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CHALLENGE 6/19/2017: Skulls and Bones

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Topic: CHALLENGE 6/19/2017: Skulls and Bones
Posted By: administrator
Subject: CHALLENGE 6/19/2017: Skulls and Bones
Date Posted: 19 June 2017 at 6:46am

CHALLENGE: Skulls and Bones

It's strong, it's sturdy and it's deep within our bodies. No, I'm not talking about your soul or self-confidence! It's bones. 206 hard-as-hell structures that keep your adult body upright and mobile.

This week, pixel one or more bones. It doesn't have to be human bones. You can even depict a full bovine skeleton if that's your thing. Just make sure that there is no tissue.

Canvas Size -  Max. 150x150.
Colors - Max. 13.
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=1560' name='vote' target='_blank'>Vote now for your favorite pixelart in this week's challenge!


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

/pixelart/113668.htm' target='_blank' class='winner1'>Ram Skull by /p/17621.htm' target='_blank'>Jinn
/pixelart/113660.htm' target='_blank' class='winner2'>Ancestrowl by /p/31468.htm' target='_blank'>Ciclopiz
/pixelart/113688.htm' target='_blank' class='winner3'>He's DEAD, Jim! by /p/7226.htm' target='_blank'>Adam

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

/pixelart/113704.htm' target='_blank' class='winnerx'>Bonehead by /p/97892.htm' target='_blank'>Axolotl
/pixelart/113756.htm' target='_blank' class='winnerx'>What We Leave Behind by /p/68228.htm' target='_blank'>saulc12
/pixelart/113754.htm' target='_blank' class='winnerx'>Chompy Skull by /p/135660.htm' target='_blank'>FengShuiAvenger
/pixelart/113737.htm' target='_blank' class='winnerx'>bone or gold ? by /p/59239.htm' target='_blank'>raiquem
/pixelart/113641.htm' target='_blank' class='winnerx'>Memento Mori by /p/18047.htm' target='_blank'>Quake
/pixelart/113772.htm' target='_blank' class='winnerx'>Open my Mind by /p/32360.htm' target='_blank'>JuNKaJii
/pixelart/113774.htm' target='_blank' class='winnerx'>The Stirrup Bone Portal by /p/10442.htm' target='_blank'>skamocore
/pixelart/113773.htm' target='_blank' class='winnerx'>Long Gone by /p/61268.htm' target='_blank'>awestsecurity
/pixelart/113739.htm' target='_blank' class='winnerx'>Floating Red Skull by /p/72626.htm' target='_blank'>BigPotato
/pixelart/113672.htm' target='_blank' class='winnerx'>Vanity by /p/39184.htm' target='_blank'>Pheno
/pixelart/113715.htm' target='_blank' class='winnerx'>skull animation by /p/20137.htm' target='_blank'>pigus123
/pixelart/113635.htm' target='_blank' class='winnerx'>Dino Jaw by /p/109396.htm' target='_blank'>Deanaro
/pixelart/113702.htm' target='_blank' class='winnerx'>An Unprecedented Find by /p/126953.htm' target='_blank'>DexRunner
/pixelart/113659.htm' target='_blank' class='winnerx'>Blue/Grey Skull by /p/135098.htm' target='_blank'>ArthorianPyxel
/pixelart/113760.htm' target='_blank' class='winnerx'>Skull X-Ray (Fixed) by /p/43068.htm' target='_blank'>MasterGrand
/pixelart/113691.htm' target='_blank' class='winnerx'>Dry Bowser by /p/134740.htm' target='_blank'>Fou-Lu
/pixelart/113697.htm' target='_blank' class='winnerx'>skull by /p/99466.htm' target='_blank'>IMPULSE_101
/pixelart/113664.htm' target='_blank' class='winnerx'>Bones Quest by /p/7226.htm' target='_blank'>Adam

Posted By: pigus123
Date Posted: 19 June 2017 at 1:57pm

i have small problem with teeth, any suggestions?

Posted By: Quake
Date Posted: 20 June 2017 at 12:49am
Originally posted by pigus123

i have small problem with teeth, any suggestions?

Hey man, you have quite limited space due to the size of the image. Therefore, you don't really want to add dark lines around the teeth.

Instead, you want to give the impression of teeth.

Hopefully this helps

May also be useful:

Posted By: Mandrill
Date Posted: 20 June 2017 at 5:10am
Quake is going the right way here. Given the small canvas size it's much better to just indicate small things like teeth and fingers with clusters of highlights and some shadows here and there. Here is a piece I did last year. It's basically just clusters and 2 to 1 dots with no outline around his set of teeth.

Posted By: pigus123
Date Posted: 21 June 2017 at 2:48am
wow, thanks both of you!
great piece of art @Mandrill

here's next version, i want to do simple rotate animation

first draft of animation

EDIT: final

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