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    Posted: 04 January 2010 at 12:01am

CHALLENGE: Initial

To kick off the year we want you to create an initial (essentially a decorative letter) for one of the letters of the English aphpabet.

Canvas Size - Min 60 x 60; Max 80 x 80. Square canvas.
Colours - Max 12.
Transparency - No.
Animation - Optional.


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 Initial pixel art challenge is complete and we have three new champions. This week's challenge awards go to the following pieces:

E by Elk


Thanks so much to all who took the time to vote and participate in the challenge!

T by Leroy
x by meagz
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Quote greenraven Replybullet Posted: 04 January 2010 at 6:18pm
I'm going to make sweet sweet humping buttsecks love to whoever came up with this challenge!

Off to the labs yo!
"pwnage comes with patience, practice and planning." ~ Jalonso   
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Quote skamocore Replybullet Posted: 04 January 2010 at 8:51pm
*pulls out mace (and a mace)*

Just for that comment, I expect to see an entry for every letter of your name (your real name). Now get pixeling you weirdo... >:o
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Quote Mortar Replybullet Posted: 04 January 2010 at 9:14pm
Hmm, thanks to the small canvas size, i may actually be able to finish something this week!

EDIT:
worked a bit on this

It's an L in the style of an NES controller, with A and B buttons, cable, and arrows. I'm at 11 colors, so it'll be hard to add much more detail with one more color, so I'll try to use some of the ones i already have for that as well.

EDIT2:
forgot references: (its a little early for that, but if i dont post them somewhere ill forget about them when i submit this)

http://superfunkworld.free.fr/space_invader1.jpg
http://mikenaberezny.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/aftermarket-controller.jpg




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Quote smk Replybullet Posted: 04 January 2010 at 10:21pm
Mmmm... Greenraven... Buttsecks... I have something in mind for Greenraven's next birthday present :3
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Quote Photocopier Replybullet Posted: 05 January 2010 at 1:45am
your late, it was yesterday.
and it's today so you're too late for that aswell.

C+C and advice on the palette please.


accidentally double posted this.

Edited by Photocopier - 05 January 2010 at 3:22am
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Quote jeremy Replybullet Posted: 05 January 2010 at 3:49am
The last 3 are nice. I'd say the 4th is my fave, there's some jaggies on them too.
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Quote Photocopier Replybullet Posted: 05 January 2010 at 4:40am
thankyou Jeremy!
I think this is looking better (decided to go for you favourite)
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Quote tuaarita Replybullet Posted: 05 January 2010 at 4:42am
I'm running in the desert,
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and I'm going numb.
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Quote Denmen707 Replybullet Posted: 05 January 2010 at 10:11am
sorry but what letter would that be?
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Quote Bimbo Replybullet Posted: 05 January 2010 at 12:36pm
What can I do better? Is it ok? i don't know what to do with bg. 


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Quote Elk Replybullet Posted: 05 January 2010 at 4:50pm
im in

quick doodle made in 15 mins




Edited by Elk - 05 January 2010 at 5:06pm
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Quote Photocopier Replybullet Posted: 05 January 2010 at 5:22pm
ELKELKELK!
ELK IS BACK!!!!
nice...
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Quote Reo Replybullet Posted: 05 January 2010 at 5:50pm
Originally posted by Elk

im in

quick doodle made in 15 mins



Will you delete it after you sumbit it?


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Quote Elk Replybullet Posted: 05 January 2010 at 5:51pm
Originally posted by Reo

Originally posted by Elk

im in

quick doodle made in 15 mins



Will you delete it after you sumbit it?




ofcourse
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Quote RollerKingdom Replybullet Posted: 05 January 2010 at 6:00pm
Originally posted by Elk

im in

quick doodle made in 15 mins




Doodle :O looks done to me LOL and 15mins >_>
that would of taken me lots!
JEALOUS of you bizhh!
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Quote jeremy Replybullet Posted: 05 January 2010 at 6:35pm
@Denmen: T. For tree.
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Quote Poris Replybullet Posted: 05 January 2010 at 6:43pm
Ah, I suck. Ah well:



P for Poris. I might clean it up later, I don't know.


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Quote Elk Replybullet Posted: 05 January 2010 at 6:46pm
should make the p more readable..possibly more square and rotate by -40
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Quote meagz Replybullet Posted: 06 January 2010 at 12:58am
the red in the background isnt working, i think.
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Quote tuaarita Replybullet Posted: 06 January 2010 at 8:31am


Yes it's T.

