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Topic: CHALLENGE 2/11/2008: WIP Stages
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Subject: CHALLENGE 2/11/2008: WIP Stages
Date Posted: 11 February 2008 at 4:43am

CHALLENGE: WIP Stages

This week's challenge comes from ../../../../p/410.htm - Gas 13 and is a study on showing pixelling steps and procedures. Its a 5 frame minimum step animation.

1. Use this template. (frame 1)
    
2. When you see something in the template, make the lineart. (frame 2)
3. Find the shapes and volumes and develop them. (frames 3 & 4)*
4. Refine and finished piece. (frame 5)
5. Canvas size is fixed but may be on transparent background.
6. Color palette is unlimited but must be shown in the animation.
7. Create the WIP animation (from the above frames), 5 frame minimum.
* You may make more than 2 frames on #3 as needed.

Link(s) for free/demo/shareware PC animation programs:
1: http://www.gamani.com/ - http://www.gamani.com/   demo 30 days
2: http://cosmigo.com/promotion/index.php?Downloads - ProMotion    limited demo
3: http://www.blumentals.net/egifan/ - EasyGif   limited demo, 20 uses only !!!!!
4: http://www.mindworkshop.com/alchemy/gifcon.html#download - Gif construction   demo, looks easy

For MACs
http://www.versiontracker.com/dyn/moreinfo/macos/1819 - gif builder  100% free ;)

You may also try posting your frames in the challenge thread for another PJ member to animate for you once finished. If you do this please keep your frame count to a minimum. Ask for help and give yourself enough time and be patient (its a favor).

For a visual example of this challenge see the image shown in the page below:
http://www.deviantart.com/deviation/59238378/ - http://www.deviantart.com/deviation/59238378/

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=1072 - Vote now for your favorite pixelart in this week's challenge!

CHALLENGE AWARDS

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

/pixelart/29812.htm">Extinction by /p/7755.htm - Snake
/pixelart/29800.htm">Descend by /p/4584.htm - 7even
/pixelart/29785.htm">Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles by /p/2761.htm - Opacus


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

/pixelart/29734.htm">WIP Stages: The Mage by /p/12629.htm - TheManuz
/pixelart/29673.htm">Fire Rabbit - WIP Challenge by /p/14122.htm - KiraCatgirl
/pixelart/29664.htm">Cubic-"DInO" by /p/10818.htm - l3m0n5
/pixelart/29823.htm">Reef fish by /p/14302.htm - Wiredgirl
/pixelart/29758.htm">Cuddly Sting-o-bite-thing? by /p/8049.htm - Varock Shade
/pixelart/29752.htm">WIP Animation Challenge - a dumb dragon thing by /p/12377.htm - MrMister
/pixelart/29663.htm">Mariachi Smurf (Weekly Callenge) by /p/12680.htm - PresidentLeever
/pixelart/29676.htm">Intruder Alert! by /p/10878.htm - Amorphous
/pixelart/29809.htm">Bow Down Before the One You Serve by /p/2254.htm - surt
/pixelart/29735.htm">WIP Contest: Demon Wolf by /p/14317.htm - littlesapphire
/pixelart/29705.htm">Rock Monkey by /p/11215.htm - Zephiel87
/pixelart/29667.htm">Robot-weekly challenge by /p/10730.htm - circuscommando
/pixelart/29654.htm">Weekly challenge: WIP stages by /p/8483.htm - Vertigo-Zero
/pixelart/29822.htm">Gummy Bear Massacre by /p/10442.htm - skamocore
/pixelart/29674.htm">Devil's Nextdoor Neighbour by /p/14128.htm - Delfos
/pixelart/29699.htm">GUN GUY by /p/5200.htm - grim666
/pixelart/29765.htm">Naked woman with grotesque breasts by /p/12755.htm - Flarfy
/pixelart/29795.htm">Everyone Loves Pie. by /p/14870.htm - xxStephxx
/pixelart/29708.htm">Not a very good swim spot... by /p/10878.htm - Amorphous
/pixelart/29678.htm">The penguin and the fish by /p/8024.htm - skeddles
/pixelart/29813.htm">Spacething by /p/3987.htm - raynoa
/pixelart/29810.htm">Spilled Potion by /p/14815.htm - mobichan
/pixelart/29680.htm">Fruit Hat by /p/9604.htm - Ails
/pixelart/29704.htm">Wip for Challange by /p/13524.htm - Kamushi666
/pixelart/29772.htm">Wip Stages Challenge by /p/12808.htm - Zccc
/pixelart/29814.htm">Dinosaur adventure 2D by /p/3987.htm - raynoa
/pixelart/29775.htm">And the gods took a bit of random orange thing, then came some warrior. Yeah war is a bad thing. by /p/9746.htm - Mille



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Posted By: tuaarita
Date Posted: 11 February 2008 at 4:48am
Cool idea, but couldn't we just do it like in "It's Evolving!"-challenge instead of animating?

http://pixeljoint.com/pixelart/21821.htm - snake's entry in It's Evolving! like that?


