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Topic: CHALLENGE 6/25/2007: TRANS-monu-FORMER
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Subject: CHALLENGE 6/25/2007: TRANS-monu-FORMER
Date Posted: 25 June 2007 at 12:14am

CHALLENGE: TRANS-monu-FORMER

This week's challenge brought to you by challenge winner http://www.pixeljoint.com/p/4628.htm - FrankieSmileShow . Transform a monument, famous natural wonder or famous building.  The Taj Mahal turning into a giant robot, the Eiffel Tower opening up as a missile silo... be creative!

Rules: 
Canvas Size: No size restriction
Colour Restriction: 32 colours max
Animation: Preferred!
Transparency: Allowed

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=1042' name='vote' target='_blank'>Vote now for your favorite pixelart in this week's challenge!

CHALLENGE AWARDS

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

/pixelart/22341.htm' target='_blank'>Lord Nelson's Mega Cannon by /p/10504.htm' target='_blank'>GingerStu
/pixelart/22301.htm' target='_blank'>Destron Lincoln by /p/8536.htm' target='_blank'>Art_Sempai
/pixelart/22347.htm' target='_blank'>They've been waiting... by /p/6426.htm' target='_blank'>DJD


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

/pixelart/22343.htm' target='_blank'>Sphinx transformer by /p/5398.htm' target='_blank'>Tomas
/pixelart/22306.htm' target='_blank'>Liberty or Death by /p/1119.htm' target='_blank'>Aleiav
/pixelart/22307.htm' target='_blank'>Sydney Opera House? by /p/4800.htm' target='_blank'>Saxamaphone
/pixelart/22348.htm' target='_blank'>White House Silo by /p/11244.htm' target='_blank'>Fernox
/pixelart/22340.htm' target='_blank'>Transmonuformer: Space Needle by /p/5918.htm' target='_blank'>cerealkiller54
/pixelart/22393.htm' target='_blank'>Late Challenge Entry by /p/8930.htm' target='_blank'>Nightmare Maker
/pixelart/22339.htm' target='_blank'>CN Blood Needle by /p/5285.htm' target='_blank'>Reflects
/pixelart/22332.htm' target='_blank'>Sphinx by /p/5121.htm' target='_blank'>Skull



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Posted By: spartan_117
Date Posted: 25 June 2007 at 2:04am
frankie u might be a pro but some of us are still noobs.


Posted By: computeruser28
Date Posted: 25 June 2007 at 2:15am
awesome! i might still be a little inexperienced with transforming things in pixel art but i might try this one...

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Posted By: Elk
Date Posted: 25 June 2007 at 3:22am
Originally posted by spartan_117

frankie u might be a pro but some of us are still noobs.


what the hell are you talking...


Posted By: eckered
Date Posted: 25 June 2007 at 5:40am
transforming things in pixel
 
noooo, you pixel the building, and then make it transform into a robot, like in the movie transformers (right?)


Posted By: Varock Shade
Date Posted: 25 June 2007 at 5:40am
might wanna try this one, but without animation, cause i have no animating experience. so it would also be wise to practise that outise a challenge i think 

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Posted By: eckered
Date Posted: 25 June 2007 at 5:41am
i agree, when it comes to animating, i fail. 
 
i will try though, as this seems rather fun, but i cant say im going to make it all that detailed.


Posted By: jalonso
Date Posted: 25 June 2007 at 8:55am
Originally posted by eckered

transforming things in pixel
 noooo, you pixel the building, and then make it transform into a robot, like in the movie transformers (right?)


I would say its more about altering an existing and recognizable landmark and adding a dash of 'Transformery' to them.
say...
• St. Basil's Cathedral altered to be a rocket
• The Empire State Building as a robot
• Mt.Fugi as a flower vase
• Footbal Stadium as a bowl of nachos
etc...


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Posted By: spartan_117
Date Posted: 25 June 2007 at 9:45am
but why is it "preferred" to be animated. U cant animate a stadium full of nachos. Maybe the cheese dripping. But come on not all of us can animate.


