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Amachi
January 2nd, 2007, 07:33 AM
[ Ðecember Pixel Art Contest «-
Results thread
Hosted by [ray.z] and mazilwolf
'Tis the season to be jolly, fala lala la, la la la la

Well the season is over, the month is over, and so is the contest! Now all that's left is the judging.

Each of the entries started off with 10 marks, and, after some discussion between mazilwolf and I, we deducted marks off from features of the entry that had a negative impact upon it's appearance.

Linkage to the discussion thread (http://pkmncommunity.com/showthread.php?t=77227) :: Linkage to the entry thread (http://pkmncommunity.com/showthread.php?t=77226)
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The Entries

Allstories - 7.5/10
http://dylangallagher.googlepages.com/plzdieinafire.gif
This piece of pixel art is a credit to your skill, evident through the high quality of it. However, the tree's shading seems inconsistent and irregular, and the fireplace isn't brightened from the fire in front of it. Also, while you did depict a fireplace and a Christmas tree, wishing for someone to die takes away from that, hence your score.

Frostfur - 7/10
http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b115/Crescent_beam/mistletoe.png
It's a lovely piece that illustrates a well known Christmas tradition. But even though it's a quality piece of scratch work, we feel that you should have put more effort into shading and the outline so to give it a more 3D appearance.

Poke'master W-T - 4/10
http://img300.imageshack.us/img300/4103/untitledbt3.png
Hmm, well it's a nice attempt, and we give you some credit for some attempt at scratchwork - but this was pulled off poorly. The hat has no shading, and the outline needs some work, and the beard is an attempted extension of Hypno's mane, also without shading. Moreover, you removed the shading on the hands and feet, further bringing you down.

Dark Lucario - 7/10
http://thumbq.com/store/16992-santa___.png
Well it's quite well done. The drawing of Santa's outfit, including the hat, was pulled off with some demonstration of skills, with no glaringly obvious faults. However, it's pretty mediocre, but we feel that you can develop and enhance your skills and produce better and more complex pieces with practice.

NekroBoi - 5.5/10
http://img329.imageshack.us/img329/9009/christmasaurur4.png
Hmm, well it's a decent recolour as far as recolours go, but that's all it is really. And while you named it a Christmasaur, it's only relevance to Christmas is 2 out of the 3 recognised holiday colours, the third being green - maybe you should have left some green on there then?

Arcanine Fan 101 - 6.5/10
http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d88/FeatherWind/holiday.gif
Hmm, well it's evident that you have some skill from your custom hat, however, your use of shading throughout the entry detracts from it. You didn't use enough on the tail, and you used too much on the hat. Also, besides the hat and colours, it doesn't have much relation to the theme.

Dragonfree - 8.5/10
http://jupiter.vilhjalmur.com/butterfree/christmassnowman.gif
Your excellent use of lighting and depiction of shade really makes this piece stand out. The scratch work is incredible too, but we feel that further reference to Christmas would have helped your entry.

Uchiha 1337 - 7/10
http://img81.imageshack.us/img81/5820/mlaxro7.png
Munchlax looks really jolly there, and the Christmas theme is fairly well conveyed. A little shading on the lines would have been nice though. Good work anyway.

Samson - 9/10
http://img204.imageshack.us/img204/9141/christmasentryom1.gif
Definitely an amazing piece here. The Santa in the sleigh looks amazing, and yet you even included an incredibly detailed Delibird as well. Excellent work.

Uzumaki Kaen - 6.5/10
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v647/Blaze_Boy/VaatiSlime.png
Well it shows a large amount of skill through the use of various shading techniques, and the quality is impressive, as well as the unique style. However, it shows only a small amount of reference to the Christmas theme.

The Results

3rd: Allstories
2nd: Dragonfree
1st: Samson

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Well there we go, the end of the December Pixel Art Contest. Congragulations to the winners, you deserved it , as evident in your entries. And thanks to everyone else for entering, I hope our comments help and encourage you improve and develop your skills.

强有力
January 2nd, 2007, 07:44 AM
Well done Samson. You are a very talented spriter and i wish you well for the new year

Garfieldfan
January 2nd, 2007, 10:25 AM
They don't have the right names.
Your good, though.

Samson
January 2nd, 2007, 01:11 PM
yay *smiles*

thanks, i'm shocked really. never thought i'd win considering it's a major edit of a D/P trainer sprite.

umm, what happened to the november results, btw? XD

Shadow Weavile
January 3rd, 2007, 02:44 AM
have u asked a moderator for this ???

