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5th Aug 2007, 9:09 AM
This contest belongs in ‘beauty’ category

Chiaroscuro: Men of Light and Dark


Wikipedia.org defines chiaroscuro as “An element in art, chiaroscuro (Italian for clear-dark) is defined as a bold contrast between light and dark.”

The Story: A new modeling agency is opening up in the next town over, but they’re only taking applications from men. The agency, called simply “Chiaroscuro” specializes in medieval, gothic, renaissance, and fantasy-type photographs.

Disclaimer: In this contest, you may be required to pose with another man in a suggestive (but not explicit, we have to keep it PG-13 of course) manner. Please do not enter if you are not willing to comply with the round requirements.

• Adult Male sims only
• All races and species are allowed
• Please don’t enter someone else’s sim
• Photoshop, Corel, and other such programs are allowed but not necessarily required. (For example, the photo above was created with a mural by Hafise25)
• Max of 2 sim entries
• Have a question? Ask. :)

Please Complete Application:
Zodiac sign:
Favored aspect (light/dark/neutral):
Short bio:

Please submit 3 photos
1 Head shot
1 Body shot
1 Free shot

This contest will run from August 19th to September 19th [dates amended upon approval]

Prizes: Top Three Winners will be signed with Metro Modeling Agency (http://www.freewebs.com/elexie) ( prize donated by ElektraNatchios33 )

Application Round – Chiaroscuro Opens For Applicants
Round One – Know the power of the dark side
Round Two – For every shadow, there is a light source
Round Three – Come into the light
(If rounds end on time, there may or may not be another round, we will just have to wait and see)

Please PM me to be a judge. I request that you be able to type legibly, intelligently, and judge promptly or give notice in advance if you’ll have trouble getting scores in. Please keep your PM boxes available so that I can contact you at the end of each round. I need around three main judges and at least one emergency judge.

2. SwitchfootKatie
3. Stormy
Emergency Judges:
1. funkyfroggy

19th Aug 2007, 11:55 PM
Contest Approved
Begins 8.19.07
Ends 9.19.07

Do not post replies and/or contest applications before the contest host has checked in on this thread, or your post will be deleted.

REMEMBER that the Picture Posting Guidelines (http://forums.sims2community.com/showthread.php?t=41698) apply to the contest forum as well. If your pictures violate these rules, your pictures will be deleted and you will be alerted/warned.

20th Aug 2007, 5:30 AM
Edited to make a list.

Contestant List:
1. Lark Reese - Neutral / Application (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=991721&postcount=4) / Round One (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1005291&postcount=83)
2. Drayce Kyn - Dark / Application (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=991724&postcount=5) / Round One (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1002498&postcount=67)
3. Kyle Anderson - Neutral / Application (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=991931&postcount=8) / Round One (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1003695&postcount=77)
4. Richard Bonnet - Neutral / Application (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=992019&postcount=9)
5. Olive Branson - Neutral/dark / Application (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=992099&postcount=10)
6. Clyde Rocher the III - Neutral/dark / Application (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=993316&postcount=17)
7. Eli Robert Ansen - Dark / Application (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=995269&postcount=24) / Round One (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1005267&postcount=82)
8. Marco Franzios - Dark / Application (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=995633&postcount=32) / Round One (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1008115&postcount=91)
9. Phin - Dark / Application (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=995762&postcount=36) / Round One (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1003115&postcount=70)
10. Christian Danson - Light / Application (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=999095&postcount=45)
11. Mátyás - Light / Application (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=999171&postcount=46)
12. Raphael Delacroix - Light / Application (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1000089&postcount=52) / Round One (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1003485&postcount=74)

20th Aug 2007, 6:36 AM
Name: Lark Reese
Age: 24
Race/Species: Human
Zodiac sign: Taurus
Favored aspect (light/dark/neutral): Neutral
Short bio: I'm a member of my lover, Drayce's band Yaketa-Chi. I'm from Osaka, Japan and I've recently moved to the US. I've had some college but not much, I left to follow my true passion writing music and singing. I've also recently gotten engaged to my Drayce :).


20th Aug 2007, 6:44 AM
Name: Drayce Kyn
Age: 23
Race/Species: Human
Zodiac sign: Cancer
Favored aspect (light/dark/neutral) Dark
Short bio: I'm the leader of my band Yaketa-chi, I've recently moved from my home of Osaka, Japan to the US. I've also just become engaged to my beloved song-bird, Lark Reese.

"I'm not that innocent" :P

20th Aug 2007, 8:54 AM
I'm gonna enter! Woo! But I have sport tonight so my entry'll be in tomorrow!

Defective Tragedy
20th Aug 2007, 10:21 AM
Ooh... Sounds fun! I'm going to join for sure. I like contests which do not need super photoshopping~!

