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MrDayCee
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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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Salvidian
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Not all of them were Christmas themed. I'm pretty sure around half of the ones removed weren't.


Like what? The New Year's ones by kegu were removed, but I assumed that's because New Year's was a holiday.
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There's only one ninja, the other ones were removed. There was an all white castle on blue background. The northern lights.The snowman.

I don't see how those armatars are linked to any holiday. Ninja's are around all year as well as castles. The northern lights aren't linked to a holiday and snowmen can be made anytime it snows.

Salvidian
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Oh, well then. My bad.

Ferret made it sound like they were removed intentionally. Maybe they were just old?

GhostOfMatrix
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Reton's snowman, other snowmen, Patrick's snow castle, snow flakes, stars, the one I'm currently using, Matt's snow warriors.

Salvidian
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About half of those were removed for me. This is what I have:
http://i.imm.io/V5CL.png

Maybe there were too many then?

Salvidian
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Whoops, cut some off. I also have these:
http://armorgames.com/image/armatar_523_60.60_c.jpghttp://armorgames.com/image/armatar_525_60.60_c.jpghttp://armorgames.com/image/armatar_526_60.60_c.jpghttp://armorgames.com/image/armatar_542_60.60_c.png

EmperorPalpatine
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This is what I have:

Same here.

I thought for sure that they would've opened a Valentine's Day contest by now, considering there's less than 2 weeks left. Oh well.
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Reton's snowman, other snowmen, Patrick's snow castle, snow flakes, stars, the one I'm currently using, Matt's snow warriors.


And pang's insanely awesome Kwanzaa armatar..which I haven;t seen anyone use D=
jeol
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Maybe there were too many then?

I guess they didn't like holiday armatars anymore.

I thought for sure that they would've opened a Valentine's Day contest by now, considering there's less than 2 weeks left. Oh well.

Perhaps it's open to that now? I guess they haven't said anything, but I guess it's sort-of Winter related... As much as Christmas is, at least.
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winmaster1
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What the heck is that, TazManiac7?! It doesn't have anything to do with winter . . .

Keep up the good armatars people!

GhostOfMatrix
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When's MrDayCee gonna check out the latest posts?

I'm sure he's seen it, but there are probably other, more pressing matters to take care of first. Either way, from what I can see only four-five pictures in the last ~10 pages are gonna make it. He could be waiting until there are more submissions to make a larger batch.
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I'm sure he's seen it, but there are probably other, more pressing matters to take care of first. Either way, from what I can see only four-five pictures in the last ~10 pages are gonna make it. He could be waiting until there are more submissions to make a larger batch.

But seriously? Winter's almost over.
MrDayCee
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It's been a while since I last posted in here, but I have been keeping an eye on it since, so not to worry!

There haven't been that many new entries for the Winter themed contest as of late (and yes winmaster1, winter is not over yet), but were are going to get a new themed contest up and running soon!

How and when is still all being setup, but keep checking this thread for more news on what theme you can set free your creative fantasy people! =)

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Robots have a right to Christmas presents, however bad the drawing may be!

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