So while we have no avatars...ABC 16?

So…we haven’t had one of these in a looong time.

For anyone who wasn’t here 2 years ago, or has simply forgotten, an ABC is an Avatar Battle Challenge. You submit an avatar (up 2 avatars --1 still, 1 animated) that fits within the chosen theme. All the avatars are unveiled simultaneously on game day, and judges vote on which ones they think are best. Prizes are had by winners, fun is had by all. See the rules below for more details.

Anyone who wants to compete just has to PM an avatar to me by Sunday Night, 02/22/2009. The voting will begin on the following morning. That gives you about a week to come up with an entry. Once I’ve collected all the avatars, I’ll post them, and the judges will choose their 3 favorites each, and rank them 1, 2, 3. Scores will be tallied, and the winners will receive prizes.

Rooks4, Worthless ,and WARNA BROTHER said they’d contribute some premium prizes. Let me know how much you guys are willing to get, and I’ll divided among the 6 winners slots.


1st Place:
1 year of SRK Premium (donated by WARNA BROTHER)

2nd Place
6 months of SRK Premium (donated by WARNA BROTHER)

3rd Place:
3 months of SRK Premium (donated by WARNA BROTHER)

1st Place:

2nd Place:

3rd Place:

**I will be happy to add prizes in if anyone wants to contribute. If you want to be a sponsor




1: It must be a new avatar. Do not PM me an avatar that people have already seen, or you will be disqualified. This means that you are not allowed to show the avatar around before the battle starts in a week. They should all be unveiled simultaneously at the start of the comp. (Because there was a problem with kensavenge at one time, I guess I have to clarify? Only submit your own work. That means an avatar that YOU MADE!

2: No artists are allowed to reveal to anyone which avatar is theirs. Any artists caught leaking such information will be disqualified. Of course, some styles are recognizable, so some judge recognition is inevitable. You may bounce ideas off of someone, but please do not make the avatar public until I unveil them.

3: No one is allowed to wear an avatar that has been submitted in the competition until AFTER the voting is completed.

4: One avatar per category per artist, please. This means you can each enter one still avatar, and one animated avatar.

5: The avatar must be within premium-size requirements. That means the maximum size is 160 x 100 and under 50 kb. Feel free to make anything smaller than the max if you like.

6: No pornography or innapropriate material. You guys know this…(Swearing is A-Ok!)

7: You can submit as many times as you like. That means if you submit an avatar on Saturday, and then change your mind and decide to submit a different one on Monday, go right ahead. You can make revisions, changes, or just enter a completely different avatar. I’ll use whatever one you send me last. Just make sure you have your final submission in to me before the deadline.

Bowling Pin
jae hoon
Master Chibi

Judging will be the same as in the past., **If you would like to judge,



Street Fighter IV --What else? Be as creative as you like, but make sure that your avatar has something to do with SF4!

As always, here are links to the judging threads of all of the previous battles:
ABC #15 - Mai
ABC #14 - Urien
ABC #13 - MSPaint
ABC #12 - T and A, and S R K
ABC #11 - Retro
ABC X - Fuckachunkz/Guilty Gear/Technology
ABC #9 - Time
ABC #8 - Rock n’ Roll
ABC #7 - Food
ABC #6 - Weapons (w/ a Soul Calibur Bonus)
ABC #5 - Street Fighter
ABC #4 - Darkstalkers
ABC #3 - Sprite Commercials
ABC #2 - Booty/Boobies, Sprites, & SRK
ABC #1 - Trial & Error


P.S.: Just a reminder since it’s been a while: DO NOT POST YOUR ENTRIES IN THIS THREAD. PM THEM TO ME AND SHOW NO ONE ELSE.

Bans incoming for everyone who voted “I’d definitely enter!” who doesn’t.


(Am I serious? Only one way to find out!)

i want to enter but is there anyway to make animated avs without image ready? im a photo editing noob.

There are a few other programs out there to make animated .gifs with. I use imageready tho, and I’m pretty sure almost everyone else here uses that or Gimp.


this leaves a bad taste in my mouth.

I predict a lot of basic art from sf4 for stills, and 2 [if any] animated.

told you the Dudley vs Mike Bison idea would be easier.

there goes my Bison with rocket launcher av

Looking forward to see what people come up with.

I’ll do a still for sure. If I get time for it I’ll do something animated as well.

Bitch bitch whine.

You think only you and I will do animated?


When you have a crop a picture and make it an awesome av theme, call me.

Until then, I ain’t entering SHIT.

According to shatterstar, that’s what this is.

…yeah I don’t take him seriously either.


I’ll try to participate, but I really think this might be a bad time for an abc. SRK will constantly be down and frankly I’m more concerned about playing sf4 instead of designing sf4 avs lol.

Damn this is pretty fun so far. lol

Who cares what we end up with, maybe we’ll get new people out of this.

shatterstar’s just trying to convince me to never do another ABC. It’s been like 2 years since the last one, and now it “leaves a bad taste in his mouth.”


I used to do a lot of avatar work around 2004 but haven’t contributed with much since then.

I had a lot of fun with this one and I’ve finished my entry, gonna pm you :slight_smile:

Well I know what I’m doing today.

Less than 24 hours in, and I’m already sitting on 6 avatars. Not bad. Keep 'em coming!


Advanced judging, all of your avatars suck.

But you haven’t even seen my “Daigo FDACs Chun’s Ultra” entry yet!


I do accept bribes btw.

not really, i really did like the one with chun li doing the blanka shock, looks awesome