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Quote Danori Replybullet Posted: 04 July 2012 at 9:34am
Originally posted by Kravvon Nar'roth

+ a stomach. So only one more to go:

Going to attempt a brain to complete the set, but I dunno if I can pull off a satisfactory squiggly look at this scale...

@Frogger5: Hehe, means I must be doing something right. Nice shading on the diamond there, BTW.

@gogglecrab: Thanks mate. :) Re: your piece, I think it might benefit from a bit higher contrast, specifically a darker background to make the items stand out a bit more. Also, watch out for banding on the outlines. ;)

@Dawnbringer & Mrmo Tarius: Yum!


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Quote ultimaodin Replybullet Posted: 04 July 2012 at 9:41am
Update on the ailment cure set:



Added a magic candle for blind, Salt Water Candy for Mute (since salt water even in candy form is good for your vocals) and an all ailment pill. Not overly happy with the remedy capsule. I still have no idea what to do for the paralysis/shock cure item. Might just move onto the third set.
The world is but a shadow of emotion, cast in shades of grey.
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Quote Desterrado Replybullet Posted: 04 July 2012 at 10:33am
Well. I do like this challenge. An awful lot. Very rare does one come up that I'm comfortable with and have time to complete or even work on. The plan is 2 per day, starting yesterday, and a preview over Sunday.

I'm using the default PaintDotNet palette because my 16col palette isn't going great and this one is surprisingly versatile usable. My subject? Character customization... Or something.




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Quote Kravvon Nar'roth Replybullet Posted: 04 July 2012 at 11:16am
Meh brains. :(



Oh well. I'll probably do a little tweaking, but I think this version is pretty much as good as I can make it.
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Quote Dredlockz Replybullet Posted: 04 July 2012 at 11:47am
Hey duders, great site you have here!
It's inspiring to see all the talent around here. I just started with Pixel Art, so I'm gonna play it safe for now and go with a Minecraft-inspired inventory. But my personal challenge is to only use the original 4-color Gameboy palette.



Edit: also, any and all feedback is greatly appreciated!

Also, first post

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Quote DawnBringer Replybullet Posted: 04 July 2012 at 1:09pm
Might actually finish this thing?...

Any suggestions for another object? Thinking about stealing Kravvons brain idea since I'd like to put weight on the pink color for the last gizmo.
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Quote Kravvon Nar'roth Replybullet Posted: 04 July 2012 at 1:32pm
Originally posted by DawnBringer

Any suggestions for another object? Thinking about stealing Kravvons brain idea since I'd like to put weight on the pink color for the last gizmo.
Go for it! No such thing as too many brains. ;)

(Also I'd love the opportunity to be able to see how you go about pixelling a brain, since I rather struggled with it myself.)
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Quote Mhyre Replybullet Posted: 04 July 2012 at 2:36pm
Update :)

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Quote Nevercreature Replybullet Posted: 04 July 2012 at 2:58pm


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I think yours are much better...



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Quote DawnBringer Replybullet Posted: 04 July 2012 at 3:03pm
Ok, tha brainz is far from polished yet - but I would do it something like this:
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Quote top_ Replybullet Posted: 04 July 2012 at 4:50pm
Time to make some pixel again...

First wip:
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Quote Ashkin Replybullet Posted: 04 July 2012 at 5:59pm

Further progress.

@DawnBringer Cool stuff, I especially like that vial's perspective. How the heck do you fit a palm tree in your pocket, though?

@Nevercreature I think it's pretty good. I like the mushroom especially.

@Kravvon Awesome.


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Quote Gavralcraw Replybullet Posted: 04 July 2012 at 8:01pm
Duct Tape... or is it toilet paper? Pretty sure Duct tape would come in handy in anyones inventory...
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Quote Ashkin Replybullet Posted: 04 July 2012 at 11:02pm

Finished.
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Quote Lazer24exe Replybullet Posted: 05 July 2012 at 2:10am

I'm just a beginner, but i wanted try out one of the challenges, but I don't think I did this right

could U give me some advice



My thing has to many colors.

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Quote Mrmo Tarius Replybullet Posted: 05 July 2012 at 3:09am
Advice: use the attached template :)
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Quote Dredlockz Replybullet Posted: 05 July 2012 at 5:30am

I'm done.

Mmmh, I guess It can't participate for not being completely about a "new/original" game. Oh well, it was still fun. Specially writing that "TNT" label.

@Ashkin: Awesome dude! Loved the smartphone detail, those text messages. I was a bit confused with the last item, is it a pack of smokes? It could have one of them outside or coming out to be clearer maybe?

