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Post  Pishkirlin on Sat Apr 03, 2010 2:41 pm

Just. Won. This. Edition. Too.
Perfect for our third anniversary.


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Post  Piratus on Sat Apr 03, 2010 2:53 pm

That's amazing!
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Post  Blackseagull on Sat Apr 03, 2010 4:31 pm

Wooooooooooooooot Pish!!!

I told you it was a beauuuuuuutiful portrait!!! Smile

Congratulations!

You're a great pixel artist!

/me claps
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Post  Athika on Sat Apr 03, 2010 5:35 pm

This is so WOW, wonderful! congrats =)
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Post  Grodanknorr on Sun Apr 04, 2010 4:17 am

Congratulations!

May I ask cause your portraits looks like it's done really well... How long does it takes to finish a masterpiece like this?

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Post  Pishkirlin on Sun Apr 04, 2010 6:57 am

Grodanknorr wrote:Congratulations!

May I ask cause your portraits looks like it's done really well... How long does it takes to finish a masterpiece like this?
This time it took quite a lot of time, mostly because I was never satisfied with the final outcome and I felt the need of adding some more detail, recolour some part or re-work them. I can tell you how much it took for the statue, because I watched the clock: 2 hours.
But if I'm inspired I can complete one background faster. This one is the new entry for the current contest, I made it in just one day:



Granted, it's not detailed as the previous one, but I'm pretty happy about the final outcome.
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Post  Sparkywolf on Sun Apr 04, 2010 9:40 am

Yay! That's a gorgeous background there. Smile Congrats!
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Post  Azeitona on Sun Apr 04, 2010 11:08 am

wow! nice job xD
really nice

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Post  Rubydeath on Sun Apr 04, 2010 3:12 pm

I'm amazed Pish, really really nice work. I loved the previous one you did too. Can I ask how on earth you started something like this? Which programme you used to draw it and where you get your inspiration from?!
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Post  JamesStGeorge on Sun Apr 04, 2010 6:19 pm

I like the sneaky getting in of the cross of StGeorge on the ship, or the white ensign. Smile
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Post  Pishkirlin on Sun Apr 04, 2010 6:48 pm

Rubydeath wrote:I'm amazed Pish, really really nice work. I loved the previous one you did too. Can I ask how on earth you started something like this? Which programme you used to draw it and where you get your inspiration from?!
I guess the inspiration comes from the theme of the contest itself. If you are not familiar with it, you must know that Apollo proposes every month a new theme to which background artists are supposed to stick.
The theme of my very first winning background was "luck". Apparently I was the only one who associated luck with seafaring depicting good omens for sailors (St. Elmo's fire and an albatross).
April's theme was "Flower and showers". I was very disappointed by this theme, because personally I'm a bit sick of girlish themes such as candies (december), valentine (february), rainbows/luck (march), flowers (april)... I even started a rebellion against what I called the Care Bear Conspiracy. Then...
...Apollo wrote:Pishkirlin... I strongly suggest that you try thinking outside the box. For example, take a look at your own crew name and have a little think about that.
Instead of out-of-the-box, I eventually came out with this inside-the-puddle solution which for me was the best way to "sneakily getting in", like James pointed out, religious and national symbols that otherwise OOO wouldn't have let go in. Wink
This month's theme is way more cool, as it's "Puzzle Backgrounds": a search for puzzle-themed backgrounds. The one I have posted obviously represents Navigation.

As for the programme I use, it's Photoshop.
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Post  Grodanknorr on Mon Apr 05, 2010 2:19 am

Pishkirlin wrote:
This month's theme is way more cool, as it's "Puzzle Backgrounds": a search for puzzle-themed backgrounds.

I alredy watched it and I'm planning enter aswell but I just have to get a good idea for it and than pain myself to contiune Mad
Im planning on doing one for drinking because I love drinking Very Happy

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Post  JamesStGeorge on Mon Apr 05, 2010 4:09 am

As photoshop is not really a drawing programme do I assume you get images elsewhere and heavily manipulate them to do so much so quickly?
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Post  Pishkirlin on Mon Apr 05, 2010 10:14 am

JamesStGeorge wrote:As photoshop is not really a drawing programme do I assume you get images elsewhere and heavily manipulate them to do so much so quickly?
No, no. Photoshop can work as a drawing programme as well... I have created everything from the scratch.

Grodanknorr wrote:I love drinking
Tell me about it.
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Post  Pishkirlin on Mon May 03, 2010 9:50 pm

Yarrrrrr! Third win in a row! And another permanent background! Wooooooot!
Now it's time to take a break.
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Post  Grodanknorr on Tue May 04, 2010 12:51 am

Pishkirlin wrote:Yarrrrrr! Third win in a row! And another permanent background! Wooooooot!
Now it's time to take a break.

Congratz! You wont participate in next background event? Its shoppe with alchemy or furnisher if I remember right Smile Very Happy

You should keep on doing it so people can see your art!

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Post  Azeitona on Tue May 04, 2010 5:24 am

Pishkirlin wrote:Yarrrrrr! Third win in a row! And another permanent background! Wooooooot!
Now it's time to take a break.

congrats!
noooo, dont stop! but the next send in my name! i would love have that design trophy... lmao xD

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Post  Pishkirlin on Tue May 04, 2010 5:48 am

Grodanknorr wrote:
Congratz! You wont participate in next background event? Its shoppe with alchemy or furnisher if I remember right Smile Very Happy
I really need a break from the background contests. I wanted to take one last month too, but the theme was so inspiring I couldn't help entering. This month the theme is not the best for me, so it's really time to step aside. But I would really like to encourage Acerin to enter, since he's a great designer. Hey, Acerin... why don't you enter the competition? Razz

Azeitona wrote:noooo, dont stop! but the next send in my name! i would love have that design trophy... lmao xD
Aye, either to you or to Defrass.
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Post  Grodanknorr on Tue May 04, 2010 11:58 am

I wanna enter aswell but... Im not so very skilled drawer yet and Im awfull when it comes to colouring pictures and I dosnt have any programs to work with..

Any tips?

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Post  Pishkirlin on Tue May 04, 2010 12:47 pm

Grodanknorr wrote:I wanna enter aswell but... Im not so very skilled drawer yet and Im awfull when it comes to colouring pictures and I dosnt have any programs to work with..

Any tips?
Gimp is freeware. But I haven't managed to understand how it works. But I guess it's just me. I'm getting old and anything that I can't understand in a 5-minutes first attempt it's only going to get on my nerves.
Don't worry, I suck at colouring too, so I bet you still have a chance with CG.
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Post  Azeitona on Tue May 04, 2010 3:28 pm

Pishkirlin wrote:

Azeitona wrote:noooo, dont stop! but the next send in my name! i would love have that design trophy... lmao xD
Aye, either to you or to Defrass.

nice! me first! xD

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Post  Pishkirlin on Thu May 06, 2010 11:19 pm

I have managed to persuade Acerin to enter the contest! His background is awesome, I think he should share it with all of us. Post it, post it, Ace!
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Post  Sparkywolf on Thu May 06, 2010 11:30 pm

Post! Post! Post! Post!
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Post  Acerin on Fri May 07, 2010 7:23 am

This is what i've got so far



What do you think?
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Post  Azeitona on Fri May 07, 2010 8:48 am

humm, i like it, but looks like a little bit too color... maybe make the red/yellow more dark... dont know...
but that is just my opinion xD
hope u win xD

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