PIXEL Challenge 2, Winner is ellygeh with 3.41!!!!!

Winners...


1st ellygeh with 3.41
2nd ahmad ifan rofiyandi with 3.11
3rd quick-brown-fox with 2.66


Hey everyone, I had such a great time with the first challenge I think it's time to do another.



Feel Free to submit as many as you would like.


Also don't forget to post your submissions in this blog after submitting, so I can keep track. Happy Submitting!


Create Submissions that are only pixel art form. Can be of any subject matter you choose as long as it is in pixel form.


Feel free to submit as many as you want. And join when you want to.


View All Designs From Pixel Challenge 1


Use this logo on your submissions.



Logo made by the awesome Manupix


Deadline Jan 1, 2013


Sign up now!


Participants
Theo86
Manupix
drewski79
Haragos
ahmad ifan rofiyandi
fourLTRS
nickv47
Thomas Orrow
sebastianblonde
ellygeh
tatyana.skripnikova
quick-brown-fox


Submissions
8-bit Santa - Design by sebastianblonde



Super Angry Plumber Man - Design by quick-brown-fox



Death Pixelate - Design by ahmad ifan rofiyandi



Nyeinstein - Design by ellygeh



Move that racket, babe - Design by tatyana.skripnikova


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Thomas Orrow
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I'm in, but I'm really running out of steam for Thrreadless at the moment.

Maybe I can get back into it with this challenge.

Also, I owe Frickinawesome and Goliath at least one collab each. I haven't done anything in ages!

Cool challenge though. Pixel art is my new favourite thing!

Goto75
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Looking forward to see all the pixel subs here!

This time I will pass to participate. From last Pixel challenge I learned thats its super hard to make and maybe not my thing : )

Keep up the good Pixel work everybody!

bortwein
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If I wasn't so busy with so many other projects here at the end of the year I would get in on this but I can't. I'll try to be ready for pixel3

Steger
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I'm in. What's the deadline? and when is Manupix's Island of the Dead II getting printed?

dudeowl
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I must try this one! Hope I can do it somethings!

Manupix

haha you guys are sweet ^_^

For the newcomers, again: all pixel questions are answered here and there. I particularly recommend this tuto.

Manupix

Also Mr Goto, that ain't no valid reason!

Manupix

Ha, but I'm way older and lazier than you! XD

fourLTRS

Ooh, ooh, I wanna do this. I'm a major slacker, but I've been wanting to do some pixel art.

fourLTRS

My biggest question is what is a better program to use. Illustrator seems perfect for it's grids, alignment tools, and color palettes, but I feel it would also be a little painstaking... maybe I should use that fill tool I've never touched. Photoshop seems more organic, except I wouldn't know how to set-up the file (dimension/resolution), plus aligning shit in Photoshop is so iffy.

I'll do a little more looking in those links. But some immediate input would be nice.

Theo86
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Updated, deadline announced. Also I would use Illustrator just because I enjoy that program more, but I know Photoshop is more ideal for pixel art.

Manupix

If you have PS, it's best. Just make your design at the actual pixel size (very very small!) using the 1x1 pencil/eraser tools. Make sure to disable auto anti-aliasing, feathering, partial transp etc on each tool (pencil, eraser, paint bucket, selection tools etc).

Save your art as gif or png, NEVER AS JPEG!

To make a large version when you're done, resize by an integer factor, nearest-neighbor only.

I don't know Illustrator, but I don't think it can be any easier than that!

Thomas Orrow
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@ Manupix I've been doing that! :)

You can save the pixel file as a PSD though right? Or not? Not sure now. :/ :)

Thomas Orrow
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You can also import any pixel file from PS into Illustrator as well. Hopefully that's kosher. *waits for Manupix.

Manupix

Yes of course, psd is fine, as would be tiff, esp as work files with layers and all. I mentioned gif and png for the final flattened files. The problem with jpeg is of course the compression artefacts which kill any graphic design with flat color area. It's most noticeable in pixels because of the small size, and the focus on small, controlled color palettes. Jpeg will make almost all pixels in your piece a different color!

I don't know anything about Illustrator, anything that preserves the linear grid and colors should be fine. It's only that I don't see the point since pixels can be losslessly resized at will (nearest neighbor) contrary to other raster art, but I probably would if I knew more about it!

This said, the point here is not to make strict PA for its own sake but tee-shirt designs: mixed techniques should be welcome too! (but that's up to Theo). I'm thinking of Superbrothers or Jude Buffum there.

Thomas Orrow
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Cool all of my pixel designs have been saved as PSD's apart from my Donkey Kong one where I imported the pixels into Illustrator and then added a vector background of one of my photos.

It was just quicker than exporting a large vector into Photoshop.

Thanks for answering my question Manupix.

sebastianblonde

hey guys, where do i submit my design? Do I post it right here on the comments?

sebastianblonde

I know it's a silly one, but I'm lovin' it

Merry 8-bit Xmas ya all!

kmodo

nice stuff

sebastianblonde

@Theo86 sure, once approved and up for scoring I'll let you know!

C'mon ppl, show us your pixels!

ellygeh
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YEAAAYYYY!!!! Again! Count me in again! I will try my best not to forget now ahahaha! I should have time to do it next week! Still my favorite challenge ever!

sebastianblonde

Hey! Today I've got a really good score with this one and I wanted to share the good news with you and to thank everyone for the support.

I encourage you to submit your own pixel art! If not I'll be the only one in this challenge!

alphagrit

Haha, I often wonder what defines pixel art, cause technically everything is pixel art on the computer.

tatyana.skripnikova

I might enter, but my finals end on January 5th :( I will happily drop throw pixels on the screen afterwards.

Manupix

I could definitely use an extension since I haven't done anything yet. December has totally cheated me on design time!

tatyana.skripnikova

I'm preparing something, but need time to post it on the forums and get some feedback. Don't close it without me!

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