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Welcome to the Art Skills Competition 2014/2015, or "ASC" for short. It is a contest to gather willing artists from the forums to compete in a friendly test of their skills and reward the best of their work each round.

Rounds will take place each month, the last day of the month will be the final cutoff for any entries. The judging will take place the first week of the following month.
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Competition Guidelines :

1. The entry must be 100% original material.
2. Each round lasts for a month; closing date is at the end of that month.
3. Submissions should be relevant to the current month's theme. (See thread's title)
4. Keep posts resolutions within reason and if you must have a larger resolution, link it to the entry.
5. Entries can be created in any medium, please note that it will be appreciated if hand drawn entries are cropped to contain only the intended work.
6. Winners will be announced by the judge of the competition at the end of each round; the results are final and non-debatable.
7. The winner of a round will have the right to choose the next theme; if this takes too long, the judge will choose one instead.
8. All participants of each round will receive a Merit for their hard work; the winner of each round will receive the Armor Games "Artist Quest"!

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Rounds held thus far :

Round #1 : Knight (2014 Page 1) - Winner @kegaumongo
Round #2 : Fantasy (2014 Page 4) - Winner @weirdlike
Round #3 : Smileys (2014 Page 7) - Winner @MrDayCee
Round #4 : Horror (2014 Page 10) - Winner @AHomoSapien
Round #5 : Wild Animals (2014 Page 15) - Winner @SirLegendary
Round #6 : Superheroes (2014 Page 16) - Winner @Alexistigerspice
Round #7 : Birds (2015 Page 21) - Winner @kegaumongo
Round #8 : Alone in the Dark (2015 Page 24) - Winner @Cenere
Round #9 : Through the Fire (2015 Page 26) - Winner @kegaumongo
Round #10 : Blue (2015 Page 30) - Winner @StormWalker
Round #11 : Robots (2015 Page 34) - Winner @weirdlike
Round #12 : 3D Glasses (2015 Page 40) - Winner @Cenere
Round #13 : Self Portrait (2015 Page 44) - Winner @StormWalker
Round #14 : Dragons (2015 Page 47) - Winner @huwbert2013
Round #15 : Demons, Green Mouse (2015 Page 51) - Winner @FishPreferred & @kegaumongo
Round #16 : Crystal, The night (2015 Page 53) - Winner @Koshionos
Round #17 : Extraterrestrial Life, Coffee (2015 Page 53) - Winner @Cenere
Round #18 : Cats or catman, Rocking horse (2016 Page 55) - Winner @Shoeminor
Round #19 : Aether, Balloons (2016 Page 55) - Winner @Reton8
Round #20 : opposition, science (2016 Page 55) - Winner @akshobhya
Round #21 : Summer (2016 Page 38) - Winner @Laspa
Round #22 : Flowers (2016 Page 39) - Winner @ivanxxxxxxx
Round #23 : Ninja Horse (2016 Page 40) - Winner @SirLegendary
Round #24 : Space Alien (2016 Page 41) - Winner @Huwbert2013
Round #25 : Video Games (2016 Page 43) - Winner @Miraidematro
Round #26 : Music (2016 Page 45) - Winner @SirLegendary
Round #27 : Masks (2016 Page 47) - Winner @Gaboloth
Round #28 : Winter (2017 Page 48) - Winner @ivanxxxxxxx
Round #29 : Dead Nature (2017 Page 49) - Winner @Laspa
Round #30 : Women (2017 Page 49) - Winner @ivanxxxxxxx
Round #31 : Dead Nature 2 (2017 Page 50) - Winner @ivanxxxxxxx and @HahiHa
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Starting theme...

Round 1: Knight
This months theme will be dedicated to creating a knight representing that of Armor Games, it is a non official character to try and stir the imaginations of artists and viewers. The artist should endeavor to embody Armor Games in a Knightly character.

Goodluck and have fun

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http://i744.photobucket.com/albums/xx84/no_photos_here/ernport_zpst7xbrbgy.jpg

Ernie Erniesworth, self portrait, circa 1770.

MrDayCee
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@Ernie15 Erniesworth

You look like a fine gentleman to me kind sir, indeed, a fine gentleman...

akshobhya
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Here is my entry for Round #13 of the ASC -

http://i1297.photobucket.com/albums/ag27/ArmorGames/SP_512_zpscrj8qycd.png?t=1438785100

spaceskeleton
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Tried to do this seriously but ended up with a slightly evil cosmic commander. Close enough I suppose :P
http://orig10.deviantart.net/fbbe/f/2015/218/c/4/me500_by_spaceskeleton-d94giir.png

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http://orig08.deviantart.net/f6b6/f/2015/218/9/c/__eat_shot___by_stormspanner-d94i3xe.png

You might think that I'm wearing makeup, but I'm actually just very tired. Also the kind message in the background says "Eat Shot", not whatever you might think it is. My sister asked me to put it in there to mislead and confuse you and you may have been insulted for a few seconds but never fear for it simply says Eat Shot.

