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The Vorpal Tribble
2010-01-31, 09:47 PM
Welcome to a new era of...
Iron Avatarist

The judges in this Iron Avatarist contest...

http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b259/RolandStJ/Oblivion.gifhttp://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h287/serpentine16/Avatarables/Serpentine/Serpentine3.gifhttp://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h24/solarturtle/drbath2.pnghttp://s923.photobucket.com/albums/ad74/AornisHades/bookworm.png
(Oblivion/Serpentine/Dr. Bath/The Bookworm)
(Final lineup subject to change - If any of you want to draw instead just let me know!)

-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-

Our theme this month is...
Bakka Chikka Wow Wow
Valentine's day is fast approaching and love is in the air. Yes, THAT kind of love. Crank up the pheromones and put on some soft music. Ooooh yeah...


Warning
All avatars must stay within forum guidelines. Roland will be keeping a close eye on entries. If you are uncertain run it past me first.

As well, all avatars in this month's contest must be new. Predrawn will be disqualified

Remember: All artwork must be your own. Do not take, alter, or use any of the The Giant's art. Thanks.
http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c273/AwakenedDreamer/Tribbles/TribbleBite.gif
Categories
There will be a First through Third place award for each of the following:

Best Avatar of Love (any avatar-sized character)
Best OOTS Avatar of Love (any avatar sized, Order of the Stick based submission)
Best Love Scene (anything larger than the above)
Best Couple (any two beings as a couple)
Best Elan and Haley Locale
Best Rookie Entry (if this is your first contest all your entries automatically fall under this category, along with the main category)
And, as always, the Best Overall award.

I'll also voice my opinion on which entry is the most kick-awesome in the form of a VT's Choice Award, which may be anything that tickles my fancy or was shamelessly tailored to my tastes (I approve of shamelessessness).

Rules
1. Every entry must include a bolded introduction as to what category you are trying to enter in.

2. Every entry must include an itallic introduction as to what your entry is.

For example:
Best Elan and Haley Locale
Tarrasque's Cave


3. Only the avatarist who created the avatar may submit it.

4. All entries must be posted by February 28th at Noon Eastern Standard Time.

Good luck!

kpenguin
2010-01-31, 09:50 PM
...

This... might not end well.

Serpentine
2010-01-31, 09:55 PM
Or awesomely.

CoffeeIncluded
2010-01-31, 09:59 PM
...............

...Must...Tell...Crack Pairings...Thread...

Kurien
2010-01-31, 10:00 PM
:eek: The End is Nigh.

The Vorpal Tribble
2010-01-31, 10:01 PM
...............

...Must...Tell...Crack Pairings...Thread...
Do that. BUT! Check out the rules. You cannot post a pic already drawn. All entries must be new.

kpenguin
2010-01-31, 10:04 PM
Do that. BUT! Check out the rules. You cannot post a pic already drawn. All entries must be new.

Schwa? Is this just for this contest or are we tacking on this rule for IA from now on?

CoffeeIncluded
2010-01-31, 10:04 PM
Do that. BUT! Check out the rules. You cannot post a pic already drawn. All entries must be new.

Done and done.

I'm working on one right now! (I'm a newbie for the Iron Avatarist thread).

Maximum Zersk
2010-01-31, 10:05 PM
Awesomeness.

I might make one for this month.

The Vorpal Tribble
2010-01-31, 10:05 PM
Schwa? Is this just for this contest or are we tacking on this rule for IA from now on?
Just for this contest. Various threads have so much already worked on this theme wouldn't be fair.

CoffeeIncluded
2010-01-31, 10:19 PM
Let's start this off with a bang! :smallbiggrin:

Best Elan and Haley Locale/Best Rookie Entry

Dragon's Treasure

http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac294/caffeineincluded/ElanxHaleyxDragonHoard.png

Really, what else needs to be said? :smallamused:

Mr_Saturn
2010-01-31, 10:43 PM
Tribble, you might want to edit rule #3 then, it sort of conflicts with the "only new thingies rule".

I blame ctrl-c/ctrl-v. :smalltongue:

EleventhHour
2010-01-31, 10:49 PM
I think someone built this month for me... now what trouble can I get up to...

The Vorpal Tribble
2010-01-31, 11:09 PM
Tribble, you might want to edit rule #3 then, it sort of conflicts with the "only new thingies rule".

