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Hihi
11-17-2008, 08:53 AM
100 years ago....
The spriters had a giant conflict that changed the world.
Now, a new generation of spriters have arisen.
A war is about to begin.

Apporved by Neo Pikachu. :D

Alright, Welcome to the war of the sprites! THIS IS NOT A NORMAL CONTEST, but i like it in it's own weird way. Have fun!

How it works

I will be the judge for the first round. I will set the theme and wait for a certain time to come: the date when i judge. The three best entries will get points on the scoreboard.

Get it? Yes you do. :D

Rules
1) No spamming
2) No swearing
3) No flaming. This is most important.
4) Have fun!



Ready? Go!

Hihi
11-17-2008, 08:54 AM
Scoreboard

OrpheusMatt: 6
Aeoneeveemoon: 5
HawkStarOfBreezeClan: 4
Wolfreeze: 4
Poke Perfect: 3
Medz: 3
Jacob: 2
Blane147: 2
Misstres Meg: 1
Pokeboy Sarab: 1
WatchMeBeQuieter: 1

THEME:
Current Entries:

Hihi
11-17-2008, 08:55 AM
Hall of Fame:



A+


A

Poke Perfect:
Giraficuno (http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a117/margogellert/Avatar-1.png)

A-

OrpheusMatt:
Gerbilee (http://i248.photobucket.com/albums/gg171/OrpheusMatt/m013.png)

HawkStarOfBreezeClan:
Elemence (http://img146.imageshack.us/img146/6430/multidragoncontestentrylb3.png)

Jacob:
Mumperor (http://img209.imageshack.us/img209/3469/mumperormk5.png)

AeonEeveeMoon:
Santalax (http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb320/photophinish_2007/Santalax.png)

Galactus Fossil
11-17-2008, 02:38 PM
D: You just had to rip the NS contests, didn't you? Well, can I be a judge? One more thing; this is weekly, right? xD You copied everything.

HawkstarofBreezeClan
11-21-2008, 10:13 PM
My entry:
http://img505.imageshack.us/img505/7949/gerloudmm5.png (http://imageshack.us)
Its from the back of my wild imagination.:banana:

rayquazablue5
11-22-2008, 01:09 PM
This is my entry:
http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x219/rickrayquaza/Meersert.png
Hope its not too small

OrpheusMatt
11-22-2008, 10:01 PM
http://i248.photobucket.com/albums/gg171/OrpheusMatt/m013.png

Here is my entry, Gerbilee. I may actually use this in my fakedex. ^^;

Hihi
11-23-2008, 11:30 AM
All accepted! Just in time for Judging! I'll start judging now, so there's still room for last minute entries.

cooprocks123e
11-23-2008, 12:09 PM
Yo! I made this yesterday.
http://e9e1rw.bay.livefilestore.com/y1pPXZptX8hiFvdyG_11LhfVwEAvOLs9PL_ThEBXpdOvSNFpab Gehx7zAPe_lFraCQbe1O7XCV3Uvw/typhlosion.png:redface:I found this today

cooprocks123e
11-23-2008, 12:13 PM
I didn't see the theme. I'll work on a new sprite!

The Frozen Prince
11-23-2008, 12:17 PM
I'm working on my sprite now and it should be done in around half an hour!

Velocity
11-23-2008, 12:37 PM
http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb320/photophinish_2007/Spritesofmice-1.png
This is my rodent evo chain.It goes:Mousqueak,Mouswoop,Ratair.

cooprocks123e
11-23-2008, 12:46 PM
I didn't see the theme. I'll work on a new sprite!

Done!
http://e9e1rw.bay.livefilestore.com/y1pdycHzyOrX5iQGtwVJQVYBknqIv3cTzrCkLML1Q4Ys0wPBKn x6J8XGm8yOcRnMw7dj5JMsBGNPH8/Furret.png
So...

Velocity
11-23-2008, 12:51 PM
Done!
http://e9e1rw.bay.livefilestore.com/y1pdycHzyOrX5iQGtwVJQVYBknqIv3cTzrCkLML1Q4Ys0wPBKn x6J8XGm8yOcRnMw7dj5JMsBGNPH8/Furret.png
So...

Eeeeeer...is that a rodent?All it is is Charizard's head on Furret...

cooprocks123e
11-23-2008, 01:01 PM
I didn't see the theme. I'll work on a new sprite!

Eeeeeer...is that a rodent?All it is is Charizard's head on Furret...

Yeah.....:sad:

Velocity
11-23-2008, 01:32 PM
Yeah.....:sad:

Sorry.Did i offend u?

Galactus Fossil
11-23-2008, 02:10 PM
Yo! I made this yesterday.
http://e9e1rw.bay.livefilestore.com/y1pPXZptX8hiFvdyG_11LhfVwEAvOLs9PL_ThEBXpdOvSNFpab Gehx7zAPe_lFraCQbe1O7XCV3Uvw/typhlosion.png:redface:I found this today

I didn't see the theme. I'll work on a new sprite!

