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    With the release of Sun and Moon to the URPG, the art section has decided to join the hype surrounding this release and host an art contest!

    As is said above, the theme for this contest focuses on Kahuna and you're going to be making your very own! However, there is a bit of a twist in that there will be a small bit of writing involved, but the amount of detail you add is solely up to you. This is open to everyone and any medium can be used to make your Kahuna, thus the biggest part of this contest will be your creativity. A fantastic drawing is fantastic, but that will only get you so far when the aim is to make the most appealing or interesting Kahuna you can!

    While this is an art contest, it actually has two focuses, with the main one being art and writing being secondary. You can make the writing portion as detailed or short as you like, but pictures are worth a thousand words. We want to see your 'story' and not simply have you tell it to us. The sky is the limit and your imagination will be running the show with this one.

    As far as the art aspect, we do want to see your kahuna made or drawn in some fashion. This could be a simple face forward reference showing off your Kahuna's facial features and outfit. Something cool that could also be done is adding extra sketches with that Kahuna in different poses or even within small scenes. In fact, we encourage that sort of stuff! You could even show off different facial expressions or your character interacting with their pokemon. You could even draw the Pokemon (even if its just a square of the top half of their bodies). They could be clean sketches or even colored, but help either way to let others visualize what your character is like. In a sense, it could be like a general character sheet, where you have the large reference of your character on one side, and then small sketches on the other of that character and important items they may hold.

    Character Sheet Examples:

    These are just examples and are in, no way exactly what we are looking for. We want to see your creativity in how you approach this.
    Also, I would like to mention that you do not have to include a side or 3/4's view if you choose not to.
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    Based on participation and rank, the number of winners may change.

    Winners will be decided by a panel of judges looking at each entry and scoring based on how creative the character is. To clarify, by creative, I mean in the sense that the character "feels" like a Kahuna, whether its by their pose, certain quotes or phrases they use or even their outfit! Every detail lends to the character and makes them more 'real'. Do you feel your character would fit inside of the games? Can you see them have emotions, expressing themselves and interacting with other characters? These should be questions you ask yourself on whether they feel believable or not.


    There are no real forms, but I will provide a template for those who may still be confused. Feel free to ask any questions.

    Template. Feel free to customize it.
    Spoiler:

    Kahuna Name:
    Pokemon Type:
    Kahuna Image: (please put under a spoiler]

    These are the only required things. If you want, you may add sections for age, personality, quotes/phrases, biography, favorite pokemon and why, description on appearance, items, family, hobbies and anything else you might add. Sometimes less can be more, but we will encourage more then the basic template.


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    So there are other facets of URPG where everyone is allowed to make a character for use in that section. However, it has come to our attention that some people have trouble coming up with characters and so we figure, why not have the ability to use the characters you create here in other sections? Now, I will say upfront, that the character will be unable to be a Kahuna in most sections, but they could be in future stories you write for the story section for example. However what we are proposing, is taking your characters here and then transferring them for the most part, after some slight remodeling, to another section, which brings us to this collab.

    For any character made here that wants to be transferred into a working character in After Hours, that character will start off with a whooping P1500 instead of the starting P600! We'll be happy to assist the transition if need be.
    There may or may not be extra prizes if the transferred character places in the contest, such as 1 free ability. This is subject to change.


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    END DATE

    All entries are due by January 31st 2017 @ 11:59 pm pst
    This contest starts now.

    We cant wait to see your fabulous entries!


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    Kahuna Name: Akalono'hai
    Name Origin: "Akahai" is Hawaiin for "gentle" and "Lono" is the Hawaiin god of harvest.
    Pokemon Type:
    Grass
    Kahuna Image:
    Spoiler:




    Proof:
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    Age: Around 33
    Favorite Pokémon: Trevenant/Sawsbuck
    Pokémon Team: Trevenant, Sawsbuck, Shiinotic, Venusaur, Tropius, Decidueye
    Personality: Recluse, gentle, loving, warm, quiet

    Biography: On one of the distant, smaller islands of Alola, an ancient village is cradled in the valley of two dormant volcanos, hidden in lush jungle. A man by the name of Akalono'hai helped the only village of the island of Nua Hoihoi, by tending to wounded wild Pokémon from the jungle. He kept mainly to himself, and grew a garden of herbs to heal the sick Pokémon. People would come too, seeking the healing powers of the man who lives with the wilds. As he was picking some herbs from the garden one day, a rumble shook him to the core. One of the dormant volcanoes had burst and a lava flow pulverized the jungle in the valley. Akalono'hai took to action and had begun to help every Pokémon and person evacuate the valley.

