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

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MrDayCee
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It's been a while since the last Armatar Contest... time to launch a new one for all you dedicated artists out there.

The new topic is one that has been on my list for quite a while... and as you may have heard, March 10th was international Super Mario Day! WA-HOO!

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This pioneer in pixel art style games is the true ambassador for this edition's theme! So, what better moment to launch the next Armor Games' Armatar Contest than this one? Right! It's time for the:

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Yes! You've read correctly! It's time to test your art skills in Pixel form! Even though it may seem easy, creating art in pixel form may proove itself more difficult than you may think... especially with the current modern day art programs at your disposal. So why not go back to the roots of gaming?
As the art may have changed, the rules remained the same. Here they are once more...

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 :

This Contest will be held untill 04/22/2017, so there's more than enough time to enter your artwork!

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 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. 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!

Allright! Now grab your pencils and paper, and/or your mouse, and start making your wonderful original works of art, PIXEL STYLE! As always... be creative and amaze us! =)

And remember... there is a special guest judge for this Edition! Super Mario!!
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MrDayCee
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There you go @FishPreferred ! That looks awesome!

@druhan Excellent! May I suggest some small alterations to make it even better? If you would make the eyes red or green, they will stand out even more. Adding a background color would complete it in my opinion.

Tigrex12437
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why didn't i see this in the front page news? .I'm starting right away (miss these days)!!!

HahiHa
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It is dangerous to go alone. Take these.

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@HahiHa whoa, that was smart.

Since spring is near, I thought I'd draw some flowers. They turned out to be pretty colorful... But the picture doesn't look quite pixelated, so I'm not sure if it gets accepted or not.

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And as always, the resized version looks sort of disappointing...
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Gogotank
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*rises from the dead*

AH! PIXELS! RETRO STUFF! CHARACTERS I RECOGNISE! CAN DO IN MS PAINT!

*rushes off to Windows XP laptop*

MrDayCee
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Awesome to see how this edition sparks creativity!! Wa-hoo!

Ramn
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New batch.
MrDayCee - should I include the small version too?

http://i.imgur.com/bW1rApN.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/c71gU2j.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/2pG0uzS.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/uib2TzK.jpg

MrDayCee
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Those are awesome @Ramn !!

Small versions are not a must, merely something that has grown as 'normal to do' in the contests over the years... it helps to see how it looks when it's at regular Armatar size. If you feel like it you can post them. If not, than that's fine too.

druhan
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Revised art, thanks for the tips MrDay!
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MrDayCee
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@SomeRandomStickboy I fixed the link for you. You always need to use a link that ends on .jpg or .png in order for it to show up while using the image/picture button above the textbox.

As for the entry: I love it! May I suggest a light blue background color to the image for it to really pop out? It would help with the readability as an Armatar when scaled down. I also need you to size it up to the required 512px square please.

@druhan Awesome dude! Looks way better! A last small tip when making Armatars; if you add a background color to an image, always make sure it has a very high contrast. The idea is to have a lighter color as a background when you use a dark center piece and the other way around: a dark background on a light center piece. In this case I would suggest to lighten the background green a bit more to have the knight pop out more. (scaling down your image on your laptop to preview always helps me).

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@MrDayCee Yeah, sorry. I'm extremely new to embedding art via links, files, etc., as well as resizing them. I'll see what I can do to resize it...

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Also, @Saiyoku, look at that! It sucks! I mean seriously, who puts unbelievably good quality in their art? And the way it sticks out so it's easily identified? Pfft! Might as well disqualify her.

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http://piskel-imgstore-b.appspot.com/img/2bbb8d38-0b14-11e7-899e-2d488e7a5ced.gif

Are multiple entries allowed?

druhan
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Extra revised Armorgames Man! Thanks for the tips to a lowly farmer Mr. Day, My king.
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