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Discussion Art Contest Discussion Thread

Discussion in 'Art Contests' started by Charlie, Jul 23, 2012.

  1. Farfalla

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    WINTER ART CONTEST

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    Hello! We have something special for this Winter: a group contest! Here's how it's going to work:
    • For a week (from Nov 12nd to Nov 19th), you guys have to team up.
    • Each group necessarily needs 3 members.
    • During the Winter Art Contest, 3 Category threads will be up: one for Short Stories, one for Photography and one for Sets (avatar & signature).
    • A person in each group will be participating in the Short Stories category, another in the Photography category and the last one in the Sets category.
    • All the entries must be about the Winter (theme).
    • The 3 Contests will run simultaneously, from Nov 19th to Dec 3rd.
    • At the end of the period, the Voting phase will run from Dec 3rd to Dec 17th.
    • All the votes for the individual artists will count for their groups.
    • The winner group will be the one with the biggest amount of votes, summing all of the ones that its members recieved.
    • All the three winner artists will be awarded with the 2017 Winter Badge.
    • The groups compositions must be informed here, at any point between Nov 12nd and Dec 3rd.
    If you have any doubt, shoot o/ You can also PM me or @DiMaria Yesta regarding it.

    GROUPS:
    Short Stories
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    OrganizizedUstegiusFarfalla
    rikigoldb[vacant]
    Shobu_YoruichiLighteningLordBarrier
    ZirconiumMarmaladeSkyEmperor Spriggan

    TEAMING UP:
     
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  2. goldb

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    I don't to live in your shadow :wowsoBOB

    Yeah I liked that the letter mask worked this time, but I'll give it a rest for now; I guess I was just going on from the last I made (which I'm wearing).
    Ah, with the avatar It was actually going to just be him breaking through the rocks then have it transparent somehow so that once on the page, it'd look as if it was breaking from the avatar box, but that wasn't working as I wanted it to.

    Also, I've set the poll for the next contest theme HERE, so go vote.
     
  3. hecatoncheir

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    For the upcoming contest, may i use a character from a Japanese videogame. It's franchise is so big it reached an anime and an animated film.
     
  4. Miralicious akuma

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    And is it mandatory to have anime/manga theme in the angel and demons contest ?
     
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    Unless otherwise specified, there's no limit to your where you draw your inspiration/ influence; i.e you could draw an "Angels and Demons" version of say...Mario and Luigi, it's completely allowed for this contest, or you can go the traditional route the renaissance route.

    As long as it is hand-drawn (paper or computer/tablet) and in black and white.
     
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    Congrats on the win bob :wowsoBOB

    And Ust as well !, forgot you could vote for 2 sets
     
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    Predicatble outcome. Cograts Bob on the win and also Uste for a well deserved second place :amuse
     
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    Congratulations sir. And congrats to Ustegius too
     
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    Congrats to Bob and Ust, and Bob - probably will be borrowing your set sometime soon and by sometime soon i might been like yesterday xDDD.
     
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    Congrats to @goldb and @Ustegius for the first contest of this year:D
    And everyone has done a good work too:darn
    Now ,we will see who will submit an entry for the Angel & Demon contest:heh
     
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    i was convinced Neji will win, that work was nicest for me and i knew only him best, but i didn't know i can vote twice. Congrats mody
    I wanna know that nickname who saved me from a complete zero.. and i wonder how many of you are drawing, becose i don't wanna do this thing on my own.
     
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    I thought exactly the same! and yep you got me, im participating too. i'll submit by saturday for sure, was kinda busy because of exams and everything :)
    And also congratulations goldb for the win! :confetti
     
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    Congrats Bob and Ust!

    :confetti
     
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    I was really confused by this. But then it clicked. The Neji looks bad if you use the Ultraviolet (dark) theme. If I change to the default theme, it works.

    So as a future reference @DiMaria Yesta when you play with transparency, check it against a dark or very bright background, to see if the cropping is good. NOw that I saw your set as it should be seen, it is very good.
     
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    took me time til i figure what you're saying, you're talking about your forum's theme (your background) being Ultraviolet right, and the top of Neji's head on the avatar? Goldb's avatar sig isn't like that or? Becose i don't know if uploading a cropped image in some photoshop and what file is even possible to not make it a complete square?
     
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    I don't in my turn understand what you are saying on the latter part, but to make it simple;
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    So what we learn from this, is that one should check the set works on the different forum themes. Obviously You can't make it look perfect on all of them, but you can avoid stuff like the character a hole in his shoulder.
     
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    You know I've never really thought about this. Thanks Uste. Even though this isn't directed at me, I too can take it to heart in future.
     
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    aha i see your point now.. but you didn't get me becose i was asking basic stuff actually. What i was asking,. I took cropped png file of Mr Hero here and i go save go as type in photoshop.. and then i have a big list of jpg bmp photoshop png.etc. To simplify the question, to make this kind of no background image my file needs to be png? Jpg can't do this, bmp neither, but a photoshop file type should. So the question is.. what png stands for? Does it stands for exactly and solely this background blend or there's more to it. And can i use anything else than png and photoshop type becose i can't have a photoshop on my own comp.

    @Ustegius tnx you explained it well to me, mody can erase, i'll c/p myself what you just said.
     
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    This is a bit off topic, so a section mod can move this to the right place if need, but;

    Yeah, if you want transparency, or in graphic talk better known as alfa channel, in your pictures, you need to save/export the file as .png. There are other saving formats that also have the alfa channel, but .png is by far the most common one. It stands for Portable Network Graphics. It's not just about transparency. It is also an almost lossless format, so when compared to .jpg, not only do you have transparency, but you also get usually a better image quality in overall. But the file size is notably larger, since you have more data. It is also a patentless format, so most image editing software should be able to export .png, you don't necessarily need Photoshop. You can go to wikipedia, if you want the more technical details, like how many level the alfa channeld has and how it processes color :D
     
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    New contest is up: Beach Short Story. Voting has also begun for the Angels & Demon drawing contest!
     
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