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CHALLENGE 2/20/2012: LOUD NOISES!

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Topic: CHALLENGE 2/20/2012: LOUD NOISES!
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Subject: CHALLENGE 2/20/2012: LOUD NOISES!
Date Posted: 20 February 2012 at 12:01am

CHALLENGE: LOUD NOISES!

Create a scene depicting a location that is visibly loud/noisy.

Optional Bonus Challenge: Convey a sense of noise without using music notes, speech bubbles or soundwaves.

Canvas Size - Unrestricted.
Colours - Max 20.
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/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=1282' name='vote' target='_blank'>Vote now for your favorite pixelart in this week's challenge!

CHALLENGE AWARDS

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

/pixelart/68608.htm' target='_blank' class='winner1'>The Fire Band - Weekly Challenge by /p/35277.htm' target='_blank'>philippejugnet
/pixelart/68699.htm' target='_blank' class='winner2'>Space Shuttle by /p/35656.htm' target='_blank'>Andrey
/pixelart/68685.htm' target='_blank' class='winner3'>Loud by /p/24785.htm' target='_blank'>Genius At Play


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

/pixelart/68704.htm' target='_blank' class='winnerx'>Whismur by /p/32857.htm' target='_blank'>xxmantisxx
/pixelart/68691.htm' target='_blank' class='winnerx'>Eye of death - Weekly challenge by /p/35277.htm' target='_blank'>philippejugnet
/pixelart/68693.htm' target='_blank' class='winnerx'>waterfall by /p/36593.htm' target='_blank'>Liza_Shush
/pixelart/68707.htm' target='_blank' class='winnerx'>"Damn submarine" by /p/34134.htm' target='_blank'>Red__Hara
/pixelart/68641.htm' target='_blank' class='winnerx'>Noisy neighbor. by /p/36467.htm' target='_blank'>Nevercreature
/pixelart/68666.htm' target='_blank' class='winnerx'>What a party by /p/35334.htm' target='_blank'>marquandDance
/pixelart/68577.htm' target='_blank' class='winnerx'>Yum Yum Grenade by /p/31207.htm' target='_blank'>orange08
/pixelart/68680.htm' target='_blank' class='winnerx'>The Brainwashing Room by /p/35614.htm' target='_blank'>Innomin
/pixelart/68679.htm' target='_blank' class='winnerx'>This silence is deafening by /p/32606.htm' target='_blank'>AG182
/pixelart/68701.htm' target='_blank' class='winnerx'>I hear Voices by /p/35865.htm' target='_blank'>SlamBlasta
/pixelart/68692.htm' target='_blank' class='winnerx'>The noise ninja!!!!!!!1111!!1!!!1 by /p/30708.htm' target='_blank'>Merez



Replies:
Posted By: Mngwa
Date Posted: 20 February 2012 at 3:18am
I have such idea



Still I am not sure if I am going to make the picture BW or colored.





Posted By: Voltali obscur
Date Posted: 20 February 2012 at 8:42am
Originally posted by Mngwa

I have such idea



Still I am not sure if I am going to make the picture BW or colored.




The mouse leaving with its bindle is a classic, love that detail! xD


Posted By: PixelSnader
Date Posted: 20 February 2012 at 2:02pm


About half an hour, according to the file data. Still very WIP, obviously.

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Posted By: philippejugnet
Date Posted: 20 February 2012 at 2:31pm
yey! nice pics. Here's mine:




Posted By: orange08
Date Posted: 20 February 2012 at 2:38pm
I quickly made this animation today.


Explosions are noisy, right?


Posted By: crozier
Date Posted: 20 February 2012 at 2:52pm
Fix that BG, and its perfect :D Make it all 1 color.
AA on the character would help also.


Posted By: orange08
Date Posted: 20 February 2012 at 3:01pm
What's wrong with the background? o.o


Posted By: d-p
Date Posted: 20 February 2012 at 3:43pm


Here is my WIP, unfinished and already 15 colors ...


