~ ZEJ Pixel Challenge ~ Something that has been thrown around for a little while around ZEJ is the idea for a pixel-art or spriting challenge, but it has never actually come to fruition... well, that is, until now. I'd like to create a little bi-weekly/monthly/whatever challenge that should inspire a little bit of activity on ZEJ for those who are willing to partake! Basically, my idea on how this will be run is that, every couple of weeks, a new challenge will be unveiled by the winner of the previous contest. This way, there is constantly a cycle of ideas from a variety of different users. The new challenge will be open for a couple of weeks (2-4), and then closed for voting. The cycle continues with the newly-crowned victor posting a new challenge in this thread! The challenges can be a wide range of things - from palette creation, to lineart-making, to frankenspriting, to full out custom spriting. The possibilities are pretty much endless, and it is up to you guys (or, whoever wins among you guys) to choose! Anyway, in order to get the first challenge right underway... Challenge 1: Fix the Fusion! Aaah, Pokemon. Such beloved creatures. So by now, it's pretty safe to assume that almost everyone on the internet has heard of the Pokemon Fusion tool. In case you've been living under a rock, the basic premise is that it combines the appearances of two of the First Gen Pokemon, and creates a very rough approximation of a combination of the two of them, resizing the sprites accordingly to 'fit.' As it grew to enrapture the internet with its charm, a diverse array of artists were so enthralled that they created a bunch of art out of the results they received from the generator. It's a pretty neat tool. For our first challenge, we're going to take one of those randomly-combined results, and fix it up to make it look as though this were the intentional design of the Pokemon, through respriting the result churned out and making the design look very pretty in pixel form. There are no size restrictions, nor palette restrictions, but please stick as closely to the result you were given as you possibly can! Post the design you will be tackling below in this thread. This round of the Pixel Challenge will end on Sunday, March 16, 2014, at which time the voting process will occur. Good luck! And if you have any questions, please post them in this thread!