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    Posted: 01 February 2010 at 12:01am

CHALLENGE: Black and White Sprite

This week we want you to make an animated sprite of an original character using just black, white and transparency.

Update: Please make sure your entry is a full sprite of your character. This is not a portrait challenge.

Canvas Size - Max 80 x 80.
Colours - Exactly 3. You must only use pure black (#000000), pure white (#ffffff) and transparency.
Transparency - Required.
Animation - Required. Min 4 frames.


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 Black and White Sprite 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 - 01 February 2010 at 4:34pm
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Quote x-death Replybullet Posted: 01 February 2010 at 8:32am
i seen a sketch on my friends computer i liked it alot so i grabbed a cpy for myself a while back. when i seen this challenge i thought i should do a pixel of that character so i did a face portrait of him. i think i did a good job, i read something someone wrote in the comments on the challenge and using transparency as a color for the design was a great idea.

so i did this, i hope it inspires people with there designs. i'm not sure if this is allowed yet so i'm not sure if i'll submit it or not. anyways feedback is welcome!


please note on some selected themes for this site (like the original one selected by default) you may find it hard to see the transparent color on this design. the transparency color would have its greatest effect as a medium tone gray or something like that.


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Quote Mortar Replybullet Posted: 01 February 2010 at 8:34am
Small Canvas... Low colors... and animation? sounds fun, though i doubt i'll break through the procrastination barrier and get anything done. 
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Quote Stitchy Replybullet Posted: 01 February 2010 at 10:09am
I've already started mine. 8D Hohoho.
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Quote orenshtiv Replybullet Posted: 01 February 2010 at 10:59am
But what x-death did it's not a sprite... or it is?... 
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Quote theUltimateJosh Replybullet Posted: 01 February 2010 at 11:39am
I'm totally new here, but I wanted to participate anyways.

http://www.pixeljoint.com/pixelart/49898.htm


I gave up trying to animate the bandanna.




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Quote orenshtiv Replybullet Posted: 01 February 2010 at 12:48pm
Simple isn't it? I will name this... "a pig? or a cow..." xD

[Did it with Easytoonz 1.9.9 BETA ]
i'm thinking about making a colored version but not for the challenge :P
and i'm not sure if I will submit this for the challenge


Edited by orenshtiv - 01 February 2010 at 12:50pm
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Quote Perkele Replybullet Posted: 01 February 2010 at 2:54pm
Waitwaitwait, are we supposed to make a sprite or why is everyone making a portrait?
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Quote dpixel Replybullet Posted: 01 February 2010 at 3:24pm
Originally posted by Perkele

Waitwaitwait, are we supposed to make a sprite or why is everyone making a portrait?
 
That's what I wanted to know.
hehe (ಠ_ಠ ) o_- :p
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Quote Stitchy Replybullet Posted: 01 February 2010 at 3:34pm
Maybe someone read it as "sprite PORTRAIT?" Lmao.

Oh god, animation. You and I are not friends.

Here's mine so far. Next step is pulling his plasma pistol out of its holster, then firing it in the sexiest way possible. I'll probably change his arm in the last frame so it doesn't go as low, and I can figure out how he should grab the thing.


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Quote Ivy00 Replybullet Posted: 01 February 2010 at 3:50pm
stitchy , the head seems to be doing an excorist thing, you might want to only have it turn slightly.

Here is my very very rough early version of a blobby type sprite


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Quote Kudohazama Replybullet Posted: 01 February 2010 at 5:28pm
mine's this but animated


<edit>
well this is the "finnished" piece... but the're still 6 days left so I guess I'd be accepting suggestions [something I seldomly do] 




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Quote MagikSage Replybullet Posted: 01 February 2010 at 6:03pm
Hmm.. animated huh? 

