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    Posted: 13 July 2009 at 1:23am

CHALLENGE: Tall Bunyan

Create a scene using tall pixels that in some way depicts the giant lumberjack, Paul Bunyan. Remember, tall pixels mean that every pixel is twice the height of a regular pixel. Example of tall pixels.

The grid below has been provided to help you place your tall pixels. Feel free to modify it to suit your canvas size.

talltemp.png picture by tumble_weed

Canvas Size - Portrait canvas (the height of the canvas must be greater than the width).
Colours - Max 32.
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 Tall Bunyan 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 susuwataris Replybullet Posted: 13 July 2009 at 7:22am
Does he have to be in the scene? Or for example, there could be some of his giant tools or his giant footprints.
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Quote skamocore Replybullet Posted: 13 July 2009 at 8:02am
Yes, at least enough so that he is identifiable; could someone look at the image and think - "ah, that's Paul Bunyan"?

But don't let this stop you from being creative!

Edited by skamocore - 13 July 2009 at 8:01am
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Quote Perkele Replybullet Posted: 13 July 2009 at 10:31am
Early and ugly WIP, inspired by "American Gothic"

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Quote AtomicMushroom Replybullet Posted: 13 July 2009 at 4:46pm
A quick sketch. Need to fix anatomy. Ref: http://www.nationalwestern.com/nwss/media/downloads/rodeo/bull%20rider%206.jpg

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Quote RollerKingdom Replybullet Posted: 13 July 2009 at 7:10pm
Good luck to everyone entering, this seems hard especially for me that still a noob
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Quote AtomicMushroom Replybullet Posted: 13 July 2009 at 10:54pm
Update.
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Quote Photocopier Replybullet Posted: 14 July 2009 at 12:25am
that bull's legs make no sense,
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Quote Dirteater Replybullet Posted: 14 July 2009 at 6:06am
The bulls legs sort of make sense, its jumping, or at this stance half way in the air? Id of thought his back was more bent when hes or she is at this stance?

Awesome start btw :D
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Quote AtomicMushroom Replybullet Posted: 14 July 2009 at 10:11pm


Note: The shading isn't tall pixel'd yet because I just want to block out the basic shapes first.
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Quote Perkele Replybullet Posted: 15 July 2009 at 3:25am

Seriously, I'm not very happy with it. Is there anyone except from Mushroom and me entering?
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Quote JoshFTW Replybullet Posted: 15 July 2009 at 4:28am
Guess I'm in, expect something... Crap. :)
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Quote AngelOTG Replybullet Posted: 15 July 2009 at 9:51am
Haha, I think it's totally cute Perkele. Perhaps the cows head should be a little less tall, though?


Mushroom, the pose of the bull is really bugging me. It looks like you're trying to make him be like a bucking bull, but as-is he looks like he's just hovering.

And, I don't really have any advice on how to fix it. Look at some references from rodeos? ; _;
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Quote NotlikeTheOther Replybullet Posted: 15 July 2009 at 12:38pm

It looks to me like the bull is bouncing on a trampoline 

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Quote AtomicMushroom Replybullet Posted: 15 July 2009 at 2:53pm
I tall pixel'd everything (I hope), and changed the shading a bit.

BTW, to everyone saying the pose looks weird, look at  the reference picture I had in my first post: http://www.nationalwestern.com/nwss/media/downloads/rodeo/bull%20rider%206.jpg




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Quote AngelOTG Replybullet Posted: 15 July 2009 at 3:17pm
Your pose and the references is much different. Notice the arch of the back, how close the hooves are, how much more his head dips down, etc.

Your's just needs some tweaking here and there before it looks great. :3
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Quote khobby Replybullet Posted: 15 July 2009 at 5:53pm
"I tall pixel'd everything (I hope)"

...Peach pupil of the blue beast!
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Quote jeremy Replybullet Posted: 15 July 2009 at 7:39pm
Now for something completely different ;D
@Perkele: looking great, at this rate you'll deffo get a prize! :D
 
[EDIT] Meh, gonna pack it in for the night


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Quote skamocore Replybullet Posted: 16 July 2009 at 9:31am
woot.