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http://iso.webmonk.de"> http://cc.webmonk.de">


Posted By: crozier
Date Posted: 20 February 2012 at 5:50pm
Well frankly orange it doesn't convey anything. It just seems to be there. It doesn't add to the mood, or make the peice any more attractive then it already is.
And here are the noticable problems I see in it:
-The BG uses two different dithering techniques.
-The change from (666666) to (5F5F5F) is much smaller then the change from  (3F3F3F) to (5F5F5F). An even change between colors would make it feel smoother.
-The light source on the crate is miniscule, so why should the BG have such a strong change from light grey to dark grey?
Also, why is there a black line on the crate? The man's head could also be a little more like a circle.
 
Anyway, I like your animation orange. The smoke after the explosion is also impressive.


Posted By: orange08
Date Posted: 20 February 2012 at 6:41pm
So do you think I should just remove the darkening grayness completely? Or replace it with something else?
It's 46 frames, btw.


Posted By: Innomin
Date Posted: 20 February 2012 at 7:48pm
Here's my concept. After missing the deadline on a few of these comps, I decided to just *nearly* finish and then post for any comments.

The Brainwashing Room:


I really wanted to do a PR rainbow effect after I read the guidelines, and the bonus challenge. It might fit under "sound waves", but I think it works well as a surreal type of sound.

I may shade the character with gray, but it will probably stay monochrome. Open to other people's suggestions, though. This is a larger size than I usually pixel at.


Posted By: Mngwa
Date Posted: 21 February 2012 at 2:20am
Originally posted by d-p



Here is my WIP, unfinished and already 15 colors ...


Are these shooting guns? I had a hard time to recognize that, those fires look funny. Maybe it would be better if all the guns would be visible all the time and there would be just fire and more light from randomly firing guns.


Posted By: philippejugnet
Date Posted: 21 February 2012 at 9:18am
Wip update:


Posted By: dumbo
Date Posted: 21 February 2012 at 11:37am
Originally posted by snader



About half an hour, according to the file data. Still very WIP, obviously.


Here you go! I finished it for you, mate.

Showed my work in progress too.







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Posted By: PixelSnader
Date Posted: 21 February 2012 at 11:52am
Thanks for the critique, I'll raise the hairline a bit and elongate his chin. Also darken the eye sockets some more. Good points.

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Posted By: d-p
Date Posted: 21 February 2012 at 1:01pm
Mh, yes some rapid firing flak cannons, inspired by google pics. But if you have a hard time recognizing that, its a good hint for me. I have to think about that, thanks.

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Posted By: philippejugnet
Date Posted: 21 February 2012 at 5:42pm
hehe =) an update. Using 2 mouses because both are broken



Posted By: philippejugnet
Date Posted: 22 February 2012 at 9:32am
updated again one more colors and more saturated



blue...



Posted By: philippejugnet
Date Posted: 22 February 2012 at 12:36pm
that is it for today:
maybe I update it in some hours


Posted By: philippejugnet
Date Posted: 22 February 2012 at 1:46pm
Finished click here http://www.pixeljoint.com/pixelart/68608.htm - http://www.pixeljoint.com/pixelart/68608.htm


Posted By: philippejugnet
Date Posted: 23 February 2012 at 2:19pm
by the way, updated ;)


Posted By: marquandDance
Date Posted: 23 February 2012 at 3:14pm
Here is what I have so far.  It's meant to be a noisy house party.  As you can see, most of this is placeholder art, although the finished image is unlikely to be too much better.  Black and white for the backgrounds just now and grey for the foreground.  I've red where necessary (like if someone had their arms folded for example).

I'm thinking of using paler secondary colours for the scenery and brighter primary colours for the people in an attempt to stop it looking too busy and a bit less pants.




