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CHALLENGE: Starburst

Create an image using only the colours of the four Starburst Original flavours.

Canvas Size - Unrestricted.
Colours - Exactly 4. Use only the colours shown below:



Transparency - No.
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 Starburst 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 fawful Replybullet Posted: 13 April 2015 at 7:41am
Thought I'd go full blown Mrmo Tarius and have fun with the tile editor



by the way does anyone know how to place stuff without it being aligned to the grid in Tiled?


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Quote Aureliano Replybullet Posted: 13 April 2015 at 11:55am
You can turn grid on or off if it's Grafx2 you're using, the g key is the shortcut for it :)
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Quote fawful Replybullet Posted: 13 April 2015 at 2:19pm
I'm in Tiled, but I'll try the g key anyway. it might work you never know
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Quote DatMuffinMan Replybullet Posted: 13 April 2015 at 3:25pm
Originally posted by fawful

I'm in Tiled, but I'll try the g key anyway. it might work you never know



the closest I've gotten was to, say if I used 16x16 tiles, switched grid to 8x8, then select 4 tiles at a time (2x2 square) in the tile window for the big ones and 1 tile at a time for the off-center ones.

Another way is to have 2 separate .tmx files, one with a transparent layer of another grid size that you overlay on top of the other one in another program.
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Quote Drazile Replybullet Posted: 13 April 2015 at 3:25pm
Originally posted by fawful

I'm in Tiled, but I'll try the g key anyway. it might work you never know
Did it?
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Quote iCanteven Replybullet Posted: 13 April 2015 at 7:32pm
Decided to go with an isometric Starburst shop.


My first try at a.) buildings b.) any type of challenge c.) isometric art

Hope you guys like it!
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Quote Bcadren Replybullet Posted: 13 April 2015 at 11:47pm
My eyes burn. Ouchies. Can anyone make a dither table of those to see if the in-between-shades created are a bit more reasonable?
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Quote JosephSeraph Replybullet Posted: 14 April 2015 at 7:28am


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Quote Lone Scout Replybullet Posted: 14 April 2015 at 8:55am
The challenge will certainly be dictated by who can maximise their dithering skil with such a low palette. Working with such few colors in the past will pay off now.
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Quote Mandrill Replybullet Posted: 14 April 2015 at 11:02am
Don't believe in dithering, buddy! Clusters, it's clusters!
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Quote fawful Replybullet Posted: 14 April 2015 at 11:14am
pfff, dithering is for babies. me and mandrill are way too cool for that baloney


update on G key in Tiled -  it doesn't work.

gonna have to do that stuff outside of Tiled.
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Quote Drazile Replybullet Posted: 15 April 2015 at 5:04am
Oh, the flavours are cherry, orange, strawberry and lemon, right?
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Quote skamocore Replybullet Posted: 15 April 2015 at 6:12am
Originally posted by Drazile

Oh, the flavours are cherry, orange, strawberry and lemon, right?


Yep.

Personally, my favourite is orange, closely followed by lemon. I don't mind strawberry, but the cherry ones taste like medicine to me =|


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Quote fawful Replybullet Posted: 15 April 2015 at 8:34am


Didn't have much time to work on this today but I wanted to do a bit more.

-changed floor
-added leaves
-clouds
-sun position
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Quote 7heSama Replybullet Posted: 15 April 2015 at 12:00pm
On the shop: I like it, but the lettering is pretty sloppy. Even up the flat parts so they follow the line of the back of the store. They're all guilty except for the C.
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Quote Druid_cz Replybullet Posted: 15 April 2015 at 12:08pm
Well... I started working on something too :D I have just rough idea and i dont know if i finish this one in time .(Ludum dare :)

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Quote Skurra Replybullet Posted: 15 April 2015 at 12:12pm



Super messy WIP, sorry. :P
I'm thinking about changing the yellow for pink, since the red and yellow share the same value.
I'll clean and update it once I get home, only touched it during work breaks.
There'll be some birds on the BG in some branches, but they aren't that clear yet. Not sure if i'll manage to do it.

Edited by Skurra - 17 April 2015 at 10:32am
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Quote AlexAlexAlexAlexAlexAlex Replybullet Posted: 15 April 2015 at 3:25pm

A sword
Single frame anim
I'm going to add animation at a later date

*EDIT*
I swear I used to have a pixeljoint account...
Maybe I didn't
Oh look, My name overflows!

