Pop Quiz 11 Results

We had some fantastic entries for our one-day pop quiz yesterday. This was an odd one, as in retrospect I think the overly broad subject let lots of people re-use existing creations rather than doing something truly one-day like I aim for with these sorts of things. But with spectacular results like these, I can live with it!

Here are all of the entries I received, I hope you enjoy browsing through them as much as I did. Clicking on any one should start the slideshow.

As you can see, I had a tough choice. By no means are these all the entries that jumped out at me, but some of the highlights were by Atomic Punk, JohnnyGear, Logosgal (especially that sky!), Marquis Samedi, McKnight57 (I have got to fix the spray on that boat, it let down a really nice composition), Spellchecking Quill, MisterDinoMan, and Vampyrist. But they were all really good, not just the ones listed.

However, one stood out as simply breathtaking. On the one hand, I can't convince myself this was done in a day, which is the spirit of these Pop Quizzes. On the other hand, come on, look at this thing!

As Myro said, this looks more like a painting than anything done on HeroMachine. Just lovely.

Congratulations to Kytana and sincere thanks to everyone who entered, you truly did an outstanding job.

22 Responses to Pop Quiz 11 Results

  1. Avatar Thundersong says:

    Heyla!

    Congratulations Kytana! That is an awesome background pic! I agree, it looks like a painting.

  2. Avatar Frevoli says:

    … wow

  3. Avatar McKnight57 says:

    Nicely done Kytana.

  4. Avatar Myro says:

    Congrats, Kytana. I knew that yours would be the winner as soon as I saw it. It’s awesome that you managed to push the program like that.

  5. Avatar Renxin says:

    *low whistle of admiration*

  6. Avatar Kytana says:

    Thank you very much. I have a template from the fortress and so it was not so long work for me as other entrys. The only thing that not so good are the white stains/spots on the door. And i want use the ship with the waves too, but so it was to difficult to make a good foam.
    Its nice when you changed it, but can we not have a separate wave. πŸ˜‰

  7. Avatar Shiboreth says:

    Congrats! I would *love* to see the text file on that just to gawk at how you did that. It is amazing.

  8. Avatar ProwlerKnight says:

    Wow Kytana, leave us all in the dust I see lol (joking 100% sorry my humor is sarcastic more then anything ^^) amazing job and definitly one of the most creative backgrounds here, makes my Lagoon look like a puddle personaly but with such artistic beauty I’m not surprised ^^ very nice

  9. ams ams says:

    AWESOME Kytana! If you can, please post the text for your great background on the forums. Great job!

  10. Avatar Kytana says:

    Sry i want pick my sunset picture in forum, but it doesnt works. I have errors or the text file are not show and this time i can not edit my own thread. I dont know why, i try it one hour. When you want the text file you can ask me about email or anybody knows a other way. Thanks.
    Or you say what i did wrong. *rolleyes

  11. Avatar FRM says:

    grats, Kytana!

  12. Avatar The Atomic Punk says:

    Congratulations, Kytana! I hyper-ventilated in my gas mask when I saw your fortress!

    Really epic stuff from everyone!

    I just posted my Ile-de-Deux-Diables in the Background Section of the Forums (Historic and Fantasy Backgrounds). Sorry for the mess in the second Spoiler tags.

    You can’t simply Copy & Paste the Saved Text file in the Forums. It doesn’t like HTML brackets. And the Forums aren’t allowing me to edit my post. ;/

  13. Avatar Jeff Hebert says:

    Definitely should post the saved string as a text file, not a cut and paste.

  14. MaDPac MaDPac says:

    Wow, Kytana, you really did a wonderful job. It’s very beautiful. CONGRATS!

  15. Avatar logosgal says:

    Wow.

    I had thought I’d have a chance on this contest, but then I saw Kytana’s. Yeah, insta-win, no question at all.

    Excellent job, Kytana! Congratulations! πŸ˜€ Hope you can get the glitches figured out to post the text on the forums!

    Wow, that is glorious.

    …wow.

  16. Avatar XavierKain says:

    So i noticed that some people used some castle sections in their entries I have cleared my cookies and what not twice now in the last little while and can”t seem to track these castle sections down not with I.E. nor Firefox I will keep trying. These seem to be only things I can’t find. I think I can get to everything else though.

  17. Avatar Trekkie says:

    Wow! That’s amazing Kytana, congrats! It’s absolutely beautiful.

  18. Avatar McKnight57 says:

    XavierKain:
    So i noticed that some people used some castle sections in their entries I have cleared my cookies and what not twice now in the last little while and can”t seem to track these castle sections down not with I.E. nor Firefox I will keep trying. These seem to be only things I can’t find. I think I can get to everything else though.

    They’re not individual castle sections. It’s part of a background piece along with other pieces. Although, I noticed in SkyBandit’s for example that it’s the rook from “insignia” used over and over again with an actual wall piece and masking. Basically, the pieces were manufactured.

  19. Avatar spidercow2012 says:

    Truly gorgeous, Kytana.

  20. Avatar Kytana says:

    http://forums.ugo.com/showthread.php?p=686220#post686220
    I cant edit and have always size errors. So i posted in the older forum.
    Hope you lucky with them. And thanks for Gratulations.

  21. Avatar XavierKain says:

    Thanks McKnight57 I didn’t even realize that skybandit used insignias in his and kytana’s “fortresses” in the background threw me off but i loaded the text string and figured that image out. It’s funny though cause for some reason I remember there being an update with castle sections I guess was wrong though, hahah my brain must have fabricated that memory.