ok so .. they picked the "semi finalists" of the tomb raider "contest" ..
And I have to say, this made me question the ability to judge of whoever pick those arts. I'm not sure about you guys but I browsed many entries and found at least a dozen that I knew had better concepts and displayed a much better skill than mine did. I liked the one I did but I know it wasn't as good as several other entries, so I didn't expect to win or anything.
But like any contest, when you know you are not one of the top dogs, you expect to loose to quality stuff. Like anything in life, you expect that the more skilled/cappable win, so at least it makes sense why you lost.
Well, this wasn't the case.
There's at least 2 entries amongst the semi-finalists that are direct rip offs from original artwork from the game!! Seriously .. how can you possibly pick arts that are copies from the original media?! Hell, there's one that literally did a ctrl C ctrl V of the very face of the image that is picture in the contest annoucement!
10 minutes in google would show those things .. And here I was thinking that "how original" the concept was, meant anything. Most of the entries just portrait lara shooting arrows or doing bad ass stuff. I guess the judges didn't actually play the game or new what it was all about (she does those things, mind you .. but the game is much more about her transformation, than just blowing stuff up).
And not to be a bad loser, but quite frankly, compared to the entries I saw, I think there are .. 2-3 entries that I'd pick as "oficial artwork". At least the guys from square enix won't have much trouble picking the winner, since most of the good ones were gutted from the finalists anyway ..
So yeah .. really disappointed with how this contest turned out.
Oh and I re-checked the entries, at least one of the copy pasta was removed, lol ... And from a quick look at the comments in the "semi-finalists" post, I'm not the only one really disappointed with this contest