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Quote administrator Replybullet Topic: CHALLENGE 1/9/2012: Mimic Me
    Posted: 09 January 2012 at 12:02am

CHALLENGE: Mimic Me

This week you are tasked with reinterpreting one of these classic Hall of Fame pieces:

http://www.pixeljoint.com/pixelart/1726.htm
http://www.pixeljoint.com/pixelart/2210.htm
http://www.pixeljoint.com/pixelart/1868.htm

Your piece must stand out differently from the one it is based on. Remember, you are just reusing the content of the original, not the style or colours.

Canvas Size - Unrestricted.
Colours - Max 25.
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 Mimic Me 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 _Connor Replybullet Posted: 09 January 2012 at 1:59am
by "content" of the image do you mean concept? can we completely remake the picture using the same ideas, or do the pixels have the stay in the same place but change in colour?
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Quote jeremy Replybullet Posted: 09 January 2012 at 2:10am
the concept. Recolouring an image wouldn't be much of a challenge.
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Quote Graindolium Replybullet Posted: 09 January 2012 at 3:53am
 

Edited by Graindolium - 10 January 2012 at 4:04am
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Quote ingl0rius Replybullet Posted: 09 January 2012 at 4:38am
Hmm.. These pics are pretty difficult to reinterpret!
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Quote Graindolium Replybullet Posted: 09 January 2012 at 4:58am
  great inspiration and reinterpretation

Edited by Graindolium - 09 January 2012 at 5:04am
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Quote Alex Pang Replybullet Posted: 09 January 2012 at 5:05am

If this shark isn't cool I don't know what is.

Edited by Alex Pang - 09 January 2012 at 5:05am
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Quote jeremy Replybullet Posted: 09 January 2012 at 5:11am
Graindolium, you're welcome to submit challenge ideas if you can do better.
probably not going to enter, but I'm feeling the pixel itch...


@Alex: can't be cool without a dorsal fin >:I


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Quote CPearson Replybullet Posted: 09 January 2012 at 5:31am
Meh.




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Quote a3um Replybullet Posted: 09 January 2012 at 6:08am


Hopefully such interpretation is ok. Or should I add those little lizards somewhere?
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Quote Graindolium Replybullet Posted: 09 January 2012 at 6:51am
 
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Quote ingl0rius Replybullet Posted: 09 January 2012 at 8:20am
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Hopefully such interpretation is ok. Or should I add those little lizards somewhere?


Slightly off topic, but what program to you use to draw and pixel in?
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Quote Reo Replybullet Posted: 09 January 2012 at 8:23am
Personally I think this is a great challenge, will try to enter this one.
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Quote Jinn Replybullet Posted: 09 January 2012 at 10:58am
I like the idea, but I'm not gonna enter tho. I'd take a shot in this one just for fun later, maybe.

 

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Quote Graindolium Replybullet Posted: 09 January 2012 at 11:24am
 
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Quote Alex Pang Replybullet Posted: 09 January 2012 at 11:26am


I really like this challenge!
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Quote philippejugnet Replybullet Posted: 09 January 2012 at 12:09pm
Hey I am going to do "liliput". Just going to post the sketch so no one can have  the same idea.



I am not as talented as you guys are =/


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Quote CPearson Replybullet Posted: 09 January 2012 at 12:49pm
One can't own ideas.
If someonme else does something similar, you'll rank depending on how good your piece is, regardless.
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Quote Delicious Replybullet Posted: 09 January 2012 at 4:45pm
Originally posted by a3um



Hopefully such interpretation is ok. Or should I add those little lizards somewhere?

This is a perfect example of how it should be done. However, yes, the main image does have the giant lizard watching the smaller ones so it'll be ideal to add them as it's one of the main concepts of that piece.
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Quote Graindolium Replybullet Posted: 09 January 2012 at 5:05pm
 

  ♥ very nice palette


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Quote a3um Replybullet Posted: 09 January 2012 at 7:10pm
Okay. So, I'll get rid of this human-ish stuff and add a small lizard village
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Quote DawnBringer Replybullet Posted: 09 January 2012 at 7:17pm
Damn you're good a3um, can't wait to see that piece finished :)
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Quote a3um Replybullet Posted: 09 January 2012 at 8:31pm
@DB - thanks;)

WIP2



An insane corrupted god of the lizardmen (tiny figures on the bottom left).

update



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Quote ingl0rius Replybullet Posted: 10 January 2012 at 5:54am
Originally posted by a3um



update



I'm not sure if i'll enter this one yet, but I have to say I can't wait to see how this entry turns out - Stunning so far!
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Quote tuaarita Replybullet Posted: 10 January 2012 at 6:27am
Hot French blood!

@a3um you may or may not have fixed it already but his right leg seems much smaller than the left.

Edited by Leroy - 10 January 2012 at 6:31am
I'm running in the desert,
running in to the sun,
running out of blood
and I'm going numb.
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Quote CPearson Replybullet Posted: 10 January 2012 at 9:46am


Gonna make a fighting game mockup, I think.


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Quote big brother Replybullet Posted: 10 January 2012 at 11:31am
Let's not get distracted from our shared love of pixels and the challenge at hand. Any disputes can be addressed via PM. I am trimming the thread accordingly. Keep up the good pixeling, guys and gals!
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Quote baah Replybullet Posted: 10 January 2012 at 11:48am
@a3um: impressive!
@big brother: right and thank you! :)
 
Concerning the vase critter, is it ok if one is not exactly similar in shape but has the same idea of a vase creature?


