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Pixpal Shadow Contest! (June 2024) (21 Posts and 426 Views) (Closed)
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Jun 1st, 2024 - 9:04 AM
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That's right, we're having another pixpal shadow contest!

How to Participate:
1. Use one of the shadows below to create a new pixpal! (You may draw inside the shadow using an art program of your choice!) If you're not able to draw, you may describe your design -- but please be as clear and detailed as possible. If you'd like to make a non-pixel version of a shadow, you may trace the shadow. You may also resize the shadow as you see fit.

2. Submit your design(s) in this thread! You may submit more than one design, but you'll only be awarded for one if you win.


The Shadows!
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Rules & Guidelines:
1. All registered users may enter, except judges.

2. With the exception of the shadow itself, designs must be drawn by you (no AI assistance, clipart, stock images, etc.) and should not contain any copyrighted material.

3. Submissions should also follow our site's general rules for appropriate content.

4. You don't have to be good at art; your idea is what matters to us!

5. Your design doesn't necessarily have to be colored, but it would certainly stand out more if it was! (And the more color variations, the better since pixpals come in 3 to 6 variations!)


Prizes:
1st place:
225 PPT
20,000 PC
Gold Contest Badge
Your Winning Pixpal x3 (upon release)

2nd Place:
100 PPT
10,000 PC
Silver Contest Badge
Your Winning Pixpal x2 (upon release)

3rd Place:
50 PPT
5,000 PC
Bronze Contest Badge
Your Winning Pixpal x1 (upon release)

All Participants:
+10 Pixpal Inventory Slots*
(*if inventory isn't already fully expanded)


Contest Start/End Date:
This contest starts on June 1 and runs until June 15, 11:59 PM (PDT). We may extend the contest if needed. Judging begins as soon as the contest ends, and may take up to 2 weeks. Currently no date is planned for when the winners will be announced.


Entrant Agreement:
By participating in the contest, you understand that if you win, your design will become the property of Pixpet.net. You also understand that you will not receive monetary compensation for submitting or winning.



Good luck everyone! We can't wait to see what you come up with!


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Jun 1st, 2024 - 9:14 AM
Nr. 2 #46773 2
Something I forgot to mention in the first post:

If the shadow you're making your design with seems to have awkward anatomy, feel free to fix it as long as you keep the general shape intact. πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘Œ
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Jun 3rd, 2024 - 2:52 AM
Nr. 3 #46778 6
lol enjoy my fingerpaintings fantastic digital art

Tabbikit: This pixpal prefers to spend its time curled up on the nearest warm, soft surface, and it's not afraid to let that be known. Tabbikits demand attention with loud cries and by winding their strongly static fur and twin prehensile tails around their chosen perch. Disturb a sleeping Tabbikit at your own risk.



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Jun 4th, 2024 - 6:04 AM
Nr. 4 #46779 6
Sure it's not valentine but had the idea of a pixpet that takes away your heart
(new to this so feedback is appreciated)
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Jun 4th, 2024 - 9:22 AM
Nr. 5 #46780 6
Was a tad bit nervous sharing at first but I did make a concept for this.

Aetherifin concept description: Aetherifin are usually found either in the clouds above where they glide with their wing-shaped tail or in the purest waters where they laze around and linger. Their numerous eyes are fully functional, able to watch what goes on, even if their back is turned. They're usually grayscale, with the only colored ones existing seemingly afflicted by something. Whether afflicted or not, it doesn't drastically change how they act, for better or for worse.

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Jun 5th, 2024 - 12:30 AM
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a somewhat goat inspired pixpal design
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Jun 6th, 2024 - 9:35 PM
Nr. 7 #46786 1
I participated in the last pixpal contest and won, am I allowed to participate again? πŸ€” (not sure if I will, I'm just curious how this works lol)
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Jun 7th, 2024 - 12:58 AM
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Quote by: @Evlin
I participated in the last pixpal contest and won, am I allowed to participate again? πŸ€” (not sure if I will, I'm just curious how this works lol)

That's a great question! I'll see what other staff members think and get back to you asap.

