A Look at the Submissions for Pixiv's "Gargantia" Art Contest

Honestly, what's out there is good, but this one still looks like an open playing field

Japanese online art community Pixiv is in the midst of a Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet character design contest. Through next Monday, you can submit your design for an original Gargantia crew mate, have it be judged by director Kazuya Murata and the Gargantia animation staff, with the winner being awarded with an appearance by their character in the anime's final episode along with some nice merch.


【How to Enter】
(1) Design a character that could be a possible crew member of Gargantia.
(2) Upload it to pixiv with the red illustration tag below.
Illustration Tag: ガルガンティア乗組員

【Submission Format】
There are no format restrictions.

【Selection Process】
Entries will undergo a strict judging process by the director, Kazuya Murata, and the Gargantia animation staff before declaring winners.
The winning entry will have their character featured in the last episode of the Gargantia anime and also awarded with official Gargantia merchandise.

While the level of artistic talent on display at Pixiv can sometimes be intimidating, honestly, while what's out there is good, this one still looks like an open playing field. There aren't that many stand outs among the almost 500 entries.


A few are...


From Vocaloid artist Clovia, and as such, probably one of the most popular on Pixiv


The second most popular, from Ryuuzaki Ichi


via http://www.pixiv.net/member.php?id=54347


via http://www.pixiv.net/member.php?id=2087042


via http://www.pixiv.net/member.php?id=346333


via http://www.pixiv.net/member.php?id=5997791


via http://www.pixiv.net/member.php?id=2936211


via http://www.pixiv.net/member.php?id=34962

via http://www.pixiv.net/member.php?id=4768875


via http://www.pixiv.net/member.php?id=925336


via http://www.pixiv.net/member.php?id=444492

via http://www.pixiv.net/member.php?id=70124


via http://www.pixiv.net/member.php?id=3834205


via http://www.pixiv.net/member.php?id=16553


via http://www.pixiv.net/member.php?id=6529547


via http://www.pixiv.net/member.php?id=1745197


via http://www.pixiv.net/member.php?id=34962


via http://www.pixiv.net/member.php?id=8171


via http://www.pixiv.net/member.php?id=295441

via http://www.pixiv.net/member.php?id=1364404


via http://www.pixiv.net/member.php?id=1399109


via http://www.pixiv.net/member.php?id=41444


via http://www.pixiv.net/member.php?id=1456900




 via http://www.pixiv.net/member.php?id=4197255


via http://www.pixiv.net/member.php?id=3836451


via http://www.pixiv.net/member.php?id=321322


via http://www.pixiv.net/member.php?id=819303


via http://www.pixiv.net/member.php?id=1094905


via http://www.pixiv.net/member.php?id=88645


via http://www.pixiv.net/member.php?id=4459598


via http://www.pixiv.net/member.php?id=4729932


via http://www.pixiv.net/member.php?id=2362536


via http://www.pixiv.net/member.php?id=696612


via http://www.pixiv.net/member.php?id=696612


via http://www.pixiv.net/member.php?id=2593252


via http://www.pixiv.net/member.php?id=2746182


via http://www.pixiv.net/member.php?id=5211815


via http://www.pixiv.net/member.php?id=2620590


via http://www.pixiv.net/member.php?id=31738

via http://www.pixiv.net/member.php?id=3221706

via http://www.pixiv.net/member.php?id=1001573



via http://www.pixiv.net/member.php?id=1701795

via http://www.pixiv.net/member.php?id=6759169

via http://www.pixiv.net/member.php?id=566308


via http://www.pixiv.net/member.php?id=522230


also via http://www.pixiv.net/member.php?id=522230


See all designs here


Scott Green is editor and reporter for anime and manga at geek entertainment site Ain't It Cool News. Follow him on Twitter at @aicnanime.

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