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CHALLENGE: DOWNsizing

Create two sprites of a new and original character - a large version and a small version. The small version of the character should be roughly half the size of the large version of the character.

It should go without saying, but NO automatic resizing, both spries should be created from scratch.

This image by Syosa may provide some inspiration:



Canvas size - Unrestricted; both sprites must be presented on the same canvas.
Colours - Max 32.
Transparency - Required. The space betwen the spries must be transparent.
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 DOWNsizing 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 Elk Replybullet Posted: 11 November 2013 at 5:51am


not sure if ill make a downsized also...xD aiming to be really detailed
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Quote Damian Replybullet Posted: 11 November 2013 at 6:57am
Off to a good start there Elk.

Here's my WIP.



I kinda want to show my process with this one a bit. I'm probably being overly ambitious, but that's the way I like to learn, thrown in the deep end.

Edit:
Btw, this is very early in, 2 minutes in, so is not at all representative of the final product. At least I hope not :)
Edit 2: A warrior appears. Kinda fleshed out the basics now.
Edit 3:
Oh man, gold. Not as easy as I thought. I've had a look at some of fools work as well cure and a3ums. I'm sure the influences will show somewhere.
Edit 4: progress, but I need some sleep and time to rethink some of my choices.

Edited by Damian - 11 November 2013 at 12:57pm
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Quote Noburo Replybullet Posted: 11 November 2013 at 9:57am
I'm just gonna sit here and watch all of the Mario references flow in.
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Quote Muxaun Replybullet Posted: 11 November 2013 at 10:14am
@Damian: Very promising so far.
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Quote Whisper Heart Replybullet Posted: 11 November 2013 at 11:34am
My wip.

Decided to draw a druid. He has a strange wooden staff and a rather large shield. And he is dressed in a cloak of needle hedgehog =D

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Quote Elk Replybullet Posted: 11 November 2013 at 11:39am
Originally posted by Whisper Heart

My wip.

Decided to draw a druid. He has a strange wooden staff and a rather large shield. And he is dressed in a cloak of needle hedgehog =D



Looks like you resized him with the tool :) you gotta make it from scratch
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Quote Whisper Heart Replybullet Posted: 11 November 2013 at 11:46am
Originally posted by Elk


Looks like you resized him with the tool :) you gotta make it from scratch

Yes I know = D i have not yet decided what size of those selected as main)
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Quote Hapiel Replybullet Posted: 11 November 2013 at 1:07pm
Originally posted by Elk



not sure if ill make a downsized also...xD aiming to be really detailed

There is a solution: Upsize it, make this one the small one!
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Quote Damian Replybullet Posted: 11 November 2013 at 1:50pm
Question, are we allowed 32 colours plus transparency for this challenge? Or is transparency included as one of the colours. Just asking seeing as we're working with sprites.
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Quote Muxaun Replybullet Posted: 11 November 2013 at 1:51pm
Originally posted by Damian

Question, are we allowed 32 colours plus transparency for this challenge? Or is transparency included as one of the colours. Just asking seeing as we're working with sprites.

transparent color is one of those 32 colors.
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Quote Stava Replybullet Posted: 11 November 2013 at 6:11pm
I have a question too haha
do sprites have to be standing next to each other like in the reference from Syosa or can I make them like this:
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Quote A2J2TIWARI Replybullet Posted: 11 November 2013 at 9:25pm



Not sure if I'll have enough motivation and time to complete this..
And.. I have a question too. Can the smaller sprites change pose etc?


Edited by A2J2TIWARI - 11 November 2013 at 9:26pm
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Quote Muxaun Replybullet Posted: 11 November 2013 at 11:25pm
Originally posted by Stava

I have a question too haha
do sprites have to be standing next to each other like in the reference from Syosa or can I make them like this:


I guess no because "The space betwen the spries must be transparent."
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Quote sulamith Replybullet Posted: 12 November 2013 at 2:00am
Originally posted by A2J2TIWARI


I have a question too. Can the smaller sprites change pose etc?


Hello, folks!
I have the same question.
And another one: are we allowed to make fan-art of existing characters?
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Quote jalonso Replybullet Posted: 12 November 2013 at 5:54am
imo, the point this week is to create in such a way so that the larger and smaller versions read equally. The Syosa example pretty much explains it all.
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Quote Elk Replybullet Posted: 12 November 2013 at 6:00am
Originally posted by sulamith

Originally posted by A2J2TIWARI


I have a question too. Can the smaller sprites change pose etc?


Hello, folks!
I have the same question.
And another one: are we allowed to make fan-art of existing characters?


i think so :) if its made from scratch?
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Quote sulamith Replybullet Posted: 12 November 2013 at 6:15am
Originally posted by Elk


i think so :) if its made from scratch?


Of course, from scratch :)
I want to draw one of my favourite movie characters.
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Quote Eggy Replybullet Posted: 12 November 2013 at 6:28am
I decided to enter this challenge after so long :)
I have a question; does the resizing rule apply to guidelines as well? I mean, the guidelines only help in the construction of pixel art and aren't the actual part of pixel art (just like with traditional art), but I'm not entirely sure if it can be resized...
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Quote Damian Replybullet Posted: 12 November 2013 at 6:30am
Originally posted by sulamith

Originally posted by Elk


i think so :) if its made from scratch?


Of course, from scratch :)
I want to draw one of my favourite movie characters.

The OP does state "new and original character", so I'm not so sure you can tbh.
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Quote sulamith Replybullet Posted: 12 November 2013 at 6:36am
Originally posted by Damian


The OP does state "new and original character", so I'm not so sure you can tbh.


Ooops, shame on me and my old eyes. Sorry for being so inattentive.
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Quote Muxaun Replybullet Posted: 12 November 2013 at 8:34am
Originally posted by Damian


The OP does state "new and original character", so I'm not so sure you can tbh.
What about Elk then? Elk's piece definitely depicts a character he used in his previous pieces.

I think the "new and original character" rule shall not be very strict.
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Quote Damian Replybullet Posted: 12 November 2013 at 8:54am
What "new and original character" rule?

Edited by Damian - 12 November 2013 at 8:54am
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Quote Muxaun Replybullet Posted: 12 November 2013 at 10:05am
Originally posted by Damian

What "new and original character" rule?
that's just a phrase from the OP.
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Quote Damian Replybullet Posted: 12 November 2013 at 11:24am
One to ignore I think.
Anyway, here's today's progress.
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Quote DatMuffinMan Replybullet Posted: 12 November 2013 at 12:21pm
Up until this update, I thought the shield was a flowing cape x)

Nice work, looks great either way.
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Quote Motrox Replybullet Posted: 12 November 2013 at 3:14pm


WIP for the large version..
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Quote Thu Replybullet Posted: 13 November 2013 at 3:08am


Edited by Thu - 13 November 2013 at 3:23am
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Quote Damian Replybullet Posted: 13 November 2013 at 6:50am
DatMuffinMan, I kinda wish I thought of using a flowing cape, would of made it look more dynamic.

You two guys above, just woah

Here's todays progress for me. Kinda fleshing out the bigger guy at the moment.



Edit: Starting to take shape I think. I've added a few things to the bigger guy and really liked it, so have changed the smaller one accordingly.

Edited by Damian - 13 November 2013 at 10:18am
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Quote skittle Replybullet Posted: 13 November 2013 at 11:35am
Here's what I got so far.

I'm not sure how I feel about doing the bigger guy so I might do a even smaller one.
These colors are taken and switched a tad from the DB 32 for those who are wondering.
But man, all these entries are mind boggling beautiful!

Edited by ADrawingMan - 13 November 2013 at 11:37am
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Quote Pringles Replybullet Posted: 13 November 2013 at 4:59pm
Mine is nowhere near the high bar thats been set already....

Its a conductor/engineer with his cup of coffee.

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Quote Kruziik Replybullet Posted: 13 November 2013 at 7:37pm
Hey guys, I've joined this challenge. Super excited since this will be my first time participating!

