Weekly Pixel Art Challenge : Wide Pixels

Challenge News

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

Greg Bear's Eon by surt
The Naked Sun- Isaac Asimov by Delfos
Gardens of the Moon by thesalus


Thanks so much to all who took the time to vote and participate in the challenge! Check out the Wide Pixels forum thread for more information.
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Posted by sedgemonkey @ 3/17/2008 00:19  |    4
It's time to head on over to the forum and vote for the latest pixel art challenge: Wide Pixels.

VOTE NOW!
Posted by jalonso @ 3/10/2008 04:13  |    3
From challenge winner Stickman comes this challenge.
Choose the title of an existing book or novel (from the bible to Harry Potter) and pixel an original cover (no refs) for it emulating this vintage console using the Amstrad CPC palette and using only a 1x2 pixel brush (no single pixels).

The book title must be included in your entry, author may be included



Size template with 1x2 grid (vertically only, grid goes the other way for landscape)

This means 160x200 measured in single pixels but pixelled using double pixels (1x2) as a coloring unit.



Color Palette - 16 colours from fixed palette (no 1 bits ;)
Canvas Size - 160x200 horizontal or vertical
No transparency
No Animation

Reference Links:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amstrad_CPC
http://members.chello.at/theodor.lauppert/games/pf-cpc.htm
http://www.gfxzone.org/articles/cpc_graphics-article_01.html

There is a link to a tutorial about making 1x2 brushes in MSPaint, see the links page.
*many unnoticed links are there too so no direct links, ya lazy bums :p

The challenge thread will have all the challenge updates. The thread is also a great place to post your WIPs.
Posted by jalonso @ 3/3/2008 05:01  |    41

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