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CHALLENGE: Pumpkin Patch

Create a pumpkin avatar that is lit by at least two distinct external light sources (lights inside the pumpkin don't count).

You are encouraged to use it as your avatar until the end of the month.

Canvas Size - Max 64 x 64.
Colours - Max 31.
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 Pumpkin Patch 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 Drazile Replybullet Posted: 13 October 2014 at 12:09am
Does this guy count?

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Quote skamocore Replybullet Posted: 13 October 2014 at 12:12am
Probably not.
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Quote jalonso Replybullet Posted: 13 October 2014 at 9:01am
Pumpkin avatars are a Pixeljoint tradition in the month of October.
Newer PJers this is your time to have one. Older PJers to lazy or have never gotten around to making yours consider this challenge a kick in the ass.

@all, if you enter this week's challenge or already have your pumpkin from previous years change your avvy and post anything on the gallery's news item so we see all the pumpkins :)


Edited by jalonso - 13 October 2014 at 9:02am
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Quote BathMaster_2000 Replybullet Posted: 13 October 2014 at 9:36am

My attempt at something. Those things will be the light sources. My pumpkin isn't the best, though. Also, palette.
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Quote Finlal Replybullet Posted: 13 October 2014 at 10:40am

So, here's my WIP.
The main question is - would the moon fit as a light source?
UPD 1
And would it still fit if I delete the moon, but leave it's reflection?

UPD 2
Worked on it a little bit more.

And I still doubt if this blue reflection on the left counts.

Edited by Finlal - 13 October 2014 at 3:30pm
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Quote skittle Replybullet Posted: 13 October 2014 at 4:06pm
Struggling how to make the tongue look like a tongue atm. Might ditch the tongue idea all together.



Edited by ADrawingMan - 13 October 2014 at 4:07pm
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Quote Peyton Replybullet Posted: 13 October 2014 at 6:33pm
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Quote SpeedyCube Replybullet Posted: 13 October 2014 at 6:51pm
piw

Edited by SpeedyCube - 13 October 2014 at 6:52pm
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Quote jalonso Replybullet Posted: 13 October 2014 at 7:31pm
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piw

Jeez, how did you improve your pixelling so quickly?
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Quote Drazile Replybullet Posted: 14 October 2014 at 12:43am
WIP, based on the avatar I use on most other websites.




Edited by Drazile - 14 October 2014 at 12:43am
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Quote pokemonmercury Replybullet Posted: 14 October 2014 at 3:01am


Here's my entry, I wonder if these count as two light sources...

BTW, that's a firefly, but I think you already know that.
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Quote skittle Replybullet Posted: 14 October 2014 at 7:19am
Wip2 Trying to use all 31 colours for fun (only at 16 right now)



@PokemonMercury
Nice! My only crit would be that you should try to fool around with your colour palette a bit more, try to give it a bit more diversity by using more than just one spot of hue on the colour ramp for your greens. Try going from blue to green to make it a bit more interesting!

Edited by ADrawingMan - 14 October 2014 at 7:52am
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Quote pokemonmercury Replybullet Posted: 14 October 2014 at 7:33am


How about this? I leaned into blue a little more.
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Quote skittle Replybullet Posted: 14 October 2014 at 9:27am
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Yes! That's more like it! One last thing I noticed is that there's a lot of banding going on around some parts. The blue to green shift really makes it a lot better already.


Gonna animate it now. It's actually sort of difficult to think of ways to use 31 colours :L



Edited by ADrawingMan - 14 October 2014 at 9:46am
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Quote felchqueen Replybullet Posted: 14 October 2014 at 9:58am
Here's my attempt, just 'stuck the cat face on at the moment, trying to work out how to follow the contours of the pumpkin.


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Quote pokemonmercury Replybullet Posted: 14 October 2014 at 10:16am
@ADrawingMan I was leaning for the Bubblegum Pixel Art style. (It's my favorite style) Did I manage to do it, in your opinion?
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Quote Finlal Replybullet Posted: 14 October 2014 at 10:47am
@ADrawingMan
You can simply change the color of the fire during the animation.
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Quote skittle Replybullet Posted: 14 October 2014 at 2:31pm
@pokemonmercury

Mmm, well in all honesty it kind of strays a bit from the bubblegum style imho. If that's the type of style that you're shooting for though, then take a look at pixeljoint user Skeddles work, bubblegum style usually doesn't have a lot of single pixels, it uses a lot of pixel clusters and most of the time has a dark outline around objects.

