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Allstories
July 2nd, 2006, 04:12 PM
Allstories & Vaati-san PRESENT:
THE JULY PIXEL ART CONTEST!
(woo!)
DISCUSSION THREAD

You know the drill, this is for discussion only. Entries go in the Discussion thread.

Dragonfree
July 2nd, 2006, 05:02 PM
Interesting theme.

I think I'll cook something up for it. Always been fond of minimalistic spriting.

Shijuukara
July 2nd, 2006, 05:33 PM
Oooh, a seven pixel pixel-art, cool challenge. I might enter as well.

aocom
July 2nd, 2006, 07:26 PM
Sweet. A palette restriction. This ought to be interesting. ;D

MegaFuz
July 2nd, 2006, 08:19 PM
These restrictions in no way, shape or form, limit creativity, gs135790. There's no need to flame the people holding this contest just because you can't meet the standards. Take your off-base comments somewhere else. o.o

Gary, the Magic Fairy
July 2nd, 2006, 10:19 PM
If it really bothers you that much I'll delete my post.

Can we use white, or does that break the color rule? since white's not really a color.

Esupio
July 3rd, 2006, 04:19 AM
Nice
I've been meaning to work with palette restrictions for a while
:P

Allstories
July 3rd, 2006, 07:32 AM
If it really bothers you that much I'll delete my post.

Can we use white, or does that break the color rule? since white's not really a color.

No, you may not use white.

mini34
July 3rd, 2006, 07:50 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by gs135790
If it really bothers you that much I'll delete my post.

Can we use white, or does that break the color rule? since white's not really a color.


No, you may not use white.

Aww...that stinks, and does that mean we can't use black either?

Allstories
July 3rd, 2006, 07:54 AM
You may only use the provided colors.

Fox♠
July 3rd, 2006, 09:14 AM
It's irrelevent that white and black aren't olours, neither one appeared on the palette, so neither one is allowed, just work with what you've got.

Allstories
July 3rd, 2006, 10:18 AM
[Designed Child]'s entry is not valid due to use of unapproved colors.

You have to ONLY use the given colors, that's the whole reason they're there. White is not one of the available colors. You are free to edit your entry, however.

[ Designed Child ]
July 3rd, 2006, 10:46 AM
gone forever deleted it too. just cus i dont know how to make the background transparent

Allstories
July 3rd, 2006, 11:24 AM
Just make the freakin' background yellow then.

Shadow Wolf 2
July 3rd, 2006, 12:20 PM
This is awesome, I'll be sure to join this!

Fox♠
July 3rd, 2006, 01:16 PM
DC: Then ask someone who has photoshop to make it transparent, or here's an even better idea, MAKE a background.

Shadow Wolf: Best God darned news I heard all day =P

Dragonfree
July 3rd, 2006, 03:32 PM
Transparency is allowed, then?

Allstories
July 3rd, 2006, 03:38 PM
I'll probably regret this, but I'm going to say yes.

Dragonfree
July 3rd, 2006, 04:15 PM
So are you looking for a "picture", as in we'd get minus points for not having a background, or would characters on transparent (or yellow) backgrounds be just as good?

Allstories
July 3rd, 2006, 04:39 PM
We're not looking for anything in particular. We just want to see good pixel art and good use of color.

Fox♠
July 4th, 2006, 01:24 AM
DC: Your entry is looking pretty nice, good use of the palette. Lets hope to see more entries like this.

Alex_
July 4th, 2006, 01:29 AM
Posted mine...

[ Designed Child ]'s pixel art is awesome.

Shadow Wolf 2
July 4th, 2006, 06:18 AM
DC: Then ask someone who has photoshop to make it transparent, or here's an even better idea, MAKE a background.

Shadow Wolf: Best God darned news I heard all day =P
Lol.

This is what I got so far:
http://img188.imageshack.us/img188/8852/ichbinmachocolour6at.gif
Teh Macho Goblin X3

Fox♠
July 4th, 2006, 08:46 AM
Shadow Wolf, that's looking sexual, I really love the shading.

Meh, out of boredom I made an example of how the palette could be used.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v217/matt-crowe/exam.png

That took my what, 5 minutes? Imaging what you guys can do over a month.

Allstories
July 4th, 2006, 09:03 AM
Yeah, guys, you have a month. Don't feel inclined to do something as soon as possible for the sake of doing so. Think it over first.

Allstories
July 4th, 2006, 09:48 AM
+Alex+ and Neo Umbreon are disqualified for submitting entries that do not sufficiently meet the definition of pixel art.

Shadow Wolf 2
July 4th, 2006, 10:20 AM
Here's my final entry if you want to discuss it:
http://img522.imageshack.us/img522/3525/ichbinmachocolour3lp.gif
I'm pretty darn proud of it.

Chizzy
July 4th, 2006, 10:32 AM
Guys, you'll be addened to know (or Happy) that Im entering AGAIN this month. I know I sucked at the first one (The 80's games), and the second was an edit (Myths and Legend creatures) but this time, my entery is completely scratch!

