Pixel Art Challenge: Mid-Canvas Void


Use the grid template below to create an image. However, the middle section of the canvas (the magenta part) must stay one single solid colour. Any colour is fine; it doesn't need to be magenta. (I think we've already had enough magenta anyway!)

The theme for this challenge is fruit. Any type of real-life fruit, and any way of presenting the theme is fine, just as long as it clearly adheres to the theme of fruit.

Canvas Size - Use template:


Colours - Unrestricted. Keep in mind though, that the middle section must only be one colour.
Transparency - No.
Animation - No.

The challenge thread will have all the challenge updates. The thread is also a great place to post your WIPs.

Posted by skamocore @ 9/27/2010 00:02  |    33


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skamocore (Level 11 Dolphin) @ 10/6/2010 07:40

Duly noted.

It was a last minute decision and perhaps not the best one at that, but do bear in mind that no one specifically *had* to create a still life. The subject of fruit can be conveyed in many different ways; a fruity mock-up being just one alternative. Anyway, thinking about it now, it may have been an idea to have an optional bonus challenge of "not creating a still life". Ah, hindsight.

NaCl (Level 3 Hatchet Man) @ 10/6/2010 03:16

 I think this could have been a cool challenge, but the fruit part makes too restricted and awkward. Now it's a bunch of poorly composed still lifes, instead of letting some awesome ideas to happen.

EdJr (Level 9 Nidan) @ 10/3/2010 15:11

Hello Mankoo, your piece was sent. You just need to wait until the admins/mods/idontknowthatname approve (or not) your piece.

Good luck, and welcome to PJ!

Mankoo (Level 1 Rookie) @ 10/3/2010 14:14

Salut, je suis nouveau sur PJ, j'ai envoyé ma création mais je sais pas si elle a été prise en compte... Un peu dur de s'y retrouver sur le site au début... Enfin bref, désolé de "poluer" les commentaires avec ça...

Hello, I am new on the PJ, I sent my creation but I know not if she was taken into account... A little bit hard to meet on the site there at the beginning... Sorry "to polute " comments with that...

eliotfellow (Level 7 Assassin) @ 10/3/2010 09:14

 Ha ha, no, it's good! I thought it was funny.

cure (Level 11 Pixellite) @ 10/1/2010 13:27

I thought I might be screwing someone over by provding too many examples. oops!

eliotfellow (Level 7 Assassin) @ 10/1/2010 12:44

 Well. . . yeah I'm doing Eve. Thanks for spoiling the surprise.


Just kidding.

ellie-is (Level 5 Assistant Manager) @ 10/1/2010 10:28

 No mario sprites? D:

But Yoshi eats fruit!



Okay, I get it. X)

cure (Level 11 Pixellite) @ 9/28/2010 22:20

If the image says "fruit" to the viewer, it should be fine. Apples, oranges, the chiquita woman, a fruitbasket still life, an anthropomorphic fruit character, eve partaking of the tree of knowledge, workers in an orchard- so long as the "fruit" theme is obvious, it shouldn't be an issue.

Things that aren't fine: A portrait of your dog, a dragon, a mario sprite... you get the idea.

jeremy (Level 11 Sphinx) @ 9/28/2010 19:29

The only restriction (aside from no animation or transparency) is that you need to use the template, with the magenta square being in just one colour (not necessarily magenta) :)

(I think the black squares are just to show the magenta one's in the midlle ;o )

Oreo0000 (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 9/28/2010 19:14

 "any real life fruit and any way of presenting the theme is FINE just as long as it clearly adheres to the theme of fruit" is what they said.

It leads you to believe they're fine with anything as long as it meets the size/color specifications. I know what they said I'm just looking for confirmation.

Clovvach (Level 3 Enforcer) @ 9/28/2010 14:48

 I like this one :)

Reo (Level 11 Sphinx) @ 9/28/2010 13:11

Description says real life fruit.

Oreo0000 (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 9/28/2010 13:09

 So dose it have to be an existing fruit or can it be fictitious? 

eliotfellow (Level 7 Assassin) @ 9/28/2010 12:38

 Homage to the Square, anyone? That's what it made me think of. 

Almir (Level 1 Rookie) @ 9/28/2010 11:51

I need examples

ellie-is (Level 5 Assistant Manager) @ 9/28/2010 11:27

 My question was a serious question, you know. :P

skamocore (Level 11 Dolphin) @ 9/28/2010 02:43


yrizoud (Level 6 Aquamarine) @ 9/28/2010 02:35

A donut is a fruit, right ?

slym (Level 8 Ruby) @ 9/27/2010 19:49

This is the most amazing challenge ever! it's going to be so hard to do! 

EdJr (Level 9 Nidan) @ 9/27/2010 13:58

This is so non sense. 

Stickman (Level 7 Sheriff) @ 9/27/2010 11:18

Okay - I understand now. Cheers.

ellie-is (Level 5 Assistant Manager) @ 9/27/2010 10:14

 Can I draw fruity people?

Hatch (Level 3 Hatchikyu) @ 9/27/2010 09:40

Middle box (the one in magenta): a single solid color, no pattern, no lines, nothing but a solid bucket fill of one color.
All the rest of the canvas: absolutely anything you want; no restrictions or limitations as long as it's pixel art.

The middle block of color doesn't need to be demarcated or outlined in any way.

SpaceSalmon (Level 1 Rookie) @ 9/27/2010 09:35

 Fruit? FRUIT? Who made this shit up?

Stickman (Level 7 Sheriff) @ 9/27/2010 09:24

Yes, any solid colour - but does it have an outline of some sort? (I presume no dithering/gradient of the chosen solid colour)

I think I'll wait to see some entries first, so I can get an idea of what's going on...

jeremy (Level 11 Sphinx) @ 9/27/2010 02:11

The magenta can be any colour, e.g. yellow :)

Stickman (Level 7 Sheriff) @ 9/27/2010 02:08

Just to be sure, if I were to draw a banana then it would be a solid purple/magenta with no outlines of any other colour around it?

r1k (Level 1 Rookie) @ 9/27/2010 01:45

interseting challenge.  Will be interesting to see how people handle it.

skamocore (Level 11 Dolphin) @ 9/27/2010 01:44

It should be exactly the same size of the template ie. 150 x 150.

oka (Level 1 Rookie) @ 9/27/2010 01:42

can i make a bigger or small piece than the tamplate?
i mean- is this the final size?

btw. great great geat idea!
your challenges are always so original *-*

skamocore (Level 11 Dolphin) @ 9/27/2010 00:43

Non. Magenta - solid colour; everything else - whatever you like.

Kaiseto (Level 6 Made) @ 9/27/2010 00:39

So.... what do the white and black boxes mean? Do we have to choose base colors for those blocks that are dark and light or... what?

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