Passionate fan needs help removing intrusive elements from digital artwork.

  • Status: Closed
  • Prize: $500
  • Entries Received: 25
  • Winner: andrenakao

Contest Brief

Hello, my name is Josh and I need help restoring the artwork of my favorite video game character. I've looked a long time for a clean image in high quality of this art but I haven't been able to find anything. The character featured is KOS-MOS from the Xenosaga series of games that were on the Playstation 2. The games main designer, Kunihiko Tanaka painted this image in 2014 for the packaging of a figurine that was coming out around that time. I really, really love this painting and would like to order a custom poster of it when the image is cleaned up.

Ok, I need someone to-
1. Remove the watermark
2. Remove the Kotobukiya logo
3. Remove the signature
4. Remove the tiny white text in the bottom left-hand corner
5. Create two versions. One that removes the "KOS-MOS VER. 1
Kosmos Obey Strategical Multiple Operation Systems" text and one that keeps it.
6. Upscale the overall image quality. I've included a picture of the original painting, a closeup of the character, the original image I found online and an upscaled image that I made from one the those online image upscalers.

Please help me out, it would mean the world to me if I could finally get a high quality image of my favorite character art!

Thank you!!!

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Public Clarification Board

  • MRGRAPH003
    MRGRAPH003
    • 4 months ago

    SIR HAVE YOU HEARD ABOUT ASKING THE ORIGINAL OWNER FOR PERMISSION TO USE HIS ART?

    • 4 months ago
  • KIRAN1ANTONY
    KIRAN1ANTONY
    • 4 months ago

    Dear contest holder, I've seen 5 star ratings and winning compliments, so you are fixed on a winner? Please let us know, because it will save time for the people like me who have just seen the contest. Thank you.

    • 4 months ago
  • felixhadi
    felixhadi
    • 4 months ago

    Kindly check entry #68

    • 4 months ago
  • Apolys
    Apolys
    • 4 months ago

    Hello, please check entry #52

    • 4 months ago
  • leonardoluna1
    leonardoluna1
    • 4 months ago

    could you see the links?, the images are high quality: links: entry #9

    • 4 months ago
  • alfannan
    alfannan
    • 4 months ago

    Please wait for my entry,I will redraw it..Thanks

    • 4 months ago
  • joshschmautz
    Contest Holder
    • 4 months ago

    • 4 months ago
  • joshschmautz
    Contest Holder
    • 4 months ago

    • 4 months ago
  • nk070522
    nk070522
    • 4 months ago

    Wait for me I have to complete the work and it will take one day time Your job resolutions will be high quality and there will be no stains or no spot. Hopefully you can do your job very well because these are the things I do.......!!!

    • 4 months ago
  • joshschmautz
    Contest Holder
    • 4 months ago

    • 4 months ago
  • joshschmautz
    Contest Holder
    • 4 months ago

    I just went through and cleared out some entries. At this point, it looks entries that redraw or repaint the artwork along with the rules already stated in the contest will have the best chances of winning. I am most likely going to extend the contest deadline but I would like to hear how much time some of you require to repaint/redraw this art as best you can. Thank you everyone who has submitted already, you've all done a great job.

    • 4 months ago
  • GraphicsByGrant
    GraphicsByGrant
    • 4 months ago

    You do know that this is copyright infringement?

    • 4 months ago
    1. joshschmautz
      Contest Holder
      • 4 months ago

      Hello Grant, whether this is copyright infringement or not, I don't know. However, I can tell you that I do not intend to sell any of the images that the contestants make. I'm just a fan that wasn't able to find a good quality version of this image on the internet. This artwork was made for the packaging of a japanese exclusive figurine in 2014 and to my knowledge, the artwork has never officially been sold anywhere. I know that copyright laws probably don't care about whether I intend to sell the images or keep them for personal use but I can tell you that this contest was my last resort.

      • 4 months ago
    2. joshschmautz
      Contest Holder
      • 4 months ago

      The Xenosaga series is one of my favorite video game series ever and KOS-MOS is my favorite character in any medium ever. I love this series so much and I love collecting all the artwork that people make for it (official or fanart) that I just need to have a good quality version of what I consider the best artwork of KOS-MOS that I have ever seen. I'm sorry if my answer doesn't satisfy you but I do hope that my passion has come across at least a little bit through this message. Thank you for taking the time to read and comment, I hope you have a nice day!

      • 4 months ago
  • leonardoluna1
    leonardoluna1
    • 5 months ago

    Hello, I already sent you the links so you can see the full entries! check the comments in the entry #9

    • 5 months ago
  • joshschmautz
    Contest Holder
    • 5 months ago

    If there's anyone that needs more time because they're redrawing/repainting this piece do not hesitate to ask me! I want everyone to do the best job they can so I don't mind extending the contest deadline.

    • 5 months ago
    1. JackHall97
      JackHall97
      • 5 months ago

      ill most probably need more time but ill comment in a few days with an update

      • 5 months ago
  • harshkukadiya
    harshkukadiya
    • 5 months ago

    This is Interesting! Please wait for my entry,I will redraw it..Thanks:)

    • 5 months ago
    1. joshschmautz
      Contest Holder
      • 5 months ago

      Ok, looking forward to it!

      • 5 months ago
  • joshschmautz
    Contest Holder
    • 5 months ago

    Should've mentioned this earlier but it would be greatly appreciated contestants could send me a link to their finished, full resolution entries. It would make comparing entries much easier for me to do but I understand if any of you are apprehensive of sending me your work before the contest is over.

    • 5 months ago
    1. BatDevil
      BatDevil
      • 5 months ago

      Is it okayif i recreate the whole poster by painting it from scratch ? Or do you want to retain the same style of the poster only with the modifications that you want to be done ? If its yes for the first question,I can recreate the whole poster from scratch to the highest resolution.

      • 5 months ago
    2. leonardoluna1
      leonardoluna1
      • 5 months ago

      Hello, I already sent you the links so you can see the full entries! check the comments in the entry # 9

      • 5 months ago
  • nooraincreative7
    nooraincreative7
    • 5 months ago

    Hi, I m working going on. Thanks

    • 5 months ago
  • joshschmautz
    Contest Holder
    • 5 months ago

    Just guaranteed the contest. Sorry for not doing so earlier, I'm new to the website.

    • 5 months ago
  • mdigitally
    mdigitally
    • 5 months ago

    upgrade to #guaranteed

    • 5 months ago
  • ClaudioMesquita
    ClaudioMesquita
    • 5 months ago

    #guarantee your contest and I'll enter with no problems; this way I'll be working long hours over Photoshop with no idea if the prize will be delivered... thanks for your understanding and best of luck to you and your project.

    • 5 months ago

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