Posted By: emlan
Date Posted: 11 February 2008 at 7:25am
Can we flip/rotate the template?


Posted By: cure
Date Posted: 11 February 2008 at 8:02am
Canvas size is fixed, so I'd assume we keep it as is.
What's wrong with animation?  Plenty of link have been provided, so you don't need any sophisticated programs.


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Posted By: skamocore
Date Posted: 11 February 2008 at 8:09am
yes...but you could still flip it and keep the same canvas size...

erm...

also, how much are we allowed to change colours and change/add/subtract  from the shape?


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Posted By: spartan_117
Date Posted: 11 February 2008 at 8:23am
this is what came to mind




Posted By: greenraven
Date Posted: 11 February 2008 at 8:41am
Oooooh. I like this challenge. 

Also I've noticed that all the programs have "demo" in them. Here's a link to what I use...

http://www.whitsoftdev.com/unfreez/ - unFreeze

It's small, it's free, it's REALLY easy to use. (Just create the individual frames with your drawing program. Open your art folder then simply drag and drop them into unFreeze.)


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Posted By: skamocore
Date Posted: 11 February 2008 at 8:50am
ok...what I got




looks like he's picking his nose or something


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Posted By: Kurisutin
Date Posted: 11 February 2008 at 10:42am
I still wanna know if we can add or subtract anything before i even begin.


Posted By: xxStephxx
Date Posted: 11 February 2008 at 2:12pm
I'm a little confused as well... Are we allowed to slightly edit the template? Or must it stay exact?


Posted By: Skull
Date Posted: 11 February 2008 at 2:19pm
Of course you can edit the template; otherwise we'd get almost nothing from it and the people who enter, their pieces will look all the same!

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Posted By: xxStephxx
Date Posted: 11 February 2008 at 2:25pm
How much are you allowed to edit it then, i guess my question is.


Posted By: AdamPlays
Date Posted: 11 February 2008 at 2:33pm
Use the template as a GUIDE.  Do whatever you want to it but use it as inspiration. 

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And now for something completely different...


Posted By: l3m0n5
Date Posted: 11 February 2008 at 3:00pm
I got dibs on the dinosaur/bot interpretation! unbelievably WIP..
 


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Posted By: psycore
Date Posted: 11 February 2008 at 3:15pm
looks like its suffering XD


Posted By: mobichan
Date Posted: 11 February 2008 at 4:24pm

This challenge was really hard for me to get started on.  Hopefully this didn't stray too much from the original shape.  Anyone have any suggestions?



Posted By: l3m0n5
Date Posted: 11 February 2008 at 4:24pm
really? crap...-er I mean maybe thats what I PLANNED...yea...thats it...

EDIT: wow mobi, thats very VERY nicely done...how do u have it done so quick? I love the way u made it an entire scene instead of one object like moi. Thumbs way up


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Posted By: AdamPlays
Date Posted: 11 February 2008 at 4:26pm
Wow, great interpretation.  If you did anything you tried too hard to stay in the shape.  You have much more freedom to do what  you want.  Play with it.

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And now for something completely different...


Posted By: mobichan
Date Posted: 11 February 2008 at 4:43pm
I was working on it for the last 4 hours or so.  When I have a nice block of time, I can get things nearly done.  If we can go more away from the shape, then I might play with the smoke shapes and add more of the dragon.  I really have a hard time working this way, since it isn't my natural process.  But I guess that's the challenge, huh?


Posted By: Kee
Date Posted: 11 February 2008 at 4:56pm
wow this looks liek a really good chance to learn! if i have time i will definetly enter!


Posted By: Amorphous
Date Posted: 11 February 2008 at 5:38pm
@mobichan:
Nice interpretation. I'm not too fond of everything being spilled out of a sack, but that's just me.
 
Anyways, I always seem to be visualizing dragons in these scribbles...what's wrong with me?
 
This one has really skinny arms, a huge head, and really wierd pelvic armor.
 
And I hope it's okay to add arms and legs...
EDIT: And, if possible, I'll also add a background.


Posted By: Metaru
Date Posted: 11 February 2008 at 5:55pm
i don't see where it says "you are not allowed to add a background"
edit:


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Posted By: Kurisutin
Date Posted: 11 February 2008 at 6:18pm
This is what i have interpreted so far.

