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    Posted: 05 July 2010 at 12:01am

CHALLENGE: Mansel in Distress

Show a helpless male (human) character that needs rescuing from a perilous situation. This could be anything from a prince being held captive in a castle to your uncle having a flat tire on a freeway.

Disclaimer: Before anyone cries foul, I just want to point out that this challenge is in no way intended to be sexist or discriminatory; the purpose here is to provide a new spin on a well-worn trope (that is, of course, the familiar 'damsel in distress' scenario).

Canvas Size - Max 180 (width) x 160 (height).
Colours - Max 30.
Transparency - Optional.
Animation - Optional.


CHALLENGE RULES

  • Participants have until this upcoming Sunday at midnight (12AM Pacific) to submit their entry (strict). Don't forget to check the 'Submit to weekly challenge' checkbox.
  • Only new pixels allowed.
  • Open to all members.
  • Posting WIPs in this thread or in new threads in the WIP section is highly encouraged, but ONLY SUBMIT YOUR FINAL ART.

CHALLENGE JUDGING

  • Every Sunday at midnight (12AM Pacific) the previous week's entries are judged.
  • Every week a new voting poll will be posted for previous week's entries.
  • Winner announced the following week.

CHALLENGE PRIZES/GOODIES

  • Top three finishers will receive an award displayed in your PJ gallery profile for all to see and envy.
  • Top finisher gets to call the following week's challenge...sweet.
  • 'Participation' ribbons will be given for all who enter.
  • No matter what happens you get challenged :)

CHALLENGE VOTING

Vote now for your favorite pixelart in this week's challenge!

CHALLENGE AWARDS

The Mansel in Distress pixel art challenge is complete and we have three new champions. This week's challenge awards go to the following pieces:



Thanks so much to all who took the time to vote and participate in the challenge!

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Quote Adcrusher Replybullet Posted: 05 July 2010 at 1:37pm
Would bad hair day count?


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Quote Manjaman Replybullet Posted: 05 July 2010 at 3:07pm
The problem is that you don't insist enough on his hair. He just look like he's scary by something above him, your concept isn't obvious. Why don't you emphasize the hair mess ? It would be more understandable imo.
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Quote x-death Replybullet Posted: 06 July 2010 at 7:29am
when i see this the first thing i think of is that were about to enter into a predator film or alien film. i'm sure you've seen those films. almost everyone in this world has.

lol i could so imagine an alien on a wall above his ready to attack.
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Quote Adcrusher Replybullet Posted: 06 July 2010 at 11:06am
update:

is the hair more emphasized now, or does it still look like alien creature above his head going to attack him?
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Quote Manjaman Replybullet Posted: 06 July 2010 at 2:52pm
Hey man you should draw his hand holding a comb at the bottom of your pic. That would make your concept obvious once and for all.
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Quote C-IV Replybullet Posted: 06 July 2010 at 10:58pm
I agree with Manjaman; some hair utensils would be excellent. Like a haircomb being devoured by his hair. Or a hairdryver/comb/scissors in the picture. Something like that.
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Quote eliotfellow Replybullet Posted: 07 July 2010 at 8:58am
Here's my first (and very, very rough) draft: it will be a mansel having to purchase tampons for his sister/girlfriend/wife. Poor mansel. The hands need work, I know.

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Quote Paulo Peres Replybullet Posted: 07 July 2010 at 6:50pm
Here is my idea: the prince is in trouble against the bad bad women, he needs a little help from the princess to escape this situation...
 
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Quote Sasuke-ish Replybullet Posted: 07 July 2010 at 9:35pm
OMG this sounds hilarious, hopefully there will be some funny entries.

Perhaps I might think something up.

OK here's what I got so far I think this was quite clever.





You can probably guess where this is headed.


Edited by Sasuke-ish - 07 July 2010 at 11:29pm
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Quote StepDragon Replybullet Posted: 08 July 2010 at 12:35am
@paulo

I think it would look cooler, if the princess had a confident look on her face, to contrast with the mansel
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Quote Sasuke-ish Replybullet Posted: 08 July 2010 at 1:49am
OK finished my entry and submitted hope ya'll like it!
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Quote Paulo Peres Replybullet Posted: 08 July 2010 at 8:41am
Thanks for suggestion, man! But my intention is show the princess's dispair too! She was there to be saved, not to save the prince, but in the end she needed save the both!
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Quote Batmanifestdestiny Replybullet Posted: 10 July 2010 at 8:05am
Hey guys, I just submitted my contest entry! :D

Oh yeah, also, hi, I'm Batmanifestdestiny.
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Quote eliotfellow Replybullet Posted: 10 July 2010 at 11:04am
Getting closer to finishing. I'm going to work more on the box, it's pretty lame right now. Also, let me get your opinion on something: should I keep the background transparent, or put in a background? I'm not sure if it would make it too busy or not.

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Quote eliotfellow Replybullet Posted: 10 July 2010 at 11:06am
((Your handle is AWESOME, Batmaninfestdestiny.))

Edited by eliotfellow - 10 July 2010 at 11:07am
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Quote Batmanifestdestiny Replybullet Posted: 10 July 2010 at 11:08am
I'd keep the background transparent.  Having lots of aisles and stuff might be distracting, though having a shocked old lady in the background would be funny.

(thanks!)
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Quote eliotfellow Replybullet Posted: 10 July 2010 at 12:25pm
Oooh, that's a great idea! Also, welcome to PJ, meant to say that earlier.
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Quote eliotfellow Replybullet Posted: 10 July 2010 at 6:55pm
Okay, updated! Throw me some last-minute crit, please!

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Quote skamocore Replybullet Posted: 10 July 2010 at 7:05pm
ok...the old lady's face is over dithered; more unnecessary dithering on both the guy and girl's arms; reverse AA on their arms; also, if you are not using a background, the AA on the outlines will look weird on darker backgrounds.
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Quote Manupix Replybullet Posted: 11 July 2010 at 2:50am
Love the old lady's face.

Girl's left (ours) sleeve looks weirdly like a boob.
Guy's right biceps bulges too much.
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Quote eliotfellow Replybullet Posted: 11 July 2010 at 1:33pm
Oh gosh, ha ha, it does look like a boob! Thanks for the tips, I'll clean it up tonight.
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Quote Paulo Peres Replybullet Posted: 11 July 2010 at 7:15pm
Here's the finished work.
 


Edited by Paulo Peres - 11 July 2010 at 7:20pm
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