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MrDayCee
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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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kegaumongo
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I may submit another one, but I'm not sure if I'll have time to draw something more. It would be helpful, though, to know when it officially ends: next week, next month, ... if you know what I mean

Balloon__Girl
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Okay, I finally got around to completing something. Now if I can get the image to actually post I will be a happy camper. Here goes nothing:

http://i50.tinypic.com/9kbdph.jpg

kegaumongo
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Well, I've tried to do a two more entries, but I'm not sure if they look good when scaled down.

Some sort of snowy landscape.

http://i1163.photobucket.com/albums/q550/kegaumongo/Paisatgenevat2_zps13ebae12.jpg

And a snowboarder.

http://i1163.photobucket.com/albums/q550/kegaumongo/Snowboarding2_zpscfd4d46a.jpg

Salvidian
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Lovin' the snowboarder. Both of them scream your motif.

kegaumongo
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Lovin' the snowboarder.


Thank you

Both of them scream your motif.


Yes, they really do
Bronze
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They do look awesome kega!

Now, as promised, here is old man winter. Tell me what you think, I can change always change it up.

http://i584.photobucket.com/albums/ss282/BronzeCAE09/oldman-2.jpg

EmperorPalpatine
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Maybe a different background. He seems like a pyrelord.

Clancy12
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I think the background is really good! I just don't like how it gets lighter to the left of his hat and to the right of his body. Maybe make the face darker too.

Bronze
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Alright, I tried to use both of your suggestions.

http://i584.photobucket.com/albums/ss282/BronzeCAE09/oldmanwinter-2.jpg

I'm just not sure if the man contrasts enough with the background.

kegaumongo
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They do look awesome kega!


Thank you very much

About yours, I like both of them. The first one gets my attention much more than the second, but I agree with Clancy12 about the background.

You're probably right about the second one, though. Maybe the colours are too similar and the man doesn't contrast enough, but I still like it. I'm going to pretend that I know something about art and say that I would try to use lighter colours for the background, especially at the top (something like the lilac at the left side of the man's arm). I don't know...
winmaster1
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The first one is a snowflake:

Hmm . . . You should make the snowflake more like a hexagon, like they are in real life.
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Hmm . . . You should make the snowflake more like a hexagon, like they are in real life.


1) Really? That was like in the middle of the thread haha

2) It is hexagonal

3) Snowflakes are not always hexagonal
NOFMAF
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http://img854.imageshack.us/img854/7795/armatar.jpg
Not the greatest one but here

winmaster1
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It's not even a square. You should read the guidelines before submitting.

NOFMAF
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http://img16.imageshack.us/img16/7795/armatar.jpg
I fixed it

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