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  1. Once again its time for... the BIWEEKLY BATTLE SPRITE SHOWDOWN! Last round: Our winner was Yoshthethird with their villager trainee! ---- Current Theme: Lances! -Sprite a character that uses a lance. Rules Voting and Winners --- Any further questions or concerns can be PMed to the current host! (Errant) or posted either in the feedback thread or within this thread itself. DEADLINE: Friday, November 17th at 11:59pm PST. Hope you all enjoy and have some fun! Lets get spriting! :D --- PS: new to these? Check out the BBSS tag to see some cool sprites. :D PPS: ...wanting to sprite but don't know where to start, or just want some advice on how to improve? Check out the Spriters Resource thread
  2. Once again its time for... the BIWEEKLY BATTLE SPRITE SHOWDOWN! Last round: Our winner was Lt. Smirks! ---- Current Theme: Not a Hero... Yet. -Sprite a trainee class. Rules Voting and Winners --- Any further questions or concerns can be PMed to the current host! (Errant) or posted either in the feedback thread or within this thread itself. DEADLINE: Sunday, October 22nd at 11:59pm PST. Hope you all enjoy and have some fun! Lets get spriting! :D --- PS: new to these? Check out the BBSS tag to see some cool sprites. :D PPS: ...wanting to sprite but don't know where to start, or just want some advice on how to improve? Check out the Spriters Resource thread
  3. THEME/TOPIC: R&D: -Create a new class! Rules Voting and Winners --- Any further questions or concerns can be PMed to the current host! (Errant) or posted either in the feedback thread or within this thread itself. Voting Ends: Thursday, September 28th at 11:59pm PST. Hope you enjoy the entries! Good luck to all!
  4. Once again its time for... the BIWEEKLY BATTLE SPRITE SHOWDOWN! Last round: Our winner was Yoshthethird! ---- Current Theme: R&D -Create a new class! Rules Voting and Winners --- Any further questions or concerns can be PMed to the current host! (Errant) or posted either in the feedback thread or within this thread itself. DEADLINE: Thursday, September 21st at 11:59pm PST. Hope you all enjoy and have some fun! Lets get spriting! :D --- PS: new to these? Check out the BBSS tag to see some cool sprites. :D PPS: ...wanting to sprite but don't know where to start, or just want some advice on how to improve? Check out the Spriters Resource thread
  5. That's the original post... [spoiler=1st Edit]1/23 Awesome, sounding like we have a lot of interest in this... so I guess we'll get a contest up soon, in the meantime while I finalize/figure out rules lets have some thoughts on what the community would enjoy! The poll is now up to get a sense of what we'll try with Format and Topics/Themes... [spoiler=2nd Edit]1/24 ...and the thread/contest is up! Hope you enjoy! [spoiler=3rd Edit]1/27 added to the title, tribute to Aeo finally getting thru to my stubborn, sleep deprived ass to be more casual. :) CURRENT EDIT: 1/28 So, took out the first poll as we have the first contest up and going well. Second poll on themes/topics will stay. New poll added as there was some debate about how people wanted to be able to vote. ...so go vote, and discuss. (Found a quirk...If you have already entered a vote in one of the earlier polls, you will have to choose delete my vote in order to re-enter voting) [spoiler= Copies of Old Polls] 1/28/15 Copy of the first poll: Contest Format. Copy of the Second Poll: Topics and Themes, original votes. ...animations ended up getting some more votes after we put the first contest thread up. At the original time posted, animations did not have enough votes/interest to make it a category. I'd like to try and have a week focused on animations though. Think that'd be great to spice things up and develop those skills. :) ...OK, votes got borked due to Question 1 Poll being deleted. Poll 2 is still reading the old multiple choice votes despite now being a single choice vote now... UGH... Ok, rejigged it, Question 2 back in right place... Please recast your votes. Edit: so... First comp. Entry vote is up... Go vote! EDIT: ...2nd Comp vote is on! Go vote! [spoiler=Helpful Tutorials] Here's a good tutorial on use of colors in pixel art and spriting... and some others that may be a bit more advanced... but good reads anyways... Thinking in Color -Excellent easy to understand tutorial on how colors effect your pixel art/sprite. Definitely worth the read! Derek-Make Games: 10 step custom sprite tutorial -great quick, easy tutorial on custom pixel art/sprites. So you Wanna be a Pixel Artist? 