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CHALLENGE: Good Day / Good Night

This week you are challenged to depict the same scene twice in one submission; both parts should be set on the same day - however, one part will be at night and the other during the day.

You may present this any way you want, as long as both versions of the scene are present in the one submission. Consider how each time of day will affect the scene.

Canvas Size- Unrestricted.
Colours- Max 25.
Transparency- Optional.
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 Good Day / Good Night 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 HCGamer Replybullet Posted: 19 April 2010 at 12:12am
This challenge will be a bit more difficult for me but I look forward to my result nonetheless.
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Quote jeremy Replybullet Posted: 19 April 2010 at 2:25am

Sunrise/set. If sunset is too close to night, it's not sunset >.>

Dune halp pls D:
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Quote skamocore Replybullet Posted: 19 April 2010 at 3:05am
Well depends what your other image is going to be...

Anyway, I come bearing Wikipedia articles.
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Quote jeremy Replybullet Posted: 19 April 2010 at 3:14am
Mint ;P

Other frame'll be a skull-headed thing fighting a scorpion witha cactus tail. At night
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Quote HCGamer Replybullet Posted: 19 April 2010 at 10:35am

Here's my WIP! C & C?

EDIT: I think there's something wrong today with uploading images.


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Quote Argyle Replybullet Posted: 19 April 2010 at 11:23pm
Sketch numbah one:



Daytime: dog sleeping in sun spot on the floor.  Nighttime: dog sleeping on heater vent on the floor.

Also have a very nice zombie idea.  I figured that was going to be EVERYBODY'S idea though.
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Quote Robinhood Replybullet Posted: 20 April 2010 at 6:07am
I demand stcikytape be auto dqd for being too good.  Looks wonderful :D
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Quote Argyle Replybullet Posted: 20 April 2010 at 7:57am
QQ.  Does that mean I get a purple ribbon instead of a blue?
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Quote slaughterism Replybullet Posted: 20 April 2010 at 9:01am
My WIP....23 colors used so far. Not sure what i can do to improve.
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Quote coreyh2 Replybullet Posted: 20 April 2010 at 9:18pm
Do the scenes have to be from the same view?  Could they just be the same place?
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Quote iMoose Replybullet Posted: 20 April 2010 at 11:03pm
@coreyh2: That's a good question. Although I can't answer that, I would suggest for clarity reasons that the view stay generally similar. If it's too skew, it might seem totally unrelated.

@Jeremy: Dang, you're really good at landscapes O.o As for the dunes, this is the best help I can really give, which you have access to yourself anyways :P. Here's a Fire Emblem desert background, which I've always admired along with the other backgrounds in that game. Ignore the comic, that's the only one I could find...
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Quote slaughterism Replybullet Posted: 20 April 2010 at 11:37pm
Update on my WIP...probably complete but might modify the brightness of a few colors a tiny bit or something to smooth out the shading but thats probably about it.
 
Used all 25 colors now and im pretty happy with it.
 
Any pointers would be greatly appreciated.
 
 
Edit....Made the girl larger as per request below. Thanks for pointing that out corey


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Quote coreyh2 Replybullet Posted: 21 April 2010 at 2:29am
In Slaughterism's picture I think the girl should be bigger. She is the most interesting part of the image. I'd focus more on her and less on the tree, sky, and layers of earth.
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Quote Caineghis Replybullet Posted: 21 April 2010 at 7:07am


still a WIP though, I can seem to imagine what suitable landscape this should be. . .
I can decide whether its a desert, a forest or a village

question:
should white be considered as a color enumerated in the 25 max colors or not?
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Quote HCGamer Replybullet Posted: 21 April 2010 at 11:37am
  C & C?
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Quote Robinhood Replybullet Posted: 21 April 2010 at 1:13pm
oh, eh, going for a sky scene...  had fun with the clouds.
3 colors so far.

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Quote RollerKingdom Replybullet Posted: 21 April 2010 at 1:39pm
Robin those clouds are soo amazing <3
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Quote Robinhood Replybullet Posted: 21 April 2010 at 1:51pm
thanks RollerKingdom :P
oh well, haven't accomplished much, but update anyways.

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Quote HCGamer Replybullet Posted: 21 April 2010 at 4:55pm
I've done a major improvement to the night scene but am still stuck on the sun scene. Any hints on what to shadow there? I shadowed the cloud and sun but they came out pretty crappy if I do say so myself.  Any help is appreciated. Thanks.
 