Edited by AlexAlexAlexAlexAlexAlex - 15 April 2015 at 3:58pm
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Quote Volrak_Rutra Replybullet Posted: 15 April 2015 at 4:41pm
wow, this palette is hard on the ol' eyes! 
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Quote jalonso Replybullet Posted: 15 April 2015 at 4:45pm
Originally posted by AlexAlexAlexAlexAlexAlex


A sword
Single frame anim
I'm going to add animation at a later date

*EDIT*
I swear I used to have a pixeljoint account...
Maybe I didn't
Oh look, My name overflows!


AlexTheRobot

We need to take care of these 2 account by picking just one. If you wish to keep this new one then we should remove an Alex or two, right?
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Quote AlexAlexAlexAlexAlexAlex Replybullet Posted: 15 April 2015 at 5:37pm
Originally posted by jalonso


Originally posted by AlexAlexAlexAlexAlexAlex

(IMG]http://i.imgur.com/QvOwOIi.gif[/IMG)
A sword
Single frame anim
I'm going to add animation at a later date
(IMG]http://i.imgur.com/T9yEchU.gif[/IMG)
*EDIT*
I swear I used to have a pixeljoint account...
Maybe I didn't
Oh look, My name overflows!
AlexTheRobotWe need to take care of these 2 account by picking just one. If you wish to keep this new one then we should remove an Alex or two, right?

Oh, that's me too!
I don't seem to remember the login or email I used otherwise, I would 'migrate' to that one, as it's 3ish years older
*Edit*
Just reset my password, no clue what it was previously, but I cannot delete it.
And one cannot change a username, I had no clue it would overflow
I picked this username because of another forum (TAU - Drazile knows)

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Quote Jackster Replybullet Posted: 15 April 2015 at 7:20pm
Wanted to make my own WIP timeline of what I submitted for this challenge, so here it is.



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Quote 7heSama Replybullet Posted: 16 April 2015 at 12:46am
Well sh*t. That's damn fine, Jackstar. I think adding some detail to the sun would help, though.

Here's what I got so far, will edit in updates.



edit1: superfluous "good night" update


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Quote HarveyDentMustDie Replybullet Posted: 16 April 2015 at 5:12am
I've always wanted to try this kind of limited palette. But I still didn't decide which which one I should finish left one or right one. Btw this is my first weakly challenge. :)
   
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Quote PixelSnader Replybullet Posted: 16 April 2015 at 5:13am
I did a thing.

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Quote Sturo Replybullet Posted: 16 April 2015 at 11:14am
I normally don't create material like this but I couldn't help myself.


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Quote Mandrill Replybullet Posted: 16 April 2015 at 11:28am
ROFL!

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Quote |||| Replybullet Posted: 16 April 2015 at 2:05pm

The Tangerine Keep.. I don't think I will finish/ enter but I made a rough image anyway.



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Quote AlexAlexAlexAlexAlexAlex Replybullet Posted: 16 April 2015 at 5:26pm
v5

v6

v7 - realized all my colors were off by a lot

Sword in a scabbard on a belt
Still not final

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Quote Mandrill Replybullet Posted: 17 April 2015 at 4:03am
Very strong concept! I reckon doing the finishing touches and smooth everything out would take too much time.
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Quote SeanNoonan Replybullet Posted: 17 April 2015 at 7:11am


Just a quick one from me :)
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Quote skittle Replybullet Posted: 17 April 2015 at 8:55am
Really love the idea for the challenge, but I don't think it'll work for the scene I pictured in my mind : (



@Alex
Very nice use of the palette! Not sure where you plan on taking the background though. Imho, I would suggest just using a yellow as your bg instead of the pink.

Edited by ADrawingMan - 17 April 2015 at 9:00am
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Quote fawful Replybullet Posted: 17 April 2015 at 1:02pm


well I'm calling this done
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Quote AlexAlexAlexAlexAlexAlex Replybullet Posted: 17 April 2015 at 2:18pm
Originally posted by ADrawingMan

Not sure where you plan on taking the background though.

