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Quote administrator Replybullet Topic: CHALLENGE 2/2/2009: Clowns
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CHALLENGE: Clowns

Lollige challenges you to draw an original clown (no Batman's Joker or any other known character), using the Commodore 64 palette. Using actual C64 restrictions is allowed, but not required.

Canvas Size - Maximum 320 (width) x 200 (height).
Colors - Exactly 16. Use the commodore 64 palette:



Animation - No.
Transparency - No.

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 Clowns 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 tuaarita Replybullet Posted: 02 February 2009 at 4:00am
Self-portrait eh?
I'm running in the desert,
running in to the sun,
running out of blood
and I'm going numb.
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Quote Hapiel Replybullet Posted: 02 February 2009 at 6:47am
Originally posted by Leroy

Self-portrait eh?
 
Yeah, I hoped for a lot of people drawing me ;)
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Quote theGemini08 Replybullet Posted: 02 February 2009 at 8:15am
WIP. I need to help with background.

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Quote Savaril Replybullet Posted: 02 February 2009 at 9:20am


his mascara is running!

I need help with the hair
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Quote JoPix Replybullet Posted: 02 February 2009 at 12:59pm
Has anyone played the game Snax 'n Jackson on MAME?

Its a really weird/funny game where you are a clown called jackson le bouef or something, you have to bounce your nose off your face and grab food.

Worth checking out
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Quote jeremy Replybullet Posted: 02 February 2009 at 2:01pm
WIP
 
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Quote Extra Replybullet Posted: 02 February 2009 at 2:07pm
Interesting challange :D think im gonna try this :D
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Quote Reo Replybullet Posted: 02 February 2009 at 2:33pm
WIP
C&C please!
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Quote JoPix Replybullet Posted: 02 February 2009 at 2:34pm
This is my first attempt at non Iso pixel art, and using dithering.

WIP


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Quote dpixel Replybullet Posted: 02 February 2009 at 2:46pm

Reo,

I knew there would be some evil looking clowns in this challenge...lol

That looks great!  Nice job on the expression.  I'd have to see how it would look, but maybe some dithering on the shirt.  I could be wrong on that though.

 

 

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Quote jeremy Replybullet Posted: 02 February 2009 at 2:51pm

Hah, reo, I love the nose being a real one but red

Update:
 
EDIT:
Finished?


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Quote coran Replybullet Posted: 03 February 2009 at 8:23am
I did a quick MSpaint sketch yesterday.

Thoughts?  The clown will be frowning while riding the unicycle, and the crowd will be in the brown lines in the corner.  I love this palette, I've never worked with it before.  It's far from done but I have ideas.  I had to  spend most of my time AAing thet yellow, which proves to be hard.  The area inside the yellow lines will be light green and yellow dithered, I think, maybe some brown too.  Suggestions?


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Quote skamocore Replybullet Posted: 03 February 2009 at 8:41am
These images (made by Ptoing) might be helpful for some people:




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Quote Photocopier Replybullet Posted: 03 February 2009 at 10:59am


been working for about 20-30 mins
any crits?
and any ideas for a background?
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Quote JoPix Replybullet Posted: 03 February 2009 at 11:03am


WIP

Still pretty weak, but i am starting to get better.  pre-planning is so important, next time i will think a load more about the scene before i start.
 
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Quote JoPix Replybullet Posted: 03 February 2009 at 11:06am
looks good photocopier,  how u work so fast!?
mine's been takin ages and still looks toss.
aa well, better keep at it
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Quote Photocopier Replybullet Posted: 03 February 2009 at 11:45am
I usually sketch it first which speeds things up. also I did ten minuites this morning at 3am (so mabye last night :D) and then did the other ten - twenty minuites when i got in from school, the break helps to stop my getting lazy.
I'm not continuing without some helpful advice now though.
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Quote Metaru Replybullet Posted: 03 February 2009 at 11:56am
i'd rather use stronger shades of colors photo, as it really looks weak considering its meant to be a tough, scary situation.
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Quote Photocopier Replybullet Posted: 03 February 2009 at 12:42pm
what do you mean by stronger shades? 
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Quote Jaeden Replybullet Posted: 03 February 2009 at 12:51pm

probably referring to higher contrasts, making the shadows darker to make the face more menacing... (parden my spelling)

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Quote Metaru Replybullet Posted: 03 February 2009 at 1:35pm
exactly. darker tones, and gigher contrast. check what reo did for his clown.
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Quote Pocket Clouds Replybullet Posted: 03 February 2009 at 2:40pm


WIP - Maybe I will to finish it before the ending...


Edited by Pocket Clouds - 03 February 2009 at 2:43pm
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Quote tomic Replybullet Posted: 03 February 2009 at 2:55pm
reo is in the lead, skamocore is in the know =D

looks very promising this week. not going to enter though. i'm in the bed (flu).
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Quote skooba-dude Replybullet Posted: 03 February 2009 at 6:01pm
this turned out more sh*t than I had hoped. YAY.
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Quote JoPix Replybullet Posted: 03 February 2009 at 6:41pm

WIP

Going to totally redo the head, cos it looks stupid
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Quote Photocopier Replybullet Posted: 03 February 2009 at 7:03pm

is this better or have i got the wrong idea?

