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Quote administrator Replybullet Topic: CHALLENGE 6/9/2014: Glass Life
    Posted: 09 June 2014 at 12:00am

CHALLENGE: Glass Life

Create a still life image featuring at least two objects made out of glass.

Optional Bonus Challenge - Include multiple glass objects placed in front of one another.

Canvas Size - Max 175 (height) x 200 (width).
Colours - Max 24.
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 Glass Life 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 Whisper Heart Replybullet Posted: 09 June 2014 at 11:29am
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Quote tyrant Replybullet Posted: 09 June 2014 at 12:50pm
@Whisper Heart- Sorry, it's a nice scene so far, but it's not a still life. A 'still life' is a specific art term for a picture of an arrangement of inanimate (not alive) objects. Things like fruit, books, or bottles etc. Not people or animals or outdoor landscapes.

Here are some old master paintings as examples of still lifes:
By Paul Cezanne


By Pieter Claesz


By Vincent Van Gogh


There was a still life challenge here on PJ if you want to see some pixels: Still Life Challenge

I hope this clears up any confusion on what a still life is :)
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Quote Skoby Replybullet Posted: 09 June 2014 at 1:13pm
Here's my progress, not your typical still life... but they are made of glass.
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Quote Whisper Heart Replybullet Posted: 09 June 2014 at 1:22pm
@tyrant- I am familiar with the fact that this still life. I just decided that it is not required =)
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Quote tyrant Replybullet Posted: 09 June 2014 at 1:58pm
@Whisper Heart- Okay, that's your decision to make :)

Still, there was some confusion in the comments on the main gallery page, so my post might help someone else *shrug*
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Quote jalonso Replybullet Posted: 09 June 2014 at 2:06pm
Tyrant has decided that it is required :p
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Quote tyrant Replybullet Posted: 09 June 2014 at 2:27pm
W-what? It says "create a still life image"...I just thought that meant create a still life. And the additional overlapping-objects challenge meant that you would overlap the glass things in a still life
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Quote jalonso Replybullet Posted: 09 June 2014 at 2:46pm
I was joking Tyrant. Of course the challenge couldn't be clearer but instead of any Mod correcting I thought Whisper Heart could just attack you...we need a break :p
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Quote tyrant Replybullet Posted: 09 June 2014 at 3:03pm
Aha, I see. I doubt that I'll make a good target, I'd let 'em do what they want and when it gets rejected just shrug and say "don't blame me, them's the breaks."

They can burn me in effigy, I'll bring marshmallows.
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Quote felchqueen Replybullet Posted: 09 June 2014 at 3:12pm
I really shouldn't speed read, where tyrant wrote burn I read bum
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Quote Lusque Replybullet Posted: 09 June 2014 at 5:32pm
I'm not sure if this good and how can I do that from now on, I hope you help me.
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Quote slym Replybullet Posted: 09 June 2014 at 5:39pm
Hi guys <3 Attempting the additional challenge. Still haven't figured out my lighting entirely but it'll get there eventually...
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Quote SpeedyCube Replybullet Posted: 09 June 2014 at 6:39pm
@Lusque, I like it but there are too many dark greens in my opinion and the objects sitting on the little table things seem a bit too small compared to the rest of the image.
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Quote JackBread Replybullet Posted: 09 June 2014 at 6:48pm

My current WIP. It's a cylindrical vase with 2 flowers in it. I'm not quite sure what kind of flowers I should make those.
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Quote felchqueen Replybullet Posted: 09 June 2014 at 11:22pm
Help! Can anyone suggest a good way to approach pixeling ice-cubes, I've tried zooming into reference images but I'm just not getting it :( Here' what I've got so far:

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Quote Melee Replybullet Posted: 10 June 2014 at 12:12am
@slym, that wine looks tasty :P

@felchqueen, It's looking like you have a good start. Ice and water are all about reflections and refractions, so as long as you have a lot of contrast, they should end up working. Just play with it? :( One of the only passable/not–a–literal–cube things I found on dA was this b/c it feels like it has the right sorts of textures for a realistic ice cube, at least. Does that help at all?

I've got some stuff blocked out and some stuff more detailed, but I'm probably going to go over everything like 10 more times. :) I messed with the glasses for awhile (which need plenty more messing with), but I'm back to the window... Currently in the middle of trying to get rain condensation on the top right pane.

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Quote felchqueen Replybullet Posted: 10 June 2014 at 12:25am
@Melee Ohhh I like that and thanks for the ref
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Quote Lusque Replybullet Posted: 10 June 2014 at 3:39am
@ speedycube yet will enhance colors, thanks.
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Quote Mrmo Tarius Replybullet Posted: 10 June 2014 at 4:12am
hmm...
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Quote Whisper Heart Replybullet Posted: 10 June 2014 at 5:56am
Okay, okay, here ReWIP... =)

@Mrmo Tarius- A ship be in the bottle? * _ *

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Quote Lusque Replybullet Posted: 10 June 2014 at 3:46pm
Which is better?

