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The Official Pirate Challenge

on: September 18, 2005, 04:24:40 pm
Pirate Challenge Main Post

Firstly, to clear any "timeline" things up, the event "starts" on monday, and goes either until all participants have turned in their pieces, or it officially becomes dead and nobody cares any longer.. With that all cleared up:

This is the main post for the Official Pirate Challenge. Please limit your postings in this thread to WIP works, Final works and critiques. If you think having a WIP only thread and a Finals only thread would be better suited to prevent spammage and to make things easier to go through, please send me a forum message and if I get enough considerations this will become the finals thread and I will create a WIP thread. People who are not involved in the challenge can post here but ONLY if it is critique of a piece, and only if the critique is given some thought. When the challenge is oficially closed, everyone is free to post their comments on the pieces.

The actual challenge doesn't begin until the 19th, but I thought i'd get things going a day early, to give people some time to get familliar with their partner, look up some references etc.. I'm going to try and lock the thread until tomorrow, or late tonight, and when it is unlocked, feel free to post away. Other than that, I think we have a great turn out for this event, 15 total teams comprised of 2 people each. If anyone is interested in joining, go ahead and say so in the sign-up thread. Other than that, have a great time, and I look forward to seeing some great stuff from you guys. Without further ado, the list!!

Group [ 01 ] BrotherInWar -- Negative Gravity
Group [ 02 ] Godslayer -- Helm
Group [ 03 ] Dogmeat -- Peppermint Pig
Group [ 04 ] Flaber -- Needs a partner
Group [ 05 ] G Dragon -- Pawige
Group [ 06 ] pHASE1 -- Sawtooth
Group [ 07 ] Xion Night -- istvan
Group [ 08 ] Darien -- ehwhy
Group [ 09 ] Lief -- sedgemonkey
Group [ 10 ] Monsoon2D -- Zolthorg
Group [ 11 ] Indigo -- jeiki
Group [ 12 ] Zach -- Pegucha
Group [ 13 ] Niss -- Kclic
Group [ 14 ] Kryon -- Akira
Group [ 15 ] pixelblink -- Pixel32
Group [ 15 ] DrDerekDoctors -- Neoriceisgood

And of course, heres the outline again:

1.0 - Description
1.1 - Date: STARTS Sept 19th – 9/19/05
1.2 - Time: As long as needed
1.3 - Size Restrictions: 180x145 : Template Provided to you ( right click, save-as to download )
1.4 - Color Restrictions: 18 or 32
1.5 - Style Restrictions
1.6 - Props
1.7 - Background
1.8 - Partners

1.0   – Description
This is the official Pixelopolis Pirate Challenge. The challenge will test users strengths in line-art, coloring, shading and scene creation. It will also force users to interact together to possibly create new friendships, or strengthen old ones.

1.1   – Date
We’ve chosen to start the event on September 19th because it is annual pirate day.

1.2   – Time
The Event should hopefully run as long as needed for everyone to complete their work on their partner.

1.3   – Size Requirements
I’ve created a template which is 180x145, it has a border around it and a space at the bottom that MUST be used to come up with a creative name for your “pirate friend” and also so that you may place your signature if you’d like. The border color can be changed, but keep it dark in nature.



1.4   – Color Constraints
18 Colors no transparency if you are doing just a pirate, 32 colors if you want to fill the entire area, this is for your scene only, the template with bottom area has a 8 color restriction, and it would be preferred for you to use colors from your image in these areas to try and learn to conserve colors. You must use at least 6 colors in your picture.

1.5   – Style Restrictions
Once you have a partner, you must try and get to know them, feel for their style, look up some of their artwork, talk to them, see what they like, etc.. When creating your pirate you want to incorporate your partners traits into the picture. For example, Dogmeat is fond of dogs, so maybe your pirate for him would look like a dog! Other then that, use your imagination.

