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*is so jealous of the talent being shown here*

This is going to be some seriously stiff competition. And I bet you anything Apollo is going to have such a tough time deciding, he's going to dig into a bag of tricks for extra prizes (thought perhaps smaller in nature).
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Hee, here's my entry.
*crosses fingers!*



I am Raquaetta on Midnight :D
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with all this talent i am almost tempted to try making an avatar from scratch...
nah.

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Okay, I think I'll go with my last submissions.
This time I'll just jump in the "Not A" bandwagon.


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A "Not A Boxer" would be cute.

I think that people have spent alot of quality time and energy into there products It kinda makes me sad to know that I am going to lose :P.
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Waaah! Deadline, deadline!
Who gets all the spiffy and/or fancy prizes?
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this is my entry, unfortunately i didn't really have a lot of time to spend on it. *shrug* i figured i'd submit it anyway.
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Apollo: the very first tree-hugger!

I waffled on how to crop it, so here's a few different choices.




Also, the big version, just for kicks.


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We've reached the deadline!

Thank you all for your great entries. I'll make a decision as quickly as possible, and my aim is to post that decision by the end of Tuesday.
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I have to laugh at myself because I made another avatar that I considered to be my best and forgot to post it here! Oh well, such is life.
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Contact Sheets of Entries:




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O.O /me wonders how long that took ye
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Book on Obsidian
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O.O /me wonders how long that took ye


Just save the images to a single folder, and ensure all files have unique names.
Then in photoshop do File->Automate->Contact Sheet

Select the folder and set column/row and page sizing.

The automation took approximately 5 minutes at most.

Personally, these were my favorites based on coloring, art style and overall esthetics.


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Very nice looking I am suprised by the amount of wonderful entries :P. I have a sinking feeling I probally wont win, but of course I never do ;).

Also why am I the only person who has him wearing a gold savvy hat like his doll? Or in any case a hat at all :p
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wee howdypedia

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He's naked in mine :)
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Very nice looking I am suprised by the amount of wonderful entries :P. I have a sinking feeling I probally wont win, but of course I never do ;).

Also why am I the only person who has him wearing a gold savvy hat like his doll? Or in any case a hat at all :p


Just for you.


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Contact Sheets of Entries:


Missbecca can't help but notice the lacking of both of her entries.

@_@

(Correct me if i'm wrong.)
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Missbecca can't help but notice the lacking of both of her entries.

@_@

(Correct me if i'm wrong.)


They should be there now, the images weren't being displayed on forum initially. Your two have been added.

Wasn't intentional.
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Just for you.



Hehe You should have entered in the competition :P.
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wee howdypedia

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Yay. Thanks. :)
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Just save the images to a single folder, and ensure all files have unique names.
Then in photoshop do File->Automate->Contact Sheet

Select the folder and set column/row and page sizing.


/me goes crosseyed.
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Sorry, this is a late entry, I thought it ended the 15th. Oh well, late is better than never! Please take this into acount Apollo. It may not look like it but i did work pretty hard! Har!
Iove, Viridian ocean.


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d4rk0n3 - That's a sensational job - thanks. It makes it so much easier to see them all and there are a few that my system (or non techie me) somehow couldn't open that I'm looking at for the first time.

What a brilliant collection. I so love seeing clever peoples' work
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Thank you all for the great entries - it was hard work choosing!

My favorite three win their choice of prizes as detailed in the first thread. These three should PM me with their choice of prize and a guide to when they're most likely to be around in-game, and I will attempt to deliver them as soon as possible. They were:

Guybrush of Viridian with this beautiful avatar.
MissBecca of Viridian with three entries, all of which I liked, but especially these two.
Rubyspoon of Midnight for the sneaky faces.

Each of these "nearly made it" avatars will receive an Apollo doll. I'll try to catch you in-game as soon as possible:
Raquaetta of Midnight
Sadiekate of Midnight
Adee of Sage
Tearin of Midnight

I stole the key to the trinket cupboard, so each of the following will receive a small something as well. I'll try to catch each of you in-game as soon as possible.
Carribean of Midnight
Hedvvig of Midnight
Empanado of Midnight
Shazbot of Midnight
Sky of Viridian
Snakeeye of Viridian
Kristen of Midnight
Rmarzbarr of Midnight
Auron of Cobalt
Ravine of Midnight
Spoppy of Midnight

Please don't petition for these prizes unless it's me on duty.

I enjoyed all of the entries and thank you again for making them. I'm hoping to be able to cycle through several of them on the forum. If you're not a main prize winner and you have an objection to me using your avatar, please PM me and I'll ensure that I don't use it.
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I noticed all of the winners were hand drawn things, are any of the runners up and special mentions not hand drawn as well?


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I noticed all of the winners were hand drawn things, are any of the runners up and special mentions not hand drawn as well?


All of my avatars are are original computer drawings with the exception of the backgrounds.

TY for the flower, Apollo. It is beautiful and appreciated :)
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Huge congratulations to the lucky winners and well done to everyone, the entries were all awesome. :o)

Thank you soooo much for the lovely daisy Apollo, tis very pretty and much appreciated. :o)
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Judging the winners against the non winners, the following is what I found to hold.

Any entry using or manipulating the portrait was instantly thrown out.

Synful - Disqualified cuz used portrait
Nitronline - Disqualified cuz used portrait
Flip - Disqualified cuz used portrait
Piratepeace - Disqualified cuz used portrait
Quintillaz - Disqualified for unknown
Siobhan - Disqualified cuz used portrait
Ponytail Guy - Disqualified for unknown
Polly - Disqualified cuz used portrait
Capearl - Disqualified for unknown
Leif - Disqualified cuz used portrait
Love - Disqualified cuz used portrait
Markozeta - Disqualified for unknown
Hawkings - Disqualified for unknown
Anabanana - Disqualified cuz used portrait
Gracely - Disqualified for unknown


My submissions didn't draw the OM per say I guess, I am guessing that the contest in itself was not simply draw an avatar, but a continuation of the "Draw the Oceanmaster series".

Copying Nemo's art style being the predominant judging factor.

Art is subjective and all of the entries were done very creatively and everyone should be proud of their entries.

All of mine were hand drawn using illustrator (light pen art tablet), freehand and photoshop, with only using the portrait for the first entry and the background being hand drawn.
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Thank you for the daisy, Apollo!

So...when's the next contest? I am now armed with a tablet, finally. ^_^;
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Wow!
Congrats to the winners and congrats to Apollo who now has a fantastic collection of avatars from a lot of talented people.
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