@Finlal
Yeah, I was thinking of doing that too. I'm also going to try to give it a little bouncy affect to practice sub-pixel animation. Thanks for the suggestion!
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Quote Drazile Replybullet Posted: 15 October 2014 at 2:45am

The upper-right light source doesn't look right, but I can't work out why.
Also, it's meant to be skewered on a stick.
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Quote Trickythetiger Replybullet Posted: 15 October 2014 at 9:20am

Hey, here's mine so far. What do you guys and girls think about it so far?

Think I might add a face later on. Maybe a nice background too.

Edited by Trickythetiger - 15 October 2014 at 9:21am
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Quote Zadaben Replybullet Posted: 15 October 2014 at 11:01am

Unsure of what to do with the background, any crits on the pumpkin itself are welcome.

Edited by Zadaben - 15 October 2014 at 12:02pm
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Quote SoraAkihiru Replybullet Posted: 15 October 2014 at 12:46pm
@Trickythetiger I might be wrong, but I seem to see only one external light source? Did you forget about a second one or I am blind?

@Drazile Your pumpkin has a great character! As for the lighting, it might seem weird because for the sort of lighting you went for the light source would have to be pretty close and also the shadows to the side ignore it almost completely. I tried to draw in how the light sources (made them radial ones since thats most common) would work in your picture, maybe that could help you?


@felchqueen The cat face is actually cute, hah :) Though, I would recommend you to revisit the green lightning. The orange one is done absolutely great, so it's kind of sad that the green doesn't stand up to the same quality.

@ADrawingMan Wow, I am loving the flame! looking forward to the result of animation :)


A concept of what I might be going for so far, though I feel it's too crowded right now. Pirate pumpkin yay!
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Quote pokemonmercury Replybullet Posted: 15 October 2014 at 1:42pm
Just out of curiosity...Why does everyone think orange when thinking of pumpkins?
Aren't there green pumpkins?
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Quote jtfjtfjtf Replybullet Posted: 15 October 2014 at 2:19pm
Originally posted by pokemonmercury

Just out of curiosity...Why does everyone think orange when thinking of pumpkins?
Aren't there green pumpkins?


Unripe pumpkins are green. Ripe pumpkins are orange and also cultural associations.
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Quote SoraAkihiru Replybullet Posted: 15 October 2014 at 2:32pm
There are some squashes (for example kabocha) that people mistake for a pumpkin because of their shape, but yeah, otherwise only an unripe pumpkin is green. There are also white, red or blue pumpkins actually, but no green ones.
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Quote Trickythetiger Replybullet Posted: 15 October 2014 at 2:55pm


@SoraAkihiru Aha, thanks I forgot all about the second light source.

Well here's some more progress on my pumpkin.
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Quote Motrox Replybullet Posted: 15 October 2014 at 3:53pm

My quick WIP.
Redoing the texture.
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Quote Gecimen Replybullet Posted: 15 October 2014 at 4:19pm
Originally posted by Zadaben


Unsure of what to do with the background, any crits on the pumpkin itself are welcome.


Just put a table or something to the background. You can even keep it as it is.

The lighting is very well done. You could smooth out the lines etc.
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Quote Volrak_Rutra Replybullet Posted: 15 October 2014 at 8:02pm
does the colour limit have something to do with Halloween date?
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Quote Gecimen Replybullet Posted: 16 October 2014 at 2:08am
Originally posted by Volrak_Rutra

does the colour limit have something to do with Halloween date?


It probably does.
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Quote Drazile Replybullet Posted: 16 October 2014 at 4:02am

I think I just about have this finished.
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Quote jtfjtfjtf Replybullet Posted: 16 October 2014 at 12:00pm
WIP so far. Have to choose lighting and fix some things.


