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    Posted: 03 March 2014 at 12:06am

CHALLENGE: Crazy Chromosomes

Challenge winner, vrine, wants you to create a piece including a creature that is a mix between your favourite animal and least favourite animal. Both animals must be distinguishable in your design.

Canvas Size - Max 300 x 300.
Colours - Max 20.
Transparency - Yes.
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 Crazy Chromosomes 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 Eggy Replybullet Posted: 03 March 2014 at 2:48am
Idea draft. Might look messy because I did this at school, and the mouse I was using was a little... how should I put this? "Wonky"?
Anyways, I'm a huge fan of birds (especially parrots, and cockatiels) because I find them cute, and I have arachnophobia (in other words, I really dislike spiders, at least IRL ones), which led me into thinking of a parrot-spider mix.
I also need help with deciding a title; just "Spider Parrot" isn't enough, I want to go with something like "Arachnitiel" or "Cockatula" (I love pormanteau words).
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Quote PCecile Replybullet Posted: 03 March 2014 at 8:20am
I really like the topic of this challenge!

Here's my first idea :



I love bunnies. Fluffy and cute bunnies!
But I can't stand the presence of a bed bug in my room... So let me introduce the Bed Bugnny! (That stupid name is temporary!)
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Quote JiJi_Vincent Replybullet Posted: 04 March 2014 at 12:56am
WIP on this bugger named "Wroach". Not sure if submitting... ^,^' I have no idea on how to fix him but I wanted to share, for good humour.

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Quote Muxaun Replybullet Posted: 04 March 2014 at 5:03am
I am not sure what kind of animal I like the most.
Maybe I'll just go for cats.
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Quote Noburo Replybullet Posted: 04 March 2014 at 6:32am
Originally posted by Muxaun

I am not sure what kind of animal I like the most.
Maybe I'll just go for cats.


Shame on you! You know better than to save as a JPEG!
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Quote jalonso Replybullet Posted: 04 March 2014 at 6:37am
hehe. Noburo pwns Muxaun.
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Quote Muxaun Replybullet Posted: 04 March 2014 at 7:11am
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Shame on you! You know better than to save as a JPEG!
What a shame!
Hopefully I will be able to adjust all those precious jpeg-artifacts to fit the color-count restrictions.
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Quote pavanz Replybullet Posted: 04 March 2014 at 7:42am

nobody likes mosquitoes, right?
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Quote CELS Replybullet Posted: 04 March 2014 at 8:40am
So much great stuff.
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Quote vrine Replybullet Posted: 04 March 2014 at 11:41am
Really loving what I'm seeing so far!

@pavanz
Great concept, can't wait to see it finished.
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Quote Delicious Replybullet Posted: 04 March 2014 at 11:57am
I was wondering if insects would count as an animal, but looks like it is! 
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Quote Pringles Replybullet Posted: 04 March 2014 at 3:59pm
Originally posted by PCecile

I really like the topic of this challenge!Here's my first idea :I love bunnies. Fluffy and cute bunnies!But I can't stand the presence of a bed bug in my room... So let me introduce the Bed Bugnny! (That stupid name is temporary!)



How about BUGS BUNNY. Can't believe you missed that...
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Quote JiJi_Vincent Replybullet Posted: 05 March 2014 at 1:49am
Funny how everyone seems to hate insects the most :P
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Quote skittle Replybullet Posted: 05 March 2014 at 9:05am
Originally posted by JiJi_Vincent

Funny how everyone seems to hate insects the most :P


There's only one way to kill them... WITH FIRE!
But spiders are kinda creepy (spider phobia)
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Quote CELS Replybullet Posted: 05 March 2014 at 9:44am
Spiders aren't creepy. Some of them actually have fur. And things with fur aren't creepy. QED.

I hope there are some submissions that don't include insects (or arachnids) as well. Or even reptiles. There must be some mammals that people hate. What about chihuahuas? Or spitting llamas? What about raccoons?

