16 Color Contest


Pixeljoint is holding a contest which is open to everyone and is quite simple. Submit your ultimate 16 color unique + original color palette.

Why enter? What's the point?
Well we have these 'spiffy' and rare trophies that Jinn created and will look lovely in your profile. Look how beautiful they are :)

*only 1 honorable mention will be given for this contest but its the best looking one so trying to get that one is a mini-goal on its own ;)

See the forum thread to post your entry and read the rules HERE

Contest closes next Friday, September 10, 2010. (CLOSED!)

E: Thanks Everyone :)

Posted by jalonso @ 9/3/2010 10:17  |    24


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greenraven (Level 2 Hired Gun) @ 9/10/2010 15:47

I've got my pitchfork and torch ready and waiting in the corner should this 'mystery project' displease me.

Nah, I kid, I'm sure it'll be great whatever it is. If nothing else you can say you got me to participate in something around here.

jalonso (Level 11 Godfather) @ 9/10/2010 15:24

@[thUg], We think adding palettes to the gallery might get crazy. We do however think we should have a palette thread on the forum to exchange, explore and learn/teach from. This is on the current to-do list.

[thUg] (Level 6 Hitman) @ 9/10/2010 15:07

I was thinking that would be nice if there was a 8, 16 and 32 volors palettes gallery on PJ, with a rating system from "quite unusable" to "really usefull" for members, where members can post their palettes and vote. It's just a idea, I know it's certainly lot of work and place to make this kind of thing. I have to say it, because I'm maybe not the only one that always know what I want to draw but don't know which colors to choice. That's why I"m happy with certain challenge when a palette is given.

jalonso (Level 11 Godfather) @ 9/7/2010 19:14

@ Ambient, click the link above to the forum thread details. It ends this friday night US-E Midnight.

Ambient (Level 6 Major) @ 9/7/2010 19:09

 Well I don't expect time to do this, but I'd really enjoy messing with this. Can you give us a time for when this ends? (like 12:00AM Pacific Saturday morning)

ellie-is (Level 8 Partner) @ 9/5/2010 12:43

 I bet it will take ages to judge all that.

greenraven (Level 2 Hired Gun) @ 9/4/2010 09:46

Dude, enough, seriously.

Metaru (Level 8 Brigadier General) @ 9/3/2010 23:13

guess i have been owned?

jalonso (Level 11 Godfather) @ 9/3/2010 21:24

Met, get your head out of your ass :P

A unique + original palette may be one with a definitive set of overtones, or one with a range of colors which remains somewhat monochromatic, you can define a palette that centers from neutrals bases to increase that palette's ability. Oh I dunno, the possibilities are endless. Is nitpicking a simple community activity called for.

Judging is quite simple really, let's say we have a project that has a perticular theme and this theme is say...your pink Hello Kitty bedroom...the winning palette would be one whose colors have some degree of saturation yet soft, a plus would be if enough colors are there to draw whites. Or what if its an underwater theme? Or a football stadium?

This is no major contest at all, it has 3 sole purposes:

• Giving out rare trophies for fun.

• Encourage all to develop refined color palettes which is a crucial PA skill.

• Force everyone to explore one given set palette in an upcoming PJ project.

We could have easily enough picked 16 colors on our own and be done with it, jeez.

What makes a unique + original winner from these?

One person shows 16 pretty colors but their ability to interact is limited and making good ramps from them is very limited.

One person picks 16 ugly-ass colors that can be extended to work as if it had more colors and has the ability to jump from shade to shade with harmony.

Metaru (Level 8 Brigadier General) @ 9/3/2010 20:20

how can a 16 color palette can be unique or original besides wich colors are selected. the sole moment someone selects a diferent set of colors at RGB level from the rest of the entries it does become unique and original, unless someone else submits the exact set.

how can we then judge what makes a particular palette unique and original from the rest? just picking colors that no one else did? can i just pick someone else's palette and alter one color to make the whole palette unique?

greenraven (Level 2 Hired Gun) @ 9/3/2010 14:19

Wait, wait, wait, we're only submitting a palette? Sweeet, finally something up my skill level!

I wanna get the #3 spot. I don't care what I actually get, I just one THAT trophy.

Peeter (Level 4 Button Man) @ 9/3/2010 13:44

Just making sure it's allowed. I made a new palette and maybe I'm going to find some of my old palettes and submit them aswell, if it's allowed.

jalonso (Level 11 Godfather) @ 9/3/2010 13:30

Quality vs. Quantity

Peeter (Level 4 Button Man) @ 9/3/2010 13:28

Can I submit multiple palettes?

jalonso (Level 11 Godfather) @ 9/3/2010 13:21

DawnBringer, 3 members will get 1-2-3 place but only 1 will get the honorable mention 'the cool thumbs-up' one. Unlike weekly challenges where everyone gets the green ribbon after 3rd place.

No hints because we are hoping for a color set without biases or preconceptions. Just make a great, unique and original palette that WOWs

DawnBringer (Level 10 Maniac) @ 9/3/2010 13:17

I like that thumbs-up one. But I'm confused; what do you mean with "honorable mention for the best looking"...is there one prize or four?...

Making a palette for an unknown purpose is like a crapshoot in the dark... can't we get a little hint? :D

Jinn (Level 11 Cthulhu (The Call of Cthulhu)) @ 9/3/2010 12:33

{ Thanks dumbo!
   I'll try this too!

Mis-BUG (Level 9 Bio Mutant) @ 9/3/2010 12:21

I totally want one of those Jinn things! 

jalonso (Level 11 Godfather) @ 9/3/2010 12:19

oops! Changed to Sept 10, 2010 (next Friday)

Lizard (Level 5 Sniper) @ 9/3/2010 12:12

Only noticed just now, we have a heck of a lot of time to perfect it on.

dumbo (Level 4 Mercenary) @ 9/3/2010 11:45

Nice work Jinn! Very cool designs.

Lizard (Level 5 Sniper) @ 9/3/2010 11:20

Arne/Prometheus would win if he was on PJ.

sedgemonkey (Level 11 Coelacanth) @ 9/3/2010 11:01

Oh man, those are awesome. I'm gonna shoot for the number 2 spot.

Buddy90 (Level 6 Manager) @ 9/3/2010 10:42

Oooh, this sounds awesome.

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