Pixel Art Challenge: The Pillow Shading Challenge!


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This week you are challenged to create something using the controversial pillow shading technique.

Canvas Size- Exactly 400 x 100.
Colours - Unrestricted. Because pillow shading can often require a large number of colours, we recommend saving your work in the .png file format this week, as .gif can only handle 256 colours.
Transparency - No.
Animation - No.

If you are having trouble with this technique have a look at
this handy video tutorial.
 

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

 APRIL FOOLS!


Yes, it is a bit early for an April Fools joke, but this is something that we thought would work better by pulling it off at the start of a challenge week.

 

Happy (almost) April Fools Day everyone! =)


Posted by skamocore @ 3/30/2009 00:02  |    38

Discussion

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Exquisious (Level 4 Lieutenant) @ 4/15/2009 10:55

Fail.            


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Vital (Level 5 Sniper) @ 3/31/2009 14:31

More- http://img406.imageshack.us/img406/2589/wip.gif


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adriprints (Level 3 Private Eye) @ 3/31/2009 09:05

much relieved...  :D


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Vital (Level 5 Sniper) @ 3/31/2009 05:28

http://img10.imageshack.us/img10/1277/pxpillowshading.gif

qrakis's wip. xD


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Opacus (Level 7 Ichikyu) @ 3/30/2009 23:35

 Yup, fooled me.


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jeremy (Level 11 Special Agent) @ 3/30/2009 20:26

Knew it :D
I'd nearly finished my sonic though

April Fish!


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Squirrelsquid (Level 4 Shichikyu) @ 3/30/2009 15:32

lol, I made a complete fool outa myself *puts on a yellow yester costume and wanders the street*

am I hip now? :O


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cerealkiller54 (Level 6 Made) @ 3/30/2009 15:03

 Well, at least you aren't CLOSING PIXELJOINT FOREVER. >:(


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Adam (Level 9 Major General) @ 3/30/2009 14:52

That tutorial is more like a banding tutorial.


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smk (Level 6 Hitman) @ 3/30/2009 14:50

Not fail! I should get the 1st place as I had the best (and only) entry :<


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Dr D (Level 4 Shichikyu) @ 3/30/2009 14:50

>=[

 


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tomic (Level 11 Admiral) @ 3/30/2009 14:41

haha, great. i love you for this ;D


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jalonso (Level 11 Godfather) @ 3/30/2009 14:38

foo                  


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Metaru (Level 8 Brigadier General) @ 3/30/2009 14:37

fail.           


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Peach (Level 6 Made) @ 3/30/2009 13:52

pwnd!!! :D


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smk (Level 6 Hitman) @ 3/30/2009 13:38

Hey that's not fair, I already posted my entry :<


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Skull (Level 11 CEO) @ 3/30/2009 13:02

Bahahahaha.. I love you guys.


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Photocopier (Level 11 Godfather) @ 3/30/2009 12:47

oh lol, you got me there!


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Zenobia (Level 1 Rookie) @ 3/30/2009 12:41

Aw come on! I knew it was April Fools, but I was working on something really interesting.


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Reo (Level 11 Sensei) @ 3/30/2009 12:33

lololol  


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Quake (Level 2 Hired Gun) @ 3/30/2009 12:16

lol, good i checked :]

 

i was going to discard this challenge.


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BlazeAce (Level 6 Commander) @ 3/30/2009 12:16

Damn... That was just perfect for restricted minds :D Someone could have made something really good with that. Oh well, that happens.


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jamcob (Level 1 Rookie) @ 3/30/2009 12:07

Oh you bastar.....

 

I lol at thee, u had so many fooled xD

So whats the real chalenge?


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dpixel (Level 9 Vice President) @ 3/30/2009 09:30

So is pillow shading where the light source comes from the front?  And does everything in the entry have to be pillow shaded?


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Antiboton (Level 8 Cannibal) @ 3/30/2009 08:05

So bad, I must un-learn all the techniques I know to draw like a noob?

Don't think is a good idea to ask for PNG files and don't think somebody uses (need) more than 256 colors. If that happen I will suspect that image is just a color reduction pic.


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vierbit (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 3/30/2009 06:29

Is that a joke? But its sure a challenge to draw stuff how I used to be 8 years ago. :/

 


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BlazeAce (Level 6 Commander) @ 3/30/2009 06:18

This is what you can really call a challenge. I must try to do somethign for this challenge because of it's "weirdness" 8D


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Squirrelsquid (Level 4 Shichikyu) @ 3/30/2009 05:55

yuss... O__o

seriously guys - why make a challange and PROMOTE a bad tech?


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Vic (Level 5 Sniper) @ 3/30/2009 05:30

exactly my thoughts...


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Zenobia (Level 1 Rookie) @ 3/30/2009 02:58

Oh thank god it has a tutorial...


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Hapiel (Level 11 Admiral) @ 3/30/2009 01:04

Brillant idea Jeremy, now I might make a sonic too xD


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NaCl (Level 3 Hatchet Man) @ 3/30/2009 00:49

Awesome challenge! Might enter...


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Club Beuker (Level 5 Detective) @ 3/30/2009 00:48

This must be the devil's work!


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jeremy (Level 11 Special Agent) @ 3/30/2009 00:45

Poisson d'Avril

 

 

Ima make a Sonic :D


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Squirrelsquid (Level 4 Shichikyu) @ 3/30/2009 00:38

What the... ô_Ò


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Hapiel (Level 11 Admiral) @ 3/30/2009 00:36

Also, pillowshading is used on sprites mostly. Using it on a scene (no trans?) would be very weird..
But oh well, the magenta challenge had some nice entries too


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r1k (Level 1 Rookie) @ 3/30/2009 00:36

well, didnt see this coming.  Now Im gonna need to think of a way to make pillow shading look good...


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Hapiel (Level 11 Admiral) @ 3/30/2009 00:31

Whoa, whats this?

Pillowshading is ok, but did you know there once was a rule that you can not upload stuff with more than 265 colors? But the counter machine broke =)

Anyway, how about setting the limit to 265? Youd never need more if you do everything by hand.


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