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Design contest: Design Artwork for Mariah Carey

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Mariah Carey Poster by Lynette Lockhart on CreativeAllies.com
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I have always admired Mariah as an artist. Her voice has so many different textures and colors to it. I can never repay her for the role her music has played in my life, but I do hope that she enjoys my design as much as I'm enjoying her latest masterpiece.
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    igowae
    about 4 years ago

    nice

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    L*I*Z*Z*O
    over 4 years ago

    Well done hun. Give the woman a break, it's a nice piece and overall it doesn't matter how she did it. Yes its a competition but obviously Mariah wants the best and most suitable piece to use, after all its representing herself, it's her choice and she doesn't own anyone an explanation. Just congratulate Lynette and move on, stop hating, just get on with entering another competition or if you don't want to and it causes this much frustration. Don't. Its simple. : )

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    SteveOramA
    over 4 years ago

    Nice color harmonies and water color textures.

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    Wilhelmina Sims
    over 4 years ago

    Congratulations Ms. Lockhart. Very unique!

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    Lynette Lockhart
    over 4 years ago

    Thank you A_Shy_BunnyLamb! It is appreciated.

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    Bran
    over 4 years ago

    congratulation

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    billyflyy
    over 4 years ago

    @A_shy_bunnylamb I did indeed read the fine print and perhaps no further explanation is required. This contest was a SHAM!

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    Angel_Kent
    over 4 years ago

    I think it's a damn shame that Mariah picked this. Why? Because it means that she probably didn't even read the requirements and specifications of her own contest. This piece is just an already existent picture, with added filters and effects. It is not an ugly piece, but it is lazy, and violates the guidelines. I never considered it as competition because it lacks originality. Can't even congratulate the winner.

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    A_Shy_BunnyLamb
    over 4 years ago

    "...As long as you stick to the specified print or digital format, you should feel free to follow your original idea outside of the aesthetic guidelines to a reasonable extent. The most important objective should be to create a striking image that captures the essence of that band, film, festival, etc. and catches the attention of the contest holder."

    Mariah doesn't owe anybody an explanation. Only Mariah (or her record label or management team) chooses the winner, not Creative Allies.

    You also get a Fan Favorite Award which is chosen by the users of Creative Allies, hence the voting buttons. There is also an Editors' Favorite Award which is chosen by the staff of Creative Allies.

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    A_Shy_BunnyLamb
    over 4 years ago

    @billyflyy
    @Jerry Walker
    @BEHIND THE MASK

    Yes, I was bit confused when I read the rules at first, and by right, my own design should also be disqualified and so should a lot of the other designs since they use actual photographs of Mariah. But Lynette didn't break any rules.

    You guys should read the FAQ:

    "How strict are the creative briefs for each design contest?

    Think of creative briefs as guidelines rather than strict rules. Sometimes winning designs break some of the rules or expand on the written brief in a creative way that the contest holder didn't originally imagine..." (continued in the next message)

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    A_Shy_BunnyLamb
    over 4 years ago

    Hi Lynette. Just wanted to say congratulations for winning! :) I wanted to tell you earlier but I didn't have time to do so.

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    billyflyy
    over 4 years ago

    This contest was a sham. When the brief calls for original illustrations and details that photos should not be used in artwork, then that should not allow for someone to simply cut out a photograph and vector trace. In fact by the rules, many entries should have been disqualified right away. Congrats to the winner but people followed the rules as they were written in the brief and created illustrations that were original from conception to execution. Whoever judged this contest, Mariah included has some explaining to do.

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    BEHIND THE MASK
    over 4 years ago

    EXCELLENT POINT JERRY. TOTALLY AGREE.

