Pixel Art Challenge: Universal Emotions


Create seven portraits/emoticons within a single canvas. Each portrait must correspond to one of the seven 'universal emotions':

  • Joy
  • Sadness
  • Anger
  • Fear
  • Disgust
  • Contempt
  • Surprise

The canvas size is unresticted, but try to keep the size of each portrait in check.

Canvas Size - Unrestricted.
Colours - Max 21.
Transparency - Optional.
Animation - No.

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

Posted by skamocore @ 11/9/2015   |    13


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MikePixel (Level 2 Peon) @ 11/11/2015 20:06

This will be fun! 

skamocore (Level 11 CEO) @ 11/11/2015 07:25

I'm not really sure what your idea is, but I suppose so.

Just keep in mind that facial expressions should be the main focus.

Morbidus (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 11/11/2015 07:14

Can the portraits also include hands or are they restricted to faces and nothing else?

skamocore (Level 11 CEO) @ 11/11/2015 04:34

No. They should be separate portraits.

Fusionnist (Level 10 Operative) @ 11/11/2015 03:32

basically creating a 7 headed thing

skamocore (Level 11 CEO) @ 11/11/2015 02:14

What do you mean?

Fusionnist (Level 10 Operative) @ 11/10/2015 23:23

What about "linking" the faces?

Drazile (Level 7 Ichikyu) @ 11/10/2015 22:31

The winners should be added as new official PJ emoticons

skamocore (Level 11 CEO) @ 11/10/2015 10:29

@YellowLime: The canvas size is unrestricted, but that doesn't mean the portraits need to be enormous. The portraits do not need to be the same size. They should be separate portraits.

@Elk: Yep. They don't have to be human, but they should depict a face expressing those emotions.

Elk (Level 5 Assistant Manager) @ 11/10/2015 06:18

does it have to be faces?

YellowLime (Level 3 Private Eye) @ 11/10/2015 04:46

"try to keep the size of each portrait in check.", is unclear to me.

Do the portraits have to be the same size?

And while we're at it, do the faces/emoji have to be separate portraits and not be part of the same scene?...

Eggy (Level 4 Deputy) @ 11/9/2015 08:47

Interesting challenge! Depending on my mood and real life, I may or may not enter.

Drazile (Level 7 Ichikyu) @ 11/9/2015 02:53

I wonder who will be bold enough to do an Inside-Out themed entry...

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