form of any type of cat. she can also use wind magic. she uses her abilities to protect her friends and her little brother from evil spirits who have invaded her town.
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Kamisama32
Alex, the wolfboy
MEDIUM: Copic and Permanent Markers
FIND THE ARTIST AT:
http://www.facebook.com/JoshW17
Joshuaalexrobert@yahoo.com

ENTRY BACK STORY:
Alex was found by a traveling artist on the river bed. with no memory to who he was, the artist gave him the name Alex Arclight. from that point on, Alex & the artist traveled the world, finding the supernatural to paint.
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Katie Lenti
All Her Own
MEDIUM: Copic Marker, Prismacolor Pencils, Gel Pens
FIND THE ARTIST AT:
kclenti@gmail.com
http://creatingchaos.deviantart.com

ENTRY BACK STORY:
Although Vallera has all the powers she could ever want, she feels detached from the world around her. Although magic and witchcraft had been a part of her family for centuries, she doesn't feel comfortable among other magic users. Instead of muddling along with people who she doesn't understand, she would rather spend her time with her giant rabbit familiar creating a world all her own where she feels comfortable. Surrounded by things she finds beautiful, she finally feels at home.
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Meghan Williams
Child Prodigy
MEDIUM: Digital
FIND THE ARTIST AT:
megwillart@gmail.com
http://meanwilde.tumblr.com

ENTRY BACK STORY:
In the world of Pangu, a young rabbit satyr named Yuin inherits the body of a powerful god called Will overnight. The next morning, Yuin and his siblings move deep into the forest. Yuin’s older sister, Min, fully supports the idea of getting away. All everyone back home would do is tell naive little Yuin what to do with his powers. Min thought he should decide for himself. Yuin is eager to flick his fingers and see what he is now capable of.
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MERUZ
Mahou Shounen ★ Makoto Matsue
MEDIUM: Digital
FIND THE ARTIST AT:
http://meruz.tumblr.com
ENTRY BACK STORY:
For centuries, the girls of the Matsue family have lived double lives: shrine maidens by day, magical girls by night, vigilantes defending the delicate balance of Kyoto's magical sphere. However, when his mother meets a premature death Makoto Matsue becomes the sole heir to the Matsue family's magical girl legacy, the only person capable of fulfilling the duties his mother left behind. Will Makoto step up to the plate? Will he be able to impress his crush? Will he be able to get his grandmother to stop forcing him into frilly dresses? Find out on Mahou Shounen ★ Makoto Matsue!
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Nicole Hanafin
Fabulok the magic dragon
MEDIUM: Pipe cleaners
FIND THE ARTIST AT:
http://www.darksabercat.com
ENTRY BACK STORY:
One stormy night: A wizard who looked no older than 883 threw down his hat and went to bed. Lightning struck, an old wand came alive, all spectrum of light burst out, and magic filled the room with a whirlwind. As the dust settled, by the glow of the wand a shadow of a billowy tail went up, and down. Then a large clawed hand grabbed the wand and the old wizard's cap off the floor and placed it on it's head with a toothy grin. Completing an old wizard's lifetime of work to create Fabulok, a magic dragon!
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Nikki LaMountain
Witch's Serenade
MEDIUM: Digital (Paint Tool SAI)
FIND THE ARTIST AT:
http://avataralchemy.deviantart.com
ENTRY BACK STORY:
The word magic has always reminded me of the world of witches and wizards. Mischief makes me think of something done in private, in hopes of not getting caught by disapproving eyes. This work began as just a young witch with a wand, but I realized it seemed almost as if she held her wand like an orchestra conductor. And so this became a young witch and a band of shadows, sneaking deep into the woods away from anyone else to create magic in the form of music.
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Ragond
Spirit Serpent
MEDIUM: Digital (Adobe Photoshop Elements)
ENTRY BACK STORY:
At night a mysterious serpent will arrive in to mess with travelers on their journey across the ocean.
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Rebecca Wong
Dragon Mage Riagan
MEDIUM: Digital (Paint Tool SAI, Adobe Photoshop)
FIND THE ARTIST AT:
http://sleepingfox.deviantart.com
sleepingfoxart@gmail.com

ENTRY BACK STORY:
Riagan is an arrogant, raucous, and overly ambitious user of magic. The total disregard of danger to himself and others is the hallmark of a dragon mage. Driven by his obsession to reach the insane goal of becoming a dragon, Riagan is forever seeking founts of magic to absorb. Some changes are evident on his corrupted body, having sprouted horns, wings, and scattered scales. Riagan's confidant is a white snake named Sari, her sibilant whispers constantly in his ear. Together, they strive for the day Riagan can gather enough magic to coalesce into a true dragon.
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Ron Theriault, artist of Dominion Legacy
Aelana
MEDIUM: Digital (Photoshop, Illustrator), Wacom Cintiq Tablet
FIND THE ARTIST AT:
requiem.designs@gmail.com
http://requiemdesigns.com
http://www.facebook.com/dominionlegacycomic

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During her training of the sly edge method Aelanna began cultivating her ankhra (The mantle of power innate to each Vinrathi) to cloak her in shadows and gloom. The nature of her ankhra has altered her very appearance, draining the color from her flesh and blackening her hair. Suffering from compulsions to restore beauty and color to her existence, Aelanna is driven to steal most anything glittery and shiny. As she seeks the thrill of adventure outside of Ionium City amongst the warriors of Dominion Legacy, she wonders if her ankhra will grow strong enough to obscure her entire being.
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Dezrum
MEDIUM: Digital (Photoshop, Illustrator), Wacom Cintiq Tablet
FIND THE ARTIST AT:
requiem.designs@gmail.com
http://requiemdesigns.com
http://www.facebook.com/dominionlegacycomic