11 part series. -A bit wordy, but very well done in-depth look at the world of pixel art in general, from map tiles to sprites to animations. BwdYeti's tutorials are very recommended reads as well. Please share if you know of any other excellent tutorials! :D ...so here are the links to BwdYeti's custom battle sprite tutorials... Shared with his permission. I found his second tutorial, along with the Thinking in Color very fascinating on palletes... Hoping to apply those to my next couple sprites now that I understand it a bit better. BwdYeti's Custom Battle Sprite Tutorial #1 -kinda old, from before 2009... But a great look at the process of creating custom battle sprites from the Best Battle Spriter around... Then and now. Yeti's custom tutorial #2 -his second tutorial, even better than the first! Great tips on creating a custom pallete that fits with GBA battle sprite colors. A must read for anyone doing battle sprites! --- Anyways, hope these help! Good luck, and good spriting! ;)
  6. So... Our Fourth Biweekly Battle Sprite Showdown winner was... Toa, with Best Overall Sprite! Together with runners-up Merc and Myself, ... we bring you... Round 5! ---- THEME/TOPIC: "History's Greatest" -Sprite one or more human units from history. One or all of them may be in a vehicle but the human unit inside must be visible. Example: ------ Rules of the competition for your reference. [spoiler=Rules]RULES: 1) only 1 entry per contestant, either in the Full Custom division or in the Splice/Edit division.(Animated may be a division if enough entries are in to justify it) -Please declare which division you fall under to avoid potential confusion. 2) No voting for your own entry! 3) Entries should be limited to 16 colors.(15 colors+ 1 background color) This is more of a guideline, but good to follow for style and challenge reasons. Colors may be custom or using GBA sprite palletes. 4) No posting previous/old works! This means no edits/recolors of something previously made as well. -allowing previous/old works would give an unfair advantage to certain entries, two weeks is a good amount of time to work on an entry... how fair would it be to have to go up against something someone spent months or even a year on? -creating brand new works, encourages creativity and artistic growth and development, kinda what the whole art forums are about... isn't it? [spoiler=Voting and Winners]Depending on Entry types and total number we will either go with split divisions for typically Full Custom and Splice/Edit entries, or single division. (Over 20 entries, or sizable enough division for both entry types will result in Split Division voting) ---- (IF SINGLE DIVISION) VOTING: Voting will be split into two categories, -Best Overall Sprite (Single Vote) -Pick the ones you like (Multiple votes) >Voting will run for 3 days >Highest combined Votes=Best Overall Sprite WINNERS: Winner of Best Overall Sprite will come from combination of single vote and popular choice votes. > Winner of the Best Overall Sprite gets to choose the next theme/topic of the following contest. Runners-up will be the two contestants with the next highest votes following the winner. > Winners and Runners-up must provide their choices within 3 days of the host's private messaging. Host will provide the next theme/topic if no reply in 3 days. (IF SPLIT DIVISIONS) VOTING: Voting will be split into three categories, -Best Full Custom (single vote) -Best Edit/Splice (single vote) -Pick the ones you like (Multiple votes) >Voting will run for 3 days >Sprites will be categorized following the voting >Highest combined Votes=Best Overall Sprite >Highest vote Full custom=Best Custom Sprite >Highest vote Splice/Edit=Best Edited Sprite WINNERS: Winner of Best Overall Sprite may also be the winner of Best Full Custom, or Best Splice/Edit category. > Winner of the Best Overall Sprite gets to choose the next theme/topic of the following contest. Runners-up will be the two contestants with the next highest votes following the winners. > Winners and Runners-up must provide their choices within 3 days of the host's private messaging. Host will provide the next theme/topic if no reply in 3 days. ---- DEADLINE: 11:59pm PST Monday May 11th Any further questions or concerns can be PMed to the current host!(That's me Smirks, currently) ...or posted in the feedback and discussion thread here to avoid thread derailment. Looking forward to your entries! ---- PS: On in thread disputes, from the pinned Spriting and Competition thread. Quote Quote PPS: Sorry this took so long to get up. A big storm came through my area and I didn't have Wi-Fi for a few days :/ ----
