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CHALLENGE 1/28/2008: The Walls Have Ears.

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Topic: CHALLENGE 1/28/2008: The Walls Have Ears.
Posted By: administrator
Subject: CHALLENGE 1/28/2008: The Walls Have Ears.
Date Posted: 28 January 2008 at 3:40am

CHALLENGE: The Walls Have Ears...

... Literally!
Adarias the winner of the Food Warriors challenges you to create a monster of sorts using a household object as the main inspiration.  Try to think of something original (the killer vaccum has been done guys :P) and pick something totally out there (but still found in many houses).

    Size: 64x64 - 96x96
    Animation: Yus! (4 frame minimum)
    Transparency: If you can make a square canvas into a fluidly animated sprite WITHOUT transparency, you deserve to win hands down!  Otherwise, it's a must.

CHALLENGE RULES

  • 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.

CHALLENGE JUDGING

  • 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.

CHALLENGE PRIZES/GOODIES

  • 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 :)

CHALLENGE VOTING

/pixels/poll.asp?id=1070' name='vote' target='_blank'>Vote now for your favorite pixelart in this week's challenge!

CHALLENGE AWARDS

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

/pixelart/29412.htm' target='_blank'>Suspicious Pencil by /p/14754.htm' target='_blank'>Andy Rosemary
/pixelart/29349.htm' target='_blank'>Howling Panshee by /p/7226.htm' target='_blank'>Adam
/pixelart/29406.htm' target='_blank'>Monster Bowl by /p/14302.htm' target='_blank'>Wiredgirl


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

/pixelart/29414.htm' target='_blank'>Weekly Challenge: KLL 700 by /p/14317.htm' target='_blank'>littlesapphire
/pixelart/29383.htm' target='_blank'>Evil Teapot by /p/5918.htm' target='_blank'>cerealkiller54
/pixelart/29413.htm' target='_blank'>Mighty Coffe Grinder of Doom by /p/2880.htm' target='_blank'>htdreams
/pixelart/29397.htm' target='_blank'>Voracious lamp by /p/10999.htm' target='_blank'>robotic76
/pixelart/29307.htm' target='_blank'>Love Seat, Weekly challenge by /p/7421.htm' target='_blank'>I Am Uh
/pixelart/29404.htm' target='_blank'>evil monitor by /p/13344.htm' target='_blank'>dragonxxjef
/pixelart/29415.htm' target='_blank'>licuamonster by /p/10675.htm' target='_blank'>maintrix
/pixelart/29416.htm' target='_blank'>Zombie Lightbulb - Now with exciting new animation!! by /p/9431.htm' target='_blank'>ooshmaster
/pixelart/29345.htm' target='_blank'>Carnivorous Bin by /p/12808.htm' target='_blank'>Zccc
/pixelart/29333.htm' target='_blank'>Crazy Tissuebox Alert! by /p/10878.htm' target='_blank'>Amorphous



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Posted By: Superpipo
Date Posted: 28 January 2008 at 8:15am
Quick Question:

Is a TV considered as a household machine?

-Sp


Posted By: greenraven
Date Posted: 28 January 2008 at 10:10am
It's a machine... it's in the house... so one can only assume, yes. 

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Posted By: Elk
Date Posted: 28 January 2008 at 10:11am
ew animations <.<


Posted By: Amorphous
Date Posted: 28 January 2008 at 12:08pm
Wait...does it have to be a machine?
 
Because I'm thinking of doing a tissuebox or a waterbottle...


Posted By: Hapiel
Date Posted: 28 January 2008 at 12:25pm
no, household ITEMS its said in the first post...

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Posted By: Amorphous
Date Posted: 28 January 2008 at 12:42pm
Ah, okay. Once I finish my dragon I'll get to work.


Posted By: Kee
Date Posted: 28 January 2008 at 2:23pm
does it have to be an animation? cuz i never made a good animation


Posted By: Terley
Date Posted: 28 January 2008 at 2:57pm
Well its a challenge, don't enter if you don't want to do the animation but its always good to push yourself into areas you aren't comfortable with. If anything keep it simple and take it one step at a time.


