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    Posted: 18 April 2011 at 12:01am

CHALLENGE: Noise Inhaler

Design an original, non-humanoid creature that inhales sound energy as a means of sustenance - that is, it consumes sound in a similar manner that humans consume food.

You may present this creature as a standalone sprite or integrate it into a scene, if you like.

Optional Bonus Challenge: Give us some background info on your creature in your description :)

Canvas size - Max 128 x 128.
Colours - Max 18.
Transparency - Optional.
Animation - Optional.


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 Noise Inhaler 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 a3um Replybullet Posted: 18 April 2011 at 5:44am
random doodle(:

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Quote onek Replybullet Posted: 18 April 2011 at 6:01am
cool challenge!
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Quote AG182 Replybullet Posted: 18 April 2011 at 9:07am
Well, this is what my WIP looks like at the moment. I'm still not sure if I should go on with it or to start a new one.
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Quote AG182 Replybullet Posted: 18 April 2011 at 11:06am
Now, this is how I have moved on with my piece:
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Quote Zawmbee Replybullet Posted: 18 April 2011 at 11:24am


My (very) rough sketch.

I am aware that the physics are shaky at best :P
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Quote AG182 Replybullet Posted: 18 April 2011 at 11:46am
I've added some shadows and several details:

Still, I'm not sure this gonna work out.
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Quote Miumau0 Replybullet Posted: 18 April 2011 at 1:39pm


not sure i keep working on it, but this is what im doing. Atm 3 colors
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Quote Laef Replybullet Posted: 18 April 2011 at 1:47pm


A rough sketch. Something like that anyways. I'll replace the mini radio thing with some other music playing device once I'm done the bug.


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Quote dpixel Replybullet Posted: 18 April 2011 at 2:09pm
A very simple organism about 2mm long.  Sound waves statically charge it's central nervous system enabling it's ear skin to pulse providing locomotion as well as detecting more sound sources.  They are very rare on earth due to most loud sources produce heat which dissolves the ear skin, taking away it's mobility.  Although they can remain dormant on the ground or in your carpet for years and possibly reproduce(if there's enough noise around). 
Yeah this is ridiculous. 

Probably won't enter.
hehe (ಠ_ಠ ) o_- :p
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Quote Mrmo Tarius Replybullet Posted: 18 April 2011 at 2:28pm
Not exactly sure what to make of this :)

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Quote jalonso Replybullet Posted: 18 April 2011 at 6:05pm
Originally posted by Mrmo Tarius

Not exactly sure what to make of this :)



Place an eye somewhere and you've totally covered the 'inhaling' part of the challenge
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Quote Laef Replybullet Posted: 18 April 2011 at 6:17pm


Added some texture. I'll probably, most likely, animate it once I figure out how it eats.
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Quote yaomon17 Replybullet Posted: 18 April 2011 at 8:30pm
Originally posted by AG182

Now, this is how I have moved on with my piece:
THis might be a bit too humanoid, but I like the idea. :D
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Quote Mrmo Tarius Replybullet Posted: 18 April 2011 at 11:49pm
Hmm, I might want to restart from scratch. I was concentrating on the 'consumes sound' part, without paying much attention to... anything else :D

I've actually got an idea for that- a planet-sized 'creature' that thrives off its inhabitants' noise! :)

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Quote Fud0 Replybullet Posted: 19 April 2011 at 12:03am
Originally posted by Mrmo Tarius

Hmm, I might want to restart from scratch. I was concentrating on the 'consumes sound' part, without paying much attention to... anything else :D

I've actually got an idea for that- a planet-sized 'creature' that thrives off its inhabitants' noise! :)


Oh, come on.
I was doing something with ears and teeth as well (not an awfully big leap after reading the challenge title, you're right) and wanted to see your results, too.
Have to admit, your second idea sounds great, and if you can put it into a visual that would need no further textual explanation you'll be my hero, but seriously do not, please, do not drop your first picture, i like where you were going there.
All it really lacks is some detail on the "dish", maybe, and a napkin around the creature's neck. Besides, not like there's a rule against several entries from one contestant in a single challenge, you could submit both.
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Quote W M Replybullet Posted: 19 April 2011 at 12:49am


Does it qualify? I would hate to see my work go to waste...

But more importantly, does anybody get it?
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Quote Fud0 Replybullet Posted: 19 April 2011 at 1:12am
What's not to get? Don't even need to explain it, really, a very good idea indeed.
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Quote Miumau0 Replybullet Posted: 19 April 2011 at 1:12am


Added fourth color. Need to make those notes more readable. Also stuck with bg D:
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Quote Mrmo Tarius Replybullet Posted: 19 April 2011 at 2:10am
Okay, I've started drawing... something. I have an idea or two on how to implement some singing creatures. Also, if 'inhaling' is not mandatory, I'll continue with the 'hungry ear' thing, too :)

Wippy wip (does it make any sense?):


Also, nice wips&concepts you have here :)
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Quote skamocore Replybullet Posted: 19 April 2011 at 2:22am
Nope, your creature doesn't necessarily need to consume sound via inhalation; I just thought that would make a cool title Sorry if I misled anyone.
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Quote Mrmo Tarius Replybullet Posted: 19 April 2011 at 4:28am
Aha! That clears it up :)
I have made some progress, moved the nose to the background and added an ear to the planet. Also snow.
Will add some cities later ;)

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Quote AG182 Replybullet Posted: 19 April 2011 at 10:08am
I got a new WIP here! But probably it is finished. Any comments?
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Quote AG182 Replybullet Posted: 19 April 2011 at 11:42am
Now, I've added some horns and thinking of making that thing on it's forehead blinking. Anyways, if I don't finish it today, I'm out of challenge.
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Quote AG182 Replybullet Posted: 19 April 2011 at 11:49am
So, that's what I got: 18 colors, animation and transparency. I guess it's time to submit, I won't make it better anyways, as far as I'm experiencing lack of time.

