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CHALLENGE: Retired Sprites

Challenge winner mobichan challenges you to choose your favorite fighting game character from any video game and pixel them in their old age.
A link to the original or mentioning the character is encouraged.

Canvas size: Less than 160x160 (meaning 160x160 maximum size)
Color Palette: Roughly those of the original (young) game version used for reference (not too strict here)
Transparency: Highly desired
Animation: Allowed

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.

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  • 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 Retired Sprites 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 drewgilbert Replybullet Posted: 12 May 2008 at 10:43am
I am going to pitch in early here. First, I like the challenge, but man, it's really skating a line to have to make it all original pixels when you are asking us to take an existing character.

I am specifically going to reference this Venom Sprite:


Let's see if I can squeeze the time in for this...
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Quote Skull Replybullet Posted: 12 May 2008 at 12:57pm



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Quote mobichan Replybullet Posted: 12 May 2008 at 2:54pm
I didn't intend for people to just modify an existing sprite.  I was hoping people would get creative and make a new sprite based off the original.
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Quote Skull Replybullet Posted: 12 May 2008 at 3:27pm
Originally posted by mobichan

I didn't intend for people to just modify an existing sprite.  I was hoping people would get creative and make a new sprite based off the original.


Well, naturally.
I was simply posting my idea; being Sagat.
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Quote heyy13 Replybullet Posted: 12 May 2008 at 8:35pm
I was thinking of a character that isn't pixeled, but fully cgi to start with.
 
Maby Kerrigan from StarCraft or Wirt from Diablo.
 
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Quote Metaru Replybullet Posted: 12 May 2008 at 8:40pm
Originally posted by administrator

Challenge winner mobichan challenges you to choose your favorite fighting game character from any video game and pixel them in their old age.


somebody please fix the typo in the rules.


Edited by Metaru - 12 May 2008 at 8:40pm
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Quote The B.O.B. Replybullet Posted: 12 May 2008 at 10:07pm
Fixed, ya' big baby. : P
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Quote heyy13 Replybullet Posted: 12 May 2008 at 10:42pm
Originally posted by Metaru

Originally posted by administrator

Challenge winner mobichan challenges you to choose your favorite fighting game character from any video game and pixel them in their old age.


somebody please fix the typo in the rules.
 
Crap, I seem to have missed that part.. >__>;;
 
Oh well, i have no idea what i'm doing then as i never play fighting games, just rts, fps and rgps.
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Quote Metaru Replybullet Posted: 12 May 2008 at 10:55pm
expand your mind grasshopper, there is world beyond world domination/rescue
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Quote Setzer Replybullet Posted: 13 May 2008 at 4:06am

(so not done)
"Okay, I let you replace me, SD me, completely f**k up my anatomy, but the hair?"

guile was the best in snk vs capcom for ngpc.

the best.


updated some, and
->

updated again, lowered the saturation, got rid of some colors, gave him a mesh shirt

and here is a younger version :p


(okay so his biceps aren't bigger than his head as they are in-game but still)


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Quote drewgilbert Replybullet Posted: 13 May 2008 at 10:08am
Mobichan, I don't think anyone is misunderstanding your intention here. It says specifically new pixels, so (time allowing) that's what I and others will provide.
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Quote Kfuchoin Replybullet Posted: 13 May 2008 at 4:53pm
i hate making fighting sprites (love the games thought)
just for this i'll try and make Kilik from Soul Calibur

may i use pokemon pallet? D:


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Quote cerealkiller54 Replybullet Posted: 13 May 2008 at 7:30pm
Paul Pheonix is mine lol
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Quote hotnikkelz Replybullet Posted: 13 May 2008 at 9:13pm
This is such a fun challenge :) 
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Quote Skull Replybullet Posted: 14 May 2008 at 2:36am
Badass, Setz. B)

Mine so far;


Although it may look like an edit at the moment, I can assure you it isn't. I merely wanted to get the shape of the head/ face similar so it is recognisable.

