I wasn’t sure if you wanted us to post our comments or not. Just making sure. Well, here goes:
This piece is wonderful. Nice use of space and angles. Very nice use of colors. It fits together well, it’s not too cluttered, and it’s very smooth and clean. The animation is very fitting and very slick. Draws attention to the av nicely. The only nitpicks I have for this is with the character sprite and the sparkle effects. The character sprite could have been leveled so her foot was at the base of the av (so she appears to be standing in it). The blue glow from her hands could have been cut and re-done or at least added more to it and blended. The sparklies are all the same, just different sizes, and one of them is covering her forhead (which is annoying). The text is also unreadable, which isn’t that big of a deal, but still kind of disappointing to see text and not be able to read it. It was a really hard choice between this and Angel Of SRK.
Angel Of SRK
The background for this is great. The character art was also resized and clipped very nicely. However, the font is a little plain, and the character art doesn’t really pop from the background. There’s a ton of depth in the background, yet very little depth in the foreground. There isn’t much in the peice that joins or seperates the foreground and background. And there isn’t much going on. Still, it is very appealing to the eye due to the excellent background.
Totally hilarious. Very nicely done. The animations are smooth and simple, so it’s clear what’s going from start to finish. The text is easy to read, and ammusing. The whole thing isn’t too short or too long. Very creative. I don’t see how this one could have been better, but then it isn’t very visually fantastic. It’s funny, but not very artsy. This gets my third pick because the joke will eventually die off, so all that’s left is a simple background and some plain sprites.
F, D, DF + Boobies.
This totally captures the essence of SRK. You got Ryu, you got the DP motion on a stick, and you got the tittays. Only way this could have been better is with a better background and better text. It’s nice, but it doesn’t really pop. The sprite is kind of plain and boring, too. I’ve seen Ryu’s DP too many times to count, it would have been nice with a pallete swap or some shading or added detail. There also isn’t much contast between the sprite and forground DP motion, so the DP motion itself gets a little lost, even with the shadow and outer glow. If a different color had been used for the motion and plus symbol, it might have stood out better. I probably would have gave this my 3rd place vote if not for the text and the background.
Spooky Upskirt Maki
This background is great, but the sprite blends too well. There’s hardly any contrast or depth. It’s also very dark. And there isn’t much T&A going on. I love the background – really do. But the forground could have popped more (SRK text too). If the sprite had a costume pallete swap, and the text been a contrasting color, I think this one would have been outstanding. Not sure how I feel about the border.
[Edit]: Also, I can’t tell if the background is emphasizing the foreground action. She’s punching, so there’s motion and energy and action, but the background doesn’t seem to emphasize it much.
This had to have taken a lot of effort, because of all the sprite editing. I definitely admire the effort that was put into this one. Animation really pulls you in. The concept is funny, and the execution is very well done. It meets the SRK theme criteria in a subtle, but ammusing way – due to the background being the CvS2 training mode stage, and Mario doing a Shin Shoryuken. Over all, it’s really great, but just not over the top. I wanted to vote for it based totally on effort, but for some reason it just didn’t “wow” me.
Stuff The DP. Flaunt The Goods.
This one seriously cracked me up. It doesn’t tell much of a story though, and it loses points for using “mandatory” instead of “obligatory”. Funny, but kind of random and nonsensical.
Anything with Hugo is auto-funny. Could have animated the sprite better though – could have used his walk animation. Could have animated the iPod earphone cords better. This was pretty funny, but not profound.
I thought this one was pretty funny. The animation is good, and the concept is good. But it’s not hilarious. Not having a background hurts it too. And I feel the final frame doesn’t last long enough.
Props to everyone who entered.
PS. SGG (GQAC): It was actually kugler’s thread. But yeah, I don’t know why I remember that, or your old alias. My memory is weird like that.