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5 entries so far! Excellent.

I will close for entries at midnight on August 8th, EDT (at time of this post, 12:26am). Judging will go up within the next 24 hours.

spaceskeleton
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Also the kind message in the background says "Eat Shot", not whatever you might think it is.

There's something before it! What is the full message, I must know (╯°□°)╯
Hectichermit
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Hmm I should do something :P

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I had to stand so that you could see my castle in the background, which I built myself.

http://s25.postimg.org/cb2er7tlr/self_portrait.jpg

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There's something before it! What is the full message, I must know (╯°□°)╯

Unfortunately, the rest of the message was not nearly as innocent and mundane as "EAT SHOT". It isnot a convoluted tangle of rude words all strung together out of a moment of frustration, and definitely not something I shouted when I realized I'd accidentally deleted 563 pictures off of my tablet. For sure.

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Aaaaaah!

Idk don't ask why i used a reference of myself making a ridiculous face


http://pre14.deviantart.net/d350/th/pre/i/2015/219/0/f/aaaaaah__by_hectichermit-d94pubm.png

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Round 13 Judging
(Oops, not so accurate on the "within 24 hours".)
Let's see here.

Gaboloth
http://i1228.photobucket.com/albums/ee446/gaboloth/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpsfzrgdqqt.jpg
A rather unnerving take, this one. The stark black and white contrasts help that along, too, bright lines making it stand out much harsher/eerier than it would have with black ones on white background. Nifty.

Ernie15
http://i744.photobucket.com/albums/xx84/no_photos_here/ernport_zpst7xbrbgy.jpg
This one is clever. Is there more to the idea of identifying with your online avatar than mere cleverness? I'd probably sound too much like an art critic if I commented on that.

akshobhya
http://i1297.photobucket.com/albums/ag27/ArmorGames/SP_512_zpscrj8qycd.png
Very simple, very symbolistic, very impersonal.

spaceskeleton
http://orig10.deviantart.net/fbbe/f/2015/218/c/4/me500_by_spaceskeleton-d94giir.png
The bunny is adorable. Portraying a cosmic commander when your username has "space" in it is a bit clever. Not sure where the "slightly evil" comes in, though? Not much evil about standing in a space ship and petting a sleeping bunny. The tiny skull? Anyway, this is quite well drawn. A little heavy on the use of black, though.

StormWalker
http://orig08.deviantart.net/f6b6/f/2015/218/9/c/__eat_shot___by_stormspanner-d94i3xe.png
This makes either a tired, bored or "thinks this is beneath me" sort of impression, if I had to interpret the facial expression. The background is very vibrant and uses imagery that may be interpreted as representative of mental instability, possibly backed up by the use of (near) swearing, an interesting contrast to the fairly straight face. (Speaking of sounding like an art critic...)
Also, what's the border? Cell phone UI?

Arm_Candy
http://s25.postimg.org/cb2er7tlr/self_portrait.jpg
Green faced king of the castle? The phrase "green with envy" springs to my mind, and I wonder what this king may be envious of if he seemingly has so much and feels it so necessary to show it off in a picture of himself.

Hectichermit
http://pre14.deviantart.net/d350/th/pre/i/2015/219/0/f/aaaaaah__by_hectichermit-d94pubm.png
The combination of the haphazard lines and the, as you put it, ridiculous expression makes for a very eery looking portrait. Something about the style and asymmetry, especially of the the eyes and the gaping mouth, makes it seem fit for use in a screamer.

Winner:
This was close to a three-way tie (even with only 6 entries), but the winner is @StormWalker.
Please select the next theme.

spaceskeleton
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Not sure where the "slightly evil" comes in, though?

just a joke regarding all the black and the Godfather pose. Though I guess the easter bunny is not very menacing when he sleeps
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The combination of the haphazard lines and the, as you put it, ridiculous expression makes for a very eery looking portrait. Something about the style and asymmetry, especially of the the eyes and the gaping mouth, makes it seem fit for use in a screamer.

:P well the asymmetry is probably due to the angle I took the photo for the reference. As for the haphazard line...I was drawing this rather quickly, I basically traced out my reference and then tried to figure out where I was goin with it, I started thinking about all the horror genres...Btw the reference I used had no beard :P i sorta scribbled that ontop as a reference to my online persona.

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Congrats @StromWalker.

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