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    Posted: 21 February 2011 at 6:05am

CHALLENGE: The Animalphabet

Gecimen wants you to pick a letter from the alphabet (say, F) and illustrate any animal or fantasy creature (eg. dragon, worm, cat) that bends or spread its limbs/wings/tails etc... to resemble that particular letter.

Keep in mind that the creature should form the shape of the letter itself, rather than wrapping itself around an regular letter. Have a look here for some ideas.

Canvas size - Max 120 x 120.
Colours - Max 16.
Transparency - Required.
Animation - No.


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 The Animalphabet 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: 21 February 2011 at 6:16am
are we allowed to have two animals combined to make a letter? Like two monkeys holding hands to make an O.
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Quote ellie-is Replybullet Posted: 21 February 2011 at 7:36am
I guess that if its the same animal, yes.
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Quote Damian Replybullet Posted: 21 February 2011 at 8:55am

I hope this counts. It took a while. Any critique would be welcome. Ref was a tortoise in fools gallery.

Edited by Jim16 - 21 February 2011 at 8:56am
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Quote Adcrusher Replybullet Posted: 21 February 2011 at 5:48pm
here's my wip:

what a disgusting giraffe! I haven't put in the spots on the face though. (the pink strip is his tongue and it's supposed to be a P)
Refrence:
http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.giraffes.org/giraffe-01.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.giraffes.org/giraffe-01.html&h=768&w=1024&sz=185&tbnid=VVzniR0SQ8jtDM:&tbnh=113&tbnw=150&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dgiraffe&zoom=1&q=giraffe&usg=__AjFu1Eu9rRJqyBdXZSRoMV3YXts=&sa=X&ei=hQdjTc-XH4KC8gb5ovmsDA&ved=0CDgQ9QEwBA

holy crap that's long.


Edited by Adcrusher524 - 21 February 2011 at 5:49pm
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Quote Batzy Replybullet Posted: 21 February 2011 at 6:00pm
here's my W-Crab
 
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Quote greenraven Replybullet Posted: 21 February 2011 at 6:05pm
I think the challenge should be reworded so that the animal's name starts with that letter. Dragons make a D, Monkeys make an M, Snakes make an S, etc, etc...

I think that'll give the challenge some much needed zing!
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Quote tanuki Replybullet Posted: 21 February 2011 at 6:43pm
I'm doing a giraffe too!

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Quote skamocore Replybullet Posted: 21 February 2011 at 6:56pm
Originally posted by greenraven

I think the challenge should be reworded so that the animal's name starts with that letter. Dragons make a D, Monkeys make an M, Snakes make an S, etc, etc...

I think that'll give the challenge some much needed zing!


Well, people can do that if they want...I'll think about changing the rules if you enter something.
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Quote Gecimen Replybullet Posted: 22 February 2011 at 2:04am
I think it basicly kills 99% of the possibilities. The idea is to have creatures in different and strange poses, possibly a font for a fantasy novel, so it doesn't have to have the "teaching notion" of a children's book. What do you guys say?

@Jim16; is it a T?
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Quote Damian Replybullet Posted: 22 February 2011 at 2:33am
@tanuki; that looks great so far.

Gecimen, that is a T :)
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Quote greenraven Replybullet Posted: 22 February 2011 at 9:35am
Snake for S would probably be the easiest thing to do, so I'll see what I can come up with.
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Quote stopa Replybullet Posted: 22 February 2011 at 7:36pm
Ooh please don't change the rules... otherwise mine won't work!

WIP:

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Quote tanuki Replybullet Posted: 23 February 2011 at 12:13am
Why wouldn't it? That's obviously a gammerhead shark.
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Quote Cilein Replybullet Posted: 23 February 2011 at 5:09am
@stopa - loving it!
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Quote Gecimen Replybullet Posted: 23 February 2011 at 6:20am
@Stopa, that's real creative, and I don't think the rules will be changed after Wednesday.

@tanuki, that was funny :)

@Jim16, than it's cool!


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Quote pixer Replybullet Posted: 24 February 2011 at 7:11am
Here is my Q beaver x)

EDIT:


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Quote Cilein Replybullet Posted: 24 February 2011 at 10:08am
Pacman is eating his tail!
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Quote pixer Replybullet Posted: 24 February 2011 at 10:55am
lol yeah, i planed to make a razor on the ground but i think i haven't enough colors (there is already 9)



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Quote tanuki Replybullet Posted: 24 February 2011 at 1:59pm
Don't forget that transparency is required.
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Quote pixer Replybullet Posted: 24 February 2011 at 2:06pm
oh okkkk ! so I havn't to make the BG 
well, that's my final piece:

good luck !


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Quote stopa Replybullet Posted: 24 February 2011 at 7:29pm
So i've done a bit more on my Gammerhead Shark...



Still going on it but i'd love some feedback or critiques please...! I'm thinking the dorsal fin (make that all the fins) needs more of a defined outline, as it's blending in to the underbelly of the second half of the shark.

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Quote pixer Replybullet Posted: 25 February 2011 at 5:16am
what do you mean by "needs more of a defined outline" ?
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Quote Gecimen Replybullet Posted: 25 February 2011 at 5:31am
Nope the fins are read quite well. With a transparent BG the lighter colored fins will be ok as well.
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Quote pixer Replybullet Posted: 25 February 2011 at 5:39am
for the underbelly you can also make a semi-transparency with photoshop (reduce the opacity), but i don't know if it's allowed as a pixel-art x)
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Quote Gecimen Replybullet Posted: 25 February 2011 at 6:36am
Semi transparency is not allowed in PJ. Only dithered transparency is. Yet I disagree that this piece needs any kind of transparency other than the background.
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Quote pixer Replybullet Posted: 25 February 2011 at 7:03am
why not, you're probably right 
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Quote tanuki Replybullet Posted: 25 February 2011 at 10:43am
Are you super sure that semi/partial transparency isn't allowed? Because I saw it just recently here- link

I noted it in my comment on that but I wasn't completely sure if it was allowed or not, and no one else mentioned it there.
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Quote stopa Replybullet Posted: 25 February 2011 at 4:23pm
Originally posted by pixer

what do you mean by "needs more of a defined outline" ?

My main concern is the dorsal fin - the leading edge is the same colour as the underbelly and as such it kind of blends in.

I've been using MSpaint at the moment so I can't see what it'll look like with transparency, going to have to figure that one out before submission i guess!

Thanks for the help guys :)
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Quote pttp Replybullet Posted: 26 February 2011 at 8:58am
I want to join the challenge. I've posted an icon some days ago but nobody wants to approve it :'(

It's here:
http://www.pixeljoint.com/pixelart/59813.htm
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Quote GringoScariott Replybullet Posted: 26 February 2011 at 3:15pm
Yeah, they don't want to approve mine too!
Link: http://www.pixeljoint.com/pixelart/59873.htm#


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Quote Makanix Replybullet Posted: 27 February 2011 at 12:55am
I'm not sure if I have the correct lighting. I'm not the greatest at value... I think I'm going to make an S for sea serpent.
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Quote tanuki Replybullet Posted: 27 February 2011 at 7:29pm
I'm trying to rush it a bit at the last minute and it's turning out bad. x_x

I think I'll just do the giraffe at my own pace and submit it late (not in the contest) in a few days~
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