Hope you enjoy it!
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Quote W M Replybullet Posted: 19 April 2011 at 1:13pm
I might be missing it, but how does it feed off of sound? You might have a backstory for this, but it's not visually shown, and I would consider revision before submission in light of this.
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Quote AG182 Replybullet Posted: 19 April 2011 at 1:16pm
There's a story in the description for the submission, I didn't bother posting it here. Still, I can do that if you wish.
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"Well, the concept of this creature is that he absorbes sound with its skin and accumulates it in its shell on the tale, just like a camel uses its hump. This shell is also used to hurt enemies, just like these little horns on the creature's forehead. The crystal indicates his level of charge. When it's out of food, which is sound, the crystal goes red, and it's blinking when the level is low. Consequently, green means OK. Moreover, it can produce supersonic itself with these little dots, or pores, under the crystal. Also, this creature moves like a worm due to its shape."
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I just didn't want to make another gargantuan ear or something.
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Quote Kich Replybullet Posted: 19 April 2011 at 2:50pm
I was trying to do something, but my ideas are always better on my mind that in Pixel Art. :/


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Quote Mrmo Tarius Replybullet Posted: 20 April 2011 at 2:19am
One gargantuan ear, coming right up!
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Quote Miumau0 Replybullet Posted: 20 April 2011 at 12:24pm


5 colors this far. Maybe I just leave the middle of bg blank.
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Quote yaomon17 Replybullet Posted: 20 April 2011 at 7:22pm

A froug contains millions of strings inside its mouth. When a sound is emitted, whichever string with the same pitch will vibrate due to harmonic vibration. Sometimes, so many strings vibrate at once that the whole mouth will vibrate. When the string vibrates, it creates friction along special tissues that produce electricity. This electricity pumps its blood and gives it energy much like the human heart sending electric pulses.

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Quote Delicious Replybullet Posted: 21 April 2011 at 1:09am

There are some awesome WIP entries so far! :)

A lot of work left to do on this guy, hopefully I will have time to finish it in time. Erm, he consumes rock music! :P


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Quote Mrmo Tarius Replybullet Posted: 21 April 2011 at 2:36am
@Delicious I love how that dude's looking (or going to look, anyways!) but... is he not, erm, too humanoid? :/

Also, progress:


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Quote Delicious Replybullet Posted: 21 April 2011 at 11:27am
Yea, perhaps a bit too human-like, but I quite like that quality for him. Thanks! 
 
Some progress:
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Quote cure Replybullet Posted: 21 April 2011 at 1:07pm
hmmmmmmmmmmm the rules do say non humanoid.
stupid rules.
find a loophole!
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Quote Delicious Replybullet Posted: 21 April 2011 at 2:49pm
Ohie! D:
Dumb me, I skimmed the rules and didn't read anything of that sort.. Then  read the first line, haha. Oh man, wonder what I should do.. I'll look out for any loop-holes, and start to edit away from the humanoid figure. :P
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Quote Mrmo Tarius Replybullet Posted: 21 April 2011 at 3:12pm
Add moar limbs? :D
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Quote Fud0 Replybullet Posted: 21 April 2011 at 10:34pm
make his torso torus shaped (you know, a donut)
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Quote Mrmo Tarius Replybullet Posted: 22 April 2011 at 5:37am
And THEN add moar limbs! :D
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Quote Delicious Replybullet Posted: 22 April 2011 at 11:02am
Haha.. Well, this shouldn't qaulify as humanoid anymore, right?
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Quote Mrmo Tarius Replybullet Posted: 22 April 2011 at 11:06am
Aha! MOAR LIMBS! :D
I really wish to see this finished now.
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Quote Adcrusher Replybullet Posted: 22 April 2011 at 1:52pm
haha looks great delicious!

here's mine so far



I have yet to finish the sky, water and add animals that make sounds, but i will finish!
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Quote W M Replybullet Posted: 22 April 2011 at 3:05pm


Getting there, but need to keep refining.
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Quote yaomon17 Replybullet Posted: 23 April 2011 at 8:44am
Maybe if everyone runs out of time, I will have a chance at winning. :D
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Quote BloodPie Replybullet Posted: 24 April 2011 at 5:39pm

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Quote W M Replybullet Posted: 25 April 2011 at 1:34am
Originally posted by BloodPie


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I'm pretty sure 'arting' isn't a word. Just saying.

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Quote Herondetsu Replybullet Posted: 25 April 2011 at 7:57am


The Treblemaker

Floating into bedrooms in the middle of the night...
He waits for you to scream and shout at his very sight...
Consuming all eery noises with his tongue, the way do our ears...
He feeds off all your dread, all your fear, and all your tears...
The only way to rid yourself of this foul beast of nature...
Is to watch him pass without making a sound, that vile treblemaker...

Mmk...admittedly, I don't know exactly how to put this in the competition... I also don't know if the date shown is the last day to enter, or doesn't allow anymore entries that day!... Sorry for being a noob...but I made the sprite as soon as I saw the competition today with using 3 colors (including the white), and made a poem along with it!... ^_^
Tommorow never comes why wait for it?
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