  7. So... Our third Biweekly Battle Sprite Showdown winner... was Lt.Smirks, with Best Overall Sprite and Best Animated Sprite! Together with Best Larger Sprite and Best Regular Sprite winners Etain and Kitsu, and runners up Merc and vilkalizer(as Sea Lion opted out)... we bring you... Round 4! ---- THEME/TOPIC: "Sky High Soaring" make an original/non-derivative FLYING character, that must be airborne or in flight. (Non-Derivative means... No published characters or fan characters, like Laguz, Pokemon, or Power Rangers, etc... however tropes like Mechs, Griffons, Pegasi, Dragons are all fair game as long as the character is original to you) Examples... Prehistoric, Mythological, Steampunk, Mechanical, Biological, Alien, Mounted, etc is up to the artist's discretion Our example Entry: (does not have to match format) -Dragon and Rider for example... Reminder: Do not make a Fire Emblem Wyvern. REMINDER: entry must be an original character in flight, NOT be a character from Fire Emblem, or any other series, or published work. ------ Rules of the competition for your reference. [spoiler=Rules] RULES: 1) only 1 entry per contestant, either in the Full Custom division or in the Splice/Edit division.(Animated may be a division if enough entries are in to justify it) -Please declare which division you fall under to avoid potential confusion. 2) No voting for your own entry! 3) Entries should be limited to 16 colors.(15 colors+ 1 background color) This is more of a guideline, but good to follow for style and challenge reasons. Colors may be custom or using GBA sprite palletes. 4) No posting previous/old works! This means no edits/recolors of something previously made as well. -allowing previous/old works would give an unfair advantage to certain entries, two weeks is a good amount of time to work on an entry... how fair would it be to have to go up against something someone spent months or even a year on? -creating brand new works, encourages creativity and artistic growth and development, kinda what the whole art forums are about... isn't it? [spoiler=Voting and Winners] Depending on Entry types and total number we will either go with split divisions for typically Full Custom and Splice/Edit entries, or single division. (Over 20 entries, or sizable enough division for both entry types will result in Split Division voting) ---- [spoiler=IF SINGLE DIVISION] VOTING: Voting will be split into two categories, -Best Overall Sprite (Single Vote) -Pick the ones you like (Multiple votes) >Voting will run for 3 days >Highest combined Votes=Best Overall Sprite WINNERS: Winner of Best Overall Sprite will come from combination of single vote and popular choice votes. > Winner of the Best Overall Sprite gets to choose the next theme/topic of the following contest. Runners-up will be the two contestants with the next highest votes following the winner. > Winners and Runners-up must provide their choices within 3 days of the host's private messaging. Host will provide the next theme/topic if no reply in 3 days. [spoiler=IF SPLIT DIVISIONS] VOTING: Voting will be split into three categories, -Best Full Custom (single vote) -Best Edit/Splice (single vote) -Pick the ones you like (Multiple votes) >Voting will run for 3 days >Sprites will be categorized following the voting >Highest combined Votes=Best Overall Sprite >Highest vote Full custom=Best Custom Sprite >Highest vote Splice/Edit=Best Edited Sprite WINNERS: Winner of Best Overall Sprite may also be the winner of Best Full Custom, or Best Splice/Edit category. > Winner of the Best Overall Sprite gets to choose the next theme/topic of the following contest. Runners-up will be the two contestants with the next highest votes following the winners. > Winners and Runners-up must provide their choices within 3 days of the host's private messaging. Host will provide the next theme/topic if no reply in 3 days. ---- DEADLINE: 11:59pm PST Sunday April 12th. Any further questions or concerns can be PMed to the current host!(That's me Errant, currently) ...or posted in the feedback and discussion thread here to avoid thread derailment. Hope you all enjoy and have some fun! Lets get spriting! :D ---- PS: On in thread disputes, from the pinned Spriting and Competition thread. ---- PPS: ...wanting to sprite but don't know where to start, or just want some advice on how to improve? Check out the Spriters Resource thread and/or check some of these out. [spoiler=Helpful Tutorials] Here's a good tutorial on use of colors in pixel art and spriting... and some others that may be a bit more advanced... but good reads anyways... Thinking in Color -Excellent easy to understand tutorial on how colors effect your pixel art/sprite. Definitely worth the read! Derek-Make Games: 10 step custom sprite tutorial -great quick, easy tutorial on custom pixel art/sprites. So you Wanna be a Pixel Artist? 