Forums → Art, Music, and Writing → [Closed][Official] Armor Games' Armatar Contest: PIRATES!! YAARRR!!!
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!!!
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!!!
*whistles* 'Yo-Ho-Ho... an' a bottle o'rum'
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@nichodemus I learned that when you fix a callout typo, the actual notification won't be sent to the user. Hence my double post. But thanx for fixing!
@Hardstrike Nice one! May I suggest a small edit to match the view? If you edit the boat (which is now top view) to one viewed from the side it would make the entire image correct in terms of viewing point.
@Dingwall Excellent edit! Thank you!
Dude I dont have them skills xD I dont even know how to picture it in my head
Hahaha that would be awesome @MrDayCee!! Sign me up! Or.. I'll sign me up! However it works
Also... I just sat here for about 2 minutes trying to find the typo in your original callout, before I realized it had been edited! xD it's monday, everyone is forgiven!
Few days ago I decided to participate. I had big ideas but my art talent and paint skills clearly didn't catch up with it. For an example it took me forever to form a skull and first tries looked more like a boulders with eyes. Because I was struggling a lot I totally changed my original plans like 10 times and came up with this. Just a different armatar outside a box with a twist.
I call it "Pirates Confucius"
Hopefully it is legit enough to compete
Here's my first entry
Yarrr! Great job so far everyone!
Shiver me timbers, what a great armatars dear comrades! Here's my entry:
I called this beauty "Black Pixel".
@FromHellBG nice entry.
@MrDayCee yeah a post when these things start would be really good, I only just discovered it.
Been busy so I ain't been in the forums for a while.
I may participate, if I have a good idea
@MrDayCee please don't add that previous version I did some work (especially cut out technically accurate yet awful-looking ropes) and now armatar is much better, so I'm uploading the new version:
[GENERAL NOTE:] This edition of the Armor Games' Armatar Contest is now officially closed. Please stay tuned for the winner announcement! And thank you all for the awesome entries once more!
[GENERAL NOTE:] All entries submitted have been made available for chosing. YARR!!
Now for the round-up on this edition... man, you guys made it hard once more!
Well, seeing how few people have entered this round, I'm willing to pick a wider selection this time.
Armor Games' Armatar Contest: Pirates Edition WINNERS!
(Listed in random order...)
Smiley Pirate by @Dingwall
British Pirates Flag by @Yellowcat
Classic Pirates Skull by @Saiyoku
Ghost Pirate by @FromHellBG
Scurvy Dog by @spaceskeleton
Treasure Island by @Hardstrike
Pirates Confucius by @zdrk
Pirate Parrot by @snoboxstudio
The Black Pixel by @PLGuy
Congratulations everyone! Well done! Your Merits and Quest (first time winners only) will be awarded to you as soon as possible!
And remember... there's a new contest up and running already! Be sure to check out the "Hallowe'en" Edition in the AMW Forum! Hope to see your beautiful art submitted there. Amaze us! =)
P.S. If you don't want to miss out on any new Armatar Contest, be sure to sign up for the Armatar Contest Mailing List...
Hmmm... I guess callouts don't work when written in bold...
Once again: congratz!
Why wouldn't they? That seems weird. Congrats Everyone!
Shiver me timbers! Thanks @MrDayCee
I'll be signing up for the mailing list right now!!
@Yellowcat I guess it has something to do with the forum coding somehow?
@Yellowcat I guess it has something to do with the forum coding somehow?
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