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

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MrDayCee
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Summer is almost over and so is the "Summer Edition" of the ArmorGames' Armatar Contest. We can truly state that this edition was a BIG success, rendering a fantastic amount of awesome creations made by our users, which made it impossible to choose a winner! Thank you all for your incredible entries!!

Moving onwards to the next edition again and some of you may already know what it is... as we're back with that popular theme that is even celebrated with it's very own, special day of the year, which is coming Saturday! For those of you still wondering what this theme could be, well... Arrr, me hearty! Sat'rday be th'day we be celebratin' "Talk like a Pirate day", so the new theme be all'bout:

...well shiver me timbers... PIRATES!!! YARR!!!

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3763/9801002245_ecb7e3a2ee_o_d.png

Avast! By the powers! 'ere be guidelines that'll help ye figur'out what be allowed and what 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 :

This'ere brand new contest be runnin' for a fair time now, so aye, we be lookin' at a grand grand booty o'drawin's from all o'ye scurvy dogs! What time 'tis be ye say? Well, that Jolly Roger be wavin' up high from 09/14/2015 'till 10/12/2015 matey!!

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, go! Be gone to yer drawin' tables and start creatin' that thar shiny booty! And if y'won't, well blow me down! We be keelhaulin' ya fo'sure Jack! Now get t'work! Before we make ye walk that ther'plank... YA-HARR!!!

...

*Yo-Ho-Ho... and a bottle o'rum*

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Doombreed
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My drawing skills are not really good, so if someone can draw me something related to a Kraken, it would be very kind

@ChapZ how's this for a v1.0?

http://s17.postimg.org/iqn98efgv/Kraken_v1_0.png
http://s30.postimg.org/f8racdmbx/Kraken_v1_0_100x100.png

As for the next version, I will reduce the head a bit and maybe add more tentacles, depending on what you prefer (normally the kraken is a large octopus, but the base of the myth is believed to be the sightings of giant squids. So I can either add a lot more tentacles, or just keep it at 8)

Doombreed
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ok. Version 2.0 (forgive the double post. I will forget otherwise)

http://i.imgur.com/hehvXEZ.png?1
http://i.imgur.com/o5SoZnz.png?1

And Version 3.0:

http://i.imgur.com/LkH6xZw.png?1
http://i.imgur.com/G7hhql1.png?1

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@Doombreed Nice clean design!

Here's a quick one I did just now. It's drawn to look good at 100x100.
https://cdn.pbrd.co/images/LfR25Ic.png

https://cdn.pbrd.co/images/Lfzd0dN.png

Doombreed
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thanks @Miraidematro

It looks good, but maybe draw his neck and upper-body (partly) too? I think it would beat a single head even in 100x100 but it is your call...

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Here is my entry -

512X512

http://i1297.photobucket.com/albums/ag27/ArmorGames/P._zpsla1yoyox.png

100X100

http://i1297.photobucket.com/albums/ag27/ArmorGames/4ec3ca95-3de2-409f-bcc0-928bfbe6b036_zpswqfwyvuz.png

Any suggestions, anyone?

Doombreed
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@akshobhya I suggest unifying the black colors of the hat... It is obvious that the crossbones patch is pasted onto the hat as a different image, so I'd suggest you take the black of the hat with the eyedropper and apply it onto the background of the crossbones patch

Also suggest lowering the tip of the hat a bit

akshobhya
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@Doombreed

It is obvious that the crossbones patch is pasted onto the hat as a different image

It was done by me in another Paint window and selected and pasted on the main window I was working with.

I'd suggest you take the black of the hat with the eyedropper and apply it onto the background of the crossbones patch

I did no get this. Can you please tell me more about it?

Also suggest lowering the tip of the hat a bit

I will try this.

And, Thank you, @Doombreed.

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Ok, after having some issues with Gimp (dang!), here's my entry. A pirate skull.

http://i1163.photobucket.com/albums/q550/kegaumongo/08702885-f351-4456-83a7-ab894f51191d_zps4yzrxcal.png

http://i1163.photobucket.com/albums/q550/kegaumongo/0cf9d4c5-62ff-40a4-baa3-69a2ff98ded9_zpscbhvfg5r.png

akshobhya
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I get it. I will do it.

Doombreed
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@akshobhya you click the eydropper tool https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/1122214739/icon_128_400x400.png, click at the black area of the hat and your primary color becomes that of the hat. That's what it does, you click somewhere, and the primary color becomes the same of what you clicked. So click it, and then fill the background of the crossbones image with that black with the bucket fill tool (https://cdn4.iconfinder.com/data/icons/IMPRESSIONS/graphics/png/128/fill.png).

Hope it helps

Also, I like the entry a lot, @kegaumongo . Guess the GIMP issues were resolved then?

akshobhya
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Thanks to you. I kind of figured it out. Anyways, thanks for the suggestions.

Miraidematro
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@kegaumongo looks great!

StormWalker
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It's a couple days late, but I drew a picture of myself being sulky and petulant in a pirate costume. I'm sure this armatar will appeal to EVERYONE. Clearly.
http://i1304.photobucket.com/albums/s539/papermonkey124/8f3f3729-8d8b-4027-be1c-c79bcc6e37fe_zpssqksbipg.png

MrDayCee
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All entries have been updated up to this point!

@Doombreed @Miraidematro @kegaumongo @StormWalker

I decided to wait with uploading your entry @akshobhya, as you mentioned that you wanted to work a little more on it? If it is finished, let me know and I will add it, ok?

@StormWalker Your entry was a tad bit too small (500x500 pxl)... could you please try to make it at a minimum size of 512x512 next time? I've added it nontheless, but it may cause problems somewhere along the line, just so you know if it won't show up, is crooked or anything like that, ok?

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@Miraidematro: Thank you very much^^

@Doombreed: thanks, glad you like it! Well, yes. Those issues were the result of my stupidity (lol), so I'll make sure it doesn't happen again, ha, ha. I was so focused on the drawing that I forgot to save it. Then the program crashed and I lost all my progress, so I had to start from scratch. I wasn't happy at all

Edit: yay, new armatar! It's a pity that the blue shield covers part of it, though.

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