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Quote administrator Replybullet Topic: CHALLENGE 7/18/2011: Rainbow Cheapskate
    Posted: 18 July 2011 at 12:00am

CHALLENGE: Rainbow Cheapskate

Use only four colours to create an image featuring a rainbow.

Canvas Size - Max 240 (width) x 160 (Height).
Colours - Exactly 4.
Transparency - No.
Animation - Optional.


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 Rainbow Cheapskate 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 Smilecythe Replybullet Posted: 18 July 2011 at 2:58am
Interesting challenge. 
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Quote pixer Replybullet Posted: 18 July 2011 at 4:18am
there is my wip =')



progress:



FINISHED !




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Quote Mirm Replybullet Posted: 18 July 2011 at 5:49am
My wip



Upd




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Quote Chrispy Replybullet Posted: 18 July 2011 at 10:55am
WIP



Finished


Reference

I plan on throwing a real rainbow somewhere in there.



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Quote PainForge Replybullet Posted: 18 July 2011 at 12:23pm
does shading count as a color [ie. if i use a lighter shade of red to add realism in my shading.] ?
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Quote Chrispy Replybullet Posted: 18 July 2011 at 12:23pm
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does shading count as a color [ie. if i use a lighter shade of red to add realism in my shading.] ?
Yes
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Quote MacNcheese Replybullet Posted: 18 July 2011 at 1:18pm
WIP

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Quote Chrispy Replybullet Posted: 18 July 2011 at 1:39pm
This has GOTTA be rainbowy enough



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Quote MacNcheese Replybullet Posted: 18 July 2011 at 3:27pm

I think I'm finished, might add some detail in the background, shadows or so...
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Quote Rebolation? Replybullet Posted: 18 July 2011 at 3:44pm
My wip in black and white
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Quote cure Replybullet Posted: 18 July 2011 at 4:07pm
the rainbow has disappeared entirely, leaving this an image of a vomiting unicorn.
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Quote Life Dairy Replybullet Posted: 18 July 2011 at 4:28pm
 @chrispy
 It kinda reminds me of a pro war poster

Edited by Life Dairy - 18 July 2011 at 4:52pm
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Quote MacNcheese Replybullet Posted: 18 July 2011 at 5:15pm
Originally posted by cure

the rainbow has disappeared entirely, leaving this an image of a vomiting unicorn.


You're absolutely right, i hope I've fixed it now:



Added clouds, which i know doesn't make sense whatsoever, but I hope it fits..
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Quote Jinn Replybullet Posted: 18 July 2011 at 6:43pm
Almost done. Not sure if I'll join tho.


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Quote skamocore Replybullet Posted: 18 July 2011 at 6:54pm
@Jinn - Great use of four colours. Regardless of whether you choose to enter or not, that's already one of my favourite things I've seen from you.

Why not try making the colours a bit more golden, though?
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Quote Jinn Replybullet Posted: 18 July 2011 at 7:10pm


I've already played with these colors...



But I still thinking the original is the best. What would you suggest?

Edited by Jinn - 18 July 2011 at 7:11pm
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Quote skamocore Replybullet Posted: 18 July 2011 at 7:16pm
Something along the lines of the third one - except, I would go with more of an orange colour instead of a red.
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Quote Triumverent Replybullet Posted: 18 July 2011 at 7:27pm
Sure! Join in!  This is good stuff
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Quote Jinn Replybullet Posted: 18 July 2011 at 7:32pm
I don't know...
I'm not a big fan of this blank space, but I don't know what I can do fix it.


[edit]

Some idea..




Edited by Jinn - 18 July 2011 at 7:55pm
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Quote Mrmo Tarius Replybullet Posted: 19 July 2011 at 2:48am
Jinn, I am amazed.
Here's something I'm working on: *updaet'd*


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Quote skamocore Replybullet Posted: 19 July 2011 at 2:51am
@Jinn - Negative space is your friend :o maybe move him a little more to the right?
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Quote eghost Replybullet Posted: 19 July 2011 at 6:24am
WIP:


Decided to go with a muted CMYK palette for this...Seems to be workin...:)
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Quote MacNcheese Replybullet Posted: 19 July 2011 at 6:41am

Playing around with the palette...
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Quote skeddles Replybullet Posted: 19 July 2011 at 6:45am
Originally posted by Jinn

I don't know...
I'm not a big fan of this blank space, but I don't know what I can do fix it.


[edit]

Some idea..



I'd mix the 3rd and 4th palettes, the 4rd looks good, just needs to be brighter.


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Quote Jinn Replybullet Posted: 19 July 2011 at 9:35am
Thanks, skamocore! It's a bit more for right, now.
And I changed the palette, what do you think? A or B?




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Quote HCGamer Replybullet Posted: 19 July 2011 at 10:29am
Originally posted by Mirm


My wipUpd




I love this, but I don't understand. Isn't there a 4 color limit? Or are you going to reduce it later?
This is not a sig, look away now. Go on, get.
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Quote JoNaH Replybullet Posted: 19 July 2011 at 11:19am
Originally posted by HCGamer

Originally posted by Mirm


My wipUpd




I love this, but I don't understand. Isn't there a 4 color limit? Or are you going to reduce it later?


It is only four colors. Red, blue, yellow, and white.
I think it looks really good. Most likely getting a vote from me.
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Quote eghost Replybullet Posted: 19 July 2011 at 1:23pm
WIP:


Finished?:


Feel like I did ok, for being a bit rusty...
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Quote MacNcheese Replybullet Posted: 19 July 2011 at 2:43pm
Latest:


Decided to step up my game..

