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The Vorpal Tribble
2010-12-01, 01:29 AM
Welcome to a new era of...
Iron Avatarist

The judges in this Iron Avatarist contest...

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Oblivion|
Licoot|
Irbis|
Super dark33|
Zefir
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...they know if your entry's bad or good, so be good for goodness sake!

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Our theme this month is...
Goodness Sake

Even in the darkest hour there is good in the world. Or, if there's not, there's goodness out of this world. Beings of benevolence are looking down, and there may be a guardian angel on your shoulder... or at least an archon with a sword.

What is it like in these upper planes and who are the celestial peeping toms dwelling within them? What if creatures of evil turned over a new leaf, and repented of their ways? Would the sexy god of war trade in his bare feet for some goody two-shoes? Let's see what you can come up with. Heaven help us!

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:

Goodest Avatar (anything roughly avatar size)
Goodest OotSatar (as above, but OotS based)
Best Celestial (any angellic being or creature from the upper planes)
Most Heavenly Scene (anything larger than above)
Best Rookie Entry (only applicable to those who have never entered these competitions before)
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. All entries must be posted by Dec. 31st at Noon, EST.

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

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

For example:
Most Heavenly Scene
Argent Goes To Heaven


4. You cannot re-submit an entry previously submitted to an IA competition.

5. Do not use spoilers. It makes the judge's job that much harder, and they may do you harm.

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

7. Please do not quote images. The entry/name will suffice.

Good luck!


Looking for past competitions? Check out the Iron Avatarist Hall of Fame (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=37653)
(Warning, image intensive)

licoot
2010-12-01, 04:21 AM
Can I judge on this one, I don't know if I'll have time to do the trophies though

Irbis
2010-12-01, 06:02 AM
Can I judge? :smalltongue:

Zefir
2010-12-01, 07:45 AM
If possible i would judge but I need a trophie right?

Domochevsky
2010-12-01, 08:07 AM
Hm... interesting. I actually have ideas for this one. :o
(And it's sufficiently generic to boot! Let's hope i have time to go with this.)

super dark33
2010-12-01, 09:00 AM
now im takeing my saved judge seat

The Vorpal Tribble
2010-12-01, 09:05 AM
If possible i would judge but I need a trophie right?
No, no trophie is needed. Have a couple who requested a spot last month though, and it's generally first come, first serve.

If Serpentine decides she'd rather compete than judge I'll save the spot for you.

Serpentine
2010-12-01, 09:34 AM
Ummmm uh hmm um... I dunno. I've got ideas, but not the time, really, and I'll be away from my computer for a week.
On the other hand... ideas! I'm gonna enter.

The Vorpal Tribble
2010-12-01, 10:06 AM
On the other hand... ideas! I'm gonna enter.
Alllrighty then.

And that's our judging panel!

...they know if your entry's bad or good, so be good for goodness sake!

Irbis
2010-12-01, 10:30 AM
Alllrighty then.

And that's our judging panel!

Hmmm, That would have been pretty cool adventuring party.

Ps. Vorpal, are you the only one who can suggest 'shameless tailoring to the tastes'? If not, I might have a few things in my sig that would have fit this IA bill pretty well if someone is interested :smallbiggrin:

Zefir
2010-12-01, 10:36 AM
Woohoo first time Judge

Ninjaman
2010-12-01, 11:09 AM
Just a quick one to start up the party
Best Celestial
Divine Being
http://lh4.ggpht.com/_VNsRqOWzhhw/TPZynXDQjeI/AAAAAAAAAS0/Z2kVYwGEQfA/s500/Divine%20being.png.jpg

Haruki-kun
2010-12-01, 11:19 AM
WHOA!

:smalleek::smalleek::smalleek:

Can my previous art be submitted? I have A LOT of it!

The Vorpal Tribble
2010-12-01, 11:27 AM
Can my previous art be submitted? I have A LOT of it!
It can, but keep this in mind. The judges are judging per entry, not per entrant. Many entrants have scored high... but only on individual entries.

One judge might like one of their avatars better than the other. As such, many have placed not at all, simply because while all of their entries scored well, each individual favorite was different for each judge.

I'd suggest posting only your best three or so for each category, otherwise you'll be competing against yourself.

Haruki-kun
2010-12-01, 11:32 AM
It can, but keep this in mind. The judges are judging per entry, not per entrant. Many entrants have scored high... but only on individual entries.

One judge might like one of their avatars better than the other. As such, many have placed not at all simply because all of their entries scored well, but each individual favorite was different for each judge.

I'd suggest posting only your best three or so for each category, otherwise you'll be competing against yourself.

Got it.... got a lot of tweaking to do, then.

Ninjaman
2010-12-01, 01:25 PM
Most Heavenly Scene
The Creation
http://lh5.ggpht.com/_VNsRqOWzhhw/TPaSf_prwXI/AAAAAAAAAS8/IvoXFGMhXFU/s800/The%20creation.png.jpg

Akrim.elf
2010-12-01, 02:49 PM
Best Celestial
Sealing Angel/Demon - is 50 % Celestial...
http://i111.photobucket.com/albums/n159/Akrim13/g29763.png

half-halfling
2010-12-01, 03:21 PM
Here's my old drawing, made back when Crack Pairing thread still existed. It's Celia dressed as Bureaucratic Deva.

Most Heavenly Scene
She's my angel Celestal

http://i750.photobucket.com/albums/xx144/half-halfling/3x.png

super dark33
2010-12-01, 03:23 PM
Love it. you draw them almost like Rich

Domochevsky
2010-12-01, 04:39 PM
First page and we're already screen stretching? Try resizing that to 800p width max. This really doesn't need to be wider. :smallwink:

Ninjaman
2010-12-02, 09:52 AM
Here's my old drawing, made back when Crack Pairing thread still existed. It's Celia dressed as Bureaucratic Deva.

Most Heavenly Scene
She's my angel Celestal
"snip"


The male angels head is not centered over the center of the body, that looks wierd.

Ranger Mattos
2010-12-02, 08:14 PM
I am so in.

I know exactly what to do too. I'm creating a lvl 20 paladin/angel (monster class) for a game right now.

Perhaps I should draw another scene with him battling a demon prince or something.

CrimsonAngel
2010-12-02, 08:29 PM
Oh for goodness sake! :smallannoyed:

Edit: *inhale*

ANGELS!?

WEEEEEEE :smallbiggrin:

The Vorpal Tribble
2010-12-02, 10:29 PM
Aside from fey, angels are my favorite too :smallbiggrin:

I'm totally with Roy, women with wings are hot.

Trazoi
2010-12-02, 10:56 PM
I decided against posting any of my Baldur's Gate Heal/Hurt stuff last month, but two topics in a row where it applies? It must be some kind of sign. So this is kinda lazy, but I might as well post it - especially if someone is looking for angelic avatars to adopt. :smallbiggrin:

Best Celestial/Goodest Avatar
Solar from Baldur's Gate II: Throne of Bhaal
(specifically, the Solar from the Baldur's Gate Heal/Hurt game I ran a year or two ago in the games forum). :smallwink:

http://img809.imageshack.us/img809/8840/solarspeech.png (http://img809.imageshack.us/i/solarspeech.png/)

With the BG2:ToB portrait:
http://img525.imageshack.us/img525/8798/solarportrait.jpg (http://img525.imageshack.us/i/solarportrait.jpg/)

Gulaghar
2010-12-02, 10:56 PM
Aside from fey, angels are my favorite too :smallbiggrin:

I'm totally with Roy, women with wings are hot.

I prefer women with horns myself:smallcool:

Haruki-kun
2010-12-02, 11:07 PM
Aside from fey, angels are my favorite too :smallbiggrin:

I'm totally with Roy, women with wings are hot.

Angels rule. Don't let anyone tell you otherwise. :smallwink:

Derjuin
2010-12-03, 12:27 AM
Most Heavenly Scene
...it's a touch spell.
http://i219.photobucket.com/albums/cc273/xilobucket/ElanDurkonlols.png

The Vorpal Tribble
2010-12-03, 12:32 AM
HAHAHAHAHAAaaawwwww...

Good one http://www.giantitp.com/forums/images/icons/icon14.gif

billtodamax
2010-12-03, 03:09 AM
Goodest Avatar
He knows if you've been bad or good...
http://img34.imageshack.us/img34/4640/santah.png

I have much love for Rambo-Santa.

Serpentine
2010-12-03, 03:31 AM
Half-halfling: couple of typos. Should be "I'm a being", and "of her's"... or is that "of hers"? The apostrophe doesn't look right, but I think that's the correct one... Otherwise great, anyway :smallbiggrin:

Guess I may as well post some of what I've already got, 'til I can get home to make more...

Goodest Avatar
Angelic Serpentine
http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h287/serpentine16/Avatarables/Serpentine/SerpentineAngel.gif

Did I already enter Horngeek's gold dragon in something?

