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CHALLENGE: And a Pixel on a Monitor

Pick three words from the grid below - an amount, a type of creature, and a verb - and depict that in an image. For example: five zombies eating.

two orcs painting
three yithians break-dancing
four genies eating
five unicorns crying
six jiang shis sleeping
seven bunyips cooking
eight vampires photobombing
nine treants biking
ten witches cowering
eleven slimes
singing
twelve Chinese dragons
watching TV

Canvas size - Unrestricted.
Colours - Max 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 And a Pixel on a Monitor 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 skeddles Replybullet Posted: 23 December 2013 at 4:36am
3 orcs eating, any crits?


final will be a lot smaller.


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Quote Whisper Heart Replybullet Posted: 23 December 2013 at 7:18am
fast sketch
2 orc eat
second env will later ... =)



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Quote Eggy Replybullet Posted: 23 December 2013 at 9:51am
Ok... I dunno why are people getting the idea of depicting orcs eating XD
Anyways, I decided to depict 3 unicorns break-dancing in a disco room with just 8 colors (and in blue). They have weird poses though...
This is what I have so far:

One unicorn down, two more to go as well as the entire room, the radio and the disco ball. The black lines are just "helper lines", meaning the entire image is gonna be lineless. Also, I'm working with a single layer here, so if it needs changes, there might be problems with doing that...
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Quote Hapiel Replybullet Posted: 23 December 2013 at 1:19pm
Originally posted by skeddles

3 orcs eating, any crits?


Yes: make it 11 orcs!
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Quote Whisper Heart Replybullet Posted: 23 December 2013 at 1:48pm
allusion on? =D
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Quote Muxaun Replybullet Posted: 23 December 2013 at 2:00pm
Last supper is too obvious.
To make it work one will have to draw it really greatly. Otherwise it will look just like a bad parody.


here's my doodle. Maybe it is an obvious idea too.


UPDATE
trying to figure out the shades and shadows. It is harder than I thought. Don't mind their ugly heads - these are just placeholders.
There are too many colors already so I will definitely optimize my palette later.


UPDATE2
tried to texturize them a bit to see how they *could* look. It will take forever to fix all shape problems and polish every dragon here. I am also kinda unhappy with colors.
I am actually considering abandoning this piece 'cause it seems to be beyond my skill level.


UPD3
This looks so much better with x2 size. So I will most likely upload a prescaled version when it is done.



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Quote skeddles Replybullet Posted: 23 December 2013 at 2:54pm
Originally posted by Muxaun

Last supper is too obvious.
To make it work one will have to draw it really greatly. Otherwise it will look just like a bad parody.


here's my doodle. Maybe it is an obvious idea too.





600 chinese dragons.... doing... something...


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Quote Adarias Replybullet Posted: 23 December 2013 at 5:49pm

the chance of finishing this during the christmas week after blowing both the desert level and the doom challenge is near-zero, but figured I'd join the thread for the off chance of some motivationz. Currently 2 orcs cooking, but the intention is to have a third and fourth orc in the shadows to the left. only 9 colors at the moment, so I might reclaim that yellow and reddish-tan, though the intention from the beginning is single-ramp. trying to get a bit of that old germanic flavor that often gets swept aside when dealing with orcs.


edit - orc 'frau' and hog butchering sketched out (no new elements should be added.)


edit - updates to composition, earz and teethz, small additions like the shoulder-strap on the cooking shield and things for the wife to be prepping.

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Quote CELS Replybullet Posted: 23 December 2013 at 7:31pm
So much orcs and food!

@Adarias: Looks great! I love art that shows the non-axe-swinging side of orcs. Though the face of the kneeling (?) orc looks perhaps too human for me. With the ear only being slightly pointy, I wouldn't recognise it as an orc unless I saw the name of the piece.

@Muxaun: Flying dragon spaghetti monster? It's nice to see some christmas parody in a christmas challenge, IMO. Keeps us grounded! Not sure what they're doing though.

@Skeddle: Last supper came to mind for me as well. I agree with Muxaun. I like the sketches though.

