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Quote Fuzzyleaves Replybullet Posted: 04 October 2007 at 9:16am
MashPotato I love the idea! :D 
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Quote skamocore Replybullet Posted: 04 October 2007 at 9:18am
well I started making something...except since there's no chance of me actually finishing this by Sunday...I'll just post my very incomplete WIP

So without further ado I present to you the sloppy-never-to-be-entered-challenge-entry:

 


and...now presenting...the iaza version, complete with ugly filters, just to please the bugman:


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Quote Qbi Replybullet Posted: 04 October 2007 at 10:56am
Hi! I'm new here and I just start pixeling so please be gentle :) this is my WIP:


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Quote jalonso Replybullet Posted: 04 October 2007 at 11:15am
great showing Qbi, welcome.

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Quote Club Beuker Replybullet Posted: 04 October 2007 at 11:16am
@ Metaru, yeah we both have flying ships :s But in my opinion that's where the similarity stops.
 
Then again, thanks for the tips. I'll work on it tomorrow and I'll keep those pointers in mind. Still I find it very difficult to detail stuff on such a small picture. Then again, every challenge makes a learning path.
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Quote ooshmaster Replybullet Posted: 04 October 2007 at 1:21pm
Metaru, black-and-white is NOT a easy route. Try doing a two-color piece, and you will understand the difficulty involved. If you look at the submissions to the 1-bit challenge, you'll see very few effective pieces, and even fewer that don't resort to large canvas sizes and massive amounts of dithering. In addition, black and white is even harder than other two-color choices, as it has the greatest contrast of dark and light. Many of the pieces in that challenge used other colors becuase it was easier to use them effectively than black and white. Black and white has no in between shades, no anti-aliasing "safetey net", as Greenraven put it, so an eye for lighting is required. You should give it a try yourself before shooting it down.
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Quote Metaru Replybullet Posted: 04 October 2007 at 5:44pm
I already did. Not once but twice times ten, so I'm speaking from experience. But this'not the place for our personal opinions, and by the way, I don't want to futher expand on this, since that's -as i said- just my personal point of view, and I prefer to keep focused on pixeling for a blue ribbon.
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Quote MashPotato Replybullet Posted: 04 October 2007 at 7:23pm
An update, 12 colours so far :

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Quote jalonso Replybullet Posted: 04 October 2007 at 7:36pm
omg, mash how will you ever get the long lashes on the cow 
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Quote greenraven Replybullet Posted: 04 October 2007 at 11:39pm


Making stars twinkle with only two colors looks slightly retarded.

Oh yes, and Metaru, life isn't all about blue ribbons and winning. It's about how much fun you have and how much ass you get to kick along the way.
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Quote Club Beuker Replybullet Posted: 05 October 2007 at 1:22am
 
Changed the background and added some details to the ship
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Quote 1Ole Replybullet Posted: 05 October 2007 at 5:46am

a start w/e :)

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Quote Varock Shade Replybullet Posted: 05 October 2007 at 11:36am


My WIP so far. Superman in hollywood. Not much detail yet, so might be unclear, but thats what its gonna be (i hope this is within the rules of "depicting flight)?"

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More muscular, smoothened the linework....


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Quote Metaru Replybullet Posted: 05 October 2007 at 12:30pm
not pretending to call this my own. its just an old joke. and an edit, of course.

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Quote AdamPlays Replybullet Posted: 05 October 2007 at 12:42pm
Ya someone else did a red balloon in the sky but mine's animated. 
Things to do: 1) Animated string waving 2) Smooth balloon animation  3)Add something tied to string.  Not sure what though...
And now for something completely different...
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Quote jalonso Replybullet Posted: 05 October 2007 at 12:50pm
a key that's then struck by lightning.

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Quote Metaru Replybullet Posted: 05 October 2007 at 1:56pm
too much emotions on these entries... we need moar planes shooting, moar desctruction. moar gwarrrr.
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today's update. only this took 8 hours of my life. wich one do you prefer(i know, they're just the same but in diferent directions.)




e: 66 frames so far, 7 colors.