1.6   – Props
Your pirate has to have at least 1 prop, and an optional animal. Props consist of peg legs, eye patches, hook hands, scimitars, etc.. Animals would be like parrots, dogs, etc..

1.7   – Background
Background can be whatever you want, but you have to keep it in the theme of pirates and what not. Ships, beaches, digging up treasure, etc..

1.8 - Partners
Partners will be partnered together at random and a list will be compiled of all the people and their partners before the actual event starts.

The other rules are as follows:

HAVE FUN!!!!

- Dog
« Last Edit: November 30, 2005, 01:41:33 pm by Peppermint Pig »
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Re: The Official Pirate Challenge

Reply #1 on: September 19, 2005, 12:16:33 pm
Just wanted to say 'ARR!', as well as wish everyone good luck, hopefully some good eyecandy will pop out of this, neh?
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Re: The Official Pirate Challenge

Reply #2 on: September 19, 2005, 06:45:20 pm
godslayer, we're up, dude!. Let's rock this hard :)

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Re: The Official Pirate Challenge

Reply #3 on: September 20, 2005, 05:04:45 am
The maiden pirate WIP beeeeyotches...



Not too keep on the composition... might have to start over.  :(

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Re: The Official Pirate Challenge

Reply #4 on: September 20, 2005, 05:36:50 am
aren't i purty? :P

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Re: The Official Pirate Challenge

Reply #5 on: September 20, 2005, 06:45:09 am
You're definitely one sexy bitch lief. Another revision.  Grrrr.  Don't you hate when you get halfway into a piece and you realize you screwed up a bunch of stuff?  Oh well.


« Last Edit: September 20, 2005, 07:14:35 am by sedgemonkey »

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Re: The Official Pirate Challenge

Reply #6 on: September 20, 2005, 07:54:53 am
Wait. As partners are we meant to be colloborating on one single work, or dedicating our pirate to eachother? Or does it matter which way we interpret it? Sorry if it was obvious, I just got a little confused.

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Re: The Official Pirate Challenge

Reply #7 on: September 20, 2005, 03:15:29 pm
You are using the template to make a likeness of your partner as a pirate using the style guidelines and whatnot, he or she will do the same for you. So you are each working on an individual piece.

- Dog
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Re: The Official Pirate Challenge

Reply #8 on: September 20, 2005, 10:01:22 pm
Don't worry istvan neg and I thought the same thing.   Now I got a basic sketch of what I want to do.  Not stick fig basic, a little bit better.  Just a little... Fear my mad 1337 drawing skillage! 
PS: Banging work sledge!

BOO YEAH!  Group 1 rules!
« Last Edit: September 20, 2005, 10:04:17 pm by BrotherInWar »
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Re: The Official Pirate Challenge

Reply #9 on: September 20, 2005, 11:04:16 pm
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Wait. As partners are we meant to be colloborating on one single work
Yea for some reason I thought we were supposed to do that. Thanks for clearing it up dogmeat

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Re: The Official Pirate Challenge

Reply #10 on: September 21, 2005, 12:32:34 am
I'm sorry if there was any confusion about exactly what you are supposed to do. I've gotten a request to have some part of this challenge be a collaboration, as much as that is a good idea, I believe it is already too late to change the current challenge as it is. Though, if this turns out to be a big success, maybe we can do something in honor of halloween, but make it a collab instead of "pixel your partner as a ghost" or something. I have some interesting ideas already stewing in my head on this.

I don't mind if you guys are showing off your pieces to eachother, sending them back and forth and what not, talking about them, thats actually the whole point of the challenge, to get a sensation of your partner by using your verbal skills and artistic talents to create a minds eye vision of them. I think that is a big part of the challenge, trying to capture the "essense" of your partner, damn me for choosing pep! He's got such a stylistic art approach, and he's such a character, but that's part of the challenge for me, along with trying to work on my anatomy skills, shading, coloring, etc..