Gulaghar
2010-12-03, 03:41 AM
Goodest Avatar
He knows if you've been bad or good...
*snip*

I have much love for Rambo-Santa.

That is amazing on so many levels. :smallbiggrin:

super dark33
2010-12-03, 03:52 AM
I am so in.

I know exactly what to do too. I'm creating a lvl 20 paladin/angel (monster class) for a game right now.

Perhaps I should draw another scene with him battling a demon prince or something.

THIS: will be awosome.

Eldan
2010-12-03, 04:28 AM
More people should draw Eladrin and Asura. They are much sexier than Archons and Angels.

Cizak
2010-12-03, 05:51 AM
Most Heavenly Scene
...it's a touch spell.

This is all I have t say. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sKayLq1d5Bs)

The Vorpal Tribble
2010-12-03, 02:52 PM
Evil Turned Good ideas
- Xykon as a Calaca (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Calaca)
- Leeky Windstaff having trees decorate themselves
- Satine with feathered wings, drai kissing beneath the mistletoe
- Grubwiggler has found religion and is celebrating with his newest creation (http://www.garylucas.com/www/golem/golem_still1.jpg)
- THOG LOVE EGGNOG!

Kaytara
2010-12-03, 03:04 PM
Most Heavenly Scene
...it's a touch spell.


I actually laughed out loud. XD Genius, pure genius. XD

super dark33
2010-12-03, 03:57 PM
I changed my avatar, Change it in the judge portrait as well

Extra pointa for people who make my avatar fight a celestial or a good version of him!

Trazoi
2010-12-03, 04:08 PM
Most Heavenly Scene
...it's a touch spell.
Echoing the appreciation for this. Brilliant. :smallsmile:

CrimsonAngel
2010-12-03, 05:37 PM
I changed my avatar, Change it in the judge portrait as well

Extra pointa for people who make my avatar fight a celestial or a good version of him!

*gasp* You accept bribes?

super dark33
2010-12-03, 05:51 PM
not realy, i would appriciate if somone does it thogh :smallbiggrin:

Derjuin
2010-12-03, 07:09 PM
Wow, thanks everyone :smallsmile: It took two friends badgering me to finish it, but now I'm glad I did so! Also:

Goodest Avatar
Apostle of Peace
http://i219.photobucket.com/albums/cc273/xilobucket/ApostleAvvie.png

Edit: Bigger version:

http://i219.photobucket.com/albums/cc273/xilobucket/ApostleHuge.png

Ranger Mattos
2010-12-03, 07:22 PM
Here's my plain entry. I'll be working on my epic battle scene later.

Best Celestial
Archangel Ezekial
http://i1093.photobucket.com/albums/i430/rangermattos/ootsart/ezekial.png

The armor's translucent because it's made of pure force and goodness.

Derjuin
2010-12-03, 09:22 PM
Best Celestial
The Grand Solar
http://i219.photobucket.com/albums/cc273/xilobucket/SolarSupreme.png

Ranger Mattos
2010-12-03, 09:46 PM
Best Celestial
Supreme Solar
-snippity-

You just had to upstage my drawing's wings.

billtodamax
2010-12-04, 03:52 AM
Credit to Wolfbane for the idea for this.

Most Heavenly Scene
If a tree fell in a forest...
http://img202.imageshack.us/img202/7241/treefellinaforest.png

Quincunx
2010-12-04, 08:47 AM
The male angels head is not centered over the center of the body, that looks weird.

Actually, the head is and the expression is not, and that's OotS standard. Many avatarists place the head off-center to the body and/or tilt the body diagonal for a pose to match that expression and look less weird.

Keveak
2010-12-04, 09:34 AM
Evil Turned Good ideas
- Xykon as a Calaca (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Calaca)
- Leeky Windstaff having trees decorate themselves
- Satine with feathered wings, drai kissing beneath the mistletoe
- Grubwiggler has found religion and is celebrating with his newest creation (http://www.garylucas.com/www/golem/golem_still1.jpg)
- THOG LOVE EGGNOG!

I have an urge to do several of those, but this fruitsnacked schoolwork and general business is keeping me from it!

But I will make one! AT THE VERY LEAST!

So far I think every picture has been brilliant, keep up the good wok of making me envious guys! :smallsmile:

half-halfling
2010-12-04, 03:38 PM
Half-halfling: couple of typos. Should be "I'm a being", and "of her's"... or is that "of hers"? The apostrophe doesn't look right, but I think that's the correct one... Otherwise great, anyway :smallbiggrin:

Thanks! Fixed that.


Goodest Avatar
He knows if you've been bad or good...


Awesome! It reminds me "The night Santa went crazy":
And he smiled as he said with a twinkle in his eye
"Merry Christmas to all - now you're all gonna die!" :smallbiggrin:

If Santa Claus counts as heavenly creature , I have one more drawing. It's Aarindarius, V's teacher.

Goodest OotSatar
And only one final question remains:

http://i750.photobucket.com/albums/xx144/half-halfling/Aarindarius.png

petersohn
2010-12-04, 04:44 PM
Actually, the head is and the expression is not, and that's OotS standard. Many avatarists place the head off-center to the body and/or tilt the body diagonal for a pose to match that expression and look less weird.
I see the strange thing is more that the male angel has a female head (eyes and mouth drawn lower).

Ninjaman
2010-12-05, 12:10 PM
Best Celistial
Saraph
http://lh5.ggpht.com/_VNsRqOWzhhw/TPvHAJlBhvI/AAAAAAAAATI/5nhbKa-cEMs/s500/Saraph.png.jpg

I donīt know what happened the picture quality is crappy

super dark33
2010-12-05, 02:34 PM
Lovely.
I like that sword

Ninjaman
2010-12-05, 03:13 PM
Lovely.
I like that sword

Thank you:smallbiggrin:

Ranger Mattos
2010-12-05, 05:46 PM
What, the sword I made wasn't good? It was glowing and covered in electricity!

Ok, you're not actually saying mine wasn't good, but you could have commented on it.

super dark33
2010-12-05, 07:06 PM
THAT sword is good too.

if you both will make a picture of those two fighting, it will be nice
(but not eligable for the contest!)

Irbis
2010-12-05, 08:45 PM
...I am pretty sure our expected countenance we are to outwardly pull off into our visages is one of stoically enforced imperiousness and impartiality :P

Ninjaman
2010-12-06, 01:12 AM
What, the sword I made wasn't good? It was glowing and covered in electricity!

Ok, you're not actually saying mine wasn't good, but you could have commented on it.

It is cool, but this contest just includes too many cool entrys to coment them all.

Ninjaman
2010-12-06, 03:21 PM
Goodest Avatar
Sister of Chaos
http://lh6.ggpht.com/_VNsRqOWzhhw/TP1E0Xx_UyI/AAAAAAAAATY/VPpWuVKaBVo/s500/Sister%20of%20Chaos.png.jpg

Bad quality on this one too, realy annoying

The Vorpal Tribble
2010-12-06, 10:58 PM
Apostle of Peace

One of the strangest, busiest illustrations in D&D... especially with someone who's supposed to have a Vow of Poverty :smallwink:

It's well done http://www.giantitp.com/forums/images/icons/icon14.gif

Crimmy
2010-12-07, 05:49 PM
Evil Turned Good ideas
- Xykon as a Calaca (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Calaca)


Technically, that would only turn Xykon into some sort of Mardi-Gras parader, but it would not affect it's alignment.

EDIT:
These are good examples of what I mean:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/ixbarnix/1846341804/sizes/l/in/photostream/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/jlml99/2058142136/sizes/l/in/photostream/

The Vorpal Tribble
2010-12-08, 08:38 AM
Technically, that would only turn Xykon into some sort of Mardi-Gras parader, but it would not affect it's alignment.
Calacas are supposed to be good fellows though. All about the memory of the deceased and the celebration that they are no in their reward, etc.

Derjuin
2010-12-08, 02:04 PM
One of the strangest, busiest illustrations in D&D... especially with someone who's supposed to have a Vow of Poverty :smallwink:

It's well done http://www.giantitp.com/forums/images/icons/icon14.gif

I know, the scroll and fancy robes always threw me off :smalltongue: thanks!

Goodest OotSatar
After my father is free...
http://i219.photobucket.com/albums/cc273/xilobucket/ChristmasHaley.png

Bradakhan
2010-12-08, 02:40 PM
Something quick to get me in the mood.

Goodest Avatar
Frost Fairy
http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa116/greyshadow0/Portfolio/drawing-94.png

Dvandemon
2010-12-08, 10:25 PM
Aside from fey, angels are my favorite too :smallbiggrin:

I'm totally with Roy, women with wings are hot.

