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    Posted: 07 January 2013 at 12:20am

CHALLENGE: Emerald

According to Pantone, Emerald is the colour of the year - this colour, specifically:



So, let's see what we can make with it.

Canvas Size - Use the template above.
Colours - Max 18. Must use the colour above (#009774).
Transparency - Required (only outside the template shape though).
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 Emerald 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 TheChannel Replybullet Posted: 07 January 2013 at 2:30pm
This is my current work
When I saw the Challenge had to do with Emerald I knew I emerald City was an obvious choice c:



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Quote kaze19th Replybullet Posted: 07 January 2013 at 4:35pm
@TheChannel : Nice idea :)

First throw (Not sure it's the good word for the french word "jet"...), hope I'll not get lost on it ^^ :



Actually I'm trying to put the main elements, so the proportions and poses are surely weirds yet :|


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Quote philippejugnet Replybullet Posted: 07 January 2013 at 9:35pm
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Quote jalonso Replybullet Posted: 08 January 2013 at 6:58am
@pj, Is your entry created 100% new this week?
We just added this piece to your gallery


If not new then it would not fit the rules and perhaps even venture into redundant :/
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Quote philippejugnet Replybullet Posted: 08 January 2013 at 2:00pm
Originally posted by jalonso

@pj, Is your entry created 100% new this week?We just added this piece to your gallery
If not new then it would not fit the rules and perhaps even venture into redundant :/


that was from the garbage piece I posted some months ago, I just found it funny that it would be a nice challenge entry IMO. :) I'm honest ( depending on a point of view ).
its an activity to practice, thats why its redundant if I'm just using something I had done before.
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Quote atprises Replybullet Posted: 08 January 2013 at 2:03pm
I'm not sure if I'll finish it and participate in this challenge but I wanted so much to leave here my idea of 'someone got trapped in a gemstone'. It's a challenge to draw the gemstone already lol


@TheChannel: I like your idea very much! Keep working on it :)
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Quote 00Lucas00 Replybullet Posted: 08 January 2013 at 2:36pm
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Oh, yesterday I had the same idea, until I started working on it but with a simpler style, do not know if it will be good but I'll try to finish it >.<


I will probably make a queen bee inside
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Quote kaze19th Replybullet Posted: 08 January 2013 at 6:54pm
My current wip, I would like to say "finished" but I think I'll have to work once again on the foreground colors...




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Quote TheChannel Replybullet Posted: 08 January 2013 at 7:15pm
@Kaze
I really like it but I think you should add more to the background, seems a bit empty
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Quote NixMillenium Replybullet Posted: 08 January 2013 at 8:27pm




This is my first ever pixel art, so any constructive criticism is appreciated! :) It's not finished yet though :)

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Quote protectrix Replybullet Posted: 09 January 2013 at 1:30am
Oh, this is fun.....



Still working on the shading of the teeth, though, and I think it doesn't make use of the shape that well. :(

@NixMillenium, are you planning to make it look three dimensional, or keep it relatively flat? :)
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Quote NixMillenium Replybullet Posted: 09 January 2013 at 8:15am


@Protectrix, I've worked on it a bit more :) still looks flat though so I'll keep working on it

Yours is pretty amazing :D
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Quote jalonso Replybullet Posted: 09 January 2013 at 8:25am
Originally posted by philippejugnet

Originally posted by jalonso

@pj, Is your entry created 100% new this week?We just added this piece to your gallery
If not new then it would not fit the rules and perhaps even venture into redundant :/


that was from the garbage piece I posted some months ago, I just found it funny that it would be a nice challenge entry IMO. :) I'm honest ( depending on a point of view ).
its an activity to practice, thats why its redundant if I'm just using something I had done before.

CHALLENGE RULES

  • Only new pixels allowed.

This means all challenges, every week, is made of entries started that week. Anything that is pre-existing is not cool and unfair to everyone else who enters. We can't always find a way to prove this but we expect everyone to honor this spirit so they are challenges and fair to everyone who does follow the spirit of the challenges. Doing this cheats no one but yourself.

I would suggest you leave the red version in the gallery as it is and make a new entry for this week if you wish to participate.



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Quote jalonso Replybullet Posted: 09 January 2013 at 8:32am
Originally posted by NixMillenium



Welcome to PJ :)
I just added your entry to the challenge and gallery and see you already have an update. This is cool and although most don't update their entries once submitted, it is allowed.
FYI, the problem with doing this, I've noticed, is that members will view/review/rate/vote when first seen and often fail to notice the update and the piece fails to reflect what would be a better vote when the challenge ends and voting has begun.
Its best to be patient and post when sure its as done as its gonna be.

Remember that patience in pixelart is the best skill to have ;)
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Quote kaze19th Replybullet Posted: 09 January 2013 at 10:30am
@TheChannel : Thanks, I'll see what I can do for it.

EDIT : Update, I'm trying to represent the death



@protectrix : Very nice work, hope you'll have enough time to finish it. :)


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Quote NixMillenium Replybullet Posted: 09 January 2013 at 3:11pm
Thank you :) I'm so sorry for uploading it twice, I'm still getting the hang of everything :/
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Quote jalonso Replybullet Posted: 09 January 2013 at 4:10pm
Originally posted by NixMillenium

Thank you :) I'm so sorry for uploading it twice, I'm still getting the hang of everything :/
 
No problem ;)
Checkout the n00btorial thread in the resource section of the forum and a few images down is the adding/uploading/editing of your art page.


