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CHALLENGE: Amusement Park Entrance

Lollige challenges you to create your own original amusement park entrance. You may show the surrounding area, but keep the focus on the enterance.

Some examples of interesting real life amusement park entrances:
[1] [2] [3]

Canvas Size - Max 256 (width) x 128 (height).
Colors - Unrestricted.
Transparency - Optional.
Animation - Optional.


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 Amusement Park Entrance 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 orenshtiv Replybullet Posted: 11 January 2010 at 12:19pm
Hmm... sounds fun,i'm in! (I hope I'll have an idea this time!) :)
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Quote Petrichor Replybullet Posted: 11 January 2010 at 12:40pm
Lollige comes up with fun challenge ideas.
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Quote Hapiel Replybullet Posted: 11 January 2010 at 2:01pm
Originally posted by Petrichor

Lollige comes up with fun challenge ideas.


Thanks,

Almost all challenges last year came from a brainstorm session in Januari 09, but this was the very last one. Maybe it is time to make a new list ;)
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Quote NaCl Replybullet Posted: 12 January 2010 at 12:04pm
Why not make a challenge suggestion thread? I've had a few ideas kicking around
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Quote Perkele Replybullet Posted: 12 January 2010 at 3:46pm
Nobody going for this challenge? After trying different things (a Bioshock-themed park, one of those evil-clown-entrances..), I'll probably go for a Steampunk-Park. Here's a far too early WIP and I have no idea whether I gonna finish it in time...

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Quote IQbrew Replybullet Posted: 12 January 2010 at 5:25pm
D: I'll do the next one...
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Quote Dirteater Replybullet Posted: 12 January 2010 at 9:57pm
Aww I'd of done this one, swamped :(
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Quote Elk Replybullet Posted: 13 January 2010 at 3:33am
Lol I never held a challenge even though I've won 6 times
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Quote orenshtiv Replybullet Posted: 13 January 2010 at 6:22am
There's a sketch about my upcoming submission:

looks weird huh? monstria;the monster luna park :D


Edited by orenshtiv - 13 January 2010 at 6:23am
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Quote orenshtiv Replybullet Posted: 13 January 2010 at 11:27am
W.I.P

Awesome isn't it? :D


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Quote orenshtiv Replybullet Posted: 13 January 2010 at 12:53pm
another WIP

I hope I'll win this time! I really want to win! :)
ooh ooh,and I'm going to make it all smooth and make an animation! the letters will glow,1st the "t" then the "h" then the "e" then the "M" and on... :)

EDIT: @dpixel - you think this is OK? :P (I need to shade the sign too)


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Quote jeremy Replybullet Posted: 13 January 2010 at 8:12pm
Edit. Not triple post ;O
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Quote orenshtiv Replybullet Posted: 14 January 2010 at 4:36am
Srry,I'll edit ;)
p.s. I have a problem with dithering the body\fence! can someone please help me? plzz? tips something? :'((


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Quote dpixel Replybullet Posted: 14 January 2010 at 5:33am

Just try some traditional shading.  And if you feel the need to dither, use it sparingly.  When overdone it takes away from a piece.

hehe (ಠ_ಠ ) o_- :p
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Quote jeremy Replybullet Posted: 14 January 2010 at 5:41am
Also pick a lightsource that is different from straight ahead and up. Also reduces the temptation of mirroring.
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Quote orenshtiv Replybullet Posted: 14 January 2010 at 6:13am
The lightsource is from the UP,lol.


@dPixel - thx I'll try it :)
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Quote dpixel Replybullet Posted: 14 January 2010 at 11:46am
Originally posted by orenshtiv

another WIP

I hope I'll win this time! I really want to win! :)
ooh ooh,and I'm going to make it all smooth and make an animation! the letters will glow,1st the "t" then the "h" then the "e" then the "M" and on... :)

EDIT: @dpixel - you think this is OK? :P (I need to shade the sign too)
 
It's hard to get a grasp of where the light it coming from.  The arch in the middle looks like it's out in the light (protruding), but the green surrounding it look almost inset compared to the brighter looking sections on either side, which looks as if the light is coming head on.
 
