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CHALLENGE: Impact!

Create an image showing some kind of physical impact occurring - A car crash, a meteor hitting Earth, atoms colliding in a particle accelerator, etc...

Canvas Size - Max 225 x 225.
Colours - Max 25.
Transparency - Optional.
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 Impact! 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: 15 September 2014 at 11:14am
fast wip

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Quote Evidence Replybullet Posted: 15 September 2014 at 1:01pm
Let me see if i understand..
Can it be something that its about to impact ? or has to be something wich has already impacted ?
Thanks!

Rough WIP from a reference photo

Someone is gonna impact on the floor



Its completly killing me off.
Hope i can finish it how i want too, also need to recylce colours i am already about the max. :D




Edited by Evidence - 16 September 2014 at 2:44pm
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Quote felchqueen Replybullet Posted: 15 September 2014 at 9:59pm
@Evidence - IT says 'impact occurring' So we want to see knees and elbows on the floor! :) but what you've got so far looks really good, you could probably move the rider closer to the floor?
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Quote 7heSama Replybullet Posted: 15 September 2014 at 11:38pm
Alternatively, if you like the current pose, just stick a rock in front of one of the board's wheels. Not only is it technically correct, it spiritually is, too! 
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Quote Siikikala Replybullet Posted: 16 September 2014 at 1:52pm

playing around once again.
I cropped it a bit, i thought the big sky and land were very distracting.

Edited by Siikikala - 17 September 2014 at 2:48am
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Quote Xevil Replybullet Posted: 16 September 2014 at 4:36pm
Just wondering if i'm allowed to do this

I took the magic card "Fastbond" Link below

http://gatherer.wizards.com/Handlers/Image.ashx?multiverseid=382934&type=card

And I traced it in MS paint, cut out all the colouring, resulting in..



And I was going to have him casting a massive spell into a fleet of ships, but before I do anything, I just want to know if that is ripping the art or not

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Quote jalonso Replybullet Posted: 16 September 2014 at 4:59pm
Originally posted by Siikikala


playing around once again.


Oh! that looks very promising.
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Quote DawnBringer Replybullet Posted: 16 September 2014 at 6:10pm
@Siikikala: Very nice colors!
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Quote Iscalio Replybullet Posted: 16 September 2014 at 7:04pm
been doing a lot of effects lately so I needed to do something else.

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Quote Hamenopi Replybullet Posted: 17 September 2014 at 9:45am
WIP
I'm thinking inferred impact. I may animate it but I think it might be more powerful if the impact is just 'suggested'

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Quote Siikikala Replybullet Posted: 17 September 2014 at 11:02am

Started cleanup, i think it's good enough otherwise. I want to finish atleast one challenge since i haven't done that in the couple last ones so i'm avoiding obsessing about things. And challenges can be slightly wonky i think.

Edited by Siikikala - 17 September 2014 at 11:30am
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Quote felchqueen Replybullet Posted: 17 September 2014 at 11:52am
@Siikikala- This is looking like a winner! :) I miss the lighter tones in your previous WIP, it gave the image a more 'painted' feel.
But that's just a personal preference, so crack on and get it done!


Edited by felchqueen - 17 September 2014 at 11:53am
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Quote Siikikala Replybullet Posted: 17 September 2014 at 1:48pm
i think the grimmer background fits better what's going on, that's why i changed the colors around.
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Quote Lyud Replybullet Posted: 17 September 2014 at 2:37pm
Originally posted by Siikikala


Wow!! The way the magenta is mixed with blue, this is amazing!
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Quote jalonso Replybullet Posted: 17 September 2014 at 3:02pm
Originally posted by Siikikala


Started cleanup, i think it's good enough otherwise. I want to finish atleast one challenge since i haven't done that in the couple last ones so i'm avoiding obsessing about things. And challenges can be slightly wonky i think.


Its still terrific but half the promise held in the early WIP was the balance of great, great colors and the scene design.
By cutting the canvas down it has minimized the impact(no pun intended) of the scene. This is especially true of the ground part of the scene.
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Quote Siikikala Replybullet Posted: 17 September 2014 at 3:43pm
I'd disagree heavily about the old colors, they were just quick picks somewhere around the hue i wanted to have and i think it lacked contrast. And i felt the excess land mass was just a waste, so i made it fade in to the horizon faster rather than have the broad curve. the focus should be on the explosion, and this is why i made the background darker so the bright explosion would draw attention to itself.

