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CHALLENGE: Hidden in Geography II

Create an image within the outlines of one of the following African nations:

Rwanda:

Burundi:

The first Hidden in Geography challenge can be found here.

Canvas Size - Use one of the templates above. You may flip or rotate the canvases, as long as you stick to 90 degree angles.
Colours - Max 17.
Transparency - Required. Must only be used outside your chosen country's shape.
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 Hidden in Geography II 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 Lytschi Replybullet Posted: 25 April 2016 at 5:55am


I need some help here.
How can I make the icebear family in the down right corner more readable.

Also this is just a WIP but I would still like some advice if you got any.
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Quote jalonso Replybullet Posted: 25 April 2016 at 6:02am
Originally posted by Lytschi

...How can I make the icebear family in the down right corner more readable...


Use the darker blues to define them...ground shadows probably will help make them read better
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Quote Lytschi Replybullet Posted: 25 April 2016 at 7:09am


Like this?

Looks much better now I think.
Thank you.
I still have to lose one color thought.
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Quote eishiya Replybullet Posted: 25 April 2016 at 7:42am
The water suggests that we're looking at the scene from the side, but the bears look like we're seeing them from above.
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Quote gogglecrab Replybullet Posted: 25 April 2016 at 5:26pm

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- William Shakespeare



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Quote Lytschi Replybullet Posted: 26 April 2016 at 4:17am
Do the 17 colors include the transparentcy?
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Quote jalonso Replybullet Posted: 26 April 2016 at 5:05am
Originally posted by Lytschi

Do the 17 colors include the transparentcy?


In pixelart trans is always a color because it is a color.
It's just masked.
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Quote Lytschi Replybullet Posted: 26 April 2016 at 5:16am
ok thanks.
I was just wondering because sometimes you add that the max colors already include the transparency.
So I was a little confused.
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Quote jalonso Replybullet Posted: 26 April 2016 at 8:06am
Originally posted by Lytschi

ok thanks.
I was just wondering because sometimes you add that the max colors already include the transparency.
So I was a little confused.


For this week its a 17 color max with trans required so 1 color is needed for the trans.

I understand what you mean and it is possible to gain an extra color but for challenges we just go on the trans being a color.
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Quote delicatone Replybullet Posted: 26 April 2016 at 8:22am
I really like this competition, seems to have turned out some really interesting pieces last time. I wonder if its a lost opportunity not to add a requirement that the work be related to the countries being depicted? It seems it could be a good way to kindle interests and discussions about other cultures?

anyway, maybe for next time. Good luck all!
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Quote philippejugnet Replybullet Posted: 26 April 2016 at 1:34pm

Really early wip =)
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Quote Mandrill Replybullet Posted: 26 April 2016 at 2:03pm
Nice one, man!

Death himself. Not sure if I can finish it in time....got a busy week ahead of me. I'll just leave this here.


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Quote Siikikala Replybullet Posted: 26 April 2016 at 3:56pm
Couple of wips


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Quote Lucas- Replybullet Posted: 26 April 2016 at 6:52pm
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Couple of wips



AWESOME!
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Quote vazovski Replybullet Posted: 27 April 2016 at 5:09am
wow, you definitely should finish this art!
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Quote Treblemebbel Replybullet Posted: 27 April 2016 at 6:11am
Noob and First time poster on the challenges, and think I may be heading in the right direction... Although my work pales in comparison to others that have already posted...

Let me know what you guys think!

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Quote jalonso Replybullet Posted: 27 April 2016 at 10:10am
Originally posted by Siikikala

Couple of wips




I saw the same thing you did but you posted first

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Quote philippejugnet Replybullet Posted: 27 April 2016 at 10:16am
Originally posted by Treblemebbel

Noob and First time poster on the challenges, and think I may be heading in the right direction... Although my work pales in comparison to others that have already posted...

Let me know what you guys think!


We all had to start somewhere, and you work is not so far behind from others here.
Why don't you try an stylized heart ( I thought of a heart as well).
References: 1
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and welcome sir to pixel joint! :)2</a>

edit: Your work REQUIRES transparency, you could try Paint.net or even Photoshop if you can't work with transparency right now
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Quote Treblemebbel Replybullet Posted: 27 April 2016 at 1:22pm
Why thank you Sir!

Not sure if I can do stylized, yet, perhaps once I finally defined a style my own...

Pardon my ignorance, but the transparency outside of the borders just means no fill, right?



I might be doing something wrong or not understanding the challenge otherwise.
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Quote Jinn Replybullet Posted: 27 April 2016 at 1:38pm
Also try to avoid Pillow Shading. Pick a lightsource and stick to it. More natural colors would also help, here's a quick edit:

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Quote Treblemebbel Replybullet Posted: 27 April 2016 at 2:37pm
Thanks for the suggestion!

I am very much still struggling with lightsource and shading, but your example should help me along nicely.

Really appreciate the time you invested in making the example!
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Quote Temessis Replybullet Posted: 27 April 2016 at 3:53pm

Fast sketch, taking for it as soon as I will take some sleep :D
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Quote Treblemebbel Replybullet Posted: 27 April 2016 at 4:06pm
Originally posted by Jinn

Also try to avoid Pillow Shading. Pick a lightsource and stick to it. More natural colors would also help, here's a quick edit:



I've taken your recommendations into consideration and feel obliged to show a progress update.

Slowly starting to get a feel for it, thanks for pointing me in the right direction!

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Quote philippejugnet Replybullet Posted: 27 April 2016 at 10:38pm
Finished good gentleman.
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Quote Line Replybullet Posted: 28 April 2016 at 8:10pm
if the max size to submit to the galllery is 100x100, why did you make Rwanda 109x97?
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Quote Line Replybullet Posted: 28 April 2016 at 8:17pm
Burundi is 99x116
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Quote Jinn Replybullet Posted: 28 April 2016 at 9:50pm
You'll need two images, one cropped for the preview (100x100px or smaller) and one full size for the main piece (called "Detail file" in the submission page).
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Quote Line Replybullet Posted: 29 April 2016 at 9:46pm
got it! Thanks Jinn!
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