Unless you like being on top. I prefer anything humanoid enough to resemble a hot lady

The Vorpal Tribble
2010-12-08, 10:26 PM
Unless you like being on top.
*tries to figure out why that would be a problem*

Dvandemon
2010-12-08, 10:41 PM
I'd imagine you'd have to worry about hurting the one's with more bird-like wings.

Mr_Saturn
2010-12-08, 11:38 PM
Idea: Santa with Detect Evil.

Scene: Belkar on Miko Santa's lap. :smallwink:

Irbis
2010-12-09, 07:53 AM
I'd imagine you'd have to worry about hurting the one's with more bird-like wings.

You just need wider bed, that's all :P

Eldan
2010-12-09, 07:55 AM
Wings tend to be very, very fragile, though. Both insect wings and bird wings. You don't want to lie down with your wings below you.

Irbis
2010-12-09, 08:51 AM
*cough* Scale *cough* :P

You're arguing that since you can bend a needle, you can bend 2 cm thick steel beam. Wings of that size would have bones stronger than your arm :smallamused:

I briefly considered posting instructive pictures, but alas, it would be against forum rules :P

Eldan
2010-12-09, 08:52 AM
Uhm, no. A condor's wings would still break pretty easily. They need to be hollow and light to allow you flight. If you give me an hour, I'll go over to our museum curator and ask him if I can break a few large bird bones :smalltongue:

The Vorpal Tribble
2010-12-09, 09:10 AM
Yeah, but condors weigh around 20 lbs, tops. Which would mean, even with very light bones, that an angel should weigh at least around 90 lbs.

Also, I've raised birds all my life of all sizes. The tamer ones have no problem being put on their back. Birds don't crush their wings from their own weight.

Now, granted, instead of extending from their arm area, angels would have them from the actual back. I'm still thinking they'd be as strong as arms. Then there is the fact that angelic creatures tend to be shown to be strong even for their size.

They'd just have really big wings. Considering 400 lbs. pterosaurs have been shown to fly, and they have to resist much greater forces than their own body weight.

Eldan
2010-12-09, 09:13 AM
I'm not saying they are crushing it from their own weigth. But they might crush them if a 180 pound human lies on top of them.

Bradakhan
2010-12-09, 09:36 AM
Goodest OotSatar
Miko Miyazaki, Risen Paladin of the Twelve Gods
http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa116/greyshadow0/Portfolio/drawing-96.png

Irbis
2010-12-09, 09:45 AM
What Tribble said - comparing wing that has to lift 18 kg with that of 68+ kg angel is still missing the right point on the scale :smalltongue:

Any wing capable of lifting someone has to be stronger than an arm capable of push-ups with that person's entire weight.


I'm not saying they are crushing it from their own weigth. But they might crush them if a 180 pound human lies on top of them.

Ummm, you can crush a girl's arm by doing the same thing, easily :P

The point is, you need to spread the weight, not lie directly on that limb, which is what you want to do, anyway :smalltongue:

Eldan
2010-12-09, 09:52 AM
Hmm. True. But then, I haven't ever seen an angel with wings big enough to actually lift a human, so there's that :smalltongue:

Serpentine
2010-12-09, 10:13 AM
Oh man. My next entry is gonna rock.

And that last post has me thinking of something I saw once about angel wings and breastbones... :smallamused:

The Vorpal Tribble
2010-12-09, 10:25 AM
And that last post has me thinking of something I saw once about angel wings and breastbones... :smallamused:
Inquiring minds want to know! For... science.

Gulaghar
2010-12-09, 11:59 AM
Goodest OotSatar
Miko Miyazaki, Risen Paladin of the Twelve Gods
*snip*

That is wrong on so many levels:smalltongue:

Eldan
2010-12-09, 12:13 PM
Ooh, the one about breastbones is always funny. I think I saw a technical drawing once which showed what a human skeleton adapted for wings would look like... sadly, didn't have the muscles on it, but it looked nice enough.

Bradakhan
2010-12-09, 12:42 PM
Oh man. My next entry is gonna rock.

Please tell me that seeing that as a pun is just a coincidence. :smalleek:


That is wrong on so many levels:smalltongue:

Blue wings just felt like a natural step forward from her cape.

Irbis
2010-12-09, 02:39 PM
Inquiring minds want to know! For... science.

Yes! Totally for... Science! :smalltongue:


I think I saw a technical drawing once which showed what a human skeleton adapted for wings would look like... sadly, didn't have the muscles on it, but it looked nice enough.

Link? :smallconfused:

Eldan
2010-12-09, 02:43 PM
I was looking around, but I can't find it. Basically, imagine a human with a 50cm+ keel on his sternum, totally different shoulders (he probably could barely move his arms), and pretty massive vertebrae and ribs.

Ninjaman
2010-12-09, 03:26 PM
Wait! is this an Iron Avatarist competition, or a "How strong would angel wings be" discussion thread:smallconfused:. Just asking:smallbiggrin:

Irbis
2010-12-09, 03:44 PM
Quiet! We're talking alaelogy here! :smallyuk:

Ranger Mattos
2010-12-09, 05:28 PM
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).

And what tastes are these that I can shamelessly tailor to?

super dark33
2010-12-09, 06:04 PM
And what tastes are these that I can shamelessly tailor to?

a VT drawn in the current thame :smallsigh:

half-halfling
2010-12-09, 09:03 PM
I see the strange thing is more that the male angel has a female head (eyes and mouth drawn lower).

Thanks, fixed that.


And what tastes are these that I can shamelessly tailor to?

For example girls with wings :smallsmile::

Goodest Avatar
Now he has a reason to smile like that

http://i750.photobucket.com/albums/xx144/half-halfling/Vgwwuttm2.png

CrimsonAngel
2010-12-09, 09:07 PM
I'm not saying they are crushing it from their own weigth. But they might crush them if a 180 pound human lies on top of them.

If they're sloppy and fall asleep on top of them, I guess. I wouldn't want to bottom with somebody like that, though.

The Vorpal Tribble
2010-12-09, 09:40 PM
For example girls with wings :smallsmile::
Goodest Avatar
Now he has a reason to smile like that


You tax my impartiality, sir! Ginger angel... hubba hubba.

Ranger Mattos
2010-12-09, 10:07 PM
TFor example girls with wings :smallsmile::

Goodest Avatar
Now he has a reason to smile like that


Curses! Why didn't I think of that first?

Irbis
2010-12-09, 10:10 PM
Pssst! Other judges would like to be bribed, too! :smallyuk:

And, it so happens I have a few appropriate pieces in my sig... :P

Ranger Mattos
2010-12-09, 10:27 PM
Pssst! Other judges would like to be bribed, too! :smallyuk:

And, it so happens I have a few appropriate pieces in my sig... :P

Cat-type peoples? I can do that.

Serpentine
2010-12-10, 04:22 AM
[moved to later post]

Awwww yeah. Who's awesome? I'm awesome.
In all seriousness, it's not often I feel as good about a work as I do about this one.

Based on this (http://lvl9drow.deviantart.com/gallery/#/d29nrtl).

super dark33
2010-12-10, 04:39 AM
Dang.....
I didnt see anything like this in my 10 days as a judge!

Serpentine
2010-12-10, 05:11 AM
This won't make sense until I post the next entry.
Ootsish-style otters look like some sort of fetus :smalleek:

edit: Think I fixed it.

Most Heavenly Scene
Rabbit and the Buddha
http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h287/serpentine16/IronAvatarist/MoonRabbit-1.gif

Goodest Avatar
Moon Rabbit
http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h287/serpentine16/IronAvatarist/MoonRabbitAv-1.gif
Any suggestions for improvement?

half-halfling
2010-12-10, 06:10 AM
At first I thought is's El-ahrairah and Frith from" Watership Down" :smallsmile:. And Black rabbit of Inie.

super dark33
2010-12-10, 06:57 AM
Loved this book, and its inle not inie

Serpentine
2010-12-10, 07:06 AM
Nope, the Moon Rabbit (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moon_rabbit). A story I have somewhat of a fondness for.

Ranger Mattos
2010-12-10, 08:08 AM
Best Celestial
Cherubim

Awwww yeah. Who's awesome? I'm awesome.
In all seriousness, it's not often I feel as good about a work as I do about this one.

Based on this (http://lvl9drow.deviantart.com/gallery/#/d29nrtl).

There goes my chance of getting 1st place...

Zefir
2010-12-10, 10:23 AM
I see some good entry. If it goes on like that judging will become very hard.


Pssst! Other judges would like to be bribed, too!

I agree with that^^

Ninjaman
2010-12-10, 02:59 PM
Best Celestial
Cherubim
"snip"

Awwww yeah. Who's awesome? I'm awesome.
In all seriousness, it's not often I feel as good about a work as I do about this one.

Based on this (http://lvl9drow.deviantart.com/gallery/#/d29nrtl).

