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Quote administrator Replybullet Topic: CHALLENGE 11/9/2009: Coloured Creatures
    Posted: 09 November 2009 at 12:11am

CHALLENGE: Coloured Creatures

Pick one of Arachne's linearts shown below and colour it (don't forget, colouring also means texture/shading etc... too!). Also, make sure you give your newly coloured creature a background too!

 

Canvas Size - Maintain the original canvas size. You may flip/rotate the canvas 90 if you like.
Colours - Unrestricted.
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 Coloured Creatures 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!



Edited by skamocore - 09 November 2009 at 4:02am
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Quote InkBreath Replybullet Posted: 09 November 2009 at 12:19am

How strictly do we have to stick to the lineart?

can we add to the monsters, and erase parts of it?
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Quote skamocore Replybullet Posted: 09 November 2009 at 12:50am
I'd rather you keep modification to the lineart at a minimum.

It should be extremely clear that you have used the lineart provided. You can still be creative with how you use the lineart as most of these are fairly open to interpretation, especially since you are also making their surroundings. No major surgery on the lines.

Chances are that it should be fine if it remains clearly identifyable that you  have used the lineart. There shouldn't be creatures submitted which look nothing like the lineart.

Post your idea in here if you're unsure.
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Quote Skull Replybullet Posted: 09 November 2009 at 1:35am
Super old WIP that I forgot about:



Might just spend some time on it.


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Quote Photocopier Replybullet Posted: 09 November 2009 at 2:00am
I don't think you're allowed to use work started before the week
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Quote skamocore Replybullet Posted: 09 November 2009 at 3:27am
@skull, Yup, new entries only. I bet you could do better than that anyway now.
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Quote orenshtiv Replybullet Posted: 09 November 2009 at 3:58am
I choose this!:

Q: the BG can be just a color? or it have to be something like a forest etc.?
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Quote orenshtiv Replybullet Posted: 09 November 2009 at 5:22am
damm...i can't choose the lamp'y creature...
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Quote smylek Replybullet Posted: 09 November 2009 at 5:38am
This is my WIP

Trying to make better shading but don't know how.


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Quote slym Replybullet Posted: 09 November 2009 at 7:09am
Can it be any one of his line arts? or does it have to be one of these?
And can it be multiple linearts in one piece?


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Quote skamocore Replybullet Posted: 09 November 2009 at 7:21am
No, yes, no.

Also, Arachne is a she.
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Quote mickeydonald Replybullet Posted: 09 November 2009 at 8:07am
i'm doing the fifth one but can you delete or redo the innerlines ?
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Quote vampireslug Replybullet Posted: 09 November 2009 at 8:50am
Here's my first WIP... I'm not the best at coloring/shading (just ask Lollige about my palettes!) but I keep trying and, hopefully, get better with each try.


"The Earth starts to rumble, world powers fall. A 'warring for the heavens, a peaceful man stands tall...." - Mustaine. 1992 Screen Gems/EMI
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Quote smylek Replybullet Posted: 09 November 2009 at 10:35am
after few changes:


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Quote Gygrazok Replybullet Posted: 09 November 2009 at 10:47am
Hi all, first post on PJ.
Here's my WIP:

I plan to add more details, expecially in the area around the mouth.
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Quote Noet Replybullet Posted: 09 November 2009 at 12:12pm
is this okay?
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Quote skamocore Replybullet Posted: 09 November 2009 at 12:43pm
Yes, stuff like that should be fine. It's obvious you've kept the overall structure/lines of the creature.

It only shouldn't be fine if people start completely reinventing chunks of the lineart. Basically, common sense should work well in determining if it's ok.
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Quote Spirou Replybullet Posted: 09 November 2009 at 12:47pm
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Quote ellie-is Replybullet Posted: 09 November 2009 at 1:07pm
Is it okay if you get rid of the outlines? I mean, like coloring it and all, but removing the outlines so it blends with the background.
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Quote skamocore Replybullet Posted: 09 November 2009 at 1:10pm
Yep yep. Fine as long as it keeps the general silhouette.
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Quote Ergg Replybullet Posted: 09 November 2009 at 1:29pm
I'm not totally accustomed with the Seven's Paint so it's a bit clumsy.


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Quote greenraven Replybullet Posted: 09 November 2009 at 3:38pm
Oh thank god, a weekly challenge for the slightly retarded! :D
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Quote RollerKingdom Replybullet Posted: 09 November 2009 at 4:59pm
Originally posted by Ergg

I'm not totally accustomed with the Seven's Paint so it's a bit clumsy.




this is amazing ;O I LOVE IT
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Quote Petrichor Replybullet Posted: 09 November 2009 at 8:13pm
This will be my first challenge :D

I had a hard time picking one cos I really adore several of them, but mouthseam was getting no love at all, so I chose mouthseam.

Here is an extreeeeeemely rough WIP:



I've used backlighting a lot while painting but I've never tried to pixel it and I'm going to confess that the teeth are 100% stumping me. I am having trouble finding a happy balance between the harsh backlighting and maintaining the volume/shape of the teeth =/ Any advice, anyone? You can see how they're already looking sorta flat.

