At long last, I am finally done reviewing the 535 contest entries that were submitted for the Student Council Contest! This is the part where I’m supposed to proudly announce the winner of the contest, but…
…I can’t do it! I can’t possibly pick a winner; there were too many phenomenal entries! To declare one of them “the winner” would feel like an insult to the rest! In my mind, this contest has 15 first-place winners:
- Azurra Mysteria with this amazing art of the council as mystical sentinels!
- Ratna with two entries: this outstanding artwork of the council holding Megami at gunpoint, and this short manga depicting a backstory for Akane!
- Kuusipi with this very large and detailed artwork of the student council!
- Mugetsu with four amazing illustrations of Kuroko, Akane, Aoi, and Shiromi!
- SKiyoshi with this artwork of the council alongside their namesakes!
- Oleannathefox with this depiction of the council as Chinese gods!
- PandaChenn with four illustrations depicting the council!
- Ralunix with the student council eyeing Yandere-kun and a bonus Kuroko!
- Trazo-Stuff with gender-bent versions of each student council member!
- ART-mega with this high-resolution, wonderfully colored and shaded art!
- CHArice with this outstanding artwork of Ayano and Megami back-to-back!
- ThirdPerSona with these gorgeous headshots of the student council!
- Hibci with this depiction of the council as Phantom Thieves!
- BriBriBeastie with this stark, stylish, shadowy take on the council!
- Kilaysn with this chilling, skeletal depiction of Akane!
With that said…the first-place prize can only go out to one person! I can’t bring myself to declare one person to be the winner, so I need your help! Please vote on this poll and tell me who you think deserves to be crowned the winner of the contest!
Choosing 2nd place is also way too difficult, so instead, I’ll compile a list of every illustration that I would consider “tied for 2nd place”!
- Atenahena with unexpected artwork of the council wielding machine guns!
- Goghbach with two truly outstanding illustrations of Aoi and Shiromi!
- Skaarfy with a comic depicting a heated discussion in the council room!
- Konbini with two “fake anime screenshots” featuring Akane and Aoi!
- AbiaaLegre with this two-part short manga starring Ayano and Shiromi!
- Kisaku with one of the most beautiful illustrations of Aoi that I’ve seen!
- ITerAtiveGLue with this manga-like illustration!
- Majii-the-potato with another portrayal of the council as Chinese gods!
- Drawringblog with a very dark and chilling depiction of the council!
- Byebaicai with a parody of the Elite Four from Kill La Kill! Beautiful art!
- Bunni-Studios with this very stylized artwork!
- Nyah-kun with an absolutely gorgeous illustration of Megami and Ayano!
- Sitnfrizn with this depiction of the Shiromi with tattoos!
- Ledi-Alucard with this tearful artwork of Akane!
- DancerQuartz with this comic depicting Ayano manipulating the council!
- YorieOfTheCastle with this wonderful illustration of the student council!
- CandyPill with this beautiful art of the student council!
- Sayutb with a short manga conveying her idea of Aoi’s backstory!
- CatsxEmily with these four portraits of the student council members!
- A-Sleeping-Flowers with this combination of chibi art and dark art!
- HopefulDragon65 with this traditional-looking painting of Shiromi!
- Kikwangi with this adorable depiction of the council in casual clothes!
- Roseishin with this illustration of how she imagines Akane’s two sides!
- BlackRoseMii with a different portrayal of Akane’s true nature!
- Jojopipi with cute, cute, cute, CUTE artwork of the council in casualwear!
- Wthkiwi with a really, really pretty shot of all four council members!
- Onislogo with a super-artistic, super-stylish monochromatic entry!
- Lisar_Art with a very pretty drawing with dark, adult themes!
- ColorStorm1 with a beautiful lineup of all student council girls!
- Veronager with a portrayal of Kuroko’s feelings after losing to Megami!
- NiaKr with little neon spirit animals floating alongside each council girl!
- EverydayTurky with a great depiction of the rivalry between these two!
- Dumpling Maiden Art with a very, very cool shot of the student council!
- Erin with the student council in casualwear and they all look so cute!
- Annington with a drawing of two mysterious info-gathering characters!
- Raven-Stag with an absolutely breath-taking illustration of Shiromi!
- SeiyuMon with a very pretty and emotional illustration of poor Kuroko!
- TheComebackBro with lewd, yet gorgeous artwork of each council girl!