- Dog
« Last Edit: September 21, 2005, 12:42:11 am by Dogmeat »
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Re: The Official Pirate Challenge

Reply #11 on: September 21, 2005, 07:30:49 am
Well I'm glad that has been cleared up! I shall get started immediately.

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Re: The Official Pirate Challenge

Reply #12 on: September 21, 2005, 12:08:12 pm
OKAY. Here's what I've got so far:

17 colours, some of which directly taken from Xion Night's works.

The pirate is based on a number of Xion Night's larger characters as far as pose and shading details go. I also tried to make it slightly dark and twisted.

The 'conversation' bubble will be an animated treasure map, which will see the character run and hop his way to the treasure chest (x marks the spot!) at the lower left hand corner, impersonating XN's current avatar. Trying to incorporate as much of XN's style as possible, but staying original at the same time.

 Not too sure about the background yet. It's really simple so far as not to distract, but I think I'll need to do something with it before I can animate the map.

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Reply #13 on: September 21, 2005, 11:10:10 pm
My god.



Compared to other wips I'm seeing, I may as well start over. I wish I had more time irl to do pixelart. :-\ Sorry Helm.
How long can the floor creak before it loses its voice?

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Reply #14 on: September 22, 2005, 01:03:29 am
what i got so far for pegucha :D
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Reply #15 on: September 22, 2005, 06:11:40 am
Finished!

15 colors, I believe.

Also, I assembled an animated gif showing my progress, as well as testing other color schemes midway through the work. The last frames in the animation are nitpicks and color tuning.

« Last Edit: September 22, 2005, 06:54:49 am by Peppermint Pig »

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Reply #16 on: September 22, 2005, 06:16:25 am
holy crapness... that's friggin great!

On with a pirate joke!
So a pirate goes into a bar with a steering wheel in his pants.
The bartender says, "You know you have a steering wheel in your pants?"
The pirate replies, "Yaaarr, 'tis drivin' me nuts!"

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Reply #17 on: September 22, 2005, 03:12:40 pm
wow pep, that's incredible, you really nailed the challenge right on!

I'm working on yours, it's just slow this week because I started a new job, so my time is limited, but be assured that I should have something done by the weeks end.
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Reply #18 on: September 22, 2005, 06:39:35 pm
I pm'd my partner and he isnt answering me.....
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Reply #19 on: September 22, 2005, 09:10:12 pm
I'm going to attempt a fully animated piece, so mine will take a while, especially since I haven't done animation work in a long time. Right now I'm working on a sort of 'splash screen' of when Pirate Zolthorg initiates his "super". (Very Capcom-esque.)

- EDIT -

No longer a splash screen, but an introduction. And instead of a fighter, I think I'll stick with a really nice platformer. Hoorah!

Progress (As of 9/29/05)

« Last Edit: September 30, 2005, 12:04:20 am by Monsoon2D »

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Reply #20 on: September 22, 2005, 11:59:44 pm
if anyone is having partner issues, and I mean issues like, they aren't around please PM me and if we can't get a hold of them we'll have to drop them and re-arrange some people.

- Dog
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Re: The Official Pirate Challenge

Reply #21 on: September 23, 2005, 12:46:05 am
I still have a very simple sketch 3 colors to show outer lines and small inner details. 

Its a scuba diving pirate because Neg likes to swim.  He has a eye patch on his goggles. (how ghetto is he!) His hook is a tad small yet I've already fixed that on my comp version. I need to fix his rump and his far arm, it is oddly shaped....
« Last Edit: September 23, 2005, 12:50:06 am by BrotherInWar »
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Re: The Official Pirate Challenge

Reply #22 on: September 23, 2005, 04:47:59 pm
Pigggggggy:  That is a beauty piece... a great composition and wonderful work on the textures.  I actually like your more saturated version in the animation the best.

istvan:  Another kickass character design. If you are planning on going full out with animation a simple arm wave animation pointing to various spots on the map might give it some extra zing.

Monsoon2D:  That's a gigantor hairdo!  The work around the glasses and neck are just perfect. 

