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CHALLENGE: A Real Work of Art

he lovely MashPotato challenges you to pixel a sprite that would be at home in a non-stop-action-packed, side-scrolling 2D platformer... taking place in an art gallery!

Pick a famous sculpture or painting and bring it to life by transforming it into an enemy or hero sprite
People paintings do not have to stay in their canvas.
For example. the Mona Lisa can have leg and arms and does not need to be in the frame.

Animation: required; must be an attack, idle, walking, or death animation
Transparency: required
Canvas Size: no restrictions
Colours: 24 (includes transparency)
References: please link to the original artwork, regardless of how well-known you think it is.

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 A Real Work of Art 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 Fuzzyleaves Replybullet Posted: 25 February 2008 at 6:38am
wow great idea.. mash
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Quote surt Replybullet Posted: 25 February 2008 at 6:53am
Haunted gallery: Munch's Screamer, da Vinci's Moaning Lisa, Venus de Malice
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Quote Qbi Replybullet Posted: 25 February 2008 at 8:09am
Does my sprite has to be similar to original - I mean can it be in comic style for example?

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Quote jalonso Replybullet Posted: 25 February 2008 at 10:32am
yes, creativity and originality are always highly desired ;)
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Quote Christoballs Replybullet Posted: 25 February 2008 at 11:14am
I'll go for the disc thrower animation lol. I can just imagine him, a right fool...
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Quote Larwick Replybullet Posted: 25 February 2008 at 2:38pm


Tried animating it, failed miserably. Will try again soon.
Hope it's satisfactory.
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Quote ProgZmax Replybullet Posted: 25 February 2008 at 3:54pm
I went with one of the most singularly annoying paintings I've ever seen, Munch's Screamer.  I just think the idea of an enemy that looks like the freaky sectoid/alien thing he painted would be great.  Anyway, here's the current version I have, at 63x100x10 colors (including transparency):

The Muncher screams at you!


Not sure if I'll have time to work on it more or not so I'm posting it now.

ref:
http://neveryetmelted.com/wp-images/Scream.jpg



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Quote Larwick Replybullet Posted: 25 February 2008 at 4:15pm
Hey Prog that's sweet. :)
I didn't think your reference looked right, i don't think it's the original, i believe this is though.
I've looked at your sprite so much now it's starting to really freak me out. Perfect. :P
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Quote ProgZmax Replybullet Posted: 25 February 2008 at 4:25pm
Munch did a few versions of the painting.  You can find the two most seen here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Scream

If you go to the gallery you'll see the one I used, although the image is brighter (the one that was stolen in 2004).  I chose the reference image because it seemed like a better photo :).  I'm glad it scared you, I wasn't sure if it looked freaky enough or not...but considering the source, I guess I was wrong! :D


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Quote Larwick Replybullet Posted: 25 February 2008 at 4:27pm
Haha i learned something today. :)
Thanks for clearing that up.
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Quote MashPotato Replybullet Posted: 25 February 2008 at 5:32pm
Great to see some entries being started already! Terrific stuff, ProgZ and Larwick
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Quote DJD Replybullet Posted: 25 February 2008 at 7:57pm
Holy crap larwick make a game with that please.

This competition is a great idea, looking forward to some awesome entries.
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Quote Terley Replybullet Posted: 25 February 2008 at 8:35pm
Prog im going to have nightmares
 
 
awesome.


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Quote Elwin Replybullet Posted: 25 February 2008 at 10:45pm
This one's gonna be fun :)

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Quote Dra_chan Replybullet Posted: 26 February 2008 at 6:47am
Does anybody know of a free animation program?
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Quote Elwin Replybullet Posted: 26 February 2008 at 7:21am
Unfreez :)
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Quote Dra_chan Replybullet Posted: 26 February 2008 at 7:25am
Thanks, Ill try it
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Quote Elwin Replybullet Posted: 26 February 2008 at 7:39am
No problem ;)
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Quote Larwick Replybullet Posted: 26 February 2008 at 10:29am
Cheers guys.
DJD, i'm finding it hard just animating the idle, let alone what'd be needed for a game, eheh. Maybe you should. :P

...meh. Gunna touch this up later, the limbs are really lame atm.
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Quote Acherhar Replybullet Posted: 26 February 2008 at 2:46pm
Oh that is so cool Larwick, it'd be really nice if you added a background!
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Quote Larwick Replybullet Posted: 26 February 2008 at 3:28pm
Well since you asked so nicely, i started a WIP.



Eheh.
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Quote 6dof Replybullet Posted: 26 February 2008 at 4:44pm

This is my entry: the most diabolical monster...the ANDY WARHOL CAMBELLE SOUP CAN. frightened no?

