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CHALLENGE 9/1/2008: At Night in The Zoo

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Topic: CHALLENGE 9/1/2008: At Night in The Zoo
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Subject: CHALLENGE 9/1/2008: At Night in The Zoo
Date Posted: 01 September 2008 at 8:05am

CHALLENGE: At Night in The Zoo

Challenge winner - Mirage challenges you to pixel the strange things that happen at the zoo at night, when the humans aren't watching.

Colours: 16 max
Canvas size: 256x256 max
Transparency: allowed
Animation: 2 frames max


  • 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=1101' name='vote' target='_blank'>Vote now for your favorite pixelart in this week's challenge!


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

/pixelart/35446.htm' target='_blank'>Spanking the monkey by /p/6741.htm' target='_blank'>Fool
/pixelart/35425.htm' target='_blank'>Made in... by /p/11308.htm' target='_blank'>panya
/pixelart/35497.htm' target='_blank'>IT'S PARTY TIME! - Weekly Challenge by /p/17621.htm' target='_blank'>JinnDEvil

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

/pixelart/35478.htm' target='_blank'>Night in the ZOO by /p/17594.htm' target='_blank'>DoomDoom
/pixelart/35415.htm' target='_blank'>Challenge Entry: Night at the Zoo by /p/16320.htm' target='_blank'>Ndsfreak
/pixelart/35512.htm' target='_blank'>Eleph on Hero by /p/9746.htm' target='_blank'>Mille
/pixelart/35435.htm' target='_blank'>Oh Sh- by /p/5121.htm' target='_blank'>Skull
/pixelart/35506.htm' target='_blank'>The penguins' truth by /p/12323.htm' target='_blank'>Glez
/pixelart/35484.htm' target='_blank'>rhinos 0wn at poker by /p/17105.htm' target='_blank'>Raytheon
/pixelart/35424.htm' target='_blank'>Night Terror At The Zoo by /p/16635.htm' target='_blank'>fucbillgates
/pixelart/35476.htm' target='_blank'>Night Class - Weekly Challenge by /p/18036.htm' target='_blank'>Moments
/pixelart/35491.htm' target='_blank'>chess by /p/4064.htm' target='_blank'>Setzer

Posted By: Setzer
Date Posted: 01 September 2008 at 9:48pm

wip D:


Posted By: Raytheon
Date Posted: 02 September 2008 at 12:46am
Again great wip start early in the week, I'm working on mine

Posted By: DoomDoom
Date Posted: 02 September 2008 at 5:59am
hi, i want to participate at this challenge & i present my first wip
(I want to remod a little the colors)

Posted By: DoomDoom
Date Posted: 02 September 2008 at 9:04am
remod colors (16 colors it's big problem for me!!!!)

Posted By: Jinn
Date Posted: 02 September 2008 at 10:10am

I'll use only EGA colors... @_@

Posted By: fucbillgates
Date Posted: 02 September 2008 at 2:27pm
Ok this time i'll get done in time.....
This is what i just made.


Posted By: zlajonja
Date Posted: 02 September 2008 at 2:30pm
some preliminary sketch... needs loads of work just yet... :)

somnabularian insomniac

Posted By: Jinn
Date Posted: 02 September 2008 at 4:07pm
I like the lion's face, member_profile.asp?PF=10161&FID=1 - zlajonja ! ^^

Well... some hours later, another wip.

Posted By: pixelblink
Date Posted: 02 September 2008 at 9:14pm
some great WIPs here guys n gals! Way to set the bar high!

Posted By: Moments
Date Posted: 02 September 2008 at 9:44pm
Hi.  I really like what's going on here, and I'm excited about joining this site.  Here's a rough on the submission I'm doing for this week's challenge:
I'm not too excited about the way the fence looks right now, and I'm thinking I'll bring the moon back out more, and probably put more tree in the distance.  Apart from that things are pretty much roughed out. 
I'm not sure about the best way to go about integrating more of the yellow throughout, and I'm still kind of struggling through coloration for pixelart.
EDIT: Ok I put more of the moon back in, and cleaned up most of the background.  I'm still not 100% on the clouds, but that'll have to wait and see if I have more time after moving the penguins around.  I'm thinking there's going to need to be a few more tones of dithering in the ground (pebbles?), but I still have a few colors left.  Same for the brick wall.  Thoughts appreciated!

Posted By: Raytheon
Date Posted: 03 September 2008 at 12:00am
cant pick colours for crap

Posted By: zlajonja
Date Posted: 03 September 2008 at 3:03am
Thanx JinnDEvil, I love what you've done to your pic too. :)
Especially the panda. :))

I see loads of great works for this weeks challenge. :)

And Ray, I'd do the rhyno a bit bigger... :)

Moments - i think the moon is big enough though maybe the fence should be a wall?

somnabularian insomniac

Posted By: Moments
Date Posted: 03 September 2008 at 11:13am
Raytheon- You might want to think about showing a light source for your players, it's pretty focused on the table extending outwards; maybe there's a lamp there?  Also, I think you could have a few more tones to differentiate what's going on in the background-- The sides feel too large and black!
fucbillgates- Are you going to do more with the "zoo" sign?   I like the color a lot more in the new work; the animals are going to come back right?  Maybe at least one?

Posted By: tomic
Date Posted: 03 September 2008 at 3:53pm
6pm at the zoo..

sketching around,
dunno about finishing

Posted By: jalonso
Date Posted: 03 September 2008 at 9:42pm
nekkid giraffe ftw XD

*wasn't tomic just bitchin bout big canvas sizes, weekend warrior meets big canvas sizes o.O

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Posted By: JerryPie
Date Posted: 04 September 2008 at 12:28am
Wow, totally diggin the tramp stamp on the giraffe.


Posted By: Skull
Date Posted: 04 September 2008 at 2:11am
Tomic, the little tat is great :p
Moments, I really like the idea and colours to yours so far.

I'm giving this a go myself, seeing as it's been about 3 months since I did any pixel art..


Posted By: Jinn
Date Posted: 04 September 2008 at 10:03am
Dude, Now I know why some people hate to work with just this colors!
Anyway... I'm trying to do my best...

Posted By: DoomDoom
Date Posted: 05 September 2008 at 1:18am
oops lot of good wips...It's hard challenge
My New wip:

Posted By: Grizzly
Date Posted: 06 September 2008 at 12:36pm
Here's my wip :)

It's my first try at 2 colors so don't be too harsh :P

Doesn't work! ;(

Mod edit: You need to use the 'direct' option with imageshack ;)


Posted By: jalonso
Date Posted: 06 September 2008 at 9:47pm
I must commend all participants this week.
The creativity level is off the charts!!!

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