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Topic: CHALLENGE 5/3/2010: Unpaletteable
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Subject: CHALLENGE 5/3/2010: Unpaletteable
Date Posted: 03 May 2010 at 12:00am

CHALLENGE: Unpaletteable

Use at least 5 colours from the randomly generated palette below to create something.

Canvas Size
- Exactly 100 x 200. Either horizontal or vertical.
Colours - Min 5; Max 15. Use only colours from this palette:

 
Transparency - No.
Animation - Optional.

CHALLENGE RULES

  • Participants have until this upcoming Sunday at midnight (12AM Pacific) to ../pixels/submit_icons.asp - 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 forum_topics.asp?FID=8 - 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

/pixels/poll.asp?id=1188' name='vote' target='_blank'>Vote now for your favorite pixelart in this week's challenge!

CHALLENGE AWARDS

The Unpaletteable pixel art challenge is complete and we have three new champions. This week's challenge awards go to the following pieces:

/pixelart/52742.htm' target='_blank'>Color Me Softly by /p/23821.htm' target='_blank'>DawnBringer
/pixelart/52746.htm' target='_blank'>Humpback Balloon by /p/22854.htm' target='_blank'>Manjaman
/pixelart/52807.htm' target='_blank'>Away by /p/18267.htm' target='_blank'>fawful


Thanks so much to all who took the time to vote and participate in the challenge!

/pixelart/52795.htm' target='_blank'>Under the Sea by /p/21899.htm' target='_blank'>Sera
/pixelart/52734.htm' target='_blank'>Bunbury Horizon by /p/27691.htm' target='_blank'>ultimaodin
/pixelart/52665.htm' target='_blank'>DRINK COKE by /p/25620.htm' target='_blank'>Chrispy
/pixelart/52754.htm' target='_blank'>Climber by /p/4064.htm' target='_blank'>Setzer
/pixelart/52812.htm' target='_blank'>Unpaletteable Spongebob by /p/26824.htm' target='_blank'>HCGamer
/pixelart/52735.htm' target='_blank'>"It's dark... she's never coming back" by /p/21951.htm' target='_blank'>Sterner Regnix
/pixelart/52767.htm' target='_blank'>Unpaletteable kitsh by /p/26392.htm' target='_blank'>Grug
/pixelart/52778.htm' target='_blank'>Dreamworks Unpaletteable by /p/27164.htm' target='_blank'>StepDragon
/pixelart/52712.htm' target='_blank'>Sexy Ace Pilot by /p/21951.htm' target='_blank'>Sterner Regnix
/pixelart/52804.htm' target='_blank'>Unpaletteable challenge by /p/1349.htm' target='_blank'>snader
/pixelart/52750.htm' target='_blank'>Having a Wonderful Time. by /p/18502.htm' target='_blank'>Mr.Tsuyoshi
/pixelart/52806.htm' target='_blank'>Colorloss camping by /p/27673.htm' target='_blank'>Red-Error
/pixelart/52658.htm' target='_blank'>Ocean Side RPG town by /p/22337.htm' target='_blank'>TropicalSnowcone
/pixelart/52670.htm' target='_blank'>Desert Wanderer by /p/7234.htm' target='_blank'>Xellie
/pixelart/52685.htm' target='_blank'>Toxic Kiss by /p/25741.htm' target='_blank'>Stratus-Stereo
/pixelart/52666.htm' target='_blank'>unlovable by /p/16972.htm' target='_blank'>andy0_0black
/pixelart/52654.htm' target='_blank'>let that big smile shine by /p/26246.htm' target='_blank'>fuzzly98
/pixelart/52693.htm' target='_blank'>Dino Piranha by /p/18608.htm' target='_blank'>Calv
/pixelart/52775.htm' target='_blank'>Legendary Discovery by /p/23821.htm' target='_blank'>DawnBringer
/pixelart/52737.htm' target='_blank'>Challenge: Unpaletteable by /p/474.htm' target='_blank'>Morganne
/pixelart/52772.htm' target='_blank'>Invasion by /p/24724.htm' target='_blank'>Chibi Robo
/pixelart/52713.htm' target='_blank'>Light through the willow by /p/27263.htm' target='_blank'>jiko
/pixelart/52776.htm' target='_blank'>Codebreaker by /p/22334.htm' target='_blank'>zch
/pixelart/52661.htm' target='_blank'>Be My Companion by /p/26320.htm' target='_blank'>ev149
/pixelart/52668.htm' target='_blank'>Too Blue to Rock by /p/18670.htm' target='_blank'>Jão
/pixelart/52758.htm' target='_blank'>The Great Smokeout - Unpaletteable Challenge by /p/21399.htm' target='_blank'>darchangel
/pixelart/52672.htm' target='_blank'>Weekly Challenge: Angel by /p/2943.htm' target='_blank'>T-Mind
/pixelart/52689.htm' target='_blank'>Nice and Blue by /p/11997.htm' target='_blank'>Tarenken
/pixelart/52702.htm' target='_blank'>Random Picture by /p/26118.htm' target='_blank'>LBpixels
/pixelart/52794.htm' target='_blank'>classic iron man by /p/12594.htm' target='_blank'>DoberMann
/pixelart/52729.htm' target='_blank'>21st Century Foss by /p/9431.htm' target='_blank'>ooshmaster
/pixelart/52810.htm' target='_blank'>Super Unpaletteable Game Mock-up by /p/14148.htm' target='_blank'>TheZakMan
/pixelart/52738.htm' target='_blank'>Swing by /p/20306.htm' target='_blank'>dpixel



