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    Posted: 04 April 2011 at 12:01am

CHALLENGE: The Greatest Battle

Eldboll wants you to create a pixel piece based on this line:

"...And so the greatest battle ever fought had begun."

This is an open-ended challenge, so feel free to interpret this line however you want (within reason, of course!)

Canvas Size - Max 200 (width) x 150 (height).
Colours - Max 32.
Transparency - No.
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 The Greatest Battle 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 Batzy Replybullet Posted: 04 April 2011 at 7:17am
First!!!



don't ya dare to copy my idea about pokemons having the greatest battle :DD

[W.I.P]


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Quote Mrmo Tarius Replybullet Posted: 04 April 2011 at 9:10am
I think I might have taken the words too literally :P
3 colors so far, maybe I'll add more! :)

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Quote skamocore Replybullet Posted: 04 April 2011 at 9:19am
I have no idea what I'm looking at :P but regardless, awesome.
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Quote Mrmo Tarius Replybullet Posted: 04 April 2011 at 9:30am
Why, it's the Space Dudes vs the Space Fishsquid battle :D
One side happily feeds on the other. Guess which one! :)

*edit* I've added a few colors and changed the palette. Here's some shading and stuff. It's very rough at the moment.

*edit2* worked on the shading a bit. Going to sleep now :)



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Quote W M Replybullet Posted: 04 April 2011 at 12:53pm
Love it.
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Quote skamocore Replybullet Posted: 04 April 2011 at 3:52pm
Hm, I was actually preferring it in 3 colours :o
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Quote Demon11777 Replybullet Posted: 04 April 2011 at 6:53pm
Reminding me of gurren lagann :D
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Quote iMoose Replybullet Posted: 04 April 2011 at 8:55pm
I think I prefer it with the shading. It's clearer this way. Great start :)
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Quote tanuki Replybullet Posted: 04 April 2011 at 9:22pm


I might be doing this backwards, but I'm picking colors I like and then trying to figure out what to do with them. These 32 colors are what I've put together so far. All colors chosen from here- color list

Now all I have to do is decide what to draw with these. =P

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Too many colors are hard to deal with...



I may go with these 9 instead.

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Quote Exxo Replybullet Posted: 04 April 2011 at 11:27pm
I usually don't post my WIPs, but I don't want it to look like I stole an idea if someone else makes this X:

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Quote Demon11777 Replybullet Posted: 04 April 2011 at 11:56pm
Haha you bastard! My wip is ttgl based as well   
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Quote Mrmo Tarius Replybullet Posted: 05 April 2011 at 12:57am
Ehehe. I totally had the Dai-Gurren in mind when making that large cruiser near the bottom of the picture. Also, color-coded sides may or may not have been inspired by one of the 'parralel works'... you know which one :D

The shading adds a bit of 3d layering to the squiddos and spaceships, I think it makes it kinda more organized and less noisy to the eye :)
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Quote Exxo Replybullet Posted: 05 April 2011 at 1:14am
^ Yeah it kinda resembles Dai-Gurren XD At first I thought that was a TTGL fanart, that's when I realised I should post this c:
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Quote Mrmo Tarius Replybullet Posted: 05 April 2011 at 2:02am
Well, I'm actually re-watching the first Macross these days, so it might as well be a SDF-1 reference :)
But really, a friend of mine made a spaceship that inspired me to make this piece in the first place :) (hope the link works, it's on FB)
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Quote Exxo Replybullet Posted: 05 April 2011 at 2:09am
Yeah it works, and it's quite awesome ^^
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Quote Mrmo Tarius Replybullet Posted: 05 April 2011 at 4:51am
I made some additional shading, do you think this improves anything?

Also, frame.

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Quote Demon11777 Replybullet Posted: 05 April 2011 at 6:48am
Ohh thats Parallel works # 8 :D Lord Genome's back story. Probably my favorite one next to kittan Zero!
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Quote Gecimen Replybullet Posted: 05 April 2011 at 8:06am
Originally posted by Mrmo Tarius

I made some additional shading, do you think this improves anything?

Also, frame.



It's all awesome and ready for submission.
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Quote Xamllew Replybullet Posted: 05 April 2011 at 2:39pm
This challenge instantly screamed War of the Worlds to me so here is my WIP

I decided to go with the Spielberg version of the tripods because I just think they're more badass.
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Quote Mrmo Tarius Replybullet Posted: 05 April 2011 at 3:02pm
That tripod is already looking awesome. I hope we get to see it finished soon!
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Quote tanuki Replybullet Posted: 05 April 2011 at 7:40pm


I went through a lot of ideas- ninja vs ninja, chocolate vs vanilla, godzilla vs a care bear, a small space fighter vs a super battleship gradius style, mario vs luigi, etc. But here's a different take on the challenge.

I may change the palette again to be more taupe focused, but maybe not.

If I can get this done early, do any of those other ideas I listed sound good?

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Quote cure Replybullet Posted: 06 April 2011 at 10:24am
that pokemon battle won't be that great. squirtle's a water-type, geodude stands no chance!

I like the space squid vs. ships thing, I thought the 3 color version was best tho
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Quote Exxo Replybullet Posted: 06 April 2011 at 11:43am


Small update, I'll probably lower the colour count a little later, and edit the colours some more. But first! Shading.

Also, the light from above, it's just the general idea, that part is a major wip. I experimentet a lot with this update, rather than refined.

