Pixel Art Challenge: It's Getting Hot


Summer is approaching and the temperatures outside finally allow to wear shorts and t-shirts again.


Depict a typical summer-themed scene with the palette below. Eating ice cream, going for a swim or spending some time with friends in the park, it's up to you.


Canvas Size - Unrestricted

Colors - Exactly 4.

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 Mandrill @ 6/5/2017 06:15  |    20


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Mandrill (Level 9 T-rex) @ 6/12/2017 08:09

Now that's a compliment I take! Thanks, I love you too, man.

Jinn (Level 11 Cthulhu (The Call of Cthulhu)) @ 6/11/2017 15:45

I just want to point out that I love you, Mandrill. Trully <3

Even with that damn orange.

Mandrill (Level 9 T-rex) @ 6/11/2017 13:06

Palette bad, challenges ok. Saved. 

surt (Level 11 Godfather) @ 6/9/2017 04:04

Yes, blatant hemispherism. 

Todo_Asano (Level 1 Intern) @ 6/7/2017 15:26

Challenge accepted! :D

cure (Level 11 Pixellite) @ 6/6/2017 21:09

Specific parts of the northern hemisphere. I've been wearing shorts for months.

Didn't mean to criticize Mandrill, he's doing great. I like complaining about any challenge with a garish palette.

Jinn (Level 11 Cthulhu (The Call of Cthulhu)) @ 6/6/2017 20:17

CGA still have 4 distinct colors 

hahahaha, just kidding. It's not that much of an issue as it looks at first glance.
I think I'll have my entry done by the end of the week! :D

skamocore (Level 11 Dolphin) @ 6/6/2017 19:38

'Twas more of a jab at being Northern Hemisphere-centric.

Anyway, I honestly think Mandrill is doing a bang-up job with the challenges.

About the colours: sure,two of them are pretty close, but it's nothing compared to the CGA palettes. And people have made some incredible stuff with CGA - like Stickman's Sexy beast!

Jinn (Level 11 Cthulhu (The Call of Cthulhu)) @ 6/6/2017 18:18

The palette itself is okay. Only the orange could be the a little middle-ground for the red and yellow.

skittle (Level 9 Nidan) @ 6/6/2017 17:51

Poor mandrill haha, everyone bashing the palette. 

Hapiel (Level 11 Bonsai) @ 6/6/2017 16:19

I like bad palette challenges..


But remember that anyone is welcome to send challenge suggestions? I might do a couple again, last time they worked out quite well.. but then again I haven't participated in them in ages and might not be the best person to work out what works nowadays...


Jinn (Level 11 Cthulhu (The Call of Cthulhu)) @ 6/6/2017 15:07

Yeah, I do agree with Skeddles.

MrHai (Level 3 Private Eye) @ 6/6/2017 13:23

The challenge is what you can do with it, not what you think is wrong with it.

skeddles (Level 11 Sphinx) @ 6/6/2017 09:51

middle 2 colors are way too close imo

cure (Level 11 Pixellite) @ 6/6/2017 07:11

maybe you should get veto power. more interesting themes and less restrictive/gaudy palettes thanks.

Goodlyay (Level 6 Centaur) @ 6/5/2017 21:40

If I was in charge I'd make sure you didn't happen

skamocore (Level 11 Dolphin) @ 6/5/2017 15:44

If I were still in charge of challenges, I'd make sure this travesty of a challenge didn't happen :o

orkis (Level 1 Gangster) @ 6/5/2017 09:50

Wow thats a cool palette! Might have to give it a go.

SpeedyCube (Level 1 Depressed) @ 6/5/2017 08:25

Poor Aussies

Eggy (Level 6 SWAT) @ 6/5/2017 06:23

And I was just thinking about how hot it is outside!

Let's see if I can get something out of this 

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