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CHALLENGE 6/13/2016: Beautiful Couche

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Topic: CHALLENGE 6/13/2016: Beautiful Couche
Posted By: administrator
Subject: CHALLENGE 6/13/2016: Beautiful Couche
Date Posted: 13 June 2016 at 12:00am

CHALLENGE: Beautiful Couche

Allegedly, - opaque couché is the world's ugliest colour. Poor opaque couché :(

This week, try to cheer up this misunderstood colour by using it in an image that depicts beauty. It can be a person, an animal, an environment - anything that you find beautiful.

Thanks to - DawnBringer for linking to - this article about the colour (WARNING: don't click the link if you have a weak stomach).

Canvas size - Unrestricted.
Colours - Max 8. Must include the colour shown below:

Animation - Optional.
Transparency - No.


  • 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=1506' name='vote' target='_blank'>Vote now for your favorite pixelart in this week's challenge!


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

/pixelart/105576.htm' target='_blank' class='winner1'>Elf by /p/67611.htm' target='_blank'>mwambi
/pixelart/105539.htm' target='_blank' class='winner2'>Mulata by /p/17621.htm' target='_blank'>Jinn
/pixelart/105572.htm' target='_blank' class='winner3'>Tear Grants by /p/48030.htm' target='_blank'>Lakelezz

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

/pixelart/105516.htm' target='_blank' class='winnerx'>Animal totem by /p/99322.htm' target='_blank'>Irenaart
/pixelart/105575.htm' target='_blank' class='winnerx'>Something beatiful. by /p/37859.htm' target='_blank'>Lehmure
/pixelart/105566.htm' target='_blank' class='winnerx'>Fisherman and Woodcutter by /p/81106.htm' target='_blank'>yahkehbu
/pixelart/105530.htm' target='_blank' class='winnerx'>Couché Woman by /p/47458.htm' target='_blank'>The Wombat
/pixelart/105424.htm' target='_blank' class='winnerx'>flower by /p/99432.htm' target='_blank'>DuckPsycho
/pixelart/105488.htm' target='_blank' class='winnerx'>Fountain by /p/96409.htm' target='_blank'>LCSkeleton
/pixelart/105542.htm' target='_blank' class='winnerx'>Voulez vous couché... (Nude) by /p/97892.htm' target='_blank'>Axolotl
/pixelart/105489.htm' target='_blank' class='winnerx'>1 by /p/38793.htm' target='_blank'>Peyton
/pixelart/105562.htm' target='_blank' class='winnerx'>NotSoUglyColor by /p/90422.htm' target='_blank'>danmanr98
/pixelart/105587.htm' target='_blank' class='winnerx'>dragon by /p/48254.htm' target='_blank'>Ubisavis
/pixelart/105569.htm' target='_blank' class='winnerx'>The Ugly Tree by /p/8024.htm' target='_blank'>skeddles
/pixelart/105580.htm' target='_blank' class='winnerx'>Earth by /p/72626.htm' target='_blank'>BigPotato
/pixelart/105538.htm' target='_blank' class='winnerx'>The Ghost by /p/3951.htm' target='_blank'>MadMage
/pixelart/105436.htm' target='_blank' class='winnerx'>A Kingdom in A Dream by /p/67868.htm' target='_blank'>Macaroni and Cheese
/pixelart/105559.htm' target='_blank' class='winnerx'>Whiskered Wren icon by /p/61268.htm' target='_blank'>awestsecurity
/pixelart/105469.htm' target='_blank' class='winnerx'>Sydney Harbour by /p/103270.htm' target='_blank'>Hippo

Posted By: awestsecurity
Date Posted: 13 June 2016 at 11:26am
Work is slow today so I'm getting a head start.


It's a whiskered wren!

Update with correct color. (and transparency cheating)

Posted By: Adarias
Date Posted: 13 June 2016 at 4:45pm - Additional "ugly" colors, for anyone who wants to use those 7 extra indices for extra ugly

(I would posit that no color is ugly in and of itself, but that's kinda the point of this challenge, isn't it?)

edit : can we get a canonical hex for that? browsers sometimes do odd things in an effort to "correct" images.

Posted By: awestsecurity
Date Posted: 13 June 2016 at 6:12pm
Good call. I had the wrong color apparently. So much for my colorblind assistant!

Pantone's website gives this:


R:74 G:65 B:42
C:33 M:43 Y:80 K:82

Posted By: skamocore
Date Posted: 13 June 2016 at 7:35pm
Yep, the colour should be this. I'll update things.


Posted By: Adarias
Date Posted: 14 June 2016 at 8:29pm
thanks for the clarity :)

here's my extremely dirty WIP -- hopefully will get this one done in time. It's going to take a lot of work and experimentation to transform this scratch job into "real" pixel-art, but I'm excited by the challenge and the image.

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