Done!
http://e9e1rw.bay.livefilestore.com/y1pdycHzyOrX5iQGtwVJQVYBknqIv3cTzrCkLML1Q4Ys0wPBKn x6J8XGm8yOcRnMw7dj5JMsBGNPH8/Furret.png
So... Hihi said I'm a judge. You're DQ'ed, you can only enter the first sprite you post, and it didn't fit the theme. Sorry.

http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb320/photophinish_2007/Spritesofmice-1.png
This is my rodent evo chain.It goes:Mousqueak,Mouswoop,Ratair.
Choose one to enter. :/

Wow. Three entries only this round. D:

Velocity
11-23-2008, 02:19 PM
Hihi said I'm a judge. You're DQ'ed, you can only enter the first sprite you post, and it didn't fit the theme. Sorry.


Choose one to enter. :/

Wow. Three entries only this round. D:

The first one!

Hihi
11-23-2008, 02:20 PM
http://img505.imageshack.us/img505/7949/gerloudmm5.png
B-
This sprite grew on me over time. The colors aren't really region rodent material. I think with a Tan-ish palette it would look way better. Also, at some points, it's too flat. it has potential.

http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x219/rickrayquaza/Meersert.png
C
It has some potential, but this sprite isn't really region rodent material. I think it doesn't really fit the theme. Also, shading isn't prominent. Some parts have none.

http://i248.photobucket.com/albums/gg171/OrpheusMatt/m013.png
A-
It's all good except the tail. i think you should put a fluffy ball on the tail.

http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb320/photophinish_2007/Spritesofmice-1.png
B+
I'll Only Judge the first one. This one... Is really hard to judge. It's interesting but too small.

So....
1st: OrpheusMatt
2nd: Aeoneeveemon
3rd: HawkStarOfBreezeClan

Velocity
11-23-2008, 02:23 PM
http://img505.imageshack.us/img505/7949/gerloudmm5.png
B-
This sprite grew on me over time. The colors aren't really region rodent material. I think with a Tan-ish palette it would look way better. Also, at some points, it's too flat. it has potential.

http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x219/rickrayquaza/Meersert.png
C
It has some potential, but this sprite isn't really region rodent material. I think it doesn't really fit the theme. Also, shading isn't prominent. Some parts have none.

http://i248.photobucket.com/albums/gg171/OrpheusMatt/m013.png
A-
It's all good except the tail. i think you should put a fluffy ball on the tail.

http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb320/photophinish_2007/Spritesofmice-1.png
B+
I'll Only Judge the first one. This one... Is really hard to judge. It's interesting but too small.

So....
1st: OrpheusMatt
2nd: Aeoneeveemon
3rd: HawkStarOfBreezeClan


I almost won!Orpheous,plz do a fusion contest!

Hihi
11-23-2008, 02:26 PM
Theme Setter- OrpheousMatt
Judge- Galactus Fossil

Velocity
11-23-2008, 02:28 PM
Theme Setter- OrpheousMatt
Judge- Galactus Fossil

Is Orpheus even here?If not,could I do it?

Galactus Fossil
11-23-2008, 02:47 PM
Hihi; I set the theme and judge it. xD
Aon; I dunno. :P

THEME: Fuse a dragon and water/fire/electric pokemon to make a dragon of elements.
Date of judging: September 30th, it may be a little late, real life > computer life. o:

Hihi
11-23-2008, 02:52 PM
Umm... Galactus?

The three best entries will get points on the scoreboard, and the best entry well, the person who made it will be the theme-setter that round.


:3
Your idea's better.
Editing First Post.

OrpheusMatt
11-23-2008, 03:18 PM
Is Orpheus even here?If not,could I do it?

Just because I don't show up in the first 10 minutes doesn't mean I'm not here. I was just sleeping still. XD

I'll edit my post into here when I'm done.

EDIT:http://i248.photobucket.com/albums/gg171/OrpheusMatt/threetype.png
I fused Palkia with Vaporeon, Magmortar and Electivire.

Galactus Fossil
11-23-2008, 03:26 PM
Hihi: I think the judges should set and judge their own theme. :/

Velocity
11-23-2008, 03:33 PM
Hihi: I think the judges should set and judge their own theme. :/

Good idea.-Chocolate milk-
EDIT:GTG

Black Fox of the Darkness
11-27-2008, 09:08 PM
Reserve me. I am definitely in.

HawkstarofBreezeClan
11-30-2008, 01:24 PM
I'm in again.
Edit: http://img146.imageshack.us/img146/6430/multidragoncontestentrylb3.png
The wings are kinda a mess. Dragon: Salamence Fire: typhlosion+Flarion(color) Eletric: Zapdos Water: Gyrados.

OrpheusMatt
12-06-2008, 12:45 AM
Is this not happening anymore? Where did all the peoplez go?

Hihi
12-07-2008, 02:29 PM
Yokay, i guess Galactus should judge tomorrow, if not by tomorrow, i'll PM him, and if that doesn't work i'll judge.