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Quote pokemonmercury Replybullet Posted: 16 October 2014 at 12:18pm
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Huh... so I guess mine is an unripe pumpkin? ^^;
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Quote skittle Replybullet Posted: 16 October 2014 at 12:38pm
Originally posted by jtfjtfjtf

WIP so far. Have to choose lighting and fix some things.



Looks interesting! The eyes look a bit like a spider's, is it going to be a spider pumpkin?
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Quote jtfjtfjtf Replybullet Posted: 16 October 2014 at 12:53pm
Originally posted by ADrawingMan



Looks interesting! The eyes look a bit like a spider's, is it going to be a spider pumpkin?


It's just my current avatar's face on a pumpkin. He's a spider bear.


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Quote JosChavz Replybullet Posted: 16 October 2014 at 6:25pm
WIP, I know it sucks, rookie here, also.. (Hi, I'm new! :D)
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Quote TechNine Replybullet Posted: 17 October 2014 at 1:41am
Hi, I'm a newbie and here is my pumpkin WIP. Any suggestions how it can be improved? Can't get this greenish light to look good. Seems like something wrong with that.



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Quote jalonso Replybullet Posted: 17 October 2014 at 5:37am
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...Can't get this greenish light to look good. Seems like something wrong with that.


Wrong colors. The green/blue shades are far too saturated for the orange ramp.
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Quote MrHai Replybullet Posted: 17 October 2014 at 7:21am
Here's my attempt. Any issues I should fix before submitting to gallery?
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Quote skittle Replybullet Posted: 18 October 2014 at 7:35am
Will be gone for most of today, hopefully I'll be able to finish this tomorrow.

More or less the same as my previous submission since all it has is a bouncy effect going on.
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Ahhh, the teeth are cute!

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Quote JosChavz Replybullet Posted: 18 October 2014 at 3:19pm
Originally posted by TechNine

Hi, I'm a newbie and here is my pumpkin WIP. Any suggestions how it can be improved? Can't get this greenish light to look good. Seems like something wrong with that.


Looks great! But the blue side looks a bit weird...
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Quote Volrak_Rutra Replybullet Posted: 18 October 2014 at 5:09pm


Here is mine. For some reason when I try to upload to the site, I get 500 - Internal server error. Anybody know what's up with that?
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Quote CooliePixel Replybullet Posted: 18 October 2014 at 6:11pm
Originally posted by Volrak_Rutra

Here is mine. For some reason when I try to upload to the site, I get 500 - Internal server error. Anybody know what's up with that?

Your animation looks great,I think your colors are too bright, but maybe its just me :p
just curious, what program did you use?

btw, I get the exact same error here at the moment I try to submit my entry.. I tried 3 different browsers and restarting computer won't help.. I hope it'll be fixed soon.. :s

here's my entry:


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Quote Volrak_Rutra Replybullet Posted: 18 October 2014 at 7:02pm
Thanks for answering, CooliePixel, I guess I'll just wait.


I used Photoshop for making this piece. What did you use for yours?
About my colours - they are mostly from DawnBringer's 32 colour palette which was posted somewhere on these forums, but I cannot find the link now, unfortunately. It is a pretty versatile palette for pixel art.
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Quote CooliePixel Replybullet Posted: 18 October 2014 at 8:16pm
Originally posted by Volrak_Rutra

Thanks for answering, CooliePixel, I guess I'll just wait.I used Photoshop for making this piece. What did you use for yours?About my colours - they are mostly from DawnBringer's 32 colour palette which was posted somewhere on these forums, but I cannot find the link now, unfortunately. It is a pretty versatile palette for pixel art.



Oh I see, I think I found the pallete, thanks for sharing
I used photoshop as well :)
still can't submit ..

Edit: I guess it's fixed now! :)

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Quote BathMaster_2000 Replybullet Posted: 19 October 2014 at 9:01pm
NOOOO!!! It's not finished!!!

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Quote CooliePixel Replybullet Posted: 20 October 2014 at 4:17am
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NOOOO!!! It's not finished!!!


woah you were so close! O:
maybe upload it with reverse?

and call it Lampyridae Party!! :D
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