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What's going on:

-Winners of The Duel Contest! <- NEW!
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-Winners of Badass and their equally badass steed Contest! ! <- Epic!
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This is why we REJECT! <- Good to know
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-Submission requirements! <- Good to know
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-Apply for Contributor! <- Check it out!
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-Ninja VS Gladiators Comic! <- Epic Comic!
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Contests Winners!

Winner of Badass Duel! Contest
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awesome duel.. by Arne-is-back

Winner of Badass and their equally badass steed Contest
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[Urban Rivals] Zaria by mad-smile

Winner of Badass Eating and Drinking Contest
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First, let me down this beer. by Garrettsmash

Winner of The Will to be Badass Contest
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No Pain No Gain by MondoArt

Winner of Back to the Primitive Contest
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Primitive Batman by AbelVera

Winner of Brunhilt Drawing Contest
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Beer? by jaggudada

Winner of Mascot Astrid Drawing Contest
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Astrid by hydriss28

Winner of Mascot Contest
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Astrid - Spell Sword by RenrookART

Winner of David vs Goliath Contest
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Optimus vs Tidalwave by 1Rich1

Submission requirements

Submission requirements:

• We do not accept photography, photo manipulations or 3D rendering, like G-mods for a example.
• Pictures need to be of quality. We try to be generous when judging these things, but what we look for is effort. If it looks like the person put real effort into the work, that’s usually enough.
• A key thing to remember that the group is Badass CHARACTERS! In this case, a character is an intelligent, tool user capable of manifesting some personality. Overwhelmingly, we prefer that some sort of humanoid be in the picture.
• Something has to be badass about the picture itself. If it’s not self-evident then it’s not badass enough.
What is Badass?
The state of being badass can be a little hard to define. If you’re wondering whether or not a given picture is badass, first look through our gallery. Failing that, here are some hints…
• Does it make you want to say “THAT’S TOTALLY BADASS?”
• Is it METAL? Does it look like it came striding out of a heavy metal ballad?
• Does it look like it’ll kick YOUR ass? Normally this means through physical force, but definitely isn’t limited to it?
• Is it of a picture of someone who had proven their badassery, in real life or fiction? Teddy Roosevelt and Conan the Barbarian both would be suitable.
• Does it feel epic? Does it feel gritty?
Badass is a state of mind ultimately. It’s a refusal to take shit. It’s the force of will to make opposition fall aside.

Gallery Folders

BADASS-2015
BADASS-2013

Which image should be promoted to BADASS of the BADASS folder?! 

38%
36 deviants said fem geralt - witcher by fredrickruntu
20%
19 deviants said Sif by theDURRRRIAN
19%
18 deviants said Greek Goddess of War Wonder Woman by FreShPAiNt
13%
12 deviants said Obtain v2 by Harpiya
7%
7 deviants said Marina Blue by ArtGutierrez
4%
4 deviants said None of the above
Hello artists who love Badasses! :iconbadassplz:

Intro
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Here come the Norse!
You know them! You love them! Hailing from Scandinavia  in the Dark Ages they proceeded to ravage all, tearing up Europe and even in the Middle East in their quest for gold and glory. It's now time to start a contest honoring them!
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CONTEST
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What we are looking for...
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1.  The Norsemen, or Vikings are essential to this contest.  Your art must prominently feature at least one such character.  Prominent means they are impossible to overlook.  

2.  As always, we love to see action.  It does not necessarily mean combat.  A Viking standing near the prow of his ship scanning the horizon is good, as well as a berserker working himself in a frothing rage!

3.  Both male and female characters are allowed.

4.  Down below I will discuss several ideas to get really creative with the concept.  If you are worried that your idea might not fit our criteria, feel free to send us a note.


I want my picture to stand out! How do I do that?
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1.  Dig into history!  Yes, the berserkers were badass and awesome but there were more to the Vikings than just them!  For example the elite Varangian Guard were a unit serving all over the Byzantium empire.  Show them fighting some exotic force perhaps.

