This week's task the contestants were told they had to create an advertisement of sorts featuring a certain item that stands out beyond all other things in their graphic. If you want to read the original task, read HERE. Each contestant did exceptionally well, but like all other tasks, one must go home. Before we reach that point, though, lets look at what the judges had to say.
TOP PHOTO; Lige07
Linda: Lige graphic is fine. I often feel he uses his reference picture too much, but this week it fine. The Jacket it pretty good. I love the shading, but I don't know if I focus completely on the jacket. 9.5/10
Kasey: Oh, Lige, how you never fail to dazzle me! You truly have a gift and I honestly love this graphic. I'm not a big fan of the color, but because I think you used a reference photo, you stuck with the theme in the photo. I believe that if you made a bolder/lighter color choice for the jacket, it would of really made my eye move directly there. Even something as simple a beige would look fabulous! But, you still did excellent! 9/10!
GRAPHIC'S SCORE: 28/30
TOTAL SCORE: 93/100
SECOND PLACE; rralucaa1996
Linda: I really like Marie's graphic. I enjoy the shading, etc. Only thing is, I'd never guess this was a makeup campaign. 8/10.
Kasey: Who did this piece of art?! It looks nothing like the style from the artist of the past task! It's beautiful! The shading is amazing and the pose of well put together. I think you hit the mark here! my only concern, and it's just a minor one, is the makeup...I see some very luscious lipstick, but because of the pose, whatever makeup that would of been there, is not. Still, fantastic job!! 8.5/10 :)
GRAPHIC'S SCORE: 24.5
TOTAL SCORE: 69/100
THIRD PLACE; Hollyoaksrocks*
Linda: darling we meet again. I THINK IT IS TERRIBLE. Joking, you did a great job. One of the best this week for sure. The shading is fine, but I do feel the face and shoes need work. 9/10.
Kasey: Something I really like about this graphic is the pose. I love that pose. It looks original, so that's good. When I first saw this graphic, I looked at the clutch...then the shoes. The clutch is absolutely adorable and I wan* ** *o badly. The shoes, in my opinion, don't catch the eye compared to the subtle clutch. (that may be a contradiction, but that's what I believe) Great job on shading, though! You've improved a massive amount! 6.5/10!:)
GRAPHIC'S SCORE: 24/30
TOTAL SCORE: 74.5/100
FOURTH PLACE; lip0 (Freeduck__)
Linda: Duck you graphic is fine, lovely hair. But it is so boring like you. 6/10.
Kasey: Okay, This hair is gorgeous! I really love the bold color and the gentle style. It makes a statement and I think you best achieved the goal set. Though, you should work on shading a little more. Use that style and apply it in a way that makes the hair more realistic! You've really improved and you should be proud of that fact:) 8/10!
GRAPHIC'S SCORE: 22/30
TOTAL SCORE: 69/100
BOTTOM TWO; LadyGagaMcQueen and RockinEllee
Linda: I love the bag which is good as it is what i should be focusing on. It is a massive improvement, although in some areas shading is lacking. 7.5/10
Kasey: I really love this graphic, because it really does put the spotlight on the bag. The main concern I have for this image is the shading. It's a little week and blocky, but still, big improvement! Though the idea is very good, like your last one, the way you presented it lacked. Good job though! 6/10:]
GRAPHIC'S SCORE: 20/30
OVERALL SCORE: 64.5/100
Linda: Elle's is lovely. The shading is a bit heavy in areas but you don't really notice. As for focusing on the necklace I think the necklace is great. A big improvement! 7.5/10.
Kasey: How Lovely:) The thing that really caught my eye here was the head shape. It doesn't really look correctly shaded, but this is stillf magnificent! Though I would of preferred a more bolder choice in jewelry, this really does focus on the string of pearls hanging on her neck. Well done! 6.5/10!
GRAPHIC'S SCORE: 20/30
TOTAL SCORE: 64/100
Unfortunately, there can only be one winner, and one person must be sacrificed each week. I adore both Elle and Amanda's graphics tremendously, and if I didn't have to eliminate either one, I wouldn't. Sadly, that isn't an option (but of course besides if someone had dropped out of the competition).
Amanda has always been a girl who always appears very calm, cool, and collective when it comes to detailing graphics. Each graphic is a treat for all her viewers, and I personally love her graphics. This week Amanda was one of the weaker links. Though her eye to detail is spectacular, the overall performance and quality of the graphic is not at it's best. If Amanda works harder on the quality, she could easily reach the top of the chain.
Elle is rather newer to the graphic scene. I've always adored the content of her graphics, and its just a wonderful thing to see something evolve from a random sketch or picture to a complete stardoll graphic. This week Elle's graphic lacked in quality, and that "spark" that many graphics usually carry. I'm afraid if she doesn't step up her game, she'll be lost in the dust.
It was really hard for me to choose who will stay and who will go, especially considering that I have befriended both girls, and gotten to know whom they are as a person. This week I choose the person to stay who I think is a bit stronger, and has a buttload of potential. I'm sorry, but Elle, this week you are eliminated.
Elle is a wonderful girl, and I hope you will continue to evolve as a graphic artist! Thank you for being a contestant on Stardoll's Next Top Graphic Designer, it was spectacular to see you grow continuously each task.
Task four will be posted very soon, so stay tuned.