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Quote Ergg Replybullet Posted: 08 May 2009 at 11:38am
Perkele > You MUST make a good things for the memory of Terry Pratchett ^^. However your beggining seems good. I just think you use too much dithering.
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Quote monotov Replybullet Posted: 08 May 2009 at 12:13pm
my entry WIP so far

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Quote sapphira83 Replybullet Posted: 08 May 2009 at 1:57pm
updated WIP
 
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Quote darchangel Replybullet Posted: 08 May 2009 at 2:07pm
Have you seen this topic, from Pixelation?

http://www.wayofthepixel.net/pixelation/index.php?topic=8291.0

It might have what you need
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Quote sapphira83 Replybullet Posted: 08 May 2009 at 7:17pm
i'll try to get as much done before the deadline. can't promise anything though. thanks darchangel


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Quote Scribblette Replybullet Posted: 08 May 2009 at 7:20pm
I thought my ears were burning. ^_^

Trees can be a nightmare and may easily push you past the deadline. You're better off throwing a highway and an urban landscape in the background and leaving the viewer with a horrible feeling in the pit of their belly that bambi is going to be road kill, or some such. ;)

You may find helpful work on PJ by other artists - search for bushes etc, but also look at trees in Big Brother's ORC piece, and several by Fool.

Question: If I upload and submit a weekly challenge and then get critique to improve it post-challenge, do I upload it again separately or replace the existing upload?

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Quote sapphira83 Replybullet Posted: 08 May 2009 at 7:38pm
i know what u mean...trees r a b**** to draw (first timer).

u can upload the revised pic...i think. that is what i normally do.
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Quote darchangel Replybullet Posted: 08 May 2009 at 7:58pm
I feel your pain, I'm not good with trees either.

Here is a WIP of the next image in my Vicarious series...right now everything is starting to look the same 


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Quote Scribblette Replybullet Posted: 08 May 2009 at 9:20pm
Ah, about the circle - how far from perfect is it? Using a slightly smaller circle inside it, I'm wondering whether the internal shape would need to be corrected differently, or some such.
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Quote Endurion Replybullet Posted: 08 May 2009 at 9:56pm
Impressive entries as usual, here's my probably final version:
 
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Quote Peach Replybullet Posted: 09 May 2009 at 2:01am
Originally posted by Perkele

Any idea how to improve it?

reduce dithering as much as you can, and use it only when necessary.
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Quote tripnfelt Replybullet Posted: 09 May 2009 at 2:45am
2 days left and I just started, my idea is a Chinese hand painted plate kinda thing, not sure what the scene will be. thinking mountains, temples, clouds, river, peacocks and all the traditional imagery with a very pastille palette, lots of ideas I just hope I can find time.

I know it's not anything yet just posting to ask will it be allowed? as it will be an object with a scene on it.





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Quote darchangel Replybullet Posted: 09 May 2009 at 8:45am
I don't see why it shouldn't be allowed, you are using the template and will include a scene
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Quote tripnfelt Replybullet Posted: 09 May 2009 at 10:26am
So this has been about 2 hours work (yes I'm slow) I think I'll need at least that time again to finish it to standard  which I'm not sure i'll find before the deadline. Anyway it's just basically layed out - any crit as yet?


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Quote monotov Replybullet Posted: 09 May 2009 at 10:57am
Very good!
The wave is very well done :D
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Quote Scribblette Replybullet Posted: 09 May 2009 at 7:06pm
Recognize the famous painting in there, whatchamacallit... so many views of Mount Fuji or some such.
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Quote jalonso Replybullet Posted: 09 May 2009 at 11:36pm
Doubt I'll get to finish this...

...but I have my first piece of the year for the 'clean your HD' challenge




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Quote Peach Replybullet Posted: 10 May 2009 at 12:30am
@tripnfelt: hokusai rulez
@jalonso: you damn bastard! that piece is going to be outstanding

this is my WIP:

but this week the priority was my online portfolio for working purposes and it seems hard to finish pixxeling in time... :( 
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Quote skamocore Replybullet Posted: 10 May 2009 at 12:40am
@Jal:

wow awesome  Gas would be proud.