Sorry to say, but it seem a little messy.

DarkCorax
2010-12-10, 05:01 PM
Best Celstial
Admonition Angel
http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i91/Darkcorax/Angel_Full.png

super dark33
2010-12-10, 05:40 PM
Here comes a new challenger for serpentine!

cheese monster
2010-12-10, 06:22 PM
Best Celstial
Admonition Angel


Isn't that a magic the gathering card?

Serpentine
2010-12-10, 09:50 PM
Sorry to say, but it seem a little messy.Have a look at the original, and then look up the mythical descriptions.
Mythology is messy. So ner :smalltongue:

Haruki-kun
2010-12-11, 01:08 AM
Well, time to submitmy first piece. I fixed it up a bit.

Goodest Avatar
Classic Celestial AKA "Steamboat Ruki"
http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/ll190/Haruki-san/SteamboatRukiforIA.png

Best Celestial
Classic Celestial AKA "Steamboat Ruki"
http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/ll190/Haruki-san/SteamboatRukiforIASIZE.png

EDIT: Do I have to choose one of the two categories? Or one of the two sizes for that matter?

Serpentine
2010-12-11, 01:11 AM
One category only, but you could submit the small version as an avatar and the larger one as a scene or celestial.

Haruki-kun
2010-12-11, 01:25 AM
One category only, but you could submit the small version as an avatar and the larger one as a scene or celestial.

Well, if that's allowed and causes no problems for anyone then I'm all for it. Fixed!

Gulaghar
2010-12-11, 01:51 AM
Best Celstial
Admonition Angel
*snip*

Anything Magic related gets my vote.

What do you mean I'm not a judge?

I'd better get drawing then.

On that note, someone inspire me, cause I've got nothin.

Derjuin
2010-12-11, 01:54 AM
Anything Magic related gets my vote.

What do you mean I'm not a judge?

I'd better get drawing then.

On that note, someone inspire me, cause I've got nothin.

Serra Avatar - in Avatar format? :smallbiggrin:

And to add a new picture:

Best Celestial
The Platinum Angel
http://i219.photobucket.com/albums/cc273/xilobucket/PlatinumAngel2.png?t=1292060928

Ninjaman
2010-12-11, 03:45 AM
Have a look at the original, and then look up the mythical descriptions.
Mythology is messy. So ner :smalltongue:

Yea, i have, but i still think i looks messy, sorry:smallfrown:


Best Celstial
Admonition Angel
"snip"


And to add a new picture:

Best Celestial
The Platinum Angel
"snip"


:smalleek: My chances... are sitting alone in the corner..... Crying.

Irbis
2010-12-11, 07:46 AM
Best Celestial
Classic Celestial AKA "Steamboat Ruki"

Hmm... Why it looks we see back of the pants and the front of the torso? :smallconfused:

Gulaghar
2010-12-11, 09:30 AM
Serra Avatar - in Avatar format? :smallbiggrin:

Hmm... Something to consider. Let's see if I get inspired.


And to add a new picture:

Best Celestial
The Platinum Angel
*snip*

Yay, more Magic awesomeness.

Kris on a Stick
2010-12-11, 10:06 AM
Hmm... Why it looks we see back of the pants and the front of the torso? :smallconfused:

It's Mickey... that's what his pants look like...
http://images.free-extras.com/pics/m/mickey_mouse-1097.jpg

Haruki-kun
2010-12-11, 10:16 AM
It's Mickey... that's what his pants look like...
http://images.free-extras.com/pics/m/mickey_mouse-1097.jpg


Not to mention what he looked like back in the day:

http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Steamboat-willie_2972.jpg

yldenfrei
2010-12-11, 11:33 AM
I don't really know how this works, so if there's a 1 entry/contestant limit just pick one I guess. ^_^

Goodest Avatar
Celestial Disciple
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y103/ylden/goodestavatar.png

Here's (http://www.dandwiki.com/wiki/File:Celestial_Disciple.jpg) my inspiration ^_^
Why is she crying? It's because...

Most Heavenly Scene
The god Avo gazed upon her and saw what she has wrought. Then, He smiled.
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y103/ylden/heavenlyscene.png

Hope I got it right. :smallredface:

Ninjaman
2010-12-11, 12:24 PM
I don't really know how this works, so if there's a 1 entry/contestant limit just pick one I guess. ^_^

Goodest Avatar
Celestial Disciple
"Snip"
my inspiration ^_^
Why is she crying? It's because...

Most Heavenly Scene
The god Avo gazed upon her and saw what she has wrought. Then, He smiled.
"Snip" Hope I got it right. :smallredface:

You are really good, i see that you are new. Greetings

The Vorpal Tribble
2010-12-11, 12:40 PM
...and it appears folks that we now have a new heavyweight contender in these competitions. Welcome, Yldenfrei :smallcool:


I don't really know how this works, so if there's a 1 entry/contestant limit just pick one I guess.
You may submit as many as you like, just that once you have more than a couple or three in each category you'll basically be competing against yourself.


You are really good
That they are. However, no quoting of images. The judges will smite you.

Gulaghar
2010-12-11, 01:18 PM
Not to mention what he looked like back in the day:

*snip*

:smallconfused:

...

I'm not sure why you quoted me.

Zefir
2010-12-11, 02:04 PM
I don't really know how this works, so if there's a 1 entry/contestant limit just pick one I guess. ^_^

Goodest Avatar
Celestial Disciple
*snip*
Here's (http://www.dandwiki.com/wiki/File:Celestial_Disciple.jpg) my inspiration ^_^
Why is she crying? It's because...

Most Heavenly Scene
The god Avo gazed upon her and saw what she has wrought. Then, He smiled.
*snip*
Hope I got it right. :smallredface:

Really good really really good.

*Smite Evil* against Ninjaman

Ninjaman
2010-12-11, 02:22 PM
Really good really really good.

*Smite Evil* against Ninjaman

*Protection from good*

Edit:
Goodest Avatar
Holy Ninja
http://lh4.ggpht.com/_VNsRqOWzhhw/TQPcUmGibbI/AAAAAAAAATg/51gQC6hihPg/s500/Holy%20ninja.png.jpg

Haruki-kun
2010-12-11, 04:00 PM
I don't really know how this works, so if there's a 1 entry/contestant limit just pick one I guess. ^_^

Goodest Avatar
Celestial Disciple


Most Heavenly Scene
The god Avo gazed upon her and saw what she has wrought. Then, He smiled.


That's.... beautiful. Seriously.


:smallconfused:

...

I'm not sure why you quoted me.

Whoops. Clicking misfired. :smallredface:

Ranger Mattos
2010-12-11, 04:22 PM
Serra Avatar - in Avatar format? :smallbiggrin:

And to add a new picture:

Best Celestial
The Platinum Angel


Curses! Why can't I draw wings this good?

Keveak
2010-12-11, 04:43 PM
Curses! Why can't I draw wings this good?

Try reading a lot of tutorials, like this! (http://browse.deviantart.com/?qh=&section=&q=how+to+draw+wings#/dd611g)

It really helps when I draw stuff, though practice is very important as well :smallsmile:

Oh, and now I'm here: Life won't keep me away form making an entry! It won't!

Derjuin
2010-12-11, 05:11 PM
I had a picture of the Platinum Angel next to me, so I had a reference image; it makes making wings a lot easier :smallsmile:

Oblivion
2010-12-11, 06:35 PM
I don't really know how this works, so if there's a 1 entry/contestant limit just pick one I guess. ^_^

Yldenfrei, if it's your first contest, you are also allowed to enter all you entries in the rookie category (for this contest only), in addition to the other category you already entered it in. :smallsmile:

cheese monster
2010-12-11, 08:30 PM
The magic theme is AWSOME!

Irbis
2010-12-11, 09:47 PM
Goodest Avatar
Celestial Disciple

Here's (http://www.dandwiki.com/wiki/File:Celestial_Disciple.jpg) my inspiration ^_^
Why is she crying? It's because...

Most Heavenly Scene
The god Avo gazed upon her and saw what she has wrought. Then, He smiled.

HOLD RIGHT THERE CRIMINAL--! :smallyuk:

Seriously, they should forbid making such pictures as your first post. Sigh. At least my decision to not start in this one turns out to be correct :P

Anyway, what Tribble said - you're best making no more than 12 pictures to cover all the categories. And, of course, if this your first IA, you should add "Rookie Entry" to all of your pictures.

One nitpick, though, this fallen sword in the avatar-sized entry doesn't seem to belong to the rest of the picture - maybe remove it and zoom it a bit in? :smallconfused:

Plus, the colours remind me of Belldandy for some reason.

Dvandemon
2010-12-11, 11:51 PM
I fear I shall be a permanent spectator in these contest now

Serpentine
2010-12-12, 12:28 AM
Ninjaman: please don't quote entry images. This is at least the third Iron Avatarist you've had to be reminded. I checked.

