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CHALLENGE 6/25/2012: Rubbish

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Topic: CHALLENGE 6/25/2012: Rubbish
Posted By: administrator
Subject: CHALLENGE 6/25/2012: Rubbish
Date Posted: 25 June 2012 at 12:02am


Create an image that depicts rubbish - it should include things that are typically considered to be rubbish (eg. things that is or broken, food scraps, packaging)

It can be rubbish presented in any form; a pile of rubbish, a rubbish monster, an entire city made from rubbish etc...

Also, check out - this great piece by - Larwick as possible inspiration.

Canvas Size - Unrestricted.
Colours - Max 20.
Transparency - Optional.
Animation - Optional.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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 :)


/pixels/poll.asp?id=1299' name='vote' target='_blank'>Vote now for your favorite pixelart in this week's challenge!


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

/pixelart/71222.htm' target='_blank' class='winner1'>Call it what ever you'd like to by /p/26118.htm' target='_blank'>Night
/pixelart/71257.htm' target='_blank' class='winner2'>Baudelaire Bear by /p/7846.htm' target='_blank'>Mrmo Tarius
/pixelart/71249.htm' target='_blank' class='winner3'>Garbage Knight by /p/23746.htm' target='_blank'>Drazelic

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

/pixelart/71193.htm' target='_blank' class='winnerx'>Rubbish by /p/30271.htm' target='_blank'>TheShard1994
/pixelart/71175.htm' target='_blank' class='winnerx'>Hrud by /p/35540.htm' target='_blank'>sjhwi1a
/pixelart/71258.htm' target='_blank' class='winnerx'>OMG! The rubbish is everywhere! by /p/33216.htm' target='_blank'>DaDDy LoE
/pixelart/71254.htm' target='_blank' class='winnerx'>Trashy Guy by /p/38537.htm' target='_blank'>orz
/pixelart/71185.htm' target='_blank' class='winnerx'>Ashes to ashes by /p/22704.htm' target='_blank'>Sneep29
/pixelart/71241.htm' target='_blank' class='winnerx'>Rubbish Kingdom by /p/36467.htm' target='_blank'>Nevercreature
/pixelart/71164.htm' target='_blank' class='winnerx'>Someone Forgot the Bag by /p/38706.htm' target='_blank'>Witpickles

Posted By: jenyafio100
Date Posted: 25 June 2012 at 8:20am
uugh, this challenge is yak!

Posted By: Nevercreature
Date Posted: 25 June 2012 at 9:34am

Posted By: greenmango
Date Posted: 25 June 2012 at 1:43pm
Hehe nice Nevercreature :D I hope you aren't planning on submitting that though (for obvious reasons)

Posted By: nivek
Date Posted: 25 June 2012 at 7:01pm
Hehe. Here is what i'm going to do. I'll let you guess what the pictures about.

Posted By: Mrmo Tarius
Date Posted: 26 June 2012 at 2:47am
So here's an early WIP. I've recently been browsing through Ilkke and Ptoing's galleries, so I guess the inspiration comes from those :)

aaand an update #2:

A great big thanks to Ptoing for providing valuable advice O_O

Posted By: Rockhart
Date Posted: 26 June 2012 at 2:36pm
haha I like the bear

Posted By: Setzer
Date Posted: 26 June 2012 at 9:33pm
It seems this has more taken on the guise of abandonment and lack of vision than the ruinous incompleted android as originally intended.

Not sure if I'll take this any further. I don't really think it should be entered, but I wanted to show it.


Posted By: Witpickles
Date Posted: 26 June 2012 at 10:12pm
Hello All,

This is my first attempt at pixel art. I really enjoy the art of this community so I've decided to try my hand and start giving.

Constructive criticism welcome. I went for a strait forward approach to simplify my first efforts. Tell me what you think =D

Posted By: Mrmo Tarius
Date Posted: 27 June 2012 at 4:47am
Moar updaets time! Changed some hues around, did some lackluster AA, added some stuff. Still a long way to go :/

Posted By: moondrome
Date Posted: 27 June 2012 at 11:22am
@Setzer: I really like it, perhaps you could add some details to make it suitable for the challenge? just saying...

Posted By: slym
Date Posted: 27 June 2012 at 12:31pm
Tarius: I really like the old red colors. It looked much dirtier with that old palette. New changes are nice =)

Posted By: gogglecrab
Date Posted: 27 June 2012 at 2:03pm
Here's my very early WIP. It's going to be a rubbish bot controlled by the dust bunnies!

Mainly posting it to work out the shapes before coloring, any feedback is much appreciated!

Posted By: ||||
Date Posted: 27 June 2012 at 3:59pm
I can't see it Googlecrab.

and that dusty dithering is awesome in Mrmo's piece also.. I was wondering why there were light shapes in it yesterday, but now it makes sense with the skyscrapers more defined.

Posted By: gogglecrab
Date Posted: 27 June 2012 at 8:03pm
Yeah I probably have to sketch it out a bit more now that I take a second look at it.

Posted By: AlabasterJazz
Date Posted: 27 June 2012 at 9:22pm
Where there's rubbish, there's roaches....
Still gotta come up with a decent background for it.
Source photo: -

Posted By: AlabasterJazz
Date Posted: 27 June 2012 at 9:36pm
@Witpickles, I'm pretty new here as well, and far from an expert, but I like the simplistic style; your dithering seems nice, and I think I even detect a couple of flies buzzing around :)
@Mrmo Tarius, this is very nice! That innocent little grin doesn't fool me at all though, that bear is a pyro...  I agree with slym, the red coulors seemed to work a bit better IMO

Posted By: Mrmo Tarius
Date Posted: 27 June 2012 at 11:38pm
Well, I like those blue tones, but I agree the reds work a bit better, and I've still got more colors to add, so...


Posted By: offwhite
Date Posted: 28 June 2012 at 3:34pm
Hey guys! Is it ok to use an idea conceived before this week? I made a sketch a few months ago, but never actually started pixeling.  

Posted By: Gavralcraw
Date Posted: 28 June 2012 at 8:35pm
Not sure what this is going to be precisely. Old TV on the side of the road...

Posted By: jenyafio100
Date Posted: 29 June 2012 at 3:41am
at the next challenge i challenge everyone to make an tileset.

Posted By: Night
Date Posted: 29 June 2012 at 6:08am
Started something.

Posted By: Nevercreature
Date Posted: 29 June 2012 at 10:59am
A W.I.P.

Posted By: jenyafio100
Date Posted: 01 July 2012 at 10:52am
oh, i needed to add to the next challenge these options:
challenge name: tileset
description: create your own tileset.
tileset able these:
same size of tiles (all tiles needed in one size)
same spaces (spaces are opitinal)
tileset offset (opitinal)
cavans size:unresticed
colors: min 4 max 40
transpert: opitinal
animation: opitinal, max 50 frames
you can use any shape (square,hexgon,circle etc...) but required same size of all tiles.

Posted By: Mr.Fahrenheit
Date Posted: 01 July 2012 at 8:21pm
Jenyafio 100 its not your job to choose the subject of the next challenge. Its the winner of the challenge from two weeks ago I presume. The next challenger I believe is LuckyF.

Posted By: jeremy
Date Posted: 01 July 2012 at 8:25pm
Anyone can suggest a challenge, but one way of making sure it will never happen is posting it publicly.

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