Posted By: philippejugnet
Date Posted: 24 February 2012 at 10:11am
nice idea! a party! try pixeling something that we know it have sound on it =)


Posted By: shampoop
Date Posted: 24 February 2012 at 11:04am
Party?



http://www.pixeljoint.com/p/20446.htm - MFlanaga


Posted By: philippejugnet
Date Posted: 24 February 2012 at 12:04pm
Originally posted by shampoop

Party?



http://www.pixeljoint.com/p/20446.htm - MFlanaga


aehauehauehaueh nice way of answering


Posted By: marquandDance
Date Posted: 24 February 2012 at 12:37pm
Originally posted by philippejugnet

nice idea! a party! try pixeling something that we know it have sound on it =)


Thanks :)
The big thing on the 1st floor with 2 people either end of it it meant to be a badly drawn jukebox, admittedly, it does look more like a badly drawn robot.  I think I'll make the finished one quite bright though to draw attention to it (and more juke box like!).




Posted By: marquandDance
Date Posted: 24 February 2012 at 3:24pm
The jukebox is a lot more like a jukebox now.  I'm pretty pleased with this the way it is, was tiring bit a lot of fun and worth it :)





Posted By: marquandDance
Date Posted: 25 February 2012 at 4:55am
Submitted.
I had a bit of trouble with the colors at the last minute and getting them under 20 but it should be sorted now.


Posted By: Innomin
Date Posted: 25 February 2012 at 11:35pm
Wow, all week and no comments? You guys must really hate my piece...
I submitted the finished version http://www.pixeljoint.com/pixelart/68680.htm - here , since nobody was commenting anyway. Let me know if I missed something.

Finally got one of these done under deadline! Hooray!

@philippejugnet: I am astounded at the way you make pixels seem painterly. Your style is fantastic! Compositionally, though, maybe add some flying "sound monsters" from the other two players? (I think I see dragons in the base player's energy cloud)

@snader: I think you are being trolled. He's just fading to the original reference image.

@d-p: I had the same problem as Mngwa. I thought they were LED lights on a circuit board at first glance. Maybe I've just been spending too much time around computers?

@marquandDance: I like the concept, and the execution. One thing, though - the star in the bedroom window seems to be animating oddly (there's a noticeable jump at the wrap point). Maybe have one frame with a blank window, so we know the star left and didn't jump to the right.


Posted By: marquandDance
Date Posted: 26 February 2012 at 3:01am
Originally posted by Innomin

Wow, all week and no comments? You guys must really hate my piece...

@marquandDance: I like the concept, and the execution. One thing, though - the star in the bedroom window seems to be animating oddly (there's a noticeable jump at the wrap point). Maybe have one frame with a blank window, so we know the star left and didn't jump to the right.


Sorry if you've been made to feel that way, I was so focused on my own entry I didn't think too much about other people's.  I actually like what you have, and my initial reaction to the challenge was to think of the " http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Scream - The Scream " which I think is quite similar to what you've done.

I don't think the star really needed animated at all but I went a bit animation mad in the final stretch.  I hadn't thought of leaving a blank frame though, so I will keep that move in reserve for the next time

Gratz on moving up in pixeling size, as you can see I'm still working on %800 zoom so I realise it can be daunting!


Posted By: dumbo
Date Posted: 26 February 2012 at 11:11am
Originally posted by Innomin


@snader: I think you are being trolled. He's just fading to the original reference image.

I never troll. You seemed to have missed my joke somehow (it's obvious in my edit-over).

No one can repeat a drawing with that many similar lines in one piece and call it their own. It's just not possible. Any person with basic art knowledge can tell you the same thing.

And not to mention that this was supposed to be a challenge!

This is like.. snader's third.. fourth time doing this same type of thing, here.

Guess it's ok until your hand is caught in the cookie jar by the right person around this place. Funny how things never change.

"Everything is proceeding as I have foreseen."




