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CHALLENGE 12/29/2014: Pixel Joint Turns T

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Topic: CHALLENGE 12/29/2014: Pixel Joint Turns T
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Subject: CHALLENGE 12/29/2014: Pixel Joint Turns T
Date Posted: 29 December 2014 at 12:00am

CHALLENGE: Pixel Joint Turns Ten

This month marks the 10th birthday of Pixel Joint. Technically, it was around before that in a limited form - but let's just call that the gestation period. If you're interested, http://web.archive.org/web/20041205135146/http://www.pixeljoint.com/pixels/ - here's a view of the site from a decade ago .

Anyway, this week, sprite your own interpretation of one of http://www.pixeljoint.com/pixels/profile.asp?fid=180 - iSTVAN 's http://www.pixeljoint.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=59&PID=577#577 - three nerd mascot concepts shown below. It can be wildly different in style, as long as it's clear that it's based on one of the designs shown below:



Your piece must be at least 3 heads tall. Just so we're all on the same page, the designs above are <2 heads tall. Also, check out http://i.imgur.com/XjQPZe6.jpg - this illustration from Andrew Loomis.

Canvas Size - Max 100 x 100.
Colours - Max 32. Transparency counts as a colour.
Transparency - Required.
Animation - Optional.


CHALLENGE RULES

  • 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.

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

/pixels/poll.asp?id=1430' name='vote' target='_blank'>Vote now for your favorite pixelart in this week's challenge!

CHALLENGE AWARDS

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

/pixelart/91480.htm' target='_blank' class='winner1'>Pixel Energy by /p/50617.htm' target='_blank'>Joecreates
/pixelart/91542.htm' target='_blank' class='winner2'>Puberty magic by /p/42904.htm' target='_blank'>SoraAkihiru
/pixelart/91483.htm' target='_blank' class='winner3'>Polly Pixel by /p/2621.htm' target='_blank'>cure


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

/pixelart/91444.htm' target='_blank' class='winnerx'>PJ by /p/50718.htm' target='_blank'>Flatworms
/pixelart/91462.htm' target='_blank' class='winnerx'>10th anniversary nerd by /p/45086.htm' target='_blank'>eigenbom
/pixelart/91488.htm' target='_blank' class='winnerx'>Pixel Pinup by /p/46438.htm' target='_blank'>madoo
/pixelart/91536.htm' target='_blank' class='winnerx'>PJ Teen by /p/40839.htm' target='_blank'>Aztarium
/pixelart/91439.htm' target='_blank' class='winnerx'>3 by /p/50917.htm' target='_blank'>seryon
/pixelart/91437.htm' target='_blank' class='winnerx'>PixelJoint Hero by /p/33715.htm' target='_blank'>deadpixelteam
/pixelart/91399.htm' target='_blank' class='winnerx'>Happy Birthday, PixelJoint! [WC] by /p/47630.htm' target='_blank'>Sir Cutswood
/pixelart/91484.htm' target='_blank' class='winnerx'>Pixel Power! by /p/46438.htm' target='_blank'>madoo
/pixelart/91470.htm' target='_blank' class='winnerx'>NERD MASCOT / Pixel Joint Turns Ten by /p/51002.htm' target='_blank'>ero
/pixelart/91514.htm' target='_blank' class='winnerx'>PJ 10th Anniversary by /p/41015.htm' target='_blank'>LagiaSapphire
/pixelart/91408.htm' target='_blank' class='winnerx'>Puberty by /p/20149.htm' target='_blank'>JosephSeraph
/pixelart/91460.htm' target='_blank' class='winnerx'>Pixel Dailies - 01.01.15 - Pixel Joint Turns Ten by /p/49411.htm' target='_blank'>SeanNoonan
/pixelart/91495.htm' target='_blank' class='winnerx'>Pixel Redneck by /p/46438.htm' target='_blank'>madoo
/pixelart/91540.htm' target='_blank' class='winnerx'>Ten Years Later by /p/35466.htm' target='_blank'>TheKasparrr
/pixelart/91504.htm' target='_blank' class='winnerx'>Pixeljoint Mascot 10 yrs by /p/16187.htm' target='_blank'>MrHai
/pixelart/91547.htm' target='_blank' class='winnerx'>10th Birthday Adventure by /p/47461.htm' target='_blank'>Drazile
/pixelart/91443.htm' target='_blank' class='winnerx'>Nerd Lass by /p/42688.htm' target='_blank'>gwnne
/pixelart/91500.htm' target='_blank' class='winnerx'>Nerd by /p/47306.htm' target='_blank'>andrae
/pixelart/91377.htm' target='_blank' class='winnerx'>Mario Joint by /p/34761.htm' target='_blank'>Zizka



