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    Posted: 29 April 2013 at 12:00am

CHALLENGE: Pixelebrity

Create a new and original avatar depicting the portrait of a celebrity.

Optional bonus challenge: Use the avatar during the voting week.

Canvas Size - Max. 64x64.
Colours - Max 9.
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 Pixelebrity 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 Cream Replybullet Posted: 29 April 2013 at 10:56am
Wut do you mean in "new and original avatar"? No copies?
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Quote SJL Replybullet Posted: 29 April 2013 at 12:26pm
If anyone knows of a good one, could someone post a helpful page about anatomy and the basics of pixelling a head?
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Quote AtskaHeart Replybullet Posted: 29 April 2013 at 12:39pm
Maybe it means that someone can't just search for an image in which the celebrity appears and make a 'pixel version' of it.
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Quote Dont Replybullet Posted: 29 April 2013 at 12:42pm
im going gaga thats the fact
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Quote jalonso Replybullet Posted: 29 April 2013 at 12:45pm
new and original I assume made entirely this week. Not some pre existing portrait???
 
*not my challenge. I think this is a gecimen one*
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Quote SJL Replybullet Posted: 29 April 2013 at 12:51pm
I'm going to do Hopsin probably.

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Quote dumbo Replybullet Posted: 29 April 2013 at 3:14pm
Celebrity could mean costumed character here as well, right?! Such as C3PO (Anthony Daniels in costume) from Star Wars?

If not... boring!




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Quote Gecimen Replybullet Posted: 29 April 2013 at 4:06pm
Originally posted by dumbo

Celebrity could mean costumed character here as well, right?! Such as C3PO (Anthony Daniels in costume) from Star Wars?

If not... boring!




Of course. C3PO is a bigger celebrity than many :)
Anything goes as long as you can call him/her/it a celebrity.

Originally posted by Cream

Wut do you mean in "new and original avatar"? No copies?


New and original goes for most challenges.
New: nothing that you've done or started prior to this week.
Original: you can't steal someone else's piece or copy an image from the web one on one.
Simple rules really.


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Quote SJL Replybullet Posted: 29 April 2013 at 5:37pm

First WIP...based off of his look in Ill Mind 5.
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Quote ultimaodin Replybullet Posted: 29 April 2013 at 7:50pm


Currently 9 colours plus transparency, will probably ditch the blue and replace it with the yellow so that I don't need to make a BG. (I don't think I have time for that as well) Again using colours from my custom 16 colour pallet.

If you don't know who this is, then either I'm a bad pixel interpreter - or you're not very well versed.


I might just call this done as is:



Edited by ultimaodin - 29 April 2013 at 8:57pm
The world is but a shadow of emotion, cast in shades of grey.
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Quote yourownskills Replybullet Posted: 29 April 2013 at 9:36pm
Here is my contribution. Jennifer love hewitt.

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Quote shaface Replybullet Posted: 30 April 2013 at 12:41am
Originally posted by ultimaodin


Currently 9 colours plus transparency, will probably ditch the blue and replace it with the yellow so that I don't need to make a BG. (I don't think I have time for that as well) Again using colours from my custom 16 colour pallet.If you don't know who this is, then either I'm a bad pixel interpreter - or you're not very well versed.I might just call this done as is:





Is it KC Armstrong?
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Quote LuckyF Replybullet Posted: 30 April 2013 at 1:09am
 Finally a challenge where I can utilize an old idea of mine.



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Quote ultimaodin Replybullet Posted: 30 April 2013 at 2:23am
@Shaface - Nope, Adam Baldwin.
The world is but a shadow of emotion, cast in shades of grey.
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Quote TombReaper Replybullet Posted: 30 April 2013 at 7:31am
Originally posted by ultimaodin

@Shaface - Nope, Adam Baldwin.


I thought he was Tom Green.
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Quote Noburo Replybullet Posted: 30 April 2013 at 4:40pm
Originally posted by TombReaper

Originally posted by ultimaodin

@Shaface - Nope, Adam Baldwin.


I thought he was Tom Green.


I am disappointed in Pixel Joint today. This man is a true hero. He's got a folk song and everything.
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Quote ultimaodin Replybullet Posted: 01 May 2013 at 7:54am
@Noburo - Alas, we cannot all be Browncoats.
The world is but a shadow of emotion, cast in shades of grey.
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Quote Hiuru Replybullet Posted: 01 May 2013 at 9:09am

About 2 hours or so Dx Could use some contrast color-wise but im liking the dull-ness

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Quote Pixelart_kid Replybullet Posted: 01 May 2013 at 12:15pm
My WIP of Pixelebrity:

Gumpei Yokoi (R.I.P) creator of Game & Watch, Game Boy, Nintendo Zapper, R.O.B, Super Scope, Virtual Boy and Bandai Wonder Swan and game designer of Kid Icarus, Metroid, Wario Land saga, in addition to being a producer of several sets of R & D 1 (Intelligent System) and mentor Shigeru Miyamoto.

For me it is a genius in the game industry.






My image reference is:



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Quote JuninTKD Replybullet Posted: 01 May 2013 at 2:55pm



It will become 2pac ^-^

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One question, does transparency count as a colour? :?

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Quote Pixelart_kid Replybullet Posted: 01 May 2013 at 3:09pm
Yes, Transparency count as a color.
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Quote JuninTKD Replybullet Posted: 01 May 2013 at 5:41pm

http://tinypic.com/r/6rn2x1/5

So this is what I got so far, however I still don't feel 100% about it. Specially in the chin and mouth+lip areas.

Any help / suggestion will be welcome =)

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http://imbere.com/IMG/jpg/Tupac-Amaru-Shakurknown-by-his-stage-names-2Pac-Pac-and-Makavel34.jpg
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Quote ultimaodin Replybullet Posted: 01 May 2013 at 6:54pm
@SJL - I recommend a reference ;)
A bit hard to say too much on it as is.

