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Quote administrator Replybullet Topic: CHALLENGE 2/4/2013: Etch A Pixel
    Posted: 04 February 2013 at 12:02am

CHALLENGE: Etch A Pixel

Recently the creator of the Etch A Sketch, André Cassagnes, passed away.

This week, as a tribute, create an image using Etch A Sketch 'restrictions' - ie. using the canvas size and colours shown below:



Optional Bonus Challenge: Make sure that all dark grey pixels are connected, similar to all lines being connected in a real Etch A Sketch.

Canvas Size - Exactly 240 x 180. Either horizontal or vertical.
Colours - Exactly 2. Use only the two colours shown above.
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 Etch A Pixel 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 shaturu711 Replybullet Posted: 04 February 2013 at 2:55am
Wooh, first post! :D

This is my WIP. I know that the canvas must be 240x180, but yeah this is just for viewing purposes when I haven't added anything yet. This breaks a few rules, but I'm not submitting this just yet and this is just for C and Cs. And if you're wondering, yes, this is made like FF sprites. Any suggestions too to anything else I can add in that BIGG canvas not to waste space? I could just enlarge the sprite...but... :( Any thoughts or help?



Many thanks!
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Quote philippejugnet Replybullet Posted: 04 February 2013 at 6:52am
here I go, I guess it can be connected diagonally.
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Quote Salomon Replybullet Posted: 04 February 2013 at 1:31pm
Wow, Philippejugnet your WIP promises to be interesting.

Here is my WIP :
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Quote tomic Replybullet Posted: 04 February 2013 at 2:34pm
.. and on top there was an elk-crow.. an elk-crow, dude, true story.






Edited by tomic - 04 February 2013 at 3:05pm
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Quote Hapiel Replybullet Posted: 04 February 2013 at 4:51pm
Behind the hill

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Quote yaomon17 Replybullet Posted: 04 February 2013 at 5:04pm
Good thing I've been messing around with my TI84
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Quote ultimaodin Replybullet Posted: 04 February 2013 at 10:54pm
@Salomon - Looking great; however, watch those single pixels. Each pixel needs to connect to the rest either from the sides or from the top and bottom.

@Philippsjugnet - Have to see the end result, but this looks like it's going to be a bit overly busy for readability.

@tomic - that is looking damn impressive so far.


Yay, lets type this all again, WIP:

I'm finding that not using dither makes the two colour restriction a lot harder given the canvas size.
I watched the entire series of 'ef: A Tale of Memories' yesterday - and decided it was fan-art time. Seriously, if you're an anime fan, and haven't already seen this show, I highly recommend it.

Some of the chains are obviously unfinished, plus I want to add some more cracks in them here and there. I'm also trying to avoid using vertical lines for shading as I have and idea of using vertical lines to shade the BG. I'm planning on putting pieces of paper and a paper airplane in the top left (reference to an earlier scene in the anime).
The world is but a shadow of emotion, cast in shades of grey.
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Quote shaturu711 Replybullet Posted: 05 February 2013 at 1:01am
Wazzah! This is awsome! It would have been a good game :)
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Quote ultimaodin Replybullet Posted: 05 February 2013 at 8:32am


Any feedback? Chihiro (the girl) is meant to be the central focus but with a kind of circular motion around her with the chains, paper plane and diary note pae to give the sense of chaos that surrounds her (and the consequential break away from it. The top bars I've used to give it a cinematic feel as well as stop the eye wondering outside the image due to the vertical lines. I'm not sure about the Etch A Sketches everyone else had a s a kid, but mine couldn't do plain verticle lines without connecting to another pixel either directly above, below or to the side; hence the double thick angled lines. So I tried to meet those limitations as well as those instructed in the challenge rules. I'll probably call it done now, unless somebody notices some massive flaw.
Also, I did use the actual show as a a reference. ;)
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Quote luigi_mu Replybullet Posted: 05 February 2013 at 9:28am
Feedbacks are most welcome ;) Oh, hey guys, I thought we have new pixel emotions on PJ since Oct 2011? Anyway, there u go the WIP piece.



