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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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nayder09
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Yeah...My own ideas are waaaaaay 2 hard for me .__.
So if anyone wants a free idea here it is:

The idea was to make a bat, something maybe like thishttp://bestclipartblog.com/clipart-pics/bat-clipart-1.png, completely out of cherryblossom, on like a green/pink-ish background.

(this is a cherryblossom tree)
http://www.getvector.info/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/Pink-cherry-blossom-tree-vector-dragonartz-designs.jpg

How the bat is involved with spring? I have no flippin clue, but i guess the green/pink-ish background would somewhat fit in since Cherryblossom trees only sprout in the spring if im not wrong

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It's a bit early for the bat, but the tree looks good. Just add a background and resize it.

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Here we have my two submissions for the contest.

Some sort of black rose. Maybe it's a bit depressing, but not everything is colourful and happy in Spring

http://i1163.photobucket.com/albums/q550/kegaumongo/87727232-390c-4dea-996b-3c0677666113_zpsfb0172ce.jpg

And to compensate, something slightly happier. It is a drawing I made for the ASC thread. I just edited it a little bit to make it look better when scaled down.

http://i1163.photobucket.com/albums/q550/kegaumongo/1e4b3992-7004-42ef-b2be-6e22510438ec_zps5b5fbb71.jpg

MrDayCee
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@ Emp : He only used those two images as an example for his idea... both are linked from the internet and show up on a Google search. Just so you know.

@ kegaumongo : Still amazed and impressed by your work... ... *jaw drops* ... ...I wish I were that talented! =)

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http://i1281.photobucket.com/albums/a511/HAND300/avafly332armor_zpsa141d163.png?t=1368640114

Finally, I made an armatar. It's a fly.

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Not bad!
=)

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http://i584.photobucket.com/albums/ss282/BronzeCAE09/e0102b77-9927-4e6b-a6d6-a1ff00ba15a4.jpg~original

Bronze
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And one more.

http://i584.photobucket.com/albums/ss282/BronzeCAE09/7d6ee686-5234-4cc0-9a73-d4e6b223f75c.jpg~original

MrDayCee
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Ahm... I'm pretty certain I know those two characters from somewhere Bronze... I hate to ask, but... did you make those two? They are looking awesome btw. =)

Bronze
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Farmer

They came straight from my brain. They're just of a very simple design.

kegaumongo
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Regent

I have a couple entries to share. Here they are...

Another flower.

http://i1163.photobucket.com/albums/q550/kegaumongo/a371aabd-6ff8-475e-91c7-f7fdbd5f0914_zpse64d6405.jpg

And a ladybug.

http://i1163.photobucket.com/albums/q550/kegaumongo/Marieta4_zpse67369ca.jpg

MikaCinc
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Templar

Nice ideas!

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http://i1258.photobucket.com/albums/ii523/snowman921/slenspring_zps40a66067.png
R2 was pestering me, so I made him a slenderman in spring time.

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http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u382/light_chaser1/armatar_zpscc1182e1.jpg

looks better scaled down

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Thanks everyone for the criticism and support on my first submission, and I have another. I did something new with this, and I hope it turned out okay. I drew it on paper with a drawing pencil, and then took a photo of it, and put it in Photoshop, and added color and a few other enhancers. I wanted the whole thing to look hand drawn, but with the amount of colors, and the accuracy of the Photoshop brushes.
Here it is in 2247x2961:
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-jxtDuW2fyzA/UaUKInHniNI/AAAAAAAAAgU/_rvKAJGPymU/w461-h607-no/Armatarsquirreloriginal.jpg

Aaaand here's the 100x100:
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-QBwRWv-cc64/UaUKIDQaDdI/AAAAAAAAAgY/SFbyak47GIk/s100-no/Armatarsquirrelsizeddown.jpg

I had to change the second one to a square, because it was originally rectangular.

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