Forums

ForumsArt, Music, and Writing

Armor Games' Armatar Contest: 2012 Winter Edition!

Thread Locked

Posted Dec 8, '12 at 4:19am

MrDayCee

MrDayCee

9,345 posts

Moderator

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! =)

 

Posted Dec 8, '12 at 4:27am

Balloon__Girl

Balloon__Girl

210 posts

Yay! This was fun for Thanksgiving, but the holiday didn't really apply to me, but that shall not be the case here. *Whips out pencil and paper*

 

Posted Dec 8, '12 at 4:38am

GhostOfHorror

GhostOfHorror

900 posts

Woohoo, and since it's not solely Christmas armatar's I'd assume that they'll be up past the 25th?

Hope this generates some activity 'round here.

 

Posted Dec 8, '12 at 9:10am

itman2

itman2

37 posts

if anyone wants a tip make it unique

 

Posted Dec 8, '12 at 9:15am

pickpocket

pickpocket

5,895 posts

Yay! All right, ima gonna go get started now brb.

 

Posted Dec 8, '12 at 10:20am

jeol

jeol

3,987 posts

We're not allowed to enter armatars from previous contests that may or may have not gotten the attention of the admins, are we?

Cool beans. I'll get started on that then. >:

 

Posted Dec 8, '12 at 10:28am

soccerdude2

soccerdude2

1,715 posts

Alright guys, be afraid. I'm finally trying out GIMP here.

And what are vectors/how do you do them?

 

Posted Dec 8, '12 at 10:33am

xXxDAPRO89xXx

xXxDAPRO89xXx

5,958 posts

I'm hoping to enter a few this time!
They'll come soon

 

Posted Dec 8, '12 at 10:46am

xXxDAPRO89xXx

xXxDAPRO89xXx

5,958 posts

http://img705.imageshack.us/img705/7091/341a4a9061bf4d7caab2884.png

Do you guys like? Sorry it sucks i just made in paint... :P

 

Posted Dec 8, '12 at 11:12am

Patrick2011

Patrick2011

11,676 posts

Knight

Do you guys like? Sorry it sucks i just made in paint... :P


It's not even square. You should read the rules before making a submission that violated one or more rules.

As for the contest itself, I will probably submit an armatar later today.