Posted By: Kee
Date Posted: 28 January 2008 at 3:08pm
i understand but does it HAVE to be an animation is my question


Posted By: Blu
Date Posted: 28 January 2008 at 3:14pm
Can we have a background?
 
Edit: Still answer if you want, but my need is now obsolete.


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Posted By: Gas 13
Date Posted: 28 January 2008 at 3:33pm
Can I make it larger than 96x96 and submit it later than Sunday? It's my old work and I can't get to my PC earlier. Oh, and also could it be some kind of fighting game scene? I'm not sure if blood allowed.

Just curious.

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Posted By: Talos
Date Posted: 28 January 2008 at 3:45pm
My first one... hmmm...  got it! I'm thinking out of the box. Unless you keep your underwear in a box. WIP:
I was thinking of adding hearts or making it blue with lighter blue stripes. Just wondering if any one cares, any suggestions?


Posted By: Terley
Date Posted: 28 January 2008 at 5:22pm
Originally posted by Kee

i understand but does it HAVE to be an animation is my question
 
Yus!
 
Im guessing for this particular challenge they want people to animate, but theres nothing stopping you making this an excuse to do something productive for yourself.


Posted By: Kee
Date Posted: 28 January 2008 at 6:18pm
Originally posted by Terley

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Im guessing for this particular challenge they want people to animate, but theres nothing stopping you making this an excuse to do something productive for yourself.
 
 
 
 
True. I acually might give this a try just because of the animation part. maybe i will end up liking animating


Posted By: I Am Uh
Date Posted: 28 January 2008 at 11:54pm
Giving this a shot.

I Call it the Love seat.


I'm pretty satisfied with it so far. I might change the hearts though seems a bit girly.



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Posted By: Nomad-4
Date Posted: 29 January 2008 at 12:12am
Its been a while, I feel like a jerk for leaving the forum.
 
I'm thinking of making a telephone monster, I'll post my WIP soon


Posted By: Hiimbear
Date Posted: 29 January 2008 at 3:11am
Would you all consider a spoon a household item? =/


Posted By: Adam
Date Posted: 29 January 2008 at 11:30am

Just ask the poor lost souls called "married": the most horrid monster is the dreadful howling panshee!



Posted By: Minstrel
Date Posted: 29 January 2008 at 12:30pm
I'm gonna try for this too! Mine will be... a coffee mug with spider legs!




Can anybody spare some tips on perspective? Or anything for that matter?


Posted By: scarmy
Date Posted: 29 January 2008 at 1:28pm
How can I upload my pic?


Posted By: Bifur
Date Posted: 29 January 2008 at 2:30pm
go here

http://www.pixeljoint.com/pixels/submit_icons.asp

and check the weekly challenge box


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Posted By: Amorphous
Date Posted: 29 January 2008 at 2:49pm
^I think he wants to know how to post pictures on the forum...
 
Anyhow, meet the flying-zombie-giant-monster-tissue-box-of-death!
Just lines for now. He needs two tissues for wings, and a flying animation...


Posted By: Kee
Date Posted: 29 January 2008 at 3:07pm
I started a WIP. It is a etch-a-sketch. is that considered a household object. just wondering before i get too far


Posted By: Larwick
Date Posted: 29 January 2008 at 3:30pm
MUGSQUIDz SAYS HI.



WIP obviously.


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Posted By: Blu
Date Posted: 29 January 2008 at 3:44pm
I think an etch-a-sketch is fine, but that's me...the girl who's doing a "dust rhino". XD Schnitzle-face. =x
 
^ Giant WiP of DOOM If anyone wants, you can offer color ideas. Aaaand, if you think this won't be accepted, that would be nice to know =D


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Posted By: Talos
Date Posted: 29 January 2008 at 3:53pm
It never said that household item had to be something used. Dust is lying around the house. Should be accepted if you ask me.


Posted By: htdreams
Date Posted: 29 January 2008 at 5:56pm
Hi there!

