Pixel Art Challenge: Banknotes


Create a banknote of a fictional currency. Either side of the note is acceptable.

Optional Bonus Challenge: Enter the challenge twice; one entry showing the obverse (front) of the note and one showing the reverse (back).

Some examples: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5]

Idea courtesy of Jinn.

Canvas Size - Exactly 200 (width) x 100 (Height)
Colours - Max 20.
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 jeremy @ 8/8/2011 01:03  |    19


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|||| (Level 8 Venus fly trap) @ 8/15/2011 00:04

I just submitted one unit of currency right before the countdown. had 29 seconds left. I decided tonight I'd enter and barely made it.  Sorry, I actually hit submit 3 times cause it was loading slow and stressed me out.


jalonso (Level 11 Godfather) @ 8/14/2011 08:06

Israeli money kicks ass O.O

xxmantisxx (Level 7 Mass Murderer) @ 8/13/2011 11:35

I'm not entering this challenge, I can't seem to get it right! Someone should make a PJ dollar!

Carnivac (Level 8 Behemoth) @ 8/12/2011 05:41

I'm guilty of thinking this sounded like a boring challenge on first reading it but then I thought about it some more and it's actually quite a neat one and the entries already up are all looking pretty darn cool.

Sengir (Level 1 Intern) @ 8/11/2011 12:53

Does it have to be fictional currency I created myself or could it be currency from an existing game?

ui_ (Level 4 Deputy) @ 8/9/2011 19:30

 waahhh i think im IN! :DDDD, i actually have somethins similar i did few years ago, so time to finish that! :XXX

Dont (Level 6 Garbage) @ 8/9/2011 10:46

A nota de 2 reais do brasil é tão linda

TrojanMonkey (Level 1 Private) @ 8/8/2011 14:59

Sheqalim? It's pronounced "Shcalim" / Shekel(s)..Jeez, why do you have to pronounce everything different in english from hebrew, it's seriously irritating.

And FYI about that currency, it seems "pixelly" because the characters are constructed from a pattern of two letters of no appearant importance. You can't really see it through that image.

Damcen (Level 1 Thug) @ 8/8/2011 12:47

oooh a 20 sheqalim note for an example :P

ripatti (Level 3 Private Eye) @ 8/8/2011 10:18

interesting task)

Mrmo Tarius (Level 10 Master Sniper) @ 8/8/2011 09:21

I remember that one post stamp challenge that was totally awesome, and I expect similar results from this one :D

tomic (Level 11 Admiral) @ 8/8/2011 08:56

jinn, i love you for this :)

*note to self: must find time! must find time!

dpixel (Level 9 Vice President) @ 8/8/2011 08:47

I give this challenge a AAA rating.

tanuki (Level 1 Seaman) @ 8/8/2011 06:22

I like how example 4 is already kind of pixely.

x-death (Level 6 Serial Killer) @ 8/8/2011 05:15

the new zealand 10 dollar note is my favourite note of all time.

i've seen all of them, as i was the first person ever to do work experience at note printing australia. i wish i could suggest an idea. i wanted to wina  comp but my skills aren't as great as other people around here. i'd like to give the idea for people to make an piece based around a poticular emotion. the piece must clearly portray what emotion it is.


CELS (Level 7 Lotus) @ 8/8/2011 05:03

If I had the skills, I would for sure go with some King Koopa currency.

Damian (Level 10 Operative) @ 8/8/2011 02:38

 Link 6 doesn't work.

Chibiwing (Level 4 Deputy) @ 8/8/2011 01:14

I'm thinking I'll go with various CLAMP themed pieces...

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