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CHALLENGE: Sprite Sprite

Sprite a sprite of a sprite*

*that is a small mythical creature, such as a fairy, imp, pixie, etc...

Canvas Size - Max 48 x 48.
Max Colours
- Max 8.
Transparency - Required.
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.

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  • 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.

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  • Top three finishers will receive an award displayed in your PJ gallery profile for all to see and envy.
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CHALLENGE VOTING

Vote now for your favorite pixelart in this week's challenge!

CHALLENGE AWARDS

The Sprite Sprite 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 Anonzs Replybullet Posted: 16 September 2013 at 5:01am
Just a question, would the pixls from Super Paper Mario be counted as sprites? Could I use them as inspiration or are they not really the type of sprites we're going for?

Super Paper Mario Pixls
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Quote DatMuffinMan Replybullet Posted: 16 September 2013 at 6:11am
Not sure what the challenge means.. are we making a new sprite based on another one?
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Quote skamocore Replybullet Posted: 16 September 2013 at 6:26am
@Anonzs: Drawing inspiration from those seems fine.

@DatMuffinMan: You are making a small mythical creature, such as a fairy, imp, pixie, etc...
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Quote CarstenVania Replybullet Posted: 16 September 2013 at 7:32am
Interesting challenge :) This is what I came up with so far:



Would like to add a lantern or something, but i'm out of colors :D


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Quote jalonso Replybullet Posted: 16 September 2013 at 7:46am
Originally posted by CarstenVania


Interesting challenge :) This is what I came up with so far:Would like to add a lantern or something, but i'm out of colors :D



You are not out of colors you simply have not chosen the right 8 colors ;)
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Quote EviLsEyE Replybullet Posted: 16 September 2013 at 8:20am
Originally posted by DatMuffinMan

Not sure what the challenge means.. are we making a new sprite based on another one?

Your confusion is based on the fact that the word "sprite" has multiple meanings:
One of them is the "sprite" as we know it from games, as a 2D bitmap..
Another meaning is for a legendary creature like a troll, fairy or elve..

So this challenge wants us to create a sprite (first meaning) that shows a sprite (2nd meaning) ;)
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Quote kaze19th Replybullet Posted: 16 September 2013 at 9:04am
Originally posted by EviLsEyE


Originally posted by DatMuffinMan

Not sure what the challenge means.. are we making a new sprite based on another one?
Your confusion is based on the fact that the word "sprite" has multiple meanings:One of them is the "sprite" as we know it from games, as a 2D bitmap.. Another meaning is for a legendary creature like a troll, fairy or elve.. So this challenge wants us to create a sprite (first meaning) that shows a sprite (2nd meaning) ;)


Thank's for your comment, I had a question but you already answered it ! Everything is clear now (English is not my native language).

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Quote CarstenVania Replybullet Posted: 16 September 2013 at 12:09pm
Edit: got rid of the purple to make room for other colors.


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Quote DatMuffinMan Replybullet Posted: 16 September 2013 at 12:38pm
Thanks for the help guys. I came up with this, not sure if I want to add anything (like a pet) before I clean it up. Thoughts?

It's at 2x, since it's a bit unreadable in its current state.



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Quote Bryroz Replybullet Posted: 16 September 2013 at 12:56pm
An early wip I have. Supposed to be a fire sprite :P

Yes I know transparency is is required, I will add that later.

Update:


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Quote DatMuffinMan Replybullet Posted: 16 September 2013 at 1:44pm
Edit -



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Quote DatMuffinMan Replybullet Posted: 16 September 2013 at 7:14pm
Final Sprite -



On a side note, the sprite has a 2-frame animation, but on imgur it doesn't loop. Will it do so on PJ?

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Quote Elk Replybullet Posted: 16 September 2013 at 11:29pm
Messing around a lil...making a dragon... who would have thought! gonna make his full body move too...



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Quote Zeenkw Replybullet Posted: 17 September 2013 at 11:46am
It's intresting,i think i should join.
My art skills has been changed.
 
Here's the current result:
 
Mods/admins please can you accept non-transprent sprites,please? i don't have a proggram for it,i only have Microsoft paint.
 
Thanks.


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Quote Elk Replybullet Posted: 17 September 2013 at 12:13pm
Zeenkw, your result is 47x57, which doesn't fit the requirements
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Quote Nutcase Replybullet Posted: 17 September 2013 at 6:57pm
Any suggestions? I feel like there's problems with it that I can't quite put my finger on.



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Quote crozier Replybullet Posted: 18 September 2013 at 6:31am
@Zeeknw- You can use ezimba.com (iaza.com) to make images transparent. It's free and you don't have to download anything. Just select your file, upload, then create transparency (plain transparency.) You have to select your color that you want to use for transparency (in your case it is white), then it will let you export/save the transparent version. And keep working on it- you have all week. The lines are very unrefined (messy with sharp unoptimized angles).

Edited by crozier - 18 September 2013 at 6:35am
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Quote deadpixelteam Replybullet Posted: 18 September 2013 at 7:17am
Is it 8 colors and transparency or is the transparency one of the colors ?