Hihi
12-16-2008, 12:30 AM
Lemonzello. :D

JUDGING

OrpheusMatt
http://i248.photobucket.com/albums/gg171/OrpheusMatt/threetype.png
B/B- (On the border between)

It... Has an idea that's good. It just wasn't made so that the idea could really shine. I think that it needs more detail (Not just simple recolor/simple fusions) Overall, i think that you should think about how to make the parts of this sprite not fight each other and you should have a good sprite on your hands. :D

HawkstarOfBreezeClan
http://img146.imageshack.us/img146/6430/multidragoncontestentrylb3.png
A-

This is a little messy, but still looks good. I think that you and Orpheus were equal in concept, but this just overall flowed. I WISH YOU RECOLORED THE WINGS. :C

Scores:

1st: HawkstarOfBreezeClan
2nd: OrpheusMatt

Scoreboard will be updated

NEW THEME

Make an alternate evo for a pkmn that represents the opposite of the pokemon's other evo. EX: Grimer evos into muk who is muddy, slobby, and messy. For this round, you could make a... Clean evo of Muk.

The Frozen Prince
12-16-2008, 09:16 PM
Ok so you look at Noctowl and you see a beautiful creature in the nights sky but what iit was more like Hoothoot>>>>> http://fc51.deviantart.com/fs39/f/2008/351/5/a/Hootowl_by_Blane147.png And you have Hootowl! ( I know it' bad bad but I was bored and I thought it looked funny and cute.

OrpheusMatt
12-20-2008, 03:54 PM
I did an evolution for the Slowpoke line. Instead of being slow and dopey, this one is extremely fast and smart.
http://i248.photobucket.com/albums/gg171/OrpheusMatt/fastpoke2.png

Pokeboy sarab
12-22-2008, 08:47 AM
I did it for Cherrim. Cherrim must be slow (having 2 legs) and kinda confined to the ground.

http://i87.photobucket.com/albums/k155/sarabdeep/Cherrimfree.gif
But as Cherrimfree it can soar the skies. A grass/flying type.
It uses solar energy to fly.

Wolfreeze
12-24-2008, 03:35 AM
Instead of turning into a lively and gorgeous ROSERADE, I made a ROSELIA evolve more according to its POISON type side... still GRASS/POISON but more venomous...

http://i303.photobucket.com/albums/nn141/Wolfreeze/rose.png

Keion
12-24-2008, 04:48 AM
http://i438.photobucket.com/albums/qq106/bulba123/gryatini01.png
I made a cuter version of gyarados which was supposed to look scary ..................................... But it is just my fusion of gyarados & dratini:oops:

Hihi
12-25-2008, 08:12 PM
JUDGING Overall: I'm disappointed this time, because the people that made good sprites misunderstood the theme, And people who understood the theme's sprites were bad. Onto Judging! http://fc51.deviantart.com/fs39/f/2008/351/5/a/Hootowl_by_Blane147.png Blane147 (Graceful/Ungraceful) B-/C[b] I think that this looks like an okay fusion that doesn't follow the theme. The challenge was to create a WHOLE NEW EVO, not a fusion. [b]Tips: Read the theme more carefully http://i248.photobucket.com/albums/gg171/OrpheusMatt/fastpoke2.png OrpheusMatt (Slow&Stupid/Fast&Smart) C Follow The Theme net time... http://i87.photobucket.com/albums/k155/sarabdeep/Cherrimfree.gif Pokeboy Sarab (????) C Follow The Theme net time... http://i303.photobucket.com/albums/nn141/Wolfreeze/rose.png (Graceful/Evil-Poisonish) B/B- This followed the theme, but needs work. t's facing the wrong way, needs shading work. Keep working and you'll get better. http://i438.photobucket.com/albums/qq106/bulba123/gryatini01.png Medz (Scary/Cute) B Please follow the theme. 1) Medz 2)Wolfreeze/Blane147 3)OrpheusMatt, Pokeboy Sarab

Hihi
12-25-2008, 08:13 PM
Theme: FREE ROUND

Oh, And i need another Judge for this round so we can switch off.

Royal
12-27-2008, 04:24 PM
I'm entering a Girafarig/Articuno splice.

http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a117/margogellert/Avatar-1.png

Giraficuno!

5TailedDemonLizard
12-27-2008, 06:10 PM
I am entering my favorite splice that I've ever done.
Palkiotic
(Palkia/Milotic)

http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff310/kikomatsu/Palkiotic.png

Hope you like!