11 part series. -A bit wordy, but very well done in-depth look at the world of pixel art in general, from map tiles to sprites to animations. BwdYeti's tutorials are very recommended reads as well. Please share if you know of any other excellent tutorials! :D ...so here are the links to BwdYeti's custom battle sprite tutorials... Shared with his permission. I found his second tutorial, along with the Thinking in Color very fascinating on palletes... Hoping to apply those to my next couple sprites now that I understand it a bit better. BwdYeti's Custom Battle Sprite Tutorial #1 -kinda old, from before 2009... But a great look at the process of creating custom battle sprites from the Best Battle Spriter around... Then and now. Yeti's custom tutorial #2 -his second tutorial, even better than the first! Great tips on creating a custom pallete that fits with GBA battle sprite colors. A must read for anyone doing battle sprites! --- Anyways, hope these help! Good luck, and good spriting! ;)
  8. THEME/TOPIC: "Crossover Chaos" sprite a pre-existing non-Fire Emblem published video-game character in Fire Emblem style. -either translated into the style itself, or reimagined/redesigned into a Fire Emblem class type. (Examples: Link in FE style, Sonic the Mercenary Hedgehog... etc... Have fun with it! :D ) ---- Our example Entry: (does not have to match format) [Name of character] Link [Entry Division] Splice/Edit -Credit: Fire Emblem Link sprite by DJ Patrino on The Spriters Resource [spoiler=Original Art/Reference] REMINDER: entry must NOT be a character from Fire Emblem ------ Rules of the competition for your reference. [spoiler=Rules] RULES: 1) only 1 entry per contestant, typically either in the Full Custom division or in the Splice/Edit division. (Unless those are not in effect) -Please declare which division you fall under to avoid potential confusion. 2) No voting for your own entry! 3) Entries should be limited to 16 colors.(15 colors+ 1 background color) This is more of a guideline, but good to follow for style and challenge reasons. Colors may be custom or using GBA sprite palletes. 4) No posting previous/old works! This means no edits/recolors of something previously made as well. -allowing previous/old works would give an unfair advantage to certain entries, two weeks is a good amount of time to work on an entry... how fair would it be to have to go up against something someone spent months or even a year on? -creating brand new works, encourages creativity and artistic growth and development, kinda what the whole art forums are about... isn't it? [spoiler=Voting and Winners] Depending on Entry types and total number we will typically either go with split divisions, or single division. (Over 20 entries, or sizable enough division for both entry types will result in Split Division voting) ---- THIS ROUND will be Split Divisions: as we have 25 entries and multiple entry types VOTING: Voting will be split into three categories with an additional multi-choice vote, -Best Regular Sprite ~less than 60x60~ (single vote) -Best Larger Sprite ~over 60x60~ (single vote) -Best Animated Sprite (single vote) -Pick the ones you like (Multiple votes) >Voting will run for 3 days >Sprites will be categorized following the voting >Highest combined Votes=Best Overall Sprite >Highest votes for Regular/Larger/Animated=Winner of category WINNERS: Winner of Best Overall Sprite may also be the winner of Best Regular/Large/Animated categories. > Winner of the Best Overall Sprite gets to choose the next theme/topic of the following contest. Runners-up will be the two contestants with the next highest votes following the winners. > Winners and Runners-up must provide their choices within 3 days of the host's private messaging. Host will provide the next theme/topic if no reply in 3 days. ---- Voting Period: 3 days to vote. Voting will go until 11:59pm PST on Friday March 27th. Hope you all enjoy the awesome entries! Great job every one! :D PS: On general commentary, complaints and conduct within the thread... From the pinned Spriting and Competition thread. Any further questions or concerns can be PMed to the current host!(That's me Errant, currently) ...or posted in the feedback and discussion thread here to avoid thread derailment.