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Quote Adam Replybullet Posted: 05 October 2007 at 2:52pm
Damn Varock Shade!
You've beaten me with the Superman concept!
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Quote PixelBlunt Replybullet Posted: 05 October 2007 at 3:14pm


Here's my first work in progress.
Any suggestions?
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Quote dakael Replybullet Posted: 05 October 2007 at 3:48pm
Astral dust WIP:



Hope you like it... or not? ;)

I invite you to view finished graphic here: http://www.pixeljoint.com/pixelart/25245.htm
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Quote Metaru Replybullet Posted: 05 October 2007 at 5:00pm
wow, dakael, glad to see you arround
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Quote MashPotato Replybullet Posted: 05 October 2007 at 7:04pm
Unless anyone's got some crits, mine is done :


Jal: she's got stubby eyelashes, but I can do a long-lashed one just for you
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Quote pixelblink Replybullet Posted: 05 October 2007 at 7:18pm
that's cute! I'd like to see something more going on with the framing but that's just me. Other than that, a worthy entry to be awed by all
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Quote ooshmaster Replybullet Posted: 05 October 2007 at 7:24pm
Originally posted by greenraven



Making stars twinkle with only two colors looks slightly retarded.

Oh yes, and Metaru, life isn't all about blue ribbons and winning. It's about how much fun you have and how much ass you get to kick along the way.


I can already tell this is going to be a great learning experience for you. Your rocket is already greatly improved, the lighting is great and I can clearly see the window and seam in the middle. However, if you are planning on doing an animation, which isn't necessary, but could turn out well, then you have a lot to learn. When doing an animation, you must think everything out thoroughly and plan everything beforehand. For one thing, stars don't "twinkle" in the way that they are often portrayed to. Your piece shows not twinkling, but blinking, which never happens in the real stars. If you go out at night, you'll notice that most of the stars' light remains quite consistent. They do sometimes glimmer, and sort of twinkle, but usually not something quite as dramatic as seen in cartoons and what not. But that brings me to number two. Look at your drawing, and think about the fact that you are animating a moving spaceship. It looks like it broke out of the atmosphere, and is hurtling through space. Thing is, space isn't moving behind it! The spaceship pushes out flame, but the moon, stars and clouds don't move, so the spaceship looks "stuck" in place. This is one of the most important things you need to change. Now, to animate the stars, there are a couple ways to do it. Simply have the dots moving behind it, or, if you want the ship to look like it's going REAL fast, then comet like "streaks" should be used to show the stars moving in a fast motionblur. It's kind of hard to explain, but I got some examples to show you.

http://www.nasa.gov/centers/glenn/images/content/101898main_CD1998_76632_516x387.jpg
Non animated shows distortion of stars when ship is hurtling towards them at warp speed.

http://www.itsf.org/brochure/images/manchu-fusion.jpg
Another ship at warp speed. It was hard to find examples from a side view like yours, but you should get the picture.

If you go with "dot" stars, here's an animation that could help you out. http://bima.astro.umd.edu/nemo/amnh/movies/orion5.gif

That leaves the clouds and moon. It's tough to break it to you, but you are much better just leaving them out. You HAVE to leave the clouds out if you want the animation to loop, and the moon would probably just complicate things. You might be able to make it work, but first get the stars fixed and see where it goes from there. Other than that, the flame needs work, but we'll worry about that later. Good luck!
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Quote Di0xygen Replybullet Posted: 05 October 2007 at 7:41pm
Well i guess im third.
Superman is flying in a pixelly sky.


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Quote jalonso Replybullet Posted: 05 October 2007 at 7:53pm
The toes are odd. Why is he looking at the c==3
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Quote Di0xygen Replybullet Posted: 05 October 2007 at 7:57pm
Cause he loves the c==3


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Quote Metaru Replybullet Posted: 05 October 2007 at 8:47pm
why is everyone speaking of the 8==D?    
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Quote jalonso Replybullet Posted: 05 October 2007 at 9:20pm
Met, it appears you are not Jewish

Originally posted by Larwick

BACK ON TOPIC BIATCHES.
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Quote Varock Shade Replybullet Posted: 06 October 2007 at 3:27am
>>> >>> >>>

I Had the feeling I should keep superman in that cartoony/pop art style. AA will come, and those colours will be also used to make more details in the shading...

Edit: AA'd Face, Hair and Shirt-thing...


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Quote Qbi Replybullet Posted: 06 October 2007 at 4:23am
small progress... I'm realy confuse with background :/


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Quote Metaru Replybullet Posted: 06 October 2007 at 5:30am
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I Had the feeling I should keep superman in that cartoony/pop art style. AA will come, and those colours will be also used to make more details in the shading...

Edit: AA'd Face, Hair and Shirt-thing...

I would try to mimic the look of the old Action Comics Superman
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Quote Varock Shade Replybullet Posted: 06 October 2007 at 5:40am
Originally posted by Metaru

Originally posted by Varock Shade

>>> >>> >>>

I Had the feeling I should keep superman in that cartoony/pop art style. AA will come, and those colours will be also used to make more details in the shading...