:happy:

Keion
12-28-2008, 12:03 PM
Here is my entry:
http://i438.photobucket.com/albums/qq106/bulba123/5-1.png

My Poochy/Eevee fusion:happy:

Woodchuck
12-28-2008, 08:29 PM
Hmm, I guess I'll enter.
http://img209.imageshack.us/img209/3469/mumperormk5.png
Mumperor
Emperor Mummy fakemon.
-Jake-

Velocity
12-29-2008, 05:20 PM
http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb320/photophinish_2007/Spifrond.png -Throws this at judge's head- I am entering Spifrond.Mumperor will problly win tho.:goofy:

WatchMeBeQuieter
12-29-2008, 06:16 PM
Pokemon: Lumarion
Artist: WatchMeBeQuieter
Type: Bug/Electric
Sprite:
http://img244.imageshack.us/img244/2903/lumarionhl8.png

Velocity
12-29-2008, 06:21 PM
Pokemon: Lumarion
Artist: WatchMeBeQuieter
Type: Bug/Electric
Sprite:
http://img244.imageshack.us/img244/2903/lumarionhl8.png

Hello!I like that 1!Though,needs more black on the outline.

Hihi
12-29-2008, 07:10 PM
Starting judging...

Hihi
12-29-2008, 07:15 PM
JUDGING
There was an easy theme this time, and creativity was key. Today, we have a new judge...

JELLOTINE!

He will be judging soon. :D

jellotine
12-29-2008, 08:10 PM
You bet I'm judging!:crackup:

Okay. Lets get to business. *insertdramaticmusicbumbumbum*

WatchMeBeQuieter w/ Lumarion

http://img244.imageshack.us/img244/2903/lumarionhl8.png

Colors: 3/5
Your colors were a little bright for me. There was no black in the entire sprite.
Use more moderate colors next time. Not to bright not too dark. Only use four shades per color, reserving one for outlines.

Shading: 2/5
OUTLINE. Please. There was no black in there, so it looked like a radioactive fat casing.
Next time, at least use black in the dark areas of the outline. It seemed as if there were ten shades a color. Tone it down.

Neatness: 4/5
Some of the shapes seemed a bit sloppy, but overall, it was good. :D

Shape: 3/5
As I said over in neatness, some shapes were sloppy. And what is the yellow thing on top? A stinger? Ball? Whatever it is, I don't know.

Overall: 12/20

Grade: C+

~~~~~~~~~~

aeoneeveemoon w/ Spifrond

http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb320/photophinish_2007/Spifrond.png

Color: 4/5
The colors were bright in the top leaves. Overall, the colors were good, especially in the brown part.

Shading: 3/5
The shading in the middle part is making it look like a bump. Picture your light source to help with that.

Neatness: 4/5
As I look at the leaves, I see too much noise. The black in the leaves was not placed well but other than that, it was fine.

Shape: 3/5
The small errors with the shape added up. The top leaves were lopsided and so was the middle. But the legs and feet bugged me the most. the feet were flat and the leggs were funny. Work on that.

Overall: 14/20

Grade: B
~~~~~~~~~~

Jacob w/ Mumperor

http://img209.imageshack.us/img209/3469/mumperormk5.png

Color: 4/5
The colors are a tad too dark for me. Nothing more. :D

Shading: 4/5
Too much hatching where there shouldn't be.
Otherwise, it is uber.

Neatness: 5/5
This is one of the cleanest sprites I have ever seen. :O

Shape: 5/5
There are no areas where it is flat and the curves are flawless. OMG.

Overall: 18/20

Grade: A-
~~~~~~~~~~~

Medz w/ Poochy - Eevee fusion

http://i438.photobucket.com/albums/qq106/bulba123/5-1.png

Color: 4/5
The colors seemed funny to me. Oddly placed.

Shading: 4/5
There is one area of the neck that seems off. o_0

Neatness: 1/5
Huh? What happened here? It looks like you just slapped sparts together. Come on.

Shape: 4/5
The shape was distorted when the tornado went off on the sprite. Minor damages. XD

Overall: 13/20

Grade: B
~~~~~~~~~~

Misstres Meg w/ Palkiotic

http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff310/kikomatsu/Palkiotic.png

Color: 5/5
Good. Nothing to bash here. :)

Shading: 3/5
The belly looks too solid and un-shaded. Still not too shabby. :)

Neatness: 3/5
The belly area is too sloppy. It looks rushed there.

Shape: 3/5
Again the belly is the fatal flaw. It does not have enough of a curve to it.

Overall: 15/20

Grade: B+
~~~~~~~~~~

Poke Perfect w/ Giraficuno

http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a117/margogellert/Avatar-1.png

Colors: 5/5
Good. Very Good.

Shading: 5/5
Flawless

Neatness: 4/5
Very good but feels fuzzy in some places. Almost 5/5

Shape: 5/5
Good execution of a fusion will give it good shape. The shape of this fusion worked out well.

Overall: 19/20

Grade: A
~~~~~~~~~~
1st: Poke Perfect

2nd: Jacob

3rd: Misstres Meg

Congrats! *party hat*

HiHi, set the theme!

~>Jello<~

Velocity
12-29-2008, 09:30 PM
You bet I'm judging!:crackup:

Okay. Lets get to business. *insertdramaticmusicbumbumbum*

WatchMeBeQuieter w/ Lumarion

http://img244.imageshack.us/img244/2903/lumarionhl8.png

Colors: 3/5
Your colors were a little bright for me. There was no black in the entire sprite.
Use more moderate colors next time. Not to bright not too dark. Only use four shades per color, reserving one for outlines.