    Akalono'hai had been giving attention to a widowed male Sawsbuck, and its fawn who were injured from poachers a few days previous. As the lava encroached on Akalono'hai's sanctuary, he grabbed the fawn and the Sawsbuck, but they were too heavy to be carried and the lava began to burn their backs. The injured Sawsbuck, reared itself out of Akalono'hai's grip, tossed Akalono'hai and its fawn forward out of harms way, and fell to the lava's heat. After the eruption, Akalono'hai adopted the fawn and began to raise it himself. He also found the body of the Sawsbuck that sacrificed itself for him and its offspring, cured it's skull and antlers, and now adorns it as a symbol of its strength, sacrifice, and humility. The island had been almost completely destroyed, and soon the people became impoverished.

    Akalono'hai went to work quickly and planted trees and plants all along the new islands land. The volcanic soil was fertile, and it rained often enough that in a few years time, the island was as lush as it had been before. Akalono'hai brought food back from the plants, he brought wealth back with tourism wanting a jungle adventure, and he continued his work helping those sick and injured. The islanders decided, since they didn't have a Tapu guardian like the bigger islands, that Akalono'hai would be their Kahuna for there on since. By why the island doesn't have a Tapu guardian and how Akalono'hai's Trevenant became so iconic and his strongest Pokémon is another tale with life and death, betrayal and valor, and it all has to do with the spirit of the island.
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    KAHUNA NAME: Waena (Wah-ey-nah)
    Name origin: From limu huluhuluwaena (Grateloupia filicina), an edible Hawaiian seaweed. waena also means "between", which I'm taking to mean something like "bridge between nature and people" in reference to her role as kahuna. Secondarily "wave" can be in there too.

    Character Sheet
    Main Sheet:
    Spoiler:




    Close-ups:
    Main artwork:
    Spoiler:




    Items and details:
    Spoiler:




    Title:
    Spoiler:




    Alternate Pose #1 & Alternate Outfit:
    Spoiler:




    Back view & Diving Pose:
    Spoiler:




    Pyukumuku & Tentacruel:
    Spoiler:




    Mareanie & Qwilfish:
    Spoiler:




    Pokémon Type: Water. (and Poison to an extent, since she has a deadly sea creature theme going on to represent the dual nature of the seas.)
    Age: 24
    Gender: Female
    Eye color: Orange
    Hair color: Aquamarine
    Home town: Seafolk Village, Poni Island
    Region: Alola
    Relatives: Waena comes from a family of renowned free divers. Some say they are the best in all of Alola!
    Trainer Class: Island Kahuna
    Biography:
    To say that Waena feels at home at sea is an understatement. Famed for her diving prowess, she has taken upon it herself to act as a steward over Alola's waters, ever watchful for those who might threaten the sanctity of the oceans.

    When stubborn rennovators insisted on building a water park near her village, Waena stood up and warned them after having learned of how much pollution the construction was causing.
    But her protests went ignored, and so the water park neared completion.

    Disaster, however, soon struck in the form of a Gyarados, evidently agitated by the waste the park was producing. The Atrocious Pokémon unleashed an onslaught on the park, destroying nearly half of Seafolk Village in the process.

    Things seemed dire, but it was Waena who tamed the sea beast, employing a natural bond with Water Pokémon to calm the Gyarados down, and her knowledge of medicinal seaplants to cure it.

    The people celebrated her for this feat, and the rennovators haulted construction of the park (not that there was much left of it anyway) and helped rebuild what the Gyarados destroyed in the village.

    That same night she set to undo the pollution caused by the park, using her Tentacruel and Qwilfish to absorb it. It was then that Poni Island's guardian -- Tapu Fini -- visited her and chose her as the island's next kahuna.

