Joined: 06/07/09 12:06 AM
Unfortunately, I have no critique because there were no pictures in your story! Make sure to keep your pictures in your studio until judging is completed
Ahhh, I don't know what happened to them. I kept the pictures from all the challenges in there and now they're gone. Thanks anyways and thanks for the critique on the Happily Ever After results. The inside was done from the movie. I think it was supposed to make Belle stand out as the inside of the home was in browns and tans.
Congrats to all the winners! They were all great builds and thanks to the judges working overtime, especially because there were pretty many entries between the challenges.
Joined: 06/12/10 04:07 PM
Location:Somewhere over the rainbow
BnS 86-87/Happy Valentine’s Day (Couple’s Starter) - Intermediate Results
This was a popular challenge with NINE great entries for me to judge! With all these comments to write, I’ll just get right to it!
Using an apartment for this challenge was a neat idea! I’m not sure how the pricing works with apartments, though (does the lot count into the price, or the building?), so it’s hard to tell whether you were “challenged” as much with the budget…it does look like a very nicely decorated apartment. It is very elegant, and has a nice theme to it. You had a bit too much open space in the main living area, so the whole apartment probably could have been smaller.
Great work everyone! Now for our winners!
1st Place: Jeca011
2nd Place: Bellili
3rd Place: Pam4402003
Honorable Mention for Apartment Starter: Stinalina
Congrats to the winners! And thanks for the honorable mention
- It was the first time i build a apartment, so it was new to me too. It does change the budget a bit, you only pay for your apartment, the walls, windows, doors etc inside your apartment, - the shell of it. But you dont pay for the public spaces in the building or outside. Thats why i was not really sure if it was correct for this challenge. I do love open space, but your right, it properly could have been smaller around the entrance/study area. Thanks for the comments and for a nice competition.
Angelnga169: Kid friendly; really like the crib and toys in the master bedroom. Great kitchen and dinning room except I feel the pattern on the wall in the kitchen is a bit over powering. I would suggest trying a stone, brick, or tile behind the counters even when not adding overhead cabinets. The furniture and wall art are a little sparse. The garden is full, beautiful, and well done! Probably my favorite part of the build! I love the play ground area and all the plants! Great use of terrain paint!
mcgranor: Very nice landscape, enjoy the fountain out front and the sand box out back. Very good color palette and use of patterns especially in the dinning room; I really like the way the pattern on the wall and chairs play off one another. The living room is a little too dark. The music room rocks.For a house of this size I would suggest only having 50 pictures or less.
PrincessCrystal: Adorable architecture. Although well landscaped in the front, the back yard could use a little more plants and/or terrain paint. Interior design is simplistic but not missing furniture, wall art, a few decent patterns, and some color. The rooms felt like their own while still allowing the house to have fluidity and feel like one complete house rather than three crammed into one.
AND THE WINNERS IS...
mcgranor ... for your well rounded talent in architecture, landscape, and interior design!
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Congrats to all the winners! It amazes me how different all the entries are. It just goes to show how creative and individual we all are.
I always take critiques and try to learn from them. I didn't see much about the house, so I'm going to really concentrate next time on my presentation. I didn't even think about the bathroom, and needing more pics. I think what is going through my mind when I am making the presentation, is not making it too long. I don't want to make people bored. I need to find that in between, and hopefully I will!
Congrats again everyone. The entries truly were all wonderful!!!
Joined: 10/21/09 06:38 PM
Location:On cloud nine
Results • #75-76 Fall Designer Showcase: Intermediate
I’m doing a little catch-up this time. Great job, everyone. It was difficult to pick a winner. In alphabetical order:
Bouquetcatcher Link to the posted asset: http://www.thesims3.com/assetDetail.html?assetId=3453703 Link to media: http://www.flickr.com/photos/bouquetcatcher/sets/72157625510362 576/ Comments: What a lovely transition! You handled the Craftsman style really well. The décor and color choices give the house a warm, cozy feeling—much more like a real house. I love the wood shingles and columns on the outside, too. I particularly like how you handled the bathroom with its stained glass windows! Other than a new bench (which was a good choice), I wasn’t sure what else you had done with the landscaping. You might have done a bit more there. And although it’s not necessarily a requirement that the house be playable, I was concerned that all four chairs around the dining table might not be accessible. (Perhaps you did play the house without a problem.)
Chellekaz Link to the posted asset: http://www.thesims3.com/assetDetail.html?assetId=3450183 Link to media: http://theclarkes.wordpress.com/2010/12/01/fallen-leaves-for-bn s-7576/ Comments: I like that you chose a lot in Champs Les Sims to transform, and it was a great transformation. The change in exterior walls, windows and doors make it a much more interesting house. Your landscaping, too, seems just right—not too fussy but making the outdoor spaces more inviting. Your overall interior color scheme is a great improvement, although the yellow in the living room was too vibrant. (I think if you had chosen instead the yellow you used in the kitchen, the colors on the first floor would have held together better.) The pattern combinations on the first floor were a bit overwhelming. You did much better combining patterns in the bedroom on the second floor—that was quite good. And I would have liked you to do something with the out building—perhaps a nectary?