Shading: 2/5
OUTLINE. Please. There was no black in there, so it looked like a radioactive fat casing.
Next time, at least use black in the dark areas of the outline. It seemed as if there were ten shades a color. Tone it down.

Neatness: 4/5
Some of the shapes seemed a bit sloppy, but overall, it was good. :D

Shape: 3/5
As I said over in neatness, some shapes were sloppy. And what is the yellow thing on top? A stinger? Ball? Whatever it is, I don't know.

Overall: 12/20

Grade: C+

~~~~~~~~~~

aeoneeveemoon w/ Spifrond

http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb320/photophinish_2007/Spifrond.png

Color: 4/5
The colors were bright in the top leaves. Overall, the colors were good, especially in the brown part.

Shading: 3/5
The shading in the middle part is making it look like a bump. Picture your light source to help with that.

Neatness: 4/5
As I look at the leaves, I see too much noise. The black in the leaves was not placed well but other than that, it was fine.

Shape: 3/5
The small errors with the shape added up. The top leaves were lopsided and so was the middle. But the legs and feet bugged me the most. the feet were flat and the leggs were funny. Work on that.

Overall: 14/20

Grade: B
~~~~~~~~~~

Jacob w/ Mumperor

http://img209.imageshack.us/img209/3469/mumperormk5.png

Color: 4/5
The colors are a tad too dark for me. Nothing more. :D

Shading: 4/5
Too much hatching where there shouldn't be.
Otherwise, it is uber.

Neatness: 5/5
This is one of the cleanest sprites I have ever seen. :O

Shape: 5/5
There are no areas where it is flat and the curves are flawless. OMG.