Update:



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Quote Peach Replybullet Posted: 14 May 2008 at 6:24am
nice challenge!
Can the Punisher be used? I was thinking (and actually working on that) to give him an aged look
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Quote skamocore Replybullet Posted: 14 May 2008 at 7:30am
hey guise, just remember there's more to aging than gray hair. Just thought i'd mention that. Try to be creative.
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Quote Opacus Replybullet Posted: 14 May 2008 at 7:36am
Originally posted by Skull

Badass, Setz. B)

Mine so far;


Although it may look like an edit at the moment, I can assure you it isn't. I merely wanted to get the shape of the head/ face similar so it is recognisable.

Update:



Are you sure you wanna start this way? Creating as you go along can easilly f**k up your proportions.
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Quote Skull Replybullet Posted: 14 May 2008 at 9:22am
Originally posted by Opacus

Are you sure you wanna start this way? Creating as you go along can easilly f**k up your proportions.

Hmm, I know, I've had trouble with it before.. but I've had more trouble trying to get the human figure in lines.. so, I'll take my chances... :/
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Quote Metaru Replybullet Posted: 14 May 2008 at 9:30am
Originally posted by Peach

nice challenge!
Can the Punisher be used? I was thinking (and actually working on that) to give him an aged look

I'm not sure if Beat 'em ups are allowed, but it being on MUGEN as a playable figther makes everything cheaper :3
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Quote Skull Replybullet Posted: 14 May 2008 at 9:40am
Originally posted by Skull

Originally posted by Opacus

Are you sure you wanna start this way? Creating as you go along can easilly f**k up your proportions.

Hmm, I know, I've had trouble with it before.. but I've had more trouble trying to get the human figure in lines.. so, I'll take my chances... :/


Seems to be working fine at the moment :p


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Quote Peach Replybullet Posted: 14 May 2008 at 9:55am
@Skull: nice one.. a Ray-Charles-Sagat ;)

@Metaru: I don't understand your statement on making "everything cheaper".

Anyway, The Punisher was my favourite "fighting game" on the Mega Drive. :) sincerely I picked up him, because I know more on his background that could lead me to something "interesting" to draw, than any other character I had in mind... hope this will not put me out, cause I'm quite finished with it :P


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Quote Setzer Replybullet Posted: 14 May 2008 at 10:30am
Originally posted by Skull

Originally posted by Opacus

Are you sure you wanna start this way? Creating as you go along can easilly f**k up your proportions.

Hmm, I know, I've had trouble with it before.. but I've had more trouble trying to get the human figure in lines.. so, I'll take my chances... :/


I can suggest something that I used to do; make a very small (maybe 10x10) version of the pose, this way you're not really "restricted" by any lines, no skeleton to follow, but you still have a constant reminder of what it was you wanted to make in the first place. (how can you pixel on that neon green o.x)

also, about beat em ups, while they're not VS fighting games, if anyone has ever played one, there is defenitely a sh*t load of fight to them. I say make it anyways, even if its decided its not appropriate to the competition, I'm not really sure if that guile of mine qualifies. At best, you'll have a good entry for the competition, at worst, you'll have a good entry in your pixel joint gallery :)


[edit: hey skull I thought of the perfect ref for ya :D]


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Quote C0DE0NE Replybullet Posted: 14 May 2008 at 11:11am
My WIP:



Older Ryu!
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Quote mccow28 Replybullet Posted: 14 May 2008 at 7:43pm


20 minute whip :B

EDIT:



Super Street Edit II:




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Quote Metaru Replybullet Posted: 15 May 2008 at 12:43am
I can't connect both versions, besides the same color of pants and pose...
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Quote Peach Replybullet Posted: 15 May 2008 at 8:32am
Here it is my not-yet-final Punisher version.
I decided to depict him in an always-(trying to)-fight-the-crime pose, but maybe I didn't succeed in the sprite reproduction: I'actually quite unsure to remove the background providing a backgroundless version. Suggestions?

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Quote Skull Replybullet Posted: 15 May 2008 at 10:52am
Originally posted by Setzer

I can suggest something that I used to do; make a very small (maybe 10x10) version of the pose, this way you're not really "restricted" by any lines, no skeleton to follow, but you still have a constant reminder of what it was you wanted to make in the first place. (how can you pixel on that neon green o.x)

[edit: hey skull I thought of the perfect ref for ya :D]


Many thanks.. didn't quite work out though.. :P
And thanks for the Ref - I giggled.


