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CHALLENGE: Iconic Photo

Challenge winner pain challenges you to pixel your own version of a famous picture/photograph.
Easily recognizable photo preferred. For example the Tianemmen Square tank, the WWII kiss,
Che Guevara's portrait, etc. You shouldn't look at your ref picture at all while pixelling.
Study the original and only begin pixelling once you have it committed to memory.
Honor system, you cheating, lazy bums.

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Colors - 32 Max
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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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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 Iconic Photo 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 JerryPie Replybullet Posted: 07 July 2008 at 3:22am
Great challenge....Looking forward to seeing the entries on this one.
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Quote joe123 Replybullet Posted: 07 July 2008 at 8:42am
This is my first time doing a competition here and i chose Einstein.
It's nearly done, just the hair and i'll explain in my Description why i never made the different colours blend in together.

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Quote jamcob Replybullet Posted: 07 July 2008 at 9:51am

Nice challenge this one. The hard bit will be the remembering part, im gonna get all proportions wrong

Nice start btw joe, itl look great once u got ur hair
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Quote cantdoright Replybullet Posted: 07 July 2008 at 10:29am
how famous do they have to be??? Cuz I think Light from death note is famous and everyone knows Master Chief.
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Quote orbofwisdom Replybullet Posted: 07 July 2008 at 11:13am
I'd say if there's a certain recognizable image OF those characters in a certain pose or something, that could work, but not if it's just the character.

Of course I'm not pain or jalonso or an administrator/mod/etc. so...
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Quote Yellow Snow Replybullet Posted: 07 July 2008 at 11:17am


I have always been against racism and when I found this picture I thought I would do this... But can we change it around a little? Like instead of white and colored I can put Martian and human?
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Quote Phrozen Replybullet Posted: 07 July 2008 at 12:07pm
"pixel your own version"
You basically have to change it a little.
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Quote missingno Replybullet Posted: 07 July 2008 at 12:14pm
Just started. My WIP:



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Quote Lovec Upírov Replybullet Posted: 07 July 2008 at 12:21pm
hey ppl nice challenge..me one problem please help me....it can be The Terminator?:....accidental picture...link-http://www.exile-designs.com/images/wallpapers/terminator.png
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Quote CaKsTeR Replybullet Posted: 07 July 2008 at 12:51pm


I'm gonna try this one. So can I clear something up first?

Am I allowed to sketch over this, scan it, and then use the sketch as a lineart?
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Quote Yellow Snow Replybullet Posted: 07 July 2008 at 2:35pm
@Lovec Upírov : Is that a famous picture? Like
http://www.famouspictures.org/index.php?title=Afghan_Eyes_Girl , http://www.famouspictures.org/index.php?title=Flag_on_the_Reichstag or http://www.famouspictures.org/index.php?title=Raising_The_Flag_On_Iwo_Jima

@CaKsTeR : No... "You shouldn't look at your ref picture at all while pixelling.
Study the original and only begin pixelling once you have it committed to memory.
Honor system, you cheating, lazy bums." So study it, then close it and don't look at it again and just pixel what you remember and go from there. 

Edited by Yellow Snow - 07 July 2008 at 2:55pm
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Quote pixelblink Replybullet Posted: 07 July 2008 at 4:16pm
I abhor tracers  (unless of course you're tracing your own sketch)
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Quote CaKsTeR Replybullet Posted: 07 July 2008 at 5:23pm
Got it :P

I was just wondering.
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Quote Lovec Upírov Replybullet Posted: 07 July 2008 at 5:33pm
ohh ok ...that a famous picture is here...me no racism ok!!!X-Y---Link-http://z.about.com/d/history1900s/1/0/N/A/1/hitler52.jpg.....also...link---http://weblogs.marylandweather.com/laikalogo.jpg....or...Link---http://students.umf.maine.edu/~hartwenr/webquest/teacherpage/titanic%20in%20dock.jpg.....
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Quote Yellow Snow Replybullet Posted: 07 July 2008 at 6:50pm
Yeh those are good, just remember to edit it. Not just re-create it. 
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Quote BlackDragon Replybullet Posted: 07 July 2008 at 9:05pm
"You shouldn't look at your ref picture at all while pixelling."
 
Bullspit.
 
A reference picture is called so because it is used for REFERENCE!!! You can use it as long as you don't trace it. Its how you learn!
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Quote CaKsTeR Replybullet Posted: 07 July 2008 at 9:16pm
'Nother question:

What do you mean when you say "Pixel your OWN version of a famous picture/photograph"?

