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PokéCommunity Get-Together Pixel Art Event! Page 2

Started by .inLOVE August 21st, 2009 2:16 PM
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HackMew

Mewtwo Strikes Back

Seen October 26th, 2011
Posted October 15th, 2010
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I really don't understand why some of the people that posted didn't get the difference between general digital art and pixel art. Digital art is all about drawing with a PC, basically. Pixel art is a form digital art, obviously. However, in order to be true pixel art, some rules need to be followed. For example:

Image filters (such as blurring or alpha-blending) or tools with automatic anti-aliasing are considered not valid tools for pixel art, as such tools calculate new pixel values automatically, contrasting with the precise manual arrangement of pixels associated with pixel art.
Palettes are pretty important:

The limited number of colors presents a challenge when attempting to convey complicated concepts and ideas in an efficient way.
The limited palette often implemented into pixel art usually promotes the use of dithering in order to achieve different shades and colors, but due to the nature of this form of art this is done completely by hand. Hand-made anti-aliasing is also used.
Regarding the file format, instead:

Pixel art is preferably stored in a file format utilizing lossless data compression, such as run-length encoding or an indexed color palette. GIF and PNG are two file formats commonly used for storing pixel art. The JPEG format is avoided because its lossy compression algorithm is designed for smooth continuous-tone images and introduces visible artifacts in the presence of dithering. BMP is also avoided, due to its lack of image compression and poor cross-platform support.
I hope everything's clearer now. Just in case, here's a little comparison I made:

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Lady Berlitz

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An igloo in Canada
Seen December 17th, 2014
Posted July 20th, 2011
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Theme: Autumn



I was bored, so I drew an Autumn Cherubi. :D Not really meant to get very far in the event.
Since it's the Fall, its second head wilted and fell off.
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SkythurBathandBeyond151

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Age 27
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Posted February 2nd, 2014
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It's not very Pokemon-y...
but I felt there was no better way to represent Pixel Art than with the men who
started their glorious careers in pixels.
SkythurBathandBeyond151

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PikaFreak

Five Dollar Foot Long.

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IN A DARK WORLD IN A DARK HOUSE IN A DARK ROOM IN A DARK CORNER
Seen October 23rd, 2009
Posted October 6th, 2009
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lol, mario and luigi like PC...
OH! Heres my entry:
http://i32.*.com/2yvrssn.jpg
It's for Fall.
It's a ghost pokemon I made up.
Named, Bunost.
XD

~PikaFreak
(made entierly of pixels)
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omomo0725

Mudkip Lord

atlantis(ohio)
Seen September 11th, 2010
Posted August 25th, 2009
61 posts
12.2 Years
Theme:fall

here is my Fall entry.

Just somthing I tossed to gether using some left over sprites
Also are we aloud to use real pokemon sprite and modify into a fall like theme? cause if we can I want to change my entry.

i removed those clouds, now what?
now i have indeed made it pixel by pixel.


If it was made pixel by pixel then whats with the white lines surrounding it all.
only thing that looks hand drawn is the handle and this is still not pixel art.
go into lets say...ms paint and use the magnifine glass then use the pencil tool and draw pixel by pixel.
also you want to add shading into your art as well as it wont be counted for as pixel art.

Lady Berlitz

Cinnamon ♪

An igloo in Canada
Seen December 17th, 2014
Posted July 20th, 2011
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what do ya mean i didnt made it pix by pix? thats exactly what i did.
and actuallt they are'nt while lines, they appear to be coz its actually a faint grey colour.
u magnify it and then u know it
I don't really believe that you made it pixel by pixel. This is because it looks like you took an image from Google, edited it a bit, erased the "handle," and redrew it. I can tell because no one draws something with that much anti-aliasing in it, especially someone who's a novice at spriting. And I don't see a reason why you kept a black background.

And we all know that those aren't white lines. But the thing is, they're there.
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Chibi Robo

of the entire epoch!

Age 24
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Posted July 2nd, 2011
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i removed those clouds, now what?
now i have indeed made it pixel by pixel.

Yeah vepser couldn't say it any better
I shouldnt have to DQ this twice
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It's not very Pokemon-y...
but I felt there was no better way to represent Pixel Art than with the men who
started their glorious careers in pixels.
You realize this pixel art theme means you have to sprite everything by yourself
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I just kinda threw this together randomly:


If that isn't qualified as "Pixel Art" then, enter this instead. I made it last year for halloween:
Sorry but a fusion isnt 100% made by you and the other thing well :/
It seems the exact thing that Advancedk9 did so both of them are
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Now we are gettingbetter entries and ones that are following the rules so keep it up guys
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SkythurBathandBeyond151

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Yeah vepser couldn't say it any better
I shouldnt have to DQ this twice
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You realize this pixel art theme means you have to sprite everything by yourself
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Sorry but a fusion isnt 100% made by you and the other thing well :/
It seems the exact thing that Advancedk9 did so both of them are
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Now we are gettingbetter entries and ones that are following the rules so keep it up guys
I did sprite those myself, is it because they already existed?
SkythurBathandBeyond151

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Chibi Robo

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I did sprite those myself, is it because they already existed?
Well I DQ'd you because you just made a map that said pc I know that you didnt make any of those sprites I have links to show the sprite sheets you also used too~
Link
Other Link
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SkythurBathandBeyond151

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Theme
Your submission is required to fit into either of these two themes:
1. Fall. In other words, an autumn theme that can range anywhere from leaves, scarecrows, pumpkins, halloween, etc.
2. PokéCommunity. This can range anywhere between a scene of you and your friends here at PC, something resembling the PC logo, etc.
Pertaining to the other aspect of my DQ, I honestly did those from memory. It took me forever, but I did. That first link would have actually helped quite a bit if I was looking for sprites. In all seriousness though, I don't see how that second one would help really.

Considering the similarities, would I have time to redo them in a more original manner?
SkythurBathandBeyond151

Mew~
The New Species Pokémon
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Chibi Robo

of the entire epoch!

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Pertaining to the other aspect of my DQ, I honestly did those from memory. It took me forever, but I did. That first link would have actually helped quite a bit if I was looking for sprites. In all seriousness though, I don't see how that second one would help really.

Considering the similarities, would I have time to redo them in a more original manner?
I highly doubt you could scratch sprite that from memory
But you can redo your entry if it was disqualified As long as you sprite the whole thing yourself~
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SkythurBathandBeyond151

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I highly doubt you could scratch sprite that from memory
But you can redo your entry if it was disqualified As long as you sprite the whole thing yourself~
Are you saying Mario Bros. Mario and Luigi are hard to sprite without looking?


I took a closer look at that sprite sheet you gave me. Neither of mine match up with their's pixel for pixel. (I think it would be a fairly easy thing to get perfect if copying)
A fair amount of my colors are different as well. The most drastic difference would be the color/color styling on Luigi.

As for another entry, I will certainly attempt one.
~I don't know how to alter my memories though~
SkythurBathandBeyond151

Mew~
The New Species Pokémon
Height ~ 0.4m
Weight ~ 4.0Kg


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SkythurBathandBeyond151

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They look like you just minorly altered them, but please just try a different entry and dont try to duplicate a sprite
scratch a sprite that you came up with and enter again
I sincerely apologize for my near photographic memory.

Well a replacement is underway. I can use the tree though right? I like how that fits into the whole thing; I looked and I cant find a sprite similar to mine. (not counting how all other tree sprites are trees as well.)
SkythurBathandBeyond151

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Weight ~ 4.0Kg


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Chibi Robo

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I sincerely apologize for my near photographic memory.

Well a replacement is underway. I can use the tree though right? I like how that fits into the whole thing; I looked and I cant find a sprite similar to mine. (not counting how all other tree sprites are trees as well.)
Everything needs to be scratched by you The tree seems to be copied so no not really
Please PM next time if you have a question
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SkythurBathandBeyond151

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Okay I'm not entirely sure if this counts, but I went with the part of the PC theme that involves friends.
It's supposed to be a conversation between me and my friend sasquatchd00d.
Uh I have Quilava's Glaciation as my style or whatever it's called if that helps you see it.

ha ha I hope this counts, it took a long time. :cer_eek:

EDIT: touched up a few things
SkythurBathandBeyond151

Mew~
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Height ~ 0.4m
Weight ~ 4.0Kg


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Chibi Robo

of the entire epoch!

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Posted July 2nd, 2011
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Ok is this it?????????? Because I just used squares
Yeah... No this isnt pixel art this isnt even relevent to the theme its digital art
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hey, im wokring on mine now. its gonig to be horrible x3

but, dont worry, i know what pixel art is. though i was thinking of mixing PC and Fall, if thats alright, you can choose what to judge on. Now, just a quick question, i can add sprites to this picture right? i have the perfect idea. for some reason, Ho-Oh Reminds me of fall! x3 maybe its because of its new HG/SS cutscenes where it flies aronud, and it looks all autumny.

well, here it is. its so horrible x3 but it was just for fun, to pass time ;D


gah, i just noticed, it may not be pixel art. i fail so badly T_T
Well I know you didnt scratch the ho oh sprite so....
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Yeah I forgot to DQ these XD
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Rabid Ditto3 8

Migrating Coconut

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Narnia
Seen August 22nd, 2010
Posted August 13th, 2010
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Alright i am utterly confused about the difference between digital and pixel art. The only difference i see in Spherical Ice's two pictures is that the "Pixel" Pikachu is much smaller than the "Digital" Pikachu. Loads of people are being DQ'd, so can we get like an example of two same-sized pictures (one digital, one pixel) to demostrate the difference as oppose to a definition on Wikipedia? It's already over now probably so it's not a huge deal, but...

Nyu~♥!

Pokémon Opal Producer

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Posted June 28th, 2011
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It's a little annoying that people are entering for things they don't know about... The reason why you're not getting an example with the same size, rabid Ditto, is because you'd rarely see that.

You people aren't getting this! Haven't you heard of pixel art before?! READ THIS ALL DOWN. DON'T SKIP A WORD! Seriously:

Pixel art is a form of digital art, so it's made on a computer. BUT, you cannot use any fancy tools like the blur tool, or photoshop filters, etc... Really, all you're allowed to use is the pencil tool and the bucket tool, like paint.
So, you work on it pixel by pixel, literally. You zoom in like crazy, and click/drag little dots in certain ruling to make a picture.
It's not easy, so you won't come close to getting it the first try. I had to learn it from a basic tutorial, and I learn from there. Look:




Look at the so-called pile of leaves. Because I can't use the blur tool to smoothen the shading, I used a technique called dithering to add depth and roughness. It's checkered-like specks that create a slight illusion that sort of makes the shade look like it's been blurred. That's the closest you can get to the blur tool, I think.

So, that all falls to this:
  • NO Blurring Tools
  • NO Paintbrush(or other tools that automatically smoothen lines)
  • MUST be worked on PIXEL BY PIXEL under pixel art rules...
Do you all get it now? I'm really tired of people being disqualified.... -.-" Everyone should really try making sure you know what your entering for before you enter. I really didn't want to give a long explaination, and I'm sorry to the hosts if this is a problem.
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