Edit: AA'd Face, Hair and Shirt-thing...

I would try to mimic the look of the old Action Comics Superman


i don't really like that one... I do have 2 other refs... and ill be tweaking the face some more, trying to make him look more strong and more like superman himself...
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Quote jalonso Replybullet Posted: 06 October 2007 at 8:19am
Originally posted by Qbi

small progress... I'm realy confuse with background :/




Tongue licking lips?

If you can animate maybe the stars could twinkle a little while
the monkey and banana hover up and down some.
Of course the action lines would have to go vertical and not worth the bother.

Have you tried a dark blue instead of black, that often works.

@Varock, looking great. I hope you have enough time to finish, your
progress seems so slow to me.


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Quote greenraven Replybullet Posted: 06 October 2007 at 8:26am
Thanks ooshmaster. 

Yeah, I've got some more fiddling and tweaking to do.
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Quote Varock Shade Replybullet Posted: 06 October 2007 at 8:44am
Think again Jal:

>>> >>> >>> >>>

I'm at 15 colours atm, so still within the limit. I put his chin 1px forward, gave the face a few new details, AA'd some more and added BG

Gonna work on clouds next, and the border of the bg scene should make it more clear its not a real sky... Also needa edit font of the text...
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Quote jalonso Replybullet Posted: 06 October 2007 at 8:51am
Something about the nose to eye connection is bothering me.
The eyebrow indicates the bridge of the nose shouldn't be so angular :/

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Quote Varock Shade Replybullet Posted: 06 October 2007 at 10:37am
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Moved to a 16 colour Palette for AA of the clouds. Changed the eye a bit, changed font, finished AA on text bubbles, Changed the dent in the nose (but might have another edit). Anyone with suggestions?
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Quote jalonso Replybullet Posted: 06 October 2007 at 10:47am
Those clouds are too cartoony, no?
Like Bugs Bunny cartoony and not Superman cartoony.

It might be ok to add a little more cape showing over the shoulder some??? Seems like the reds are going to waste.
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Quote Varock Shade Replybullet Posted: 06 October 2007 at 11:23am
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Made the clouds a bit more fitting to the style (at least, i hope. Cause you were right about that jal ). Also made red part of the cape a bit larger...

Edit: Submitted

Added wood-like pattern-thing-ish something between the black and the air, and some minor things before submitting. Anyone with suggestions is welcome, cause I may put the edit of it onto my gallery instead...


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Quote PixelBlunt Replybullet Posted: 06 October 2007 at 1:40pm


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Quote jalonso Replybullet Posted: 06 October 2007 at 2:12pm
PixelBlunt, there seems to be too many black space BGs. Change the colors of that and maybe shiny up that ship.
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Quote surt Replybullet Posted: 06 October 2007 at 6:44pm

Yet another late start.
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Quote Metaru Replybullet Posted: 06 October 2007 at 8:03pm
my Girlfriend is gonna kill me, but Finally, my Airship is complete.

what do you think?


 All I have to do now is build the whole scene and my entry will be finished.

e: Steampunk rules.


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Quote Metaru Replybullet Posted: 06 October 2007 at 8:22pm
Instant mock up. Double pixels bg with the ship almost in front of it at 8/100 speed.

comments and critics really desired and well recieved.

e: already noticed that weird thing below the ship.


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Quote Monkey 'o Doom Replybullet Posted: 06 October 2007 at 8:31pm
I really love that mockup. Lots. It looks like it would just assimilate into a SNES game like FF5 or FF6 if you got the two close to each other. Seriously, <3. Now fix that animation bug.

RPG is numberwang.
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Quote MashPotato Replybullet Posted: 06 October 2007 at 8:44pm
Looks great! 
There appears to be a flicker of a white line in the background in one of the frames, at the x-coordinate of the ships leftmost propeller (hard to describe, but I hope you know what I mean )


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Quote jalonso Replybullet Posted: 06 October 2007 at 8:45pm
The ship is great, the clouds may/may not match it.
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Quote surt Replybullet Posted: 06 October 2007 at 9:47pm
Mainly just background left.

This is my first graphic work on a new monitor so please let me know it the colours look screwy to you.


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Quote ShinyOne Replybullet Posted: 06 October 2007 at 10:02pm
(First post, yes indeed. Hum.)

WIP - 9 colors (probably going to stay at that).


(Obviously the gray box around it isn't going to be there when it's done)

I can see a few things right now that I'm changing - I'm adding a person to the scene, but it's small and so is complicated and blah and... stuff. Also two of the birds are bugging me and must be fixed...

Anything else I may have missed that should be changed, let me know? XD
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