I'm really sad and disappointed.
I Believe that... The W...F Summer Fairy Contest was a fake.
I've totally lost trust in some artistic competitions, above of all those that comes from forums.... 'cause there are always the same results and wins always the same artists.
In this contest the parameters of judgments were not respected:
"Judging will be on concept, attention to detail, pose, the sculpt itself and costuming. It must be a new doll and OOAK. No molds are to be used."
The winner is a doll made surely by a Great Artist, this is not at issue but this Fairy doesn't respect all the parameters, she's:
_ TOTALLY NUDE ...THEN NO COSTUMING
_ NO SPECIAL DETAILS... only the face, the hands and the feet... Well is difficult to imagine her without.
_ NO A SPECIAL CONCEPT...THE BASE IS ONLY A LITTLE BIT OF SAND
But the Artist is popular... THAT'S ALL AND THAT'S ENOUGH!!
I'm not a stupid. But I've got some doubts.
I think that maybe this Contest has been done to give visibility to the forum (???).
I think that maybe the Winner was already decided (???).
I think that maybe there's not even a real prize, only an attraction (???).
Or it is so...or... Wins always the POPULARITY, doesn't matter if the doll is beautiful or not, if it respect parameters of judgment or not, if is an hard work or not... and so on, doesn't matter... "Who is the Artist? Oh Is she/he? Ok she/he is the Winner! It's Decided!!"
I don't understand.
I feel cheated.
I don't seen the other entries yet, but I've made a comparison with mine...and you can do exactly the same thing...
I've realized a big project with:
_ MANY DETAILS:
.a Written Diary;
.a Cup of leaves with liquid and straws;
.a leaf as pen;
_ A big MUSHROOM: MADE IN EVERY DETAIL BY ME, WITH A COMPLEX STRUCTURE, PAINTED BY HAND full of tones and finishing touch!!!
_ A Complex and Global Scene...
_ and a FAIRY with a costume, with a face, feet and hands... that I think is not a Monster... or not?
My Creation tells a Story.
Then... my hard work, where I spent many hours and days on design and workmanship, not worth anything? Good to know that.
So why should I participate if the winner is always already decided regardless?
Can you tell me that??
This is a GREAT...GREAT...GREAT... DISAPPOINTMENT and not 'cause I'm not the Winner, I hope this is clear, but 'cause there was not an honest Judgment based on the real parameters required.