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Gwellin
03-18-2009, 02:36 AM
We want you to make a banner for us, and official banner to use on the blog and forum.

There must be two image sizes, 960x200 (blog) and 800x120 (forum). The final images should be in 24-bit PNG, it would also be nice to get source files.


What should the banner show?
- Mother Marathon (mentioning Earthbound is optional)
- Charity of Susan G. Komen (mention of breast cancer or pink ribbon optional)
- Date May 15th-18th starting at 6PM CST


We will select a banner and it will be on the site right up and through the marathon. If we really like more than one, then we may have one on either area of the site, and/or use a random cycle displaying the banner.

Letifer
03-18-2009, 04:21 AM
So, should we post up the banners in this thread or send it to you? (Pm or email.)
I might make a banner later today. (I'm at school now, so yeah.)

Gwellin
03-18-2009, 04:22 AM
So, should we post up the banners in this thread or send it to you? (Pm or email.)
I might make a banner later today. (I'm at school now, so yeah.)
Post it right here for everyone to see. :D

Thanks.

Mr. Easterband
03-18-2009, 06:08 AM
I polished up the picture I did earlier in MS Paint and made it fit the standards.

I don't expect much, just hoping I will inspire others to make something better than me.

SuperPaperNess
03-18-2009, 06:37 AM
I don't expect much, just hoping I will inspire others to make something better than me.
Is that a challenge? Bring it on!

P.S.- 444 posts :o

kmmgreen5
03-18-2009, 07:04 AM
I polished up the picture I did earlier in MS Paint and made it fit the standards.

I don't expect much, just hoping I will inspire others to make something better than me.

i feel inspired but to tired and lazy to make one right now _awesome_

MattTBK
03-18-2009, 12:59 PM
Just tried a banner, not very good but just wondering if this is a good direction to go.

localretard
03-18-2009, 01:29 PM
We do not want to say which direction is a good direction to go, as that would hinder creativity.

Just as long as you guys include the details in Gwellins post, your good.

By the way all of them are looking nice so far, keep 'em coming!

bobo_dude16
03-18-2009, 01:43 PM
can i ask what is wrong with our current banner?

i love it!

the1stpkmnfan
03-18-2009, 01:52 PM
Yeah, I admit the current banner is cool, but I think we should have others show us what they've made. And if they're awesome, they'll go up as the new banner.

politobrent
03-18-2009, 01:59 PM
here are my entrys _awesome_

Brineboy
03-18-2009, 02:53 PM
well here is my attempt though I think there might be a bit much going on.

iHeart_Absol
03-18-2009, 04:47 PM
Here's mine:


http://www.postimage.org/aV28GZ6J.jpg (http://www.postimage.org/image.php?v=aV28GZ6J)

http://www.postimage.org/aV28GWCA.jpg (http://www.postimage.org/image.php?v=aV28GWCA)

capcommaster1881
03-18-2009, 04:52 PM
I like absols. I think it would be better to see the entrys then take a vote one the top entries

Phantom
03-18-2009, 04:57 PM
Oh wow Absol, that's incredible! : o!

politobrent
03-18-2009, 04:58 PM
i think the contest may be over already lol

Chehansen
03-18-2009, 05:05 PM
Here's mine:


http://www.postimage.org/aV1_BI2S.jpg (http://www.postimage.org/image.php?v=aV1_BI2S)
Its awesome, but i find the text hard to read, another font?

iHeart_Absol
03-18-2009, 05:10 PM
Here's mine:


http://www.postimage.org/aV1_BI2S.jpg (http://www.postimage.org/image.php?v=aV1_BI2S)
Its awesome, but i find the text hard to read, another font?

Already fixed

capcommaster1881
03-18-2009, 05:18 PM
Mr Saturn text is cool lol, oh well its still good

Diana3
03-18-2009, 05:34 PM
I tried :lol:

[attachment=0:2gitkee9]stuffffff.png[/attachment:2gitkee9]

the1stpkmnfan
03-18-2009, 05:38 PM
Woah, I love it, Diana! It's amazing. :D I think it would work well as the main banner. Well done.

kmmgreen5
03-18-2009, 08:17 PM
@.@ waa you people and your beautiful banners

zach2m1
03-18-2009, 08:20 PM
Woah Absol's and Diana's banner is really good! I say we use both :P

Apollo
03-19-2009, 03:32 AM
I thought I'd have a shot.

http://img27.imageshack.us/img27/3122/speedyearthboundbanner.png
http://img8.imageshack.us/img8/643/speedyearthboundbanners.png

Yeah, mine looks somewhat similar to Diana's...

Anatotitan
03-19-2009, 05:28 AM
Here's my idea. I figured it'd be kind of cute to have Mr. Saturn wearing an awareness ribbon in place of his usual Mr. Saturn ribbon.

Anyway if you all like it, let me know and I'll e-mail you the source files (they're actually much bigger than these final versions) so you can alter it however you want.

EDIT: Argh I'm so stupid. I keep forgetting that people can edit posts here. Ok, so the fixed versions should be here too. Sorry for pseudo-double-posting. I'm an idiot.

EDIT AGAIN: Just letting you know that I've replaced the images with the current versions and stating that these are the ones I'm submitting to the contest to be voted on.


http://www.postimage.org/Pq2dvzuJ.jpg (http://www.postimage.org/image.php?v=Pq2dvzuJ)



http://www.postimage.org/aV28tDwA.jpg (http://www.postimage.org/image.php?v=aV28tDwA)

Kilgard
03-19-2009, 05:31 AM
I'm still a sucker for Absol's, rather then just being a pink ribbon tacked on to the banner, it has a great blend of mother and the breast cancer message.

