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[Closed] Armor Games' Armatar Contest: SPRING!!

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Posted May 20, '14 at 6:39am

MrDayCee

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

Now that we have had our annual dosage of chocolate and colored eggs, it is time for our returning seasonal themed edition of 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

As usual, 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 squar and at least 512x512 pixels in dimension.
3) Your entry must scale down well to 100x100. So if it looks good in its larger form, make sure that it will still look good when it is scaled down to the 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 Armatar 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 a finished piece you don't like or an end result that is showing up blurred when scaled down... ;)
If you are able to do vector, by all means! That can help with the sharpness of the image. However, since they are small in Armatar size, this is probably not a big issue.
4) An entry must be completely original. You cannot use entire (or even elements from) pieces of artwork made by someone else, the entire armatar must be 100% created by you! A Moderator can ask you to provide conclusive proof that the entry was created by you entirely and you are obligated to provide this when asked for.
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) All entries 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.
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# CLOSING DATE OF THIS CONTEST :

As always with the Spring Edition, the window for this contest will be a little longer, from 05/20/2013 untill 07/01/2013, so there's plenty of time for you to submit your wonderful pieces of art!!
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# WINNING SUBMISSIONS :

Every participant of an official edition of the Armor Games' Armatar Contest receives a well deserved Merit for submitting one -or more- entries to every separate edition held. This means a maxmimum of one Merit per participant, per edition.
Alongside this Merit for your participation, we now have a special non-game Quest to award for the winning submissions of the Armor Games' Armatar Contest!! This special Armatar Creator Quest will be bestowed upon the creators of the winning entries that were chosen for every contest held from now on. The winners will receive this Quest to show our appreciation for their outstanding work. Wear this Quest with pride!
♦ Winners will be chosen after the edition is officially closed;
♦ The winning entries are non-debatable, results are final;
♦ The Quest can only be awarded to a user once per year. If a particular user wins several editions during the same year, they will only receive that particular Quest once, as we can not award a particular Quest a second time;
♦ Every year there will be a new Armatar Creator Quest, which will be achievable for every participant;
♦ As a special appreciation for their outstanding work, all the winners and their winning entries of every edition will be placed into the Armatar Creator Quest Winners Hall of Fame! (Official thread link will be implemented when created.)
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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 or mouse to splash those ideas onto paper or your computer screen! It's Spring time people! Make 'em look good! Amaze us!!! =)

And remember... there's a second contest running alongside of this annual returning event!
The GemCraft 2: Chasing Shadows Special Armatar Contest Edition!!


last edited Jul 14 2014 03:06 pm by MrDayCee
 

Posted May 20, '14 at 7:50am

ivanxxxxxxx

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Let's get started XD

http://s28.postimg.org/t3auz5xel/ivanart_29.png

http://s2.postimg.org/j36oms4k5/ivanart_29_1.png

 

Posted May 20, '14 at 10:43am

MrDayCee

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Nice! Awesome landscape @ivanxxxxxxx! Hope to see more!! =D

 

Posted May 20, '14 at 2:45pm

FishPreferred

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http://i60.tinypic.com/16bit1v.jpg

Something I made by accident using ImageJ and a picture of something that was too dark to see clearly. I call it Lambent Luminescence.

http://i61.tinypic.com/2vdguox.png

 

Posted May 20, '14 at 6:12pm

weirdlike

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http://i.imgur.com/kW6W8DW.png

Is it dawn? Or dusk?

 

Posted May 22, '14 at 7:39am

MrDayCee

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Nice ones guys!! =D

@FishPreferred : Looks like the sun reflecting in a clear pool of water! Awesome! =)
@weirdlike : Was this, by any chance, inspired by my submission from back in 2009? =D

Here's my own submission: Happy Spring Bee!!!

https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2914/14057345987_ef45bd324f_n_d.jpg
(350 x 350)

https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2914/14057345987_ef45bd324f_t_d.jpg
(100 x 100)

Hope you like it! =)

 

Posted May 22, '14 at 11:23am

weirdlike

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@MrDayCee
na, I was going for simplicity so it doesn't surprise me that there would be similarities. I checked the archive and don't see yours there, probably lost in time. :/

Is that bee inspired by my 2013 spring "birds and the bees" ?  O.o

 

Posted May 22, '14 at 12:33pm

MrDayCee

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O.M.G.! Because you mentioned that you could not find my entry, I went checking and discovered that @ivanxxxxxxx made a mistake in the 2009 Spring Edition!! My first entry is listed as one from Graham apparently!?! Better inform him about it... thanx for bringing it up that made me check @weirdlike! =)

And my happy bee was inspired by your entry for the 2013 Spring Edition indeed! ;)

 

Posted May 22, '14 at 3:48pm

FishPreferred

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@FishPreferred : Looks like the sun reflecting in a clear pool of water! Awesome! =)

Yes. Considering that the original image was this guy's portrait in an oval frame, I think it turned out fairly well.

 

Posted May 23, '14 at 7:18am

ivanxxxxxxx

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Warming up

600x600
http://s24.postimg.org/tslzam16d/ivanart_20_1.png

200x200
http://s29.postimg.org/d3cwjm4uf/ivanart_20_2.png

100x100
http://s27.postimg.org/u5c64xx3z/ivanart_20_3.png