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CHALLENGE 3/18/2013: Blob Disambiguator

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Topic: CHALLENGE 3/18/2013: Blob Disambiguator
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Subject: CHALLENGE 3/18/2013: Blob Disambiguator
Date Posted: 18 March 2013 at 12:01am

CHALLENGE: Blob Disambiguator

Create something within the bounds of one of these three silhouettes:

Canvas Size - Use one of the templates above; you may flip or rotate the canvases - but only at 90 or 180 degree angles.
Colours - Max 15.
Transparency - Required. Must only be used outside your chosen shape.
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=1337' name='vote' target='_blank'>Vote now for your favorite pixelart in this week's challenge!


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

/pixelart/76833.htm' target='_blank' class='winner1'>Flying Kick by /p/40382.htm' target='_blank'>Marurun
/pixelart/76832.htm' target='_blank' class='winner2'>Goldfish by /p/410.htm' target='_blank'>Gas 13
/pixelart/76860.htm' target='_blank' class='winner3'>Esperando acordada.. by /p/17621.htm' target='_blank'>Jinn

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

/pixelart/76767.htm' target='_blank' class='winnerx'>Monkey King by /p/14132.htm' target='_blank'>thanatos the evil
/pixelart/76914.htm' target='_blank' class='winnerx'>Yay! by /p/40273.htm' target='_blank'>adpdl
/pixelart/76763.htm' target='_blank' class='winnerx'>Dead Trooper by /p/26118.htm' target='_blank'>Night
/pixelart/76817.htm' target='_blank' class='winnerx'>Skelefish by /p/37250.htm' target='_blank'>Yielmo
/pixelart/76777.htm' target='_blank' class='winnerx'>Golden puppy by /p/41383.htm' target='_blank'>Pixelart_kid
/pixelart/76759.htm' target='_blank' class='winnerx'>FIRE DUCK by /p/42064.htm' target='_blank'>EveyHedgehog
/pixelart/76747.htm' target='_blank' class='winnerx'>The genie by /p/41666.htm' target='_blank'>anodomani
/pixelart/76751.htm' target='_blank' class='winnerx'>Pactw by /p/41821.htm' target='_blank'>Dickel
/pixelart/76741.htm' target='_blank' class='winnerx'>dwd 4 - Scout ship by /p/36499.htm' target='_blank'>moondrome
/pixelart/76825.htm' target='_blank' class='winnerx'>Bad Kitty by /p/40425.htm' target='_blank'>guskooyman
/pixelart/76855.htm' target='_blank' class='winnerx'>Trying to Dance by /p/42143.htm' target='_blank'>Mijichu
/pixelart/76882.htm' target='_blank' class='winnerx'>Phantasmic Doggy by /p/5918.htm' target='_blank'>cerealkiller54
/pixelart/76760.htm' target='_blank' class='winnerx'>Stomper by /p/36754.htm' target='_blank'>aeveis
/pixelart/76885.htm' target='_blank' class='winnerx'>jig by /p/39937.htm' target='_blank'>Cache
/pixelart/76775.htm' target='_blank' class='winnerx'>Radioactiv Monster by /p/32481.htm' target='_blank'>Dastal
/pixelart/76750.htm' target='_blank' class='winnerx'>Young Club-tailed Dragopede Does a Hand-Stand by /p/8024.htm' target='_blank'>skeddles
/pixelart/76800.htm' target='_blank' class='winnerx'>Honey Pot by /p/20306.htm' target='_blank'>dpixel
/pixelart/76875.htm' target='_blank' class='winnerx'>Black Thorne by /p/34215.htm' target='_blank'>Arkan85
/pixelart/76828.htm' target='_blank' class='winnerx'>Deep Sea Mutant by /p/37120.htm' target='_blank'>Geonjaha
/pixelart/76880.htm' target='_blank' class='winnerx'>city head by /p/41263.htm' target='_blank'>thee_owl
/pixelart/76808.htm' target='_blank' class='winnerx'>purbel monster by /p/41263.htm' target='_blank'>thee_owl
/pixelart/76789.htm' target='_blank' class='winnerx'>Chef de Blob by /p/41128.htm' target='_blank'>NixMillenium
/pixelart/76897.htm' target='_blank' class='winnerx'>Boxer and Bull by /p/42007.htm' target='_blank'>ouroboRose
/pixelart/76749.htm' target='_blank' class='winnerx'>Alien Elephant Trophy by /p/42063.htm' target='_blank'>jimlockey
/pixelart/76744.htm' target='_blank' class='winnerx'>Horll by /p/16472.htm' target='_blank'>Noet
/pixelart/76864.htm' target='_blank' class='winnerx'>Buffpup by /p/5918.htm' target='_blank'>cerealkiller54
/pixelart/76852.htm' target='_blank' class='winnerx'>Loborobo by /p/18502.htm' target='_blank'>Mr.Tsuyoshi
/pixelart/76761.htm' target='_blank' class='winnerx'>Alien Bird Head by /p/42063.htm' target='_blank'>jimlockey
/pixelart/76881.htm' target='_blank' class='winnerx'>Rhino Pirate by /p/5918.htm' target='_blank'>cerealkiller54
/pixelart/76752.htm' target='_blank' class='winnerx'>Elepho by /p/28472.htm' target='_blank'>yaomon17
/pixelart/76878.htm' target='_blank' class='winnerx'>Lack of imagination by /p/42101.htm' target='_blank'>a333
/pixelart/76829.htm' target='_blank' class='winnerx'>Monkey by /p/24369.htm' target='_blank'>Seiyouh
/pixelart/76783.htm' target='_blank' class='winnerx'>We're Goin' Down!! by /p/36822.htm' target='_blank'>Mr.Fahrenheit
/pixelart/76872.htm' target='_blank' class='winnerx'>Blobgoblin by /p/41185.htm' target='_blank'>PixelatedCorpse
/pixelart/76846.htm' target='_blank' class='winnerx'>- What Am I? - by /p/41423.htm' target='_blank'>CraftyPixel
/pixelart/76765.htm' target='_blank' class='winnerx'>Death is everywhere by /p/42104.htm' target='_blank'>Jiinchu
/pixelart/76925.htm' target='_blank' class='winnerx'>Giddy Corgi by /p/28642.htm' target='_blank'>AfroMonkey
/pixelart/76810.htm' target='_blank' class='winnerx'>Cloud Creature by /p/32692.htm' target='_blank'>Boxcar
/pixelart/76794.htm' target='_blank' class='winnerx'>Angry frog pirate thing by /p/39872.htm' target='_blank'>smithers
/pixelart/76861.htm' target='_blank' class='winnerx'>Seafin by /p/36754.htm' target='_blank'>aeveis
/pixelart/76807.htm' target='_blank' class='winnerx'>Lioness by /p/40206.htm' target='_blank'>Pukahuna
/pixelart/76733.htm' target='_blank' class='winnerx'>Hip Hop Chipmunk by /p/39335.htm' target='_blank'>EvilEagles
/pixelart/76854.htm' target='_blank' class='winnerx'>OldOldSage~ by /p/17275.htm' target='_blank'>Satsume
/pixelart/76776.htm' target='_blank' class='winnerx'>Blaze the Dragon by /p/41861.htm' target='_blank'>GravityGames
/pixelart/76805.htm' target='_blank' class='winnerx'>The Ancient stone snake by /p/32481.htm' target='_blank'>Dastal
/pixelart/76792.htm' target='_blank' class='winnerx'>Sumo Salamander by /p/20938.htm' target='_blank'>Nyno
/pixelart/76895.htm' target='_blank' class='winnerx'>Crazyfish by /p/28072.htm' target='_blank'>ASR
/pixelart/76856.htm' target='_blank' class='winnerx'>Snotty Old Man by /p/31992.htm' target='_blank'>AirStyle
/pixelart/76857.htm' target='_blank' class='winnerx'>Who~R~U? by /p/38656.htm' target='_blank'>PixelPiledriver

