Cake monster

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Cake monster



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Title: Cake monster
Pixel Artist: Gas 13  (Level 9 Boss :: 18606 points)
Posted: 5/6/2011 08:38
Palette: 12 colors
Statistics:  16 comments    17 faves    0 avatars

The cake is a lie.


Weekly Challenge: The United CakedomWeekly Challenge: The United Cakedom

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Ambient (Level 6 Major) @ 8/18/2011 20:07

 Oooh, that's really cool. Reminds me of another lie, http://www.tumblr.com/photo/1280/1424695595/1/tumblr_lb0gtkkLsa1qz58un


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Gecimen (Level 11 Master Assassin) @ 5/9/2011 03:16

This is the best piece in the contest but I didn't vote for it since the cake is too small to be clearly read. If it was big enough to resemble a cake I certainly would.


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Delicious (Level 8 Regional Boss) @ 5/8/2011 23:06

Baha, excellent loop hole you found, Gas 13. Really sweet monster also! Gots my vote.


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cure (Level 11 Godfather) @ 5/7/2011 09:21

it's been back in the challenge since yesterday, hakuna matata.

personally i think "pixel a part of a monster that looks like a cake" is a bit different from "it has to be a cake. Look at the wiki article for cake and list of cakes to see what makes a cake a cake" (via mod comment in challenge newspost). but it's in the challenge and a mod has approved it, so I'm not arguing.

I could (immediately) tell it was his tongue that had evolved to look like a cake, and he was catching prey like an angler fish, for what it's worth.


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boristheblade (Level 1 Rookie) @ 5/7/2011 09:08

I find art activity topics that don't let your imagination roam rather droll. I think it's great that you attempted visual storytelling instead of showing off your technical skill muscles. My issue is with the cake itself, that in no way or form have i read as a piece of cake the first time i looked at the picture! (i thought it was just the tongue rolled onto itself). But making it some other color would have murdered the elegant palette. But after studying it some more it finally clicked! Great!


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Gas 13 (Level 9 Boss) @ 5/7/2011 08:15

>examples you mentioned clearly have the extras as part of the cake

Monster is the part of the cake obviously as it is attached to the cake while as you finally see there's no cake at all. If I show the lure-cake without the monster how will you know it's a trap? How can I tell the story without? How can I make it interesting to the viewer?

Why can't I use monster's tongue as a cake ingredient? Am I limited in using edible ingredients?

Speaking of focus monster is the first thing you see, you are right. But as soon as you notice the fly and lure the focus moves there. Main part is right there. No matter how the monster look like. It's just a monster. While it has nothing to do with the idea.

I feel really bad describing it because that is what you supposed to see and hopefully enjoy and all I get is disappointment because the cake doesn't look like the cake you supposed to see or compete with.

Frustrating but I can take it :)


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NobleValerian (Level 6 Manager) @ 5/7/2011 07:48

 that's pretty cool!


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Photocopier (Level 11 Godfather) @ 5/7/2011 06:31

My question was whether that's a frog monster eating a cake or is the frog monster the cake?

If it's a frog monster eating that tiny cake then I think that it pushes the boundries too far, all the examples you mentioned clearly have the extras as part of the cake, the plates just frame the cakes and the cherry is clearly one of the things that make the cake. All of them have cake as the FOCUS of the image. This piece has the frog monster as the focus and the cake as a small insignificant asset.

Of course if the frog monster is the cake then please disregard my post. 

EDIT: Oh, I see that the cake is a lure to catch the fly right? I still have the same opinion that I presented in this post but replace 'eating the cake' with 'using possible cake shaped tongue as a lure' :P


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SpaceSalmon (Level 1 Rookie) @ 5/7/2011 02:42

 Looks more like a frog monster thing then a cake. Actually I don't know how this is a cake at all because it doesn't have any resemblance to a cake anywhere.


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bobowitzbob (Level 4 Team Leader) @ 5/6/2011 22:16

Darn it. I was going to pixel a giant cake that was in the shape of the word "LIE" but was too lazy. (Working on a game and pixel art editor btw).


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Biffo (Level 1 Rookie) @ 5/6/2011 21:02

I do like it.  This cake is a lie...


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cure (Level 11 Godfather) @ 5/6/2011 20:31

fair nuff.


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jalonso (Level 11 Godfather) @ 5/6/2011 19:46

I gotta admit I added this for the exact reason Gas mentions. It is very much on the edge of the rules but as 3 other submissions leaned in this direction I felt it unfair to disqualify this one for really taking it to the edge.

We should have been extra clear in the rules if we had not wanted 'fantasy cakes'.

The toungue looks like a tasty piece of cake.


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Gas 13 (Level 9 Boss) @ 5/6/2011 18:44

Oh come on. What are the bounds? "just the cake on its own"? Then why we have several cakes with plates or one with a pop-eyed smoking cherry half size of the image (which is awesome cause it's step outside of just_the_cake)?

I can understand color or size limits but why limit creativity?


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cure (Level 11 Godfather) @ 5/6/2011 15:37

yes, a bit outside the bounds of the challenge. very creative take though


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Photocopier (Level 11 Godfather) @ 5/6/2011 11:10

This is brilliant but a little ambiguous, Is the monster itself the cake? If not I think you need to re-read the challenge, it says 'just the cake on its own'. 


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