  9. THEME/TOPIC: "Crossover Chaos" sprite a pre-existing non-Fire Emblem published video-game character in Fire Emblem style. -either translated into the style itself, or reimagined/redesigned into a Fire Emblem class type. (Examples: Link in FE style, Sonic the Mercenary Hedgehog... etc... Have fun with it! :D ) ---- Our example Entry: (does not have to match format) [Name of character] Link [Entry Division] Splice/Edit -Credit: Fire Emblem Link sprite by DJ Patrino on The Spriters Resource [spoiler=Original Art/Reference] REMINDER: entry must NOT be a character from Fire Emblem ------ Rules of the competition for your reference. [spoiler=Rules] RULES: 1) only 1 entry per contestant, either in the Full Custom division or in the Splice/Edit division. -Please declare which division you fall under to avoid potential confusion. 2) No voting for your own entry! 3) Entries should be limited to 16 colors.(15 colors+ 1 background color) This is more of a guideline, but good to follow for style and challenge reasons. Colors may be custom or using GBA sprite palletes. 4) No posting previous/old works! This means no edits/recolors of something previously made as well. -allowing previous/old works would give an unfair advantage to certain entries, two weeks is a good amount of time to work on an entry... how fair would it be to have to go up against something someone spent months or even a year on? -creating brand new works, encourages creativity and artistic growth and development, kinda what the whole art forums are about... isn't it? [spoiler=Voting and Winners] Depending on Entry types and total number we will either go with split divisions for Full Custom and Splice/Edit entries, or single division. (Over 20 entries, or sizable enough division for both entry types will result in Split Division voting) ---- [spoiler=IF SINGLE DIVISION] VOTING: Voting will be split into two categories, -Best Overall Sprite (Single Vote) -Pick the ones you like (Multiple votes) >Voting will run for 3 days >Highest combined Votes=Best Overall Sprite WINNERS: Winner of Best Overall Sprite will come from combination of single vote and popular choice votes. > Winner of the Best Overall Sprite gets to choose the next theme/topic of the following contest. Runners-up will be the two contestants with the next highest votes following the winner. > Winners and Runners-up must provide their choices within 3 days of the host's private messaging. Host will provide the next theme/topic if no reply in 3 days. [spoiler=IF SPLIT DIVISIONS] VOTING: Voting will be split into three categories, -Best Full Custom (single vote) -Best Edit/Splice (single vote) -Pick the ones you like (Multiple votes) >Voting will run for 3 days >Sprites will be categorized following the voting >Highest combined Votes=Best Overall Sprite >Highest vote Full custom=Best Custom Sprite >Highest vote Splice/Edit=Best Edited Sprite WINNERS: Winner of Best Overall Sprite may also be the winner of Best Full Custom, or Best Splice/Edit category. > Winner of the Best Overall Sprite gets to choose the next theme/topic of the following contest. Runners-up will be the two contestants with the next highest votes following the winners. > Winners and Runners-up must provide their choices within 3 days of the host's private messaging. Host will provide the next theme/topic if no reply in 3 days. ---- DEADLINE: 11:59pm PST Tuesday, March 24. (Extended from Sunday.) From the pinned Spriting and Competition thread. Any further questions or concerns can be PMed to the current host!(That's me Errant, currently) ...or posted in the feedback and discussion thread here to avoid thread derailment. Hope you all enjoy and have some fun! Lets get spriting! :D PS: ...wanting to sprite but don't know where to start, or just want some advice on how to improve? Check out the Spriters Resource thread and/or check some of these out. [spoiler=Helpful Tutorials] Here's a good tutorial on use of colors in pixel art and spriting... and some others that may be a bit more advanced... but good reads anyways... Thinking in Color -Excellent easy to understand tutorial on how colors effect your pixel art/sprite. Definitely worth the read! Derek-Make Games: 10 step custom sprite tutorial -great quick, easy tutorial on custom pixel art/sprites. So you Wanna be a Pixel Artist? 11 part series. -A bit wordy, but very well done in-depth look at the world of pixel art in general, from map tiles to sprites to animations. BwdYeti's tutorials are very recommended reads as well. Please share if you know of any other excellent tutorials! :D ...so here are the links to BwdYeti's custom battle sprite tutorials... Shared with his permission. I found his second tutorial, along with the Thinking in Color very fascinating on palletes... Hoping to apply those to my next couple sprites now that I understand it a bit better. BwdYeti's Custom Battle Sprite Tutorial #1 -kinda old, from before 2009... But a great look at the process of creating custom battle sprites from the Best Battle Spriter around... Then and now. Yeti's custom tutorial #2 -his second tutorial, even better than the first! Great tips on creating a custom pallete that fits with GBA battle sprite colors. A must read for anyone doing battle sprites! --- Anyways, hope these help! Good luck, and good spriting! ;)