I've been for some months in Pixel Joint, checking from time to time the wonderfull works posted and user galleries, but time constrains and lots of work had me far from creating new pixels... that's enough! i can't bear it anymore... the urge... the urge... must... join...  challenge!!!

Behold the mighty Coffe Grinder WIP!!!



10 frames and 96x96 image

This is my reference image:



There are some things i would try to improve before coloring it, like the legs movement and some elasticity issues at the dome...
 

Any suggestions or c+c?

Worst thing of all is i dunno this could be a dangerous monster... unless one has coffe allergy :-P

HtDreams



Posted By: Metaru
Date Posted: 29 January 2008 at 7:28pm
next dumb question wins a free PS3.

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Posted By: Blu
Date Posted: 29 January 2008 at 8:44pm
htdreams - I think that looks flippin' awesome! I...can't think of anyway it could be dangerous either... If you're going to have a set outline, I'd clean up the lines, but otherwise, it looks great, imo. :3
 
Uhm...Blood? fangs on the handle? *noidea*
 
BTW, good luck, everyone. ;)


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Posted By: Equilibrix
Date Posted: 29 January 2008 at 11:39pm
I've heard about this one! It's the most dangerous monster ever because it only pretends to be coffe grinder! In fact... It.. Grinds... Human... Flesh!!!

(WIP looks great, just clean the lines and you're ready to color it!)


Posted By: Adam
Date Posted: 30 January 2008 at 3:22am

Small update. In lack of free time, thus minimum 4 frames animation. A bit jerky too:

 
And frame 1:
 


Posted By: Blu
Date Posted: 30 January 2008 at 12:12pm
It's a frying pan, right? :x  *Finished her dust rhino* ^^ I should really not stay up super late, though, to finish a pixel... >.>

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Posted By: Adam
Date Posted: 30 January 2008 at 3:06pm
Oh man, I begin to think that PSP6 is not really suited for pixel animations. Crappy quick update:


Posted By: Larwick
Date Posted: 30 January 2008 at 3:12pm
Adam, looks awesome. I think it needs one or two more frames to complete the cycle atm though, seems a bit jerky (although i'm not sure it's a big problem as it gives a freaky, ghostly feel).

Htdreams, lush animation, can't wait.


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Posted By: I Am Uh
Date Posted: 30 January 2008 at 4:11pm
Update.

Decided to keep the hearts, gonna start animating soon.


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Posted By: Blu
Date Posted: 30 January 2008 at 5:19pm
That's cool. :D The eyes/hearts are *creepy*, though, imo. o_O Which is a good thing, I guess?
 
I could so see fire in them, or glowing red.


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Posted By: I Am Uh
Date Posted: 30 January 2008 at 6:26pm
Well I think I might be finished. Not sure if I'm gonna change the frames around a little.
Edit:
Decided I didn't want to make a whole nother post so i took your advice bluwriter and made it 11 frames now. Deleted the old one.




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Posted By: Blu
Date Posted: 30 January 2008 at 6:39pm
That looks cool. :3 Is it laughing? I'd make it a little longer (the laughing, even if it's just repeating), otherwise it just seems a bit too short.
Nice shading. :)

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Posted By: Nomad-4
Date Posted: 30 January 2008 at 10:12pm
Here's my creation,  I call it the " Abomination of G".
 
I thought it would be cool to see what would happen if you put together a group of phones into one body. 
 
Originally I wanted it to be isometric, but remade into front view because it would have turned out too small in 96x96, plus I suck at drawing.
 
 
The pic (WIP):
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The refrences:
 
1.
 
2.
 
 
 
 

 


Posted By: htdreams
Date Posted: 31 January 2008 at 12:39am
Hi there!

Adam: i like your color choice, but i think it's moving a bit to fast, may be it would look a bit more creepy if it moved at a slow pace?

I am Uh: nice touch the evil grin :D before that it seemed to be a couch from The Care Bears... The only thing i could comment on is about the shadow, as it laughts the shadow of the armrest also goes up, but as the shadow is over the floor it wouldn't move...