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Quote TheChannel Replybullet Posted: 09 January 2013 at 4:10pm
Here is an update
This may be the final but I want to add some changes if I get the time


Come CC please c:

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Quote jalonso Replybullet Posted: 09 January 2013 at 4:12pm
Originally posted by TheChannel

Here is an update
This may be the final but I want to add some changes if I get the time
http://i47.tinypic.com/fkwffk.png

Come CC please c:
 
Always upload image...PJers are very lazy ;)
 
...the grass area seems empty


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Quote Sublyme Replybullet Posted: 09 January 2013 at 4:50pm

Emerald dragon - hope i have time to finish it :)


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Quote Gecimen Replybullet Posted: 10 January 2013 at 2:16am
@TheChannel; the striped background's color is too similar with the foreground. The rainbow is unrealistic.

@Sublyme; nice. I'd first roughly shade it before going into the details.
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Quote atprises Replybullet Posted: 10 January 2013 at 9:25am
@00Lucas00 , now it's even more challenging! I gotta finish my image!

@protectrix , I know already who to vote for ;) Love your work!!
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Quote guskooyman Replybullet Posted: 10 January 2013 at 12:12pm

This is what I have so far. It'll be my first pixel art piece that is actually a full picture, so I am pretty stoked.
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Quote HugoZanin Replybullet Posted: 10 January 2013 at 7:41pm
Hey, guys!
First time posting at PixelJoint, so I need A HUGE PIECE of help, if you don't mind!
I've been enjoying pixel art for a long time, but I've never done pixel art myself :DD So, here goes my first WIP - (It has no transparency, and it's only a sketch!)


It'll be called "The King Emerald" and it will be (I hope!) about a king that lived in a world made of emerald, but that, one day, discovered someone that has different colours (he'll be beside the big hood man!)

Then, from you guys, I need just 2 things:
- I'm having trouble when shadowing the diagonal parts of the orange frame: It's perpendicular to the light source, and I simply don't know how to shade it.

- Second and last: Do you guys know any tutorial about doing clothing texture, or any good pic that has great clothing pixel rendering (I may say "rendering"?)??

By now, I am only surprised for seeing such good works around here :DDD Bye!
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Quote Witpickles Replybullet Posted: 10 January 2013 at 9:56pm


My WiP
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Quote jalonso Replybullet Posted: 11 January 2013 at 12:35pm
Originally posted by Sublyme


Emerald dragon - hope i have time to finish it :)
 
Very nice layout/design!
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Quote ManipulatedAngel Replybullet Posted: 11 January 2013 at 8:31pm
Here is my entry:
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Quote Sublyme Replybullet Posted: 12 January 2013 at 8:59am
@ManipulatedAngel The shape of the skull is great, but you should probably use less shades of emerald and have a more varied colour palette. 

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Quote ManipulatedAngel Replybullet Posted: 12 January 2013 at 3:55pm
@Sublyme Thanks you the compliment and adivce! I kind of thought the emerald would be good for the contest. I also find it quite flat compared to the other entries, however that may be due to the fact that I am a beginner.
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Quote jalonso Replybullet Posted: 13 January 2013 at 6:24am
Originally posted by ManipulatedAngel

Here is my entry:

Being new and learning is great and not held against anyone.
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We had to send your entry back for two reasons:

The voting in the public queue is really low probably because your piece depends heavily on the 'lineart' and yours here is very uncontrolled and dirty. PJers tend to dislike that a lot. This is all about practicing so don't let that discourage you from improving. See cure's pixelart thread in the resource section and see the n00btorial thread while there too if you haven't seen those already.

Your app settings or tool use disqualifies this from being considered PJ gallery pixelart. Use can use the spec checker in my sig to check your piece for yourself. Notice it uses 100 colors which you did not choose yourself manually.
---If you only used those 12 colors while making your piece then your app output setting are wrong. You can find help for this in the resource section too.

Your piece shows a 12 color palette (11 + 1 trans) and while this is not wrong at all. A piece like this using 12 colors is excessive since a palette of 4 colors is all you need here.

anyhoo, don't be discouraged and keep practicing. Ask questions, post WIPs, study other's work :)



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Quote ManipulatedAngel Replybullet Posted: 13 January 2013 at 3:45pm
@jalonso Thank you for the information! Even though it sucks that my piece is disqualified...
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Quote CrimsonPixel Replybullet Posted: 13 January 2013 at 8:18pm
Hello all! My nickname here in Pixel Joint is, as you can see, CrimsonPixel.

I'm practically a total newbie on this nice art, althought I made some RPG characters and so in the past (FFVI likewise). I'm trying to make my own games and art, so I'm starting to learn the way of the pixels so far.

I found this nice community and this weekly challenges, which I loved to see and I'm eager to join every week I can. That way I think I could improve my skills by trying to do my best on these challenges as they are coming, and furthermore by the community criticism.

That being said, this is my submittal to this challenge:




I'm of course open to any criticism, and I want it and need it, because I'm a newbie wanting to learn! This is practically my first "pixel art" truly ever. I think the pallete could be improved a lot, I find it hard to make a good one and use it nicely, and of course the drawing is kinda bad so is the dithering, but I tried to make it today before the time finishes and I reachead a point where I thought I could not improve myself the picture and I kinda liked it, so there it goes! Thanks for reading.
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