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CHALLENGE 4/14/2008: Depth of Field

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Topic: CHALLENGE 4/14/2008: Depth of Field
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Subject: CHALLENGE 4/14/2008: Depth of Field
Date Posted: 14 April 2008 at 5:19am

CHALLENGE: Depth of Field

Double wide pixel challenge winner surt challenges you to pixel a scene in which depth of field (see - ) plays a major role.

Subject matter and execution is up to you and your imagination.

  • Colours: 32 max
  • Canvas Size: 256 x 256 max
  • Transparency: No
  • Animation: Allowed


  • 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=1081' name='vote' target='_blank'>Vote now for your favorite pixelart in this week's challenge!


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

/pixelart/31751.htm' target='_blank'>Depth of field challenge - overly cutified monkey by /p/878.htm' target='_blank'>DayDream
/pixelart/31749.htm' target='_blank'>Old Clock by /p/15620.htm' target='_blank'>Oke
/pixelart/31737.htm' target='_blank'>zupervisor (no killer. challenge filler.) by /p/6236.htm' target='_blank'>tomic

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

/pixelart/31736.htm' target='_blank'>Smoooooth by /p/2606.htm' target='_blank'>Vital
/pixelart/31750.htm' target='_blank'>Cheese, mouse, cat by /p/15202.htm' target='_blank'>old_flick
/pixelart/31724.htm' target='_blank'>Ping Pong by /p/12808.htm' target='_blank'>Zccc
/pixelart/31689.htm' target='_blank'>The Cat's Pajamas by /p/4064.htm' target='_blank'>Setzer
/pixelart/31753.htm' target='_blank'>Macaw by /p/6146.htm' target='_blank'>BlackDragon

Posted By: Indigo
Date Posted: 14 April 2008 at 11:54am
Very cool idea for a challenge!  Yummy!


Posted By: Setzer
Date Posted: 14 April 2008 at 5:52pm

okay so it has a long way to go, and knowing how good I am at continuing things this wont get much farther, I just wanted an excuse to draw felix's face on some bombs :(


Posted By: DJD
Date Posted: 14 April 2008 at 6:40pm
Setzer if you don't finish that it'll be a crime against the pixel gods.

Posted By: Setzer
Date Posted: 15 April 2008 at 3:13pm



Posted By: hotnikkelz
Date Posted: 15 April 2008 at 3:36pm
that's looking nice setzer,

I have a question...the DEGREE of depth doesn't matter to the piece right? by that i mean, doesn it matter if the piece has a  large or small DoF?

Posted By: Elk
Date Posted: 15 April 2008 at 7:55pm

Posted By: Larwick
Date Posted: 16 April 2008 at 3:28am
As long as it plays a major role in the image. >_>


Posted By: Broli
Date Posted: 16 April 2008 at 6:22pm
Hmm, here's mine thus far. Not sure how exactly it will turn out as of yet, but however it does, I hope it'll turn out looking somewhat decent.

Not sure how many colors I have used so far since I'm just winging this with the colors. By the way Setzer, that is looking flippin' sweet. I love that dithering you have, it has a good texture to it.

Edit: Just lost a lot of progress because my dad was messing with the breaker while I was at school and my unsaved work was lost. So I'm on a set back now. :\

Posted By: Pixel-Pusher
Date Posted: 17 April 2008 at 8:10pm
Heres what I have:
I need ideas...


Posted By: purpletree
Date Posted: 19 April 2008 at 2:26am
hers what i've been working on.... a long way to go... ref:

Posted By: old_flick
Date Posted: 19 April 2008 at 10:38am
I'm never going to get this done in time, especially what I actually wanted to do with it.

I originally wanted to start out with the cheese in focus, and the rest of the picture unfocused.  Than shift focus to the mouse, then the cat.  When I realized that I wasn't going to have time for that, I thought maybe I'd just pixel the cat slightly out of focus.  I've discovered that pixelling out of focus is a lot tougher than I thought, so for now, I'm just trying to finish something since I actually thought the mouse came out pretty well. 


And another:

Posted By: Setzer
Date Posted: 20 April 2008 at 12:38am
old_flick: one idea is to do each part of the image in a different sized brush (1x1 for the cheese, 2x2 on the mouse, 4x4 on the cat, as i executed in my sh*tty example) then go back and touch up bits and pieces, as right now the amount of detail is the same on everything. so basically you'd want to kill the detail on things

my hasty overpixeling;

edit: f**king chat filter


Posted By: DayDream
Date Posted: 20 April 2008 at 5:24pm

I saw this image on deviantart just after reading the challenge info and thought I would it a try... not too happy with the outcome - mainly due to the colour choices and the eyes that got over exaggerated...

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