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CHALLENGE 5/10/2010: Why?

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Topic: CHALLENGE 5/10/2010: Why?
Posted By: administrator
Subject: CHALLENGE 5/10/2010: Why?
Date Posted: 10 May 2010 at 12:00am


Why did the chicken cross the road? Show us why!
Don't be boring, to get to the other side is not an option.

Just make sure your submission isn't too absurd though - it should at least involve a - chicken getting to the other side of a road.

Canvas Size - Max 145 (width) x 90 (height).
Colours - Max 32.
Transparency - Optional.
Animation - Optional.


  • Participants have until this upcoming Sunday at midnight (12AM Pacific) to /pixels/submit_icons.asp'>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 /forum/forum_topics.asp?FID=8'>WIP section is highly encouraged, but ONLY SUBMIT YOUR FINAL ART.


  • 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.


  • 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 :)


/pixels/poll.asp?id=1189' name='vote' target='_blank'>Vote now for your favorite pixelart in this week's challenge!


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

/pixelart/52879.htm' target='_blank'>chicken of doom by /p/27832.htm' target='_blank'>ardentsideburn
/pixelart/52932.htm' target='_blank'>Paradigm shift by /p/23474.htm' target='_blank'>inphy
/pixelart/52953.htm' target='_blank'>Why the chicken did it? by /p/23917.htm' target='_blank'>TioLuko

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

/pixelart/52836.htm' target='_blank'>Chicken wants cheez burgerz by /p/18884.htm' target='_blank'>PanicBomber
/pixelart/52916.htm' target='_blank'>Fried Chicken by /p/25384.htm' target='_blank'>iMoose
/pixelart/52945.htm' target='_blank'>Perpetual move by /p/27673.htm' target='_blank'>Red-Error
/pixelart/52940.htm' target='_blank'>Blowing the coop by /p/27263.htm' target='_blank'>jiko
/pixelart/52950.htm' target='_blank'>Terrorist Chicken! by /p/25118.htm' target='_blank'>Adcrusher524
/pixelart/52878.htm' target='_blank'>Cross This by /p/23821.htm' target='_blank'>DawnBringer
/pixelart/52839.htm' target='_blank'>free t-shirts by /p/26251.htm' target='_blank'>slabnsla
/pixelart/52929.htm' target='_blank'>Why the chicken crossed the road... by /p/27838.htm' target='_blank'>Suzukiai
/pixelart/52823.htm' target='_blank'>We Do Chicken Right!!! by /p/22337.htm' target='_blank'>TropicalSnowcone
/pixelart/52890.htm' target='_blank'>The Chicken Crossed The Road for Love by /p/26824.htm' target='_blank'>HCGamer
/pixelart/52881.htm' target='_blank'>Thank you, genetic engineering! by /p/21713.htm' target='_blank'>Perkele
/pixelart/52846.htm' target='_blank'>Why the chicken... by /p/3193.htm' target='_blank'>jmgandalf
/pixelart/52877.htm' target='_blank'>Because he had to. by /p/19957.htm' target='_blank'>GuiZ
/pixelart/52914.htm' target='_blank'>Surprise!!! - Why Challenge by /p/21399.htm' target='_blank'>darchangel

Posted By: Ivy00
Date Posted: 10 May 2010 at 3:34am
Very very cool topic, I did a digital painting for a challenge with the same title.  Not pixel work but can be viewed at the following link if anyone wants to take a peek .  The larger view looks better than the thumb :P

There should be some cool stuff to vote on next week.  Good luck everyone!

Posted By: Manjaman
Date Posted: 10 May 2010 at 8:40am
Starting a western scene :

Posted By: ultimaodin
Date Posted: 10 May 2010 at 12:12pm
Manjaman that's pretty sweet, reminds me of the Chicken treat chook though. I wonder if that advert for West Coast Fried Chicken was your reference?


That's my WIP so far, still trying to workout what exactly I should have the great warrior rooster facing across the road. Still it was better than the first design I started going with.

PS both my monitor and my eyes are screwy can anybody see a rock like structure at his feet? Need to make sure it's at least semi-readable.

The world is but a shadow of emotion, cast in shades of grey.

Posted By: bobocheese3
Date Posted: 10 May 2010 at 4:52pm

here is my try

Posted By: darchangel
Date Posted: 10 May 2010 at 6:53pm
One of the many ideas, but this one looked better and made more sense:

Posted By: iMoose
Date Posted: 10 May 2010 at 7:15pm
Here's a start:

Yes, that is a strip of chicken breast running from a frying pan. Sadly, I'm not too experienced, so I couldn't bring out all that I wanted to. Obviously, the scenery isn't done, it's just outlines. My main focus today was the characters, and I felt like working on the road too. Currently at 21 colors. Now time to go do homework.

