At any rate, that's just my opinion on hand-drawn art and other non-digital mediums of art in general. Something non-digital will always get extra points in my book just for that considering how much more talent I find that displays, and also good on the artist for stepping outside the norm of AOTM and helping to remove the bad stigma I see floating around that it's "just photo manip". I'm not really defending #2 at this point since I realize now how little effort was put into it and it's not even hand-drawn like I congratulated it on, so now I feel kind of bad for voting for it. #3 would've gotten my vote otherwise.
Also sorry for the late reply on that, Butter. Normally I see these things when I search my username. Not sure why I missed that.