Nomad-4: hehe... that same old telephone pic was one of my previous ideas, but i couldn't imagine how to make it a monster... :)



Posted By: I Am Uh
Date Posted: 31 January 2008 at 1:48am
Which one is better?






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Posted By: Nomad-4
Date Posted: 31 January 2008 at 3:33am
personaly I like the first one, since it has a cooler animation.
 
But how about some extra features like stitches, thats just an opinion.


Posted By: cure
Date Posted: 31 January 2008 at 7:48am
Originally posted by Adam


Frying Panshee?
Crying Pan?


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Posted By: Ails
Date Posted: 31 January 2008 at 3:46pm
hum... killer lamp?



Posted By: Metaru
Date Posted: 31 January 2008 at 6:02pm
best one so far, desing wise. but the animation could use a bit more efforth in order to equal the desing, imo.

@iamuh: your pillows are quite pillowshaded


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Posted By: Blu
Date Posted: 31 January 2008 at 6:47pm
If you're going to show teeth, make them pointed, I think. A carnivorous couch is much more scary (I think) than a herbivore-couch. ^^
 
I'd also not make the teeth perfectly white. Look at your own teeth. They probably aren't perfectly white unless you've used whitening strips or gotten work done. XD
 
Ails, when doing a blinking animation, don't just do one frame and they're closed, one frame and they're open again. Too dodgy looking.


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Posted By: Kee
Date Posted: 01 February 2008 at 11:09am

im like the coffee machine idea!



Posted By: volcom
Date Posted: 01 February 2008 at 2:22pm
 
still problems i need to fix up


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Posted By: I Am Uh
Date Posted: 01 February 2008 at 5:05pm
Latest:
Pretty sure I'm officially done now.
Click it to visit the P.J Art thing.
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Posted By: htdreams
Date Posted: 01 February 2008 at 6:31pm
Hi there!

Here is a clean version with base color, i've added evil eyes to make it more menacing, i've tried to make the eye movement increment the "head" turn



I'll try to color it tomorrow to be in time for the challenge :)

IamUh: love the final version, that teeth promises bloody nights at the love couch ^_^

Ails: cool concept, you could add a "breath" animation to make more alive, like 3-4 frames expand-contract

Adam: the hair are flames?


Posted By: Fuzzyleaves
Date Posted: 01 February 2008 at 8:53pm
It's coming on nicely!  everyone 

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Posted By: pixelblink
Date Posted: 01 February 2008 at 9:05pm
that animation is pretty smooth. The most interestingly animated piece of all I think. Looking forward to the final version.

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Posted By: htdreams
Date Posted: 02 February 2008 at 12:07pm
Hi there!

I've started to apply colors and shadows... my weak area :P



Only a wip, but i would like to ask for some advice on texturing the sides so it doesn't looks like plastic and more woodlike.

The front right leg is finished, as it pretends to be an iron leg...

Hope to finish in time :)




Posted By: I Am Uh
Date Posted: 02 February 2008 at 2:01pm
Well Ht, a wood like texture would most likely show a grain in the wood. Doing so would make it look much nicer.

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Posted By: htdreams
Date Posted: 03 February 2008 at 5:48pm
Hi there!

Here is my final version, i would add more things like a shadow or shades on top, but i'm out of time... anyway pixeling again is great, so i hope my skills to improve every challenge :)





Posted By: Larwick
Date Posted: 04 February 2008 at 5:19am
htdreams, would be great if you could continue working on that even though the challenge is over. It could really benefit from higher contrast.

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Posted By: htdreams
Date Posted: 04 February 2008 at 3:08pm
I'll try to finish it, the problem is i'm better at drawing / animating than coloring :-P

When you said it would benefit from higher contrast, do you meant the wood texture or the dome?

Also i don't like how i shaded the drawer , it's pillow shading and it breaks the overall aspect of the piece...

Any good info on dithering coloring techniques? i know best knowledge comes from hours and hours in observation of good examples and practice... but time is not on my side... i'll try my best :)

Thanks for your encouragement !






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