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Quote Robinhood Replybullet Posted: 21 April 2010 at 5:27pm
@ HCGamer -
Clouds are boring...  Take a look at post above yours to get an idea of what it might look like (not trying to sound egotistical or anything xD).  The sun is rather unrealistic and not very circular.  The sun produces the light that we get, so it should not have a shadow, if you get my drift :P  And rays would make it more interesting, take a look at Caineghis' post a few comments above to get an idea.  And saturate the sun, and make it slightly orange.  Adjust hues and such always makes a piece more interesting.  Also, the hills are not very consistant, the second farthest is darker than the 3rd farthest.  The flowers could do with some shadows on the ground, along with some more character.  Make each one different!  Or at least some different :>
Moon is very jagged.  Try to make most of it one colors, AA the edges with the lighter one, and add another darker mid shade for more AA.  Then, go back and add a bit of texture with the lighter one.  Just some circles would be enough.  The stars are too evenly spread out.  If you look at the sky (although you really can't see the stars if you live near a city), you will notice that the stars are placed randomly, so that some of them are close, and one star could be alone, far away from the others.  And it's OK to have a star touching the hills, the moon, or the border/edge.  It's more natural. As for the hills, the aren't very round, and they are sort of jagged.  The darkest hill's color clashes with the sky too.  Try to pick a different one, and maybe give it a more mystical color, or slightly yellow.  It's a bit plain and boring at the moment.
Here are some  pieces that show what  I'm talking about.
And flowers don't randomly disappear when it comes to night.

Another Quick update

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Quote coreyh2 Replybullet Posted: 21 April 2010 at 6:02pm
I'd think of this challenge like a 2 panel comic. You want to show a story and some well drawn lighting and shadows.

I'm still thinking :|
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Quote HCGamer Replybullet Posted: 21 April 2010 at 7:25pm
Thanks for the tips. Btw, you're supposed to assume that he peeks out at the flowers in the day, he's there at night and the flowers are gone, he obviously picked them. I guess I should have put some in his hand.
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Quote HCGamer Replybullet Posted: 22 April 2010 at 9:49am
Okay, I've done a few hours of improvements so here's my latest WIP. I'm not completely happy with my day scene, because of the sun and cloud, but my night scene is pretty good now. Oh, and I am now a midshipman!! Yay!! lol
 


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Quote The Monongahela Monster Replybullet Posted: 23 April 2010 at 7:23am
Okay, here's my day side.  Be advised that the night side will be so frightening as to cause grown men to weep, if not to soil their undergarments.


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Quote jalonso Replybullet Posted: 23 April 2010 at 2:14pm
Originally posted by The Monongahela Monster

Okay, here's my day side...


You are for real and soon to be feared!!!


*Why all the huge-assed canvases
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Quote The Monongahela Monster Replybullet Posted: 23 April 2010 at 4:52pm

@jalonso

>You are for real and soon to be feared!!!

Well, I... naw, I... awwwww.... (blushes).

Do not fear me--I have chosen to use my powers FOR GOOD.  If anybody asks.

Huge canvases, you say?  256 x 192, according to Wikipedia, the infallible repository of all human wisdom, is the resolution of a single Nintendo DS screen.  And the DS is a handheld.  And everybody knows handhelds have small screens; therefore 256 x 192 must be SMALL.  That's my story, and I'm sticking to it.

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Quote snowk Replybullet Posted: 24 April 2010 at 6:54am
okay so heres the day. the night will be a wolf howling in the same spot. um ya. idk if ill fininish cuz i have a swimming meet today (sat)  (i just started yesterday.)
 
umm what else? oh ya im going a little washed out on purpose so the rooster cam be the focal point.
 
need help with: sun rays, clif/rocks, 
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Quote The Monongahela Monster Replybullet Posted: 24 April 2010 at 7:27am
Okay, I think I'm done.

When you're scared of the dark, as I was when I was a kid, the change from daytime to nighttime means that even your own bedroom stops being a place of safety.  (And I'm a grown man, but I admit it--even now, when I turn the basement light out, I get the heck out of there.)


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Quote Adcrusher Replybullet Posted: 24 April 2010 at 7:35am
Woah! that's awesome! I smell a first place winner! 
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Quote HCGamer Replybullet Posted: 24 April 2010 at 9:01am
Hey! I smell a cheater here! I'm sure I read somewhere that there are no professionals allowed!
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Quote Clovvach Replybullet Posted: 24 April 2010 at 9:23am
Robin Hood:
My advice: Put some clouds in the night time scene, but make the clouds dark and scary-like :P
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Quote Ixolite Replybullet Posted: 24 April 2010 at 11:48am
Not sure if I'm not bending the rules too much here...

But this is work in progress, still subject to change ;)

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Quote HCGamer Replybullet Posted: 24 April 2010 at 12:07pm
Okay, here are two versions of my scene, tell me which one you like more. I like the second one, but it feels maybe a bit too blue. Or is that okay? I'm so confused.  Thanks.


