*closed* VOTING - USC- round IV: Battle Sprite Showdown 2 ~Unconventional Mounts~

#1

Refer to latest post for Current Round III: Splice Comp ~Mysterious Traveller~

USC ROUND I: SPLICE COMPETITION
Optional Theme: Bandits

SPLICING SPECIFIC RULES:

  • The theme is optional. You are not required to stick to the theme provided.
  • MANDATORY: only splice from the mugs provided. You are not required to use pieces from all 4 provided, as 2/4, 3/4, even 1/4 is fine.
  • No large “full custom” (made from scratch) areas, parts, or pieces. The final result should be made of and identifiable to areas from the source mugs. If you feel like your entry may be considered “questionable” to others, you are allowed to post work-in-progress screenshots or other visual proof of your process.*
    (kudos to Lenh for rules description in this area)

BASE RULES:

  • Only 1 entry per contestant.
  • No voting for your own entry!
  • Entries should be limited to 16 colors. (15 colors+ 1 background color)
    This is more of a guideline, but good to follow for style and challenge reasons. Colors may be custom or using GBA sprite palletes.
  • No posting previous/old works!
    This means no edits/recolors of something previously made as well.
    -allowing previous/old works would give an unfair advantage to certain entries, two weeks is a good amount of time to work on an entry… how fair would it be to have to go up against something someone spent months or even a year on?
    -creating brand new works, encourages creativity and artistic growth and development, kinda what the whole art forums are about… isn’t it?
  • Hosts may participate in the competitions.

VOTING:

  • Voting will be split into two categories.
    -Best in Theme
    -Best Overall Sprite
  • Voting will run for 3 days
    If there are a large amount of entries, Best in Theme may be divided into smaller categories based on whether an entry is custom, splice, or for battle sprite animation.

WINNERS:
Winning placement will be decided by total number of votes across categories.

  • The winner gets to choose two potential themes either from a list or of their own imagination.
  • The winner and runner ups will vote upon the themes to select one.
  • Third place gets one vote.
  • Second place gets two votes.
  • The winner gets the final two votes in addition to theme selection.
  • Whichever theme wins will be used for the next competition.
  • SPLICE SPECIFIC:
    1st place chooses 2 mugs, 2nd and 3rd both choose 1 for 4 mugs total for next round.
    Note, votes can be split, if you have two votes they do NOT need to go to the same theme.

The purpose of these friendly competitions is for artistic development but also to help develop more resources for later projects… there is no monetary prize here, but I hope you all enjoy participating and winning those sweet bragging rights!

Any further questions or concerns can be PMed to the current host! (Shep) or posted either in the feedback thread or within this thread itself.

VOTE DEADLINE: Thursday, February 28th at 11:59pm PST.
HAVE FUN VOTING

>BEST OVERALL (single vote)

0 voters

>BEST IN THEME (multiple votes)

0 voters

#2

TOTALS HAVE BEEN TALLIED
in 1st place, Melia! With a staggering half the vote in both BEST OVERALL and BEST IN THEME.
in 2nd place, P33RL355
in 3rd place, Frigid

Congrats to the winners and to all who participated! I will be contacting the winners shortly to decide on the next theme. Hope you enjoyed, and look forward to our next round… BATTLE SPRITES!

For full tally, read on.
Best Overall 48 total voters + Best in Theme 35 total voters, 133 total votes

Melia
24 votes, 50% of BEST OVERALL
27 votes, 77% of BEST IN THEME
51 TOTAL VOTES - 1st place

P33RL355
6 votes, 13% of BEST OVERALL
14 votes, 40% of BEST IN THEME
20 TOTAL VOTES - 2nd place

Frigid
4 votes, 9% of BEST OVERALL
13 votes, 37% of BEST IN THEME
17 TOTAL VOTES - 3rd place

Smokeyguy77
3 votes, 6% of BEST OVERALL
11 votes, 31% of BEST IN THEME
14 TOTAL VOTES - 4th place

ErrantShepherd
3 votes, 6% of BEST OVERALL
10 votes, 28% of BEST IN THEME
13 TOTAL VOTES - 5th place

NICKT
2 votes, 4% of BEST OVERALL
10 votes, 28% of BEST IN THEME
12 TOTAL VOTES - 6th place

Zmr
3 votes, 6% of BEST OVERALL
9 votes, 25% of BEST IN THEME
12 TOTAL VOTES - 6th place

Smirks
1 vote, 2% of BEST OVERALL
11 votes, 31% of BEST IN THEME
12 VOTES TOTAL - 6th place

Pumpa
2 votes, 4% of BEST OVERALL
7 votes, 20% of BEST IN THEME
9 TOTAL VOTES - 9th place

Tsushi
7 votes, 20% of BEST IN THEME
7 TOTAL VOTES - 10th place

Autonima
6 votes, 17% of BEST IN THEME
6 TOTAL VOTES - 11th place

Krisk
4 votes, 11% of BEST IN THEME
4 TOTAL VOTES - 12th place

Eebit
4 votes, 11% of BEST IN THEME
4 TOTAL VOTES - 12th place

Great job everyone!

