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HKim
04-30-2005, 01:51 AM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v90/Phoenix6288/sac.gif
Special Thanks to Matthew for the banner

Hey, welcome to the 8th Smeargle’s Art Challenge. I’m Harry Kim, your resident G-Mod host (Also not an artist, but don't tell the contestants that). We have an exciting competition here for all of PE2K's fine artists so prepare your brushes!

Rules
- Anyone can enter
- Only two entries maximum for every artist.
- Remember to title each piece.
- Every art entry must be appropriate for the forum.
- Every art entry must relate to the art topic.
- There are only three weeks to submit an entry followed by a week of voting by PE2K members.
- The entries must be Pokémon related.

Awards
- The Top Three artists will have their pictures posted in the PE2K Art Museum!
- This month, Lep has authorized me to award $5000 in URPG money to the winning member!

Theme
- War Banner

With War Season 4 coming up, the War Leaders need a banner. So artists, your challenge is to create the best War banner. It doesn't have to include a pokemon in it and the most popular one will be used for the War. Don't worry, the top three banners will still be placed in the PE2K Art Museum.

The banner cannot be larger than the size specified by the PE2K Signature Rules.
http://www.pokemonelite2000.com/maxsigsize.jpg


Submissions are due by May 23rd.

Good luck and may the force be with you!

Incongruity
04-30-2005, 01:57 AM
any dimensions limits here? I'd like to make mine vertical

HKim
04-30-2005, 02:00 AM
Yes, it must be no bigger than the banner size specified by the PE2K Signature Rules.

Nefarious
04-30-2005, 04:08 AM
Ooooo very nice. I am definately entering this. But I don't have a clue as to what to put on the banner. Well at least I have a couple of weeks to do it.

=D

Rukario
04-30-2005, 04:35 AM
With War Season 4 coming up, the War Leaders need a banner. So artists, your challenge is to create the best War banner. It doesn't have to include a pokemon in it and the most popular one will be used for the War. Don't worry, the top three banners will still be placed in the PE2K Art Museum.
I don't get it at all. Just one banner will be choose for the whole war teams?
OR a member(s) of a team only will make one banner by his own team?
OR just a general war banner. Without a specific team.

HKim
04-30-2005, 05:17 AM
A banner for the War in general. The teams can make their own banners, but this banner will be for the official War threads.

Channel Delibird
04-30-2005, 07:41 AM
Cool, nice theme - I wonder if I can make this work with Paint... >_>

Incongruity
04-30-2005, 07:36 PM
omg, I didn't see the pokemon related part, this is so dumb. I made a banner, but not related....



this is total bs.

Neo Emolga
04-30-2005, 07:57 PM
omg, I didn't see the pokemon related part, this is so dumb. I made a banner, but not related....



this is total bs.

Just slap a Pikachu in there between the layers somewhere and make it look ruthless and fit your usual grunge theme.

There you go, Pokemon related...

Incongruity
04-30-2005, 08:08 PM
well, I slapped a modified deoxys on..

http://www.imghst.com/uploads/sjklakesuccess/Abstract6_01.pnghttp://www.imghst.com/uploads/sjklakesuccess/Abstract6_02.gif
http://www.imghst.com/uploads/sjklakesuccess/Abstract6_03.png
http://www.imghst.com/uploads/sjklakesuccess/Abstract6_04.pnghttp://img194.echo.cx/img194/7697/abstract6054iy.gifhttp://www.imghst.com/uploads/sjklakesuccess/Abstract6_06.png

one image sliced into six

Neo Emolga
04-30-2005, 09:29 PM
well, I slapped a modified deoxys on..

http://www.imghst.com/uploads/sjklakesuccess/Abstract6_01.pnghttp://www.imghst.com/uploads/sjklakesuccess/Abstract6_02.gif
http://www.imghst.com/uploads/sjklakesuccess/Abstract6_03.png
http://www.imghst.com/uploads/sjklakesuccess/Abstract6_04.pnghttp://img194.echo.cx/img194/7697/abstract6054iy.gifhttp://www.imghst.com/uploads/sjklakesuccess/Abstract6_06.png

one image sliced into six

Holy $#!+ is that good...

The team names fading off in the upper right corner is definitely a nice touch, and the rest of the image is beyond surreal.

Saying "nice job" is practially an insult.

Rukario
05-01-2005, 02:18 AM
Holy $#!+ is that good...

The team names fading off in the upper right corner is definitely a nice touch, and the rest of the image is beyond surreal.

