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After searching through over 2500 submissions, Dave has selected the final three!  

And the winners are....

First Place by xaay

Vic - Megadeth concept v3 by xaay

Second Place by kingplinker

Rattle This - Vic 01: Blood by kingplinker

Third Place by walterd

vic metal by walterd

Congratulations to the winners and well done to everyone who entered.


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MonkeyMagoo Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2009
Some great choices. I wish I could draw awesome metal artwork like that. Also, Megadeth rules!
G4jima Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2006
rock on |_|
RachelYork Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2006
Nice job everyone Congrats to all the winners, all three of these are damn good, I cant choose a favorite between all three
EternalFlex Featured By Owner May 5, 2006
awsome work guys
parash Featured By Owner May 2, 2006
Ninjablade555 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2006   Digital Artist
AGH! I can't believe I missed this! Megadeth is my favorite band!
OceanOfGloom Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2006
what's that? 1st place nearly looks like old vic only with a silly coat and hell-knows-what-this-is over his eyes!
maybe dave knows his stuff, but if he actually wanted to keep the old one he could have spared starting this contest and get so many people to work for nothing.
There are so many versions that kick ass (only look at the 2nd place! That's such a fucking great work!!) and he choses one that looks like the old one. that's disappointing!
krisiskiller101 Featured By Owner May 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, first place kinda sucks.
RebelionRoja Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Student General Artist
Marchion Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2006
2nd place...i love yours....

i still say...throw a few pentagrams in there and send it into slayer!!!
decay159 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2006
i was gonna enter this...i even had the drawing completed and looking pretty cool...but my scanner was busted and i couldn't enter it
megabarbarian Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2006
I think Dave choose the best but..... only three are there, where's the top 10
nightfall8705 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2006  Hobbyist Writer
KungfuMustard Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2006
Sick, great work.
keep-it Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OMG. there was a megadeth comp. damm coolness
dillongraphicdesign Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2006
Maybe it's just me, but is anybody kinda getting that Iron Maiden - Somewhere in Time album cover feeling? Reminds me of eddie minus the skull and fire. On a good note this is a excellent upgrade for vic looks like he could kick some serious ass. So now all Megadeth needs to do is comeout with a album to match the feel of the art. Oh ya were taking old school MD bady Peace Sells / Youthanasia. Speed Metal meets Super Heavy with a good grove! Only time will tell.
Infinite-Starlight Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2006   Photographer
damn, i wanted someone else to win.
ah well.
dave knows his stuff.
sound-only Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
of the three i would have chosen the 2nd or 3rd... but in the end they're all great!
CageyButterfly Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2006
Yay! :winner:
sayang Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2006
I like second place better than first place!
Perventuator Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
well done to the first prize winner...the second and third are pretty disappointing...there were many better than those...hard luck to the rest...!!
BrainDigger Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2006  Student Traditional Artist
Funny, I haven't seen any of the three winners while browsing the deviations. XD
blackseed Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2006
so cool! no pop artists in top proves the popularity of DA is not the center of it!
el-fio Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey I'm very happy cause this contest worked really well, I hope another great contests like this will happen again in dA ^_^

So congratulations for all the works, I was really amazed with them (the reason I didn't participate) :P but anyway I think the winners are good, well the 2nd place I'm not sure but 1st place is very good and 3rd too.

I think there were others that could be here :S I just hope the winners really need a guitar.
jmecor64 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2006
I honestly like more thesecond place.
jmecor64 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2006
good choices
n3t0x Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2006
I believed the idea of this contest was to redesign the Image of Vic, and most of the entries just did an illustration of the Old vic, with little or no adjustments... and that wasn't the point!!
when you redesign a character, you have to create various illustrations, give detail about the design, information, show the character from different perspectives!! a simple Illustration wont cover that, and that is why Dave chose these ones. Probably because no entrie covered all those points!!
Seriously, i don't think Dave is going to use the winners. Professionaly this is not what you should expect when you ask to redesign a character!!

Still, some of the deviations were really great! I trully woul've chosen different ones.
But, well it was Dave's call!!

dillongraphicdesign Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2006
You hit the nail on the head. Your right it's a redesign so don't expect to see the winner on the next album cover. It will be the winners design, but not his artwork. The record company will hire a professional thats how that works. You know suit and tie shit.
MeSoBitchy Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2006
congrats :)
jay-1n-ch4ins Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2006
I'm sorry but the second palce could work better than the other ones.The third one is a crap I'm sorry but thats how it is...I'm not being a bad person I'm just saing the truth.

Keep up the good work.I would've entered the contest but I don't have your capacities.
Behave yaselves
QOTD Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2006
i agree
gormenghast Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2006
these are w h a c k ! Who is this suspicious "Dave" character anyway? I frankly fail to see how `spyroteknik's [link] could not have won. In fact, it beats the hell out of all these.
This "the day the earth stood still" [link] 1920's rubbishbot junk is an insult to the good artists who participated AND to the fine musicians of Megadeth. I hope someone gets megakilled for this ass decision. QED. Oh, and if there's a problem with this post please tell me before banning me :)
EvilCheez Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this "suspicious character", as you put it, is only the frontman of Megadeth...
blageni Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2006
youve got to be kidding me
hissyfits Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2006
i was expecting bionic seven to win
Layroo Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2006
*points* them!
i think it's them.. i saw them last week, kewl stuff yeh.
ebonyheart1 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2006   Writer
hmmm not sure i agree with the choices. congrats to the winners, but they seem.... a little... familiar? doesnt really look like they have redesigned him at all.... same old same old, there were a couple in there that were very original
blakkrose Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2006   Writer
I prefer the 2nd and 3rd. I would much rather see one of those on an album cover compared to the 1st. The way I see it is that the 1st place winner doesn't exactly have the Megadeath feel to it. But, congrats to all.
xaay Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
It shouldn't be a cover, read about the contest first.
SatansSister Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Congrats to the people who won. ;)
ViniciusDoideira Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
I only like the second one! The tird is realy good too! Actualy I think the third have the Megadeath look...
I just didn't like the first! Awful! (but I don't know... I think that's the idea!...):confused:
3asool Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2006   Photographer
Thanx for the :+fav: much appreciated :rose::aww:
kenzie-riann Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2006  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I rather like the third one best. The first one makes me think of Sephiroth....:o
darknessupon Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2006  Student Writer
I really like the second one the most :) Goodjubbbb to everyone though.
Baggedh20 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2006
i think that Dave himself should post a general message to everyone that entered the contest, acknowledging that he appreciates what everyone did. I think that would make people feel better. I still cant help from feeling that a lot of images were not looked at and still believe the theme of the contest apparently changed over the duration of the contest submissions date. Congrats to the winners though.

higherPriestess Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2006
wow... this is nice..., i think all the winners are well deserved...

i like the first one giving a real make over to vic rattlehead...

its really nice, he looked like came from the other world and spreading the holy message from megadeth

i also love the 2nd placer,
wowow...... so much details
Xanofar Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
I like the second and third place ones best...
SaraFilipa89 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2006
Congratulations!! I really like the winners---
fedegita Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2006
cant wait to see that futuristic vic on the cover of the new album. of done properly, it could come out looking spectacular
Silaqui-Greyhawke Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
They are nice, but the one that got first wouldn't have been my choice. It just doesn't seem like a particularly good cd cover picture, but its still really good!!! :-)
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