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Old 2010-03-01, 23:58   Link #1
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SOTM 2010 - March (Arrows!) - Entry Thread


!!!Welcome to the SOTM!!!




~Congratulations to Riker for winning the February Contest!~

The theme chosen for March is - Arrows!.
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 Monday, March 1st, 2010 and lasts until Friday, March 19th, 2010. Entries will be gathered and put up for voting on Sunday, March 21st, 2010. 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!!!
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Old 2010-03-02, 11:08   Link #2
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My first draw C&C would be welcome.

I am not even sure tha I will keep this render
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Old 2010-03-02, 11:36   Link #3
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My first draw C&C would be welcome.

I am not even sure tha I will keep this render
Well, the yellow of the sign jumps out of the whole sig because of the colors.
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Old 2010-03-02, 22:26   Link #4
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Seconf try: same render but changed the focus, keeped the color and changed the text. I hope it improuved. C&C would be welcome
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Old 2010-03-02, 22:28   Link #5
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Seconf try: same render but changed the focus, keeped the color and changed the text. I hope it improuved. C&C would be welcome
I like this new focus a lot more but I don't think the text fits very well.
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Old 2010-03-02, 23:29   Link #6
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Whenever I heard this theme, the first thing to pop up in my head are Medusa's Vector Arrows from Soul Eater.
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Old 2010-03-03, 12:13   Link #7
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Whenever I heard this theme, the first thing to pop up in my head are Medusa's Vector Arrows from Soul Eater.
Same with me, sadly though I cant seem to find a good pic of her with them, mostly its her and the snakes

@ganbaru: I like the 2nd vers better but I think theres too much light on the render, they look a little washed out.
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Old 2010-03-03, 17:51   Link #8
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Whenever I heard this theme, the first thing to pop up in my head are Medusa's Vector Arrows from Soul Eater.
You too huh? . I have an idea of what to do with this theme but I don't know how the follow through
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Old 2010-03-03, 20:56   Link #9
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well this was the one on my mind when I saw the meaning of the theme


either I'll add background to this or I'll find a new one to work on XD
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Old 2010-03-03, 21:19   Link #10
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Seconf try: same render but changed the focus, keeped the color and changed the text. I hope it improuved. C&C would be welcome
Hmmmm.... better but now the upper right side looks to bright, the text still jumps off a bit, no to mention it sounds... disturbing.

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well this was the one on my mind when I saw the meaning of the theme


either I'll add background to this or I'll find a new one to work on XD
Heh, now this is an original sig man, I think yiou just hit the center of the nail in this theme

Obvioulsy it needs a background, just try to keep is as a dark one so the render and the text shall not be afected.
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Old 2010-03-03, 21:55   Link #11
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Heh, now this is an original sig man, I think yiou just hit the center of the nail in this theme

Obvioulsy it needs a background, just try to keep is as a dark one so the render and the text shall not be afected.
dunno, it's not original
it's still a cropped sig that's for sure
but adding a few background will change that

but
there's one tiny little problem

I dunno anything else to put there, I'm running out of ideas xD
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Same with me, sadly though I cant seem to find a good pic of her with them, mostly its her and the snakes
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You too huh? . I have an idea of what to do with this theme but I don't know how the follow through
Well, Maka is shown fighting against the arrows in the first opening, but I am uncertain if something could be sigged out of that scene.
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Old 2010-03-03, 23:14   Link #13
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@ Fraility A bit too simple. It need something at the sides.
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Hmmmm.... better but now the upper right side looks to bright, the text still jumps off a bit, no to mention it sounds... disturbing.
About the text, the ''Necrophilia'' thing was a thing back to the original picture and I thought it fitted the scene ( Yukari hugging the impaled corpse of Reimu) as disturbit as it is. I guess than '' Necrofantasia'' would be better.

Edit: Second version of my second try. C&C are always welcome
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Old 2010-03-04, 10:15   Link #14
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I thought it fitted the scene ( Yukari hugging the impaled corpse of Reimu) as disturbit as it is.
Oi! That's what's happening?!

See, I never got any of that from the picture. I thought girl A was holding an unconscious girl B. I never suspected B was impaled by that sign, nor did I think B was dead. As a result, I was put off by the necrophilia text as well. It didn't seem to have any relation to the picture as I understood it.
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Old 2010-03-04, 18:52   Link #15
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well this was the one on my mind when I saw the meaning of the theme


either I'll add background to this or I'll find a new one to work on XD
Put Aang a closer and maybe some cool background with making the arrow stand out. I think that would look awesome.

Edit:



^ My take on the theme. I tried to be creative....I think.
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Old 2010-03-04, 23:19   Link #16
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My take for this theme.
Too much going on lately, this one might be final.



In case someone would wonder who the character is.
Click Here
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Old 2010-03-05, 00:32   Link #17
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My take for this theme.
Too much going on lately, this one might be final.



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OMG APPROVE!

Always wanted to make a tribute to that video. Awesome song too
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Old 2010-03-05, 01:44   Link #18
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Whenever I heard this theme, the first thing to pop up in my head are Medusa's Vector Arrows from Soul Eater.
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Same with me, sadly though I cant seem to find a good pic of her with them, mostly its her and the snakes

@ganbaru: I like the 2nd vers better but I think theres too much light on the render, they look a little washed out.
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You too huh? . I have an idea of what to do with this theme but I don't know how the follow through
lol same here , Medusa pop out in my head instantly...

I think the only way to capture a nice pic of her that's suitable in this theme is through screenies


@Moon-chan ~ another animated one ^^ glad to see a touhou user in this theme
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Old 2010-03-05, 01:55   Link #19
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So this is my try D:



I want to add the text "choose your path" or something like that, but I can't make the text fit in anywhere. Oh well!
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Old 2010-03-05, 05:14   Link #20
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@Cyz what's suppoosed to happen next ?
@Moonie It's fine that way
@ Malin If you really want to put that text, you still have this empty corner.
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