Pixel Art Challenge: 4-Colour-Madness


 There is a fine line between genius and insanity. I have erased this line.

-  Oscar Levant

You look at his palette:

You ask yourself what to do with it. You contemplate and are still unable to find an answer. You follow your daily routine but can only think of these 4 hues. You feel strange looking at anything green or brown. You wake up in sweat every morning living through a night of nightmares. You can't eat, relax or sleep. You slowly lose the ability to see other colours. You suddenly notice that you are being driven insane!!!

And then it hits you! This is the solution to it all! You just have to........

Canvas Size - Max. 350x350.
Colors - Exactly 4.
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 Mandrill @ 8/21/2017 04:17  |    14


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Hellion7 (Level 1 Rookie) @ 8/25/2017 11:20

Wow, didn't saw that counter on the front page until now. Thanks!

Hellion7 (Level 1 Rookie) @ 8/24/2017 16:52

Hi! I'm new here on the comunity but I want to participate on the challenges. Is there a limit date to submit our works for it?

Fleja2003 (Level 7 Sheriff) @ 8/22/2017 18:46

Since the creator of this contest hasnt specified the exact color codes here they are:

Red          222          132          48         0
Green      203           106          88          1
Blue         134           71           31         31

eishiya (Level 6 SWAT) @ 8/22/2017 11:25

@MrHai: I think the issue is that it's unclear whether we should be doing those mental gymnastics in the first place xP

Or, to put another way, we should be doing mental gymnastics in our artwork, our interpretation of the prompt. We shouldn't need to do mental gymnastics to figure out what the prompt is. This one reads like it's the flavour text rather than the prompt, just the way it's written.

Fleja2003 (Level 7 Sheriff) @ 8/22/2017 08:16

wait Im only confused as to if we have to use the color palette above - and if so may you tell us the colors exactly - by color code I mean

MrHai (Level 3 Private Eye) @ 8/22/2017 04:53

Are pixel artists less creative than other artists? Are you just used to asset list descriptions, and that's why you're confused by a creative prompt? There's so much room for amazing interpretation here, if you're just willing to do a little mental gymnastics (which an artist should be doing anyway).

WreX (Level 3 Stalker) @ 8/21/2017 09:27


ParkerBabyDiaperCompany (Level 2 King Checker) @ 8/21/2017 07:55

These last few challenges have been questionable.

Adarias (Level 11 Bonsai) @ 8/21/2017 07:49

Colors: exactly 4

Transparency: optional

eishiya (Level 6 SWAT) @ 8/21/2017 06:03

I think you should add a clarification to that effect in the main description. I also didn't get what you were going for from it.

DexRunner (Level 7 Sheriff) @ 8/21/2017 05:39

Where's the palette!!?   I can't find it!

Mandrill (Level 9 T-rex) @ 8/21/2017 05:11

Anything that cures you from insanity. If that's a bunch humanoid oil tankers dancing around a bonfire and singing songs about how Napoleon Bonaparte lost at Waterloo, so be it.

Eggy (Level 5 Detective) @ 8/21/2017 04:49

So... The theme is basically anything we want as long as it uses the given palette?

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