Replies:
Posted By: Clest
Date Posted: 03 May 2010 at 5:16am
Looks cool and challeging enough, will try my hand at this XD


Posted By: mickeydonald
Date Posted: 03 May 2010 at 6:19am
aren´t there any guidelines for this weekly ?
for the theme


Posted By: C-IV
Date Posted: 03 May 2010 at 6:57am
Looks like there's no theme requirement. Sort of a "Use your imagination in these colors". Makes it a bit harder to follow the lines, but at least the limitation in colors should give some ideas.

I'm still working on ideas from the last couple of contests. This one seems interesting enough to actually enter this time. If I ever get around to finishing anything that is.


Posted By: HCGamer
Date Posted: 03 May 2010 at 8:07am
All right, this has gone on long enough. Don't think I don't know you keep making the challenges increasingly difficult. If you don't want me to enter, just say so already. geez.

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Posted By: Red-Error
Date Posted: 03 May 2010 at 1:37pm
Hello... I'm new here... But I wanted to take part to this competition,
so here's my WiP :



I'm not good at drawing but I wish being beter at pixel-arting...


Sorry if I did mistakes in english, I'm french.


Posted By: Perkele
Date Posted: 03 May 2010 at 2:00pm
@ Red-Error
Canvas Size - Exactly 100 x 200



Didn't join any challenge in ages, so I might actually try this one. I'm probably going to do some water-themed picture, since we got loads of blues in this random palette.

First rough draft:

Blue-ish or rather red/purple roof?


Posted By: Pickles
Date Posted: 03 May 2010 at 2:01pm
Originally posted by Red-Error

Hello... I'm new here... But I wanted to take part to this competition,
so here's my WiP :



I'm not good at drawing but I wish being beter at pixel-arting...


Sorry if I did mistakes in english, I'm french.


Guy, I think your work is 128x128px canvas size, you should take a look on the challenge rules...

Doesn't the canvas size has to be 100x200px or 200x100px?


Posted By: Pickles
Date Posted: 03 May 2010 at 2:05pm
Originally posted by Perkele

@ Red-Error
Canvas Size - Exactly 100 x 200



Didn't join any challenge in ages, so I might actually try this one. I'm probably going to do some water-themed picture, since we got loads of blues in this random palette.

First rough draft:

Blue-ish or rather red/purple roof?


I also noticed the loads of blues we've got this time, I'm actually thinking about sth related to water too...

I liked the red/purple roof. It seems to be a well lightened scene, and the first blueish roof looks dark, I don't know, I liked the second one the most.


Posted By: wenruto
Date Posted: 03 May 2010 at 2:22pm
Yeah i agree ^^ U Should Go with the 2nd one

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Posted By: Pickles
Date Posted: 03 May 2010 at 2:23pm
lol

I've got no idea of what I can do... ¬¬


Posted By: inphy
Date Posted: 03 May 2010 at 2:25pm


This mess is supposed to end up being a futuristic cityscape. Canvas slightly bigger on purpose.

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Probably looks like sh*t.


Posted By: Red-Error
Date Posted: 03 May 2010 at 2:53pm
Originally posted by Perkele

@ Red-Error
Canvas Size - Exactly 100 x 200
Originally posted by Pickles



Guy, I think your work is 128x128px canvas size, you should take a look on the challenge rules...

Doesn't the canvas size has to be 100x200px or 200x100px?

Oow, thanks guys, I hadn't noticed.
It will be fine now.

(Too concentrated at all the coulours. ^^)


Posted By: ev149
Date Posted: 03 May 2010 at 3:35pm

Calling it done, unless you have any ideas.