@LuckyF - Please, please finish that!!!

@Pixelart_kid - a good start, some of the edges definitely need rounding off though. Especially the cheek.

@JuninTKD - A good start but a few things. your two greys have very little contrast, the lighter grey isn't even noticeable at 1px. Your browns are also straight ramps. Try moving your hue - move your highlights closer to yellow and your shadows closer to a purple. This will make it feel more real while also adding contrast. Also, watch out for banding.
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Quote Hiuru Replybullet Posted: 01 May 2013 at 8:11pm
I edited mine to look more like Alan Dx idk what to do!!

Original: Edit:
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Quote ultimaodin Replybullet Posted: 01 May 2013 at 8:24pm
Resemblance is much better now. The mouth could use a bit of adjusting to make it look more like him.
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Quote shaface Replybullet Posted: 01 May 2013 at 10:57pm
Hey, here is my WIP of Lou Costello. I have done little to no dithering and had a bit of trouble with the right side around the hat area, where can I improve, what should I change, am I on the right track?

Here it is


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Quote TombReaper Replybullet Posted: 02 May 2013 at 12:59pm
Maybe you should focus on making your own lighting/shading based on the face features and the clothes instead of just trying to copy the image, I can see you tried to match the hat texture (velvet, I presume) to your piece, but in that scale I say it doesn't read that way, the face is looking nice tho.

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Quote vampiducki Replybullet Posted: 03 May 2013 at 11:21am
I never get these things in on time, but here's my WIP...


And RI...

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Quote Pixelart_kid Replybullet Posted: 03 May 2013 at 12:01pm
ultimaodin, thank you for you advise, but on the subject of round the bend, my problem is that as I only use 4 colors, could not generate a rounder edge. I tried it but it looks weird when smoothing the edges.


Edit:

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Quote helio Replybullet Posted: 04 May 2013 at 9:24am

kratos can be considered a celebrity? if not, I'll use this as avatar anyway haha.
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Quote ultimaodin Replybullet Posted: 04 May 2013 at 9:26am


I may have gone a touch overboard with this edit. (since I only wanted to show you how to do curves with the pallet)
Anyway, as also seen in my edit, I feel you need to use a bit more of your darker two colours to accentuate some of the more prominent features.
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Quote Kanea2 Replybullet Posted: 04 May 2013 at 12:50pm
My WIP (Critique/help requested)



Reference: http://www.venturemag.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/AC2-1.jpg
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Quote jalonso Replybullet Posted: 04 May 2013 at 7:13pm
Originally posted by shaface




 
I'm quite impressed that you've so quickly are trying far more complex pixels than you have made so far...you are waaay on the right track and moving fast. Keep at it :)
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Quote greenmango99 Replybullet Posted: 05 May 2013 at 10:19am
I got a late start on this, I haven't been on this site in forever!

Anyway, here's my WIP. It's looking a little grainy and I'm not sure how I can get a nice reflection on the glasses without a complete banding thing going on. Any suggestions?



and my ref (scaled down so the quality's not great):



Can you tell who it is?

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Quote amerup Replybullet Posted: 05 May 2013 at 3:50pm


Just whipped this up and I'm looking advice or criticism.

Something looks off to me, is it the palette?
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Quote ultimaodin Replybullet Posted: 05 May 2013 at 7:53pm
Guess some last minute feedback is in order.

@shaface - Somehow missed yours sorry. One thing I like to go when it comes to greyscale pieces is to look at the reference and try and work out the darkest sections. SO for example his hair, his pupils, the cornerzsof his mouth, the left (our right) nostril, the band across his shoulder and a small chunk of the bowler hat's band all feel like they involve the darkest part. I'd start by pixelling nose aspects in the black then move onto to the next level brightness. Another point I'd just like to quickly make, hair that is short or pushed back from the scalp often shouldn't have a darker outline between it and the head as the hair tends to blend in (get less dense) towards the forehead before ending completely.

@Kanea2 - You seem to have two versions here, but my first main crit is lighting. How it's lit feels rather creepy. What I wrote to shaface may be helpful to you as well. The skin lacks contrast are the eyes and mouth stand out blaring in comparison to it.

@greenmango99 - First off, I like your name. Secondly - this overall isn't that bad of pixelling. What I feel is letting this down is your colours. Colours don't just ramp perfectly through the same hue. In pixelart hue shifting is important. Try moving your shadows closer towards a blue/purple and your highlights closer to a yellow/orange. Also, underneath the chin you have a bit of banding. Lots of tutorials here mention the negatives of banding and how to effectively make Anti-Aliasing (AA) instead. I highly recommend Cure's pixelart guide for a read.

@amerup - I'm not sure what the thing up the top right corner is. It looks like you're going with a more caricature version of Obama, I'd personally make his ears a little bit bigger. One point 'd like to make is that it feels like you've missed a few pieces of AA - the forehead especially around the hair line. In that small patch of light there no AA and looks quite jaggy to the rest. The yellow could also be used to AA around the lips to the teeth. Overall it's quite nice in its simplicity and the colours are neat as well.
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Quote amerup Replybullet Posted: 06 May 2013 at 1:28pm
@ultimaodin

The thing in the top-right corner is the obama logo using my colors :P

Thanks for the advice, I fixed up the AA a little bit, and thanks for the complement about the colors! I'm trying to dig a little deeper into color theory after seeing a post that really underlined its importance :)

Updated version (It's also updated in my first post):



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Quote Pixelart_kid Replybullet Posted: 07 May 2013 at 10:57am
Wow,rounded it face shape to exemplify the solution, when the voting is over editare for myself what the portrait.

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