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    Posted: 23 May 2011 at 12:02am

CHALLENGE: A City in the Clouds

Show us a scene depicting an original city that resides on or just above the clouds.

Canvas Size - Max 175 x 225 (either horizontal or vertical).
Colours - Max 25.
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 A City in the Clouds 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!



Edited by skamocore - 23 May 2011 at 5:20am
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Quote Mrmo Tarius Replybullet Posted: 23 May 2011 at 1:46am
I like! My cloud-drawing skills need development, and this is a great chance to develop'em :)

I would also like to see a3um entering this one as his cloud-drawing skills are sky-high (pun intended) :D
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Quote Relix Replybullet Posted: 23 May 2011 at 3:03am


Dunno how to continue or how to detail it...

Also, question; is it allowed to use old assets (that you've made yourself) in the challenge piece or does it have to be all new? The clouds there are "old" assets.
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Quote Mrmo Tarius Replybullet Posted: 23 May 2011 at 3:50am
Everything should be made from scratch for the challenges, as far as I know :/
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Quote skamocore Replybullet Posted: 23 May 2011 at 4:02am
Indeed. Have a look over here.
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Quote Relix Replybullet Posted: 23 May 2011 at 4:11am
Yeah, kinda figured it would be that way, time to make new clouds then.
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Quote Mrmo Tarius Replybullet Posted: 23 May 2011 at 5:04am
*updated!



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Quote a3um Replybullet Posted: 23 May 2011 at 6:18am
@Mrmo Tarius - yup, I'm in:)

Rough sketch



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Quote Relix Replybullet Posted: 23 May 2011 at 9:49am


Gah.
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Quote Elastico-Gadget Replybullet Posted: 23 May 2011 at 10:36am
This is my Work In Progress:



For the moment I mainly paid attention to the land in the middle. Please, feel free to tell me if anything hurts your eyes.
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Quote Miumau0 Replybullet Posted: 23 May 2011 at 10:57am


scetch.
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Quote GhosTZinhu Replybullet Posted: 23 May 2011 at 11:49am
This is my job!


Liked?
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Quote a3um Replybullet Posted: 23 May 2011 at 8:55pm
wip2



colors are inspired by Rob Alexander's Serra's Sanctum
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Quote Chibiwing Replybullet Posted: 24 May 2011 at 12:25am
wip:
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Quote Arcan Replybullet Posted: 24 May 2011 at 2:17am
Cool stuff I suppose I'm going for something more cartoony.



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Quote Mrmo Tarius Replybullet Posted: 24 May 2011 at 2:46am
Great response so far! :D
I've changed orientation to portrait, I can show more cloud layers that way :)
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Quote Chibiwing Replybullet Posted: 24 May 2011 at 6:19am
My insomnia has produced another piece:
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Quote Deek Replybullet Posted: 24 May 2011 at 11:44am
wip... about 6 hours.. will finish tomorrow probably sometime


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Quote IvanM Replybullet Posted: 24 May 2011 at 2:19pm
another early WIP:
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Quote Chibiwing Replybullet Posted: 24 May 2011 at 11:08pm
Another super quick piece:
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Quote JaumeAlcazo Replybullet Posted: 25 May 2011 at 2:43am
Challenge accepted.

I'm still overloaded with work and barely worked in Medici lately : S but I liked the challenge idea and somehow I managed to do this:



It's a WIP. I need c+c about the piece. I don't like the foreground, the background it's more or less ok for me. It's about 28 colours or so, I've not finished the cleaning.


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Quote Kanonsis Replybullet Posted: 25 May 2011 at 7:45am
I think I'm done but i'm not sure if there is anything else I can do to improve on this before I submit it.

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Quote rafal345 Replybullet Posted: 25 May 2011 at 10:47am
After a long pause I've started making pixelart.

Quick sketch. What do you think?
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Quote showtime Replybullet Posted: 25 May 2011 at 11:00am
I'm thinking of doing a piece where the clouds in question are actually clouds of smoke (ex: "the clouds of smoke" from somebody smoking a cigarette.)  Would this interpretation of the word "clouds" be alright for this challenge?
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Quote A.B. Lazer Replybullet Posted: 26 May 2011 at 2:16am
Originally posted by showtime

I'm thinking of doing a piece where the clouds in question are actually clouds of smoke (ex: "the clouds of smoke" from somebody smoking a cigarette.)  Would this interpretation of the word "clouds" be alright for this challenge?


I think that would be even more justified than regular clouds of steam. Why should anyone build the city above the clouds? To escape the smoke.
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Quote showtime Replybullet Posted: 26 May 2011 at 11:26am
Sooo yesterday evening I got tired of waiting for a response regarding whether I could interpret "clouds" as "clouds of smoke" and I've been working on this:




hehe I was kind of peeved earlier when I saw this piece because I don't want it to look like I stole Chibiwing's idea of putting a face on a cloud... anyway, I've never made a mock-up before, and I'm having a lot of trouble with it.  I want the city to both appear to be in the background, yet have enough contrast to be visible, and I want the entrances (exits? : P) to be very clearly NOT a part of the background.  As in, it should be clear for the player that they can interact with the doorways, but that they cannot interact with the buildings in any other way.

I also attempted to make a sprite of a little character for the first time and it's a lot harder than it looks!  I'll have to keep trying.

EDIT: I can't tell if this is any better or not




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Quote Chibiwing Replybullet Posted: 26 May 2011 at 7:09pm
I can't see either of the pictures, but I don't care if you put a face on a cloud; I won't consider it plagarism. ^_^  Especially if you say you had the idea before you saw my entry.
 
 
New wip:


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Quote Xlembros Replybullet Posted: 27 May 2011 at 9:14am
well im new here as a member but am a frequent browser so i figured i would join in the fun in this challenge.

my WIP :
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Quote drlemon Replybullet Posted: 27 May 2011 at 6:17pm

http://imgur.com/mr5xp

here is my concept sketch. i could go any way. i have an idea, but i would need to completely revamp the concept.
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Quote drlemon Replybullet Posted: 27 May 2011 at 6:17pm
http://imgur.com/mr5xp
Here is my temporary entry. I might change it.
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Quote drlemon Replybullet Posted: 27 May 2011 at 6:18pm
http://imgur.com/mr5xp
here's my temporary entry.
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Quote Chibiwing Replybullet Posted: 27 May 2011 at 11:15pm
That's really pretty, Xlem.
 
 
Public Queue is weird- three people who submitted after me have been accepted while mine's making its way further down the page. XD  Maybe I should have put a better preview picture?


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