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CHALLENGE: Still Light

Create a still life which includes a strong light source; for example, a candle.

Canvas Size - Max 200 (width) x 150 (height).
Colours - Max 24.
Transparency - No.
Animation - No.


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 Still Light 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 Eggy Replybullet Posted: 21 May 2013 at 10:09am
Here's my WIP with the palette included:

Yeah, I know the palette shouldn't be in the image, but since I'm using a program that supports layers and the light bulb (as well as the palette) is on a separate layer, it should be pretty easy to remove the palette later. Also, this is actually step 2; I also have step 1 but I posted it on a different site.
Any feedback or advice is appreciated :)
EDIT: ...Darn. I forgot about adding still life >_>
EDIT2: WIP 2:

I'll get to shading the bowl and the table later on, but for now, I'd like some advice/feedback on the current WIP image.

Edited by Eggy - 21 May 2013 at 11:22am
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Quote jalonso Replybullet Posted: 22 May 2013 at 6:18am
* Make that yellow ramp orangier to reflect the purple BG.
* Dithering is not the best coloring option.
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Quote r1k Replybullet Posted: 22 May 2013 at 7:31am
I agree with jalonso.  Dithering should really be saved until the end though if it is used.  In the case you decide to change something, youre less likely to want to do so if you just spent an hour dithering that thing.  Try blocking your whole scene in first.  Establish the contrast you want.  Then decide if you want to add dithering.

the shape of everything look fine.  You just need to roughly establish the lighting at this point.  Then I think we could critique it better.  I would try to make the gray ramp more interesting.


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Quote Samiboula Replybullet Posted: 22 May 2013 at 12:31pm
Hey I made this in about an hour, 100x100 with 19 colors, I guess it's pretty much at a completed stage but it would be nice to get some criticism to do a bit of final polish before submitting =)


(normal zoom and x3 zoom btw)
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Quote Nevercreature Replybullet Posted: 22 May 2013 at 1:33pm
This is my spotlight by the moment.



Hey! Listen!!
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Quote CraftyPixel Replybullet Posted: 22 May 2013 at 8:57pm

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Woah! is this allowed??? this looks beautiful.


Edited by CraftyPixel - 22 May 2013 at 8:58pm
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Quote dr_rick Replybullet Posted: 22 May 2013 at 11:51pm
i really like the pineapple - i think that's the approach i'd have used for this
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Quote Nevercreature Replybullet Posted: 23 May 2013 at 10:34am
Originally posted by CraftyPixel


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Woah! is this allowed??? this looks beautiful.


Why not? I'm going to add some stuff...




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Quote Numberplay Replybullet Posted: 23 May 2013 at 10:41am
Ok is it inspired from fairies in Zelda or Lums in Rayman?
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Quote crozier Replybullet Posted: 23 May 2013 at 12:08pm
I'm guessing from the "Hey! Listen!!" (in nevercreature's first post), it is from the LoZ.
Sidenote- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=duRO3noyAKU
And Nevercreature, that is looking pretty wicked. Can't wait to fav it!
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Quote Nevercreature Replybullet Posted: 25 May 2013 at 2:47am
Advancing...


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Quote Hapiel Replybullet Posted: 25 May 2013 at 8:25am
Originally posted by Nevercreature

Originally posted by CraftyPixel



Woah! is this allowed???


Why not?


Because it is not a 'still' life.. Very pretty though!
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Quote crozier Replybullet Posted: 25 May 2013 at 8:38am
But the fire on a candle is also moving...
:o

Edited by crozier - 25 May 2013 at 8:37am
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Quote Hapiel Replybullet Posted: 25 May 2013 at 9:26am
Depends on the wind :)
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Quote AtskaHeart Replybullet Posted: 25 May 2013 at 10:26am
Thinking about it, still life must depict inanimate things (so even if the fire moves, it's still an inanimate thing).

However considering this is a thematic still life (LoZ), I find the addition of the fairy an original way to depict a light source. The piece is also awesome and shows a lot of skill, I'd love to see it pass :p.
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Quote Nevercreature Replybullet Posted: 25 May 2013 at 10:28am
Some examples on the Wikipedia are shown with animated characters.