Edited by luigi_mu - 05 February 2013 at 7:14pm
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Quote Gecimen Replybullet Posted: 05 February 2013 at 9:42am
Originally posted by ultimaodin

@Salomon - Looking great; however, watch those single pixels. Each pixel needs to connect to the rest either from the sides or from the top and bottom.


While that's very meaningful and true to the nature of Etch-a-sketch, this is not a must for this challenge. (Read: optional)
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Quote ultimaodin Replybullet Posted: 05 February 2013 at 9:48am
Originally posted by Gecimen

Originally posted by ultimaodin

@Salomon - Looking great; however, watch those single pixels. Each pixel needs to connect to the rest either from the sides or from the top and bottom.


While that's very meaningful and true to the nature of Etch-a-sketch, this is not a must for this challenge. (Read: optional)


Yeah, Already got informed of that on another piece I made a similar comment on - apparently I cannot comprehend the word 'optional'. -_-
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Quote ultimaodin Replybullet Posted: 05 February 2013 at 9:54am
Originally posted by luigi_mu

Feedbacks are most welcome ;) Oh, hey guys, I thought we have new pixel emotions on PJ since Oct 2011? Anyway, there u go the WIP piece.



Allow me to fix that for you:



The blood splatter is well done, I think the muzzle flash would work better as just the middle one as it's using a darker hue than the BG so doesn't read very clearly as a muzzle flash.
What else are you planning on adding to the scene? I find my eye is attracted to the floor - maybe some kind of creeper or something will help re-direct the eye towards the figures.
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Quote Whisper Heart Replybullet Posted: 05 February 2013 at 10:17am


Tell me, what kind of sketch you choose?
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Quote ultimaodin Replybullet Posted: 05 February 2013 at 10:31am
Finish both of them! They look brilliant so far.
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Quote tomic Replybullet Posted: 05 February 2013 at 4:04pm
small update..
guybrush threepwood approaching the scene with an monkey-headicopter - bringing in the mandatory monkey island touch :)


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Quote luigi_mu Replybullet Posted: 05 February 2013 at 5:59pm
Originally posted by ultimaodin

Allow me to fix that for you:
The blood splatter is well done, I think the muzzle flash would work better as just the middle one as it's using a darker hue than the BG so doesn't read very clearly as a muzzle flash.What else are you planning on adding to the scene? I find my eye is attracted to the floor - maybe some kind of creeper or something will help re-direct the eye towards the figures.


Actually I'm still thinking how to better construct the picture. Having dark grey floor and light grey sky seem to be able to keep viewer's attention on fighting characters, not sure yet, really difficult with bi-colors.

Btw, I don't see changes you've made ;p
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Quote ultimaodin Replybullet Posted: 05 February 2013 at 7:06pm
I fixed the image so everyone could see it. =)

When posting an image use the code
{img} insert direct URL here {/img} but with Square brackets [ ] instead.
I made it so others could see your WIP - I thought you'd simply made a blunder. ^_^
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Quote PixelatedCorpse Replybullet Posted: 05 February 2013 at 8:57pm
I am new to pixel art and this is my first time trying out a challenge, and my first post so I know its not great. My idea was to do a mock-up of an RPG for like a watch or something that could only display 2 colors. I also wanted to keep it connected as per the Optional Challenge. But, I reached a point in this picture where I found myself 2nd guessing everything so....heres my WIP. Any advice would be appreciated.

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Quote Hapiel Replybullet Posted: 06 February 2013 at 3:10am
Update:


Critique welcome :)
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Quote luigi_mu Replybullet Posted: 06 February 2013 at 6:58am
Originally posted by ultimaodin

When posting an image use the code
{img} insert direct URL here {/img} but with Square brackets [ ] instead.

Ah that's true, I got one "/" less after "http:" good point :)

Etch... gonna submit it soon.


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Quote Nevercreature Replybullet Posted: 06 February 2013 at 7:55am
Originally posted by luigi_mu

Originally posted by ultimaodin

When posting an image use the code
{img} insert direct URL here {/img} but with Square brackets [ ] instead.

