Pixel Art Challenge: Walk the Plank


Challenge winner >(")< asks you to help a band of filthy pirates walk like a pirate this week by creating a treasure map so they can find buried treasure.

The big challenge though is to have at least one part of your map pop out. This piece illustrates the idea, but this isn't necessarily an iso challenge. You can make any part pop out, whether it's a fantasy creature, a treasure chest or some land masses. Be creative!

You don't have to create a typical looking pirate map like this piece, but you must at least indicate where 'North' is and have an 'X' to denote where the buried treasure is.

Canvas Size - Max 256 x 256.
Colors - Max 21. Use only colors from this palette:

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 @ 9/20/2010 00:03  |    13


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skamocore (Level 11 Dolphin) @ 9/26/2010 08:53

There are 20 colours in the palette excluding transparency. So, Max 21 means all of the colours + the optional transparency.

James McCarter (Level 5 Lieutenant) @ 9/26/2010 08:46

How does it work colour palette-wise when we're limited to the 21 colours but transparency is optional.  Do I have to sacrifice one of those colours for transparency, or can I use a 22nd colour for the transparency?

Never mind, I answered my own question when I counted the visible colours in the palette.


skamocore (Level 11 Dolphin) @ 9/23/2010 15:44

OK, changed the palette to imageshack...

Peeter (Level 4 Button Man) @ 9/23/2010 15:27

I'm at home and I can't see it either so the problem must be in tinypic. 

Delfos (Level 5 Killer Klown) @ 9/23/2010 07:05

Thanks everyone!

I can see it now

yrizoud (Level 6 Aquamarine) @ 9/22/2010 05:34

Many workplaces have filtered web access. Maybe he has tinypic blocked (but not imageshack).

jalonso (Level 11 Godfather) @ 9/21/2010 08:14

Do you see it here?



Delfos (Level 5 Killer Klown) @ 9/21/2010 07:30

No.. still nothing at all.

And the link doesn't work neither.

I do see Elks piece, so I guess i'll get the colors from there.

Elk (Level 5 Assistant Manager) @ 9/20/2010 22:31


Dusty (Level 3 Private Eye) @ 9/20/2010 21:30

No red for the X?

jeremy (Level 11 Sphinx) @ 9/20/2010 21:24

D'you see a red X or something instead? Or nothing?

Here's a linky: http://i52.tinypic.com/2h54gvm.gif

Delfos (Level 5 Killer Klown) @ 9/20/2010 21:09

I don't see any palette!

Elk (Level 5 Assistant Manager) @ 9/20/2010 01:14

Not so good palette, missing warmer tones for candles

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