@Eggy: Great idea, and I love the blank, vacant expressions they have. Really makes it a lot funnier. But a bit more realistic anatomy would go a long way, unless you go in the completely opposite direction and draw them all like Gary Larson horses. Right now they're something in between, which is a bit odd to look at. It's going to be hard to find good references for unicorn breakdancing, but you should be able to find seperate limbs in the position you're looking for by googling some reference pictures. I also think they all need longer necks, especially the unicorn on the right.

@WhisperHeart: The first thing that came to mind was a naked woman in bondage ropes, about to be eaten? I worry for your mental health.
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Quote Mr.Fahrenheit Replybullet Posted: 23 December 2013 at 10:06pm
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Quote Whisper Heart Replybullet Posted: 24 December 2013 at 6:56am
Originally posted by CELS

So much orcs and food!
@WhisperHeart: The first thing that came to mind was a naked woman in bondage ropes, about to be eaten? I worry for your mental health.

=D Dont worry! Its just a Christmas photo...............=D
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Quote Jackaaaay Replybullet Posted: 24 December 2013 at 8:00am


Work in progress
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Quote Dokitsu Replybullet Posted: 24 December 2013 at 9:28am
this is my work in progress; I'm finished yet, but I'm working on many details of the leaves.

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Quote Peyton Replybullet Posted: 25 December 2013 at 5:22pm
Four Photo-bombing Slimes


Edit: Progress:



Edited by Peyton - 25 December 2013 at 7:04pm
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Quote Daimoth Replybullet Posted: 25 December 2013 at 11:12pm
Wait, so are we allowed to use zombies, like in the example, or...?
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Quote Muxaun Replybullet Posted: 26 December 2013 at 1:31am
Originally posted by Daimoth

Wait, so are we allowed to use zombies, like in the example, or...?

I guess no, unless they are zombie-unicorns or something like this.

Edited by Muxaun - 26 December 2013 at 1:31am
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Quote dianinhas Replybullet Posted: 26 December 2013 at 2:39pm
I'm trying to make three bunyips sleeping
I never heard of a bunyip and the best image that I found of one is the following:


I will post my progress, I'm still a beginner and I know I wont win but I'm just making it for fun and practice. I there is something wrong pls reply and tell me what I could do to make my drawing better. ;D



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*I made the tails but I won't show them just yet :D

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Quote Muxaun Replybullet Posted: 26 December 2013 at 3:49pm
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I'm trying to make three bunyips sleeping


watch out for pillow shading. Especially on the stomach.
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Quote dianinhas Replybullet Posted: 26 December 2013 at 5:00pm
ok I will, but if I remove it, it will look too empty and I don't want to use more colores just to fill the belly
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Quote Powster Replybullet Posted: 26 December 2013 at 7:45pm

Found this site yesterday and after reading through the tutorials I realized I was doing pillow shading for pixel art. 

I ended up using 6 colors which is 100 times less than I would have two days ago. It is simple but I am happy with it lol. When I started was expecting it to look a lot worse.

I did two slime sleeping. I was not sure how a slime sleeping would look so I did one asleep and one awake.
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Quote skeddles Replybullet Posted: 28 December 2013 at 2:04pm

lighting look okay? (i switched)

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Quote CELS Replybullet Posted: 29 December 2013 at 7:30am
It looks pretty good to me, Skeddles. Although I can't quite figure out the direction of the light. If it was closer to us, then I'd expect the arm of the dragon on the left to have some light on it. If it was further away from us, then I'd expect the tail in the upper left to have a bit more light. If it's directly to the right, then perhaps a little more light on both.

Anyway, very nice strt. Cute dragons. Like baby dragon sea otters.
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Quote xinoivsionix Replybullet Posted: 29 December 2013 at 3:17pm
@FourYithiansPhotoBombing (WIP)      


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Quote Shadow64 Replybullet Posted: 29 December 2013 at 5:14pm
First time trying a challenge... EEK!

Here's where I'm at with mine. Two Jiang Shis Watching TV.

Sketch and current:


Note: In case it wasn't obvious, I didn't realize that I was starting so close to the deadline - whoops. I will probably still work on the piece, but it won't be ready for the challenge.

Edited by Shadow64 - 29 December 2013 at 11:43pm
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