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    Posted: 24 March 2008 at 4:21am

CHALLENGE: Ancient Chill-Out

Challenge winner mobichan  this week challenges you to choose a hero, creature or God from Roman or Greek mythology and pixel a scene showing them in a private moment.
For example, Zeus could be in the toilet, Venus could be putting on curlers. Mercury could be cross-dressed, a drunk Neptune, etc.

Canvas Size: Fixed 128 wide x 90 high (no smaller, no bigger)
Colors: 12 or less
Animation: May be used
Transparency: None

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 Ancient Chill-Out 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 jalonso - 26 March 2008 at 11:04am
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Quote Setzer Replybullet Posted: 24 March 2008 at 5:56am


saturn, the god of time, just realizes how much he wasted on a second-hand puzzle.

much will be changed if i decide to get this to a submitable state.
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Quote jalonso Replybullet Posted: 24 March 2008 at 10:37am
Greek and Roman Goddesses and Gods
Greek Name    Roman Name    Title
Zeus    Jupiter    King of Gods
Apollo    Phoebus Apollo    God of Light
Hermes    Mercury    Messenger of the Gods
Poseidon    Neptune    God of the Sea
Ares    Mars    God of War
Hephasstus    Vulcan    God of Fire
Dionysus    Bacchus    God of Wine
Pan    Pan    God of Woods and Pastures
Eros    Cupid    God of Love
Hades    Pluto    God of Underworld
Athena    Minerva    Goddess of Wisdom
Artimus    Diana    Goddess of the Hunt
Aphrodite    Venus    Goddess of Love/Beauty
Hera    Uno    Queen of the Gods
Demeter    Ceres    Goddess of Grain/Crops

Heroes and Creatures
Heracles    Mightiest mortal;son of Zeus; given 12 labors to complete
Oedipus    Hero of Thebes; solved riddle of the Sphynx; married his mother
Perseus    Son of Zeus; slayer of Medusa
Medusa    Gorgon who changed people to stone
Jason    Led Argonauts to search for Golden Fleece
Theseus    King of Athens; killed Minotaur
Minotaur    Half-human,half-bull who lived in the labyrinth on Crete
Atalanta    Fastest mortal, hunter of the Caladonian boar
Bellerphon    Mortal who rode Pegasus
Pegasus    White-winged horse
Pandora    First woman; opened box of evils
Atlas    Giant who supported earth on his shoulders
Narcissus    Beautiful human who fell in love with his image
Orpheus    Greatest musician married to Eurydice
Eurydice    Wife of Orpheus; comdemded to underworld
Titans    Giants who ruled before the Olympic gods
Cyclops    Monster with one eye
Midas    Richest human; everything he touched turned to gold
Persephone    Daughter of Demeter; goddess of spring; kidnapped by Pluto


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Quote ScarredShadow Replybullet Posted: 24 March 2008 at 12:12pm
Perhaps a few more could be added: 
Achilles: Greeks greatest warrior
Odysseus: greatest Greek warrior after Achilles, thought of the Trojan horse
Prometheus: God of creative fire, created humans chained to a rock and had an eagle eat his liver (for ticking off Zeus).
Epimetheus:  Pandora's husband, co creator of humans
Hecatonchires:  Hundred handed, fifty headed humans that threw mountains at the Titans during the war between Gods and Titans.

I think there's more, just give me a while to think.  I LOVE classical mythology.
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Quote hotnikkelz Replybullet Posted: 24 March 2008 at 12:18pm
stupid question #1

The challenge says choose hero or god fromg greek mythology.  Jalonso's post has creatures in the mix as well.  So, my question is...can i use ANYTHING i want from greek mythology or am i restricted to hero/god and the creatures posted above?
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Quote jalonso Replybullet Posted: 24 March 2008 at 12:27pm
We'll let mobichan settle that, but I see no reason why those creatures and heroes can't be allowed. They provide much better options, me thinks.
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Quote Pandora Replybullet Posted: 24 March 2008 at 12:49pm
It is a shame they have to be doing something domestic, because I would love to do this:

http://www.cgarena.com/freestuff/tutorials/photoshop/pandora/pandora_large.jpg

It'll be a fun challenge regardless...
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Quote hotnikkelz Replybullet Posted: 24 March 2008 at 1:58pm
Pandora from the looks of it, that pic seems VERY allowed.  The rules say they just need to be doing a 'private' scene, domestic is not a necessity.  What your pic represents is very ideal.  Go at it i say it's awesome. I  would like to see how you do it with 12 colours :)