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Quote Jaeden Replybullet Posted: 03 February 2009 at 9:18pm
Its better but now you need more antialiasing around the creaslines in his forhead and perhaphs darker linework around the edges of the mouth.
 
Also I assume your not done, but some pink (sort of pink what ever color that is) AA around the teeths edges would be a plus as well.
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Quote Extra Replybullet Posted: 04 February 2009 at 5:43am
Im stuck with face cant seem to get rite shape :( is there any tuts on that online ? cant find any so would be nice if some1 could post one thanks <3
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Quote JoPix Replybullet Posted: 04 February 2009 at 9:22am

WIP

can anyone offer any advice on how to improve this?
i would like to improve the transitions between the gradients to make the change in tone smoother.
I am quite happy with it being my first attempt though.
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Quote dpixel Replybullet Posted: 04 February 2009 at 9:42am
JoPix,
 
Not bad at all for your first attempt.  I find this palette hard to work with, but I'm new at this too.  I like the juggling idea you have there.
 
I could suggest maybe a shadow on the ground since the light seems to be coming from the right.  Maybe more contrast shading on his head.  Ears?  Hair?  Think silly...funny.  Just some ideas.  Looks good though. 


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Quote Photocopier Replybullet Posted: 04 February 2009 at 11:21am


is this any better?
I'm not that good at AA.
any advice?

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Quote JoPix Replybullet Posted: 04 February 2009 at 12:43pm

WIP

Thanks for the advice dpixel, looking better now.
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Quote Metaru Replybullet Posted: 04 February 2009 at 1:39pm
not sure on the aproach i'm giving to this. but i know i'ts going to be 2x.

the left arm sucks i'm going to redo it.
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Quote Photocopier Replybullet Posted: 04 February 2009 at 3:21pm
that's very hard to read.
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Quote Metaru Replybullet Posted: 04 February 2009 at 6:05pm
thats why its meant to be 2X
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Quote Streety Replybullet Posted: 04 February 2009 at 7:19pm
Just the accumulation of all of my sketches.. I wasn't sure how to go about this, at all. I figured I might play with it though. It's not done yet, I'm not sure what to do about the outlines yet.


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Quote dpixel Replybullet Posted: 04 February 2009 at 7:52pm

Looking good JoPix.  Those edits really made a nice difference. 

I hope my clown gets approved soon.

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Quote ProgZmax Replybullet Posted: 04 February 2009 at 11:19pm
Not entries, but this topic amuses me because I already have been making c64 clown sprites for a retro game I'm working on:


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Quote Hapiel Replybullet Posted: 05 February 2009 at 5:28am
Progzmax, that last animation is really the coolest fighting animation I have ever seen!
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Quote SPCaine Replybullet Posted: 05 February 2009 at 6:19am
I haven't entered one of these in ages, but I thought I'd give it a shot since I haven't really tried using the C64 palette before. I'll keep posting updates as I get them done:




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Quote Reo Replybullet Posted: 05 February 2009 at 12:40pm
Latest update(still WIP of course):


SPCaine that looks quite promising!

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Quote MadProductions Replybullet Posted: 05 February 2009 at 6:34pm
SPcaine that looks very good!

I know I dont stand a chance against anyone but.. I always wanted to join a challenge! Plus ive never worked with a pallet before... so it seems like fun!



C&C!

thanks!
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Quote skeddles Replybullet Posted: 05 February 2009 at 6:57pm

"Welcome to my Carnival"

Early crits anyone?


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Quote jeremy Replybullet Posted: 05 February 2009 at 8:08pm
@Mad: great, just make 262 pixels less in width.
 
@Skeddles: That's looking awesome already  but is it a ringmaster or a clown?


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Quote r1k Replybullet Posted: 05 February 2009 at 11:23pm
progzmax that belly bounce clown animation is awesome. 
Not sure if Ill finish this for the challange but here is a rough wip

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Quote Photocopier Replybullet Posted: 06 February 2009 at 10:01am
how does this loook?


or do you reckon I should just spend time and effort making a background and stuff cause it looks a bit tacky with wierd dithering other the top?

~never mind, I've gone for the effort...~


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Quote Adam Replybullet Posted: 06 February 2009 at 1:07pm
Sketched this:
last night, a bit drunken and dizzy from painkillers.
 
And a quick edit:
It's getting a bit too busy...


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Quote ProgZmax Replybullet Posted: 06 February 2009 at 11:37pm
Thank you, gents.  It's my favorite animation for that character as well :).

Also, I'm surprised no one has drawn Pennywise yet (even though the rules say not to)!


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Quote skeddles Replybullet Posted: 07 February 2009 at 1:57am
Keep going adam ^^



He kinda lost his evil expression. How do I fix?


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