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Lena's transformation is complete! The entries for the Beautiful Creatures  Light or Dark contest showcased Lena, a caster faced with the choice of Light or Dark, in the midst of making her selection. Lena wasn't the the only one with a tough decision to make! Judges and authors of the Beautiful Creatures  novels Margaret Stohl and Kami Garcia had the difficult task of determining the top five winners from our 25 Semi-Finalists. Check out Lena as Light and Dark, as well as our top winner who clinched an all-expenses paid trip to Los Angeles, CA among other amazing prizes!

Judges' Comments

We each chose this piece for the Grand Prize without even discussing it; We found it to be true to the Lena of our novels as well as the film. We noted the charm necklace, the Chucks, the "Caster breeze" in the dynamic, curling hair, and the "naturalist" element with the doves. Well done!

*wylielise has won
  • All expenses paid trip for two to Los Angeles to attend the US premiere of Beautiful Creatures, take a tour of deviantART headquarters, get a personalized tour of Panpipes Hollywood, and a guided tour of the Magic Castle
  • dA PRO Digital Artist Backpack
  • deviantART Hoodie of Winner's Choice*
  • dA Notebook Set by Leuchtturm
  • Panasonic 3D Wi-Fi Blu-Ray Player
  • One-Year Premium Membership to deviantART
  • 8,000 deviantART Points
  • $2,000 USD
Judges' Comments

This piece so nearly won the Grand Prize! The degree of detail in the paper cutting is so incredible, and the single splash of color in Lena's heart is perfect. Lena is very "Natural" here, but perhaps less dynamic in the piece we ultimately selected for the Grand Prize. Still, well done!

*camilliette has won
  • Panasonic 3D Wi-Fi Blu-Ray Player
  • Six-Month Premium Membership to deviantART.com
  • deviantART T-Shirt of Winner's Choice*
  • dA Notebook Set by Leuchtturm
  • 4,000 deviantART Points
  • $1,000 USD
Judges' Comments

So cute, and so Lena. Clutching her notebook while the world turns into chaos around her. We really found this piece to be charming.

*bluespottedfrog has won
  • Panasonic 3D Wi-Fi Blu-Ray Player
  • Six-Month Premium Membership to deviantART.com
  • deviantART T-Shirt of Winner's Choice*
  • dA Notebook Set by Leuchtturm
  • 4,000 deviantART Points
  • $1,000 USD
Judges' Comments

The technical detail - as well as the character detail - in this piece was overwhelming. We love the way the light hits Lena's face, and the charm necklace wrapped in her hair. Bravo!

*enchantress-lele has won
  • Panasonic 3D Wi-Fi Blu-Ray Player
  • Six-Month Premium Membership to deviantART.com
  • deviantART T-Shirt of Winner's Choice*
  • dA Notebook Set by Leuchtturm
  • 4,000 deviantART Points
  • $500 USD
Judges' Comments

We loved the "turning Lena on her head" idea - because so often she does feel like her world is upside down, and like she's changing into something terrifying. A not very beautiful creature! This one gave us nightmares! Amazing.

*christina-the-weird has won
  • Panasonic 3D Wi-Fi Blu-Ray Player
  • Six-Month Premium Membership to deviantART.com
  • deviantART T-Shirt of Winner's Choice*
  • dA Notebook Set by Leuchtturm
  • 4,000 deviantART Points
  • $500 USD
* Depending on availability


Lena's transformation is complete! Judges and authors of the Beautiful Creatures novels Margaret Stohl and Kami Garcia had the difficult task of determining the top five winners from our 25 Semi-Finalists. Check out Lena as Light and Dark, as well as our top winner who clinched an all-expenses paid trip to Los Angeles, CA among other amazing prizes!
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MidnightBreedLover Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Luck to you all to have so much talent
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:iconmempro:
MEMpro Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013  Professional Artist
I WON in my imagination
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:iconclownboy1:
Clownboy1 Featured By Owner May 20, 2013  Student General Artist
Thank you
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:iconkitsunekoshojo:
KitsunekoShojo Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No probs ;]
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StallworthRodriguez Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013  Student General Artist
Thank you :D
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SamApeace Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Congratulations to all of the winners!
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KitsunekoShojo Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Then I think you've gone long way! Your digital pictures are very well developed ^^ Keep it up!
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KitsunekoShojo Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's fine :D (me major late :lol:)

I've thought stock images are images you use on digital work (digital photos etc), to create a collage-like work... you know, work where only thing that's made by you is collecting pictures together. But as said, I'm not good at IT vocabulary, so I'm most probably wrong :>

Yep, it's easy to get confused, main thing is to take that into account I think :) Have a nice day!
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Cutewebkinzwolf Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i didnt win :(
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omarkaviles Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013
congratulations to the winners!
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