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CHALLENGE 12/1/2008: Casting Shadows

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Topic: CHALLENGE 12/1/2008: Casting Shadows
Posted By: administrator
Subject: CHALLENGE 12/1/2008: Casting Shadows
Date Posted: 01 December 2008 at 12:08am

CHALLENGE: Casting Shadows

Challenge winner ../../../../p/4343.htm - vierbit challenges you to pixel a scene which features objects casting shadows. The scene can depict anything; humans, animals, cars, trees, geometric forms etc... as long as the focus is on shadows and shadow play.

some examples:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/peter_hasselbom/2247470354/ - http://www.flickr.com/photos/peter_hasselbom/2247470354/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/lifemagic/381701981/ - http://www.flickr.com/photos/lifemagic/381701981/
../../../../pixelart/8842.htm - http://www.pixeljoint.com/pixelart/8842.htm
../../../../pixelart/15376.htm - http://www.pixeljoint.com/pixelart/15376.htm

Colors - exactly 8
Transparency - No
Canvas Size - exactly 150x150
Animation - allowed but not necessary.
../../../../pixelart/15376.htm -



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Posted By: greenraven
Date Posted: 01 December 2008 at 6:32am
Hmm.... seems interesting. Must enter. 

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Posted By: Quake
Date Posted: 01 December 2008 at 3:23pm
Does the shadow created, need to be a reflection of the thing that made the shadow?

So, like.. if it's a tree.. Do i need to do the shadow as a tree, or can i make it look like something else?

I'll most likely be entering this :D
Awesome Competition, good excuse for me to do some pixeling.


Posted By: NotlikeTheOther
Date Posted: 01 December 2008 at 3:44pm

I took the term shadow "play" to mean whatever you want.  My shadow will definitely be skewed.



Posted By: jeremy
Date Posted: 01 December 2008 at 8:53pm
Something I'm working on, literally shadow play :p
Thoughts?


Posted By: vayde
Date Posted: 02 December 2008 at 10:28am
Running out of ideas for this



Maybe some bases for the pillars, or detail on the cornices.. thoughts?




Posted By: pixelblink
Date Posted: 02 December 2008 at 12:11pm
Originally posted by Jeremy

Something I'm working on, literally shadow play :p
Thoughts?


actually that is considered a silhouette. Try again :)


Posted By: Sibix
Date Posted: 02 December 2008 at 2:36pm

 
haven't done any pixels forover a year now.. but i liked the idea :P

PB Edit: fixed your img tag


Posted By: NotlikeTheOther
Date Posted: 02 December 2008 at 3:06pm
 I like it.


Posted By: geminoid
Date Posted: 02 December 2008 at 6:29pm
DISREGARD THIS. I SUCK CO- erm...you get the idea


Posted By: AdamPlays
Date Posted: 03 December 2008 at 12:20pm
Why are you guys posting links?  Why can't you just post the image?

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Posted By: geminoid
Date Posted: 03 December 2008 at 3:38pm
lol i tried to. For some reason or another It posted as a link.
Copied the IMG code from photobucket, and it came out as an http


Posted By: Adam
Date Posted: 03 December 2008 at 5:07pm
Concept:


Posted By: pixelblink
Date Posted: 03 December 2008 at 5:11pm
Originally posted by geminoid

lol i tried to. For some reason or another It posted as a link.
Copied the IMG code from photobucket, and it came out as an http


which is frigging hilarious because the image is on imageshack

also, why are you and sibix positing the SAME image?


Posted By: ellie-is
Date Posted: 03 December 2008 at 5:23pm
Guess he copied the right one from PB, and then copied sibix's imageshack link for some reason.

But I could be wrong.


Posted By: geminoid
Date Posted: 03 December 2008 at 5:42pm
Yeah I must have accidentally copied the wrong link. Lol. I feel like a nub now. Heres the correct link



Posted By: cthulhu
Date Posted: 03 December 2008 at 10:46pm
Giggidy...



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Posted By: geminoid
Date Posted: 03 December 2008 at 11:07pm
dude, thats rad


Posted By: jukebox14
Date Posted: 04 December 2008 at 8:38am
I so have to Enter this!
ok i  know that may sound random compared to everything else ^_^
lol oh well im in


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Posted By: pixelblink
Date Posted: 04 December 2008 at 1:00pm
guys, there is a difference between casting a shadow and having a silhouette. please don't waste time pixelling the latter as it will not be accepted into the challenge. There challenge is clear and even shows examples so I don't understand how some of you are getting it wrong.


