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Quote Setzer Replybullet Posted: 27 November 2007 at 10:54pm
wait, so I misread? This discussion is confusing me even worse x.x
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Quote skamocore Replybullet Posted: 27 November 2007 at 11:31pm
Ok...it has to be exactly this size...and nothing else.




(all the available colours are indexed in the image too)
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Quote dakael Replybullet Posted: 28 November 2007 at 12:04am
You say it as a forum administrator, challenge headquaters or usual user?
Because I can say too - "Only portrait oriented images count!".

Width x Height is usual everywhere. Did you see in some monitor specification "It could show 1200x1920"? I will answer for you: NOPE. Everywhere is used: width x height. It's unified standard.

Let's show the logic point of view: 
120x240 = vertical
240x120 = horizontal
and rules say: "120x240 horizontal".
Hmpf... so in other words: "vertical horizontal". Hooray! Tell me what it means.
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Quote skamocore Replybullet Posted: 28 November 2007 at 12:24am
"120x240 horizontal" doesn't mean 'vertical horizontal'...it means 'numbers orientation' I agree that they worded it really badly...but the numbers are just numbers it doesn't matter what order they are in if it is followed by "landscape/horizontal"

Yes, I know you've already started your piece...I know you've put effort into it...and I hope you are still planning to participate and find some way of reworking your piece to fit the rules because what you have right now is starting to look really good
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Quote Club Beuker Replybullet Posted: 28 November 2007 at 12:52am
Nice discussion.. But wasn't the question:

Are we supposed to make a landscape or can we also make a portrait?

Still no answer on that one.
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Quote Setzer Replybullet Posted: 28 November 2007 at 1:29am
ah they say horizontal now, I could've swore they didn't say that to begin with o_O
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Quote zlajonja Replybullet Posted: 28 November 2007 at 3:26am
i must admit I have read it from the start that landscape/portrait wasn't important to start with.. but I am guessing it ain't too much hard to switch (fo r an artist like you ;) )

I must admit I like the monkee most for now :D.
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Quote Zccc Replybullet Posted: 28 November 2007 at 8:33am

I will participate on this challenge. I have aWIP:

C&C thanks.
Do you think I should dither the well or not?
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Quote Hapiel Replybullet Posted: 28 November 2007 at 9:34am
Originally posted by Zccc

I will participate on this challenge. I have aWIP:

C&C thanks.
Do you think I should dither the well or not?


Yes I think you should dither the well.. try to make the stones less squary too.. let them stick out a bit...
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Quote Doomcreator0 Replybullet Posted: 28 November 2007 at 12:52pm
Shall I expand this?
 

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Quote EdensReject Replybullet Posted: 28 November 2007 at 8:20pm


This is my WIP so far, I want a sort of retro style. Not quite sure where Im going with this. Also, dither the grass?


Edited by EdensReject - 28 November 2007 at 8:21pm
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Quote Metaru Replybullet Posted: 28 November 2007 at 10:53pm
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This is my WIP so far, I want a sort of retro style. Not quite sure where Im going with this. Also, dither the grass?

nopes, save as a PNG, never as JPEG.
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Quote EdensReject Replybullet Posted: 29 November 2007 at 1:03am
I usually would I just forgot this time, the stupid defualt of photobucket when you leave it as a BMP.

I completely changed what I'm doing since I had a better idea, that I know where I'm going with. :P
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Quote dakael Replybullet Posted: 29 November 2007 at 2:41am
I must say there's absolutely no motivation for weekly challenges when you're counting on prizes.

"Top finisher gets to call the following week's challenge...sweet. ". So, where are those people who won and challenged us? Who created rules for this challnge? Which challenge winner? I won "Pixels gone wild" and until now my proposition for challenge didn't show up. It's not so nice... And doesn't give any motivation to continue pixeling for weekly challenges.
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Quote jalonso Replybullet Posted: 29 November 2007 at 6:45am
dakael,
I have come to admire you, your work and your perseverance in becoming an active PJ member. Especially given such a rough start. I will consider your post/comment to be written in a 'mood' and not your general aptitude towards our (yours and mine) challenges.

