Simon Yuen (chief judging panel):
This is an interesting piece. The strongest part of this piece is its design. I think it has a very unique design and approach to the topic. Definitely not a generic design. The 3d piece was well translated from the 2d design. The layout and composition however could be stronger. The environment doesn't seem to be complimentary to the piece. Maybe it would help more if the background help present the character in some ways, maybe explain what his character is or why he looks the way he does...etc. instead of just being there as some sort of background. The design of the piece itself, as unique as it is, could also be even more pushed to define some of the details more. For example, how and why are the heads stuck together like that, is it for feeding purpose.? How about the way the feet is, why is it the way it is, does this creature move a certain way so it needs feet like this...etc. Some of the anatomy could also be tighten as well. Overall, in terms of design, I think this stands out the most. Definitely not your typical 'monster' idea.