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    Posted: 26 December 2011 at 12:00am

CHALLENGE: Old Dead Tree

It's the end of the International Year of Forests; so, to close things off for the year, this week's challenge is to create an image depicting at least one dead tree.

Canvas Size - Max 200 x 200.
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 Old Dead Tree 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 tanuki Replybullet Posted: 26 December 2011 at 12:42am


Just an idea. It's straight forward, but maybe not the most interesting.



Maybe a few dead trees can be mingled into the surrounding trees, and obviously the bridge is a fallen tree.

Edited by tanuki - 26 December 2011 at 1:07am
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Quote Graindolium Replybullet Posted: 26 December 2011 at 5:05am
  
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Quote Mrmo Tarius Replybullet Posted: 26 December 2011 at 5:44am


This dead enough for ya?
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Quote Denmen707 Replybullet Posted: 26 December 2011 at 8:25am
Ah Organic forms, my mortal enemy
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Quote philippejugnet Replybullet Posted: 26 December 2011 at 11:41am
Nice guys, here's my first pic




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Quote MyO Replybullet Posted: 26 December 2011 at 12:07pm
Graindolim, why not making a snow made of these polygons? That would make it look seared by some sort of metallic rain.The upright-downleft direction looks interesting: together with the colours, it does not look too "onward-and-upwardly": nice effect!


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Quote Graindolium Replybullet Posted: 26 December 2011 at 3:36pm
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Quote philippejugnet Replybullet Posted: 26 December 2011 at 3:44pm
looks simple, try doing a big thing with much detailes
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Quote philippejugnet Replybullet Posted: 26 December 2011 at 4:21pm
@mr mo: is that you palette?

the skull looks soo good
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Quote Tpoe Replybullet Posted: 26 December 2011 at 4:41pm
A stump or a log doesn't count as a dead tree does it? does it have to be a standing dead tree?
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Quote philippejugnet Replybullet Posted: 26 December 2011 at 4:56pm
"this week's challenge is to create an image depicting at least one dead tree."

I think you may do any position or any kind of tree execpt its dead ( a log is just a position of a once living tree )
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Quote Graindolium Replybullet Posted: 26 December 2011 at 8:36pm



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Edited by Graindolium - 27 December 2011 at 2:17am
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Quote baah Replybullet Posted: 27 December 2011 at 5:01am
@philippejugnet: "I think you may do any position or any kind of tree execpt its dead ( a log is just a position of a once living tree )"
A wooden stool will do then?
Nice wooden creature (reminds swamp thing)
 
@Graindolium: i really like the curves in last pic, quite a change from your style.
 
@tanuki + mrmotarius: i wish i could doodle like you, it looks very promising!
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Quote philippejugnet Replybullet Posted: 27 December 2011 at 7:33am
wooked stool is not a tree...

My pic still need some detailes



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Quote Uncle_Gun Replybullet Posted: 27 December 2011 at 12:02pm
Here is my Dead Tree WIP

My plan is to make a night time scene with a moon in the background. Any feedback is greatly appreciated.
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Quote offwhite Replybullet Posted: 27 December 2011 at 5:58pm
very WIP:

I'm thinking a burnt forest where sprouts are growing. Main reference, http://www.welton.it/photos/oregon_summer_2006-mountains/burnt_forest.jpg
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Quote Herondetsu Replybullet Posted: 27 December 2011 at 8:38pm

Does the tree on the right count as a dead tree?
Tommorow never comes why wait for it?
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Quote AirStyle Replybullet Posted: 27 December 2011 at 11:58pm
@Herondetsu: I sure hope it does. That thing is hilarious!!XD
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Quote Graindolium Replybullet Posted: 28 December 2011 at 4:40am
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Quote _Connor Replybullet Posted: 28 December 2011 at 5:34am
Originally posted by Graindolium

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It looks amazing, but not very tree-like, maybe just change the palette to be more tree-like?
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Quote Denmen707 Replybullet Posted: 28 December 2011 at 9:20am
Early progress
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Quote Nate K Replybullet Posted: 28 December 2011 at 1:57pm

Here's mine so far.  Great theme, I love drawing trees!
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Quote CPearson Replybullet Posted: 28 December 2011 at 3:16pm
what I have so far:

I didn't realize the size restriction at first, so it started off quite a lot wider

Here's what I had first:



Trying to make it work in a smaller space:






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Quote philippejugnet Replybullet Posted: 28 December 2011 at 9:41pm
Nice ones ultill now, here's mine finished!