Spirou: The texture so far on yours is REALLY well done. Is the ramp permanent? I'd love to see what it'd be like with some hue and/or saturation shifts to really make your work pop.
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Quote jeremy Replybullet Posted: 10 November 2009 at 2:53am
Looking good! I think that those teeth you've already done retain their shape well.


Decided to use the XP Paint palette for some reason.

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Quote darchangel Replybullet Posted: 10 November 2009 at 8:11am
Looking pretty good there Petrichor...I chose that same creature and the teeth are giving me the same type of trouble.

If it helps, look at how Fool made the thorns on his Poison Tree:

http://www.pixeljoint.com/pixelart/21313.htm
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Quote Photocopier Replybullet Posted: 10 November 2009 at 11:44am
@jeremy -I think you really benefit from this challenge because you are excellent at colour/shade but the anatomy is usually lacking, here with the anatomy done we can really see what you can do!
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Quote Seiyouh Replybullet Posted: 10 November 2009 at 12:54pm
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Quote Photocopier Replybullet Posted: 10 November 2009 at 1:15pm

early wip
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Quote mambazo Replybullet Posted: 10 November 2009 at 1:18pm
GAH! Background?? Now I'm stumped :(




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Quote dragonhuman Replybullet Posted: 10 November 2009 at 3:00pm
I'm going to try to do this challenge, I'm not very good but since I don't have to do the lineart it will be much easier.

This is what I have so far
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Quote jeremy Replybullet Posted: 10 November 2009 at 3:34pm
@Photocopier: haha, probably true.

@Seiyouh: I'm pretty sure you need to keep the whole canvas size

@mambazo: Yup, ska said you can change the colour or even completely remove them, they're just as a guide really.
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Quote darchangel Replybullet Posted: 10 November 2009 at 4:23pm
I'm liking that lighting, Mambazo.

It's gonna be interesting to see all the different versions of the same creatures  

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Quote AnonymousLawl Replybullet Posted: 10 November 2009 at 8:23pm


Almost done, just need to add scenery. I was wondering if you could draw over the body a bit to make something. =/
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Quote Dex Replybullet Posted: 10 November 2009 at 8:45pm
Jeremy, might i say that before you do all your texturing and such; try and add some volume to it before you do your initial polishing. put some darker shades in there, try to remove the flat-ness your work normally has

coming along good, tho!

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Quote skamocore Replybullet Posted: 11 November 2009 at 3:03am
@greenraven - then maybe you should have a go...you have more than enough skill in the participation requirement you mentioned in your post.

@AnonymousLawl - I'm not entirely sure what you mean, but I think it should be alright. Maybe post an example of what you mean.

Some of these are looking great so far, can't wait to see them finished.
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Quote jeremy Replybullet Posted: 11 November 2009 at 4:24am
@Dex that's first and foremost in my mind ;D
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Quote vampireslug Replybullet Posted: 11 November 2009 at 6:19am
Well, here's my latest... more shading and shadows.  I'm still not feeling very confident about my highlights and the balloon could use some work but I'm not sure how.  The balloon makes sense in the context of the BG which I'm still keeping separate for the time being.


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Quote vampireslug Replybullet Posted: 11 November 2009 at 6:24am
Originally posted by smylek

after few changes:




I think the inside of the mouth could use darkening a little but other than that, this is looking really great.  I love the texture.
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Quote mambazo Replybullet Posted: 11 November 2009 at 7:10am


Am quite happy so far, but any tips are most welcome!!
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Quote Gygrazok Replybullet Posted: 11 November 2009 at 2:45pm

I'd say it's finished. The background turned out better than I expected, and I changed the monster palette a bit (using less saturated colors) to contribute to the mood. Tips and suggestions are more than welcome (I'm a beginner after all)


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Quote mambazo Replybullet Posted: 11 November 2009 at 3:09pm
@Gygrazo: The background looks really really good, and the birds are a great touch! Only one thing bugs me, I don't feel like the monster connects with the ground, perhaps is it a style clash, or the observed angle of the rocks?
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Quote Elk Replybullet Posted: 12 November 2009 at 9:39am
Question, may I make a bigger canvas please?
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Quote inphy Replybullet Posted: 12 November 2009 at 12:53pm
Is the bottom part be compliant with the rules, or should no division into various new parts (within the lineart) occur?



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Quote GTK666 Replybullet Posted: 12 November 2009 at 12:57pm
wip :


Palette from Paint (vista)

EDIT :




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Quote skamocore Replybullet Posted: 12 November 2009 at 1:38pm
@inphy - seems alright to me.
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Quote JediDude Replybullet Posted: 12 November 2009 at 5:28pm
Haha just started this a little while ago. WIP here:


My first time entering a contest! :D
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Quote Jumpei Replybullet Posted: 12 November 2009 at 6:08pm
Here's what i did so far:

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Quote DanielHyaku Replybullet Posted: 12 November 2009 at 6:43pm
Wow... so many great pieces coming up in this challenge.
It's a shame I don't think I will have the time to participate this time o.o
But I'll certainly try and make some time.
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here's what I was working on before I quit

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