King Boo
January 3rd, 2007, 03:17 AM
This Topic is out of control!

1.Are you hosting a contest or showing resaults?
2.If your hosting one the,wheres the Moderator?
3.its Januray
4.A mod should be posting up the results not you!
5.If your sumbiting resualts name it"December Pixel Art contest resaults!
6.ummmmm....i've run out of room to agrue well done Samson!!!
It would of been even better if you would of had put some raindeer up!!!

XD~SR

Amachi
January 3rd, 2007, 05:52 AM
This Topid is out of control!
1.Are you hosting a contest or showing resaults?
As evident from the first post - showing the results.
2.If your hosting one the,wheres the Moderator?
If it isn't apparent enough, this is the results.
3.its Januray
This is for last month.
4.A mod should be posting up the results not you!
Why? Mazilwolf and I judged the contest. And Signomi has enough to do.
5.If your sumbiting resualts name it"December Pixel Art contest resaults!
Well it says so in the thread, but I guess I forgot it in the title.

But it's fixed now (thanks Signomi :3)
6.ummmmm....i've run out of room to agrue
You were arguing? I thought you were posting complaints for no reason.
well done Samson!!!
At least you said something that's relevant.
It would of been even better if you would of had put some raindeer up!!!

XD~SR
Why?

mazilwolf says to research and read before posting just so you don't make a fool of yourself.

Signomi
January 3rd, 2007, 05:53 AM
This Topid is out of control!

1.Are you hosting a contest or showing resaults?
2.If your hosting one the,wheres the Moderator?
3.its Januray
4.A mod should be posting up the results not you!
5.If your sumbiting resualts name it"December Pixel Art contest resaults!
6.ummmmm....i've run out of room to agrue well done Samson!!!
It would of been even better if you would of had put some raindeer up!!!

XD~SR

Uh...topid? =\

1. He was the December host and is posting the results for that contest.
2. I'm right here, mate.
3. Yes, welcome to the new year.
4. No, the host should be posting the results as he was in charge of last month's contest.
5. The thread has just been renamed.
6. You were arguing?

Guys. Please. A host of a contest posts the results the following month after, since it would last until the end of the past month, and judges would need time to look at each entry.

Meanwhile, I'll go update the HoF.

King Boo
January 3rd, 2007, 04:35 PM
Thankz for clearing things up Ray z and Sigmoni!!!

Once agian Samsons spirte rockz!!!

beauty. proletariat
January 3rd, 2007, 04:55 PM
meh... pretty good results as far as i'm concerned, coz I did it in 2 mins xD!!! NO EFFORTS PAYS OFF!!!

Esupio
January 4th, 2007, 08:03 AM
oh god I forgot novembers


Presents = Part of the Christmas Hype, and I never understood your theme as 'CHIRSTMAS' but as 'Gifts' So I feel that my entry was related to the theme you made the most clear.

Amachi
January 5th, 2007, 05:32 AM
We understood your representation of the theme of Christmas, however, we felt that you could have displayed Christmas in your entry a bit more prominently.

As for confusion in concern to the contest, you were free to post them in the discussion thread - we would of gladly tried to help you.

But eh, it's all over now.

And some stuff I forgot earlier ^^;
They don't have the right names.
Your good, though.
Could you be a bit clearer as to what doesn't have the right names, cause I'm quite sure the entries do.

yay *smiles*

thanks, i'm shocked really. never thought i'd win considering it's a major edit of a D/P trainer sprite.
Your welcome ^_^

As for your entry, we were confused at to whether or not it was a a DP edit, but we concluded that it wasn't one, probably cause you edited it so much.

Esupio
January 5th, 2007, 11:48 AM
Also, why is Allstories name is in MUCH smaller letters then the other two, if there is going to be a difference in the text sizes second place would a bit more smaller then first (more then it all ready is), and allstories would be the smallest.

Amachi
January 5th, 2007, 04:08 PM
The text sizes were 2, 3 and 4 for Allstories, Dragonfree and Samson respectively. Allstories name was the smallest, but maybe you got confused as Samson's name is of shorter length than the other two.

But I believe I fixed it up now.

Dragonfree
January 5th, 2007, 04:41 PM
*hops in*

Fwee. :3 Congrats to the other winners.

*hops out with silver award*