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Quote administrator Replybullet Topic: CHALLENGE 3/10/2014: Young/Old
    Posted: 10 March 2014 at 12:01am

CHALLENGE: Young/Old

Depict a portrait of a human character: either a baby/toddler or an elderly person.

If you decide to go with a baby/toddler, use this palette:


If you decide to go with an elderly person, pick this palette:


Canvas Size - Exactly 80 x 80.
Colours - Max 8. Use only colours from your selected palette.
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 Young/Old 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 vrine Replybullet Posted: 10 March 2014 at 12:51am
My current idea, just a quick animation draft! I'm thinking of slowing down the old lady.


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Quote SpeedyCube Replybullet Posted: 10 March 2014 at 5:32am
@vrine: Pretty good sketch

I might enter this but I am fairly bad at pixel art, maybe these challenges will help me improve.
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Quote Mrmo Tarius Replybullet Posted: 10 March 2014 at 6:05am
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Quote Nevercreature Replybullet Posted: 10 March 2014 at 8:04am


Christopher Lee (It is susupposed...)


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Quote Baianinho Replybullet Posted: 10 March 2014 at 9:12am
Originally posted by Mrmo Tarius



Very nice mrmo!
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Quote Baianinho Replybullet Posted: 10 March 2014 at 9:12am
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Christopher Lee (It is susupposed...)




Me gusta mucho!
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Quote SpeedyCube Replybullet Posted: 10 March 2014 at 2:20pm

I am trying, and I think I am failing.
Different parts of his body look older than each other o.o
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Quote Iscalio Replybullet Posted: 10 March 2014 at 2:33pm
Speedy - Try making the head bigger? Babies have a serious big head syndrome. Also if you are going for realism I'd suggest plumping him up. Babies are lil' fat blobs.

I always go to anatomy reference if I need help.

edit: you don't have to do a full body, if you're just learning especially it might be more approachable to concentrate on a portrait or such. Even most of these veteran artists here aren't trying to do an entire person and can put more into the faces they are making.

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Quote skittle Replybullet Posted: 10 March 2014 at 2:37pm
Yikes Mrmo, that is ridiculously good!

@speedycube
Glad to see someone is going to do a toddler ;P. All I see is old men everywhere

Here's what I got so far.
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Quote SpeedyCube Replybullet Posted: 10 March 2014 at 2:41pm
@Iscalio, I might start just a plain face later. Thanks for the help
@ADrawingMan, looks really nice so far.
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Quote Flonkon Replybullet Posted: 10 March 2014 at 3:00pm
So I will try creating Pixelart again, this is what I got so far:



Tell me what you think, I just started with the colors so there is a lot of improvement to do.
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Quote skittle Replybullet Posted: 10 March 2014 at 3:59pm
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I think he should be more chubby imo. Very good start!

Update
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Quote Haam Replybullet Posted: 10 March 2014 at 4:26pm
wip:


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Quote thebombsauce Replybullet Posted: 10 March 2014 at 5:42pm
heres a wip

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Quote Peyton Replybullet Posted: 10 March 2014 at 6:36pm
WIP



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Quote DatMuffinMan Replybullet Posted: 10 March 2014 at 7:01pm
instant win for anyone to pixel jalonso as a baby
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Quote Haam Replybullet Posted: 10 March 2014 at 7:25pm
think I'm done unless you guys see something terribly wrong


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Quote skittle Replybullet Posted: 10 March 2014 at 7:40pm
@Haam
It is still a bit messy.. I think it could use some refining imho. Especially the green stuff on his cheeks.

@DatMuffinGuy
That's too awesome for PJ to handle. The people here aren't ready for that yet :P

@peyton
Nice to see you participating in this challenge seeing how you're really good with faces. Looking pretty great so far.

(someone please do Clint Eastwood, someone please do Clint Eastwood, someone plea...)