Does that mean I'm supposed to keep the image the same, or add something else that wasn't in the original picture?
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Quote DJD Replybullet Posted: 07 July 2008 at 9:21pm
A reference picture is called so because it is used for REFERENCE!!! You can use it as long as you don't trace it. Its how you learn!

Naturally, but the rules call for it that you specifically pixel from memory.
Does that mean I'm supposed to keep the image the same, or add something else that wasn't in the original picture?

I think what pain wants is that you try to recreate the original picture as best as possible, without adding your own additions.

Ultimately what I think he is going for with this challenge is to test people's ability to pixel something from memory, ultimately strengthening the super important skill of being able to recall imagery without a reference. If so, this challenge is especially cool because it not only encourages people to pixel something good but it's teaching them a very useful art skill.
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Quote Yellow Snow Replybullet Posted: 07 July 2008 at 9:25pm
@Blackdragon: It's part of the challenge. That way it's not close to the original picture and it's more of your own,  IF you pixel from memory. 

@CaKsTeR: Re-create it... Mix it up a little. Change things, For example Take the Tianemmen Square tank picture change it into 4 gangster cars with a woman in front starting a race or something like that.  
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Quote CaKsTeR Replybullet Posted: 07 July 2008 at 10:02pm
Er.. Everyone is saying different things. 
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Quote BlackDragon Replybullet Posted: 07 July 2008 at 10:32pm
lol.
 
I didn't notice the rules. I rarely participate in these things anyway.
 
Apologies all.
 
Cakster. Follow the rules. Try not too peek. Make it your own, but its (in my eyes) absolutely OK to look if you're stumped.
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Quote Yellow Snow Replybullet Posted: 07 July 2008 at 10:43pm
Honor system >(

I'm having troubles with who will be on each side... Here is what I got. On the "Dominant" side is White, Rich, Handsome, Healthy, Strong, Christian, Men.  And on the "Ressesive" Side I have, Colored, Poor, Ugly, Un-Healthy, Weak, Non-Christian or Women. Now I don't want to be racist or sexiest, and I don't know what to leave or add, and I'm stuck. I know Christians aren't "Dominant" but I put them on there. I also want to make a second pixel with everything on 1 Sign and 2 fountain are 1, no longer separated. CC?


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Quote Rooster Replybullet Posted: 08 July 2008 at 1:33am
Hahhahaha!!!! You all lost!!!
RIBENTROPP - MOLOTOV PACT!!!!


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Quote Yellow Snow Replybullet Posted: 08 July 2008 at 1:41am
where did you get that?
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Quote spartan_117 Replybullet Posted: 08 July 2008 at 1:50am
for some reason people are confusing iconic with famous. I believe that if the challenge is on iconic pictures then it should be a picture that stands for something, but it is not a must for it to be famous. Therefore I can basically pixel any picture that symbolizes something (my country's history/culture/important event etc.). Am I correct?
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Quote Yellow Snow Replybullet Posted: 08 July 2008 at 1:55am
Challenge winner pain challenges you to pixel your own version of a famous picture/photograph :\

Off to bed.
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Quote Rooster Replybullet Posted: 08 July 2008 at 5:52am
Originally posted by Yellow Snow

a famous picture/photograph


There are TWO famous people on my picture. Stallin and Hitler ^^

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Quote CaKsTeR Replybullet Posted: 08 July 2008 at 8:01am
People seemed to have misunderstood what I was asking :P Doesn't matter, I've got my answer.

Also, finished the basic lineart of my entry. I don't know what to add to make it my own, maybe some aliens in the background :P



C+C? Everything on the spacesuit looks too empty.. Maybe I'll go look at some pictures of them.



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Quote Assasin_pk3r Replybullet Posted: 08 July 2008 at 8:02am
I'm going to do 'Lenin at the tribune," which i'll be able to remember quite well as i've done like 3 essays on it for A level art :)
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Quote cantdoright Replybullet Posted: 08 July 2008 at 9:09am
Originally posted by CaKsTeR

People seemed to have misunderstood what I was asking :P Doesn't matter, I've got my answer.

Also, finished the basic lineart of my entry. I don't know what to add to make it my own, maybe some aliens in the background :P



C+C? Everything on the spacesuit looks too empty.. Maybe I'll go look at some pictures of them.



 
You should show a camraman with no space suit and the boom comeing out of the top of the picture. You know cuz the moon landing was filmed since the flag is blowing and not down.
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Quote CaKsTeR Replybullet Posted: 08 July 2008 at 9:25am
heh, I did something else. Hope it substitutes.

