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CHALLENGE 7/17/2017: Machine Nature

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Topic: CHALLENGE 7/17/2017: Machine Nature
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Subject: CHALLENGE 7/17/2017: Machine Nature
Date Posted: 17 July 2017 at 3:31am

CHALLENGE: Machine Nature

When flesh turns into steel the term "cyborg" is not that far away. However, this week we are not talking about hybrids. We want you to go full machine!

Play god and create mechanical life. Just make sure that there is or was a real-life counter part in existence. No dragons or monsters allowed.

Canvas Size - 350x350.
Colors - Max. 16.
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=1564' name='vote' target='_blank'>Vote now for your favorite pixelart in this week's challenge!


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

/pixelart/114346.htm' target='_blank' class='winner1'>R-madillo by /p/137868.htm' target='_blank'>TonyDixob
/pixelart/114445.htm' target='_blank' class='winner2'>R.A.B.B.I.T. by /p/32857.htm' target='_blank'>xxmantisxx
/pixelart/114454.htm' target='_blank' class='winner3'>Mechatorte Joins the Battle by /p/88244.htm' target='_blank'>Paperdomo101

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

/pixelart/114444.htm' target='_blank' class='winnerx'>Mechanical Rouge by /p/134457.htm' target='_blank'>TheKingDwarf
/pixelart/114434.htm' target='_blank' class='winnerx'>Techdog by /p/135872.htm' target='_blank'>upper0
/pixelart/114347.htm' target='_blank' class='winnerx'>droid jellyfish by /p/102346.htm' target='_blank'>kaiotama
/pixelart/114373.htm' target='_blank' class='winnerx'>Would the dodo have survived? by /p/40623.htm' target='_blank'>smelo

Posted By: TheKingDwarf
Date Posted: 18 July 2017 at 12:24pm
Here is my rough draft of cyborg noodle from the gorillaz so far

How can I improve it?

Posted By: Quake
Date Posted: 18 July 2017 at 1:52pm
The challenge is to pixel a machine, not a cyborg TheKingDwarf.

In regards to improving it, I'd suggest not dithering. Dithering creates a rugged surface, something which the skin isn't.

Posted By: TheKingDwarf
Date Posted: 18 July 2017 at 4:51pm
Thanks for the Tip! About the first part, well I guess ill start over. Oops

Posted By: 7Soul
Date Posted: 19 July 2017 at 8:39am
I had some trouble understanding what this challenge was supposed to be about, too :P

Posted By: TheKingDwarf
Date Posted: 19 July 2017 at 3:18pm
Is it going well for yo now? It sure is for me.

Posted By: TheKingDwarf
Date Posted: 20 July 2017 at 4:43pm
Here is mine so far. Any CC?

Posted By: Quake
Date Posted: 21 July 2017 at 12:10am
Really good animation. I like it a lot!

I assume it's a mechanical person, something like that?

Posted By: TheKingDwarf
Date Posted: 21 July 2017 at 3:48pm
Yea. I imagined him as a mechanical rouge. Haven't been able to do anything on him or anything else for that matter. Really sick today.

Posted By: Quake
Date Posted: 22 July 2017 at 4:02am
One elephant done: Two elephants done.

Posted By: TheKingDwarf
Date Posted: 22 July 2017 at 9:34am
Loving the texture. Very metallic

Posted By: TheKingDwarf
Date Posted: 23 July 2017 at 4:43pm
What happens if my pixel art doesnt get approved in time for the challenge?

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