(aka Pimp My Ride: Bucket Edition)
Huzzah! It's finally time to announce the winner of the Pimp My Bucket Art Contest!
While there can only be one winner, as a bonus, I've decided to award honorable mentions! Honorable mentions will also be awarded with small background cameos in Kick@$$ Mode!
There were a lot of amazing entries that I wish could have won, but we could only narrow it down to a very select few. So without further ado, I'd like to present the contest winner and the honorable mentions of the Pimp My Bucket Art Contest!
The idea of a steampunk bucket is just fantastic! Not to mention Leviathan just looks so distinguished stroking his stache while wearing his matching tophat and goggles. All in all, the design, composition and technique of this piece are brilliantly executed. Daddy will have no choice but to love him now!
Congratulations, Shinon! You have won a colored drawing from me, as well as a cameo in Kick@$$ Mode!
"If pokemon are believed to have come from space, then where did all the water pokemon come from?" Tala seems to have solved the mystery with this cute and quirky piece. Of all the possible concepts, I never would have thought of a UFO bucket. Next stop, MooMoo Farm!
It's Pokemon meets Transformers! Who needs daddy's love when you have a bucket than can convert into a massive gyarados warship? And seeing the whole elaborate process via comic storytelling just makes it all the more hilarious. Leviathan is blasting off again!
Most Over The Top
"Hi! Billfairy Mays here to tell you about the Pedro 5000!" Yuriakashu went above and beyond by not only creating a pimped out bucket that is nothing more than a random jumble of pure awesomeness, but by also coming up with the ingenious idea of presenting their creation as a hyped up infomercial. I'd definitely buy one!
Best Gyarados-themed Bucket
Because there were so many, I decided to throw this category in. Of all the gyarados influenced designs, this one best conveys the idea that it's still just a "pimped out" bucket. Azura's concept is surprisingly simple, yet eloquent, and everything about this piece is so vibrant and colorful. Plus Levi just looks so darn happy!
CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL THE WINNERS!
Seriously, give these awesome people a hand~!
I'd also like to give a very special thank you to our panel of judges!
And last, but not least, I'd like to thank all of you! All of you who participated and all of you who read and enjoy my comics! You guys made this contest a bigger deal than I could have every imagined, and I think you're all winners for that.
You can still see all the other contest entries in the Pimp My Bucket Gallery!
Have a great idea for the next contest theme? Feel free to share it in the comments!