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Posted By: Skull
Date Posted: 25 June 2007 at 9:48am
:O

I thought The Sphinx would look good as a Transformer.. :p


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Posted By: Varock Shade
Date Posted: 25 June 2007 at 10:04am
I decided that, if i have time, i should make my own character/fighter sprite (i regret i didnt join that challenge) So that means, if i start a character wip i probly wont make a pixel for this challenge, but i do want to ask if someone knows any good anim. programs, tutorials and/or someone with some experience on fighter sprites who can help me (i know, it's off topic, sorry for that, if its too off topic ill remove it )

but why is it "preferred" to be animated. U cant animate a stadium full of nachos. Maybe the cheese dripping. But come on not all of us can animate.


I dont agree. You could make some short comic kind of thing. From left to right about 3-4 stages transforming from one to the other. You could also kind of blend two things together, 1 side the stadium, at the other side the nacho thing...



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Posted By: DJD
Date Posted: 25 June 2007 at 10:37am
but why is it "preferred" to be animated.

Well considering it's transforming from a building to something else an animation would probably be the best way to show that.


I request Jalonso to make a piece with the awesome building skills from those fighting backgrounds. That would be great.


Posted By: orbofwisdom
Date Posted: 25 June 2007 at 11:11am
Nah, jalonso's an iso man at heart; he should make an awesome transforming iso building!

I was going to make a shmup-style boss ship from the Sphinx (shmups: the original building transformers), but meh, too lazy.


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Posted By: jalonso
Date Posted: 25 June 2007 at 2:42pm
I'm a gonna make a purdy doll that transforms to an even purdier doll :p

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Posted By: Kfuchoin
Date Posted: 25 June 2007 at 2:53pm
Originally posted by jalonso

I'm a gonna make a purdy doll that transforms to an even purdier doll :p
 
lol? it have to be monument...


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Posted By: FrankieSmileShow
Date Posted: 25 June 2007 at 3:11pm
Im sure there is a purdy doll monument somewhere...
Id turn Le Chβteau Frontenac into a roller coaster ride.

(But as its my challenge, I cant participate, so someone else do that idea!)


Posted By: Excalibur
Date Posted: 25 June 2007 at 4:28pm
Does anyone have any WIP's yet. It seems like everyone just doesn't want to take the time to do this contest. I have to say that I am not sure I will but I might do somthing small a simple.


Posted By: DJD
Date Posted: 25 June 2007 at 4:49pm
Not much yet, but there we go.



ref: http://www.world-mysteries.com/easter_island_04.jpg

still gotta fix the bottom n' stuff. The black lines have to do with the shadow edges.


Posted By: Adarias
Date Posted: 25 June 2007 at 7:31pm
  bare bones starts, still needs some tweening but ill get there.  With vacation, i should actually be able to follow up on this one within the time limit....

based on http://www.faculty.fairfield.edu/jmac/rs/7lighthouse.gif


Posted By: leel
Date Posted: 25 June 2007 at 8:08pm
AWESOME!

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Posted By: The_Elder
Date Posted: 25 June 2007 at 8:54pm
My idea is transforming the arch of triumph (the one in Paris) into something. Don`t know into exactly what yet... But maybe somebody can give me a tip? Hopefully I manage the animation-part as I`m ever so rusty, not working much with that kind for years.


Posted By: Reflects
Date Posted: 25 June 2007 at 9:35pm
Originally posted by The_Elder

My idea is transforming the arch of triumph (the one in Paris) into something. Don`t know into exactly what yet... But maybe somebody can give me a tip? Hopefully I manage the animation-part as I`m ever so rusty, not working much with that kind for years.
 
ummmm maybe a car crusher :S i dunno LOL! instead of stone, have it made of metal or something...
 
 
maybe this idea might give you a better one :)


Posted By: Toxic-Generation
Date Posted: 26 June 2007 at 4:15am
I have tried something : very rough for the moment


Posted By: spartan_117
Date Posted: 26 June 2007 at 7:45am
i might make the pyramids (3 of them) turn into a robot.
The big one for the body the other 2 for the hands(wrists)


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Posted By: Skull
Date Posted: 26 June 2007 at 12:42pm


The head reminds me of Setz for some reason.. :o


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Posted By: Kfuchoin
Date Posted: 26 June 2007 at 1:36pm
and that heads are froooom? a totem?

