For mixed metaphor competition. Mods, can I enter multiple entries? Otherwise I'll delete the cat entry.
This was drawn in painter, color reduced and cleaned up. In case you were living in a cave, this is acceptable. Note I am color reducing my own picture and giving it the pixel aesthetic. If you have a problem with it, please start a thread in the forum, don't derail this thread. If you think it could be improved to look more like pixel art, please post in this thread.
http://www.pixeljoint.com/pixelart/31982.htm - line art done in painter
http://www.pixeljoint.com/pixelart/35977.htm - drawn at 2x, then shrunk.
http://www.pixeljoint.com/pixelart/36042.htm - ditto
http://www.pixeljoint.com/pixelart/36561.htm - drawn in painter, shrunk. not accepted.
http://www.pixeljoint.com/pixelart/36623.htm - drawn at 2x, then shrunk
http://www.pixeljoint.com/pixelart/38491.htm - painter, shrunk, cleaned up. notice no one could tell. It looks more like PA than opacus's imo which was done in promotion: http://www.wayofthepixel.net/pixelation/index.php?PHPSESSID=0cbc798b0c7aed82c28fc5b71c8274a2&topic=7660.0
http://www.pixeljoint.com/pixelart/39335.htm - painter, shrunk, cleaned up
http://www.pixeljoint.com/pixelart/39808.htm - painter shrunk cleaned up
http://www.pixeljoint.com/pixelart/44407.htm - painter, shrunk, cleaned up
Some of them don't say that they are done in painter. However, I explained why in this thread:
ie if you can't tell, you can't enforce the rule, so it is stupid. People on Pixelation also say method based definition is stupid.