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    Posted: 23 June 2008 at 12:40am

CHALLENGE: Nature: FTW!

From Arachne comes this interesting challenge where you must draw something that has been reclaimed by nature. The idea is to draw some kind of abandoned, man-made structure or vehicle which is turning into a more natural part of the surrounding landscape. For instance, it could be a derelict house with an overgrown garden, or a rusty, sunken boat becoming a coral reef. Also, think of an abandoned city that has been reclaimed by nature over the past century.

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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 Nature: FTW! 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 Setzer Replybullet Posted: 23 June 2008 at 8:28am


mmm, ice-age?

Not sure if I'll submit this, at least I don't think it really meets the challenge's vision.
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Quote skamocore Replybullet Posted: 23 June 2008 at 8:44am
I don't think it fits either. However it looks amazing...so you should submit it anyway. :D
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Quote Assasin_pk3r Replybullet Posted: 23 June 2008 at 1:01pm
I'd say it fits, it's a really nice deviation on the challenge, as i suppose nature, in the form of ice, is claiming a man made structure? Took me a while to interprate it though.

I'm going for the less origional Greek/Roman ruins.


Chernobyl might be an interesting thing to do? looking at pictures of how in such a short time nature's all over it.
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Quote m4rsellino Replybullet Posted: 23 June 2008 at 1:58pm
reali nice challenge, i have lot of ideas
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Quote Stratto Replybullet Posted: 23 June 2008 at 2:00pm
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reali nice challenge, i have lot of ideas

i have absolutely no ideas! and i want to participate in this challenge so bad.
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Quote d-p Replybullet Posted: 23 June 2008 at 3:48pm

Here is my wip for this challenge. What do you think?

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Quote JerryPie Replybullet Posted: 24 June 2008 at 5:43am
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Here is my wip for this challenge. What do you think?




Looking good. What is your plan for the background?
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Quote Peach Replybullet Posted: 24 June 2008 at 7:28am
I think that Chernobyl photos can help a lot :)
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Quote Charr-X Replybullet Posted: 24 June 2008 at 7:47am


Just a Draft, I'll be adding some more colors to the rust & trees
What d'you think of my entry?

[Larwick edit: removed link from image]


Edited by Larwick - 24 June 2008 at 8:44am
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Quote lap1994 Replybullet Posted: 24 June 2008 at 5:22pm
Can I draw small things instead of buildings? Like, TVs, computers, cars, freezer?
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Quote CaKsTeR Replybullet Posted: 24 June 2008 at 5:51pm
As far as I know, it can be anything man-made.

Correct me if I'm wrong O.o
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Quote jalonso Replybullet Posted: 24 June 2008 at 7:23pm
Originally posted by d-p


Here is my wip for this challenge. What do you think?



I really like it, d-p.

I hope Arachne posts his thoughts and comments here.
I understood from her when she sent the challenge in that, yes, its a man-made 'thang' being reclaimed by nature. Whether on land sea or even air, I guess.
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Quote Opacus Replybullet Posted: 25 June 2008 at 3:00am
Originally posted by jalonso

Originally posted by d-p


Here is my wip for this challenge. What do you think?



I really like it, d-p.

I hope Arachne posts his thoughts and comments here.
I understood from her when she sent the challenge in that, yes, its a man-made 'thang' being reclaimed by nature. Whether on land sea or even air, I guess.


Huh?
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Quote Peach Replybullet Posted: 25 June 2008 at 3:58am
just a little WIP. I've got very few time to pixelize.

it's the Angkor Wat temple in Cambodia, or at least what remains of it.

I was also thinking about Chernobyl nowadays: there're some photogalleries of it and they're quite astonishing. I'll post them if anyone is interested in it

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Quote Opacus Replybullet Posted: 25 June 2008 at 5:22am
Please do, Peach :)

Anyway, here's a little WIP of me:

Sort of an alien ship that crash landed in a remote area. They never found it.
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Quote jalonso Replybullet Posted: 25 June 2008 at 5:31am
Originally posted by Opacus

Originally posted by jalonso

Originally posted by d-p


Here is my wip for this challenge. What do you think?



I really like it, d-p.

I hope Arachne posts his thoughts and comments here.
I understood from her when she sent the challenge in that, yes, its a man-made 'thang' being reclaimed by nature. Whether on land sea or even air, I guess.


