Pixel Art Challenge: A Real Work of Art

The lovely MashPotato challenges you to pixel a sprite that would be at home in a non-stop-action-packed, side-scrolling 2D platformer... taking place in an art gallery!

Pick a famous sculpture or painting and bring it to life by transforming it into an enemy or hero sprite
People paintings do not have to stay in their canvas.
For example. the Mona Lisa can have leg and arms and does not need to be in the frame.

Animation: required; must be an attack, idle, walking, or death animation
Transparency: required only if you only make the sprite. Mockups do not need transparency.
Canvas Size: no restrictions
Colours: 24 (includes transparency)
References: please link to the original artwork, regardless of how well-known you think it is.

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

Posted by jalonso @ 2/25/2008 04:18  |    15


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Saboteur (Level 4 Shichikyu) @ 2/27/2008 21:43
Wonder who is gonna do escher's lil worm/caterpillar thingummer...

Not I, certainly!

Peter (Level 1 Rookie) @ 2/27/2008 10:43
i'm sorry i sent you a fake email adress because my redgestration didn't cout my only email adress is peterhurton@rasbot.karoo.co.uk

Khris (Level 1 Thug) @ 2/26/2008 00:11
This is definitely my kinda challenge.

skamocore (Level 11 Dolphin) @ 2/25/2008 17:19
If I was gonna do anything...I'd do Sidney Nolan's Ned Kelly character...I was going to use him for the Australia challenge, but I never got around to it...

leel (Level 5 Killer Klown) @ 2/25/2008 17:01
I don't know what I wanna do :(

maybe the david, but that's too easy haha, he's already a sprite XD

HMC (Level 7 General Manager) @ 2/25/2008 16:02
I call Dali's Shirley Temple monster thingy

Zephiel87 (Level 4 Lieutenant) @ 2/25/2008 13:16
I was gonna do Dali clock :(
Hmm... Mondrian square?

Larwick (Level 8 Regional Boss) @ 2/25/2008 12:10

Skull (Level 11 CEO) @ 2/25/2008 11:04
Humbug - I've already done The Thinker. :p

tomic (Level 11 Admiral) @ 2/25/2008 10:59

your chance to do an homage to the first pixelart ever

TheManuz (Level 5 Killer Klown) @ 2/25/2008 06:26
Yeah, this is a good contest!!!
I'm in!

surt (Level 11 Godfather) @ 2/25/2008 05:54
24 colours? What a waste of a perfectly good half-bit.

Elwin (Level 5 Sniper) @ 2/25/2008 05:44
I'm doing this one :)

BlackDragon (Level 11 Godfather) @ 2/25/2008 04:34

*THE lovely Mash

Interesting challenge.

leel (Level 5 Killer Klown) @ 2/25/2008 04:28
Ah I like this!  Good one Mash ;)

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