Pixel Art Challenge: Earth


Hey Earthlings, April 22 is Earth Day. This one's a little more complex than usual, so make sure you're clear on the rules.

Pick one word from each of the categories shown below (environment, time, weather) and create a scene that depicts those three words (e.g. a forest scene at night, while it's raining).

To determine the exact amount of colours you can use, add up the numbers in the brackets. For example, if you pick forest/nighttime/raining, then you'd use exactly (2+2+1) 5 colours.


  • Mountains (1)
  • Forest (2)
  • Beach (3)


  • Daytime (1)
  • Nighttime (2)
  • Dawn or dusk (3)


  • Clear (0)
  • Raining (1)
  • Snowing (2)

Canvas Size - Max 220 x 220.
Colours - Min 2; Max 8. See above for details.
Transparency - No.
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 @ 4/20/2015 00:12  |    14


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skittle (Level 9 Nidan) @ 4/21/2015 02:32


skeddles (Level 11 Sphinx) @ 4/20/2015 18:17

haha great challenge, no easy way out

AlexAlexAlexAlexAlexAlex (Level 1 Thug) @ 4/20/2015 15:18

For me, picking palettes is the hardest part, so 8 colors will be tough to get right.

AlexAlexAlexAlexAlexAlex (Level 1 Thug) @ 4/20/2015 15:10

Snowy beach at dawn with glaciers!

Also, is a forest in the background on a beach piece ok? Do I get the colors for that as well?

Drazile (Level 7 Ichikyu) @ 4/20/2015 13:39

Oooh, an NES mockup... that gives me some ideas :D

Swordless (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 4/20/2015 09:11

very interesting, with my combination i'm stuck with a 6 colour pallet which will be very difficult but will be fun to do!

Eggy (Level 5 Detective) @ 4/20/2015 07:46

Interesting challenge.

I'm thinking of doing the classic beach at sunset... But I dunno whether I'll pull it off again like with the Change of Mind challenge from a few weeks ago XD

Momofumi (Level 1 Rookie) @ 4/20/2015 03:55

Snowy forest at dawn. 7 colors :)

Daimoth (Level 3 Stalker) @ 4/20/2015 03:29

Or at dusk, if you want macks clrz

Could probably do a mean NES-que mockup with these restrictions.

Sonnenstein (Level 4 Sea Turtle) @ 4/20/2015 03:06

Snowy beach at night, yeah...

Nevercreature (Level 9 Whale Shark) @ 4/20/2015 00:57

Wow! Interesting... Long time has passed since last time I participated in a weekly challenge, maybe I join this one...

skamocore (Level 11 Dolphin) @ 4/20/2015 00:30

Thanks, it's fixed now.

Drazile (Level 7 Ichikyu) @ 4/20/2015 00:19

I applaud the amount of thought in this challenge. The amount of colours for each component is correctly proportional to the difficulty of portraying the respective components


HZoltan (Level 6 Major) @ 4/20/2015 00:17

This time you are very strict about colors. :/ By the way, for the example the correct number of colors is 5 not 6, check it ;)

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