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CHALLENGE: Doomguy's Day Off

The 10th of December marks the 20th anniversary of Doom. So, this week, we want you to create an image showing what Doomguy gets up to when he isn't fighting demons.

Canvas size - Max 200 x 200.
Colours - Max 16.
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 Doomguy's Day Off 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 YellowLime Replybullet Posted: 10 December 2013 at 5:37am
If you have yours done by the end of today, you'll be the true winner
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Quote DatMuffinMan Replybullet Posted: 10 December 2013 at 7:10am
Was going to have him flying with a balloon, now I think I'll go more towards the man-model direction:



Edited by DatMuffinMan - 10 December 2013 at 12:18pm
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Quote Nokuru Replybullet Posted: 10 December 2013 at 11:14am
firstly you should note that doomguy doesn't have long hair..

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Quote DatMuffinMan Replybullet Posted: 10 December 2013 at 1:17pm
Nearly finished version: any final suggestions before I upload it?



@Nokuru I decided a mullet went better for this one :P
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Quote Mr.Fahrenheit Replybullet Posted: 10 December 2013 at 1:56pm
The dithering should probably be replaced if you have any extra colors.
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Quote DatMuffinMan Replybullet Posted: 10 December 2013 at 2:00pm
That version only uses 8 colors, so I could remove the dithering. Not sure if the extra colors would benefit it in anyway though..

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Quote MrBeast Replybullet Posted: 10 December 2013 at 11:41pm
It would benefit from not needing dither.
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Quote a3um Replybullet Posted: 11 December 2013 at 1:23am
He always wanted save a princess.



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Quote YellowLime Replybullet Posted: 11 December 2013 at 3:15am
Originally posted by a3um

He always wanted save a princess.


And here I was worrying that mine would be too off-topic
Looking nice, but remember the max size canvas is 200x200! Nobody wants to crop off stuff from a finished piece...


Placeholder colors.
Having a hard time with the space pod... maybe I'll reduce the size of the image...
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Quote a3um Replybullet Posted: 11 December 2013 at 3:27am
@YellowLime - thanks for the warning:) I always start sketching on a big canvas and scale it down afterwards. But sometimes I forget about challenge restrictions and that was probably one of those moments...



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Quote CELS Replybullet Posted: 11 December 2013 at 4:32am
I love the concept, a3um. But is there anything you can do to make it more evident that it's Doomsguy? If you didn't know about the challenge, you'd just think this was Link with a couple of guns.

I guess that was your intention, I'm just suggesting that you reconsider :)

@DatMuffinMan: Really looking forward to seeing that pic with a mullet. Which means you're going to shorten the hair in the front, right?

Will you add some kind of context to why he's standing around and flexing his bicep? Is he on the beach or something? :)

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Quote Baianinho Replybullet Posted: 11 December 2013 at 5:22am
a3um legend. Você é um dos meus artistas favoritos :)
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Quote Whisper Heart Replybullet Posted: 11 December 2013 at 9:42am
All this time he wanted only one, just sleep ...
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Quote DatMuffinMan Replybullet Posted: 11 December 2013 at 1:12pm
Likely final version, unless anyone has some suggestions (color tweaks, better AA in some places, minor changes):


@CELS - is that hair shortened enough? kinda hard to draw a mullet in this perspective. I'll add some context too :)

@a3um - the composition looks great, but the text is hard to read, since the Zelda's dialogue is under "Link's," even though it is said before (I think it is, anyway).

Edited by DatMuffinMan - 11 December 2013 at 3:08pm
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Quote Muxaun Replybullet Posted: 11 December 2013 at 3:27pm
Originally posted by DatMuffinMan

Likely final version, unless anyone has some suggestions (color tweaks, better AA in some places, minor changes):



Looks like he has an arthritis in his right hand.
I also don't really understand what he is doing.
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Quote DatMuffinMan Replybullet Posted: 11 December 2013 at 3:41pm
How do I fix the right hand? Also, he's meant to be flexing :L
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Quote SHPF Replybullet Posted: 11 December 2013 at 4:23pm
Maybe it would be better to have that hand facing towards him than away from him if he is flexing?
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Quote DatMuffinMan Replybullet Posted: 11 December 2013 at 4:35pm
I assumed Muxaun was referring to the actual right hand, not our right hand..
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Quote Pixelart_kid Replybullet Posted: 11 December 2013 at 5:37pm


This is my Wip.
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Quote CELS Replybullet Posted: 11 December 2013 at 10:35pm
Originally posted by DatMuffinMan


@CELS - is that hair shortened enough? kinda hard to draw a mullet in this perspective. I'll add some context too :)


Just google "mullet" and you'll get a better idea of what we're talking about. Ultimately, you decide the style you're going for, so if you prefer the long hair, go for that. He just suggested a mullet because it's very corny 1980's and 1990's hairstyle, which fits a corny 1990's computer game about killing daemons with chainsaws and brass knuckles.