I will try to participate even if I cannot create animations.  Who knows, maybe I will discover some animation knowledge this week.
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Quote CaKsTeR Replybullet Posted: 01 February 2010 at 6:08pm


So far I've got this. Some square-headed gangster boy with fancy shoes. I'm pretty new to animation so I'm going to try my best and hope I don't screw myself over. Wish me luck!
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Quote Kudohazama Replybullet Posted: 01 February 2010 at 6:26pm
I'm done? man that was too fast... erm, there's nothing wrong with posting 2 entries right? maybee  I can try to make another one of a guy dancing or something :D
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Quote MagikSage Replybullet Posted: 01 February 2010 at 6:53pm
I finished the first frame...ops... I still need to make the background transparent.  Now to find a free animation program.
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Quote RollerKingdom Replybullet Posted: 01 February 2010 at 7:06pm
Im giving it a shot just to get a green ribbon anyway xD
This is my character that i jst made out LOL

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Quote jeremy Replybullet Posted: 01 February 2010 at 7:37pm
@Kudo: You can always submit as many entries as you like. One no-life submitted 12 in a week once ;o
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Quote linx Replybullet Posted: 01 February 2010 at 7:46pm
This post kinda applies to everyone, but the rules say *exactly* 3 colors.  Unless my eyes are playing tricks on me most of these are just 2.
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Quote skamocore Replybullet Posted: 01 February 2010 at 7:47pm
@kudo, maybe you can give more movement to the rest of his body. It looks very windy, perhaps his ears could flap too? There's plenty that could be added if you wanted to do more. Search around for idle animations.

Also, maybe you could try adding more contrast/volume.

@linx - Black, White, Transparent. That's three colours. Transparency counts as a 'colour'.


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Quote Kudohazama Replybullet Posted: 01 February 2010 at 7:47pm
Originally posted by Jeremy

@Kudo: You can always submit as many entries as you like. One no-life submitted 12 in a week once ;o

Lol , anyways, this little 80x80 animations are fun to do....
and Jeremy, are you gonna submit something for this challenge?
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Quote RollerKingdom Replybullet Posted: 01 February 2010 at 7:49pm
What do you think of this?


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Quote Kudohazama Replybullet Posted: 01 February 2010 at 7:49pm
Originally posted by linx

This post kinda applies to everyone, but the rules say *exactly* 3 colors.  Unless my eyes are playing tricks on me most of these are just 2.

... the transparency counts as a color.
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Quote Kudohazama Replybullet Posted: 01 February 2010 at 7:54pm
@Skamocore

Yea, maybee make his chest move as if he's breathing... thanks...
like seriously, I gotta start getting use to listening to other peoples suggestions...
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Quote RollerKingdom Replybullet Posted: 01 February 2010 at 8:14pm
OMG I cant deal with this :/
On the gif preview it shows everything fine
but when i uploaded the frames start blending..
UGH

Can anyone help me out and do me the favor to fix it and let me know what animation program do you use :/



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Quote theUltimateJosh Replybullet Posted: 01 February 2010 at 8:26pm
*facepalm*

Damn, this is why I'm a newb.

So, would something like this be mildly acceptable?


@RollerKingdom
I use GIMP to put everything together. Just set the gif file to clear the previous frame.

On my other PC, I use Corel Photopaint, as it's got some nice animation features.


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Quote RollerKingdom Replybullet Posted: 01 February 2010 at 8:39pm
OO thank you so much Josh
:) I found the RESTORE TO PREVIOUS option on GIF MOVIE GEAR

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Quote linx Replybullet Posted: 01 February 2010 at 8:43pm
Transparency counts as a color D:?! Thats cruel :P.
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Quote jeremy Replybullet Posted: 01 February 2010 at 8:53pm
@Stitchy: Looks great :D

@RollerKingdom: I'm still getting some onionskinning going on. If you are using GIMP make the layer names something like "Frame 1 (100ms)(replace)

@Kudo: Naw, was starting something but I doubt I'll finish it. First week back at school and everything


I am a little surprised that no one's actually using the transparency as a third colour, I rather thought that was the point O_o
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Quote RollerKingdom Replybullet Posted: 01 February 2010 at 9:01pm
Originally posted by Jeremy

@Stitchy: Looks great :D

@RollerKingdom: I'm still getting some onionskinning going on. If you are using GIMP make the layer names something like "Frame 1 (100ms)(replace)

@Kudo: Naw, was starting something but I doubt I'll finish it. First week back at school and everything


I am a little surprised that no one's actually using the transparency as a third colour, I rather thought that was the point O_o


Its running perfct to me now..
btw i think the reason people arent using transparency as a part is prob because depending on some skins it may be hard to see
i have the green one now and i could barely see that you used transp. on the clothing
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Quote jeremy Replybullet Posted: 01 February 2010 at 9:08pm
Well it doesn't for me :/



Even on Hello Darkness, where the contrast is too high for what I had, it is doable.