Zach:  Great start... the micro man makes a nice sidekick.

Godslayer:  Your pixel work looks good, but you might be running into the same issue as me where we need to spend more time on composition before going full steam ahead with pixelling.  I'm pretty sure I'm gonna start over on mine.  :-\

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Reply #23 on: September 23, 2005, 07:18:15 pm
Monsoon2D:  That's a gigantor hairdo!  The work around the glasses and neck are just perfect. 

I'm ugly ^_^

>_> anyways, i'm trying hard to find a good source of inspiration for monsoon :/
i may have something

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Re: The Official Pirate Challenge

Reply #24 on: September 23, 2005, 07:57:00 pm
Zolthorg:  Awww, you're as cute as a bug's ear.

Here's a less sucky version for lief. Might come back and fix it up a bit or redo it altogether if I have time.


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Reply #25 on: September 24, 2005, 01:10:02 am
Sedge: Huge improvement! It's nice to see you tightening up your pixels, but the sketchy look is still quite effective especially in the clouds.
And thanks for the suggestion. I intend to have my pirate's good eye wobble around as the mini version of himself makes his way to the treasure.

Here's my updatee:


I still need to finish the shading on the jungle and sand, and I haven't begun to comtemplate the difficulties in animating this guy!

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Reply #26 on: September 24, 2005, 01:48:12 am
Cooool, iST.
Heh, you've really captured my style...Though I'm having trouble with capturing yours.

I like it as my own, but...
How do you go about pixelling stuff?
Eh, I Guess I should've Pm'd this.

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Reply #27 on: September 24, 2005, 05:13:27 am
VERY cool Xion Night! But I agree, it doesnt seem to neccessarily relate to my work in many ways, other than stylistically speaking. I think youve reflected my style sufficiantly, especially in the use of dithering other shading techniques such as a series of vertical lines. I wrote a post at PJ regarding my lineart a while back http://www.pixeljoint.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=440&PN=1 Might be helpful. My only suggestion would be to include references to specific works- but I'm not sure how easy that would be!

I don't see why you can't post it here, its coming along great!

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Reply #28 on: September 24, 2005, 02:17:56 pm
Ah, thanks for de link.
Back to the drawing board!

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Reply #29 on: September 25, 2005, 01:08:59 am


here you are mr. sedgemonkey... still no bg and major WIP, sorry.

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Reply #30 on: September 25, 2005, 07:15:16 am
Here's a quick glimpse into the early stages of my rendition of pixel32 aka pirate32
Loosely based off his picture/expression at www.pixel32.blogit.cn



I still have soooo much to fix and add

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Re: The Official Pirate Challenge

Reply #31 on: September 25, 2005, 03:31:49 pm
Hey guys, heres a wip of what i've done so far, been real busy lately, but I thought i'd post what I had so far:



- Dog
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Reply #32 on: September 25, 2005, 08:32:33 pm
Make the arm we can see fully a bit longer. ;)
How long can the floor creak before it loses its voice?

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Re: The Official Pirate Challenge

Reply #33 on: September 26, 2005, 09:01:36 pm
lief: That is so me on any given night!  You've captured my true essence. 

pixelblink: Really bizarre face -- wish I could see the source picture. That page you link to doesn't load for me.

Xion Night: Going for the "peg arm" thing eh?  Overlapping the pirate in the foreground with the dude in the bg might help the piece a bit.

Dogmeat: Be careful... his right arm looks dangerously close to a shlong.  :o

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Reply #34 on: September 27, 2005, 01:52:21 am
Ok, for the most part, I'd say I'm done, although I may tweak some stuff. I decided to scratch my last 2 ideas, and just went with something that popped in my head this morning, hope you like it Pep.



