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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Hey @MrDayCee, my PAC-MAN

http://i68.tinypic.com/2rrqcnt.jpg
and

http://i68.tinypic.com/20zz8cp.jpg

I drew it in inkscape to get the circles aligned, then used a pixel filter in pixlr editor.

MrDayCee
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As promised, here is my army of Ghosts, ready to attack, ambush, shadow, eat and run!

'The original four'...

https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2902/33246067880_9275c6b9a8_o_d.png
Pacman Ghost Red 512px
https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2902/33246067880_9f9b6eb4f4_t_d.jpg
Pacman Ghost Red 100px

https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2867/33246068780_4fd69b4470_o_d.png
Pacman Ghost Pink 512px
https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2867/33246068780_26f973d9ed_t_d.jpg
Pacman Ghost Pink 100px

https://c2.staticflickr.com/4/3791/33246069570_b06431945a_o_d.png
Pacman Ghost Orange 512px
https://c2.staticflickr.com/4/3791/33246069570_c3a08cfc31_t_d.jpg
Pacman Ghost Orange 100px

https://c2.staticflickr.com/4/3759/33246070630_038772937a_o_d.png
Pacman Ghost Blue 512px
https://c2.staticflickr.com/4/3759/33246070630_423e89590e_t_d.jpg
Pacman Ghost Blue 100px

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And just for fun... I made their two nephews as well!
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https://c2.staticflickr.com/4/3681/33246071570_017d59de54_o_d.png
Pacman Ghost Green 512px
https://c2.staticflickr.com/4/3681/33246071570_f684346a4f_t_d.jpg
Pacman Ghost Green 100px

https://c2.staticflickr.com/4/3759/33246073250_690a15706d_o_d.png
Pacman Ghost Purple 512px
https://c2.staticflickr.com/4/3759/33246073250_71590b787a_t_d.jpg
Pacman Ghost Purple 100px

Hope you like them!

(Note to self: next time, make a background and paste the center piece on it. Do NOT make the background around the center piece!! It saves you more than half the time to finish it... )

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ROFL Awesome! hahaha I was fixing my post to submit it, as I heard a new email coming in. That was the notification of you calling me out in your post @huwbert2013 !!

EDIT: And awesome! It looks great! I will upload mine shortly as well...

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And here is my Pacman and... his wife! And I remembered one more character... the running ghost! So I added it as well to the set!

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Pacman Original 512px
https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2876/33473759122_573a2dc4b3_t_d.jpg
Pacman Original 100px

https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2837/32815791363_cff1738f11_o_d.png
Miss Pacman 512px
https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2837/32815791363_fbcfd9c226_t_d.jpg
Miss Pacman 100px

https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2947/32816422573_ec4881a1d1_o_d.png
Pacman Running Ghost 512px
https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2947/32816422573_bb9c98e4e1_t_d.jpg
Pacman Running Ghost 100px

Hope you like them!

huwbert2013
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Thats some fast uploading skills, all faultless.
You need a app with layers, for fast editing. Try pixlr out @MrDayCee

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You could also see Piskelapp...no download for it. You can make small animations too! It's cool.
I personally use Krita though...

MrDayCee
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I actually make everything with... Paint! But thanx for the suggestions!

Here's another one!

https://c2.staticflickr.com/4/3846/32817298103_b29462162b_o_d.png
Tetris 512px
https://c2.staticflickr.com/4/3846/32817298103_b37ba17763_t_d.jpg
Tetris 100px

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I hate paint, I have never got used to it in nearly 25 years but I have seen some good stuff made with it.
Tetris, you got me there @MrDayCee.

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http://image.prntscr.com/image/cbeb32fd8a3548ff878f7bf4cbdab8dc.png

Kirby ,also a tribute.

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Here's mine :-

https://image.ibb.co/jcPHYv/Capturea.jpg

I don't know what I was thinking while making this (probably my own face)

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https://s11.postimg.org/wlfzyey37/BU_1_A.jpgurl immagine

512X512 Kid Bu

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Note: This entry will not be added to the available uploads. ~MrDayCee

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100X100 Kid Bu

From an old addicted DB fan :3

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https://s3.postimg.org/65yc8zo83/definitivo.pnghostare immagini

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Note: This entry will not be added to the available uploads. ~MrDayCee

https://s7.postimg.org/x3cj0bpkr/definitivo_100_2.pngimage hosting

the 100 pixel is too small, but it seemed funny to me

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@R1a2z3e4 Looks groovy and funky! Nice!

@Cofmo Looks like you simply used an online image for both your entries... this is not allowed as you need to make the submitted art by yourself. Examples can be used as long as you make it yourself 100%. Copy-pasting is not allowed either. Sorry... looking forward to your hand-made entries!

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Is it just a coincidence I came here while a PIXEL art competition is on or you guys really missed me so much ?

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

http://i.imgur.com/RMICr4Z.png

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