20th Aug 2007, 12:52 PM
Name: Kyle Anderson
Age: 21
Race/Species: Human
Zodiac sign: sagittarius
Favored aspect (light/dark/neutral): Neutral
Bio: My name is Kyle Anderson. I'm from Canada. People see me as a "happy-go-lucky" kind of guy cuz I always have high energy & I'm very playful. I wanna live life to the fullest!


http://img265.imageshack.us/img265/6909/kylea4s2cik6.jpg (http://imageshack.us)


http://img248.imageshack.us/img248/4104/kylea1s2ckm7.jpg (http://imageshack.us)


http://img526.imageshack.us/img526/9081/kylea3bwg6.jpg Escapin' the Big Apple

20th Aug 2007, 2:19 PM
Name: Richard Bonnet
Age: 23
Race/Species: Human
Zodiac sign: Leo
Favored aspect (light/dark/neutral) Neutro
Bio: I'm Richard or people can call me Richie. I'm half Russian, half Italian. I'm very metrosexual. I like to look good and be in the center of attention at all time.


http://img512.imageshack.us/img512/6856/richardb2hp1.jpg (http://imageshack.us)


http://img249.imageshack.us/img249/2366/richardb1fk9.jpg (http://imageshack.us)


http://img111.imageshack.us/img111/8267/richard6fn4.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

20th Aug 2007, 3:40 PM
Name: Olive Branson
Age: 20
Race/Species: Human
Zodiac sign: Libra
Favored aspect (light/dark/neutral): Neutral/dark
Bio: I was born in England, where I spent a large amount of my life. In fact, I only moved to America the age of 16 to pursue my modeling career. I have modeled for commercial adverts and for high fashion companies. I haven't been able to model clothes on the runway, but that is my next goal. Maybe winning this will open doors for me?

Head shot

Body shot

Free shot

20th Aug 2007, 3:46 PM
*wholf whistles*

20th Aug 2007, 3:51 PM
Lol, I'll probably change his headshot later, it's a bit too far away. It's more of a torso shot, :lol:

20th Aug 2007, 7:03 PM
wow..*drools* Olive is hott, my poor Drayce is getting self-concious. He doesn't think he's pretty enough :P.

20th Aug 2007, 7:11 PM
Hehe. Drayce is very different to Olive, so it's not that easy to judge. ;)
And Drayce is cute anyways, so you've nothing to worry about, :lol:

20th Aug 2007, 8:47 PM
Quick question... may we enter sims who have previously been in contests? I've got a guy who I think would be really good for this competition, but he's been in a few contests on other forums. (and won, if that matters)

20th Aug 2007, 8:57 PM
You can enter whoever, whether they have been or are currently in a contest, I see no reason to exclude any.

21st Aug 2007, 10:37 AM
Name: Clyde Rocher the III
Age: 26
Race/Species: Human
Zodiac sign: Aquarius
Favored aspect: Neutral/dark
Short bio: As a midieval fan I've been cast in several films with that theme, though never in a superior role. I was cast as knight nr. 3 in "The Lord of the Rings"... But I couldn't play in such movies when I lost my eye in a swordplay. I now have a bionic eye. On the upside, it's lead me to some cool modeling jobs that can be hard to get.




21st Aug 2007, 2:17 PM
Jasonx...Kyle is amazingly gorgeous....*Sorry I just had to say that*

Does this contest involve any type of story-telling?

21st Aug 2007, 7:28 PM
Hmm...storytelling? Maybe a tiny bit if any--there will be questions to answer at the very least. I try not to make my contests a chore to complete, because I understand writer's block happens. I have ideas in my head for the rounds, but I don't actually make them out until I see what my entrants are capable of.

21st Aug 2007, 11:51 PM
Ooooh, I may enter this. :D

I have no photoshoppy things though. I have Paint? Very crappy.

But yeah, I'll be back tomorrow with a secksy boooy. :D

22nd Aug 2007, 5:10 PM
Hey, when does the app. round end?

22nd Aug 2007, 8:49 PM
not for awhile, since I have so few entries...and nobody's asked to judge. Guys, ask your friends and see if they'd be willing to help us, otherwise we won't have a contest.

22nd Aug 2007, 8:52 PM
Hmm. I'll ask. :(
I really want this to go on. I was quite excited about this contest. :)

23rd Aug 2007, 12:41 AM
Name: Eli Robert Ansen
Age: 25
Race/Species: Human, as far as I know.
Zodiac sign: Aquarius
Favored aspect (light/dark/neutral): Dark
Short bio: Look, I don't like to talk about myself all that much. I'm twenty-five years old, and I'm a musician. I play the bass. I was born in the Midwest in the United States to a single mother. I never felt like I belonged there, so I moved away as soon as I could. I met the members of my band while in art school, and now I work as a bartender while I wait to make it big as a musician.




**I hope this is okay. If there's anything I need to change, just let me know. Thanks! This contest looks like a lot of fun.**

23rd Aug 2007, 12:47 AM
I would love to enter this and was preparing an application this evening. I was attracted to this contest due to it's content, very different than your average beauty contest. I would love to see this contest continue so since you need judges i'd be willing to judge for you if you'll have me. I've judged beauty contests on Insim and only one design contest here so I have *some* experience lol

23rd Aug 2007, 1:24 AM
I would love to enter this and was preparing an application this evening. I was attracted to this contest due to it's content, very different than your average beauty contest. I would love to see this contest continue so since you need judges i'd be willing to judge for you if you'll have me. I've judged beauty contests on Insim and only one design contest here so I have *some* experience lol

Let me see if I can find another person or not, because we need applicants too. :) Sizza's going to help. My Sims game isn't working otherwise I'd be posting in each thread and advertizing the contest more.

