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Solace 2009-05-06 04:47

SOTM 2009 - May (Double Delight!) - Entry Thread
 
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!!!Welcome to the SOTM!!!




~Congratulations to P.G. and Katocchi for winning the April Contest!~

The theme chosen for May is - Double Delight!.
What is that? See here for details.





About the SOTM:
The Signature Of The Month contest is open to all members of the Animesuki Forums. The goal of the contest is to provide a fun and competitive way of showing off and improving the signatures and personal skills of contestants. The winner of each months contest is given the privilege of choosing the theme for the next month.

The contest begins on the first of each month and consists of roughly two weeks of entry creation/submission, one week of voting, and one week off. The entry and voting periods may be extended or shortened slightly as needed.



About the SOTM Theme:
Each month prospective contestants are given a theme to base their entries on. This theme is decided by the winner of the previous contest. The theme can be anything, as long as it does not break forum rules regarding inappropriate material. At the end of the month, voters choose which entries they liked best out of all submitted entries and a new winner is decided. Themes cannot be used twice in a row.



The Rules of the SOTM:

1. Contestants are allowed to create, work on, and submit their entry from the start of the contest until two weeks from the start date. This period of time is specified by the organizer every month. Once the entry period expires, all submitted entries are gathered up and sent to the Voting Thread.

2. Contestants must submit original works. This means you cannot simply cut a picture out, slap your name on it, and call it your own. Claiming someone else's work as your own is also not allowed. Anyone caught doing this will have their entries removed from the contest.

To further expand on this rule:
2A. Unless proven otherwise, all entries made by contestants are derivatives of works made by someone else. Thus, no claim of "ownership" shall be made in reference to the image(s) used in the signature entry.

2B. Misrepresenting someone else's signature work for your own is prohibited and will result in an immediate expulsion of the entry and disqualify the contestant from the current month's contest.

2C. In the spirit of originality, "crop" sigs are frowned upon, but not discouraged; however, the contest organizer can call upon all contestants to show the source of their entry(ies) at any time.

2D. Also in the spirit of originality, new signatures are encouraged. However, if you feel one of your older signatures is perfect for the theme and wish to enter it, you may. Just remember that the signature still has to follow the rules stated above.
3. Contestants are allowed to create as many entries as they wish, but are only allowed to enter one. To submit an entry officially, the contestant must mark the post in the Offical Entry Thread containing that entry with the words "Final Entry", or they can submit the signature to the contest organizer using the private message function.

4. Contestants who wish to keep their entries private until after the submission period can private message the contest organizer with their entry. The entry will not be displayed until submissions are closed, unless the contestant displays that entry publicly.

5. Entries must comply with Animesuki rules regarding signature size. This means each entry can be no larger than 500 x 160, and must be less than 50,000 bytes. They must also comply with forum decency rules. If you think your entry will be offensive or reported to the moderators, don't post it, even as a joke.



About the SOTM Entry Process:

Every month, a new entry thread is created. Each month's entry thread is a central spot meant to give contestants a chance to create and improve their entries as well as their skills, in addition to providing them a place to post their official submissions.
The thread is solely about helping contestants with entries, and as such these things will not be tolerated:
1. Nonconstructive and negative criticism (if you truly dislike something about an entry, be polite and helpful)

2. Comments, questions, or complaints about General SOTM affairs

3. Flaming, trolling, and other uncivil behavior that breaks Forum Rules
Anyone disrupting the thread will be asked to take it privately, to the SOTM Generic Discussion Thread, or if the offense is severe enough - reported to the moderators.




This Month's Entry Period::

This months entry period officially starts Wednesday, May 6th, 2009 and lasts until Friday, May 22nd, 2009. Entries will be gathered and put up for voting on Sunday, May 24th, 2009. Voting will end on the following Sunday.

The due date ends at 11:59 (midnight basically) UTC/GMT. The polling will be up one day later after 11:59 (again, midnight). I will try to be as lenient as I can with last minute submissions but only slightly.

It is up to you as a contestant to know what your time zone is in relation to UTC/GMT. I cannot do this for you.

Here is a site that can help you figure that out: http://www.worldtimeserver.com/convert_time_in_UTC.aspx




Good luck to all contestants, and most importantly, have fun!!!

CrowKenobi 2009-05-06 16:37

First post! (although the two "working" posts aren't here...) :p

Anyway:
Quote:

Originally Posted by CrowKenobi (Post 2380148)
While waiting for Solace to make the new SOTM thread, here's my first take on the subject:

http://img6.imageshack.us/img6/7027/archersig01v1.jpg

I hope that Archer is bishie enough... :heh:

Is he? :D :p

:cool:

Evil Rick 2009-05-06 22:33

Quote:

Originally Posted by CrowKenobi (Post 2381285)
First post! (although the two "working" posts aren't here...) :p

Anyway: Is he? :D :p

:cool:

He is but the sig and the render look a bit LD.

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Lyserg from Shaman King is bishe enough?

Cyz 2009-05-06 22:45

Bishies huh? Somehow I feel depressed :heh:. Anyways, maybe Lelouch will fit the category no?

ryuukazi 2009-05-06 22:47

Quote:

Originally Posted by Cyz (Post 2381754)
Bishies huh? Somehow I feel depressed :heh:. Anyways, maybe Lelouch will fit the category no?