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Quote ultimaodin Replybullet Posted: 25 May 2013 at 11:35am


Playing with the most puke-worthy combination of colours from my pallet. Very roughly drawn so far obviously - but this is of my bedroom. The TV is the lightsource. I probably won't finish this but oh well.
Oh and I sketched this with pencil first.
The world is but a shadow of emotion, cast in shades of grey.
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Quote crozier Replybullet Posted: 25 May 2013 at 1:19pm
@ultimaodin- Not a huge fan of the dithering on the wall. Also, I don't know what that thing on the floor/ on the window are.
It has a pretty surreal feeling, even though its a still-life. Most of the colors are ok, except the grey. It feels weird in that green ramp.
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Quote rafal345 Replybullet Posted: 25 May 2013 at 1:33pm

I think I'll really finish it :D
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Quote AtskaHeart Replybullet Posted: 25 May 2013 at 2:02pm
Originally posted by Nevercreature

Some examples on the Wikipedia are shown with animated characters.


Guess it's ok then. I read the Wiki entry wrong, the presence of only inanimate things isn't a must (only that it's common)
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Quote skittle Replybullet Posted: 25 May 2013 at 4:15pm
What game can this be from!?

*sarcasm* (for those who didn't detect it even though it is quite hard to detect sarcasm when writing like this)
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Quote ultimaodin Replybullet Posted: 26 May 2013 at 9:22am
@rafal345 - I just worked out what that is -_-

@Nevercreature - Pretty certain you have this in the bag.

EDIT:

Can I get it done!?
> unlikely...




Edited by ultimaodin - 26 May 2013 at 10:05am
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Quote rafal345 Replybullet Posted: 26 May 2013 at 10:32am
Originally posted by ultimaodin


@rafal345 - I just worked out what that is -_-

I don't understand - just two apples (or other fruits), banana and a candle, I thought it's easy to see
Can somebody tell me how to make it better (easier to understand?) ?


Edited by rafal345 - 26 May 2013 at 10:33am
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Quote ultimaodin Replybullet Posted: 26 May 2013 at 12:14pm
@rafal345 - Use a different colour on the fruit to the BG. I was seeing only the shapes of the stuff that wasn't purple so it took me forever to notice the fruit. It might just be because I'm really tired.
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Quote TTTBBBUUUXXX Replybullet Posted: 26 May 2013 at 12:52pm
Originally posted by rafal345

Originally posted by ultimaodin


@rafal345 - I just worked out what that is -_-

I don't understand - just two apples (or other fruits), banana and a candle, I thought it's easy to see
Can somebody tell me how to make it better (easier to understand?) ?


I couldnt see *anything* at first but after i read what you said i see it clear as day. dont change a thing IMO, thats the cool part about it. now i cant *not* see it.
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Quote TTTBBBUUUXXX Replybullet Posted: 26 May 2013 at 12:53pm
Originally posted by ultimaodin


@rafal345 - I just worked out what that is -_-@Nevercreature - Pretty certain you have this in the bag.EDIT:Can I get it done!?> unlikely...




looks really cool and i love your puke colors!
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Quote TTTBBBUUUXXX Replybullet Posted: 26 May 2013 at 12:55pm
Originally posted by Samiboula

Hey I made this in about an hour, 100x100 with 19 colors, I guess it's pretty much at a completed stage but it would be nice to get some criticism to do a bit of final polish before submitting =)(normal zoom and x3 zoom btw)



helluva pineapple. rendered well. my only gripe would be, its kind of a cop out to have an equal 3 way light source. because then you dont have to render the lighting on the object, just an evenly light object that happens to have 3 lights on it. IMO thats why i wouldnt vote for your entry, despite it being a great pineapple, it does not embody the "spirit" of the challenge.
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Quote AtskaHeart Replybullet Posted: 26 May 2013 at 3:09pm

Didn't have much time to work on it, not sure if I will finish on time, so it may be uploaded after challenge end :/.

Edit:


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Quote CraftyPixel Replybullet Posted: 26 May 2013 at 5:43pm

Didn't have much time to work on it, not sure if I will finish on time, so it may be uploaded after challenge end :/.

Edit:

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<3 so Sexay!!! :D I love it!!!
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Quote AtskaHeart Replybullet Posted: 26 May 2013 at 6:34pm
TY! ^^
Update!

I believe I can finish it on time xD.
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