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Welcome to the Ancient Gods Art Contest, which is hosted by [syagre]. Its subject is about portaying the Ancient Gods, whose legend is rooted in the Myth of Altaride.
Myth of Altaride is an amateur fantasy RPG currently developped by La Guilde d'Altaride association (directed by [syagre]).

The contest is over !

Congratulations to the winners and thanks to all the entrants who made of this a worthy contest !

Elftown vote winner

Beea by [Kuruni]

Altaride council winner

Romarh by [Katie Staines



It is said that once, the peoples of Altaride were living in peace and harmony, guided by the kindness of the Ancient Gods. They gave gifts that could allow everyone to do things that could seem unbelievable. The legends say this was a world of happiness and joy, but only misty memories remain from these times...
Times of darkness came, as a huge cataclysm shook Altaride to its depths. A gigantic army of demons fell from the sky, with the only purpose of destroying any life. Fountains of flames, eruptions of rocks and rains of lightning were tearing the world. The Ancient Gods struggled, but Altaride’s fate seemed doomed.
The Ancient Gods chose their last resort: they banished themselves from the world, thus making the demons disappear (how these two events are linked belongs to the mystery of the myth). Therefore, this last solution could allow a few survivors to live and rebuild a new era.
So ended this period of cruel disasters called The Apocalypse of Blood.
Altaride was in ashes, but the dark clouds that had invaded the sky faded away, letting the remaining survivors to new hopes for a new start.
Now the Ancient Gods are celebrated through a cult, whose first aspect is about thanking the Gods for this ultimate sacrifice, which could allow the building of the civilisation through the end of the Apocalypse of Blood. This is a duty to remember.

Aim of the contest

The Ancient Gods religion is organised through a pantheon which includes many divinities. The contest is about drawing these dieties. A given picture can illustrate one or several characters. Descriptions of these divinities are available at The Ancient Gods Pantheon page.


White Haired Mortak by [Cassave] <img100*0:img/drawing/82481_1110830173.jpg>
Gordavoran on a cask by [Cassave] <img100*0:>
Romarh and Beea by [Cassave] <img100*0:>
Pantheon by [Yncke] <img100*0:stuff/PantheonAltaride.jpg>
Romarh by [Katie Staines] <img100*0:>
Mi by [Yoruno] <img100*0:stuff/YorunoMiColour.jpg>
Beea by [Yoruno] <img100*0:stuff/yorubeea.png>
Mortak by [Purple Artichoke] <img100*0:>
Mi by [Hexglitter] <img100*0:>
Gordavoran by [Dr.Mandarian] <img100*0:>
Nogon by [Dr.Mandarian] <img100*0:>
Leblanc by [Dr.Mandarian] <img100*0:>
Beea by [Kuruni] <img100*0:stuff/kuruni-Beea.jpg>

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2005-04-23 [Purple Artichoke]: yeah i have photoshop CS but I have no clue how to use it the way he can use a computer...I don't have a drawing tablet eith so....yeah

2005-06-01 [Hexglitter]: [Hexglitter] Am now very intimidated by all the beautiful artwork here. *sigh* wish I could use pencils like [Yoruno)

2005-06-01 [Moorn]: Everyone is a beginner at some point KatieC. ^_^ Gah! I've been meaning to enter this contest for freakin' ever... I swear, I'm working on it! *laughs*

2005-06-01 [Yoruno]: Wow... that Mi looks lovely! You don't have to complain about anything, you use your own methods pretty well... I like that oily texture... make her look supernatural...

2005-06-01 [Hexglitter]: You are sooo sweet! My very first compliment on my artwork. *runs away and hoards her compliment*

2005-06-03 [Yoruno]: ^^ Second entry... computer colored... no, I don't really wanna know how childish it looks... perhaps I'll fix her later :P

2005-06-03 [syagre]: Perhaps you find it childish because of the way it is coloured... but the way Beea is presented there is really nice...

2005-06-06 [Purple Artichoke]: yoruno your first computer pic turned out great!

2005-06-06 [Yoruno]: *purrs* Thanks! I'll try to fix some obvious mistakes in her skin... because I used the computer as if coloring with regular pencils, and that's why it looks so odd...

2005-06-06 [Yncke]: I think too that it looks great. Perhaps a little more contrast in the skin? (Just a suggestion ;) )

2005-06-23 [smeet666]: Congratulations to all of you, this contest is of highest quality!

2005-08-07 [Purple Artichoke]: thnks smeet

2005-09-15 [Dr.Mandarian]: Cassave's interpretation of Beea of Romarh is unbeatable for my opinion. It is just the very quint-essence, possible. My respect!

2005-09-15 [Yoruno]: Uhm... yeah, I think so :P But I adore your own Nogon, by the way ^_^

2005-09-16 [Dr.Mandarian]: Woh! Thank you very much for your praise, Yoruno! * pride! * Wonderful, that you like my Nogon so! = > Hm. If I only would have been a little bit more courageous, I'd also tried to draw some wild, breaking WAVES foaming up to the rock, where Nogon shall stand on - ( Have you ever tried out, how damn hard it is, to draw waved up water - only by pencil? ) But I am fascinated by your BEEA! And especially by her POSE, to give some compliment in return! * smile *

2005-09-16 [Yncke]: Very nice entries [Dr.Mandarian]! I like Leblanc most. :) Yeah, waves, I only succeed drawing them if I mimic the waves as drawn in Asterix.

2005-09-20 [Dr.Mandarian]: Great how different tastes can be! Thanks for your friendly words about my pictures, Yncke! ( Leblanc, yes...Strictly considered, his EARS had to be a little bit longer - as an altarian elf ) But I at least succeeded to make his eyes look piercing and glazed, as I wanted... And... mimicking Asterix? Hm... Yeah! You're right! Maybe I should try something like that! ( Good tip, actually! )

2005-09-20 [Yoruno]: Good, good tip... I'll look for my old Asterix books... :P Oh, and thanks for your compliment too, [Dr.Mandarian]!

2005-11-15 [Dr.Mandarian]: Hm. This comment board has become a bit silent. So I use the silence for some honest further statement. I really worship [Katie Staines]'s interpretation of Romarh! Especially his very expressive ghostly, and mask-like face! With the traces of light or energy woven upon it. * is delighted * I love this art-work!

2006-01-09 [syagre]: Thanks for this new entry, [Kuruni] ! A nice version of Beea indeed... It also surprised me a bit because I didn't picture her in my mind as some kind of warrior

2006-01-13 [Kuruni]: well, [syagre] if you want me to change it i will, i have another i'm working on but was planned to be a second entry. You just let me know.

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