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Posted Sep 18, '13 at 10:10am

MrDayCee

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

The special "CtC" edition of the ArmorGames' Armatar Contest was a big success, rendering a fantastic amount of awesome creations made by our users! Thank you all for your entries!! (Don't forget to claim your deserved merit by commenting to kegaumongo's profile...)

Now... to continue with our next edition, we decided to go with a popular theme that is even celebrated with it's very own, special day of the year, which is coming thursday! You might be wondering what this theme could be, well... Arrr, me hearty! Thursday be th'day we be celebratin' "Talk like a Pirate day", so the new theme be all'bout:

...well shiver me timbers... PIRATES!!! YARR!!!

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3763/9801002245_ecb7e3a2ee_o_d.png

Avast! By the powers! 'ere be guidelines that'll help ye figur'out what be allowed and what 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.

This'ere brand new contest be runnin' for a fair time now, so aye, we be lookin' at a grand grand booty o'drawin's from all o'ye scurvy dogs! What time 'tis be ye say? Well, that Jolly Roger be wavin' up high from 09/18/2013 'till 10/17/2013 matey!!

So, go! Be gone to yer drawin' tables and start creatin' that thar shiny booty! And if y'won't, well blow me down! We be keelhaulin' ya fo'sure Jack! Now get t'work! Before we make ye walk the plank... YA-HARR!!! =)

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*Yo-Ho-Ho... and a bottle o'rum*

 

Posted Sep 18, '13 at 4:14pm

minecraftsniper

minecraftsniper

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we have to draw it and put it here for be in the contest ?

 

Posted Sep 18, '13 at 5:21pm

Ferret

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ARRRRR!

 

Posted Sep 18, '13 at 9:03pm

weirdlike

weirdlike

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Knight

arrghhhh.....

http://weirdlike.tk/backdoor/pegleg.png

That'll fix yer leg!

 

Posted Sep 18, '13 at 10:25pm

weirdlike

weirdlike

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Knight

http://weirdlike.tk/backdoor/hook.png

I always imagine hooks in real life as fishing hooks plastered on a nubby arms

 

Posted Sep 19, '13 at 12:42am

EmperorPalpatine

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Made this real quick. I'll improve it later.

X400
http://i1147.photobucket.com/albums/o541/Mr12Relic/jollyroger1_zps96c57e51.png

X100
http://i1147.photobucket.com/albums/o541/Mr12Relic/jollyroger1size100_zps4adc5b52.png

 

Posted Sep 19, '13 at 4:58pm

OperationNilo

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I can't stand...the...pun...No! No! Nooo....!!!

Uh, I'll just shove awkward Nilo away. I'll submit an entry soon.

 

Posted Sep 19, '13 at 6:24pm

weirdlike

weirdlike

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Knight

http://weirdlike.tk/backdoor/pirate-girl.png

Who said wench's are bad luck, yarr!

 

Posted Sep 20, '13 at 2:07am

MrDayCee

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That be a fine fine wench thar matey, yarr!!

 

Posted Sep 21, '13 at 2:10pm

Reton8

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Here is my armatar number 1 submission:
http://i1287.photobucket.com/albums/a627/Reton8/AG%20Image%20Uploads/PirateArmatar1.png

Here is my armatar number 2 submission:
http://i1287.photobucket.com/albums/a627/Reton8/AG%20Image%20Uploads/PirateArmatarSword.png

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Here is the image full size, just so people can see it.
http://i1287.photobucket.com/albums/a627/Reton8/AG%20Image%20Uploads/PirateArmatarFullSize2.png

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If someone thinks they can reframe these two images better for when it's scaled down, here they are full sized with a black background. Go ahead and try to frame it up better than I did if you want.

http://i1287.photobucket.com/albums/a627/Reton8/AG%20Image%20Uploads/PirateArmatarFullSize0.png
http://i1287.photobucket.com/albums/a627/Reton8/AG%20Image%20Uploads/PirateArmatarSwordFullSize.png

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Yes, I did these on GIMP myself with standard brushes. Here is the progress of work at certain steps. I made this before I finished the sword.

http://i1287.photobucket.com/albums/a627/Reton8/AG%20Image%20Uploads/PirateArmatarWork.png

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Here is a list of links to the images that I referenced for this piece:
Skull by Kouja Tajima

Skull by Anne Stokes:

Toy Eye Patch:

[b]Costume Pirate Cutlass Sword:[/b]

That's all.