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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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MrDayCee
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The next contest will probably be the Spring edition.


Nnnnnooope... =)

I'd expect to see it come April.


Nnnnnooope... =)

all the others are . . . gone?


For now: yes. But forever? Maybe... =)

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"Real soon" are the two key words here...!
jeol
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Sounds rabbitious.

So is this one officially closed now, or is it indefinitely extended until the next contest?

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I would say just make an open armatar thread with no real theme. Let people submit whatever.

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I would say just make an open armatar thread with no real theme. Let people submit whatever.

I like this idea. And if they're worried about cluttering up the armatar control panel, they could cycle them. First few batches would last a few weeks, etc.
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It is going to be St Patrick's Day I bet.

EmperorPalpatine
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Or Spring. That's only a month and 3.05 days away.

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DayCee said that the next one is not spring.

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This contest has now officially been closed... check out the New Contest! =)

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