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CHALLENGE: Stock Characters - Part 2

Hello, welcome to the second stock character challenge (here's the first).

For this challenge, you need to create a stylised portrait of a stock character - the more stylised the better. It should be obvious which stock character you've picked.

Pick one of the stock characters from the list below:

  • Ninja
  • Wizard
  • Evil robot
  • Vampire

You must create your own original interpretation of the stock character. So; for example, if you were to pick the wizard, you couldn't just pixel Harry Potter.

Canvas Size - Exactly 90 x 90.
Colours - Exactly 12.
Transparency - No.
Animation - No.


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 Stock Characters - Part 2 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 Subsik Replybullet Posted: 23 July 2012 at 3:45am
Oooooo! Looking forward to this one!
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Quote Digital Replybullet Posted: 23 July 2012 at 6:55am
Uhm, more details would be helpful. :]
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Quote Danori Replybullet Posted: 23 July 2012 at 7:49am
I already know exactly what I'm doing :)
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Quote Nikonani Replybullet Posted: 23 July 2012 at 7:59am
Doesn't quite tickle my fancy, unlikely I'm going to participate.  Best of luck to those that do!  Looking forward to some creative entries.
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Quote Reo Replybullet Posted: 23 July 2012 at 9:46am

Wip Wizard. Not too sure about it. Like the hat though.
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Quote Subsik Replybullet Posted: 23 July 2012 at 12:04pm
Bloody hell, you don't hang about do you. Very nice. My only criticism is that maybe too much of that amazing hat and not enough face. Nonetheless, amazing WIP.
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Quote Super17 Replybullet Posted: 23 July 2012 at 1:07pm
Very nice Reo, but it looks like your wizard is caught in the canvas, maybe cut the hat rather then the beard and add an item that goes outside the canvas.
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Quote Reo Replybullet Posted: 23 July 2012 at 1:31pm
Originally posted by Super17

Very nice Reo, but it looks like your wizard is caught in the canvas, maybe cut the hat rather then the beard and add an item that goes outside the canvas.


Hah I know, Had too much fun with the hat, forgot about the face.
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Quote Damian Replybullet Posted: 23 July 2012 at 2:48pm
Reo thats looking pretty damn good.


On the WIP wizard band wagon seeing as last time I did a pirate.
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Quote Pandora'sSecret Replybullet Posted: 23 July 2012 at 3:53pm
This is what i got so far; I am ready to call it finished Unless there is something horribly horribly wrong with it.


Edited by Pandora'sSecret - 23 July 2012 at 3:52pm
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Quote Sashimi Replybullet Posted: 23 July 2012 at 4:38pm


I chose to draw the wizard and loosely base it off Peter Jackson's interpretation of Gandalf. Obviously, this is still a work-in-progress.

Edited by Sashimi - 23 July 2012 at 4:42pm
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Quote Daanvdk Replybullet Posted: 23 July 2012 at 8:44pm

My wip, I figured I'd do a young female wizard, to oppose all the old grumpy wizards upcoming.

EDIT:

I'm pretty much stuck on the body, I hate the shading there but I have no idea how to do it better.


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Quote gogglecrab Replybullet Posted: 23 July 2012 at 9:45pm
Here's a very early WIP! Right now I'm mainly just trying to work out all the shapes

He's going to be an old evil robot that's Now living in the 21st century!

Any critic is greatly appreciated!


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Quote JerryPie Replybullet Posted: 23 July 2012 at 10:33pm



Edited by FlyGuy - 26 July 2012 at 10:45pm
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Quote AirStyle Replybullet Posted: 23 July 2012 at 11:16pm
...is that allowed?
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Quote Daanvdk Replybullet Posted: 23 July 2012 at 11:33pm
The rules say "pick one of the options below", I don't think we should take them that strictly however.

About my wip:

I'm quite happy with the shading on the body now.


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Quote AirStyle Replybullet Posted: 23 July 2012 at 11:38pm
it states, Pick ONE...don't see how that's open for free interpretation...
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Quote Daanvdk Replybullet Posted: 23 July 2012 at 11:48pm
I know what the rules say, it's just nitpicking in my opinion to disqualify someone for something like that.

EDIT:


I'm calling it done.