Additionally, here are a bunch of other illustrations that I just really, really loved! Click “Continue Reading” to see them all!
- SKY-Lia drew an absolutely gorgeous illustration of Shiromi!
- RainyDayAnimation made Kuroko and Megami embrace one another!
- _rukia_ drew a cool short comic starring Shiromi!
- Skye-Izumi imagined an epic battle between Ayano and the council!
- Dizzystarfish perfectly captured Ayano’s motivation for joining the council!
- Anime-lover3593 drew the council alongside their namesakes!
- DrewBlossom decided to incorporate humor into his contest entry!
- Ketakira‘s artwork portrays the dark aura of rumors surrounding the club!
- Esthefydraw‘s entry is very artistic and pretty!
- isuckatdrawinghaha has an extremely inaccurate username!
- Elise has a very powerful command of symbolism!
- TachTan used red, white, and black colors to great effect!
- Kristanz put some really nice tattoos onto Aoi!
- Bakamooglegirl provides a vision of the student council in ancient Japan!
- Red-Roka created a very pretty drawing of Shiromi beside her namesake!
- imhereforfreefood managed to perfectly capturing Shiromi’s eccentricity!
- Kawany drew a very short, but very chilling comic featuring Akane!
- Yuuliah managed to convey a lot of information in a very subtle way!
- Helen has drawn the student council investigating poor little Ayano!
- Markus made some great art, but my favorite part is Shiromi in the corner!
- Myrahlys created two illustrations depicting the two sides of Aoi and Akane!
- Oreo Ishii drew the cutest art of a girl with pepper spray on the Internet!
- ModiDolly used a very cool color scheme that gives this art a unique vibe!
- Nipkango created a very artistic depiction of the four council members!
- Spritestar drew a single manga panel. I’d love to know what happens next!
- Jazzthere drew the CUTEST artwork of the student council in the contest!
- Yin Lu drew absolutely beautiful art of Shiromi beside a cute, tiny kitten!
- Agvila shared her mental image of the moment Aoi received her eyepatch!
- Bakatrack‘s submission is creative and artistic! Very nice symbolism!
- Ines drew the moment before a battle between Ayano and the council!
- Izzy drew the council in regal clothing. Shiromi’s outfit is my favorite!
- I’m not sure who drew this, but it’s adorable!
- I forget who sent this in, but it’s beautiful!
I’d like to give a special spotlight to Rainbow Goldist, whose entries completely blew me away. Look at these two rough animations that she created for the student council and their animal namesakes! They look absolutely phenomenal!! I really hope that they are polished up and colored one day! Milfscribble created a similar rough animation; even though it’s sketchy, I think it’s fantastic!
There were also a few other participants who created very cool animated entries:
- Naruto-1949 with an animation that should remind you of a poetic game!
- CEE-KAlart with a beautiful illustration of Aka – wait, what the heck?!
- Ado-mi with a chilling animation depicting a darker side of each girl!
- SleepyGhost-Draws with an animation of Shiromi’s two sides!
- Assmo with a very creepy and disturbing animation featuring Akane!
And a few participants sent in sprite artwork, which I found to be very charming!
- Beepeer created this delightful sprite art!
- Giovanni portrays what Yandere Sim might look like as a top-down RPG!
- Luna4812 depicted Akane revealing her true nature!
By the way, ITerAtiveGLue created this outstanding artwork for the easter egg contest, and I overlooked it until it was too late. It would not have changed the outcome of the contest, but it’s definitely worth sharing!
If your artwork is featured anywhere in this blog post and you want me to change your username, link to a different portfolio, or link to a different version of your artwork with higher resolution / no watermark, please e-mail me and let me know!
I had a wonderful time reviewing all of the submissions for both of the art contests! I’m so happy that there are so many people who wanted to draw the Student Council! I hope that you all enjoy looking over the artwork as much as I did!
Although I enjoyed these contests immensely, reviewing all of the artwork took up a lot more time than I thought it would, and it was a bit troublesome to split my attention between development and contests. Now that both art contests are out of the way, I can finally focus 100% of my attention on development again! I’m super hyped about that!
I’m very excited about the next feature that is going into the game! I want to keep it a surprise, but I’ll tell you that it’s going to involve 5 new characters being added to the game! I’m looking forward to seeing how you’re going to react to it!
Over the past 10 days, a lot of bug fixes and minor additions have piled up. I’ll probably be able to release a new build tomorrow!
As always, thank you for following the development of Yandere Simulator!