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Discussion in 'Graphic of the Week' started by Demetrius, Jan 20, 2018.

  1. Velvet

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    :hurr Actually wasn`t Maiev Shadowsong but just a night elf~

    Still vury pretty so I used her~
     
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    When I did a Google backsearch it gave me Maiev. Maybe it's because of the weapons.

    I get this on Tumblr saying .
     
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    Oh right! It is Maiev without the helm :blobaww I derped
     
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    Congratulations and thank you guys.

    I will have to think a bit about the theme, I do have some ideas in mind
     
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    You have an extra week to think about it as well since Freestyle is after Viking Sigs. But if you have a theme you know you want to do there's no harm in posting it whenever~
     
  6. Azeruth Moderator

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    I suppose I should ask what peoples' thoughts are on the signature format. Is it just not as popular as doing avatars?
     
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    My guess would be the possibility of many contests happening at the same time and members might make their preferences and choices. Signatures are as fun to make as avatars are, even more because signatures are usually a bigger size than avatars so you get more space to work with and get creative.
     
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    I'm a little burned out and everything I make I don't like so currently taking a step back for a bit.
     
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    I like all formats to be honest. All of them have their own appeal artistically. :blobwave
     
  10. Nataly

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    Very well said
     
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    It's hard for me to tell sometimes since things here are generally quiet, so when I go almost all week without any entries or seeming conversations I can't tell if it's a thematic issue, format issue or just people waiting until the last minute to submit.
     
  12. Tendou Izumi

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    Really excited about your chosen theme. Your proposals are always so creative. :blobkwtf

    This week in particular I really struggled because I couldn´t find a stock I liked for a signature. Funny since I was the one who proposed the theme. Some weeks ideas just flow naturally. Some weeks creative block makes an appearance. :blobcry
     
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    GotW 64 Winner

    This week's theme was Viking Signatures.

    In third place, it's the intimidating Viking army in Entry 03 by @Nataly!

    In second place, it's the beautiful Viking shield-maiden in Entry 01 by @Tendou Izumi!

    And the winner of Graphic of the Week is...


    This Viking sailed their way to victory, it's Entry 04 by @Azeruth!

    Congratulations to all the winners!
    Please choose a theme for GotW 67, me!
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  14. Azeruth Moderator

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    So to continue this part...

    The reason I asked this was because I had received no entries all week long and was getting concerned. I had been telling myself Saturday not to bother making an entry because it wouldn't be worth it. I relented when I made the post and started working on it.

    To my misery, as I spent time working on one, an entry eventually did come in while I was working on it. I entered, asked another mod to check on it, and within minutes of submitting my own entry, the other two entries came in. So A. I was technically Entry 02 but I prefer letting another moderator confirm my entry first and B. If I had just not bothered making an entry I would have gotten 3 anyway.

    I just didn't expect all of the entries to come in simultaneously while I was working on one in a desperate bid to generate a reminder. :life
     
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  15. Azeruth Moderator

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    @Nataly This isn't an 'I need your theme' reminder but instead I talked to Majin Lu about GotW 67 and I'm going to make it Naruto themed for the Naruto20 contest. Just a heads up in case you were interested in doing something related to Naruto as your pick.
     
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  16. Nataly

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    For GotW 66, I am suggesting several possibilities:

    -Body Language:
    'What comes to your mind when you combine body language and graphics in one sentence? Is it the expression of dance through effects and trying to show movement? Or do you want to present the dynamics of the body language of your stock any other creative way that comes to your mind? Dancefloor, rhythm, body movement'

    -Elements (Fire, Water, Earth, Air):
    'Show the power of elements through avatars.'

    -The Theater of Shadows:
    'Mysterious, hidden in the shadows avatars. Enigma through graphics. Is it going to be a mirage or just a shadow in the night?'

    -Through Time:
    'Connect past and present. What era do you wish to represent?
    The time simply passes through, but the past is never forgotten, it should not be, and the future is awaiting for us. How do you see past and how do you view the future? Show your point of view in the form of avatars. NF's own time machine.'

    I am thinking I would like to go with Elements as the theme, Avatars as the Format.
    And other themes are free for use, of course.
     
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    I really like the ‘theater of shadows’ and elements theme. Theater of shadow is very original and the elements has a lot of room for getting creative. :catblush
     
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    GotW 65 Winner

    This week's theme was Freestyle.

    In third place, it's the sharp-looking Naruto in Entry 03 by @Nataly!

    In second place, it's the red hot Rindou in Entry 02 by @Dark!

    And the winner of Graphic of the Week is...


    She pairs up well with the Water PotW! It's the beautiful water trainer Nessa in Entry 01 by @Azeruth!

    Congratulations to all the winners!
    Theme choice for GotW 67 belongs to Azeruth.
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    Good job, everyone
     
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    Still sticking with a Naruto theme for GotW 67, but does anyone have a preferred format? Avatar, signature, sets or I can leave it open.
     
  21. Nataly

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    Maybe go with Avatars again
     
  22. Azeruth Moderator

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    Guess we're going with avatars then~
     
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    GotW 66 Winner

    This week's theme was Element Avatars.

    In third place, who said Kats didn't like the water? It's Entry 02 by @Nataly!

    In second place, it's the gorgeous Alolan Ninetales in Entry 03 by @Majin Lu!

    And the winner of Graphic of the Week is...


    By fire, be purged! It's Entry 01 by @Azeruth!

    Congratulations to all the winners!
    Please choose a theme for GotW 68, me!
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    Congratulations, Azeruth and Majin Lu, I almost had it :catroll
     
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    I've gone back and forth a bit on what I would like to do for GotW 68 but I might just roll with a suggestion from someone else. Either that or a dice roll on the other three of Nataly's suggestions.

    So I guess if there's something you're interested in having as a theme, now would be the time to share it.
     
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    Mechas :blobmuscles
     
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    I guess I'll do a dice roll tomorrow morning between Body Language, Shadows, Time and Mecha as themes. Unless someone else wants to suggest another theme or vote in favor of one of those four.

    Shadows and Time mention Avatars as a format, so I guess Body Language and Mecha could be signatures to accommodate larger movements or battles.
     
  28. Nataly

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    Maybe it will be a good idea to try sets this time
     
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    1. Body Language
    2. Shadows
    3. Time
    4. Mecha
     
  30. Azeruth Moderator

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    Shadows is the theme.

    Do you want to stick with avatars or would you prefer Shadows Sets?
     
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