If I get 10 total entries by Sunday, I'll post round one, if not--Application round will be extended a week, so we've got time still.

23rd Aug 2007, 1:49 AM
Seeing as many are going back to school, it's no surprise that there are so few entries now. Hopefully that'll change over the weekend:)

23rd Aug 2007, 2:21 AM
I'll do some advertising too for Honda :), can't figure out what's wrong with her sims. It was after she tried to play Civilization 4 and things just went wrong, it was fine before that. She's had Civ 4 on her computer for awhile and it worked fine before now, it's got me boggled. Because her Warcraft and her Sim City 4 work fine *shrug*.

23rd Aug 2007, 2:43 AM
Sounds good Honda!

23rd Aug 2007, 5:44 AM
New Prize Alert

- Top Three Winners will be signed with Metro Modeling Agency ( prize donated by ElektraNatchios33 ) -

We have our judges now, all we need are contestants. ^_^ So Cinamun, you can enter your application if you want to now.

23rd Aug 2007, 5:45 AM
We also got Honda's game working :).

23rd Aug 2007, 8:40 AM
Name: Marco Franzios
Age: 20
Race/Species: Human
Zodiac sign: Libra
Favored aspect (light/dark/neutral): Dark
Short bio: I grew up in Australia, but my family moved to France when I was 10. I have a french heritage, that's why my name is quite weird... I hope to make it into the world of modelling which my brother has.

Head shot:


Body Shot:


Free shot:


23rd Aug 2007, 9:09 AM
Aw, he's cute! I love his eyes, they're really nice!

23rd Aug 2007, 9:13 AM
Thanks I was trying to get the 'so sexy' look lol

23rd Aug 2007, 12:59 PM
Weee, another entry. a gorgeous entry btw cassieandra. And ArynRai, your boy is delicious if I might just say so:P

23rd Aug 2007, 2:04 PM
Name: Phin
Age: 24
Race/Species: Alien
Zodiac sign: Capricorn
Favored aspect (light/dark/neutral): Dark
Bio: Phin was born on this planet. He reluctantly began modelling when he saw a picture of himself and fell in love with the image of darkness and light, hope and sorrow the photographer had captured in his gaze.

Head shot

Body shot:

Free shot:

Wow everyone's entries are fantastic. I only hope there's enough room for a moody Phin.

23rd Aug 2007, 7:58 PM
Thanks, SObored! ^_^

And veldagia, Phin is the coolest alien I've ever seen (and the cutest, of course). His eyes are very pretty.

23rd Aug 2007, 8:21 PM
Hmm no Light entrys? It seems we are a bit unballanced.

24th Aug 2007, 4:39 AM
I can switch Eli's preference to light if no one else applies with a Lighty! ^_^

24th Aug 2007, 6:58 AM

JoeSims has also donated membership to a modeling agency. Top three winners can choose one or the other. :)

24th Aug 2007, 7:56 AM
Noooo! We just need one more!!

*teen girl sigh* They are all soooo handsome!

25th Aug 2007, 9:40 PM
Woot! I haven't participated in a contest in a looong time. I suppose a Vampire would be allowed to enter but is it ok that he has already participated in another contest? And can I use the application pictures I used back then? Because my app pics for here would be pretty much the same so...

And hey, he'd even apply for light... ^^


25th Aug 2007, 11:17 PM
I live with Honda and she said it's fine to do that :).

26th Aug 2007, 2:57 AM
That would be cool, a good Vampire. Could provide a challenge of sorts.

Defective Tragedy
26th Aug 2007, 5:31 AM
Name: Christian Danson
Age: 21
Race/Species: Human
Zodiac sign: Virgo
Favored aspect (light/dark/neutral): Light
Short bio: I'm Christian, I was born in the States but I moved to United Kingdom with my family when I was 13. I enjoy Animal Crossing and Mario Kart on my NDSL.




O.T.: Eeeeee... My graphics is crappy... Sorry if my shots seem kinda dark, I forgot to turn on the lights...

26th Aug 2007, 6:58 AM
Name: János Mátyás Zápolya. Son of János Szapolyai, Voivod and rightful King of Hungary, Croatia and Slawonia in 1526. Mátyás for you.

Age: 25. Err... more or less.

Race/Species: Vampire

Zodiac sign: Cancer

Favored aspect (light/dark/neutral): Light

Short bio: Even though I originally bear a great name, I have forsaken that heritage. I am a normal person... well, I try to. I like to read and to dance and for most of the time, I keep to myself. I earn my living by writing for a magazine and the occasional vampire novels that sell quite well because they seem to be so 'realistic'. *laughs*

Head Shot - People tell me that I am beautiful. I don't know.

Full Body - I prefer to dress in something tight and black.

Free Shot - As much as I have to live in darkness, I love the light, especially that of the full moon.

PS: Hope I am stil in time! I always mix up time zones, argh. :duck:

26th Aug 2007, 7:22 AM
Round One will be posted Sunday night after I get home from work. Let me know if you think we should keep the application round open until the end of Round One or not. I like having other peoples' input. :)

26th Aug 2007, 8:14 AM
I think you could leave them open. It might bring in more applicants. And more applicants = more competition! :lol:

I finished my application (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=992099&postcount=10)!