Think about the shapes you're trying to convey.  Pick a light source and stick with it.  Remember if there was no light, we wouldn't see anything. 
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Quote orenshtiv Replybullet Posted: 14 January 2010 at 1:51pm
The light is coming from the sign,up, I just don't know how to dither these things T~T
And I think the shape is ok :P
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Quote dpixel Replybullet Posted: 14 January 2010 at 2:06pm
Originally posted by orenshtiv

The light is coming from the sign,up, I just don't know how to dither these things T~T
And I think the shape is ok :P
 
If that's the case, then maybe something like this.  Keep in mind I don't know what the full shape you had in mind.  I only edited the top left side...to show where the light might be hitting.
 
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Quote Bubu Replybullet Posted: 15 January 2010 at 7:10am
I had started an entry but I'm unsure I'll make it to finish. Plus the idea is kinda... not the most exciting thing, let's say...



Was going to animate it too but I'd be surprised if I even made it to finish it without animation within the deadline :P

Originally posted by orenshtiv


ooh ooh,and I'm going to make it all smooth and make an animation! the letters will glow,1st the "t" then the "h" then the "e" then the "M" and on... :)


You picked yourself a tough one if you're gonna make the letters glow/light up one at the time because that's going to force you to switch lightsource througout the animation?


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Quote Adam Replybullet Posted: 16 January 2010 at 7:15am
Quick sketch, I'm not sure whether I should finish this:
Result of a bad market research...
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Quote RollerKingdom Replybullet Posted: 16 January 2010 at 8:01am
Originally posted by Adam

Quick sketch, I'm not sure whether I should finish this:
Result of a bad market research...


This is deff worth finishing it :) by the skecth i love it already!

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Quote orenshtiv Replybullet Posted: 16 January 2010 at 11:48am
Wow,how did you draw this sketch? I NEED THIS PROGRAM,lol.
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Quote Adam Replybullet Posted: 16 January 2010 at 12:10pm
The sketch was drawn in Paint.
This is the direction I was thinking about:
A pity I started so late. I get weary of pixeling nowadays real quick...


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Quote Bubu Replybullet Posted: 16 January 2010 at 5:41pm
Looking good so far Adam, I like the wood texture in the tickitz bootz :)

Further WIP:


Stuff in red = stuff I'll work on next - shadows and writing
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Quote Perkele Replybullet Posted: 16 January 2010 at 7:23pm
Originally posted by Adam

Quick sketch, I'm not sure whether I should finish this:
Result of a bad market research...

Bad market research? Come on, I would so go in this park and have fun there! Go on with what you've got so far, looks really good and kinda foolish.

I'm probably giving up, just didn't have enough time this week..
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Quote jeremy Replybullet Posted: 16 January 2010 at 10:31pm
@Adam: Really reminiscent of fool's long piece series :D

@Bubu: imo Silhouettes work better in sharp light/dark contrast with a little AA for jaggy reduction. The gradual uh... graduation (:P) doesn't look right to me. Perhaps use some more of the green for silhouetting the purple on purple figures too :D
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Quote dpixel Replybullet Posted: 16 January 2010 at 11:59pm
Originally posted by Bubu

Looking good so far Adam, I like the wood texture in the tickitz bootz :)

Further WIP:


Stuff in red = stuff I'll work on next - shadows and writing


A great background would really set this off...I would think 'really out there'.  I'm seeing a darker background with a weird light creating those  shadows of the people.  It reminds me of close in counters of the 3rd kind.  I'm looking forward to seeing this.  Maybe even a saucer type thing rather than the rocket.  I'm a big fan of your work by the way.

@ Adam - Very artistic looking.  I'm really starting to appreciate this kind of stuff lately.  A very professional illustration.
hehe (ಠ_ಠ ) o_- :p
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Quote skamocore Replybullet Posted: 17 January 2010 at 1:01am
@Adam - Looks great so far; your ideas are as creative as ever and your pixel skillz are definitely improving...hoping to see your entry finished.

@Bubu - Your entry is turning out great and your characters are very expressive, only thing is that some parts seem a bit over AA'd.
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Quote Bubu Replybullet Posted: 17 January 2010 at 6:10am
Thanks :)

@Skam, I'm still trying to find a balance with AA :P either I don't AA enough or I go overboard haha! I suppose you refer to the flying saucer (that in my head's a high-tech merry go round with cabins whilst the spheric part has a rotating restaurant - the light parts atop are glass windows)

I've added a silhouette of buildings in the background and I was thinking about adding "abduction lights" behind the gate: a giant cone of light coming from a flying saucer that is only just out of sight...

@dpixel, why thank you :D

I've shopping and cooking and guests to attend to tonight tho so I might not finish this properly in time, I'm afraid.

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