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Posted By: philippejugnet
Date Posted: 26 February 2012 at 11:15am
@Innomin: I apprecieate your comment =) but I really didnt know it looked like painting, I can see it in the red colors but not in the rest =)

second pic finished here:


it needs lots of improvement, I know. http://www.pixeljoint.com/pixelart/68691.htm - http://www.pixeljoint.com/pixelart/68691.htm


Posted By: cure
Date Posted: 26 February 2012 at 12:38pm
Dumbo, must you really instigate forum arguments? His piece used a reference that is common knowledge to most, he was in no way being deceitful. Making a movie reference pun on the challenge's title is hardly being a cookie stealing hypocrite. Derailing a thread with drama is not acceptable forum behavior.


Posted By: Innomin
Date Posted: 26 February 2012 at 2:20pm
@marquandDance: No worries. I was just kidding. It's my first 100x100, which isn't really all that big, but I guess I'm making some progress...

@dumbo: Didn't mean to offend you. I got the joke, it was just a bit trollish. As in sarcastic. It's clear snader hand-pixeled his version, though, so I don't see your objection. Yes, he used the reference heavily. But he's made his own decisions for clarity at a pixel level. Also, it's a WIP, so I don't see how you can make a judgment call about it not being art so early on. I guess I just have to assume you're trolling me now...

@philippejugnet: I just mean it has a certain visual quality, like Braid. A great style to have! And it certainly looks very hard to do in pixels, as you have to dither and use other techniques to compensate for the low color count. I'm a fan.


Posted By: dumbo
Date Posted: 26 February 2012 at 3:18pm
Originally posted by cure

Dumbo, must you really instigate forum arguments?


Wait...I was called a "troll", here.

I called him (snader) out... once.. again on his form of art (tracing). Bottom line!

No argument, man. Deal with it (cure)! I knew you'd be the first. In fact... I love it! Even had a Art Professor friend of mine look at it. I feel no sympathy for snader in the end. Good luck in the art community is all I say, man.

He meant this to be a joke, REALLY?! He admits to working on it for a half an hour. He also has other pieces on his other sites that show the same thing.

I love that it happened actually. You can't take THIS from me! I just can't AGAIN.. believe it happened soooo fast! Thanks, snader for that!

That many similar lines can't be coincidental!!! It's just fact.




"WINNER!"



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Posted By: cure
Date Posted: 26 February 2012 at 5:26pm
Originally posted by dumbo


That many similar lines can't be coincidental!!! It's just fact.





It doesn't take an especially trained eyed to tell that this is referenced, not traced. And referenced images aren't disallowed in the challenge or site, so Snader has done absolutely nothing wrong. So if you launch into a personal attack on someone who has done nothing other than blamelessly participate in a forum activity, you may expect to be called a troll.

All I'm asking you to to is keep the drama out of the forum. If you have a moral argument against Snader's methods, then PM Snader about it.


Posted By: dumbo
Date Posted: 26 February 2012 at 5:29pm
Originally posted by cure

Originally posted by dumbo


That many similar lines can't be coincidental!!! It's just fact.





It doesn't take a particularly trained eyed to tell that this is referenced, not traced. And referenced images aren't disallowed in the challenge or site, so Snader has done absolutely nothing wrong. So if you launch into a personal attack on someone who has done nothing other than blamelessly participate in a forum activity, you may expect to be called a troll.

All I'm asking you to to is keep the drama out of the forum. If you have a moral argument against Snader's methods, then PM Snader about it.


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Posted By: dumbo
Date Posted: 26 February 2012 at 5:39pm
Originally posted by cure

Originally posted by dumbo


That many similar lines can't be coincidental!!! It's just fact.





It doesn't take a particularly trained eyed to tell that this is referenced, not traced. And referenced images aren't disallowed in the challenge or site, so Snader has done absolutely nothing wrong. So if you launch into a personal attack on someone who has done nothing other than blamelessly participate in a forum activity, you may expect to be called a troll.

All I'm asking you to to is keep the drama out of the forum. If you have a moral argument against Snader's methods, then PM Snader about it.


I think your portrayal of his NOT tracing is HILARIOUS! Do you want me to show the actual lines?!

