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    Posted: 08 October 2012 at 12:01am

CHALLENGE: Terror From the Deep

Inspired by the game of the same name, this week you are going to create a horror scene set underwater. This means it should be set below sea level; so, this excludes things like bathtubs, sinks, buckets etc...

Also, this will be the first in a series of horror-related challenges leading up to Halloween.

Canvas Size - Unrestricted.
Colours - Max 13.
Transparency - No.
Animation - Optional.


CHALLENGE RULES

  • Participants have until this upcoming Sunday at midnight (12AM Pacific) to 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 WIP section is highly encouraged, but ONLY SUBMIT YOUR FINAL ART.

CHALLENGE JUDGING

  • 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.

CHALLENGE PRIZES/GOODIES

  • 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 :)

CHALLENGE VOTING

Vote now for your favorite pixelart in this week's challenge!

CHALLENGE AWARDS

The Terror From the Deep pixel art challenge is complete and we have three new champions. This week's challenge awards go to the following pieces:



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

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Quote Mrmo Tarius Replybullet Posted: 08 October 2012 at 3:30am
I'm in the X-COM mood right now (as in, been playing UFO in my spare time AGAIN), so here's a TFTD wip :)



Yeah, another aquanaut is done for... but I still haven't started drawing his murderer :(
Can you guess what will happen to him? :D

*update*



Edited by Mrmo Tarius - 08 October 2012 at 4:03am
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Quote Nevercreature Replybullet Posted: 08 October 2012 at 6:55am
Originally posted by Mrmo Tarius

I'm in the X-COM mood right now (as in, been playing UFO in my spare time AGAIN), so here's a TFTD wip :)



Yeah, another aquanaut is done for... but I still haven't started drawing his murderer :(
Can you guess what will happen to him? :D

*update*

 
Cool!! I love it.
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Quote philippejugnet Replybullet Posted: 08 October 2012 at 8:06am
Originally posted by Mrmo Tarius

I'm in the X-COM mood right now (as in, been playing UFO in my spare time AGAIN), so here's a TFTD wip :)



Yeah, another aquanaut is done for... but I still haven't started drawing his murderer :(
Can you guess what will happen to him? :D

*update*



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Quote Mrmo Tarius Replybullet Posted: 08 October 2012 at 8:28am
THAT WAS VERY CLOSE :)



But actually, something EVEN WORSE is in store for our poor aquanaut :/

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Quote Whisper Heart Replybullet Posted: 08 October 2012 at 9:45am

Fantasized and decided to do this scene: alien invaders set a bomb in the depths of the ocean, and one brave man in a hurry to defuse the bomb.
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Quote Gamamoto Replybullet Posted: 08 October 2012 at 9:49am
Does it have to be related with the game or is it up to us to invent the whole thing ?
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Quote skamocore Replybullet Posted: 08 October 2012 at 10:06am
Originally posted by Gamamoto

Does it have to be related with the game or is it up to us to invent the whole thing ?


It does not have to have anything to do with the game.
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Quote Gamamoto Replybullet Posted: 08 October 2012 at 10:08am
Thank you !
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Quote Mrmo Tarius Replybullet Posted: 09 October 2012 at 1:18am
Repositioned the vile beast.



Also, for reference purposes, this is the ion armor the aquanaut is using. Not that it helps him much.



*update* Okay, the aquanaut had a friend. Not that she helped him much.



Edited by Mrmo Tarius - 09 October 2012 at 3:56am
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Quote philippejugnet Replybullet Posted: 09 October 2012 at 4:39am
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Quote Mr.Fahrenheit Replybullet Posted: 09 October 2012 at 6:33am
Looks great Mrmo. I think the ground texture is a little too busy though. And maybe you could make the friend fighting off the other one in the distance.

Edited by Mr.Fahrenheit - 09 October 2012 at 6:33am
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Quote Losm Replybullet Posted: 09 October 2012 at 7:29pm
Originally posted by Mrmo Tarius



There needs to be an all-out war between the aquanauts and the squid-brain-thingies. Doo eeeeet.
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Quote Mrmo Tarius Replybullet Posted: 10 October 2012 at 2:41am
Well, I don't know if I'll have time to make it THAT big, but here's a dude launching a torpedo. My guess is, it won't help much :)

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Quote DawnBringer Replybullet Posted: 10 October 2012 at 12:39pm
Maybe add a swarm of approaching octopuss (fading into the distance) follwing the background one?