Its a lizard man thing





Posted By: l3m0n5
Date Posted: 11 February 2008 at 7:00pm
updated, heard we could stray more from the original shape and so i did




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Posted By: jalonso
Date Posted: 11 February 2008 at 7:39pm
Guys you can't stray so much that the template is irrvelant.
http://gas13.ru/newskul/spacebath_inprogress.gif -
This is Gas13s original template for this challenge that may help

*why do y'all make me suffer so :(


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Posted By: Kurisutin
Date Posted: 11 February 2008 at 8:01pm
So... Then what are we allowed to change? is what i changed still ok?

.___.


Posted By: l3m0n5
Date Posted: 11 February 2008 at 8:12pm
my head shape is primarily still the same...ill post em all together and let you decide if ive strayed off too far :O






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Posted By: jalonso
Date Posted: 11 February 2008 at 8:44pm
I'm not the judge guys. Maybe Gas will have some input about all these questions.
I'd hate for something to be sent back when it can be prevented.



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Posted By: Larwick
Date Posted: 12 February 2008 at 1:35am
I'd personally say that since they obviously used the original image as a base that it was ok... purely because if you can't change the shape significantly it takes away the ability to do much personal interpretation. But i could be swayed..

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Posted By: Varock Shade
Date Posted: 12 February 2008 at 2:32am
I hope rotating the canvas 90* ccw will still make it through the approval...? Because I saw the following in it straight away (And it would look awkward to put it vertical):



Something crab-ish. What should I do with the orange things? I am thinking about shields with small spikes on them...


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Posted By: skamocore
Date Posted: 12 February 2008 at 2:49am
:( I'm pretty sure not

"Canvas size is fixed"

but depends on what Mr. 13 says


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Posted By: Kamushi666
Date Posted: 12 February 2008 at 5:54am
I add this wip here become i dont know what is bad in him




Posted By: Gas 13
Date Posted: 12 February 2008 at 6:00am
C'mon, guys. Have fun! Stop that rules investigations. What has been said is the rule, all the rest is up to you.

As Skull said:

Of course you can edit the template; otherwise we'd get almost nothing from it and the people who enter, their pieces will look all the same!


Absolutely true.

How much are you allowed to edit it then, i guess my question is.


75%. Helps? C'mon, what do you expect to hear?

I was working on it for the last 4 hours or so. When I have a nice block of time, I can get things nearly done. If we can go more away from the shape, then I might play with the smoke shapes and add more of the dragon.


What you've done so far is great and of course you can go further with the shape improvement as long as we see all the steps how you came from it to your final image.

And I hope it's okay to add arms and legs...
EDIT: And, if possible, I'll also add a background.


It's okay to add arms and legs. We should have been adding something about background to the rules list. I would forbid it but since it was forgotten I see no reason not to add it, Metaru is right.

l3m0n5's piece meet the rules in my opinion.

Varock's interpretation is awesome. We can easily see how he came to this using original template.

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Posted By: Metaru
Date Posted: 12 February 2008 at 7:25am
Should be a good idea to rename this challenge "In the depths of Gas13's Mind"?

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Posted By: Opacus
Date Posted: 12 February 2008 at 7:38am

Yeah it's 2 turtles carying a rock with alot of moss and plants growing on it.
Wait what?

Comment?
(Is adding a background permitted?)

EDIT: Turtles are actually visible now. I noticed when zooming out that they
were barelly visible.



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Posted By: Wiredgirl
Date Posted: 12 February 2008 at 8:44am
Hi folks,

I had more than one idea and I'm not sure which one to choose and finalize. Which one do you guys like best?


1. Little old alien
2. Flying warthog
 http://www.wiredgirl.com/images/flying_warthog.gif"> 

3. Sleeping fox

4. Fish tank



Posted By: Varock Shade
Date Posted: 12 February 2008 at 8:52am
Holy **** Opacus....  Awesome! 

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Posted By: Opacus
Date Posted: 12 February 2008 at 9:12am
Originally posted by Wiredgirl

Hi folks,

I had more than one idea and I'm not sure which one to choose and finalize. Which one do you guys like best?


1. Little old alien

2. Flying warthog

3. Sleeping fox

4. Fish tank


The fishtank. It is a good and orginal interpetation :)

Thanks Varock =)


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Posted By: pmprog
Date Posted: 12 February 2008 at 10:01am
My idea so far...



Posted By: Zccc
Date Posted: 12 February 2008 at 10:57am
Here is my ideia, I think it follows the rules.Its an elephant, swimming with a bear, dog and a crocodile on its back.


Posted By: Vertigo-Zero
Date Posted: 12 February 2008 at 11:21am

Yay!


Posted By: A.B.
Date Posted: 12 February 2008 at 1:20pm
Oh noes icy cliff. D:
 
 
Dino fall.


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Posted By: Zephiel87
Date Posted: 12 February 2008 at 3:50pm
Rock Monkey?



Update:



Posted By: 7Soul
Date Posted: 12 February 2008 at 5:54pm




I almost made a duck, but i needed to be more creative than that


Posted By: mattpk
Date Posted: 12 February 2008 at 7:11pm

I can't continue.

