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    Posted: 21 September 2009 at 12:01am

CHALLENGE: Mixed Metaphors

Combine at least 2 of these sayings and pixel a literal interpretation of it:

1.  Let the Cat out of the bag
2.  Laugh all the way to the bank
3.  Too Many Cooks Spoil the Broth
4.  People in glass houses shouldn't throw stones
5.  When Hell freezes over

Some examples:

Let the cat out of the bank. (options 1+2)
When broth freezes over. (options 5+3)
People in hell shouldn't throw bags. (options 4+5+1)



Canvas Size - Max 170 (width) x 110 (height).
Colours - Max 25.
Transparency - Optional.
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 Mixed Metaphors 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 skamocore - 21 September 2009 at 2:49am
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Quote AngelOTG Replybullet Posted: 21 September 2009 at 12:09am
"People in banks shouldn't throw broth."

Does that work?
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Quote skamocore Replybullet Posted: 21 September 2009 at 2:06am
Yep that's fine.
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Quote Hapiel Replybullet Posted: 21 September 2009 at 4:38am
Too many cooks in hell
:p


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Quote Manttana Replybullet Posted: 21 September 2009 at 4:45am
"Let the cat out of the hell"
 
i think that would be fun
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Quote crow Replybullet Posted: 21 September 2009 at 5:35am
I have a feeling most of these are going to be about hell

mine is when the cat freezes over
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Quote Manupix Replybullet Posted: 21 September 2009 at 7:07am
People let the spoiled cat cooks laugh all the frozen broth way to Hell, throwing too many bags of stone at glass banks.

Anyone who can cram this in 170x110 pixels is beyond genius.
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Quote smk Replybullet Posted: 21 September 2009 at 7:24am
Originally posted by Manupix

People let the spoiled cat cooks laugh all the frozen broth way to Hell, throwing too many bags of stone at glass banks.

Anyone who can cram this in 170x110 pixels is beyond genius.


You're on.
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Quote dpixel Replybullet Posted: 21 September 2009 at 9:26am
I'm going with "Let the cat out of the bank"  I know it's simple, but I've been iching to do an isometric piece.
 
Could I change things around a bit such as "Let the cats out of the bank"?
 
@Lollige:  Love the idea! 
hehe (ಠ_ಠ ) o_- :p
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Quote hingeymin Replybullet Posted: 21 September 2009 at 9:36am
When Hell let the Cat out of the broth.
WIP
Gonna add some fire, so it looks more like Hell.
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Quote orenshtiv Replybullet Posted: 21 September 2009 at 9:45am
"Let the Cat Spoil the Broth" :]


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Quote Fav Replybullet Posted: 21 September 2009 at 9:59am
I made 'Let the bags spoil the Broth' :D



first of all I wanted to make it cats, just as orenshtiv, but decided to did this just becouse it's more funny :P
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Quote dpixel Replybullet Posted: 21 September 2009 at 10:41am
Ok.  I'll still call it "Let the cat out of the bank", but there will be more cats around...like it's becoming a problem that all these cats are hanging around....and a speach bubble from that guy that says OUT!
 
Funny?  No?  LOL
hehe (ಠ_ಠ ) o_- :p
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Quote SilverSpirit Replybullet Posted: 21 September 2009 at 10:45am
can I do (?) :

"Cat! - freeze!"
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Quote orenshtiv Replybullet Posted: 21 September 2009 at 12:06pm
i think that's mine :3

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Quote AngelOTG Replybullet Posted: 21 September 2009 at 3:28pm
Originally posted by skamocore

Yep that's fine.


Tis' what I intend to do, then! :D
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Quote RollerKingdom Replybullet Posted: 21 September 2009 at 4:54pm
i can see great entries already xD
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Quote dpixel Replybullet Posted: 21 September 2009 at 6:28pm

For some reason they keep on getting in the bank.