Btw. UFO was one of my favourite games on the Amiga. I downloaded "Terror from the deep" not long ago...but it would just run too fast & buggy on the PC so I couldn't play it :(
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Quote Mrmo Tarius Replybullet Posted: 10 October 2012 at 1:22pm
Hehe, it can run very good via DOSbox, I play both UFO and TFTD that way. Got them on Steam for like 50 cents a pop O_O
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Quote Losm Replybullet Posted: 10 October 2012 at 6:28pm
Originally posted by Mrmo Tarius

Well, I don't know if I'll have time to make it THAT big, but here's a dude launching a torpedo. My guess is, it won't help much :)



Do it! Do it! Do it!

Nice edit, though. Love the vegetation on the sea floor.
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Quote RedKnight91 Replybullet Posted: 11 October 2012 at 5:14am
Hey Mrmo, yours is looking great, nice palette!
I decided to try a different approach this time and start with a big sketch with few strokes, and then go to detail.

my WIP so far
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Quote Mrmo Tarius Replybullet Posted: 12 October 2012 at 3:18am
Interesting colors, that purple-magenta looks kinda ominous :D

Here's a bit of an update:

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Quote RedKnight91 Replybullet Posted: 12 October 2012 at 5:14am
Update! This drawing is really cool for light/colors study ^^



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Quote Gecimen Replybullet Posted: 12 October 2012 at 8:53am
Early WIP

Anyone have an idea for how to make the water?
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Quote maganegorap Replybullet Posted: 12 October 2012 at 6:01pm
Originally posted by Gecimen

Early WIP

Anyone have an idea for how to make the water?




Put some bubbles where there is movement, like algae, behind the boat and limbs of the animal.
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Quote maganegorap Replybullet Posted: 12 October 2012 at 6:04pm
Originally posted by Gecimen

Early WIP

Anyone have an idea for how to make the water?


Put some bubbles where there is movement, as in algae and on the boat.
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Quote SJL Replybullet Posted: 13 October 2012 at 10:28am
WIP

Not sure what else to add to the rock formations... they seem a bit plain
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Quote Gecimen Replybullet Posted: 13 October 2012 at 10:35am
Nothing's wrong with the rock but I'd improve the man.
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Quote SJL Replybullet Posted: 13 October 2012 at 10:40am
Originally posted by Gecimen

Nothing's wrong with the rock but I'd improve the man.

I was thinking about that too. I'm not very good with making people, especially at such a small size
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Quote Gecimen Replybullet Posted: 13 October 2012 at 3:48pm
Forget bout the stickman and thicken the chest.
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Quote SJL Replybullet Posted: 13 October 2012 at 4:33pm

Is that better?

Anything else? I think I might be calling it done

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Quote El_Tortuga Replybullet Posted: 13 October 2012 at 5:56pm
The light is off. It seems to be emitting form the man not the lamp.
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Quote Adcrusher Replybullet Posted: 13 October 2012 at 6:51pm
Here is an edit for ya!


Okay, so I think what your piece needs most is contrast. All the tones are about the same value, change them up a bit. On my edit, I just dropped the darkest color a bit and increased saturation a bit and it gives the rocks a much harder feel instead of blurry-nes. Secondly, the AA on the tentacles isn't applied correctly. AA isn't an outline, it's more of blending the edges. Every time the outline changes direction, you add the AA color to the edge to blend it. It's hard to explain in words, you might be able to figure it out form the edit.  Finally, your piece has 15 colors while the requirement is 13. There are two easy colors that you could merge together. The black on the man could be merged with the darkest rocks after you add the contrast, and the AA on the man could be merged with the second darkest rocks. This should get you down to 13 colors and you will be able to submit to the challenge.

I really like your work, good luck in the voting!


Edited by Adcrusher524 - 13 October 2012 at 6:51pm
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Quote SJL Replybullet Posted: 13 October 2012 at 7:08pm

Messed with the colors (Contrast, reduced it to 13 as well)
and a couple minor changes.
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Quote Chellex Replybullet Posted: 14 October 2012 at 4:08pm


I tried haha.
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Quote RedKnight91 Replybullet Posted: 15 October 2012 at 12:55am
Sadly I didn't complete my piece in time for the challenge : (
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