(Also unrelated, but I'm so sorry about Crestley's stray pixel! The corrected sprites don't seem to stick lately when they're applied...I'll see if Cherche can try again :s)
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Jun 7th, 2024 - 4:18 PM
Nr. 9 #46788 1
@BK47 thanks :) I realize it's only fair to not let winners participate again to give other players a chance

(oh that's fine, no worries haha)
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Jun 7th, 2024 - 6:15 PM
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Quote by: @Evlin
@BK47 thanks :) I realize it's only fair to not let winners participate again to give other players a chance

Spoke to other staff members, and the consensus is: let previous winners enter! So if you wanna enter, you're good to go πŸ‘Œ
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Jun 7th, 2024 - 11:39 PM
Nr. 11 #46790 2
Can Pixpet original items be used/referenced (such as plants, evobars, eggs etc.)? Something like this basically:

(not my actual submition post. I plan to make more of these cx)
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Jun 8th, 2024 - 2:32 AM
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Quote by: @Minaline
Can Pixpet original items be used/referenced (such as plants, evobars, eggs etc.)?

Sure, I don't see why not! Sounds creative :o
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Jun 8th, 2024 - 2:19 PM
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Workats: Tiny cats with big jobs. Would basically be a collection of different cat breeds in working attire or/and with small props. First time trying proper pixel art so tried a few different styles
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Jun 10th, 2024 - 2:30 PM
Nr. 14 #46794 6
little gryphons based on various pigeon breeds c:
name suggestion: Delidove

Delidoves are very good navigators. Thanks to their amazing sense of direction they have no problem delivering mail or small packages to anyone in the pixpet realm, no matter how far they have to travel. They are also very friendly and loyal pixpals, always willing to help any pixpet or pixpal that got lost and can't find their way back home.






colors: black, brown, green/lime, blue, gray, white
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Jun 12th, 2024 - 5:49 AM
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Just want to check something. I'm not a pixel (or even a digital) artist, and while the rules say you can trace the outline, is it okay to print the shadow out and draw in it that way?
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Jun 12th, 2024 - 3:24 PM
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Quote by: @Skylark-Starflower
Just want to check something. I'm not a pixel (or even a digital) artist, and while the rules say you can trace the outline, is it okay to print the shadow out and draw in it that way?

Yes, absolutely!
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Jun 12th, 2024 - 7:12 PM
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Quote by: @BK47
Quote by: @Skylark-Starflower
Just want to check something. I'm not a pixel (or even a digital) artist, and while the rules say you can trace the outline, is it okay to print the shadow out and draw in it that way?

Yes, absolutely!


Thanks! ^_^

So here's my Fluffy Horses. (Can't think of a better name. XD)

www.deviantart.com/stash/01g4xaai8mjv

The first one is Cotton Candy, the second is Storm Clouds and the third is Cotton plant.
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Jun 14th, 2024 - 4:07 AM
Nr. 18 #46802 5
No name ideas atm, I'm kind of bad at this lol. Two are inspired by some aquatic creature and one... well I had an idea but refused to use brushes to make it work and stuck with pencil tools

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Jun 14th, 2024 - 8:02 PM
Nr. 19 #46803 4
I made this near the start of the contest but art block hit me lol. I hope it's ok.

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Jun 16th, 2024 - 7:37 AM
Nr. 20 #46804 3
Last moment submission but.


Luckats: It is said the jade bead brings fortune to both the pixpal and the house. Most of these pets are covered in luxurious patters, like the foliage of a rich garden, the glimmer of gold, the lines of marble (not illustrated here sorry XD). It is said that dropping the bead brings bad luck and that a shatter of it is so disastrous the pixpal turns white in an instant.
Wasn’t brilliant here, but it’s basically a gold shiny one, one covered in leaf patters and one looking shocked at their bead.

Skyfish: Adorned with constellations like Pisces, covered in moving auroras or depicting black holes or other secrets of the deep cosmos, it is said these fish came from outer space. Those with incomplete constellations on them will look for a pair that completes the design. When upset, these fish start looking like a cloudy sky. You can’t make out an actual eye, but you just feel the dark or luminous spot on their head can sense you perfectly.
Made after half of the Pisces constellation, aurora and the black hole images. Maybe a cloudy sky variant would work too.

Cordipiges: Whenever you find a ring of mushrooms(/fairy ring), you can actually find one of these little guys, just ready to hatch. We’re not sure if they're more plant or animal, but they sure represent some interesting mushrooms.
Made after Amanita, Inky Cap, Bleeding Tooth Fungus and Purple Cordyceps.



Aaaand that’s it, I wanted to design more, but had little time for it lol
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