  10. THEME/TOPIC: "Creature Features" make an original character, either a non-human individual, or human with pet animal/monster. (Up to you how non-human/monstrous their appearance is.) Examples... A boy and his dog, half-manakete original character like Sophia, Werewolf, Laguz, etc... Our example Entry: (does not have to match format) -A man with his... pet bird? REMINDER: must be original character. ------ Rules of the competition for your reference. [spoiler=Rules] RULES: 1) only 1 entry per contestant, either in the Full Custom division or in the Splice/Edit division. -Please declare which division you fall under to avoid potential confusion. 2) No voting for your own entry! 3) Entries should be limited to 16 colors.(15 colors+ 1 background color) This is more of a guideline, but good to follow for style and challenge reasons. Colors may be custom or using GBA sprite palletes. 4) No posting previous/old works! This means no edits/recolors of something previously made as well. -allowing previous/old works would give an unfair advantage to certain entries, two weeks is a good amount of time to work on an entry... how fair would it be to have to go up against something someone spent months or even a year on? -creating brand new works, encourages creativity and artistic growth and development, kinda what the whole art forums are about... isn't it? [spoiler=Voting and Winners] Depending on Entry types and total number we will either go with split divisions for Full Custom and Splice/Edit entries, or single division. (Over 20 entries, or sizable enough division for both entry types will result in Split Division voting) ---- This round will be SINGLE DIVISION [spoiler=IF SINGLE DIVISION] VOTING: Voting will be split into two categories, -Best Overall Sprite (Single Vote) -Pick the ones you like (Multiple votes) >Voting will run for 3 days >Highest combined Votes=Best Overall Sprite WINNERS: Winner of Best Overall Sprite will come from combination of single vote and popular choice votes. > Winner of the Best Overall Sprite gets to choose the next theme/topic of the following contest. Runners-up will be the two contestants with the next highest votes following the winner. > Winners and Runners-up must provide their choices within 3 days of the host's private messaging. Host will provide the next theme/topic if no reply in 3 days. [spoiler=IF SPLIT DIVISIONS] VOTING: Voting will be split into three categories, -Best Full Custom (single vote) -Best Edit/Splice (single vote) -Pick the ones you like (Multiple votes) >Voting will run for 3 days >Sprites will be categorized following the voting >Highest combined Votes=Best Overall Sprite >Highest vote Full custom=Best Custom Sprite >Highest vote Splice/Edit=Best Edited Sprite WINNERS: Winner of Best Overall Sprite may also be the winner of Best Full Custom, or Best Splice/Edit category. > Winner of the Best Overall Sprite gets to choose the next theme/topic of the following contest. Runners-up will be the two contestants with the next highest votes following the winners. > Winners and Runners-up must provide their choices within 3 days of the host's private messaging. Host will provide the next theme/topic if no reply in 3 days. ---- Any further questions or concerns can be PMed to the current host!(That's me Errant, currently) ...or posted either in the feedback thread or within this thread itself. Voting Period: Voting will go until 11:59pm PST on Friday March 6th. VOTING CLOSED! Being tallied up, results tomorrow. Hope you all enjoy the awesome entries! Great job every one! :D