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#3

USC ROUND II: BATTLE SPRITE SHOWDOWN
Optional Theme: Ancient Egypt
Make a Battle Sprite that harkens to Ancient Egyptian History, Mythology, Aesthetics, etc.

BASE RULES:

  • Only 1 entry per contestant.
  • No voting for your own entry!
  • Entries should be limited to 16 colors. (15 colors+ 1 background color)
    This is more of a guideline, but good to follow for style and challenge reasons. Colors may be custom or using GBA sprite palletes.
  • No posting previous/old works!
    This means no edits/recolors of something previously made as well.
    -allowing previous/old works would give an unfair advantage to certain entries, two weeks is a good amount of time to work on an entry… how fair would it be to have to go up against something someone spent months or even a year on?
    -creating brand new works, encourages creativity and artistic growth and development, kinda what the whole art forums are about… isn’t it?
  • Hosts may participate in the competitions.

VOTING:

  • Voting will be split into two categories.
    -Best in Theme
    -Best Overall Sprite
  • Voting will run for 3 days
    If there are a large amount of entries, Best in Theme may be divided into smaller categories based on whether an entry is custom, splice, or for battle sprite animation.

WINNERS:
Winning placement will be decided by total number of votes across categories.

  • The winner gets to choose two potential themes either from a list or of their own imagination.
  • The winner and runner ups will vote upon the themes to select one.
  • Third place gets one vote.
  • Second place gets two votes.
  • The winner gets the final two votes in addition to theme selection.
  • Whichever theme wins will be used for the next competition.
  • SPLICE SPECIFIC:
    1st place chooses 2 mugs, 2nd and 3rd both choose 1 for 4 mugs total for next round.
    Note, votes can be split, if you have two votes they do NOT need to go to the same theme.

The purpose of these friendly competitions is for artistic development but also to help develop more resources for later projects… there is no monetary prize here, but I hope you all enjoy participating and winning those sweet bragging rights!

Any further questions or concerns can be PMed to the current host! (Shep) or posted either in the feedback thread or within this thread itself.

VOTE DEADLINE: Saturday, March 16th at 11:59pm PST.
HAVE FUN VOTING

>BEST OVERALL (single vote)

0 voters

>BEST IN THEME (multiple votes)

0 voters

#4

initial message.
Big thanks/shout out to Cam for resetting the poll timer to close at the proper deadline Unfortunately looks like doing so means the votes will have to be recast... oh boy. >.< Apologies guys.


TOTALS HAVE BEEN TALLIED
in 1st place, OhNoSheBettaDont! It was an extremely tight vote, especially after the recast, but they took the tiebreaker due to a higher amount of BEST OVERALL votes.
in 2nd place, DerTheVaporeon, graciously recast their own vote on P33RL355’s entry after being reminded they could not vote for their own entry, but still almost took this one!
in 3rd place, Melia, putting in another solid piece and placing for the second time in a row.

Congrats to the winners and to all who participated! I will be contacting the winners shortly to decide on the next theme. Hope you enjoyed, and look forward to our next round rotating back to… SPLICE COMP!

For full tally, read on.


Best Overall 33 total voters + Best in Theme 34 total voters, 119 total votes

OhNoSheBettaDont
11 votes, 34% of BEST OVERALL
23 votes, 67% of BEST IN THEME
34 TOTAL VOTES - 1st place (Tiebreaker due to Best Overall)

DerTheVaporeon
8 votes, ??% of BEST OVERALL
26 votes, ??% of BEST IN THEME
34 TOTAL VOTES - 2nd place

Melia
4 votes, 12% of BEST OVERALL
19 votes, 55% of BEST IN THEME
23 TOTAL VOTES - 3rd place

Blaze
4 votes, 12% of BEST OVERALL
17 votes, 50% of BEST IN THEME
21 TOTAL VOTES - 4th place

Frigid
3 votes, 9% of BEST OVERALL
14 votes, 41% of BEST IN THEME
17 TOTAL VOTES - 5th place

P33RL355
2 votes, ??% of BEST OVERALL
10 votes, 29% of BEST IN THEME
12 TOTAL VOTES - 6th place

Pikmin1211
1 votes, 3% of BEST OVERALL
4 votes, 11% of BEST IN THEME
5 TOTAL VOTES - 7th place (Tiebreaker due to Best Overall)

FahadRashid327
5 votes, 14% of BEST IN THEME
5 TOTAL VOTES - 8th place

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#5

THIS VOTE:

Have switched to closed results until vote deadline passed to try out that option.
Vote deadline set properly this time around, so there will be no need for recasting votes.