Overall: 18/20

Grade: A-
~~~~~~~~~~~


~>Jello<~

-Sighs-Knew this would happen...Oh well!

Hihi
12-29-2008, 09:46 PM
-Sighs-Knew this would happen...Oh well!
Hwy, he's not done judging. you might still land in the top 3.

The Frozen Prince
12-29-2008, 10:10 PM
I have a good round for the next one if you don't have one in mind!

Hihi
12-29-2008, 10:19 PM
Okay. Set the Theme, Blane147!

Woodchuck
12-29-2008, 10:22 PM
Er, not to sound bitter or anything, but I was beaten by a Copy + Paste fusion? Oh well, I guess you're the judge, so congrats to Poke Perfect!

*Waits for this week's theme :3*
-Jake-

The Frozen Prince
12-29-2008, 10:52 PM
Can I judge this one because I gave you the Idea?

Hihi
12-29-2008, 10:54 PM
our new judge is Blane147! *claps*
Post the theme, then. :D

The Frozen Prince
12-29-2008, 10:56 PM
I don't know which idea you went with so you post it lol

Galactus Fossil
12-29-2008, 10:57 PM
Hihi, you should do judging trial rounds when you pick a new judge. :/ And really, participants shouldn't be allowed to set themes.

Jellotine; I'm sorry if I should mean, but you can't judge too well.

Will I redo the judging, Hihi?

Woodchuck
12-29-2008, 11:01 PM
Hihi, you should do judging trial rounds when you pick a new judge. :/ And really, participants shouldn't be allowed to set themes.

Jellotine; I'm sorry if I should mean, but you can't judge too well.

Will I redo the judging, Hihi?

Aww, give him a break, Galactus. It's hard to judge free rounds. :[
-Jake-

Hihi
12-29-2008, 11:04 PM
OKAY.

O.O

@Galactus: No, it's fine. The judging is fine.

@Blane147 and others who want judging spots: Trial Judging will be held as soon as we have enough people.

@Theme:
Theme-Setter: ???
Judge: Trial Judge #1 (Blane147)
Theme: ???

@Current Judges:
HiHi
Galactus Fossil
Jellotine

Please any of the judges let me know if they have an idea for the theme.

Okay? Okay. :D

Galactus Fossil
12-29-2008, 11:09 PM
Aww, give him a break, Galactus. It's hard to judge free rounds. :[
-Jake-
It's pretty easy, actually.
OKAY.

O.O

@Galactus: No, it's fine. The judging is fine.

@Blane147 and others who want judging spots: Trial Judging will be held as soon as we have enough people.

@Theme:
Theme-Setter: ???
Judge: Trial Judge #1 (Blane147)
Theme: ???

@Current Judges:
HiHi
Galactus Fossil
Jellotine

Please any of the judges let me know if they have an idea for the theme.

Okay? Okay. :D
I know - PICKMEPICKMEPICKMEPICKME! The theme is...

Fuse: Two grass type, and a fire type. Then, retype to ice! :D

The Frozen Prince
12-29-2008, 11:11 PM
Trial judge? It's grand i just thought it would be fun but it's like a competition now so I don't want to be a "trial judge" any more:happy:.And my theme was better Galactus fossil lol.

Woodchuck
12-29-2008, 11:13 PM
Fuse: Two grass type, and a fire type. Then, retype to ice! :D
Heh, don't ask for much from us, do you? xD You know how fricking long that's gonna' take to make anything that looks remotely presentable?

I'd like to request a position as a judge as well. Thanks. :D
-Jake-

Velocity
12-29-2008, 11:21 PM
OKAY.

O.O

@Galactus: No, it's fine. The judging is fine.

@Blane147 and others who want judging spots: Trial Judging will be held as soon as we have enough people.

@Theme:
Theme-Setter: ???
Judge: Trial Judge #1 (Blane147)
Theme: ???

@Current Judges:
HiHi
Galactus Fossil
Jellotine

Please any of the judges let me know if they have an idea for the theme.

Okay? Okay. :D

I'm not a judge,but can I do a theme?

Hihi
12-29-2008, 11:31 PM
I'm not a judge,but can I do a theme?

You can sign up to be a trial judge. :3

Velocity
12-29-2008, 11:59 PM
You can sign up to be a trial judge. :3

I'd rather enter. ;) -arfeth-

Hihi
12-30-2008, 12:04 AM
Theme: This one is simple. Winter.

JUDGE: Jacob

Woodchuck
12-30-2008, 12:06 AM
Theme: This one is simple. Winter.

JUDGE: Jacob
All right! Bring on the entries, people. Let me judge them, if you dare. o_O
-Jake-

Velocity
12-30-2008, 12:08 AM
Theme: This one is simple. Winter.

JUDGE: Jacob

Like,Christmas?Or just plain winter?And do we scratch,edit,or fuse?

Hihi
12-30-2008, 12:15 AM
Like,Christmas?Or just plain winter?And do we scratch,edit,or fuse?
Christmas is in winter. Christmas works.
You can scratch, edit, OR fuse.

My entry:
http://i266.photobucket.com/albums/ii248/jelloHi/thFinale-1.png
I went with the idea of a snow angel.

Base: Ralts
Head: Scratched
Eyes: Sableye
Halo: Shedinja
Wings: Articuno

:D See? Judges can enter too.

Velocity
12-30-2008, 12:24 AM
My entry will arive momentarily.(He's so fat,the poor Stantlers are making a pit stop in Greenland!:wink:)

Royal
12-30-2008, 03:21 AM
loz

http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a117/margogellert/Snorlaxchristmas.png

It's all scratched onto the Snorlax

Velocity
12-30-2008, 11:35 AM
loz

http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a117/margogellert/Snorlaxchristmas.png

It's all scratched onto the Snorlax

Copycat.Mine is taking freaking forever to do.It's at my weak point:The infamous outline....
EDIT:http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb320/photophinish_2007/Santalax.png
I'm very pleaed with Santalax.I dithered the crap out of him. -Huggles Santa-

Hihi
12-30-2008, 01:00 PM
Judging in 5 more days.

Thanks to everyone that enters!

Velocity
12-30-2008, 01:14 PM
Judging in 5 more days.

Thanks to everyone that enters!

Crap.I won't be here.I won't be able to get on pe2k,again.

The Frozen Prince
12-30-2008, 05:21 PM
Ok well I decided to enter so here is mine but don't go too hard on me because I just started spriting so I'm still learning. http://fc85.deviantart.com/fs38/f/2008/365/7/f/Fortress_Snowball_by_Blane147.png It's Fortress as a Snowball! This is what happens when you level him up in Snowpoint city and wanted to make it look like he is melting on the outside.

Velocity
12-30-2008, 05:29 PM
Ok well I decided to enter so here is mine but don't go too hard on me because I just started spriting so I'm still learning. http://fc62.deviantart.com/fs38/f/2008/365/c/0/Fortress_Snowball_by_Blane147.pg It's Fortress as a Snowball! This is what happens when you level him up in Snowpoint city and wanted to make it look like he is melting on the outside.

