Pixel Art Challenge: Black and White Sprite


This week we want you to make an animated sprite of an original character using just black, white and transparency.

Update: Please make sure your entry is a full sprite of your character. This is not a portrait challenge.

Canvas Size - Max 80 x 80.
Colours - Exactly 3. You must only use pure black (#000000), pure white (#ffffff) and transparency.
Transparency - Required.
Animation - Required. Min 4 frames.

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

Posted by skamocore @ 2/1/2010 00:01  |    17


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cure (Level 11 Pixellite) @ 2/8/2010 20:52

to be honest it said sprite.

x-death (Level 6 Serial Killer) @ 2/8/2010 15:34

to be honest it never said "sprite" or at least i don't recall it saying that. i interpreted it as draw a character that is original. but either way what i submitted wasn't an entree i was an example to help people with using transparency as a third color.



Robinhood (Level 9 Boss) @ 2/6/2010 16:49

Download GIMP here www.gimp.org/  and use http://kieti.deviantart.com/art/How-to-Animate-a-GIF-in-GIMP-40298852 as a tutorial

Synk (Level 1 Thug) @ 2/4/2010 05:12

Can anyone teach me how to animate a .gif or .png file?


e-mail : Luisantoniomotta@hotmail.com


Thank you all.

skamocore (Level 11 Dolphin) @ 2/1/2010 16:35

Sigh, post updated...

Kyata (Level 3 Stalker) @ 2/1/2010 14:43

Never done this before, so I'll try! :) 

dpixel (Level 9 Vice President) @ 2/1/2010 13:21

There just seems to be a bunch of portaits in the challenge thread.  Maybe it should say full body in the rules.

cure (Level 11 Pixellite) @ 2/1/2010 13:04

This issue usually arrises with sprite challenges and portrait challengs.

 sprite: full body (head-to-toe)

 portrait: face (top of chest up, at most)

Not to say that these are the absolute parameters for what is technically a sprite or portrait, just that we use the most common conception of each term.

There is almost always someone who will make a portrait for a sprite challenge, or vice versa, but as best as I can remember, we've always used the terms to mean the definitions given above.

Stickman (Level 7 Sheriff) @ 2/1/2010 09:30

Whoops! I missed that. Speed reading is never a good idea :)

JediDude (Level 4 Murderer) @ 2/1/2010 06:30

 Sounds challenging! I like it!

x-death (Level 6 Serial Killer) @ 2/1/2010 04:53

are we allowed to do a character as in a face portait or must it be from head to toe?

jeremy (Level 11 Sphinx) @ 2/1/2010 04:00

 Minimum is bolded dude :P

Stickman (Level 7 Sheriff) @ 2/1/2010 03:48

Question on the animation. Can we have 4 frames of animation ping ponged - making 7-8 frames, or is it just 4 frames?

TheManuz (Level 5 Killer Klown) @ 2/1/2010 03:19

Nice one!

skamocore (Level 11 Dolphin) @ 2/1/2010 03:18

Just a character for this challenge.

x-death (Level 6 Serial Killer) @ 2/1/2010 02:59

great challenge!

however can we make an actual scene as well and animate that, or is it simply  character?

jeremy (Level 11 Sphinx) @ 2/1/2010 00:35

cool transparency as a colour :D 

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