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    Posted: 15 February 2010 at 12:00am

CHALLENGE: Chi(na)mera

Create a new creature by combining the attributes from at least 2 of these Chinese Zodiac animals:

   1. Rat
   2. Ox
   3. Tiger
   4. Rabbit
   5. Dragon
   6. Snake
   7. Horse
   8. Sheep
   9. Monkey
  10. Rooster
  11. Dog
  12. Pig

So for example, you could create a "Ratbit", a combination of a rat and a rabbit. Or a "Snoxkey" - snake + ox + monkey etc...

Canvas Size - Unrestricted.
Colours - Max 12.
Transparency - Optional.
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 Chi(na)mera 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 jeremy Replybullet Posted: 15 February 2010 at 12:53am
Awwk.
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Quote AngelOTG Replybullet Posted: 15 February 2010 at 1:16am
I expected something a little more advanced on your part, Jeremy. Why not add some more animals in there, like a gradient from neck feathers to a horse's mane?

The quality is great, but the concept is just far too basic compared to your skill level.
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Quote Chrispy Replybullet Posted: 15 February 2010 at 1:30am
I already got mine done, didn't even think about posting WIPs in here.
Also a gradient would be difficult considering the max colors allowed is 12.
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Quote jeremy Replybullet Posted: 15 February 2010 at 1:32am
Quality>Quantity.
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Quote Chrispy Replybullet Posted: 15 February 2010 at 1:40am
I wasn't trying to get it done fast or anything, I was working on it and it got done before I even realized it, heh. Even then it's no match compared to your rooster dragon.
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Quote jeremy Replybullet Posted: 15 February 2010 at 1:55am
Was talking to AOTG :P
Post! It's good if you can't be bothered making a WIP thread.
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Quote Chrispy Replybullet Posted: 15 February 2010 at 2:04am
I already have, it's on the front page now.
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Quote orenshtiv Replybullet Posted: 15 February 2010 at 4:47am
I'm going to make a Tiger+Bunny , Tinny ,or bunger, or... Buger xD
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Quote Elk Replybullet Posted: 15 February 2010 at 5:03am
Wow thats a big cock
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Quote Opacus Replybullet Posted: 15 February 2010 at 7:09am
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Wow thats a big cock



You suck dude :P
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Quote Mis-BUG Replybullet Posted: 15 February 2010 at 7:33am
Superawesome and super lol contest... hope I've enought time to create the Oxagon: a marvellous chinese creature half ox and half dragon in a shape of an hexagon... XD

@ Jeremy! Fantastic! Looks like a cockatrice! Keep on...
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Quote orenshtiv Replybullet Posted: 15 February 2010 at 8:18am
I don't have time this week so I did something little like an avatar :)

[EDIT] I am not going to submit this,this is not good Oo"
I am going to think about something and make it :P

[EDIT!] I did a new one! took me alot of time :S
- It's a merge of a pig and a dragon,and it's my new avatar! :D


Edited by orenshtiv - 15 February 2010 at 2:48pm
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Quote Manjaman Replybullet Posted: 15 February 2010 at 2:17pm
My beginning :
I think i'll add other animals, at least two or three.
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Quote AngelOTG Replybullet Posted: 15 February 2010 at 2:49pm
Originally posted by Jeremy

Quality>Quantity.


But that's what I was adressing was the quality. The concept just seems too basic compared to your other works. I'm pretty sure anyone can stick the head and tail of an animal onto another and submit it. You're a good artist and I would just expect something a little more thought out from you.
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Quote orenshtiv Replybullet Posted: 15 February 2010 at 2:52pm
@Manjaman - Wow looks awesome! :D and about the animal you wanted to add... I think you can add a sheep somewhere :)
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Quote jeremy Replybullet Posted: 15 February 2010 at 10:29pm
Currently at 11 colours.
@AOTG: What if I say the body is part snake? :P
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Quote AngelOTG Replybullet Posted: 15 February 2010 at 10:45pm
I suppose I'd have to assassinate you.
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Quote jeremy Replybullet Posted: 16 February 2010 at 12:05am
kay I won't say that then. Head looks more draconic.

EDIT: should upload the update.

Edited by Jeremy - 16 February 2010 at 2:49am
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Quote Buddy90 Replybullet Posted: 16 February 2010 at 2:29am
For monkey, can you use a human? Technically, a human is a monkey.
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Quote PixEd Replybullet Posted: 16 February 2010 at 2:37am
Humans are apes. 
Apes & monkeys are primates. 
Monkeys are not apes. 
Humans are not monkeys.
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Quote Mis-BUG Replybullet Posted: 16 February 2010 at 4:43am
ok... I know that this is not the best, but it is something to start with; here's my oxagon... Still working on it...
need some comments and suggestions on the scales that probably I'm going to adjust somehow...
The hexagonal body would be decorated with some flower printings. In the end I think I'm going to add a border with some kind of chinese writings...


@ Jeremy: does your beast have a rabbit ear?


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Quote dpixel Replybullet Posted: 16 February 2010 at 6:02am
Originally posted by PixEd

Humans are apes. 
Apes & monkeys are primates. 
Monkeys are not apes. 
Humans are not monkeys.
 
Humans are just lucky monkeys.  
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Quote Manupix Replybullet Posted: 16 February 2010 at 5:31pm
Snig - Rag - Hog - Hat - Shake - Pake - Og - Dig - Rig - Monx - Tix - Rax - Snit - Shbit - Rabbon - Drox - Dreep - Meep - ...

