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Title: BackGround Blitz 19th April - 2nd May
Post by: OneThinkingGal and ._. on 19 Apr 2003, 02:46
Haunted house exterior this time, we'll do interior next time. :)

Draw a haunted house at night at 320 x 200 res using no more than 256 colours.

Good luck. :)
Title: Re:BackGround Blitz 19th April - 2nd May
Post by: AJA on 19 Apr 2003, 15:49
This time I'm in...
Title: Re:BackGround Blitz 19th April - 2nd May
Post by: GarageGothic on 19 Apr 2003, 20:50
Do we have to show that the house is haunted, or will you take my word for it? :) Would an ordinary although somewhat spooky looking house be ok, or is it necessary to have blood running down the walls and ghosts hovering by the front door?
Title: Re:BackGround Blitz 19th April - 2nd May
Post by: scotch on 19 Apr 2003, 21:02
I think a generally spooky atmosphere would be fine, doesn't have to be over the top :)
Title: Re:BackGround Blitz 19th April - 2nd May
Post by: OneThinkingGal and ._. on 19 Apr 2003, 21:28
Yeah I don't really like OTT, but this is a pretty free comp, you can do whatever you like, except for using skin and gore where it isnt warranted. :P

In this case, it is if you want it to be.  Up to you really. :)
Title: Re:BackGround Blitz 19th April - 2nd May
Post by: GarageGothic on 19 Apr 2003, 21:45
Thanks,

I figure that I'll keep entering the blitzes as long as my backgrounds can be used in the game that I'm working on (the asylum for rodents, that YakSpit suggested, might be a bit hard to fit in :)).

GarageGothic
Title: Re:BackGround Blitz 19th April - 2nd May
Post by: evenwolf on 21 Apr 2003, 11:36
I'm working on the nasty white
(http://www.sylpher.com/evenwolf/random/house.gif)
Title: Re:BackGround Blitz 19th April - 2nd May
Post by: BerserkerTails on 23 Apr 2003, 02:17
I'm working on a background right now... So count me in  ;D

EDIT: Just finished the outline of the background, need colour and shading now.

(http://www.2dadventure.com/ags/bt_hh.gif)
Title: Re:BackGround Blitz 19th April - 2nd May
Post by: Mr_Frisby on 26 Apr 2003, 13:10
okay I figured out how to post my pic
(duh)
(http://invis.free.anonymizer.com/http://www.geocities.com/monkey8myface/Haunt.GIF)    
(It took me 5hrs and 45 mins and I kinda copied the idea of the cover of a Horror book - I hope thats not cheating)
Title: Re:BackGround Blitz 19th April - 2nd May
Post by: Scummbuddy on 26 Apr 2003, 14:48
Hey, wow.  Thats a great shot.  Perhaps too many clouds, and too low, but I do like this picture a lot.
Title: Re:BackGround Blitz 19th April - 2nd May
Post by: OneThinkingGal and ._. on 26 Apr 2003, 22:34
nice work everyone, frisby, that pic is really good!

I love how the clouds seem to be attacking the house.
Title: Re:BackGround Blitz 19th April - 2nd May
Post by: Czar on 30 Apr 2003, 20:31
oh no frisby, not cheating. Havent you hear: Big artists copy, great artists steal (or smthn like that?).
Title: Re:BackGround Blitz 19th April - 2nd May
Post by: Rincewind on 30 Apr 2003, 21:30
Ok, all these great pictures will make mine fade in comparison... It's just a little thing I whipped up - And definately NOT a winner... ;D

(http://www.2dadventure.com/ags/haunted.jpg)
Title: Re:BackGround Blitz 19th April - 2nd May
Post by: Mr_Frisby on 01 May 2003, 04:07
I don't know man I kinda like it.
Very Calsooney. I could definately see it in an
Adv Game.
Title: Re:BackGround Blitz 19th April - 2nd May
Post by: BOYD1981 on 01 May 2003, 17:04
(http://www.btinternet.com/~boyd1981/haunt1.gif)

it's the strangely shaped blue house of death, pain and vegetarian sausages...
Title: Re:BackGround Blitz 19th April - 2nd May
Post by: Rincewind on 01 May 2003, 19:14
Mr_Frisby:
Thanks! Yeah, it's a bit influenced by Calsoon, I have to admit that. I was just not too satisfied with the house itself - Can't put my finger on what, but it looks stupid...
Oh well.  

Boyd:
Dig the tombstones and the moon, man! ;D Nice.
Title: Re:BackGround Blitz 19th April - 2nd May
Post by: plasticman on 02 May 2003, 00:59
here's my entry... i also posted it in the critics lounge

(http://isuisse.ifrance.com/jet-black/hhouse256.png)

it was made in 24bit colors then reduced to 8bit for the blitz (here's the original hi-color version (http://isuisse.ifrance.com/jet-black/hhouse.png))

also, it's better viewed in full screen :)
Title: Re:BackGround Blitz 19th April - 2nd May
Post by: Mr_Frisby on 02 May 2003, 04:30
Plasticman : oOOOOooH. It's reminds me of the house from evil dead minus the pus.