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Quote Graindolium Replybullet Posted: 28 December 2011 at 10:52pm
 
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Quote CPearson Replybullet Posted: 29 December 2011 at 3:30pm
Damn, this is proving hard



Someone critique me please. OR tell me what to do or where to go from here.
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Quote Levaunt Replybullet Posted: 29 December 2011 at 4:44pm
@CPearson: I think it's looking great. The smoke doesn't look like it's coming out of the mouth though. Could be darker in the back of the mouth, and add some AA or dither.

Here's my heavy WIP. Going to a petrified tree leaking lava. Not sure where to go with the BG.


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Quote Graindolium Replybullet Posted: 30 December 2011 at 3:04am
 




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Quote CPearson Replybullet Posted: 30 December 2011 at 8:38am
Wow, I can't do foliage at all.


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Quote philippejugnet Replybullet Posted: 30 December 2011 at 5:35pm
The challenge will end in 2 days and you will have to put lots of effort on that. I cant see the relation to a dead tree, what do you meant with that? is that his tongue? sorry man try doing something else or make it more obvious.

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Quote Night Replybullet Posted: 31 December 2011 at 3:38pm
It's probably a horrible time to start something. But, it's better then never I guess. :P
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Quote jalonso Replybullet Posted: 31 December 2011 at 4:34pm
Originally posted by LBpixels

It's probably a horrible time to start something. But, it's better then never I guess. :P

looking fancy :)
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Quote Night Replybullet Posted: 31 December 2011 at 4:47pm
Thanks Jalonso. =)
And I've finished it! :D

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Quote CPearson Replybullet Posted: 31 December 2011 at 5:05pm
Oh god, 1 day left.

So far behind.
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Quote jalonso Replybullet Posted: 31 December 2011 at 5:17pm
Originally posted by CPearson

Oh god, 1 day left.

So far behind.

Look on the bright side. You have the rest of the year >.<
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Quote Graindolium Replybullet Posted: 01 January 2012 at 2:18am
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Quote CPearson Replybullet Posted: 01 January 2012 at 9:22am
I wonder if I'l get it finished, there's only so much a man can rush.


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Quote CPearson Replybullet Posted: 01 January 2012 at 12:28pm


11 hours left.
Getting nervous.
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Quote Uncle_Gun Replybullet Posted: 01 January 2012 at 12:57pm
so yeah I may be too late to post but I wanted to finish this for my own goals. Again I am pretty new to pixel art and this my first real scene that I've made so any comments are appreciated.
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Quote CPearson Replybullet Posted: 01 January 2012 at 2:22pm


Made marginal progress, but I'm homing in on the finish line.
Crits or whatever are welcome, I know that the geometry of the top branches isn't completely Euclidean, right now I'm just bluffing the shapes to look good, rather than to solidly adhere to the lighting model. I probably won't fix it before the challenge is over.
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Quote CPearson Replybullet Posted: 01 January 2012 at 2:48pm
Made the palette more interesting:


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Quote Miumau0 Replybullet Posted: 01 January 2012 at 3:28pm
CPearson, your tree looks more like it sleeps that is dead.
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Quote CPearson Replybullet Posted: 01 January 2012 at 3:42pm
Dithering this sky is bloody tedious.


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Quote CPearson Replybullet Posted: 01 January 2012 at 3:45pm
>your tree looks more like it sleeps that is dead.

I think it'll be obvious enough that it's actually meant to be dead, considering the name of the challenge.

If you have advice on the distinction between dead and sleeping, I'd like to hear it, however.
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