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Quote Peach Replybullet Posted: 15 May 2008 at 11:02am
@skull: I'd go for a larger belly ;)
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Quote Metaru Replybullet Posted: 15 May 2008 at 4:46pm
and even more larger pants :D
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Quote Luca Replybullet Posted: 16 May 2008 at 3:34am
i have a question.wich program is good to make a transparent?

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Quote mccow28 Replybullet Posted: 16 May 2008 at 3:01pm
Originally posted by Metaru

I can't connect both versions, besides the same color of pants and pose...


I'll be sure to turn him into a grotesque hunk of muscle before I'm finished.
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Quote Skull Replybullet Posted: 16 May 2008 at 3:57pm
Update on the shorts/ shirt/ left arm/ leg
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Quote Metaru Replybullet Posted: 17 May 2008 at 11:41am
I'd insist: larger pants D:

and if you're planning to follow the original sprite's style, i reccomend you to avoid the dithering.
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Quote Skull Replybullet Posted: 17 May 2008 at 12:39pm
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I'd insist: larger pants D:

and if you're planning to follow the original sprite's style, i reccomend you to avoid the dithering.


Made a little larger..


I initiallt tried to keep the same style, but it didn't turn out right. :/
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Quote skamocore Replybullet Posted: 17 May 2008 at 1:24pm
sigh, Skull I know you can do better than this ;_;

To start off with, the pose looks like he'll fall over. You know you should start with the general shape, and refine. I know this has been mentioned already...but sadly it's pretty much always true. It's hard to have good anatomy if you're just making it as you go.

Personally, I don't think you should submit this, it's below the standards you've set for yourself, based on your gallery.

On a side note...I like the mini version on the top of the picture.
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Quote Skull Replybullet Posted: 17 May 2008 at 3:02pm
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sigh, Skull I know you can do better than this ;_;

To start off with, the pose looks like he'll fall over. You know you should start with the general shape, and refine. I know this has been mentioned already...but sadly it's pretty much always true. It's hard to have good anatomy if you're just making it as you go.

Personally, I don't think you should submit this, it's below the standards you've set for yourself, based on your gallery.

On a side note...I like the mini version on the top of the picture.


I know.. it's just those legs.. I cannot, for the life of me, seem to get them to look right.
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Quote Larwick Replybullet Posted: 17 May 2008 at 4:28pm
Skull you need more contrast aswel.
I like it tho.
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Quote Metaru Replybullet Posted: 18 May 2008 at 1:13am
Originally posted by Skull

Originally posted by skamocore

sigh, Skull I know you can do better than this ;_;

To start off with, the pose looks like he'll fall over. You know you should start with the general shape, and refine. I know this has been mentioned already...but sadly it's pretty much always true. It's hard to have good anatomy if you're just making it as you go.

Personally, I don't think you should submit this, it's below the standards you've set for yourself, based on your gallery.

On a side note...I like the mini version on the top of the picture.


I know.. it's just those legs.. I cannot, for the life of me, seem to get them to look right.

You have a reference right in front of you skullomania
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Quote Skull Replybullet Posted: 18 May 2008 at 2:42pm
Originally posted by Metaru

Originally posted by Skull

Originally posted by skamocore

sigh, Skull I know you can do better than this ;_;

To start off with, the pose looks like he'll fall over. You know you should start with the general shape, and refine. I know this has been mentioned already...but sadly it's pretty much always true. It's hard to have good anatomy if you're just making it as you go.

Personally, I don't think you should submit this, it's below the standards you've set for yourself, based on your gallery.

On a side note...I like the mini version on the top of the picture.


I know.. it's just those legs.. I cannot, for the life of me, seem to get them to look right.

You have a reference right in front of you skullomania

If only I was an old man with old man legs... ... .... Jaaaaall...
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Quote Metaru Replybullet Posted: 18 May 2008 at 11:03pm
its me, or Venom and Sagat's legs are almost the same?

D:
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