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Quote showtime Replybullet Posted: 11 March 2014 at 12:11am

Just a really rough start... I could write a blues song about how hard this palette is breaking my heart.


Edited by showtime - 11 March 2014 at 12:11am
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Quote Reo Replybullet Posted: 11 March 2014 at 1:45am

@Haam There are a lot of brighter shades you're not utilizing, makes the face hard to read. The red around the mouth also reads a bit like a fu manchu to me atm

Some really solid entries in here :)

edit: @Adrawingman I can give you this

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Quote Nutcase Replybullet Posted: 11 March 2014 at 3:32am
Figured I'd give this one a shot. Thoughts?

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Quote skittle Replybullet Posted: 11 March 2014 at 8:14am
@Reo
It's- it's gorgeous! (slightly creepy looking since the eyes line up O_O). Someone please do Lee Van Cleef, someone please do Lee Van Cleef, someone plea...

@showtime
Bill Murray unless I'm mistaken?

@Nutcase
I can't really offer much of an opinion but I think those wrinkles above his right eye look a little funny

Here's a new update, close to finishing it I think.

Best viewed at x3 I think
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Quote showtime Replybullet Posted: 11 March 2014 at 9:05am
wow, these are looking really great!

@ADrawingMan: yes, that's meant to be Bill Murray. Glad he is at least recognizable.
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Quote MtL Replybullet Posted: 11 March 2014 at 10:00am
Still fairly new to pixel art, and fairly bad.
What I've got so far:


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Quote skittle Replybullet Posted: 11 March 2014 at 10:30am
@MtL
Interesting texture with the dithering. I think that the forehead should go up a bit more instead of being hill-like. Also, there's no real jawline and since he's being viewed from the side you should be able to see it clearly
Here's a super fast and messy edit showing what I mean (perhaps the forehead shouldn't be THAT big but hopefully you get what I'm trying to say)



Not sure if I should go with multiple color strands or only one. I'm not sure if I'm correct on would the first version be considered to contain Banding on the swirls?


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Quote MtL Replybullet Posted: 11 March 2014 at 10:35am
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Thanks man, I'll work on it.

edit:


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Quote Mino Replybullet Posted: 11 March 2014 at 11:08am
Originally posted by thebombsauce

heres a wip

Remember though that the dfimensions are 80x80

Also @Showtime is that Bill Murray that is fantastic
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Quote jalonso Replybullet Posted: 11 March 2014 at 1:46pm
Originally posted by Reo



Is that sub pixelling
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Quote Flonkon Replybullet Posted: 11 March 2014 at 4:18pm
Maybe i'll submit this:



I'm not very skilled, so please just tell me the critical parts to change ;-)

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Quote DatMuffinMan Replybullet Posted: 11 March 2014 at 5:21pm
If only there was a darker brown :(



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Quote DeathByChris Replybullet Posted: 11 March 2014 at 9:55pm
Here's my submission.
An aging space traveler.
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Quote skittle Replybullet Posted: 12 March 2014 at 7:26am
@Flonkon
I think his waste should extend more. Since his baby fat is pushing against his shorts they should expand a bit. It looks a bit weird since he's got kind of a big tummy but a tiny waist ;P His arms also look a bit chickenish, here's an edit I tried to make for you


@DatMuffinMan
It looks like RedRidingHood ;)

@DeathByChris
I love everything about that.

UPDATED! He now looks like an old man! Still not done though, some tweaking on the ear is needed (any suggestions on the right ear would be really appreciated, I've tried lots of things but I can't seem to make it look right)


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EDIT:

Gave him some texture, I was also fooling around with a background just for fun but I think I'm just going to keep it plain and simple ;P

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Quote Mrmo Tarius Replybullet Posted: 12 March 2014 at 10:57am
Here's one with light background ;P
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Quote CELS Replybullet Posted: 12 March 2014 at 12:16pm
Very nice, guys. Although at this point, using the unoriginal baby palette would be relatively original :)

@ Mrmo Tarius: That last one is really great. Good use of colours with the bright background and the green. Although at a glance he looks noseless. Maybe it's just me.
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Quote jalonso Replybullet Posted: 12 March 2014 at 12:59pm
Originally posted by MtL

@ADrawingMan
Thanks man, I'll work on it.

edit:


I see you submitted this already. Are you going to detail the eye area a bit more? Looks somewhat unfinished :/
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Quote DatMuffinMan Replybullet Posted: 12 March 2014 at 2:05pm
I think I may be better off trying an elderly one instead, not quite sure.