Your challenge is in the queue waiting to come up. I am saddened that you have taken it this way. Whenever a challenge is by a winner its always written out, as best as I can recall. When several winners have similar challenges. Say, 'a scene of fantasy' then we move someone up to break the monotony of the challenges. We continue to be learning about the challenges and no one person sets the rules. PJ is pretty liberal and always looks to member inputs.

The purpose of challenges is multi purpose. It can inspire when dry. It can motivate when lazy. It can ease the primal urge to compete. It can kill some time. It can be used to showcase your prowess. Its whatever you choose to make of it.
Any reward associated with it is in the end meaningless because other than bragging rights, you are what you are. Your skills and talent are what they are. The winner is not always the best pixel entered. So many variables enter into play that in the end 'pixel for yourself and share' is the healthy attitude.
Your pixel work is fantastic and all that good stuff, but. No matter what you do and how awesome it is...personally, I would vote for simple pixelly pixels with clever ideas and originality over your pixels 100% of the time. This in no way means I do not like, admire, rate highly your work which is undeniably great stuff. Art remains subjective in the end and 'counting on prizes' is counter-productive to your work and artistic development.

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Quote greenraven Replybullet Posted: 29 November 2007 at 7:05am
dakael this isn't a popularity contest... (Hmm... thinks for a moment...) Oh wait, yes it is. Scratch that last thought.

Ok time to be serious here. It sounds like you've had a rough day or something. My advice: Take a deep breath, drink some tea/coco/whatever, get some sleep. You'll feel plenty better when you wake up.

Now on a more topic related note... Now that I finished my avatar, unless I start re-working my shadow mage, I can commit to the weekly challenges 110%.
"pwnage comes with patience, practice and planning." ~ Jalonso   
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Quote dakael Replybullet Posted: 29 November 2007 at 7:15am
Well... Jalonso, please don't take it personal. It wasn't an opinion to offence anybody, especially PJ headquaters, because you do a good work. Maybe i've written it using too harsh words.

I spoke with another pixel graphician and we agreed that decreasing weekly challenges to monthly/two weeks challenges should improve the quality of pixel works. On other way when I see works made for Pixelween I'm not so sure about it. Whatever... Anyway it's just an opinion that something could happen with weekly challenges.

I'm only saying that some kind of prizes always creates challenge more competitive.

As always - in competition doesn't always win best work. It's absolutely normal. Sometimes easiest pixel which looks amazing knocks down work which creation took hours and days.

Anyway, don't take it personal. I just wanted to create some discussion about possible revolution in weekly challenges. Only a thought...

Can't say more now, maybe later when I'll have enough time.

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Quote jalonso Replybullet Posted: 29 November 2007 at 8:16am
You are forever invited to join me in further developing and refining challenges. Its a new project and many things are still messy. Eventually we'll get it right.
Even simple PM suggestions with solutions are welcome. From you and from any member.

you rule
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Quote Lawrence Replybullet Posted: 29 November 2007 at 11:08am

This wip started out with the usual technique of arbitrary blobs, as you can probably tell by the 2 currently unformed foreground figures. I might not finish this on time though.
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Quote Reo Replybullet Posted: 29 November 2007 at 1:18pm
Keep goin Lawrence!I love what you have so far!
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Quote Doomcreator0 Replybullet Posted: 29 November 2007 at 2:15pm
The challenges aren't chosen by winners if I'm correct. Members submit their ideas and they decide.

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Quote jalonso Replybullet Posted: 29 November 2007 at 2:26pm
Winners DO choose challenges. We only schedule, mostly for variety.
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Quote Metaru Replybullet Posted: 29 November 2007 at 2:40pm
challenges are the opium of pixeljoint.
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Quote EdensReject Replybullet Posted: 29 November 2007 at 9:08pm


My new thingie. Any suggestions for the clouds?
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Quote leel Replybullet Posted: 29 November 2007 at 9:33pm
Originally posted by dogmeat

Dakael.
 
The challenges should never be about the kudos/badges/prizes it should be about the challenge itself.
 
That's all I have to say.


I agree.
But since I never enter any... I'll just go back to my corner now.

>_>

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Quote ShinyOne Replybullet Posted: 29 November 2007 at 10:14pm

WIP so far. Ignore the palettes scattered about randomly... :)

Am not sure how the hill in the foreground looks (shape-wise; I know it's nowhere near shaded, haha)... am not sure if I'll keep that or not. There's probably gonna be a rainbow off to the left... Maybe. I have no bloody idea what to do with the blank area on the left of the canvas - might slide everything over, but... yeah, no clue.