I'm making fairy for this challange, haven't been in one for a while ...
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Quote CarstenVania Replybullet Posted: 18 September 2013 at 7:52am
As far as I know, transparency always counts as a color.
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Quote sgtcrispy Replybullet Posted: 18 September 2013 at 11:43am
Here's a little gnome I'm working on. Any advice/comments/scorn would be appreciated.
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Quote jalonso Replybullet Posted: 18 September 2013 at 12:48pm
Originally posted by sgtcrispy

Here's a little gnome I'm working on. Any advice/comments/scorn would be appreciated.


He reads a little big for a sprite, sprite. Maybe thinner and a better anatomy will help a lot.
Technically dithering like you use on the beard here is not the best technique.
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Quote RendyanHunter Replybullet Posted: 18 September 2013 at 12:49pm
Is it looks okay and match the rules?
Some kind of fairy in body of plush doll.


Edited by RendyanHunter - 18 September 2013 at 1:52pm
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Quote Adcrusher Replybullet Posted: 18 September 2013 at 1:57pm
Not bad Rendyan. I would suggest taking out the dithering on his stomach/neck area, mainly the shadow dithering part. You got a lot of banding going on there because of it.
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Quote RendyanHunter Replybullet Posted: 18 September 2013 at 2:03pm
I tried to avoid dithering over there, by it came awful, I disliked its look. It was really sloppy. What should I do? D:
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Quote RendyanHunter Replybullet Posted: 18 September 2013 at 2:21pm
DOUBLEPOST! Found some way to fix. Bettah?
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Quote sgtcrispy Replybullet Posted: 18 September 2013 at 3:27pm
He's Gus the Gnome. The big burly cousin of David.
Slimmed down and sans the checkerboard beard.
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Quote jalonso Replybullet Posted: 18 September 2013 at 3:59pm
Now you need some contrast on your colors so it defines and implies details too small to pixel. Also, others viewing on darker colored themes will see those light grey pixels around the shoes as 'wrong' or an error.
You might also clean up the sloppy bits her and there like the shoulder on the right where it 'steps' all ugly and the side of the beard thats just a straight line.
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Quote Elk Replybullet Posted: 18 September 2013 at 5:10pm
i want critique too :(
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Quote Nutcase Replybullet Posted: 18 September 2013 at 8:48pm
Originally posted by Elk

i want critique too :(

This.
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Quote crozier Replybullet Posted: 18 September 2013 at 11:32pm
@Nutcase- The fairy's face could be a little less cartoony. Perhaps have the head/face anatomically correct/ smaller. Slotted oval eyes instead of messed up circles, give her a nose, etc.I do like your colors and shading style.

@elk- I think your grammar could be a little better. It is also a rule of thumb, in pixel art, to capitalize your "i"s. And frowny faces are kinda cliché. Hope that helped ;)

(But elk it is looking good so far. Do you have a more current wip?)

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Quote CakeDrake Replybullet Posted: 19 September 2013 at 11:23am
I thought I would post this real quick
Just a quick idea that I wanted to almost finish :) I came up with another idea, like a robot "sprite". Will that count?
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Quote Nevercreature Replybullet Posted: 19 September 2013 at 2:07pm
Just an idea.


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Quote AlexHW Replybullet Posted: 19 September 2013 at 3:34pm
here's mine http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3hrEL8VxV68

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Quote failureboy Replybullet Posted: 19 September 2013 at 10:33pm


want to animate. may not have much time.

Nevercreature, your piece is uncharacteristically bright!

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Quote jalonso Replybullet Posted: 20 September 2013 at 11:10am
Originally posted by Elk

i want critique too :(


You're ugly :p
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Quote Rydido Replybullet Posted: 20 September 2013 at 6:20pm
Oh man! I didn't know transparency counted as a color! I almost went over the limit! xP

current WIP, and planning on animating:

She's sort of a water sprite ballerina. if you look really closely, you can see that the hair is transparent in places.
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Quote Stronghold257 Replybullet Posted: 20 September 2013 at 6:34pm
I started to make an imp, but it got too big, and I also feel like there's something wrong with it, besides that, that I just can't figure out. Any help?



(Yes, I know that I'm supposed to add transparency. I'm doing that later on.)
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Quote Rydido Replybullet Posted: 20 September 2013 at 8:11pm
Well, I'm no expert, but I'm a bit confused as to what's going on with the dress(?). Is it form fitting, and the person is chubby, or is it flowy and that roundness on the left side is a flowing piece of fabric?
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Quote Nutcase Replybullet Posted: 21 September 2013 at 8:47am
Any tips for the underside of the back leg where I have the dithering? Can't seem to get it right.

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Quote Rydido Replybullet Posted: 21 September 2013 at 9:03am
Hmmm... maybe try dithering together the light and dark skin colors instead of the dark skin color and the black?

EDIT: Or maybe making it a solid color. I don't really know a lot about dithering atm.

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Quote taynisquared Replybullet Posted: 21 September 2013 at 12:07pm


Garmr, the fearsome hound of Norse mythology.

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Quote serrival Replybullet Posted: 21 September 2013 at 12:17pm
Originally posted by taynisquared



Garmr, the fearsome hound of Norse mythology.


Hehe, I chuckled. The outstretched tongue is a nice touch!
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Quote taynisquared Replybullet Posted: 21 September 2013 at 12:56pm
Originally posted by serrival


Originally posted by taynisquared



Garmr, the fearsome hound of Norse mythology.
Hehe, I chuckled. The outstretched tongue is a nice touch!


Thank you! :P
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