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Quote administrator Replybullet Topic: CHALLENGE 3/23/2009: Pixel Crunch
    Posted: 23 March 2009 at 1:50am

CHALLENGE: Pixel Crunch

This week you're challenged to create the front packaging for a new breakfast cereal called "Pixel Crunch".

Make sure you're not using any existing fonts.

Canvas Size - Exactly 100 (width) x 150 (height)
Colours - Max 48.
Transparency - No.
Animation - 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 Pixel Crunch 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 Heinze Replybullet Posted: 23 March 2009 at 2:39am
Hmm...
This challenge gonna be strange .-.
But i will try to participate (Can't turn on my PC on Monday-Friday...)
When i enter in my computer it's just falting 1 day and... Some hours ToT
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Quote greenraven Replybullet Posted: 23 March 2009 at 6:05am
Ok, this seems simple enough. I will enter! I will enter! I will enter! >_<
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Quote vampireslug Replybullet Posted: 23 March 2009 at 6:53am
Well... here's my first, rough, design:
 
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Quote Exquisious Replybullet Posted: 23 March 2009 at 11:53am
Not bad, although it's quite plain.
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Quote Eldorn Replybullet Posted: 23 March 2009 at 11:59am
My WIP :


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Quote Exquisious Replybullet Posted: 23 March 2009 at 12:25pm
Nice idea, but I don't think anyone would like to eat sand...
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Quote Pico Replybullet Posted: 23 March 2009 at 1:26pm
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Nice idea, but I don't think anyone would like to eat sand...


I do :o
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Quote dpixel Replybullet Posted: 23 March 2009 at 2:23pm
Who would want to eat pixels either?
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Quote TMH Replybullet Posted: 23 March 2009 at 2:38pm
who dosent want to eat pixels
edit. heres mine


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Quote TMH Replybullet Posted: 23 March 2009 at 4:11pm
looks good so far
edit:


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Quote Spirou Replybullet Posted: 23 March 2009 at 5:47pm


finish, comment ?
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Quote Metaru Replybullet Posted: 23 March 2009 at 6:34pm
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finish, comment ?

tell me would you buy a ceral wich display is so dark and gloomy(and to an extent it feels like its not really... tatsty? look at real cereals boxes, they have lively colors because they want to reflect the healthyness and sugar-esque flavors. not to mention, the idea of lively colors is to actually attract the consumer's eye to the product.

and avoid those nasty lines in the background.
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Quote bricl Replybullet Posted: 24 March 2009 at 12:27am
fish-flakes in a box! great for the Japanese market lol.
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Quote Spirou Replybullet Posted: 24 March 2009 at 4:48am
ok thank you I am going to do again
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Quote mappower Replybullet Posted: 25 March 2009 at 12:02am
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finish, comment ?

I thinks it's cool.. I would not  buy it. But who would buy pixel food anyway?
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Quote .:???:. Replybullet Posted: 25 March 2009 at 10:04am
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Originally posted by Spirou



finish, comment ?

I thinks it's cool.. I would not  buy it. But who would buy pixel food anyway?
Why, pixel people of course.
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Quote FrostPumpkin Replybullet Posted: 25 March 2009 at 11:31am
Here is my progress so far :



Very very WIP.
Hope I'll finish it on time.
Also, everybody starting a compo for the challenge should read metaru's comment


Edited by FrostPumpkin - 25 March 2009 at 12:37pm
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Quote mappower Replybullet Posted: 25 March 2009 at 2:08pm
Originally posted by .:???:.

Originally posted by mappower


I thinks it's cool.. I would not  buy it. But who would buy pixel food anyway?
Why, pixel people of course.

Oh.. yeah of course I should have thought of that..
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Quote Mashmed Replybullet Posted: 25 March 2009 at 2:15pm
I'm having a big trouble uploading my image... when i put it in the small file mode.. it says its too big, when i put it in the large file.. it says its to small.
Could anyone help me?

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Quote Hapiel Replybullet Posted: 25 March 2009 at 3:13pm
Yes, you need 2 files. The normal one, you put that on the large thing, and a small one. You will probably still have to make thatone, but you can just cut out a piece of the image you made, as long as it is smaller than 100x100.



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Quote A.B. Lazer Replybullet Posted: 25 March 2009 at 6:15pm
BTW this video was shown during advertising campaign of 'Crunch' breakfast in Russia in 2005:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uUdW4sKWfuc
It's local electropop band Roboty (Robots), quite famous in the underground. Don't know who promoted who at the end.
Sorry for offtopic.



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Quote tripnfall Replybullet Posted: 26 March 2009 at 3:55am
My WIP, I will make the faces cuter and work on the visibility of the words, also I think i'll put a rawk \m/ fist on it ^__^. Def needs more.


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Quote tripnfall Replybullet Posted: 26 March 2009 at 10:09am
Getting Better?


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Quote mappower Replybullet Posted: 26 March 2009 at 10:35am
Originally posted by tripnfall

Getting Better?



I like the retro look but the text is too hard too see.
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Quote tripnfall Replybullet Posted: 26 March 2009 at 9:18pm
Thnx

I'm not sure if I am allowed to remove and re-upload an improved version after all ready submitting to the challenge?

I thought it could be cool with a dragon (far from finished dragon)? Y/N?

