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Title: Coloring Ball: Something Fishy
Post by: Creamy on 13 Oct 2018, 13:25
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One evening in the early 90s. You're about to close your photo shop when Duane Henderson, a regular customer, comes in.
He looks very excited and hands you a film.

"I was taking pictures near the lake when something sprang out of the water. By the time I removed my eye from the viewfinder, it was gone. Yet I am confident that I captured it on film."

"Let's find out", you answer while heading to the darkroom.

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Color the black shape to reveal Duane's catch.

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You may:
- Rotate the shape 90, 180, 270 degrees;
- Flip the shape horizontally or vertically;
- Color the outline;
- Use animation;
- Submit as many items as you wish;

Restictions:
- Do not rescale the shape.
- Only use the Mattel Aquarius (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mattel_Aquarius) color palette:

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Deadline: 14 November 2018

Trophies:
3rd:
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2nd:
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1st:
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Title: Re: Coloring Ball: Something Fishy
Post by: selmiak on 14 Oct 2018, 09:44
Cool idea for a theme creamy, but bad choice for a palette. The Mattel Aquarius palette is ugly. So to make good use of it is quite the challenge.
Well, to kick this colorin ball off easy I thought I'd start with the obvious use of the shape. Here we see a rare but hungry blue sea cucumber that spills its innards to the outside to catch its prey with the sticky slimy surface of its own stomach. There is only so much you can do when you don't have teeth!


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Title: Re: Coloring Ball: Something Fishy
Post by: Creamy on 14 Oct 2018, 13:36
(http://creamy.r.c.f.unblog.fr/files/2018/10/photo-1.png)

I love sea cucumbers ;-D

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The Mattel Aquarius palette is ugly. So to make good use of it is quite the challenge.

Can we really call this palette ugly? Probably :=

I wanted to level the playing field for people who can't draw.
Title: Re: Coloring Ball: Something Fishy
Post by: Click'd on 14 Oct 2018, 13:38
I wanted to level the playing field for people who can't draw.
If I were to participate this would result in an ugly drawing in ugly colours.
Title: Re: Coloring Ball: Something Fishy
Post by: Creamy on 14 Oct 2018, 13:41
The idea is more important than the execution in this round.
Title: Re: Coloring Ball: Something Fishy
Post by: Tabata on 14 Oct 2018, 15:36
Hmm - not sure what it is myself - maybe a mermaid-ghost?  (https://orig00.deviantart.net/479e/f/2015/095/7/5/tabby_giggles_by_tantetabata-d8om9h8.gif)

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(http://s14.directupload.net/images/user/121228/ictvu5au.gif)       Happy Halloween! (http://s7.directupload.net/images/user/120929/zkbdiaaz.gif)
Title: Re: Coloring Ball: Something Fishy
Post by: cat on 14 Oct 2018, 18:29
I'm a bit confused by how the palette is presented - it's 15 colours in total, right?
Title: Re: Coloring Ball: Something Fishy
Post by: Tabata on 14 Oct 2018, 18:46
I'm a bit confused by how the palette is presented - it's 15 colours in total, right?
correct (nod)
Making a colour palette from the given image you get them:
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Title: Re: Coloring Ball: Something Fishy
Post by: Creamy on 14 Oct 2018, 19:04
(http://creamy.r.c.f.unblog.fr/files/2018/10/photo-.png)

You'll never cease to amaze me Tabata ;-D

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it's 15 colours in total, right?
Yes. That's strange because according to Wikipedia:
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Display: 40x24 text, 80x72 graphics, 16 colors
Title: Re: Coloring Ball: Something Fishy
Post by: Click'd on 15 Oct 2018, 02:34
Maybe the system didn't draw black but just left these pixels dark, resulting in black?
Title: Re: Coloring Ball: Something Fishy
Post by: Creamy on 15 Oct 2018, 09:26
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Maybe the system didn't draw black but just left these pixels dark, resulting in black?
In Tabata's palette, you can see 15 colors with black included.

