Author Topic: Background Blitz: October 17 - October 31  (Read 3497 times)

Darth Mandarb

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Background Blitz: October 17 - October 31
« on: 17 Oct 2003, 18:51 »

This time around ... in honor of Halloween, let's do a Tim Burton'esque background.

Theme: A creepy landscape (cemetary, haunted mansion, deserted street, etc.) in a Tim Burton type style.
Size: No bigger than 640 x 480
Colors: No more than 128

For reference check out movies like Sleepy Hollow, Edward Scissorhands, The Nightmare Before Christmas, etc. to get a feel for Tim Burton's style.

The guy that I picked to win the last BGBlitz hasn't posted in awhile so I'm starting this new one.  Because of this, the winner will be selected by your votes (not just mine ... though I will be voting)

Enjoy and Happy Halloween (to those who celebrate the holiday)

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Re:Background Blitz: October 17 - October 31
« Reply #1 on: 17 Oct 2003, 19:19 »
Hmm, actually I already did a Burton-esque background a while ago.

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Re:Background Blitz: October 17 - October 31
« Reply #2 on: 18 Oct 2003, 02:04 »
erm, ignore this, missed the bit about tim burton references
« Last Edit: 18 Oct 2003, 02:05 by BOYD1981 »

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Re:Background Blitz: October 17 - October 31
« Reply #3 on: 18 Oct 2003, 02:14 »
Umm....the winner of the blitz is ALWAYS chosen by vote.

I think I need to post the rules again...

Here we go:
 I think it would be better if we voted for the winner instead of someone bring picked out by just one person. So we'll have a voting period after the end of the period so people can vote on the thread.

And two, we'll have an ongoing list of topics on a thread that people can just post thier ideas on and we'll just pick one out of there. This gives people who don't always win or participate but have good ideas a chance to contribute.

The winner gets the satisfaction of winning by vote and we'll make a gallery of the winners backgrounds.

Mmm tracing over photos not allowed, this isnt enforceable but you'll live with your conscience if you do it.

Comp ends every other midnight Friday UK time, voting until friday night. New comp begins friday evening simultanously with votes. Votes tallied saturday morning. That allows about two weeks for getting stuff done and I hope more than enough time for voting.

I know we aren't sticking to the timings or the list...but the vote thing has always been there. It seems we skipped it for the last blitz. I think its fairer to vote, that's why I started the blitz with a voting policy.
« Last Edit: 18 Oct 2003, 02:30 by OneThinkingGal and ._. »

Darth Mandarb

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Re:Background Blitz: October 17 - October 31
« Reply #4 on: 18 Oct 2003, 02:51 »
I mistook the voting like it is in the Sprite Jam ...

darthMANDARB humbly presents his toenails so he can be strung up by them for such a monumental mistake ...

Who did a trace over?

darth

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Re:Background Blitz: October 17 - October 31
« Reply #5 on: 18 Oct 2003, 19:56 »
i must apolagize to you all for not posting. my internet is on the fritz, in fact it died about 10 times while i tried to post this, if i enter another one of yalls contest i will post my next contest idea along with it in case something similar happens. btw thanks Darth Mandarb you pretty much picked the subject matter i had in mind, well tis the season to be spooky.

Re:Background Blitz: October 17 - October 31
« Reply #6 on: 22 Oct 2003, 03:25 »
I mistook the voting like it is in the Sprite Jam ...

darthMANDARB humbly presents his toenails so he can be strung up by them for such a monumental mistake ...

Who did a trace over?

darth

No one did...its just a rule. I'll put the rules in a more succinct form so they can be posted with every iteration.  :)

Re:Background Blitz: October 17 - October 31
« Reply #7 on: 25 Oct 2003, 17:56 »
Here is my entry. I hope it is Burton-ish enough.

Size: 320 x 200
Colors: 96





I feel more confident at both making small images (sprites) or modifying large ones (photshop-jobs) than at making large ones (backgrounds). C&C appreciated. Should I a-a the tree against the moon or the foreground against the sky?

Also, who gets to vote? Only those that made a bg or everyone who wants to or else?
« Last Edit: 25 Oct 2003, 17:57 by Anym »
I look just like Bobbin Threadbare.

Re:Background Blitz: October 17 - October 31
« Reply #8 on: 27 Oct 2003, 23:32 »
Darn. Looks like I'm not the only one who likes trees. I guess I'll give this now and if I have time I'll do something not so "cliche".

Large:


Small:


By the way, excellent idea, Darth.
« Last Edit: 27 Oct 2003, 23:34 by AlexisVale »

Re:Background Blitz: October 17 - October 31
« Reply #9 on: 29 Oct 2003, 00:37 »
Nice work ._. I like 'em all!

Everyone can vote, whether they participate or not.
« Last Edit: 29 Oct 2003, 00:37 by OneThinkingGal and ._. »

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Re:Background Blitz: October 17 - October 31
« Reply #10 on: 31 Oct 2003, 02:03 »

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Re:Background Blitz: October 17 - October 31
« Reply #11 on: 31 Oct 2003, 05:51 »
It's the 31st ... I vote for Wanderlady ...

I love the face in the cloud.  Nice touch,  it earned you my vote!

dm

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Re:Background Blitz: October 17 - October 31
« Reply #12 on: 31 Oct 2003, 06:46 »
My vote goes to Anym



WanderLady

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Re:Background Blitz: October 17 - October 31
« Reply #13 on: 31 Oct 2003, 22:42 »
AlexisVale:Cliche? I don't know. I think it's an awesome scene.

My vote for Alexis.

Re:Background Blitz: October 17 - October 31
« Reply #14 on: 01 Nov 2003, 03:34 »
Tough choice ._.

Mmmm...alexisvale gets my vote. This is one blitz where every entry is fantastic.

Wanderlady, I love your tree. :D

TheYak

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Re:Background Blitz: October 17 - October 31
« Reply #15 on: 01 Nov 2003, 04:46 »
I gotta go for Wanderlady too..   I had trouble figuring out which I liked best but then decided to go for the one that most resembles an adventure-game Background.

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Re:Background Blitz: October 17 - October 31
« Reply #16 on: 01 Nov 2003, 07:34 »
i go wanderlady for the same reason -  it looks most like a background.
everyone's was great IMO. it would be awesome to see an actual game in those styles.

Re:Background Blitz: October 17 - October 31
« Reply #17 on: 01 Nov 2003, 11:12 »
I vote for AlexisVale... Swings are scary! :o

Even tough WanderLady's is prettyful, it seems a bit too... colorful.
« Last Edit: 01 Nov 2003, 11:13 by Anym »
I look just like Bobbin Threadbare.

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Re:Background Blitz: October 17 - October 31
« Reply #18 on: 01 Nov 2003, 17:28 »
I vote for Wanderlady.

Re:Background Blitz: October 17 - October 31
« Reply #19 on: 01 Nov 2003, 18:07 »
I vote for AlexisVale, it just seems a little more creepy!