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Quote administrator Replybullet Topic: CHALLENGE 3/12/2007: Ides of March
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CHALLENGE: Ides of March

In honor of the Roman Empire and the death of its most famous and arguably best leader, Julius Caesar. This week's challenge is limited to 3 colors, red, yellow and black. Size and scope is up to you. Sample things include, Gladiators, warships, chariots, daily life, animals, scenes, weapons, architecture or anything else as long as it retains a Roman 'look'.

PS: It can be any shade of red, yellow and black even default MSPaint colors \o/

Let the almighty Wiki be your guide!

CHALLENGE RULES

  • Participants have until this upcoming Sunday at midnight (12AM Pacific) to submit their entry (strict). Don't forget to check the 'Submit to weekly challenge' checkbox.
  • Only new pixels allowed.
  • Open to all members.
  • Posting WIPs in this thread or in new threads in the WIP section is highly encouraged, but ONLY SUBMIT YOUR FINAL ART.

CHALLENGE JUDGING

  • Every Sunday at midnight (12AM Pacific) the previous week's entries are judged.
  • Every week a new voting poll will be posted for previous week's entries.
  • Winner announced the following week.

CHALLENGE PRIZES/GOODIES

  • Top three finishers will receive an award displayed in your PJ gallery profile for all to see and envy.
  • Top finisher gets to call the following week's challenge...sweet.
  • 'Participation' ribbons will be given for all who enter.
  • No matter what happens you get challenged :)

CHALLENGE VOTING

Vote now for your favorite pixelart in this week's challenge!

CHALLENGE AWARDS

The Ides of March pixel art challenge is complete and we have three new champions. This week's challenge awards go to the following pieces:



Thanks so much to all who took the time to vote and participate in the challenge!

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Quote Hapiel Replybullet Posted: 12 March 2007 at 1:40am
and AGAIN im going to say im going to enter, this time AGAIN it will be easyer than last time cos I can make an isometric building... Im gonna practise with Dithring alot 

Is transparant allowed?
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Quote sedgemonkey Replybullet Posted: 12 March 2007 at 2:02am
Oooooh, limited palette goodness.  Can't wait to get started.

Is transparency allowed oh challenge creator?
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Quote pixelblink Replybullet Posted: 12 March 2007 at 2:14am
I didn't write this one up, but I'd say it's a go for transparency.
3 colours is gonna be a bitch of a challenge. Thinkin' I might actually take part in this one.
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Quote 0xDB Replybullet Posted: 12 March 2007 at 2:42am
What exactly does "limited to 3 colors...", "...it can be any shade of red, yellow and black" mean?

Does that mean the palette is limited to 3 entries of which each individual entry can be any shade of those or does it mean that the palette is not limited in its' entries and that participants can use as many shades of red, yellow and black as they please?

(not saying that I'm going to participate, just curious)
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Quote Hapiel Replybullet Posted: 12 March 2007 at 3:06am
I think its just 3 colors, and you may choose those colors yourself (however they must be yellow, red and black, but you may do Dark red, very light yellow and white too.....

Im working on this temple, but there is something wrong.... How do I get it right?? I think I am totally going to redo it

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Quote Mini Replybullet Posted: 12 March 2007 at 3:24am
I was gonna enter this still might if ive got enough time after school camp :/
this is where i got up to

http://img220.imageshack.us/img220/5462/romanswordul5.png
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Quote jalonso Replybullet Posted: 12 March 2007 at 4:27am
Red (any shade, just one) Yellow (any shade, just one) and black. Total 3 colors. Transparency and animation OK.

@ Lloliage, no white
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Quote Hapiel Replybullet Posted: 12 March 2007 at 8:00am
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PS: It can be any shade of red, yellow and black even default MSPaint colors \o/


Lol there is written: Any shade of red, yellow and black.. and white is a shade of black isnt it?? However im not planning to use white (or gray) anyway :p



I think im this time isometricly right :)


Gladly im allmost finished with those lines.. but I think the colors will be alot harder





Edited by Lollige - 12 March 2007 at 9:32am
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Quote Setzer Replybullet Posted: 12 March 2007 at 11:32am


...wip
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Quote lilhawk2892 Replybullet Posted: 12 March 2007 at 12:28pm
i think i may participate in a challenge for the first time... i just need my self an idear...
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Quote Adam Replybullet Posted: 12 March 2007 at 12:53pm
Hi there!
Do these colors qualify as shades of red and yellow?
(early wip)
Also if someone has tips how to select the colors to make the text more legible, please share them. On the LCD I'm currently sitting at some of them are a bit hard to read.
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Quote drZool Replybullet Posted: 12 March 2007 at 1:03pm

WIP, something whipped up, We'll see if Im going with it. Oh, is that too brownish BTW?


