Okay I've never actually done judging on a point scale so please don't hate me if you disagree. I'm only human q_q
For reference purposes:
-Theme; 10 points. Relevance to theme
-Creativity; 10 points. Thinking outside the box; the unexpected.
-Shading; 10 points. Proper shading or lack of (in some cases).
-Composition; 10 points. How well aspects are arranged on a canvas
-Overall Appeal; 10 points. How well everything looks as a whole.
Team: Revolution Uprising
Theme: A beautiful flower in the presence of the night sky. A peaceful evening with the vast land (or is that a shoreline?) in the back. Certainly fitting of the theme with the mountainous region in the distance. 10 points.
Creativity: A flower, mountain and ocean shore. Sadly, I must admit that I find this type of piece to be very common. It's just the kind of thing you see a lot of people draw. As for what's on the piece itself, I feel like you focused too much on the primary attractor (the flower), and neglected the background in doing so. Yes, there are mountains and a sky, but there's just so much open space where you could have been more creative. 5 points.
Shading: To an untrained eye, the shading on this piece would look rushed and messy, but to me, I see it very fitting for your personal style that you have. The darkness in the sky with the little blips representing what I assume to be stars is a nice touch. The flower is very properly shaded as well. The mountains in the back could use some sort of detail though. It just looks like they have no detail to them. 8 points.
Composition: As I mentioned with the entry from Foxamivalth, I'm going to ignore the parts where I feel like things are missing/could be added in, and focus on what's actually present. I've read up on some artists tips from school books and random sources on the internet, and one of the things i recall reading was that in a large piece such as yours, you should try to avoid having main part of the piece (in this case the flower) in the dead center. It just feels cliche in a way. Anyways, the way you have the grass drawn out is very interesting. It looks like the flower is sitting on top of a small cliff looking over the ocean? It leaves me guessing as to what it is and that's something I like in artwork. 8 points.
Overall Appeal: Upon first glance, this piece looks very beautiful. However, after I dove into it and started noticing bits and pieces missing, I lost a little bit of the excitement I had over the piece. But then that left me wondering, for this section, is it good or bad that I wasn't able to notice the missing parts that I would have liked to been added? Since I'm not a professional and I don't normally try to evaluate the tiniest things, I thought it was a good thing that I couldn't notice it at first. 8 points.
Total: 39 points
1st place: Foxamivalth (3 points for team)
2nd place: Velocity (2 points for team)
Thanks for the entries guys. It was a tough decision to make, but rest assured, not once did I look at each piece and compare them to one another to decide which I liked more. :/ I was happy when I saw that I had just one, but 2 made it even better! :D Now that I'm finished judging all this, I've come to the realization that I should cut down on how much I criticize because this took me like an hour to write out and I'm really tired now...
And now that I'm finally finished, it's time for a quick announcement for how the deadlines for the following weeks will work. For week 2, entries may be submitted any time after Saturday, June 30th, at 11:59 pm EST. Week 2 will end the following Saturday, July 7th at 11:59 pm EST and I will use Sunday to post results. The rest of the weeks will also use the new time schedule. The WAR committee people decided to do this so that people could use a weekend day before entries close. If you're still unsure about when I'll stop taking entries for each week, just check the 2nd post.
AND NOW FINALLY, WHAT nobody
EVERYBODY HAS BEEN WAITING FOR! The theme for Week 2 is....
Draw up your favorite creature/monster/god in an epic pose or perhaps in the middle of a bloody battle. It could be from Greek mythology or from a story from your favorite religion if you're feeling a bit risque ;) It's up to you to decide how to work that pencil of yours!