Although some problems at the moment:

the fading off into the distance seems a bit jerky. The colours don't seem to fade off smoothly, especially around the 7th (?) frame (sorry, I haven't actually checked) and near the end where he still remains relatively dark against the lighter background.

The fading off movement could do with some work as well, towards the end the squid appears to go a bit fast. As he's a lot further away, he should take longer to move off the screen. Right now he sort of zooms off.

Perhaps you should ease off the dithering on the metal a bit, especially near the bottom, as I think it is looking a bit flat...

Some of the AA within the inner circle could be improved, particularly on the top left and right, where things look a bit linear rather than circular.


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Quote Clickety Replybullet Posted: 10 May 2009 at 4:27am
Heya, I only just joined the forum, but I found this place very interesting. ^^
 
I rarely do pixel art, normally I just sprite, so I'd like to know what you guys think of my first piece. http://www.pixeljoint.com/files/icons/full/entry__r1866220251.gif
Is there anything wrong with what I'm doing, or have done?
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Quote darchangel Replybullet Posted: 10 May 2009 at 8:18am
Amazing as always Jal.
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Quote tripnfelt Replybullet Posted: 10 May 2009 at 8:54am
\m/ HOKUSAI! Thanks for liking it those who did.

Another WIP; So I started the cliffs and cliff paths (still scribbles) and they kinda fall outta the whole oriental style with the rest of it, should I continue to make the cliffs like this or has someone got a good ref pic of oriental style cliffs and paths I could try, google images isn't helping me much.

The clouds I'll go back to and do last, Have I made anything worse? The waves and temple aren't finished but they are finished to a point that I could submit if I run outta time. Any crits and suggestions? like the temple should have stairs etc?


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Quote Perkele Replybullet Posted: 10 May 2009 at 9:30am
Originally posted by Peach

Originally posted by Perkele

Any idea how to improve it?

reduce dithering as much as you can, and use it only when necessary.

Tried to use less, but it looked quite strange. However, I finally submitted mine, hope I still have some chances to win.
http://pixeljoint.com/pixelart/42665.htm

Jalonso, if you submit this, grr
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Quote tuaarita Replybullet Posted: 10 May 2009 at 9:50am
Originally posted by tripnfelt



I love Hokusai. Awesome.
I'm running in the desert,
running in to the sun,
running out of blood
and I'm going numb.
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Quote Peach Replybullet Posted: 11 May 2009 at 3:09am
Jaaal!!! I miss your pixel for the contest :(


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Quote Morden Replybullet Posted: 11 May 2009 at 8:03am
Whoops! I guess I missed the competition! Or did I? Is there a chance of submitting this anyway? If not, tough luck. This is my very first image to appear on the Pixel Joint boards - as you can see I'm not too good at this whole drawing / pixel art thing. I gave it a shot anyway. So here it goes:



I drew this up using Colors for Nintendo DS and finished it in Graphics Gale on the PC. Doesn't come close to what I've seen around here, but that's my entry. Well, not an entry since I'm late.
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Quote jalonso Replybullet Posted: 11 May 2009 at 10:21pm
The problem with your entry is a common mistake made by those new to pixelart. The thing is that its not pixelart, this is drawing with the mouse/oekaki.
Careful pixel placement is key. See tutorial section or resource section.
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Quote Morden Replybullet Posted: 12 May 2009 at 12:34am
Yea, I thought it falls more into a drawing category, but I thought it came out kind of cool so I posted it anyway. I did alot of pixel by pixel editing as well, plus the clouds weren't there when I drew it. I promise to do better next time around. Hehe.
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Quote Scribblette Replybullet Posted: 18 May 2009 at 5:21am
Aw, I came third! :D I actually expected two other pieces to put mine even lower, so I'm very happy to be in good company!


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