Edited by drZool - 12 March 2007 at 1:04pm
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Quote skeddles Replybullet Posted: 12 March 2007 at 1:16pm
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WIP, something whipped up, We'll see if Im going with it. Oh, is that too brownish BTW?


i would consider it brown


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Quote klav Replybullet Posted: 12 March 2007 at 1:19pm
Originally posted by Adam

Hi there!
Do these colors qualify as shades of red and yellow?
(early wip)
Also if someone has tips how to select the colors to make the text more legible, please share them. On the LCD I'm currently sitting at some of them are a bit hard to read.

this is funny.... and the colors read fine to me.
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Quote drZool Replybullet Posted: 12 March 2007 at 1:20pm

WIP is this color ok?
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Quote alkaline Replybullet Posted: 12 March 2007 at 1:56pm
Originally posted by Adam

Hi there!
Do these colors qualify as shades of red and yellow?
(early wip)
Also if someone has tips how to select the colors to make the text more legible, please share them. On the LCD I'm currently sitting at some of them are a bit hard to read.


parts (the menu) ripped from final fantasy tactics advance? it's a nice head, maybe you should design your own menu though.
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Quote JerryPie Replybullet Posted: 12 March 2007 at 3:02pm
So far this is waht I have..
 
The line art still needs detail, which I am working on..but I cannot find the right shades of red/yellow/black to make the image perfect.. Also can anyone please give me any pointers on a good dither/shading/lighting style. 3 colors is a new thing for me..this is very hard.
 
Thanks for your time guys..
 
Basically those are flaming boulders flying over the sky above the soldier. as the fire balls get farther away, the flames slowly turn into big smoke clouds! (will detail face later)
 
(WIP)
 


Edited by FlyGuy - 12 March 2007 at 3:05pm
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Quote JerryPie Replybullet Posted: 12 March 2007 at 3:08pm
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WIP is this color ok?
 
I think that definately represents a shade of red. I also think the last color that you thought looked brown was still a shade of red. Hopefully the judging will be semi lenient on the shades of the colors due to the fact that you can only pick the 3. I think this picture matches the greek art style very well. Kudos!
 
(Kudos from the Greek κύδος kydos) <-- on topic, kinda funny
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Quote JerryPie Replybullet Posted: 12 March 2007 at 3:12pm
Originally posted by jalonso

Red (any shade, just one) Yellow (any shade, just one) and black. Total 3 colors. Transparency and animation OK.

@ Lloliage, no white
 
1. wouldnt transparency be more than 3 colors in the end though?
 
 
2. im not to smart on the computer side of graphics...can we hand make our transparency in MSpaint? or does it have to be done in a program that makes the transparency for us?
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Quote Ensellitis Replybullet Posted: 12 March 2007 at 3:13pm
mspaint doesnt have transparency
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Quote Adam Replybullet Posted: 12 March 2007 at 3:30pm
Originally posted by alkaline

parts (the menu) ripped from final fantasy tactics advance? it's a nice head, maybe you should design your own menu though.
 
It was meant to be a FFTA mockup. Though maybe I'll come up with an original menu.
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Quote iSTVAN Replybullet Posted: 12 March 2007 at 3:53pm
Some really creative looking solutions so far! Adam's works really well. I like that there is so much variety to this challenge.
Listen to what the flower people say...
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Quote JerryPie Replybullet Posted: 12 March 2007 at 5:26pm
Originally posted by Ensellitis

mspaint doesnt have transparency
 
I know it doesnt.. I guess I worded it wrong.
 
I mean can I hand pixel my transparency using MSpaint? I realize that it does not feature a transparency function. But I feel that if someone else is allowed to use it just because they have access to PSP, am I allowed to do it by hand in MSpaint? (This would technically be using more than 3 colors though)
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Quote Ensellitis Replybullet Posted: 12 March 2007 at 7:58pm
then no, you cannot.  you can get someone to do it for you, but it is red, black, yellow, and transparency only
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Quote JerryPie Replybullet Posted: 12 March 2007 at 10:00pm
alright thanks alot..
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Quote BruceJuice Replybullet Posted: 12 March 2007 at 11:33pm
Originally posted by FlyGuy

 
I know it doesnt.. I guess I worded it wrong.
 
I mean can I hand pixel my transparency using MSpaint? I realize that it does not feature a transparency function. But I feel that if someone else is allowed to use it just because they have access to PSP, am I allowed to do it by hand in MSpaint? (This would technically be using more than 3 colors though)


There are free programs out there that allow you to add a transparency to a gif. Pardon the plug, but I typically use 'Giffy.' It can convert .BMP to .GIF, .GIF to .BMP, as well as add a transparency to a .GIF file.

http://www.hultshome.dk/b_b_makers/vej_blink_not_psp_en.htm

there's also GifAnimator on that site too. It's a simple program that makes animations...but if you're just looking to add a transparent background to an image, just download giffy.


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Quote Spider Boy Replybullet Posted: 13 March 2007 at 3:24am
 
Unfinished Piece...
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Quote Hapiel Replybullet Posted: 13 March 2007 at 5:14am
Can I get some tips on how to improve it?

