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CHALLENGE: Gates of Heaven/Hell

Challenge winner cocefi challenges you to pixel a scene showing the grand doorway to the other world. The scene must contain an entrance gate or doorway of some sort.

A lone staircase leading up to the sky or down to darkness doesn't count (but the door to your brother's hellish room does!).

Canvas Size - Unrestricted.
Colors - Maximum 32.
Transparency - No.
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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 Gates of Heaven/Hell 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 smk Replybullet Posted: 01 June 2009 at 3:52am
I might consider drawing a detailed vagina for this challenge, but I think that would be crossing the line between art and porn... QQ
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Quote greenraven Replybullet Posted: 01 June 2009 at 6:37am
No. No it won't. Go for it! 
"pwnage comes with patience, practice and planning." ~ Jalonso   
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Quote Elk Replybullet Posted: 01 June 2009 at 7:31am
Originally posted by smk

I might consider drawing a detailed vagina for this challenge, but I think that would be crossing the line between art and porn... QQ


That would be the gates to hell...ew...
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Quote Quake Replybullet Posted: 01 June 2009 at 7:44am
lol..
I'm thinking something like, biblicial... Been looking at da vinci and some other artists..
don't know whether i'll participate.
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Quote skamocore Replybullet Posted: 01 June 2009 at 8:22am
Originally posted by greenraven

No. No it won't. Go for it! 


...Or not.
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Quote susuwataris Replybullet Posted: 01 June 2009 at 8:50am
I love this challenge, i'll participate <3

Edited by susuwataris - 01 June 2009 at 8:50am
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Quote smk Replybullet Posted: 01 June 2009 at 9:17am
Originally posted by greenraven

No. No it won't. Go for it! 

Thanks for the support <3
Originally posted by skamocore


...Or not.

...Spoilsport ;'(

... <3
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Quote Elk Replybullet Posted: 01 June 2009 at 9:38am
Maybe I'll make something biblical aswell, not sure, got alot of work since im professional now
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Quote Quake Replybullet Posted: 01 June 2009 at 9:39am
SMK, what are you thinking of doing a vagina?
Just because it's a vagina or what..?
doesn't seem to have anything to do with the challenge
Off topic, i know..
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Quote Bubu Replybullet Posted: 01 June 2009 at 10:01am
Thinking Dante for this challenge but not sure yet... 
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Quote smk Replybullet Posted: 01 June 2009 at 12:22pm
Well, I don't know which world you've lived in, but for many men a vagina is both a Gate to Heaven, but easily also a Gate to Hell. (or a path that leads to the gates of hell).

Both having many meaning and variations. For some sex is heavenly. For many sex leads to things unwanted and makes your life a living hell.

But yeah, I probably won't be doing it, as it would be a tad too controversial.


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Quote Quake Replybullet Posted: 01 June 2009 at 12:45pm
so it's not literal sense.. More of an innuendo for you.
Also, not for controversial reasons.. just it's not exactly that clear i don't think

All up to you. ;]
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Quote smk Replybullet Posted: 01 June 2009 at 1:09pm
Well, the rules state that it does't exactly have to follow the original meaning, for different people different doors/gates/openings, can be symbolisms for the Gates of Heaven or Hell :)

It might be interesting though, to make a mirrored image with a nice and beautiful vagina and a horrible on. (Representing both heaven and hell, or vagina/anus might also be an interesting comparison ;o)


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Quote Peach Replybullet Posted: 01 June 2009 at 2:54pm
anyway a vagina isn't a "scene" in its true meaning... he's just provoking us :P
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Quote Master-pt Replybullet Posted: 01 June 2009 at 2:55pm
I will try something divine almost biblical!
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Quote smk Replybullet Posted: 01 June 2009 at 5:30pm
Originally posted by Peach

anyway a vagina isn't a "scene" in its true meaning... he's just provoking us :P


The vagina is only the entrance. There will be a scenery around it! (don't push me into pixeling it ;D)
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Quote Perkele Replybullet Posted: 02 June 2009 at 11:19am
Don't know whether I'll participate in this, though it might be quite interesting. This masterpiece of Gustave Doré could be a good reference.
http://www.artsycraftsy.com/dore/raven9_somevisitor.jpg
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Quote susuwataris Replybullet Posted: 02 June 2009 at 2:47pm