LewisJ12 Link to media: http://www.thesims3.com/contentDetail.html?contentId=281681 Comments: Another great transformation! You made Sea Salt into a sophisticated, modern dwelling. I loved your choice of stone and wood for the exterior walls, and the extra windows work well. The neutral interior palette with turquoise accents is in keeping with the modern aesthetic and was handled beautifully. I might have introduced some more pattern and texture here and there to add interest (like in the bedroom). The landscaping, though minimal, seems appropriate. A few more pictures would have been appreciated. (There was one room on the ground level I couldn’t quite make out from the overhead view.)
mgolden27 Link to media: http://s936.photobucket.com/albums/ad201/Milygo/Build%20N%20Sha re%2075-76/?action=view¤t=6d70de84.pbw Comments: I loved the story that went along with your amazing transformation. You increased the curb appeal of that rather sad cabin by 1000%. The fence and lush landscaping add lots of charm. The modern neutral palette of the interior spaces works well with the splashes of red-orange, and the complimentary color, blue, is just what the bedroom needs—great use of Late Night items, too. The fountain in the entryway seems a bit thrown away, but I like that you tried to add interest to that space.
mj1976 Link to media: http://www.thesims3.com/contentDetail.html?contentId=278762 Comments: I appreciated the bit of social commentary in your story! It was a lot of fun to read. And I appreciated even more the new skin (stone and siding) and roof color of the house! (This was the only house I actually remember from the game.) The landscaping overall was a huge improvement, and I loved the new fence and hot tub, although I might have enclosed the hot tub a bit more, either with more landscaping (I know you used some) or a low fence to hide the transition from grass to the stone flooring. The neutral interior gave it a more modern feel, but it was perhaps too neutral—especially the second bedroom. Just the little bit of sage green in the master bedroom was a welcome relief from all that gray.
Wow! Thank you! I'm honored, especially looking at the competition! I really appreciate the critiques too, they're a valuable learning tool. Scoiattolo - you're right, other than transforming the enclosed garden I left the landscaping alone thinking to focus only on the house, but there was a nice plot that could've been very nicely done. And I'm pretty sure I tested the table but I don't remember now hehe!
Joined: 05/29/09 08:32 AM
Location:Nowhere Land, with Maggie and the Ferocious Beast
BnS 80-81/Happily Ever After - Intermediate Results
First, a BIG apology to the entrants in this category, and thank you for your patience. We are currently working on judging assignments, and until we have a permanent intermediate judge, we are trying to work on all the remaining challenges.
This was a very fun challenge to judge! Four very different and creative lots for me to judge!
Very cool build! I love the whole look, with the roof and the wood, it looks just like a home built out of a tree stump! Looking at your landscaping, I could hear Shrek saying “this is MY swamp!” And you remembered the outhouse, which was a nice touch. Inside, you kept it simple, which was good, and the broken ***** kept it from looking too “nice” (which I am sure Shrek would appreciate).
This was harder for me to judge, as I haven’t seen Beauty and the Beast (I know, I know…), but I did find a picture of the outside of the house online, and you got that spot-on! Inside, you had a very quaint home, although it did seem to be lacking in color (is that from the movie?). Your Belle looked great…very Disney-looking with her big eyes!
I loved the exterior of your home…so cute! The log cabin wall covering inside was a nice touch. I would have liked more interior pictures of rooms, it seemed like the pics were all of little corners or items in the rooms. The grand piano felt a little out of place…perhaps you could have used the electric piano and used MOO to create something more authentic-looking?
Your house definitely had a fairy-tale feel to it. I loved the purple in the ‘nice’ side of the house. Little additions (like Gus and Jaq outside, and the dress form in Cinderella’s room) were a very cute touch, and made me smile. I think you could have gotten away with a slightly larger build here, to make it feel more like a castle or manor.
Great work, everyone!
1st Place: LewisJ12
2nd Place: sjsimmy02
Best Character Creation: mgolden27
angelnga169: Adorable cottage like architecture! Suitable for the theme. I think the lamb build represented the animal well. Remember that CAS’ing is your best friend and try to CAS everything you possibly can! It really makes a huge difference! You did a good job! This seems like a really difficult challenge!
And the winner is... angelnga169! Congrats on a job well done!!!
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Interesting roofline. Like the fenced area in the yard. Nice entryway. Love the front entrance with the vines of the walls. Nice blue color scheme inside. Like the use of several blue tones. Nice big kitchen and dining area. Like the extra large island in the kitchen. Great music room. Like the bathroom/laundry combo. Nice space solution. Screened porch with crib is fantastic. Lovely backyard with plenty of room for baby to grow into. Colored ceilings are a nice touch. Lovely master bedroom area. Cute nursery!
Suggestions – The tile pattern, pattern on sink, and rug pattern in bathroom were a little strong. With big pattern on the walls, go with subtle ones in other areas or vice versa. Use of primary colors in nursery could have been mitigated with some neutrals.
Joined: 06/25/10 03:51 AM
ADVANCED Results - #88/89 The Lion and The Lamb
Shape on these houses is too cute. Adore the room overhanging the carport. Hope the architect built in plenty of support! Great use of siding to differentiate between the two home. Like how you introduced and traced each inhabitant family as well. Leo’s quarters are crisply masculine. Like the color and décor choices to enhance this. The siding and landscaping difference on Lamb’s home is nice for highlighting difference in the two builds. Like the wood, pastel, and earth tones here. Very homey décor and furnishing on the Lamb side.
Suggestions – watch for over-saturation of colors in an décor area. Break up large areas of color with some neutrals or contrasting pattern.