AnimeSuki Forums

Register Forum Rules FAQ Members List Social Groups Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Go Back   AnimeSuki Forum > Anime Related Topics > Fan Creations

Notices

Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools
Old 2009-05-06, 04:47   Link #1
Solace
(ノಠ益ಠ)ノ彡┻━┻
*Moderator
 
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
SOTM 2009 - May (Double Delight!) - Entry Thread


!!!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!!!
Solace is offline  
Old 2009-05-06, 16:37   Link #2
CrowKenobi
Moderator
*Moderator
 
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: there... just there.
First post! (although the two "working" posts aren't here...)

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



I hope that Archer is bishie enough...
Is he?

__________________



CrowKenobi is offline  
Old 2009-05-06, 22:33   Link #3
Evil Rick
Black Dragon
*Graphic Designer
 
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: In the Netherrealm, thinking who to betray next...
Quote:
Originally Posted by CrowKenobi View Post
First post! (although the two "working" posts aren't here...)

Anyway: Is he?

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

xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Lyserg from Shaman King is bishe enough?
__________________
Evil Rick is offline  
Old 2009-05-06, 22:45   Link #4
Cyz
"Show it to me"
 
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: In solitude, where we are least alone
Bishies huh? Somehow I feel depressed . Anyways, maybe Lelouch will fit the category no?
__________________
~~ Project Cyz ~~
"There is no spoon"
~~~~~
Currently Watching:
-- too lazy to put it together --
~~~~~
Current sig:
Takanashi Rikka from
Chuunibyou Demo Koi ga Shitai!
~~~~
Big thanx to Patchy for the sig
Cyz is offline  
Old 2009-05-06, 22:47   Link #5
ryuukazi
Empire of the Sun
 
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Empire of the Sun
Send a message via AIM to ryuukazi
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cyz View Post
Bishies huh? Somehow I feel depressed . Anyways, maybe Lelouch will fit the category no?
I think depending on the image, sure
__________________

Thought Id never see, The love you found in me, Now its changing all the time, Living in a rhythm where the minutes working overtime
ryuukazi is offline  
Old 2009-05-06, 22:54   Link #6
Katocchi
Your Order ?
*Graphic Designer
 
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: in Your Planet
Age: 22
Send a message via Yahoo to Katocchi
Quote:
Originally Posted by Evil Rick View Post
Lyserg from Shaman King is bishe enough?
Yep .. He's Cute .. :3
__________________
Katocchi's Art and Graphics Project
Kato always welcome
if everyone want to visit
and give comment ^^

_______________________
Vocaloid Avatars
- Last Update 2009/04/03 -

_______________________
MyAnimeList
My DeviantArt
Katocchi is offline  
Old 2009-05-06, 23:31   Link #7
PreSage
Up-rope-ree-ate!
 
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: some random place out there...
Quote:
Originally Posted by CrowKenobi View Post
First post! (although the two "working" posts aren't here...)

Anyway: Is he?

Yup, Archer is definitely a bishie. 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. 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 View Post
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.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Cyz View Post
Bishies huh? Somehow I feel depressed . Anyways, maybe Lelouch will fit the category no?
Lelouch definitely fits the category.
__________________
:|Sig Gallery|:
:|
Bishielicious|:
---------------
PreSage is offline  
Old 2009-05-07, 00:12   Link #8
jagass
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Can't wait for the entries...
__________________
Music is my LIFE!!!
jagass is offline  
Old 2009-05-07, 03:01   Link #9
ganbaru
books-eater youkai
 
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Betweem wisdom and insanity
Would that guy pass as a bishie ?
Spoiler for saving space ( hope than it won't be considered as a high resolution):
__________________

ganbaru is offline  
Old 2009-05-07, 03:10   Link #10
Urei
Star Designer
*Graphic Designer
 
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Europe
Age: 29
Yes, I'm sure he would, especially the third picture. You are pretty consistent with your choice of graphic style, huh? Personal preference?
__________________

AD 2314 Mobile Suit Gundam 00
~A wakening of the Trailblazer~

Urei is offline  
Old 2009-05-07, 03:25   Link #11
Larthak
♪ ~ ♫
*Artist
 
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Europe
Age: 25
Send a message via ICQ to Larthak Send a message via MSN to Larthak
Huh, bishies, not for me. I'd go with colors.



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. ^^
__________________
:3
Larthak is offline  
Old 2009-05-07, 03:26   Link #12
ganbaru
books-eater youkai
 
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Betweem wisdom and insanity
Quote:
Originally Posted by Urei View Post
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 .
__________________

ganbaru is offline  
Old 2009-05-07, 08:47   Link #13
Katocchi
Your Order ?
*Graphic Designer
 
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: in Your Planet
Age: 22
Send a message via Yahoo to Katocchi
First Concept .. uuun finally I choose him ..



Alternate ..
Spoiler for ...:


CnC ?????
__________________
Katocchi's Art and Graphics Project
Kato always welcome
if everyone want to visit
and give comment ^^

_______________________
Vocaloid Avatars
- Last Update 2009/04/03 -

_______________________
MyAnimeList
My DeviantArt
Katocchi is offline  
Old 2009-05-07, 10:01   Link #14
Evil Rick
Black Dragon
*Graphic Designer
 
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: In the Netherrealm, thinking who to betray next...
Quote:
Originally Posted by Larthak View Post
Huh, bishies, not for me. I'd go with colors.



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 View Post
First Concept .. uuun finally I choose him ..



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
__________________
Evil Rick is offline  
Old 2009-05-07, 10:13   Link #15
PreSage
Up-rope-ree-ate!
 
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: some random place out there...
@Ganbaru: Yup, a defininte bishie...and he's freaking hot in that third picture.

@Katocchi: I thought the first guy was a girl. I think it's his hairstyle and outfit. LOL. The second one is borderline bishie...er moe bishie?
__________________
:|Sig Gallery|:
:|
Bishielicious|:
---------------
PreSage is offline  
Old 2009-05-07, 11:01   Link #16
ganbaru
books-eater youkai
 
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Betweem wisdom and insanity
@ 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 .
__________________

ganbaru is offline  
Old 2009-05-07, 11:23   Link #17
Larthak
♪ ~ ♫
*Artist
 
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Europe
Age: 25
Send a message via ICQ to Larthak Send a message via MSN to Larthak
Quote:
Originally Posted by Katocchi View Post
First Concept .. uuun finally I choose him ..



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 View Post
@Katocchi: I thought the first guy was a girl. I think it's his hairstyle and outfit.
That's the exact mental image I get, when someone says "bishounen".
__________________
:3
Larthak is offline  
Old 2009-05-07, 14:11   Link #18
CrowKenobi
Moderator
*Moderator
 
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: there... just there.
Version 2:



__________________



CrowKenobi is offline  
Old 2009-05-07, 14:37   Link #19
escimo
Paparazzi
 
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Ice Box
Age: 32
First draft.

__________________
escimo is offline  
Old 2009-05-07, 15:20   Link #20
Evil Rick
Black Dragon
*Graphic Designer
 
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: In the Netherrealm, thinking who to betray next...
Quote:
Originally Posted by CrowKenobi View Post
Version 2:



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

Quote:
Originally Posted by escimo View Post
First draft.

Oh dear... now I think I have no chance to win in this month
__________________
Evil Rick is offline  
Closed Thread

Tags
contest, sotm

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:31.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
We use Silk.