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    Posted: 02 August 2010 at 12:00am

CHALLENGE: Urban Runners

Challenge winner, Mambazo wants you to show us an energetic figure traversing an urban environment, not unlike Parkour. So for example, a postman acrobatically avoiding a dog.

Canvas Size - Min 120 (width) x 90 (height) | Max 320 (width) x 240 (height).
Colours - Max 32.
Transparency - Optional.
Animation - No.


CHALLENGE RULES

  • Participants have until this upcoming Sunday at midnight (12AM Pacific) to submit their entry (strict). Don't forget to check the 'Submit to weekly challenge' checkbox.
  • Only new pixels allowed.
  • Open to all members.
  • Posting WIPs in this thread or in new threads in the WIP section is highly encouraged, but ONLY SUBMIT YOUR FINAL ART.

CHALLENGE JUDGING

  • Every Sunday at midnight (12AM Pacific) the previous week's entries are judged.
  • Every week a new voting poll will be posted for previous week's entries.
  • Winner announced the following week.

CHALLENGE PRIZES/GOODIES

  • Top three finishers will receive an award displayed in your PJ gallery profile for all to see and envy.
  • Top finisher gets to call the following week's challenge...sweet.
  • 'Participation' ribbons will be given for all who enter.
  • No matter what happens you get challenged :)

CHALLENGE VOTING

Vote now for your favorite pixelart in this week's challenge!

CHALLENGE AWARDS

The Urban Runners pixel art challenge is complete and we have three new champions. This week's challenge awards go to the following pieces:



Thanks so much to all who took the time to vote and participate in the challenge!

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Quote greenraven Replybullet Posted: 02 August 2010 at 9:13am
So... basically it's Mirror's Edge week. 
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Quote skamocore Replybullet Posted: 02 August 2010 at 9:15am
So... basically it's Green Raven doesn't submit anything week

oh wait...
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Quote Mr Blu Replybullet Posted: 02 August 2010 at 10:10am
:D Thought I'd show some WIP on my submission.

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Quote greenraven Replybullet Posted: 02 August 2010 at 10:14am
Originally posted by skamocore

So... basically it's Green Raven doesn't submit anything week

oh wait...

Shush. One of these days... I promise...
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Quote ellie-is Replybullet Posted: 02 August 2010 at 10:24am
No animation? Dang. Can I make super heroes, at least?
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Quote Mr Blu Replybullet Posted: 02 August 2010 at 10:28am
Originally posted by lucas_irineu

No animation? Dang. Can I make super heroes, at least?


I was hoping for animation, too XD

A mailman is just about as urban as a super hero, I'd suppose.
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Quote iMoose Replybullet Posted: 02 August 2010 at 12:20pm
Would you say it's against the rules to incorporate rocket shoes, by any chance? Think about it, you'd have to be quite acrobatic to use those without smashing into something right off.

@Mr Blu: his pose looks nice and convincing. No nitpicks yet!
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Quote Mr Blu Replybullet Posted: 02 August 2010 at 12:25pm
Originally posted by iMoose

Would you say it's against the rules to incorporate rocket shoes, by any chance? Think about it, you'd have to be quite acrobatic to use those without smashing into something right off.


Not at all. Shadow from the Sonic Series had Rocket Rollerblades.

Originally posted by iMoose

@Mr Blu: his pose looks nice and convincing. No nitpicks yet!



Funny you mentioned his pose, I changed it due to workability :D

( p.s. Going to reposition his right foot--And finish the background this evening. )

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Quote iMoose Replybullet Posted: 02 August 2010 at 10:30pm
Originally posted by Mr Blu



Funny you mentioned his pose, I changed it due to workability :D

( p.s. Going to reposition his right foot--And finish the background this evening. )

Is the new one supposed to be him side-stepping away from something, or is he still jumping? Right now his right foot (our left) indicates to me that he was running and stepped to the side. Unless that's the foot you intend to reposition. Whatever the case, good luck! Really liking the lineart
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Quote asumaka Replybullet Posted: 03 August 2010 at 11:50am

i tried something ;

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Quote Manupix Replybullet Posted: 03 August 2010 at 2:54pm
Does figure mean human?
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Quote greenraven Replybullet Posted: 03 August 2010 at 3:26pm
Originally posted by Manupix

Does figure mean human?


Do I detect a hint of Shadowrun?
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Quote jalonso Replybullet Posted: 03 August 2010 at 3:27pm
Originally posted by Manupix

Does figure mean human?

I think mostly, yes, but I don't see why just 80% human would be rejected. I do not have final say on this, it's up to Mambazo.


