Pixel Art Challenge: Fantastic Environments


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Design a landscape of a fantasy world; it should be unlike anything found on Earth.

Please do not include creatures, characters or buildings in the image. Your entry should just showcase the environment.

Have a look at these images from the gallery for inspiration. Also, check out this and other works from Roger Dean.

Canvas Size - Max 200 x 120. Either horizontal or vertical.
Colours - Max 32.
Transparency - No.
Animation - No.



The challenge thread will have all the challenge updates. The thread is also a great place to post your WIPs.


Posted by skamocore @ 3/8/2010   |    20

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donnyringold (Level 1 Rookie) @ 1/18/2012 23:03

I am trying hard to put altogether now But I am not able to get in, the plants.DutchCrafters


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skamocore (Level 11 CEO) @ 3/14/2010 23:20

Don't worry about daylight savings time, the challenge will always finish when the counter reaches 0.


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Onichi (Level 3 Enforcer) @ 3/14/2010 22:53

Umm...is the counter not set for daylight savings time?


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Argyle (Level 6 Manager) @ 3/10/2010 01:15

Excellent challenge, I've been needing to work on my abilities in scenery pretty badly.


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SpaceSalmon (Level 1 Rookie) @ 3/9/2010 08:19

ah yes, Roger Dean! He has done some very cool album art for yes, one of my favorite bands.


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Morgengrauen (Level 5 Killer Klown) @ 3/8/2010 15:19

check out bruce pennington: http://www.brucepennington.co.uk/ultra.htm


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Robinhood (Level 9 Boss) @ 3/8/2010 14:11

Not really pleased with the no building or creatures, but other than that, I really like this challenge ;)

I think I'll enter if I have time.


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antymattar (Level 2 Kukyu) @ 3/8/2010 13:47

DUDE YOU ARE NOT FAIR TO US!!! WHAT ABOUT RUINS?????????


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Starscream (Level 1 Depressed) @ 3/8/2010 13:33

 I'm entering... but the restriction is limited to non-sentient life and geological formations apparently, both of which are apparent on Earth, making the phrase "unlike anything found on Earth" kind of useless. It doesn't even really make sense... the first gallery image is some kind of organic ooze, which is probably alive, which correlates to numerous things on Earth (slime molds) and the second is a blue sky with tan sand and red rocks that appear wind damaged. In my opinion, the inspirational references don't even fit in with the contest. Just bothers me, seems poorly thought out.


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Sly (Level 1 Gangster) @ 3/8/2010 11:36

Do plants count as creatures or can we have plants?

 


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bitswitcher (Level 5 Assistant Manager) @ 3/8/2010 08:07

 hrhr, i like it, size is truely, a bit smal…


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smk (Level 6 Hitman) @ 3/8/2010 07:43

Yes.

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vierbit (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 3/8/2010 07:20

Why such a small size? :(


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Zedeem (Level 1 Depressed) @ 3/8/2010 04:49

Can i put in plants? (Which will not be the same as on Earth)


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skamocore (Level 11 CEO) @ 3/8/2010 04:45

Dhr. Bosch - I'd rather no buildings/architectural structures. I think it would be beyond the scope of this challenge; what I wanted to see from this challenge was a natural landscape from an otherworldly setting. Note the examples I've shown.

So, I guess to answer your question - No architecture. I'll update the article. Thanks for the comment.

Zenobia
- Absolutely.


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Kinnison (Level 1 Rookie) @ 3/8/2010 03:21

I might try this challenge as a practice.


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Zedeem (Level 1 Depressed) @ 3/8/2010 03:18

Cool challenge. I MUST do this!


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Zenobia (Level 1 Rookie) @ 3/8/2010 02:15

 Is isometric allowed?


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Dhr. Bosch (Level 2 Kukyu) @ 3/8/2010 02:09

how about architecture? is that allowed?


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Opacus (Level 7 Ichikyu) @ 3/8/2010 01:51

 Okay this is awesome. I need to do this.

Love Roger Dean too.


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