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Posted By: AdrianJensen
Date Posted: 26 June 2007 at 2:02pm
This is so weird, just today I was thinking that it would be cool if there was a transformers challange.

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Posted By: Metaru
Date Posted: 26 June 2007 at 3:49pm
Originally posted by DJD

Not much yet, but there we go.



ref: http://www.world-mysteries.com/easter_island_04.jpg
 
 
haha... thougth about doing something with the Moais (that's the name of those statues) since Easter Island is from Chile... i'll have to find something else to deal.
 
just in case... don't take it tooo "literaly" about transformers. it doesn't say anywhere that you 'must' transform the monument into a robot. it can be anything! be creative


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Posted By: rabidbaboy
Date Posted: 26 June 2007 at 3:49pm
I can't think of anything to transform the Washington Monument into.

Probably one of those big things from star wars, what are they called? The machines with four feet in episode 4...


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Posted By: orbofwisdom
Date Posted: 26 June 2007 at 4:42pm
AT-AT walkers?

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Posted By: Aleiav
Date Posted: 26 June 2007 at 4:48pm
or you could transform the washington monument into a granny walker with nuclear MISS-eye-UHLS.

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Posted By: DJD
Date Posted: 26 June 2007 at 8:26pm
I'd like to see what someone would do with Mt. Rushmore.


Posted By: AdrianJensen
Date Posted: 26 June 2007 at 10:14pm
So I'm about to try a great wall of china/chinese stone dragon thing...

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Posted By: rabidbaboy
Date Posted: 27 June 2007 at 5:32am
Ah yes, that's what they're called.

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Posted By: Aleiav
Date Posted: 27 June 2007 at 2:08pm
Give me liberty, or give me DEATH.



:D

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Posted By: cerealkiller54
Date Posted: 27 June 2007 at 2:19pm

http://imageshack.us">

The Space Needle (before and after). I'll probably animate it, but here's what I have so far.

BTW the shield is the first disk from the top of the needle. Plz excuse the horrific arm.


Posted By: Aleiav
Date Posted: 27 June 2007 at 2:37pm
PILLOW SHADING. On the shield.

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Posted By: Kfuchoin
Date Posted: 28 June 2007 at 1:42pm
thje pillowshading in tha shield is kinda disturbing me..

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Posted By: Reflects
Date Posted: 28 June 2007 at 2:08pm
 
This is the CN Tower, ive made it into some sort of needle at the moment, but i think I am railroading totally off the challange. any ideas to help me out? am pretty new to Pixeling, so I kinda feel dumb posting my work.... but ye


Posted By: jalonso
Date Posted: 28 June 2007 at 7:26pm
Originally posted by Reflects

...i think I am railroading totally off the challange...


Are you kidding? you're the first to be right on so far.


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Posted By: rabidbaboy
Date Posted: 29 June 2007 at 4:37am
Oh, that's what the challenge meant?:X

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Posted By: Metaru
Date Posted: 29 June 2007 at 9:06am
C'MON! are you kidding? no one here has seen power rangers?

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Posted By: Skull
Date Posted: 29 June 2007 at 9:10am
Originally posted by Metaru

C'MON! are you kidding? no one here has seen power rangers?


Don't question my childhood!!


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Posted By: Art_Sempai
Date Posted: 29 June 2007 at 1:33pm
Originally posted by Metaru

C'MON! are you kidding? no one here has seen power rangers?

Arrrgh!...US Power Rangers makes Sentai look bad...

80s Represent!!

GO! Mighty Orbots!



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Posted By: Aleiav
Date Posted: 29 June 2007 at 2:00pm


here's what me got so far. :)

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Posted By: K.s
Date Posted: 29 June 2007 at 2:16pm
i think ill give this  a go sounds interesting


Posted By: Saxamaphone
Date Posted: 29 June 2007 at 3:52pm
 
Sydney Opera House. I'm just gonna clean the line-art and colour it.
 
EDIT-
 
Head done, now I'm just gonna do the body details.