Posted By: TheeKrusher
Date Posted: 18 March 2013 at 1:42am

It's a potato infused with some plant. I don't really know or care too much about it.

Posted By: OneDeadPixel
Date Posted: 18 March 2013 at 5:13am

Posted By: Noet
Date Posted: 18 March 2013 at 6:55am

Posted By: Night
Date Posted: 18 March 2013 at 7:02am
Started on something.

Posted By: Voltali obscur
Date Posted: 18 March 2013 at 8:59am
Lot of imagination in those wips!

@Noet > very funny face :D

And yay! Night is entering \o/ I always love your creations 

Mine so far (I haven't yet figured out some parts since it's still a very early wip), sort of a dancing demon or gargoyle :

Posted By: Noet
Date Posted: 18 March 2013 at 9:24am

This is fun.

Posted By: smithers
Date Posted: 18 March 2013 at 11:37am

Pirate frog thingie YAY


Hes holding a bomb, the green thing by his left (our right) foot is a tail. Its made by 10 colors, 11 if you count transparency.

Posted By: Lehmure
Date Posted: 18 March 2013 at 11:39am
 Well, i don't know so much of english, so i have a question, can i do a little bit of modification on that sprite?

Posted By: CraftyPixel
Date Posted: 18 March 2013 at 3:08pm
- This is neat! - 

Posted By: jalonso
Date Posted: 18 March 2013 at 3:21pm
Oh! this week is already shaping up for a tough voting process.

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Posted By: Losm
Date Posted: 18 March 2013 at 4:32pm
So, this is a thing. It's made of coral. Possibly. Maybe.

It's very flat right now...

Posted By: FancyOctopus
Date Posted: 18 March 2013 at 5:00pm
This challenge looked interesting so I figured I'd give it a shot! Using Dawnbringer's palette.

Posted By: SpeedXaaa
Date Posted: 18 March 2013 at 8:43pm
I have the same question as Lehmure: can any very slight modifications be make, i.e.: lineart / pixel imperfections?

Posted By: skamocore
Date Posted: 18 March 2013 at 9:03pm
No modifications to the outline.


