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Quote jalonso Replybullet Topic: Challenge Icon Comp
    Posted: 20 May 2010 at 6:52am
Pixeljoint is looking to update the Weekly Challenge Icons used on the gallery's main page every week and ask you to come up with new ones.
If yours is picked as the new versions you will get a Gold Star on your profile and your work will be on the front page all the time

Post your pixel/suggestion on this thread for consideration, commenting and help from others.
You can either post all 3 together as one piece, we'll splice them.

Specs
50 x 50 pixels
No Transparency
No color limit
Must include the word 'challenge' but Pixeljoint is not needed if you wish.
You may use;
'weekly challenge - challenge voting - challenge winners' instead.

The Challenge Post
The Voting
The Winners

For the Winners Icon you may use Larwick's Ribbons as refs but do not RIP.


Edited by skamocore - 21 May 2010 at 7:48am
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Quote Leath Replybullet Posted: 20 May 2010 at 8:27am
I find "the winners" icon the worst. They look like gravestone, but the rest is pretty neat.

The voting one could be an urn.
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Quote jalonso Replybullet Posted: 20 May 2010 at 9:57am
We want to see your comment in pixel form. Like you make NEW challenge icons, see?

The 'commenting' refers to c+c on what others make not the current which we want totally new ones.
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Quote Mis-BUG Replybullet Posted: 20 May 2010 at 12:14pm
I feel really uncomfortable trying to change such a graphic pillar of pixeljoint...
Anyway... here you have my suggestions (and take them as I defined them: suggestions)..


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Quote RollerKingdom Replybullet Posted: 20 May 2010 at 12:46pm
Mis-BUG i actually love that.. the cartoonish feeling to it it's great :) I would only change the red outline to a silver like the plaque 

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Quote DawnBringer Replybullet Posted: 20 May 2010 at 12:51pm
A quick try (wip) with the medals/awards/ribbons...

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Quote jalonso Replybullet Posted: 20 May 2010 at 1:12pm
Originally posted by Mis-BUG





Good ones!

Originally posted by Dawnbringer


Just the 3 challenge icons not the ribbons, we love those ;)

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Quote Setzer Replybullet Posted: 20 May 2010 at 2:06pm


Just some doodles, more to give other people ideas than as finished pieces.

Thought it could help, though!

DawnBringer: I'm really digging those, different is good.




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Quote Elementy Replybullet Posted: 20 May 2010 at 2:53pm
I made two versions of the first:

I tried to make a fire BG but i didn't work so I tried to do a minimalistic design.
And, don't know what version I chose.

And the voting one, I'll try to make the hand in Everybody Votes Channel

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Quote Metaru Replybullet Posted: 20 May 2010 at 3:22pm
its me or the zoom function still blurs the images?
I ate leel's babies
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Quote [thUg] Replybullet Posted: 20 May 2010 at 3:52pm
I made this "Challenge Post" & "Voting", they are unfinished and I'm not sure I can finish them but I tried to keep Larwick's style. Like you can see I hate drawing hands, the "handshake" icon of Lawrick is really better.


@Metaru: Don't know but zoom doesn't blur for me.


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Quote Justincrdibl Replybullet Posted: 20 May 2010 at 5:30pm
What do you guys think of this idea for the Winners Icons?:

I know it's really big, but I can adjust that.

@Metaru: Yeah zoom doesn't work for me on these forums, but it works for me on the main site...


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Quote greenraven Replybullet Posted: 20 May 2010 at 6:10pm
Originally posted by jalonso

For the Winners Icon you may use Larwick's Ribbons as refs but do not RIP.

Oh come on jal, half the internet's done it already, why shouldn't we?

On a serious note: Do you guys have any screenshots of the new layout(s)? Because making icons for the new site without knowing what it's going to look like is basically playing 'pin the tail on the donkey' if you know what I mean. In my opinion the new icons should match the new looks, if there's going to be lots of circles then the icons should be circle(ish), if it's going to be wide and short then the icons should be wide and short, etc...
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Quote iMoose Replybullet Posted: 20 May 2010 at 8:06pm
So far I've just got the challenge icon. I plan to use the same frame for each one, like the original. Objections?
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Quote jalonso Replybullet Posted: 20 May 2010 at 8:25pm
Originally posted by iMoose

So far I've just got the challenge icon. I plan to use the same frame for each one, like the original. Objections?