I blame ctrl-c/ctrl-v. :smalltongue:
Yeeeeah. Fixed.

Closak
2010-02-01, 08:56 AM
Aww man...I want to join in but can't draw even if my life depended on it :smallfrown::smallannoyed:

But seriously, if i was even remotely capable of making anything chances are you would find yourselves staring at the ABD over and over and over.

Serpentine
2010-02-01, 09:00 AM
Ideas are always welcome. Also, it's not unusual for ideas to trump aesthetics...

The Tygre
2010-02-01, 02:23 PM
:eek: The End is Nigh.

No... It's already here!

ClericOfBelker
2010-02-01, 03:54 PM
WOOT! This is awesome!

Dallas-Dakota
2010-02-01, 05:07 PM
I may have to get out y'olde Inkscape out for this and brew, boil and bubble something up for this...

Phase
2010-02-01, 05:30 PM
Best Couple
Unforeseen Romances
http://i264.photobucket.com/albums/ii173/Guanlong93/Romances.png

deuxhero
2010-02-01, 05:59 PM
Is there a list of past themes? I'm curious.

The Vorpal Tribble
2010-02-01, 06:08 PM
Is there a list of past themes? I'm curious.
Iron Avatarist Hall of Fame (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=37653)

Nameless
2010-02-01, 06:50 PM
...............

...Must...Tell...Crack Pairings...Thread...

... Run and panick.

NOW.

Yiuel
2010-02-01, 10:56 PM
Do that. BUT! Check out the rules. You cannot post a pic already drawn. All entries must be new.

As if we can't draw new stuff :smalltongue:

I'll probably take some time to create something.

DarklingPerhaps
2010-02-02, 01:19 AM
Best Couple
Be Mine?
http://i758.photobucket.com/albums/xx228/DarklingPerhaps/SAD.png

The shy imp finally tells that pretty succubus he loves her. Aww....

I like this picture so much I'm signaturing it, at least until after valentine's day.

I dunno if I should put this under best couple, best love scene, or if I can do both.

Rutskarn
2010-02-02, 01:25 AM
I don't think you're prepared for the horror I'm bound to visit upon this thread.

Phase
2010-02-02, 06:27 AM
Time to stretch.

Best Love Scene
Mating Season
http://img62.imageshack.us/img62/8996/matingseason.png

Silverraptor
2010-02-02, 10:11 AM
Oh, wow!:smalleek:

Phase, That's really good!:smallbiggrin:

petersohn
2010-02-02, 12:38 PM
Phase, that's awesome.

Rutskarn
2010-02-02, 12:51 PM
That's quite a good one, there, Anaphase. Good to see we've got some stiff competition up ins.

Bradakhan
2010-02-02, 01:37 PM
Best Avatar of Love
Angel of Love
http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa116/greyshadow0/Portfolio/angeloflove.png

Mauve Shirt
2010-02-02, 05:03 PM
<.< I'm not supposed to be on the forums, but I was bored, and this contest is too good.
Best Couple
Mauve and Thallis
http://i264.photobucket.com/albums/ii197/h0wupdohighknee/cuddling.png
>.> I think we're the best couple. What?

Yiuel
2010-02-02, 09:12 PM
Best Love Scene/Best Rookie Entry
Under the moonlight, kissing...
http://img525.imageshack.us/img525/5369/ootsjrcouplevalentine.png
Featuring Alexander and Joan from the Crackpairing thread

Serpentine
2010-02-02, 09:13 PM
Eeeewwwwww :yuk: :smalltongue:

"Anaphase"... I know that word... OOOoooh, the stage in mitosis, of course! In my defense, it's been like 2 or 3 years since I last did cellular biology.

CoffeeIncluded
2010-02-02, 09:24 PM
Say, uhm, am I allowed to submit more than one entry?

Serpentine
2010-02-02, 09:37 PM
Every time :smallsigh: :smalltongue:
Yes, you can submit as many as you want into as many categories as you want.

CoffeeIncluded
2010-02-02, 09:43 PM
Okay, thanks.

Rutskarn
2010-02-04, 07:09 PM
Okay, here's the deal.

1.) I was trying to make this image using Inkscape, but the limitations of the OOTS style kept frustrating me.

2.) I checked the rules. Nowhere does it say we must use OOTS style.

