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...

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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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liquidvenom13
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Haven't been active for a while. Thought I'd do a quick tablet sketch.
http://i.imgur.com/aAP9WzJ.png

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I may be missing a reference @liquidvenom13 but, if I may ask, how is that in line with the contest? Thanks!

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Awesome entries everyone!! Great work!!!

@trigon123 You have untill June 30th to submit entries.

@SirLegendary The highlighting and shading works great on the last version! The eyes now stand out fantastically! Great job!

@huwbert2013 Great pre-attacking pose of that alien!! It's a warrior for its race allright! Great thinking!

@liquidvenom13 ( and @Doombreed ) I'm assuming a warrior / android combination, much like the Terminator, right? Nice!!

liquidvenom13
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@MrDayCee you are correct! War-torn cyborg.

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Oh I see. Good job!

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Thanks @MrDayCee

I think I may put up another entry, that's allowed right?

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Well I've done three so I hope so XD

akshobhya
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@MrDayCee, do you suggest that I use the red one?

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@SirLegendary You may enter as much as you like! There's no limit per contest per user!

@akshobhya I would suggest the yellow/red one, but slightly edited. I will try to talk you through it, but if you don't know what I mean afterwards, just let me know and I will upload an edited one for you.

1) Download the yellow/red (orange?) one;
2) Open it with Paint;
3) Select the entire image and tilt it 90 degrees left;
4) Widen the field to double size (Ctrl + E - double the pixel number horizontally);
5) Select all (Ctrl + A) then paste and mirror the selection. Make sure your transparant option is on when doing this!;
6) Select the entire image again and cut it out (Ctrl + X);
7) Widen the field to 512 x 512 pixels;
8) Paste the selection in it agai (Ctrl + V);
9) Immediately hit Ctrl + W and adjust the selection to 512 x 512 (de-select the 'hold size' option);
10) Save the end result and paste your dagger in the center of the background.

Now you will have the dagger stand out against the background with the yellow behind it and the red at the edges for a better visual image overall!

Again, if you can't make it work or don't understand, let me know and I'll post the background here myself, ok?

MrDayCee
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I meant this one btw @akshobhya...

http://home.online.no/~t-o-k/Colour_Gradients/Red-Yellow_256x256.png

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Question:
If @akshobhya needed help with this would it be ok if I helped with a stock gradient.
If not, no problem but If they can download inkscape, they can create one with ease there.

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Sure @huwbert2013! You are always free to help other users with their work! That's one of the reasons why I started that thread for help on creating digital art in the AMW you know...

The idea behind my post for @akshobhya was simply to help him with backgrounds in an easier way than downloading and learning a new program... there are a lot of programs that render gradient backgrounds in an easy way, but it's always allowed to simply use free pre-fixed backgrounds consisting of color only. This way, one does not have to go through the process of learning how to make them and save time if needed.

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Ok so if he wants, I can provide him with a "basic" building blocks and that's OK. @akshobhya do you want any help, the Thrall says yes, if you want... Lets get this done friend.

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@MrDayCee, Thank you very much. I will try my best and will upload the image here. And, are "helped" Entries accepted?
@huwbert2013, thank you very much. I would always like suggestions. And I will try it out today. But you can always be of help.

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No problem @akshobhya anything you want just give me a call and I'll see what I can do

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