Pixel Art Challenge: National colors


Pick a country and depict something which you associate with that country. That might be a person, a dish, a location, or anything else.

Your palette is the exact colors that you find in the flag of the country in this wikipedia list. No AA colors or inbetween colors, only the main colors of the flag. Colors used in the emblem icons on flags are also allowed to be used, however should there be many colors in a flag then the maximum amount of colors you can use is 8. No extra colors, so for many countries this will become a 2 or 3 color piece.
If you click on the flag name in the list you'll most often find hex color codes in the wiki article about the flag.

The size of your canvas will depend on the flag you pick, it needs to match the same width/heigth aspect ratio as the flag. You can find a list of aspect ratios here. So for example if your flag has an aspect ratio of 2:3 and you make the height 50px, the width becomes 75px. If you don't know how to calulate this: Multiply your height by the number in brackets () on the wiki page. If you choose a flag with an irregular shape your canvas needs to match that shape, and the rest of the canvas is transparent. Maximum height is 80px.

This challenge idea comes from keeling00

Canvas Size - Height: max 80px. Width depends on the height and the flag you choose.
Colors - The main colors of the flag you choose only, as given by the wiki page. Max 8, should there be more colors.
Transparency - Only if the country you choose is Nepal. Otherwise no.
Animation - No.

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

Posted by Hapiel @ 11/9/2020 00:30  |    8


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Hapiel (Level 11 Pixellite) @ 11/14/2020 15:19

It might not look like much, but I sure hope you're doing an olfactory piece of that!

cjlm123 (Level 4 Woolly Mammoth) @ 11/14/2020 11:39

"a group of frogs swimming in pea soup, seen though an empty bottle of Heineken"


Hapiel (Level 11 Pixellite) @ 11/11/2020 01:58

For the competition it is alright, but it is gonna need a crazy good description to have a chance to get through the queue!

skamocore (Level 11 Dolphin) @ 11/11/2020 01:19

Can...can I use the Libyan flag from 1977-2011?

SeDiceBisonte (Level 7 Junk) @ 11/10/2020 10:21

Great, thanks! I'm going from Wikipedia too (great resource for flags): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flag_of_Puerto_Rico

I guess I could've just used the US colours but I like the vibrancy of the Puerto Rican colours and it feels more appropriate for the subject I've chosen.

Hapiel (Level 11 Pixellite) @ 11/10/2020 10:13

You can do Puerto Rico, maybe link to an official looking source for your flag colors in your description :)

SeDiceBisonte (Level 7 Junk) @ 11/10/2020 08:12

I was going to do Puerto Rico but I notice it's not on the list thanks to it being an unincorporated US territory. How strict is the rule about the country having to be on that specific list?

It's not the end of the world either way. I am considering Japan as a backup.

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