Edited by Lusque - 10 June 2014 at 7:10pm
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Quote tyrant Replybullet Posted: 10 June 2014 at 4:51pm
@Whisper Heart- glad you decided to do a piece more in line with the parameters. Nice colors so far!

Anywhooosit...I wasn't going to do a pic for the challenge, but then I thought better of it, so here's a pretty rough WIP:
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Quote Motrox Replybullet Posted: 10 June 2014 at 6:24pm
Originally posted by tyrant

@Whisper Heart- glad you decided to do a piece more in line with the parameters. Nice colors so far!

Anywhooosit...I wasn't going to do a pic for the challenge, but then I thought better of it, so here's a pretty rough WIP:


Holy sh*t :.)
Looks amazing so far. This really makes me wanna join haha
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Quote JackBread Replybullet Posted: 11 June 2014 at 1:09am
@Lusque: I prefer the left one, but I find it weird how the bricks are aligned with each other, rather than having the usual brick pattern.

Also, here's my current go at this:

Someone suggested I try snapdragon flowers in the vase. I think they came out alright.
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Quote felchqueen Replybullet Posted: 11 June 2014 at 2:29am
@JackBread, the flowers look good, but the water looks like it's got blue dye in it, may be try something like below



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Quote Mrmo Tarius Replybullet Posted: 11 June 2014 at 3:07am
VEGETA!!! What does the scouter say about tyrant's power level???
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Quote felchqueen Replybullet Posted: 11 June 2014 at 4:16am
@Lusque, if your light is one of the glass elements in your composition perhaps make a lamp instead of having the bulb on the ceiling then you wouldn't have to deal with that huge expanse of wall.

I agree with Motrox the first image is the better one.


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Quote Mrmo Tarius Replybullet Posted: 11 June 2014 at 4:31am
Update. I can't even


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Quote felchqueen Replybullet Posted: 11 June 2014 at 5:03am
@Mrmo, I really like how you've picked up the shapes of the boat in the glass objects
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Quote Lusque Replybullet Posted: 11 June 2014 at 7:36am
Aff had not I had thought that 175 was the maximum width and height 200, now I have to change almost any pixel-art .. :(
Now you will have to stay that way :/



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Quote DawnBringer Replybullet Posted: 11 June 2014 at 9:24am
@Mrmo: Looking good and original...but the glasses almost appear as cross-sections to me!? Nice colors.
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Quote tyrant Replybullet Posted: 11 June 2014 at 7:51pm
@Motrox- Thanks, man!

@Mrmo- Haha, I wish it was over 9000, but it's probably about one Raditz worth :P

small update:
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Quote Mrmo Tarius Replybullet Posted: 12 June 2014 at 7:51am
I made some tweaks to try and counter that cross section problem :P
Also more contrast
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Quote Skoby Replybullet Posted: 12 June 2014 at 1:55pm
Not too happy so far, just keep tweaking the whiskey glass and ice but can't get it right.

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Quote JackBread Replybullet Posted: 13 June 2014 at 12:50am
Thanks for the advice, Felchqueen!
Here's my progress:

I decided to remove the cake after making the painting, because there wasn't enough glass in there. I might put it back in, though, as I'm not too happy with the vials...

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Quote felchqueen Replybullet Posted: 13 June 2014 at 3:43am
@Skoby- I empathise with your ice issues. I think the table angle needs work. It doesn't seem to match the viewing angle of the glasses.

I really like the look and colours of you piece though, especially the glasses in the background on the shelf.
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Quote Skoby Replybullet Posted: 13 June 2014 at 4:00am
Thanks,the table is only really sketched so far. I'm thinking of turning the table into a bar, fits the background more and gives me more to work with.

Edit:

Bit better :)

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Quote Cheetah Replybullet Posted: 13 June 2014 at 8:08am
@Tyrant: I'm loving this so much. I look forward to continued refinements. Why did you add those shadows to the front, where are they coming from? They also might be a bit dark.
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Quote philippejugnet Replybullet Posted: 13 June 2014 at 9:14am
waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah :)
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Quote philippejugnet Replybullet Posted: 13 June 2014 at 10:00am
nevermind i suck "still life" i suck really
wtf
edit: i suck
-.-'

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Quote tyrant Replybullet Posted: 13 June 2014 at 11:45am
@Cheetah- Thanks, I'm pretty much done with it, submitted it last night. That's a printed design from the back of Goku's shirt, not shadows. I wonder if a color manipulation would help that read better :/

@philippejugnet- Oops ;P Well, I liked the mood of the piece so far.
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Quote felchqueen Replybullet Posted: 15 June 2014 at 12:06am
@Skoby, the bar makes much more sense but isn't the pump too small? It makes the bar seem very wide at that scale.  The rear grey line on the beer towel could possibly be reduced to one line to push it further into background.

Looking forward to seeing this finished.





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Quote Skoby Replybullet Posted: 15 June 2014 at 8:46am
@felchqueen, thanks for the tips, had already made the rear grey line thinner before I read it, I've now expanded the pump and done some finishing touches and submitted it.
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