 
It is not completly done yet. I will finish it to spit up soup as an attack.  
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Quote DJD Replybullet Posted: 26 February 2008 at 4:47pm
I would love to see Mr. Clock going through a surrealistic world. Just think of the environment and gameplay possibilities. :F

Prog that's an excellent rendition of the scream. If my art knowledge serves correctly though, it'd be interesting to note that it isn't necessarily the character that is screaming but that this was an experience he had. The two people in the picture were his friends and for some reason he had dropped behind. Suddenly the sky turned a blood-curdling red, as if the sky, nature itself, had screamed out. He covered his ears to block out the scream of nature. :)
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Quote leel Replybullet Posted: 26 February 2008 at 5:11pm
Aw these are all so cool already!  Way to go guys  : D

*shamefully hides in a corner until next week*
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Quote Larwick Replybullet Posted: 26 February 2008 at 5:32pm
6dof, brilliant idea!
DJD, yeah i know what you mean, i could include objects and scenes from many of dali's works...
Leel, do the david! Doooo himm.
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Quote LandShark Replybullet Posted: 26 February 2008 at 7:54pm
Originally posted by Larwick



Tried animating it, failed miserably. Will try again soon.
Hope it's satisfactory.

aw, that was the first thing that came into my mind when I saw the challenge :]

too bad it's taken..
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Quote orbofwisdom Replybullet Posted: 26 February 2008 at 9:06pm
nuts. i started a campbell's soup can before 6dof posted his. oh well. I have a new idea in the works, but here's what i had so far:



it was going to be a sentry gun enemy ):

and i think it uses the same number of colors as 6dof's


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Quote Larwick Replybullet Posted: 27 February 2008 at 4:12am
Guys, i shouldn't worry about doing the same idea as someone else, since you're going to give it your own concept and stylings. If anything it'd be really interesting.
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Quote LandShark Replybullet Posted: 27 February 2008 at 2:09pm
Originally posted by Larwick

Guys, i shouldn't worry about doing the same idea as someone else, since you're going to give it your own concept and stylings. If anything it'd be really interesting.

oh, I'm not :D

I actually found something even more interesting, in my opinion.
but it's not even presentable yet, so you'll see it later.

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Quote 6dof Replybullet Posted: 27 February 2008 at 2:19pm
All i can say is wow...
 
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Quote orbofwisdom Replybullet Posted: 27 February 2008 at 4:22pm
yeah, i have an idea that i like better now, no need to worry about me, larwick :o

although having like 5 campbell's soup can entries would be in line with the whole mass-reproduction pop art thing that warhol was all about





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Quote ProgZmax Replybullet Posted: 27 February 2008 at 8:53pm

This is my entry: the most diabolical monster...the ANDY WARHOL CAMBELLE SOUP CAN. frightened no?

Hilarious! 

DJD - From what I read, I thought Scream was supposed to be Munch's way of expressing the buildup of anxiety in today's world, but I'm by no means an expert on the subject -- I just know I always hated the painting and it was the very first thing that came to mind for this challenge so I went with it :D. 


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Quote 6dof Replybullet Posted: 28 February 2008 at 2:59pm
Well...Here is my final work. Photobucket does not upload this ammount of frames in an animated GIF and I did not want to open an account an another page that I will never use;so sorry for the big sprite sheet! 
Any final comments of critiques before I submit it?


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Quote hotnikkelz Replybullet Posted: 28 February 2008 at 6:42pm
wow, that looks really good man.
I have a few questions for you since i am interested making animated gifs

I use photoshop to create the graphics but what free easy program can i use to put in teh frames and make the animated gif.  Keep in mind i want to make very long gifs that can take up to 1000 frames.  Mostly with stick figures though and very little colour.
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Quote Acherhar Replybullet Posted: 28 February 2008 at 6:48pm
Larwick, I look forward to seeing that background finished =)
 
6dof, that is an awesome animation, instead of uploading to photobucket, why don't you upload straight from your computer?
P.S. Photobucket let me load a 40+ frame animation, I don't see how it's not letting yours load up.
 
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Quote LandShark Replybullet Posted: 28 February 2008 at 6:53pm
use Imageshack. No account needed.
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Quote hotnikkelz Replybullet Posted: 29 February 2008 at 7:05am
get photoshop
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Quote Fuzzyleaves Replybullet Posted: 29 February 2008 at 7:25am
i never got to try this challenge because of my viral sickness 
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Quote Skull Replybullet Posted: 29 February 2008 at 8:51am
Originally posted by hotnikkelz

get photoshop


Um.. I already have 7 and CS2, so.. hush.
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Quote Acherhar Replybullet Posted: 29 February 2008 at 2:17pm

Wow Skull, that just sucks... Out of curiosity, what painting did you do?

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Quote Skull Replybullet Posted: 29 February 2008 at 3:34pm
Originally posted by Acherhar

Wow Skull, that just sucks... Out of curiosity, what painting did you do?



I was doing this by Monet;
http://img204.imageshack.us/img204/7983/monetbridgelgye3.jpg

The lillies around off-center-left, I was going to have a soilder emerge and shoot his gun..

Maybe I'll start again later.


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Quote Acherhar Replybullet Posted: 29 February 2008 at 3:37pm
Oo, I wish it wasn't lost :/
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Quote jalonso Replybullet Posted: 29 February 2008 at 8:33pm
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email it to me and I'll probably rescue it for you, I do have a mac ;)
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Quote Larwick Replybullet Posted: 02 March 2008 at 5:58am

http://www.pixeljoint.com/pixelart/30202.htm
bleh. Done!

Don't have time to do the background, sozzors Acherharhar.


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