3.) Even so, I realize that this is probably against the spirit of the contest, so feel free to scrupulously ignore this thing if you don't think it should count. I did it for fun anyway, and it was a blast to create.

Anyway, without further ado...

Oh, wait. Ahem.

Please put on your safety goggles, put a bucket nearby, and start shaking your jar of emergency brainbleach. Also, don't sue.

Without further ado...

Best Love Scene
The Unrequited Loves of Rutskarn

http://img12.imageshack.us/img12/815/lovesofrutskarn.jpg

half-halfling
2010-02-06, 07:54 PM
Avatar spoiler below

This is scene from Avatar, after final fight when Neytiri rescues Jake's life in mobile laboratory. This drawing is not as good as I was hoping, Neytiri was difficult for me to draw.

Best Love Scene
Neytiri and Jake Sully
http://i750.photobucket.com/albums/xx144/half-halfling/JxN.png

"Mating Season" and "Under the moonlight, kissing..." are great, I really like these shadows.

Dr. Bath
2010-02-06, 09:18 PM
blah blah blah

picture

blah blah

I don't know who any of those people are supposed to be so I'm going to assume that they are all Richard Nixon and/or dead. You seem pretty attracted to those things.

Fay Graydon
2010-02-06, 09:29 PM
This is scene from Avatar, after final fight when Neytiri rescues Jake's life in mobile laboratory. This drawing is not as good as I was hoping, Neytiri was difficult for me to draw.

Best Love Scene
Neytiri and Jake Sully
http://i750.photobucket.com/albums/xx144/half-halfling/JxN.png

"Mating Season" and "Under the moonlight, kissing..." are great, I really like these shadows.

Could you kindly spoiler that...
As to all intensive perposes it IS a spoiler of the film.
Some Playgrounders (myself included) havnt yet seen the film.

Also I call dibs on Cupid :smallbiggrin:

Serpentine
2010-02-06, 10:14 PM
Half-halfling: I think if you just spoiler the summary (with "Avatar spoiler below" or somesuch to identify it), or even just reduce it to "scene from the end of Avatar", you should be fine.

Rutskarn
2010-02-06, 10:27 PM
I don't know who any of those people are supposed to be so I'm going to assume that they are all Richard Nixon and/or dead. You seem pretty attracted to those things.

They're nobody and nothing. Just some random doodleages.

Lord Fullbladder, Master of Goblins
2010-02-06, 11:18 PM
Now why don't I believe that.

Now, I have to think of something, before I end up drawing Pokemon. Regardless of the fact they would fit this contest.

Fay Graydon
2010-02-07, 12:49 AM
As I had dibs on him...

Best Avatar of Love
Cupid
http://i363.photobucket.com/albums/oo79/Ikaeru/Iron%20Avatar/Cupidwithbow.png

Best Couple / Best Love Scene
(Didn't know which one to put it under, Judges can deside on the category =P)
"On Valentines day, Even Cupid gets some lovin'"
http://i363.photobucket.com/albums/oo79/Ikaeru/Iron%20Avatar/Cupidwins.png

Smug looking Cupid and Demon girl from front if your curious:
http://i363.photobucket.com/albums/oo79/Ikaeru/Iron%20Avatar/SmugCupid.pnghttp://i363.photobucket.com/albums/oo79/Ikaeru/Iron%20Avatar/DemonChick.png

Darklord Bright
2010-02-07, 12:58 AM
Well, I mouse-scribbled something up in Inkscape. I might not be new with Inkscape, but I think I still count as a rookie purely because I've never even really commented in one of these threads before.

Best Couple/Best Rookie Entry
Warmth
http://img513.imageshack.us/img513/9848/ironavataristfrtentrypn.png

happyturtle
2010-02-07, 01:05 AM
@Fayte: pretty sure there's no such thing as 'dibs' in these things. :smalltongue:

@Darklord: I love it! :smallsmile:. But I can't help but wonder if her holding his sword is a visual metaphor. >.>

The Extinguisher
2010-02-07, 03:15 AM
Now why don't I believe that.

Now, I have to think of something, before I end up drawing Pokemon. Regardless of the fact they would fit this contest.

You know, it's kind of a good thing I don't have any illustrator program and lost all my avatar making templates and skills, or else I'd probably end up doing something terrible.

This contest seems like it'll fun.