    Pokémon:

    Grand Trial Battle:
    Spoiler:

    1.
    Pyukumuku (F)
    Lv. 34
    Ability: Innards Out
    Hold Item: None
    - Curse
    - Baton Pass
    - Rain Dance
    - Toxic

    2.
    Tentacruel (M)
    Lv. 34
    Ability: Clear Body
    Hold Item: None
    - Poison Jab
    - Brine
    - Screech
    - Toxic Spikes

    3.
    Mareanie (F)
    Lv. 35
    Ability: Merciless
    Hold Item: Waterium-Z
    - Liquidation
    - Venoshock
    - Poison Jab
    - Recover


    Pokémon League Battle
    Spoiler:

    1.
    Pyukumuku (F)
    Lv. 54
    Ability: Innards Out
    Hold Item: None
    - Curse
    - Baton Pass
    - Recover
    - Toxic

    2.
    Tentacruel (M)
    Lv. 54
    Ability: Clear Body
    Hold Item: None
    - Poison Jab
    - Hydro Pump
    - Sludge Wave
    - Toxic Spikes

    3.
    Qwilfish (M)
    Lv. 54
    Ability: Intimidate
    Hold Item: None
    - Aqua Tail
    - Fell Stinger
    - Destiny Bond
    - Poison Jab

    4.
    Toxapex (F)
    Lv. 55
    Ability: Merciless
    Hold Item: Waterium-Z
    - Liquidation
    - Venoshock
    - Toxic
    - Recover


    Item Descriptions:
    1. Hair clips - She wears hair clips that resemble the spikes on Toxapex, her favorite Pokémon.

    2. Z-Necklace - A necklace she made soon after becoming Island Kahuna. Shell pieces and Waterium-Z strung together.

    3. Pearls - She wears pearls on her left wrist, right ankle, and to tie the back of her hair. These were given to her by Shellder and Cloyster during her dives.

    4. Spear - A family heirloom. Made out of gray limestone with a crystal point.

    5. Tentacruel tattoo - Location: Right bicep. Meaning: Sea guardian. Alertness. Protector.

    6. Family Crest tattoo - Location: Encircling her left forearm. Meaning: Diving sigil. Unerring ability. Attunement.

    7. Gyarados tattoo - Location: Encircling her left leg. Meaning: Formidability. Strength and resolve. Bravery against all odds. Waena got this after saving the village from the Gyarados.

    8. Lunala tattoo - Location: Spanning her back. Meaning: Lunala, the Moone Pokémon, is also associated with the ebb and flow of tides. For Waena this tattoo represents mystery, the fickleness of the sea, and guidance.

    Other items/clothes:
    *Purple top with white Poké Ball print.
    *Purple shorts with a design emulating Tapu Fini.
    *Tentacruel sun hat.
    *Yellow sun dress.
    *Ultra Balls for all her Pokémon!

    Personality: Strong-willed and passionate. Fierce and harsh at points, but she always means well. Adores Kelpsy salad.

    Hobbies: Free diving with her Pokémon and learning about medicinal sea plants. Steward of the seas, dedicated protector of marine life and the environment. On the process of taming Mareanie.

    Quotes:
    Before battle:
    "The sea can be a nurturer or an unforgiving taskmaster. Which shall it be today? I am Island Kahuna Waena! Shall we begin Poni Island's Grand Trial?"

    After being defeated:
    "As with all of nature, the sea demands respect. You have demonstrated as much in our battle, so I have no trouble giving you this -- the Waterium-Z! I shall teach you the pose for this Z-move as well. Pay attention! Hand and leg movement are crucial!"

    Additional notes: I'd like to imagine her being kahuna yeeeeaars after Hapu, so take this as though it were for a SM re-re-remake.
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    I haven't been on to post this, but this will be extended to this Sunday, February 5, 2017 at 11:59pm pst.
    Get your entries in or update them~!
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    I'll be closing this off as I should have done long before and will post the results soon.
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    Art Contest Results~!


    I would like to apologize first for the mess this turned out to be, with everything going on in life lately. In the end, there were only two entries put in for this contest and while that might not seem a great amount, I am so thankful for these entries anyway. I wanted to participate myself, but things were a little too hectic at the time, such is life. I am aware of some of the reasons some people did not enter and will remember for future events in the art section to come and if you have any ideas, feel free to send them mine or Winter’s way. Again, thank you to those that entered, but also to those that showed interest and I hope to see you guys enter in the future!

