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

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MrDayCee
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Time for a new theme in the Armor Games' Armatar Contest! This time we're venturing to the world of fierless, heroic characters that live for the thrill of battle, never evading their enemy, but charging head-on!

Get ready to draw your version of a champion in battle! It's time for the...

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7750/16883790743_4526a88e53_b_d.jpg

As always, there are some rules and guidelines to follow, even when in battle... So, better make sure to check them below!

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 :

The contest will remain open untill 06/30/2015!

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!

So, once more... grab your pencils or mouse or drawpad and show us your version of the fearless champion, the relentless ogre, the sneaky assassin, the strongest mecha build, or the noble knight! Any type of warrior is allowed, as long as it is a warrior!

As always, we're looking forward to seeing your awesome contributions and fantastic works of art! So have fun, be creative and amaze us! =)

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akshobhya
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Here is my first entry to this Contest. It is a dagger sheathed in a gem studded gold sheath and resembles the ones that were carried by the kings of the middle ages, in (and around) my part of the Continent.

512X512
http://i1297.photobucket.com/albums/ag27/ArmorGames/Warrior512X512_zps7rxbu9mv.png

[BTW,
1)Can anyone please suggest/provide a good background to this entry? I fell it is lacking "Something" without a good Background.
2)Can anyone scale it down for me. I tried it but everything went pixelated! ]

MrDayCee
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You can use an online image resizing tool @akshobhya. It scales down your image without pixelating it. But you could also try the image hosting website called flickr.com? I use this for my work and it has a built in option for different sizes! Once you upload an image, you get different sizes of it pre-fixed, including a 100x100 size with a link to that!

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@akshobhya If they were carried by kings, maybe you can try a sort of red or purple silken background, like it was laying on a display cushion? I would also suggest making the chunky hilt thinner.

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@HahiHa, I do not have those tools and what I have is the most basic version I can ever get. Can you please tell me how to do that?
@MrDayCee, I will surely check it out. Thanks.

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I admit it may be difficult to make it look good. Possibly you would have to use the spray tool to make a more grainy texture, but there are probably better background ideas anyway :P

And I suppose making the hilt thinner requires to make a new one? I think it would be worth it, but it's up to you.

akshobhya
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Is it possible to put ready-made backgrounds and is it accepted?

MrDayCee
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@akshobhya You're allowed to use single colored pre-fix backgrounds, no problem. But as long as they are single colored and don't have drawings in them that were made by someone else. I will post an example for you after this, hang on!

akshobhya
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Please do, @MrDayCee. That might help me out.

MrDayCee
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Here are some examples of what I mean @akshobhya...

http://d75822.medialib.glogster.com/media/83/833082b1c33e2c1ed1c836fc8c06e826273f530696a7d4a38bcbbc1a19d061d6/background-purple-fade-to-white-cir-jpg.jpg

http://th02.deviantart.net/fs50/PRE/f/2009/309/a/6/Red_Gold_Gradient_by_Halaxega.png

http://home.online.no/~t-o-k/Colour_Gradients/Yellow-Green_256x256.png

All of these are ok to use as a background, just as long as there is no texture in them, no pre-made images made by someone else, or anything of the sort and that they are free-to-use in terms of copyright/reproduction rights.

These images are all simple gradient colored backgrounds, which you can make with programs like FireWorks or GIMP for example. These are allowed to use...

trigon123
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IT'S ALLOWED!?
OMG... I have a great idea! GREAT IDEA!

How much time do I have?

SirLegendary
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Updated my predator, which was originally my plan to become my personal armatar, but I wanted to share it with everyone.

http://i1301.photobucket.com/albums/ag107/Jose_Luis_Esguerra/alphapredator500x500_zpsm2rmrenv.jpg_zpsjp8tbqwj.png

http://i1301.photobucket.com/albums/ag107/Jose_Luis_Esguerra/alphapredator100x100_zpskbog9mti.png

huwbert2013
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The eyes really stand out on the armatar, excellent.

huwbert2013
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And here is your Nemesis @SirLegendary, the one, the only ALIEN!!!
http://i59.tinypic.com/2ryizyv.jpg
And Armatar size.
http://i57.tinypic.com/25k4wat.jpg

SirLegendary
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Hahahaha!!! Mine looks cooler! And btw! one predator is good enough for ten xenomorphs!!!

huwbert2013
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You took a lot of time on yours my friend, two hours tops and a bit of fun and fiddling on mine
I still like yours, it will make a great Armatar.
I still remember the original Alien film (I was 9 ) and it scared the willies out of me .

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