Edited by Daanvdk - 24 July 2012 at 12:21am
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Quote JerryPie Replybullet Posted: 24 July 2012 at 6:16am
Originally posted by AirStyle

it states, Pick ONE...don't see how that's open for free interpretation...


if you are that offended by my submission, then decide for yourself which it is. its not like the characters are going to be separated by type, and then voted on.

"Beauty without expression is boring."
-Ralph Waldo Emerson

this is an artistic forum, where i assumed artistic expression prevailed. so enough with the public execution, submit a piece or move on. the admins will punish me accordingly if this is an issue.



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Quote JerryPie Replybullet Posted: 24 July 2012 at 6:35am
Originally posted by Daanvdk


:I'm calling it done.


I like your submission a lot..Just a couple of ideas, maybe this will help.



- I added a couple of bats to the picture. (by the way, your moon looks awesome!)

- tweaked the cats eye balls, to give him more of that creepy/magical kind of black cat look. :p

- i couldn't quite figure out what the cat was sitting on, it sort of looked like a hill. so just put him on a fence.

-- i continued the stars till the horizon, i think it fills the sky this way. it just seemed a little empty right around the middle of the image.


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Quote Daanvdk Replybullet Posted: 24 July 2012 at 6:57am
I like your edits, however, they make it less portraitish in my opinion.
And the challenge says that you have to make a portrait.

I'm a bit in doubt now ._.


Edited by Daanvdk - 24 July 2012 at 6:57am
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Quote JerryPie Replybullet Posted: 24 July 2012 at 7:16am
thanks. hey man its how you interpret the challenge, and thats your right.
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Quote Daanvdk Replybullet Posted: 24 July 2012 at 7:23am
I think I'm going to try to add the things you pointed out in a more subtle way.
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Quote gogglecrab Replybullet Posted: 24 July 2012 at 8:31am
UPDATE:

Here's an update, decided to lose the shirt, added more detail and tweaked the color a bit. Now just working on finishing it up! Also need to think of a background

EDIT:

I'm calling it done! unless anyone else has suggestions/critic!

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Quote Nikonani Replybullet Posted: 24 July 2012 at 6:25pm
@Gogglecrab, I think that a bit more contrast between shades would do your piece wonders, for one thing. Can't confirm this with an edit right now (on the iDevice) but perhaps make the highlights a bit brighter and the shadows a bit darker? Also, hue shifting more away from orangey colors in the shadows would add more interestingness (if that's a word) to it.
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Quote Mikebissle Replybullet Posted: 24 July 2012 at 8:46pm

Decided to do a vampire.  This is definitely outside of my usual fare. :p
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Quote Antiboton Replybullet Posted: 24 July 2012 at 11:14pm
Just sharing my WIP because I already submitted my entry.

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Quote failureboy Replybullet Posted: 25 July 2012 at 2:27am


Might finish both. Need to add some colors to the robot. I know the Vamp needs work. Wanted a 13th color for the Vamp background but will have to use one of those 12.
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Quote a3um Replybullet Posted: 25 July 2012 at 5:37am
ninja-in-da-forest.wip



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Quote Dredlockz Replybullet Posted: 25 July 2012 at 6:21am
Started inking my ninja, but I noticed that most of the portraits are head-and-shoulders busts, did I screw up? should I try to make it bigger and just focused on the face, or you think this is fine?



Edit: a bit closer



@FlyGuy: Haha, was thinking the same thing. Anyone can just pick which one you drew. By being a vampire, you don't stop being a wizard.
A Robot would be trickier tho, maybe if he was a cyborg.

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Quote gogglecrab Replybullet Posted: 25 July 2012 at 8:21am
How's this?
NEW:               OLD:



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Quote Dredlockz Replybullet Posted: 25 July 2012 at 9:11am
@a3um: Wow dude! that's amazing!
His mask thing looks like bandages tho, something a mummy would wear, maybe if they were just a bit darker?

@gogglecrab: Man, I can't spot the difference, real subtle!
But yeah, after staring for a while, i think it's way better.

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Quote Night Replybullet Posted: 25 July 2012 at 9:47am


Mehh..
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Quote Mikebissle Replybullet Posted: 25 July 2012 at 10:14am
@Night: Hey, a historically accurate ninja. Looking good so far. :)
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Quote ionosphere Replybullet Posted: 25 July 2012 at 9:22pm
Here is my WIP entry of the Robot, could use some crits...it's not quite how I want it. I'm going for a rustic desert sunset kind of vibe.