So, yah, any input is welcome. :)
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Quote greenraven Replybullet Posted: 29 November 2007 at 10:49pm
Originally posted by leel



I agree.
But since I never enter any... I'll just go back to my corner now.

>_>

<_<


Not true, 'never' would mean 'never ever', you've been in 1.

Then why not remedy the situation and enter?
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Quote FrankieSmileShow Replybullet Posted: 30 November 2007 at 2:36am
pfft know that I myself pondered the question.
Meditated on it

for MINUTES

and then decided it CLEARLY was meant to be in landscape format

F..Frankie has spoken!!
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Quote jalonso Replybullet Posted: 30 November 2007 at 6:29am
I will refrain from quoting PB.
This is the rule as stated:
'Canvas size - 120 x 240 landscape/horizontal'
not, canvas size - 240 x 120 portrait/vertical.

I misspoke earlier. Because some are coordinate XY challenged the 'landscape/horizontal' was added to the rules of the member who sent this is and sadly went unrecorded.
WHOMEVER SENT THIS IN PLEASE REVEAL YOURSELF (maybe Metaru or Reo).

anyhoo...don't make me come back and quote PB, mkay.
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Quote Esy Replybullet Posted: 30 November 2007 at 8:32am
I tried to make something

w.i.p.


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Quote ShinyOne Replybullet Posted: 30 November 2007 at 10:19am
Update:



The mountains are currently floating. Hah... XD
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Quote Snovind Replybullet Posted: 30 November 2007 at 11:20am
My wip so far


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Quote Metaru Replybullet Posted: 30 November 2007 at 10:20pm
Originally posted by jalonso

I will refrain from quoting PB.
This is the rule as stated:
'Canvas size - 120 x 240 landscape/horizontal'
not, canvas size - 240 x 120 portrait/vertical.

I misspoke earlier. Because some are coordinate XY challenged the 'landscape/horizontal' was added to the rules of the member who sent this is and sadly went unrecorded.
WHOMEVER SENT THIS IN PLEASE REVEAL YOURSELF (maybe Metaru or Reo).

anyhoo...don't make me come back and quote PB, mkay.

not me.

just wondering how you people always manage to get that confused with the rules, even with the most clear and simple ones.
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Quote zlajonja Replybullet Posted: 01 December 2007 at 1:35am
Good talk people..  :)

I love this constructive talks... :)

This is my wip... still dunno if I'm going to enter the challenge.. I just think that I'm not good enough (yet) for u guys...:


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Quote spartan_117 Replybullet Posted: 01 December 2007 at 4:33am
guys im getting lazy. i dont think i can make the challenge in time. i want to finnish it, but i have lost all patience.
Please dont punish me.
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Quote thedaemon Replybullet Posted: 01 December 2007 at 12:48pm
Originally posted by zlajonja

Good talk people..  :)

I love this constructive talks... :)

This is my wip... still dunno if I'm going to enter the challenge.. I just think that I'm not good enough (yet) for u guys...:




Looks good enough to me so far. Nice use of colors!
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Quote Setzer Replybullet Posted: 01 December 2007 at 2:56pm
yet another WIP -.- maybe I'll finish this one? its looking the best of what I've done so far.

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Quote zlajonja Replybullet Posted: 02 December 2007 at 4:18am
this is my final piece that i will be entering this competition.... i know it aint much... but I did use about 5-6 hours drawing this so it must count for something... :)






btw. I love that mine entrance... :) it's very lovely


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Quote JJ_Maxx Replybullet Posted: 02 December 2007 at 8:39am
I was going to enter this competition, but came into it a little late and not very successful at what to place as foreground image.



My WIP.

I have all day today off so I might keep plugging away.

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Quote Metaru Replybullet Posted: 02 December 2007 at 3:36pm
setzer entry is a must.
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Quote Setzer Replybullet Posted: 02 December 2007 at 7:47pm
I'd have to finish it first.
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Quote Scarodactyl Replybullet Posted: 03 December 2007 at 1:20pm
Man, I missed the deadline...  I was going to enter this, maybe I'll upload it later anyway.

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