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CHALLENGE 1/25/2016: Eyepatch

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Topic: CHALLENGE 1/25/2016: Eyepatch
Posted By: administrator
Subject: CHALLENGE 1/25/2016: Eyepatch
Date Posted: 25 January 2016 at 12:00am

CHALLENGE: Eyepatch

Create a portrait of a character with an eyepatch.

Canvas Size - Max 85 x 85.
Colours - Max 12.
Transparency - No.
Animation - No.

Optional Bonus Challenge: Not a pirate character.


CHALLENGE RULES

  • Participants have until this upcoming Sunday at midnight (12AM Pacific) to /pixels/submit_icons.asp - 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 /forum/forum_topics.asp?FID=8 - 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

/pixels/poll.asp?id=1486' name='vote' target='_blank'>Vote now for your favorite pixelart in this week's challenge!

CHALLENGE AWARDS

The Eyepatch pixel art challenge is complete and we have three new champions. This week's challenge awards go to the following pieces:

/pixelart/101468.htm' target='_blank' class='winner1'>Mad Doc by /p/46633.htm' target='_blank'>andylittle
/pixelart/101600.htm' target='_blank' class='winner2'>Abomination by /p/26118.htm' target='_blank'>Night
/pixelart/101561.htm' target='_blank' class='winner3'>The Wanderer by /p/43003.htm' target='_blank'>Wolfenoctis


Thanks so much to all who took the time to vote and participate in the challenge!

