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CHALLENGE: View From A High Place

Challenge winner matt0 challenges you to pixel a scene as seen from a high vantage point. You can use any style and subject - realistic or abstract, sci-fi or fantasy, city or landscape... whatever strikes your fancy.

Colours: 64 max
Canvas size: 320x240 (landscape) or 240x320 (portrait)
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 View From A High Place 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 jalonso Replybullet Posted: 25 August 2008 at 7:45am
NOTE: Changed canvas to 320x240 or 240x320 for easier entry checking :D
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Quote FrostPumpkin Replybullet Posted: 25 August 2008 at 8:00am
Eeeearly WIP :



I think I'll do something like a huge crashed spaceship, or deepsea monster.
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Quote fucbillgates Replybullet Posted: 25 August 2008 at 9:32am
This sounds fun!
I'm gonna try a picture of Mars 1 hundred years after it was been terraformed and colonized.

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Quote BlazeAce Replybullet Posted: 25 August 2008 at 11:51am


Is teengirls camera high enough or should it more like a cliff and someone looking into a distance?


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Quote FrostPumpkin Replybullet Posted: 25 August 2008 at 12:26pm
EMOOO <3

  btw (dunno if the brown/red works :/)


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Quote Luca Replybullet Posted: 25 August 2008 at 12:42pm
i think you should change it frost..
http://s3.gladiatus.onet.pl/game/c.php?uid=136159
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Quote FrostPumpkin Replybullet Posted: 25 August 2008 at 12:55pm
Ok, fix'd. just tried to add a stylish touch >.>
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Quote Jinn Replybullet Posted: 25 August 2008 at 4:41pm
Anyone can post in the forum, right? o.

Well...
I'll try to finish this until the weekend...



Is it being cool? ._.

[edit]~

I update the WIP.


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Quote Malor Replybullet Posted: 25 August 2008 at 6:15pm
JinnDEvil, that is sweet. You too FrostPumpkin.
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Quote Larwick Replybullet Posted: 25 August 2008 at 7:51pm
Originally posted by JinnDEvil

Anyone can post in the forum, right? o.


Of course! To an extent.

Frostpump, you're getting me excited with this.


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Quote FrostPumpkin Replybullet Posted: 26 August 2008 at 2:21am
Thanks 8D

Here is what I've got so far

, I don't really like how it turned out :/ it needs contrast, saturation...

Maybe I'll make a castle or a dark tower instead of a spaceship...
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Quote Jinn Replybullet Posted: 26 August 2008 at 10:33am
Uau! it's great Frost...
I wish i can make that kind of smoke some day, 'cuz it's really great!

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Well... Just another step:

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Quote FrostPumpkin Replybullet Posted: 26 August 2008 at 11:02am
Awesome work on the shadings Jinn ! But there is a big perspective problem IMO. We shouldn't see the sky from that point of view, and only the roof for the houses.

Totally changed the theme, didn't liked the old one...
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Quote Jinn Replybullet Posted: 26 August 2008 at 11:44am
Oh yeah!
Good point, is really true.

I made some changes;
And I think I fixed the problem now.



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O loved the smoke on the other,
But this fog it's awesome too! ^^
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Quote BlazeAce Replybullet Posted: 26 August 2008 at 11:52am
Seriously Two that awesome WIP's so early. I really like works of you both JinnDEvil and FrostPumpkin. I can't wait to see the final results.

As for my WIP, I'm having difficulties with anatomy



Those legs are terrible, need to redo them next. Anything else in need of fixing?
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Quote Jinn Replybullet Posted: 26 August 2008 at 12:13pm
I think the other legs worked better with this point of view...
But somehow she still like is sat down.

(I don't know if it's the correctly way to say this x.O)

Anyway, thank you! ^^
I'll try to work more tomorrow
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Quote FrostPumpkin Replybullet Posted: 26 August 2008 at 12:57pm
Hey Blaze, please, finish it !
Also, I made an edit about anatomy and perspective on your work : The soulders were too large and I remade the legs



I hope it helps !

@Jinn : Yeah, that's better now.

EDIT :

better perspective I think.


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Quote Pok3' Replybullet Posted: 26 August 2008 at 6:01pm
This one is  an ISO cube Viewed from a high place  
(I don't think that i got the required habilities to join in this one, i made this just for joking.. )
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Quote Jinn Replybullet Posted: 26 August 2008 at 6:07pm
You should put some shadows... 
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Quote BlazeAce Replybullet Posted: 27 August 2008 at 6:09am
Thanks Frostpumpkin, that really helped  I'm planning to finish this so no need to worry.



The shoulders may still be too big... Anything in need of fixing? I've started working with shadings now and I'll be sketching that left hand to look somewhat "cool" or interesting next. Now it's just hanging there for nothing.


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Quote fucbillgates Replybullet Posted: 27 August 2008 at 12:49pm
Ok!!! i got started on my picture here is what i have made so far.

Help me improve this.
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Quote FrostPumpkin Replybullet Posted: 27 August 2008 at 1:06pm
I think there shouldn't be vegetation nor water on mars, even if it's colonized...
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Some people just don't care for imagination... 
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Quote Jinn Replybullet Posted: 27 August 2008 at 2:11pm
Oh yeah, i think I close to finish this... \o/
At last... XD





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And BlazeAce you should try to finish the face of the girl rotating the image, like this:


I think this way will be more easy... O.o
Once you end, turn it again!



And yeah, I like this kind of "future" mars, great job Fbg!


