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CHALLENGE 8/4/2008: Time Travel

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Topic: CHALLENGE 8/4/2008: Time Travel
Posted By: administrator
Subject: CHALLENGE 8/4/2008: Time Travel
Date Posted: 04 August 2008 at 1:30am

CHALLENGE: Time Travel

From challenge winner - snake comes this week's challenge.
Rework an old non-pixel drawing/painting of yours in pixels.
A reference image link is required for this challenge.

Colors - 16
Canvas Size - Your choice
Animation - No
Transparency - No


  • 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=1097' name='vote' target='_blank'>Vote now for your favorite pixelart in this week's challenge!


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

/pixelart/34860.htm' target='_blank'>Devil hunted by /p/16384.htm' target='_blank'>Arachne
/pixelart/34772.htm' target='_blank'>Pimp my ride by /p/7226.htm' target='_blank'>Adam
/pixelart/34726.htm' target='_blank'>Work in Progress by /p/16805.htm' target='_blank'>BlazeAce

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

/pixelart/34857.htm' target='_blank'>old red dragon by /p/16997.htm' target='_blank'>Pixelarg
/pixelart/34720.htm' target='_blank'>Viking by /p/10414.htm' target='_blank'>k_e_t_t_e_l
/pixelart/34853.htm' target='_blank'>[challenge] Rat Warrior by /p/1287.htm' target='_blank'>Dennis
/pixelart/34711.htm' target='_blank'>oh fiddlesticks by /p/4064.htm' target='_blank'>Setzer
/pixelart/34801.htm' target='_blank'>Ash and Pikachu by /p/15947.htm' target='_blank'>BobSmith006
/pixelart/34861.htm' target='_blank'>[Challenge] Time Travel - Indara Kyasa '93 by /p/17672.htm' target='_blank'>enigmaopoeia
/pixelart/34848.htm' target='_blank'>Yaep by /p/1188.htm' target='_blank'>eXscythe
/pixelart/34855.htm' target='_blank'>The Showdown/Fluffy Menu Backdrop by /p/17383.htm' target='_blank'>[Ryan_6666]
/pixelart/34709.htm' target='_blank'>you can steal my body but you can't steal my soul! by /p/9108.htm' target='_blank'>Folk

Posted By: cantdoright
Date Posted: 04 August 2008 at 1:39am
ok im going to make my painting ok
here it is -

Posted By: Club Beuker
Date Posted: 04 August 2008 at 5:00am
If I'll enter, I'll use this pic:

Without me, it's just aweso

Posted By: 0xDB
Date Posted: 04 August 2008 at 5:30am
I think, I'll give it a try. I've always wanted to redo some of my old drawings as pixel art anyway, so this seems the perfect opportunity to do so.

original drawing (from 2002):

current sloppy pixel version:

Posted By: Tentenn
Date Posted: 04 August 2008 at 9:36am
Is an old noobish comic also allowed, I think I was about 6 when I drew it, it is so lols because it doesnt make sense.

Posted By: TheBlackMarket
Date Posted: 04 August 2008 at 5:49pm
Forgive me for asking such a silly question, but am I allowed to enter a piece if it was started a long time ago and fits the criteria, but never completed?

Posted By: Tarenken
Date Posted: 04 August 2008 at 5:57pm
Yours is awesome Dennis.  Can't wait to see the finished product.
In any case I have a ton of old fakemon drawings that would be cool to pixel... o3o

Posted By: Setzer
Date Posted: 04 August 2008 at 6:08pm -

well I wanted something that left room to improve. The other [below] was my first choice but I don't think it would be as interesting in pixels. -


going with the first


Posted By: basil
Date Posted: 04 August 2008 at 11:56pm
Heh, that looks nice man. I like your style.

Posted By: 0xDB
Date Posted: 05 August 2008 at 2:07am
Thanks Tarenken, I hope I'll manage to force my lazy a$$ to finish it.

Yours looks promising Setzer, I really like the wooden texture on the ship. The sky is quite interesting too.

