Collaborations/Challenges
 Pixel Joint Forum : Pixel Art : Collaborations/Challenges
Message Icon Topic: CHALLENGE 10/20/2014: Scrabble High-Score Post Reply Post New Topic
Author Message
administrator
Admiral
Admiral


Joined: 03 March 2005
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 0
Quote administrator Replybullet Topic: CHALLENGE 10/20/2014: Scrabble High-Score
    Posted: 20 October 2014 at 12:05am

CHALLENGE: Scrabble High-Scorer

Create an image representing a two to four word phrase whose initials begin with Q, X, Z, or J.

Each initial can only be used once. Also, please stick to just English words. Examples:

Zany Xylophone
Quilted Zebra Jetpack

Don't forget to mention what your phrase is!

Optional Bonus Challenge: Use a four word phrase - one for each initial.

Canvas Size
- Max 180 x 180.
Colours - Max 10.
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 Scrabble High-Scorer 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!

IP IP Logged
Uncle_B
Seaman
Seaman
Avatar

Joined: 22 September 2014
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 8
Quote Uncle_B Replybullet Posted: 20 October 2014 at 6:07am

Nice challenge Here's a quick doodle/sketch for Xenomorph Jester Zombie Quill...I'll try to keep it updated.
IP IP Logged
Hamenopi
Seaman
Seaman
Avatar

Joined: 17 September 2014
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 8
Quote Hamenopi Replybullet Posted: 20 October 2014 at 6:48am
Originally posted by administrator

<h3>CHALLENGE: Scrabble High-Scorer</h3>

Create an image representing a two to four word phrase whose initials begin with Q, X, Z, or J.



I'm working with connecting the words first.

The first one is wildly inappropriate in action and may make a sailor blush but I think it's humorous written down.

(a) Journal (of) Zealously Xenophobic Quotations

180x180. Hrmmm, This may get interesting...

(the) Jubilant Quest (for the) Zircon Xenolith

Before I craze out and start up, would use of filler words be allowed?
IP IP Logged
skamocore
Admiral
Admiral
Avatar

Joined: 22 December 2014
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 3864
Quote skamocore Replybullet Posted: 20 October 2014 at 8:18am
Nope.

Try: Zealously Xenophobic Quotation Journal or Jubilant Zircon Xenolith Quest.

Edited by skamocore - 20 October 2014 at 8:20am
IP IP Logged
Limes
Commander
Commander
Avatar

Joined: 09 December 2014
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 616
Quote Limes Replybullet Posted: 20 October 2014 at 12:18pm
Questing Xylophobic Zebra Jackals
IP IP Logged
TechNine
Seaman
Seaman
Avatar

Joined: 05 December 2014
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 3
Quote TechNine Replybullet Posted: 20 October 2014 at 4:41pm
Zoogenic Xylocarp Jabirus - a stork with wooden skin/feathers or made of wood.
Zoogenic - originating, or produced by animals rather then plants.
Xylocarp - a hard, woody fruit.
Jabirus - a large stork found in Mexica and Argentina.

What do you think about it? And if I will do it what would look better? Standing or flying Jabirus?



Edited by TechNine - 20 October 2014 at 4:52pm
IP IP Logged
Evidence
Midshipman
Midshipman
Avatar

Joined: 01 September 2014
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 33
Quote Evidence Replybullet Posted: 20 October 2014 at 8:03pm
Jasmin = Name
Xenic = denoting the presence of bacteria
Zodiac = Astrology, associated with each of the 12 signs of the zodiac
Queen = a female sovereign who is the official ruler or head of state

Dont know in what this will result.. was fun so far ! lol


Edited by Evidence - 20 October 2014 at 8:04pm
IP IP Logged
Volrak_Rutra
Commander
Commander
Avatar

Joined: 26 September 2014
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 62
Quote Volrak_Rutra Replybullet Posted: 20 October 2014 at 10:28pm
are semi-real words allowed (like zillion or jewfro)?

so far i got Quantum Jello Zebra Xylophone

also xanthocyanopsy (form of colour-blindness in which only blue and yellow can be distinguished) - awesome word for straightening out the palette. Dibs!