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Quote Robinhood Replybullet Posted: 24 April 2010 at 1:15pm
Not sure if I'm not bending the rules too much here...

But this is work in progress, still subject to change ;)



"This week you are challenged to depict the same scene twice in one submission; both parts should be set on the same day - however, one part will be at night and the other during the day."

In my opinion, that's bending the rules a bit too much.  The point of the challenge is to show one scene during the day, and same scene at night time.  Not a transition from day to night although it does look pretty cool.
You could either make it follow the rules or you could continue it and not make it for the challenge.  Either way, it'd look good :)
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Quote Ixolite Replybullet Posted: 24 April 2010 at 1:48pm
Originally posted by Robinhood

"This week you are challenged to depict the same scene twice in one
submission; both parts should be set on the same day - however, one
part will be at night and the other during the day."In my opinion, that's bending the rules a bit too much. The point of the challenge is to show one scene during the day, and same scene at night time. Not a transition from day to night although it does look pretty cool.You could either make it follow the rules or you could continue it and not make it for the challenge. Either way, it'd look good :)


Yeah... I still like the idea, but I noticed the problem you mentioned somewhere along the way. Hmm... Would doing it mirrored do? I mean having the day side mirrored to the night side - still don't want to have straight line separating both parts.

Or I might ditch it as a challenge submission and go on with the idea as you suggested. Still have spare idea for the challenge ;)


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Quote Clovvach Replybullet Posted: 24 April 2010 at 2:26pm
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I figured that was going to be EVERYBODY'S idea though.


But I was the first one to bring it up!

The zombies aren't actually gonna be my idea anymore... I've got something better.
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Quote The Monongahela Monster Replybullet Posted: 24 April 2010 at 4:32pm
@ HCGamer, or for that matter, anybody else:

>Hey! I smell a cheater here! I'm sure I read somewhere that there are no professionals allowed!

Is this a real rule?  I tried to find it in the FAQs, and couldn't.  I DO do this stuff for a living, so if that's a real rule I should withdraw the piece from the challenge.  Apologies if I'm breaking the rules.
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Quote skamocore Replybullet Posted: 24 April 2010 at 5:07pm
@The Monongahela Monster - Anyone may enter.
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Quote crozier Replybullet Posted: 24 April 2010 at 5:18pm
can somebody tell me why this didn't get enough points to be added to the galery for the contest?
I personally dont see anything wrong with it, and mine is definantly not best nor worst for the contest (I mean no offence) but all the other submissions that I know of have been added.
Did I do something incorrect cause I only have a day to fix stuff.
 
EDIT: only 15 colors used if that helps.


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Quote Clovvach Replybullet Posted: 24 April 2010 at 5:32pm
@cozier -
Well I'm sorry to say, even if I agree with it, that "best nor worst" thing you just said is just an opinion, and, of course opinions conflict with one another. Apparently too many mods didn't think yours was ready, so they didn't let you in. Sorry, and better luck next time. :)

Now to help you a little: One big thing: contrast. Without contrast, I have to look closley to see what is going on. Another big thing: Reasonable line art. Try making it a little bit more... well... correct.

Keep try, keep try. :)
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Quote HCGamer Replybullet Posted: 24 April 2010 at 10:50pm
@Monster I was complimenting your art, don't take it seriously. lol
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Quote crozier Replybullet Posted: 25 April 2010 at 6:08am
Thanks clovvach, and yes it was an opinion.
Will try to up the contrast and follow your advice.
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Quote Clovvach Replybullet Posted: 25 April 2010 at 7:19am
Your welcome, :)

Hope you try to re-enter, I wanna see it when it's finished. :P
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Quote Ixolite Replybullet Posted: 25 April 2010 at 10:32am
I have to pass this one after all :/ Don't have time to rework my piece or make another, more rules compliant one. But I'll definitely follow my idea on the unfinished one, out of the challenge :)
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Quote nomadic_cupcake Replybullet Posted: 25 April 2010 at 11:07am
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Quote crozier Replybullet Posted: 25 April 2010 at 11:19am
http://www.iliveinavillage.tk/up/c1e336e09a76aba49aa38b56a7f237f4.gif
any better?
any changes people think I should make before submitting?
EDIT again: 20 colors now.


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Quote snowk Replybullet Posted: 25 April 2010 at 12:22pm
update.   i hate trees. they take way too long to shade.
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See, I'm smart.  I did a sky scene.
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Quote snowk Replybullet Posted: 25 April 2010 at 7:50pm
okay I really need someone to tell me wheather this has the correct amount of colors. PLEASE!!!
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