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CHALLENGE 5/16/2016: Splitting 11s

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Topic: CHALLENGE 5/16/2016: Splitting 11s
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Subject: CHALLENGE 5/16/2016: Splitting 11s
Date Posted: 16 May 2016 at 12:00am

CHALLENGE: Splitting 11s

Challenge winner - |||| presents: The Sequel to - Splitting 10s :

Create an image that is split equally into two parts - either horizontally or vertically. Each half of your canvas must use one of the two palettes shown below (separated by the dotted line). You must use all 11 colours from both palettes - 11 colours on one half of the canvas, 11 on the other; with a grand total of 16 unique colours.

Canvas size - Unrestricted.
Colours - Exactly 16. Use all the colours from the top part of the palette for one half of your image and the lower part of the palette for the other half of your image.

Transparency - No.
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=1502' name='vote' target='_blank'>Vote now for your favorite pixelart in this week's challenge!


The Splitting 11s pixel art challenge is complete and we have three new champions. This week's challenge awards go to the following pieces:

/pixelart/104900.htm' target='_blank' class='winner1'>Peacefully waiting by /p/67611.htm' target='_blank'>mwambi
/pixelart/104897.htm' target='_blank' class='winner2'>Leaving by /p/22334.htm' target='_blank'>zch
/pixelart/104859.htm' target='_blank' class='winner3'>portraits of dead people by /p/83681.htm' target='_blank'>vazovski

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

/pixelart/104862.htm' target='_blank' class='winnerx'>Army of Mushrooms by /p/39184.htm' target='_blank'>Pheno
/pixelart/104858.htm' target='_blank' class='winnerx'>2 halves of a whole by /p/90434.htm' target='_blank'>Parzival
/pixelart/104821.htm' target='_blank' class='winnerx'>WeirdoWorld by /p/97892.htm' target='_blank'>Axolotl
/pixelart/104880.htm' target='_blank' class='winnerx'>Uzumaki by /p/29441.htm' target='_blank'>GameBoy
/pixelart/104863.htm' target='_blank' class='winnerx'>Drop Split by /p/86707.htm' target='_blank'>Consalvo
/pixelart/104888.htm' target='_blank' class='winnerx'>Welcome to the future by /p/91709.htm' target='_blank'>Papou008
/pixelart/104855.htm' target='_blank' class='winnerx'>SEB (Gore) by /p/97892.htm' target='_blank'>Axolotl

Posted By: ||||
Date Posted: 17 May 2016 at 6:04pm
I decided to start one, not for the challenge; (cause I can't enter anyway) but for fun. And since we are allowing shaped halves I thought I'd post to show that they can be shaped how ever you want but they have to be exactly 50/50 and the sides have to be connected so that they are still split in two.

Posted By: Consalvo
Date Posted: 17 May 2016 at 10:00pm
Here's my entry, a work of one day, though some problems with dithering again... and the animation of the grass, any suggestions?

Posted By: philippejugnet
Date Posted: 17 May 2016 at 11:17pm
Probably the hardest challenge I will ever join.
Though palette, though rules, but very creative theme.

Posted By: philippejugnet
Date Posted: 17 May 2016 at 11:35pm
you could make it beat like a song, - for exemple<.

Posted By: Eggy
Date Posted: 18 May 2016 at 1:41am
My entry is going well so far :)
Though, I'd like to keep the art to myself until I'm finished and sure it's of as high quality as I can get it to be. The palette gave me a great (and possibly disturbing) idea I'd love to do, so I'm pushing myself out of my comfort zone like I did with the piece - Don't Laugh from last year (and that won me my first and so far the only actual winner ribbon).

Posted By: ||||
Date Posted: 18 May 2016 at 3:12pm
Looking good fellows.
Philippe: Really impressive! That looks awesome, it's like Spring fighting a subtle revolution against a very cold Winter. (you're making things look better than I thought the palette was capable of).
Consalvo: nice stylized dither the animated shadow is also a nice touch.  Maybe add more grass (wrapping into the distance, in the background) so it's no a lone-standing piece.

Posted By: SpeedyCube
Date Posted: 19 May 2016 at 3:24pm
Originally posted by ||||

I decided to start one, not for the challenge; (cause I can't enter anyway) but for fun. And since we are allowing shaped halves I thought I'd post to show that they can be shaped how ever you want but they have to be exactly 50/50 and the sides have to be connected so that they are still split in two.

How should we count that? Just by the unique colors? Because the grays will make it extremely difficult

Posted By: ||||
Date Posted: 19 May 2016 at 4:25pm
what do you mean? count the color.. just divide the canvas into 2 sections to get the shape. I have started with a canvas of two colors split in half.. then mirrored shapes in 16x16 pixel tile shapes.



So, only the lower half of the palette within the blue area, and the upper half of the palette within the red area.

Posted By: Jinn
Date Posted: 19 May 2016 at 9:26pm
I'm in love with this, ||||. Outstanding job so far!

Posted By: GameBoy
Date Posted: 20 May 2016 at 2:30am
Whoa, so much details.

My WIP. I hope this shape will be accepted.
It's the homage to Junji Ito excellent horror manga Uzumaki (Spiral).
The tongue is shaded quite wrong, I need to fix that.
It's my first portrait ever and so far I'm satisfied with it.

Reference pic: -

Posted By: TZero
Date Posted: 20 May 2016 at 2:11pm

Damn this challenge is actually hard. I'm probably not going to be able to finish this as I have troubles with textures. Everything ends up looking like sausage people.

Posted By: ||||
Date Posted: 20 May 2016 at 2:30pm
Jinn: Thanks a lot! It'll be hard to finish..
 but I'm going to work on it all day and through the night starting this moment.

Gameboy: that'll work.. since we're allowing shaped sides we ought to let them in even if they aren't perfectly 50/50 (as long as they are very close).

TZero: keep it up! Looks good so far just remember no transparency in the end. I know this palette pretty much sucks but, if you find a way to use it; it can look pretty good!

Posted By: jalonso
Date Posted: 20 May 2016 at 2:48pm
Some weeks everyone really top themselves.
Hope all get finished :)

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Posted By: GameBoy
Date Posted: 21 May 2016 at 12:53am
||||, don't worry, I've checked the pure black & white split pattern with GIMP histogram and mean value of colours is 127,5, which means there's a 50/50 split.

Posted By: Eggy
Date Posted: 21 May 2016 at 7:58am
It's a bit of a late note, but - I've finished my entry .
I think I pushed myself too far out of my comfort zone though. :(

Posted By: TZero
Date Posted: 21 May 2016 at 8:05am

Racing to get this done, needs a little more work and a background!

The pallette is not so bad, I've used worse (example: all of my palettes) its very C64 with the greys!

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