Yours has some tall pixel issues too:


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Quote jeremy Replybullet Posted: 16 July 2009 at 3:06pm
Thanks heaps, ska. That woman looks like a Christmas tree XD
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Quote NotlikeTheOther Replybullet Posted: 16 July 2009 at 3:25pm
WIP... up for some C+C
*edit*(oh yeah)  I stole the palette from 1ucas, Rusty Website Menu.  http://pixeljoint.com/pixelart/4552.htm   


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Quote skamocore Replybullet Posted: 16 July 2009 at 3:41pm
@NLTO: Make sure you put Paul in there somewhere and not just Babe.

Also, your image appears to be a jpeg, this can happen if you upload a bmp to photobucket. I'll be able to comment further and check your tall pixels if you upload a png/gif of your image.

@Jeremy: XD
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Quote Lahra Replybullet Posted: 16 July 2009 at 11:50pm
Hi,
Is that right so far?


Finished://


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Quote Dr D Replybullet Posted: 17 July 2009 at 12:58am
Lahra, that's definitely not all tall pixels, actually, a large portion of the picture is comprised of single pixels. There can not be any single pixels at all. each pixel must have an identical pixel either above it or below it (according to the grid).

Ska, you missed a pixel when checking Jeremy's piece, down at the bottom, in the grass. Just saying.
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Quote jeremy Replybullet Posted: 17 July 2009 at 3:17am
Thanks DD :D
 
@Lahra: The challenge calls for a scene, ie with a background. As DD said there's heaps of nondouble pixels, mostly in the lines themselves.
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Quote NotlikeTheOther Replybullet Posted: 17 July 2009 at 8:34am
@skamocore
Thanks!  I didn't know why it kept doing that jpeg thing.  I will redo after more work.  I have been working hard at keeping the pixels tall.. we'll see though, won't we?
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Quote NotlikeTheOther Replybullet Posted: 17 July 2009 at 2:14pm
Ok.  Here is my revised piece.  Saved .PNG, so I hope it works for the tall pixel check.  C+C?  Would like the grass to look better, not sure on that technique.
THANKS!!
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Quote skamocore Replybullet Posted: 17 July 2009 at 3:06pm
well done, almost entirely error free. Just a few here and there:



Clever idea. Although it could've been taken a bit further, you could've somehow shown the relative size of his grave. For example his grave could be shown as the same height as some buildings.

Also, I think the grave is a bit over-dithered and some of the text doesn't seem straight. Babe's nose seems a bit flat and he seems to have pillow shading on his arm. I would also try and pick a nicer sky colour. Otherwise, looking nice; the grass seems fine too. If you still want to try and improve it a bit more have a look around the gallery for examples of grass - this is a good example.

Good luck in the challenge heh.
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Quote NotlikeTheOther Replybullet Posted: 17 July 2009 at 3:43pm
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 Whew!  I am relieved by the lack of single pixels!  Thanks for your help and advice!  I will work on it more before the deadline   
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Quote Perkele Replybullet Posted: 17 July 2009 at 4:08pm
Bloody hell, I'm just too slow..

That'll ne two days full of work.

@ Jeremy
Thanks a lot, your comment made me work on


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Quote jeremy Replybullet Posted: 17 July 2009 at 7:52pm
No problem, it looks great :)
 
Tallpixel is indeed time consuming, and I did some other pixeling inbetween and kept using it XD

Finished.
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Quote Brod Replybullet Posted: 18 July 2009 at 10:00pm
Man this is really eating up my time, I hope I'll be able to finish before the deadline .__.



Fun stuff though, hope you guys like it.


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Quote skamocore Replybullet Posted: 19 July 2009 at 1:38am
Cool style; hope you finish it D:
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Quote Perkele Replybullet Posted: 19 July 2009 at 6:42am

Finished, weehu
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