Enjoy voting on these great entries!

1 Like
#6

USC ROUND III: SPLICE COMPETITION
Optional Theme: Mysterious Traveller

SPLICING SPECIFIC RULES:

  • The theme is optional. You are not required to stick to the theme provided.
  • MANDATORY: only splice from the mugs provided. You are not required to use pieces from all 4 provided, as 2/4, 3/4, even 1/4 is fine.
  • No large “full custom” (made from scratch) areas, parts, or pieces. The final result should be made of and identifiable to areas from the source mugs. If you feel like your entry may be considered “questionable” to others, you are allowed to post work-in-progress screenshots or other visual proof of your process.*
    (kudos to Lenh for rules description in this area)

BASE RULES:

  • Only 1 entry per contestant.
  • No voting for your own entry!
  • Entries should be limited to 16 colors. (15 colors+ 1 background color)
    This is more of a guideline, but good to follow for style and challenge reasons. Colors may be custom or using GBA sprite palletes.
  • No posting previous/old works!
    This means no edits/recolors of something previously made as well.
    -allowing previous/old works would give an unfair advantage to certain entries, two weeks is a good amount of time to work on an entry… how fair would it be to have to go up against something someone spent months or even a year on?
    -creating brand new works, encourages creativity and artistic growth and development, kinda what the whole art forums are about… isn’t it?
  • Hosts may participate in the competitions.

VOTING:

  • Voting will be split into two categories.
    -Best in Theme
    -Best Overall Sprite
  • Voting will run for 3 days
    If there are a large amount of entries, Best in Theme may be divided into smaller categories based on whether an entry is custom, splice, or for battle sprite animation.

WINNERS:
Winning placement will be decided by total number of votes across categories.

  • The winner gets to choose two potential themes either from a list or of their own imagination.
  • The winner and runner ups will vote upon the themes to select one.
  • Third place gets one vote.
  • Second place gets two votes.
  • The winner gets the final two votes in addition to theme selection.
  • Whichever theme wins will be used for the next competition.
  • SPLICE SPECIFIC:
    1st place chooses 2 mugs, 2nd and 3rd both choose 1 for 4 mugs total for next round.
    Note, votes can be split, if you have two votes they do NOT need to go to the same theme.

The purpose of these friendly competitions is for artistic development but also to help develop more resources for later projects… there is no monetary prize here, but I hope you all enjoy participating and winning those sweet bragging rights!

Any further questions or concerns can be PMed to the current host! (Shep) or posted either in the feedback thread or within this thread itself.

VOTE DEADLINE: Wednesday, April 3rd at 11:59am PST.
HAVE FUN VOTING

>BEST OVERALL (single vote)

0 voters

>BEST IN THEME (multiple votes)

0 voters

#7

TOTALS HAVE BEEN TALLIED
in 1st place, risingSolaris, a great first entry into the comp.
in 2nd place, Melia, placing for the 3rd time in a row!
in 3rd place, P33RL355, placing in 2/3 of the competitions so far.

Congrats to the winners and to all who participated! I will be contacting the winners shortly to decide on the next theme. Hope you enjoyed, and look forward to our next round as we switch back again to… BATTLE SPRITES!


For full tally, read on.
Best Overall 37 total voters + Best in Theme 36 total voters, 104 total votes

risingSolaris
12 votes, 33% of BEST OVERALL
28 votes, 77% of BEST IN THEME
40 TOTAL VOTES - 1st place

Melia
13 votes, 35% of BEST OVERALL
24 votes, 66% of BEST IN THEME
37 TOTAL VOTES - 2nd place

P33RL355
5 votes, 14% of BEST OVERALL
12 votes, 33% of BEST IN THEME
17 TOTAL VOTES - 3rd place

Lenh
3 votes, 8% of BEST OVERALL
12 votes, 33% of BEST IN THEME
15 TOTAL VOTES - 4th place

ErrantShepherd
2 votes, 5% of BEST OVERALL
10 votes, 27% of BEST IN THEME
12 TOTAL VOTES - 5th place

DerTheVaporeon
10 votes, 27% of BEST IN THEME
10 TOTAL VOTES - 6th place

FahadRashid327
2-1=1 vote BEST OVERALL
8-1=7 votes BEST IN THEME
9 TOTAL VOTES - 7th place
(reminder that votes for one’s own entry will not be counted)

Great job everyone!