- Dog
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Reply #35 on: September 27, 2005, 10:00:46 am
Could have used more work Dogmeat. There's spots around the edges where AA is needed, the eyepatch is pitch black when it could maybe use some lighting.. the color and source of the light feels off, and there's vertical breaking effect shading on the nose. The eye that is exposed looks less refined and you need some AA on the eyepatch thread. The blue in the background is too dark to be meaningful. The candycane is sharp and fakey looking, like it's a glowy reflective metal sort of thing. The blue drool should probably be black or much less saturant to match the lighting in that area. The general composition of  the work is good. I like how the hillside rolls up. The moon is neat, but seems too cartoon like in style compared to the head. Palm trees don't look quite right... could use more leaves.

Might be alot of critique, but I think that this could have been better.



BTW, I did a ZX Spectrum version of the Dogmeat piece!

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Reply #36 on: September 27, 2005, 12:04:27 pm
I agree, i've been looking at it constantly thinking its a WIP still, so i hereby dub it a WIP still and I'll continue to tweak it, thanks pep.

- Dog
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Reply #37 on: September 27, 2005, 09:37:21 pm
Here's the beginning coloring of mine for Zach:



I'm trying to get all the colors to work with each other and still not sure how to bg is going to go. Palette kinda reminds me of neopolitan ice cream  :)

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Reply #38 on: September 28, 2005, 01:03:00 am
hoohoohooo lovin' the palette!!! could fix the purple though i think, make it a little stronger if your into that kinda thing :D
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Reply #39 on: September 29, 2005, 12:33:38 am
Wow, I love the soft palette Pegucha.

The sedgemonkey is also spot on Lief!

I've done a little more work. Started the animation process. Not sure how to get that zippy 'movement line' effect that Xion Night employs, but its a start! I also fiddled with the colours significantly.

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Reply #40 on: September 29, 2005, 12:44:22 am
the zippy stuff, is motion blur frames, when he stretches the animation out, makes it looks like he's zipping around and schtuff!
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Reply #41 on: September 29, 2005, 03:54:09 am
iST:  That animation will look great if you can get the blur effect. It'd be pretty sweet if you animated the pirates mouth moving up and down too  :P

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could fix the purple though i think, make it a little stronger if your into that kinda thing
Yea I figured the saturated orange I had was beating up other colors and making stuff look uneven so i took it out

Here's an update getting into the aa. I'm pretty shaky with heavy aa. So I'm not sure if my technique in some areas is as good as it could be
« Last Edit: September 29, 2005, 04:00:42 am by Pegucha »

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Re: The Official Pirate Challenge

Reply #42 on: September 30, 2005, 09:04:47 am
1bit action:

rats are leaving the boat - cat too.

and here is the progress so far:

Arrgh is it really THAT neon? (I really start to hate LCD's ...)

some thoughts: I tried to keep this connected to his avatar which has only a few colors (3 if I remember correct) and a kinda flat look. That flatness is a result of the low contrast which I obviously didn't used in my pic. But I hope it still has a "flat" look. Anyway the pose of the pirate comes close to the pose of the guy in the avatar AND there's a cat in it (he likes cats). Dunno if I will do another one with more colors... let's see. Oh and I do not consider this one finetuned and all so please c+c appreciated!

iST: The speech bubble is absolutely gorgeous - lovin the idea!
sedge: HUGE improvement
pep: That's wonderful but I like the higher contrast version much better
monsoon: I can't wait to see this becoming real. The face looks ace but I like your simple bg most so far...
« Last Edit: September 30, 2005, 01:04:05 pm by Niss »

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Re: The Official Pirate Challenge

Reply #43 on: September 30, 2005, 03:47:16 pm
Hey guys, I just want to see who's done, who doesn't have a partner, who's still working on WIP and whatnot.
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Re: The Official Pirate Challenge

Reply #44 on: October 01, 2005, 10:49:31 am


My partner is flaber cause Kyron hasn't showed for like two weeks...
Tried to reference some of his stuff.
thanks Dogmeat!

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Re: The Official Pirate Challenge

Reply #45 on: October 01, 2005, 07:07:50 pm
haha nice nice.
Im lovin the dragon on his shoulder. its great
not to worry. yours is comin too.

