Avatar Challenge Battle #3! Voting in Progress


#1

Ok! here are the entries for the 3rd avatar battle challenge!

But first, a few things:

First off, while I didn’t get as many entries as last time (and I’m still not sure why) I really liked the ones I did get (particularly the animated ones) Great job, guys!

#1: No one discusses the avs until ALL SIX judges have passed judgement. This is to prevent people from giving away who the artists are. This is not limited to the artists. Even if you did not submit an av, please refrain from commenting until after the judges have voted. The judges do not know who has submitted an av, and I don’t want you giving away to them that you DIDN’T submit an av by starting to comment on them.

#2: Judges: you are to pick your favorite 3 in each category based on whatever criteria you want…one way to do it is using the guidelines I provided to shatterstar:

You will then order them from 1 to 3. Your #1 pick gets 3 points, your #2 pick gets 2 points, and your #3 pick gets 1 point. The points will be tallied, and a winner for each category declared. Then, the top 2 from each category will be put head to head to determine BEST IN SHOW, by another round of voting (using the same system).

Judges can feel free to discuss among themselves any aspects of the avatars they like. They may confer with each other before voting, but do not have to. Feel free to discuss what you like or dislike about any of the avatars --1 Restriction, tho! Judges may not speculate as to who the artists are, as your speculations may affect the other judges.

The 6 judges are:
Evil Morrigan
OrochiTempest
RandomNigga
shatterstar
Xenozip.
Master Chibi

#3: After the judges vote, the points will be tallied and I will reveal the artists behind the avatars. Discussion is then open for anyone and anything about the avatars.

#4: The prizes are as follows:
Best Still - 1 month premium
Best animation - 1 month premium
Best in show - 2 months premium

That being said, here are the avatars (in order by title…as in the last competition, if the artist did not provide a title, I made one up)

STILLS

Aegis by Calvin Klein

Combos

Duc Do King

Hanes

ANIMATIONS

Coming Near You

Just Parry It

Strong Enough for a Man

Swiffer Wet

Think Easier

Get voting, judges!

…seriously.


#2

gba one is too good


#3

STILLS
Hanes

Explore Adam Epstein

#1= 3pts

Combos

Explore Adam Epstein

#2=2pts

Aegis by Calvin Klein

See Adam Epstein

#3= 1pt

ANIMATIONS

Strong Enough for a Man

See Adam Epstein

#1= 3pts

Just Parry It

See Adam Epstein

#2= 2pts

Think Easier

See Adam Epstein

#3= 1pt

i’ll comment after the judging is ova:karate:

is that still a criteria?

…for real.


#4

no…I’ll fix it…

…seriously.


#5

I vote for just parry it for best of show.
DucDo still.
And if I can’t vote for parry for animated, then i vote Progressive.


#6

You’re not a judge. You can’t vote for shit.

And best in show can’t be voted on until the individual categories have been decided.

you suck.

…seriously.


#7

nice av’s guys… does neone know a thread where i can ask for av help… i’ve got photoshop just wanting to figure out how to make things flash in the photo… throw in animations… if you can help me at all it’d be much appreciated…


#8

uhh…your in that place, Jonny. SEAM, SEAM, SA-LA-BEAM!!!:clap:


#9

Man all those avs are hot :tup: to everyone.

OC


#10

your new av is hot OC :tup:


#11

fixed

where’s all the other judges:confused:


#12

oh i haven’t seen that one before. Where’s the judges?


#13

co-sign.

I PM’ed 'em all (except shatta who voted before I sent out the PMs), but no one seems to be around…

…seriously.

EDIT: Shatterstar: check your PMs


#14

i saw evil morrigan before but didn’t come to image mishmash =/


#15

orochitempest is on now…someone get his ass in here!

…seriously.


#16

What, we have to go in the order you listed us? Good thing I’m here, eh?

Anyway, good entries this time around, props to all. This is really tough to decide. But, here goes.

#1

Explore Adam Epstein

I really like the use of color here, it’s really eye catching. And that should be the point of an av, right? Felicia is too cute and Combos are yummy.

#2

Explore Adam Epstein

Funny stuff. Familiar slogan, and who isn’t familiar with Jam’s panties? Very good.

#3

See Adam Epstein

This one made me laugh a little. The CK parody is very nice. What’s with all the underwear today?

#1

See Adam Epstein

DAIGOOOOOO! Very eye catching, and captures one of the most memorable moments in history, in gem fighter form! How can you not love that?

