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Quote administrator Replybullet Topic: CHALLENGE 11/21/2011: Hidden in Geography
    Posted: 21 November 2011 at 12:01am

CHALLENGE: Hidden in Geography

Use these simplified shapes of France and Sweden to create something using either Manupix's or Noet's award winning palettes.

In the red corner, we have Manupix's palette, from France.
 


And over in the blue corner we have Noet's palette, from Sweden.
 
Special thanks to Jinn for the idea of using country shapes as a pixel art canvas. Here are two examples to illustrate the idea.

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- Use one of the templates above. You may rotate or flip the canvases as long as you don't distort any pixels while transforming the shape ie. you need to just stick to rotating at 90 or 180 degree angles.
Colours - Max 17. Use only colours from your country's palette shown above (plus transparency). So, if you pick Manupix/France, use the first palette; if you pick Noet/Sweden, use the second palette. No palette swapping.
Transparency - Required. Must only be used outside your chosen country's shape.
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 Hidden in Geography 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 - 21 November 2011 at 12:45am
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Quote a3um Replybullet Posted: 21 November 2011 at 12:48am
w00t, I'm in;)
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Quote sasuke91 Replybullet Posted: 21 November 2011 at 1:16am

so we can just draw anything but just using 1 of thse canvas? or do u have to draw something realated to that country

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Quote jeremy Replybullet Posted: 21 November 2011 at 3:37am
France has some real ugly corners...


@sasuke: yup
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Quote AirStyle Replybullet Posted: 21 November 2011 at 3:45am
@Jeremy: I really like the mask in the top left corner of France.

And which of the two of Sasuke's choices did you say "yup" to?
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Quote skamocore Replybullet Posted: 21 November 2011 at 4:03am
@Airstyle - it can be anything you want.
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Quote dpixel Replybullet Posted: 21 November 2011 at 10:26am
Of course I had to try Manupix's palette.

WIP: 
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Quote Kravvon Nar'roth Replybullet Posted: 21 November 2011 at 12:29pm
My first time using a restricted palette. I'm so horribly lost. :/ But I really want to learn to use palettes better, so I'm trying to tackle it as best I can.

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Quote Night Replybullet Posted: 21 November 2011 at 2:12pm

Mehh, I'll probably not finish it anyways. :P
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Quote a3um Replybullet Posted: 21 November 2011 at 3:19pm
wip

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Quote Xamllew Replybullet Posted: 21 November 2011 at 3:55pm
@LBpixels: Please do finish it, it's looking good.

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Quote Super17 Replybullet Posted: 21 November 2011 at 4:11pm
Nobody using Sweden yet?

wip

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Quote AirStyle Replybullet Posted: 21 November 2011 at 4:28pm
@Super17 Oh my gosh!!! That's looks amazing! I would have never saw that shape inside of Sweden!!! VERY nice work!!
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Quote Jarlaxe Replybullet Posted: 21 November 2011 at 5:03pm
WIP


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Quote codewarrior Replybullet Posted: 21 November 2011 at 5:31pm
i couldnt help it--when i looked at the shape of france i saw this huge guy with his 50-th haircurl and the hillariously small feet.. either needs to go pee (therefore holding his belt) or trying to make a fancy dance pose ;)

He's just roughly colored to lock the shapes. Dont know if i have the time to finish him, but for the sake of it.. posted ^.-
and hopefully noone in france feels insulted.. as this version doesnt make the country look very heroic... =)

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Quote Xamllew Replybullet Posted: 21 November 2011 at 6:14pm
WIP

"My hat is ruined!"


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Quote Leath Replybullet Posted: 21 November 2011 at 6:28pm
Here is some inspiration. Long image:

http://i.imgur.com/zPbfk.jpg

Really nice stuffs so far.
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Quote AirStyle Replybullet Posted: 21 November 2011 at 7:45pm
@Xamllew Oh, that's a good one! I like that a lot! The chin is funny!
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Quote offwhite Replybullet Posted: 21 November 2011 at 7:51pm
WIP

French revolution theme.

So many great WIPs already! :D


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Quote a3um Replybullet Posted: 21 November 2011 at 7:52pm
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Quote offwhite Replybullet Posted: 21 November 2011 at 8:06pm
@a3um I'm speechless... 
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Quote wuhu Replybullet Posted: 21 November 2011 at 8:26pm
wah..good quality wips all round so far

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Quote ehtd Replybullet Posted: 21 November 2011 at 11:39pm
WIP - The Sworden

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Quote a3um Replybullet Posted: 22 November 2011 at 1:28am


Don't know what to do with green area:[
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Quote AirStyle Replybullet Posted: 22 November 2011 at 1:30am
Perhaps a swirling cloud effect? It'll be small, but at least it'll fill the spot.
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Quote Calv Replybullet Posted: 22 November 2011 at 2:38am
I think incorporate the green into the design, maybe armour on his shoulder and an axe/weapon on his back for the green on the right.
All Looking good so far, I wanna do something for this challenge but, I don't think I'll have time.