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Re: The Official Pirate Challenge

Reply #46 on: October 01, 2005, 08:39:12 pm
I'm still working on mine.  :o
Awesome entries so far.

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Re: The Official Pirate Challenge

Reply #47 on: October 02, 2005, 04:08:54 pm
Well, I was unhappy with what I had before, so I scrapped it in favor of a more cartoony style:


Is this in more of your style, iST?

BTW, yeah, for the blur, I just stretch the guy out to make it look like he's goin' really fast. That is one of my most prided works, and one of a very few animations. Do it justice. ;)

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Re: The Official Pirate Challenge

Reply #48 on: October 05, 2005, 01:23:48 am


 :D Yes. This is BIW, believe it or not. I'm having trouble with texturing and just general texturing. And I have already run out of colors.  ::) Any help appreciated.

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Re: The Official Pirate Challenge

Reply #49 on: October 05, 2005, 05:28:48 am
alright i feel bad akira.
no i did not abandon you.
just finishn up a display pic of my own and workin out ideas for your pic.

heres concept character ideas. not final poses, not finished product. only concept.
yepyep.



this is all youll see till the end.
enjoy

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Re: The Official Pirate Challenge

Reply #50 on: October 06, 2005, 10:27:54 am
VERY cool Xion! I can certainly see some of my specific works in there, and the style is almost beyond me! BE-UTE-I-FUL. Your method of selective outlining is also quite intriguing- but good luck! I'm liking the red nose so far and nice dither work.

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Re: The Official Pirate Challenge

Reply #51 on: October 08, 2005, 09:56:10 am
sketch first~  ;D

message to pixelblink
would you  show me more artwork?
What's your msn no. ?



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Re: The Official Pirate Challenge

Reply #52 on: October 08, 2005, 01:02:11 pm
pixel32: Just go to PB's PJ account! Couldn't be any simpler:
http://www.pixeljoint.com/pixels/profile.asp?id=224

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Re: The Official Pirate Challenge

Reply #53 on: October 08, 2005, 06:19:14 pm
Looks interesting so far, Pixel32 :)
I gave you all those links when I first noted you as well. I have pixels everywhere! I'll show you some updates on my pirate piece when I have something to show... I've been slacking

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Re: The Official Pirate Challenge

Reply #54 on: October 11, 2005, 02:51:55 pm


Thanks to Ptoing for hosting.
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Re: The Official Pirate Challenge

Reply #55 on: October 11, 2005, 08:19:24 pm
Sawtoorh: Oh man, I so totally forgot this... well I did a quick sketch now so you can see that I'm on it! :) I will clean up the sketch tomorrow.. now it's quite late so I must go to sleep. He will have an eyepatch and sawteeth so I think it qualifies, right? ;) still gotta pay attention to your style so I can mimic it.. that was the plan here, no? ??? ;D But nice piece from you, I do have few things to crit if I may, but will do that later.. must...sleep...now... :)
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Re: The Official Pirate Challenge

Reply #56 on: October 11, 2005, 11:08:50 pm
Go ahead and crit what you can, man, the chance for improvement is always appreciated.  I tried to draw the character from the picture that you took your avatar from.  I wasn't entirely sure what your style was, I haven't seen a lot of art from you.

the wip is looking mighty fierce.  AAR!
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Re: The Official Pirate Challenge

Reply #57 on: October 17, 2005, 10:23:26 am
Looks interesting so far, Pixel32 :)
I gave you all those links when I first noted you as well. I have pixels everywhere! I'll show you some updates on my pirate piece when I have something to show... I've been slacking

The fish sword would be add a metal texture  ;D
do you think so?
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Re: The Official Pirate Challenge

Reply #58 on: October 17, 2005, 06:18:17 pm
pixel32, that's looking really good. I think your colors are great. Yes, make it a metallic fish, since it would be scaly and reflective anyways. :)

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