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Quote vampireslug Replybullet Posted: 27 March 2009 at 2:52am
The only thing I see wrong is that the "H" in crunch looks a little like a "K".  I quite like the dragon - is he holding a spoon?
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Quote tripnfall Replybullet Posted: 27 March 2009 at 3:06am


Now his spoon is finished and he has a thumbs up - my shading is so lame but I'm not good at shading. I'll attend to the k looking H. is it more legible with a brighter inner color for crunch?
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Quote smk Replybullet Posted: 27 March 2009 at 3:28am


WIP :3
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Quote vampireslug Replybullet Posted: 27 March 2009 at 3:41am
Looks like Larry Laffer is branching out into breakfast foods... I'm scared to think what the toy inside would be
 
I like the font for "Crunch" but the "Pixel" is a little hard on the eyes.
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Quote smk Replybullet Posted: 27 March 2009 at 4:25am
Hmm, I see what you mean, I'll try to fix that during the weekend. Thanks :)

Though I'm not too happy witht the Crunch. I know I can do much better. Thank god it's just a WIP :3 (Hmm that sounded stupid).

When are we getting more stages of your design :o?

(It feels a tad simple right now so I won't go into any complex comments :3 Though I do like the concept!)


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Quote tripnfall Replybullet Posted: 27 March 2009 at 4:46am
thanks for the font advice? better?

Finished?


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Quote vampireslug Replybullet Posted: 27 March 2009 at 4:52am
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thanks for the font advice? better?

Finished?


 
Much better, I can't think of anything to add to it... I like it.
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Quote vampireslug Replybullet Posted: 27 March 2009 at 4:55am
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Hmm, I see what you mean, I'll try to fix that during the weekend. Thanks :)

Though I'm not too happy witht the Crunch. I know I can do much better. Thank god it's just a WIP :3 (Hmm that sounded stupid).

When are we getting more stages of your design :o?

(It feels a tad simple right now so I won't go into any complex comments :3 Though I do like the concept!)
 
If the version I posted in this thread is the only one you've seen you are being WAY too kind by saying "simple"... it sucks.  Thankfully, I have 20 more versions in the WIP section that show much more promise and I've submitted my final design to the gallery.  Thanks for the kind words, especially considering the state of the work you were commenting on.
 
I look forward to seeing what else you come up with over the weekend, good luck.


Edited by vampireslug - 27 March 2009 at 4:55am
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Quote tripnfall Replybullet Posted: 27 March 2009 at 5:35am
I submitted the final, I'm pretty happy with it. It kinda hurts to look at it though.
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Quote Metaru Replybullet Posted: 27 March 2009 at 8:17am
maybe reducing the saturation just a bit so the kids wont have a seizure at the supermarket would be okay ;)
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Quote Astoumix Replybullet Posted: 27 March 2009 at 3:56pm
Hello, I am French. I've been regularly checking your website for a little while now. I have finally decided to take the plunge and submit one of my creations for a contest.

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Quote Metaru Replybullet Posted: 27 March 2009 at 4:08pm
whoa, worms!
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Quote jalonso Replybullet Posted: 27 March 2009 at 5:06pm


WIP...Dunno?


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Quote tripnfall Replybullet Posted: 27 March 2009 at 9:55pm
Originally posted by jalonso



WIP...Dunno?


I really like it, it took me a while to work out it was the body inside.
I'm 'tripnfelt' on PJ but my password isn't working on the forums so i made a 'tripnfall' handel.
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Quote Metaru Replybullet Posted: 28 March 2009 at 4:06am
the stomach in the background is quite... unreadable.

thats me asuming its a stomach.
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Quote Windwhisper Replybullet Posted: 28 March 2009 at 11:53am
I would love some critique on what I've done so far.  It still doesn't seem right to me, but I'm not sure what else to do.


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Quote Metaru Replybullet Posted: 28 March 2009 at 12:53pm
It totally should be 8 rather 6...
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Quote vampireslug Replybullet Posted: 28 March 2009 at 4:29pm
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It totally should be 8 rather 6...


I just re-read this, "8-bits"... hilarious.
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Quote Windwhisper Replybullet Posted: 28 March 2009 at 4:43pm
It actually started as 8 bits, but I was going to have 8 flavors which didn't fit in the pictures. 
Anyway, because I'm obsessive, here's my latest version, which will probably be the final one

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Quote Hapiel Replybullet Posted: 28 March 2009 at 4:45pm
Lol, you know the difference between 8 colors and 8 bits? 8 bits would mean 256 colors. You just said 256 flavors.

Which is ok, but don't dare to link that number to the number of colors ;)
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Quote Windwhisper Replybullet Posted: 29 March 2009 at 2:04am
Yeah, the "bits" are a problem either way.

I figured it made more sense with 6 bits as a kind of a pun since bits can refer to just small items as well (in a non-scientific sense I suppose).
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Quote Hapiel Replybullet Posted: 29 March 2009 at 4:13am
Yes, thats the funny part, but still it would look better if youd put down an 8 I think :)
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Quote r1k Replybullet Posted: 29 March 2009 at 7:12am
ya I think 8 would be better too.  So what if it implies 256 flavors its just like a fake measurement an add would use to make something sound cooler or better that isnt meant to be taken seriously.  Like I saw an infomercial once for a blender that measured its watts in "mega power".
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