20 Color Palette Comp


Pixeljoint is holding another palette competition which is open to everyone and is quite simple. Submit your ultimate 20 color unique + original color palette. The winning palette will be used in PJs next collab.

Add a rare trophy to your profile.

Contest closes Friday, December 2, 2011. (CLOSED!)

• The winning palette will be used on PJs next collab project. If you submit a palette you acknowledge that it will be used by others for the purpose of this project and credit may not be posted by participants if they submit their project piece to their gallery but you will get overall credit for it. These palettes are not to be considered art so no adding to your galleries. Its best to assume that others may use your palette beyond this project. By entering you are giving permission to all.

• Win a spiffy trophy + points which are rare and will look great in your profile.
+1000 Pts+500 Pts +250 Pts+100 Pts-HM

*only 1 honorable mention will be given for this comp.

• Judges are your PJ Mods and select PJ members.

• Palettes will be judged on the basis of how it would work on the project theme, which will be kept a mystery to participants.

• A unique + original palette is the goal but a well balanced palette is very important.

• Use this template for your submission.
You must name the HEX values and NO black - 000000 or white - FFFFFF

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

forum link HERE

Posted by jalonso @ 11/18/2011 08:19  |    31


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Friend (Level 1 Jukyu) @ 12/4/2011 20:48

yes, I know :p  I was just really dissatisfied with my entry, so I decided to try and see if I could make a better one... I think I succeeded

jalonso (Level 11 Godfather) @ 12/4/2011 20:17

@Christoballs, if you don't already know what its for you will surely be dissappointed. Its really just the theme that's was supposed to be a mystery.

jalonso (Level 11 Godfather) @ 12/4/2011 20:16

Sorry Frost Butt :(...it wouldn't be fair to others.

crozier (Level 6 Hitman) @ 12/4/2011 15:32

Too bad Frost. There will always be next time.

Also, good luck competitors!

Friend (Level 1 Jukyu) @ 12/4/2011 14:08

I actually made another palette today.   Funny enough, I made this palette in 45 minutes, and my one for the challenge I made in about 5 hours 0_O  

I wish I could enter this one instead:




Christoballs (Level 6 Saber-toothed Tiger) @ 12/3/2011 17:56

I just want the results and to find out what the comp is about already D:

tanuki (Level 1 Seaman) @ 11/25/2011 02:35

So many problems would have been solved with just one more color. x_x

Palette is basically done, now on to drawing something with it for an example...

offwhite (Level 5 Assistant Manager) @ 11/24/2011 10:20

@jalonso: I definitely see your point. But it still gives the competition/judging a random feel. I guess most things remain subjective, in the end.

jalonso (Level 11 Godfather) @ 11/24/2011 09:58

@offwhite, The reason the project theme is kept from participants is two-fold.

1- It doesn't sway the creative process in producing a 'smart/workable' palette. Because color palette development is tough for most these comps are more of a learning exercise or at least they should help take away the fear and oftentimes frustration with colors and pixelart.

2- It makes it far easier to judge and choose the winners this way. So many good palettes are sure to be entered but if the colors don't suit the theme well it makes it far easier to weed thru the entries. We do test the entries to find a winner that works all-around such as Dawnbringer managed to do in the last palette comp. Additionally, it makes it simpler to choose the winners. For example, if the theme is 'forest', then those palettes that have plenty of options with greens and browns would best a palette that leans too heavily to yellows and blues. However, because all colors work everywhere and there is no 'wrong' we do want to see palettes that are well designed and have plenty of options so creativity is not hampered too much, if at all.

* Its colors, so it will always remain subjective*

TropicalSnowcone (Level 5 Killer Klown) @ 11/24/2011 09:36

@ offwhite Thank you very much!

offwhite (Level 5 Assistant Manager) @ 11/24/2011 09:31

I'm a bit confused. We're supposed to make a palette that would work well on an predefined project theme, at least it will be judged by that. But we're not supposed to know what the theme is. Doesn't that seems a bit counterproductive?

@TropicalSnowcone: www.pixeljoint.com/forum/forum_posts.asp should be of some help :)

TropicalSnowcone (Level 5 Killer Klown) @ 11/24/2011 09:17

I wasnt sure where to ask this so I came here as it pertains to the color palette comp. I have never posted a pic or wip so was wondering how I go about posting it on the forum?


Slemsvamp (Level 6 Serial Killer) @ 11/24/2011 07:34

Woah, 20 colours. I usually use like 4. This is definetely not my bag of peanuts but I'll give it a go. Pretending like I'm submitting something outstanding.

Metaru (Level 8 Brigadier General) @ 11/24/2011 06:09

how i am suposed to choose colors if all i do is pick them apart from other places, mean come on

Gecimen (Level 11 Sphinx) @ 11/24/2011 03:00

True, choosing is at least as hard as making a good one.

tanuki (Level 1 Seaman) @ 11/24/2011 02:54

Which colors do I add? Which do I leave out? The inner debate rages. ;_;


*exchanges one green for one blue* @_@

Losm (Level 7 Mass Murderer) @ 11/23/2011 19:27

 'Twas done last time we had a palette contest, so why not this time, eh?

EDIT: OP ~ While I may not be good with palettes, I wanna try this out.

Trick17 (Level 8 Venus fly trap) @ 11/23/2011 18:35

I just mean that it is even more complicated if everybody can submit more then one

jalonso (Level 11 Godfather) @ 11/23/2011 17:41

More than 1 submission is cool...justremember that quality is better than quantity.

Trick17 (Level 8 Venus fly trap) @ 11/23/2011 17:16

I guess it will be very difficult to choose the winner.


And one question: Is it allowed to submit more then one palette?

JuninFC (Level 3 Hatchet Man) @ 11/23/2011 16:21

I'm not a good creator palette , but I'll do

antymattar (Level 2 Kukyu) @ 11/23/2011 16:06

 Whatabout making examples?

Losm (Level 7 Mass Murderer) @ 11/23/2011 15:31

 Yes, all you have to do is create a colour palette and submit it to the forum thread.

Easy peasy, lemon squeezy.

antymattar (Level 2 Kukyu) @ 11/23/2011 14:49

 Aw. Thaks a ton! <3

cure (Level 11 Bonsai) @ 11/23/2011 14:48


@Juniorps: correct

antymattar (Level 2 Kukyu) @ 11/23/2011 14:44

 How am I sopposed to find the numbers for my collors? No everybody uses gimp or photoshop  or whateva.

Juniorps (Level 5 Soldier) @ 11/23/2011 14:39

 It is only my color palette? That's all you need? I'm confused.

TypeVision (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 11/23/2011 14:21

[PT] Vou tentar! Lógico que vou perder, mas... [PT]

DawnBringer (Level 10 Maniac) @ 11/23/2011 13:47

Yay! Palettes and another chance to win the "Thumb"! :D

[MAD SCIENTIST AT WORK]Maybe 20 colors is enough for testing if a ellipsoid-helical-HSL palette could work...hmmm...nah, you'd need multiple helices to cover saturation levels...[/MAD SCIENTIST AT WORK]

xxmantisxx (Level 7 Mass Murderer) @ 11/23/2011 13:23

You have a deceptive forum link, there.

tanuki (Level 1 Seaman) @ 11/23/2011 13:03

I like colors ^__^


-I just noticed the forum thread link isn't really a link.

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