Weekly Pixel Art Challenge : WIP Stages

Challenge News

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

Extinction by Snake
Descend by 7even
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles by Opacus

Thanks so much to all who took the time to vote and participate in the challenge! Check out the WIP Stages forum thread for more information.
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Posted by sedgemonkey @ 2/25/2008 00:24  |    8
It's time to head on over to the forum and vote for the latest pixel art challenge: WIP Stages.

Posted by sedgemonkey @ 2/18/2008 00:27  |    9
This week's challenge comes from Gas 13 and is a study on showing pixelling steps and procedures. Its a 5 frame minimum step animation.

1. Use this template. (frame 1)
2. When you see something in the template, make the lineart. (frame 2)
3. Find the shapes and volumes and develop them. (frames 3 & 4)*
4. Refine and finished piece. (frame 5)
5. Canvas size is fixed but may be on transparent background.
6. Color palette is unlimited but must be shown in the animation.
7. Create the WIP animation (from the above frames), 5 frame minimum.
* You may make more than 2 frames on #3 as needed.

Link(s) for free/demo/shareware PC animation programs:
1: http://www.gamani.com/  demo 30 days
2: ProMotion   limited demo
3: EasyGif  limited demo, 20 uses only !!!!!
4: Gif construction  demo, looks easy

For MACs
gif builder  100% free ;)

You may also try posting your frames in the challenge thread for another PJ member to animate for you once finished. If you do this please keep your frame count to a minimum. Ask for help and give yourself enough time and be patient (its a favor).

For a visual example of this challenge see the image shown in the page below:

challenge thread will have all the challenge updates. The thread is also a great place to post your WIPs.
Posted by jalonso @ 2/11/2008 04:43  |    24

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