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CHALLENGE: Splitting 10s

Use a canvas which is split equally into two parts - either horizontally or vertically - to create a piece with a subject matter of your choosing. However, your piece must be a cohesive whole, not two individual pieces placed next to one another.

Each half of your canvas must use individual palettes that are shown below. You must use all ten colours from both palettes - ten colours on one half of the canvas, ten on the other; with a grand total of 16 unique colours.

Optional Bonus Challenge: Avoid creating a portrait.

Canvas Size - Unrestricted.
Colours - Exactly 16. Use all the colours from the top part of the palette for one half of your image and the lower part of the palette for the other half of your image.

Commodore 64 ptalette from Ptoing.
Transparency - No.
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 Splitting 10s 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 - 18 June 2012 at 12:05am
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Quote AngelOTG Replybullet Posted: 18 June 2012 at 12:14am
Umm... 10 + 10 =/= 16, lol.
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Quote skamocore Replybullet Posted: 18 June 2012 at 12:20am
Both palettes share the greys + black.
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Quote randomboy2007 Replybullet Posted: 18 June 2012 at 4:22am
I have no idea what i'm going to do, but i'll try my best to think of something :/
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Quote AngelOTG Replybullet Posted: 18 June 2012 at 6:28am
Originally posted by skamocore

Both palettes share the greys + black.

Ah, I see. Guess I should have looked closer at that before commenting :p
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Quote philippejugnet Replybullet Posted: 18 June 2012 at 7:25am
we may do whatever we wan't to?
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Quote Night Replybullet Posted: 18 June 2012 at 7:35am
Yes, you can do w/e you'd like to Philippe.
create a piece with a subject matter of your choosing.


Started making something, looking pretty crappy so far. :/

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Quote randomboy2007 Replybullet Posted: 18 June 2012 at 12:21pm
First WIP:

It is supposed to be psychic puppet thing :S
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Quote ghostninja13 Replybullet Posted: 18 June 2012 at 2:51pm
so its really one picture, but each half has a different colour, right? can i do like a forest morphing into an urban landscape?
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Quote Benjiro Replybullet Posted: 18 June 2012 at 8:38pm
when you say "half", you mean "left and right" or could be "up and down"?

this is ok?



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Quote skamocore Replybullet Posted: 18 June 2012 at 8:46pm
Yep, left and right/up and down - what you're doing is correct.
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Quote cure Replybullet Posted: 18 June 2012 at 8:49pm
Originally posted by admistrator



either horizontally or vertically -


Edit: ska is lightning fast

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Quote Rockhart Replybullet Posted: 19 June 2012 at 12:32am
Hi everyone! This is my first real pixel art attempt and first post on pixel joint! I still have a lot of work to do on this (including using all the colors in the bottom half) but I'm having tons of fun with it. Though I have to say the color limit is tough!

Thoughts and Crits appreciated!

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Quote jeremy Replybullet Posted: 19 June 2012 at 1:08am
^ that's a pretty clever concept, but the zigzag between the halves can't be used - needs to be a straight line.
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Quote Rockhart Replybullet Posted: 19 June 2012 at 1:20am
Originally posted by Jeremy

^ that's a pretty clever concept, but the zigzag between the halves can't be used - needs to be a straight line.


Thanks! Hmm... really? Ok I can change it. Luckily that's an easy fix.
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Quote DawnBringer Replybullet Posted: 19 June 2012 at 1:52am
@Night: Dude, that's wicked!
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Quote Mrmo Tarius Replybullet Posted: 19 June 2012 at 3:41am
Trying to follow C64 restrictions, working in Project One :)

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Quote Bub Replybullet Posted: 19 June 2012 at 5:58am

Can i use a curved line for my "split" (a yin yang)

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Quote jeremy Replybullet Posted: 19 June 2012 at 7:02am
Originally posted by Jeremy

needs to be a straight line.
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Quote Darth Mandarb Replybullet Posted: 19 June 2012 at 7:11am
I wanted to do something that didn't have an "obvious" split of the screen. I'm not sure that jives with the rules.



I am also considering redoing the entire scene with the c64 double-wide pixels but I just LOATHE how stars look in that style and there are quite a few stars in my image. I will probably do some touch-ups as the week goes on but I feel the piece is nearly complete.

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Quote philippejugnet Replybullet Posted: 19 June 2012 at 10:12am
I am not sure about this.

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Quote IvanM Replybullet Posted: 19 June 2012 at 11:37am
Two palettes = 2 lightsources
Easy to say...

