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!
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.
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) 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.
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!!
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.
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
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
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.
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.