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Quote administrator Replybullet Topic: CHALLENGE 2/27/2012: Seeing Diamonds
    Posted: 27 February 2012 at 12:00am

CHALLENGE: Seeing Diamonds

Create an image within the diamond shaped canvas below.

Canvas Size - Use template:

Colours - Max 13.
Transparency - Required. Use only outside the template.
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 Seeing Diamonds 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 philippejugnet Replybullet Posted: 27 February 2012 at 2:29am
does the template color has to be black?
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Quote Mrmo Tarius Replybullet Posted: 27 February 2012 at 3:14am
A random portrait WIP for practicing lighting and portraits in general.



I've been pretty much inactive these last few months, heh :/

Edited by Mrmo Tarius - 27 February 2012 at 5:18am
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Quote Alex Pang Replybullet Posted: 27 February 2012 at 5:05am
I missed you mrmo :)
I might even join myself!
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Quote philippejugnet Replybullet Posted: 27 February 2012 at 8:16am
 I think I am gonna post both of them
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Quote Voltali obscur Replybullet Posted: 27 February 2012 at 10:30am
When the wagon mine is going crazy...
Don't know if I have to modify things or leave it this way...?

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Quote Super17 Replybullet Posted: 27 February 2012 at 11:10am
Already great WIPs!
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Quote Mrmo Tarius Replybullet Posted: 27 February 2012 at 11:40am
What!
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Quote fil Replybullet Posted: 27 February 2012 at 11:46am
Originally posted by Voltali obscur

When the wagon mine is going crazy...
Don't know if I have to modify things or leave it this way...?



Add something in background? :)
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Quote Dastal Replybullet Posted: 27 February 2012 at 11:53am
Ahah, nice work there.

I try to sprite an alien.
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Quote Nevercreature Replybullet Posted: 27 February 2012 at 12:40pm
???


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Quote orange08 Replybullet Posted: 27 February 2012 at 5:27pm
Submitted this one(without the WIP stages ofc):

And I'm working on a 2nd entry with a butterfly and candle:



Edited by orange08 - 27 February 2012 at 5:55pm
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Quote kantankerousmind Replybullet Posted: 27 February 2012 at 6:45pm
this is my first entry, I am new to this... what do you guys think?

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Quote 9_6 Replybullet Posted: 27 February 2012 at 6:50pm

Wanna try and go 3 colors but will probably cave in and add more.
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Quote Mrmo Tarius Replybullet Posted: 28 February 2012 at 2:09am
whoa, totally forgot that the 13th 'color' must be transparency :/
Oh well, here's a more or less finished portrait:

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Quote Lóng Replybullet Posted: 28 February 2012 at 4:50am
Made this template using L-shaped clusters in case anyone is interessted.

Warning, the "grid" is highly irregular.


This more or less accidently happened during the process, will probaply be my "backup piece" in case I don't get a decent Idea.
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Quote baah Replybullet Posted: 28 February 2012 at 5:29am
@Voltali obscur: Cool idea... Some diamonds maybe in the back.
@mrmo:  superb as usual!
@Nevercreature: it's crowded in here, nice.
@9_6: 3 colors=9-6, and wow!

When seeing the theme i wanted to join in and try to make a boulderdash remix. So i'm currently working with 8x8 tiles, here's a small preview. I'll try to have the diamonds glow on the surrounding tiles... The layout is same as level 3 on the commodore 64.
(http://www.boulder-dash.nl/down/maps/PeterLiepa/BoulderDash01.html)

EDIT:


Edited by baah - 02 March 2012 at 10:32am
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Quote orange08 Replybullet Posted: 28 February 2012 at 6:20am
@kantankerous mind
Looks nice, almost as if it was going to be an entry in the previous challenge (noise), cuz the guy is holding his ears.


I've changed around a few things, how's it look? :)
11 colors including the purple background around the diamond.
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Quote ultimaodin Replybullet Posted: 28 February 2012 at 7:43am
My first attempt using diamond (cross) pixels and using 4 colours:


I used this template:


Kind of really bad. Can anyone even mildly recognize what is portrayed?

Honestly I'm not even going to submit it because it's horrible.

@orange08 - Your idea of diamond pixels is way better, may give that a go instead.
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Quote cure Replybullet Posted: 28 February 2012 at 8:25am
Is it the chick from The Ring?
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Quote orange08 Replybullet Posted: 28 February 2012 at 11:54am

My 2nd entry seems about done now... any suggestions/critiques?


Edited by orange08 - 28 February 2012 at 11:58am
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Quote Forme. Replybullet Posted: 28 February 2012 at 1:33pm
first challange to me!
here's my work :D

too simple?

Edited by Forme. - 28 February 2012 at 2:01pm
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Quote cure Replybullet Posted: 28 February 2012 at 2:27pm
yes
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Quote Nevercreature Replybullet Posted: 28 February 2012 at 2:57pm
Finally I've submitted this picture. I'll do another one the weekend if I have time...



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Quote iMoose Replybullet Posted: 28 February 2012 at 3:08pm
Well here's something.

I struggled with the rocks, namely giving them a good texture and getting depth between the foreground and background ones. The whole thing is a little flat, actually. I think I'll try again :| How might I improve this one?

Oh and I used this palette, with a few colors omitted to fit the challenge: http://www.pixeljoint.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=12795
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Quote Voltali obscur Replybullet Posted: 28 February 2012 at 8:19pm
Added some simplified rock patterns in the back.