Posted By: Monkey 'o Doom
Date Posted: 29 June 2007 at 5:02pm
Sax, what happened? Everything's blurred.

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Posted By: mathiusman
Date Posted: 29 June 2007 at 6:51pm
Gee, Sax... Did you save it as a JPEG? Because JPEGs don't really like pixel art. I like the non-colored one better :)


Posted By: jalonso
Date Posted: 29 June 2007 at 7:08pm
Sax, that's a great idea :D

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Posted By: DJD
Date Posted: 29 June 2007 at 8:52pm
ah tugs starts on pixeltendo and I have to finish this entry. So many competitions and so little time/animation skills.

Sax that head looks sweet, please fix quick.


Posted By: Saxamaphone
Date Posted: 29 June 2007 at 11:38pm
Nah, I just ticked the resize option in Imageshack by mistake.
Just got back from a friend so I didn't get much work on it.
 
 
Anatomy needs correcting and a leg redesign.


Posted By: Metaru
Date Posted: 30 June 2007 at 5:13am
this is what i've done so far. My intention is to make an animation in the same way than i did Odisey(my first submission to PJ)

The building at the left is the Defese Ministery, next to it the http://www.thehighrisepages.de/hhkartei/santtent.jpg - Entel Tower . both from Chile.

 the second one it's just an sketch of anothe scene.... about the transformer itself... i'll kept it in secret for now.


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Posted By: GingerStu
Date Posted: 30 June 2007 at 5:40am
Not sure if I'll have chance to finish this, but I've been toying with this idea all week and had a play around with some rough animation this morning...
 
Nelson's Column in Trafalgar Square Mega-Cannon type-thing. :)


Posted By: Skull
Date Posted: 30 June 2007 at 8:02am
That's nice, GingerStu.

Don't think I'm going to finish mine.. again.. again..



I blame the animation part for the lack of completed pieces this week...


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Posted By: Saxamaphone
Date Posted: 30 June 2007 at 3:42pm
Oh man, where did all these entrants come from! All looking very nice.
 
The legs and other arm should be a bitch.


Posted By: GingerStu
Date Posted: 30 June 2007 at 4:15pm
Thanks Skull! And don't give up on yours either, I love the sphinx idea!
 
I think I'm in over my head here, but I'm going to forge onward. Here's what I have so far-
I have the complete column and the under-cannon on seprate layers. The pic on the right is a quick and rough test to see how it will look in it's alternate state.
Needs alot more work, and all the frames and between... And the pigeons, I'm looking forward to doing the pigeons
 
I think I may just manage to finish this, so long as I do nothing else for the next 32 hours...


Posted By: Saxamaphone
Date Posted: 30 June 2007 at 4:36pm
 
GingerStu that is looking good, hope you can finish it!
 
Eh, just the legs to do now. I know I got lazy about now so shading is not so good but, well, eh.


Posted By: Art_Sempai
Date Posted: 30 June 2007 at 5:16pm
My art...

G4 Destron Style Lincoln mode.

The evil Destron Rail Gunner would transform into statues of A3 or Convoy, any Cybertron
unlucky enough to pass by would be blasted to sl*g by his twin Rail Guns.






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Posted By: Aleiav
Date Posted: 30 June 2007 at 5:21pm
Woah pretty cool XD

I think I'm done with mine. Not all that impressive but cool.



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Posted By: Saxamaphone
Date Posted: 30 June 2007 at 5:59pm
http://www.pixeljoint.com/pixelart/22307.htm - http://www.pixeljoint.com/pixelart/22307.htm
All done.


Posted By: drZool
Date Posted: 30 June 2007 at 11:27pm
Originally posted by GingerStu

Thanks Skull! And don't give up on yours either, I love the sphinx idea!
 
I think I'm in over my head here, but I'm going to forge onward. Here's what I have so far-
I have the complete column and the under-cannon on seprate layers. The pic on the right is a quick and rough test to see how it will look in it's alternate state.
Needs alot more work, and all the frames and between... And the pigeons, I'm looking forward to doing the pigeons
 
I think I may just manage to finish this, so long as I do nothing else for the next 32 hours...


