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Biweekly Battle Sprite Showdown III ~Crossover Chaos~

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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 )
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Our example Entry: (does not have to match format)
[Name of character] Link [Entry Division] Splice/Edit

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-Credit: Fire Emblem Link sprite by DJ Patrino on The Spriters Resource

[spoiler=Original Art/Reference]

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REMINDER: entry must NOT be a character from Fire Emblem
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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)
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[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.


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DEADLINE: 11:59pm PST Tuesday, March 24. (Extended from Sunday.)

From the pinned Spriting and Competition thread.

There has been a lot of arguing amongst members in these forums (especially the competition sub-forum). I know that people can disagree and small quarrels are not a big deal but the sad part about this is the argument always gets out of hand. This is not only a frustration for myself and your fellow members but it is also thread derailment which is against the code of conduct.

The point of the competition threads are to enter in the competitions, to give critique to those who enter, and to vote for your favourite entry, not to bicker about who isn't following the rules of the competition. It is up to the person in charge of the competition to decide who does or doesn't follow the rules, not the participators and other members. If you want to have heated arguments with each other or think an entry is breaking the rules then do so via the personal messenger or some other form of private conversation.

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!

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Anyways, hope these help! Good luck, and good spriting! ;)

Edited by TheErrantShepherd

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Alright, this tine I'll try not to be mediocre.

...no promises.

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Yeah, should be a lot of fun. Very interested to see what people come up with... I think we made it nice and open-ended again on what people could submit, so major kudos and props to Thor, Mew and General Ciraxis for a really good theme again! :D

...now to figure out what the heck I wanna do this time... Hopefully getting it started before 3hrs before deadline this round. >.> <.<

@Kao

Hey, you're trying and improving right? That's the whole point of these. Good luck on the entry! :D

Edited by TheErrantShepherd

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Oh yeah, I know what I want to make for this contest! And this will for sure be a completely original work, because I've not ever done any FE style battle sprites for the series I have in mind.

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Ah crap Alpha! Wiigi was totes gonna be MY entry! DX

...I actually will be legitimately amused if anyone does Mario, Luigi or a Sonic character. XD

@ Ana

Good good. Have fun! :)

Edited by TheErrantShepherd

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Is it going to be Luigi?

Actually, no. I don't think he'd be an interesting enough choice. :P I mean, don't get me wrong, I still love the guy, but aesthetically, he'd just look really simplistic and not anything special.

I have somebody else I love in mind!

ErrantShepherd, I hope I do. :)

Edited by Anacybele

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So I just made my entry... Am I too early?

It's subject to change as I'll probably look at it tomorrow and think it looks horrible and wonder why present me thought this was acceptable.

EDIT: changed some of the shading and made him lean over some more

Edited by saifors

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@ Saifors

This digi-showdown just Digivolved!

Looks cool... Don't think you can be too early, unless you make it before the competition begins. ;)

...and of course you can always edit your entry up till the deadline. :D

BTW, Full Custom right?

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Finished my entry! :) It's full custom.

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Reference image:


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This is my favorite Pokemon, Keldeo! He actually has two forms, the one I used being his Resolute form. He takes this form when he learns the move Secret Sword. In his movie, he can transform at will whenever he wants to use Secret Sword. He may look like a cute little harmless pony, but in reality, this little guy is extremely powerful. He can even fly by shooting water from his hooves to launch himself into the sky! He's a Water/Fighting type as well as a mythical legendary Pokemon.

Edited by Anacybele

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Oh, so many options... Ok, I'll just go with the game that is less likely to be picked.

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Name of the character: Lemres

Game: Puyo Puyo

Full custom

Reference:

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Edited by Luzan

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If I knew how to sprite... :(

(I literally know who I would sprite, but I dunno how to do it.)

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I want to clarify something.

Would an app game be considered video game?

Yes. If you can provide a reference pic or art or something so we can see what it looks like without having to search ourselves... all the better. :)

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Character name: Layle

From: Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: The Crystal Bearers

[spoiler=Reference]

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I loved the original FFCC and its sequel is a bit of an underrated gem. Could be better, but it has a lot of humor in it and that's always a plus. The final boss...I ended up giving up, he's next to impossible. Like 4 forms with no healing in between other than the rare health thingy that appears.

Tried and failed on his jacket. Base was Ewan, again, I used a magic user base for a magic user.

Edited by Dragoncat

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If I knew how to sprite... :(

(I literally know who I would sprite, but I dunno how to do it.)

Try working off a base? Just gotta practice :0

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This week in flaming birds...

FALCON KNEE!

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Surprisingly not Hanbei

Nice!!

BORN IN A WORLD OF STRIFE!

AGAINST THE ODDS!

WE CHOOSE TO FIGHT!

BLOSSOM DANCE!

(well...not full on cuz im not THAT gud.)

Have a Dunban, everyone! (Game: Xenoblade)

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[spoiler=Pose hes based on]

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EDIT: Minor touch ups made

Edited by Loki Laufeyson

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Try working off a base? Just gotta practice :0

I could try, but the character that I would love to sprite (Stocke from Radiant Historia) is slightly complex. The main reason though is I actually don't own any sprite making tools yet (and I don't have a functional computer at the moment).

Also, Dat Dunban.... I'm really feeling it!!!! :D

Edited by GoldenEmblem7

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I still think it's crazy how much Virion resembles that guy. o.o

*looks at reference art*

OMG. He's Virion with a sword!

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