Pixel Art Challenge: WIP Stages

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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Larwick (Level 8 Regional Boss) @ 2/17/2008 16:54
I guess this week's judging will have to be about weighing up whether it's more important to you that they sticked to the template or that they went full pelt with their imagination after using it as simply a piece of inspiration.
Alot of great entries so far.

Adarias (Level 11 Bonsai) @ 2/15/2008 11:11
it's going to be so hard to judge because what i think are the best entries have strayed much farther from the template than others.

TheManuz (Level 5 Killer Klown) @ 2/14/2008 08:17
Nice challenge!

chess (Level 8 Shodan) @ 2/14/2008 04:44
why don`t you simply use giffy? can`t you find it? i can give you the program if you contact me with a pm.

Vertigo-Zero (Level 9 Necrophiliac) @ 2/13/2008 14:36
if windows-user need a free full gif maker (no demos etc) try agifed (animation works fine as long as you dont use transparancy. Static gifs can be transp.

A.B. (Level 8 Cannibal) @ 2/12/2008 13:13

'effing awesome challenge.

Too bad I didn't see it before now. D:

Wiredgirl (Level 2 Hired Gun) @ 2/12/2008 08:45
Thank you Gas13, I've moved my comment to the Forum. 

Gas 13 (Level 9 Boss) @ 2/12/2008 06:07
Please check the forum.

Varock Shade (Level 7 Underboss) @ 2/11/2008 23:57
Finally again an original and cool challenge Wanna join this one, I haven't done a challenge in quite a while.

skamocore (Level 11 Dolphin) @ 2/11/2008 23:03
All of them!

you can enter as many times as you want....and you still have a whole week

Although personally, I like the first one best...so if you were only to go with one I'd pick that

Wiredgirl (Level 2 Hired Gun) @ 2/11/2008 21:50
Comment moved to forum.

skeddles (Level 11 Sphinx) @ 2/11/2008 16:43
Fixed size? How you gonna play a brutha like that!!

lol, always wanted to say that.
But really, cmon. We should be able to make it bigger.
never mind no one cares

Oh, and does it have to be red and orange? Or can I change it to whatever I want?

Sorry Jal, I know you were hoping for a tard-proof challenge.

tomic (Level 11 Admiral) @ 2/11/2008 13:07

great challenge gas, though: are these ancient 'according to the book'-steps just a recommendation or a die hard must?

read: i'd like to skip the lineart-phase, just start detailing and let the things slide =)

* reserving the three-bulls-in-a-forest-interpreation for me

Kurisutin (Level 1 Private) @ 2/11/2008 11:34
reminds me of a pokemon >.> Are we allowed to add/subtract/ change shape of anything?

Gas 13 (Level 9 Boss) @ 2/11/2008 08:54
Blame Canada :) Actually there was plan B for this challenge but the troublesome plan A was chosen.

Skull (Level 11 CEO) @ 2/11/2008 08:43
Darn you with your troublesome template; I have yet to think of anything!! D:

Gas 13 (Level 9 Boss) @ 2/11/2008 08:39
Wow. It was submitted like half a year ago, I was not even expecting it to appear :)

My opinion for the questions below, YOU CAN!

spartan_117 (Level 4 Lieutenant) @ 2/11/2008 07:59
so we have to use the given drawing and not one from the twisted depths of our minds.
oh and can we rotate the canvas?

cure (Level 11 Bonsai) @ 2/11/2008 07:56
Grand idea. Kudos.

LegacyCrono (Level 1 Rookie) @ 2/11/2008 06:44

Hmmm... That's a tough one, but maybe I'll try it.

Can we add new parts to the template (I mean, the final art), like a horn or an (extra) arm?

Zccc (Level 4 Shichikyu) @ 2/11/2008 06:44
Can we make transitions and something like that, from frame to frame?

skamocore (Level 11 Dolphin) @ 2/11/2008 05:17
Best. Challenge. Ever.

(...of 2008)

DJD (Level 4 Button Man) @ 2/11/2008 05:04
haha, I saw the first frame and I could have sworn those were neorice's colors. Then I looked downwards. :F

Skull (Level 11 CEO) @ 2/11/2008 04:54
"When you see something in the template"
Ahaha - that's what's got me!!

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