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    Posted: 27 October 2008 at 5:44am

CHALLENGE: Pixeljoint Tales

"Long ago, there were tales of a monster, who lurked the meadows of the scared inhabitants of the Pixel joint Village. Unfortunately, it only came out during the nighttime. And at that time, the myst and fog tends to flood the air, so a sharp eye was never cast upon it. However, though many lives it's claimed, some have survived to live and tell of the ghastly sight.
   A soldier who tried(and failed) to exterminate the beast, said it had 4 legs, and a hairy tuft upon it's back, shoulders and head. Almost like a Lion's mane!
   A disgruntled farmer whose cows and sheep had fell victim to the beast, claimed it's eyes were dormant and bright blue when hazing, but as soon as he raised his shot gun to fire at it, it's eyes turned a bright red, and it's mouth frothed with madness. He also said it had THREE horns protruding from it's head, where as smoke emptied from it's nostrils.
  Finally, the crazy old woman of the west said the beast is a calm beast if not disturbed, and enjoys the smells of her potted plants, which he visits some nights. She claims it does have giant, hairy arms, but only has 3 fingers for each hand, with one finger carrying a giant, sharp claw on each hand as well. Not to mention, it tends to sometimes knock over her plants with it's tentacle-like tail, making her believe it to be slightly clumsy.
   None the less, this beast has never been fully captured or seen. Maybe a brave soul can one day find and show us just what exactly haunts our meadows this time of year!!"

  
Alright, so your mission is capture this beast with your trusty camera, and bring it back to us, so we can see just what exactly this thing is! The challenge is to pixel a piece of how this monster looks like, by using the above story and anecdotes as the monster traits, while at the same time making it look as if it's a photo, that was taken. As long as it doesn't conflict too much with the description above, it's look is totally up to you!
Rules:
size: 200x200 max
colors: 32 max
animation: no
transparency: no

Your entry has to be a scene since it's supposed to look like a photo, capturing the monster. Bonus for making your entry look like a photograph :)

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 Pixeljoint Tales 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!



Edited by jalonso - 27 October 2008 at 5:52am
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Quote jalonso Replybullet Posted: 27 October 2008 at 5:56am
To be safe this week please pay attention to the details for this challenge:
"As long as it doesn't conflict too much with the description above, it's look is totally up to you!"

Monster Highlights are:
• a monster
• the beast, said it had 4 legs, and a hairy tuft upon it's back, shoulders and head. Almost like a Lion's mane!
it's eyes were dormant and bright blue when hazing, but as soon as he raised his shot gun to fire at it, it's eyes turned a bright red, and it's mouth frothed with madness
it had THREE horns protruding from it's head, where as smoke emptied from it's nostrils.
it does have giant, hairy arms, but only has 3 fingers for each hand, with one finger carrying a giant, sharp claw on each hand as well
it's tentacle-like tail
BG Highlight is:
it only came out during the nighttime...the myst and fog tends to flood the air,




Edited by jalonso - 27 October 2008 at 6:03am
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Quote zlajonja Replybullet Posted: 27 October 2008 at 6:02am
OOOOK! :)

I love this idea. :)

Hope I'll have time for this one. It's a very tough one but also something to show people skills too. :)
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Quote Opacus Replybullet Posted: 27 October 2008 at 12:28pm
My extremelly unoriginal interpetation.

I might finish it. If I do I will make the arm positions less retarded and stuff.


Edited by Opacus - 27 October 2008 at 12:29pm
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Quote greenraven Replybullet Posted: 27 October 2008 at 1:00pm
Must...! Pixel...!
"pwnage comes with patience, practice and planning." ~ Jalonso   
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Quote Damian Replybullet Posted: 27 October 2008 at 1:49pm
Awesome Idea!
Well, seeing as nobody's posted a start here, I will begin!

I first want to say that I've been working on this for 2 hours straight! and that allot will be changed and added, for example:
.the third horn
.tuft of hair on back
.and the obvious claws on each foot.

Secondly, I will probably change the colors I have now as they don't fit what I am ultimately looking for.

Thirdly, there are 12 colors at the mome, so if you look at this pic and say there are many unneeded greys, then all I'll say is "those extra colors are from the line tool I used for the landscape etc, and I was lazy in this way as it is 11:00PM here.)

Well here it is!:

 oh I almost forgot, I will make the light from the eyes apear, through light .



Edited by Jim16 - 29 October 2008 at 2:11am
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Quote CaTZ Replybullet Posted: 28 October 2008 at 3:24am
this is my first time working on a challange here, So I hope I won't disappoint


First the monster design


And the line art



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Quote Damian Replybullet Posted: 28 October 2008 at 3:38am
WOW(looks at his in disgust!)
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Quote Jaeden Replybullet Posted: 28 October 2008 at 1:09pm
sounds like a gar from terry good kinds sword of truth series lol.
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Quote pipe Replybullet Posted: 29 October 2008 at 7:26am
here is some rough sketch:

everything will be redrawn so dont say that lines are jaggy and his legs are retarded I know that.This is a great challenge
EDIT:little update

I am counting on all of you to help as always



Edited by pipe - 29 October 2008 at 9:15am
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Quote Damian Replybullet Posted: 29 October 2008 at 8:14am
WEll, I like it :P not that I see anything :P
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Quote Mykola Replybullet Posted: 29 October 2008 at 10:23am
I have a great idea I give away to whoever is willing to try.
 
since this entry is about making it look like a "capture photo"...
why not make it like a fake capture?
 
like all those fake Nessie pics, and the UFO's on strings. capture somebody in a monster suit, or maybe an origami monster silhouette etcetcetc
 
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Quote Sig~ Replybullet Posted: 29 October 2008 at 10:48am
My Wip... all right?