Lovely, Ylden.

yldenfrei
2010-12-12, 01:27 AM
Thanks for the warm welcome, everyone! ^_^

@Irbis: I'll try and make a swordless version, but I think I'll keep the rest un-zoomed for OotS scale. Thanks!
Also, Pale blond hair + Blue dress + White and Red Highlights = Yep, that's Belldandy alright. :smallbiggrin:


Now for something OotS related:

Goodest OotSatar
Hinjo as Holy Knight
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y103/ylden/goodestootsatar-hinjo.png

Since Bradakhan gave Miko an upgrade, I feel it's only just that the rest of the Azurites follow. That, and Hinjo is my favorite paladin. ^_^

Now where did all that power come from? Guess who they found in that obscure island of the Western Continent...

Best Celestial
Amaterasu the Sun Goddess
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y103/ylden/bestcelestial-amaterasu.png

New Deity discovered! Awesome! and with a few more upgrades they are now ready for...

Most Heavenly Scene
The Retaking of Azure City
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y103/ylden/heavenlyscene-azure.png

Aaaaand that's it, I guess. All bases covered. Plus the Rookie category. ^_^

P.S.
Technically, these are not entries to the contest, but I'll post the individual avatars just in case someone wants them ^_^

O-Chul as Holy Avenger
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y103/ylden/goodestootsatar-ochul.png

Lien as Spear Adept
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y103/ylden/goodestootsatar-lien.png

Kazumi and Daigo as Celestial Beacons
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y103/ylden/goodestootsatar-kazumidaigo.png

Ninjaman
2010-12-12, 02:48 AM
Ninjaman: please don't quote entry images. This is at least the third Iron Avatarist you've had to be reminded. I checked.

Lovely, Ylden.

Sorry, i forgot to "snip" it. I did now.:smallfrown:sorry.

Edit: Ylden you are too good, what is your secret.

Raging Gene Ray
2010-12-12, 04:45 AM
Th
Best Celestial
Amaterasu the Sun Goddess

Was this inspired or at least influenced by Okami?

yldenfrei
2010-12-12, 04:57 AM
@Raging Gene Gray: Yep, very much. Especially since a Google Image search of "Amaterasu" would yield so many Amy anthros. And it's cute, so why not, right? ^_^

Raging Gene Ray
2010-12-12, 05:36 AM
@Raging Gene Gray: Yep, very much. Especially since a Google Image search of "Amaterasu" would yield so many Amy anthros. And it's cute, so why not, right? ^_^

I'll admit that I wouldn't have recognized this Amaterasu as an antrho of the one from Okami without the spiral mirror wrapped in feathery flames.

If you have any Inkscaping left in you, do you think you could do a Sangwaan as Divine Oracle or Sacred Prophet?

yldenfrei
2010-12-12, 06:19 AM
@Raging Gene Gray: Here you go. ^_^

Sangwaan as Divine Oracle
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y103/ylden/goodestootsatar-sangwaan.png

A little bit off-topic with the OotSatar request, but it's still a Goodness theme, so I hope the mods will let this slide just once. A free Goodest OotSatar if you will. ^_^

There. Looks like the only named Azurites left un-upgraded are Shojo and Mr. Scruffy. :smalleek:
(DISCLAIMER: Not including the named Azurites of Haley's resistance ^_~)

Serpentine
2010-12-12, 07:47 AM
You're aware that you can enter as many as you like, right? Just checking that you're not just being tactical.

Zefir
2010-12-12, 07:56 AM
And remember, if you never have made pics for IA all your Entrys are able to enter as Rooky Entry in addition.

Oh and I'm not good aligment Ninja so I smite you^^

Serpentine
2010-12-12, 08:17 AM
Yeah, don't forget to mark all your entries with "Rookie".

I'm not evil. Your smite fails :smallwink:

yldenfrei
2010-12-12, 08:19 AM
@Serpentine: Nope, no hidden agenda. Just to be clear my entries are:

Goodest Avatar (Rookie) - Celestial Disciple
Goodest OotSatar (Rookie) - Hinjo as Holy Knight
Best Celestial (Rookie) - Amaterasu the Sun Goddess
Most Heavenly Scene (Rookie) - Avo's Smile and The Retaking of Azure City

The rest of the Azurites, while cute, do not stand out on their own as much as Hinjo or the Disciple, so I decided not to enter them. I only posted them just in case someone wants to adopt them or something. ^_^

Serpentine
2010-12-12, 08:20 AM
No problems, just checking.

Kris on a Stick
2010-12-12, 09:36 AM
That is some very lovely art, yldenfrei.

I must say, the general quality in this contest is amazing.
...
Sparks my competitiveness... :smallamused:
Expect something in the future.

Gulaghar
2010-12-12, 11:59 AM
That is some very lovely art, yldenfrei.

I must say, the general quality in this contest is amazing.
...
Sparks my competitiveness... :smallamused:
Expect something in the future.

It's all over. No one stands a chance now. :smallbiggrin:

The Vorpal Tribble
2010-12-12, 12:31 PM
If anyone wants a challenge, one of my favorite scenes from my favorite show:

Pic link:
http://www.screencap-paradise.com/caps/albums/Series/Supernatural/SN_s4/SN401/SN401_736.jpg

Video link:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dZ9HvhteCDc


Btw, the 'shamelessly tailored to my tastes' is a half joke. I only think I've VT choiced one made for me this whole time. I go by quality and/or those that intrigue me/amuse me. The above is simply an awesome scene.

Irbis
2010-12-12, 12:32 PM
I believe she haven't posted 12 pictures yet :P

Oh, and Ylden? It would be good if you also edited the note about the rookie into your entry posts, that way no one will miss that. Though, I have no idea how they could.

The Vorpal Tribble
2010-12-12, 12:40 PM
Question, yldenfrei.

Amaterasu the Sun Goddess looks very familiar, mainly the swirly greenish disk. There is someone on the forums that escapes my memory that has a signature with something like that in it.

Some feline creature that has the exact same design and artwork. Wouldn't happen to have made a banner for someone in the past would you have?

Derjuin
2010-12-12, 12:45 PM
This didn't come out nearly as well as I'd hoped it would...oh well.

Most Heavenly Scene
The Light does not abandon its champions.
http://i219.photobucket.com/albums/cc273/xilobucket/Adal2.png

Eldan
2010-12-12, 01:09 PM
Question, yldenfrei.

Amaterasu the Sun Goddess looks very familiar, mainly the swirly greenish disk. There is someone on the forums that escapes my memory that has a signature with something like that in it.

Some feline creature that has the exact same design and artwork. Wouldn't happen to have made a banner for someone in the past would you have?

It's been mentioned already, actually: the goddess Amaterasu from Okami (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C5%8Ckami). In the game, she's usually in wolf form.

half-halfling
2010-12-12, 01:56 PM
yldenfrei -Your drawings are beautiful. I think all the first places are already taken by You :smallsmile:.

I decided to make (again) some experiments with shading, and it's the first time I'm happy about the results. Wings are made using Keveak's tutorial -it helped much.
It's good Sabine (or maybe only shapeshifted into angel? :smallsmile:).

Best Celestial
Angel Sabine descending to Earth

http://i750.photobucket.com/albums/xx144/half-halfling/S-1.png

The Vorpal Tribble
2010-12-12, 01:59 PM
See, I don't care what anyone says, give me that over leather and horns any day http://www.giantitp.com/forums/images/icons/icon14.gif

Ninjaman
2010-12-12, 03:16 PM
And remember, if you never have made pics for IA all your Entrys are able to enter as Rooky Entry in addition.

Oh and I'm not good aligment Ninja so I smite you^^

But Smite Evil is a palidin "Spell" and you need to be good to be a paladin.
Also, why did you smite me in the first place?

SKarious
2010-12-12, 04:17 PM
@ Derjuin
You made me go "Awwwww".
That is all.

Zefir
2010-12-12, 05:08 PM
But Smite Evil is a palidin "Spell" and you need to be good to be a paladin.
Also, why did you smite me in the first place?

Quoting Pictures do I need more to say? And I'm a true natrul spell stealer ^^

All entrys I saw since now are really good will be hard to choose.

Raging Gene Ray
2010-12-12, 07:16 PM
@Raging Gene Gray: Here you go. ^_^


There. Looks like the only named Azurites left un-upgraded are Shojo and Mr. Scruffy. :smalleek:

Mr. Scruffy as a Leskylor (the Three-Headed Flying Tiger of Elysium from the Book of Exalted Deeds)? That would be an upgrade. Or maybe ascending into Leonal form.

The Vorpal Tribble
2010-12-12, 10:21 PM
Another suggestion, Sharon from Within Temptation as an Angel (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OwTmqPMjlPM), maybe with bad-boy rocker angels.

