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CHALLENGE: Sunset Sans Saturation

Create an image depicting a sunset - in greyscale. This means you must not use any saturation in your image. A good way to work this out is by looking at the hexcodes - they should all be in this format:

#XYXYXY.

So #a3a3a3 would be acceptable for this challenge, as would #525252 or #000000.

Canvas Size - Max 200 x 200.
Colours - Min 8; Max 16.
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 Sunset Sans Saturation 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 Mrmo Tarius Replybullet Posted: 11 April 2011 at 3:58am
I has a wip!

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Quote onek Replybullet Posted: 11 April 2011 at 4:30am
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Quote Excalibur Replybullet Posted: 11 April 2011 at 8:34am
Coolio. I'm  excited for this one. It will be fun.
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Quote cure Replybullet Posted: 11 April 2011 at 9:49am
At first I thought this was a weak challenge idea, but then google showed me I was wrong.
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Quote Mrmo Tarius Replybullet Posted: 11 April 2011 at 11:34am
My wip is getting somewhere:
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Quote shampoop Replybullet Posted: 11 April 2011 at 3:29pm
Here is a 16 color pallet if anyone is interested:

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Quote Excalibur Replybullet Posted: 11 April 2011 at 8:39pm
Mrmo Tarius,
That's looking pretty sweet!
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Quote tanuki Replybullet Posted: 11 April 2011 at 10:35pm


Here's my palette. Three high contrast areas with low contrast within the areas. Based on the idea of the palette above that has 2 areas of high contrast.

I did the last edit on it using the luminance scale in Lab rather than rgb values. I'll probably change this as I work, and maybe remove half the greys. Something like this-



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Quote ChrisButton Replybullet Posted: 12 April 2011 at 12:14am
You guys should use my favourite palette, you start at 0 and go up to 240 in multiples of 24. You should get 11 tones.

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Quote tanuki Replybullet Posted: 12 April 2011 at 2:01am
I decided to try something different. Perception causes the differences in certain areas of a greyscale to be more noticeable, even if the change is uniform. Here's an 8 color greyscale that should have a fairly uniform perceptual change in value even if the actual change varies between steps-



It's still not perfect yet, but I'll make a few more adjustments later.

Luminance in Lab, and the amount increased from the previous value-
8
18 (+10)
30 (+12)
44 (+14)
59 (+15)
73 (+14)
83 (+10)
91 (+8)

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Quote Mrmo Tarius Replybullet Posted: 12 April 2011 at 2:49am


Still working on it :P

*edit* I am SO going to add color to this once the challenge ends :D

Edited by Mrmo Tarius - 12 April 2011 at 10:21am
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Quote tanuki Replybullet Posted: 12 April 2011 at 11:11am
You seem to have transparent pixels here-



I think basically anywhere that you had pure white is acting like it's transparent for me in photoshop.

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Quote Mrmo Tarius Replybullet Posted: 12 April 2011 at 11:23am
Now, that'd be something I messed up in Grafx2 :/
I'll go check, thanks for pointing it out :D

...Yup, White was set as transparent :P

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Quote Chibiwing Replybullet Posted: 12 April 2011 at 4:59pm
I only just started doing pixel art the other day, so my skillz are not epic.  Is this interpretation acceptable?  I just want to know before I move further than framework.
 
Solar eclipse wip:
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Quote t3nshi Replybullet Posted: 12 April 2011 at 5:19pm
actually that resembles more an eclipse than a sunset :3 it's nice, though, finish it anyway xD
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Quote Chibiwing Replybullet Posted: 12 April 2011 at 6:04pm
Well, from seeing what's in the other wips, I didn't know if I could force it into the guidlines.  I'll probably just shelve it for now, and start on something else.
 
Just in case you couldn't tell (it got kind of jumbled up when I reduced it's size) it a shot looking up in a forest with the solar eclipse visible through the break in the trees.
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Quote cure Replybullet Posted: 12 April 2011 at 11:45pm
yeah, cool concept no doubt, but definitely not a sunset
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Quote Gecimen Replybullet Posted: 13 April 2011 at 9:22am
@Mrmo Tarius; holy crap. You don't only push me to join, but also tell me I'm not going to win :D
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Quote Mrmo Tarius Replybullet Posted: 13 April 2011 at 10:53am
Do not let my rather-noisy-uses-too-many-colors-totally-rips-off-iLKke-wip discourage you! Give it a shot :D
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Quote jalonso Replybullet Posted: 13 April 2011 at 1:23pm
Originally posted by Mrmo Tarius



You have stepped up your game lately o.O
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Quote Mrmo Tarius Replybullet Posted: 13 April 2011 at 1:39pm
Thank you very much! It may have something to do with me having finally found an amazing, intuitive and totally pixelart-oriented drawing tool (yeah, that'd be Grafx2) :D

I'm saving the final 20 or so wip-steps as a suprise, hehe :)
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Quote shampoop Replybullet Posted: 13 April 2011 at 4:31pm
Hey, here is my wip. I know it's not impressive yet but I have to start somewhere. I like this challenge because I can focus on pixel placement and shading without dealing with the complexity of color.

c + c










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Quote W M Replybullet Posted: 13 April 2011 at 6:40pm


DAMN YOU CLOUDS, YOU KILLED MY FATHER AND NOW YOU'VE COME BACK FOR ME.