Posted By: AdamPlays
Date Posted: 04 December 2008 at 1:10pm


An image of a silhouette casting a shadow.  Pixel the SHADOW not the SILHOUETTE!


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Posted By: Adam
Date Posted: 04 December 2008 at 3:27pm
Cleaned it up a bit (damn, I left a bit more defined version at my workplace):
What do you guys think: Is it understandable with the shadow cropped?


Posted By: AdamPlays
Date Posted: 04 December 2008 at 3:30pm
I'm sorry but all I see is a penis.  

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Posted By: NotlikeTheOther
Date Posted: 04 December 2008 at 4:08pm
LMAO!  I think that is the point!
I dig it.


Posted By: jukebox14
Date Posted: 04 December 2008 at 4:27pm
lol it does

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I keep the beat goin'
~Jukebox~
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Posted By: cthulhu
Date Posted: 04 December 2008 at 9:08pm
Originally posted by pixelblink

guys, there is a difference between casting a shadow and having a silhouette. please don't waste time pixelling the latter as it will not be accepted into the challenge. There challenge is clear and even shows examples so I don't understand how some of you are getting it wrong.


From the Merriam-Webster dictionary:

Shadow: partial darkness or obscurity within a part of space from which rays from a source of light are cut off by an interposed opaque body

Silhouette:
a likeness cut from dark material and mounted on a light ground or one sketched in outline and solidly colored in

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Posted By: Kren
Date Posted: 04 December 2008 at 9:19pm
Originally posted by Adam

Cleaned it up a bit (damn, I left a bit more defined version at my workplace):
What do you guys think: Is it understandable with the shadow cropped?

hmm seems like a ripoff from this:



Posted By: greenraven
Date Posted: 04 December 2008 at 9:24pm
Not really a 'rip off'. More of a reference pic, and it's just that, because it's not even traced.

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Posted By: NotlikeTheOther
Date Posted: 05 December 2008 at 8:52am
Originally posted by cthulhu

Giggidy...

 
Hey cthulhu!
It seems you may need to give her a shadow on the back wall or it will not be accepted...


Posted By: NotlikeTheOther
Date Posted: 05 December 2008 at 8:56am
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hmm seems like a ripoff from this:

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It's not a rip off, just inspiration.  Totally different angles and emotion from the ladies.  Why is everyone sooooo into calling people rip-offs?
The great thing about art is being inspired by others, by nature, by life.


Posted By: Kren
Date Posted: 05 December 2008 at 3:08pm
hmm sorry, I though ripoff was nearly the same than inspiration >_> my bad.


Posted By: cthulhu
Date Posted: 06 December 2008 at 2:21am
WIP for possible second entry:



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Posted By: xx-Zero-xx
Date Posted: 06 December 2008 at 6:46am
hmm...

I think i should still fix this up a bit.

btw its 8 colours excusing the border


Posted By: Saboteur
Date Posted: 06 December 2008 at 10:01pm
@Cthulhu

You'll probably still get red-flagged for that, simply because it's attempting to be realistic but is impossible. The only way you'd get as clean a shadow as you've portrayed there is if you had an ENORMOUS spotlight (bigger than the chick herself) projecting light straight at her, at an incredibly high intensity. Or if she were like an inch away from the wall.

What I suggest is keeping the same idea (naked chick shadow) but playing it in a different way. For example, pretend the girl were walking in front of her window with a light on inside, casting an enormous shadow of herself on a nearby building.

Or keep what you have now, but make an animation that pans to the right to reveal that the shadow is being caused by a towel hanging off a broom or something.

I don't actually have the power to say "You can't submit that for the competition", but I'm just going by the hunch that you won't be allowed to.


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Posted By: geminoid
Date Posted: 07 December 2008 at 1:02am
Really, if the original image of the woman were partially visible, so as to give the illusion that she is indeed really close to the wall, then the sharpness of the shadow would be accurate.  I would totally give that one the benifit. But thats just me


Posted By: xx-Zero-xx
Date Posted: 07 December 2008 at 12:05pm
Well Finshed





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