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    Posted: 20 April 2015 at 12:12am

CHALLENGE: Earth

Hey Earthlings, April 22 is Earth Day. This one's a little more complex than usual, so make sure you're clear on the rules.

Pick one word from each of the categories shown below (environment, time, weather) and create a scene that depicts those three words (e.g. a forest scene at night, while it's raining).

To determine the exact amount of colours you can use, add up the numbers in the brackets. For example, if you pick forest/nighttime/raining, then you'd use exactly (2+2+1) 5 colours.

Environment:

  • Mountains (1)
  • Forest (2)
  • Beach (3)

Time:

  • Daytime (1)
  • Nighttime (2)
  • Dawn or dusk (3)

Weather:

  • Clear (0)
  • Raining (1)
  • Snowing (2)

Canvas Size - Max 220 x 220.
Colours - Min 2; Max 8. See above for details.
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 Earth 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!



Edited by skamocore - 20 April 2015 at 12:31am
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Quote Silenia Replybullet Posted: 20 April 2015 at 11:57am
Question: Does a forest on a mountain range count as mountain, forest, both or "outside the requirements for this challenge"? 
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Quote AlexAlexAlexAlexAlexAlex Replybullet Posted: 20 April 2015 at 12:53pm
Originally posted by Silenia

Question: Does a forest on a mountain range count as mountain, forest, both or "outside the requirements for this challenge"?



I was thinking a beach with a forest in the background
Can I add the colors or take the higher one?
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Quote cure Replybullet Posted: 20 April 2015 at 3:12pm
I was going to do a wooded beach on top of a mountain
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Quote skamocore Replybullet Posted: 20 April 2015 at 3:20pm
Originally posted by AlexAlexAlexAlexAlexAlex

Originally posted by Silenia

Question: Does a forest on a mountain range count as mountain, forest, both or "outside the requirements for this challenge"? 



I was thinking a beach with a forest in the background
Can I add the colors or take the higher one?


Pick the environment that best represents the image. In your case, it would be the beach, given that you are primarily depicting a beach - the forest is only a background element.
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Quote SolarGears Replybullet Posted: 20 April 2015 at 5:13pm
Why not paint a scene depicting planet earth as seen from space? It would contain all of those words from all of the categories albeit, zoomed out a little.
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Quote AlexAlexAlexAlexAlexAlex Replybullet Posted: 20 April 2015 at 6:08pm

I have got a palette, the most difficult thing in a limited color challenge.
The colors with a little dark red pixel next to them are redundant colors; just so you don't think I have 11 colors.
*EDIT* I'm going for a dawn theme, so that is why I have no super light colors.
Also, I'll likely change this tremendously once I actually start to pixel.

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Quote AlexAlexAlexAlexAlexAlex Replybullet Posted: 20 April 2015 at 6:14pm
Does snow and glaciers occupying 1/3 to 1/2 of the piece count for snowing?
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Quote skamocore Replybullet Posted: 20 April 2015 at 6:23pm
Well, it should actually be snowing...as in snow falling from the sky.
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Quote AlexAlexAlexAlexAlexAlex Replybullet Posted: 20 April 2015 at 6:27pm
Ok, not that hard, just not going to do a blizzard.
Wait... If I did a beach at dawn in the middle of a blizzard, whiteout conditions, couldn't I just use 8 colors for snow?
Not going to though
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Quote skeddles Replybullet Posted: 21 April 2015 at 4:57am
Not sure if worth submitting



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Quote Finlal Replybullet Posted: 21 April 2015 at 6:59am
@skeddles, it is. Good piece.
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Quote AlexAlexAlexAlexAlexAlex Replybullet Posted: 21 April 2015 at 8:24pm
WIP
v2

Ignore the black on the bottom, only using that temporarily and that green on the top will be the darkest color*
Beach at dusk while snowing
*Unless I change the colors, which is quite inevitable
*EDIT*
a sketch of my plan

1 is forest
2 is ice/snow
3 is beach
4 is ocean
5 is sky

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Quote Drazile Replybullet Posted: 22 April 2015 at 1:19am
WIP


Mountains, Nighttime, Snowing.

(I will add a snowing animation later)
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Quote Dont Replybullet Posted: 22 April 2015 at 8:32am


not sure about the light rays... any tips?

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Quote dami1310 Replybullet Posted: 22 April 2015 at 12:13pm
Forest + Night + Snowing = 2 + 2 + 2 = 6

What do you think guys?
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Quote AlexAlexAlexAlexAlexAlex Replybullet Posted: 22 April 2015 at 1:27pm
Originally posted by dami1310

Forest + Night + Snowing = 2 + 2 + 2 = ~IMG]http://i.imgur.com/bx1cSkQ.png[/IMG]
What do you think guys?

Image is missing
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Quote AlexAlexAlexAlexAlexAlex Replybullet Posted: 22 April 2015 at 1:30pm
Originally posted by Dont



not sure about the light rays... any tips?

Yes, but not in full strength. Dither or use clusters.
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Quote dami1310 Replybullet Posted: 22 April 2015 at 10:01pm
Missing? I see it.

Link to pxj gallery:
http://www.pixeljoint.com/pixelart/94294.htm?sec=date


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Quote Limes Replybullet Posted: 23 April 2015 at 12:27am
Mountain daytime clear... Cuz I like to live dangerously.
I use GraphicsGale
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Quote AlexAlexAlexAlexAlexAlex Replybullet Posted: 23 April 2015 at 4:01pm

Here,
It's on imgur too, it's not like it's from a wierd unknown image hosting service.
*Edit*, just viewed it on PJ. Pretty Good imo

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Quote AlexAlexAlexAlexAlexAlex Replybullet Posted: 23 April 2015 at 7:09pm
v3

Ignore the boundary on the outer green circle, it's not finished yet, as is the shadow on the top. Also, there is no water yet, but there is an improved reflection. Added trees, added a beach, neither of these outlines are final.
v3 with shadow

*UPDATE* Switching to the palette challenge: more time, new kind of challenge for me. I also have little time, calc ap coming up and that means dump truck sized loads of hw.

Edited by AlexAlexAlexAlexAlexAlex - 24 April 2015 at 8:05pm
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