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Quote Eggy Replybullet Posted: 05 March 2014 at 11:11am
Not me, I actually like every animal except spiders, mosquitoes (who does?), and a few other bugs. And that raccoon looks really cute when it steals some of cats' food <3

More progress. I did the head and just begun doing some of the wing. I think I'll be using just the colors I currently have, maybe I'll add more to the palette if I need to.
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Quote DatMuffinMan Replybullet Posted: 05 March 2014 at 11:14am
Hyenas = blech
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Quote Stronghold257 Replybullet Posted: 05 March 2014 at 1:22pm
Originally posted by CELS

Spiders aren't creepy. Some of them actually have fur. And things with fur aren't creepy. QED.

I hope there are some submissions that don't include insects (or arachnids) as well. Or even reptiles. There must be some mammals that people hate. What about chihuahuas? Or spitting llamas? What about raccoons?


This makes me want to make a racoon-kangaroo mix.
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Quote Noburo Replybullet Posted: 05 March 2014 at 2:14pm
Oddly enough, one of my favorites animals are dogs, while my LEAST favorite animal is without question, also dogs. Let me also clarify that I am referring to those tiny yappy rat-dogs that never shut up.
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Quote Baianinho Replybullet Posted: 06 March 2014 at 1:13pm


WHAT is this?
a chicken? a toucan? or both?
what that's called?

could help me to improve this?
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Quote pavanz Replybullet Posted: 07 March 2014 at 7:03am
I guess a mammal a lot of people hate are rats. Some people also find pigeons repulsive.
What abut fish? It would be interesting if someone shows up with something mixed with a sea lamprey :3

Well, this is how my entry went so far

I tried to make another version with more sophisticated shading with indirect backlights but I failed miserably, so i'm sticking with this one.
I guess i'm done. Any crits or suggestions are highly appreciated! :D

Edited by pavanz - 07 March 2014 at 7:06am
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Quote Eggy Replybullet Posted: 07 March 2014 at 9:43am
That looks amazing! :3
Maybe add some highlights on fur, legs and posterior? I don't know if you already tried this though, I can't tell if you did since your explanation isn't very clear to me when it comes to knowing stuff you already tried.
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Quote Thenavil Replybullet Posted: 07 March 2014 at 11:10am
Originally posted by pavanz

I guess a mammal a lot of people hate are rats. Some people also find pigeons repulsive.
What abut fish? It would be interesting if someone shows up with something mixed with a sea lamprey :3

Well, this is how my entry went so far

I tried to make another version with more sophisticated shading with indirect backlights but I failed miserably, so i'm sticking with this one.
I guess i'm done. Any crits or suggestions are highly appreciated! :D


it's incredible!
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Quote vrine Replybullet Posted: 07 March 2014 at 2:47pm
@pavanz
That looks wonderful! And I disagree with Eggy, it doesn't need more highlights, it'd make it look fake and plasticy.
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Quote pavanz Replybullet Posted: 07 March 2014 at 4:42pm
@Eggy @Thenavil @vrine Thanks a lot you all!

So I went with Eggy's suggestion and made a more highlighted version

I think the highlights enphasized his insect bright chitin parts, but i also think the simple flat colored fur of the previous version has some appeal too. So I'm not sure what to choose.
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Quote skittle Replybullet Posted: 07 March 2014 at 6:03pm
@pavanz
Whoa, looks so awesome!

@eggy
The head is top notch! I can't wait for the next edit!
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Quote PCecile Replybullet Posted: 08 March 2014 at 3:09am
@pavanz why not try to highlight only the insect parts? And let the fur parts as the previous version.

Edited by PCecile - 08 March 2014 at 3:09am
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Quote Eggy Replybullet Posted: 08 March 2014 at 3:15am
@vrine
Sorry to hear someone disagreeing with me :( But it is your opinion after all. I though it'd look better/more realistic with highlights.
@pavanz
I like the version with highlights better :) But yeah, since I was the one to suggest it, I guess my opinion doesn't really count?
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Thanks.
Progress:

I don't know if I'm going to make it, since this whole week I haven't really worked on this.
I'm not really good with wings and stuff (but I did try looking at a reference image) so please tell me if something's wrong.
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Quote CELS Replybullet Posted: 08 March 2014 at 4:14am
Originally posted by pavanz

So I'm not sure what to choose.