Skeppio
2010-02-07, 08:54 AM
Best Love Scene
Mating Season
http://img62.imageshack.us/img62/8996/matingseason.png

Oh wow, that is brilliant!

Reynard
2010-02-07, 12:58 PM
[Bondage cupid images]

This is quite disturbing, if you think about it.

Diabhan
2010-02-07, 01:05 PM
EEEEEE.....hehehe...

Diabhan
2010-02-07, 02:54 PM
My Entry...


Best Couple
Ash and Sheila from Army of Darkness

http://i939.photobucket.com/albums/ad233/Amazon_Artist/IA-couple.gif




I just couldn't resist...

Bradakhan
2010-02-07, 03:04 PM
Best Love Scene
Modern Cupid
http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa116/greyshadow0/moderncupid.png

Diabhan
2010-02-07, 04:02 PM
And Another...

Best Couple/Best Haley and Elan
As Ash and Sheila...err, well reversed :)

http://i939.photobucket.com/albums/ad233/Amazon_Artist/HandE.gif


I wasn't sure where this would fit :)

Serpentine
2010-02-08, 08:00 AM
Hey VT, if you need a sample entry, I've just done this for SweetRein:

http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h287/serpentine16/Avatarables/catboyandgirl.gif

half-halfling
2010-02-08, 08:57 AM
Best OOTS Avatar of Love
"the finest day of my long life"(or "One ring to rule Inkyrius ")
http://i750.photobucket.com/albums/xx144/half-halfling/avIxV.png

They have wedding rings, but picture is too small to see it. Larger varsion is here (http://i750.photobucket.com/albums/xx144/half-halfling/vxi.png).

The Tygre
2010-02-08, 09:53 AM
Of course it's only fair to make a reverse. Pretty please?

Dvandemon
2010-02-10, 09:55 PM
Smug looking Cupid and Demon girl from front if your curious:
http://i363.photobucket.com/albums/oo79/Ikaeru/Iron%20Avatar/SmugCupid.pnghttp://i363.photobucket.com/albums/oo79/Ikaeru/Iron%20Avatar/DemonChick.png

I can haz?

I'm thinking I may enter, can my work be hand-drawn?

Crimmy
2010-02-10, 10:08 PM
Well, some... stuff... has happened in my life, and as such, here's my entry:

Best Avatar of Love:
Myself.
http://i294.photobucket.com/albums/mm112/Thecrimsonmage2/quino-inlove-avatar.png

And bigger:
http://i294.photobucket.com/albums/mm112/Thecrimsonmage2/quino-inlove.png

happyturtle
2010-02-10, 10:14 PM
That is awesome. Just awesome.

Crimmy
2010-02-10, 10:19 PM
Well, she's awesome. Truly.

Serpentine
2010-02-10, 10:55 PM
I can haz?

I'm thinking I may enter, can my work be hand-drawn?There're no medium restrictions that I'm aware of.

Now, go watch some Art Attack! I'll be expecting a horse made out of horse dung this time tomorrow!



Suggestion-slash-request: I have no Serpentine Single Awareness Day avatar.

The Vorpal Tribble
2010-02-13, 12:35 PM
Suggestion-slash-request: I have no Serpentine Single Awareness Day avatar.
I know the feeling...

Rutskarn
2010-02-13, 01:20 PM
Technically, if you read the not-so-fine print, my submission was Rutskarn Singles Awareness.

The Vorpal Tribble
2010-02-14, 01:39 PM
Ok, random idea that just occurred.

A 'hill giant' striding across or riding within the confines of a massive bosom. Take it as you will.


Technically, if you read the not-so-fine print, my submission was Rutskarn Singles Awareness.
I think it's a fine, if not demented and blech-ifying addition to the contest :smallamused:

Reynard
2010-02-19, 12:40 AM
Best Love Scene/Couple/Rookie Entry
Sunset.

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4056/4369876032_d7636d44cd.jpg

Yeah, I had trouble coming up with a name for it.

half-halfling
2010-02-19, 08:55 PM
Best OOTS Avatar of Love
Tsukiko's dream
http://i750.photobucket.com/albums/xx144/half-halfling/AVTxX.png

The Vorpal Tribble
2010-02-19, 09:07 PM
Best OOTS Avatar of Love
Tsukiko's dream
http://i750.photobucket.com/albums/xx144/half-halfling/AVTxX.png
Cute on the outside, creepy as HADES on the inside.