Planning on some mountains; another layer or two with more pink grid overlay (similar to how far away stuff is bluer, but you know, not blue)
Also waving banners on poles in the closer background, and maybe some clouds

Originally posted by ADrawingMan

Imho, I would suggest just using a yellow as your background instead of the pink.

The yellow is the brightest color, and I wanted the highlights to be a little brighter than the background. At one point, I filled the background layer with red, it honestly wasn't bad

Originally posted by ADrawingMan

Very nice use of the palette!

Well thank you
Your city scene is very nice!
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Quote AlexAlexAlexAlexAlexAlex Replybullet Posted: 17 April 2015 at 6:57pm
@Bcadren
On a semi-related note;
I have HTTP switchboard and the default replacement for blocked stuff (like annoying Facebook buttons) is a diagonal red and white stripes tile. Every now and then I go to a page with a massive social section on one side (or both) and it is literal eye burn.
It seriously hurts. The small ones are fine so I never remember to change it to something else.

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Quote AlexAlexAlexAlexAlexAlex Replybullet Posted: 17 April 2015 at 7:12pm
v8

Finished mountains, added more layers, demonstrating the depth coloring
v9

Added middle field and antialiased mountains better
v10

Unmoving flags added
Still not final
Working on animation!

Edited by AlexAlexAlexAlexAlexAlex - 18 April 2015 at 10:39am
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Quote rowodepowo Replybullet Posted: 18 April 2015 at 8:15am


ma entry
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Quote AlexAlexAlexAlexAlexAlex Replybullet Posted: 18 April 2015 at 12:41pm

Flag anim
I was starting to get pissed at myself so I worked on the animation separately, instead of copying each frame to each flag
*EDIT* Aaah Imgur's .gifv's only seem to work on their site
Aaand just found out that every color I have been using is a little too dark, no wonder it looks different

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Quote Mandrill Replybullet Posted: 18 April 2015 at 3:17pm
@ ADrawingMan

Wow!

You sould definitely enter, this looks absolutely brilliant!


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Quote AlexAlexAlexAlexAlexAlex Replybullet Posted: 18 April 2015 at 5:09pm
v11

Added flag animations and shadow animations for the flags
Still going to do clouds
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Quote jeremy Replybullet Posted: 19 April 2015 at 2:36am
Originally posted by ADrawingMan

Really love the idea for the challenge, but I don't think it'll work for the scene I pictured in my mind : (




the 2 colour red and orange version at the bottom is really great, stronger than the more 'finished' ones imo.
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Quote jalonso Replybullet Posted: 19 April 2015 at 9:22am
Originally posted by jeremy


Originally posted by ADrawingMan

Really love the idea for the challenge, but I don't think it'll work for the scene I pictured in my mind : (



the 2 colour red and orange version at the bottom is really great, stronger than the more 'finished' ones imo.


How true! Maybe just add the other 2 colors in the most minimal of ways. Perhaps even just the headlights of the train so its a power outage type of scene?
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Quote AlexAlexAlexAlexAlexAlex Replybullet Posted: 19 April 2015 at 1:41pm
Any gif makers I use seem to adjust my colors for me
Anyone know of a good gif animator with no color weirdness?
*EDIT*
v12

Pyxel is definately worth more than 9 bucks, actually exports in the colors you used!

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Quote DawnBringer Replybullet Posted: 19 April 2015 at 4:35pm
Not going to enter the challenge, and this image is not quite finished...but it was a good opportunity to try out the 4-dither (2x2) technique I've been working on recently.

I'll probably write a snippet about it at some point...

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Quote AlexAlexAlexAlexAlexAlex Replybullet Posted: 19 April 2015 at 4:46pm
Originally posted by DawnBringer

Not going to enter the challenge, and this image is not quite finished...but it was a good opportunity to try out the 4-dither technique I've been working on recently.
(IMG]http://hem.bredband.net/ricfha/misc/4chal_beta.png[/IMG)
I'll probably write a snippet about it at some point...

I see, dithering with 4 colors in a 2x2 space,
p y
y o
Gives a nice middle color
Also, on the neck, there is a rough spot, goes from red/yellow to orange/pink
Very nice work, very smooth
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Quote Naji Replybullet Posted: 20 April 2015 at 3:08pm
I hope you finish it at some later point. It's a great piece so far.
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