Here is the chart for the Aquarius palette (http://atariage.com/forums/topic/227441-aquarius-information-about-correct-ypbpr-colours-from-the-palette/). They count black twice apparently.
Title: Re: Coloring Ball: Something Fishy
Post by: Monsieur OUXX on 15 Oct 2018, 12:02
This is exactly what I had imagined :  http://creamy.r.c.f.unblog.fr/files/2018/10/photo-1.png
Title: Re: Coloring Ball: Something Fishy
Post by: morganw on 15 Oct 2018, 18:15
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"Had you been drinking, Duane?"
Title: Re: Coloring Ball: Something Fishy
Post by: Creamy on 16 Oct 2018, 19:01
(http://creamy.r.c.f.unblog.fr/files/2018/10/photo-2.png)
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"Had you been drinking, Duane?"
"Of course not! It must be a chameleon fish."

"Hey Pearl, do you know if there are any chameleon fishes in Ohio?"
Title: Re: Coloring Ball: Something Fishy
Post by: selmiak on 16 Oct 2018, 20:37
This is exactly what I had imagined :  http://creamy.r.c.f.unblog.fr/files/2018/10/photo-1.png


Yeah, you told me that in a dream the night before I painted the image, don't you remember? This is exactly the reason I did draw it this way ;-D
Title: Re: Coloring Ball: Something Fishy
Post by: Mandle on 17 Oct 2018, 02:31
Yeah, you told me that in a dream the night before I painted the image, don't you remember? This is exactly the reason I did draw it this way ;-D

Gettin' all kinds of David Lynch creepy there.
Title: Re: Coloring Ball: Something Fishy
Post by: Creamy on 25 Oct 2018, 09:31
We now have 3 trophies :)

Chocolate fish for the 3rd:
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Silver carp for the 2nd:
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And the legendary goldfish for the winner:
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Due to professional constraints, I am forced to move to another town on very short notice (i.e. tomorrow 8-0 ). Because I don't have internet yet in my new flat, I won't be able to run the end of the contest. I've asked Insomnia to take up the torch yesterday.
Title: Re: Coloring Ball: Something Fishy
Post by: Cassiebsg on 25 Oct 2018, 09:42
Oh, good luck with the move and fingers crossed that you soon get internet (it's a life essential after all!)
Title: Re: Coloring Ball: Something Fishy
Post by: Cassiebsg on 25 Oct 2018, 10:57
- "What's that in the sky?"  ???

- "Looks like some kind of inter-dimensional portal from a tv show!" :cool:

- "Wait... Is that... a horse head coming through?" 8-0

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Sorry for the BG, I'm still not getting how to set Alpha in GraphicGale! :-[
Title: Re: Coloring Ball: Something Fishy
Post by: Bulbapuck on 25 Oct 2018, 11:34
Sorry for the BG, I'm still not getting how to set Alpha in GraphicGale! :-[

I've always struggled with this as well. I found one method that sort of works though:

- "Magic wand" all the pink
- Imags > Make alpha channel
- Invert alpha channel if it got inverted
- save as new file.

This is the only method I ever got to work, here's your image:
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Title: Re: Coloring Ball: Something Fishy
Post by: Cassiebsg on 25 Oct 2018, 11:47
Thanks! (nod) :-D

I still can't make it to work though, it ends up adding a stupid white BG instead. :-\ :-[
Title: Re: Coloring Ball: Something Fishy
Post by: arj0n on 25 Oct 2018, 19:05
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I've been herring rumors somefin fishy is happening here.
And oh, please don't scale me, I'm offishialy a pacifisht for reel.
And hooked to puns. Catch ya'll later.


 :-*:-D




wait, that spot on his back...
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yes, that's the Mattel Aquarius logo on his back. well spotted :)
Title: Re: Coloring Ball: Something Fishy
Post by: cat on 25 Oct 2018, 21:35
Did you go bananas?

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Title: Re: Coloring Ball: Something Fishy
Post by: Gurok on 26 Oct 2018, 03:17
Nice colour work, cat!
Title: Re: Coloring Ball: Something Fishy
Post by: Creamy on 03 Nov 2018, 23:39
Some very weird things in this lake ;-D
Title: Re: Coloring Ball: Something Fishy
Post by: selmiak on 13 Nov 2018, 20:13
oh, deadline is tomorrow, pixel something if you want to be in the voting :)
Title: Re: Coloring Ball: Something Fishy
Post by: Flugeldufel on 14 Nov 2018, 09:45
(https://s15.directupload.net/images/181114/yfmgmop8.png)

*Beat Music playing in the background*

(https://s15.directupload.net/images/181114/icvlouu5.png)

Edit: I nearly forgot to say hello, it's my first post here. So: Hello everybody!
Title: Re: Coloring Ball: Something Fishy
Post by: Creamy on 14 Nov 2018, 14:46
Thanks for the reminder, Selmiak. I don't know why I set such a long deadline.