Good for you here (didn't work). What about the shades (all over), his hairline, sideburns lines, jacket seams, etc.? Funny how you missed soo much. Hope that works out for the both of you in the future (which we shall see I guess).

Complete challenge here! He didn't even credit the picture I found from one of my favorite movies. Just type in ... Why are we yelling... in Google (screen copy). And the second pic (in images) will lay over his piece beautifully (REALLY)!!!

And your Alabama college degree beats me out on all things as well it seems here. Guess tracing is taught there (or how to change it just enough). God bless you cure. Everyone loves you here . Amazing that you're not bigger than you are in the art world with ALL your wonderful, enlightening, p/cure knowledge.

I'm happy...

Thanks...






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Posted By: SlamBlasta
Date Posted: 26 February 2012 at 6:17pm
Not going to submit this one, but I felt like somebody had to do it...



Posted By: onek
Date Posted: 26 February 2012 at 6:39pm
Originally posted by dumbo


I'm happy...


u dont seem very happy to me man...


Posted By: Innomin
Date Posted: 26 February 2012 at 6:45pm
@SlamBlasta: heheheh... that was brilliant.

@dumbo: Your name is starting to seem very applicable. cure may be blunt sometimes, but his points are most assuredly valid. I feel like you aren't grasping the argument we're making here.

1) Not saying snader didn't use that image as reference. He obviously did. Artists use references. Get over it.

2) Tracing is a different term when applied to pixel art. snader did not pixel-for-pixel outline the original image scaled down. He used it as reference, and made parts more readable at the scale he chose. Notice the tie looks more tie-like, the upper teeth, the glasses? These were all modified to match the scale, and added snader's own creativity to the original reference. This is the essence of all art.

3) Physical attacks are not a counter argument. But seeing as you don't seem to understand the first thing about pixel art, I can understand why you went there.

...Damn, trolled again. Can you just take a sick day and stop polluting the thread?


Posted By: dumbo
Date Posted: 26 February 2012 at 6:50pm
You've been here soo long you automatically win this fight.

My Yearbook- least likely to kill ones self

Guess I just fight for artist is all. A fight worth fighting for me I might add.

Where is the finished piece?!

This thread will make me sleep like a baby tonight. Thank you all....


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Posted By: Innomin
Date Posted: 26 February 2012 at 7:30pm
Originally posted by dumbo

My Yearbook- least likely to kill ones self
It's always the ones you least suspect...

You just got meta-trolled.


Posted By: Genius At Play
Date Posted: 26 February 2012 at 11:08pm
Hey guys I was just wondering would there be any reason my entry is still waiting for approval? I submitted it yesterday and there has been new pixel art up since i submitted it. Sorry to be a pain, comp ends in an hour and I was just wondering what to do about it :)


Posted By: Innomin
Date Posted: 26 February 2012 at 11:46pm
@Genius At Play: I'm not the best person to answer (I'm pretty new here), but looking at your gallery it looks like you double-posted it. Maybe delete one of them?

You used your reference directly (down to the wall shading...), but I can see the effort you put into making it work in pixels. I don't think the content of the piece is stopping its approval.

Lastly, I just got mine approved after being submitted for 1.5 days. It could just take some time. I'll bet all the challenge submissions get approved right after the challenge ends. It's in http://www.pixeljoint.com/pixels/icon_queue.asp - the queue , so everything seems to be working with the submission.


Posted By: Genius At Play
Date Posted: 26 February 2012 at 11:48pm
Okay, thankyou, yeah i just submitted it again then as I was freaking out about the first one. I will take it back down :) Hopefully it goes through as a challenge entry :)


Posted By: Innomin
Date Posted: 26 February 2012 at 11:57pm
It has a timestamp of 2/26 on the file, so I'm pretty sure you're fine, regardless of when it is approved. I think I've even seen some people edit the image after the competition is over - as long as their first submission was in under deadline it's fine to add finishing touches.

...Don't quote me on that, though. I've only picked up on that through years of lurking, and it may void your entry in the comp.



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