**Personal opinion mode on**
Hehe, it took me quite some time to post this because some of my friends entered this contest and I was sort of keeping myself in suspense. I almost didn't want to know the results. But it can't be helped. Now, amidst the overuse of Photoshop downloadable brushes, dodge tool abuse, default typefaces and stretched logos, the finalists have arrived. I think you can pretty much tell which ones I really like.
In no particular order:
I love how the colors in here really pop BUT I wish the designer had chosen better fonts...
I appreciate how elements of Larry Alcala's comics are incorporated seamlessly into this one.
I'm not too fond of the lace patterns but the the artists were definitely on to something when they decided to utilize the line patterns on the leggings' original design. (Plus, the model reminds me of Marian Rivera, who, despite all my biases against her, looks really good in print.)
I like this, though I believe slight adjustments to its existing gamma can improve its composition tremendously.
Hm. Brushes and stretched assets. Hm. (Then again, this is not the only one. The others are just less obvious.)
The model is what actually struck me about this piece of work. Without even looking at the camera, her form drew me in. Is she a dancer?
Criteria for judging are as follows:
Creativity & Styling 15%
Voter’s Choice 35% (Hm. At least that's clear.)
Anyway, these guys and gals will be battling it out till they reach the final stage on March 2011. Grand prize winners -- both the models and the artists/designers -- will be given cash and product prizes. The winning models will be gracing the walls of all Solo stores.
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