This could be a running theme going through all the countries.
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Quote Super17 Replybullet Posted: 22 November 2011 at 5:04am
@AirStyle: Thank you!

Originally posted by Calv

This could be a running theme going through all the countries.

That would be very nice

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Quote Super17 Replybullet Posted: 22 November 2011 at 8:40am
wip2


I just have problems with the white holes. Maybe I put some leafs there or more lianas.



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Quote dpixel Replybullet Posted: 22 November 2011 at 8:51am
There's a lot of finger pointing going on.  
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Quote offwhite Replybullet Posted: 22 November 2011 at 9:21am
@a3um: Maybe you could have some wreckage in the background? He looks like someone who's good at wrecking stuff. 
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Quote Slemsvampf Replybullet Posted: 22 November 2011 at 11:04am


This palette hates me. I can't fix the face. I just can't F finish the face.
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Quote Kravvon Nar'roth Replybullet Posted: 22 November 2011 at 12:05pm
Bleurgh. :(



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Quote codewarrior Replybullet Posted: 22 November 2011 at 1:09pm
Viva la "Robolution"!

..and now they march to turn your country into a sea of fire.. >.>




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Quote dpixel Replybullet Posted: 22 November 2011 at 2:59pm
wip:


I'd really like to work in some of the red more.  Any ideas?
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Quote Jinn Replybullet Posted: 22 November 2011 at 3:12pm
What about some coral in the left?
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Quote codewarrior Replybullet Posted: 22 November 2011 at 3:12pm
@ dpixel:
how about "corals" lots forms of them have tones from orange to red. And it would fit the water-theme u started. Not to mention they'd prolly offer good transitions to the other adjacent colors as of their colorvaration and shapes.

Speaking of the shapes those might also be usefull to fill the uneven free spaces / the country shape.

f.x. >



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Quote dpixel Replybullet Posted: 22 November 2011 at 4:03pm
Thanks guys.  That's a pretty good idea.  Whether I can pull it off is another story (At least making it look like coral).  *Off to do some research*
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Quote a3um Replybullet Posted: 22 November 2011 at 8:14pm
Noet's palette looks interesting - going to try Sweden:]
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Quote Slemsvampf Replybullet Posted: 22 November 2011 at 8:17pm
@a3um :

I'm not only struggeling with his palette, Sweden has got a difficult shape too. If I weren't from Sweden myself  I'd go with France. Gotta reprecent, you know.


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Quote AirStyle Replybullet Posted: 22 November 2011 at 8:46pm
@Super17: How about an elaborate headdress? Just throwing ideas around...
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Quote a3um Replybullet Posted: 22 November 2011 at 11:08pm
@Slemsvampf - haven't tried the palette yet, but the shape is difficult indeed...

update



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Quote Kravvon Nar'roth Replybullet Posted: 23 November 2011 at 8:28am
Oh man, I am soooo getting my butt handed to me in this challenge. :P dPixel and a3um in particular just seem to work the palettes with incredible ease. Great work all around!
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Quote Night Replybullet Posted: 23 November 2011 at 8:35am

More progress so far, any suggestions?
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Quote MrBeast Replybullet Posted: 23 November 2011 at 9:56am

Horrible, I know.

The palette is good for very small sprites I think, but at this size the other palette gives way more depth and possibilities.
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Quote dpixel Replybullet Posted: 23 November 2011 at 12:01pm
@Kravvon -  Thanks for the complement, but it's not easy for me at all. 

Corral Added:

It seems to look better at 2X.  Still working at it though.

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Quote AirStyle Replybullet Posted: 23 November 2011 at 12:53pm
And the space has been filled!!!!



AirStyle: Congratulation on your success!

dpixel:Oh, thank you, thank you!

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Quote Zeratanus Replybullet Posted: 23 November 2011 at 2:46pm
Well, still VERY rough above and below the head, but here's my WIP. hoping to actually finish it sometime. I dont enter enough of these challenges (this will be my 2nd, and ive been here a while lol)



Darn that palette for having no reds though. I'm going to have a heck of a time making that read as a giant leg of meat with a bite in it.
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Quote AirStyle Replybullet Posted: 23 November 2011 at 2:50pm
@Zeratanus: I don't get what's going on above it, though. Is that a waterfall or something?
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Quote Jinn Replybullet Posted: 23 November 2011 at 3:24pm
I think it's a big porkchop :)
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