    Without further ado….

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    I would like to congratulate @Liam; for bring our second place winner with his Kahuna, Akalono'hai!.




    Liam, I have to say, I loved your entry and it was really hard to choose between yours and Morru’s. The art was clean, clear and definitely showcased what you talked about in your biography and I loved every single bit of it. I’m a sucker for a good sob story and while it wasn’t all sad, it was really touching reading about the Sawsbuck. To give its live to rescue not only its fawn but a human as well tugged at my heart strings and then for him to turn around and honor him in such a way, brought a smile on my face. Nonetheless, I enjoyed reading the little blurb, but I was more so focused on the art.

    I love seeing different styles of art and if I can do anything to help one improve, I’m willing to do what I can (and if one wants help of course)! Firstly, I love the fact that he wears the skull of the Sawsbuck adorned with flowers and even added a tuft of fur at the end of it. That or I mistook it for being on the chest, which just further reflects back to the fur on the official art of Sawsbuck. Details like that are what I look for in this kind of stuff and don’t think i didn’t notice the little chick in one of his hands and the greenery in the other! His matter of dress is simple, befitting the feeling I got of his character and how close to nature he is and to choose Trevenant totally fits. I also want to point out, I love how you chose a name that not only reflected the personality of your character, but of his favorite pokemon, Trevenant as well.

    What really set you apart was more so on the art side of things, as you both put in a ton of work. However, I have to look at the differences in effort and I feel Morru, while quantity is a good thing, it was quality that really helped with this decision. Color is a precious tool and can bring so much out in a character. There are some hints of color in yours, but i believe had there been more or even more of a scene established, you definitely would have garnered a lot more points.

    All in all, I think you did beyond amazing and I hope to see you enter more of these in the future Liam. I especially love how you craft your characters and your pokemon are on point too, haha!





    With that, I’ll be moving to announce our grand prize will be going to the fire bending man himself, @Morru; ~!



    Congratulations!
    Thank you so much for entering!


    Like Liam, I could see you put in a ton of work into creating your character and boy did you go all out! While maybe not as fleshed out as a full blown story, I was able to understand the gist of the character and could see a lot of what was said right in the art! I can tell Waena is a real go-getter and means business when it comes to the well-being of her home. Being part of a family known for its diving, its only natural she have an affinity for water and water type pokemon. Like Liam’s, I enjoyed the small biography you wrote detailing how she became Poni Island’s guardian and the incident with the gyarados naturally giving me a sense of nostalgia (Red Gyarados anyone?). There is ton of information included along with quite the big art piece and every last part of it helped in making this decision (a bit more on the art side tho haha).

    Your style here is a bit closer to the style presented in the Pokemon anime, which is pretty cool itself, as it really helps to make her feel like a character from the games. You’ve also depicted her in a couple of different poses, one even in a different outfit and colored on top of everything! But I think what I like the most about this is all the little pieces and details you’ve incorporated into your character’s design. From the color of her hair, to all the little accessories adorning her diver’s outfit and hair to the tattoo’s, every single part has meaning behind it. It all weaves together to help create this character and help to further define her story and personality.

    As was mentioned before, what really set you guys apart was more so on the art side. Both were well done, but Morru delivered when it came to the quality of work, on top of delivering in depicting his Kahuna in different poses and expressions along with her pokemon. I especially enjoyed the diving pose along with Tentacool, Qwilfish and Mareanie!

    With that said, Liam may claim any medium rank Pokemon and Morru may claim any Hard-ranked Pokemon as their prize. Please post in this thread to claim prizes!

    As a disclaimer, this decision was not solely decided by me and if you want any specific tips or advice, feel free to ping me (and maybe Winter if she’s fine with it!).

    Thank again and congrats to our winners!

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    Thank you Sou for hosting!! I understand real life sometimes jabs at ya when you least want it to, so no worries!! Congrats Morru by the way, obviously I really liked your Kahuna, go water Pokémon!! So in the spirit of water mons, I'll accept a Psyduck as my medium mon. Thanks again guys!!


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    Thank you so much Sou :') <3 And like Liam said, no worries, we understand!



    I think I'll claim a Qwilfish as my Hard Pokemon, it only seems fitting = )
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