Edited by Leroy - 06 January 2010 at 8:31am
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Quote meagz Replybullet Posted: 06 January 2010 at 4:22pm
background seems to be a bit of a challenge for everyone
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Quote Clovvach Replybullet Posted: 06 January 2010 at 8:26pm
Please, I beg, please help. I spent a but-load of time and hard work on this one, and I'm sick of my hard work being kicked out of the gallery, so does anyone have any tips for this pixel-art? To save it from being kicked out of the gallery?

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Quote Kudohazama Replybullet Posted: 06 January 2010 at 9:37pm
  I guess I was supposed to post the WIP first... anyways, here you go, just in case
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Quote TheManuz Replybullet Posted: 07 January 2010 at 9:28am
Originally posted by Elk


im inquick doodle made in 15 mins

Elk, i really want to ask you: how do you work?
I want to know your workflow, because i like your style, and you're fast too!
Thanks in advance!

Also, i post my piece, that took like 5 hours, more or less... and is unfinished yet!
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Quote Robinson Replybullet Posted: 07 January 2010 at 11:12am
beautiful Initial, TheManuz! (it's a M, or i'm blind)
here's mine:


finished or not? (beautiful or not :D)
my blog here (in french and under construction).
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Quote Elk Replybullet Posted: 07 January 2010 at 2:31pm
Originally posted by TheManuz

Originally posted by Elk


im inquick doodle made in 15 mins

Elk, i really want to ask you: how do you work?
I want to know your workflow, because i like your style, and you're fast too!
Thanks in advance!

Also, i post my piece, that took like 5 hours, more or less... and is unfinished yet!


Tablet and yea, its like oilpainting
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Quote IQbrew Replybullet Posted: 07 January 2010 at 2:34pm
I'm going to do a rock.
Yes, "O".
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Quote Kudohazama Replybullet Posted: 07 January 2010 at 2:44pm
Originally posted by Elk

Originally posted by TheManuz

Originally posted by Elk


im inquick doodle made in 15 mins

Elk, i really want to ask you: how do you work?
I want to know your workflow, because i like your style, and you're fast too!
Thanks in advance!

Also, i post my piece, that took like 5 hours, more or less... and is unfinished yet!


Tablet and yea, its like oilpainting

tablets rock! still, mine took a long time to do with a  tablet and all...
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Quote IQbrew Replybullet Posted: 07 January 2010 at 3:20pm

I don't know if it's very readable.
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Quote IQbrew Replybullet Posted: 07 January 2010 at 3:21pm

I don't know if it's very readable.

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Quote Kudohazama Replybullet Posted: 07 January 2010 at 4:14pm
Originally posted by IQbrew


I don't know if it's very readable.


I don't know if you just double posted or I'm seeing double... anyways, nice colums hmph, looks ok but maybee someone that doesn't know about the challenge might not notice it.
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Quote TheManuz Replybullet Posted: 07 January 2010 at 6:40pm
Originally posted by Elk


Originally posted by TheManuz


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I want to know your workflow, because i like your style, and you're fast too!
Thanks in advance!
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Tablet and yea, its like oilpainting

Mhhh... tablet... i guess i should try to buy one and learn to use it!
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Quote TheManuz Replybullet Posted: 07 January 2010 at 6:46pm
Originally posted by Robinson

beautiful Initial, TheManuz! (it's a M, or i'm blind)
here's mine:


finished or not? (beautiful or not :D)

Thanks, it's a M, i'm happy it's clear to see!
I think you should add more AA and shadows to clouds, and maybe you can try some faded elements on the background (more clouds? or mountains?)
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Quote Mortar Replybullet Posted: 07 January 2010 at 9:22pm


well my last attempt was... bad... so i re-started, an M done in the style of a blueprint. I consider myself done with this, but i thought i might as well post it here to have everyone get me do another couple hours of work .

i've pretty much added as many little blueprinty details as i can without making it super-crowded, but any tips on stuff to add, change, or remove?



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Quote IQbrew Replybullet Posted: 07 January 2010 at 11:16pm
I'd like another color for the background, but I really exhausted them...

I decided to do a more readable one this time.
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Quote [thUg] Replybullet Posted: 08 January 2010 at 8:51am
I've got a little question before I start, am I wrong if I animate it (I know we can as it's optionnal) but if my letter became 3 other letters in the animation?
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Quote skamocore Replybullet Posted: 08 January 2010 at 10:47am
Just pick one letter. You can do 'hug' as separate entries.
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