Skin of the Month Contest (September 2017)

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runeowl (#2)
Scholar Scribe • Co-Founder
I, for one, like Roman Numerals.
August 1st, 2017 10:24:18 AM
Skin of the Month Contest
Festival of the Snake 2017

Novilar is now hosting a new Skin of the Month contest! Each month, artists can create normal or deluxe skin(s) on the given pet base for a chance to win 6 crystals and a unique artist icon. The winner, selected from the submissions by staff, will also receive two copies of their skin (free of any upload fee)! The winning skin will be sold for gold coins or made into a universal craftable recipe until the end of the month, after which it will be removed from shops / crafting and permanently retired.

This round's pet species: Snake

The Winner will receive:
  • 6 Crystals 
  • Two free copies of the winning skin
  • A Contest-Exclusive Artist Icon
Skins for this round can be submitted until August 31st at approximately midnight server time. You may submit your entry by commenting on this thread. Please provide a clean, transparent 600 x 525 .png image of your skin entry, and if you would like, one with a pet modeling your skin (especially if the skin is only an accent piece).


Each month's skin contest is run the month before it is released, so players will have all of July to work on their skins. You may submit any basic or deluxe skin on the given species base (which can be downloaded from this page). Any skins you submit must have been made by you, follow all site rules, and be free of any copyrighted materials. You can have made the skin at any time, but your contest entry is not allowed to have been accepted onsite previously (or sold in your Skins Shop). The contest entries must be original in that they do not already exist as a skin on-site.


If you win the Skin of the Month contest multiple times, you are eligible for these unique trophies! It doesn't matter how long it takes you to accumulate the required number of wins - they'll stack forever. The Bronze trophy is awarded once you have accumulated 5+ wins (over any length of time), the Silver for 10+ wins, and the Gold for 15+ wins!  


This post was edited August 1st, 2017 10:27:50 AM

Aethubryn (#3492)
Master Keeper
August 3rd, 2017 9:47:51 AM
Apologies if this is mentioned somewhere that I didn't find - these PSDs are set up a little differently than I'm used to. Will it mess things up if I changed some things? For instance, clipping all the layers to the base (except line art and background)? Or changing the folder from "pass through" to "normal"?

Thank you! I'm hoping to get some good inspiration this month ^^

Did one with just different colors for now, since that's easier for me to do without changing the PSD around~ 

Version with pink line accents above, version without 'em below.

And here is the item art, which will conveniently work for either version:


Second entry! Tried what I think is an "accent" skin?

And here's what it looks like on some snakes! Since I don't have any, I just picked a few from the Pet Classifieds as models - I hope this is ok! ^^

And a couple others, linked to keep this post a bit smaller hehe:
Colorful snake

Yellow snake

Aaand the item!

This post was edited August 14th, 2017 6:53:16 PM

runeowl (#2)
Scholar Scribe • Co-Founder
I, for one, like Roman Numerals.
August 3rd, 2017 11:34:11 AM
@Aethubryn you may edit the photoshop files however you see fit!

Only the final .PNG is ever seen by judges, so you can tweak and edit however you would like. :) Best of luck!

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