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November 18, 2012
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Pixel pumpkin by Synfull Pixel pumpkin by Synfull
About a month ago =Wooded-Wolf started up an awesome project known as the Pile O' Pumpkins Tribute project based on the original Pile O' Pumpkin Project hosted by `ShoneGold back in 2008.

The idea behind both projects is to create a pixel (not emoticon) pumpkin using a given set of limited colours. I took part in the original project 4 years ago and it was through this I dove into the world of pixelling objects. Sadly I'm so ashamed of my previous entry I don't want to share it (though it is still on the project page and maybe in my gallery) and this time around I thought I could do much better.

I promised to take part when I heard about it but then sadly life got in the way and I've slowly put off making the pumpkin for several weeks now. I feel this is kind of a shame as I hoped to use my deviation to help promote the project in it's prime and the delay means the time of year is now less appropriate. But oh well, I got there eventually.

I took inspiration from a reference to get the initial shape of the pumpkin and then set about shading it in my own style. I actually found the shading quite challenging as I struggled to get a couple of the colours to blend. Normally I would have used an intermediate colour but when the colour palette is provided there isn't an option for that.

Of course when it came to adding features to the pumpkin I just had to do a set of horns. It took a bit of fiddling about to get everything looking right, and I'm proud of the end result (especially in comparison to my version 4 years earlier).

I would highly recommend taking part. I know it is no longer Halloween but the project is good fun and really makes you push your skills on pixelling objects with a limited number of colours. Even if you have never done anything like that in the past, a project like this is a great place to start, and you never know - 4 years down the link another tribute may come along and you can test how your skills have improved.

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You did an amazing job!:squee:
silverhammer Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Turned out really good :)
Shadowhedge1001 Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I say you did great with the material you were given. :) You really reached into your tallents to make this and I think the result is wonderful. :D The horns were a nice touch, considering it does have a resemblance to your own emote OC. ^-^
:) Thank you. I wanted to make something that people could easily recognise as my own work and I think the horns are a nice way to do that
Shadowhedge1001 Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Indeed it is. :D I knew who made it before I even scrolled down. >w<
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