2.  Speaking of history, remember that Vikings valued cunning as well as ferocity.  Harald Hardrada in particular was known for cunning plans.

3.  Don't forget doing particular moments in history can serve as good inspiration as well!  A favorite of mine was a Viking chief who declared war on Odin and sailed the seas, daring him to show himself.

Am I limited to real world history?  What about fantasy or sci fi?
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1.  Of course fantasy is good!  In addition to anything from the myths, sagas and legends of the Norse, feel free to place them into magical scenario your mind can concoct.  Perhaps a child dreams of Vikings and they appear in his bedroom to the fright of his mother!

2.  Steampunk Vikings?  Why not?  A steam powered longboat would be a sight to see!

3.  Science fiction Vikings?  You can do the usual cross overs (Vikings vs Predator, Vikings vs Aliens, etc) without issue.  However, why limit yourself there?  Suppose Vikings found a wrecked space ship with an intact armory?  Would they duel each other inside mechs?  Would they go raiding with laser guns?

4.  Time traveling Vikings offer possibilities... What's in YOUR wallet?

5.  Post apocalyptic Vikings?  SURE.  Civilization has fallen and they've come back....

Basically, have fun!  Be creative!
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Extra info:
-MAKE IT BADASS!
-It has to be a new drawing, created for this contest.
-No limit on submissions per participant (You are able to win more then one prize).

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Third Place:
3 months of premium-Ship! :happybounce:
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Second Place:
6 months of Premium-Ship! :hooray:
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First Place:
ONE YEAR PREMIUM-SHIP on DeviantArt! :faint:
Winner will also have it's image visible on our home page for like... forever! (at least a year and probably longer)
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DEADLINE: 25-04/2016 "day-month/year"
SUBMIT HERE: "coming soon"

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PS: You need to be a member of Badass-Characters to be able to submit! So don't forget to apply!
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Need help about submitting? Send a note to Suuxe.
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Need help about what you are allowed to make for the contest? Send a note to Andronicusvii.
The idea for this contest came from Andronicusvii who will also give out the prizes!
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:iconaxidaos:
AxiDaos Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you for accepting to include! :)
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Mich974 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2016   Digital Artist
Thanks for the request :iconmypleasureplz:
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bangbez Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2016   Digital Artist
Thanks for the request :D
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M3trisjm92 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
may I ask why was mines declined?
fav.me/d9mqzyr
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sinnelius Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2016
Thank you for the request to include my artwork! I hope i can continue to provide content, if given a common or certain theme. 
Thanks!
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MadeleineInk Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2015   Digital Artist
Thank you for including my artwork in the group! ^.^
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ShemeiArt Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I submitted my join request 3rd time as previous ones was declined without explanations. I really want to know what is wrong with my gallery? As I have some work I would like to submit, as I think they are fitting to "badass theme".
Like these: 
fav.me/d8wjpb9
fav.me/d8q79le
fav.me/d97i57d
fav.me/d92o1nq

Also I have tons of works that I will finish and I was planning to add them to your gallery. 
I would like to know what is wrong, again, and I hope we will stay in touch.

Have a good day! ^^
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ShemeiArt Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So you say that you are not accepting "painting" style drawing like this, without defined lines: fav.me/d9e96pp but drawing with linearts are good? (like this: fav.me/d92o1nq or this fav.me/d8wjpb9).
I need to say that I don't understand why, becuase in your requirements there is nothing about it or my glasses are too old and I don't see it ^^ It;s because you are not accepting 3D work? I don't understand, and I would be glad if you would tell me :)
Just to be sure, because I'm drawing in both styles, and sometimes it's hard to say if drawing is in one of another style, and I will have many drawing now and in future to add to your gallery if you will accept my join request of course.
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ArtisticRen Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2016  New Deviant
The moderator paints like a 5-year old. What do you expect.
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