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    Posted: 28 January 2008 at 3:40am

CHALLENGE: The Walls Have Ears...

... Literally!
Adarias the winner of the Food Warriors challenges you to create a monster of sorts using a household object as the main inspiration.  Try to think of something original (the killer vaccum has been done guys :P) and pick something totally out there (but still found in many houses).

    Size: 64x64 - 96x96
    Animation: Yus! (4 frame minimum)
    Transparency: If you can make a square canvas into a fluidly animated sprite WITHOUT transparency, you deserve to win hands down!  Otherwise, it's a must.

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 The Walls Have Ears... 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 Superpipo Replybullet Posted: 28 January 2008 at 8:15am
Quick Question:

Is a TV considered as a household machine?

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Quote greenraven Replybullet Posted: 28 January 2008 at 10:10am
It's a machine... it's in the house... so one can only assume, yes. 
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Quote Elk Replybullet Posted: 28 January 2008 at 10:11am
ew animations <.<
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Quote Amorphous Replybullet Posted: 28 January 2008 at 12:08pm
Wait...does it have to be a machine?
 
Because I'm thinking of doing a tissuebox or a waterbottle...
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Quote Hapiel Replybullet Posted: 28 January 2008 at 12:25pm
no, household ITEMS its said in the first post...
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Quote Amorphous Replybullet Posted: 28 January 2008 at 12:42pm
Ah, okay. Once I finish my dragon I'll get to work.
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Quote Kee Replybullet Posted: 28 January 2008 at 2:23pm
does it have to be an animation? cuz i never made a good animation
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Quote Terley Replybullet Posted: 28 January 2008 at 2:57pm
Well its a challenge, don't enter if you don't want to do the animation but its always good to push yourself into areas you aren't comfortable with. If anything keep it simple and take it one step at a time.
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Quote Kee Replybullet Posted: 28 January 2008 at 3:08pm
i understand but does it HAVE to be an animation is my question
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Quote Blu Replybullet Posted: 28 January 2008 at 3:14pm
Can we have a background?
 
Edit: Still answer if you want, but my need is now obsolete.


Edited by BluWriter - 28 January 2008 at 3:16pm
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Quote Gas 13 Replybullet Posted: 28 January 2008 at 3:33pm
Can I make it larger than 96x96 and submit it later than Sunday? It's my old work and I can't get to my PC earlier. Oh, and also could it be some kind of fighting game scene? I'm not sure if blood allowed.

Just curious.
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Quote Talos Replybullet Posted: 28 January 2008 at 3:45pm
My first one... hmmm...  got it! I'm thinking out of the box. Unless you keep your underwear in a box. WIP:
I was thinking of adding hearts or making it blue with lighter blue stripes. Just wondering if any one cares, any suggestions?
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Quote Terley Replybullet Posted: 28 January 2008 at 5:22pm
Originally posted by Kee

i understand but does it HAVE to be an animation is my question
 
Yus!
 
Im guessing for this particular challenge they want people to animate, but theres nothing stopping you making this an excuse to do something productive for yourself.


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Quote Kee Replybullet Posted: 28 January 2008 at 6:18pm
Originally posted by Terley

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Im guessing for this particular challenge they want people to animate, but theres nothing stopping you making this an excuse to do something productive for yourself.
 
 
 
 
True. I acually might give this a try just because of the animation part. maybe i will end up liking animating


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Quote I Am Uh Replybullet Posted: 28 January 2008 at 11:54pm
Giving this a shot.

I Call it the Love seat.


I'm pretty satisfied with it so far. I might change the hearts though seems a bit girly.



Edited by I Am Uh - 30 January 2008 at 6:56pm
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Quote Nomad-4 Replybullet Posted: 29 January 2008 at 12:12am
Its been a while, I feel like a jerk for leaving the forum.
 
