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Zophia
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Greetings, minioerhmmm faithful citizens of ArmorGames!

The time has come to revive a proud, old tradition; that is, the seasonal/holiday armatar contests!

We'll be starting out with Thanksgiving - you can chip in with a thematically appropriate submission even if you don't celebrate it.

GUIDELINES:
1) Must be appropriate Cannot be offensive or profane in nature. Keep it clean!
2) The entry must be square, and at least 100x100 pixels in dimension.
3) Must scale down well to 100x100. So if it is larger, make sure that it will still look good when it is scaled down to armatar size. A few suggestions about this:
- Sometimes simple is better. If you go into a lot of detail, it might not look as great when you scale it down. So just keep in mind what the final size will be.
- If you are able to do vector, that can help with the sharpness of the image. However, since they are so small this probably isn't a big issue.

4) Must be completely original. You cannot use elements from other pieces of artwork, the entire armatar must be 100% created by you.
5) Must be Thanksgiving themed.

Note that we won't necessarily add all submissions... Make 'em look good, guys!

Also note that these will likely go up in batches preceding the actual holiday, and disappear from the armatar roster as we approach the winter theme.

We look forward to seeing your contributions!

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daleks
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Must be completely original.

God **** it. I suck at drawing. I like getting pics of the Internet and changing them up.

What is the due date?
GhostOfHorror
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What is the due date?


I doubt it if there is a due date.
The thread will probably get locked the day of or after Thanksgiving.
Salvidian
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God **** it. I suck at drawing. I like getting pics of the Internet and changing them up.


Create one pixel at a time if you have to. I don't want pickpocket and I to be the only ones participating after we tried so hard to get this going again.
soccerdude2
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Here's mine! Hope y'all like it!

And EXTRA EXTRA! A thanksgiving joke made up by me on the spot!

What do bowlers, hunters, and my extended family all have in common? They love TURKEYS!!!

http://i1079.photobucket.com/albums/w503/soccerdude2/TURKEY.jpg

I used paintbrush because my stupid Mac has nothing else.


Same, except my art skill level has not yet exceeded the quality of the program =) I downloaded GIMP a couple months ago, but I still don't get on how to properly work it, so back to Paintbrush I go!
pokemonrocks126
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made one but i cant make it get in the box its in paint but i saved it to my pictures please help

GhostOfHorror
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What do you mean?
Like; you can't get it from 'My Pictures' to here?
If that is the case, you need to upload it to an image hosting site, like photobucket, imageshack, tinypic, ect.

Zophia
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Hey Zoph, would this be deemed, er, acceptable?
It'd be a bit of a stretch. We'll see.

What is the due date?
This is where I'm supposed to know what date Thanksgiving is, right?
GoH's just about nailed it, though. You have until the holiday theme is no longer fitting.

made one but i cant make it get in the box its in paint but i saved it to my pictures please help
As already mentioned, you need to host it somewhere to link it.
Imgur, flickr, tumblr, deviantART and a ton of other sites (like the ones GoH mentioned) all work for this.
GhostOfHorror
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This is where I'm supposed to know what date Thanksgiving is, right?


22nd of November.


Last question still stands, though.
Can they be hand drawn?
Zophia
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Thanks.

And yeah, if you can scan it in nicely and crop it square, I don't see why not.

GhostOfHorror
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Okay, right, I'll give it a go.

Also; in case it doesn't work right, I've downloaded GIMP, but don't really know how to use it.
Anyone have any guildelines?

Bronze
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I'll give ya some hand drawn examples.

http://i584.photobucket.com/albums/ss282/BronzeCAE09/thanksgiving1.jpg

http://i584.photobucket.com/albums/ss282/BronzeCAE09/thanksgiving3.jpg

http://i584.photobucket.com/albums/ss282/BronzeCAE09/thanksgiving2.jpg

If I can only enter one, then I guess I'll go with mean corn guy. Btw, it warms my art to see another armatar contest.

GhostOfHorror
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Sweet.
Love every one of them.

Oh, and another few questions.
How often will you be putting up submissions?

And; is there a certain criteria one must pass to be submitted?

Zophia
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If I can only enter one, then I guess I'll go with mean corn guy. Btw, it warms my art to see another armatar contest.

Delicious pun.
Multiple entries are fine.

How often will you be putting up submissions?

Was planning on pestering Ferret about adding some every 5-10 or so, depending on entry flow.

And; is there a certain criteria one must pass to be submitted?
We (mainly Ferret and me) must subjectively deem them good enough. No exact criteria, just "looks good".

http://i1246.photobucket.com/albums/gg606/Salvidian/thanksgiving.png This one's not quite there (but only took Salvidian 2 mins, so hopefully he's not shocked).

http://i1079.photobucket.com/albums/w503/soccerdude2/TURKEY.jpg
Not sure about this one - it looks fine as it is, but I worry it won't scale down well due to being pixel art-esque. Haven't checked, though.

Gonna be a day or two before I round the first batch up.

(Btw, forum posts display armatars as 70x70, comments use 25x25 and profiles 80x80.)
Ferret
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Ohhh, I like the mean corn guy.

GhostOfHorror
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No exact criteria, just "looks good".


Aha, okay.
I can work with that.
I hope.

By the way, Zoph, will you be submitting any?
Might help the flow of entries if there were some more decent ones to look at.
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