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Quote Dredlockz Replybullet Posted: 25 July 2012 at 9:51pm
Update
ONO, I just realized I already picked my palette but I don't have anything planned for the background.



@ionosphere: Cool! I like the overall style. I wasn't sure about the bottom part, is that supposed to be detail on his shoulders or tiny robot spider legs?

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Quote failureboy Replybullet Posted: 26 July 2012 at 12:22am
@iono, I think the head is too round/organic to read as a robot. I like the direction you're going with the colors, though.
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Quote jeremy Replybullet Posted: 26 July 2012 at 4:50am
@Dredlockz: that doesn't really scream "portrait" to me.

3 more colours to add...

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Quote Dredlockz Replybullet Posted: 26 July 2012 at 6:13am
Update: her clothes are going to be a pain in that position.


Originally posted by Jeremy

@Dredlockz: that doesn't really scream "portrait" to me


Yeah, I agree. I might not submit it at all I think, too late to start a new one.

Update:


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Quote Rayovatron Replybullet Posted: 26 July 2012 at 11:16am

Comments are welcome.
(this is NOT my own palette)

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Quote Dont Replybullet Posted: 26 July 2012 at 11:56am
imma end this later

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Quote Hiuru Replybullet Posted: 26 July 2012 at 2:29pm


Evil Robot sketch/early WIP. Don't know if I'll finish it. Havent had much time to sit on the computer lately D:

EDIT: Basic shading...



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Quote Christoballs Replybullet Posted: 26 July 2012 at 6:36pm

Still work in progress... doesn't look evil though.
Edit:

I think this is better.


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Quote Dredlockz Replybullet Posted: 26 July 2012 at 10:22pm
Finished:


(Text on the kanji means: Reserved Seat Ticket :p )

I think it does count as a portrait, it's kind of tricky to have a portrait of a ninja because they look silly just standing there blankly. I'm going to submit this, even tho it's clear a3um will win!

I particularly liked Christoballs entry:



Edited by Dredlockz - 26 July 2012 at 10:32pm
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Quote JerryPie Replybullet Posted: 26 July 2012 at 10:44pm
I'd like to ask the mods why mine was removed from the contest entry? If it's that big of an issue trying to figure out which of the character type I decided on..I picked the wizard. Maybe I over "stylized" it?

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Quote jeremy Replybullet Posted: 26 July 2012 at 11:12pm
Originally posted by FlyGuy

A combination of all 4 of the challenge characters


Robot - antena + robotic stuff in beard


Ninja - Katana on back, headband


Wizard - Beard, staff on back


Vampire - Teeth, possibly evil eyes and greenish skin tone? :p

Don't try to mislead. If you make it clearly a wizard instead of some techno-pirate I'll be happy to put it back in.


@Dredlockz: I guess... they're both kind of iffy imo but full-body portraits are a thing I guess.

@C2B: Add a goatee, duh :p
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Quote JerryPie Replybullet Posted: 27 July 2012 at 6:59am
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Its really embarrassing that this is becoming such a big issue. It seems to be out of spite. I am well within the guidelines of this competition, and in my interpretation of a wizard there just so happens to be aspects that appear similar to the other characters..Was this intentional, of course, I wont lie..But does this automatically NOT make it a wizard? Point out the issues that you feel do not make it a "stylized" wizard, and I'll be happy to explain what they are..

Fangs you ask? Of course not! Thats merely saliva, this evil wizard has just lost his mind and is drooling.

Mechanical and electronic components? - Why yes, thats right! This wizard is either from a distant future, or a steam punk alternate reality. Completely normal. :p

Sword? And when can a wizard not defend himself? I vaguely remember Gandalf taking an elvan sword from a troll encampment named Foe-Hammer. As well as Throin the Dwarf taking a sword named Ocrist.

I have altered a couple pixels if it makes you feel any better. That way we can say it went back to the drawing board. But in the end, isn't it really what I say it is?
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Quote Christoballs Replybullet Posted: 27 July 2012 at 7:08am

A little update.
->Jeremy: might as well add some horns while I'm at it! :p


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