/pixelart/101635.htm' target='_blank' class='winnerx'>Eye-Patched Green Alien by /p/77084.htm' target='_blank'>Corunder
/pixelart/101595.htm' target='_blank' class='winnerx'>Matthew "Cursed Eye" McClain by /p/46978.htm' target='_blank'>ArcadeHero
/pixelart/101576.htm' target='_blank' class='winnerx'>The Solitude of Captain Vaughn by /p/2191.htm' target='_blank'>ptoing
/pixelart/101554.htm' target='_blank' class='winnerx'>"Tell me where it hurts..." by /p/48695.htm' target='_blank'>Logalpix
/pixelart/101494.htm' target='_blank' class='winnerx'>Old Dog, New Tech by /p/80630.htm' target='_blank'>nhilker
/pixelart/101621.htm' target='_blank' class='winnerx'>I'll Eat You With a Spoon! by /p/82840.htm' target='_blank'>AnimalBro
/pixelart/101467.htm' target='_blank' class='winnerx'>Eyepatch by /p/1287.htm' target='_blank'>0xDB
/pixelart/101442.htm' target='_blank' class='winnerx'>Wanted: Space Pirate by /p/81087.htm' target='_blank'>Noimagin
/pixelart/101582.htm' target='_blank' class='winnerx'>Garu-chan by /p/47461.htm' target='_blank'>Drazile
/pixelart/101542.htm' target='_blank' class='winnerx'>radioactive warlock by /p/67611.htm' target='_blank'>mwambi
/pixelart/101636.htm' target='_blank' class='winnerx'>Is something wrong with your eye? by /p/2191.htm' target='_blank'>ptoing
/pixelart/101638.htm' target='_blank' class='winnerx'>what ? by /p/68877.htm' target='_blank'>ponkadunk
/pixelart/101631.htm' target='_blank' class='winnerx'>Eyepatch by /p/58598.htm' target='_blank'>Veksell
/pixelart/101454.htm' target='_blank' class='winnerx'>Horsey McHorson by /p/81066.htm' target='_blank'>pushxtonotdie
/pixelart/101449.htm' target='_blank' class='winnerx'>Not Evil by /p/45404.htm' target='_blank'>Finlal
/pixelart/101577.htm' target='_blank' class='winnerx'>Shlordax the Unlucky by /p/2191.htm' target='_blank'>ptoing
/pixelart/101514.htm' target='_blank' class='winnerx'>Pina, The Serious Dwarf by /p/62097.htm' target='_blank'>Cano
/pixelart/101475.htm' target='_blank' class='winnerx'>Thriller - A Cruel Pixel by /p/68228.htm' target='_blank'>saulc12
/pixelart/101466.htm' target='_blank' class='winnerx'>Portrait of an Injured Manatee by /p/25791.htm' target='_blank'>waynaul
/pixelart/101639.htm' target='_blank' class='winnerx'>Eye Patch Girl by /p/42373.htm' target='_blank'>shulsinga
/pixelart/101432.htm' target='_blank' class='winnerx'>King Bradley by /p/13797.htm' target='_blank'>Kaminari
/pixelart/101436.htm' target='_blank' class='winnerx'>Pig :3 by /p/13797.htm' target='_blank'>Kaminari
/pixelart/101483.htm' target='_blank' class='winnerx'>Big Boss by /p/41171.htm' target='_blank'>Coco88888888
/pixelart/101526.htm' target='_blank' class='winnerx'>Sailor troll by /p/81104.htm' target='_blank'>KKendrick23
/pixelart/101544.htm' target='_blank' class='winnerx'>Raiden by /p/73774.htm' target='_blank'>TheBigang
/pixelart/101458.htm' target='_blank' class='winnerx'>Small Boss by /p/23600.htm' target='_blank'>Artic
/pixelart/101503.htm' target='_blank' class='winnerx'>Kenpachi Zaraki by /p/13797.htm' target='_blank'>Kaminari
/pixelart/101484.htm' target='_blank' class='winnerx'>Locked by /p/49362.htm' target='_blank'>Fusionnist
/pixelart/101619.htm' target='_blank' class='winnerx'>Demo by /p/47364.htm' target='_blank'>Mega_19
/pixelart/101598.htm' target='_blank' class='winnerx'>Rista - Terrorista by /p/8988.htm' target='_blank'>jamon
/pixelart/101516.htm' target='_blank' class='winnerx'>California Mountain Snake by /p/45095.htm' target='_blank'>neva
/pixelart/101433.htm' target='_blank' class='winnerx'>The name's Pond... by /p/68228.htm' target='_blank'>saulc12
/pixelart/101613.htm' target='_blank' class='winnerx'>Mon Star by /p/41383.htm' target='_blank'>Pixelart_kid
/pixelart/101578.htm' target='_blank' class='winnerx'>Yus Bird has seen better days. by /p/2191.htm' target='_blank'>ptoing
/pixelart/101512.htm' target='_blank' class='winnerx'>Cyborg Bob by /p/39054.htm' target='_blank'>ADrawingMan
/pixelart/101457.htm' target='_blank' class='winnerx'>"Eyepatch" by /p/4683.htm' target='_blank'>Elk
/pixelart/101482.htm' target='_blank' class='winnerx'>Foxhound by /p/61303.htm' target='_blank'>Philtomato
/pixelart/101587.htm' target='_blank' class='winnerx'>Rough-Looking with a Heart of Gold by /p/9270.htm' target='_blank'>iLKke
/pixelart/101571.htm' target='_blank' class='winnerx'>Nice by /p/67703.htm' target='_blank'>Sunpai
/pixelart/101606.htm' target='_blank' class='winnerx'>The Wrestler by /p/79951.htm' target='_blank'>pixelplonker



Replies:
Posted By: TheBigang
Date Posted: 25 January 2016 at 11:39am
Boss?


Posted By: mwambi
Date Posted: 25 January 2016 at 12:03pm

Yet another hooded character...


Posted By: 0xDB
Date Posted: 25 January 2016 at 12:27pm
WIP


Purists and other pixel-nazis might be interested in knowing that I'm hand-pixelling this over a basic 3D model which I first slapped up in Blender to help me get the shadows and light right faster than figuring it out by manual projection construction.

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Posted By: Drazelic
Date Posted: 25 January 2016 at 12:46pm
Originally posted by mwambi


Yet another hooded character...




The design reminds me of Ballos from Cave Story a bit!


Posted By: 8TheKat
Date Posted: 25 January 2016 at 4:32pm
Going for "Big Boss"



Posted By: Drazile
Date Posted: 25 January 2016 at 4:33pm
I'm tempted to do a super kawaii animu girlchan...


Posted By: 8TheKat
Date Posted: 25 January 2016 at 5:58pm
I feel like I should do something with the background...



Posted By: Drazile
Date Posted: 25 January 2016 at 7:44pm
IT'S HAPPENING


Posted By: 0xDB
Date Posted: 25 January 2016 at 11:10pm
Seems like no one could actually see my WIP earlier as it was being hosted behind a slack login:



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Posted By: 0xDB
Date Posted: 26 January 2016 at 1:43am
And done:


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Posted By: TheBigang
Date Posted: 26 January 2016 at 4:44am
WIP



Posted By: saulc12
Date Posted: 26 January 2016 at 7:58am
Are we allowed to post more than one entry?