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Quote Fanton Replybullet Posted: 05 July 2012 at 5:38am
Can I do something like him?



That is not only the eight squares 32x32 but also a little backgrund?
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Quote Dredlockz Replybullet Posted: 05 July 2012 at 5:43am
@Fanton: That was just his work canvas, you can see Ashkin's final image a few posts before yours.
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Quote Fanton Replybullet Posted: 05 July 2012 at 5:50am
Thanks for the quick answer.

Anyway, this is my "wip":



I'm quite sure I'll submit this one, without other edits :)
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Quote Gamamoto Replybullet Posted: 05 July 2012 at 6:59am
Here is my wip, I think i'm donne with the items lines.



In case you don't recognize 'em :
scythe, map, ham, flask,
jewel chest, feather, frying pan, rope.

Update :


I'm struggling with colors and the feather :/


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Quote Graindolium Replybullet Posted: 05 July 2012 at 9:33am
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Quote saurion Replybullet Posted: 05 July 2012 at 1:00pm
Started the colors on one, getting the line art cleaned up for the other, and backgrounds aren't set.


Death to the vampire (writers): the world is ending because of bad vampire novels (insert long convoluted plot points ) and you must hunt them down where or when ever they are.
Box of matches
Can of gasoline
Novel from your next target
Poison apple
Key
Flux capacitor
Bullets / shell
Meat mallet


My little mad scientist - Aiming for a silver/yellow palatte
Equipment
Tools (in image cleaning)
Rubber Glove
Test rat w/ ear
Radiological mateials
Biological materials
Chemicals
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Quote saurion Replybullet Posted: 05 July 2012 at 1:07pm
Originally posted by Gamamoto


Update :

I'm struggling with colors and the feather :/


Have you tried just doing a notching of the feather to imply it's nature or only highlighting the central vein?

Edited by saurion - 05 July 2012 at 1:07pm
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Quote Mr.Fahrenheit Replybullet Posted: 05 July 2012 at 1:33pm
Had a try at making a "gangsta" adventure game using DB's pallete for the first time. I cant seem to shade the tooth very well without making it look terrible. Also I cant seem to make the coins very interesting. Any tips?
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Quote Witpickles Replybullet Posted: 05 July 2012 at 4:32pm
WIP



I hope you enjoy the direction I'm taking it =D
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Quote Friend Replybullet Posted: 05 July 2012 at 5:11pm
Originally posted by Mr.Fahrenheit

Had a try at making a "gangsta" adventure game using DB's pallete for the first time. I cant seem to shade the tooth very well without making it look terrible. Also I cant seem to make the coins very interesting. Any tips?


I think most of your issues are in presentation and implying detail that adds subtle but crucial readability detail.  Some ideas off the top of my head to improve pres. and readability. 
(note you can always opt for a more neutral background color, and have all of your objects vividly colored or high in contrast from the background for an easier way to improve on both)

-change the perspective of the can so you can sort of see the top of it.  That way you can add a texture and metal to the top to make it readable as a can without the text.  Then you can erase the "can o'" part and simply have whup ass on the can.  Also make the text color more readable from the can.  The background green isn't helping the yellow either. 

Gun is a bit dull looking.  Maybe have the top barrel slightly metallic. 

Glasses should be moved to the right a bit and have the part that goes on your ears longer and show the downward curve better at the end of them.

Maybe for the coins have a gold stack in the middle (maybe change the perspective to a slightly more downward angle and again try a subtle glint) and have silver coins scattered around the stack of gold.

The colors for the gold tooth seem off and don't imply gold.  Try dark yellow ambers and bright yellows for highlights.  Use google images for choosing colors. 


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Quote Flashia Replybullet Posted: 05 July 2012 at 6:34pm
Hello!  Here's my WIP:

http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/515/8inventorysubmit.png/

Oh, I'm sorry:  You say it was finished?  Well, I'd like to spice up the background, not to mention any improvements on the items themselves.  Especially the key and potion...

EDIT:  It seems that the inventory isn't loading.  *sigh*  Hold on a minute...
Best I can do is a link, for now.  It seems that the image function won't cooperate.


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Quote Voltali obscur Replybullet Posted: 05 July 2012 at 7:09pm
Tried DB awesome palette (



Still need to find two last items.
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Quote Lazer24exe Replybullet Posted: 05 July 2012 at 11:30pm
I made it 16 colors this time



heres the old version of it



I love some advice, please
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Quote failureboy Replybullet Posted: 06 July 2012 at 2:23am
@Lazer24, your format is wrong. You are required to use the exact dimensions given in the challenge (your boxes are too rectangular).