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By age twelve, Dezrum was strong enough to formally take up his magical sword Shadowclaw, learning how to wield the blade under the watchful eyes of his adopted mercenary family “the Bulldancers”. Ever since then, the Scythan youth has become a skilled swordsman but suffers constant nightmares of terror and darkness, haunted by names mad and terrible. When enraged, those inhuman names rush to his lips and the very flames of Hell leap to his bidding. Unnerved by his growing, uncontrollable rage, Dezrum ponders his connection to Damnation. He longs to discover the truth behind his mysterious origins.
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Samantha Jalette
Clout
MEDIUM: Digital
FIND THE ARTIST AT:
http://awotwot.tumblr.com
ENTRY BACK STORY:
Clout lives in a world where humans have forgotten that the earth had been filled with life. Clout remembers, and as he grows older and begins to learn creation he uses the art for what has been lost. Instead of metal buildings and machines, he recreates the creatures of the past trapped in his mind. At night he paints the walls for the people of the city, paints the dull streets with the forgotten creatures, and with the sun the cranes fly and the koi swim.
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Sin D'Angelo, Plastic Love Studios
Black Arts Academy
MEDIUM: Digital (Photoshop CS3), Wacom Intuos 3 4X6" Tablet
FIND THE ARTIST AT:
machinegun_angel@hotmail.com
http://machinegunangel.deviantart.com/web
http://sweetdreamsbakery.comicdish.com

ENTRY BACK STORY:
Welcome to Black Arts Academy of Sorcery and Witchcraft! High School sportsmanship is in full force against rival school Elysium Clairvoyant School for the Enchanted. Each school competes to win the title of grandest school of witchery. In the heat of competition, the students accidentally open a rift to a dark dimension that endangers their entire universe. Both schools must now work together together to stop it, resulting in plenty of humor, drama and new friendships!

Starring: Professor Arcana Frost, Jack Roulette, Trixee Miaow,
Sharlette Webb, Oura Zebastian Hendrickson and Celes Mezzaluna with her ghost owl Inspecktor Hoot.

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Sketchythescribbler
Frog Rain
MEDIUM: Digital (Photoshop and Painter SAI)
FIND THE ARTIST AT:
Sketchythescribbler@gmail.com
http://sketchythescribbler.tumblr.com

ENTRY BACK STORY:
Every once and a while something magical passes by your town, be it a feeling of wonder, or a far more literal witch!

You’ll look out the window today and see a friendly girl with a green dress, hat, and multi-colored lights popping from her hands and staff, summoning frogs to rain from the sky. They land with a tiny harmless plop, no worse for wear. To Catherine the Traveling Frog Witch, it’s a bit of harmless mischief; to you, it means a frog in your morning coffee!

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Tess Sheehey
Magic&Mischief
MEDIUM: Digital (Paint Tool Sai and Photoshop)
FIND THE ARTIST AT:
tessie5@gmail.com
ENTRY BACK STORY:
Investigating the underbelly of the magical world, Private Detective Amber is a former sorceress of the streets who now seeks a higher calling in an alternative route to bringing justice. Joined by her trusted and graceless assistant, Sparky, together they awkwardly stumble around seeking the truth, collaborating with both villains and heroes, and sometimes even solving cases.
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Tifa-X
The Hunt for Uadjit
MEDIUM: Copic Markers, Manga Studio
FIND THE ARTIST AT:
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Tifa-X/297547190319013
ENTRY BACK STORY:
In the days of antiquity, magic was an art that was to be used for the good of mankind. Any individual who possessed magical powers were to only use it to protect and serve their fellow man. This was a law sanctioned by the Gods of Magical Recourse. All magic-users were to obey this rule, and most of them did. Breaking this rule would result in having one's power taken away from them.

But there was one who didn't care about the laws of magic.

Uadjit was an Egyptian snake charmer who caused nothing but mischief everywhere she went. With her staff, she would summon large serpents to her beck and call. She wanted the world to fear her, and craved absolute power. Of course, the Gods of Magical Recourse would not stand for this. She was becoming a serious threat to the world and needed to be punished for her actions.

So the hunt was on. Once the word got out, magic-users from different lands; wizards, witches, necromancers, and so on went to track down Uadjit and kill her.

Fighting her wont be easy...

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Wow, there are some seriously talented people out there... these are amazing! Congrats!!

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Lots of good stuff this year!

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Hi! I'm one of Matt's assistants at his studio, The Village Designs! We're so honored that you picked his work for the grand prize, especially given the incredibly beautiful submissions on here!

I was wondering if you could also add thevillagedesigns.wordpress.com to his entry listing! That's our studio website, where we'll be featuring this piece soon.

Thank you so much again on his behalf (he is next to me and says thank you) and congratulations to everyone else who placed!


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Post Re: Results for the 2014 Art Contest: Magic & Mischief!!
Thanks for picking me as an honorable mention! I knew competition would be so much stiffer this year since it's the second year now and AB is always such a great con! I'm glad it gave me the opportunity to draw something i might not have, and it'll definitely be a great original print in my rotation :D

The only thing i'm sad about is having to sit through the melee to sign up hahahaha, truly that was the prize all along :lol:


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