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Quote Lusque Replybullet Posted: 12 March 2014 at 3:16pm

Thus this good pra min put it or not ?
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Quote Flonkon Replybullet Posted: 13 March 2014 at 7:20am
@ADrawingMan
Thank you for the advice I knew it looked weird but my eye is not trained enough to see this yet ;-) Okay I changed it like you did but i kept the left arm I think now it looks like he is a bit twisted.
One arm behind and the other a bit in front of him. I know the new hand is not that good i'll try to get this part better though there is enough time to work on it.
Is there anything else I could do ?

Maybe give him some icecream ...



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Quote skittle Replybullet Posted: 13 March 2014 at 10:13am
@Flonkon
Lookin' good! Love the icecream xD.
One last suggestion that I have is to try to utilize more colors from the palette, such as the green. The arm also looks a bit like a crab claw so it could use some fingers.
Here's a rough edit, feel free to edit this edit if you wish.


The green may be best used on the pants imo, and maybe making the whole body a dark red may be a bad idea. Him having a tiny arm and a huge arm looks a bit weird imho.


I do hope showtime writes a song about this palette though, it's really weird O_O

Edited by ADrawingMan - 13 March 2014 at 10:18am
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Quote SporkFuMaster Replybullet Posted: 13 March 2014 at 11:40am
Been watching these for a while. You guys can really put out some interesting results that are often times completely unexpected. Thought I'd attempt to join this week while I've got a few minutes to see if I could even do this. Here's my first shot at it. I definitely have a lot of room for improvement. But it's fun.



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Quote skittle Replybullet Posted: 13 March 2014 at 11:50am
@SporkFuMaster
Fabulous start! I can't wait to see where you'll take this!

Quick question though, will you be switching the colors to the challenge palette in the future?

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Quote SporkFuMaster Replybullet Posted: 13 March 2014 at 4:08pm
Thanks ADrawingMan. Hopefully I get some time to add some more, especially with the BG. As for the challenge palette, I saved the original image of the color palette for the elderly person and sampled directly from there. Unless there's a different way to get the colors, as far as I know, I'm using the challenge palette for that image.
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Quote Felix20 Replybullet Posted: 13 March 2014 at 6:41pm
A rough thing, I guess it's done.
I don't really like the shirt though

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Quote SoraAkihiru Replybullet Posted: 14 March 2014 at 7:15am
ADrawingMan - Woah I am loving that smoke! Marvelous entry :)
SporkFuMaster - It's amazing how you managed to make this palette look so natural, looking forward to updates.

This is what I came up with, hopefully I will have some time to work on it.


Update - Decided to change him into kamesennin


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Quote skittle Replybullet Posted: 14 March 2014 at 6:29pm
@Felix20
Looking good. I do think that the shading on the right side of the head should be pushed to the left even more tho.


@SoraAkihiru
Haha, he looks great! I thought he looked familiar ;D. The flowing beard looks spectacular! My only crit is that the glasses look off to me (I know the perspective is supposed to make them offset like that but it looks funny to me).

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Quote Mr.Fahrenheit Replybullet Posted: 15 March 2014 at 2:41pm


Started a portrait of this guy :



I'm about an hour in or so.
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Everyone is doing great this week.
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Here is my WIP
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Quote Flonkon Replybullet Posted: 16 March 2014 at 10:18am
@Fernando ohh this is nice I love this style of drawing...
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