26th Aug 2007, 5:13 PM
Leave the application open until the end of the round, it will give time for more promotion and possibly more contestants.

26th Aug 2007, 6:50 PM
Ok, I finished the application for Richard Bonnet here (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=992019&postcount=9)
Sorry for taking too long! Can't wait to get started, hehe! I'll be fun!

26th Aug 2007, 9:43 PM
Ooh, I'll apply in a few hours (have to take the pics and all! ^_^)

27th Aug 2007, 12:09 AM
Name: Raphael Delacroix
Age: 24
Race/Species: Human
Zodiac sign: Scorpio
Favored aspect (light/dark/neutral): Light
Short bio: Dearie, I am the picture of mystery, hmm? I shall NEVER disclose my personal information - oh, curses! I've already told you my name, age, and zodiac! Oh well, might as well tell all then. I'm by far the most popular man in my neighborhood! My dear Adolf and I are in the midst of moving to a new home so pardon the blandness of the surroundings... <3 I've been in the neighborhood longer than anyone else! I enjoy ice skating, catching butterflies, and attending parties. In fact, I often show up at parties unannounced! <3 I do TRY to avoid funerals if possible. Oh dear, I've rambled on. That's quite enough about me, don't you think? :giggler:

Adolf: ....... you poor contestants... He'll drive you all nuts, I'm sure! I feel for you. :blink:


Full Body Shot

Free Shot

27th Aug 2007, 1:57 AM
I would love to enter this, but I'll have to think about it.
A lot of stuff is already happening here, so I'll have to see if I have time between it all.
(School, two college courses, one contest, writing two/three stories, reading three, being a beta reader for one or maybe two or three...)

27th Aug 2007, 3:49 AM

Applications will remain open until the end of Round One. At that time, applications will be commented on but not scored with Round One.

Round One – Know the power of the dark side

For this round, show us your bad boy side. Dark shots, dark backgrounds, and dark costumes. Your main colors should be red, black, and blue. This will be easiest for those aligned to the dark side, it's up to the neutral and light sims to blend in with the shadows. You get extra points if you can manage an extreme contrast of light and dark in the pictures. If you want an example of what I mean, google the term 'chiaroscuro' if you don't understand what it is.

I want 2-3 shots of you exploring your dark side, at least one of which with you facing the camera. I try to leave the content of your pictures up to you to allow for more creativity--it's no fun if everybody's always doing the same thing. :)

27th Aug 2007, 4:49 AM
This round doesn't end before Saturday, right? I'm in my dorm room on my laptop and my Sim guy is at my house on my desktop computer. I'm going home on Friday afternoon and I should have my entry done then, but I just want to make sure that it is within the time and everything. Thanks! ^_^

27th Aug 2007, 6:55 AM
Should there be some writing along with it? And how much photoshop is allowed?


27th Aug 2007, 11:07 AM
I have one question! When is the deadline for round 1?

Defective Tragedy
27th Aug 2007, 11:19 AM
Ahem... ahem... {more questions for HondaKatsuya!!! xD} Will there be cuts? And what are the judging criteria?

27th Aug 2007, 6:48 PM

1. Captions are okay, but writing isn't a requirement.
2. Photoshop as little or as much as you want
3. So far there are no eliminations, but applications are still open so we'll see.
4. The judging criteria is based on beauty, following the guidelines, and how well the picture turned out.

Tentative Round Schedule
This may change if we get behind or if someone needs an extention.

Round One - August 26 - September 2
Round Two - September (3 through 4) - September 8
Round Three - September (9 through 11) - September 17-18

27th Aug 2007, 7:26 PM
All of the guys look amazing so far, its going to be very hard to judge you all :)

28th Aug 2007, 5:56 AM
Whoa, I can already tell this is going to be one of my favorite contests! :D Honda, if you still need an EJ, I'd be happy to help. :)

28th Aug 2007, 10:19 AM
I want to join! But it's back to college in a week for me... :( I hate exams. Screw it, I'll apply. I just love the Automatic Contrast Enhancement button too much <3

28th Aug 2007, 10:47 AM
Whoa, I can already tell this is going to be one of my favorite contests! :D Honda, if you still need an EJ, I'd be happy to help. :)

Sure, I can always use emergency people, thanks! :)

28th Aug 2007, 11:27 PM
So let me get this straight...it's a normal modeling competition who will only do fantasy type shots? Or is it an agency for fantasy sims doing normal poses?

28th Aug 2007, 11:28 PM
Sure, I can always use emergency people, thanks! :)

You're welcome. :)

29th Aug 2007, 5:49 AM
So let me get this straight...it's a normal modeling competition who will only do fantasy type shots? Or is it an agency for fantasy sims doing normal poses?

the way you put it, fantasy shots, for regular or fantasy sims, but no, not 'normal' poses, if you want to word it that way.

29th Aug 2007, 6:43 AM
Drayce-Join me and KNOW the power of the darkside! *Manicle laughter*

Drayce *howls at the moon*

29th Aug 2007, 7:17 PM
Hey, I was wondering would you still let me join? Because I had the shots done, but I was not at home by the end of the deadline. Let me know ok? :) I love your contests.