Replies:
Posted By: Drazile
Date Posted: 29 December 2014 at 1:15am
I'm tempted to do a Marilyn-Monroe-standing-over-vent rendition of the drag one, but I know I could never pull it off ;)


Posted By: Bcadren
Date Posted: 29 December 2014 at 1:53am
Originally posted by Drazile

I'm tempted to do a Marilyn-Monroe-standing-over-vent rendition of the drag one, but I know I could never pull it off ;)
Who says that's drag and not a female concept? I mean they are three different concepts, not three versions of one concept...

Remember people fewer heads tall means more room for head detail. (At least three means probably best to stay at 3 unless you're going to use the rest of your space to do something really cool with the body AND can have a cool face w/ hait at like 20x20 pixels.)

Are the single pixel things flies? or are they supposed to just be PIXELS like pixelart power? hah...I guess it doesn't matter it is supposed to be 'our interpretation' afterall.

I would also love to ask why the mascot is a big-toothed dork...I mean there are certainly better images to have to represent this community.


Posted By: Dr D
Date Posted: 29 December 2014 at 1:58am
Originally posted by Bcadren

Who says that's drag and not a female concept? I mean they are three different concepts, not three versions of one concept...


Actually they are three versions, iSTVAN says so himself if you check the link.


Posted By: MrHai
Date Posted: 29 December 2014 at 5:23am
Had a quick go at it. Not really happy with how it reads. I think I'll try a more cartoony version for better readability.



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Posted By: DrTripwire
Date Posted: 29 December 2014 at 4:06pm
Is the other knee bent? If so I think we would see less of that leg's foot.


Posted By: Dr D
Date Posted: 30 December 2014 at 5:17am




Posted By: TheBlackMarket
Date Posted: 30 December 2014 at 1:21pm
Quick question: How far are we allowed to go when interpreting the character? Can we change any aspect of the character? The idea I have in mind would involve changing his hair and skin tone, but otherwise it should still be obvious that it is based off of these designs.


Posted By: jalonso
Date Posted: 30 December 2014 at 1:30pm
Originally posted by TheBlackMarket

Quick question: How far are we allowed to go when interpreting the character? Can we change any aspect of the character? The idea I have in mind would involve changing his hair and skin tone, but otherwise it should still be obvious that it is based off of these designs.


You should go as far as you can take the nerd which should not be a problem for you. So long as its obvious where the source comes from its cool.

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Posted By: Drazile
Date Posted: 30 December 2014 at 11:10pm
Originally posted by jalonso

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Is this obvious enough?




Posted By: deadpixelteam
Date Posted: 31 December 2014 at 9:36am
Here's my entry :



I could optimize colors, but I don't have time. Maybe I'll work on it later...


Posted By: seryon
Date Posted: 31 December 2014 at 6:29pm


Posted By: Mr.Fahrenheit
Date Posted: 31 December 2014 at 10:49pm
@seryon: I did not realize your entry was an entry when I saw it in the gallery. I'd say the key characteristics are missing, the red hair, glasses, and teeth.


Posted By: TheKasparrr
Date Posted: 01 January 2015 at 11:21am
1h of work so far, started by painting over the old, original sprite of his younger self.



Posted By: SeanNoonan
Date Posted: 01 January 2015 at 2:59pm
Created a quick entry based on a http://jackbnimblegame.com - game I released last year ...



Originally one of three... chose the one I thought was strongest.



Posted By: jalonso
Date Posted: 01 January 2015 at 7:00pm
Originally posted by TheKasparrr

1h of work so far, started by painting over the old, original sprite of his younger self.



Steroids and a Dentist...never fails.


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Posted By: Alfy
Date Posted: 02 January 2015 at 7:41pm


Theres my entry! My first pixel art ever! I would love some constructive critism!

-Alfy


Posted By: Drazile
Date Posted: 02 January 2015 at 7:53pm
Just about done IMO




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