Edited by Volrak_Rutra - 20 October 2014 at 10:31pm
IP IP Logged
Drazile
Commander
Commander
Avatar

Joined: 04 May 2019
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 247
Quote Drazile Replybullet Posted: 20 October 2014 at 11:52pm
Zebra Quoll Jaguar Xat

A 'xat' is 'a carved totem pole of various North American Indian peoples', according to dictionary.com.
IP IP Logged
Mrmo Tarius
Commander
Commander
Avatar

Joined: 12 February 2016
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 367
Quote Mrmo Tarius Replybullet Posted: 21 October 2014 at 2:55am
The first two members of the Jolly Xanthic Quartet :)

IP IP Logged
BathMaster_2000
Commander
Commander
Avatar

Joined: 28 August 2015
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 84
Quote BathMaster_2000 Replybullet Posted: 21 October 2014 at 5:03am
Questionably Zany Xenopus Jungle.
Xenopus is a type of aquatic frog.
IP IP Logged
Volrak_Rutra
Commander
Commander
Avatar

Joined: 26 September 2014
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 62
Quote Volrak_Rutra Replybullet Posted: 21 October 2014 at 8:25am
Originally posted by Drazile

Zebra Quoll Jaguar Xat

A 'xat' is 'a carved totem pole of various North American Indian peoples', according to dictionary.com.


oooh, xat is a good one!
IP IP Logged
jtfjtfjtf
Commander
Commander
Avatar

Joined: 17 July 2018
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 162
Quote jtfjtfjtf Replybullet Posted: 21 October 2014 at 3:56pm
I think i'll go with Queasy Jaundiced Zonked Xenarthra
IP IP Logged
Crimso
Midshipman
Midshipman
Avatar

Joined: 18 February 2018
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 16
Quote Crimso Replybullet Posted: 21 October 2014 at 5:24pm
I'm about to start doing a Jolly Quetzalcoatl. I can use Quetzalcoatl as a word, right?

Edited by Crimso - 21 October 2014 at 5:26pm
IP IP Logged
Drazile
Commander
Commander
Avatar

Joined: 04 May 2019
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 247
Quote Drazile Replybullet Posted: 22 October 2014 at 2:24am

WIP zebra top of my xat.
IP IP Logged
Mrmo Tarius
Commander
Commander
Avatar

Joined: 12 February 2016
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 367
Quote Mrmo Tarius Replybullet Posted: 22 October 2014 at 4:57am
Updated with the third quartet member, Miss Meowstone :)
She sings and sometimes dances a little.

IP IP Logged
Gecimen
Admiral
Admiral
Avatar

Joined: 11 June 2019
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 3070
Quote Gecimen Replybullet Posted: 22 October 2014 at 7:34am
@Mrmo; this is great, and you're damn fast. Would be even greater with a background.
IP IP Logged
Mrmo Tarius
Commander
Commander
Avatar

Joined: 12 February 2016
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 367
Quote Mrmo Tarius Replybullet Posted: 22 October 2014 at 3:13pm
Oh, I do have a background planned ;D
I hope I'll have enough time to finish this one, as I've started to like the characters :D
IP IP Logged
CFlandre
Seaman
Seaman


Joined: 26 August 2014
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 1
Quote CFlandre Replybullet Posted: 22 October 2014 at 5:01pm


Quick Zoom. I'm planning to animate this, but I don't know if I'll have enough time...

IP IP Logged
Evidence
Midshipman
Midshipman
Avatar

Joined: 01 September 2014
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 33
Quote Evidence Replybullet Posted: 22 October 2014 at 7:58pm
This is Jasmine... my growing xenic zodiac queen


IP IP Logged
Crimso
Midshipman
Midshipman
Avatar

Joined: 18 February 2018
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 16
Quote Crimso Replybullet Posted: 23 October 2014 at 4:28am
Since everyone else has got their WIPs, here's what I've done so far.



It's a Juvenile Quetzacoatl. I don't even care if Quetzacoatl doesn't count as an English word; I've gone too far to back out now.

Edited by Crimso - 23 October 2014 at 4:31am
IP IP Logged
Uncle_B
Seaman
Seaman
Avatar

Joined: 22 September 2014
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 8
Quote Uncle_B Replybullet Posted: 23 October 2014 at 6:28am
Ok, here's the first update...The next step would be adding details to the hat, feather and spine parts.
(Truth be told, this is one of the most complex pixels I have been working on so far, therefore, suggestions and/or advices would be really welcome ^^)

IP IP Logged
KPJFormat
Seaman
Seaman
Avatar

Joined: 22 October 2014
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 6
Quote KPJFormat Replybullet Posted: 23 October 2014 at 9:48am
Hello, I am new here. I hope my submissions are enjoyed, I am just learning the techniques and aesthetic of pixel art. I realize I'm unlikely to win at this early stage in my pixel artistry but I wish to submit to these competitions regularly to continue to improve my skill.