I want to see them all and more.
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Quote RollerKingdom Replybullet Posted: 16 February 2010 at 7:16pm
Originally posted by Manjaman

My beginning :
I think i'll add other animals, at least two or three.


This is looking awesome :D
maybe a texture of wool for the sheep somewhere would be great!
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Quote drr Replybullet Posted: 16 February 2010 at 10:09pm

First weekly challenge in a while
Monkey upper body, Horse face, Rooster lower body.
Morseter?
I might replace the hands completely and am not sure about the rooster tail.
Also colours are annoying me. 11 colours in use (not including placeholder green and yellow)
EDIT:

Still a WIP
EDIT2: (Last one for now I swear)


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Quote dpixel Replybullet Posted: 17 February 2010 at 6:01am
I think this is a Roobit. 
 
Pretty tough challenge with only 12 colors.  Especially with a background.
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Quote RollerKingdom Replybullet Posted: 17 February 2010 at 9:43am
thats coming out great dpixel :D love the texture
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Quote Argyle Replybullet Posted: 17 February 2010 at 11:32am


About half-hour put into the sketch with 10 colors so far. Gotta get off lunch and go back to work though :P

Horse (head), rabbit (ears/teeth), monkey ("paws"), tiger (body) so far. Initially I wanted a dog body but it ended up just looking like a tiger, especially after the stripes and color were piled on, so I'm considering adding a hydrant for it to pee on. But I suck with palettes as it is without working in something like that. We'll see though. Crits appreciated, I'll likely have to tweak the palette a bit as I start to render it once I'm happy with the forms.
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Quote dpixel Replybullet Posted: 17 February 2010 at 1:32pm
I have anatomy problems with every peice in here. 
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Quote Sly Replybullet Posted: 17 February 2010 at 1:54pm
Originally posted by dpixel

I have anatomy problems with every peice in here. 


I lol'd
No zombies here
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Quote Argyle Replybullet Posted: 17 February 2010 at 10:41pm


Coming along bit by bit.
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Quote jeremy Replybullet Posted: 18 February 2010 at 3:02am
Tentatively beginning a wool texture; otherwise New Zealand will disown me.


@Mis-BUG: Not intentionally :)
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Quote Rock Replybullet Posted: 18 February 2010 at 9:34am
heres my wip:
Tiger, Dragon, Horse, and i might add something else later

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Quote kevink Replybullet Posted: 18 February 2010 at 12:00pm
heavy wip
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Quote Adam Replybullet Posted: 18 February 2010 at 1:21pm
Behold the Roxtiradrasnorsshonkeyroodogig sketch:


Edited by Adam - 18 February 2010 at 1:20pm
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Quote Ninja Crow Replybullet Posted: 18 February 2010 at 1:27pm
Jeremy, I hope you don't hate this, but it looks like the fire your creature is blowing is artificially bent up so as not to cover the body.
I also hope you can retain the amazing quality of your first WIP, which popped so strikingly - it looks like a richly painted concept art such as Niklas Jansson makes.
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Quote Robinhood Replybullet Posted: 18 February 2010 at 2:16pm
Hooves look extremely weird O_o
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Quote TMH Replybullet Posted: 18 February 2010 at 4:14pm
wow kevink, tht looks awsome already.
others look awsome too :P
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Quote dpixel Replybullet Posted: 18 February 2010 at 5:54pm
@Jeremy - I agree with Ninja about the fire and the strikingness about the first WIP.  Maybe it's the contrast level.  I'm not sure though.  Great piece though.

@kevink - Very dynamic pose.  Although I think the horse legs in the back take away from that somewhat.  I probably wrong though. 

@Adam - Holy Crap!  lol

hehe (ಠ_ಠ ) o_- :p
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Quote kevink Replybullet Posted: 19 February 2010 at 8:20am
thanks for the feedback guys.
still far from done. I hope I'll have some more time this weekend so I could finish it.



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Quote ElGringoTom Replybullet Posted: 19 February 2010 at 10:00am
Hey, here's my participation and my first iso pixel art ! I'm not sure about transparency, i saved my picture as png ... It's a shig or a peep. Feel free to comment !



Edited by ElGringoTom - 20 February 2010 at 2:11pm
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Quote Robinhood Replybullet Posted: 21 February 2010 at 9:51am


Blurggsssszzz, again, I'm posting when I'm done >_>
I think its 11 colors or so. :P
Critique? :D


Edited by TheRobinHood - 21 February 2010 at 9:51am
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Quote Sakoshi Replybullet Posted: 21 February 2010 at 1:23pm
Make the eyes square as well?
If something dosen't exist then no one has thought of it yet If no one has thought of it yet the human imagination is limited.If the human imagination is limited, thoughts don't exist.
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Quote Robinhood Replybullet Posted: 21 February 2010 at 5:20pm
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Make the eyes square as well?


  done.
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Quote Slemboll Replybullet Posted: 23 February 2010 at 7:17am
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Hey, here's my participation and my first iso pixel art ! I'm not sure about transparency, i saved my picture as png ... It's a shig or a peep. Feel free to comment !

 
actually there is a pig that looks simular to your idea in real life. Its a pig with whool. so yours isnt really made up
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