Posted By: thanatos the evil
Date Posted: 18 March 2013 at 9:27pm

still don't know what am i going to do with the area around the right hand, can someone give me an idea on what to do there?

Posted By: NixMillenium
Date Posted: 18 March 2013 at 9:41pm
perfect shape for a banana or a boomerang or hadouken type magic thing :D

Posted By: Boxcar
Date Posted: 19 March 2013 at 2:11am
I Started working on this weird cloud creature.

Posted By: Dyl
Date Posted: 19 March 2013 at 3:40am
Working on this, supposed to be an old camel thing.

Posted By: Geonjaha
Date Posted: 19 March 2013 at 1:55pm

Some sad looking rock-fish (I think?). [15 colours with transparency]
As a pixel-noob any advice would be helpful. Thanks.
Definitely thinking on refining the palette at some stage.   

Posted By: GravityGames
Date Posted: 19 March 2013 at 8:47pm
Originally posted by Geonjaha

Some sad looking rock-fish (I think?). [15 colours with transparency]
As a pixel-noob any advice would be helpful. Thanks.
Definitely thinking on refining the palette at some stage.   

Looks nice, especially compared to my entry. I think the palette is nice how it is, but I'm sure someone more experienced could tell you something to improve...

Posted By: NixMillenium
Date Posted: 19 March 2013 at 8:51pm
ok I feel like a terrible person asking this, but how do I show my WIP? do I have to submit it first?

Posted By: GravityGames
Date Posted: 19 March 2013 at 9:02pm
Just upload it to a file sharing site and link it here (I personally use DropBox). You're not supposed to post WIP art to PixelJoint.

Posted By: NixMillenium
Date Posted: 19 March 2013 at 9:14pm

ok thanks :) I didn't post a WIP, i think Chef de Blob is finished. Well i can't think of anything else to do with him. I just wanted to enter my idea (:

Posted By: Mijichu
Date Posted: 20 March 2013 at 3:51am

First time posting. :D I think it's almost done. Any suggestions?

Posted By: skamocore
Date Posted: 20 March 2013 at 6:19am
Originally posted by Mijichu

I am genuinely impressed with how well this seems to fit with the blob.


Posted By: Geonjaha
Date Posted: 20 March 2013 at 6:52am
Update: (14 colours)

Cant see much else that needs improving, so I'm close to being done. Crit still welcome though.

Posted By: GravityGames
Date Posted: 20 March 2013 at 7:36am
Originally posted by Geonjaha

Original: (15 colours)

Update: (13 colours) (14 colours)

Made some slight alterations and used some brighter greens. Also changed the rocks to more of a plant-like colour, just to test which looked better.

Not sure which of the greens look better on the main body, but they're all good I guess. However the green rocks/seaweed/whatever is definitely an improvement.

Posted By: thee_owl
Date Posted: 20 March 2013 at 11:19am
I was trying to go for something pretty different, but I dont think it worked out that well.">

I dont know if I'll submit it at all. any tips?

Posted By: Yielmo
Date Posted: 20 March 2013 at 3:46pm


Posted By: cerealkiller54
Date Posted: 20 March 2013 at 4:59pm
Decided to try my hand at a fakemon.

He has a Hulk-hand for a tail (wasn't quite what to do for that part).
I think I'm gonna rework the palette a bit before posting.

Posted By: r1k
Date Posted: 21 March 2013 at 12:59am
not going to finish it, but quick thing I did:

Posted By: Quise
Date Posted: 21 March 2013 at 5:36am

Sleeping Crab

Posted By: Mijichu
Date Posted: 21 March 2013 at 8:01am
Wow, thankyou. :)

Originally posted by thee_owl">
I really like how different your idea is to the existing submissions. Maybe try a higher contrast, or spreading some of the grey buildings in with the brown to mix it up.

Posted By: 7Soul
Date Posted: 21 March 2013 at 4:15pm

Long haired naked orc

Posted By: Gas 13
Date Posted: 21 March 2013 at 5:54pm"> - Final here .


Posted By: ouroboRose
Date Posted: 21 March 2013 at 9:27pm

Work in progress. I wanted to try two characters rather than one.

I'm a bit stuck though, not sure what the best way to deal with jaggy edges or to separate the two forms would be?

Posted By: jalonso
Date Posted: 22 March 2013 at 6:03am
Originally posted by Quise

Sleeping Crab
Totally unreadable. You need to clean this up :)

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Posted By: Pixelart_kid
Date Posted: 22 March 2013 at 5:24pm
Here my work for this challenge!!

Amazing how many proposals!

Posted By: a333
Date Posted: 23 March 2013 at 5:24am
I call this one "Lack of imagination", and it's, well, blob.

Can't figure if i'm missing stray colors there, since my tools are in disagreement. It should be 12 though.

Posted By: Cache
Date Posted: 23 March 2013 at 7:58am
my wip~ Any tips? I'm an amateur..

Posted By: ouroboRose
Date Posted: 23 March 2013 at 1:04pm
Updated palette, more AA, and made some other changes.... Thoughts?

Posted By: Friend
Date Posted: 23 March 2013 at 2:40pm

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