wow, this was tougher to decide then a... well... an esotaric analogy to finish off this sentence with.
but before I go on to announce the "winners" I like to say thank you for putting up with my non-insperational swirl with the mouse. You all came up with such interesting entries that I enjoyed seeing them all, and was amazed there were no igloos *hahah*. too easy I suppose =).
Anyway, after much deliberation I have to choose jerakeen as 1st. The detail in the curvatures of the dragon helped push this to the top of my list for first.
Second place was the heart clencher, so much so, I want to call it a tie. I just cannot decide which entry i like more for second. So I'm copping out, and calling it a tie between Mr Matti and James DiGriz for 2nd. MM's dino took advantage of pushing a few pixels to make certain features (like the "toes") stick out. While DeGriz's Very simple, comic strip style dog head prooves with such simplisity, one can create something endearing. Both entries have great qualities I think, and I just couldn't choose one over the other.
And 3rd place goes do lostbuthappy. And no not cause he did "trophies"--I'm counting those as an entry in themselves. I just dont think it'd be fair. They are cute little whales though =). But the Fat Princess-esque pie queen gets number three.
I do still plan to trophies of my own for you all when i get my netbook back up and running and have access to gimp again. I'll PM them to you all when I do.
Alright, Jera, you're up next.