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

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MrDayCee
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Summer is almost over and so is the "Summer Edition" of the ArmorGames' Armatar Contest. As expected, this edition was a HUGE success once more!

Now, for the next edition, we will re-instate a past Armatar Contest Edition that was very popular in the past, but lay dorment for a few years. It is celebrated with it's very own, special day of the year, which is held coming Tuesday! For those of you still wondering what this theme could be, well...

Aarrr, me hearties! Tuesday be th'day we be celebratin' "Talk like a Pirate day", so the new theme be all'bout:

...well shiver me timbers... PIRATES!!! YA-HARR!!!

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

This'ere contest be raised from th'dead, but still be runnin' for a fair time, 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 09/13/2017 'till 10/10/2017 matey!!

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. (Note: Your entry needs to be according to the contest rules and has to be chosen for uploading to be valid.)

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!

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'll be keelhaulin' ye fo'sure Jack! Now get t'work! Before we'll make ye walk that ther'plank... YA-HARR!!!

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*whistles* 'Yo-Ho-Ho... an' a bottle o'rum'

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LordLazyLeopard
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@hardstrike, I mean that they're not the same on each side relative to what is supposed to be the middle of the bird. It's not really slang in any way... You can look up the definition if you want it described better than my failed attempt.

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@FromHellBG Well done! That's some really impressive art there. I like the abstract coloration and such. It's very cool how it kinda invokes thoughts of a flaming boat on the ocean.

MrDayCee
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This be lookin' grreat me maties! Keep y'er stuff comin' and we'll 'ave ourselves a crew in no time! YARR!!

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Digging up a treasure chest:
https://i.imgur.com/G8edmVZ.png
https://i.imgur.com/aj5shNe.pnghttps://imgur.com/a/XZg7M

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@Doombreed, @Hardstrike, @LordLazyLeopard Thank you for the kind words guys!!! Cheers!!!

MrDayCee
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YARR! Let's get some reactions in here...

Loving every single submitted piece of art guys and gals! Some remarks and feedback though...

@Dingwall Nice entries! But I would like to ask you to edit your 'Pirate Nerd' entry a bit... swearing is not allowed. A suggestion: edit the 'WTF' to '???' and I can upload it for chosing, ok?

@Hardstrike I need you to post a 512x512 pixels (or higher - but still squared) version of your entry please? Thanx.

@FromHellBG That's... amazing art! Blown away here!

@Yellowcat I will add your submitted piece called 'Treasure Dig', but I'm afraid it looks rather blurred when scaled down to 100x100px... maybe if you would make the chest black it would stand out more from the brown soil surrounding it?

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WOAHH!!! I almost missed this :O
I'll get drawing now

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Also ... Wow @FromHellBG... I second @MrDayCee .... That's a great piece of art right there.

MrDayCee
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@snoboxstudio I'm thinking of setting up a mailing list for those that like to participate in these Armatar Contests. Just so they notified whenever a new one is launched.

MrDayCee
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Aaarrgghh... typo in the callout! *facepalm*
Second attempt: @snoboxstudio

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Was fixing it but you got to it anyway haha.

Hardstrike
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What the heck, I'm sure I posted one big image and a small one. Why did it change ? :|

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Alright I made it again. I edited some of the thickness, I dont know if it's better or worse than my first version.

https://i.imgur.com/GO5aYRc.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/JPLosbi.jpg

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@Hardstrike I think that this one is better - the birds are visible. I'm working on my entry too but I need some more time to finish :-)

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