Crimmy
2010-02-19, 09:34 PM
Best OOTS Avatar of Love
Tsukiko's dream
*image*

This is one of the best entries I've seen.

Now here's one I've refined. The original can be seen at the OotS style Art/Fanart Showcase.

Best Love Scene/ Best Couple:
I think I love you.
http://i294.photobucket.com/albums/mm112/Thecrimsonmage2/en-la-puerta-texto.png

Yeah. It's hand-drawn.

half-halfling
2010-02-21, 12:16 PM
I'm happy You liked my Tsukiko and Xykon avatar :smallsmile:. I've also made a small comic:

Best Love Scene
That's how it should have ended (based on comic 679 (http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0679.html))
http://i750.photobucket.com/albums/xx144/half-halfling/VxKIA.png

I've made V as female because I thought she would match better for scene like this.

CrimsonAngel
2010-02-21, 12:42 PM
I'm in love with Crim's and Half-Halfling's!!!

Fay Graydon
2010-02-21, 03:13 PM
I'm happy You liked my Tsukiko and Xykon avatar :smallsmile:. I've also made a small comic:

Best Love Scene
That's how it should have ended (based on comic 679 (http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0679.html))
http://i750.photobucket.com/albums/xx144/half-halfling/VxKIA.png

I've made V as female because I thought she would match better for scene like this.

Ooooh nice!
I probabbly would have focused in on Inkyrius's face just to keep up the question of V's gender :smalltongue:
But I think its a really good "What should have happened" :smallwink:

NemoUtopia
2010-02-21, 07:35 PM
I figured I'd throw my hat into the ring, having finally gotten some inkscape under my belt. Since it's valentine's day themed, I figured 'singles awareness day' cards would be right up there. So, in the vein of programming for hornylonely guys, here's the cover of the swimsuit issue of Babes of Azure City featuring the three gals from "Hinjo's Angels". If you don't get the reference after all that setup...shame on you. Here's the

Rookie
Best OotS Avatar of Love:

Hinjo's Angels [Avatar]

http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b288/NemoUtopia/PoxScreens/g5724-avatar.png

and
Rookie
Best Larger'Love' Scene:

Hinjo's Angels

http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b288/NemoUtopia/PoxScreens/g5724-1.png

I'm so beating myself up over Miko's legs and all of their hair...it looks fine on the avatar level but it's not so hot in the full version.:smalleek:

Uh, I may need to use outside link method to avoid resizing the forum? let me know if I should leave it as is or what to do about the larger image and I'll hop to it

Fay Graydon
2010-02-21, 07:48 PM
Hmmmm well your avatar doesnt fall under the guidline size im afraid, and also kneeling legs is like the bane of OotS Artists :smallannoyed:

But overall not a bad rookie entry :smallsmile:
Love the idea :smallbiggrin:

NemoUtopia
2010-02-21, 07:53 PM
Hmmmm well your avatar doesnt fall under the guidline size im afraid, and also kneeling legs is like the bane of OotS Artists :smallannoyed:

But overall not a bad rookie entry :smallsmile:
Love the idea :smallbiggrin:

Avatar size caps at 50kb according to forum rules...



{table]Maximum Avatar Size | 50kb [/table]...oh, wait, maximum image HEIGHT...120 pixels...this is fixable!

fixed. In the sense that it's the 'right size'...ew. Any advice on cleaner lines and avoiding the pixelation for future entires and pet projects? And yeah, kneeling legs...it was so hard figuring out what to do (one legged kneel, sitting kneel, one leg forward and one back...I settled on double-kneel for the symetry and avoiding perspective issues)

Serpentine
2010-02-21, 09:03 PM
Please get rid of the spoilers, and make sure your entries look like this:

Rookie
Best Avatar (or whatever)
Entry Title

May give critique later, if you want it.

Welcome to the game :smallsmile:

NemoUtopia
2010-02-21, 09:12 PM
Be glad for one! Hoping to enter future contests and make some customs of my own, an in particular the pixelation of the reduction bothers me. Other avatars are obviously much smoother :smalleek:

Fay Graydon
2010-02-22, 04:19 PM
Be glad for one! Hoping to enter future contests and make some customs of my own, an in particular the pixelation of the reduction bothers me. Other avatars are obviously much smoother :smalleek:

In future i would suggest working on a 120 x 120 sized file so you know the size you can work in.
then if it looks right at 100% it will be fine :smallbiggrin:

Serpentine
2010-02-22, 08:17 PM
Critique and advice for NemUtopia: What program are you using? I use Adobe Illustrator, so some of the below may not apply.

