Drunk Duck Awards

2011 Planning Restart!
Niccea at 9:08AM, Aug. 28, 2011
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So do we want to give good guy/bad guy a run this year and see if that works out?
DaWaterRat at 6:36PM, Aug. 28, 2011
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I think we should at least give it a try this year.
El Cid at 5:58AM, Aug. 29, 2011
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Ditto on that. Let's at least see how it works out with the new categories.
Genejoke at 6:02AM, Aug. 29, 2011
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It will make it feel more fresh and new, a new begining for the new site name.
Are they even going to the DD awards anymore?  Perhaps the ducks.
usedbooks at 9:52AM, Aug. 29, 2011
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I'd rather keep them the DD Awards. :P
But then again, I have not acknowledged the “new name” in any respect whatsoever and refuse to do so. ;)
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Damn you duck conspiracy!
Niccea at 1:39PM, Aug. 29, 2011
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I was just keeping it Drunk Duck Awards.
DaWaterRat at 7:04PM, Aug. 29, 2011
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Okay, I'm not sure where else to put this (maybe a new thread?) but it's the basic idea I had for the background for the awards comic.  It needs work (and real lighting) and the idea is to have the top and bottom (and if people want, the sides) fade into black, or some suitable dark color, though I suppose we could go with it as a fixed image, too.
If other people have other ideas, or don't like the 3D graphics, I'm completely cool with that.  I had just volunteered to do some of the art, and had a little bit of time to get started on it.  And I'm open to suggestions (though if I'm clothing the Ducksters, it's going to be a kilt.)
El Cid at 7:39PM, Aug. 29, 2011
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Awesome stage! But shouldn't those be duck statues instead?
DaWaterRat at 7:59PM, Aug. 29, 2011
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El Cid wrote:
Awesome stage! But shouldn't those be duck statues instead?
 
Actually, they do have Duck heads and webbed feet.  It's just hard to see in the small image.  The only other 3D semi-anthropomorphic duck I have is the cutsie one I used for the Award.
Here's the same image with more “Howard the Duck” proportions:

 
Here's about (still needs work) how I would have it for a fixed image:

Sorry if I seem to be dominating this.  I'm waiting for my mom to come into town and playing with the idea keeps me busy while I wait.
 
last edited on Aug. 29, 2011 8:30PM
Niccea at 9:11AM, Aug. 30, 2011
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It really looks good to me. Can't wait until you call it done. I should be getting my computer back in a couple of days, so then I can start fixing stuff up as far is images and what not go.
DaWaterRat at 10:19AM, Aug. 30, 2011
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Still haven't done title banner or buttons, but here's a rough mockup with the finished background, though I am thinking about making the statues a little more yellow.  This image is only a 550px wide mid-quality jpg, though the original was a 1280px png.  I can re-render at a different width too.
I changed the curtains to green because that's The Duck's color, but they can go back to Red just as easily.
If people have any thoughts on it, I'm happy to hear them.
Niccea at 1:36PM, Aug. 30, 2011
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Still looking good WaterRat. I found out that my computer won't be ready until Friday or Saturday, otherwise I would help with images a bit.
 
However I got the forum for the awards reopened again.
 
http://www.justnopoint.com/drunkduck/forum/index.php
El Cid at 5:24PM, Aug. 30, 2011
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I can see the “duckness” now (or maybe it's just more clear in the newer one?)
 
Lookin' good!
Niccea at 5:37PM, Aug. 30, 2011
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I put together the ballots using google docs.
I would like y'all opinions on it.
 
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?hl=en_US&formkey=dDk2a3ZSM2ZTUzMzRHJ1UUlHTEMxN0E6MQ
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Lopriest at 5:46PM, Aug. 30, 2011
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Ballot looks good.
DaWaterRat at 5:56PM, Aug. 30, 2011
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The balot looks great.  I like it.
El Cid at 9:35PM, Aug. 30, 2011
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I likes it!
Niccea at 9:08AM, Aug. 31, 2011
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I just wanted to make a reminder here. If you are trying to join the forum you need to pq me your username and address so I can verify it. This is a security mesure to keep spammers off the site.
usedbooks at 10:55AM, Aug. 31, 2011
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Looks really good! :)

BTW, I don't mind helping count ballots (and verify finalists) and moderate the judging forum like I did last year. Or assist in any other capacity I'm capable of.
DaWaterRat at 1:53PM, Aug. 31, 2011
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Okay, I'm finally happy with the background.  Hopefully everyone else is too.
usedbooks at 5:24PM, Aug. 31, 2011
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Looks good. :) Can we do a solid background for the author notes and comment areas, though?
Niccea at 6:30PM, Aug. 31, 2011
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Still trying to find the right color for it.
usedbooks at 8:21PM, Aug. 31, 2011
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I'd just go with white text on black. I think that would be easiest to read and least jarring.
 
 
 
 
If we make a “for your consideration” thread, you could link to it  and to the judging forum and volunteer thread too (using the “links”). That would probably encourage involvement. And it would be good to have all those resources easily accessible.
last edited on Aug. 31, 2011 8:23PM
MrHades at 8:33AM, Sept. 2, 2011
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Hey, I'm up for presenting an award, if that helps?
Hey, why not follow me on Twitter? User name: @THE_MrHades
Banes at 1:18PM, Sept. 2, 2011
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Hi,
I'd like to help in some way…what's involved in presenting awards? That sounds doable…If there's an awardd comic to do, I could contribute to that, depending on what kind of workload there is to it…
Niccea at 5:22PM, Sept. 2, 2011
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You make a presentation that basically has the nominees and say “and the winner is.” You can look back at Last year for some examples.
 
Banes at 12:15PM, Sept. 3, 2011
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Sounds great…I'd love to do one (or a couple if needed!)
DaWater….the duckie awards with the green background looks fantastic! Very regal!

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