Pixel Art Challenge: Mock-up Mix-up


Create a new and original mock-up based on any two of the words/phrases listed below:

  • Prehistoric
  • Minty-fresh
  • Elegant
  • Terrifying
  • Whimsical
  • Psychedelic

So, for example, if you choose 'prehistoric' and 'terrifying', you might create a mock-up of a horror game featuring dinosaurs.

Canvas Size - Unrestricted.
Colours - Max 32.
Transparency - No.
Animation - Optional.

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

Posted by skamocore @ 8/27/2012 00:05  |    24


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Zenobia (Level 1 Rookie) @ 9/3/2012 03:10

 Oh no I missed the deadline : ( I was going for a mix between a Mesopotamian palace (pre-history/elegant) and Final Fantasy Tactics. Might finish it in the Christmas break then!

r1k (Level 1 Rookie) @ 8/28/2012 07:07

I was imagening some kind of scary dentist

MrBeast (Level 3 Sergeant) @ 8/28/2012 06:56

 hah, exactly my thought. The rise of the mint-zombies.

r1k (Level 1 Rookie) @ 8/28/2012 06:50

Im still hoping someone does minty-fresh + terrifying.

atprises (Level 6 Commander) @ 8/28/2012 06:42

Hah!! oh okay :) Thank you guys! 

You know I was thinking and I find this challenge as true challenging. I'll try to do something for it but I'm not sure if I'll submit a piece cuz I always change my mind by the end :/ then I regret that I didn't submit! girls are weird.

jeremy (Level 11 Special Agent) @ 8/28/2012 05:52

Yeah, think toothpaste/mouthwash/chewing gum.

MrBeast (Level 3 Sergeant) @ 8/28/2012 05:34

When I think of minty fresh I would think of a very white color choice with a few very bright greens.

r1k (Level 1 Rookie) @ 8/28/2012 04:50

could be wrong, but I think minty-fresh just means like fresh and clean.  Like imagine you gargle some mouth wash, your mouth would be minty fresh and clean.  Or... you know... it could just be manupix's thing...

Manupix (Level 11 Godfather) @ 8/28/2012 03:42

Can someone tell me what 'minty-fresh' means?

Same here. Google didn't help. Unless... No, I don't think so.

Scarodactyl (Level 8 Marshal) @ 8/27/2012 19:50

I can understand if there's some justification for disliking a challenge--but this prompt is so open I have trouble seeing how it would be massively offensive to someone?  The fact that neither is giving any reasoning is what annoys me.

JuninFC (Level 2 Hired Gun) @ 8/27/2012 16:31

 Thats great ! I love mockups , and I think it's a good idea 

Delicious (Level 9 Boss) @ 8/27/2012 15:35

 No - Really. If you dislike a challenge, feel free to let us know something you'd like doing. We don't read minds, and while this challenge may not be suitable for you or Graindolium, others might enjoy it. It's hard to impress everyone, so negative opinions on a challenge are quite annoying to see. 

ReiCaveiira (Level 1 Rookie) @ 8/27/2012 14:18

 thank you

Ashkin (Level 8 Rear Admiral) @ 8/27/2012 13:08

A 'mockup' is basically creating a screenshot of a fictional game from scratch in pixel art, Rei. Here are some examples:




Basically, it should look like a screenshot taken from a game.

ReiCaveiira (Level 1 Rookie) @ 8/27/2012 10:06

 Olá pessoal, sou brasileiro, não intendi muito como é para fazer esse desafio, é para fazer um jogo ? 
Hello everybody, I am Brazilian, not very intendi how to do this challenge, is to make a game?

Whisper Heart (Level 1 Gangster) @ 8/27/2012 08:46

 Very funny Cure...

cirpons (Level 5 Soldier) @ 8/27/2012 07:40

I bet this is related to the 48th ludum dare that started august 24th.(over now)

Psycadelic mints sound exciting.

cure (Level 11 Godfather) @ 8/27/2012 06:58

 Poor thing. Submit a better idea.

Whisper Heart (Level 1 Gangster) @ 8/27/2012 06:38

 Partly agree with  Graindolium

I was not happy with the idea challenge

atprises (Level 6 Commander) @ 8/27/2012 05:07

Can someone tell me what 'minty-fresh' means? Cuz I think about fashion related stuff and toothpaste Thanks in advance!

Graindolium (Level 3 Private Eye) @ 8/27/2012 03:17

psychédélism & terreur & 32C =

else is & "mock-up of a game" =  

Pixel Art Challenge: Mock-up Mix-up =   =

skamocore (Level 11 CEO) @ 8/27/2012 02:49

I think Rayman: Origins would be a good example of a 'whimsical' game.

Ashkin (Level 8 Rear Admiral) @ 8/27/2012 02:22

Oh man, been a while since one of these interested me. Elegant + Terrifying, here I come!

Nevercreature (Level 9 Vice President) @ 8/27/2012 02:15

What is the exact meaning of "whimsical" understood as an art concept?
I need some example...

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