I think depending on the image, sure :)

Katocchi 2009-05-06 22:54

Quote:

Originally Posted by Evil Rick (Post 2381743)
Lyserg from Shaman King is bishe enough?

Yep .. He's Cute .. :3

PreSage 2009-05-06 23:31

Quote:

Originally Posted by CrowKenobi (Post 2381285)
First post! (although the two "working" posts aren't here...) :p

Anyway: Is he? :D :p

:cool:

Yup, Archer is definitely a bishie. :heh: About the sig, the imagery is nice but maybe the reflection on the sword is a bit "bright"? It kind of distracts me - probably me alone. :heh: I would also suggest making the border colour slightly darker because I can hardly see it as it is now.


Quote:

Originally Posted by Evil Rick (Post 2381743)
Lyserg from Shaman King is bishe enough?

I guess who's bishie and who isn't depends on the beholder. I, personally, wouldn't consider Lyserg a bishie - more like a shota. :uhoh: :heh:

Quote:

Originally Posted by Cyz (Post 2381754)
Bishies huh? Somehow I feel depressed :heh:. Anyways, maybe Lelouch will fit the category no?

Lelouch definitely fits the category. :heh:

jagass 2009-05-07 00:12

Can't wait for the entries...

ganbaru 2009-05-07 03:01

Would that guy pass as a bishie ?

Urei 2009-05-07 03:10

Yes, I'm sure he would, especially the third picture. You are pretty consistent with your choice of graphic style, huh? Personal preference? ;)

Larthak 2009-05-07 03:25

Huh, bishies, not for me. I'd go with colors. :p

http://s306.photobucket.com/albums/n...tures/k-on.jpg

Uh, yeah, another K-On! signature fueled by the fan-craze. As always, any C&C is greatly appreciated. I'd like to polish this siggie as much as possible. ^^

ganbaru 2009-05-07 03:26

Quote:

Originally Posted by Urei (Post 2382051)
Yes, I'm sure he would, especially the third picture. You are pretty consistent with your choice of graphic style, huh? Personal preference? ;)

The guy is from a serie than I like thant why I did think of him for this theme. About the graphic style preference it's more like hopping than the quality of the render might cover my lask of experience :) .

Katocchi 2009-05-07 08:47

First Concept .. uuun finally I choose him ..

http://i493.photobucket.com/albums/r...01sig74563.png

Alternate ..
Spoiler for ...:


CnC ?????

Evil Rick 2009-05-07 10:01

Quote:

Originally Posted by Larthak (Post 2382075)
Huh, bishies, not for me. I'd go with colors. :p

http://s306.photobucket.com/albums/n...tures/k-on.jpg

Uh, yeah, another K-On! signature fueled by the fan-craze. As always, any C&C is greatly appreciated. I'd like to polish this siggie as much as possible. ^^

Well, is really colorfull, no doubt about that, it looks good. ;)

Quote:

Originally Posted by Katocchi (Post 2382351)
First Concept .. uuun finally I choose him ..

http://i493.photobucket.com/albums/r...01sig74563.png

Alternate ..
Spoiler for ...:


CnC ?????

For the first one the placement of the colors is good but I'm not very sure of the overlay render at the left.

As for the second... yeah, quite bishe enough, I think. XP

PreSage 2009-05-07 10:13

@Ganbaru: Yup, a defininte bishie...and he's freaking hot in that third picture. :heh:

@Katocchi: I thought the first guy was a girl. :heh: I think it's his hairstyle and outfit. LOL. The second one is borderline bishie...er moe bishie? :heh:

ganbaru 2009-05-07 11:01

@ Larthak the color are well choosen and placed. Maybe placing the K-ON on a other corner?
@ Katocchi I am not the best placed for evaluated the ''bichie-ness'' of a character ( usualy I think bishounen= effeminate ). The second sig can go for the 2 theme, for sure.

For sure, I know than trying to mixing the 2 theme will give me some trouble but at least my ''quandidate'' seem to pass the test, now I have to choose betweem being ''conservative'' or trying to go for the colorfull .

Larthak 2009-05-07 11:23

Quote:

Originally Posted by Katocchi (Post 2382351)
First Concept .. uuun finally I choose him ..

http://i493.photobucket.com/albums/r...01sig74563.png

Alternate ..
Spoiler for ...:


CnC ?????

Gotta agree with Rick on the first one. That overlay may not be the best option.

Hmm, wait a minute, are you saving them as 8-bit PNG? That's quite a heavy loss of quality...you can see the dithering if you look closely enough. Why not use JPG?
Quote:

Originally Posted by PreSage (Post 2382461)
@Katocchi: I thought the first guy was a girl. :heh: I think it's his hairstyle and outfit.

That's the exact mental image I get, when someone says "bishounen". :p

CrowKenobi 2009-05-07 14:11

Version 2:

http://img7.imageshack.us/img7/8439/archersig01v2.jpg :D

:cool:

escimo 2009-05-07 14:37

First draft.

http://escimobsbbs.pp.fi/misc/sotm0509v0.jpg

Evil Rick 2009-05-07 15:20

Quote:

Originally Posted by CrowKenobi (Post 2382743)

Yeah, a lot better in terms of quality but what about those lines that are surrounding Lanser?

Quote:

Originally Posted by escimo (Post 2382772)

Oh dear... now I think I have no chance to win in this month :uhoh::heh:


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