Looking great! I hope you finish! I reccon there are not many entries this week, I bet you will be with the top three.


Posted By: DJD
Date Posted: 01 July 2007 at 8:39am
Does anyone know of any tutorials or hints or tricks anywhere that helps with perspective (I'm guessing they would be rather vague...)? I'm having trouble with thinking of the object and shapes as a 3d model, even moreso when I'm trying to get the lighting right as the thing animates. Even if it doesn't come in time for the compo it'd still be nice for future pieces.

GingerStu that animation is so wonderfully lively. If you don't finish animating all the pieces submit both the animation and the coloured versions together.


Posted By: jalonso
Date Posted: 01 July 2007 at 8:54am
DJD, Sometimes the best thing is to throw a live model of your shapes using paper, stuff laying around, whatever. Then light it as you'd like using a stonger than normal lightsource (strong lamp?) Then use your digital camera to take stills of the item/model (however many frames you want in your animation). Then use those as your reference images to pixel. It works better for me than anything else other than a 3D modeling program used to do the same thing. Good luck.

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Posted By: DJD
Date Posted: 01 July 2007 at 9:07am
Thanks jal, that sounds like it would be an extremely helpful idea.

Art_Sempai: So that's how the North won the war...


Posted By: Varock Shade
Date Posted: 01 July 2007 at 12:55pm
Originally posted by drZool

Originally posted by GingerStu

Thanks Skull! And don't give up on yours either, I love the sphinx idea!
 
I think I'm in over my head here, but I'm going to forge onward. Here's what I have so far-
I have the complete column and the under-cannon on seprate layers. The pic on the right is a quick and rough test to see how it will look in it's alternate state.
Needs alot more work, and all the frames and between... And the pigeons, I'm looking forward to doing the pigeons
 
I think I may just manage to finish this, so long as I do nothing else for the next 32 hours...


Looking great! I hope you finish! I reccon there are not many entries this week, I bet you will be with the top three.


i have the very same opinion here, you got my vote if you finish it on time eh


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Posted By: Art_Sempai
Date Posted: 01 July 2007 at 2:26pm
Originally posted by DJD


Art_Sempai: So that's how the North won the war...


LOL!

The Transformers: Evolutions "Hearts of Steel"
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Transformers:_Evolutions -
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Transformers:_Evolutions


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Posted By: GingerStu
Date Posted: 01 July 2007 at 2:35pm
Thanks DrZool, Varock and Sax!
 
Nearly finished. Just adding the final ingredient... Pigeons!


Posted By: Reflects
Date Posted: 01 July 2007 at 2:58pm
 
This is what i have so far. I was very busy this week and just totally forgot about the challange. I would of liked to have finished it.
 
what you guys think? :S


Posted By: DJD
Date Posted: 01 July 2007 at 10:32pm
1 hour and 30 minutes left and i'm on the final frames! :o

great finish GingerStu; the needle is interesting Reflects, if not a little unsettling considering those would be huge drops of blood.

edit: 58 minutes and done!


Posted By: Fernox
Date Posted: 01 July 2007 at 11:56pm

my first post here =D

Amazing pixel art, GignerStu, I think you have the first place in your pockets...

I post my entrie 10 minutes before the challenges finish, so I hope everything it`s okay and I post my entrie in the correct form XD
 
Bye
 
PD: Im from Chile, and my english SUCK xD. I hope you could understand my bad, poor english .


Posted By: GingerStu
Date Posted: 02 July 2007 at 5:08am
Thanks everyone! This was alot of fun.

Reflects: I like the needle, pretty gruesome too. You should have a go at animating those blood drops.
Just noticed you're from Liverpool and I'm surprised you chose the CN Tower rather than something closer to home, an example of stunning British architecture like the http://jonathan.rawle.org/gallery/liverpool/radiocity/ - Radio City Tower maybe.   Though, I admit, it probably isn't pointy enough to be a syringe.


Posted By: Nightmare Maker
Date Posted: 04 July 2007 at 7:00am
http://www.pixeljoint.com/pixelart/22393.htm - http://www.pixeljoint.com/pixelart/22393.htm
My late challenge entry =P
 
I had no time to do it last week, so...



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