Saying "nice job" is practially an insult.
:eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: That is perfect. No defects.
The best I have ever seen. Well, maybe I exagerated, but is so good. :cool:

Well, I'm just beggining in Photoshop.

http://img102.echo.cx/my.php?image=warseasonv27oo.swf

:susp: I could not show the image, I upload it to imageshack.us, and this link appeared.

bronislav84
05-01-2005, 04:26 AM
Well, I finally got Photoshop! This is my best work, so far, and it took me hours to tweak the animation just right. The GIF file is over 800KB, so it might take a while to load. Trust me, its worth it.

http://img146.echo.cx/img146/872/warbanner17xz.gif

I'm not sure if I can beat sk, but I think I'll be a close second or third and I'll have no regrets, even if I won't win. At least I tried to pwn you guys, this time. :cool:

Edit: Ok the link is correct now. Also, the image loops after 60 seconds.

Edit 2: Expect an updated version of ths image sometime soon. I'm using some more options, but theres soo many frames, that it's taking ages.

Edit 3: Please DISREGARD THIS ENTRY. My best work in in my upcomming post.

HKim
05-01-2005, 06:59 AM
It doesn't have to include a pokemon in it and the most popular one will be used for the War.


The Rule about it having to be Pokemon Related just means that you shouldn't have Digimon in it or something like that. However, for this contest, it doesn't have to have a pokemon as stated in the theme summary.

bronislav84
05-01-2005, 08:52 AM
Here. This is my real entry, although I might enter another one later.

http://img160.echo.cx/img160/4674/warbanner27gl.gif

Edit: Please DISCREGARD THIS ENTRY. I've made a better one in my upcommin post. Sorry for the second change. :redface:

Rukario
05-01-2005, 11:04 PM
Was there a season 3 2/3? Well, I will start another banner, now an animated one.

bronislav84
05-02-2005, 05:24 AM
This is the final version of the Banner. I might put some more Pkmn, but the text effect is final.

http://www.hostpicsfree.info/115348warbanner2800.gif

If, it suddenly stops working, then I'll put it somewhere else. It's a pretty big file.

Edit: I have a Sliced Version, but for it to look right, I think they both have to be in the cache already. Or clicking the link again might be good too. I hope this works, since I'm gonna use IMG tags on both pieces.

http://img134.echo.cx/img134/5921/warbanner2011ed.gifhttp://img232.echo.cx/img232/2475/warbanner2022jl.gif

Raddstealth316
05-02-2005, 04:05 PM
OMGz! I have totally pwnt all of you with my banner! I defy to follow your petty banner widths :rolleyes:

So yeah, eat crap, and get ready to drop your jaws! Ssk yours is nothing compared to mine!

Here it is:

http://img14.echo.cx/img14/6487/war8xe.png


XD

Matt
05-02-2005, 07:55 PM
Ssk's is amazing. Bronislav, It's much better than I can do, but I don't think it compares. Both of you, what animation program do you use?

Rukario
05-02-2005, 08:21 PM
I'm pretty sure Bronislav use ImageReady, and Radds, also, maybe.

I'm using Macromedia Flash for my animated banner.

Raddstealth316
05-02-2005, 09:44 PM
Eh I used paint for this entry and it was a joke XD

I'll enter a real one later...

I used imageready for my BoTW entry though :p

Rukario
05-02-2005, 10:06 PM
Eh I used paint for this entry and it was a joke XD
Oh, yes. I was thinking in your winter one. All these contests are making me feel seasickness.

Well, my new banner will be soon.

Incongruity
05-02-2005, 10:45 PM
I was inspired by Dap's joke entry, and saw that we could have multiple entries, so


edited out: was a star wars idea, but didn't have the time to actually work on it, and the end result sucked

HKim
05-03-2005, 03:38 AM
After talking with Lep, we have agreed to also award $5000 in URPG money to the winning member. Just another incentive to win!

Pikachu
05-03-2005, 03:51 AM
He he, I haven't been here in forever. I wonder if you all even remember me. :tongue: Anyway, I may enter something. I'm not too good at animations but I'll do my best however I'll do it. I have gotten better. I've been hanging around at www.deviantart.com. Mwahahahah!!! ^_^

Nefarious
05-03-2005, 03:59 AM
$5,000 is definately worth competing for. This motivates me even more. But what to make.... :confused:

And nice banners sk.

btw, what happend if the winner isn't part of the URPG?

Jack of Clovers
05-03-2005, 06:26 AM
btw, what happend if the winner isn't part of the URPG?
then they'd better join to claim the prize. :tongue: hkim can decide what to do if that happens.

also... that's an awesome star wars themed banner. :eek:

~Jack~

Neptune's Disciple
05-03-2005, 01:15 PM
I would enter just to get the $5000, but I only have paint, and I can't do anything impressive in that. It's times like these I wish I had PS... :sad:

Oh well, nice entry SK!

