Pixel Art Challenge: Young/Old


Depict a portrait of a human character: either a baby/toddler or an elderly person.

If you decide to go with a baby/toddler, use this palette:

If you decide to go with an elderly person, pick this palette:

Canvas Size - Exactly 80 x 80.
Colours - Max 8. Use only colours from your selected palette.
Transparency - No.
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 @ 3/10/2014 00:01  |    8


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EdJr (Level 9 Nidan) @ 3/14/2014 04:56

Yes, although I didn't want to defend any point here, these were exactly my thoughts. But that made me think about how much this view has been constructed culturally, considering what I said about the lack of female characters, for example (not being an annoying radical feminist or anything, just wondering). Besides, c'mon, this is a challenge, drawing interesting babies is just like.... A bonus challenge? (I just thought about an entry featuring a Benjamin Button-like baby smoking pipes and all )

CELS (Level 7 Sheriff) @ 3/14/2014 04:33

There's so much character in an old person's face. Babies all look the same. There's no baby with character. There's no interesting baby, smoking a pipe and telling everyone stories of how he or she got that scar over the left eye in Dublin on St. Patricks day.

Good point about the lack of female characters though.

EdJr (Level 9 Nidan) @ 3/13/2014 13:11

It's interesting that until now only one person posted a baby portrait.... And even more interestingly, every piece (mine included) seems to be portraying a male character. I was going for a female one, but it was turning out very weird....

DatMuffinMan (Level 4 Mercenary) @ 3/10/2014 19:03

edit - nevermind 

Manupix (Level 11 Godfather) @ 3/10/2014 11:14

Yep. Not the first time either

EdJr (Level 9 Nidan) @ 3/10/2014 09:25

Maybe that's where the challenge resides!

Mr.Fahrenheit (Level 6 Serial Killer) @ 3/10/2014 07:43

The baby one seems lke it has a lot of like baby blue and like colors so it shouldnt be as hard as the elderly one me thinks.

Carnivac (Level 8 Shodan) @ 3/10/2014 06:56

strange how the elderly get the more vibrant, lively palette and the young get the much paler and faded one.

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