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Quote administrator Replybullet Topic: CHALLENGE 12/22/2008: 2009 Calendar
    Posted: 22 December 2008 at 12:02am

CHALLENGE: 2009 Calendar

Stickman challenges you to choose a month of the year 2009 and make a calendar page.

Canvas Size - Template:


Colours - Maximum 12.
Transparency - No.
Animation - No.

Templates:


You may use a template for your entry or make your own version, but it must stick to the template size.

Anyone creating all 12 calandar pages will be awarded with a 'gold star' in their profile, in addition to the ribbons.


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 2009 Calendar 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 jeremy Replybullet Posted: 22 December 2008 at 12:44am
Challenging
Can we colour/modify the non-picture area of the calendar?
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Quote BlazeAce Replybullet Posted: 22 December 2008 at 12:53am
I don't what system other countries have but in Finland at least April has 30 days :D

This should be fun. I got some ideas since I just made a real calendar for my family :P
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Quote skamocore Replybullet Posted: 22 December 2008 at 1:00am
@Jeremy - Yep!

@Blaze - April now has 30 days.
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Quote Slemsvamp. Replybullet Posted: 22 December 2008 at 1:01am
What if I do all 12 months to get the gold star, but the calendar does'nt have high standard enough? Will I still recive the gold star? At least it will keep a decent standard...
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Quote jalonso Replybullet Posted: 22 December 2008 at 8:42am
Originally posted by Slemsvamp.

What if I do all 12 months to get the gold star, but the calendar does'nt have high standard enough? Will I still recive the gold star? At least it will keep a decent standard...


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Quote nick_carney94 Replybullet Posted: 22 December 2008 at 8:47am
Can we submit all 12 on on piece or do they have to be separate?
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Quote skamocore Replybullet Posted: 22 December 2008 at 8:53am
separate.
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Quote Bimbo Replybullet Posted: 22 December 2008 at 10:05am
All 12 pieces must have 12 colors or 12*12=144 colors for all pieces (12 for 1 ) ??? :D
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Quote Tiemen Replybullet Posted: 22 December 2008 at 11:26am

WIP. I'm going to do all months, but I'm afraid I won't be able to finish them in time.
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Quote jalonso Replybullet Posted: 22 December 2008 at 12:04pm
Originally posted by Bimbo

All 12 pieces must have 12 colors or 12*12=144 colors for all pieces (12 for 1 ) ??? :D


You only need to have ONE entry.
This means a single month!

Making a whole calendar is just a personal goal you may want to accomplish.
Not 12 5-minute calendar months but something where the theme calls for it.

Not that you will, but anyone submitting all 12 in a single day, especially on day 1 or 2 of the challenge, will probably make crappy entries. Pixelart is not about speed, its about precision and attention to detail. Its better to put your effort into a single entry and have it be great than 12 mediocre ones.


*regrets that 12 month bonus, already *


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Quote geminoid Replybullet Posted: 22 December 2008 at 1:16pm
Dont regret the 12 month bonus. Some of us will rip it up old school simply because of that.lol
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Quote Phrozen Replybullet Posted: 22 December 2008 at 6:38pm
Twelve entries are a little much for moi, so I'm aiming for four of em.
Each one having their own season themed colours, chinese zodiac animal and age (spring youngest, winter oldest).

2008 is/was a year of the rat so he's an old man by now.

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Going for a water coloury WindWaker/Okami look, haven't played the latter (yet!) though so I might be a little off. Nine colours so far, I think. C/C?

EDIT: Also, I based my font on the one I found here and I just realized I don't have "2009" on it anywhere   

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Quote Inventrix Replybullet Posted: 22 December 2008 at 6:38pm
I'm sure you're already sick of people asking questions about the rules, but this challenge has struck my fancy and I'd like to do it and I'm confused on two small points which didn't really get answered.

Firstly!  If I complete more than one calendar page, should I submit each calendar page as a separate entry, or should they all be in one entry?

Secondly!  If they should all be in one entry, are they required to use the same 12-color palette?

