annnd the winners are:

1st place

for getting first place, you get a fully shaded, fully coloured picture with up to 4 characters + a background of your choice! 

2nd place:

for getting second place, you get a flat coloured picture with up to 3 characters + a simple background of your choice!

3rd place:

for getting third place, you get a shaded monochrome picture with up to 2 characters + a 1 colour background
+ a flat coloured/few shades sidebar pixel because you’re following me!

thank you, thank you, thank you to everyone who participated!!