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CHALLENGE 11/29/2010: A MONSTER of a Dess

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Topic: CHALLENGE 11/29/2010: A MONSTER of a Dess
Posted By: administrator
Subject: CHALLENGE 11/29/2010: A MONSTER of a Dess
Date Posted: 29 November 2010 at 12:01am


Create a sprite of a monster made out of a dessert. For example the 'Loch Ness Cheese Cake' or 'Chocothulhu'. However, I'd prefer that you create your own kind of monster.

Also, please make sure you mention what kind of dessert your creature is made from. Have a look at - this list for some ideas.

Note: The sprite must be of your own design. So, your personal interpretation of a monstrous icecream would be OK, but using the design of - this Pokemon wouldn't be, as it's a dessert monster that already exists. Essentially, no directly copying someone else's design. "Flankenstein" would be fine, as Frankenstein's Monster was never made out of a flan.

Canvas Size - Max 75 x 75.
Colours - Max 25.
Transparency - Required.
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=1218' name='vote' target='_blank'>Vote now for your favorite pixelart in this week's challenge!


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

/pixelart/57784.htm' target='_blank' class='winner1'>CREAMPIDER! by /p/2248.htm' target='_blank'>Zeo
/pixelart/57806.htm' target='_blank' class='winner2'>Cerberus Split by /p/25826.htm' target='_blank'>Sai
/pixelart/57825.htm' target='_blank' class='winner3'>VanKILLa IceSCREAM by /p/23894.htm' target='_blank'>Justincrdibl

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

/pixelart/57703.htm' target='_blank' class='winnerx'>MUSSE DE CHOCOLATE - MIERDINSKY by /p/28380.htm' target='_blank'>MIERDINSKY
/pixelart/57755.htm' target='_blank' class='winnerx'>Ice creavil by /p/23376.htm' target='_blank'>EdJr
/pixelart/57810.htm' target='_blank' class='winnerx'>Hydra Tarts by /p/29896.htm' target='_blank'>SpazzerEXE
/pixelart/57716.htm' target='_blank' class='winnerx'>iScream by /p/30614.htm' target='_blank'>fortytwotrees
/pixelart/57798.htm' target='_blank' class='winnerx'>Cherry Ice Cream Ball Monster by /p/15083.htm' target='_blank'>Perski
/pixelart/57814.htm' target='_blank' class='winnerx'>Cake, anyone? by /p/30518.htm' target='_blank'>twingloxx
/pixelart/57830.htm' target='_blank' class='winnerx'>MousseSTER!! by /p/21014.htm' target='_blank'>God_Is_Evil
/pixelart/57801.htm' target='_blank' class='winnerx'>Jelly Worm Golem by /p/30656.htm' target='_blank'>Wyeth
/pixelart/57702.htm' target='_blank' class='winnerx'>Krayt Chragon by /p/30028.htm' target='_blank'>Mallonee
/pixelart/57760.htm' target='_blank' class='winnerx'>The Gingerbread Bear by /p/30469.htm' target='_blank'>Romson
/pixelart/57748.htm' target='_blank' class='winnerx'>a pancake nightmare by /p/29904.htm' target='_blank'>HummingBird
/pixelart/57691.htm' target='_blank' class='winnerx'>Cupcake Bear Monster by /p/19735.htm' target='_blank'>ohnoimnaked
/pixelart/57803.htm' target='_blank' class='winnerx'>That one Norwegian dessert... by /p/24932.htm' target='_blank'>Sengir
/pixelart/57756.htm' target='_blank' class='winnerx'>Giant Octopie by /p/14317.htm' target='_blank'>littlesapphire
/pixelart/57697.htm' target='_blank' class='winnerx'>Candied Apples by /p/18884.htm' target='_blank'>PanicBomber
/pixelart/57789.htm' target='_blank' class='winnerx'>Swiss Chocolate Pistachionator by /p/30395.htm' target='_blank'>Groogokk
/pixelart/57699.htm' target='_blank' class='winnerx'>Fudge Nut Sludge Monster by /p/27613.htm' target='_blank'>LANDAS

Posted By: kevink
Date Posted: 30 November 2010 at 1:55pm

First couple of sketches, ehh I dunno..


Date Posted: 01 December 2010 at 11:28pm
Animated or static??

Posted By: Zilus
Date Posted: 02 December 2010 at 5:03am

My WIP chocolozombie, also my first pixel so yeah it looks kinda carpy. Not sure what else to add to make it look better.. though im thinking possible a chocolate fudge, errr sludge trail behind it.

Also: First post on this forum :)

Posted By: Groogokk
Date Posted: 03 December 2010 at 6:44am

Swiss Chocolate Monster WIP (with chocolate-coated almond on top). One of my first tries at non-Gameboy-colours. Great thanks go out to jalonso, whose Medici-palette I am using here (he said it was free for use in its WIP thread).
It's also the first time I'm actively trying to AA (inside the lineart).
I feel that lots of things could still be improved about the picture, so I'd be grateful for any constructive criticism.

Edit: Right, looks like we seamen will have to stick together.
@ kevink: I think your Strawberryghoulcake is an excellent start with a promising colour choice. Go for it!
@Zilus: Good start. I think it would be a good idea to enlarge the chocolozombie to fill the whole 75x75px canvas, and to use colours that offer more contrast. At the moment, the shades of gray and brown you use are very very similar, thus failing to add an impression of volume to the piece.

Posted By: ev149
Date Posted: 03 December 2010 at 4:32pm
Your entry can be either animated or static, your choice.

Posted By: Wyeth
Date Posted: 04 December 2010 at 4:46am
Gumdrop Golem! (actually its made of gummy worms but Gumworm Golem doesn't sound as good)

(Does Gumdrop counts as a dessert? )

Also first post, hello everybody!

Posted By: Groogokk
Date Posted: 04 December 2010 at 10:18am
I guess we first-posters may as well welcome each other, so:
Hi Wyeth! Welcome to the forum! 
I like the golem's posture. One of the arms seems to be much longer than the other one, however.

Posted By: Romson
Date Posted: 05 December 2010 at 5:57am
My pixel for challenge uploaded 12/2/2010 and still waits approval. How's that? Is it not good enough?

The Gingerbread Bear

Posted By: Groogokk
Date Posted: 05 December 2010 at 6:05am
It's in now, don't worry. :) I think sometimes the admins just don't get round to promote art to the gallery. If the art isn't good enough you'll apparently get a message saying so.

Posted By: Romson
Date Posted: 05 December 2010 at 7:28am
I do not worry, thanx. I don't know was art in the gallery or not, but status of file was "AWAITING APPROVAL", and it changed only few minutes ago.

Posted By: kevink
Date Posted: 05 December 2010 at 6:01pm
I haven't been home much. 'Been celebrating "saint nicolas day".

I hope to finish this one day.

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