Gulaghar
2010-12-13, 12:20 AM
See, I don't care what anyone says, give me that over leather and horns any day http://www.giantitp.com/forums/images/icons/icon14.gif

I gotta disagree with you there man. Give me horns and a tail any day. Leather's meh, but once there are horns I don't think it's a choice anymore.

The Vorpal Tribble
2010-12-13, 12:28 AM
Maybe it's cuz I've raised goats and rams, but totally not seeing the appeal of horny women except for the play on words. It's so... quadruped.

ShadowySilence
2010-12-13, 01:07 AM
Most Heavenly Scene (Rookie)
The All Powerful Deity, DM
http://fc09.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2010/346/0/7/the_dungeon_master_by_shadowysilence-d34s279.png




Goodest Avatar, Goodest OotSatar (Rookie)
The All Powerful Deity, DM Avatar
http://fc07.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2010/346/7/d/avatar2_by_shadowysilence-d34s2h0.png

This avatar is currently being used by my friend and new playgrounder
Mr Serendipity.

Ninjaman
2010-12-13, 01:09 AM
The dice are a little deform.

ShadowySilence
2010-12-13, 01:11 AM
They are supposed to be, we all know that DMs can bend space and time to their will. :smalltongue:

The Vorpal Tribble
2010-12-13, 01:11 AM
The dice are a little deform.
The die shape themselves to fit the Great Deity's wishes? :smallwink:

Edit: Ninja'd, but I think I said it cooler.

ShadowySilence
2010-12-13, 01:15 AM
Exaclty, the great deity has no bounds! :smallbiggrin:

Serpentine
2010-12-13, 01:23 AM
Question, yldenfrei.

Amaterasu the Sun Goddess looks very familiar, mainly the swirly greenish disk. There is someone on the forums that escapes my memory that has a signature with something like that in it.

Some feline creature that has the exact same design and artwork. Wouldn't happen to have made a banner for someone in the past would you have?Did you, perchance, mean these?

http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h287/serpentine16/Avatarables/Okami3.gif
http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h287/serpentine16/Avatarables/OkamiEvil.gif

The Vorpal Tribble
2010-12-13, 01:26 AM
Nuh uh, it was a banner with the wolf thingy on it surrounded by some kind of swirling fiery corona taking up the whole background or something. Saw it not too long ago. Gonna drive me crazy...

cheese monster
2010-12-13, 01:27 AM
Most Heavenly Scene (Rookie)
The All Powerful Deity, DM

I think the dice are cool that way.

Serpentine
2010-12-13, 06:05 AM
To go with my Cherubim:

[moved to a later post]

(if you can't quite read it, it says "be not afraid", based on an Arabic translation I got)

Eldan
2010-12-13, 06:18 AM
Huh. That "be not afraid" totally looks like slightly mangled latin letters if you stare at it long enough...

Serpentine
2010-12-13, 06:21 AM
...aren't we using Latin letters now? :smallconfused:

Eldan
2010-12-13, 06:39 AM
Yes?

Did I misunderstand you, then? I thought you said those letters on your picture were Arabic, and I just said that they looked more like Arabian-esque Latin ones to me.

Serpentine
2010-12-13, 07:16 AM
Aha, thought that might be the case. No, it's in English, but I twisted the letters to resemble the Arabic I had translated.

Best Celestial
What a REAL Angel Looks Like
http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h287/serpentine16/IronAvatarist/RealAngel.gif

The foreshadowing, for those who missed it:

And that last post has me thinking of something I saw once about angel wings and breastbones... :smallamused:

Cizak
2010-12-13, 07:49 AM
P.S.
Technically, these are not entries to the contest, but I'll post the individual avatars just in case someone wants them ^_^

O-Chul as Holy Avenger
-awesome-

*Gasp!*

I can haz?? :smallsmile: I'll give credit, promise :smallbiggrin:

Eldan
2010-12-13, 07:52 AM
Aha, thought that might be the case. No, it's in English, but I twisted the letters to resemble the Arabic I had translated.

The foreshadowing, for those who missed it:

Nice :smallbiggrin:

Though it's a bit of a weird shape. But it had to be made.

The Vorpal Tribble
2010-12-13, 08:12 AM
Best Celestial
What a REAL Angel Looks Like:
Madonna is an angel?! :smalleek:

Domochevsky
2010-12-13, 09:03 AM
ShadowySilence, mind resizing that to 800p width tops? Screen stretching is ugly, and this really isn't a picture that needs the space due to details. :smallwink:

That being said... man, way too many good entries. I have the urge to make something of all kinds, but i'm utterly drawing blanks. Is that what they call a artist's block? :smallfrown:

Serpentine
2010-12-13, 09:06 AM
My Moon Rabbit scene was but a poor attempt at being inspired by yours, so I'm more than happy for you to do it instead... Jus' sayin' :smallwink:

Domochevsky
2010-12-13, 10:35 AM
I don't know any moon rabbit stories other than Sailor Moon. And i'm not quite sure it qualifies for this IA. >_>
(But now that i'm thinking about it... angels aren't the only way to go about this. In fact, there are already plenty of them in play. Hm, maybe i should try something more... mundane.)

Irbis
2010-12-13, 11:29 AM
(But now that i'm thinking about it... angels aren't the only way to go about this. In fact, there area already plenty of them in play. Hm, maybe i should try something more... mundane.)

Why not? Serpentine already entered all these dogs and half-dragon, after all :smallwink:

Qwernt
2010-12-13, 12:30 PM
Thanks for the warm welcome, everyone! ^_^

@Irbis: I'll try and make a swordless version, but I think I'll keep the rest un-zoomed for OotS scale. Thanks!
Also, Pale blond hair + Blue dress + White and Red Highlights = Yep, that's Belldandy alright. :smallbiggrin:


Now for something OotS related:
<SNIP></SNIP>



Wow... Just. WOW!!! That scene is just... WOW!!!!!!!

The Newbie just upped the ante.

WOW!

Gulaghar
2010-12-13, 12:32 PM
Maybe it's cuz I've raised goats and rams, but totally not seeing the appeal of horny women except for the play on words. It's so... quadruped.

*covers ears* nananananananananananananana

:smallwink:

Agree to disagree then.

Dusk Eclipse
2010-12-13, 01:30 PM
May I suggest something? how about the scene where the infamous succubus paladin meets the celestial that makes her renounce her fiendish legacy and embrace good? And maybe a scene where we can see the product of such union?

Eldan
2010-12-13, 01:32 PM
If people are still taking suggestions:

I've mentioned it before, but I think I need to say it again: still no Eladrin? The actually good-looking and cool Celestials? That can't be...

Dvandemon
2010-12-13, 02:51 PM
Nuh uh, it was a banner with the wolf thingy on it surrounded by some kind of swirling fiery corona taking up the whole background or something. Saw it not too long ago. Gonna drive me crazy...

Was it a puppy looking thing that said Okamiden along the banner?

Serpentine
2010-12-13, 08:26 PM
I don't know any moon rabbit stories other than Sailor Moon. And i'm not quite sure it qualifies for this IA. >_>
(But now that i'm thinking about it... angels aren't the only way to go about this. In fact, there are already plenty of them in play. Hm, maybe i should try something more... mundane.)Actually, I don't know much about Sailor Moon but I wouldn't be surprised if it could work. And the Moon Rabbit story is pretty much as I drew it: Buddha came to the world disguised as a beggar. Fox, Monkey, Otter and Rabbit decided to do some good and gather food for him. Fox stole some milk curd, Monkey found some fruit, and Otter caught fish. Rabbit didn't know how to do anything except gather grass, which the human couldn't eat, so instead it offered its own flesh and threw itself on the beggar's fire. The beggar shed His disguise and, as the Buddha, caught Rabbit before it burnt and threw it into the moon as a reward for its selflessness.
Why not? Serpentine already entered all these dogs and half-dragon, after all :smallwink::smallconfused: Not in this one, I didn't...

If people are still taking suggestions:

I've mentioned it before, but I think I need to say it again: still no Eladrin? The actually good-looking and cool Celestials? That can't be...I'm deliberately avoiding Beautiful Good for the most part :smallwink:

Raging Gene Ray
2010-12-13, 08:33 PM
I'm deliberately avoiding Beautiful Good for the most part :smallwink:

So, are you planning on drawing an Ophan (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ophan) (or Throne (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ljhuPaEBkto))?

Serpentine
2010-12-13, 09:18 PM
I am now! :biggrin:
In all seriousness I was going to do those but I didn't know what they were called nor where to find them. But now I do, so I will!
Also: massive kudos for linking to Cake :smallbiggrin: But might I humbly suggest that this (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wl8fKAYQuPk) would've been more apt?

