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MrDayCee
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http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8500/8253540719_7b89c6b013_b_d.jpg

After having the cold Winter Edition and the heroic journey of the Ninja, it is time to focus on the season that warms us all up a little in the ArmorGames Armatar Contest! The season that brings out everyone to play, even the game characters! They too are taking a short break to enjoy the colorful scenery of:

SPRING!!!

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8256/8665164418_d12373440e_b_d.jpg

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 keep in mind what the final size will be and check often how it looks when it is scaled down.
~ 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 is probably not 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.
Plagiarism will not only exclude your submission by means of disqualification, it will also exclude you from participation in any future contests AND will have further consequences!
5) Must be fitting to the current contest's theme. If a certain entry is debatable to whatever extend, a mod or admin will give the decisive and final ruling for submission.

Do note that we won't add all submissions at once... all submissions will go up in batches during the entry window and they will eventually disappear from the Armatar roster a week after being uploaded, thus rotating all submissions as we approach the next theme. Keep checking this thread for notifications on the rotation!

The window for this contest will be a little longer this time, from 04/20/2013 untill 06/02/2013, so there's plenty of time for you to submit multiple entries to make it on the rotating schedule!

As usual, we're looking forward to seeing your contributions! So, soak up that fresh Spring breeze, let those first rays of sun tickle your skin and your imagination, be inspired by the huge palet of vibrant colorful scenery outside and grab that pencil to splash those ideas onto paper or your screen! It's Spring time people! Make 'em look good! Amaze us!!! =)

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Salvidian
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There is a focal point. Close your eyes, refresh the page, and look at the image again. Your eye will naturally look towards the sun, but then it's pulled away and towards the dark grass, which poses a fantastic contrast. Focal points don't always have to be in the middle, and the focal point doesn't always have to be obvious.

EmperorPalpatine
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Your eye will naturally look towards the sun

Mine went to the random patch of dark fog.
MrDayCee
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I agree with Salvidian on the impression of the image, but I also have to add that when you look at the smaller 100x100 version, the whole idea of the (beautifully made btw) image is a little lost and everything becomes a little faded... =)

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Mine went to the random patch of dark fog.


A focal point is a focal point!
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Haven't seen that much entries yet... come on guys!? Where's all you creative users at? Still waiting to see some regulars pop in with a submission. =)

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Where can I create 100x100 images?

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Personally, I usually make my creations with Paint. I start by making a square of 500x500 (you can simply adjust the settings of the initial image), create my image with strong thick lines and colors and save it as a .png file. Once the original image is done, I upload it to an online photo account and then select the 100x100 image setting to url-link it in this thread. =)

You can also post the larger image in the thread and then let the admins scale it down when selected and approved for release, no problem. Just make sure it is squared and scales down well, ok?

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Johnny Appleseed.

http://i584.photobucket.com/albums/ss282/BronzeCAE09/a4cb28c5-13aa-4fdc-91fc-27b61a7633e3.jpg~original

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@Bronze
Looks good, but the title is necessary. Without it, he's just some crazy old guy, unrelated to Spring. And the pot will look like a grey fez at 60x60. Maybe add something to make his identity obvious.

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I like the crazy old guy idea, but if it's necessary to have identification, then I say add an apple or a seed somewhere. That'd probably help.

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johnny_Appleseed

The name "Tincaps" is a reference to the tin hat (or pot) Johnny Appleseed is said to have worn. Their team mascot is also named "Johnny".


The pot on his head should be enough of a giveaway that it is indeed Johnny Appleseed.
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Johnny Appleseed.

http://i584.photobucket.com/albums/ss282/BronzeCAE09/ea779fcd-2895-440f-a1e2-4e0427a1a61e.jpg~original

EmperorPalpatine
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lololol That may be a touch too graphic for the kiddies.

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Hey, when does this end? I need to know so I can wait till the last minuet to make one...

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The end of this contest is 06/02/2013...
=)

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