Pixel Art Challenge: Fooled You


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It's April Fools' Day; so, for this week, we want you to come up with an image that looks innocent/cute from the preview but actually turns out to be something scary/creepy/unexpected . The preview image must be taken directly from part of the actual image.

Canvas Size - Unrestricted.
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 Gecimen @ 4/1/2013 00:07  |    22

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Mijichu (Level 3 Private Eye) @ 4/6/2013 22:32

 So is yours, Crafty! Your WIP was really rad, finish it so we can vote for you. ;D


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crozier (Level 6 Hitman) @ 4/5/2013 22:35

Why not pixel for the sake of pixeling? Weekly challenges are good practice.

Your pieces are good Crafty, we all would like to see more of your stuff :D (especually your green dragon, cause the wip is very very nice). I hope you, and everyone else here, competes this week.


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CraftyPixel (Level 1 Rookie) @ 4/5/2013 20:41

- Not doing it anymore... entries are too good D; -


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AlabasterJazz (Level 3 Corporate Drone) @ 4/4/2013 19:01

Just because the official challenge isn't the Style Copy, I can't see what would stop you from posting a piece based on that idea anyway.. why not do both?  Of course I have no room to talk, haven't posted much of anything really... but just putting the thought out there


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Zizka (Level 10 Operative) @ 4/4/2013 15:40

 I think this is a great idea for a contest. I'd like to participate, we'll see if I acutally do! 


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JuninFC (Level 2 Hired Gun) @ 4/4/2013 07:48
Why no one did a piece for this challenge yet ? This sounds very great
 

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Antiboton (Level 8 Cannibal) @ 4/2/2013 14:32

I don't know what's the copy challenge but this one sounds fine for April.

I know the prev must be taken from the big pic but, can the prev be animated?


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deivissonfire (Level 1 Rookie) @ 4/1/2013 18:14

 é até que dia


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Hapiel (Level 11 Admiral) @ 4/1/2013 17:57

Oh, I just checked and we actually only did that once, in the very first year. It was cool though :p


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Yielmo (Level 4 Lieutenant) @ 4/1/2013 17:54

 @ Everyone who thought it was the imitation thing: April Fools!


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Hapiel (Level 11 Admiral) @ 4/1/2013 17:54

I doubt anyone really prepared something for this challenge, but I don't mind something fresh either. The current challenge idea is nice too!

Can we please have a 2 week clean your HD challenge at the end of the year, which allows for submitting work that you already worked on? :)


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Scarodactyl (Level 8 Marshal) @ 4/1/2013 16:37

@Gecimen: I always make all entries to challenges in the week provided, and I think that most users do the same.  Regardless, the style imitation challenge has reliably been my favorite, both to watch and participate in.  While the challenge this week is a good prompt, and will likely get some very good submissions, it definitely doesn't excite me in the way the other would have, partially just because it was a yearly event.  Every year was a bit different as new artists became popular and so forth.  It really struck me as something very special and fun.


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crozier (Level 6 Hitman) @ 4/1/2013 16:12

 No big deal. I actually like this idea a lot. Hope I have the time.

The only annual tradition challenge should be the New Years one where you get to revisit any of the old challenges of the previous year. But I think there wasn't one last year, so I was in extreme and utter despair. 


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Gecimen (Level 11 Master Assassin) @ 4/1/2013 13:07

Click submit pixel art and check weekly challenge.

@all; Preparing for a known challenge before the challenge week, kills the spirit of weekly challenges. We're not sure repeating the same challenge every year is the right thing to do.


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tomic (Level 11 Admiral) @ 4/1/2013 12:19

my thoughts go out to all those who already spent time in a picture, speculating for another april fools challenge :D


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Ego (Level 6 Commander) @ 4/1/2013 11:35

Aww, I was also looking forward to doing the style imitation challenge. I've been saving my energy to try cloning Oceanscented's style for weeks so I could submit it.

...Actually, given the nature of that style it would probably still work. We'll see.


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deivissonfire (Level 1 Rookie) @ 4/1/2013 11:16

I'm new I wanted to know where to send the pixel art promo?


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Scarodactyl (Level 8 Marshal) @ 4/1/2013 07:32

I have to disagree; I thought the style copy worked best as an annual tradition, and I'm very disappointed that it isn't being run this year.


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ultimaodin (Level 3 Corporate Drone) @ 4/1/2013 06:54

The copy challenges take a lot of time for new members. I for one couldn't complete my Elk copy and it still could use me going back and fixing it.
As far as challenges go, this actually seems rather enjoyable - but I doubt I'll have time to particapate once more.


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skamocore (Level 11 CEO) @ 4/1/2013 04:09

Not this year; it felt like there were deminishing returns in running that same challenge yearly; maybe we'll bring it back next year?


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Damian (Level 9 Federal Agent) @ 4/1/2013 03:57

Hmm, just a bit dissapointed with this challenge. I was also looking forward to the copy challenge.


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Hapiel (Level 11 Admiral) @ 4/1/2013 03:30

Wait what? no style copy challenge? Now I worked all these months on my Fool masterpiece for nothing :(


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