#2

See Adam Epstein

Yeah, I can’t wait for this either. This reminds me of a japanese flash a while back where they had all the consoles as the characters for FFVI, with the PSP being Kefka.

#3

See Adam Epstein

The animation on the moving text and Slayer too is very fluid, very bright and you can see what’s going on. Very solid Av.


#17

Sorry about the delay I’ve been crazy busy at work this morning. I’m judging now. Will edit this post once I am done.

Stills

See Adam Epstein

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Explore Adam Epstein

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2 Points

I really like the idea with this one. Usually when I think of chracters with a lot of combos Felica as well as a few others come to mind. The way she has her hands holding the bag is done really well. The font used for the “Combos” lettering is nice but it would have looked better if it was exactly the same as in the bag. Also I dont like the coloring for the other words. They blend in too much with the backround and its a little hard to read. I think yellow or maybe red would have worked better. Nice work.

Explore Adam Epstein

1 point

This one was cute. The Font and the Hanes logo is really well done. I like how witty the phrase is. Backround was an interesting choice, it looks like a bed sheet to me which works but it is kind of blurry near the bottom left. Excellent choice for using Jam in that pose.

Others - The Ducdo king was nice but it didn’t grab my attention like the other 3. What can I say? SEX SELLS!

Animated

See Adam Epstein

3 points

This one was just awesome. Using a Scenario that everyone is familiar with while using an advertising slogan that everyone knows as well. I thought it was cool how you morphed Ken’s arm into the Nike Logo. Also bounus points for using the right color scheme for Ken. It would have been nice if he also made the white Chun-Li just like in the video. Another thing I would have changed is leaving the Nike Logo Blue, it would have made the transition to the Just Parry it quote look more smooth.

See Adam Epstein

2 Points

This one is quick and to the point. Although the beasting on Ken looks a little choppy and fast, it still works. The use of that animated sprites for Urien sweeping is Perfect. This av literaly made me laugh out loud. One improvement i would suggest is having the blood keep on dripping in the end Like the way it does on the MK II “Fatality” it would have looked cooler that way. Nice job. Oh I also like the home setting Backround.

See Adam Epstein

1 Point

HAHAHA Another one that Made me laugh. Too me the whole thing was perfect and was going to be my #1 favorite Aniamted, but after the actual battle is over two things really stood out that made it lose points. One is the amount of time that lapses after the battle is over and before the Final Fantasy logo appears. It’s way too long. Another thing is that the Final Fantasy logo and the “Coming Dec. 05” lettering is a bit blurry. Also It doesent really stand out to me. Good job though. I am really looking forward to this coming out. Beacuse of that and the fact that it reminds me of my all time favorite flas, I was a little biased voting for it.

Strong Enough for a Man was good but I was kind of turned off by the blood shooting out. It was a bit disturbing. :rofl:

Progressive one was good but It didn’t really stand out to me like the others did. I like the part where he is pointing to his head and its talking about “Think about the choices” Very clever. and the way it closes is just like the Progressive ads on TV Nice attention to detail.

I’m not sure how the best in show voting works but My vote goes to the CK Urien ad. I cant think of a way yo make that one better. :tup:

Good job to all. I honestly didnt think that these were going to beat out the ones from last time but I was dead wrong.

I hope my critiuqes helped this time around.

Now I am going to read the SRK Tiereing thread. I’m not really looking forward to this because of all the pages that i m going to have to read. :sad: [/FONT][/COLOR][/FONT][/COLOR]


#18

nice 3 down… 3 to go :clap:


#19

ok, gqac will be absent so he wants me to do the tallying of the scores and revealing the artist(i still dont offically know this part) but here’s the current score:

stills

combos 7pts

hanes 6pts

aegis 5pts

anime

just parry it 8pts

“gba” and “secret” 3pts

swifer and “progresive” 2pts


#20

shweeeeeeeet.

Yeah, I’ll pop you a list of the artists when I have to go…not gonna let you know earlier than necessary, homey.

…seriously.

Also, I’m kinda disappointed with the turnout for this one (I mean, artists were allowed to enter twice as many avatars, but we ended up getting fewer entries? wtf?)

Anyone have any ideas how to better run/hype/organize the next one? If the next one doesn’t have a better turnout, I may stop these for a while…I’m not gonna keep putting up $8 if I’m not gonna get my money’s worth (to you guys that DID enter, your entries are awesome.)

…seriously. (again)