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Batik to Home

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Oh sorry, we always get a bit happy when we are in our favourite land. What is your favourite land? Well, if you haven't picked one, now is a good time. :) This weeks contest is for you to create a paper batik of your favourite land. Please tell us what you used to make your batik and also what your favourite land is in the description. We're judging the pictures on beauty, cleverness, and overall awesomeness.

First Place

Five winners receive the Random Contest avatar, 10,000 NP and an item of DOOM.

Halloween all the way!
by losp_23
My favorite land it's the Haunted Wood's! Why? Because of the spooky atmosphere, all the creepy quest, the scary food... I feel like in a scary movie and it's trilling! Gosht and squeletton are welcom in the Haunted Wood's, and every one who have enought courage too. Be carefull, with all the hidden place you can fond in those wood's it's easy too get lost in it!
Ma terre prefere est sans conteste les Bois Hantes! Pourquoi? a cause de son atmosphere effrayant, tous les choix de quetes disponibles, la nourriture repoussante... Bref, on se croirait dans un film d'epouvante! Les fantomes et les squelettes sont les bienvenues dans ces bois, ainsi que tous ceux qui ont le courage de s'y aventurer... Il faut faire attention, les endroits caches dans ces bois bois sont si nombreux qu'il est facile de s'y perdre!
My drawing was made with thoses items: paper, crayola crayons (crayons de cire), pencil, black pen, ink, brush (pinceau)

Batik to Maraqua
by lymore
My favorite land is Maraqua! :D Materials used: cold dyes (olive green, bahama blue, ocean blue, teracotta brown and amazon green), paraffin wax, paint brushes, pencil, marker

Brightvale beauties
by nasenet
I used: one cardboard, one Candle, Watercolor pencil, and Water to make watercolor. My favourite land is Brightvale because they have exotic foods, medieval style castle, I really love stained glasses, too much green! And also a Wise king and a lot of great books.

Batik to Shenkuu
by starlite1287
This was my first time ever trying batik! I used drawing paper, rubber cement in place of wax, painted with acrylics, and used a rubber cement eraser to make the white outlines. This scene is dedicated to my favorite land, Shenkuu!

Skies Over Shenkuu
by tsuki_the_noodle
For my batik I used a white crayon, watercolor. rubbing alcohol, mixed media paper, and an iron (to remove the different layers of wax); The land that I absolutely love the most is Shenkuu.

Second Place

Eight lucky people have 5,000 NP, the Random Contest avatar and an item whizzing their way.

Home is Where the Braaaains Are
by a_gogo
Well, who WOULDN'T want to live in the Haunted Woods? The Brain Tree is a great neighbour once you get past the whole obsession with dead people. Why, he even provided the wax and inks to do this batik. Though... I didn't have the nerve to ask where they came from, I admit. Say, that blue colour looks familiar... has anyone seen that Chia vampire guy around?

AnteDiem LOVES Kiko Lake!!
by antediem
Who would not love a large lake formed within the caldera of a long-dormant volcano? A lake home to thousands of kikos? A lake renowned for it's glass-bottom boat tours and famous carpentry? Dr. Sloth. That's who WOULDN'T love it... But everyone else adores it! It is my pet's absolute favorite vacation spot, and a timeless landmark of Neopian life.
(materials used: paper, crayons, candle for melting crayons, water-color paints, salt for texture, and lots of creativity. This took several hours to make, and I hope the kikos find my humble tribute worthy of their approval!!)

by fia_tje
My favourite land is Shenkuu. I started with an a3-size sketching paper (which is thicker than normal). Then I used white wax to draw the Biyako and the Hegelob you can see outside the circle. I also made a flower pattern on the top side.
After which I used (again white) wax to draw the circle in the middle. Then used coloured wax to make the landscape that can be seen. Focusing on grey colours with colour touches of green and pink (for the bamboo and tree).
Then I soaked the paper in water until it was saturated. Then added red water paint so that the pieces that aren't covered with wax are coloured. And the wax parts resisted the paint and stayed white.

Into the Woods...
by gerardz2893
It may not be an entire land, but the Gypsy Camp really deserves to be called what makes the Haunted Woods the best land, a place where everyone is unique and all of them share a nice place in the middle of the most scary place in Neopia, that takes guts. It's a really beautiful place, big celebrations and nice stories for the travellers that arrive to it, and even a real hospitality for the lost pets who are wandering in the woods.
Materials: Paper (lots of it), Paint (red, white, blue, yellow and black), Water, Scisors, Some Glue, A pen (for the little details)

Brightvale Batik
by mistressego
As you can see, my favorite land is Brightvale. This picture was made using Paper, Crayons, Watercolor paints, Water, Cotton (in place of the water color brush)

Space Station
by roadkillrose
My favorite land is the Virtupets Space Station. With the cafe and adorable adopt a Grundo, what's not to love? :) For my little paper batik, I used paper, crayons and um... yeah, food coloring which I only had one color of: Green. Heh. I know it won't win on beauty but I'm hoping that creativity will help a bit. Heh. Heh.....eh...

The Salt, The Sea, and Maraqua
by tikal_of_mobius
Materials used: India ink (blue and black), white crayon, cardstock, sumi-i brush, small sponge, sea salt.
My batik is meant to represent Maraqua, the land of Maractite, the sea, and salt. I tried to make the base look like water, with lots of alternating layers. The abstract shapes were my interpretation of Maractite runes, like a super close-up on a Maractite dagger. The salt created the sort of splatter effect, like the spray coming off a wave. Hope you like my representation of my absolute favorite world ^^

Lost Desert Mirage
by wanderinthoughtz
To create this paper batik, I started by sketching out my design on a piece of scrap paper. I then transferred the landscape to a large piece of canvas paper, drawing the outlines with chalk. Using tempera paint (which took a lot of frustrating mixing to get so many different colors of brown!) I carefully filled in the outlines with a very thick layer of paint. Once the paint was dried, I coated the entire painting with a layer of sepia india ink. Finally, I washed the ink from the painting to reveal the final results.
My favorite land is of course the Lost Desert, because it is a beautiful place with a rich history, and the best Altador Cup team! :3

Third Place

Lastly there were 100 runners-up who will each receive 2,000 NP and the Random Contest avatar.

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