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DSS: The Kinky Trade-Off

The Filipino illustrators and artists are simply amazing. And to properly spazz over their illustrations and hardwork, Dark~Sweet~Soul is hosting an interesting event for these talented folks! The Kinky Trade-Off is a giveaway in exchange for doing what you and DSS love the most:

leather and drawing!

Create an illustration of a character who screams individuality while wearing any two (2) Dark~Sweet~Soul accessories and get a chance to win designs from DSS — absolutely for free!

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Terms and Conditions

1. The Kinky Trade-Off is open to students, non-professional and professional artists, in all ages, residing in the Philippines only.

2. The Trade-Off duration is from June 12, 2017 to June 29, 2017. Choosing of the five (5) most interesting, fashionable and unique entries will be on July, 15, 2017.

3. The illustration is open to any interpretation, so long as the character is wearing two (2) existing Dark~Sweet~Soul accessories — this is required! It can be a full body work, portrait, chibi, vector-style — you are very free to express your own style and approach, either Traditional or Digital.

4. Please keep all entries/submission under R-16 Rating.

Meaning:

  •  no full on nudity
  • no graphic/lewd content (considered lewd are very graphic and detailed representation of sexuality, activity/intercourse, bodily fluids (and other that is not appropriate for viewers ages 16 and below) (ಥvಥ) Let’s keep things clean — visually and fashionable.)
  • no violence/drug usage
  • no objectification on man, woman, creature/sentient.

But should you wish to really express your work NSFW-ly, DSS will share you work on WordPress and Instagram instead.

5. The illustration must consist an Original Character only. No fanart based from existing fandoms/literature. (I wish I could draw Viktor Nikiforov in leather and harness but I’ll save that for another fantasy of mine hahaha~).

6. Submission of entries is either through FB messenger/IG direct message/email (jiandra.alda@gmail(dot)com).

7. Please do not forget to also include your website/artwork page/blog/social network account for DSS to properly credit you.


Criteria for Judging

  • The accuracy of the existing the two (2) Dark~Sweet~Soul accessories used by the character: 50%
  • Individuality/Uniqueness of the character: 25%
  • Composition/Layout: 20%
  • Facebook Likes and responses (includes comments and shares): 5%
  • Optional/Bonus points (for 10%): inclusion of character background, character quirks and the reason as to why you chose those 2 particular Dark~Sweet~Soul accessories.

Frequently Asked Questions

Query Update: June 20, 2017


1. How many winners are you choosing?
– Dark~Sweet~Soul will choose five (5) winners/entries.

2. How many prizes will one winner get?
– One winner will get one (1) prize only, based on the chosen accessories they used for the illustration. So there are a total of five (5) prizes for five winners, each.

3. Can I submit more than one (1) entry?
– Yes, you can.

4. If by chance I won and chose two DSS accessories that are neither remakeable, can I have something different made instead?
– Let’s discuss that when it happens. Raw material availability is subject to change.

5. If I won and have received the prize, are you going to use my artwork for something else?
– Your artwork will be posted and shared to all Dark~Sweet~Soul network and social media solely to promote the trade-off only. The shared post will include proper credits and ownership done by the artist.

Should you wish to give the rights to DSS, the brand will use the images/artworks to promote the shop and your name from time to time.

6. I wish to remain anonymous after I submitted my entry, is that okay?
– It sure is!

7. I’m not from the Philippines/not a Filipino but I’d like to draw and submit, is that okay?
– Of course, of course! You are most welcomed to! Though this is to ascertain that you  are not eligible to win. Instead DSS will happily share your work through all its network.

8. If someone can give their personal info to you but wants to be announced the winner via a specific alias, is that allowed?
– Aliases are honored. Should you wish to use aliases upon submission of entry (and you happen to win thereafter), it is allowed.

9. Also, is NSFW artwork allowed??
(I BELIEVE NO NSFWWWWW //shakes fiiist) But to remain within the appropriate boundaries of public viewing on Facebook and the delicate sensibilities of others, please keep all entries R16.

10. Can my OC/s wear more than two accessories?
– Yes, they can.

11. I want to draw my OC’s accessories from the MTO/Custom Made album? Is that allowed?
– Most of the accessories from the MTO/Custom Made album is designed by previous DSS customers. It is not DSS’ main works. Do kindly message the page first to inquire if the accessory is okay to illustrate or not.

12. Can I also upload my entry at my page/account ?
– Only when DSS have uploaded your work with all the required entry details, you may at your own page/account after. Your work is owned by you. DSS respects that.

13. I have another question…
– Yeah, let me know if I missed out other pointers. Thanks!

14. Lastly, why is Dark~Sweet~Soul doing this Giveaway/Trade-Off?
– because Jiandra herself is a frustrated artists who likes to draw but has little discipline over it. And she always ALWAYS enjoy looking at local artists’ works and styles. She respects them a lot and wishes to discover more local artists in the community. She might consider commissioning them too in the future!

Plus, Jiandra will shookt if she discovers these artists are kinky AF. Because, why the heck naught? He he he. C’mere, yoou~


IMPORTANT:

Dark~Sweet~Soul reserves the right not to upload and share entries that go over the boundaries of the Terms and Conditions.


DSS References and Designs

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On Facebook ( fb.com/DarkSweetSoul )
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On Instagram ( @darksweetsoulph )

Entries

(Will be updated soon!)

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