I don't mean to sound ignorant and deny critique, i just wanted to say the reasoning behind the changes. Hope it doesn't have that kind of ring to it. I haven't really lookd into composition at all, so i appreciate the critique i get regarding that.
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Quote jalonso Replybullet Posted: 17 September 2014 at 4:08pm
Of course you are correct because you are the artist and its your creation and vision. I did start off by saying its still terrific :p

Any feedback (mine, for sure) is for your consideration and is given to be used or not.
No 'ring' at all!
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Quote showtime Replybullet Posted: 17 September 2014 at 7:32pm
@Hamenopi, it wouldn't look as dynamic, but within the context of the challenge I think it would be great to do a Newton's cradle at the moment of impact, which I believe would appear indistinguishable from it being at rest.
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Quote volter9 Replybullet Posted: 18 September 2014 at 4:59pm
Hello guys!

My WIP:


That's basic concept. I'm yet choosing the colors. I think, I need to stop using others palette and create my own :D
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Quote DawnBringer Replybullet Posted: 18 September 2014 at 10:10pm
@Siikikala: You killed the magic :(
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Quote Gecimen Replybullet Posted: 19 September 2014 at 1:22am
Originally posted by DawnBringer

@Siikikala: You killed the magic :(


I disagree. I prefer the current realism.
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Quote Temessis Replybullet Posted: 19 September 2014 at 4:31am
May be a laser?



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Quote jalonso Replybullet Posted: 19 September 2014 at 7:32am
Originally posted by Gecimen


Originally posted by DawnBringer

@Siikikala: You killed the magic :(
I disagree. I prefer the current realism.


Magic > Realism
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Quote Gecimen Replybullet Posted: 19 September 2014 at 9:34am
Originally posted by jalonso

Originally posted by Gecimen


Originally posted by DawnBringer

@Siikikala: You killed the magic :(
I disagree. I prefer the current realism.


Magic > Realism


I agree but it's also harder to do "finish" such a piece.
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Quote volter9 Replybullet Posted: 19 September 2014 at 11:14am
Hey, there's another my WIP. I think I made some progress here :D
Any suggestions how I can improve this picture? Or critique?



I changed a little bit the image (but idea the same). Thanks for Noobtorials I could do some progress (Daruda's boulder tutorial, Jeremy's Scale'n'Stuff and jalonso's Colors, Layout + Composition tutorial), thank you guys!.

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Quote Siikikala Replybullet Posted: 19 September 2014 at 12:07pm
Originally posted by DawnBringer

@Siikikala: You killed the magic :(

Was it he color change or the cropping?
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Quote Onipunks Replybullet Posted: 20 September 2014 at 3:46am
Hello, new guy's here ;)

It's still WIP [a bit spicy though].



Nice to meet you guys.

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Quote jtfjtfjtf Replybullet Posted: 20 September 2014 at 4:22pm
Originally posted by Siikikala

Originally posted by DawnBringer

@Siikikala: You killed the magic :(

Was it he color change or the cropping?


I think the color change is a little too depressing. That's just my personal feeling since I don't find bright background/devastating action to be too contradictory (like in Guardians of the Galaxy, which has some action scenes in bright daylight).

I also think the cropped scene is problematic because of the pixel detailing. In the bigger scene there's simple sky and simple ground and then busy action. So the eye goes to the action even though it's a big shot. I'm always drawn back into the explosion. In the cropped scene there's busy sky, busy ground, busy action, so the eye gets confused in a very tight shot. The contrast is also lessened between the sky and the smoke. In the big shot it's light blue sky, dark blue smoke. In the tight shot it's mid blue sky, dark blue smoke, making it a little muddy.
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Quote the pixel chicken Replybullet Posted: 25 September 2014 at 1:41pm
hmm I'm not too sure about this...

perhaps a bit too weird!?

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Quote the pixel chicken Replybullet Posted: 25 September 2014 at 2:04pm
made a few changes still looks really weird!!
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Quote the pixel chicken Replybullet Posted: 25 September 2014 at 2:17pm
here we go one last change before i give up for a while!
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Quote Gecimen Replybullet Posted: 25 September 2014 at 2:24pm
Nice work, but you see this is the last week's challenge.
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Quote the pixel chicken Replybullet Posted: 25 September 2014 at 2:45pm
i know but i started it a while ago didnt finish in time but thought id stick it on here and carry on cos its not worth leaving
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