Edited by jalonso - 03 August 2010 at 3:27pm
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Quote MrSkeleton Replybullet Posted: 03 August 2010 at 3:58pm


i've never done anything with a full size person

spiderman jumpin off of somethin' maybe, i don't know anything about anatom


Edited by MrSkeleton - 03 August 2010 at 3:59pm

i'll make your mouth look like an open can of mushroom soup.
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Quote dpixel Replybullet Posted: 03 August 2010 at 6:39pm
Originally posted by jalonso

Originally posted by Manupix

Does figure mean human?

I think mostly, yes, but I don't see why just 80% human would be rejected. I do not have final say on this, it's up to Mambazo.


Well there goes my idea and wip. 

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Quote mambazo Replybullet Posted: 04 August 2010 at 6:49am
A figure doesn't have to be 100% human, as long as it can convey the actions :)
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Quote dpixel Replybullet Posted: 04 August 2010 at 7:47am
Originally posted by mambazo

A figure doesn't have to be 100% human, as long as it can convey the actions :)
 
Can it be 0% human?  I've got a cat thing going on.
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Quote mambazo Replybullet Posted: 04 August 2010 at 7:51am
Hmm, I would say at least somewhat humanoid otherwise it steers too far away from the Parkour aspect. Sorry!
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Quote dpixel Replybullet Posted: 04 August 2010 at 8:01am
Originally posted by mambazo

Hmm, I would say at least somewhat humanoid otherwise it steers too far away from the Parkour aspect. Sorry!
 
Ok.  That's understandable.
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Quote Flopsy M Replybullet Posted: 04 August 2010 at 9:46am
So, I've been meaning to start entering competitions, and I was wondering- what are your thoughts on how close in to the character we should be? Because my immediate idea has been a slightly more zoomed out city scape with runners traversing it. The thing is, from the WIPs posted so far, I get the feeling that people are going for a very zoomed in approach. Would my idea be against the spirit of the competition? I can post up a WIP if needed.


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Quote mambazo Replybullet Posted: 04 August 2010 at 9:49am
Originally posted by Flopsy M

So, I've been meaning to start entering competitions, and I was wondering- what are your thoughts on how close in to the character we should be? Because my immediate idea has been a slightly more zoomed out city scape with runners traversing it. The thing is, from the WIPs posted so far, I get the feeling that people are going for a very zoomed in approach. Would my idea be against the spirit of the competition? I can post up a WIP if needed.




As long as there is an evident main figure, I don't see any problem, go for it :)
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Quote Flopsy M Replybullet Posted: 04 August 2010 at 1:41pm
So it should focus on one runner only? A had a kind of race thing going on, but I could change it, as  have mainly been focusing on the landscape so far. Apologies for all the questions, I'm new here and don't want to anger the masses by bending competition rules...
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Quote PixelSnader Replybullet Posted: 05 August 2010 at 2:59am
12 AM PST, does that mean 9:00 on Monday morning in the Netherlands(GMT+1)? Or would that mean Sunday morning?

I'm going in vacation Fri-Sun, so I can't enter if it ends before I get home...

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Quote mambazo Replybullet Posted: 05 August 2010 at 2:06pm
You can have more than one 'runner' as long as one of the runners appears to be the main focus.
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Quote Flopsy M Replybullet Posted: 05 August 2010 at 4:04pm
Ok thank you very much for your replies. I will continue!
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Quote Blueberry_pie Replybullet Posted: 06 August 2010 at 1:01am
Originally posted by snader

12 AM PST, does that mean 9:00 on Monday morning in the Netherlands(GMT+1)? Or would that mean Sunday morning?

The deadline is at 9 AM on Monday in our time zone.
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Quote Gecimen Replybullet Posted: 06 August 2010 at 4:10am
Guys is this legit?... (waits scared)


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Quote mambazo Replybullet Posted: 06 August 2010 at 5:45am
Looking good! Can't wait to see it get 'urbanized'
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Quote Gecimen Replybullet Posted: 06 August 2010 at 9:39am
Well old times had urbans as well, as you haven't mentioned a time period :)
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Quote Flopsy M Replybullet Posted: 06 August 2010 at 10:29am


Well here's my go at this so far. I'm not really sure about it, and would love any input on how to improve it a little.

The image is supposed to depict one runner at different stages of his journey. Like someone had taken a photo every few seconds and put them all together. I'm not sure how well that comes across, but I don't know how to make it more obvious.

13 colours at the moment.
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Quote mambazo Replybullet Posted: 06 August 2010 at 3:40pm
Originally posted by Gecimen

Well old times had urbans as well, as you haven't mentioned a time period :)


Exactly ;)
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