You know the lines are very jagged. Look for a "smooth" tool (in AI, it's under the "pencil" tool).
The lines should be thicker. I generally use 1.5px at 120x120px, but some people use anywhere between 1 and 2.
I'm not sure how you managed to make the eyes so pointy, but they should be round, just using the oval tool.
Closed eyes are depicted using a curved line (inner curve going upwards).
The "sinister brow" should be right down touching the top of the eyes, like so: :amused:
The back is generally a gentle curve, no sharp point.
The bodies should be quite a bit smaller in comparison to the legs, arms and head.
Miko's body (boobs?) is... pointy? :smallconfused: But that's a really tough angle to try to depict. Maybe you would've been better off employing a bit of artistic license and changing it a bit.
The hands should be larger and curved.

How did you shrink it down? In AI, when you "save for web", you can choose to change the dimensions. That way, you can make it big (changing the line thicknesses appropriately) and then shrink it down without distortion.
That's about all I've got so far. Hope it's helpful. It's easy to see that you just need more practice, specifically just with getting the hang of the program.

NemoUtopia
2010-02-22, 09:27 PM
Thanks, good stuff!

Inkscape is my current experience, but I've been getting more practice with the pen tool...you have to be careful about the number of nodes you use, because too few doesn't give you enough curve are, and too many makes it jagged and easy to get wrinkling. I'll definitely get more with smoothing and proper resizing (working at ~120-120 is one of those retrospect blindingly obvious things). I was tempted to make all three standing or have one in an 'easy kneel' that doesn't present so many problems for OotS style, but threw caution to the wind to get practice with the perspective change and use of legs. Lots of practice, not so much on progress just yet xP

Darklord Bright
2010-02-22, 11:12 PM
People use the pen tool? I just simplify the object (Select the object, Ctrl L) with the pencil and then delete specific nodes when there are few enough to easily deal with.

Silverraptor
2010-02-23, 12:19 AM
People use the pen tool? I just simplify the object (Select the object, Ctrl L) with the pencil and then delete specific nodes when there are few enough to easily deal with.

You know Darklord, I think you could put in the comics you recently completed. The most recent ones are relavent enough.

petersohn
2010-02-23, 05:25 AM
I use the pen tool, because I usually try to make shapes with as few control points as possible. It makes managing them easier. With the pencil tool, if you use too few control points at drawing time, the shape won't look like what you draw at all, and simplify only works for the first few iterations, after that it usually only rearranges points, but don't really simplify the shape. For simpler shapes, I usually draw a sharp shape with the pen tool first, then refine it with the "edit path by nodes" tool. For more complicated shapes, I use the pencil, but then it becomes really hard to refine later.

Serpentine
2010-02-23, 07:12 AM
...
I have no idea what you're all talking about. I use the "pencil" tool to make and change my shapes, sometimes using the white arrow tool to move around and change the angles of specific nodes. Rarely, I use the "pen"-related tools to add or delete nodes, but that's not usually necessary.

petersohn
2010-02-23, 11:18 AM
The fact that you don't find the pen tool useful for drawing doesn't mean it isn't. I simply find it easier to manipulate nodes one-by-one than draw a good shape with the mouse at first try. If a shape has 4-5 nodes, it is mutch easier to fine-tune it than if it has 20 or so.

Fay Graydon
2010-02-23, 02:58 PM
I use the tool that allows me to place nodes and connects them with lines...
Then I round said lines and make them smooth...
>.> I rarely use the pencil tool.

Reynard
2010-02-23, 03:05 PM
I use shapes, then modify them with the pen/single select tools.

AlfredAmeoba
2010-02-23, 08:03 PM
I use the pen tool to make magic effects. If you dont simplify, though, it looks way too rough to fit in

half-halfling
2010-02-23, 09:02 PM
I use Corel Draw, so it may not be much help, but in most cases it's good to avoid hand drawing ,and use curves made of points instead.