29th Aug 2007, 7:37 PM
You can still enter untill the end of round one. So get them up soon.

29th Aug 2007, 10:41 PM
Face shot:

Come into the light:

I hold an image of this fallen boy:

More to come...

29th Aug 2007, 10:48 PM







30th Aug 2007, 4:08 AM
He is gorgeous Panthera!

30th Aug 2007, 4:54 AM
You're always welcome panthera :), so good to see you. I'm glad you entered.

30th Aug 2007, 7:39 AM
Round 1

Hello, it's me, Raphael again! Donning my dearest Adolf's clothes I come through the darkness of the night to you...




I daresay I wear these clothes better than Adolf! Maybe I ought to switch to the dark side.... :giggler:

30th Aug 2007, 10:46 AM
Wow, Raphael's entry is amazing!
I still cannot figure out the idea for my entry! By the way, can I pose nude in the picture ( sensitive part surely be cover, hehe!)

30th Aug 2007, 11:07 AM
Thanks, Jasonx!! <333 It took me a while to figure out what I wanted to do, too. Best of luck, I'm sure your entry will be amazing as well. :)

30th Aug 2007, 3:26 PM
Photo No.1

http://img516.imageshack.us/img516/1749/kylea5amj0.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
The Waltz of Darkness

30th Aug 2007, 7:59 PM
Added my second pic.

Wow the entries so far are amazing. I love the way the light catches the clown makeup in the second pic k2cheyne and Kyle nude, oh my!

Defective Tragedy
31st Aug 2007, 12:30 PM
Wow... You guys are creative AND talented... >w<

Christian: {sighs}


Kakashi: The 'Howl At the Moon' shot is really eye-catching...
Veldagia: Phin's headshot is gorgeous! And the second picture is kinda... deep...{in a good way}
Panthera: I really like his eyes, very charming...
k2cheyne: Hawt! Ditto about what veldagia said about the second shot...
jasonx: Sexy... {licks lips}


Now I'll just shut up and continue doing my crappy entry...

31st Aug 2007, 1:09 PM
I'm doing mine today some time. :anime:

31st Aug 2007, 6:12 PM
so far so good, guys.

1st Sep 2007, 5:40 AM
Exploring My Dark Side

Pffft. Light? Who needs it?

Once you choose the dark side, there's no going back.

"Welcome back, Mistress. How may I serve you this evening?"

**Ahhhh, I can't decide on my last picture. I keep switching them back and forth. It's so fun, but really hard to choose just three!**

1st Sep 2007, 6:55 AM

1st Sep 2007, 7:11 AM
Oooh schmexy. ^_~ Everyone looks great so far! And thanks for your nice comments on Raphael, everybody. He's very proud of himself. <3

2nd Sep 2007, 7:57 AM
Sorry is there ay chance I can get an extension? I've had heaps of school work so I havn't had time to do it. And I don't want to drop out...

Cassie :)

Defective Tragedy
2nd Sep 2007, 9:18 AM
I wish to ask for an extension as well. School is starting tomorrow and I haven't finish my summer assignment... I don't really want to drop out either... Please? 1 day?

3rd Sep 2007, 3:14 AM
Yeah, sure, I'll let you have an extension. I'll keep it open til Tuesday at midnight or even mid-Wednesday if you need it. :) Just let me know, guys.

3rd Sep 2007, 8:52 AM
Thankyou!! Tuesday midnight should be fine for me...

Cassie :)

3rd Sep 2007, 11:21 AM
Yeah! I think I need extention too, thank you!

3rd Sep 2007, 6:33 PM
Thank you so much. I joined this contest, thinking I had more time for it but now it turned out I was wrong lol. I should manage to get my entry done in time now.

Thanks again :)

4th Sep 2007, 12:12 PM
Exploring my dark side...



I'm sorry if these pics aren't good but they're all I could get done... Sorry

5th Sep 2007, 5:45 AM
Stormy has volunteered to be our replacement judge since one dropped out. I'm still missing a few people so if you still need more time, just PM me, we don't have eliminations. :)

5th Sep 2007, 5:54 AM
Great entries everyone! :) I have my hands full with this one, I see. ;)

5th Sep 2007, 6:11 AM
I'll keep the round open until I go to bed.

edit: I'm PMing the judges now.

Just so we're clear. The round is 'technically' over, but if you're still working on your round one, just go ahead and post it and we'll score it seperately since there are no eliminations.

5th Sep 2007, 7:28 AM
My scores are in. :)

5th Sep 2007, 8:58 PM
Mine are too

5th Sep 2007, 9:02 PM
scores in, sorry it took so long, I had school work :(

5th Sep 2007, 10:57 PM
Finished Entries

1. Lark Reese – 24.5 + 38 + 43 = 105.5
2. Drayce Kyn – 32 + 42 + 42 = 116
3. Eli Robert Ansen - 39 + 45 + 45 = 122
4. Marco Franzios – 15 + 41 + 33 = 89
5. Phin - 44 + 42 + 46 = 132
6. Raphael Delacroix – 49 + 45 + 49 = 143

Unfinished / Dropouts

7. Kyle Anderson - Neutral / Application
8. Richard Bonnet - Neutral / Application
9. Olive Branson - Neutral/dark / Application
10. Clyde Rocher the III - Neutral/dark / Application
11. Christian Danson - Light / Application
12. Mátyás - Light / Application

1. Judge One
Application commens and round 1 scores+comments.

Lark Reese – I like your backgrounds, seem fitting. The bodyshot picture is pretty, I don’t know, strange…?
Drayce Kyn – Nice sim but you should try to avoid using the same pose twice.