Posted By: iMoose
Date Posted: 03 May 2010 at 4:47pm
Originally posted by ev149


Calling it done, unless you have any ideas.

How about some more shading and texturing on the surfaces? It's been less than a day since the challenge started, you've got plenty of time. You've got such nice lineart on this, I'd love to see more work on the details. It's an awesome WIP, but as a finished product it's lacking.


Posted By: Chrispy
Date Posted: 03 May 2010 at 5:11pm

Still working on it. I'm not used to working with palettes like this.


Posted By: skamocore
Date Posted: 03 May 2010 at 6:40pm
Everyone, please make sure you check that all of your colours (and canvas size) are correct using the http://hivemind.in/pj/checker/index.php - Challenge Checker

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Posted By: snowk
Date Posted: 03 May 2010 at 8:40pm
 welp here we go again. i really shouldn't be doing this with final exams coming up but hey, if i ever want to get god, i gotta practice. 5 mins in and its looking pleasing enough.

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Posted By: Buddy90
Date Posted: 03 May 2010 at 11:02pm


12 colors. So many of my pieces have 12 colors, just a magic number for me, I guess.

Will put more details on the figure tomorrow, and a background sometime this week.


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Posted By: PixelSnader
Date Posted: 04 May 2010 at 12:43am

Any crits?



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Posted By: StaticSails
Date Posted: 04 May 2010 at 12:46am

WIP


Posted By: Xellie
Date Posted: 04 May 2010 at 3:49am
Hi all.

My first challenge, so I'm not sure how to enter? I have submitted my entry in the normal way on the site... is that all I need to do, or does it need to be here too?

   

Idea is a desert wanderer, with hot sun blazing away at left. Used 6 colors. Watchafink?


Posted By: skamocore
Date Posted: 04 May 2010 at 4:02am
Yup, all you need to do is submit the piece to the gallery normally and check the box which says "Submit to weekly challenge", which you have done. Nice atmosphere btw.




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Posted By: T-Mind
Date Posted: 04 May 2010 at 12:29pm
This is my entry :D
First time in contest, hope you all like it :D





Posted By: ooshmaster
Date Posted: 04 May 2010 at 12:40pm
I'm pixeling this classic image by legendary sci-fi illustrator Criss Foss:

Here's where I'm at so far:


Still pretty rough. Working on the spaceship,  right now, but the sky is barely even started. Nonetheless, this crazy palette is a lot of fun and its working pretty well for me so far. The background is a little murky though, if only there was a black in there! However, working without black is a great challenge.






Posted By: fawful
Date Posted: 04 May 2010 at 1:52pm
Tmind that is GEWD!

Nice start ooshmaster.


:edit:



CC?

Any ideas on how to make this look any better?


Also can anyone see my avatar,it seems to have gone from my perspective.





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Posted By: TheZakMan
Date Posted: 04 May 2010 at 3:42pm
mine is getting like this.. hope i could improve it alot!

cuz is looking very simple for me.




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Posted By: HCGamer
Date Posted: 04 May 2010 at 6:58pm
Here's my first WIP. Just tried to fit the palette to a design that ultilizes the colors best.
 
EDIT: Slight edit.


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Posted By: skamocore
Date Posted: 04 May 2010 at 7:00pm
@Fawful, sometimes when you edit a piece, your avatar won't show up in the forums. Just go to the piece you want to use as an avatar and click "USE FOR AVATAR".

BTW, I like your colour selection.


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Posted By: ultimaodin
Date Posted: 04 May 2010 at 11:30pm
Well I'm new here (first post) but I usually find the best way to learn is to through yourself headlong into the fire and see how long you survive. Anyway here is my WIP:



It's of near where I live and I used a reference or two to help.

Ps Good to meet everyone!


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Posted By: Xellie
Date Posted: 05 May 2010 at 1:10am
UltimaOdin, that looks GOOOOD.


Posted By: fawful
Date Posted: 05 May 2010 at 6:39am
Ah,so that's what it was.Thanks,Skamo.

Ultimaodin,that's a good start,the skyline looks pretty good!

The reflections in the water,and the water in general look like they could do with a bit of work however.Try making the beams of light in it go strait down,and make the waves that are closer a bit bigger,maybe.


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Posted By: Manjaman
Date Posted: 05 May 2010 at 6:39am
Started this :



Posted By: ooshmaster
Date Posted: 05 May 2010 at 8:30am
Update:

have most of the details on the bottom of the ship done, which were really fun to do. The stripes on the round tanks on the side were giving me grief so I erased them and am just getting the shape of the tanks right before putting them back in. Still haven't touched the sky, although somehow I managed to accidentally selected the whole piece and moved it over a few pixels. oops!

also, manja man that is excellent!