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Quote DatMuffinMan Replybullet Posted: 12 December 2013 at 3:22am
I see exactly what you're referring to for the elbow, but I was trying to make the arm squeezed more as if he was flexing really hard, I'll google some refs to make it better. Also, thanks for the help on the right hand, I'll try and fix that one too.

Aaaanndd the mullet, of course :)
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Quote Whisper Heart Replybullet Posted: 12 December 2013 at 9:49am
WIP. I don't think have time to finish. Session ... = (
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Quote CELS Replybullet Posted: 12 December 2013 at 10:48pm


Can anyone see where I'm going with this?
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Quote kuznetsowski Replybullet Posted: 13 December 2013 at 4:15am
Originally posted by CELS



Can anyone see where I'm going with this?


I always knew he was a happy lumberjack from Canada that ended up somehow in Mars. Is that it? :p


@DatMuffinMan, he looks FABULOUS, although if he's supposed to be a life drawing model, I'd have him naked only wearing his classic helmet ^^




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Quote jalonso Replybullet Posted: 13 December 2013 at 6:18am
Originally posted by Pixelart_kid



This is my Wip.


This piece is in the queue but I don't know if it follows the rules of the challenge so its sitting there and would hate to overlook it and have it miss the deadline.
Does anyone have an opinion on this?
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Quote Muxaun Replybullet Posted: 13 December 2013 at 9:28am
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This piece is in the queue but I don't know if it follows the rules of the challenge so its sitting there and would hate to overlook it and have it miss the deadline.
Does anyone have an opinion on this?

imo none of WIPs posted here follows the theme really well. Except for CELS' of course.

I don't see a reason why doomsguy cannot stay with his friends during his day off. But this piece certainly needs a bit of explanation how it fits the theme.


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Quote kuznetsowski Replybullet Posted: 13 December 2013 at 10:25am
Alright guys, here's my WIP:

When Doomguy isn't fighting demons...he's clearly running for president of the U.S.A., of course!



Any C+C is more than welcome, I'm still working on it.




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Quote Dokitsu Replybullet Posted: 13 December 2013 at 11:25am
this is mi WIP. 
when doomguy isn't fighting demons He goes to the mall in his deluxe car.


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Quote CELS Replybullet Posted: 13 December 2013 at 1:03pm
Originally posted by jalonso

This piece is in the queue but I don't know if it follows the rules of the challenge so its sitting there and would hate to overlook it and have it miss the deadline.
Does anyone have an opinion on this?

I don't see the finished version that was in the queue any more, but I was a bit confused about how it fits the challenge as well.

EDIT: Found it in the gallery. Yeah, I would say it doesn't fit the challenge, unfortunately.

By the way, Pixelart_kid, I really don't see what's going on with the chin of the marine with the long black hair. Does he have multiple chin, or is that supposed to be stubble or some kind of beard? It's kind of hard to see. If it's stubble or a short beard, I think a solid field of colour would be more effective. Like Homer Simpson's stubble.

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Quote phraktol Replybullet Posted: 14 December 2013 at 2:02am
Hey everyone! I am phraktol, new to the site, and new to pixel art in general. I've been an admirer of much of the art on this site, and finally got the stones up to give myself the challenge of producing Pixel art.

I figured trying the weekly challenges might be a good way to learn a bit, and get some input.

To start for this one, I'm making doomguy do something we all do, take a crap :P

I'd love your input, and i will update as I keep going.. hopefully I'll have something a bit more awesome before time runs out haha, but either way I will be participating in future challenges, as I feel this is a great learning experience.

I've never worked with such a small amount of colors and find this particularly challenging as I want to add a million shade variations of each color lol :P

Hope you guys like it so far :P



Here's an updated version:



Edit: I think this will be my final version for this challenge :P Not too horrible for my first attempt at something like this, I think lol.



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Quote CELS Replybullet Posted: 14 December 2013 at 2:54am
@Phraktol:

Nice job! Here's a few things you may want to look at.
- Try to experiment a bit more with different colours. Skim through this thread for a quick introduction on palettes.
http://www.pixeljoint.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=10695
- Decide what perspective this is. If we're looking straight at Doomguy, horizontally, then we shouldn't be able to look down into the bowl. If we're looking at him from above, then the perspective on his upper body is wrong, because we're seeing his upper body from the front. Right now, it looks like he's leaning back on the toilet as if it were a lounge chair, which is impossible on most toilets.
- Right now, the two halves of his body are completely symmetrical in every way, and it's unclear where the light is coming from, because the light seems to hit him from several directions equally. Try to make it more clear where the light is coming from.
- At a glance, his abs can easily be mistaken for fingers. So it looks like he's drumming his fingertips together like Mr. Burns, hatching a plan on the toiler.
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Quote phraktol Replybullet Posted: 14 December 2013 at 3:57am
Originally posted by CELS

@Phraktol:

Nice job! Here's a few things you may want to look at.
- Try to experiment a bit more with different colours. Skim through this thread for a quick introduction on palettes.
http://www.pixeljoint.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=10695
- Decide what perspective this is. If we're looking straight at Doomguy, horizontally, then we shouldn't be able to look down into the bowl. If we're looking at him from above, then the perspective on his upper body is wrong, because we're seeing his upper body from the front. Right now, it looks like he's leaning back on the toilet as if it were a lounge chair, which is impossible on most toilets.
- Right now, the two halves of his body are completely symmetrical in every way, and it's unclear where the light is coming from, because the light seems to hit him from several directions equally. Try to make it more clear where the light is coming from.
- At a glance, his abs can easily be mistaken for fingers. So it looks like he's drumming his fingertips together like Mr. Burns, hatching a plan on the toiler.


all very good points, and thanks for the feedback. I'm really new to this, and have been reading a lot of tutorials, and color pallets are something I definitely need to work on. I'm constantly amazed by the art I see on this site, and it's been very inspirational, and I will continue to get better.

Funny, now that you mention his abs looking like fingers, I totally see it, and hadnt even noticed that before. interesting lol. and I definitely need to work on perspective/proportions more, This is the first time I've ever done a sprite style design without using a template, so I'll definitely take the feedback into account! :D
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Quote Pixelart_kid Replybullet Posted: 14 December 2013 at 10:08am
Hi

so sorry!!

I've been a little busy lately, I'm trying to reduce the color palette.

About the another topic, Doomguy celebrates his birthday with his mates, which are similar to some game designers.

I hope I have not inconvenienced.

I will edit the image.



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Quote Metaru Replybullet Posted: 14 December 2013 at 1:43pm
i'd suggest an actual study on color choices, instead of randomly picking colors from the image and putting a half assed palette, because right now your image has way more colors than that
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Quote Pixelart_kid Replybullet Posted: 14 December 2013 at 2:08pm
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Hi Metaru!!

I recently did an update of the colors in the image, so no problem.

Thank
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Quote CELS Replybullet Posted: 14 December 2013 at 11:09pm
24 hours left. Any feedback is welcome at this point. I do realize there's still a lot left to do.



I will do some foreshortening on Doomguy.¨

EDIT:



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Quote phraktol Replybullet Posted: 14 December 2013 at 11:32pm
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24 hours left. Any feedback is welcome at this point. I do realize there's still a lot left to do.



I will do some foreshortening on Doomguy.


man that is awesome! only thing i could say is there could be more contrast between doomguy and the trees behind him, but either way
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Quote Metaru Replybullet Posted: 15 December 2013 at 6:32am

please, take a look at this tutorialposted here on pixeljoint, a whole lecture on it, and then analyze your image. you are not doing this right and again, you're lying about your palettes and color choices. please, do not waste your and our time with this.

there is a lot of work to do on your piece from both proper color choices, to proper anatomy, to proper shading and even the theme makes no sense to what the challenge is asking you to do.
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Quote kuznetsowski Replybullet Posted: 15 December 2013 at 7:47am
Well, I don't think he's wasting anybody's time with his submission. Couldn't it be that he just did his best and that's it? Worst case scenario - he'll get less votes.

Pointing to a tutorial which pretty much everyone new to this site already saw and repeatedly saying he's not following the challenge's theme is not the most constructive feedback.

Also, pj:specs says he's using 16 colors which is the maximum allowed in this week's challenge.
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Quote Pixelart_kid Replybullet Posted: 15 December 2013 at 4:32pm
Originally posted by phraktol

Originally posted by CELS

24 hours left. Any feedback is welcome at this point. I do realize there's still a lot left to do.



I will do some foreshortening on Doomguy.


man that is awesome! only thing i could say is there could be more contrast between doomguy and the trees behind him, but either way



That looks interesting, I hope you're finish.
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Quote Pixelart_kid Replybullet Posted: 15 December 2013 at 5:34pm
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please, take a look at this tutorialposted here on pixeljoint, a whole lecture on it, and then analyze your image. you are not doing this right and again, you're lying about your palettes and color choices. please, do not waste your and our time with this.

there is a lot of work to do on your piece from both proper color choices, to proper anatomy, to proper shading and even the theme makes no sense to what the challenge is asking you to do.


Hi Metaru!!

I am very sorry if you wast time, but I'm not lying, I used 16 colors.

If I previously used 20 without realizing it, as I use the white in the eyes or body glitter, for example,It was human error (and it took me because I've been busy.

I appreciate the feedback from the community PJ, I can correct it.

About the colors you use in your example(I appreciate for your time),this are cold colors, while I was trying to do a little more warm colors, especially Doomguy armor(as in my reference images).

Doom guy celebrating his birthday together two of his friends(friends of Doomguy, I was inspired by two well-known character).

The words above, is a reference to a line from an arcade game.

Thank you!! :3




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