"Let the cat out of the bank"
hehe (ಠ_ಠ ) o_- :p
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Quote susuwataris Replybullet Posted: 21 September 2009 at 8:15pm
Just an early WIP, what do you guys think of it so far?


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Quote Manjaman Replybullet Posted: 22 September 2009 at 12:57am
Whow I think I can do something cool with
People in glass houses shouldn't let the cat out.
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Quote Manupix Replybullet Posted: 22 September 2009 at 1:10am
@ dpixel: looks good, I love iso!
So far the contrast and colors on the wall and windows draw the attention from the cats, you might make them much more subdued, and give the cats wilder colors. Make more cats too!

Get some variation in the bricks; maybe add something on the right side?
Give the window some depth, it should recess from the wall.

And, your filenames have a double extension (2e20b9c.jpg.png), that could be a problem with some software.

@ susuwataris: looks like we're having another great piece from you! :D
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Quote NoSiZe Replybullet Posted: 22 September 2009 at 3:42am
may this can be a suggest for some one!

 the Hell Cat Laugh at  People in glass houses
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Quote dpixel Replybullet Posted: 22 September 2009 at 4:55am
So far the contrast and colors on the wall and windows draw the attention from the cats, you might make them much more subdued, and give the cats wilder colors. Make more cats too!
 
Get some variation in the bricks; maybe add something on the right side?
Give the window some depth, it should recess from the wall.
 
And, your filenames have a double extension (2e20b9c.jpg.png), that could be a problem with some software.

Thanks for all the tips.  Yes.  More cats.  I was thinking that too.  I was still working on the window.  I was going to put the bank name on it, and yeah a little recess would look good.
 
As for the double extension on the file name.  That must have been tinypic.com, the file I uploaded didn't look anything like that.
hehe (ಠ_ಠ ) o_- :p
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Quote Manupix Replybullet Posted: 22 September 2009 at 5:30am
Random ideas I probably won't take the time to use:

Cram in as much as possible, Jerome Bosch style;
Cram in as much as possible, and make it a shopping list.

Damn 170x110 px!


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Quote DanielHyaku Replybullet Posted: 22 September 2009 at 10:40am
"Too many cooks all the way to the bank" seems nic
Thinking of something...
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Quote orenshtiv Replybullet Posted: 22 September 2009 at 12:58pm
"let the can spoil the broth"
W.I.P:

im going to dither the BG and add some cat food in the broth :]
( this one is the weirdes style i have ever used in my life O.o )
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Quote crow Replybullet Posted: 22 September 2009 at 8:28pm
orenshtiv@ amazing job 
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Quote r1k Replybullet Posted: 23 September 2009 at 12:40am
susuwataris, I think it doesnt really look like hes going to throw the rock, looka more like hes just holding it up.  Maybe try to show some more force behind his movements so it really looks like hes gonna throw it.
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Quote orenshtiv Replybullet Posted: 23 September 2009 at 1:36am
Originally posted by crow

orenshtiv@ amazing job 

thankx! and i thought no one will love it,lol :D
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Quote Agris Replybullet Posted: 23 September 2009 at 7:39am

Cat freezes hell.. Wip

plz tell me how to put image,i have error.. :(


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Quote Agris Replybullet Posted: 23 September 2009 at 8:01am

what i must write in --- Image URL:                        ?????

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Quote orenshtiv Replybullet Posted: 23 September 2009 at 10:13am
Originally posted by Agris

what i must write in --- Image URL:                        ?????


just type the URL in your internet bar,and then copy the image with control+C,and paste it here with control+V,no problem :]
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Quote Hapiel Replybullet Posted: 23 September 2009 at 12:59pm
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what i must write in --- Image URL:                        ?????



Have a look at this thread
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Quote Agris Replybullet Posted: 23 September 2009 at 1:46pm
Cat freeze Wip... what do you think????
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Quote IQbrew Replybullet Posted: 23 September 2009 at 5:18pm
"When hell freezes over, let the cat out of the bag"
Let's see how this goes, wish me luck.
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Quote slaughterism Replybullet Posted: 23 September 2009 at 8:23pm
My First Competition, Please Comment.
 