Also, I'm aware that the palette I'm using has 17 colors. One of them will not be used / omitted.
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Quote Chibiwing Replybullet Posted: 14 April 2011 at 12:35am
New concept wip; much still needs to be added:
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Quote Xamllew Replybullet Posted: 14 April 2011 at 2:34pm
Chibiwing, looking good. I like the windows, the hills seem kinda noisy though.

My WIP

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Quote Mrmo Tarius Replybullet Posted: 14 April 2011 at 2:38pm
Okay, I doubt I'll work on this any more, so here's the complete wip process. You will notice that I occasionally forgot to save often (for example, when drawing the spaceships) so the wip-phases are kinda lacking there.



Any c&c before I submit this one?
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Quote Xamllew Replybullet Posted: 14 April 2011 at 2:54pm
Came out great, I thought the planet was huge before you added the guy though. Also, I just realized that the shadows suggest that the sun is very close. Still, great work.
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Quote Mrmo Tarius Replybullet Posted: 14 April 2011 at 3:28pm
Either that, or the view angle is extremely high :D

*edit* Anyways... phew! I submitted it. Added a rudimentary frame, and called it a day. Or five :)

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Quote Chibiwing Replybullet Posted: 15 April 2011 at 8:55am
Update!  I'm almost certain I've made the poisoned wine/mead too shiny, but it was late and my judgement was off. ^_^'
 
 
Never really drawn shadows like this before, so I'm just guessing a lot on this thing. >_<


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Quote Miumau0 Replybullet Posted: 15 April 2011 at 9:40am
chibiwing, your poisoned wine looks like jelly. Make it look more like liquid. here's one reference.
http://www.bonappetit.com/images/magazine/maar_FrenchWomenDrinkWine_01_v.jpg
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Quote Chibiwing Replybullet Posted: 15 April 2011 at 9:54am
Thank you, thank you!  I went through four or five different styles of shine before a quit; now I can adjust it to look non-jammish.
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Quote Miumau0 Replybullet Posted: 15 April 2011 at 10:15am
It really does not need that much shining. I like how you managed to make the glass of windows. Sun could be more white.
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Quote AG182 Replybullet Posted: 15 April 2011 at 10:58am

That was my first experience like this, but still, I hope it's a good thing to start off with.
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Quote Excalibur Replybullet Posted: 15 April 2011 at 2:15pm

Ok, Here's my WIP. I hope I can get it done in time.. Anyone recognize the city? ;)
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Quote shampoop Replybullet Posted: 15 April 2011 at 2:54pm
Rio?
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Quote Excalibur Replybullet Posted: 16 April 2011 at 12:13am
Yup! One of my favorite cities :)
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Quote jalonso Replybullet Posted: 16 April 2011 at 4:53pm
Originally posted by TheSan@BieL



I see in the queue that you have other submissions with this hero, which if I'm correct you've been working on for a while.
All weekly challenge art must be made the week of the challenge. Plus its not really a sunset, k.

Welcome to PJ :)
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Quote Chibiwing Replybullet Posted: 16 April 2011 at 5:51pm
Treachery:
 
A metaphorical and literal sunset!  Nearly complete.
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Quote Mrmo Tarius Replybullet Posted: 16 April 2011 at 6:42pm
The wine looks better now! :)
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Quote Chibiwing Replybullet Posted: 16 April 2011 at 10:26pm
Yay!  Your piece looks amazing, by the way. <3
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Quote TheSan@BieL Replybullet Posted: 17 April 2011 at 12:08pm
Originally posted by jalonso


Originally posted by TheSan@BieL

I see in the queue that you have other submissions with this hero, which if I'm correct you've been working on for a while.All weekly challenge art must be made the week of the challenge. Plus its not really a sunset, k.Welcome to PJ :)


Okay, just to clarify, everything need to be original and never created before, right? so, copying landscapes is not that original =) I said it because it's a little bit hard to define itself, because it's very partial and sided for the side of who is looking. Like this thing, but does't matter, I'm saying it just to point that what everybody know but nobody care to write here. I think next time I'll look at one image and redraw it like the image above, in steps, so, may, it can convince everybody (or fool on everybody) =]

thx and nice to meet you.
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Quote Chibiwing Replybullet Posted: 17 April 2011 at 3:18pm
English doesn't seem to be your first language, so I'm not one-hundred percent on exactly what you're saying.  I think that a lot of us didn't look off of a photo for our lanscapes (I know I didn't, at least).  Even if we did look off of a photo it would be fine because we're still having to create that picture by hand, out of pixels.  What they meant was that the pixel art should be original work just created this week for this contest, which the sprite you had made before this week wouldn't qualify for.  I also can't really find a sunset in what you posted (which is a cool piece).  : )
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Quote Jinn Replybullet Posted: 17 April 2011 at 5:57pm


This is a sprite set from RPG Maker VX
Does anybody recognize the first one? hmmm


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Quote tanuki Replybullet Posted: 17 April 2011 at 6:39pm
whoa, rpg maker vx copied TheSan@BieL!



also here's my wip-



Ignore the top half of the sky for now... and most other things too. It'll be better later!
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Quote Chibiwing Replybullet Posted: 17 April 2011 at 10:05pm
I hope you can finish it in time!  Based on what you did with your wip from last week, I'd say it'll be something to look forward to. :D
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Quote tanuki Replybullet Posted: 17 April 2011 at 11:31pm
Well I finished, but it ended up a bit different than I planned since there's no clouds in the final. I just barely met the minimum color count. Without the color I used on 8 pixels for AA on the sun it'd be 7 colors, but it actually does make a visible difference to have that color there.

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