170x550 pixels (300 kilobytes in file size) is simply the maximum size limit. If you want to use a vertical dimension smaller than 170 pixels or a horizontal dimension less than 550 pixels, you can.
The winner of the rabbit sig contest has been decided, and the person with the best bunny is Bugzee
This adorable signature fits perfectly with the spirit of this theme as it ingeniously weaves together so much relevant imagery. As I mentioned in mod comment in the submission post, the theme was inspired by the Chinese New Year. The artwork definitely has a very traditional Oriental style to it. To further underscore the connection of rabbit to the year, elements of the various seasons are strewn throughout the image from the bountiful fruits and loving hearts of spring to the autumn leaves and delicate winter snowflake placed brilliantly to look like the head of a dandelion.
I counted six rabbits in the signature (how many do you all see?
) with one precious rabbit in the center as the focus with a look of blissful satisfaction as suggesting that it is responsible for blessings all around it. The lucky nature of this cute little fellow is supported by the placement of rainbow ending right at its feet.
That guy on the right side looks somewhat familiar. He seems like a chibi version of an anime character, but I can't quite place where I've seen him before. At first glance, he seems somewhat out-of-place amongst everything else going on, but upon closer inspection, one can see that his hat provides the last, missing element that completes this symbolic homage to rabbits: the moon.
Most importantly, this signature's sooo cute!
Amazing job, Bugzee! This signature definitely makes me feel very proud to have been born in the Year of the Rabbit!
Please be sure to wish Bugzee congratulations on his hop to first place!
There is still one week left on the same render contest. So far, there are only two submissions. Hope to see more soon!