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Hey there, everybody! *wave*

I'd now proudly present to you the the first contest my dear sis Jelka :iconjerseydays: and I are running and if it works fine there’ll probably be more! So, here's what it's all about:


Have you met Jelka's wonderful little pet Hydras? These dolls are fully posable and carefully handmade. They are 42cm (about 16 inches) long in total.

Fox Hydra posable doll for sale by Jerseydays

Pet Hydras are cute and kind (well, most of the time) and can be very curious. They like to hide in pockets, drawers (preferably with your socks) or in cardboard boxes. If you build them a nest, they might stay there for a while, but their thirst for adventure keeps them restless. Can you imagine sharing a body with two other heads? I wonder how these guys manage to walk in a straight line without arguing all the time! Well, sometimes they do disagree with one another.

Would you like to give one of these charming little rascals a new home? Then this contest is your chance to win one!

Here’s the uncoloured Hydra design sheet I drew as a pattern (maybe you know this kind of contest from the fabulous “Worms and Bones”?).

Hydra Doll Design Contest Sheet by Jerseydays

You can add wings, horns, spikes, antlers, fins and anything else you like to the design. Everybody who likes to participate can download the sheet and design a new Hydra. You can change the outlines however you like. You can also draw your own Hydra sheet and post it! 

The submitted designs will be judged on originality and fun-appeal. For the winner, Jelka will make a posable Hydra doll from their design and send it to them (free shipping worldwide).


How to participate:

:bulletgreen: Copy the Hydra sheet or draw your own.

:bulletgreen: Design an original, unique Hydra. Use any media you like.

:bulletgreen: Post your design here at DA, at Facebook or anywhere you like and add a link to Jelka's DeviantArt page :iconjerseydays: and this journal to the description.

:bulletgreen: Add the link to your design in a comment below this journal, so that we can find it easily.

:bulletgreen: You can post up to three design-sheets (link each one back to my DA page and this journal)


The prizes are: :eager:


First prize: A posable Hydra doll made from your design

Second prize: a posable miniature Hydra doll like this one Hydra dragon posable miniature spotted - for sale by Jerseydays or this one Purple Fox Hydra - posable doll for sale by Jerseydays

Third prize: a posable miniature pocket critter like this one Spotted little dragon dolls by Jerseydays


If there are lots of entries, we’ll add more prizes. :)

We won’t comment the submitted designs, though, to avoid showing any preference.


This contest will be open until 31th of August 2014, 3 pm European time.


Okay! Let the contest begin! :party:

Have a great day. :heart:

Journal History


Rieke B from Bremen
Artist | Professional | Traditional Art



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Hi! I'm Rieke, a traditional artist from Germany who grew up drawing comics and cartoons, animals and nature and simply loves to draw and paint. I’m mainly self-taught, but learned how to use acrylic paints at a College of Further Education.

Shark Week painting WIP by rieke-b The Wisdom of the Grizzly King by rieke-b Phoebe Followed the Sun by rieke-b Splashing and Birdsong - for sale by rieke-b Little Princess Sonja 4, Piggies by rieke-b Leni and Tony by rieke-b

I'm one half of a creative team of sisters who work together closely, so I'm glad to have a spare brain, pair of eyes and hands roaming the house. :D
My older sis, Jelka :iconjerseydays: , creates gorgeous one-of-a-kind art dolls and I'm happy and proud when I can paint their faces and body parts.

Eleytheria - art doll - close up by Jerseydays Puck in the pine tree by Jerseydays Tengu Yoru- preview by Jerseydays Waterdragon Ryu - posable art doll by Jerseydays Border Collie dog dragon serpent posable art doll by Jerseydays Balthazar King of the Skies - posable art doll by Jerseydays Jaeger the Secretary - ooak posable art doll by Jerseydays Roberta by Jerseydays The Bear - posable art doll - handmade by Jerseydays

Jelka is also a great author and comic artist and helped me to improve most of the artworks you can see in my gallery.
My family and pets, telling stories, humour, learning about animals and the search for chemical-free insight keep me together. :D

I can't tell you about all my projects and ideas because I prefer to show finished works than talking too much. My art tells a lot about me and my personality, anyway. ;)

Interests: caring for my pets (2 dogs, 1 cat), learning about nature and animals, traditional art, music, yummy organic vegan food
Favourite musicians: The Beatles & Paul McCartney's solo works, Kate Bush, Peter Gabriel, Brian Setzer & Stray Cats, Tori Amos, Mari Boine, Sonny Landreth, Neil Innes & The Rutles, Sting, Rory Gallagher
Favourite authors: Terry Pratchett, Cesar Millan, Scott McCloud
Favourite artists: Don Rosa, Mort Drucker, Tome & Janry, Rien Poortvliet, Paul Kidby, André Franquin
Favourite words: Brot (bread), FWOOMP, Phalacrocorax carbo (Great Cormorant), Pi-pa-po, GLOOING :D

Traditional art commissions: Finally made a price list, yay! See my DA journal here:…

:llama: NO LLAMAS, please!! I don't collect them and I feel guilty when I can't return them.

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Welcome to BrightandCheerful!
Lightning-Powered Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014  Professional General Artist
Incredible gallery!
rieke-b Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! :bounce:
Siobhan68 Featured By Owner May 6, 2014  Professional General Artist
Alles Liebe zum Geburtstag! Möge das nächste Jahr ein TOLLES werden! :cake:
rieke-b Featured By Owner May 8, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Danke schön!!! :hug: Dir auch ein tolles nächstes halbe Jahr! :D
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