Considering how things flowed in other challenges they advocate originality and creativity, so i assume anything pretty much goes as long as you insert the mythological being in it somewhere and it's 128 X 90 with 12 colours. My idea is going to be very different.  The only mythological thing about mine will be the minotaur.
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Quote Aleiav Replybullet Posted: 24 March 2008 at 5:30pm
Well I think the box should be something else, cause otherwise it's just pandora. The idea is to put them in a "chill-out" scene. So maybe if she's opening a toilet that might be amusing. XD Or maybe she could be opening a drawer. :P Trouble is, pandora's one of those types of characters that are hard to recognize without her "box".
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Quote Metaru Replybullet Posted: 24 March 2008 at 9:24pm
like pegasus without its wings e_e
I ate leel's babies
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Quote Mad Bear Replybullet Posted: 25 March 2008 at 6:08am
the challenge does mention creatures.. i would like to go for a cyclops..
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Quote Miumau0 Replybullet Posted: 25 March 2008 at 7:16am
Im in, Im going for medusa, Front of the mirror freezing itself to stone. :D
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Quote Mad Bear Replybullet Posted: 25 March 2008 at 8:24am

i'm sorry this may sound really stupid but how do i place my WIP images into the post.. dun understand the insert image thingy..

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Quote mobichan Replybullet Posted: 25 March 2008 at 9:20am
My original intent was to get people to make something other than the typical interpretation of Greek mythology as well as add some humor.  The idea of making a "chill out"moment was to add another limit so people could concentrate on the idea of the piece.  I wasn't expecting people to make steampunk minotaurs or sexy aphrodite pinups, but if you can think of a way to make the viewer relate to that sort of image, then more power to you.
 
In my head, I guess I see more humorous or ironic scenes of these characters.  Like Medusa brushing her hair in the morning or the minotaur reading a map because he is lost in his own Labyrinth.  Oh, and creatures are ok, as long as they are decidedly from Greek myth (ie, NOT an excuse to make dragons).
 
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Quote greenraven Replybullet Posted: 25 March 2008 at 9:51am
Originally posted by Mad Bear

i'm sorry this may sound really stupid but how do i place my WIP images into the post.. dun understand the insert image thingy..



First off you need to have an image host like Photobucket, Imageshack, Tinypic, or Xs.

You can use the IMG command like so...
[imgX] your image URL goes here [/img]


Just remove the X from the command.

or...

Click on the image button "" then enter the URL of your image.


Edited by greenraven - 25 March 2008 at 9:52am
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Quote Miumau0 Replybullet Posted: 25 March 2008 at 12:21pm

Medusa's new make-up

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Quote Mad Bear Replybullet Posted: 25 March 2008 at 3:25pm
My WIP..
 
Thank you greenraven :) really appreciate the help..
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Quote greenraven Replybullet Posted: 25 March 2008 at 5:07pm
No prob, happy to help. 
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Quote Adam Replybullet Posted: 26 March 2008 at 3:17am
Just a quick hint: posting jpegs on a pixelart forum is not really favourable. Even if WIPs.
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Quote Mad Bear Replybullet Posted: 26 March 2008 at 4:13am
Originally posted by Adam

Just a quick hint: posting jpegs on a pixelart forum is not really favourable. Even if WIPs.
alright i'll take note  which formats would be better?
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Quote Blueberry_pie Replybullet Posted: 26 March 2008 at 4:43am
PNG and GIF are considered the best formats for pixel art.
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Quote Reo Replybullet Posted: 26 March 2008 at 6:36am
wip of drunk cupid.
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Quote Dra_chan Replybullet Posted: 26 March 2008 at 10:19am
If I participate I will do what Athena, the goddess of wisdom, really reads when she's alone :P
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Quote jalonso Replybullet Posted: 26 March 2008 at 10:35am
@Dra, pron is not allowed, mkay.
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Quote Dra_chan Replybullet Posted: 26 March 2008 at 10:40am
Originally posted by jalonso

@Dra, pron is not allowed, mkay.