Posted By: Manjaman
Date Posted: 05 May 2010 at 10:02am
ooshmaster : thanks :) Yours seems to be promising too !

Well I have no idea for the continuation, god it's turning kitschy I don't like that Please if you see a concept for that TELL ME :




Posted By: ooshmaster
Date Posted: 05 May 2010 at 1:03pm
Here's an idea I had when I saw your first wip:

One thing I love about chris foss is that his designs aren't based on airplanes like most are. He knows full well that in space you don't need to be aerodynamic, so instead he bases his ship designs off of other crazy ideas, making them any shape he wants, wether it be asymetrical or non-aerodynamic (this is of course nothing to say of the crazy paint jobs he gives his machines). In the case of this painting, it looks more like a submarine than a starship. in fact, if you use your imaginiation, the murky green recesses of deep space could just as easily be the murky, green depths of the deep sea.

so my idea, is that once I finish my background (I hope to get it done today) you could do a similar background on your piece, and try and match the right edge of yours with the left edge of mine. so when we put the two together, they blend seamlessly into either a space whale and a starship, or a deep sea sub and blue whale. it can be a semi-colab and we can leave it up to the viewer what they are looking at.

I dunno, maybe a space whale is just as kitschy, but I thought it sounded fun!


Posted By: Dhr. Bosch
Date Posted: 05 May 2010 at 4:22pm
@manjaman: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MsK6aRuSBIc - it's still missing a bowl of petunias

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Posted By: Shannagins
Date Posted: 05 May 2010 at 5:02pm


Alright, so this is my first time trying one of the challenges.
I come from a dolling background (yes, yes, boo hiss and all that jazz) and I'm about to pull my hair out over these colors. Anyone offer some help?


Posted By: Setzer
Date Posted: 05 May 2010 at 6:54pm
Originally posted by Shannagins



Alright, so this is my first time trying one of the challenges.
I come from a dolling background (yes, yes, boo hiss and all that jazz) and I'm about to pull my hair out over these colors. Anyone offer some help?


Don't try to force ramps that aren't there, because it'll just end up looking bad. I'd keep the purples out of other ramps, because of how saturated they are, and most others aren't. The blues here are very overpowering, so you might want to keep that in mind.

In other news, I did a mockup for one of those "climb down forever" games. Not sure if I'm done with this yet or not, I thought I was, but went back and added the Jason enemy and tweaked some things.



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Posted By: Shannagins
Date Posted: 05 May 2010 at 8:33pm
Originally posted by Setzer


Don't try to force ramps that aren't there, because it'll just end up looking bad. I'd keep the purples out of other ramps, because of how saturated they are, and most others aren't. The blues here are very overpowering, so you might want to keep that in mind.


Ramps? Sorry, I don't really know what that means...




Posted By: Setzer
Date Posted: 05 May 2010 at 8:53pm
A ramp is basically a progression of colors you use on an something.



i scribbled some examples used on the mockup here, because its probably something easier shown than explained.


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Posted By: Shannagins
Date Posted: 05 May 2010 at 9:14pm
Oooooooh! I got'cha. Is this any better?



Posted By: Vic
Date Posted: 06 May 2010 at 5:09am
I doubt I'll finish this because of my stupid Pixel ADD, but whatever

inspired by ptoing, but I guess I don't need to say that ;)


Posted By: skamocore
Date Posted: 06 May 2010 at 6:38am
@Vic - it seems a bit weird saying this, but nice colours...if I didn't know better I would guess that you actually picked them yourself :P

Definitely finish it, it's looking great so far.


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Posted By: Manjaman
Date Posted: 06 May 2010 at 6:43am
Setzer : very nice tiles. The colors are especially very well used.
Vic : great as usual. Don't know why but it makes me think to http://quotiriens.blog.lemonde.fr/files/2010/01/judith-klimt.1264196310.jpg - Klimt . Maybe you take benefit from this ref...

I found a concept !



Posted By: ooshmaster
Date Posted: 06 May 2010 at 9:25am
this background is driving me nuts. what's the best way to do this? I'm almost thinking of scrapping the background in the painting and doing my own.


any ideas?


Posted By: Sera
Date Posted: 06 May 2010 at 12:33pm
Here's my pathetic attempt
any help?


Posted By: ooshmaster
Date Posted: 06 May 2010 at 1:52pm
Here's my latest:


It's approaching completion, I got the sky to look better, even if it doesn't look exactly like the pic I'm pretty satisfied. Any C+C is helpful, as always. I'll post the original again for easy comparison.