This is what I have so far, what do you guys think about it? 8I
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Quote Dr D Replybullet Posted: 02 June 2009 at 3:29pm
I love it. It's not what you'd expect to see, which makes it all the better. A very nice, abstract, interpretation. Keep at it.
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Quote AdamPlays Replybullet Posted: 02 June 2009 at 6:00pm
Quick sketch, going to add some cool lighting effects over the gate and detail the clouds.


And now for something completely different...
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Quote Mavric Replybullet Posted: 02 June 2009 at 8:10pm
Is it just heaven or hell, or can you use both?
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Quote TheInquisitor Replybullet Posted: 03 June 2009 at 1:56am
I'm sure you could probably have both next to each other. It doesn't specify against it.
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Quote Game & Watch Replybullet Posted: 03 June 2009 at 6:25am
I started out making a gate to heaven, but as it didn't look very "holy", I changed the palette, and here you have an early version of the gates to hell:


I'd like to make the picture with as few colors as possible.

Background is coming, but it might take a while, as I don't have much time for this.
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Quote AdamPlays Replybullet Posted: 03 June 2009 at 10:03am
I like the perspective, making it larger than life, but it still looks like any old door.  What makes this door special?

Edited by AdamPlays - 03 June 2009 at 10:03am
And now for something completely different...
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Quote Game & Watch Replybullet Posted: 03 June 2009 at 10:17am
It is still pretty rough, and at the moment, it does look like any old door, yeah.
I will of course add more detail to it.
Here's a small update:

Does the open door look natural?
I've planned making a hand, or flames, or something come out in the gap between the doors.
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Quote TheInquisitor Replybullet Posted: 03 June 2009 at 10:47am
The door should be more angled at the bottom. The top part of the opening door is angled to make it look like it's opening, but the bottom isn't.
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Quote Lahra Replybullet Posted: 03 June 2009 at 11:38am
I had this

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Quote orenshtiv Replybullet Posted: 03 June 2009 at 1:09pm


Here's mine,hope you like it :]


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Quote orenshtiv Replybullet Posted: 03 June 2009 at 1:33pm
to adam plays:
wow,i think you're pic have alot of chanses to win :]

Edited by orenshtiv - 03 June 2009 at 1:33pm
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Quote yuji Replybullet Posted: 03 June 2009 at 9:00pm
Originally posted by AdamPlays

Quick sketch, going to add some cool lighting effects over the gate and detail the clouds.




I think this is a great idea, but you may want to rework your perspective in there.

For instance, if the two things at the top of the gate are supposed to meet in the middle, it should be located at the position marked in blue by this image:



(Sorry for the jpg)

The same idea could be applied to the separations between the different bars, and optimally also to their thickness. Not to mention that there should always be the same amount of bars at each half of each gate.

Just a quick hint, and keep it up!

Yuji


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Quote yuji Replybullet Posted: 03 June 2009 at 9:05pm
Originally posted by Game & Watch

It is still pretty rough, and at the moment, it does look like any old door, yeah.
I will of course add more detail to it.
Here's a small update:

Does the open door look natural?
I've planned making a hand, or flames, or something come out in the gap between the doors.


I think you're doing a great job, but I would like to point you to the lighting in the horns. Even though it's properly dithered, it looks much like pillow shading to me, and the lighting is not coherent with that of the rest of the door.

I know it's a very difficult angle, and I'm not so sure I could do it myself. But since the light is coming from the top, and the viewer is below the horns, I'd say most of the horns would be quite dark.

Keep it up, and I'm looking forward to seeing the final piece!

