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    Posted: 16 January 2012 at 12:00am

CHALLENGE: Ears

In the same theme as the Hands and Feet challenges, this week you are challenged to pixel something with the human ear as the focus.

Canvas Size - Unrestricted.
Colours - Max 21.
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 Ears 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 ingl0rius Replybullet Posted: 16 January 2012 at 4:50am
Hmmm - doesn't seem to be a lot of scope for improvisation on this one, but i'm sure someone will prove me wrong!

Edit: I'm going to do something based on this!



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Quote ultimaodin Replybullet Posted: 16 January 2012 at 11:45am
That is great man but the challenge asks for a human ear. That would be a cool non-challenge entry though ;)
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Quote ingl0rius Replybullet Posted: 16 January 2012 at 3:40pm
Originally posted by ultimaodin

That is great man but the challenge asks for a human ear. That would be a cool non-challenge entry though ;)





I meant based on that - I was thinking a tiny person cleaning a big person's ear, standing on their shoulder or something
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Quote AirStyle Replybullet Posted: 16 January 2012 at 3:43pm
Makes sense now. I was wondering how you made a complete entry so quickly, and so large at that.
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Quote AG182 Replybullet Posted: 17 January 2012 at 11:29am
Well, I got this ear and I don't know what to do with it.
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Quote Super17 Replybullet Posted: 17 January 2012 at 2:05pm
Well, you could improve it with some AA, or maybe a little story, because it's just an ear, nothing else.
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Quote SlamBlasta Replybullet Posted: 17 January 2012 at 5:45pm

Is something like this (WIP) within the limits of the of the competition?
It does contain ears, one a general ear shape [made of the arms, and the baby], and the other is the ear of the woman.

By the way, where is this image from? I have this horrible feeling that this is a famous work that I'm claiming as my own. I swear I've seen this before!
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Quote AG182 Replybullet Posted: 18 January 2012 at 1:38am
Originally posted by Super17

Well, you could improve it with some AA, or maybe a little story, because it's just an ear, nothing else.

Yes, there's the problem - there is no idea behind this ear, and by now I don't know how to bring it to life.
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Quote AG182 Replybullet Posted: 18 January 2012 at 5:52am
I've illustrated a common Russian saying "В одно ухо влетело, в другое вылетело". But the result looks... Um... Kinda weird.
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Quote ingl0rius Replybullet Posted: 18 January 2012 at 6:47am
This is what I have so far

Im gonna do a little man dangling from the cotton bud

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Quote AG182 Replybullet Posted: 18 January 2012 at 7:53am
I've made a few changes, now it looks more of a human:
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Quote cure Replybullet Posted: 18 January 2012 at 9:41am
the direction of the wordflow is odd, since english is read left to right. also 'the other' works better than 'another' imo, as it implies there are two related ears rather than it flew into my ear and out of some other ear somewhere in the world.

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Quote baah Replybullet Posted: 18 January 2012 at 10:16am
@AG182: funny, nice idea!
Maybe the following to ease the reading:
  1. text enters left (right to us) ear, other empty
  2. eyes roll from left to right
  3. text exits from right ear, other empty
  4. eyes roll from right to left and loop
@cure: isn't it normal that the text scrolls from right to left then?


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Quote AG182 Replybullet Posted: 18 January 2012 at 11:57am
Yeah, I was thinking about the direction of the flow, but if it was left to right, well... What would I do with the letters order? Wouldn't it be backwards?

@baah I was thinking about it, but this never ending text flow gives it some hypnotic, sick (lol) touch, I guess. Still, I'll consider this.

@cure As far as I am not a native speaker, I was trying to remember the difference between "the other" and "another" and, well... I guess I failed :D

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Quote AG182 Replybullet Posted: 18 January 2012 at 1:57pm
And this is what we call an interear ganglion:


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Quote Gavralcraw Replybullet Posted: 18 January 2012 at 2:46pm
I think I may have found my subject...
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Quote ingl0rius Replybullet Posted: 18 January 2012 at 3:37pm
Originally posted by Gavralcraw


I think I may have found my subject...


Thats weird, i was thinking of doing that too before i thought of the other thing!
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Quote AG182 Replybullet Posted: 19 January 2012 at 12:35pm
Well, I have this WIP inspired by Reservoir Dogs, and I don't know how to improve it.


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Quote ingl0rius Replybullet Posted: 19 January 2012 at 12:46pm
Originally posted by AG182

Well, I have this WIP inspired by Reservoir Dogs, and I don't know how to improve it.


Awesome!
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Quote AG182 Replybullet Posted: 19 January 2012 at 1:17pm
Still, I need to do a lot.
I've opened a topic for this WIP here: http://www.pixeljoint.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=13730
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Quote Super17 Replybullet Posted: 19 January 2012 at 5:45pm
I thought of an ear-hunter barbarian.
Early WIP:


Well, ears are not there yet, he will collect them on his collar
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Quote AirStyle Replybullet Posted: 19 January 2012 at 8:57pm
Instead of just his collar, put them on his belt as well. Remember, the focus must be ear.

Nice palette though. Very dynamic.
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Quote Super17 Replybullet Posted: 20 January 2012 at 1:32am
Yeah, right, I think that's the problem right now.
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Quote AirStyle Replybullet Posted: 20 January 2012 at 4:40pm
Here's an Idea! Instead of just a collar, have his this guy the a huge elf or something on his back, as if he's a monster slayer, and his trophies are the ears that he collects from their dead bodies. He could be taking one home right now! What do you think?
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Quote Super17 Replybullet Posted: 20 January 2012 at 5:43pm
Not bad, but I think this will head the attention to the hunting of elves rather then to the hunting of ears. I Really would to it if the main subject had not been ears, because I like the idea. However, I tried to put the focus on the ear by changing the composition:

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Quote baah Replybullet Posted: 21 January 2012 at 12:52pm
@AG182: you seem very inspired!... Did you drop the scrolltext idea, i like it very much!
@Super17: your use of colors is awesome! o_O
(The ear is somewhat tint, why not hunting elephants' ears?)


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Quote Super17 Replybullet Posted: 21 January 2012 at 2:07pm
Well, the challenge rules say that it has to be an human ear :(
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Quote baah Replybullet Posted: 22 January 2012 at 8:16am
Stupid me!... Wait, what about elephant man? ;p
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Quote ultimaodin Replybullet Posted: 22 January 2012 at 8:52pm
Hey guys which version is better?

version 1:


Version 2:


or Version 3:

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Quote Nyno Replybullet Posted: 22 January 2012 at 11:07pm


Last minute entry! Thought the idea was cool. If I would have had time I would have given her an earring or some kind of decoration, but I didn't so I didn't.
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