I'm thinking of making a telephone monster, I'll post my WIP soon
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Quote Hiimbear Replybullet Posted: 29 January 2008 at 3:11am
Would you all consider a spoon a household item? =/
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Quote Adam Replybullet Posted: 29 January 2008 at 11:30am

Just ask the poor lost souls called "married": the most horrid monster is the dreadful howling panshee!

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Quote Minstrel Replybullet Posted: 29 January 2008 at 12:30pm
I'm gonna try for this too! Mine will be... a coffee mug with spider legs!




Can anybody spare some tips on perspective? Or anything for that matter?
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Quote scarmy Replybullet Posted: 29 January 2008 at 1:28pm
How can I upload my pic?
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Quote Bifur Replybullet Posted: 29 January 2008 at 2:30pm
go here

http://www.pixeljoint.com/pixels/submit_icons.asp

and check the weekly challenge box

I know! Leafs shouldn't make shadow...
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Quote Amorphous Replybullet Posted: 29 January 2008 at 2:49pm
^I think he wants to know how to post pictures on the forum...
 
Anyhow, meet the flying-zombie-giant-monster-tissue-box-of-death!
Just lines for now. He needs two tissues for wings, and a flying animation...
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Quote Kee Replybullet Posted: 29 January 2008 at 3:07pm
I started a WIP. It is a etch-a-sketch. is that considered a household object. just wondering before i get too far
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Quote Larwick Replybullet Posted: 29 January 2008 at 3:30pm
MUGSQUIDz SAYS HI.



WIP obviously.
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Quote Blu Replybullet Posted: 29 January 2008 at 3:44pm
I think an etch-a-sketch is fine, but that's me...the girl who's doing a "dust rhino". XD Schnitzle-face. =x
 
^ Giant WiP of DOOM If anyone wants, you can offer color ideas. Aaaand, if you think this won't be accepted, that would be nice to know =D


Edited by BluWriter - 29 January 2008 at 3:43pm
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Quote Talos Replybullet Posted: 29 January 2008 at 3:53pm
It never said that household item had to be something used. Dust is lying around the house. Should be accepted if you ask me.


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Quote htdreams Replybullet Posted: 29 January 2008 at 5:56pm
Hi there!

I've been for some months in Pixel Joint, checking from time to time the wonderfull works posted and user galleries, but time constrains and lots of work had me far from creating new pixels... that's enough! i can't bear it anymore... the urge... the urge... must... join...  challenge!!!

Behold the mighty Coffe Grinder WIP!!!



10 frames and 96x96 image

This is my reference image:



There are some things i would try to improve before coloring it, like the legs movement and some elasticity issues at the dome...
 

Any suggestions or c+c?

Worst thing of all is i dunno this could be a dangerous monster... unless one has coffe allergy :-P

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Quote Metaru Replybullet Posted: 29 January 2008 at 7:28pm
next dumb question wins a free PS3.

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Quote Blu Replybullet Posted: 29 January 2008 at 8:44pm
htdreams - I think that looks flippin' awesome! I...can't think of anyway it could be dangerous either... If you're going to have a set outline, I'd clean up the lines, but otherwise, it looks great, imo. :3
 
Uhm...Blood? fangs on the handle? *noidea*
 
BTW, good luck, everyone. ;)
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Quote Equilibrix Replybullet Posted: 29 January 2008 at 11:39pm
I've heard about this one! It's the most dangerous monster ever because it only pretends to be coffe grinder! In fact... It.. Grinds... Human... Flesh!!!

(WIP looks great, just clean the lines and you're ready to color it!)
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Quote Adam Replybullet Posted: 30 January 2008 at 3:22am

Small update. In lack of free time, thus minimum 4 frames animation. A bit jerky too:

 
And frame 1:
 
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Quote Blu Replybullet Posted: 30 January 2008 at 12:12pm
It's a frying pan, right? :x  *Finished her dust rhino* ^^ I should really not stay up super late, though, to finish a pixel... >.>
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Quote Adam Replybullet Posted: 30 January 2008 at 3:06pm
Oh man, I begin to think that PSP6 is not really suited for pixel animations. Crappy quick update:
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Quote Larwick Replybullet Posted: 30 January 2008 at 3:12pm
Adam, looks awesome. I think it needs one or two more frames to complete the cycle atm though, seems a bit jerky (although i'm not sure it's a big problem as it gives a freaky, ghostly feel).

