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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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EmperorPalpatine
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For mine, should the star be changed?

http://i1147.photobucket.com/albums/o541/Mr12Relic/Armatarhouse.png

http://i1147.photobucket.com/albums/o541/Mr12Relic/Armatarhouse2.png

And should the moon be outlined instead of filled?

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http://img69.imageshack.us/img69/3688/3d01f212fee348b08fa03ca.png


It's no use... I can't make one. :/

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Thinner arms and I think its good, dapro.
Emp, outlined moon, smaller 1st star.

Anyways, woo hoo, 3 of my armatars are up, including the santa stealing a present from a little girl, Mr. Cool and Slender! Yippy!

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Dapro, try making the snowman larger. We need to be able to see it.

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I assume you made the complete image bigger to begin with? =)

How could you tell? :P
if the image is scaled down, you won't be able to see them anymore.

Thats true, I forgot about that.
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Dapro, try making the snowman larger. We need to be able to see it.


Ugh... I'll just make a new one. The quality when i'm revising it is just getting crappier... :P
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outlined moon, smaller 1st star


Like this?

http://i1147.photobucket.com/albums/o541/Mr12Relic/nightscene3.png

Here's a snowman:

http://i1147.photobucket.com/albums/o541/Mr12Relic/stayfrosty.png
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Don't worry DayCee...I'm arting now

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http://i1359.photobucket.com/albums/q798/pangtongshu/Untitled_zps4ff84ef1.png

i done arted!

Kwanzaa. I am the winner

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Wow, a lot of them are great.
I didn't realize there was as much.

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Sorry for the off-topic armatar
@pangtongshu: It isn't 100x100 Square,And it isn't related to winter,
@EmperorPalpatine:Good Snowman,Very nice!

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And it isn't related to winter,


Wow...that is a bit racist

You did read the part under it where I said "Kwanzaa"...right?
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@ EmperorPalpatine : I actually liked the one you submitted as a second draft, therefor I included that one in the first batch, sorry! And I liked the snowman a lot, great work!

@ xXxDAPRO89xXx : If you have a bigger version of that image, I suggest you decrease the upper and right side of it a bit and thus make the snowman come out bigger... =)

@ pangtongshu (1) : Square please?

@ TheRed555 : No problem. No need to apologize either... if you think of one related to Christmas/New Years/Winter, submit it so other users can show off with it!

@ pangtongshu (2) : I'm sure it is not meant racist... most people simply don't know what 'Kwanzaa' is or stands for. Neither did I untill I googled it by the way...

Haven't seen any new submissions yet, apart from that nice snowman... I'm hoping everyone is busy drawing at the moment? =)

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http://img252.imageshack.us/img252/9219/armatar100f.jpg

There's entry number one from me. It's been around for a while, but since it never *technically* entered an official armatar contest, I decided to submit it. :P

Don't you love it when you almost finish an entry all except for a few minor details and a better background, and when you get back on the computer the next day you remember not to restart (dorrang wifi doesn't work right) because you still have to finish and save it?

Yeah... Didn't happen for me.

I'll try again soon, I guess. After tomorrow I'll have all the time in the world, so perhaps I can get some stuff done then.

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Kwanzaa. I am the winner

Except its a rectangle.....

I like the house and snowman emp.

Wow...that is a bit racist

No, its a holiday armatar contest. Not a kwanza one! Gosh, making a kwanza one offends me! Make it holiday! Like the "holiday" tree in NYC
#butthurt
/end rant about stupid people. Yes, that was sarcasm.

Hey mods, I know last time merits were given. Will that be happening again or what?

Haven't seen any new submissions yet, apart from that nice snowman... I'm hoping everyone is busy drawing at the moment? =)

Maybe. Its been a busy week. Maybe next week.
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