Ah that's true, I got one "/" less after "http:" good point :)

Etch... gonna submit it soon.
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Quote luigi_mu Replybullet Posted: 06 February 2013 at 8:06am
OKI, final color adjustment before submitting.
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Quote ultimaodin Replybullet Posted: 06 February 2013 at 8:51am
@luigi_mui - Dude, that turned out amasing. The angled frames really emphasis this nicely.
I didn't notice this before but the middle guy with the gun has a broken arm. It looks like his back is turned to his foe but his arm looks like it's facing toward the enemy. Otherwise this is really impressive mate.

@Hapiel - coming along nicely. I like that you moved it over - fits more into a standard rule of thirds and has much better composition.

@Tomic - that just keeps getting better.
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Quote luigi_mu Replybullet Posted: 06 February 2013 at 10:03am
Originally posted by ultimaodin

@luigi_mui - Dude, that turned out amasing. The angled frames really emphasis this nicely.I didn't notice this before but the middle guy with the gun has a broken arm. It looks like his back is turned to his foe but his arm looks like it's facing toward the enemy. Otherwise this is really impressive mate.


Thanks man! Actually the middle guy is turning his back on his foe, trying to have a weirdo battle style here ;)
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Quote GameBoy Replybullet Posted: 06 February 2013 at 10:12am


Inspired by Alice In Wonderland (obviously) and a first line of Tom Waits' song "We're all mad here" from album (guess what) "Alice", which goes: "You can hang me in a bottle like a cat".
It may look very sketchy and jagged, because I want to follow the optional rule. I suck at drawing living characters so I need advice how to improve it.
Chesire Cat's face looks very flat, which I didn't like too much, but it also looks like he is pressing it against bottle glass,which is cool. Does it looks at least decent?
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Quote Hapiel Replybullet Posted: 06 February 2013 at 10:45am
I think for the cat to look like pressing you might need to draw him even closer to the edge. Also you can stick to the optional rule and still clean up all your lines :)

Good luck!
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Quote GameBoy Replybullet Posted: 06 February 2013 at 11:01am
Hmm, I'm gonna stick strictly to that device limitation, so every darker pixel must have other pixel to the left, right, top or bottom. Also, I'm gonna move this cat closer a bit. :)
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Quote kaze19th Replybullet Posted: 06 February 2013 at 11:12am
There are very interesting works here !

@Hapiel : I like your idea and your use of the colours (in ordert to make the shadow behind the hill). I'm in a hurry of see what you'll add, because for now it seems a bit empty...

@GameBoy : I agree with Hapiel, draw the head closer to the edge should make it less flat

@ultimaodin : I like the render, the chains give dynamism to the picture.

Here is my current progress, I don't think I'll connect the dark pixels...



A little update :




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Quote tomic Replybullet Posted: 06 February 2013 at 3:51pm
small update on the castle and headicopter;
i think about dumping the whole hairdo-part on the right.. or the flying pig at least, suggestions?


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Quote Hermit Replybullet Posted: 06 February 2013 at 9:56pm
Was intended to be Kaley Cuoco aka Penny from The Big Bang Theory, but it doesn't resemble her as much as I'd wanted. Not to worry though. Comments? :)

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Quote |||| Replybullet Posted: 07 February 2013 at 12:42am
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Quote jeremy Replybullet Posted: 07 February 2013 at 2:49am
Originally posted by Hermit

Was intended to be Kaley Cuoco aka Penny from The Big Bang Theory, but it doesn't resemble her as much as I'd wanted. Not to worry though. Comments? :)



It needs to be 240x180, not 180x240 dude.
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Quote gogglecrab Replybullet Posted: 08 February 2013 at 3:12pm
Certainly one of the top rulers in toys!

It has hints of his life throughout the picture!
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Quote Hapiel Replybullet Posted: 09 February 2013 at 6:45am
Any suggestions from anyone before I submit this?

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Quote luigi_mu Replybullet Posted: 09 February 2013 at 7:08am
@Hapiel Damn that's nice, love mini-structures on hill... but, maybe the shadow at the left is a bit too wide?

Edited by luigi_mu - 09 February 2013 at 7:08am
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Quote Hapiel Replybullet Posted: 09 February 2013 at 1:57pm
Thanks, you are right! That helped me improve it :)

It's finished now!

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Quote 7heSama Replybullet Posted: 09 February 2013 at 9:45pm
Warpzone!



Still very much a WIP, need to add some kind of spaceship flying through. Good practice for drawing circles at least.
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