  11. So... Our first Biweekly Battle Sprite Showdown winner... was Nih, with Best Overall Sprite and Best Full Custom Sprite! Together with Best Edit/Splice winner Lt. Smirks, and runners up Thor Odinson and General Ciraxis... we bring you... Round 2! ---- THEME/TOPIC: "Creature Features" make an original character, either a non-human individual, or human with pet animal/monster. (Up to you how non-human/monstrous their appearance is.) Examples... A boy and his dog, half-manakete original character like Sophia, Werewolf, Laguz, etc... Our example Entry: (does not have to match format) -A man with his... pet bird? REMINDER: must be original character. ------ Rules of the competition for your reference. [spoiler=Rules] RULES: 1) only 1 entry per contestant, either in the Full Custom division or in the Splice/Edit division. -Please declare which division you fall under to avoid potential confusion. 2) No voting for your own entry! 3) Entries should be limited to 16 colors.(15 colors+ 1 background color) This is more of a guideline, but good to follow for style and challenge reasons. Colors may be custom or using GBA sprite palletes. 4) No posting previous/old works. This means no edits/recolors of something previously made as well. [spoiler=Voting and Winners] VOTING: Voting will be split into three categories, -Best Full Custom (single vote) -Best Edit/Splice (single vote) -Pick the ones you like (Multiple votes) >Voting will run for 3 days >Sprites will be categorized following the voting >Highest combined Votes=Best Overall Sprite >Highest vote Full custom=Best Custom Sprite >Highest vote Splice/Edit=Best Edited Sprite WINNERS: Winner of Best Overall Sprite may also be the winner of Best Full Custom, or Best Splice/Edit category. > Winner of the Best Overall Sprite gets to choose the next theme/topic of the following contest. Runners-up will be the two contestants with the next highest votes following the winners. > Winners and Runners-up must provide their choices within 3 days of the host's private messaging. Host will provide the next theme/topic if no reply in 3 days. ---- Any further questions or concerns can be PMed to the current host!(That's me Errant, currently) ...or posted either in the feedback thread or within this thread itself. DEADLINE over: Entries may be posted, and edited up until 11:59pm PST Tuesday, March 3. Deadline has now past. Hope you all enjoy and have some fun! Lets get spriting! :D
  12. THEME/TOPIC: Match Game, Make a battle sprite that matches the artwork or mug of an existing Fire Emblem character. can be any of entries from the series(ex. FE13, FE BS satellite, etc.) Our example Entry: (does not have to match format) Lyn FE7 ------ These were the rules of the Biweekly Battle Sprite Showdown competition for your reference. [spoiler=Rules] RULES: 1) only 1 entry per contestant, either in the Full Custom division or in the Splice/Heavy Edit division. 2) No voting for your own entry! 3) Entries should be limited to 16 colors.(15 colors+ 1 background color) This is more of a guideline, but good to follow for style and challenge reasons. Colors may be custom or using GBA sprite palletes. 4) No posting previous/old works. [spoiler=Voting and Winners] NOTE: ...as we had over 20 entries total, we have gone with the split into full custom and edit/splice divisions to avoid confusion/multiple votes in the single vote section. If we get equal to or less than 20 entries in a following competition we will simply go with Best in Theme to make voting easier. VOTING: Voting will be split into three categories, -Best Full Custom (single vote) -Best Edit/Splice (single vote) -Pick the ones you like (Multiple votes) >Voting will run for 3 days >Sprites will be categorized following the voting >Highest combined Votes=Best Overall Sprite >Highest vote Full custom=Best Custom Sprite >Highest vote Splice/Edit=Best Edited Sprite WINNERS: Winner of Best Overall Sprite may also be the winner of Best Full Custom, or Best Splice/Edit category. > Winner of the Best Overall Sprite gets to choose the next theme/topic of the following contest. > Winner of the Full Custom Division gets to provide a skeleton pose. > Winner of the Splice Division gets to provide a base sprite to splice for the next contest. > Winner with the highest votes total gets to provide a reference/original art. Runners-up will be the two contestants with the next highest votes following the winners. > The Runners-up of the two categories will get to provide their choice of either one base sprite each for splicing, a reference, or a skeleton pose. > Winners and Runners-up must provide their choices within 3 days of the host's private messaging. Host will provide the next theme/topic if no reply in 3 days. ---- Any further questions or concerns can be PMed to the current host!(That's me Errant, currently) ...or posted either in the feedback thread or within this thread itself. Voting Period: Voting is now finished. Hope you all enjoy the awesome entries! Edit: Dozla entry relocated to splice/edit division.