Raging Gene Ray
2010-12-13, 11:34 PM
But might I humbly suggest that this (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wl8fKAYQuPk) would've been more apt?

You can and you'd be right. Of course, I would have linked to this (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xu_6hdGZ6gU) version if I'd thought of it.

Akrim.elf
2010-12-14, 05:38 AM
really do not know what it is
an avatar, which I did but the grantor does not answer to it ...
but it's Christmas, it does not seem humanly, so that here

though I know that I have no chance ...
Best Goodest Avatar
Tentacle Santa
(is quite possible that it's called differently ... but if so, I do not know how)
http://i111.photobucket.com/albums/n159/Akrim13/g10583.png

ShadowySilence
2010-12-14, 07:57 PM
Most Heavenly Scene (Rookie)
Jolly Old Saint Ninja-los
http://fc08.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2010/348/1/6/jolly_old_saint_ninja_los_by_shadowysilence-d34w5a4.png

Santa has been replaced by an up and coming holiday sensation, Saint Ninja-los.

Goodest Avatar, Goodest OotSatar (Rookie)
Saint Ninja-los Avatar
http://fc09.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2010/348/9/c/ninja_avatar_by_shadowysilence-d34w3tv.png

Zefir
2010-12-15, 02:32 AM
Nice pic, but I'm not sure if it fits the theme.

Keveak
2010-12-15, 12:18 PM
Finally made some stuff! Beware of mediocre art!

Most heavenly scene
Pilgrim Thog loves hole eggnog!
http://img72.imageshack.us/img72/7296/thogeggnog12.png

Goodest OotSatar
It's the day of the Lich
http://img39.imageshack.us/img39/5821/xykoncalaca12.png

I hope it's apparent that this is a Calaca Xykon, all of them seem to be wearing tuxedos and hats so I made that in the colours of Xykon's colours :smallsmile:

Derjuin
2010-12-15, 07:27 PM
Most Heavenly Scene
Battle at Celestia
http://i219.photobucket.com/albums/cc273/xilobucket/BattleforCelestia.png

Ranger Mattos
2010-12-15, 08:59 PM
Most Heavenly Scene
Battle at Celestia

No! No! That was the scene I had planned but never got around to making! :smallannoyed:

Great work though

super dark33
2010-12-16, 07:41 AM
you could bribe me by makeing them fight ME, the evil judge.

Keveak
2010-12-16, 11:36 AM
Most Heavenly Scene
Battle at Celestia
-snip-

How dare you go and make something this awesome not two posts after my contribution!

Now I need to make even more! See what you have done to my schedule! :smallmad::smalltongue:

The Vorpal Tribble
2010-12-16, 11:41 AM
Avatarist upmanship always increases the quality of these competitions

Keep it up :smallcool:

Derjuin
2010-12-17, 03:18 AM
I swear, ideas are bad for my sleep schedule and hands :smalleek: though I'm afraid to post the picture I ended up drawing, only because I've made so many scenes...

Though...I suppose I can offer a sneak peek at part of it :smallsmile:

Goodest OotSatar
Christmas Leeky
http://i219.photobucket.com/albums/cc273/xilobucket/HolidayLeeky.png

Mauve Shirt
2010-12-17, 09:02 AM
Goodest OOTSatar
Oh Christmas Hydra
http://fc00.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2010/350/2/4/oots_christmas_hydra_by_evilelq-d34zl92.png

The Vorpal Tribble
2010-12-17, 09:08 AM
Goodest Avatar
Oh Christmas Hydra
You could even put that down as an OotSatar if you wanted since it's using Giant-style art for a creature that appeared in the comic.

Mauve Shirt
2010-12-17, 09:12 AM
Aha. I've forgotten, can I put it in multiple categories, or must I choose one?

The Vorpal Tribble
2010-12-17, 09:15 AM
Aha. I've forgotten, can I put it in multiple categories, or must I choose one?
Naw, just one, though it automatically considered for Best Overall and VT's Choice of course.

Well, unless this is the first thing you've submitted to these competitions. Are you a Rookie? :smallconfused:





:smalltongue:

super dark33
2010-12-17, 11:12 AM
shouldnt we turn this contest to christmess contest and next mont the goodness sake? cuz this contest is filling with christmess

The Vorpal Tribble
2010-12-17, 11:45 AM
shouldnt we turn this contest to christmess contest and next mont the goodness sake? cuz this contest is filling with christmess
Well, considering most of the holiday stuff is 'nice' I don't see that they can't coincide.

Irbis
2010-12-17, 01:30 PM
Plus, I don't feel changing the rules 2/3 through the contest would be nice. We can simply allow the nice, good holiday stuff in :smallwink:

Ranger Mattos
2010-12-17, 04:54 PM
Goodest Avatar
Have YOU been good this year?
http://i1093.photobucket.com/albums/i430/rangermattos/ootsart/christmasmattos.png

super dark33
2010-12-17, 05:39 PM
No! No! That was the scene I had planned but never got around to making! :smallannoyed:

Great work though

you can make one too, but one must prevail the outer, and the loser in this mini contest wont be judged
(only at that entry!)

Dvandemon
2010-12-19, 08:04 PM
Has anyone read "The Stupidest Angel"?

Ego Slayer
2010-12-20, 04:11 AM
This didn't come out nearly as well as I'd hoped it would...oh well.

Most Heavenly Scene
The Light does not abandon its champions.
*snip*

Ahhh, love the reference there. Nice job. :smallcool:

Kris on a Stick
2010-12-20, 05:44 AM
And now... my entry.

Best Celestial
"STOP!"


http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x280/kriskatarn/Tyrael.png

Hopefully there are some Diablo fans among the judges... >.>

Dvandemon
2010-12-20, 05:45 AM
Why quote and what happened to the flames from your prototype?

Kris on a Stick
2010-12-20, 05:55 AM
Why quote and what happened to the flames from your prototype?

The quote box is just a habit of mine from whenever I post images... I do it because it's the same color as the board background, and also so the image won't keep appearing every time someone quotes my post. If the judges prefer that the quote box isn't included, I'll remove it.

Also, by prototype I suppose you mean this:


http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x280/kriskatarn/HolyAvenger.png

In which case I direct you to this:

Working on my IA entry... it's not quite done yet, but I grabbed the main body of it, slapped a cape and Hackneyed EffectTM on and made a quick little avatar of it. I'd have waited until it's done and made an avatar of that, but the way things are going, it's a bit too wiiiiiiiide to fit in the avatar box.

*snip*

The cape and flames were never in my original plan... That avatar there is just recycled art, because I thought it would be a disappointment to just let it go to waste.

Gulaghar
2010-12-20, 10:48 AM
And now... my entry.

Best Celestial
"STOP!"


Hopefully there are some Diablo fans among the judges... >.>

... *wants*

Holy crap that's awesome :biggrin:

Anything Diablo related = :smallcool:

*applauds*

I'm going to stop now because I could go on a while.

Zefir
2010-12-20, 12:04 PM
Really Nice I played Diabolo well I even saw the reference you took^^.

Derjuin
2010-12-20, 07:28 PM
I think this might be the last one I do for this contest, unless I get a really good idea that isn't a Scene :smalltongue: I think I've done way too many of them now...

Most Heavenly Scene
Christmas in Cliffport, with all of the Treants at Home
http://i219.photobucket.com/albums/cc273/xilobucket/ChristmasinCliffportFinal.png

BishFish
2010-12-21, 11:57 AM
I'm not a very good artist, but I think that best OOT scene or OOTSatar should be haley as santa and elan as an elf casting mending on a toy.

super dark33
2010-12-21, 03:03 PM
Sience when christmess stuff are angels? this contest is about angels, not christmess. change the contest thame to christmess, and all angel art will be stored untill the nest contest, that will be about angels, not cristmess.

The Vorpal Tribble
2010-12-21, 03:09 PM
It's not so much 'beings OF good' as 'being good'. Celestial stuff is preferred, but as long as the bad guys are acting in a jolly 'nice' manner I don't see there being a problem.

Domochevsky
2010-12-21, 04:39 PM
I managed to scrape out some time! \o/


Most Heavenly Scene
Just... just move along, kid.
http://www.nudecreator.org/Domochevsky/IA/IA6_1.png

(Let's hope i didn't make it too dark. >_>)
Now back to GenGaming...

The Vorpal Tribble
2010-12-21, 05:38 PM
Another idea: How many angels can dance on the head of a pin?



Most Heavenly Scene
Just... just move along, kid.
*cracks up*

:smallbiggrin:

Serpentine
2010-12-22, 01:04 AM
'nawwww :smallbiggrin:

VT: I love that that was a serious theological debate.
I intend to do a couple more today.

Serpentine
2010-12-24, 01:39 AM
Moved all my "real" celestials here, to keep them together, with the third. Wish I'd made the "wheels" on the Ophan bigger from the start... By the time I thought of it, it would've been a major pain to do.