No, keep going :)

@All, just the 3 icons for the challenges NOT the ribbons.
The ribbons are there if you want to make the 'winner' icon using ribbons.
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Quote iMoose Replybullet Posted: 20 May 2010 at 8:54pm
Alright, right now this is what I've got for all three. The last one especially is kind of rushed. But I have no more time today. I'll work on it more in the days to come.
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Quote Mis-BUG Replybullet Posted: 20 May 2010 at 11:25pm
@iMoose: they are really nice concepts and I really like the style of the borders, but imho you should light a bit the inner section of every icon... il looks dark...
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Quote jeremy Replybullet Posted: 21 May 2010 at 1:14am
Guh
<-- ribbon colours thief'd from Larwick's medals.

wtf tinypic uses Captcha now :O

Argh now the first one looks crap @_@

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Quote darchangel Replybullet Posted: 21 May 2010 at 4:32am
Nice ones iMoose, but I agree with Mis-BUG, do change the background to a lighter color...even a single colored background. It will make them stand out more.

Edited by darchangel - 21 May 2010 at 4:52am
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Quote DawnBringer Replybullet Posted: 21 May 2010 at 5:41am
Many nice icons already! :)

Here's a try of my own...


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Quote Hatch Replybullet Posted: 21 May 2010 at 6:24am
Suggestion for all: try giving each icon a distinct color scheme. The originals are very easy to distinguish between for this reason, at least for those of us with good color vision.

Elementy: I love that! Please make the other two :D
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Quote skamocore Replybullet Posted: 21 May 2010 at 7:50am
I've edited the first post for clarity. Many people seem to be thinking that we want the badges remade too. Just the challenge icons.
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Quote DawnBringer Replybullet Posted: 21 May 2010 at 10:05am
Oki, made the other two...still a bit rough. Tried to keep it simple and with seperate (bkg) colors.


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Quote Elementy Replybullet Posted: 21 May 2010 at 10:48am
Ive done the voting ones.

I decided to use the bar on the right.
But now I don't know which one of these two I keep.


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Quote antymattar Replybullet Posted: 21 May 2010 at 11:45am
Hey scam, why cant I use this:
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Quote RollerKingdom Replybullet Posted: 21 May 2010 at 1:13pm
Originally posted by DawnBringer

Oki, made the other two...still a bit rough. Tried to keep it simple and with seperate (bkg) colors.



really like those because of the simple background :D
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Quote Jinn Replybullet Posted: 21 May 2010 at 3:05pm
Did it a long time ago, and there was no other place to show.

Those are another trophies, for best EGA, best MS Paint colors and best C64 of the month.
And below, an honorable mention for the weekly challenge, maybe a late submission, I dont know...


I know those are nothing to do with this thread, but I wanted to show anyway...


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Quote iMoose Replybullet Posted: 21 May 2010 at 7:00pm
Originally posted by DawnBringer

Oki, made the other two...still a bit rough. Tried to keep it simple and with seperate (bkg) colors.



Those look delicious. Probably the best so far!

Edited by iMoose - 21 May 2010 at 7:01pm
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Quote jalonso Replybullet Posted: 21 May 2010 at 8:00pm

Nice job. A little bit too hard to read as 'iconic' tho.

Nice and clean but I think the first is confusing.

Clean and crisp and read easy. A contender!

Clean and crisp and read easy. A contender!
Please try to use the word challenge horizontal so that it reads easy.

Pontential but these would need BGs so that user themes don't distract. Because the weekly posts don't say 'challenge' we'll need that added in the icon.

OMG, Jinn those are delicious! We'll need to keep those for future usage. I'd love to see icons from you.

Guess #2 should say 'voting'?

We can't use this because you misspelled challenge
*PJ nerd is a cool idea but draw your own please*

*My thoughts on what's shown so far*


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Quote antymattar Replybullet Posted: 22 May 2010 at 5:13am
Ok. I hate my style but at least I have something. I HATE MY STUPIDLY BAD SKILLS!!!!!!!!:
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Quote Deefect Replybullet Posted: 22 May 2010 at 10:59am
My vote goes to Dawnbringer for sure. (If we even can vote)

Those are just.. Well.. Awesome!
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Quote jalonso Replybullet Posted: 22 May 2010 at 11:30am
@antymatter, its not that bad it just needs to be refined and a set of 3.

@Deefect, yes community input will be taken into account. Its y'alls that have to see them every week.
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Quote Peeter Replybullet Posted: 22 May 2010 at 12:25pm
I like Elementy's icons the most.

Edit: Didn't really notice the 2 faces on Dawnbringer's icon, until now

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Quote Elementy Replybullet Posted: 22 May 2010 at 2:05pm
Finished The winners one.

There is 3 things that I don't know if it's good:
The font, the color scheme of the BG on the winers one, and if I put scanlines on the first or remove them on the last.

