Spoiler:- A little background story and emotional mumbo-jumbo:
The WSC is a Weekly Spriting Competition founded (and made big) by Insidious_Dreamer. It was a place where you could grow as an artist in a friendly competitive environment. Unfortunately it came to an end in 2010.
Last year, we decided there was a need to pick up where we left off, since it was such a great project. And thus, we created the GWSC or Great Weekly Spriting Contest.
It was a difficult road, but we managed to successfully keep the spriting alive for 80 weeks now! Hopefully we can continue to go strong for long time!
I want to thank everybody who participated in the GWSC (either spriting, voting or just mental support). It means a lot to me that spriting is kept alive. I personally think it is a great way for a starting artist to get some experience (and not just pixel artist BTW)
After those 80 week of spriting, a lot of great results where made in the GWSC. As a celebration of this, I present to you the 'Sprite of the Year'-contest, where YOU can decide which of the winning sprites deserves to be called the BEST SPRITE OF THE YEAR!
Because these are a lot of winning sprites, there are 10 semi-final polls (5 starting this week, 5 starting next week). After 1 week, the most voted sprite of the semi-final will go to the final poll. This poll will end the beginning of the new year, and the sprite-of-the-year will be crowned. The winner will also get a surprise!
Some extra clarification:
Sprite 7: I'm a big fan of fakemon, as you might already know. And this one looks great. Great concept and design!
Sprite 2: The grey scheme might be not the most complex thing to do, but this recolor just does it for me. It matches perfectly with Serperior.