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#8

USC ROUND IV: BATTLE SPRITE SHOWDOWN
Optional Theme: Unconventional Mounts
Make the best/coolest/craziest mount you can sprite/design.

BASE RULES:

  • Only 1 entry per contestant.
  • No voting for your own entry!
  • Entries should be limited to 16 colors. (15 colors+ 1 background color)
    This is more of a guideline, but good to follow for style and challenge reasons. Colors may be custom or using GBA sprite palletes.
  • No posting previous/old works!
    This means no edits/recolors of something previously made as well.
    -allowing previous/old works would give an unfair advantage to certain entries, two weeks is a good amount of time to work on an entry… how fair would it be to have to go up against something someone spent months or even a year on?
    -creating brand new works, encourages creativity and artistic growth and development, kinda what the whole art forums are about… isn’t it?
  • Hosts may participate in the competitions.

VOTING:

  • Voting will be split into two categories.
    -Best in Theme
    -Best Overall Sprite
  • Voting will run for 3 days
    If there are a large amount of entries, Best in Theme may be divided into smaller categories based on whether an entry is custom, splice, or for battle sprite animation.

WINNERS:
Winning placement will be decided by total number of votes across categories.

  • The winner gets to choose two potential themes either from a list or of their own imagination.
  • The winner and runner ups will vote upon the themes to select one.
  • Third place gets one vote.
  • Second place gets two votes.
  • The winner gets the final two votes in addition to theme selection.
  • Whichever theme wins will be used for the next competition.
  • SPLICE SPECIFIC:
    1st place chooses 2 mugs, 2nd and 3rd both choose 1 for 4 mugs total for next round.
    Note, votes can be split, if you have two votes they do NOT need to go to the same theme.

The purpose of these friendly competitions is for artistic development but also to help develop more resources for later projects… there is no monetary prize here, but I hope you all enjoy participating and winning those sweet bragging rights!

Any further questions or concerns can be PMed to the current host! (Shep) or posted either in the feedback thread or within this thread itself.

VOTE DEADLINE: Wednesday, May 5th at 11:59pm PST.
HAVE FUN VOTING

>BEST OVERALL (single vote)

0 voters

>BEST IN THEME (multiple votes)

0 voters

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#9

TOTALS HAVE BEEN TALLIED
in 1st place, Melia! Once again taking first overall with total 34 votes.
in 2nd place, DerTheVaporeon,
and also in 2nd place, Nuramon, as they end up in a tie with 32 votes each. (reminder to participants to not vote for your own entry, even in the multiple vote category, as that vote simply will not be counted.)

Congrats to the winners and to all who participated! I will be contacting the winners shortly to decide on the next theme. Hope you enjoyed, and look forward to our next round rotating back to… SPLICE COMP!

For full tally, read on.


Best Overall 45 total voters + Best in Theme 40 total voters, 158 total votes

Melia
9 votes, 20% of BEST OVERALL
25 votes, 62% of BEST IN THEME
34 TOTAL VOTES - 1st place

DerTheVaporeon
12 votes, 27% of BEST OVERALL
21-1=20 votes, 50% of BEST IN THEME
32 TOTAL VOTES - 2nd place tie

Nuramon
12 votes, 27% of BEST OVERALL
20 votes, 50% of BEST IN THEME
32 TOTAL VOTES - 2nd place tie

ErrantShepherd
4 votes, 9% of BEST OVERALL
25 votes, 62% of BEST IN THEME
29 TOTAL VOTES - 4th place

FahadRashid327
2 votes 4% BEST OVERALL
19 votes 47% BEST IN THEME
21 TOTAL VOTES - 5th place tie

Tsushi
3 votes, 7% of BEST OVERALL
18 votes, 45% of BEST IN THEME
21 TOTAL VOTES - 5th place tie

blaze
3 votes, 6% of BEST OVERALL
17 votes, 42% of BEST IN THEME
20 TOTAL VOTES - 7th place

Sme
13 votes, 32% of BEST IN THEME
13 TOTAL VOTES - 8th place

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