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CHALLENGE: Stock Character Portrait

This week you're challenged to create a stylised portrait of a stock character. The more stylised the better! Make the character easily identifiable as the stereotype he/she is.

Pick one of these stock characters:
  • Wise old man*
  • Mad scientist
  • Pirate
  • Caveman*
You may not use an existing character. For example, if you were making a caveman, you can't just pixel Fred Flintstone. It has to be your own interpretation of a caveman character.

*Even though these characters are listed as being male, you may make female versions of them if you like.
ie. Wise old lady/Cavewoman.

Canvas Size - Exactly 80x80
Colours - Exactly 16
Transparency - No
Animation - No

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 Stock Character Portrait 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 skamocore - 15 December 2008 at 12:53am
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Quote geminoid Replybullet Posted: 15 December 2008 at 12:44am
should be fun!
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Quote pixelblink Replybullet Posted: 15 December 2008 at 12:45am
sorry geminoid: quick small change in the rules. Reread before running out to play
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Quote geminoid Replybullet Posted: 15 December 2008 at 1:10am
lol. good to know. Im  a bit happier with the new rules actually
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Quote MaladeMental Replybullet Posted: 15 December 2008 at 6:56am
Hello there!


That is my WIP, is it correct?


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Quote roxflame Replybullet Posted: 15 December 2008 at 7:10am
WIP
       
Hahaha... He truly is mad!

Sweet... I think I'm finally done! Might give one of the others a go

Cool so now I have begun on a Pirate...
       
and I reckon he's complete now too :)

And here's a caveman now also!




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Quote Club Beuker Replybullet Posted: 15 December 2008 at 7:29am
A very wippy WIP



WIP 2:


WIP 3:



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Quote DanielHyaku Replybullet Posted: 15 December 2008 at 9:41am
Can I put two characters of the same stereotype in the portrait?
Or backup characters? for example a mad scientist and a mouse.


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Quote skamocore Replybullet Posted: 15 December 2008 at 10:07am
I'd rather you didn't have multiple characters in the image. It is supposed to be a portrait of a single character.
But if you do feel that you need to put other characters in the image you should make it extremely clear which one is intended to be the main character. 
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Quote Shougi Replybullet Posted: 15 December 2008 at 1:09pm
WIP Caveman



WIP Caveman 2



WIP Caveman 3




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Quote Antiboton Replybullet Posted: 15 December 2008 at 3:24pm
I have a BIG problem. I get confused and made an eight colors drawing. I have to add another 8 colors or I can submit it in that way? Please  answer me soon. ^_^ Here is my almost finished (due to the colors) WIP:




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Quote jeremy Replybullet Posted: 15 December 2008 at 5:30pm

Antiboton, the rules state 16 colours exactly- no more, no less.

Here's mine:
 
Not really happy with the colours though :/
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Quote pixelblink Replybullet Posted: 15 December 2008 at 11:00pm
I'm not happy with your colours either :P
You seem to tend to use alot of washed out warm colours. I think if you open up your palette a bit and experiment, you might find a good balance.
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Quote jeremy Replybullet Posted: 16 December 2008 at 1:06am
How do you like it now? It's a bit cooler with more of a hue shift in the clothing. Any other advice?
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Quote pixelblink Replybullet Posted: 16 December 2008 at 2:58am
I took a closer view at your image. you actually have 19 colours on that ... hmm. There are 3 colours that are only single pixel. Easy enough to find.
It seems a jumbled mess of random shading. Very confusing to see how you created this. It is, of course, a matter of taste, so I won't go further if you don't think there's anything off with it.

Back to the colours though, there seems to be a huge waste of them. It looks like colours were thrown in just to get the count up to 16. Rethink your colour issue by adding up how many colours could be used for each defined area. Example:
  • 3 for the face
  • 3 or 4 for the robes
  • 2 for the beard
leaving you 7 extra colours to use for the background AND to put some good ol' aa on him. More than enough.

I also suggest taking a look at the following guide/tutorial and noting the hue shift and colouring notes:
http://www.itchstudios.com/psg/art_tut.htm
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Quote Antiboton Replybullet Posted: 16 December 2008 at 7:00am
Profile must have a BG?













What do you think about this?
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Quote asukicco Replybullet Posted: 16 December 2008 at 11:10am


A pirate with fishy eyes :) I'm going to add a parrot with an eye bandage on the left.
Still an early WIP.
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Quote DanielHyaku Replybullet Posted: 16 December 2008 at 1:08pm


Wippity wip...
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Quote MaladeMental Replybullet Posted: 16 December 2008 at 2:33pm


My new wip, this one is more "portrait" than the last one :)
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Quote Elk Replybullet Posted: 16 December 2008 at 3:08pm
sounds fun
I'm in
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Quote Zeratanus Replybullet Posted: 16 December 2008 at 3:16pm



Quick thing while wasting time at work. I'm afraid I probably wont finish it though. Finals are lovely things.



Now with 40% less Dr. Wily


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Quote jeremy Replybullet Posted: 16 December 2008 at 4:01pm
Okay, I think I'm finally done. A big thank you to 'blink (I've faved that link)
 
EDIT I'm unsure which version of the caveman to submit:
 OR
I get the feeling my wise man is a lost cause >.<


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Quote Antiboton Replybullet Posted: 17 December 2008 at 7:06am
Can people submit more than one work per contest?
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Quote skamocore Replybullet Posted: 17 December 2008 at 7:19am
Yes!

In fact, Pain not only entered multiple times in one challenge, but he also got both first and second place.

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Quote Antiboton Replybullet Posted: 17 December 2008 at 1:48pm
Ok, I'll make another for this contest... (; ^_)




Here is my second project (WIP of course)




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Quote asukicco Replybullet Posted: 17 December 2008 at 1:54pm
Oh, forgot to say, I posted mine here.
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Quote pixelblink Replybullet Posted: 18 December 2008 at 12:16am
I feel like I should say something...

Generally, a portrait is considered to be focused on the face. I won't refuse it if it isn't strictly so, but it will definitely make it easier on you for approval purposes as well as what goes down when voting time comes.

Case in point is when you google "portrait"

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Quote Antiboton Replybullet Posted: 18 December 2008 at 7:39am
This is my second try for this contest:












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Quote tomic Replybullet Posted: 18 December 2008 at 4:57pm
quick doodle:


are you okay with the number of buccaneers in the front?

edit: as noone has protested, i've finished and uploaded mine


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Quote DanielHyaku Replybullet Posted: 19 December 2008 at 9:41am

Feel like messing with the colours a bit more.
What do you think?


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Quote King of Games Replybullet Posted: 19 December 2008 at 10:56pm
I drew Homo Habilis, the real cave man, he decided to go to the jungle to hunt cuz his girl is getting all the berries so he don't gotta worry about that.

It's complete.
http://www.pixeljoint.com/pixelart/38352.htm#
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Quote pixelblink Replybullet Posted: 19 December 2008 at 11:44pm
Another reminder to recheck your submissions to make sure that they live up to the challenge guidelines... ESPECIALLY the colour amount: 16 exactly! no more, no less. Your submission can and will be sent back for revision should they not meet challenge requirements. Don't let yourself down by being a lazy bum and not reading everything.
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