And welcome aboard Flugeldufel. Everyone of us has all we need ;)
Title: Re: Coloring Ball: Something Fishy
Post by: Flugeldufel on 15 Nov 2018, 13:18
Thanks Creamy! I'm currently getting familiar with AGS by making my first game. Until now, I found every answer I needed here in this forum. (nod) But I'm sure I'll have some questions soon ;)
Title: Re: Coloring Ball: Something Fishy
Post by: selmiak on 16 Nov 2018, 06:45
no problem creamy... what about starting the voting now? ;)
Title: Re: Coloring Ball: Something Fishy
Post by: ZapZap on 16 Nov 2018, 20:35
I know I'm late for entering, I saw this today and didn't check the date until after I finished painting, so at least I'll show it

(http://i66.tinypic.com/jzd15c.png)

"Uggg, just another boot. At least this one comes with a sock"
Title: Re: Coloring Ball: Something Fishy
Post by: Creamy on 16 Nov 2018, 23:03
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no problem creamy... what about starting the voting now? ;)
Sorry, I had a busy day :-[

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I know I'm late for entering, I saw this today and didn't check the date until after I finished painting, so at least I'll show it

Since the vote hasn't started yet, I let you in. Nice shoe btw.

TIME TO VOTE

selmiak
Tabata
Morganw
Cassiebsg
arj0n
cat
Flugeldufel
Cleanic

Please select your 3 favorite shapes.
We'll stick to the usual formula: 3 points for the first choice, 2 points for the second and 1 for the third.

End of the votes: November 24

(http://creamy.r.c.f.unblog.fr/files/2018/10/chocolate-fish.png) (http://creamy.r.c.f.unblog.fr/files/2018/10/silver-carp.png) (http://creamy.r.c.f.unblog.fr/files/2018/10/goldfish-trophy.png)
Title: Re: Coloring Ball: Something Fishy
Post by: morganw on 16 Nov 2018, 23:44
1. Cleanic
2. Tabata
3. selmiak
Title: Re: Coloring Ball: Something Fishy
Post by: Tabata on 16 Nov 2018, 23:50
Hmm, let's see what we can pull out of our cool fishing net
                         (http://s1.directupload.net/images/user/140718/96fvpfbf.gif)

After a long did around in all the cool findings my
> 1rst place vote goes to cat's perfecttly fitting 'spot on' banana
> 2nd place vote deserves the (hopefully without a foot) shoe from Cleanic
> 3rd place vote is for Morganw's clever 'mirage'
Title: Re: Coloring Ball: Something Fishy
Post by: Creamy on 16 Nov 2018, 23:54
Cleanic - you smart cookie - you played with transparency to get more colors :-D
Title: Re: Coloring Ball: Something Fishy
Post by: Cassiebsg on 17 Nov 2018, 13:06
1. Cleanic
2. arj0n
3. selmiak
Title: Re: Coloring Ball: Something Fishy
Post by: selmiak on 18 Nov 2018, 10:26
1) Cleanic
cool imagery, great execution. Also with some trickery to get more colors it seems...

2) cat
just a great filling for that form!

3) Flugeldufel
I like the beatles, so you got me there. If you had crammed the yellow submarine completely into the form I would have voted you higher up)
Title: Re: Coloring Ball: Something Fishy
Post by: Creamy on 18 Nov 2018, 13:25
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Also with some trickery to get more colors it seems...
That's my guess. However, I don't see how he got the orangy yellow of the shoelace from the aquarius palette.
Title: Re: Coloring Ball: Something Fishy
Post by: morganw on 18 Nov 2018, 13:44
I guess that is alpha channel blending, with yellow on top of red.