(Prepare for the worst entery sice my pacman one!)

Fox♠
July 4th, 2006, 11:10 AM
Shadow Wolf, that is truly amazing, I'm in love with it.

Alex_
July 4th, 2006, 01:14 PM
+Alex+ and Neo Umbreon are disqualified for submitting entries that do not sufficiently meet the definition of pixel art.
Awesome.

Good luck everyone else then.

Thomas
July 4th, 2006, 05:21 PM
Allstories, this is the best thing you've posted the entire time you've been here at Pokecommunity. I suck at original pixel art, but I love this contest so much I am entering.

Fox♠
July 5th, 2006, 06:06 AM
Crimson Tears, you are disqualified under the terms that you used only 6 of the colours, when the rules clearly state to use all 7. Your entry also appears to be a pixel over, if that's the case, it will have to be changed completely.

EDIT: I done some research, it was infact a pixel over of an offical Sugimori Staryu. You may now not re enter that piece in any form, the work has to be from scratch and scratch only.

[ Designed Child ]
July 5th, 2006, 06:10 AM
It feels weird to have all these nice comments about my work >.< its not all that good look at everyone elses, its much better than mine

Fox♠
July 5th, 2006, 07:46 AM
Pandora's Box's entry has being disquailified due to breaching the rule of using the 7 colours, no more no less.

Pandoras Box
July 5th, 2006, 08:08 AM
i used all the colors what am i supposed to use the tan also

http://img269.imageshack.us/img269/7103/psndorasnamecobob3ic.png SEE LOOK

Fox♠
July 5th, 2006, 08:13 AM
No, you do have 7, my sister had being messing eith the moniter again ¬¬

My apoligies, you're still in pandora.

Pandoras Box
July 5th, 2006, 08:17 AM
THANK YOU i understand my sister is on my pc a lot to and messes everything up

Fox♠
July 5th, 2006, 08:24 AM
It was down to how close two of the colours are, she made the moniter darker and they looked like one, but once again, my apoligies.

Pandoras Box
July 5th, 2006, 08:30 AM
its ok i understand happens all the time

Allstories
July 5th, 2006, 08:36 AM
Crimson Tears, you are disqualified under the terms that you used only 6 of the colours, when the rules clearly state to use all 7

Oh, criminy, I actually didn't intend for that to be a rule. I was habitually compelled to counter 'No more' with 'No less'. I have hereby retracted that rule. Sorry, guys.

:|

Fox♠
July 5th, 2006, 08:38 AM
Silly you Allstories, although it is still a pixel over, therefore is not scratch so it's still disquilified.

Thomas
July 5th, 2006, 08:45 AM
Ok, I entered mine, but it isn't done well. I never know how to shade. Someone really needs to make a tutorial on that for pixel art.

maxxa
July 5th, 2006, 11:03 AM
oooh wow i love a challenge and this will be my first entry of a contest wow!

Fox♠
July 5th, 2006, 11:33 AM
Qwertyman, you have being disquilified for breaking the following rule.

"# No old work. This has to be new stuff. Although with the restricted palette that sort of goes without saying."

Dragonfree
July 5th, 2006, 01:15 PM
I'm doing a landscape pic. =/ Just thought the colors would look good for that.

Fox♠
July 5th, 2006, 01:21 PM
They would IMO, I'm looking forawd to this entry Dragonfree, dopn't let me down ^_^

Chizzy
July 5th, 2006, 01:23 PM
My item is coming along nicely

Shading looks kind of poor though

Dragonfree
July 5th, 2006, 02:57 PM
You won't believe just how annoying this (http://jupiter.vilhjalmur.com/butterfree/julycontestentry.png) was to make. <_< Dithering large areas is a nightmare.

But yeah, it's my entry, most likely to be subjected to some tweaking.

Fox♠
July 5th, 2006, 03:06 PM
Now that, is sheer skill, although prehpas dithering wasn't the smoothest technique you could of used, meh, still awesome.

Dragonfree
July 5th, 2006, 03:21 PM
Yeah, I was thinking about changing that a little... I'm not too happy with the sky right now.

I added a couple of clouds, though.

Allstories
July 5th, 2006, 03:41 PM
Y'know, it IS possible to dither to less or greater degrees. You're just going SOLID COLOR - CHECKERED GRADIENT - SOLID COLOR - CHECKERED GRADIENT - SOLID COLOR - CHECKERED GRADIENT - etc. It doesn't really flow very well, and it's kind of distracting. However, this is the type of stuff I had in mind when I devised the theme.

Dragonfree
July 5th, 2006, 04:21 PM
Just finished editing the sky. I like it a lot more now, although near the sun I'm going to tweak a couple of pixels.

aocom
July 5th, 2006, 05:09 PM
Dithering large areas is a nightmare.
Don't even remind me x_X

Mine is going good. I need to try more shading techniques though.