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Quote Baianinho Replybullet Posted: 08 March 2014 at 4:48am
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@Eggy @Thenavil @vrine Thanks a lot you all!

So I went with Eggy's suggestion and made a more highlighted version

I think the highlights enphasized his insect bright chitin parts, but i also think the simple flat colored fur of the previous version has some appeal too. So I'm not sure what to choose.


(pt) Pavanz! Eu visitei o seu perfil para ver seus trabalhos e vi que vocÊ é brasileiro! temos um batalhão de brazucas aqui! Bom sobre o seu trabalho, eu gostei muito não posso esperar pra ver na galeria. você tem grandes chances de ganhar!
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Quote PCecile Replybullet Posted: 08 March 2014 at 5:56am
Originally posted by Pringles

Originally posted by PCecile

I really like the topic of this challenge!Here's my first idea :I love bunnies. Fluffy and cute bunnies!But I can't stand the presence of a bed bug in my room... So let me introduce the Bed Bugnny! (That stupid name is temporary!)



How about BUGS BUNNY. Can't believe you missed that...


I'm not use to think in english :) Bug thanks for the idea! It's really good haha


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Quote Arpo78 Replybullet Posted: 08 March 2014 at 6:00am
go with the highlighted one, awesome looking
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Quote PCecile Replybullet Posted: 08 March 2014 at 4:30pm
Ok I'm starting to get a little tired of it. I think it needs a few more work on it but I'll see tomorrow if that is my final entry or not:


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Quote CELS Replybullet Posted: 08 March 2014 at 5:08pm
Looks great, PCecile. Very disgusting. I feel like it would look even better if the 'belly' was a bit thicker. Right now, the head looks a bit too big for its body.

The head also looks a little bit pillowshaded to me. Judging by the feet and the rest of the body, I guess the light source is below, so maybe the head should show that better.
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Quote vrine Replybullet Posted: 08 March 2014 at 10:31pm
@Eggy
Why are you sorry? Art is very subjective, more people disagree on things than agree.

@pavanz
The highlighted insect parts look great! I'd definitely go with d.
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Quote pavanz Replybullet Posted: 08 March 2014 at 10:48pm
Thank you guys, you helped me a lot



@Baianinho Valeu cara! :D
Realmente, eu tinha dado uma olhada pelo site e vi que tinha um monte de brasileiros, hahaha

@PCecile I loved the colors you used. I just think that the texture of the fur under the wings could be a little more smooth. The wings are great too.
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Quote Eggy Replybullet Posted: 09 March 2014 at 3:47am
@vrine
It's just that I've never had someone disagree with me before. Well, someone who has at least said they didn't agree with me. :P If that's how it is, then I guess I should go/deal with it.
@pavanz
Nice, saw you submitted it :3
Progress:

Did more of the wing, and tried to texturize at the head so it feels more like feathers. (Fact: For some reason, I can't stand having two colors clash.)
I wonder if my piece is going to make it?
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Quote PCecile Replybullet Posted: 09 March 2014 at 5:55am
Thanks everyone for the feedbacks! It's so nice.

So I've done the belly a little bit bigger, the head a little bit smaller and the fur a little bit smoother.

But now I have a problem, Photoshop is telling me I'm using 28 colors but.. currently I only see 12 (13 with transparency)



How can I do? Is it a real problem for the challenge?

Edit : problem solved! Added some few colors so there are 19 now




Edited by PCecile - 09 March 2014 at 7:10am
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Quote Eggy Replybullet Posted: 09 March 2014 at 10:13am

I'm pretty much done. Submitted to the challenge.
I'm aware that the legs don't match 100% and that wings look like they were just stickied/tacked on, right now I have no time to change that. Also, I rushed its right wing, so it doesn't look as good as the other one...
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Quote blaster Replybullet Posted: 10 March 2014 at 3:14am
I caught wind of this challenge a bit too late, so wasn't able to get more than some meagre stratchings down between my other commitments. Will get in on the next one.

Not meant to be: the combination of the vile possum w/ the amazing sea slug/nudibranch. Sea Posslug!


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Quote pavanz Replybullet Posted: 10 March 2014 at 7:22am
@blaster that looks awesome! It's sad that you could not finish it in time D:
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