I can't see it. :l

WatchMeBeQuieter
12-30-2008, 05:46 PM
I made an Ice/Rock fakemon that I'm pretty proud of, but it's my first ever attempt as using black for outlines, so no need to flame-- just tell me what's wrong.

Without further ado, I give you, Atlaras!
http://img147.imageshack.us/img147/3/atlarasje6.png
It carries an icy, glowing globe on its back, with which it summons powerful attacks like Ice Beam and Rock Slide. They live in icy conditions, usually near the peaks of tall mountains.

Blane: You should vary the shades a bit more... they're all the same intense light blue. It seems as if you took the base color right off of the MSPaint base palette. Don't do that.

Hihi
12-30-2008, 05:55 PM
Thanks for entering, everyone.
5 days left...

Scoreboard Updated.

WatchMeBeQuieter
12-30-2008, 05:58 PM
My sprite doesn't appear on the scoreboard...?

The Frozen Prince
12-30-2008, 06:04 PM
@ WatchMeBeQuieter, I didn't use the blue from the pallet I used my own but it must look the same and there isn't many colours which look icy or snowy.

Royal
12-31-2008, 02:01 AM
Copycat.Mine is taking freaking forever to do.It's at my weak point:The infamous outline....
EDIT:http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb320/photophinish_2007/Santalax.png
I'm very pleaed with Santalax.I dithered the crap out of him. -Huggles Santa-

Copycat? I posted first. I just got the idea when you said he was fat. It made me think of santa and snorlax and it just fit together. Yours is better anyways.

edit: OMG! I actually won?

Hihi
12-31-2008, 04:26 AM
Copycat? I posted first. I just got the idea when you said he was fat. It made me think of santa and snorlax and it just fit together. Yours is better anyways.

edit: OMG! I actually won?

Yes, Congrats Poke Perfect for winning and getting the first A in the comp! *claps*

Judging in 3 days.

Hihi
01-02-2009, 05:23 PM
Sorry to Double Post (again.. XD)

Judging is today. Now's the time for any last minute entries.

Wolfreeze
01-03-2009, 11:14 AM
http://i303.photobucket.com/albums/nn141/Wolfreeze/PUP-IN-BOX.gif

Its the fakemon in my sig... I used this for the advent project.... Sorry if I forgot to remove the animation... too lazy to upload new one...

WatchMeBeQuieter
01-03-2009, 02:30 PM
Not to be pushy, but what happened to voting?

Woodchuck
01-03-2009, 05:37 PM
Sorry, all. I know this is a tad late, but I've had a mountain of homework to climb. :P

Anyway, for the judging I'm not going to use a number system like jellotine did. It's much too hard to grade all the different types of sprites based on the same criteria. What I'm going to do is to give the sprites all the comments/critique that they need, and then I'll give them the grade that I think they deserve. Everyone good with that? Okay, then let's get to the judging!

~Hihi with Crazy Angel Thing~
http://i266.photobucket.com/albums/ii248/jelloHi/thFinale-1.png
Hmm, well the first thing I notice here is that you used the same wing for both of the wings. Try not to do that. The wing that's furthest from us would actually be facing the other way, and we should see the back of the wing. I would recommend trying to scratch it on, but if you can manage to find a sprite with a wing like that, then more power to you.
Oh, and one other thing: The wing that's furthest away should be down lower on the back, so that it's even with the other wing.

The next thing I see without zooming in, is that the outline on the left side of the head is much too dark. Whenever you have really light shading near the edge of a sprite, that's where you want the lightest part of you're outline to be.

-Under the Microscope-

Hmm, the only thing here that I didn't mention already is that you didn't recolor the darkest shade of blue on the wings. Always remember to recolor every shade on the sprite.

Well that's all I really see on this sprite. It was a good concept, just a bit poorly executed.

[C+]

~Poke Perfect with Snorlax in Red Pants and Booties~
http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a117/margogellert/Snorlaxchristmas.png
The very first thing that I can see here, is that the sprite doesn't seem to fit the theme all that well. The holly is pretty much the only thing that keeps it from being totally unwinter-like. The other thing that I immediately notice, is that you really didn't do all that much to the sprite. You drew the holly, and the line to show where the pants end, so I'll give you that. But everything else, apart from some parts being recolored, is basically the same as the original sprite. All I'm really trying to say here, is that you could, and probably should, have done a little more to make the sprite seem edited. Although, you do get bonus points for recoloring the outlines. ;]

-Under the Microscope-

The first thing that catches my eye, after zooming in, is the holly. It has no outline and no shading. I understand what a pain it is to shade really small things, but you should have tried to highlight it, at least.

The next, and probably the last, thing that I notice is the line you drew across Snorlax's belly. It's got no outline shading, OHNOEZ! That's kind of a pet peeve of mine, so just try to remember to shade the outlines whenever you're scratching parts onto a sprite.

Okay, I'm finally done nitpicking. :D (Bet you thought that would never end, huh? I know I look for all the small things, but it's mah job. ;])

[C-/D+]

~aeoneeveemoon with Santalax (Finally, somone actually named their sprite. o_o)~
http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb320/photophinish_2007/Santalax.png
I can see that you put quite a bit of time and effort into this. Always put both of those things into every one of your sprites; it'll get you a lot of good comments on them.

Now onto what's wrong with the sprite. (Man, I make people feel horrible about themselves... D:)