Turns out we weren't the first to make it to the moon.
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Quote Tentenn Replybullet Posted: 08 July 2008 at 10:07am

I'm gonna have a try on this one. Stalingrad
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Quote spartan_117 Replybullet Posted: 08 July 2008 at 11:28am
I am doing this:



Info on this pic here

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Quote Adam Replybullet Posted: 08 July 2008 at 11:56am
This would look so cool as a strategy game mockup:
Too bad I used a similar idea for the roman challenge.


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Quote Rooster Replybullet Posted: 08 July 2008 at 1:20pm


So? Suggestions?


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Quote jamcob Replybullet Posted: 08 July 2008 at 1:53pm
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Quote Pixelart's4Sqaures Replybullet Posted: 08 July 2008 at 2:32pm
Simplicity is great, inspecially if it makes my job easy. The challange said to make your own version, which I did, of the Blue Screen of Death.



Black, I wasn't trying to enter it, jsut aq fun little thing I did :P


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Quote BlackDragon Replybullet Posted: 08 July 2008 at 3:54pm
Sorry 4squares, that is not pixel art... just auto aa-ed text. Make some evil character or something, mocking or scolding at you. Or, an animation of a virus taking over, then the screen shuts off. Just giving you ideas. If you wanna participate in the challenge, make some art! And try to make your own font =) Trust me, users here at Pixel Joint frown upon default texts.
 
Originally posted by Rooster



So? Suggestions?
 
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Quote Rooster Replybullet Posted: 09 July 2008 at 2:59am


So now? It isn't finished


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Quote Tentenn Replybullet Posted: 09 July 2008 at 3:14am
oh noes, jpg?
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Quote Assasin_pk3r Replybullet Posted: 09 July 2008 at 5:31am
Almost done. "Lenin at the Tribune" -
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Quote skeddles Replybullet Posted: 09 July 2008 at 9:44am
Rooster: That's not a photograph... unless you drew that from a photograph
Pixelart's4Sqaures : That not a photograph


I don't really get this challenge, because it says pick a famous photo, but I have never even heard of any photo's that were famous. Any help?

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Quote jamcob Replybullet Posted: 09 July 2008 at 10:12am

Skeds, theyre dont have to be a photo, it can be of a famous painting, as long as its someone that most people would recognise in that pose. Putting your own slant on it is good.

 
Also, what dyu think of my wip? How can I improve?


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Quote Irozumi Urado Replybullet Posted: 09 July 2008 at 11:20am
I've done a lineart for this week's contest.


I hope I'll have time to do the rest before sunday

Reference 1 is  Xteriors VII by Desiree Dolron (for general idea, the clair-obscure atmosphere, dress and cold tones palette; I just love this dutch photographer... she's very well known in Europe)

Reference 2 is  A Young Lady by Petrus Christus (I just love this painting and it's iconic, even if it's less famous than Van Gogh... The model in Desiree's photo is very resemblant with this one...)

Reference 3 is The Music Lesson by Jan Vermeer (for the perspective)

Will that be accepted?
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Quote skeddles Replybullet Posted: 09 July 2008 at 11:54am
picture/photograph


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Quote jamcob Replybullet Posted: 09 July 2008 at 12:16pm
sorry, i probably misunderstood what you were getting at
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Quote Irozumi Urado Replybullet Posted: 09 July 2008 at 12:25pm
@skeddles - it can be a painting. (a picture in a larger sense...)

 "An icon is a graphic device that represents some object or action, the graphic device being ascribed symbolic meaning(s) beyond the object represented." So iconic is said about an image (or something else) that stands for something in a certain culture. It doesn't mean that it's necessarily known by all. The definition changed when adopted by the press. Icon became the front page image that everyone had in mind when referring to an historic event. That's where the attribute "famous" appeared...
the choice of a reference is pretty blurry,  so you can use your own interpretation :p
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Quote spartan_117 Replybullet Posted: 09 July 2008 at 3:29pm
@Irozumi Urado
Thank you for clearing my point.
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Quote Expand Replybullet Posted: 12 July 2008 at 7:06am
My entry is finished, I think. I'd like to know your opinions about it.
It's Che Guevara with a Pokéball (how original).
I'd like to keep it two-colored, unless you guys insist on AA-ing it.
I have my doubts about the shading of the arms, since there practically is no shading. I am not sure if they would be completely white.



Reference: http://www.geocities.com/socialist_action/che.gif
please give me your opinion, because I'd really like to have a good entry for once.
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