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Quote Setzer Replybullet Posted: 13 March 2007 at 6:25am
Originally posted by Adam

Hi there!
Do these colors qualify as shades of red and yellow?
(early wip)
Also if someone has tips how to select the colors to make the text more legible, please share them. On the LCD I'm currently sitting at some of them are a bit hard to read.

Thats really slick, I love it.
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Quote Adam Replybullet Posted: 13 March 2007 at 7:26am
Thanks!
Some progress:
The BG is 99% done. Just the characters and some final touchup left. And maybe a new menu...
I hope I'll have time during the weekend to finish it.
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Quote AdrianJensen Replybullet Posted: 13 March 2007 at 7:50am
consitering entering...

my sister's birthday is on the ides of march :)

i want to see somebody do an iso colosseum :o



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Quote Zenobia Replybullet Posted: 13 March 2007 at 10:32am
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consitering entering...

my sister's birthday is on the ides of march :)

i want to see somebody do an iso colosseum :o

 
Oh damn... now I will have to try that of course.
I'll never make it in time ^^; But it might get me bonus points for Latin at the end of the year.
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Quote JerryPie Replybullet Posted: 13 March 2007 at 12:14pm
Will someone do me a HUGE FAVOR! Turn the white in my challenge entry into transprent? I only have MSpaint so I can't do it. Thanks a ton!
 
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Quote Hapiel Replybullet Posted: 13 March 2007 at 12:23pm
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Will someone do me a HUGE FAVOR! Turn the white in my challenge entry into transprent? I only have MSpaint so I can't do it. Thanks a ton!
 

AWESOME!! I thought they where different color shemes, but they are just 3 colors!! here is the transparant version!


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Quote AdrianJensen Replybullet Posted: 13 March 2007 at 12:30pm
flydude, that is so sweet.
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Quote JerryPie Replybullet Posted: 13 March 2007 at 12:34pm
Thank you so much
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Quote sausage Replybullet Posted: 13 March 2007 at 12:53pm
And i thought i was Quick to the jump!
And my Work Sucks!
http://pixeljoint.com/pixelart/18980.htm <-- lol,    Stupid 3 colour pallette.
Needs to be 255 Colours availiable
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Quote Genesis Replybullet Posted: 13 March 2007 at 1:26pm
I have never worked with a 3 color palette before but I assured myself that the colors would not be arguable. Feedback please?



A more appropriate shade of red..



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Quote JerryPie Replybullet Posted: 13 March 2007 at 1:36pm
I like the bottom one the best... looks great Genesis
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Quote Adarias Replybullet Posted: 13 March 2007 at 2:56pm


simple to begin with, may enlarge and detail and rework quite a bit though.  right now i really havent used all 3 colors effectively
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Quote JerryPie Replybullet Posted: 13 March 2007 at 3:14pm
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simple to begin with, may enlarge and detail and rework quite a bit though.  right now i really havent used all 3 colors effectively
 
What is it?
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Quote Ensellitis Replybullet Posted: 13 March 2007 at 3:29pm
Originally posted by Lollige

Can I get some tips on how to improve it?



change the colors.  right now they are painful to the eyes
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Quote Dra_chan Replybullet Posted: 13 March 2007 at 3:57pm
I have decided I will do something depicting the roman gods 

EDIT: ok, I am going to draw the Goddess Victoria, whom the Romans worshiped after their victories in battle.


I have a question, the black color must be pure or can I soften it a bit?


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Quote leel Replybullet Posted: 13 March 2007 at 4:00pm
flyguy:  www.iaza.com for all your transparency needs.
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Quote Hairyu Replybullet Posted: 13 March 2007 at 4:07pm
Geez you all came with this top notch more-colours-ilusion thing and I'm posting this:
Is it roman enough?Suposed to be gladiators fighting.


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Quote Dra_chan Replybullet Posted: 13 March 2007 at 4:27pm
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Geez you all came with this top notch more-colours-ilusion thing and I'm posting this:
Is it roman enough?Suposed to be gladiators fighting.


Hairyu, you have until Sunday to do this, i would suggest working on it a little more
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Quote AdrianJensen Replybullet Posted: 13 March 2007 at 5:30pm
wow...
looking at all the other stuff in here, suddenly i'm not all that confident about mine.

EDIT:  oops, i used the wrong black down there in the bottom part, i had better fix that


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Quote JerryPie Replybullet Posted: 13 March 2007 at 6:55pm
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wow...
looking at all the other stuff in here, suddenly i'm not all that confident about mine.

EDIT:  oops, i used the wrong black down there in the bottom part, i had better fix that
 
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Quote khorin Replybullet Posted: 13 March 2007 at 7:03pm
WIP!

Wow, this will be my second pixel art piece that I will have completed. Just thought I'd do this to see if I can make the deadline. I decided to do a magazine cover for "The Roman Woman". The front cover features the "flavian" hairstyle popular among the elite women around the time of Emporor Hadrian. I drew this from a photo of a bust from my art history book. The hair is going to be the most difficult but I'm having trouble deciding what kind of dither pattern I should use for a smooth surface. Any suggestions?

The finished product will have the title as well as captions or whatever you call them. :-)

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