I like the improvements, though. All the items look better.
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Quote ShdwFrg Replybullet Posted: 06 July 2012 at 2:44am
@Lazer24exe You used the example from monkey island, not the template. (the boring one)
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Quote Gamamoto Replybullet Posted: 06 July 2012 at 3:54am
Update, i redid the feather, but I find my that my colors are not really good, and i'd like some advice to improve my palette.




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Quote 8-bit Tom Replybullet Posted: 06 July 2012 at 7:38am
Wip of the contents of the Tenth Doctor's Time-lord pockets. They're bigger on the inside. I'm also experimenting with DB's Pallete. The restricted size and colors are really tough.



Update:
I don't know if I'll finish before I'm away from my tools for the weekend...



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Quote Sublyme Replybullet Posted: 06 July 2012 at 12:04pm
Post apocalyptic backpack, hopefully il be able to finish it in time :/

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Quote Losm Replybullet Posted: 06 July 2012 at 12:37pm
Originally posted by Voltali obscur

Tried DB awesome palette ()? Still need to find two last items.


The staff and gem-thingy (the one on the bottom right) look really cool!

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Quote Mhyre Replybullet Posted: 06 July 2012 at 2:36pm
I'm done with mine, quite happy with it.
Thoughts?

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Quote failureboy Replybullet Posted: 07 July 2012 at 3:21am


I need one more icon. I think these fit well together except for the bonsai tree. Will also be tweaking the background color (might use different ones for each icon. Hope to get done in time *fingers crossed*

Thoughts??
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Quote Mr.Fahrenheit Replybullet Posted: 07 July 2012 at 8:46am
Thanks for all the useful advice Friend; Here're my items now
Any more C+C?
Edit: made one with a brighter background

Which ones better?

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Quote Gamamoto Replybullet Posted: 07 July 2012 at 10:39am
I think the brighter one is better, I find it more readable.

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Quote gogglecrab Replybullet Posted: 07 July 2012 at 10:41am
Well here's another WIP, Don't know if I'll get it done in time Still needs some work.


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Quote Gamamoto Replybullet Posted: 07 July 2012 at 11:08am
Hope It's better :


Comments would be a plus.
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Quote Mr.Fahrenheit Replybullet Posted: 07 July 2012 at 11:29am
Maybe increase the contrast for the browns against the background.
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Quote Gamamoto Replybullet Posted: 07 July 2012 at 12:16pm
Is it better now ?



Fuu, it looks quite flat isn't it ?

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Quote Mr.Fahrenheit Replybullet Posted: 07 July 2012 at 12:21pm
A lot lot of your stuff seems unshaded you may want to add some shading. Also if you can make it so some colors can dither to make new ones you may be able to squeeze in some anti aliasing.
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Quote Friend Replybullet Posted: 07 July 2012 at 1:35pm
Originally posted by Mr.Fahrenheit

Thanks for all the useful advice Friend; Here're my items now
Any more C+C?
Edit: made one with a brighter background

Which ones better?


Neither work that well because they are just way too noisy.  The darker one is a little bitter because the neutral grey lets the objects pop a little more, since the only objects that are neutral colored are the gun and glasses.  Try darkening the grey background noise to be a lot less noticeable.  Also try brightening the grey background just a tad to help the gun and glasses visibility.  For the gold tooth, you might want to try something more like this:

Try adding creases in the bandana.  Try getting rid of the dithering on the can to make whup ass more readable.  It's still pretty hard to read. 


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Quote Witpickles Replybullet Posted: 07 July 2012 at 2:03pm
Hoping to finish tonight.

3 more to go!


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Quote Voltali obscur Replybullet Posted: 07 July 2012 at 2:14pm
Thank you Losm c: 

Gamamoto: try making some shadings as suggested.
Also, avoid colors that cannot be used on several items, for instance the 2 pinkish tones skyrocket your colour count but you only use it for one item.


Sword, magic scepter, heartshaped fruit, ocarina, whatever potion, polished red gem, feather.
Wasn't home for long, i just added one item, still one to do! x.x
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Quote DawnBringer Replybullet Posted: 07 July 2012 at 2:36pm
@Voltali: Nice work. You have accidently used a 17th color; pure black on the Scepter. May I suggest you use the medium-grey or blue color to interpolate the greens on the potion (rather than bright-grey). Also; the liquid isn't level.

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