The beard is what first caught my eye. After figuring out that it was a beard and not, in fact, a handkerchief, I saw a few things wrong with it. For one thing, it is much wider at the bottom then at the top. If you look at a beard in real life, they often start out wide and then end being much skinnier than when they started. Also, the way you separated it into three parts, and then shaded each separate part makes the beard look strangely round. I'd suggest looking at how Flaffy's fur is shaded and then trying to duplicate that effect on the beard.

Your shading: Really nice job here, for the most part. You seemed to know, pretty well, how your light source would strike the sprite. I just have one complaint. I'm sure you probably expected it; the dithering. It's not that it looks bad, exactly, it's just that it makes the sprite seem a bit unlike a Pokemon sprite. I, personally, am not a fan of dithering (at least not in excessive amounts), but that may just be how you like to do things. That's fine, but there aren't too many official Pokamon sprites with that amount of dithering.

-Under the Microscope-

Not too much to mention here that I haven't already said, except for (DUN Dun dun...) the outline shading. There are a lot of seemingly random black dots in your outlines. I used to have the same problem myself. My advice to you is this: Wherever the lightest shading is on the sprite, that's where your lightest shading will be. Wherever the sprite's base shading is, that's where you'll use the next darkest shade for the outline. Finally, wherever the darkest shading on the sprite is, that's where the black will usually be.

Overall, this was a really nice sprite. Good work. ;]

[A-]

~The Frozen Prince with Icy Foretress~
http://fc85.deviantart.com/fs38/f/2008/365/7/f/Fortress_Snowball_by_Blane147.png
I'm terribly sorry, but I'm going to have to disqualify this. Sadly, it's JPEG'd, and I'm unable to decipher the pixels well enough to nitpick at it. Now, when I look at the image properties, it says it's saved as PNG. I'm going to go ahead and guess that you accidentally saved as JPEG first, and then tried to save as PNG. Unfortunately, the damage is done by that point. If this is not the case, however, then it may be your image hosting site that is at fault. Either way, I still can't grade it. Sorry. D:

~WatchMeBeQuieter with Atlaras~
http://img147.imageshack.us/img147/3/atlarasje6.png
Hmm, I think the main problem that I have with this sprite is the shading on the body. It seems like you didn't quite understand exactly where your light source would hit the sprite. Take the tail, for example. It looks as if you had a second light source shining on the sprite from below. However, Pokemon sprites only have one light source: From the top left corner.

The only other thing that I can really see here, is that your outline shading is way off. There should be some black on the outline of the head. The black on the tail should be on the bottom, not the top. Also, I notice that you only used one shade for your outline. If this shade had been a bit darker, that would be okay. As it is now, you should add in a second, darker shade to make the transition from color to black. Just a tip.

-Under the Microscope-

The only complaint I have here is with the outline shading of the "globe" on the sprite's back. See where the color transitions from pink to blue? The color of the outline should change as well. As it is now, the color of the outline stays purple, which looks odd.

This was a fairly nice sprite (and quite a creative idea, I might add. ;]), but I'm afraid it's just not quite good enough to win. :[



[B]~Wolfreeze with Pupsicle animation~
http://i303.photobucket.com/albums/nn141/Wolfreeze/PUP-IN-BOX.gif
Since you credited someone else for the fakemon, I'm going to have to grade you based solely on the present box. I'm going by the first frame, by the way, just so you know.

The first thing that I notice is the lack of black on the outline of the sprite. ALL OFFICIAL SPRITES HAVE BLACK IN THE OUTLINES. <That was for everyone's benefit; I wasn't yelling at you, Wolfreeze. ;] You should always use some black at the places where the sprite's shading is the darkest, even if you think it looks better the other way. I understand that everyone has their own shading styles, but I'm grading based on how official the sprites look. Also, without any black, the sprite has a kind of, "Inferno" look to it.

The shading is quite good, and I praise you for being able to shade a cube so well. No complaints here.

-Under the Microscope-

Nothing here that I haven't already mentioned

The animation itself was good, and the sprite was quite good as well. Next time you're going to enter a contest though, I'm sure judges would prefer that you just submit an unmoving sprite, instead of an animation. (Unless of course the competition is about animations. Then, by all means, enter an animation. ;])

[A-/B+]

~The Results~

1st: aeoneeveemoon
2nd: Wolfreeze
3rd: WatchMeBeQuieter

Congratulations to the winners, and to everyone for giving their best effort. Great job, everyone. :D
-Jake-

WatchMeBeQuieter
01-05-2009, 07:14 PM
However, Pokemon sprites only have one light source: From the top left corner.

...Really?

I honestly didn't know that. I'll take that into consideration when I sprite from now on. Thanks for the help/critique!

Velocity
01-15-2009, 11:06 PM
WOOT!I WINZ! -runs around in circle then falls on floor for no apparent reason-Good job all!

Hihi
01-17-2009, 03:49 PM
Thanks For Judging! :D

New Theme: 7 Deadly Sins
Make a sprite based on the 7 deadly sins. They are: Lust, Envy, Gluttony, Greed, Sloth, Wrath, and Pride. SNORLAX IS BANNED

Judging Date: TODAY! You have 7 hours to do the sprite.

Judge: Jellotine

Theme-Setter For next round: HiHi

Jellotine set this round's theme.

pixelated_moo
01-19-2009, 03:21 PM
Is it too late to enter? D:

animated_monkey
01-29-2009, 02:29 AM
i made a scratch for this:
http://i735.photobucket.com/albums/ww358/fused-crocnaw/scratch02.png
the bottum sprite was an attempted evo... don't judge that. focus on the top two.