Which version looks better for the colors please?
or ?
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Quote bgraybr Replybullet Posted: 28 February 2012 at 9:50pm
VERY WIP. So ignore the fail colors. I just wanted to share my idea lol. It's a Minecraft cave with a diamond block at the center. Will probably add Steve and a creeper.

I decided not to use evenly sized blocks because I felt it limited the shape of the room too much, and there's not much space.



Later: got some colors, added a torch and tried to shade it so that it looks shrouded in darkness. I need to move the torch and have another go at it, but now I'm off to bed (lava was replaced by water so no light from that).




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Quote ultimaodin Replybullet Posted: 28 February 2012 at 9:59pm
@cure - Well at least it was partially readable then. =|

Gave up on the diamonds though:



Hair is unfinished and I haven't touched the BG but added some AA because the jaggies were pissing me off even though I know I still had to fill in that area. =D


@Voltali obscur@ - I honestly don't like the weird rock texture as it kills the depth of the image.

@Graindolium - Add some damn purple in there man!

@Mrmo Tarius@ - Damn that's awesome!

@iMoose - Removes i from name... I mean... rocks generally look better when they don't feel smooth. Imagine them made up of flat surfaces.
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Quote Nevercreature Replybullet Posted: 28 February 2012 at 10:33pm
Originally posted by bgraybr

VERY WIP. So ignore the fail colors. I just wanted to share my idea lol. It's a Minecraft cave with a diamond block at the center. Will probably add Steve and a creeper.

I decided not to use evenly sized blocks because I felt it limited the shape of the room too much, and there's not much space.




It is a very good idea...
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Quote ultimaodin Replybullet Posted: 28 February 2012 at 11:43pm
Think I will call this done now:



Unless anyone has any critique?
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Quote tanuki Replybullet Posted: 29 February 2012 at 1:07am


I've only just started. At first I was going to make a window, but then I thought it'd be interesting to make something leaning. The basic plan is a mario style castle, but maybe with something to show that it's leaning. Maybe someone falling off the top.
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Quote orange08 Replybullet Posted: 29 February 2012 at 6:08am
Originally posted by Voltali obscur

Added some simplified rock patterns in the back.

Which version looks better for the colors please?
or ?


I can't see any difference whatsoever :0
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Quote failureboy Replybullet Posted: 29 February 2012 at 6:11am


Won't win, but this will get me to level 2!

Wanted to do some heraldry for a while. Suggestions welcome.
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Quote 9_6 Replybullet Posted: 29 February 2012 at 12:17pm
Originally posted by administrator

ONLY SUBMIT YOUR FINAL ART.


So what happens if I edit my submission?
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Quote tanuki Replybullet Posted: 29 February 2012 at 12:21pm
you can edit things up until the deadline, but not after once voting starts. I think the thing about final art is that all submissions, whether for the contest or not, are supposed to be finished works. The second rule of submitting work here says "No works in progress (WIPs). We're not too strict on this one...just don't submit half finished pieces." Of course this very thread is meant for the unfinished works for this contest. :)




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Quote iMoose Replybullet Posted: 29 February 2012 at 2:13pm

Here's another idea. I dunno.
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Quote Graindolium Replybullet Posted: 29 February 2012 at 2:24pm
  iMoose  , AAAH that beauty !!  
better than all the crap of shi_t previous !
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Quote offwhite Replybullet Posted: 29 February 2012 at 2:28pm
I shouldn't be doing this! Especially since I don't have the faintest idea what I'm doing... But still, I did this

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Quote Nevercreature Replybullet Posted: 29 February 2012 at 2:39pm
I don't like it very much. But this is another "diamond" I've done.




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Quote tanuki Replybullet Posted: 29 February 2012 at 2:45pm
offwhite- looks good but transparency can only be used outside the diamond, not inside. :)
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Quote uvegla Replybullet Posted: 29 February 2012 at 2:52pm
Thought I give it a try, thats what i came up with.
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Quote iMoose Replybullet Posted: 29 February 2012 at 2:54pm

Here's an update to my first one. Still not sure.

Originally posted by Graindolium

better than all the crap of shi_t previous !

Nonsense
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Quote offwhite Replybullet Posted: 29 February 2012 at 2:57pm
@tanuki: yeah, I know, so I just chose the pj default gray. It started out as a square manhole-ish thing so the gray border would be where the cover would fit. Then I thought it might be fun if it looked like the pic was outside the diamond. Kinda like an easter egg :P

@iMoose: looks lovely!


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Quote PixelSnader Replybullet Posted: 29 February 2012 at 4:32pm
Are you aware that the template is lopsided?

Top corner is at X46, bottom at X45, left at Y46 and right at Y45. I think the template should either be 89˛ or 91˛, or have doublewide corners - to make it symmetrical.

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Quote CPearson Replybullet Posted: 29 February 2012 at 4:51pm
How can I quickly check if this has 13 colours?


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Quote iMoose Replybullet Posted: 29 February 2012 at 5:01pm

So I think this one's done. Don't want to put too much in it and clutter it all up.

@CPearson: I always use this.
By the way that looks awesome.

Edited by iMoose - 29 February 2012 at 5:02pm
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Quote CPearson Replybullet Posted: 29 February 2012 at 5:14pm
14 colours.

Damnit.

Should be 13 now.


Looks less nice unfortunately.
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