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CHALLENGE 3/31/2014: Bait and Switch

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Topic: CHALLENGE 3/31/2014: Bait and Switch
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Subject: CHALLENGE 3/31/2014: Bait and Switch
Date Posted: 31 March 2014 at 12:01am

CHALLENGE: Bait and Switch

It's April (or at least close enough to it), so apparently that means it's time to fool people.

This week, create an animation featuring two distinct frames where the second frame is intended to surprise the viewer. For best results, the first frame should last for roughly two or three seconds.

Also, please keep it clean.

Canvas Size - Max 150 x 150.
Colours - Max 20.
Transparency - Optional.
Animation - Required. Exactly two frames.


  • 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=1391' name='vote' target='_blank'>Vote now for your favorite pixelart in this week's challenge!


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

/pixelart/85175.htm' target='_blank' class='winner1'>atpshampoo by /p/38285.htm' target='_blank'>atpalicis
/pixelart/85214.htm' target='_blank' class='winner2'>Kiss me! by /p/44942.htm' target='_blank'>Otto
/pixelart/85224.htm' target='_blank' class='winner3'>2P Victory! by /p/46823.htm' target='_blank'>jocastus

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

/pixelart/85114.htm' target='_blank' class='winnerx'>santodiablo by /p/45863.htm' target='_blank'>NACHOSLAVE
/pixelart/85143.htm' target='_blank' class='winnerx'>argal_gem.exe by /p/41268.htm' target='_blank'>Eggy
/pixelart/85233.htm' target='_blank' class='winnerx'>Salmon cellar by /p/32458.htm' target='_blank'>Lapada
/pixelart/85149.htm' target='_blank' class='winnerx'>Ahhh, my nose! by /p/46459.htm' target='_blank'>MHMD
/pixelart/85247.htm' target='_blank' class='winnerx'>P-Tah! by /p/44402.htm' target='_blank'>Rydido
/pixelart/85155.htm' target='_blank' class='winnerx'>April Fools child by /p/45748.htm' target='_blank'>Rain-Game
/pixelart/85210.htm' target='_blank' class='winnerx'>Polykini by /p/28380.htm' target='_blank'>MIERDINSKY
/pixelart/85221.htm' target='_blank' class='winnerx'>Go To Sleep by /p/25586.htm' target='_blank'>adscomics

Date Posted: 31 March 2014 at 5:38pm
Hello, this is Santodiablo

16 x 16px, 11 colors

Posted By: jalonso
Date Posted: 31 March 2014 at 6:18pm
Originally posted by NACHOSLAVE

Hello, this is Santodiablo

16 x 16px, 11 colors

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Posted By: Lapada
Date Posted: 31 March 2014 at 9:45pm
I gota too busy last week but I'll make it THIS TIME! >.>;;

Posted By: RoCroft
Date Posted: 01 April 2014 at 6:41am
Here my WIP, still have to do a lot of work :)

Nice work Lapada!! This will be my first pixel art ever so pls give me some constructive criticism

Posted By: jalonso
Date Posted: 01 April 2014 at 6:45am
@RoCroft, You have to clean those lines. Also you are using 8 colors but hardly any of them show up. Increase the contrast in your palette.

See and review cure's pixelart and the noobtorial threads in the resource section if you have not already.

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Posted By: RoCroft
Date Posted: 01 April 2014 at 7:23am
@jalonso, thx for your tips, i will look up the tutorial, havn't seen it yes. And i will add more contrast in my palette, thx for your tips!

Posted By: Otto
Date Posted: 01 April 2014 at 10:42am
This is my idea, I hope the two frames are distinct enough, for as you  can see the only change is that "she" closes her fan

Posted By: r1k
Date Posted: 01 April 2014 at 3:10pm
wont be finishing this cause Im working on commissions instead, but just quickly sketched up an idea,

Posted By: CELS
Date Posted: 02 April 2014 at 1:07am

Too much?

Posted By: Gecimen
Date Posted: 02 April 2014 at 8:48am
excellent :)

Posted By: Mino
Date Posted: 02 April 2014 at 12:53pm
Originally posted by Otto

This is my idea, I hope the two frames are distinct enough, for as you  can see the only change is that "she" closes her fan

haha, reminds me of something you'd see in warioware

Posted By: Otto
Date Posted: 04 April 2014 at 6:55am
@Mino, I hadn't thought of that, but you are right!
I might still change a few things, here and there...

Posted By: jalonso
Date Posted: 04 April 2014 at 7:02am
@Otto, I like your idea for the most part but have some crits.
*The corner of the face with the fan over it maybe should be in the reds because she's just hiding not morphing.
*The highlight of the chest is very harsh on the left side...right side too but not that much.
*The hair to face without fan looks wrong to me. Maybe a bit of ears or some hair in the back will better set the face.
* Something is just unladylike with the whole neck area, or lack of neck area.
* The ruffles in the elbows look different in that one reads scalloped and the other straight edged.
* Because of the period depicted maybe a fleur-de-lys would be better than hearts in the BG?

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Posted By: Otto
Date Posted: 04 April 2014 at 1:02pm
@jalonso  Thanks a lot for the feedback! I have made a new version considering what you said.
I have opened the fan a little bit more to completely hide the face
I am not sure what you mean by the chest, I have changed a bit the colours, do you mean that it is too light?
I have changed a bit the hair to set the face better, I have seen in images that those wigs had often hair hanging over the ears, so I added that.
I have tried to correct the neck area
And the ruffles
I prefer hearts just to make fun (I want to entitle it something like "kiss me")
And finally, yes, I do have a problem with AA between different colours, I never know how to do it (I just put one of the shades of blue instead of green)
 Here is the picture

Posted By: jalonso
Date Posted: 04 April 2014 at 1:55pm
Much nicer :)
I meant the highlight/light edge on the triangle part of her dress.
The point of that triangle is not quite where the center would really be (maybe 10 px to the left). Also you have made a diamond pattern that also does not follow the curvature so those things make that light/highlight stand out a lot.
I see about the BG and you are right.

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Posted By: Otto
Date Posted: 04 April 2014 at 3:49pm
I think I know what you mean now. Here is my revised version

Posted By: jalonso
Date Posted: 04 April 2014 at 4:06pm
That's what I meant :D
Why the pink in the border of frame 2?
I think the 2nd frame could use being up for less time, try half.

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Posted By: Otto
Date Posted: 05 April 2014 at 1:56am
Here it is

I don't know much about animations, but I made this one for the preview

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