A dancing skirt woman-thingy XP



Posted By: psycore
Date Posted: 12 February 2008 at 7:45pm


Frozen baby Alien-Predator, which is melting and starting to move.


Posted By: Opacus
Date Posted: 13 February 2008 at 4:06am





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Posted By: FrostPumpkin
Date Posted: 13 February 2008 at 5:16am
There is a looong time since my last pixel !
I'm quite proud of what I have for this challenge :



Of course I had to rotate this, but the canvas are okay

EDIT : The template make me very freeless, so I will continue this in another way, different shape, etc...


Posted By: cerealkiller54
Date Posted: 13 February 2008 at 7:41am
http://imageshack.us">
Here's what I have so far.


Posted By: Delfos
Date Posted: 13 February 2008 at 9:04am


What you think??


Posted By: Vertigo-Zero
Date Posted: 13 February 2008 at 9:05am

comments or critique?


Posted By: Gas 13
Date Posted: 13 February 2008 at 9:20am
So many awesome entries, I love you, guys! :)

Sorry for quick useless comment, I just can't stand.

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Posted By: FrostPumpkin
Date Posted: 13 February 2008 at 11:10am
@vertigo : you should detail the background or just keep the original.


Posted By: chess
Date Posted: 13 February 2008 at 12:07pm
I have this as an outline and i am really not sure if that counts as outline frame.

Does it count or not?



One of my abstract chesswings, at the moment called "Satanic fall"

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Posted By: FrostPumpkin
Date Posted: 13 February 2008 at 12:25pm
I didn't save the wip stageeees  !!!

It's time to ctrl+z, z, z, z, z...zzZZZ


Posted By: skamocore
Date Posted: 14 February 2008 at 12:18am
okies...my WIP WIP...



Gummi Bear Massacre

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Posted By: Varock Shade
Date Posted: 14 February 2008 at 12:47am


My progress... It's a fuzzy scorpion-crab like creature... Unless you know a better description... ^^

Details will come later, first I want to basicly colour it... And then the fur... (I hope it will turn out reasonable, never really tried before)...

Edit:
The fur is going reasonable so far, I think



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Posted By: TheManuz
Date Posted: 14 February 2008 at 8:06am
I'm making a mage!

It's not a human, nor a dwarf... it's like a pixie, or a  goblin.
His hand is raised, like he's going to cast a spell.
In the final version i'll add some special effects.
See you!


Posted By: LandShark
Date Posted: 14 February 2008 at 5:26pm

thoughts, please.
I'm going to make the animation once I'm done.

the orange and green are going to be clouds.
Not sure what they're going to be like, though.


Posted By: TheManuz
Date Posted: 15 February 2008 at 5:26am
hmmm... difficult to tell how it's coming out! I like the japanese style, anyway.
I think that the clouds are too "spiky" in the 3rd image, i prefer them in the 2nd. Even the rocks are too regular in the 3rd image, maybe.
I'm curious about this work, and i want to see it finished.


Posted By: Saint Minor
Date Posted: 15 February 2008 at 11:01am
 
Can somebody help me with the eyes, im trying to make them look as if hes looking the other way.


Posted By: Varock Shade
Date Posted: 16 February 2008 at 2:24am
http://pixeljoint.com/pixelart/29758.htm - The finished result. Hope you like it 

And saint minor... you want it not to look at us, but away? If you look at the head, you see that it is about form the side... So if the eyes are aligned, you should see the eye behind it only a bit... and about the centre of the eye (the black part, what was it called? )... It should not point at us... So if you want it to look almost at us, you will see it, if you want it to look the other way, far from us, you will barely see it or not at all...


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Posted By: Metaru
Date Posted: 16 February 2008 at 8:49am
shouldn't this challenge be renamed to "in the depths of GAS13's mind?

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Posted By: LandShark
Date Posted: 16 February 2008 at 12:32pm
Originally posted by TheManuz

Even the rocks are too regular in the 3rd image, maybe.
I'm curious about this work, and i want to see it finished.

you know what? Thanks a lot for that :D
Thanks to that comment, the whole cloud thing turned to another direction.



I'll have to wait and see how the shading turns out.


EDIT:

can someone animate please?
and transparentize the last one, if you can.


Posted By: Metaru
Date Posted: 17 February 2008 at 12:11am
done





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Posted By: TheManuz
Date Posted: 17 February 2008 at 5:39am
Ehi, LandShark, it came out really well!
There is another good competitor, now!


Posted By: LandShark
Date Posted: 17 February 2008 at 10:42am
Originally posted by Metaru

done





I meant transparentize the last one in the animation :p

But it's fine. thank you so much :D




Posted By: Skull Master
Date Posted: 17 February 2008 at 7:45pm
here's mine. :p




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