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Quote kenpokis Replybullet Posted: 02 February 2010 at 12:54am
Thought I would try this out for fun. It's not great, but do you think it is too fast?

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Quote skamocore Replybullet Posted: 02 February 2010 at 1:21am
I don't think that would count as being a character.
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Quote Randommonkies Replybullet Posted: 02 February 2010 at 2:39am

WIP: b&w Seraph. wondering if the flashing looks funny on anyone's browser?
..or if it give anyone seizures :).
likely going to have little bits of energy rising off him.
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Quote Mis-BUG Replybullet Posted: 02 February 2010 at 3:50am
This challange is a nice one, so I think I'm going to submit something if I have enought time to finish it...
This what I've done so far. Still working on it. Maybe I'm going to add a mace attack animation and something like a poo throwing special attack...
This is quite raw and it's the first time I use GraphicsGale, so if you have some tip or advice I'll be glad to hear them...




@ Stitchy: are you kidding? That sprite is great and it seems to start with a very fluid animation! I want to see the end of it...
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Quote RollerKingdom Replybullet Posted: 02 February 2010 at 4:34am
idk whats wrong jeremy :S
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Quote orenshtiv Replybullet Posted: 02 February 2010 at 5:19am
Awesome! I love it! :D
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Quote smk Replybullet Posted: 02 February 2010 at 9:48am
@Stitchy, I like what you've got so far, keep at it?

Btw, which anime is your forum sig from?
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Quote inphy Replybullet Posted: 02 February 2010 at 9:59am
A poltergeist thing, up to no good.

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Quote eldiabolito Replybullet Posted: 02 February 2010 at 10:52am


that's what i've got so far... any major wrongnesses? ^^
my very first animation btw :D

Edited by eldiabolito - 02 February 2010 at 12:32pm
it's not the speed that kills, it's the sudden stop...
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Quote Stitchy Replybullet Posted: 02 February 2010 at 10:54am
Lol, thanks guys. I actually haven't made any more progress since yesterday, ahem. We'll see if I can actually pull this animation off. I didn't think to use the transparency, either, it seems...

But, there are some really awesome entries here so far! Damn! >8D

@ smk: It's from an anime called Slayers. Very funny, and one of my all-time favorite anime.
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Quote MagikSage Replybullet Posted: 02 February 2010 at 11:45am
Ack!  Stitchy, your right about all the assume entries.  I need to get trucking if I am going to keep up.  ...and your right about slayers, too  :)
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Quote Perkele Replybullet Posted: 02 February 2010 at 12:37pm
Finished with the easy part I guess, let's go straight on to the animation. Anbody has any critics on this?

Best viewed on a darker theme.




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Quote RollerKingdom Replybullet Posted: 02 February 2010 at 1:25pm
Thats really nice Perkele, i like his hair and hand xD
Seems like the striped shirt style is very popular hehe xD
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Quote JosephSeraph Replybullet Posted: 02 February 2010 at 4:41pm
It must be a character? Cant be a scene? WHIP. I mean, WIP.
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Quote skamocore Replybullet Posted: 02 February 2010 at 5:03pm
Just one animation of ONE single full character only.

I'm really not sure what I can do in order to make this easier to understand...There seems to be so much misunderstanding on such a simple challenge.
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Quote Delicious Replybullet Posted: 02 February 2010 at 11:58pm

I don't know how to not use white transparency in Graphicsgale, so I can't get white to work, so I don't think this is acceptable unless I found out how or somebody kind enough helped me out. :(

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Quote Photocopier Replybullet Posted: 03 February 2010 at 12:42am
click the little dots above the frame.
tick enabled on transparency.
pick the colour picker (just below it)
click the colour on you picture you want to make transparent.
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Quote greenraven Replybullet Posted: 03 February 2010 at 5:32am
I'm going to shoot myself dead if I forfeit yet another weekly challenge.
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