My question is, where do I submit the final? The instructions come off a bit conflicting for me saying, 'Posting WIPs in this thread or in new threads in the WIP section is highly encouraged, but ONLY SUBMIT YOUR FINAL ART.'

Thank you guys!
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Quote Pringles Replybullet Posted: 13 November 2013 at 7:42pm
Originally posted by Kruziik

Hey guys, I've joined this challenge. Super excited since this will be my first time participating!My question is, where do I submit the final? The instructions come off a bit conflicting for me saying, 'Posting WIPs in this thread or in new threads in the WIP section is highly encouraged, but ONLY SUBMIT YOUR FINAL ART.'Thank you guys!



Submit it to the gallery and check the box for weekly challenge.

To submit to the gallery I think you go to your profile and there should be a submit art button.
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Quote Kruziik Replybullet Posted: 13 November 2013 at 7:46pm
Thank you a lot haha I just just saw it now, I feel like such a nub xD Thank you again
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Quote nearlynoon Replybullet Posted: 13 November 2013 at 8:21pm
Everybody loves spear guys. Grr! I hope my color palette isn't too muddy.
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Quote VinceBetteridge Replybullet Posted: 13 November 2013 at 10:53pm
You guys and your "spears." ;)

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Quote Damian Replybullet Posted: 14 November 2013 at 8:39am
And here's todays progress.


Edit:
Nearlynoon, that looks awesome. Reminds me of something off of Disney's Hercules.
Edit 2:
I was really dreading doing the bottom trousers :/ It looks okay right? Next to work on the spear.

Edited by Damian - 14 November 2013 at 12:26pm
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Quote nearlynoon Replybullet Posted: 14 November 2013 at 5:04pm
Some small progress today!

@Damian, your details are really something! I think you did fine on those pantaloons, they read nicely.
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Quote jalonso Replybullet Posted: 14 November 2013 at 5:26pm
Great job Damian. My only crit is that maybe each having different weapons spoil the spirit of the challenge :/
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Quote Damian Replybullet Posted: 14 November 2013 at 10:08pm
Well actually, they both have spears, I just haven't gotten to increasing the canvas height to fit the larger one in. But that is next on my job list as stated in my post above.
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Quote failureboy Replybullet Posted: 14 November 2013 at 10:59pm


Love the coloring on the fat guy, Damian.

Thu & Nearlynoon's are cool, too.
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Quote Elk Replybullet Posted: 14 November 2013 at 11:42pm
haha really nice damian ^^

reminds me of lost wikings a little xD
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Quote Thu Replybullet Posted: 15 November 2013 at 3:07am

Trying to detail in a free time.
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Quote skittle Replybullet Posted: 15 November 2013 at 7:14am
Wow Thu and Damian.... I don't know what to say. These are ridiculous!

Oh yeah, and one question that I have is are we allowed to add a different colors to our bigger sprite?

Edited by ADrawingMan - 15 November 2013 at 8:40am
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Quote Damian Replybullet Posted: 15 November 2013 at 2:50pm
Thanks guys.

NearlyNoon, I'm really looking forward to the finished version of the larger one. The design and aesthetic is there and I love it.
I kinda like failureboy's at the moment. Smaller one needs to be changed to look like the bigger one though.

Elk, :)

Edited by Damian - 15 November 2013 at 2:50pm
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Quote Vagrant Replybullet Posted: 16 November 2013 at 8:52am
Well, dammit. Why does it have to end tommorow.
Screw my paid works, I would've joined in without second thoughts.

Rarely do you get to see this quality for a competition. Great job everyone.
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Quote Thu Replybullet Posted: 16 November 2013 at 11:44am


Edited by Thu - 16 November 2013 at 2:52pm
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Quote crozier Replybullet Posted: 17 November 2013 at 9:38am
@Thu- That is looking really epic. Hope you can finish, before the week ends.
I personally prefer the blue hanging cloth of the one on the left. I just prefer its shape. It might go better with the general design.
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