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Quote cocefi Replybullet Posted: 03 June 2009 at 9:37pm
Hi everyone,

Sorry for dropping in late. There're some really fantastic stuff going on here. :)

Just to clarify the rules a bit, it's required for the scene to have a gate/door structure thingie. It's fine if the gate is designed to look like a... *ahem*... vagina, but it doesn't count if you just drew a person lying there with legs wide open. :P

A simple hole on the ground doesn't fit the requirements unfortunately.

Portals are OK as long as there's a solid gate-like structure supporting it (something like the Stargate portal).

It's best if people knows where the entrance leads to just by looking at the scene. You can have it "ambigous" and leave it for viewer's interpretation too if you think you can pull it off well. :)

Hope that helps!
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Quote Game & Watch Replybullet Posted: 04 June 2009 at 6:08am
Here's another update:

I've changed the lightsource, and done a few changes on the open door.
What do you think of the skulls on the sides? Yes, I admit it, I used a reference (from one of my old schoolbooks).
I'm trying to find a better way to make the skull on the right side, and remove the outline.

What is dithering, and what is pillow shading?
I am new to this forum, and rather new to pixelling in general.
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Quote orenshtiv Replybullet Posted: 04 June 2009 at 6:15am
Wow!,amazing!..
you get really well..
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Quote orenshtiv Replybullet Posted: 04 June 2009 at 6:16am
amazing change!,good luck,you're gonna win atleast 3rd place! or even 2nd :P
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Quote jalonso Replybullet Posted: 04 June 2009 at 6:21am
Dithering is what you've done to show a blend of colors. Like the lights on the door. Making the skull blend in and not need an outline can be done with dithering.
Pillow shading (a bad thing), is lighting anything 'head-on' instead of off-center even minimally. I don't see any pillow-shading on you piece.
Take a look at the noobtorial thread in the resource section for quick explanations of pixel art techniques.

E: I love how orenshtiv gives you no chance at #1       ...          


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Quote ellie-is Replybullet Posted: 04 June 2009 at 8:36am
G&W. its awesome. Add some hand shaped flames or something, and you win. :P
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Quote ellie-is Replybullet Posted: 04 June 2009 at 1:57pm
WIP. Gonna add horns, finish shading and maybe something else.

The mouth is the gate, if you cant tell. :P

EDIT:



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Quote eldiabolito Replybullet Posted: 04 June 2009 at 3:17pm
still a loooooong way to go :S



le quick update (now with somekinda gate thingy)...




Edited by eldiabolito - 04 June 2009 at 4:24pm
it's not the speed that kills, it's the sudden stop...
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Quote Mavric Replybullet Posted: 04 June 2009 at 8:41pm

I want to think evryone who commented on my submission. I made some changes that were suggested

 
I hope you like it.
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Quote Game & Watch Replybullet Posted: 05 June 2009 at 12:46am
Thanks for support!

I have uploaded the image to the gallery now. I will unfortunately not be able to work with it any more until Sunday.

Eldorn:
Heh, I like the idea of a random door leading to hell :P
But maybe you could add some more detail to it, like a telephone beside the door, or a picture.

Lucas Irineu:
I like it, but it's hard to see that it's a door :P
Maybe you could make it look more like a structure, with steps up to the door.

Eldiabolito:
Your devil is great!

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Quote GreenBucket Replybullet Posted: 05 June 2009 at 9:35am


A basic wip to start with.

I'll have trouble decorating the walls and floor :S


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Quote ellie-is Replybullet Posted: 05 June 2009 at 9:59am

Btw, I like the idea, Greenbucket. =P
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Quote GreenBucket Replybullet Posted: 05 June 2009 at 11:15am


Update.

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Quote orenshtiv Replybullet Posted: 05 June 2009 at 11:36am
scary,but nice :]
hwo knows,maybe I'll vote for you :D
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Quote GreenBucket Replybullet Posted: 05 June 2009 at 11:41am
I need help on the floor and walls :S
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Quote Peach Replybullet Posted: 05 June 2009 at 11:50am
Originally posted by GreenBucket

I need help on the floor and walls :S


you can always take inspiration from a photo
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Quote GreenBucket Replybullet Posted: 05 June 2009 at 11:51am
I guess i wasn't google-ing the right thing :D 
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