Kyle Anderson – You describe Kyle as a happy-go-luck kind of guy, I would’ve liked the pictures to show us that too.
Richard Bonnet – I find Richard more convincing than Kyle, to be honest. Do they share their underwear?

Olive Branson – Very nice. Seems fitting for the theme of the contest.

Clyde Rocher the III - Looks very exotic. I really like the metal plate over his eye.

Eli Robert Ansen – Nice. I really like the last picture

Marco Franzios – Looks a bit dull. It might be the background’s fault though.

Phin – Phin looks pretty un-modely-like. That might not be a bad thing though.

Defective Tragedy
Christian Danson – I like the pictures, but they’re too dark(as you said yourself). Just remember to turn on the lights.

Mátyás – It’s fun to see Mátyás again. Your bodyshot is nice

Raphael Delacroix - Raphael seems like a funny character. I like how his boyfriend’s hair and …uh… costume and hair is the exact opposite of his.

Round 1

Lark Reese
Light/Dark contrast: 6 points
Picture Quality: 6 points
Sim Beauty: 7,5 points
Following directions: 5 points
= 24,5
I must say that I feel it’s pretty blah. The poses are pretty plain and I can’t really see much ‘darkness’ in the pictures

Drayce Kyn
Light/Dark contrast: 8 points
Picture Quality: 10 points
Sim Beauty: 9 points
Following directions: 5 points
= 32
This one is much better. Still not much contrast but the poses and pictures are more original.

Eli Ansen
Light/Dark contrast: 12 points
Picture Quality: 13 points
Sim Beauty: 9 points
Following directions: 5 points
= 39
Nice. Very original. The pictures are good and I have nothing to criticize, but I’d love to see Eli change his hair.

Marco Franzios
Light/Dark contrast: 3 points
Picture Quality: 4 points
Sim Beauty: 5 points
Following directions: 3 points
= 15
The pictures leave much to be desired. I can’t really see any contrasts, the sim doesn’t really face the camera and we can hardly see the sim in the second picture. I advise you to read the instructions carefully. I’m convinced you can do much better.

Light/Dark contrast: 14 points
Picture Quality: 15 points
Sim Beauty: 10 points
Following directions: 5 points
= 44
Impressive. The first one is good and the second one’s great. I love the picture of himself that he’s holding in the second picture.

Raphael Delacroix
Light/Dark contrast: 15 points
Picture Quality: 15 points
Sim Beauty: 14 points
Following directions: 5 points
= 49
I really love this one. The colours, the contrasts, the darkness, all amazing. Good job!

2. Judge Two

1. Lark Reese
App: He is very unique, I LOVE his eyes.I would have like him to be facing the camera directly in at least one shot but that is my only issue with this.
Round 1.light/dark- 9/15 Quality-13/15 Beauty-11/15 Directions-5
I Love his expressions and the differing angles are a nice touch. I would have like to see a change of hairstyle to show that he can be versitile.

2. Drayce Kyn
App: I adore his eyes and his dark hair is a nice contrast with his fair skin. And the freeshot is amazing, the way he looks so sad is quite nice
Round 1. light/dark-12/15 Quality-12/15 Beauty-13/15 Directions-5
The demon.vampire shot is quite dramitic and frightening, I am definately a fan of it. The wolf shot is nice but he doesnt really blend in with the backround and his face looks contorted.

3. Kyle Anderson (in progress - do not score yet)
App: I love his headshot, he seems to be concentrating. I love his freeshot, very James Bond-esque

4. Richard Bonnet
App: His headshot is interesting, he looks as though he is angry or upset which is nice. The body of the body shot is very creative but his head does not seem to be in porportion with his body.

5. Olive Branson
App: He looks very youthful which I am a fan of. The lighting is very well done, I would have like to have a shot of him looking at the camera though.

6. Clyde Rocher the III
App:Beautiful Eyes! you can se his darkness in these pictures. The free shot is amazing, I love the dragon.

7. Eli Robert Ansen
App: His shots are very creative I would have liked a change of hair. His free shot is very well done.
Round 1. light/dark-13/15 Quality-14/15 Beauty-13/15 Directions-5
I adore the way he is pushing away the light in the first shot, very nice and perfect for the task. The last shot is very creative. Once again a change in hair would have been nice.

8. Marco Franzios
App: Pretty eyes, he looks very innocent for being alligned to dark (A devil in disguise?)
Round 1: light/dark-13/15 Quality-10/15 Beauty-13/15 Directions-5
His first shot is really good. The second shot could have been better if the woman were not there, she is somewhat distracting, and again a change of hair maybe?

