No ofence to the deviant, I really liked your work, it is creative and very, very well done. You're really talented but to the judges, WHAT THE FUCK??? where are the "stock images" from the pandas we were supposed to use?!?! this is all drawn!
I already said I like the work done, And I will continue liking it but what you say is "repainting over the picture" could as well have been starting from scratch cause I see nothing else than what you draw
Why the hell are you writing this -here- then? It's a perfectly good picture that follows all of the rules. The stock was used as reference. There was absolutely no rule that the photos should be slapped on the picture without any changes.
Using the stock photos means also referencing. If it meant that one had to copy and paste the stock photos, then they wouldn't allow 'all media'. The contest allowed even traditional only referenced from the provided photos. This entry is a-ok.
If you could "reference" from the pictures to draw whatever you want it could have been any freaking panda or any freaking pie! The contest said must use one of the three pandas and one of the three pies
look [link] This guy USED the pandas and pies, MODIFIED them, and DREW over them he didn't just draw whatever he wanted
Yes... yes indeed, it could be any panda, freaking or not. That is why there is the rule about stock being recognisable and as a matter of fact, it is. The fact that you can't see it it's a completely different matter, because ~couchpilot clearly USED the panda, MODIFIED it, DREW over it, DID a great job and GOT to the semifinals.