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Quote Delicious Replybullet Posted: 10 January 2012 at 12:21pm
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@a3um: impressive!
@big brother: right and thank you! :)

 

Concerning the vase critter, is it ok if one is not exactly similar in shape but has the same idea of a vase creature?

Absolutely fine, just keep the concept of it being a creature based on a vase and you have complete freedom with its design. ;)
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Quote takikazama Replybullet Posted: 10 January 2012 at 12:21pm
I have one question. Are we allowed to use the palette of someone else if we give credit or we should pick the colours ourselves aswell? (*peers at this topic in particular*)
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Quote AG182 Replybullet Posted: 10 January 2012 at 12:53pm
Well, this is my WIP for now. Could anybody please help me with shading? I don't seem to be good at this.
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Quote Nicol3 Replybullet Posted: 10 January 2012 at 1:58pm
Originally posted by a3um

@DB - thanks;)

WIP2



An insane corrupted god of the lizardmen (tiny figures on the bottom left).


Daaaw are you not going with the other one?  I like the one with the sword's pose much much better (But then again-- who makes the sword for a giant lizard god anyway?).  Still, looking goooooood!!!



^ Volcano creature? I haven't done any rocks before so this'll be fun.  (Weird not-pixelly circles you're seeing are a result of be erasing with the Flash eraser and not the pixel tool one)



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Quote Graindolium Replybullet Posted: 10 January 2012 at 2:22pm
peut-être devrais-je ouvrir un thread pour ma personne dans 'WIP (Work In Progress)' plutôt que continuer à participer au challenge ?, ça serais + intéressant pour moi , et j'ai crus comprendre que je n'étais pas apprécier sur le thread challenge , je serais + tranquille sur mon propre thread 
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Quote Nicol3 Replybullet Posted: 10 January 2012 at 2:26pm
Why not? 
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Quote AG182 Replybullet Posted: 10 January 2012 at 2:49pm
I've done a few changes, but still improving - and still need your help!
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Quote Super17 Replybullet Posted: 10 January 2012 at 6:56pm
Haha, funny idea 
I think the biggest problem is the rendering. I would not suggest to use dither for it, like you did. Does't makes sence at a plain surface to me. And it doesn't gives anough depth to the ladyshark. I addition, the white backlight is too thin and gives ugly banding to the piece.
Try to use bigger areas to shade, especially for the shadow, e. g. the back should be dark.
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Quote mdog95 Replybullet Posted: 10 January 2012 at 7:45pm
Keep in mind the original did have a LOT of dithering, Super17.
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Quote Super17 Replybullet Posted: 10 January 2012 at 8:03pm
Sure, but I assumed that she didn't want to copy the style.
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Quote AG182 Replybullet Posted: 10 January 2012 at 11:45pm
Well, I don't want it to be overloaded, neither do I want her to be flat, as she seems to me now. I prefer dithering as far as it seem to give more, heh, texture, but, well, I usually try to keep it moderate, you know. But I'll try to make some changes following your advice.
As for the backlight, well, I believe this is how it supposed to be IRL, when the light source is right behind you - thin and bright.
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Quote AG182 Replybullet Posted: 11 January 2012 at 12:43am
Does it get any better?
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Quote Nicol3 Replybullet Posted: 11 January 2012 at 2:44am
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Does it get any better?

personally I feel like you need to take the plunge and fill in that back with a darker color.  and if ya dont like it try something else.  The dithering's a tad to light still.   But that's just my assumption-- I haven't even seen the BG yet so it might just be suitable.  I think it'd be an even better idea to finish up yer background and judge yourself how the lighting on the shark should look/weigh it.
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Quote AG182 Replybullet Posted: 11 January 2012 at 3:29am
I've added some contrast:
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Quote ingl0rius Replybullet Posted: 11 January 2012 at 4:19am
How about this for a concept?


Loosely based on: http://www.usefilm.com/images/7/6/2/762/195306-medium.jpg

How can I improve this/take this forward?
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Quote baah Replybullet Posted: 11 January 2012 at 7:46am
@Graindolium: tes images sont dans le sujet (requin, premier bonhomme), donc ok pour être ici, au contraire. Assure toi par contre que tes critiques soient constructives...
@AG182: it's THE cutie...
@inglOrius: one point for you!
The fall of a god, the little men are crying? Or the fall of an enemy and they are festing?


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Quote AG182 Replybullet Posted: 11 January 2012 at 9:28am
How about that?

NOTE: I'm going to make the background transparent.

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Quote Denmen707 Replybullet Posted: 11 January 2012 at 12:19pm
It's a bit cluttered, might want to cut back on the dithering a bit.
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Quote AG182 Replybullet Posted: 11 January 2012 at 12:35pm
Won't it be too much dithering? I mean, there's already a lot.
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Quote AG182 Replybullet Posted: 11 January 2012 at 1:01pm
Better now?
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Quote Shaggy Replybullet Posted: 11 January 2012 at 3:13pm
I'm doing the shark and i need help to make the tail. Can you help?



Thanks!!!!
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Quote cure Replybullet Posted: 11 January 2012 at 6:10pm
uh... make your own shark, don't copy alex pang's?
is that helpful?
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