EDIT: Fixed the color scheme thing.

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Quote Manjaman Replybullet Posted: 22 May 2010 at 4:45pm
Tried to emulate Larwick's style and to remind the current icone, but it's not so good fot the moment =/ C+C please




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Quote Ninja Crow Replybullet Posted: 22 May 2010 at 5:55pm
I like Elementy's idea the best.

Each a different colour,

Each decorated with only white,

Each instantly recognisable for what it is.

Elementy, there are some things to address, though, if you don't mind me pointing out:
A fiery, tornado ribbon for the background of the challenge one fits, and scan-lines seems to suggest a futuristic digital voting machine, so I would say that the third could be a radial burst to suggest the fireworks of winning.

I would also like the third one to only be green and white, if possible, perhaps showing the silhouette of the winner's ribbons (with drop shadow). Can the drop shadows in all three read as the same darkness? (voting one is much lighter than "vs")

If you keep a sort of "universal contestant" figure, please make the form less blobby.

And is there a way to make the blue one say "vote" and the green one say "win"? (just an idea that I am not very sure of, but since I really like the "vs" I thought I'd throw it out there)

Exciting contest!

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Quote KORCHA Replybullet Posted: 22 May 2010 at 6:02pm
There's some nice icons so far, thought I'd also give it a shot:



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Quote RollerKingdom Replybullet Posted: 22 May 2010 at 7:36pm
Manjaman that is great :) i reallly like it!!
Korcha those are very cute.. i love the mouseee
the writing is hard though to read.

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Quote KORCHA Replybullet Posted: 22 May 2010 at 8:26pm
Yeah I noticed. Sadly I didn't realize until sometime after I posted...
Also, I went ahead an scrapped VS, felt it resembled Elements a bit too much.



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Quote Hiuru Replybullet Posted: 23 May 2010 at 2:39pm
Had about 10 minutes before i had to go to the movies and decided to try this out.....



Just the basics of how it will look...but idk im digging Korcha's and DawnBringer's lol both look nice and easy to understand.
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Quote Manjaman Replybullet Posted: 23 May 2010 at 2:58pm
 Not sure at all for this one, especially for the colours :
 
Any advise ?
Stands better with a black outline :  


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Quote jalonso Replybullet Posted: 23 May 2010 at 4:16pm
Manjaman those are looking great so far.

@Hiuru, good ideas and very clean. The color purple may just be too dark for it to read cleanly...

...oh, and its not isometric   ...   
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Quote Hiuru Replybullet Posted: 23 May 2010 at 4:42pm
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Quote Manjaman Replybullet Posted: 23 May 2010 at 5:01pm
Hiuru : haha jal's getting nasty.
Jalonso : Thanks, I've just edited the icone with Larwick's pallette, it stands much more and it's much more adapted to his awards icones.

I'm also posting the wip of the third one, now I need to sleep.



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Quote jalonso Replybullet Posted: 23 May 2010 at 7:59pm
@Manjaman, You have made a great great set and so far is my pick/vote. Perhaps less contrast and some AA on the BG pattern which slightly overpowers the icon. Also, why is the hand green? Why not Flesh colored (Is it because most get green ribbons)? If so, that's clever...


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Quote Calv Replybullet Posted: 24 May 2010 at 2:15am
   

Thought i'd have a go at some.


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Quote jalonso Replybullet Posted: 24 May 2010 at 8:48am
Calv, that's a great looking set!

@All, in order to include a new set in the PJv2.5 upgrade we'll need to wrap this up by this Thursday.
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Quote Manjaman Replybullet Posted: 24 May 2010 at 10:59am
Here it is :

Do you see issues I could fix ?
Jal : thanks a lot ! About the second hand, I made it green because, ya, as you said it most of people voting receive a green award, then because i wanted it to be the same color than the green cross and finally because like that each icone has it's own dominant shade.
You think the red bands don't shade enough in the bg ?

edit : I knew something was wrong i inversed yellow and red in the third icone

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Quote Elementy Replybullet Posted: 24 May 2010 at 11:59am
I tried to do a small animation of fireworks on the winners one.

And one question:
In the first post is saying that I must include the word "Challenge" on my icons, right?
But Calv and Manjaman putted just "Voting" and "Winners".
So can I do that?

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Quote jalonso Replybullet Posted: 24 May 2010 at 1:48pm
The reason for putting challenge on the icons is just because the weekly posts don't ever say that on the title. Its not a 'must' Calv and Manja's way is acceptable too and just something I/we didn't think about when writing the thread. We actually want to encourage everyone to come up with new and original ways to illustrate these weekly icons, whatever that may be.
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