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

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MrDayCee
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http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8500/8253540719_7b89c6b013_b_d.jpg

Now that we've had our annual dosage of chocolate and colored eggs, the contest aaaaalllllmost over, it is time for our returning seasonal themed edition of the ArmorGames Armatar Contest! The season that brings out everyone to play, even the game characters! They too are taking a short break to enjoy the colorful scenery of:

SPRING!!!

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8256/8665164418_d12373440e_b_d.jpg

As usual, here are the guidelines that help you figure out what is allowed and what is 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 :

As always with the Spring Edition, the window for this contest will be a little longer, from 04/11/2015 untill 06/30/2015, so there's plenty of time for you to submit your wonderful pieces of art!!

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 now 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 from now on. 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!

We're looking forward to seeing your contributions! So, soak up that fresh Spring breeze, let those first rays of sun tickle your skin and your imagination, be inspired by the huge palet of vibrant colorful scenery outside and grab that pencil or mouse to splash those ideas onto paper or your computer screen! It's Spring time people! Make 'em look good! Amaze us!!! =)

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StormWalker
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http://ust.chatango.com/um/s/p/spannerintheworks/img/l_77.jpg
wonders never cease, i see

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General Notify: This image will not be considered an entry for this contest, as it is part of a community frolick... ~MrDayCee

thesakew
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@StormWalker the Watermelon are better stored inside the fridge to make sure it's longer freshness.

Frank_Frooton
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well, here's a bird i drew in WD class because it was boring and firfox was slow.
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-0N6F0g2rjL8/VUJb648uENI/AAAAAAAAAbM/HDsScy3yCxw/s492-no/biird..png
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-u-IeP581vRQ/VUJb6vS_v4I/AAAAAAAAAbI/CVpa4eSVZmA/s100-no/biird.%2B-%2BCopy.png
And since it seems we're dedicating spring to storm, here you go. Eat it.

ChapZ
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A flower in the sunrise/sunset

http://i.imgur.com/WIC71ja.png

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

Doombreed
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Good entry @ChapZ . Since as you probably figured out, my last entry wasn't entirely serious.. () I am preparing another one! I think you'll like it!

Doombreed
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Here it is...My first serious entry in an art contest...managed to somewhat overcome my laziness

Anyway, what signals the start of spring? If you guessed swallows, you would be right...

http://s2.postimg.org/jopf3jq09/Swallow.png

100x100:

http://s18.postimg.org/tf58pmqp1/Swallow_100x100.png

I'd like to work on improving the background if I have time... Please give me feedback on this! Thanks

MrDayCee
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@Doombreed If you want smoother lines on the swallow, try making it a larger size, draw new lines along the old ones, then size down again!
Also, the left (bottom) wing is a little big, which makes it look fat a little... maybe makimg it smaller will fit a swallow's slim figure better?
Good job nonetheless! Original and well done!!

Doombreed
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OK sure. Thanks a lot for the advice! I will update it soon!

ChapZ
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@Doombreed, there are 2 white pixels in the black part. But I think is great! Maybe a little fat as MrDayCee said, but I don't think this is a problem.

Doombreed
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Alright. I took the suggestions and updated the thing, though I am not sure if it turned out better... I didn't scale it up to smooth the lines though. I may do that later, but, as it is supposed to be an armatar, down to 100x100, the lines look smooth enough. The most difficult part was the tail...I'll post it soon

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A happy ladybug on a leaf.

http://i1163.photobucket.com/albums/q550/kegaumongo/14c580e0-4d54-40a2-b9b7-e483e570bc2a_zpsm9usr8s5.png

http://i1163.photobucket.com/albums/q550/kegaumongo/Marieta%20100x100_zps4tjo3qs7.png

Doombreed
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As always astonishing...great work @kegaumongo !

Here is the updated version , @MrDayCee does it look better?

http://s7.postimg.org/51uunemd7/Swallow_2.png

100x100:

http://s9.postimg.org/bcxizjdm3/Swallow_2_100x100.png

MrDayCee
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The 100x100 is different from the 512x512 sized one @Doombreed... I think you made a mistake with the image links for the 100x100 one!

But yes, it looks better now! Much more slender body, which is a trademark for a swallow! Good job!

Doombreed
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thanks but...different? They are the same to me!

ChapZ
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I think the 100x100 is different too @Doombreed Maybe you used the old image to do the resize.

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