Pixel Art Challenge: The Mysterious Glow


Create an image that shows some kind of a mysterious glow. Remember, this challenge is basically about lighting.

edit: it seems a lot of people are misunderstanding the term 'mysterious'. From dictionary.com: "3. of obscure nature, meaning, origin, etc.; puzzling; inexplicable." Light sources from generally known and explainable circumstances do not constitute mysteriousness!

Canvas Size - Min 100x100.
Colours - Unrestricted. But must contain BOTH black (#000000) AND white (#ffffff).
Transparency - Optional.
Animation - Optional.

The challenge thread will have all the challenge updates. The thread is also a great place to post your WIPs.

Posted by skamocore @ 6/29/2009 00:02  |    10


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skeddles (Level 11 Sphinx) @ 7/5/2009 08:12

tl;dr: mysterious == unexplainable

cure (Level 11 Pixellite) @ 7/3/2009 10:41

someone please do pulp fiction

skeddles (Level 11 Sphinx) @ 7/2/2009 12:36

Hey, what'dya know, exactly what I'm bad at.


Shit I can't think of any ideas.

jiipm (Level 1 Rookie) @ 6/30/2009 14:15

That would be breaking the rules of this forum. So your work wouldnt get to the site in the first place even as a non-challenger. =)

Damian (Level 10 Operative) @ 6/30/2009 09:28

 Unrestricted colours yes, but every colour has to be hand chosen or something like that, soo no soft selection or tools of that sort. The mods will usaully  not accept a PA with crazy amounts of colours in.

kakikukeko (Level 5 Detective) @ 6/30/2009 06:02

unrestricted colours? it means we can use soft selection and additive layers in photoshop for the glow??

isn't it slightly anti- pixel art? :)

Dai (Level 2 Kukyu) @ 6/29/2009 21:15

Ooh, this seems like it could be fun...

jiipm (Level 1 Rookie) @ 6/29/2009 12:38

Im going to enter =)

Onichi (Level 3 Enforcer) @ 6/29/2009 06:16

Finally, another contest I feel motivated to enter. Now to think mysteriously...

Ndsfreak (Level 5 Soldier) @ 6/29/2009 01:22

Sweet. Gonna enter. 

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