Ice Cube Cat
 
 
When Cats Freeze Over.
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Quote AngelOTG Replybullet Posted: 23 September 2009 at 8:59pm
Haha! I love it, Slaughter!
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Quote orenshtiv Replybullet Posted: 23 September 2009 at 11:40pm
Originally posted by slaughterism

My First Competition, Please Comment.
 
Ice Cube Cat
 
 
When Cats Freeze Over.

but SilverSpirit already thought about that idea! ><
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Quote Agris Replybullet Posted: 24 September 2009 at 2:30am
Long since i wasnt drawing :( :( but now i will try harder... my new work that cat is history...
 
Hell cook freezes cat
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Quote slym Replybullet Posted: 24 September 2009 at 11:42am

You know that's not pixel art right?

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Quote Agris Replybullet Posted: 24 September 2009 at 3:27pm
You are nuts??? im painted in photoshop pixel per pixel?????? if you want i can share photshop file.. if you dont believe me... i just used in blue glasss opacity,that it have ilusion that cat is inside..... if you are such noob that you dont believe its your problem... and tell me why its not pixel art????
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Quote xeroxz2k7 Replybullet Posted: 24 September 2009 at 3:37pm
what the hell, Agris. no need to get so defensive.we can clearly see that you used an effect from Photoshop in your picture.


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Quote AngelOTG Replybullet Posted: 24 September 2009 at 3:39pm
Originally posted by Agris

tell me why its not pixel art????


Because you touch yourself at night.

It's also because you've obviously used opacity, blurring, and 917 unique colors.
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Quote slaughterism Replybullet Posted: 24 September 2009 at 3:51pm
Originally posted by Agris

Long since i wasnt drawing :( :( but now i will try harder... my new work that cat is history...
 
Hell cook freezes cat
 
The ice used oh about 10 - 13 colors of blue in the transition between the two colors of blue. it admit that is possible to do pixel by pixel, but with that much of a color transition you wont be able to meet the 25 color limit. and it ends up looking blurred. based on experience i would say a blur tool was used though. The rest of the image is fine.
 
Whether or not you used the blur tool i would recommend redoing the ice. I hope that answers your question. as to why its not pixel art. pixel art is supposed to be sharp, not blury.
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Quote crow Replybullet Posted: 24 September 2009 at 5:54pm
Originally posted by orenshtiv

Originally posted by slaughterism

My First Competition, Please Comment.
 
Ice Cube Cat
 
 
When Cats Freeze Over.

but SilverSpirit already thought about that idea! ><

I posted it before he did
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Quote slaughterism Replybullet Posted: 24 September 2009 at 7:29pm
Originally posted by crow

Originally posted by orenshtiv

Originally posted by slaughterism

My First Competition, Please Comment.
 
Ice Cube Cat
 
 
When Cats Freeze Over.

but SilverSpirit already thought about that idea! ><

I posted it before he did
Im new here still, is it a big deal that we have similar ideas or the same idea as long as the art is unique? i made my submission before i even found the forum...lol
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Quote Burnthemdown Replybullet Posted: 24 September 2009 at 7:58pm
uhm, well its 'let the cat throw people', but its mostly just a persons heart.. lol
 
Anyhelp on a new name?
 
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Quote AngelOTG Replybullet Posted: 24 September 2009 at 8:26pm
Yeah, seriously guys. You can't own an idea.
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Quote dpixel Replybullet Posted: 25 September 2009 at 8:27am
Originally posted by Burnthemdown

uhm, well its 'let the cat throw people', but its mostly just a persons heart.. lol
 
Anyhelp on a new name?
 


How about "Let the cat throw people at glass houses"?  ...Or...
                  "Let the cat throw people into hell"?   lol
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Quote Manttana Replybullet Posted: 25 September 2009 at 2:58pm
My "Let the cat out of the hell" wip
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