I know I'm using Mrmo Tarius palette, but it's only temporary.
@eghost, brilliant use of colors, you already have my vote :)
Edit: Worked on it a bit:

Edit 2:

Starting to take shape ^^

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Quote eghost Replybullet Posted: 19 July 2011 at 3:10pm
Mac: Thanks, been a while since I've pixeled anything:) Nice base, btw looking forward to seeing the palette.

Jinn: Great piece...I'd probably go with palette A if it were me...
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Quote Mrmo Tarius Replybullet Posted: 19 July 2011 at 3:26pm
Anyone and everyone is welcome to use that palette of mine :D
Not exactly awe-inspiring, though, and I might go and change it a bit.
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Quote Life Dairy Replybullet Posted: 19 July 2011 at 6:27pm
@ Mrmo Tarius

Perhaps you can make it a kinda maroon to show a rusting robot?
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Quote Mrmo Tarius Replybullet Posted: 20 July 2011 at 12:44am
Updaet tiem :)

I'm not sure if this update is for the better or the worse ;P

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Quote skamocore Replybullet Posted: 20 July 2011 at 1:11am
Better.
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Quote Imagician Replybullet Posted: 20 July 2011 at 5:27am
Really like that one, nice style. Only thing is, this whole Leprechaun-thing is irish foklore, right? So maybe a Pound-symbol () instead of $ would be more fitting ;)

P.S.: The front foot somehow bothers me, think it's because it's turned towards the inside (towards viewer) too much.
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Quote eghost Replybullet Posted: 20 July 2011 at 6:17am
Mrmo: The update looks good :) You might want to try hue shifting the lightest grey just a bit more towards the cooler end of the spectrum, and possibly desaturating the red a bit...
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Quote Imagician Replybullet Posted: 20 July 2011 at 8:07am
[post deleted by Imagician because of unintentional double post (fell free to remove completely ;)]


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Quote jalonso Replybullet Posted: 20 July 2011 at 8:33am
OT- @Imagician, Nice to see you around Mr. lil'dude :)
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Quote Imagician Replybullet Posted: 20 July 2011 at 9:12am
Sorry twice:

Multipost: PJ webserver was'nt responding to me for like hours. Will try to delete my posts if possible (if not, some admin may feel free to do so :))

And: Not sure if it's visible what piece I was referring to (I was clicking the corresponding Reply-button though). I meant Jinn's Leprechaun ;)

@ Jalonso: Thanks for the hello :) I come around every now and then, mainly for looking, sometimes for commenting, but not much time for contributing something these days, alas ;)


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Quote Jinn Replybullet Posted: 20 July 2011 at 9:44am
Is it an improvement?


New                                                    Old

I don't know about the foot, but I like $ better ;P


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Quote eghost Replybullet Posted: 20 July 2011 at 9:49am
Jinn: It looks good, but I think a bit more of the bridge of the foot should be showing now... For the one one the left I mean...And I agree, the $ on the gold just agrees with me... :)

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Quote Imagician Replybullet Posted: 20 July 2011 at 10:35am
I think it would look better if you would decrease the size of the Pound-symbol a bit, so that it has some "space to breathe".

Furthermore, you could play a bit more with the thickness of the line of the character (it's a typography thing, can't find the English term right now). It could be thinner on top, right after the "drop" you have at the upper right end. The overall difference anyway is, that you made the pound a little bolder and slightly more "organic" than the quite geometrical Dollar sign you did first. Maybe that's why it looks a little uncomfortable at first.

Generally I'd agree that dollars symbolize money or something similar, but in this case I'd really go for the Pound and would consider Dollar some kind of goof. Just my opinion ;)


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Quote Imagician Replybullet Posted: 20 July 2011 at 10:41am
Ah, overlooked the foot ;) I don't think it's really a improvement, but that's maybe because the style does look a bit less "dashing"... what I like better about the old foot: big first toe (this one looks small and flattened on top), and the overall shape of the foot, indicated by the shading, it looked more elaborate and comical (especially due to the "ball of the foot" that was more visible here).


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Quote Jinn Replybullet Posted: 20 July 2011 at 10:59am
Well, I don't know how to fix then... I'd apreciatte an edit if you have time.

Oh, and thanks! :)


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Quote DawnBringer Replybullet Posted: 20 July 2011 at 11:57am
Nice image, but why so drab?


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Quote artistictiger Replybullet Posted: 20 July 2011 at 1:28pm
Haven't uploaded in a while lol, so decided to check out the challenges..starting to fall in love with the color restrictions...
Anyway..WIP



WIP2



Updated..






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Quote ellie-is Replybullet Posted: 20 July 2011 at 2:07pm
That's very nice, and I love the water, but your rainbow doesn't look like a rainbow at all. I think it needs to be much wider.

Jinn, great stuff so far, keep working!

Mrmo, same. I love Dawn's palette edit, especially the second one.
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Quote shampoop Replybullet Posted: 20 July 2011 at 2:36pm
I am struggling with the colors for this wip.





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Quote Imagician Replybullet Posted: 20 July 2011 at 2:39pm


Did a little more than you asked for, guess I got carried away ;). Could have go on for longer (not implying that there's so much to "fix", maybe just "subjective" or stylistic decisions). Also included a version where only the differences are marked, dont't know if it's of any help :D. I also edited the aft foot a bit (it's not yet lifted as in your version, but only at the point of pushing away, still touching the ground, so that there's more  action-deformation in it), but I'm not really satisfied yet still right there.

Anyway, ran out of time for now ;)

Don't know if my edit is of any help to you (as I said, I think most things are more or less a subjective decision, there's mostly no "right" or "wrong", or rather more than just one "right" in painting, depending on what you want to express/convey).

Enough with the ranting for now ;)
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