Boyd: The house so terrifying it scared the moon.
Title: Re:BackGround Blitz 19th April - 2nd May
Post by: scotch on 02 May 2003, 12:08
It's not finished :( but I promised I'd enter and I need to go out for a while so thought I'd post it now.  Should have started earlier..
(http://www.agagames.com/scotch/hounted-house.gif)

Love yours, Plasticman.

Edit: :P For correct resolution
Title: Re:BackGround Blitz 19th April - 2nd May
Post by: GarageGothic on 02 May 2003, 12:18
Wow. With the last two entries, I'm glad that I didn't waste any time entering this contest (I intended to, but never got further than a few sketches). They're absolutely fabulous. Too bad I won't be able to get online and vote tomorrow.
Title: Re:BackGround Blitz 19th April - 2nd May
Post by: Czar on 02 May 2003, 16:29
Wow scotch, what did you use to make THAT?
Title: Re:BackGround Blitz 19th April - 2nd May
Post by: OneThinkingGal and ._. on 03 May 2003, 05:59
Scotch :P that's 640 x 400. What gives? ???

It's fabulous, but since I did specify a res, that isn't a valid entry. :(  
Title: Re:BackGround Blitz 19th April - 2nd May
Post by: Mr_Frisby on 03 May 2003, 09:16
How does the voting stuff work againg - I mean how long until the voting period is over? Or when does it start ect.
Title: Re:BackGround Blitz 19th April - 2nd May
Post by: Pumaman on 03 May 2003, 13:54
Scotch :P that's 640 x 400. What gives? ???

It's fabulous, but since I did specify a res, that isn't a valid entry. :(  

It's not, he's just stretched it to make it easier to see. Open the image in a new window or save it to disk, you'll see it's 320x200.

Great work guys, by the way. :)
Title: Re:BackGround Blitz 19th April - 2nd May
Post by: plasticman on 03 May 2003, 14:15
umm, i think we can start the votes now ?

it's hard to make a choice... i love scotch's entry, but i think my vote goes to mr frisby because we can really feel the pixelwork in that pic :)
Title: Re:BackGround Blitz 19th April - 2nd May
Post by: OneThinkingGal and ._. on 03 May 2003, 14:55
Okey, I edited his post to make it the right size. If you want to post a detail shot, post it in addition to the back, not in place of. :)

And yeah, we can vote now. :) Mine goes to Mr Frisby too, I just love the clouds.
Title: Re:BackGround Blitz 19th April - 2nd May
Post by: Matt Frith on 03 May 2003, 17:46
I would have to vote for Mr Frisby cos i likey the cartoon stlye.  

Plasticman has done a good job as well though  ;D

Cheese  :P
Title: Re:BackGround Blitz 19th April - 2nd May
Post by: agsking on 03 May 2003, 18:20
I  didn't get to enter because my background wasn't done  :(

Congratulations to all who did.
Title: Re:BackGround Blitz 19th April - 2nd May
Post by: Flippy_D on 04 May 2003, 01:08
Scotch, it's got this kind of crumbling italian villa thing going on.
Title: Re:BackGround Blitz 19th April - 2nd May
Post by: OneThinkingGal and ._. on 04 May 2003, 04:57
Too few votes to decide. -_-

I'll leave it open till 12noon EST tomorrow. Vote people :P Or die. ^_^
Title: Re:BackGround Blitz 19th April - 2nd May
Post by: Mr_Frisby on 04 May 2003, 05:41
My vote goes to Plastic man as I could imagine scary thingies creeping out of the woods at night into a house like that.
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Title: Re:BackGround Blitz 19th April - 2nd May
Post by: on 04 May 2003, 11:07
I vote for plasticmans.. from memory because I only have a 16 colour display right now :'(
And yes annie, my pic is 320x200.. I just stretched it bigger so people could see better.  I thought that was what most people usually did when posting low re stuff.
Title: Re:BackGround Blitz 19th April - 2nd May
Post by: Renal Shutdown on 04 May 2003, 14:40
Bingo bango... Frisby.
Title: Re:BackGround Blitz 19th April - 2nd May
Post by: OneThinkingGal and ._. on 04 May 2003, 17:04
Unless I counted wrong, we have a winner: Mr Frisby!

Nice work, everyone who entered. :)

Title: Re:BackGround Blitz 19th April - 2nd May
Post by: SLaMgRInDeR on 04 May 2003, 21:23
too late now realy but anyway, my vote would of gone to plasticman.
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