ForumsArt, Music, and Writing[Closed][Official] Armor Games' Armatar Contest: SPRING!!!

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MrDayCee
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Now that we've had our annual dosage of chocolate and colored eggs, the contest aaaaalllllmost over, 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 :

ne: All entries must be appropriate. They cannot be offensive or profane in nature. Keep it clean!
The entry must be square and at least 512x512 pixels in dimension.
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.
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.
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!

CLOSING DATE OF THIS CONTEST :

As always with the Spring Edition, the window for this contest will be a little longer, from 04/11/2015 untill 06/30/2015, so there's plenty of time for you to submit your wonderful pieces of art!!

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 maximum 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 Armatar Creator Quest can only be awarded once per user. If a particular user wins another edition, they will not receive this Quest again, as Quests can not be achieved a second time;
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!

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!!! =)

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http://i1304.photobucket.com/albums/s539/papermonkey124/4e46fcfa-9d3a-461b-bf7e-18abafde80df_zpszftcegzv.jpg

Spring is my least favorite season.

I don't like how the flower crown came out, but when it's tiny, no one will notice.
Speaking of tiny, if someone could resize it, I'd be grateful.

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I don't know why, but expressing spring is hard. It was always like summer. D:

trigon123
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@SirLegendary is right!

MrDayCee
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Need some ideas @SirLegendary? Allright, I will post some entries of mine from the past as soon as possible to help you out, ok?

In the meantime... how about these thoughts?!

Flowers (Tulips, Daisies, etc.)
Young animals (Lamb, Piglet, Chick)
Green grass lands (Green trees with new leaves, Blossoming trees)
Birds (Sparrow, Woodpecker, Swallow)
Bugs (Caterpillar, Butterfly, Ladybug, etc.)

Does that help a bit for now?

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@MrDayCee Yes, that helps thanks! I have an idea in mind already, but I guess that idea will have to wait until I finish all my last requirements and finals for everything here. I'll be having a five month summer because our country is shifting it's academic calendar. So, it gives me a whole load of time to work on art for the upcoming contests.

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Had to go for something more bright and cheery then I am used to, but here be it:
http://i1216.photobucket.com/albums/dd369/Chris-Koshionos/AG-Spring512.jpg
100x100
http://i1216.photobucket.com/albums/dd369/Chris-Koshionos/AG-Spring100.jpg

Arm_Candy
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Baseball season has begun!

http://s25.postimg.org/3okzh6xen/Baseball.jpg

liquidvenom13
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Sooo, the sun is kind of showing up.

http://i.imgur.com/EV4ShUN.png

StormWalker
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If you want me to answer, resize the pic to the correct dimensions

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First submission!

http://i.imgur.com/22Q6noE.png
Original

http://i.imgur.com/sZbN237.png?1
Resized

Koshionos
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@Stormwalker, I blew it up a bit, so that it shrinks down better.
http://i1216.photobucket.com/albums/dd369/Chris-Koshionos/Edits%20for%20Others/StormWalker/a0633d418ad0a7037b39f354daa490b6.jpg
100x100
http://i1216.photobucket.com/albums/dd369/Chris-Koshionos/Edits%20for%20Others/StormWalker/cc69ffd87cb8a27af68cdac4331b7b4d.jpg
This is @Stormwalkers Art, resized.

akshobhya
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How do I insert an image from a file here?

nichodemus
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@akshobhya Upload it to a picture storage site like Flickr or Photobucket. They'll provide a BB code link to copy and upload here using the image button you see in between the link and quote buttons.

akshobhya
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Can that be done using Picasa?

Arm_Candy
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Some more baseball ones.

http://s25.postimg.org/in8hw9va7/Baseball_Bat.jpg
Baseball Bat

http://s25.postimg.org/9thlf68bj/Baseball_Diamond.jpg
Baseball Diamond

http://s25.postimg.org/tcm6oj733/Armor_Games_Cap.jpg
Armor Games Cap

That's the last time I ever try and recreate that logo.

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