I had a lot of trouble with the 10-colour limit, I really wish I had a new colour or three especially for the fabric on the legs.
IP IP Logged
Drazile
Commander
Commander
Avatar

Joined: 04 May 2019
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 247
Quote Drazile Replybullet Posted: 23 October 2014 at 1:51pm
Originally posted by KPJFormat

What phrase is it based on?
IP IP Logged
KPJFormat
Seaman
Seaman
Avatar

Joined: 22 October 2014
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 6
Quote KPJFormat Replybullet Posted: 23 October 2014 at 2:12pm
Drazile: Darn, just re-read and realized it was supposed to be a 2-4 word phrase and not just any word beginning with those letters. Yet, his hands are almost set to play a xylophone or break a cross to become xenophobic; I suppose that adding that would be a good challenge.
IP IP Logged
KPJFormat
Seaman
Seaman
Avatar

Joined: 22 October 2014
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 6
Quote KPJFormat Replybullet Posted: 23 October 2014 at 3:06pm


I present: Qadi Juice!
I already submitted the previous one so I've probably missed out for this contest, but will check back for next week! And I would be happy to hear critique as well, I realize it's far from perfect and that I have a lot to learn! Also, it has been pointed out to me that the black background counts as an 11th colour, another reason I'm disqualified.

Edited by KPJFormat - 23 October 2014 at 7:03pm
IP IP Logged
jeremy
Rear Admiral
Rear Admiral
Avatar

Joined: 14 January 2019
Location: New Zealand
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 1675
Quote jeremy Replybullet Posted: 23 October 2014 at 9:31pm
You can edit your current entry to the juice version
IP IP Logged
jalonso
Admiral
Admiral
Avatar

Joined: 14 June 2016
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 13537
Quote jalonso Replybullet Posted: 24 October 2014 at 6:26am
Originally posted by KPJFormat

...I already submitted the previous one so I've probably missed out for this contest...


These are challenges designed to help you get better thru motivation, not contests, k.

You can update your entry if you need to at any time
tho its best to try not to because most who already saw/rated any entry
is unlikely to miss an update.

Some do add 'updated' to the preview file when needed and does help.

To update any entry go to art page and hit the 'edit it'
under all art to upload the revision.
IP IP Logged
KPJFormat
Seaman
Seaman
Avatar

Joined: 22 October 2014
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 6
Quote KPJFormat Replybullet Posted: 24 October 2014 at 10:08am
Thanks for the help, folks! I think I will do a bit more work before I re-submit; perhaps animating him.
IP IP Logged
DatMuffinMan
Commander
Commander
Avatar

Joined: 20 March 2016
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 150
Quote DatMuffinMan Replybullet Posted: 24 October 2014 at 11:55am
jeering zombie quail
IP IP Logged
Drazile
Commander
Commander
Avatar

Joined: 04 May 2019
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 247
Quote Drazile Replybullet Posted: 25 October 2014 at 7:25pm
Zebra-Jaguar-Quoll Xat

IP IP Logged
Evidence
Midshipman
Midshipman
Avatar

Joined: 01 September 2014
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 33
Quote Evidence Replybullet Posted: 25 October 2014 at 7:43pm
Wont make it on term.. ( im working like all day, and got no pc )
Anyway i fell in love with this so i am ending it sooner or later =)
Jasmine Xenic Zodiac Queen


IP IP Logged
volter9
Seaman
Seaman
Avatar

Joined: 16 September 2015
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 9
Quote volter9 Replybullet Posted: 26 October 2014 at 11:24am
Joyful = feeling which causes great happiness
Xerox = a xerographic copying machine
Zombie = a live corpse



I feel like this pixel could be improved (it looks somewhat terrible). Could somebody give me a comment or critique? :)

I also made an animation version :D



What do you think?

Edited by volter9 - 26 October 2014 at 1:19pm
IP IP Logged
DrTripwire
Commander
Commander
Avatar

Joined: 29 October 2014
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 174
Quote DrTripwire Replybullet Posted: 28 October 2014 at 10:38pm
That's the best zombie I've ever seen. xD
IP IP Logged
Post Reply Post New Topic
Printable version Printable version

Forum Jump
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot create polls in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum