Pixel Art Challenge: Life After People


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Dex's challenge idea comes from the History Channel's popular TV Show, Life After People. The idea is to pixel a famous location as it would look years after humans have left the earth. You need to make sure this area is a historic or known location.

You can pick any number of years or days from this list. Pixel how your chosen location would be affected by Mother Nature. Some ideas are: A shrub-infested Lincoln Memorial, the collapse of Stonehenge, or the San Fransisco bridge after being abandoned for years. Be creative!

Canvas size - Max 320 (width) x 240 (height).
Colors - Max 32.
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 Blueberry_pie @ 9/28/2009 00:01  |    15

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TioLuko (Level 5 Detective) @ 10/2/2009 13:02

Mine will be the Golden Gate bridge...

but i dont really know if it looks fine...will be hard.


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Peeter (Level 4 Button Man) @ 9/29/2009 13:05

I think I'll make a post-apocalyptic (maybe a nuclear war) city.


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Manupix (Level 11 Godfather) @ 9/29/2009 06:13

If humans just suddenly vanished, think of the mess cities would look like seconds after.

On the contrary, I foresee unoriginal centuries-old ruins in jungles...


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sharprm (Level 4 Deputy) @ 9/29/2009 03:46

Cool comp but i don't think i will enter. Monkeys in parliament. Or a moose in a library. etc.


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Blueberry_pie (Level 7 General Manager) @ 9/29/2009 01:23

I guess a single day would work as long as there's a significant difference (caused by the absence of humans). Just make sure you depict the kind of situation they'd feature in the show and you're good.


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yrizoud (Level 6 SWAT) @ 9/28/2009 16:32

It's not easy to convey the feeling of abnormal inactivity with a simple static image.


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onek (Level 6 Hitman) @ 9/28/2009 15:03

 thats an awsome challenge , maybe im in, we'll see...


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darchangel (Level 5 Killer Klown) @ 9/28/2009 14:09

What a coincidence...I was just watching that program the other day and thought this would be cool for a pixel challenge...I even thought of what I would do for it...


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skamocore (Level 11 CEO) @ 9/28/2009 14:03

Days could work if you're using a place which is heavily populated. I think it would still be very interesting to see a usually crowded area completely deserted. Also, read the entry for Day 2 in the wikipedia article.


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Dex (Level 11 CEO) @ 9/28/2009 13:09

Hm, Dusty makes a good point with what he says...

I'm discouraging the use of DAYS, but if you really feel like being unoriginal, be my guest. ;o


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Dusty (Level 3 Private Eye) @ 9/28/2009 07:21

It said days could be acceptable... though days seems like it leaves room open for people to just pixel famous locations and not really include the whole abandoned aspect.


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Manupix (Level 11 Godfather) @ 9/28/2009 06:22

Too bad, that... although it might well be famous, among the neighborhood cockroaches.

Well, ok, just kidding, it's not that bad, come back people!

And: You can pick any number of years or days from this list. I think there are good opportunities there.


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Peeter (Level 4 Button Man) @ 9/28/2009 06:13

and @Manupix

The idea is to pixel a famous location as it would look years after humans have left the earth. You need to make sure this area is a historic or known location.
 


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Peeter (Level 4 Button Man) @ 9/28/2009 06:12

Interesting challenge, but I will take a nap before I start. Maybe I will see dreams about what I should pixel. 


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Manupix (Level 11 Godfather) @ 9/28/2009 02:23

I could draw my own kitchen and just label it '10 days'!


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