Pixel Art Challenge: Egads!


surt challenges you to pixel a scene that could be captioned with the word "Egads!" using only the default EGA 16 colour palette.

A caption containing "Egads!" in the image is encouraged, but optional.


Subject matter and execution is up to you and your imagination.

Canvas Size - Max 320 (width) x 200 (height).
Colors: Max 16. Use only colors from the default EGA palette:

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 jalonso @ 6/15/2009 00:16  |    19


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Stickman (Level 7 Sheriff) @ 6/21/2009 13:55

I would of liked to have done this one. 9:55pm - so no time now.

Celri (Level 4 Ensign) @ 6/21/2009 08:05

I loved this challenge...was my first time

Blueberry_pie (Level 7 General Manager) @ 6/20/2009 17:06

Wow, I finally made the EGA-egads connection. Took me almost a week to notice that (actually, even longer as I could see this challenge in the moderators' challenge queue before it started)

Adam (Level 9 Major General) @ 6/16/2009 16:59

Dammit again! A great challenge. I've got a decent concept and I've begun to like the EGA palette, but I fear I won't be sober enough this week to participate. Again...

The B.O.B. (Level 11 Master Assassin) @ 6/16/2009 01:35

*Slaps Jalonso in the face with white glove, and goes about his lowly mod business...*

jalonso (Level 11 Godfather) @ 6/15/2009 23:42

My bad stick, I now know it was surt that came up with this. Clerical error

BruceJuice (Level 4 Mercenary) @ 6/15/2009 21:11

Websters says Egads is similar to saying "Oh God". Just make a scene where the caption "OH MY GOD" would be appropriate.

Jinn (Level 11 Cthulhu (The Call of Cthulhu)) @ 6/15/2009 19:30

As Ails says in the forums...

"Just pixel a scene where the character is like "oh my god!", or just a scene that the title could be "oh my god!", but replaced with "Egads!"; but the word itself may or may not be on the final art"

DeathHawk55 (Level 1 Rookie) @ 6/15/2009 19:15

I dont get it,can someone explain it to me plZ??

BlackDragon (Level 11 Godfather) @ 6/15/2009 16:26

Hahahaha I have a great idea.

Solitaire (Level 1 Depressed) @ 6/15/2009 13:22

this is like

the perfet challenge for me :3c

Stickman (Level 7 Sheriff) @ 6/15/2009 10:10

Not one of my creations I'm afraid:)

I have a strong feeling that it's definitely what Larwick says though....

Larwick (Level 8 Regional Boss) @ 6/15/2009 09:42

Just think of 'holy shit!' while making it.

jalonso (Level 11 Godfather) @ 6/15/2009 09:27

Sorry about that double canvas size.

ps: This challenge is a bit old and we've lost track of its creator. If you were the creator please PM me, thx.

Gas 13 (Level 9 Boss) @ 6/15/2009 06:07

Stickman, any canvas with max. restriction.

surt (Level 11 Godfather) @ 6/15/2009 03:28

Yes, where's a fist shaking emoticon when you need one?

Stickman (Level 7 Sheriff) @ 6/15/2009 03:17

It says "Canvas Size - Max 320 (width) x 200 (height)."

and then it says "Canvas Size - Any"

...which one is it?

Hapiel (Level 11 Pixellite) @ 6/15/2009 02:36

Thanks tomic, that helps a lot!

tomic (Level 11 Admiral) @ 6/15/2009 01:53

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