And here we are, at the end of the duel. I am doing this early so we can get to the next sign up phase quicker.
DUEL: Ardelia vs. MaruDashi
Ardelia has a consistent theme using its color, orange and pink. Uses C4Ds, textures, and some round shapes. The stock stands out a little too much. Color wise, its not blended at all to that of the rest of the overall tag, its also too sharp. The text is very nice, but again we see this scatter shot text where you have a very lovely hierarchy and text choice near the stock, but off in the corner is this ugly, small, all caps black text which just kills it.
Maru does what she does best, and that is merging multiple images together to suit a purpose. What's important to notice is that the composition appears to be saturated in a white color, no areas of darker tones are present. The flowers are also a strange choice, why use them and how do they compliment the stock? Granted it follows an a very picnic-like theme for itself. Overall, the entry is very busy, and is really just drenched in effects.
In the end, after analyzing, and reanalyzing, we are choosing Ardelia's entry as the winner. It better users the stock, and better integrates it into the rest of the signature, sort of like it belongs there.
So, to Ardelia, here's the winrar badge that you can show off for all to see.
So there it is, see you all next month!