Pixel Art Challenge: Unfinlalable


Challenge winner, Finlal, wants you to create an image using only the randomly-chosen colours from the palette shown below.

Canvas Size
- Exactly 130 x 221. Either horizontal or vertical.
Colours - Min 4; Max 16. Use only colours from this palette:

Transparency - Optional.
Animation - Optional.

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

Posted by skamocore @ 11/16/2015   |    11


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Sergiotron (Level 7 Sheriff) @ 11/18/2015 05:35

Maybe it's time to dust my pixel art skills and give this challenge a try... I feel very rusty

Fusionnist (Level 10 Operative) @ 11/18/2015 04:15

Blue is rare because easily modifiable by yellow/red

jalonso (Level 11 Godfather) @ 11/17/2015 12:05

My mind is blown by comments on greens.
Green is the color I use least and almost always feel forced to add to my palettes.
I find greys in pixel palettes make up for all the greens one could ever want...interesting.

Drazile (Level 7 Ichikyu) @ 11/16/2015 22:06

The abundace of greens makes sense, as green takes up a large portion of the spectrum, and I guess the abundance of purples is just due to the bague definition we have for purple. What stumps me is why blue seems so rare...

Lindion45 (Level 4 Lieutenant) @ 11/16/2015 18:38

It really likes pinks and purples, clearly


skamocore (Level 11 CEO) @ 11/16/2015 15:58

If you're interested, the colours were picked by Finlal using Random.org's colour picker (the output from Random.org). Probably the most reliable way to generate random colours.

If I were to throw out a guess, I'd say it probably has a lot to do with how we think about colours / colour names. 'Green' is used to describe a significantly larger range of colours than, say, orange or yellow. I suppose the same goes for 'purple', but to a lesser extent.

DawnBringer (Level 10 Maniac) @ 11/16/2015 12:20

I might know why...I just wanna make ppl think about it! ;) 

Fusionnist (Level 10 Operative) @ 11/16/2015 11:56

No way D: I had a small sprite going...

There are reasons to this dawn, the way the random picker is made is one ;)

DawnBringer (Level 10 Maniac) @ 11/16/2015 07:09

Have you noticed how random palettes often appear to be dominated by green & purple!?... 

skamocore (Level 11 CEO) @ 11/16/2015 02:35

The challenge has been updated.

The canvas must be exactly (not maximum) 130 x 221. Sorry for the mix-up.

skamocore (Level 11 CEO) @ 11/16/2015 00:12


For context, have a look at these three challenges.

Fusionnist (Level 10 Operative) @ 11/16/2015 00:02

What does Unfinlalable mean?

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