Posted By: jalonso
Date Posted: 26 January 2016 at 8:00am
Originally posted by saulc12

Are we allowed to post more than one entry?


Of course.
Just know that most admire quality over quantity.


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Posted By: saulc12
Date Posted: 26 January 2016 at 8:06am
thanks for the quick response - I just made two different images and didn't know if I could put up both - very different styles


Posted By: TheBigang
Date Posted: 27 January 2016 at 12:32pm
Hmmm.. Is that "flare" too much?

If someone want help too, criticism is welcome.


Posted By: jalonso
Date Posted: 27 January 2016 at 12:34pm
No its ok.
Try a little more contrast in the hair and maybe fleshtones.

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Posted By: Drazile
Date Posted: 28 January 2016 at 1:36am
Could someone please help me out with the hair?



Posted By: skittle
Date Posted: 29 January 2016 at 12:04pm
Hey man, I think it looks pretty good, all you really need to do is add clusters and highlights on the crown of the hair, the actual shape seems alright as it is. All it really needs is for you to add the detail.



Also, there's some unnecessary colours going on in the face that you can't even really make out because they're too similar in contrast. Maybe my edit isn't actually needed for this, but the colours you chose for the hair are actually really fun to mess around with.

This isn't really a critique here, but just a suggestion, you would really be able to fit a lot more detail on there if you use up more of your canvas depending on how far you wanna take this -or even if you make it 85x85 instead of 64px.

So kawaii


Posted By: pixelplonker
Date Posted: 29 January 2016 at 3:05pm
I've tried an image of half blind Japanese wrestler Yuki Nakai and used the image here as a reference -
http://www.submissioncontrol.com/main/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/tumblr_litb8uLWqk1qgdqtgo1_400-300x228.jpg - http://www.submissioncontrol.com/main/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/tumblr_litb8uLWqk1qgdqtgo1_400-300x228.jpg

Here is what I've been working on so far.





It's probably obvious, but I haven't tried to copy the reference image directly in either of these.

The reference probably has multiple light sources which is why I'm having so many problems with my first attempt.

I like the second better but I'm certain there is room for improvement.

Any advice would be welcome.

Thanks.

btw.  The style was stolen with kind permission from JustinGameDesign.  Thanks again.


Posted By: jalonso
Date Posted: 30 January 2016 at 3:01pm
I like 2nd one better too but the left side of the mouth reads weird.
Male neck don't flare like that but its fine as is :/


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Posted By: pixelplonker
Date Posted: 30 January 2016 at 3:08pm
Originally posted by jalonso

I like 2nd one better too but the left side of the mouth reads weird.
Male neck don't flare like that but its fine as is :/


Thanks.
Those are fair points, I'll give it a quick tidy before submitting.


Posted By: jalonso
Date Posted: 30 January 2016 at 6:21pm
Originally posted by pixelplonker


Originally posted by jalonso


I like 2nd one better too but the left side of the mouth reads weird.Male neck don't flare like that but its fine as is :/
Thanks.Those are fair points, I'll give it a quick tidy before submitting.


Pixelart does something weird sometimes. A pixel stands out as a pixel and becomes distracting.
It is always wise to step back and try not to think of what you're seeing as the subject but was shows in more abstract ways to keep ypurself in check.
Take the 3 pixels on the left side of the lips I mentioned before and they stand out as 3 PIXELS and they are right next to the exact same 3 pixels that make the nose yet they don't stand out. I'm just rambling about it cuz its weird.

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Posted By: pixelplonker
Date Posted: 31 January 2016 at 12:40am
Originally posted by jalonso



Pixelart does something weird sometimes. A pixel stands out as a pixel and becomes distracting.
It is always wise to step back and try not to think of what you're seeing as the subject but was shows in more abstract ways to keep ypurself in check.
Take the 3 pixels on the left side of the lips I mentioned before and they stand out as 3 PIXELS and they are right next to the exact same 3 pixels that make the nose yet they don't stand out. I'm just rambling about it cuz its weird.


No problem, this is all good advice. :-)



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