Best Celestial
Ophan
http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h287/serpentine16/IronAvatarist/Ophan.gif

Best Celestial
Seraphim
http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h287/serpentine16/IronAvatarist/Seraphim.gif

Best Celestial
Cherubim
http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h287/serpentine16/IronAvatarist/Cherubim.gif

Kris on a Stick
2010-12-24, 02:01 AM
Serp, I think at this point you're just competing with yourself. If you don't end up winning Gold, Silver and Bronze for those, I will be hella surprised. :smalltongue:

Serpentine
2010-12-24, 02:04 AM
I won't :smalltongue: There's some pretty great stuff in this category...
My next entry should tickles some funnybones, though :smallamused:

Kris on a Stick
2010-12-24, 02:07 AM
I'm just waiting for the inevitable Evil/fiends themed competition... :smallwink:
*holds up sign saying 'LOWER PLANES does not equal LOWER CLASS'*

Serpentine
2010-12-24, 02:54 AM
Hokay, my next and probably last entry:

Goodest Ootsatar
Celia as a Christmas Tree Angel
http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h287/serpentine16/IronAvatarist/CeliaAngel.gif

super dark33
2010-12-24, 05:15 AM
I just want you to know, i judge only celestials and angels, not christmess stuff.

Serpentine
2010-12-24, 05:17 AM
It is an angel :smallconfused: So what if it's a particular type of angel that happens to be Christmassy?

super dark33
2010-12-24, 05:19 AM
combination of angel and X is good. if its only X ,i wont judge

(X=not Angels,like christmess)

And if you make the ophan in a Scene of him singing windmills of your mind while rolling it will be a good one

Zefir
2010-12-24, 05:26 AM
I think Serps stuff totaly hit the theme, well there are other things that doesn't in my opinion.

Serpentine
2010-12-24, 05:28 AM
While "adherence to the competition theme" is a totally valid factor in judging - I use it, along with quality, aesthetics, and humour where applicable - I think refusing to even take an entry into account just because of your own extremely narrow definition of the theme is very bad show :smallannoyed:

edit: Especially seeing as The Vorpal Tribble, the person in charge of this competition, has explicitly (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showpost.php?p=10014121&postcount=217) green-lit (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showpost.php?p=9984390&postcount=199) such entries...

half-halfling
2010-12-24, 05:32 AM
Ophan is awesome. It looks like one of the angels from Neon Genesis Evangelion. I especially like this star-like thing in the background.

Trixie
2010-12-24, 06:35 AM
[facepalms] :smallsigh:

Out of curiosity, how you did these 'ribbons' on Ophan?

Serpentine
2010-12-24, 06:39 AM
You mean the "wheels"? I did the swirly thing (basically a softer version of a star design I know), copy-pasted it, put them next to each other, rubbed out bits where they go behind one another, and then used the Paintbucket tool to put in the colour. I experimented with messing about with two same- or slightly different-sized circles, but it was a pain and didn't look very good.

Oblivion
2010-12-24, 09:25 AM
While "adherence to the competition theme" is a totally valid factor in judging - I use it, along with quality, aesthetics, and humour where applicable - I think refusing to even take an entry into account just because of your own extremely narrow definition of the theme is very bad show :smallannoyed:

edit: Especially seeing as The Vorpal Tribble, the person in charge of this competition, has explicitly (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showpost.php?p=10014121&postcount=217) green-lit (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showpost.php?p=9984390&postcount=199) such entries...

I'm with Serpentine on this one. Especially when the avatarists put a lot of efforts in their entries (coming from the avatarist side, this kind of comment - from Super dark33 - would make me really annoyed and frustrated). Luckily, there is more than one judge to this competition... :smallwink:

Derjuin
2010-12-24, 05:32 PM
Happy Holidays everyone :smallsmile:

And now, a not-scene (le gasp!)!

Goodest Avatar
Blessed by Water Spirit. Armed in Light. Darkness fears a Shining Knight.
http://i219.photobucket.com/albums/cc273/xilobucket/Knight3.png

Raging Gene Ray
2010-12-24, 06:19 PM
Hokay, my next and probably last entry:

Goodest Ootsatar
Celia as a Christmas Tree Angel

Why does she look so uncomfortable?:smallconfused:

Serpentine
2010-12-24, 10:56 PM
That's a very pointy tree. Look where it's about to go.
I'll give you a hint: it goes up the tookus.

Raging Gene Ray
2010-12-25, 03:08 PM
That's a very pointy tree. Look where it's about to go.

:smalleek: Well...on the bright side, maybe she'll get free levels in paladin for her trouble.

Celia: I don't WANT paladin levels, I want to be able to sit without the help of a pillow again :smallfrown:.

Aruius
2010-12-25, 03:44 PM
I was going to make my rookie debut in this one, but after seeing yldenfrei's "Rookie" artwork, I'm scared stiff! Maybe next month!

Dvandemon
2010-12-25, 10:13 PM
I get the same thing, every competition, and every now and then, I make entries that are hopelessly outclassed



I'm with Serpentine on this one. Especially when the avatarists put a lot of efforts in their entries (coming from the avatarist side, this kind of comment - from Super dark33 - would make me really annoyed and frustrated). Luckily, there is more than one judge to this competition... :smallwink:

So, is he like the Simon of this competition :smalltongue:

Aruius
2010-12-25, 10:19 PM
Heck, I'll bite. Here is my entry:

Best Rookie Entry: Goodest Avatar
Eladrin Ghaele
http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q56/Zeritho/Ghaele-1.png

I know I don't stand a chance, but I'll throw my hat in the ring. I've only been doing this for a couple days, so hey.

Edit: Now that I check the size, it seems a bit large for an avatar, is that okay?

Kris on a Stick
2010-12-25, 10:20 PM
If this is some alternate universe Simon who isn't just extra harsh, but outright ignores several really good entries for some arbitrary reason, yeah. :smalltongue:

@^: Dude. What are they putting in the water these days that makes all the rookies so amazing? You've just outclassed several of the veteran avatarists, who've been doing this for years.

yldenfrei
2010-12-25, 10:33 PM
Heck, I'll bite. Here is my entry:

Best Rookie Entry: Goodest Avatar
Eladrin Ghaele
*snip*

I know I don't stand a chance, but I'll throw my hat in the ring. I've only been doing this for a couple days, so hey.

Edit: Now that I check the size, it seems a bit large for an avatar, is that okay?

Loving the edge detail on the skirt! :smallbiggrin:

Aruius
2010-12-25, 10:39 PM
Thank you both! Those little spirals took quite a while, and I'm kind of sad they aren't a little more visible, but they still work.

As for what they're putting in the water, don't ask me! Yldenfrei is the one who inspired me to start this whole thing and the one who inspired me to *attempt* to do something near her level.

Cealocanth
2010-12-25, 10:43 PM
Thank you both! Those little spirals took quite a while, and I'm kind of sad they aren't a little more visible, but they still work.

As for what they're putting in the water, don't ask me! Yldenfrei is the one who inspired me to start this whole thing and the one who inspired me to *attempt* to do something near her level (If you couldn't tell by my current avatar).

Well, I must say, you're amazing at this. So much so, actually, that I wouldn't turn down a lesson from you sometime. For just recently starting this, you're a natural.

I don't post on the Iron Avatarist competition very often because I don't think I'm ready to play with the big boys after only a few months, but I expect to see you as a regular in these competitions.

Ranger Mattos
2010-12-25, 11:31 PM
@^: Dude. What are they putting in the water these days that makes all the rookies so amazing? You've just outclassed several of the veteran avatarists, who've been doing this for years.

And people like me, who are somewhere in the middle and only have 1 or 2 entries per IA.

Aruius, that is amazing. You a professional artist or something?

Aruius
2010-12-25, 11:45 PM
And people like me, who are somewhere in the middle and only have 1 or 2 entries per IA.

Aruius, that is amazing. You a professional artist or something?

Professional? No! I'm in my last year of High School still, and I'm planning on going into Music in College. Graphic Art is just a hobby of mine.

Gulaghar
2010-12-26, 12:08 AM
Professional? No! I'm in my last year of High School still, and I'm planning on going into Music in College. Graphic Art is just a hobby of mine.

Well you're really good. Better than me. *cries self to sleep*:smalltongue:

Ranger Mattos
2010-12-26, 12:37 AM
Well you're really good. Better than me. *cries self to sleep*:smalltongue:

Meh, I'm going to bed. Might as well cry myself to sleep too :smalltongue:

Keveak
2010-12-26, 07:43 AM
Professional? No! I'm in my last year of High School still, and I'm planning on going into Music in College. Graphic Art is just a hobby of mine.

So that gives me about two years to get better than you?

I think I'll be joining the crying too :smallfrown::smalltongue: