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Dragonfree
June 2nd, 2006, 08:13 PM
Discuss the June Pixel Art contest here.

Please refer to the Entry thread for the contest rules, theme and other information.

Chizzy
June 3rd, 2006, 04:06 AM
Well...Hopefully this will be the best Contest Yet! Mythological Creatures...Hmmm...and you say we can uswe the official Pokemon sprites in our enteries? I may Enter this time around...

Allstories
June 3rd, 2006, 10:02 AM
Hahaha, I was hoping to host the June contest myself and was planning to use the thems 'Mythology'. I still think it's better than yours, but at least I can actually make an entry. COOL.

Chizzy
June 3rd, 2006, 10:23 AM
What do you mean by 'I still think it's better than yours'? do you mean that your theme would be more open to enteries? And what do people think about my entry? I know its only small but im not a great scratch artist unlike yourselves. I Hope that this is a good competition!

Zone
June 3rd, 2006, 11:18 AM
I know exactly what I'm going to make for the contest.

natesand17
June 3rd, 2006, 03:07 PM
wow i think this is going to be a very interesting contest :)

Zone
June 3rd, 2006, 03:24 PM
Would flying reindeers be considered mythological creatures?

Dragonfree
June 3rd, 2006, 06:07 PM
Flying reindeer? Not quite, more like fairy tale creatures.

I was actually thinking about making the theme just "Mythology", but thought it might be a little too vague... Maybe I should broaden it to that. =/ It would allow for some more creativity. Meh.

Haunter Master's entry is disqualified. It looks like a drawing, not a pixel art.

natesand17's entry is also disqualified for having JPEG artifacts.

Chizzy
June 4th, 2006, 12:13 AM
So Mine is the Only Valid Entry? It wont win though...I like it, and Im Happy with that.

Xiaphear
June 4th, 2006, 05:23 AM
Is a hydra okay?

You know; a waterdragon with no wings, arms and legs.

Zone
June 4th, 2006, 05:32 AM
Flying reindeer? Not quite, more like fairy tale creatures.

Meh. I'll just make a Zilant.

Chizzy
June 4th, 2006, 09:59 AM
Zone...As in this sort of thing?

http://www.zilant.ru/res/imgs/zilant.gif

Meh...I want someone to say something about mine...the good and the bad...

Zone
June 4th, 2006, 10:55 AM
Zone...As in this sort of thing?

http://www.zilant.ru/res/imgs/zilant.gif

Meh...I want someone to say something about mine...the good and the bad...

Yes, that. But since I made that post I've changed my mind. I'm making a different creature now.

Xiaphear
June 4th, 2006, 11:12 AM
i added mine.
and it's ......yeah uhm.........what do you think.?

Chizzy
June 4th, 2006, 11:59 AM
i added mine.
and it's ......yeah uhm.........what do you think.?

I think I've Lost! *GULP*

aocom
June 4th, 2006, 08:30 PM
Are angels or mermaids okay to do?

Allstories
June 5th, 2006, 11:16 AM
I think you could at least depending on how you construe it. Mythological creatures leave a lot to the imagination, so if you made a mermaid, you could say it's a siren or something.

AssassinX
June 5th, 2006, 04:23 PM
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y23/chaoofdeath177/contestgryphon.jpg

An opinions or suggestions?

AnDrOmAn
June 6th, 2006, 10:22 AM
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y23/chaoofdeath177/contestgryphon.jpg

An opinions or suggestions?

Well you could save it in .Png, sprites usually look way better that way.

Allstories
June 6th, 2006, 11:04 AM
Yeah, there's an awful lot of compression artifacts there. A 63x74 image should not be over 256 colors.

DarkPegasus
June 6th, 2006, 09:46 PM
Sorry if this sounds stupid... IS a Shaman a mythological creature?

Xiaphear
June 6th, 2006, 10:26 PM
Sorry if this sounds stupid... IS a Shaman a mythological creature?

No, that's a human who summos's ghost's and uses them in battle.
You could make an undead human necromancer..........but that's not mythological either.
Or atleast i think.
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That Chimera isen't bad either. but what's in is? A lion ,dragon and....a goat?

Chizzy
June 6th, 2006, 10:29 PM
Its only the 7th of June! Why do these contests feel so long? and I like AssasinX's entry, but i think it looks odd...(dunno why...it just does)

Frostfur
June 7th, 2006, 08:33 AM
what does anyone have to say about my entry?

Xiaphear
June 7th, 2006, 09:45 AM
what does anyone have to say about my entry?

I like it's eye the most.

AssassinX
June 7th, 2006, 02:19 PM
http://img456.imageshack.us/img456/7691/contestgryphon6wy.png

So is this one a little better?

Allstories
June 7th, 2006, 02:35 PM
Yes, that's much better-looking.

Dragonfree
June 7th, 2006, 02:42 PM
I think "Hydra" traditionally refers to the Greek monster with the multiple heads, but if you're thinking something more in the direction of what Gyarados is, that's fine too.

Angels or mermaids will be fine.

I don't think shamans would exactly constitute for "mythological creatures". Their powers may be myth, but the people themselves are not...

UnseenIdiot, unless you can tell me exactly what mythology your entry is supposed to come from and provide me with a reference image of the creature, it is disqualified for not adhering to the contest theme.

Pandoras Box, your entry is disqualified for not fitting the contest theme. Even if you could point me to a mythology that involves green cats on fire, your entry looks like an Espeon on fire, not a green cat on fire, anyway.

Mr.Tumnus, your entry is also disqualified for not fitting the contest theme. It looks like a winged Rapidash, not a winged horse - I specifically warned against that in the contest rules.

Avatar
June 8th, 2006, 11:49 AM
Shamans are not classified as a mythological creature as Dragonfree stated in her post.

No, that's a human who summos's ghost's and uses them in battle.
You could make an undead human necromancer..........but that's not mythological either.
Or atleast i think.
It's incredible how little people know. The concept of a Shaman who summons ghosts is from the anime Shaman King, it is not the real purpose of a shaman.

Shaman originally referred to the traditional healers of Turkic-Mongol areas such as Northern Asia (Siberia) and Mongolia, a "shaman" being the Turkic-Tungus word for such a practitioner and literally meaning "he (or she) who knows".

The Tungus word has been further connected with Chinese sha men "Buddhist monk," ultimately from Sanskrit. śramaṇa "Buddhist ascetic" (see shramana).

Accordingly, the only proper plural form of the word is shamans and not shamen, as it is unrelated to the English word "man".

In its common usage, it has replaced the older English language term witch doctor, a term which unites the two stereotypical functions of the shaman: knowledge of magical and other lore, and the ability to cure a person and mend a situation. However, this term is generally considered to be pejorative and anthropologically inaccurate. Objections to the use of shaman as a generic term have been raised as well, by both academics and traditional healers themselves, given that the word comes from a specific place, people, and set of practices.

Wikipedia Article (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shaman)


For reference to mythological creatures, Encyclopedia Mythica's Bestiary section (http://www.pantheon.org/areas/bestiary/articles.html) should be able to point you in the right direction.

Dragonfree
June 8th, 2006, 04:24 PM
Orophin is disqualified for art theft. The funny thing is, it's my sprite he stole, so it seems pretty darn thick to enter it in a contest that I'm judging.

The original sprite: http://jupiter.vilhjalmur.com/butterfree/006.png

eevachu
June 8th, 2006, 04:44 PM
I have a couple questions (if they were covered in the rules, feel free to slap me):

Are we allowed doing pixel art based on a sketch drawn with a tablet?

Is there a size limit for the picture?

Are the use of any specific art programs prohibited?

And.... Yeah that's it.

Allstories
June 8th, 2006, 05:00 PM
Yes, no, and no unless you use the program for some kind of filter or aid or something that would be regarded as cheating.

Shadow Wolf 2
June 9th, 2006, 12:54 AM
Here's mine:
It's a Manticore.
http://img144.imageshack.us/img144/6130/winglessmanticorecolour4my.gif
Any comment?
(Accept that it still needs wings.)

Oh, and it's not allowed to post two entries, I know.
But is it allowed to edit your entry?

Xiaphear
June 9th, 2006, 03:27 AM
Here's mine:
It's a Manticore.
http://img144.imageshack.us/img144/6130/winglessmanticorecolour4my.gif
Any comment?
(Accept that it still needs wings.)

Oh, and it's not allowed to post two entries, I know.
But is it allowed to edit your entry?

That's reminds me of the manticore i saw in Tales of Symphonia.
Now about the sprite; I don't like the over-dithering to much.
More comment i can't give.

And yeah it's a good question.
'Can' you edit your entry?

Dragonfree
June 9th, 2006, 02:51 PM
Yes, you can edit your entry - just be sure to note when you have edited it so I'll know to look at it and re-judge it.

Gary, the Magic Fairy
June 9th, 2006, 07:42 PM
Would the Loch Ness monster be considered a "mythological creature"?

This site (http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/lochness/legend.html) has legends about it(in the first three paragraphs).

Xiaphear
June 10th, 2006, 05:21 AM
Yes, you can edit your entry - just be sure to note when you have edited it so I'll know to look at it and re-judge it.

I edited my entry, and i gave a signal......like this post ofcourse.
so, now you know.

~shadowfuse

Shadow Wolf 2
June 10th, 2006, 06:33 AM
I also made an edit.
Just thought I'd note it.
http://img88.imageshack.us/img88/2282/manticorecolour6xw.gif
Discuss.

And I just noticed Red Lugia's sprite is a bit pillow-shaded.

Dragonfree
June 10th, 2006, 08:46 PM
Yes, Loch Ness monster is fine.

_Manafi_
June 10th, 2006, 10:26 PM
um this is a little OT but who won the last one?

i never heard

Klippy
June 10th, 2006, 10:28 PM
If you'd looked down a little bit in the section or on the second page, you would've saw Cowrie did.

-_-

I was going to do Loch Ness, then half-way through, gave up. That's how I pretty much am anyways.

darthjarjar
June 12th, 2006, 01:38 PM
can i submit something already made? or do i have to make a new art/sprite just for this contest?

Frostfur
June 12th, 2006, 05:49 PM
ok ok i admit that i lost again...

i never win any of these things =)

Super_Lawliet
June 12th, 2006, 06:18 PM
grr...guess I was disqualified XD I knew my speite wouldn't last...but I like the entries ^^

Dragonfree
June 14th, 2006, 01:50 PM
can i submit something already made? or do i have to make a new art/sprite just for this contest?
You can submit something you already made, as long as it fits the theme.

AssassinX
June 14th, 2006, 03:28 PM
So does anyone have any suggestions for my entry?

Jolty-kun
June 18th, 2006, 10:44 AM
I'm eventually gonna enter, I need some idea's first. P:

Silverwing
June 18th, 2006, 02:04 PM
And I just noticed Red Lugia's sprite is a bit pillow-shaded.

Er... is that against the rules or something or was that just a comment?

Silon
June 18th, 2006, 05:01 PM
Wow, all the entries look amazing. :D

(( I still haven't recieved an award from the April contest. LOL! ))

Shadow Wolf 2
June 24th, 2006, 10:07 AM
Dammit, I'll never win of that phoenix.
Oh well, I should have made more effort.

Chizzy
June 24th, 2006, 10:12 AM
This thread seems to be dying, and for a contest thread, thats kind of disappointing. I hopr the contest Host Posts soon!

Allstories
June 24th, 2006, 10:53 AM
Aocom's entry is amazing.

Frostfur
June 25th, 2006, 01:20 PM
Aocom's entry is amazing.
omg your soo right! it rawks...

Dragonfree
June 25th, 2006, 02:00 PM
This thread seems to be dying, and for a contest thread, thats kind of disappointing. I hopr the contest Host Posts soon!
There's not much for me to say that can suddenly revive the thread, considering I can't express opinions on entries except ones I'm disqualifying.

BlueEew
July 1st, 2006, 05:19 AM
Maneachicken, did you mean this discussion thread or the entry thread is dying? If it is the entry thread it might be because no-one else has a sprite to enter, which would result in nothink to discuss here.

Gary, the Magic Fairy
July 1st, 2006, 05:02 PM
Why does it matter now? The contest is over.

Dragonfree
July 1st, 2006, 07:24 PM
The forums have been down today (or at least I've been unable to access them), so I haven't been able to finish the judging, and now it's getting late. I should have plenty of time to judge tomorrow.

Chizzy
July 1st, 2006, 11:35 PM
I can't wait for the results! and no, I meant the discussion page... normally there is at least 5 pages... and more activity than it had...