I'm assuming that each should be separate and that it's 12 colors per page, but I wanted to check before settling on any color schemes.
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Quote Phrozen Replybullet Posted: 22 December 2008 at 6:39pm
Originally posted by KiraCatgirl

I'm sure you're already sick of people asking questions about the rules, but this challenge has struck my fancy and I'd like to do it and I'm confused on two small points which didn't really get answered.Firstly! If I complete more than one calendar page, should I submit each calendar page as a separate entry, or should they all be in one entry?Secondly! If they should all be in one entry, are they required to use the same 12-color palette?I'm assuming that each should be separate and that it's 12 colors per page, but I wanted to check before settling on any color schemes.

Separately, you're assuming right.

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Quote jeremy Replybullet Posted: 22 December 2008 at 6:47pm
Originally posted by Phrozen

Twelve entries are a little much for moi, so I'm aiming for four of em.
Each one having their own season themed colours, chinese zodiac animal and age (spring youngest, winter oldest).

2008 is/was a year of the rat so he's an old man by now.

WIP:


Going for a water coloury WindWaker/Okami look, haven't played the latter (yet!) though so I might be a little off. Nine colours so far, I think. C/C?

EDIT: Also, I based my font on the one I found here and I just realized I don't have "2009" on it anywhere   
 
I was planning to do the Zodiac too, but with the Western signs which are more in tune with each month


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Quote Antiboton Replybullet Posted: 22 December 2008 at 6:53pm
How will be the votation if there will be probably hundreds of pics? Will can we vote for each month? ^_^
 
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Quote jalonso Replybullet Posted: 22 December 2008 at 7:51pm
The challenge IS NOT make the whole year, just one month.
Voting is as usual, top 3 get place ribbons the rest the green ones.
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Quote Fuzzyleaves Replybullet Posted: 22 December 2008 at 10:44pm
I agree with jal, remove the gold star thing... ppl will spam maybe...
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Quote BlazeAce Replybullet Posted: 23 December 2008 at 1:14am
Why should the gold star thing be removed? The works still need to get out of that public queue and if they are good enough, they will. There are many interesting entries already and at least I want to see more of them. Voting for only the best 3 will be hard but that's not such a problem.

EDIT: If there are too many low level works because of 12 month bonus, change the star to something little bit more descriptive like

Now that I think of it, one has to be quite a nolife to use christmas week to make some pixelcalendar pages. It's after all about 2 pieces a day :D


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Quote Metaru Replybullet Posted: 23 December 2008 at 1:38am
A star or a ribbon is just a 48x48px graphic that in the very end means nothing. the true reward lies in the accomplished goal you set for yourself.  in the effort of keep working on every detail to give the best of your piece. you are free to send as many as you like, but you must remember that, no matter how many you want to send, 1 single solid piece will be ALWAYS more than 9999 pieces. not to mention you will just flood your profile with filthy fifty green ribbons.

says the one who did 8 entries for a challenge.
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Quote Stickman Replybullet Posted: 23 December 2008 at 4:34am
Hey there people! I'm glad that so many of you are enjoying this challenge, but please if possible do the best pixels you can. Doing all 12 gives an extra kick to the challenge, but at the same time you don't want to be filling your gallery with 12 rushed or average pieces of work when you know you could of done better. Artists on this forum will give you helpful tips and advice on how to improve your work and this would be far more beneficial to you, rather than just ignoring the comments and rushing to the next piece without fixing the problems on the last pic you did.

Good luck everyone!

Edit: Ewwwww..I just read that back. I didn't mean to make it sound so preachy....




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Quote zehavy901 Replybullet Posted: 23 December 2008 at 11:55am
I havea question for you,if i want to do all the 12 months so i need to take only 12 colors to them all or 12 for every month?.
Please answer me fast because i have alot of work to do.
Good-bye!.