9. Phin
App: So unique! The shots are all very creative, it really looks like hes in an other-worldly land
Round 1: light/dark-13/15 Quality-12/15 Beauty-12/15 Directions-5
I like the way hes hiding fron the light in the first shot, very nice. And in the secone shot I love how hes holding the picture of himself.

10. Christian Danson
App: I like him, hes very different. The free shot shows that he can be versitile.

11. Mátyás
App: Wonderful! A light vampire! The body shot is wonderful, its very crowded, but he still stands out.

12. Raphael Delacroix
App: very cute and smiley, The shots are creative but a change in hair and clothing would have been nice.
Round 1: light/dark-14/15 Quality-13/15 Beauty-13/15 Directions-5
I love his hair! I think he did this task better than sonme of the dark aligned sims! The clothing is spot on and the contrast is incredible.

(Sorry for being repetitive! Please tell me if I missed anyone!)


3. Judge Three

1. Lark Reese
Light/Dark contrast: 11/15 points
Picture Quality: 15/15 points
Sim Beauty: 12/15 points
Following directions: 5/5 points
Total: 43/50

2. Drayce Kyn
Light/Dark contrast: 15/15 points
Picture Quality: 10/15 points
Sim Beauty: 12/15 points
Following directions: 5/5 points
= 42/50

3. Kyle Anderson (in progress - do not score yet)

4. Richard Bonnet

5. Olive Branson

6. Clyde Rocher the III

7. Eli Robert Ansen
Light/Dark contrast: 13/15 points
Picture Quality: 14/15 points
Sim Beauty: 13/15 points
Following directions: 5/5 points
= 45/50

8. Marco Franzios
Light/Dark contrast: 10/15 points
Picture Quality: 11/15 points
Sim Beauty: 8/15 points
Following directions: 4/5 points
= 33/50

9. Phin
Light/Dark contrast: 15/15 points
Picture Quality: 13/15 points
Sim Beauty: 13/15 points
Following directions: 5/5 points
= 46/50

10. Christian Danson

11. Mátyás

12. Raphael Delacroix
Light/Dark contrast: 15/15 points
Picture Quality: 14/15 points
Sim Beauty: 15/15 points
Following directions: 5/5 points
= 49/50

6th Sep 2007, 7:38 AM
Due to a serious lack of willing participation, we're going straight to the final round. There's no sense in doing two more rounds if there's only six participants. We lost half of our contestants due to school or whatever else. Half. We went from 12 to 6, and I haven't heard from anyone else when I said I'd extend it through today. I applaud the five of you who actually finished your rounds, you all deserve a big pat on the back. I thank you all for actually completing what was asked of you. I'm sorry for those of you who had to drop out because of school, that's...unfortunate. But unlike other people, I know real life always comes first. I'd just appreciate it if people would -tell- me they're dropping out...or having trouble.

Final Round - Come in to the Light

We've seen your dark side, now show us how bright you can shine, whether or not you really mean it. :) Show me 2 or more shots of your "light" half, the poses are up to you. For your color scheme, think white, yellow, and lighter blues. Wings are your friends, and can you show us just how you block out the darkness with your pristine luminence? :3

Round ends the 17th. Earlier if you all get your entries in quickly. Please don't tell me you can't get them in... I'm giving you 11 days...

6th Sep 2007, 6:14 PM
To bad were skipping two rounds, this contest has been wonderful so far. :)

6th Sep 2007, 6:16 PM
Oh gosh!! I totaly forgot about this! I am so sorry! :( God, I feel awful! I really wish I'd remembered. Things have been so hectic for me recently! What with starting school again, family issues. Jeez, I'm really really sorry!

6th Sep 2007, 10:23 PM
I'm sorry that we've had to skip to the end, also. I'm really excited about this round, though! I wonder what pictures to take...Decisions, decisions. ^_^

Good luck, everyone. Oh, and I loved all your entries for the previous round. They were amazing.

7th Sep 2007, 6:31 AM
Oh gosh!! I totaly forgot about this! I am so sorry! :( God, I feel awful! I really wish I'd remembered. Things have been so hectic for me recently! What with starting school again, family issues. Jeez, I'm really really sorry!

That's alright, I think this contest just came at a bad time... August/September is just a busy time for everyone. Me? I finished college, so I just have work and computer time (plus my immediate family's all dead or moved away), but most of you have other things to do.

8th Sep 2007, 10:33 AM
Embracing the Light

Just call me Sir Eli. I fight for justice, chivalry, and the occasional pretty wench.
No evil dragon is safe from either my sword or my Kick of Righteousness!

Come, let us frollick in the beauty of light together! Or, you know, just look sexy in it.

Even the seduction of the beautiful, bright daylight cannot convince me to remove my piercings.

Hmm, a gentle side? Well, what's more bright and gentle than a flower?

**I hope I don't have too many pictures. I really enjoy taking them and playing around with them. If I do happen to have too many, just let me know and I'll take some down. Thanks!**

Defective Tragedy
9th Sep 2007, 6:31 AM
Honda, I'm really sorry that I missed the round despite I asked for an extension... {Feels bad}

9th Sep 2007, 7:45 AM
Wow, Aryn!!!! The second picture is beautiful. I think Raphael is in love with him. (Hire a bodyguard.)