Rukario
05-03-2005, 04:58 PM
I would enter just to get the $5000, but I only have paint, and I can't do anything impressive in that. It's times like these I wish I had PS... :sad:

Oh well, nice entry SK!
If you know how to use paint correctly, maybe your banner will be in the three first places.

Matt
05-03-2005, 05:03 PM
http://img151.echo.cx/img151/7346/warcopy3qe.jpg

Rukario
05-03-2005, 05:24 PM
In which program did you make them? because you said that you only had paint, and those are not from paint.
That is good banner, but is too empty. And seriously. Like boring. Try to make them with other colors. *Just an advise*

Matt
05-03-2005, 05:49 PM
Okay I'll fix 'em, but I'll wait to see which one people like better.

I never said I only had paint. I don't even have paint, I have a Mac. All I have is photoshop. You must be thinking of someone else.

Rukario
05-03-2005, 06:26 PM
Ohh, yes. My mistake. I was confused. Neptune is the one who only have paint. But that not means that he could not win.

If I do my animation like it is in my mind. I have a possiblity to defeat Ssk. I hope has time to finish it.

Incongruity
05-03-2005, 07:14 PM
5000 URPG money? Oh well, if I win, I'll join the URPG (Seems I'm one of the few not part of it)

and Defense.2, pretty nice, but tech borders are so overused (Especially on this forum)

Matt
05-03-2005, 07:55 PM
It's the only thing I could do to actually beat yours. I'd make an animation if I had anything besides imageready.

Zenaku
05-03-2005, 08:35 PM
Unfortunately Rukario, if you make the banner in Flash then it can't really be accepted. To actually show .swf files in posts, you need to imbed using HTML, and HTML use in posts is disabled, so... No flashy.

If you have ImageReady you could always open the .swf and resave as a .gif though.

I'll work on a banner soon.

Rukario
05-05-2005, 03:06 PM
So, If I save it as a .gif it will be animated?
But the worst part if that the maximum size is 50 kb. :sad:

Matt
05-05-2005, 07:54 PM
Can't you reduce the quality of a gif? Even if it doesn't look as good, you can post it. And yes, it will be animated.

Thanatos
05-06-2005, 08:04 AM
Ugh, I'm not even going to bother T_T

ssk pwns us all again :rolleyes:

Rukario
05-06-2005, 05:35 PM
YEah! It is inevitable win the first place, but there are 2nd and 3rd left.

Matt
05-07-2005, 12:49 AM
I'm going for third if possible, but I doubt I'll make it.

And about the tech border, I kind of taught myself how to do it. I thought it looked so cool after seeing Neo Pikachu's sig about a week and a half ago, and tried it out for myself. There is probably a better way to do it though...*searches google*

Pidgeot79
05-09-2005, 02:33 AM
Here's my entry.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v205/DaMightea1/48aac247.gif
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v205/DaMightea1/48aac247.gif

The PNG-24 one looks much better, but those only work on some browsers.

EDIT: Here's the PNG-24 version for those of you with Firefox and other supporting browsers.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v205/DaMightea1/86b3ddde.png
NOTE:This is my second entry.

If you want to see my second entry download Firefox,it's free.
http://www.mozilla.org/products/firefox/

Nefarious
05-09-2005, 02:41 AM
Wow P79 that's great!

I need something unique to beat all of these entries. *thinks*

mlugia
05-10-2005, 04:54 PM
I'll take the winner's money if he isn't an URPG member :D *runz*

And as for uniqueness, I bet you if you have something that represents each team duking it out, it'd really emphasize the war!

eg: Steelix for brotherhood of steel... Scyther/Sneasel for assassin

Channel Delibird
05-10-2005, 06:27 PM
Wow, P79, that is absolutely amazing! You've got my vote as things stand. O_O

Matt
05-10-2005, 08:07 PM
The PNG-24 one looks much better, but those only work on Firefox.

EDIT: Here's the PNG-24 version for those of you with Firefox.

The PNG has better quality. And it's not just Firefox, Safari looks works as well.

PS. Great job!

Pidgeot79
05-10-2005, 08:37 PM
The PNG has better quality. And it's not just Firefox, Safari looks works as well.

It does? That's good to know.

I've changed my mind.Both the PNG and GIF are my submissions even though the votes might split between them.

I highly recomend anyone who hasn't already to download Firefox.There's really no down side and it's even free.
http://www.mozilla.org/products/firefox/

Matt
05-20-2005, 09:27 PM
My new entry:

http://img290.echo.cx/img290/1927/warseasoniv3cl.gif