C&C appreciated, of course.

Posted By: Manjaman
Date Posted: 11 May 2010 at 6:03am
Ultimaodin : no idea of what you'r talking about  I live in France, this ad may not exist here.
IMO the rock isn't readable for the moment.

edit : Does someone know why the underline function is blocked when i post here ?

Posted By: JerryPie
Date Posted: 11 May 2010 at 11:19am
post your reference Ultimaodin


Posted By: Argyle
Date Posted: 11 May 2010 at 1:28pm

You've heard of the Red Light District from seedy tales of towns gone astray.  But have you ever been to the side of the coop that the Egg White District nests in?

Had 5 minutes left at work and didn't want to start something I'd have to stop in the middle of so I did this instead :P

Posted By: Adcrusher
Date Posted: 11 May 2010 at 1:46pm
Maybe the chicken's a terrorist...

still working on it.

Posted By: iMoose
Date Posted: 11 May 2010 at 4:56pm

The biggest criticism I've been getting is that the chicken strip doesn't look like chicken. And thus, it is replaced with roast chicken, which in my opinion is much more recognizable. I need to work on those trees some more. But first, sidewalk detail.

Posted By: bobocheese3
Date Posted: 11 May 2010 at 4:58pm

can someone please tell me how many colors or in this picture. im using ms paint and i lost track of the colors.

Posted By: Adcrusher
Date Posted: 11 May 2010 at 5:17pm
114. Use the free version of graphics gale it's a lot nicer than paint. Also there's so many colors because i think those cloud and bush and tiles are ripped from the game.  Correct me if im wrong.

Posted By: Perkele
Date Posted: 12 May 2010 at 9:39am
Chose the most obvious reason:


(probably against some Dinosaur-Nazis)

Posted By: Manjaman
Date Posted: 12 May 2010 at 2:37pm
Perkele : love your concept ^.^

Posted By: inphy
Date Posted: 12 May 2010 at 9:52pm

Well, the rules didn't say the road has to be a tangible road. Do ho ho hooo~

Anyway, C&C would be very much appreciated.

Posted By: skamocore
Date Posted: 13 May 2010 at 1:07am
How about adding an actual road?* I thought you were above this kind of subversive/lazy stuff.

*I'll try to remember to spell things out even more explicitly and add wikipedia links to *every* noun next time :P

Lovely rendering though.


Posted By: inphy
Date Posted: 13 May 2010 at 10:05am
wait what oh no no no don't make me feel all guilty now damnit

So here's the complete idea, now with 100 % more actual physical road. At least the clouds on the left side will be redone (it's just copypasta & recolour from right), plus the tail part needs adjustment.

Posted By: ardentsideburn
Date Posted: 13 May 2010 at 2:00pm

Posted By: Perkele
Date Posted: 13 May 2010 at 3:42pm

This could have been alot better but unfortunately I have no time left (damn those weekends!). I'll submit it anyway although it won't make it, just to have something new in the gallery.

Posted By: RollerKingdom
Date Posted: 13 May 2010 at 6:06pm
Originally posted by ardentsideburn

this is amazingg

Posted By: Red-Error
Date Posted: 15 May 2010 at 10:44am

... I have a question. Is that understandible ?

I dont know how to do with the shadows, the background... But I have colors left...Because of the rope, the mouse, the elephant and the road.

Posted By: Suzukiai
Date Posted: 15 May 2010 at 11:56am
Wow, all your works are really cool !

Here's my entry :

Well, in a distant future, police ships will be a little weird, chickens fly with strange saucer-looked devices.
I wake up early today to start it, it was a funny exercise. I used 31 colors and a hundred frames.
I have seen more funny jokes about the "why the [...]", I don't expect too much about mine, after all, it was funny.

Posted By: jalonso
Date Posted: 15 May 2010 at 1:10pm
Originally posted by ardentsideburn

Loving that!...and a new member too.

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Posted By: kevink
Date Posted: 16 May 2010 at 1:49pm
because the final boss was on the other side..

I wish I had more time to finish this..

Posted By: Suzukiai
Date Posted: 16 May 2010 at 3:35pm
Well, last minut update : - Here !

(linked the image for slow connections etc...)

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