Pixel Art Challenge: bANd-IMALS


Challenge winner asukicco challenges you this week to pixel a musical band comprised entirely of animal characters. You must name the band, the musical genre and every single instrument the members play in the description.

Be creative, like "Quack Punk", "Pig in Japan" or "Winged Sisters". The scene can be a photo for a magazine or a photo taken at a concert, but in both cases all band members must hold their instruments (if you chose the first one, a potential drummer can simply hold his sticks).

Instruments can be fake, and even hybrids between animal and instrument are ok.

Canvas Size - A square canvas; max 200 x 200.
Colours - Max 64.
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 @ 8/17/2009 00:02  |    29


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tomic (Level 11 Admiral) @ 8/23/2009 14:30

not gonna happen. always enough ribbon whores waiting in the bushes =)

SUPAFLOW (Level 3 Stalker) @ 8/23/2009 13:19

Hurry up tenentenen, Souly, YouCrumb, TMH and camlio!!!

Kaiseto (Level 6 Made) @ 8/23/2009 12:05

I wanted to see what happened if we only got one entry :p Would they get all 3 top prizes? How does PJ handle that?

jeremy (Level 11 Sphinx) @ 8/22/2009 22:19

Such few entries for such an awesome challenge :(

Kaiseto (Level 6 Made) @ 8/21/2009 00:43

He's also a total furry. You don't want to tempt him.

That, and I'm gone all weekend, so whatever chance I had of creating something is pretty much gone now :p

skamocore (Level 11 Dolphin) @ 8/20/2009 23:26

I've heard that Kaiseto's a pretty good pixel artist, maybe he should enter :o

Kaiseto (Level 6 Made) @ 8/20/2009 21:48

So... anyone going to enter? :p

tenentenen (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 8/18/2009 09:32

Hooray! I shall start today.

asukicco (Level 9 Necrophiliac) @ 8/18/2009 08:45

 @tenentenen: we can say mic is an instrument, or vocal cords if you prefer. It's just a way to not include some limitations to the challenge. So yes, you can do acapella, beatboxers and such.

tenentenen (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 8/18/2009 08:41

I'm not sure If a mic constitutes as an instrument for a vocalist. as they make the music with their voice not the mic. I'm still not  sure if I can do a band with a vocal based genre such as rap or acapella, choirs, beatboxers, can I get an anwer? thanks a bunch!

mappower (Level 1 Depressed) @ 8/18/2009 07:40

Great challenge! I'm exited to see what people come up with :D

asukicco (Level 9 Necrophiliac) @ 8/17/2009 22:50

 @raynoa: awesome! If you manage to came up with another idea, you're welcome :D (love the idea of two commodores stick together instead of a regular accordion)

skamocore (Level 11 Dolphin) @ 8/17/2009 19:18


Scarodactyl (Level 8 Ruby) @ 8/17/2009 18:05

Can we have a vocalist, or must he also hold an instrument?

raynoa (Level 5 Soldier) @ 8/17/2009 14:46

Nice challenge! But I already have hires picture with similar theme=) http://raynoa.deviantart.com/art/Scene-Accordeon-112528732

tenentenen (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 8/17/2009 14:36

what about rap or other vocal based genres such as acapella or barbershop quartet, beatboxing, choirs....

DJD (Level 4 Button Man) @ 8/17/2009 12:41

hahahaha, I laughed for a long time at Pig in Japan.

jamesmorrow07 (Level 1 Jukyu) @ 8/17/2009 12:33

Hey! I got a fever and the only prescription is more cowbell!

asukicco (Level 9 Necrophiliac) @ 8/17/2009 12:25

@Adarias: Don't want to exclude some genres, so yes. Pcs, subwoofers, synths, pads, Jordan Rudess continuum... Also, synths, pads or pcs are intruments when used to do music : )


Adarias (Level 11 Bonsai) @ 8/17/2009 11:50

what about instruments that are...not really insruments? (dub step...?)

asukicco (Level 9 Necrophiliac) @ 8/17/2009 11:29

 An animal and an instrument. Like this.

skeddles (Level 11 Sphinx) @ 8/17/2009 11:01

Do you mean we can mix two animals/mix two instruments, or mix an animal and an instument.


beagleh (Level 1 Thug) @ 8/17/2009 09:18


asukicco (Level 9 Necrophiliac) @ 8/17/2009 05:55

 Of course! They are animals :)

a3um (Level 4 Shichikyu) @ 8/17/2009 05:43

Can we use fishes and other sea dwellers? I wanna use octopus as a drummer lol

Sterner Regnix (Level 6 Serial Killer) @ 8/17/2009 03:50

Great idea for a challenge...  Bearosmith, Nine inch snails, Pig Floyd.....oh I can't decide...lol ;o)

Christoballs (Level 7 Neanderthal) @ 8/17/2009 03:06

This sounds good, I've already got an idea, based on New Kids On The Block.

TheInquisitor (Level 4 Shichikyu) @ 8/17/2009 02:50

This is a great concept. Wish I had time for this one. Couldn't you have waited a couple of weeks? :(

Morgengrauen (Level 5 Killer Klown) @ 8/17/2009 01:02

omg, why come all the great challenges when i don't have the time for them? gnarf!

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