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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akshobhya
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I tried to resize my Armatar to 512X512 and it looked Awful! Can I Submit a 100X100 entry directly or should it contain the 512X512 Version also?

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I think they need the 512x512 version. For future contests you should make your entry 512x512 then resize to 100x100.

But I think you should upload the big version even if it's "awful" because we will only use the 100x100 version as armatar

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Good Job @FishPreferred!!!

huwbert2013
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Cute fluffy bunnies aawwww!!!!

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http://i60.tinypic.com/r1jsw0.jpg

huwbert2013
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I forgot how to display my pic!!

huwbert2013
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Now If I can only remember what I DID!

MrDayCee
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@huwbert2013 You got it right the first time, allllmost! Fixed it for you!

You need to use small letters for the brackets... image hosting sites often have capitals pre-fixed, so that won't work on our forums. You can use the 'image' button above the text box to post your image, much easier!

And I really like your entry, but... the Easter edition is already closed...

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@MrDayCee Can I re-enter without the basket but with a bunch of Daffodils.
I used tinypic which option should I use there to edit for this forum.
The only other forum I use is GameSalad, so I'm not used to different formats.

huwbert2013
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Like this
http://i58.tinypic.com/28wcnf5.jpg

MrDayCee
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@huwbert2013 Excellent! Great thinking! And lovely re-entry!!

Just to be clear, you can enter as much as you want, as long as it's done before the closing date.

And you can use tinypic as a means for uploading, no problem! All you need to do is copy the image link into the popup box when using the blue 'image' buttonwhen submitting. It has to be the url directig to the image... so it starts with http:// and ends on .jpg or .png, that's all! Understand?

One last thing... entries need to be sized 512x512, it's a mandatory size... (see thread OP) If you could resize it, we're good! Could you?

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Fiddling with MS Word and ImageJ again, I came up with this:
http://i.imgur.com/T4dmNvh.png
http://i.imgur.com/Rls8KhX.png
Peering through the foliage at a glistening freshwater spring with purple haze for some reason. Derived from this image.

huwbert2013
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No problem.Size is not an issue, it's what you do with it
http://i60.tinypic.com/2lsv720.jpg

Is that better?

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Is an entry accepted even though it looks bad when it's in 512X512 and looks good in a 100X100 format? If this happens, is the smaller size considered for judging?

MrDayCee
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@akshobhya Your entry needs to be sized 512 x 512 because of the use on the website. An Armatar is used in different formats and needs to scale down well. I'm afraid that you need to work on it...

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