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    Jerry Walker
    over 4 years ago

    This does not follow the RULES ? DOES IT ? I mean congrats to the winner but ...Doesn't this break the rules ? Mariah please respond ..i'll wait lol SERIOUSLY PEOPLE FOLLOW YOUR OWN RULES THAT YOU SET ...DONT MAKE US READ THAT LONG OFFICIAL RULES PAGE ..AND THEN WHEN YOU PICK THE WINNER ...YOU DONT FOLLOW YOUR OWN RULES ...COME ON WEBSITE ..COME ON MARIAH ...COME ON LAMBS ...ugh ...bye lol

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    Lynette Lockhart
    over 4 years ago

    rezahadilesmana, thank you soooooo much! :)

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    rezahadilesmana
    over 4 years ago

    My most favorite entry became the winner! Congratulation!^^b

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    Lynette Lockhart
    over 4 years ago

    Okay. Best of luck.....next time. :)

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    BEHIND THE MASK
    over 4 years ago

    HI LYNETTE. AND CONGRATULATIONS AGAIN. THANK YOU FOR YOUR RESPONSE AND CLARIFICATION. MY CONCERN WAS THAT CREATIVE ALLIES SHOULD DEFINE THE WORD " REFERENCE " MORE CLEARLY IN THEIR GUIDELINES. I APPRECIATE YOUR DRAWING THIS TO MY ATTENTION ( NO PUN INTENDED ) . IN THE FUTURE WHEN THEY USE A PHOTO AND THE WORD " REFERENCE " I NOW KNOW THAT I CAN ALTER OR MANIPULATE THE POSTED PHOTO IN PHOTOSHOP WITH A TOUCH OF ORIGINAL ART ADDED. I'M SURE OTHER ARTIST'S WOULD LIKE TO BE AWARE OF THIS ;THAT IS WHY I POSTED IT HERE. KUDOS TO YOU AND THANK YOU.

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    Lynette Lockhart
    over 4 years ago

    Hi "Behind The Mask", I'm sure Creative Allies is capable of answering for themselves but I followed the guidelines.

    The rules stated the cover artwork could not be used (i.e. don't just stick the picture/artwork in your design and call it yours).

    I did not do that.

    I "cut" Mariah out in Photoshop and then converted her into a vector in Illustrator. Once happy with that, I transferred my work over to Photoshop and used various brushes & layer blending & effects to create the finished artwork.

    I'm sure they went through my files and saw that no actual "picture" was used. But thank you.

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    BEHIND THE MASK
    over 4 years ago

    CONGRATULATIONS LYNETTE, WELL DONE.
    DEAR CREATIVE ALLIES:

    I'M A BIT CONFUSED: PERHAPS YOU CAN CLARIFY.I BELIEVE YOU OWE MOST OF THE CONTESTANTS AN APOLOGY FOR YOUR MISLEADING GUIDELINES. IN YOUR PROJECT BRIEF.
    SOME OF THESE GUIDELINES STATE:

    1) DO NOT USE THE COVER ART IN YOUR SUBMISSION OR IT WILL BE DEACTIVATED.
    2) ALL DESIGNS MUST BE ORIGINAL ART/ILLUSTRATIONS.
    3) DO NOT USE PHOTOGRAPHS OF MARIAH CAREY.

    I SAY THIS ONLY FOR FUTURE CONTESTS THAT CREATIVEALLIES COULD BE MORE SPECIFIC ABOUT PHOTO MANIPULATION AS AN ART FORM. PERHAPS ANOTHER WINNER CAN BE CHOSEN FROM ORIGINAL ART.
    THANK YOU.

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    Matty Lambert
    over 4 years ago

    Gorgeous Gorgeous Gorgeous. So poetic looking. Great Job!!!

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    Luis Cruz
    over 4 years ago

    Me gusta mucho la mezcla de colores

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    Regina Phillips-Evina
    over 4 years ago

    It is feminine,soft and Classy. Just like Her. You could put this up in any room as contemporary art.It has a really nice flow to it. This one should definitely win in my opinion.

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    Carolina
    over 4 years ago

    This is really nice, I love the watercolor effect!

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    Nicola Jones
    over 4 years ago

    So beautiful and unique. Clearly the best by a mile!!

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    Heather Grimm
    over 4 years ago

    This is without a question the best one. If you don't win, I'll be extremely surprised. Great job!

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    Ursula Dean
    over 4 years ago

    Wowwwwww!!! This is so beautiful. I hope this wins. I know how much you love Mariah!