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Help and FAQ contest entry by priteeboy Help and FAQ contest entry by priteeboy
Lol, couldn't think of a better title.

This was made for the deviantART Help & FAQ advertising contest which came up on me by surprise but when I saw it, I thought I'd try a contest that didn't involve space or landscapes. I knew that adding heaps of detail as I normally do would ruin the effectiveness of the Ad, so I kept it simple.

Now to explain my concept, well basically it should attract anyone who is "Lost" in the DA community and seeking help, all elements were carefully planned so the eye is lead to one thing by the next, first "Lost?..." then the Sun/Logo helps pull your attention further right to notice poor little Fella hopelessly lost in the vast desert until finally we see what it is advertising in the bottom corner...So the concept is straightforward.

EDIT: =taenaron suggested a simpler text, while ~MizukiYanagi said it woul be better if the backround was deviantART'S colour instead of orange. Thankyou for your advice but I am happy now and won't be changing it from now on...The original version is here [link]

Won 2nd place in the deviantART Help and FAQ contest !
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:iconequaltoyou:
EqualToYou Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2008  Student Digital Artist
is that really a chao?
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You mean Chao as in the ones from Sonic?...Nah, not them it is the silhouette of deviantART's mascot "Fella" :fella: the poor deviant is lost :lonely:
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EqualToYou Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2008  Student Digital Artist
:iconsadplz:
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micahgoulart Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
I like this one the best! Good work. Just typography could be improved... other than that, perfect.
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:iconpriteeboy:
priteeboy Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Typosgraphy was never a strong point of mine...We started doing it in my digital media course only weeks after this was made :doh:
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nigelicusmaximus Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2007
congratulations on winning! :#1: :winner: :clap:
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:iconpriteeboy:
priteeboy Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks man !
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:iconnigelicusmaximus:
nigelicusmaximus Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2007
your welcome! :D
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Doubtful-Della Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2007  Professional Photographer
Congrats on the win!
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:iconpriteeboy:
priteeboy Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You mean I won the contest? ...I was wondering were that subscription came from. If there is a news article or journal featuring all the winners, I would love to see it ( unless there was a hot topic that hasn't reached me yet...I always get them days after they are made )

Thanks though =D
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Doubtful-Della Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2007  Professional Photographer
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ThankYou, I went and looked for it, but I must have been in the wrong category...Now to make a journal and gloat about it :winner:
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Doubtful-Della Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2007  Professional Photographer
woo hoo!
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komiks Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2007
Hey, you actually entered...
(Wow I'm kinda late)
This is nice, very nice. I'm kinda glad yours is in a different size category than mine, cause it would've killed my chances in the contest.
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lol, yeah...I was going to do the same sized one as yours, but I knew that most entries would be for that so I thought I would have better chances in the least-used category...I hope at least one of us wins, it would be cool to see it all over DA ( and just imagine the publicity )
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:iconkomiks:
komiks Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2007
Yes, the publicity will be nice.
I mean would.
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Qrystal Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2007
Fantastic! You're so right, that simple is good for an ad, and this is simple yet classy, effective and (yes) cute. I wonder if our :+fav:s affect the judges! :)

Oh and I checked out your original version, and I like this one better. Very nicely done!
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ThankYou very much...I hope faves have no affect as the whole faving system on this site is very unfair, It rarely is the best deviations that get the most faves, plus this has so few compared to other entries. But thankYou very much for adding it to your favourites ( just in case lol )
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Ishimaru--24 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2007
Hey nice work, its simple and very suited for its purpose
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks.
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:iconevilsyndicatemember:
evilsyndicatemember Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2007  Professional Artist
Simple, but effective concept! Keep up the awesome work! :D
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:iconpriteeboy:
priteeboy Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thankyou...and for faving too.
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evilsyndicatemember Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2007  Professional Artist
NP! :D
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maskstyle Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2007
..i really like the composition on this one, great job! =)
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:iconpriteeboy:
priteeboy Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks a lot ! I have a teacher that helps me in my course I've been doing who respects my detail, yet always finds flaws in the composition. So that was of major importance to me, he liked it too.

I sometimes think that I spend too much time on colour and detail and neglect composition, but Ads rely heavily on something that is well put together.
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lionbaby120 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2007
hehe cute!
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Syco2194 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2007
I really like this.
The hitch-hiker is adorable ^_^,
and I love the logo as the sun :D.
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:iconpriteeboy:
priteeboy Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Seems most like that idea, I'm glad you like it too !
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little-sis Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2007
great ^^
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MerrickMayfair Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2007
Awesome! I like your concept idea.
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:iconaglaranna:
aglaranna Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2007   Interface Designer
I really like the idea of using the logo as the sun =)
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:iconrobstasy:
Robstasy Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2007
That is pretty cool! ^^ I like it absolutly. Designically correct ^^
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Poshu Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2007
awww.... :wow:/:giggle: *wearing a big smile and laughing*

this is so cute!!... probably not what you were aiming for... but that'd be a great great ad for the faq's
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:iconpriteeboy:
priteeboy Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well Cuteness still attracts lots of people, so if you think its cute then that should only help it more.
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Poshu Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2007
yahh.... and it grabs attention... you should seriously consider trying to submit it to the site.
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MizukiYanagi Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2007
LOL kewl. Good luck on the contest. The colour choice (warm orangy colours) is a tad bit of a problem since the site's colour scheme is more bluish gray kinda theme.
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
When I finished it, I desaturated it to make it grey but I didn't save it. I might edit this one and submit a grey version too.

Thanks for the advice.
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taenaron Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2007   Digital Artist
Great Idea with the logo-sun ;)
The only thing: the font is no good choice ;) I'm sure that there are better ones for this task ;)
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I was on the Verge of choosing a more simple text, You reckon I should?
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idai-kitsune Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2007
Very clever idea, good job and good luck.
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