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Looking to hold a contest with two winners of 1000 points. Whatever I don't get by donations I will just buy.

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Paint a Pony Contest (Point Prizes) ENDS TOMORROW

Journal Entry: Mon Apr 21, 2014, 9:43 PM

UPDATE: I am not going to the Horsefest, but I still plan on painting my pony with the winners designs, so keep the entries coming!! 6 days left until the end, check out the current entries. School is out now guys have some fun, and try for some great prizes. Features for people who donated prizes will take place when the winners are announced.

Hey all!!

Ok the contest is finally in motion. The theme is painting a pony... my pony, to be more specific.

At the end of July I will be going to the Taylor Horsefest (read more here) I am going to do some body painting on Tiko for the parade. There will be two winners... one for each side of my pony. :)


  • you may submit two entries (one right side, and one left side)
  • absolutely NO violence, gore, or sexual themes
  • you must give me full permission to use your designs on my pony
  • keep it relatively simple (I must be able to recreate your designs in a few hours)
  • Do not draw across the tack
  • You can use any medium as long as it can be displayed on the template
  • Note me with your submissions, they must be submitted using the templates below

Deadline is July 1st, 2014

Note: If there are not enough entries I reserve the right to cancel the contest

These templates show her exact markings, and exactly where her tack sits

Tiko Template - Right Side by Horsecricket Tiko Template - Left Side by Horsecricket


  • Use a color scheme, and keep it simple: Again, I need to recreate these designs, and I'm not sure how patient my pony will be if I have tons of different colors.
  • I would prefer no horses in the design since I am already painting ON a horse, but if you think you can impress me... go for it :D
  • DO color the mane and tail, this can be a fun part that I can do ahead of time
  • Be creative with her markings and keep in mind what colors will show up better on the lighter or darker patches (Note: her coat will get a little lighter brown by the end of the summer)
  • check out my speed paintings, this gives you an idea of what I can do in a short amount of time
Awesomelandscape by Horsecricket Dapple Arabian speed paint by Horsecricket Butterfly migration by Horsecricket


Simple Color Schemes that I like:
Sky Lanterns by wlop Jungle Guardian by Nele-Diel Speed Painting - Above the Clouds by ANTIFAN-REAL Mycoria speed painting by Karbo

Simple Pieces that I like:
The Tree of Wishes by Selenada Cape of Frost by Aomori The Old Mill by Patriartis Peacebloom by NImportant


Each winner will receive
1000 :points: from Horsecricket
Journal feature from Horsecricket
Journal feature from poison-kiss
Journal feature from foolishsunsets
Journal feature from ladynaevia
Journal feature from ShadowRaven1
Journal feature from Raiiiny
Journal feature from Falony
Manipulation request from ladynaevia
Full-Body drawing from poison-kiss
Optional Critique from ladynaevia
Icon from osowyn
Llama from Horsecricket (if I haven't given you one)
Llama from ladynaevia (If one hasn't been given)
Llama from osowyn (If one hasn't been given)


Left Side
Paint A Pony Contest Entry 1 (Left) by Bestfriends3Paint-a-Pony Contest Entry by Artemis1011Marking Suggestion by DamienMuerteTiko entry 2 - midnight wolf side by ladynaevia

Right side
Paint A Pony Contest Entry 2 (Right) by Bestfriends3Paint a pony contest entry by peachesroxContest Template Horsecricket by HevonenStudiostiko contest entry A by ladynaeviaPony mark by Mocarela Right side by Gjergji-zhuka

Special offer: If anyone can donate points, features, art, or llamas for prizes there will be a separate journal feature for you

Thank you all for your interest and support. I look forward to what you all have to come up with.


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ShadowRaven1 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014
:iconpounceglomp: Thank you for the :+fav: love!
Horsecricket Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
of course :hug:
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certainly :hug:
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You do Excellent work *g*
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