Huh?


First line was just telling d-p I liked his pixel.

The rest is because I have sent back several entries because they have not been following the 'reclaimed by nature' aspect of the challenge.
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Quote Opacus Replybullet Posted: 25 June 2008 at 5:34am
You missunderstood it, look at the fat text :D
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Quote Arachne Replybullet Posted: 25 June 2008 at 6:24am
Alright, I'll tell you a bit more about what I had in mind with this challenge in hopes of making it a bit clearer.

Man-made structures often have very straight and uniform surfaces, while the natural state of things is more chaotic. For instance, if you take the derelict house example, the paint will peel off and expose the wood, the wooden boards might bend or break with time as they rot. Glass will break, metal rusts, roof tiles might fall off or be covered in moss. Personally, I find that it's more interesting that way than the neatly painted house in the beginning.

It's really about how the things we build are unnatural because they're orderly, and how they'll become more chaotic with time. Most of you have the right idea, and Opacus too. Even if it's not man-made, you still get the same transformation. :)
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Quote Peach Replybullet Posted: 25 June 2008 at 6:42am
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Quote Opacus Replybullet Posted: 25 June 2008 at 7:35am
Thanks Peach, those are awesome.

I got some progress. Not done by far but the basics are there. now just a few more foliage and alot of cleaning.
I have to colour schemes. The initial:

And a second more vibrant one:

Which one do you guys think I should go with?
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Quote Peach Replybullet Posted: 25 June 2008 at 8:08am
youre welcome opacus

I'd go for the second one it seems to give more depth to the scene. imho.
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Quote lap1994 Replybullet Posted: 25 June 2008 at 10:12am
My WIP. I just drew a building. I think I will wait some years till the grass grow and the nature reclaim that. Then I post :P


Whaddaya think? I will add some "green things" later.
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Quote Opacus Replybullet Posted: 25 June 2008 at 11:51am
Maybe not Copy & paste all the floors?
Also, I think it would be more fun to look at if it where to sit at an angle of like 10/20 degrees to the left or right, as if the foundation is starting to give.

Anyway, getting there:

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Quote lap1994 Replybullet Posted: 25 June 2008 at 12:47pm
Cool pic! I think you will win. Actually, I do not want to win. It is just for fun. Besides, I need to train more my skills before I could win something.
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Quote Opacus Replybullet Posted: 25 June 2008 at 4:19pm
Thanks ;D. Would be fun.


Finished and submitted
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Quote m4rsellino Replybullet Posted: 26 June 2008 at 1:36am
hehe ... http://sranda.kdecoje.cz/obrazek/auto_mech.jpg
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Quote Peach Replybullet Posted: 26 June 2008 at 2:58am
Originally posted by m4rsellino

hehe ... http://sranda.kdecoje.cz/obrazek/auto_mech.jpg


loool :D I want one! that's the first prototype of "green-car" I think! it seems the engineer took it too much verbally :D
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Quote Miumau0 Replybullet Posted: 26 June 2008 at 2:22pm
Little W.I.P.
Theres 9 colors + white. I dont have anymore much ideas what to do for it. : D
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Quote d-p Replybullet Posted: 26 June 2008 at 6:10pm
Thanks, flyguy, jalonso, opacus.
Yours looks good, opacus!
Im still thinking about an background.

Miumau0, suggestion: add some more texture on the wood, add some green light background - or maybe a dark forest. Some more contrast would be good.


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Quote Peach Replybullet Posted: 26 June 2008 at 6:18pm
I merely finished my wip.
but I'm still deciding the global tone of the image :-\ what do u think?


the latest has 1 color less than the previous

just to make it clear: this is the reproduction of a precise place:
http://angkor-net.de/english/Angkor-Ta_Phrom-e.shtml
you can see it in the third photo. I had to find to shots of the same view (top and bottom parts) to get mine. I can't find the originals right now, didn't bookmark the page, anyway I will upload it somewhere asap.


Edited by Peach - 26 June 2008 at 6:24pm
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Quote skamocore Replybullet Posted: 28 June 2008 at 2:25pm
This is what I have so far after deciding a few hours ago that I would enter this challenge:



Also Peach: The second one is looking amazing :D
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