Sera, it's looking good, just add more shading to the dolphin, use the dark green to create some more contrast. The grey is also useful here as a neutral color and is great for antialiasing. Thank you for keeping this piece dither free, that is the best choice you could have made.


Posted By: ultimaodin
Date Posted: 06 May 2010 at 7:03pm
Well I'm not going to have anymore time for this because It's mothers day Sunday and I forgot to get something.

So I will call this done!




Ps what's with the small Image thing when trying to submit?



EDIT: Never mind I think I figured it out!

EDIT2: Oops right picture now.


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Posted By: fawful
Date Posted: 07 May 2010 at 6:38am


changed a bunch of stuff,clouds are obviously wip,as is the whole thing.


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Posted By: Grug
Date Posted: 07 May 2010 at 6:56am
Waouw very good stuff here.



not sure to finish…


Posted By: ev149
Date Posted: 07 May 2010 at 12:38pm

Starting on the shading.


Posted By: fawful
Date Posted: 08 May 2010 at 4:51am

What do you think of the overdithered clouds?


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Posted By: Grug
Date Posted: 08 May 2010 at 5:38am

F…ing palette :


Posted By: LordUlquiorra
Date Posted: 08 May 2010 at 6:46am
I thought I'd atleast give it a try.


Process:


Posted By: StepDragon
Date Posted: 08 May 2010 at 9:43am


WIP: any help with the water, ideas or otherwise would be appreciated!

source:http://aspectratio.files.wordpress.com/2008/09/dreamworks.png


Posted By: ev149
Date Posted: 08 May 2010 at 10:02am
http://pixeljoint.com/pixelart/52661.htm">
Done.


Posted By: iMoose
Date Posted: 08 May 2010 at 10:38am
@fawful: Really nice, although the clouds have a lot more potential. I'd like to see them poofier :) good work!

@StepDragon: Too much dithering, not enough AA in my opinion (opinion being the key word, because you may very well be going for that look. But dithering usually should be kept to a minimum). Also, the ripples in the water from the fishing line are completely out of perspective. Other than that, nice work. If you could incorporate some of the greens in there, that would help it a lot too, I think.

@ev149: Niiiice. I like the shading, it almost makes it look like it was colored in with crayon.


Posted By: fawful
Date Posted: 08 May 2010 at 11:12am


Newer version.

Poofier?


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Posted By: StepDragon
Date Posted: 08 May 2010 at 12:56pm


Here's an update, i worked on the water, added some AA to the clouds, i do plan on leaving most of the dithering in the clouds, i'm trying to stay true to the original... http://aspectratio.files.wordpress.com/2008/09/dreamworks.png with the unpaletteable palette.

i'm still not sure what to do with the grass/horizon line... any suggestions?


Posted By: iMoose
Date Posted: 08 May 2010 at 9:06pm
Originally posted by fawful

Newer version.Poofier?

Thinking like http://image26.webshots.com/26/5/74/42/364257442tvSEUx_fs.jpg - this

Although what you've got there looks good to me now, that second layer of clouds in front looks great.


Posted By: fawful
Date Posted: 09 May 2010 at 4:12am
Can't access that image,403 forbidden.

But if you think it looks fine now,then i guess it's all good.


Anything else,anyone?

:edit:



Final version?




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Posted By: DoberMann
Date Posted: 09 May 2010 at 5:36am
This is my entry for the Unpaletteable challenge and in fact this is my first attempt at any challenges in here:



Made after one of my shirt, using 8 colors. Hope you like it! :)



Posted By: iMoose
Date Posted: 09 May 2010 at 1:13pm
@fawful: Huh, odd. It worked yesterday :( Looks great, but there are two minor things: 1.Those footsteps in the snow are so light that I couldn't even tell they were there until I zoomed in. Although that may be better than them being too dark. And 2.the left side of the big snow patch looks so empty, maybe put some rocks there?

@DoberMann: AWESOME lineart. I also like the bubble-y effect on the background.


Posted By: Red-Error
Date Posted: 09 May 2010 at 3:07pm
Phew, submitted at 00h00... Will it pass ?



In any case that's my first "big" pixel-art, for a competition, and it's kind of ugly.


Other participations are great, because the choice of colors is appropriated and are seriousely done I think...
(What I want to say is that mine isn't. I wanted to use all the possible coulours.  )



(Sorry if my english is a bit strange.)



Edit : Didn't passed.
... Oh I undestood. I'm in Belgium and the hour aren't the same. I'm so stupid.



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