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http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8500/8253540719_7b89c6b013_b_d.jpg

A good day I bid all ye artfull, creative and skillfull citizens of ArmorGames! =)

It's fair to say that the revival of the Armatar Contest was a big success, with lots of wonderful and original entries for the Thanksgiving season, but... we're aiming for more!!

So let's continue this old tradition and surpass the first edition with even more entries of your original drawings in the second launch: The 2012 Winter Edition!

Here are the guidelines that help you figure out what is allowed and what is not :

# ARMATAR CONTEST GUIDELINES :

1) All entries must be appropriate. They cannot be offensive or profane in nature. Keep it clean!
2) The entry must be square, and at least 100x100 pixels in dimension.
3) Your entry must scale down well to 100x100. So if it is larger, make sure that it will still look good when it is scaled down to the actual armatar size. Here are a few suggestions about this :
~ Sometimes keeping it simple is better. If you go into a lot of detail, it might not look as great when you scale it down. So just keep in mind what the final size will be and check often how it looks when it is scaled down.
And remember to save a lot while you are making it! Better to delete 20 -in between made- save files later on, than ending up with something you actually don't like...
~ If you are able to do vector, by all means! That can help with the sharpness of the image. However, since they are so small this probably isn't a big issue.
4) Must be completely original. You cannot use elements from other pieces of artwork, the entire armatar must be 100% created by you.
5) Must be fitting to the current contest's theme. If a certain entry is debatable, a mod or admin will give the decisive answer for submission.

Do note that we won't necessarily add all submissions... remember that all submissions will likely go up in batches preceding or during the actual season/holiday, and that they will eventually disappear from the Armatar roster as we approach the next theme.

We look forward to seeing your contributions, so pick up that pencil, start up your art programs, get your brain into overdrive and do your best to make 'em look good! =)

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nichodemus
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I don't think there's a limit, the more the merrier does seem to apply here.

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I don't know why, but the singing people armatar just makes me laugh so much. It reminds me of caroling groups with little children that are extremely bored!

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@Bronze: tks for ur suggesion
so here s the new pic- I erased the word and changed the background color lah XD

http://i1321.photobucket.com/albums/u558/70_70_70/AG%20Armatar%20Contest%20Winter%20Ed/CandyCane_edittedXD_zpse91382ae.png

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http://i.imm.io/PQDp.png

Didn't make this one with vectors, so it pixel'd up a bit when I resized it.

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[url=http://i.imm.io/PQGM.png]

Fixed it up a little bit.

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http://i.imm.io/PQGM.png

Fixed it up a little bit.

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http://i.imm.io/PQX5.png

Ornament.

http://i.imm.io/PQXh.png

Snowball.

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Ornament, but it probably doesn't scale well

400:
http://i1147.photobucket.com/albums/o541/Mr12Relic/Ornament400.png

100:
http://i1147.photobucket.com/albums/o541/Mr12Relic/Ornament100.png

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@EmperorPalpatine: ur ornament is nice, but is it better to put the snowman in the middle instead of the tree?
@Sal: Finally, ur entries came, and they r very nice, but actually I mistook ur snowball with a thunderball lah :-P

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I agree, Emp, your ornament is nice, I'd say make the circle of it a little smaller and put the snowmen in the middle.

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Spent all night making these babies. Took a picture of stuff outside, scanned the pictures, then placed an opaque chalk layer over them using Photoshop. Yes, those are my surroundings in real life. Pretty neat, huh?

http://i1246.photobucket.com/albums/gg606/Salvidian/trees_zps99a20a39.png
http://i1246.photobucket.com/albums/gg606/Salvidian/house_zps8d7f0c63.png
http://i1246.photobucket.com/albums/gg606/Salvidian/woodpile_zps2d4eeab2.png
http://i1246.photobucket.com/albums/gg606/Salvidian/clothsline_zpse212aad1.png
http://i1246.photobucket.com/albums/gg606/Salvidian/firewood_zps50731c26.png

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Really cool idea Sal. I think the top two could really work, but it would help if they were brighter ( like the third one). Could you run edit them?

Not sure about the fourth one. I like the trees, but they kinda blend together. You might be able to sharpen them up. And is that a clothesline?

I like the firewood too, really fits the theme well.

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@Sal: cool new pics man, but can u use SPACE to separate ur pics? bcoz it took me some times to realize that u actually have 5 pic- not 4, bcoz the 1st two pics seems like a WHOLE one lah :-P

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Could you run edit them?


Yep.

http://i1246.photobucket.com/albums/gg606/Salvidian/house_zpse95fd689.png

http://i1246.photobucket.com/albums/gg606/Salvidian/trees_zpsc7841208.png

The little speckles are annoying to me, but I don't know where they came from. I had my camera on 1600 IOS, so I'm guessing the specks are reflections of light of snow on the camera lens. It was snowing when I took these, so it makes sense.

Not sure about the fourth one. I like the trees, but they kinda blend together. You might be able to sharpen them up. And is that a clothesline?


Yeah, it's a clothesline.

http://i1246.photobucket.com/albums/gg606/Salvidian/clothsline_zpsaf952b59.png

The original photo for this one was weird, so I don't think I can salvage too much from it. I tried sharpening it, but it killed the quality, so I ended up raising the contrast a bit and adding a light blue layer over everything to make it pop out a little.

I like the firewood too, really fits the theme well.


Thanks!

@Sal: cool new pics man, but can u use SPACE to separate ur pics? bcoz it took me some times to realize that u actually have 5 pic- not 4, bcoz the 1st two pics seems like a WHOLE one lah :-P


First, thanks.

I used space this time, haha. Actually, the first two are from one panorama I did. I split the image in half and viola! Two Armatar submissions.
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Yeah yeah, that really worked well.

The trees might not turn out, but the picture works in a more abstract sense. And by that I mean the colors and the overall mood feels like a winter setting.

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