Pixel Art Challenge: Smoking Catatar


iLKke challenges you to draw an avatar-sized picture depicting a cat wearing some kind of headgear, with some smoke or steam visible in the picture (for example a smoking pipe, a steaming cup of tea or a bowl of soup).

Optional Bonus Challenge: for using it as your avatar until the challenge results are announced, and for making it available for use by others.

Examples: [1] and [2]

Canvas Size - Exactly 64 x 64.
Colours - Exactly 8.
Transparency - No.
Animation - Optional.

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

Posted by jeremy @ 6/20/2011 00:01  |    28


If you would like to comment you will need to be logged in. Register now. It only takes a moment and it's free.

jeremy (Level 11 Sphinx) @ 6/27/2011 01:18

Unfortunately it's literally impossibe for a late entry to be entered into the challenge. Oh well, it's stiff a nice piece :)

Tart (Level 3 Hatchet Man) @ 6/26/2011 23:59

 Sooo, if it's not approved by the cut off date, is it not in the challenge?

0xDB (Level 5 Detective) @ 6/26/2011 09:07

 Yay for this challenge motivating me to pixel something. \:)/ \(:/

iLKke (Level 9 Nidan) @ 6/26/2011 01:29

Yay! So many people taking part, so many cats smoking! \o/

I guess the humble requirements help :) 

edit: changed avatar to celebrate the occasion

Clovvach (Level 3 Enforcer) @ 6/25/2011 20:52

 your lame pun made me do it. ;-* 


I gotta say I kind of liked how it turned out!

weezllane (Level 2 Quiet One) @ 6/25/2011 15:24

This has got to be one of the most popular challenges so far... I've never so many entries before. Of course, I'm fairly new, soo......

fawful (Level 6 Yonkyu) @ 6/25/2011 12:36

hai guise

skamocore (Level 11 Dolphin) @ 6/23/2011 00:46

Why not show us what you've got in the wip thread?

tanuki (Level 1 Seaman) @ 6/23/2011 00:09

I would be doing one, but I've spent the past three days trying to come up with and decide on a palette. I've narrowed it down to about 3 different ones. x_x

Mrmo Tarius (Level 10 Master Sniper) @ 6/22/2011 23:54

 The response has been overwhelming so far :)

Mathias (Level 6 Garbage) @ 6/22/2011 15:49

Will be fun voting for all the entries that're piling in. Should be quite a few to evaluate.

Photocopier (Level 11 Godfather) @ 6/22/2011 12:28

comeon man, surely you can make time for one 64x64 piece! 

Clovvach (Level 3 Enforcer) @ 6/22/2011 10:32

 Maybe because I adore cats, but this is my favorite challenge so far. I REALLY want to enter. But I'm so goddamn busy.

Squirrelsquid (Level 4 Rubbish) @ 6/20/2011 20:11

umm, sounds like fun -is it alright if I use my OC ( Original Cat - eheh.. ) - granted I make new animation frames ofcourse, and a new background, w.e.?

(nevermind, it's way to many colors.)

KingOfTheTrolls (Level 9 Boss) @ 6/20/2011 19:41

Griffsnuff come here now...

tomic (Level 11 Admiral) @ 6/20/2011 11:21

haha, i knew this would mount into some sort of activity :D

ultimaodin (Level 3 Corporate Drone) @ 6/20/2011 08:25

I dislike Cats so I think I shall skip this round by choice rather than lack of finishing on time.

Mrmo Tarius (Level 10 Master Sniper) @ 6/20/2011 08:22

 Well, no, actually you have to make a cat :)

JuninFC (Level 3 Hatchet Man) @ 6/20/2011 07:51

great challenge, I can make the mouse with a body or I should do only his face?

fawful (Level 6 Yonkyu) @ 6/20/2011 04:34

oh boy


Photocopier (Level 11 Godfather) @ 6/20/2011 03:37

The optional bonus challenge should include that it has to be pixelled in D-pixel  

Mrmo Tarius (Level 10 Master Sniper) @ 6/20/2011 02:58

 NOO my catgirl wip! :) 

hahah, j/k, I was actually drawing a jaguar-like entity ;P

jeremy (Level 11 Sphinx) @ 6/20/2011 02:07

Felidae: yes

Catgirl: no

at least imo :L

Mrmo Tarius (Level 10 Master Sniper) @ 6/20/2011 01:42

 Also, is it 'cat' as in 'Felis catus' or 'Felinae'?

Erm, does it have to be a domestic cat, that is :)

a3um (Level 4 Shichikyu) @ 6/20/2011 00:17

Finally I've got an opportunity to change my avatar

Chibiwing (Level 4 Deputy) @ 6/20/2011 00:11

Sounds like tons of fun!  Ideas are appearing like challengers.

pixel_rob (Level 3 Enforcer) @ 6/20/2011 00:09

this might be a bit difficult

Mrmo Tarius (Level 10 Master Sniper) @ 6/20/2011 00:03


This Week's Pixel Art

avatar icon/pixelartNarmaya icon/pixelart3 Autumnal Leaves icon/pixelartGamer Mom icon/pixelart
Play party games with QuizBash app
Play party games with QuizBash app

Recent News


Want to give some dough back to all those amazing pixel artists? Donations provide prize money for contests, help cover hosting costs and support new initiatives.