Early concept:
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Quote Benjiro Replybullet Posted: 19 June 2012 at 12:41pm
Originally posted by Jeremy

needs to be a straight line.

sh*t! T__T
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Quote |||| Replybullet Posted: 19 June 2012 at 2:58pm
Made this frame to put the image inside.. but I think I'm gonna scratch it because I just got a new idea for the actual image.
It's a pixel editor intended to unify the image; most likely it will be scrapped though, just throwing out there:



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Quote Fuzzyleaves Replybullet Posted: 19 June 2012 at 3:31pm


Even though I'm not american I thought a 911 concept would be nice. Something to do with the left side being morning, and the right side being night. Notice only one tower.
<a href = "http://www.nitrome.com" > <img src = "http://www.nitrome.com/images/links/nitrome2_button.gif" width="88" height="31"/></a>
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Quote AlabasterJazz Replybullet Posted: 19 June 2012 at 9:02pm
@ Rockhart: I had a similar idea as this, but so far your's is much better, I guess I'll move on to my backup idea :)  I'm also new to pushing pixels, and I must say I have some catching up to do; yours is very good for a beginner, at least in my opinion :P

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Quote Rockhart Replybullet Posted: 20 June 2012 at 12:21am
Originally posted by AlabasterJazz




@ Rockhart: I had a similar idea as this, but so far your's is much better, I guess I'll move on to my backup idea :)  I'm also new to pushing pixels, and I must say I have some catching up to do; yours is very good for a beginner, at least in my opinion :P


Thanks! I'm a graphic designer and illustrator so I'm not really new to digital art but this is a much more detailed/limited medium than what I'm normally used to... and it's pretty fun because of that!

Ok, Draft II. I still have to do the sails on the boat and add a bit more detail in the rocks and water. All the colors are included and again crits and comments are appreciated as I'm very new to pixel art.



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Quote Mrmo Tarius Replybullet Posted: 20 June 2012 at 1:50am
So here's an update :)

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Quote Night Replybullet Posted: 20 June 2012 at 3:15am
Slowly making some progress.

Edit*
Finished. =)


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Quote |||| Replybullet Posted: 20 June 2012 at 6:17pm
Those are really cool entrees. Working in this palette is a blast!

mermaid/lamia
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Quote AlabasterJazz Replybullet Posted: 20 June 2012 at 10:06pm
Might be a bit cheesy, but here is a WIP of the "Tome of Forbidden Knowledge"
Will probably work on the candleabras a bit and I'm not quite happy with the font for TOME... Any suggestions/advice?
 
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Quote Mngwa Replybullet Posted: 21 June 2012 at 1:20pm
Hi, I have started this work



Far from finished though, I am not sure if I am going to make it to weekend.
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Quote Skoby Replybullet Posted: 21 June 2012 at 1:27pm
My entry so far:


still a fair bit to do but kinda pleased with it.
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Quote Sergiotron Replybullet Posted: 21 June 2012 at 2:39pm

@Mngwa, clever as hell (or heaven)

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Quote Mrmo Tarius Replybullet Posted: 22 June 2012 at 5:07am
So yeah... not too sure about this one.

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Quote Grimm_Dingo Replybullet Posted: 22 June 2012 at 9:00pm
nice stuff in here o^o

experimenting with animations, too busy?

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Quote Rockhart Replybullet Posted: 22 June 2012 at 9:55pm
@Grimm_dingo - That's hilarious. What did you use to animate it?
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Quote |||| Replybullet Posted: 23 June 2012 at 1:39am
Welp.. I submitted my entry. So you'll see it soon. I was hoping there would be more contenders for this nice challenge..
perhaps there will be some surprises.
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Quote Grimm_Dingo Replybullet Posted: 23 June 2012 at 7:42am
Originally posted by Rockhart

@Grimm_dingo - That's hilarious. What did you use to animate it?

just The Gimp, was just experimenting with simultaneous animations and different timing via frame doubling on certain parts, got lazy though, but could touch it up and update the entry if the consensus is that it's better than the static one =)

@|||| you're entry is quite marvelous =D but my eye got drawn to these parts quite quickly :\

I think the lack of dither is too contrasting, you've established strong dither and texture and it makes that area pop, might not take much effort to subtly blend it in with micro amounts of additional transitioning dither or subtle texture, and when i was highlighting it my attention was grabbed by those diagonal lines, they don't add to the form and seem a distraction, other than that I really like the rest of your piece great work =D just figured I'd point that stuff out whilst there is still a chance to edit before deadline

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Quote |||| Replybullet Posted: 23 June 2012 at 4:10pm
Aw man it already got accepted.. I did edit it before then a bunch but I'm happy with all but one pixel.. I don't think I'm supposed to edit it as an entry that's been accepted until after the challenge :/
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Quote jeremy Replybullet Posted: 24 June 2012 at 4:50am
You can edit, just not during the voting week.
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Quote |||| Replybullet Posted: 24 June 2012 at 10:06am
Okay, good to know. Jeremy
Grimm Dingo: thanks for the comment and I will think about editing that today; not sure I will though.. I kinda find it to be a nice flatness with a relief for the eye on both sides, were it goes into a flat tone. I can't make up my mind though.. arggh.. small update: okay I went ahead and edited it adding a bit more dithering as suggested and lessened the yellow on her lamia half's face:
previous: and edited:


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Quote Grimm_Dingo Replybullet Posted: 24 June 2012 at 12:42pm
yeah I think that is bit easier of a transition especially at 1x it doesn't stands out, and they still retain their crispness =)

extremely rushed so far, should I polish and enter it? animation kinda sucks so far too



Ed* something more like this with the hair


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