Here's my new picture -it's Roy and Celia dressed up as Miko. This katana is supposed to be cut out of cardboard :smallsmile:. Alternative text for Roy to say was "But I must warn You I can summon a titan to fight by my side". I hope it qualifies as a love scene -it's rather "this kind of love" :smallsmile:.

Best Love Scene
Celia has wierd ideas sometimes
http://i750.photobucket.com/albums/xx144/half-halfling/RxCasM.png

Felyndiira
2010-02-23, 09:44 PM
Here's my new picture -it's Roy and Celia dressed up as Miko. This katana is supposed to be cut out of cardboard :smallsmile:. Alternative text for Roy to say was "But I must warn You I can summon a titan to fight by my side". I hope it qualifies as a love scene -it's rather "this kind of love" :smallsmile:.

Best Love Scene
Celia has wierd ideas sometimes
- snip -

This...wow, I can't stop laughing. Epic entry :smallsmile:.

wojonatior
2010-02-23, 10:07 PM
Hrm, Maybe I will try something...
Probably not, but you know miracles ocassionally(spellcheck) happen!

NemoUtopia
2010-02-23, 11:37 PM
xD that's pure awesome. And actually seems exactly like something Celia would do to boot :smallamused:

Phase
2010-02-28, 12:08 PM
One final entry, my last hurrah.

Best Love Scene
Love at First Blight
http://img718.imageshack.us/img718/9335/loveatfirstblight.png

wojonatior
2010-02-28, 09:45 PM
I think that scar is a fake, it magically teleported across his face.

Don't think I'm going to get an entry in, I'll try and remember next month.

Arti3
2010-02-28, 09:48 PM
@1/halfling: At first I was all like, WHY IS HER HAIR LEAKING? Then I was all like, AWESOME.

Phase
2010-02-28, 11:00 PM
I think that scar is a fake, it magically teleported across his face.

It's not a scar. He's gaunt.

Rutskarn
2010-03-01, 12:02 AM
Indeed. Fine job, Phase-monaise.

Serpentine
2010-03-01, 02:12 AM
Moon-mayonnaise: Now With Extra Cheese!

The Vorpal Tribble
2010-03-03, 12:28 PM
Votes, awards and new contest soon folks.

Rutskarn
2010-03-18, 05:27 PM
All of the artists having coronary embolisms because I updated the thread before the judges have ruled in three, two, one...

Crimmy
2010-03-18, 05:29 PM
Dammit, Rutsky, I was sooo loking forward to the prizes...

Reynard
2010-03-18, 05:29 PM
*Strangles Rutskarn with barbed wire*

Serpentine
2010-03-18, 09:54 PM
Erm... VT... did I vote on this one yet? I can't remember :smallredface:

The Vorpal Tribble
2010-04-01, 01:41 AM
There shall be prizes, just had a few things slow down the votes. Will be posting results in the next few days.

Rutskarn
2010-04-05, 01:50 PM
Looking forward to it.
AHAHAHAHHAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

Crimmy
2010-04-06, 02:18 PM
Annnnnnnnd Rutsy does it again!

Rutskarn
2010-04-06, 04:25 PM
You know, the irony is, I'm really sticking it to myself as much as anyone else. Inevitably, somebody posts a response to my treachery, and then I trot over to the thread and am somehow surprised when it's not candy and prizes.

licoot
2010-04-06, 04:26 PM
You know you just did it again

Rutskarn
2010-04-06, 04:27 PM
Yeah. I do.

I have a problem, okay?

licoot
2010-04-06, 04:29 PM
And again,


I see a chain...:smalltongue:
and now i'm doing it:smalleek:

Szilard
2010-04-06, 06:02 PM
Me too! :O

licoot
2010-04-06, 06:12 PM
And the cycle continues...

Reynard
2010-04-06, 06:17 PM
Stop posting goddammit.

Herpestidae
2010-04-06, 06:18 PM
Stop posting goddammit.

Hypocritical Humor FTW!

licoot
2010-04-06, 06:32 PM
Sorry, I'll stop.


But also in complaining you have helped the system along.
I'll stop now.

Roland St. Jude
2010-04-06, 07:31 PM
Sheriff of Moddingham: Seriously, be patient and stop spamming up the thread. I'd lock this, but then you'd never get your results. So consider this a virtual lock. Don't post here again until after the results are posted.