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Quote Xamllew Replybullet Posted: 06 April 2011 at 1:50pm
Thank you, Mrmo.

14 colors used so far. I don't know what else to do.
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Quote W M Replybullet Posted: 06 April 2011 at 2:10pm
I would say that you should just focus on refining edges and pixel clusters for the rest of the time because if you add anything else you risk overworking it.

I really like how it's turning out, great job.
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Quote ranazahid Replybullet Posted: 07 April 2011 at 3:49am
Hello member i am new here can anybody help me  how can use this 
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Quote Mrmo Tarius Replybullet Posted: 07 April 2011 at 4:21am
THUNDER!

Here's a wippy animation:



I may or may not leave it like this, the 6-color palette isn't likely to change, either.

@Exxo: needs a giant gunmen face in the bg :P
@Xamllew: that piece turned out pretty great. I like the subtle lighting effects.
@tanuki: I see what you're making there :)
@ranazahid: you accidentally the Post Reply button?

*edit* Hey, I've just realised the upper large fish-thing has a very similar mouth to Dokaknel from Patapon O_O

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Quote Exxo Replybullet Posted: 07 April 2011 at 6:55am
^Lol, there IS a giant gumen face in the background. Just kinda hard to tell right now.

Edit: Looking sweet btw, the thunder that is.

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Quote mikewest Replybullet Posted: 07 April 2011 at 11:20am
Um, can I say that Thunder looks glorious now? The blacking out of the squids makes them look fittingly menacing.
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Quote Mrmo Tarius Replybullet Posted: 07 April 2011 at 1:42pm
Well, seeing as this is your first post here, I'd say it's most flattering :)

I was thinking of enhancing the thunder animation by having it flash differently the second time (and not just recycle a few frames). If I have time, I'll try and do that :)
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Quote Demon11777 Replybullet Posted: 07 April 2011 at 2:49pm


Still an ultra rough outline. xD Not the set colors just place keepers
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Quote tanuki Replybullet Posted: 07 April 2011 at 5:25pm


I'm not looking at any reference, so if the face is off that's why. I'm avoiding even starting the hair. >____>

I'm debating back and forth on whether to just do hair or to do snakes and call her medusa.

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Quote Excalibur Replybullet Posted: 08 April 2011 at 3:06pm
Sorry :) I'm doing pokemon as well ;) No hard feeling right?
I'll post a WIP here soon

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Quote Arcan Replybullet Posted: 08 April 2011 at 4:25pm
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Quote Reo Replybullet Posted: 08 April 2011 at 4:29pm
When I think epic pokemon battle I think more along the lines of ''GYRADOS VS CHARIZARD'' OMG then kakuna vs Geodude. but each to his own I guess.

*kakauna used ´harden* *Geodude used harden*
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Quote Arcan Replybullet Posted: 08 April 2011 at 4:31pm
clearly metapod vs kakuna is much more epic
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Quote Excalibur Replybullet Posted: 08 April 2011 at 10:57pm


Here is my start.. It just doesn't feel right yet.. Any ideas?
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Quote Delicious Replybullet Posted: 09 April 2011 at 1:21am
Excalibur: That goes over the size restrictions, sir (250x150). Also, Mewtwo seems to be looking away from Mew, rather towards. Perhaps have one or the other facing away from the viewer and towards the opponent. Looking good though.
 
 
 
Originally posted by Mrmo Tarius

 
Boss.

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Quote oka Replybullet Posted: 09 April 2011 at 8:28am
my inspiration:
 
hope ill make it on time.
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Quote Batzy Replybullet Posted: 09 April 2011 at 2:16pm
Got it done and submitted today:



Oh and no hard feelings, was joking earlier lol
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Quote Excalibur Replybullet Posted: 09 April 2011 at 3:53pm

Here is a small update. This one feels a little better. I'm still going to work on it. Maybe add a background. If anyone has any feedback for me I would be happy to here it :)
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Quote Batzy Replybullet Posted: 09 April 2011 at 3:57pm
Originally posted by Excalibur


Here is a small update. This one feels a little better. I'm still going to work on it. Maybe add a background. If anyone has any feedback for me I would be happy to here it :)


it's still oversized... Delicious fooled you with the size :P


Edited by Batlorder - 09 April 2011 at 3:59pm
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Quote a3um Replybullet Posted: 09 April 2011 at 10:19pm
Here is my WIP. Started today, so I'm not sure if I'll make it in time:

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Quote jalonso Replybullet Posted: 09 April 2011 at 10:48pm
Originally posted by Mrmo Tarius





Animated or not. This is way HaWt!
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Quote Excalibur Replybullet Posted: 10 April 2011 at 12:04am
Oh lol. I'll have to go back to trying to re size it. 50 pixels isn't too bad though. I should be able to cut it down.

Plus I need a background because there is no transparency... :)


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Quote a3um Replybullet Posted: 10 April 2011 at 1:41am
WIP 2. c&c, anyone?(: I need a little break...

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Quote Mrmo Tarius Replybullet Posted: 10 April 2011 at 4:18am
This will probably be the final version:



@a3um: I like that a lot, maybe adding some more AA would be ok, if that's not too time-consuming.
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Quote a3um Replybullet Posted: 10 April 2011 at 5:18am
@Mrmo Tarius - thanks, yea, I always add AA in the very end(:
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Quote tanuki Replybullet Posted: 10 April 2011 at 7:19pm


I'm getting hung up on the hair, and I haven't started the hands. Not really feeling much like finishing. x_x
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