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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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kegaumongo
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Yes, it's back. Hopefully, if everything goes according to plan, I'll post an entry tomorrow

second question: If Killersup were to upload a picture, can somebody else find a way to scale it down? Killersup doesn't yet know how to do that...


You can use Microsoft Office Picture Manager too. It also has a resize option.

There is no firm due date, but it's best if your armatar is submitted by the 25th.


I expect it to last a little longer because this is a winter edition and not solely a Christmas edition.
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http://i.imgur.com/ZUpUD.png

Because after the turkey, we clearly needed a Nyan Claus.

The program at the top of my mind would be Inkscape.


This. It's also completely excellent if you're like me and are completely worthless at making art. Morphing shapes makes it much more manageable.
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I went to work as soon as I saw the new theme.

A deer:
http://i584.photobucket.com/albums/ss282/BronzeCAE09/winter1.jpg

A leaping deer:
http://i584.photobucket.com/albums/ss282/BronzeCAE09/wintertheme-1.jpg

A mountain:
http://i584.photobucket.com/albums/ss282/BronzeCAE09/winter4.jpg

An elk:
http://i584.photobucket.com/albums/ss282/BronzeCAE09/winter3.jpg

And a cold weather, Kurt Russel inspired dude.
http://i584.photobucket.com/albums/ss282/BronzeCAE09/winter2.jpg

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if anyone wants a tip make it unique


Oh wow! It's a good thing you said that because I decided to ignore ModDayCee's number 4: Make it original!

I have created an entry to the contest here:


Don't get me wrong Patrick..it's good...but what does it have to do with Winter?

I went to work as soon as I saw the new theme.


All of yours...they need to win! Especially Kurt Russel..
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Because after the turkey, we clearly needed a Nyan Claus.


Yes.

I went to work as soon as I saw the new theme.


Sweet work.

what does it have to do with Winter?


Snow castle?
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http://i1258.photobucket.com/albums/ii523/snowman921/Untitledsnowman.png
Mr. Cool. He is er....... cool.
Not too bad of a first entry. I`ll make some more soon.

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Sorry. But if I'm using paint how can I make a square? ;P

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Sorry. But if I'm using paint how can I make a square? ;P

There should be a square button if I remember right. If not, simply use the straight line tool to make one.
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[quote]Sorry. But if I'm using paint how can I make a square? ;P


There should be a square button if I remember right. If not, simply use the straight line tool to make one.[/quote]

Paint doesn't have a square button, but it has a rectangle button with which you can make a square.
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I wanna join this thingy, does anyone know any art sites that I can just do copy and paste on?

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@R2D21999: imo photobucket is the most popular site to post pics into it lah XD
then u can just copy and paste the link from photobucket to AG lah XD

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My first entries.

Snowflakes. Meh, they could've been better.

http://i1163.photobucket.com/albums/q550/kegaumongo/Flocsdeneu5100x100.jpg

http://i1163.photobucket.com/albums/q550/kegaumongo/Flocsdeneu6100x100.jpg

A cute reindeer (or so I think).

http://i1163.photobucket.com/albums/q550/kegaumongo/Reindeer3100x100.jpg

And finally, a weird Christmas tradition from where I live and it's called Caga Tio. Not the best thing I've ever drawn, so it's unlikely to be accepted, but I'd love to have it as an armatar.

http://i1163.photobucket.com/albums/q550/kegaumongo/Cagatio100x100.jpg

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Photoshop brushes are not allowed right?

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Photoshop brushes are not allowed right?


Not sure... But I think it should be OK if you were to make your own brushes.
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I was thinking more of downloadable brushes, but shall wait for Day to bumble here.

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