No offense to anyone else though, because the darker backgrounds on the others could work great on the forums if they do end up picking two, so good luck to every one :)

Letifer
03-19-2009, 05:46 AM
http://img27.imageshack.us/img27/536/mother3.png
Okey, rather crappy. The pink is too light. Plus that the white accidently "came along". I mostly did this to test, but it's always something.
I don't know if I will make a better version and a banner for the blog or just let it be. We'll see.
I'm still wondering why I colored the ribbon.

Anatotitan
03-19-2009, 05:52 AM
Oh jeez, I just noticed the stupid typo I made. Oops. Ok, here are the FIXED versions. Sorry.

http://www.postimage.org/aV21EF59.jpg (http://www.postimage.org/image.php?v=aV21EF59)

http://www.postimage.org/Pq23rHfA.jpg (http://www.postimage.org/image.php?v=Pq23rHfA)

Benito
03-19-2009, 07:04 AM
I very much like Anatotitan's banner. Very creative, pleasing on the eyes, and the font makes it enjoyable to read as well.

kmmgreen5
03-19-2009, 07:15 AM
i like anato's banner best

nmufred
03-19-2009, 07:39 AM
I like the first one from PolitoBrent. It contains the main characters of all 3 games.

SeriousKano
03-19-2009, 09:22 AM
I love both Anatotitan's and Absol's banners.

Gwellin
03-19-2009, 11:04 AM
Do you try to be hard on us mods? It is going to be so difficult to decide on any of them. :lol:

We might do the vote thing, if only to save our brains from the tough decision.


Keep them coming though. :D

capcommaster1881
03-19-2009, 12:02 PM
You know what ALL the ones ive seen so far are great, I do like absols still though lol

Turtleman
03-19-2009, 12:42 PM
Im not sure if its the right size but i thought i should put this in =P . http://img21.imageshack.us/img21/3552/tsgmothermarathon.th.png (http://img21.imageshack.us/my.php?image=tsgmothermarathon.png) there it is i know it sucks but i was really bored =P

Letifer
03-19-2009, 01:06 PM
Okey, another one, this one for the blog.
http://img21.imageshack.us/img21/5651/mother4.png
Paula and Ana. :I Paula became kinda good, but ana, meh.
I can color them if you want to.

localretard
03-19-2009, 01:23 PM
I would like to make a request for anototitan to reup his banners, I think the links got messed up.

Benito
03-19-2009, 01:36 PM
I took the liberty, if that's okay...

http://img16.imageshack.us/img16/1403/av21ef597102f40d1de0b58.png

http://img16.imageshack.us/img16/3620/pq23rhfa7102f40d1de0b58.png

localretard
03-19-2009, 01:51 PM
Thanks Benito, of course it's ok.


Also! I just wanted everyone to know essentially what their banners for the blog will look like if used, so they can design accordingly. I just used anototians because it was the last one, this is not our decision yet. Just an example

http://www.postimage.org/aV22FhtJ.jpg (http://www.postimage.org/image.php?v=aV22FhtJ)

The bottom 40px will be gradiented from black to transparent, to be used for the navigation, plus a 1px border.

If we end up using your banner, please try and be able to provide source files if possible, like .psd or whatever. We may need to resize the banner sometime before the marathon.

fredy31
03-19-2009, 03:03 PM
And when does the contest finishes?
I'm working on my entry...

Gwellin
03-19-2009, 03:34 PM
And when does the contest finishes?
I'm working on my entry...
No set ending for entries. Maybe sometime next week.

politobrent
03-19-2009, 06:50 PM
i made these cause i was bored ther nowhere near as good as a lot of other ppl though

untuxable
03-19-2009, 07:05 PM
COMPLETELY off topic, but i drew Ness in artpad :-)

http://artpad.art.com/gallery/?kgs1655czgc

YalWerdna
03-19-2009, 07:45 PM
I would do a banner, but the laziness factor can be very hindering sometimes.

localretard
03-19-2009, 10:19 PM
Don't be lazy guys, everyone gets a fair and even chance!

supaspenc
03-20-2009, 04:21 PM
wow so many promising banners I can't wait to see them all

Anatotitan
03-20-2009, 06:55 PM
Now that I see how the navigation bar would look on the final product, I've reworked the idea to accommodate the bar.

http://www.postimage.org/gx2ocZT0.jpg (http://www.postimage.org/image.php?v=gx2ocZT0)

Gwellin
03-20-2009, 06:56 PM
Okay, we would like this banner quickly so... The deadline is TOMORROW at Noon Central, about 16 hours from this post.

We will then start a poll for the members to select a banner(s), ending on Monday at Noon Central.


Get your submissions in. If you have more than one submission make sure you identify which one you want running (one per member).

AsherXII
03-20-2009, 07:17 PM
hmmm..I'm at a tie between absol and apollo's banners. both are really great :P well done.

politobrent
03-20-2009, 10:05 PM
uhh since i got 2 im gunna go with these

iHeart_Absol
03-20-2009, 10:50 PM
Finally finished mine off. The final ones are in my first post.

whitemage730
03-20-2009, 10:57 PM
Wow, Absol... I vote Absol.
I really need to get back into Photoshopping. I need to get better at it. Anyone know where I can get some good online tutorials?

iHeart_Absol
03-20-2009, 11:01 PM
Wow, Absol... I vote Absol.
I really need to get back into Photoshopping. I need to get better at it. Anyone know where I can get some good online tutorials?

Hehe thank you. I dunno about the tutorials thing, but you can always ask me questions and I can help the best I can. =3

Tanexion
03-21-2009, 10:09 AM
Wow, you guys all did very well. There are two in particular that I'm trying to decide between though. I may even have to toss a coin before I vote :lol:

Gwellin
03-21-2009, 01:06 PM
Submissions are closed. I will create a new poll before too long.