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Quote Damian Replybullet Posted: 29 October 2008 at 11:19am
@Sig: thats nice and all.....but the backing looks canyon looking?
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Quote Metaru Replybullet Posted: 29 October 2008 at 11:53am
Originally posted by Mykola

I have a great idea I give away to whoever is willing to try.
 
since this entry is about making it look like a "capture photo"...
why not make it like a fake capture?
 
like all those fake Nessie pics, and the UFO's on strings. capture somebody in a monster suit, or maybe an origami monster silhouette etcetcetc
 
end.


or maybe someone took a photo but covered the lens with their thumb...
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Quote Sig~ Replybullet Posted: 29 October 2008 at 11:54am
Yes, but maybe change the backdroop. I'm sure that te beast will not change much.

@ CaTZ: really nice, good outline.
@ Pipe: The face is something rare.
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Quote Damian Replybullet Posted: 29 October 2008 at 4:37pm
or you could have a ripped up version, a very not visible creature and a magnifine on the ripped strip.
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Quote pipe Replybullet Posted: 30 October 2008 at 8:39am
well here is the latest update:

I want to add purple fog but I dont know how to do it


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Quote Damian Replybullet Posted: 30 October 2008 at 9:44am
Looking ok there pipe... :)
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Quote Opacus Replybullet Posted: 30 October 2008 at 1:08pm
Seems everyone is forgetting that besides the 4 legs, it also has arms.

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Quote fawful Replybullet Posted: 30 October 2008 at 1:35pm
I was under the impression that front legs counted as arms.:/
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Quote withalligators Replybullet Posted: 30 October 2008 at 2:24pm
I believe that's interpretable, based on the "hazy" descriptions, no?
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Quote The B.O.B. Replybullet Posted: 30 October 2008 at 3:05pm
That is correct. I said it had big arms, and 4 legs. One could say the front legs were the arms, or that it had 4 legs, and a set of arms as well...again, I did this to leave room for the imagination...don't worry about rules, you guys, just follow the description AS BEST AS YOU CAN, and pixel the scene....again, it's totally up to how your mind sees it.
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Quote Adam Replybullet Posted: 30 October 2008 at 4:00pm
Sounds a bit like my pal Milton
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Quote Igor K. Replybullet Posted: 30 October 2008 at 5:31pm
OMG, MY LINEART IS HORRIBLE!



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Quote pixelblink Replybullet Posted: 30 October 2008 at 5:59pm
Originally posted by Igor K.

OMG, LIONHEART IS HORRIBLE!



Yes, yes it is

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Quote CaTZ Replybullet Posted: 30 October 2008 at 9:56pm
here's my Update, I think I'm going too slow




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Quote Ergg Replybullet Posted: 31 October 2008 at 3:34am
I will try to finish it in time :




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Quote skamocore Replybullet Posted: 31 October 2008 at 7:53am
CaTZ: do not ever save pixel art as a jpeg...or if you're saving it as a bitmap in paint, don't do that either. Save only as a png or gif.
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Quote zlajonja Replybullet Posted: 31 October 2008 at 10:42am
offtopic - lol @ pixelblink! :D

Anyways, I must say I am not impressed with the show of this week...

most of the guys do the same pose in some variations of the model.. no action on the photo... :/
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Quote CaTZ Replybullet Posted: 01 November 2008 at 1:31am
Yeah, sorry about that, since it was just for the WIP, I though it won't matter :P
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Quote skooba-dude Replybullet Posted: 01 November 2008 at 2:31am
 
This is mine, I just started, I know I won't get it finished but oh well, im getting good practice.
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Quote Igor K. Replybullet Posted: 01 November 2008 at 5:53am

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Quote Opacus Replybullet Posted: 01 November 2008 at 9:03am
Here's my WIP.
Dunno if I'll finish it.

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Quote Igor K. Replybullet Posted: 01 November 2008 at 10:04am
loved it Opacus! please, finish it. (with this "smoke", will you do BG?)
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Quote Opacus Replybullet Posted: 01 November 2008 at 10:21am
Thanks Igor. I'll try since I am enjoying this.
Here's an update:

No the smoke is coming out of his nose, it will not fill the rest of the image.
I am not yet sure what to do with the background.
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Quote Igor K. Replybullet Posted: 01 November 2008 at 10:43am
I know that is from the nose, i am trying to say (my english is bad), that is hard to do a BG and a translucent smoke.

I recommend for you, do a black BG and only put the shadow.



still wip

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edit:

FINAL (Maybe)


PREVIEW


what should I do? (haven't post yet)


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Quote pipe Replybullet Posted: 02 November 2008 at 4:53am
maybe you should add a shadow
btw heres my latest:

I will work on it till the last minute (literally :) )


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Quote plyvinyl Replybullet Posted: 02 November 2008 at 8:32pm
hey has the countdown ticker factored in the daylight savings fall back? i thought the ticker was on Pacific Standard Time, but it's saying we only have till 11pm.

eh?

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Quote skamocore Replybullet Posted: 02 November 2008 at 8:43pm
The timer has nothing to do with time zones. It goes for exactly 7 days (168 hours). You have that amount of time to finish pixelling something. If the time on the counter gets to 0 by 11pm where you live, then that's when you have to submit your entry by.
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Quote pipe Replybullet Posted: 03 November 2008 at 12:12am
I submitted a minute too late.... I got up at 6 am to finish this piece and I did the same mistake again... Well I guess you cant  wait until the last second
Well anyway here is my entry:



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Quote jalonso Replybullet Posted: 03 November 2008 at 11:42am
pipe, you kill me,
you are like the Cinderella of Pixeljoint, XD

*I added to your gallery
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Quote pipe Replybullet Posted: 04 November 2008 at 1:44am
thanks
now I feel better :)
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