Aaaw nuts  No way I would want to do that, yeah
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Quote mobichan Replybullet Posted: 26 March 2008 at 2:13pm
Mad Bear:  Cool idea.  Are you going to animate it?
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Quote psycore Replybullet Posted: 26 March 2008 at 4:16pm
WIP: Cyclops Eats Icecream


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Quote Mad Bear Replybullet Posted: 27 March 2008 at 7:50am
Originally posted by mobichan

Mad Bear:  Cool idea.  Are you going to animate it?
hahaha.. thanks.. yep i'm currently animating it now.. gonna make more changes to it..
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Quote greenraven Replybullet Posted: 27 March 2008 at 8:33am
Dra, do it! DO IT! DO IT!!! 

Mad, that looks pretty good, kinda cute looking.
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Quote Aleiav Replybullet Posted: 27 March 2008 at 10:05am
Originally posted by Mad Bear

hahaha.. thanks.. yep i'm currently animating it now.. gonna make more changes to it..


I would pull it away from his face, it doesn't look like he's knitting so much as eating something. Also, you need two knitting needles to knit and you usually hold them like so:




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Quote tuaarita Replybullet Posted: 27 March 2008 at 10:30am
Aw you knitting expert. It's fine :D
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Quote jalonso Replybullet Posted: 27 March 2008 at 10:37am
Originally posted by Aleiav

...I would pull it away from his face...


cyclops don't have depth of field so they would actually hold item as close as possible.
...way back when, I had a friend who was a cyclop and he was always 'all in ma face', ewwww
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Quote greenraven Replybullet Posted: 27 March 2008 at 11:30am
Originally posted by jalonso


cyclops don't have depth of field so they would actually hold item as close as possible.


Lies!


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Quote Aleiav Replybullet Posted: 27 March 2008 at 2:15pm
Originally posted by jalonso


cyclops don't have depth of field so they would actually hold item as close as possible.
...way back when, I had a friend who was a cyclop and he was always 'all in ma face', ewwww


LOL They wouldn't need to hold it that close. I only see out of one eye and it's not THAT bad.
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Quote Mad Bear Replybullet Posted: 27 March 2008 at 3:17pm
hahaha.. alright i ought to clear up that matter.. the cyclops is actually short sighted.. a subtle hint with the eye test chart hanging on his wall in the background  lets just put it as my poor attempt at wit..
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Quote warleygp Replybullet Posted: 27 March 2008 at 10:16pm
My participation; Zeus waiting to use the toilet!
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Quote Dra_chan Replybullet Posted: 28 March 2008 at 1:10am
Early wip. The book wont be porn, just a filler.
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Quote YouCrumb Replybullet Posted: 28 March 2008 at 8:32am


and i got a good, relative title, too:
"Governor of Olympus"
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Quote happy bacchus Replybullet Posted: 28 March 2008 at 4:44pm
"Jupiter's debility: Wine" /-or-/ "How Bacchus became a god"



I got this idea out of a dream,  a very weird dream...
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Quote Ricki Replybullet Posted: 29 March 2008 at 10:01am
My next challenge try.... I think it isn't too good now, but when it was?!. So back to image. I called it:
"Do you know real true about Orfeus?"and it maybe final version...here it is:
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Quote jalonso Replybullet Posted: 29 March 2008 at 1:35pm
Atlas bowling : /


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Quote hotnikkelz Replybullet Posted: 31 March 2008 at 12:16am
FUK!!! i didn't make it in time



since i didn't make it, i guess i'll finish it with more colours or something sometime
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