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Quote amerup Replybullet Posted: 27 August 2008 at 2:18pm
Ace, the dithering doesn't look good.
The shading on the face is great, so I think it's the low contrast and dithering that's messing it up. You can barely see the white.
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Quote BlazeAce Replybullet Posted: 27 August 2008 at 2:18pm
Omg, you rotated it :D I tried that at early phase and noticed it looked terrible. I'm working on it the way it is because it's a pain to do it "upside down" like in the one you posted. It's kind of weird how terrbile a picture can look upside down compared to the original one o___O

Working on the floor:


It's midnight here, need to wake up at 6:20 to make it in time to school... I quess that's how far I got today with it.

JinnDEvil: Your entry is starting to look really good :O Can't wait to see the final one.
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Quote fucbillgates Replybullet Posted: 27 August 2008 at 3:04pm
ummmmm....... terraformed...... and can anyone help me improve?????
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Quote thecommontask Replybullet Posted: 27 August 2008 at 5:12pm
My initial ideas for improvement have to do with atmospheric perspective. I think you need push the things that are farther away from us more away. By that I mean lower the saturation and brightness of those back mountains, and even the ones in the middle of the picture. Same goes for the grass/plains you have, you've got them slightly darker in the back but maybe push it more.

In general I also think more variations will help make things look like they've got natural color and form. Change a few of the grays in the buildings, tint them a different color or something, same goes for the mountains or maybe they're sand dunes?  If you can pull out more character from these desolate things, the composition will be much more attractive.

Hope that helps somewhat.

*edit* I also think a more definitive light source will help. And this may be picky but to me, the buildings in the dome fit too perfectly within it. Especially the center one, it's like all the way at the top. I think having buildings that aren't so uniform in size according to the dome would be more interesting... maybe cut them out and move them around a little to test it out.


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Quote Metaru Replybullet Posted: 28 August 2008 at 12:22am
I got my idea. now i need to make it true.
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Quote FrostPumpkin Replybullet Posted: 28 August 2008 at 2:13am


Those tower gives a better impression of high and "greatness" of the towers. Do you think I should keep it ?

@Jinn : Can't wait to see it finished !

The rotation of Blaze's work really shows all the problems there are in it,
Especially on the face and the shoulders. And I think her left arm is still too short.

EDIT : Darkened colors and added a bird to get a size reference about the cliff.


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Quote BlazeAce Replybullet Posted: 28 August 2008 at 5:09am
Frostpumpkin, I think you should keep them. It gives kind of depth to the picture. It could be something else too, not only similiar looking tower though... But it looks really good so far



Too many people pointed out the mistakes in the work so I had to flip it and rework it this way. I liked it as it was before too but this isn't bad either. It's just annoying to remove somethign you thought you had already done quite well Oh well, I'll get over it and start working with the picture by checking it on both ways every once in a while. Thanks for the tips so far, they've been a great help!


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Quote Jinn Replybullet Posted: 28 August 2008 at 10:55am
Now the face of the girl is really nice, Blaze!
I like the left hand too;

But somehow I preferred the old right arm 'cuz the distortion was great...

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Anyway, I think I finish it!


I can post the final work here too, right?

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And Frost, I think you should keep them,
But it would work better if the others towers are smaller than the main one.

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Quote FrostPumpkin Replybullet Posted: 28 August 2008 at 12:02pm
submitted

I am too tired of it to work on it more, sorry.
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Quote Jinn Replybullet Posted: 28 August 2008 at 1:21pm
Somehow I understand you, Frost! @_@

I submitted too.
Hope you guys comment there! XD

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And Blaze, don't stop to post your WIPs! o.o
I want to know how it is going! ^^


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Quote BlazeAce Replybullet Posted: 29 August 2008 at 6:33am
Originally posted by JinnDEvil

And Blaze, don't stop to post your WIPs! o.o
I want to know how it is going! ^^


Okay, blame Jinn if you don't like my WIP postings



That wall is going to be a real pain... Don't have any good ideas for texture and plain wall is simply awful. I'm thinking of some kind of wallpaper for background with some posters.

And then there's the hair too I'll probably go with the animestyle since I really have no intentions to use my whole freetime of the week for this. Some amy hate it but it's lot more better than it's now.

Comments are really welcome although I won't be doing any drastic changes on it.


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Quote Jinn Replybullet Posted: 29 August 2008 at 7:57am
Just be careful with the colours restriction, you are really near to the limit of 64... ^^"

And oh yeah! a poster will be nice on the wall!
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Quote fucbillgates Replybullet Posted: 29 August 2008 at 2:42pm
I remade mine.
It's not done i still have to finish the grass, water and city outside of the dome.

NEW

OLD



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Quote Metaru Replybullet Posted: 30 August 2008 at 12:12am
ironically, i'd say go witha plain wall ace, so the focus would be the girl and not her surroundings.

no need to overdo it.
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Quote BlazeAce Replybullet Posted: 30 August 2008 at 2:05am
Originally posted by Metaru

ironically, i'd say go witha plain wall ace, so the focus would be the girl and not her surroundings.

no need to overdo it.


Ironically I was just about to post a wip and tell you guys that I don't have time nor interest to do any superdetailed background



What do you guys think of those gray lines on the wall? I'm currently shading the wall so it's not finished.

fucbillgates: Looking good. I'd probably change the direction that two big buildings outside the dome are facing. They are just bothering me.


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Quote DoomDoom Replybullet Posted: 30 August 2008 at 7:19am
BlazeAce I like your creation VERY GOOD
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Quote Raytheon Replybullet Posted: 01 September 2008 at 3:59am
:( i didnt finish it on time



my internet went down and so i didnt bother finishing it/didnt get to submit it
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