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Icon Contest #20 - Poll

Discussion in 'Poll Depository' started by Mythic, Nov 15, 2020.

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Choose the best set!

Poll closed Nov 29, 2020.
  1. Mr. Goblin - Hell Knight

    36.1%
  2. Murlocologist - Stormforger

    41.7%
  3. PrinceYaser - Ember Knight

    16.7%
  4. Wildfire - Sir Avery Moltenstein

    5.6%
  1. Mythic

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    Contestants were to create 3 icons for a model of their choice from a pool of contest winners. One icon for a portrait, and two icons for abilities. Classic submissions only.



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    • Trying to manipulate the poll in any form is not allowed.
      If you're aware of ip-sharing with any voter, for any reason, you should contact the staff.
    • Harassment towards others to influence the result will lead to punishment.
    • A neutral recommendation to take part at the poll isn't problematic, though.
    • Voting for yourself is not allowed, and will lead to a malus of 5%.
    • Participating in the poll will not prevent disqualification.
    • Judges are not allowed to vote.
    You are very welcome to make a short statement about what you like the most, so contestants get a bit of public feedback!




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    • 1st place: 45 reputation points
    • 2nd place: 30 reputation points
    • 3rd place: 15 reputation points
    • Entry: 5 reputation points
    • Judge: 5 reputation points per entrant
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    Technical Note How well-drawn the submissions are, in terms of quality & artistry. Elements such as the color, shape, definition, clarity, shading, realism, proportions, details, and expressiveness will be considered. /55
    Creativity How unexpected and creative are the ideas? How original and unique? /25
    Blizzard Style Is the style similar to standard icons? /10
    Theme Are the icons visually coherent? How fitting are they for chosen model? /10
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    Results calculation

    • Judgement: 70%
    • Poll: 30%
    Final Score = (30*Reached_Votes/POSSIBLE_VOTES) + (70*Average_Judge_Score/POSSIBLE_SCORE)


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    The poll shall conclude on 29th of November 2020.




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  2. Mythic

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    Goblin's icons are crisp and clean.
    Murloc's set features good contrast, and while a little blurry, tops in consistency.
    Yaser's style is unique. Though I'd prefer #3's aura weaker, to give its embers more of a spotlight.
    Wildfire's set needs more vibrance and shadows for clarity.

    Goblin wins me over.
    Nice job, folks. Good luck!
     
  3. stein123

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    Murloc's icons are the most fitting for his entry, amazing art as always, my vote goes for him.

    Such a mess again : /
     
    Last edited: Nov 15, 2020
  4. PrinceYaser

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    Mr.Goblin's icons are indeed very well executed. I love the way you step by step made the icons in Ps using modern techniques. The poison is surprisingly well executed to read in such small size.

    However, the shading is not balanced between icons. I would balance the contrast and add more dark lines to the edges of the shapes, SFX to follow. I would also add a second light source and rim lights to further define the hand in the third icon.

    Murloc's icons are definitely the most fitting considering consistency. I love the portrait icon. I don't see major flaws here. They just stand out very well. You definitely know how an ability icon has to be made. I would only use more colorful gradients and definition lines.

    Wildfire's icons are in dire need of color, contrast and shading. They look unfinished. Try out reading tutorials about color and light. It will extremely help you.

    All in all, Murlocologist takes the cake this time IMO. Good luck everyone!
     
  5. Shar Dundred

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    Gobbo all the way.
    If it was about the models and not the icons, Ember Knight would be my favorite though.
     
    Last edited: Nov 17, 2020
  6. The Panda

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    Wonderful work everyone.
     
  7. stein123

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    so, the poll is over since last sunday, isn't it?
     
  8. PrinceYaser

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    It is. And I'm not sure why the results are delayed, but there should be a good reason. Because judging 4 entries of an icon contest would take less than 1 hour.
     
  9. stein123

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    It's faster to create a new contest as soon as another finishes, than to have the results of a contest on time XD
     
  10. Mythic

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    @~Nightmare's laptop is broken. He will be getting a new device soon.
     
  11. Kyrbi0

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    I mean maybe you're joking, but it totally is.

    If the Theme has already been picked, most of the time the Host can just re-use the template from the previous Contest & pump it out in short order.
     
  12. ~Nightmare

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    No worries guys, I'm working on it. Just got my laptop today :) Will send it tomorrow. Sorry for the delay caused.
     
  13. Mythic

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