  13. Hey all, Welcome to the first ever,(that I am aware of) Serenes Forest Biweekly Battle Sprite Showdown! ---- Many thanks to all who offered ideas, and suggestions! So much great feedback, and much thanks goes to Lenh, Ghast, and Levy for suggestions on format for rules and competition, and to all who offered advice or ideas... Special kudos to Lenh for going over each part of the original post! With that out of the way, lets get down to it! ----- THEME/TOPIC: Match Game, Make a battle sprite that matches the artwork or mug of an existing Fire Emblem character. can be any of entries from the series(ex. FE13, FE BS satellite, etc.) ENTRIES: An example of what to post. [Name of character] Lyn [Entry Division] Splice/Edit -Base used for Splicers/Editors(non-Optional), Pose/Skeleton or early form for Custom Sprite(Optional) -Your Entry -Reference/mug to illustrate or be used for the concept or theme. -Post reference/art used in spoilers below [spoiler=Original Art/Reference] Lyn is one of the few Fire Emblem GBA sprites to have a mug and sprite, and even character art that actually match pretty well... so, lets make some more, shall we? ------ As this is our first Biweekly Battle Sprite Showdown competition, let me lay out some ground rules. [spoiler=Rules] RULES: 1) only 1 entry per contestant, either in the Full Custom division or in the Splice/Heavy Edit division. 2) No voting for your own entry! 3) Entries should be limited to 16 colors.(15 colors+ 1 background color) This is more of a guideline, but good to follow for style and challenge reasons. Colors may be custom or using GBA sprite palletes. 4) No posting previous/old works. SPLICE/HEAVY EDIT DIVISION NOTES > Contestants must be able to show work if splice/edited nature of the sprite is under question. FULL CUSTOM DIVISION NOTES > Again, Skeleton/early version is not required to be posted, but recommended. (This is more for newer battle spriters to learn from/reference) [spoiler=Voting and Winners] VOTING: Voting will be split into three categories, -Best Full Custom -Best Splice/Edit. -Best Overall Battle Sprite >Voting will run for 3 days WINNERS: Winner of Best Overall Sprite may also be the winner of Best Full Custom, or Best Splice/Edit category. > Winner of the Best Overall Sprite gets to choose the next theme/topic of the following contest. > Winner of the Full Custom Division gets to provide a skeleton pose. > Winner of the Splice Division gets to provide a base sprite to splice for the next contest. > Winner with the highest votes total gets to provide a reference/original art. Runners-up will be the three contestants with the next highest votes following the winners. > The Runners-up of the three categories will get to provide their choice of either one base sprite each for splicing, a reference, or a skeleton pose. > Winners and Runners-up must provide their choices within 3 days of the host's private messaging. Host will provide the next theme/topic if no reply in 3 days. The Winners of each category of the contest will also receive a custom banner and trophy sprite which they can display in their signatures for bragging rights. A thread will be kept updated chronicling past events and winners for the community. ---- Any further questions or concerns can be PMed to the current host!(That's me Errant, currently) ...or posted either in the feedback thread or within this thread itself. Deadline: Monday, February 9th, 2015... 11:59pm PST (ie... about 2 weeks) ...1 day extension. Hope you all enjoy and have some fun! Lets get spriting! :D PS: I have currently left out animations as a category. We may do another of the Competition weeks focused on animations but as for now they are just bonus. Might garner you some extra votes if people think it looks cool. If we have enough interest for animations, we may include that as a division/category of future showdowns, or have showdowns focused on animations. ...any other suggestions or ideas on the format/rules/deadline will be taken into account. My apologies if this is still too wordy... we'll work on that. ;) EDIT: voting thread is up! Go vote!
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