My fish has disappeared as the table is linking it from the Dropbox cache and not the original source, but I'm happy to let the illusion go to the next level.
Title: Re: Coloring Ball: Something Fishy
Post by: cat on 18 Nov 2018, 19:08
1. Tabata
2. arj0n
3. selmiak

I liked Cleanic's idea best, but since this was a competition with color limit, no points from me.
Title: Re: Coloring Ball: Something Fishy
Post by: Flugeldufel on 19 Nov 2018, 09:43
1. selmiak
2. Tabata
3. arj0n
Title: Re: Coloring Ball: Something Fishy
Post by: dactylopus on 20 Nov 2018, 06:27
1st - arj0n - This was very close to my own idea, wish I had the time to do it.
2nd - Morganw - Playing with the theme, I love it.
3rd - Tabata - This is just so lovable.
Title: Re: Coloring Ball: Something Fishy
Post by: Adeel on 20 Nov 2018, 11:11
1- morganw
2- arj0n
3- Cassiebsg
Title: Re: Coloring Ball: Something Fishy
Post by: ZapZap on 20 Nov 2018, 13:11
1. Selmiak
2. Tabata
3. arj0n

Lol I hadn't noticed to be honest, probably has to do with that because it was yellow, and changing the alpha channel was the last thing I did. Between that and the date I'm a double cheater 8-)
Title: Re: Coloring Ball: Something Fishy
Post by: Creamy on 25 Nov 2018, 19:53
*END OF THE VOTES*

The golden prize (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_x86bSr4ozs) goes to:
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(http://creamy.r.c.f.unblog.fr/files/2018/10/goldfish-trophy.png)(http://creamy.r.c.f.unblog.fr/files/2018/10/goldfish-trophy.png)
Arj0n and Cleanic with 11 points.
Congratulations, the Ball is yours.


In second place (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ap_3LR5RczM) we find:
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(http://creamy.r.c.f.unblog.fr/files/2018/10/silver-carp.png)
Tabata with 10 points.


Then, a bronze medal (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jrloGLmeum8) is awarded to:
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(http://creamy.r.c.f.unblog.fr/files/2018/10/chocolate-fish.png)
Selmiak with 9 points.


Thank you (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xLZ34J01FG8) all for participating. Despite the limited Mattel Aquarius (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=06X5HYynP5E) palette and the prescribed shape, you showed a lot of creativity.

Title: Re: Coloring Ball: Something Fishy
Post by: selmiak on 26 Nov 2018, 06:45
So who starts the next CB? arj0n or Cleaninc?
Title: Re: Coloring Ball: Something Fishy
Post by: ZapZap on 26 Nov 2018, 20:36
Well as I already said I kinda double cheated, so Arj0n should keep both the trophy and the shape-designing honor (then I'll be able to participate again, hopefully on time and following all the premises :-[ :P)
Congrats!
Title: Re: Coloring Ball: Something Fishy
Post by: selmiak on 27 Nov 2018, 06:47
but arjon mostly uses the CGA palette, this is even worse than mattell aquarius 8-0 :P :-D
Title: Re: Coloring Ball: Something Fishy
Post by: arj0n on 27 Nov 2018, 19:36
Wow, that was kinda unexpected. Congrats to you too, Cleanic.
And awesome that 8 entries came up, despite the color limit restriction :)

btw, I understood Cleanic's shoelace-color-issue was by mistake.
And as for posting an entry after the deadline, well a deadline can get extended ;)
(plus host Creamy said: "Since the vote hasn't started yet, I let you in.")
Therefor please do grab at least also a copy of the goldfish trophy.


but arjon mostly uses the CGA palette, this is even worse than mattell aquarius 8-0 :P :-D
wait, what?! CGA is worse than Mattell Aquarius...? But, but... :~(
Title: Re: Coloring Ball: Something Fishy
Post by: dactylopus on 28 Nov 2018, 02:51
but arjon mostly uses the CGA palette, this is even worse than mattell aquarius 8-0 :P :-D
wait, what?! CGA is worse than Mattell Aquarius...? But, but... :~(

Do I smell a CGA challenge coming?

Congratulations to everyone with an award, and great entries all around.
Title: Re: Coloring Ball: Something Fishy
Post by: selmiak on 28 Nov 2018, 16:15
wait, what?! CGA is worse than Mattell Aquarius...? But, but... :~(

Just teasing to get a great challenge. What about inverted CGA pallette. Wait, let me win the next CB and you'll get that :D
Title: Re: Coloring Ball: Something Fishy
Post by: Tabata on 28 Nov 2018, 16:49
YAY - I made it onto the stairs!  (http://s1.directupload.net/images/user/140717/xxcql64u.gif)
Thanks a lot for the votes and congats to the other winners! :-*


... Wait, let me win the next CB and you'll get that :D 
I am unsure whether this is a threat or a bribe  (http://s1.directupload.net/images/user/140717/lq4m5cwn.gif)  (http://s7.directupload.net/images/user/120922/alren33c.gif)