Htdreams, lush animation, can't wait.
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Quote I Am Uh Replybullet Posted: 30 January 2008 at 4:11pm
Update.

Decided to keep the hearts, gonna start animating soon.


Edited by I Am Uh - 30 January 2008 at 6:55pm
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Quote Blu Replybullet Posted: 30 January 2008 at 5:19pm
That's cool. :D The eyes/hearts are *creepy*, though, imo. o_O Which is a good thing, I guess?
 
I could so see fire in them, or glowing red.
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Quote I Am Uh Replybullet Posted: 30 January 2008 at 6:26pm
Well I think I might be finished. Not sure if I'm gonna change the frames around a little.
Edit:
Decided I didn't want to make a whole nother post so i took your advice bluwriter and made it 11 frames now. Deleted the old one.




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Quote Blu Replybullet Posted: 30 January 2008 at 6:39pm
That looks cool. :3 Is it laughing? I'd make it a little longer (the laughing, even if it's just repeating), otherwise it just seems a bit too short.
Nice shading. :)
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Quote Nomad-4 Replybullet Posted: 30 January 2008 at 10:12pm
Here's my creation,  I call it the " Abomination of G".
 
I thought it would be cool to see what would happen if you put together a group of phones into one body. 
 
Originally I wanted it to be isometric, but remade into front view because it would have turned out too small in 96x96, plus I suck at drawing.
 
 
The pic (WIP):
 
The refrences:
 
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Quote htdreams Replybullet Posted: 31 January 2008 at 12:39am
Hi there!

Adam: i like your color choice, but i think it's moving a bit to fast, may be it would look a bit more creepy if it moved at a slow pace?

I am Uh: nice touch the evil grin :D before that it seemed to be a couch from The Care Bears... The only thing i could comment on is about the shadow, as it laughts the shadow of the armrest also goes up, but as the shadow is over the floor it wouldn't move...

Nomad-4: hehe... that same old telephone pic was one of my previous ideas, but i couldn't imagine how to make it a monster... :)

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Quote I Am Uh Replybullet Posted: 31 January 2008 at 1:48am
Which one is better?




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Quote Nomad-4 Replybullet Posted: 31 January 2008 at 3:33am
personaly I like the first one, since it has a cooler animation.
 
But how about some extra features like stitches, thats just an opinion.
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Quote cure Replybullet Posted: 31 January 2008 at 7:48am
Originally posted by Adam


Frying Panshee?
Crying Pan?
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Quote Ails Replybullet Posted: 31 January 2008 at 3:46pm
hum... killer lamp?

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Quote Metaru Replybullet Posted: 31 January 2008 at 6:02pm
best one so far, desing wise. but the animation could use a bit more efforth in order to equal the desing, imo.

@iamuh: your pillows are quite pillowshaded

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Quote Blu Replybullet Posted: 31 January 2008 at 6:47pm
If you're going to show teeth, make them pointed, I think. A carnivorous couch is much more scary (I think) than a herbivore-couch. ^^
 
I'd also not make the teeth perfectly white. Look at your own teeth. They probably aren't perfectly white unless you've used whitening strips or gotten work done. XD
 
Ails, when doing a blinking animation, don't just do one frame and they're closed, one frame and they're open again. Too dodgy looking.
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Quote Kee Replybullet Posted: 01 February 2008 at 11:09am

im like the coffee machine idea!

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still problems i need to fix up
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Quote I Am Uh Replybullet Posted: 01 February 2008 at 5:05pm
Latest:
Pretty sure I'm officially done now.
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