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Quote Bimbo Replybullet Posted: 23 December 2008 at 2:36pm
Is there anybody with a good idea who can help me and tell, how can I make top side of my calendar better?? I still don't know what's bad, it's a reason why I don't like it :D

WIP:
 


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Quote Adam Replybullet Posted: 23 December 2008 at 4:48pm
Early WIP:
 
refs:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v157/pembroke/pixeljoint/ref/182002463_750b5407c31.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v157/pembroke/pixeljoint/ref/PlayersOnly_Jennifer_Dec041.jpg
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Quote jalonso Replybullet Posted: 23 December 2008 at 5:32pm
Originally posted by zehavy901

I havea question for you,if i want to do all the 12 months so i need to take only 12 colors to them all or 12 for every month?.
Please answer me fast because i have a lot of work to do.
Good-bye!.



*This will be a most taxing week 9.9*

You need to make any month using UP TO 12 COLORS, therefore...

Anyone's 12 separate months can can its own unique palette of up to 12 colors each. One month having nothing to do with the other in principle.
All months are added as single pieces.

The idea behind making a whole calendar was meant to be a personal project for y'alls gallery to showcase a set of art for any potential client or possibly to impress the ladies/gents too.

Anyone attempting more than one month is better served making QUALITY over QUANTITY. Only one month will win the 1st place so quality will trump quantity and your gallery will just be flooded with quickies and that never looks good.

BIG OLE EDIT:
I am not implying that zehavy901 makes low quality quickies. I was speaking in general terms for anyone having the same or similar questions only


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yeah,thank's..
but i can't login to my user on pixel joint!,and i tried to send y password to my email and all....
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Quote Pokapopcorn Replybullet Posted: 24 December 2008 at 6:48am


First WIP. Might not finish in time because of the rush my house will be in, this night and tomorrow.

Bad for a first try? It's the first time I'm entering a weekly challenge.

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Quote Metaru Replybullet Posted: 24 December 2008 at 8:53am
better start something than letting it die in your head 
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Quote volcom Replybullet Posted: 24 December 2008 at 9:25am
Originally posted by Pokapopcorn



First WIP. Might not finish in time because of the rush my house will be in, this night and tomorrow.

Bad for a first try? It's the first time I'm entering a weekly challenge.



With a few more colors, i think this could be a nice idea. Try finishing so you get a extra shiny green ribbon
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Quote xx-Zero-xx Replybullet Posted: 24 December 2008 at 9:12pm
Bleh, though id do somthing random..



its year of the Pig in Korea =D FTW

any way i can improve?
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Quote volcom Replybullet Posted: 24 December 2008 at 9:27pm
cool calender zero. like the expresion of the piggy.
 
piggy wiggly once wanted to jiggly in his mud pool of shlopogiggidy.
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Quote Chace Replybullet Posted: 25 December 2008 at 4:36am



Very much a WIP. This is pretty much the idea for the layout. I'll probably finish one, so I'm not even going to try to make 'em all.
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Quote volcom Replybullet Posted: 25 December 2008 at 6:15am
are these metal calenders?
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Quote Extra Replybullet Posted: 26 December 2008 at 4:32pm
Decided to make a december one :)

my first challenge I join in :)


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Quote Adam Replybullet Posted: 28 December 2008 at 5:22am
New attempt WIP:
I wanted to make all the top ones of the months but I'll be satisfied if I'd be able to finish this one.
Colors picked from the original.
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Quote Extra Replybullet Posted: 29 December 2008 at 4:19pm
how come mine didnt get in the final vote thing :'(
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Quote jalonso Replybullet Posted: 29 December 2008 at 10:52pm
You did not submit it. There's nothing in your gallery :(
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Quote Extra Replybullet Posted: 30 December 2008 at 4:59am
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You did not submit it. There's nothing in your gallery :(


O well never done before so dont know how to :o
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Quote jalonso Replybullet Posted: 30 December 2008 at 8:39am
After you have any pixelart ready you go to the gallery and under your profile click the 'submit art' then upload the small preview file then the full size art and hit submit.
(Only one file for both if pixelart is less than 100x100 pixels)
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