Pixel Art Challenge: Out in the Cold


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Depending on where you live, it's the start of winter this week. So for this challenge you are asked to create an icy or snow-covered scene. You may include characters and/or creatures too if you so wish.

Optional Bonus Challenge: Can you do it without using any white?

Canvas Size - Exactly 160 (width) x 90 (height).
Colours - Max 25.
Transparency - No.
Animation - No.



The challenge thread will have all the challenge updates. The thread is also a great place to post your WIPs.


Posted by skamocore @ 5/31/2010   |    18

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yrizoud (Level 6 SWAT) @ 6/1/2010 09:41

I'm tempted to try an anti-bonus rule, with an "all-white" image : a landscape smothered in snow where only some (often unconnected) non-white areas help your mind "fill the blanks". It's the kind of technique I've first seen in Calvin&Hobbes comics. The negative version (mostly black) is used throughout Sin City.


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Red-Error (Level 1 Intern) @ 6/1/2010 08:06

Totally just for the relative season, it's nearly summer (afther exam's) !

 

Without any white, it's like radioactive green snow ? Is a very luminous blue  white ? :D

 

There wil be interresting things !


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Setzer (Level 8 Cannibal) @ 6/1/2010 00:16

Oh how I wish it were winter here

:(

The small canvases make it tempting for me to compete, but I dont know if I'll have the time for it anyway. Winter rocks.


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Elk (Level 5 Assistant Manager) @ 5/31/2010 20:32

:(                                   


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Manupix (Level 11 Godfather) @ 5/31/2010 09:35

Looks like more Drôme mountains from me. Or else.

True, yet  the same result could be reached by just allowing any canvas.:

Not so true, as many pple esp newbies tend to go for far too large canvasses.

 

Edit: jal, that's what I mean, more nicely said.


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jalonso (Level 11 Godfather) @ 5/31/2010 09:33

Be careful what you ask for. When not kept small those huge-assed weak cell-shaded entries flood the gallery like a lil'dude plague.


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Perkele (Level 4 Murderer) @ 5/31/2010 09:24

Wasn't meant as a complaint, it's just something I noticed the last few weeks ;) And it's a pity, since there used to be some fantastic entries with large canvas,

@ Adarias

"more managable sizes = more participation."

True, yet  the same result could be reached by just allowing any canvas.


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Elk (Level 5 Assistant Manager) @ 5/31/2010 09:18

pixeljoint needs a "like" button!

 

totally agree @canvas at all challenges...


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skamocore (Level 11 CEO) @ 5/31/2010 08:11

@Badassbill: I know you'll probably hate this answer; but, in this context, white means whatever you want it to mean. What I want to do with these "optional bonus challenges" is provide additional prompts for people who might want to take things above and beyond; an extra layer of challenge that works as a subset of the challenge as a whole.

In this case, I could have easily said white = #ffffff. But I don't believe that is necessary, as this is more of an additional creativity prompt and not a strict requirement. Maybe someone might think "Aha! white - #ffffff, alright, I'll use #fefefe instead!"; but perhaps you might think "Hmm, white, what does that mean to me? Anything over 95 LUM...ok that's how I'll approach this".

So, basically: optional bonus challenges - nebulous on purpose. It's just something extra to consider (as long as it fits the restrictions of the main challenge, of course).

@Perkele - I promise that next week's challenge won't have a small canvas size.


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Adarias (Level 11 Special Agent) @ 5/31/2010 07:55

my guess, more managable sizes = more participation.  160x90 for a scene though is exceptionally small, you'd need 4 of those to make up a regular handheld screen.


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Perkele (Level 4 Murderer) @ 5/31/2010 07:51

What's with all the small canvas lately?


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jalonso (Level 11 Godfather) @ 5/31/2010 07:40

I think the use of 'white' just means pixel your scene and try not to depend on whites (all of them) too much, ya noes. Like explore blues, lavenders, etc.


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rod750 (Level 1 Intern) @ 5/31/2010 07:29

I wish be in the southern hemisphere in this moment, I hate the summer on the other hand I love the winter and the cold places. This time I think I will participate :)

  Yes, define white, If you talk about pure white, I can use #fefefe why this is not exactly white.


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Badassbill (Level 11 Psychopath) @ 5/31/2010 07:07

Define white. Are we talking pure 100 LUM or just anything over 95? Elaborate please.


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Luisyluis (Level 2 Quiet One) @ 5/31/2010 06:46

2 weeks for summer in my country ( Spain ) Well, in Europe


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Gabeh! (Level 1 Seaman) @ 5/31/2010 04:30

Most of the people here would most likely to be living in the northern hemisphere. :c 


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jeremy (Level 11 Special Agent) @ 5/31/2010 04:22

 Pffft. Get a decent hemisphere ;)

I also didn't read the "optional" part of "optional bonus challenge"


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Manjaman (Level 8 Cannibal) @ 5/31/2010 03:45

hello it's nearly summer time in Europe ! The "depending where you live" should be in bold capitals


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