The Vorpal Tribble
2010-04-22, 10:47 PM
Results of Iron Avatarist's Bakka Chikka Bow Wow

Best Avatar of Love

Angel of Love by Bradakhan
http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/dd233/SzilardG/IA%20awards/avataroflove1.png


Cupid by Fayte Graydon
http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/dd233/SzilardG/IA%20awards/avataroflove2.png


Myself by Crimmy
http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/dd233/SzilardG/IA%20awards/avataroflove3.png


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Best OOTS Avatar of Love

Tsukiko's Dream by half-hafling
http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/dd233/SzilardG/IA%20awards/ootsavataroflove1.png


"The finest day of my long life" (or "One ring to rule Inkyrius") by half-halfling
http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/dd233/SzilardG/IA%20awards/ootsavataroflove2.png


Hinjo's Angels by NemoUtopia
http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/dd233/SzilardG/IA%20awards/ootsavataroflove3.png


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Best Love Scene

Mating Season by Phase
http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/dd233/SzilardG/IA%20awards/lovescene1.png


That's how it should have ended by half-hafling
http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/dd233/SzilardG/IA%20awards/lovescene2.png


Neytiri and Jake Sully by half-halfling
http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/dd233/SzilardG/IA%20awards/lovescene3.png


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Best Couple

Be Mine? by DarklingPerhaps
http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/dd233/SzilardG/IA%20awards/couple1.png


"On Valentines day, Even Cupid gets some lovin'" by Fayte Graydon
http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/dd233/SzilardG/IA%20awards/couple2.png


Mauve and Thallis by Mauve Shirt
http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/dd233/SzilardG/IA%20awards/couple3.png


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Best Elan and Haley Locale

Dragon's Treasure by CoffeeIncluded
http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/dd233/SzilardG/IA%20awards/elanandhaleylocale1.png


As Ash and Sheila by Diabhan
http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/dd233/SzilardG/IA%20awards/elanandhaleylocale2.png


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Best Rookie Entry

Sunset by Reynard
http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/dd233/SzilardG/IA%20awards/bakkarookie1.png


Warmth by Darklord Bright
http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/dd233/SzilardG/IA%20awards/bakkarookie2.png


Dragon's Treasure by Coffee Included
http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/dd233/SzilardG/IA%20awards/bakkarookie3.png


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Best Overall

That's how it should have ended by half-hafling
http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/dd233/SzilardG/IA%20awards/bakkaoverall1.png


Tsukiko's Dream by half-halfling
http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/dd233/SzilardG/IA%20awards/bakkaoverall2.png


Mating Season by Phase
http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/dd233/SzilardG/IA%20awards/bakkaoverall3.png


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VT's Choice Award

Mating Season by Phase
http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/dd233/SzilardG/IA%20awards/bakkavtschoice.png


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Congratulations to all the winners!

My thanks Oblivion and Serpentine for sticking with the competition.

Our trophy maker this month is Szilard, give him a hand!

Elder Tsofu
2010-04-22, 11:14 PM
Congratulations people! :smallbiggrin:

Rutskarn
2010-04-23, 12:26 AM
Nice, job, Phase! That's a gold and a VT in your eye.

Reynard
2010-04-23, 02:09 AM
Wow, I wasn't expecting to win Best Rookie. Thanks so much.

CoffeeIncluded
2010-04-23, 05:21 AM
Wow! Best Locale AND Best Rookie! Awesome! :smallbiggrin:

half-halfling
2010-04-23, 06:04 AM
Wow , first and second best overall :smallcool: and so many more:smallsmile:. Thanks to judges, and congratulations to other winners :smallsmile:.

Oblivion
2010-04-23, 08:06 AM
Congrats to all the winners, and all the participants that didn't win. As it is often the case, this was a though one to judge!

And Szilard, great job! You make me proud! :smalltongue::smallbiggrin:

Szilard
2010-04-23, 08:45 AM
That's good to know. :smallbiggrin:

Phase
2010-04-23, 01:20 PM
Glad to see Tribble liked my pretty drawing.

Dashwood
2010-04-23, 01:29 PM
NO! Coming back to the playground to have more fun with stick-art, and I miss THIS? My life is in shambles.

Great entries all around!

Serpentine
2010-04-24, 02:57 AM
You know there's another one going, right? One that just happens to be somewhat lacking in entries...