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CHALLENGE: Like a Fish out of Water

Depict a real-life animal living in an environment that it normally couldn't survive in, e.g. a dolphin in a desert.

Canvas Size - Max 150 x 150.
Colours - Max 16.
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 Like a Fish out of Water 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 Numberplay Replybullet Posted: 06 May 2013 at 6:56am
Penguins in Madagascar... oh wait.
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Quote CarstenVania Replybullet Posted: 06 May 2013 at 11:01am
Does "real-life animal" also mean it has to behave like a real animal?
I was thinking of a pig bathing in a volcano wearing sunglasses and drinking cocktails...
that's not what pigs usually do, I guess.


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Quote Peeter Replybullet Posted: 06 May 2013 at 11:27am
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Does "real-life animal" also mean it has to behave like a real animal? I was thinking of a pig bathing in a volcano wearing sunglasses and drinking cocktails... that's not what pigs usually do, I guess.

Well dolphins don't usually survive in desert either. This challenge is looking for unrealistic scenarios.
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Quote helio Replybullet Posted: 06 May 2013 at 12:43pm

Here's my wip, I think llamas are not found in the moon, haha.
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Quote guskooyman Replybullet Posted: 06 May 2013 at 1:04pm
I'm glad I'm not the only one who decided to put animals in space. This is my basic concept.




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Quote Brejan Replybullet Posted: 06 May 2013 at 2:26pm
Mine was going to be Moose on the Moon but as the moon seems to be a common theme I will have to think of something else! 
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Quote TombReaper Replybullet Posted: 06 May 2013 at 2:28pm
Whoa! A lot of people thinks about the moon xD
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Quote helio Replybullet Posted: 06 May 2013 at 3:55pm
Updated:
We all had the same idea about the moon, haha.
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Quote FreshSheet Replybullet Posted: 06 May 2013 at 5:19pm
Here's my WIP:

Started some texture dithering on the head..
Pretty much it.
Edit:
Finished the texture dither and added the backdrop



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Quote regenjasenplanga Replybullet Posted: 07 May 2013 at 2:09am
Hey, looks like some nice pixel art is getting made already! This is my wip:

Version 2:


Version 3:



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Quote TombReaper Replybullet Posted: 07 May 2013 at 6:31am
Here's my WIP:

I will add a penguin later, what do you think of the BG? Any suggestions?
EDIT:
UPDATE:


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Quote FreshSheet Replybullet Posted: 07 May 2013 at 12:59pm
Don't put the penguin smack dab in the middle. If I learned one thing in photo class is that when you have a scene like yours you never place the subject in the middle. He also looks a little large in relation to the dunes, so make the dunes bigger


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Quote Erstus Replybullet Posted: 07 May 2013 at 3:29pm
I'm going with the lynx in the city. I'm not sure how i'm going to depict the environment (maybe rooftop vent),
but here's the WIP.
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Quote reimon_pingol Replybullet Posted: 07 May 2013 at 4:12pm

how to put pictures??????


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Quote TombReaper Replybullet Posted: 07 May 2013 at 4:57pm
@Erstus: I think a Lynx could survive in a city, eating rats, little dogs, pigeons, maybe a hot dog. Perhaps you could put it on Mars or the surface of the Sun.

@reimon_pingol: you hit the "Insert Image" button and then put your image URL.
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Quote Erstus Replybullet Posted: 08 May 2013 at 12:32am
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I think a Lynx could survive in a city, eating rats, little dogs, pigeons, maybe a hot dog. Perhaps you could put it on Mars or the surface of the Sun.
Point!
How did i miss that?

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Quote TombReaper Replybullet Posted: 08 May 2013 at 5:10am
@Erstus: Well it would be a shame to waste that nicely drawn lynx, just change the scenario
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Quote Erstus Replybullet Posted: 08 May 2013 at 5:27am
@TombReaper:
Yeah, I had a hard time thinking of my options.
Decided to bring it UnDeRWaTeR!!
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Quote coloringsquared Replybullet Posted: 08 May 2013 at 7:17am
Here is my entry:

T-Rex in the City

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Quote Erstus Replybullet Posted: 08 May 2013 at 9:46am
@coloringsquared:
Not sure if T-Rex is considered real-life animal and i do think it could also survive in a city. (I made a same mistake with my lynx at first. )

And my new WIP:


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Quote FreshSheet Replybullet Posted: 08 May 2013 at 7:36pm
I'm really liking how you're doing the fur effect.
On his chest however, I think that effect should be toned down a bit around his chin. You're starting to lose the distinction between chin and chest. Play around with it a bit :)
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Quote CraftyPixel Replybullet Posted: 08 May 2013 at 9:45pm



- So far... needs some more cleaning, but a Lizard at a Volcano! Oh NO! -
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Quote JerryPie Replybullet Posted: 08 May 2013 at 10:49pm


something feels off..but ive been working on this so long, im sick. might just submit it as is

@Craftypixel, haha looks like you got the same idea with lava

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Quote Mr.Fahrenheit Replybullet Posted: 09 May 2013 at 2:02pm
What I see in Erstus's picture is a lynx in say, a spaceship, on a screen relaying info back to the home base; that is why there are the horizontal lines because it is on a screen viewed back on the planet. I would add just a space helmet and add some finishing touches then I know I would love it.
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Quote guskooyman Replybullet Posted: 09 May 2013 at 6:27pm
Still working on this. I don't know if it'll be done on time though. I won't have time to work on it this weekend.

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Quote rednaxell Replybullet Posted: 11 May 2013 at 6:44am
Hi guys im new in the site and this challenge thing seemed pretty fun. Here is my submission. A bat in a storm!



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Quote Numberplay Replybullet Posted: 11 May 2013 at 8:00am
Originally posted by rednaxell


A bat in a storm!


Bats can definitely survive in storms.
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Quote Cream Replybullet Posted: 11 May 2013 at 8:47am
Human is a valid animal?
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Quote ConnyNordlund Replybullet Posted: 11 May 2013 at 9:02am
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Don't put the penguin smack dab in the middle. If I learned one thing in photo class is that when you have a scene like yours you never place the subject in the middle. He also looks a little large in relation to the dunes, so make the dunes bigger


Yep!

The reason for that is because it's an image that would work better using the golden rule of thirds.

Here's a good tutorial: http://www.cgsociety.org/index.php/CGSFeatures/CGSFeatureSpecial/phil_straub_composition_tutorial

The golden rule of thirds is basically a grid that divides the canvas in three even sections. Things placed in the intersecting areas, or on the line of the intersecting lines is where your eye likes to rest. It's all sciencey and sh*t.

Thought I'd share this cause maybe someone else gets something out of it too.

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Quote Erstus Replybullet Posted: 11 May 2013 at 10:50am
@FreshSheet: Ok, did a big job there on a chest. thank you for the suggestion.

Here's some new WIP:


Progression on this link.

Edited by Erstus - 11 May 2013 at 3:19pm
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Quote FreshSheet Replybullet Posted: 11 May 2013 at 10:04pm
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Ahh yes much more distinguishable now. Good job :)
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