Pixel Art Challenge: CMYNRGB Challenge

Ever work with a really bad palette?  Here is your chance to push your skills to the limit.


  • Pixel anything you want...  An animal, monster, your mom, a car...
  • Animations allowed, but not required.
  • Colors: Uploaded Image 8 colors, NO transparency is allowed, and you MUST use ALL the colors
  • Size: EXACTLY 128 by 128
The challenge thread will have all the challenge updates. The thread is also a great place to post your WIPs.

Posted by sedgemonkey @ 4/16/2007 02:19  |    33


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jalonso (Level 11 Godfather) @ 4/22/2007 15:11
Indeed picking 3 this week will be hard to do.

@perciv@l, I really wanted to do your challenge and clearly understood it, I was time restricted.

Setzer (Level 8 Cannibal) @ 4/22/2007 10:28
I think part of the success here is the open-ended theme, coupled with a small pallete and canvas... but I never thought it'd be this big of a hit :P

some of these are just amazing

iLKke (Level 9 Nidan) @ 4/22/2007 02:32
Percival I dont think you screwed it up. Sometimes it just happenes that a lot of ppl don't have time or energy, all at the same time. I for example liked the challenge but was too tied up to participate.

iLKke (Level 9 Nidan) @ 4/22/2007 02:30
38 fckin entries so far!

Grave, me too. It's EASIER not to have to come up with a theme, but then again, easy things are usually worthless. And I like tight restrictions, isn't pixelling all about getting the most out of restrictions in the first place? I ESPECIALLY like the must use all colors and exact size bits.

Also, the colors turned out to be pretty great, and the quality of the entries proves it.

grave (Level 9 Federal Agent) @ 4/21/2007 13:36
Unlike some other people. I like it much more when a challange is about a restriction rather than a theme :)

zenjasemjonov (Level 1 Rookie) @ 4/21/2007 09:06


sedgemonkey (Level 11 Coelacanth) @ 4/20/2007 17:16

We're all new to the "weekly challenge" thing so it's hard to say what kinds of challenges will get people motivated.

The lack of participation in game mockup challenge was probably due to the ambitious nature of a full web mockup...  that might be a little bit more than most people can handle in a single week, but honestly I think we're all just guessing.

jalonso (Level 11 Godfather) @ 4/19/2007 18:56

Metaru (Level 8 Brigadier General) @ 4/19/2007 14:13
confused? by what? the only 'confused' person in the challenge i saw was ensellitis.

Animmaniac (Level 4 Murderer) @ 4/19/2007 13:34
It's my fault, I screwed up with the other challenge!

I tried to let it as free as possible in the hope that people with all kind of level skills could participate, but the "restrictions" got confuse and the result was quite the opposite. My bad.

Metaru (Level 8 Brigadier General) @ 4/19/2007 11:43

can't compare this one with the game mockup challenge... lol... so many entries

kakikukeko (Level 5 Detective) @ 4/19/2007 07:51
but it doesn't prove they didn't use more colors tho

jalonso (Level 11 Godfather) @ 4/18/2007 11:11
To make it easy for the mods to approve...maybe

Skull (Level 11 CEO) @ 4/18/2007 10:31
I don't know why so many people are slating the palette.. ?!

rajkosk8 (Level 5 Detective) @ 4/18/2007 03:47
im gonna suck on this one :D

sedgemonkey (Level 11 Coelacanth) @ 4/17/2007 23:32
I am definitely going to try and jump in this one... I've been idle way too long.

Sonikku (Level 1 Jukyu) @ 4/17/2007 17:22
This does look fun. I may try it, but I'm not keeping any promises.

Shawn (Level 9 Federal Agent) @ 4/16/2007 16:43
this looks fun :D

cure (Level 11 Pixellite) @ 4/16/2007 13:00
Don't let ptoing find out about this one.

1sT (Level 1 Thug) @ 4/16/2007 12:29
I'm doing my first Weekly challenge now =]

Evil-Ville (Level 1 Thug) @ 4/16/2007 12:20
There's also a dark green.

sedgemonkey (Level 11 Coelacanth) @ 4/16/2007 12:01
Yellow and blue make green.

inkspot (Level 4 Button Man) @ 4/16/2007 11:45
Ooh, nice odd colours, I like that! But wait, wtf, no green???

Ensellitis (Level 11 Sensei) @ 4/16/2007 09:48
since it is sooo hard for some to understand, i updated the rules

Mykola (Level 3 Corporate Drone) @ 4/16/2007 09:45
oh my.. the craziest part is using ALL the colors.. I actually tried doing a quick something in PS, but I quickly forfeited it to save my eyes from falling out lol.

Skull (Level 11 CEO) @ 4/16/2007 09:31
Yes, does make things a little harder.. but nice idea for this.

jedzed (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 4/16/2007 08:50
it is a challenge but itd be better if we was told we had to do a certain something other than use that palette :(

ceddo (Level 7 Ichikyu) @ 4/16/2007 08:09
You have to use 128x128.

silent sniper (Level 1 Depressed) @ 4/16/2007 08:05
is 128x128 the size we have to use? or can it be smaller?

ceddo (Level 7 Ichikyu) @ 4/16/2007 05:58
This is going to be sooo much fun.

alkaline (Level 6 Yonkyu) @ 4/16/2007 04:48
man, some ugly stuff is gonna come out of this

i'm not saying there won't be good ones though!

OMGFossil (Level 6 Yonkyu) @ 4/16/2007 03:34
haha oh wow  

pmprog (Level 4 Murderer) @ 4/16/2007 03:10
Ghastly colours... looks like a challenge alright!

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