1st. Pupuchaku. Yours wasn't the first that caught my eye, and as a whole it was almost unexciting, but the more I looked at your farseer the more I was drawn into it. The subtle little things kept catching my eye, such as the lighting, the detail of the feathers, and the smirk that I almost missed. The ghostly wolf pack and the positioning of the arms just adds more interest for the eye to follow.
2nd. HansNomad. Captivating colour and shadow, interesting textures, but your military leaders pose doesn't feel natural enough for my liking, and i find myself far more interested in what's happening in the background.
3rd. Smolin. Brilliant imagination with the character design, and your technique seems somewhat flawless. But it wan't captivating enough for me to push you higher. I thought it was cool, and then never gave it a second thought. It's possible that in my head, even though your piece was quite unique, it also felt too familiar.
I have to add a few notes:
I really like catzombies delicate top half of the image, I even like the loose bottom half of the picture, but the dragon seems a little too loose in places, as if its form was in dispute.
Really like adventuregoats concept and technique too, but the image just seems to cry out for the colours to be stronger, and the background seems lifeless. The problem is there's an attempt at the background, but the seems to be a lack of connection with what's happening in the foreground.
And joyjeee, yours was probably one of the most interesting worlds, where I wanted to know more, but then it was quite a mysterious scene. The texture and the glow of the image made me take notice, but for some reason it just kept slipping out of my minds grasp. Something's not quite right, but I haven't decided what, which problem means it's a few little things that dn't quite glue the image as a whole.