Pixel Art Challenge: Wilhelm Screamer


Design your own fictional creature that makes the sound of the Wilhelm Scream. Try to really think about how the Wilhelm Scream sounds and consider what kind of creature would/could make that noise. The creature must be original and non-humanoid. You may add a background to your image, but it is not required.

For reference, some samples of real life animal noises can be found here and here

Edit: note that the purpose of this challenge is to depict a creature that makes the sound of the Wilhelm Scream (for example, the way a pig would oink or a cow would moo - see links above relating to animal sounds) as oppose to depicting a character who is shown as making this noise because they are in agony.

Canvas Size - Max 256 x 256.
Colours - Max 32.
Transparency - Optional.
Animation - Optional.

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

Posted by skamocore @ 8/31/2009 05:27  |    18


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TheInquisitor (Level 4 Shichikyu) @ 9/4/2009 03:55

I really wanted to join this one, but I'm swamped with work. :(

dpixel (Level 9 Vice President) @ 9/3/2009 14:01

I like this scream better.


skamocore (Level 11 Dolphin) @ 9/2/2009 00:51

Choose your own response adventure:

  • Then make something that's not a bird
  • Then this is the perfect time to improve your bird skillz
  • Yes you are >_>


tomic (Level 11 Admiral) @ 9/1/2009 23:36

hmm, judging from the challenge thread and the entries submitted, this is gonna be a bird pixeling contest. and i'm not good at birds..

xXHalfieXx (Level 4 Lieutenant) @ 9/1/2009 12:39

256 x 256 is the size of sprays in Valve games, so you can turn your pixel into a spray.

Manjaman (Level 8 Cannibal) @ 9/1/2009 04:04

Gorgeous challenge, I always wanted to create an animal kind !

Badassbill (Level 11 Psychopath) @ 8/31/2009 22:32

Bracing myself for a none stop wave of ape and parrot like creatures.

AdamF (Level 11 CEO) @ 8/31/2009 19:03

got an entry in progress... let's see how the week progresses. 

jamesmorrow07 (Level 1 Jukyu) @ 8/31/2009 17:21

I'm thinking of a cutesy little Chocobo-ish bird with hands, very colorful, big beady eyes and a goofy smile -- with a Wilhelm scream as a mating call. =D

Hallas (Level 1 Intern) @ 8/31/2009 16:04

Haha I have an idea, but I'll see if I can pixel it the same way I see it in my head.

Edit: Nevermind, it doesn't work with the rules. Maybe I'll come up with something else.

InkBreath (Level 1 Depressed) @ 8/31/2009 09:34

Sounds like a mandrake/ mandragora from castlevania- Dwn of Srrw. lol

Christoballs (Level 7 Neanderthal) @ 8/31/2009 09:27

I've got a feeling I'm going to like this challenge, already got an idea!

Stickman (Level 7 Sheriff) @ 8/31/2009 08:55

For some reason I anticipated that it was going to be the Jurrasic park T - rex noise.

onek (Level 6 Hitman) @ 8/31/2009 08:46

the sound rly doesnt give much room for interpretation ... think im going to work on personal stuff this week ^^

Setzer (Level 8 Cannibal) @ 8/31/2009 07:13

Very interesting challenge!

Well it was until I heard the sound, anyways. That sounded very humanoid.

heyy13 (Level 3 Private Eye) @ 8/31/2009 06:09

Non-humanoid makes it difficult. I wish everyone luck. :]

Hapiel (Level 11 Bonsai) @ 8/31/2009 05:32

So does it to me, but we can't draw that ;p

minipuck (Level 2 Corporal) @ 8/31/2009 05:29

sounds like a guy in pain lol

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