I started cleaning up mine, refining the volumes and decided upon a palette:

Posted By: Malor
Date Posted: 05 August 2008 at 7:02am
Dennis, that is so hot. I can't wait to see it finished.. I think I'm going to enter, I just have to decide on which one of my numerous horrible early pieces to remakes... It's a toss up between -

and this one... -

The first would be faster and easier, but the second one would be more interesting, and probably more time consuming, but the first is far earlier so there could be a lot more to improve on, than the second.... opinions?

Posted By: BlazeAce
Date Posted: 05 August 2008 at 8:48am - Reference image

^ Current Version

Trying to make it look sketchy as it was before I lost it. The one on the internet doesn't have the sketchy parts... Is it still alright?

Posted By: Adam
Date Posted: 05 August 2008 at 9:37am

Well, I'm not sure if my piece fits the rules but here's a wip:

Way back, maybe twenty years ago I found a can of blue paint and decided to revive the old raggedy-ass Skoda in my grandparents backyard.  I was badly scolded after for wasting a can of paint and ruining my clothes.
This piece recalls that painting (process).

Posted By: skamocore
Date Posted: 05 August 2008 at 9:53am

I always love your creative ideas for challenges.


Posted By: 0xDB
Date Posted: 05 August 2008 at 2:31pm
Thanks Malor, though currently it looks like laziness is going to win once again, anyway, I'm still cleaning it up, refining lines and volumes:

Malor: If I had to choose from those two, I'd pick the dinosaur as it looks a lot more interesting.

Adam: Lovely story. I guess it fits the rules, as long as you link in a picture of that old paintjob on that Skoda.

Posted By: Adam
Date Posted: 05 August 2008 at 3:47pm
Thanks skamocore!
Originally posted by Dennis

I guess it fits the rules, as long as you link in a picture of that old paintjob on that Skoda.
Damned requirements! Though I may be able to dig up some ancient bw photo of it.
Meanwhile, color test no.3:
I'm still not satisfied with the skin tones.

Posted By: Malor
Date Posted: 06 August 2008 at 8:54am
Thanks for the input Dennis, I decided to go with my dino.. thingy, and I did a rough sketch paint over...

May or may not ever be finished. Depends on my mood o.o

Posted By: joe123
Date Posted: 06 August 2008 at 10:37am
Can you use the picture for lineart, or do you need to do the lineart again?
Loving the idea :D


Posted By: 0xDB
Date Posted: 07 August 2008 at 2:54am
Finished cleaning up lines and volumes and started detailing. Not sure what I'll do in the background yet but I'm thinking of clouds and dunes and maybe some palm trees.

Posted By: JerryPie
Date Posted: 07 August 2008 at 6:20am
How about a kitchen floor? with the mouse hole in the background. And a large shadow of a cats head over the whole image, sort of draped back onto the wall.


Posted By: pmprog
Date Posted: 07 August 2008 at 11:55am

Posted By: Setzer
Date Posted: 07 August 2008 at 12:15pm
Dennis, I would suggest a junkyard, since most of your colors are grey anyways (random metal objects) and you've got the brown to tack on as rust/mud, plus its a rat with mechanical toys, it seems fitting.


Posted By: 0xDB
Date Posted: 07 August 2008 at 2:02pm
Making slow progress. Took me about five hours just to shade those first four pieces of the mini-gun. I'm currently doubting that I will be able to finish this before the deadline runs out:

FlyGuy, I like the idea with the kitchen floor and the shadow of the cat but I'd have to completely change the lightsource for that and I'd also have to put most of the rat into a shadow then, which I don't want to do.

Setzer, I like the idea with the junkyard too but I'm afraid I don't have time and energy for that, as it would required an awful lot of detailed pieces of junk and I'm running out of time already.

Not saying that dunes and clouds do not take time to make them look ok but I have decided to do those for the background.

Posted By: dro man jerr
Date Posted: 07 August 2008 at 2:37pm">
gonna use this
bit late thanks to my scanner but i can pull it together

Posted By: dro man jerr
Date Posted: 07 August 2008 at 4:53pm">

im gonna enter thiss

Posted By: basil
Date Posted: 08 August 2008 at 7:29am
Dromanjerr (D=), I think your picture looks good but it's not ready to be submitted. Try anti-aliasing it a bit.

Posted By: dro man jerr
Date Posted: 08 August 2008 at 4:01pm

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