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:: IMPORTANT UPDATE AT END ::

Hello everyone!

This is my first journal entry here. I should really consider being more active on DA, however it's hard to when I can't submit anything. Of course, there's always my Facebook page, whereupon I do post updates every now and then.

But I digress...

So it's my intention to create a new album. This album will have a collection of piano songs by me. There will be old piano solos, arrangements of Epic Battle Fantasy songs, and some new songs too. I'll probably have this album sold in both CD format and MP3 format (probably ITunes...). The title of this album is "Musician, Magician".

Of course, every album needs a cover. And while I can do a little bit (and I mean only a little) in Photoshop, I don't consider what I create visually to be anything impressive. So, I want to ask my fans for some help! :D And might as well make it a contest too (prizes and all)!

So here's the details:

There are two categories you can enter in:


~Album Cover~

This will go on the CD case and needs both an inside and outside. This will also be the album art for the mp3 distribution.

1800px x 1800px (2 images)

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~CD~

This art will be printed on the CD itself.

1600px x 1600px
Must be a circle (otherwise the outsides of the circle will get cut out) and account for the center being cut out (by the middle of the CD). This means you can have your design go over it, but nothing important should be there). The outer circle is 1600px in diameter (obviously) and the middle circle is about 400px in diameter.

.png format


You're free to make your design whatever you think will fit the album. I do have a preference for blue and feathers/wings, but any color and motif will do as long as it fits the album (and the music) well. So be creative!! :D

Oh, and don't think I forgot this part here... the prizes!

1st place (2 given, 1 for each category): $50 and a free CD
2nd place (2 given, 1 for each category): $20 and a free CD
3rd place (2 given, 1 for each category): A free CD

I don't have too much money (still sadly...) but I hope these prizes are good enough. :)

The submission deadline for this contest is March 9th (I have a bit of my own deadline to meet for this album). If anyone has questions, feel free to put them in the comments or just send me a note! :D

Thank you everyone and have fun!

~Phyrnna ^_^ <3

P.S. This contest is open to everyone, so if you know someone who would like to do this feel free to let them know! :D
P.P.S. Those who want templates, I do have them. Just let me know you want them and provide me an email to send the template to.

::UPDATE::

For those who are designing the album cover, the inside will have a track list. However I've yet to fully compile the track list and put it in order. So for now, design the inside without a track list. Once I pick a winner, I'll send the tracklist to add on.

::UPDATE 2::

Not too important of an update but....

You can submit your designs to me for judging by either posting it on DA or by emailing them to me at HalcyonicFalconX@gmail.com. Either one is fine by me.

Remember, .png format!
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:iconptolemaiosls:
PtolemaiosLS Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I´m tired TT-TT

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:iconjade-the-x9ian:
Jade-the-X9ian Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012  Student General Artist
Is something like [link] okay?
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:iconmooingmage:
MooingMage Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012
I am interested in joining ^u^ but can you link a sample piece so I can really get a grasp on what kind of message i should portray?
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:iconhalcyonicfalconx:
halcyonicfalconx Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012  Professional Artist
Looked through your gallery. Seeing as you have a lot of characters, you could also make a character if you want. :p
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:iconhalcyonicfalconx:
halcyonicfalconx Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012  Professional Artist
Yeah, since you wanted one I posted up one here:
[link]
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:iconmooingmage:
MooingMage Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012
Ah! Thank you! But i wasn't talking about the cover. I want to know the kind of music will be in the peice. I want to best capture your album through understanding your music. can you link a clip of the peice that you think best fits your album?
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:iconhalcyonicfalconx:
halcyonicfalconx Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Professional Artist
Aah. Oops. xD

I don't have the actual tracks ready yet, but they'll be similar to these (but sound better):

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:iconhalcyonicfalconx:
halcyonicfalconx Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012  Professional Artist
Not too important of an update but....

You can submit your designs to me for judging by either posting it on DA or by emailing them to me at HalcyonicFalconX@gmail.com. Either one is fine by me. :)

Remember, .png format! :D
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:iconsmash-the-elder:
Smash-the-Elder Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2012
I disagree; that was the one thing I was burning to know.
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:iconcarterman:
carterman Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wait, do I do a back cover too?
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