Snapple
July 5th, 2006, 05:15 PM
I just finished my entry
http://img300.imageshack.us/img300/9854/glamor20nm.gif

I'm not sure if I should add more values to the hair or not. I want it to have a light feeling, like really blonde. What do people think?

maxxa
July 6th, 2006, 07:50 AM
here is mine its not that good but here
http://img260.imageshack.us/img260/5396/entry2bf.png its my first contest entry
DISCUSS

SuperGuy
July 6th, 2006, 09:42 AM
-Thomas- i like yours. mainly because Chickorita is my fav pokemon. but... wait, its the only reason. but i think its good too. better than anything i could do, because i dont have paint, and even if i did, it still would

Houndoom1
July 7th, 2006, 06:08 PM
Well I finished mine and it's another crappy koopa. I don't know why I always make koopas, but whatever that's my entry.

Esupio
July 8th, 2006, 12:06 AM
Isn't that just a recolour of a previous entry?

if it is tisn't allowed

Houndoom1
July 8th, 2006, 08:13 AM
Well I actually made a whole new one, see:

http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d35/houndoom1/colorkoopa2.png http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d35/houndoom1/koopa2.png

BlueEew
July 9th, 2006, 04:34 AM
Wow there are some great entrys this mounth, I love dragonfrees entry. How do you get so much detail in it?

Smarties-chan
July 9th, 2006, 10:34 AM
Dragonfree... your entry is breath taking. It's a true work of art. It's simply amazing. There are no visible flaws in it (at least I fail to spot any). Shadow Wolf's entry is also amazingly well detailed.
Dithering large areas is a nightmare.
Who could have guessed?[/SARCASM] My entry has a huge amount of dithering and it's a real pain in the neck. x___x

Ellie
July 9th, 2006, 10:42 AM
This is mine so far:
http://i6.tinypic.com/1zf69o1.png
Meh, I can't shade hair at all, so that part's gonna suck. X-x

And, I realize this uses colors that are not allowed. I make my outlines bright colors when I'm working so I can see them easier.

EDIT: Finished:
http://i6.tinypic.com/1zfr9ja.gif

♥RanaRocket!☆
July 14th, 2006, 11:59 PM
http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e262/Mazilwolf/mazilwolfsentryforjulypixelconte-1.png i editied my entyr (it was this:http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e262/Mazilwolf/mazilwolfsentryforjulypixelcontest.png)
did i improve it, or did i just make it worse... =/

Ellie
July 16th, 2006, 10:10 PM
Looks pretty similar, but better. The only thing I notice really wrong is that it seems like her hips are too rounded for her to have a stomsch like that. Also, if you're going to have her belly button showing like that, you should probably make the shirt shorter, because she'd have to have a really tight, wet shirt for it to be like that.

Domin-8
July 17th, 2006, 05:11 PM
Wow everyone's looks so good, and the palette is awsome. I am in the mood to make one now, though it will suck for being my first ever pixel art for a contest I will still enter it.

Here it is everyone
http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d170/coreystranick/OutlawPixel.png

Enokoro
July 24th, 2006, 04:20 PM
http://img86.imageshack.us/img86/6557/contestjq2.png
Again,meh

♥Nova♥
July 24th, 2006, 04:29 PM
Well, I put up my Entry a while ago, but I haven't really gotten any honest opinions on it.

http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g127/DarkRainNova/ImpmonEntry.jpg (http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g127/DarkRainNova/ImpmonEntry.jpg)

Any opinions?

Enokoro
July 24th, 2006, 04:31 PM
Its pretty good,but save its as PNG.Its a lil blurry.
To anyone: Please comment on mine.

http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e262/Mazilwolf/mazilwolfsentryforjulypixelconte-1.png i editied my entyr (it was this:http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e262/Mazilwolf/mazilwolfsentryforjulypixelcontest.png)
did i improve it, or did i just make it worse... =/
tats gross dude

Shadow Wolf 2
July 27th, 2006, 09:38 PM
Dragonfree... your entry is breath taking. It's a true work of art. It's simply amazing. There are no visible flaws in it (at least I fail to spot any). Shadow Wolf's entry is also amazingly well detailed.

Who could have guessed?[/SARCASM] My entry has a huge amount of dithering and it's a real pain in the neck. x___x
Thanks ^^.
I also dithered so much my hand hurt when I was done.
Darn.

Domin-8
July 27th, 2006, 10:15 PM
What do you gusy think of mine? I was surprised at what I did for my first time, i think that took me about 2-3 hours. but I don't mind I think I did an ok job for my first time.

maxxa
August 6th, 2006, 04:53 AM
when will this be judjed?

Allstories
August 6th, 2006, 07:12 AM
Well, since you had to ask, NEVER. >:(

Actually, whenever I see Vaati on so I can send him the entries because he's apparently not having much luck viewing this site, ever, and then when he gets a chance to rate them all. I've pretty much already finished.