9th Sep 2007, 7:48 AM
Oh, sorry for double-posting, but my computer's fan went out yesterday. (I'm on my sister's computer.) I MAY be able to get it fixed this week, which is great, and if not I MAY be able to use the Raphael she has on her computer (she loves him, hahaha). Just a warning, I may be asking for an extension, but chances are it'll work out just fine. And if I ask for an extention I promise to honor it, Raphael is doing so well it'd break his heart if I dropped, haha.

9th Sep 2007, 9:10 AM
Thanks, k2cheyne! Eli and I are excited to see what you come up with for Raphael's pictures (and the amusing commentary to go with them). ^_^

9th Sep 2007, 9:27 AM
Heh, Raphael and I are gonna work really hard!! What with the crappiness of my computer's fan (read: IT BROKE, NOOO) I may run late, as I said. But I assure you my entry will be fabulous. ^_~

10th Sep 2007, 6:07 PM

10th Sep 2007, 6:13 PM
Now THAT is what I like to see! Nice job!!!! And the contrast is fantastic!! If I were a judge you'd be gettin' a lot of points for that one! <3

11th Sep 2007, 6:25 AM
Yeah, those pics are really incredible! I'm impressed and more than a little jealous. Hah.

12th Sep 2007, 4:03 AM
Oh ho ho, through the use of jump drives and modthesims2 I have returned from the dead [computer] and now I can show you my entry. I hope you do enjoy, for I am glad to be here! And aren't I beautiful?

My angelic form... Admire my beautiful wings!! Am I not a GOD!!!?!

Adolf: ........

As I pray for success... and beauty... and power (my lifetime want is to be mayor!! :giggler:

As I rise from the snow! How I love the winter: it is delicate and beautiful... Like me!

Thank you all, and I wish everyone luck! You are all so beautiful... like snow...

Adolf: -.-;; :blink:


This isn't actually part of my entry (though if it'll boost my score feel free =D haha just kidding), but if you want to see a REALLY adorable picture of Raphael during the photoshoot click here (http://img209.imageshack.us/img209/4696/13nh7.jpg) . <3 I fell in love with it, it's adorable.

12th Sep 2007, 6:54 AM
Heh heh... I love how you two used my white recolor of Rose's wings... pretty boys.

12th Sep 2007, 6:55 AM
Great entry, k2cheyne! :thumb:

12th Sep 2007, 7:49 AM
Wow beautiful entries. I love the cloud one ArynRai his face looks so serene. Lark naked, always good - but seriously the lighting gives a real atmosphere. And Raphael knows he's a god - the praying one made me chuckle.

My entries coming soon. I've not had chance to even start but hopefully I'll get a spare hour or so tonight and wanted to let everyone know I've not forgotten about this.

15th Sep 2007, 3:19 AM
I can't wait to see the rest of the entries!!! I'm glad you guys liked Raphael's, hehe. He's glad too. =D

16th Sep 2007, 12:06 AM
*whistles* Time's running thin...

16th Sep 2007, 12:59 AM
Sorry, I'm doing them right now....Will edit with pics shortly

Banishing the night (altered slightly)

Summoning the sun

Edit 16/9 = added an additional one I made playing around with various wings in photoshop that I thought I'd share as I quiet like his face in it:

16th Sep 2007, 6:32 AM
Wow that last pic is amazing veldagia!

16th Sep 2007, 12:55 PM
Coming to the light -





I hope these are ok...

16th Sep 2007, 11:46 PM
Oh jeeze, where to start?

Kakashi, I love the first pic of him and the way the greenish-bluish light brightens his body. It reminds me of an angel standing in an old, abandoned cathedral or something.

K2cheyne, Raphael is so funny! Again, I thought the commentary was amazing. And I loved how he seemed to blend in with the snow. That was a great picture.

Valedega, I don't even know what to say. Your pictures are all so good, but the second one is just fan-tab-u-lous! *wayyyy beyond impressed*

Cassieandra, Marco seems like an adorable goofball. I especially loved the little dance in the third picture and the way the light went through his wings. Well, that and the fourth picture where everything's reflected. That's pretty neat, too.

I'm excited to see how well the judges liked the entries, too. ^_^

17th Sep 2007, 12:42 AM
My scores are in. Good luck!

17th Sep 2007, 9:03 AM
well, I looked at SwitchfootKatie's profile and, instead of PMing me she wouldn't be around, it says she'll be gone a certain period of time. Well, that's just great. I'll be the replacement judge because the other two are in, but since I'm having to share a computer, I probably won't get to it until tomorrow night, if I can pry someone else off it (or persuade her to play FFXII instead).

17th Sep 2007, 9:24 AM
I can't wait to see the results! So how many people actually did this round?

17th Sep 2007, 6:07 PM
Top three winners can be signed with either modeling agency, if you want, just link them to this contest if they need to see that you placed.


Raphael Delacroix
140.5 + 143 = 283.5

129 + 132 = 261

Eli Robert Ansen
136 + 122 = 258

Lark Reese
141 + 105.5 = 246.5

Marco Franzios
112.5 + 89 = 201.5

nobody made comments, but you all did excellently and thank you for actually getting your entries in. :)