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Official PMCSA contest -color palette challenge-

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created 12/24/2012 2:11 pm by DinowCookie
last reply 10/24/2013 7:52 pm

Color palette challenge!
This is an official contest organized by the PMC skinning association

Winners announced!

end date; the 13th of January 2013

Hello PMCSA members and visitors! :3
I came up with a new contest for you guys to join in, and its very different from usual contests.
You don't get a theme, no guidelines and not even rules concerning what the skin has to be of >:3, all you get is a color palette!

So why just a color palette?

Norique, a friend of mine, came up with the idea of several people making a skin with the same color palette. I immediately loved that idea :3 I would love to see how much people can do with a limited amount of colors. It will look like one epic collection of skins that look-alike-but-are-completely-different.
Also I think that accepting this challenge will be a good experience for skinners that have trouble coloring their skins or have trouble getting enough contrast into their skin.

The palette

This is the palette everyone is gonna have to work with. It includes:

- orange
- light blue
- deep blue
- two browns
- white (shaded yellow-ish)
- black (shaded blue-green-ish)
- grey (gradient)
- gold/yellow
- a little green
- skin-color
- the base balck and white

The palette is made using a HUE-shift and quite a contrast. I tried to include as much colors as possible though I may do a color palette challenge again with fewer colors >:3.

You can get the palette on a skin template here

Additional rules

- Only use the colors in the color palette; work with a color-picker (preferably work with MCskin3D)
- You can work with transperency, as long as you don't blend colors (don't blend orange and blue, but you can blend dark-orange with light-orange or dark-green with light-green)
- You can use the base black and white to darken and lighten
- You can NOT use a noise tool on your skin
- In MCskin3D you can not use the burn/dodge tool
- You don't have to use all colors, you are free to use just a few, or all of them

Once you've made your entry you will have to PM me, and I'll add your entry to the list below;
Entries list


-The people who are in the PMCSA as a member, will have their link added on the members' list by joining in the contest.
- The maker of the best skin -excluding skins made by elite members- will be invited to become an elite member in the association.
- The top 3 most original will be mentioned at the end of the contest and that way get a lot of recognition out of this
- Pixel-art-trophies for the 'about me's' of the top 3
- I will try to provide a participation badge for on the 'about me's' of the people that entered.


The judging will be done by 3 experienced skinners -including me- and due voting we'll decide which skins are the best :3
There will be judged on most creative use of the palette and best concept, but also on the shading technique -so no messy shading please :3-
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Level 50 : Grandmaster Dinosaur

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10/24/2013 7:52 pm
Level 53 : Grandmaster Pyro
Please do not necropost. This thread, contest and group has been dead for many months.

10/24/2013 3:40 pm
Level 5 : Apprentice Network
01/25/2013 6:31 pm
Level 20 : Expert Robot
Why didnt you add my skin to the Pallete Challenge? i sent you it...
01/14/2013 5:57 pm
Level 19 : Journeyman Zombie
Hey Dinow, can you PM me the next time a contest arises?
01/14/2013 6:59 pm
Level 35 : Artisan Droid
There is another contest running at this moment.

01/14/2013 3:32 pm
Level 33 : Artisan Artist
Congrats to the winners!
01/13/2013 11:31 pm
Level 34 : Artisan Unicorn
Well that was fun congrats to the winners I look forward to the next contest
01/13/2013 6:49 pm
Level 52 : Grandmaster Meme
The Masked Bandit
I hate my computer sometimes it doesn't read things like spoilers correctly
01/13/2013 1:18 pm
Level 52 : Grandmaster Meme
The Masked Bandit
My entry wasn't even put in the entries list :-/ whatever this was a fun contest
01/13/2013 1:40 pm
Level 50 : Grandmaster Dinosaur
but its there
01/13/2013 8:38 am
Level 33 : Artisan Artist

The results are today!
01/12/2013 6:00 pm
Level 22 : Expert Miner
Dinow when i try to get the color palette it doesnt work it goes to adfly then i click skip add then it goes blank
01/12/2013 3:51 pm
Level 39 : Artisan Artist
Um... I was just wondering how to get the colour palette as a .swtch file... T^T
01/12/2013 7:55 am
Level 24 : Expert Dragonborn
01/11/2013 3:07 pm
Level 24 : Expert Dragonborn
Can we do more than one entrie?
01/11/2013 3:07 pm
Level 50 : Grandmaster Dinosaur
01/11/2013 5:19 am
Level 27 : Expert Pixel Painter
01/10/2013 7:42 pm
Level 63 : High Grandmaster Dragon
01/10/2013 4:57 am
Level 47 : Master Wolf Whisperer
Omg can't wait just a couple more days!!
01/09/2013 11:52 pm
Level 35 : Artisan Droid
Here is my entry! First Palette Ever Attempted. Will be using it more often.

View The Experiment [PMCSA Palette Challenge]
01/09/2013 7:49 am
Level 23 : Expert Ninja
01/08/2013 11:17 pm
Level 19 : Journeyman Explorer
can i participate?
01/08/2013 8:46 pm
Level 42 : Master Droid
The "PMC skinning association" is quite possibly the most useless thing to come to pmc..also, I would love to point out is just there to collect experience.
01/09/2013 1:23 pm
Level 50 : Grandmaster Dinosaur
don't get any exp for forum posts
and besides, would it be wrong to gain experience points for organizing fun things / help within the PMC community? I put lots of my spare time into it y'know.... could also stop, but I dont think people would like that too much


^ that there is exactly the reason why I set this thing up
01/08/2013 10:43 pm
Level 52 : Grandmaster Meme
The Masked Bandit
You could be more specific because then you could say that any society is useless. It's more for the improvement of eachother and things like this contest to get a better sense of community. I don't see dinowcookie as being the type of person to do this for exp. you can have your own thoughts but there is no need for you to post that here.
01/08/2013 8:42 pm
Level 3 : Apprentice Geek
Waiting time. D:
01/08/2013 8:12 pm
Level 54 : Grandmaster Skinner
My skin! Can't wait for the results. ... ter-in-3d/
01/07/2013 6:33 pm
Level 35 : Artisan Hunter
01/07/2013 8:53 am
Level 38 : Artisan Mage
Now, I am waiting patiently for the final results. xD
01/07/2013 7:31 am
Level 45 : Master Princess
You just stuffed my palette up! I kill u! Oh, we are making skins lol
01/06/2013 12:21 pm
Level 24 : Expert Princess
01/06/2013 11:21 am
Level 17 : Journeyman Button Pusher
this is my entry btw is it ok to use this palette elsewhere? ... mpetition/
01/06/2013 2:41 pm
Level 50 : Grandmaster Dinosaur
Yeah you can use the palette for other skins if you want to
I recommend you to learn how to make such palette yourself though ;P
01/06/2013 10:30 am
Level 50 : Grandmaster Dinosaur
end date; the 13th of January 2013
01/06/2013 9:58 am
Level 33 : Artisan Pokemon
I'm really eager to see the results! I don't think I'm gonna win, though :/
01/06/2013 10:03 am
Level 33 : Artisan Artist
Same here. :S
01/07/2013 7:25 am
Level 30 : Artisan Princess
And Here
01/06/2013 5:47 am
Level 17 : Journeyman Button Pusher
Here is my contest entrie quiet good for my level i think p.s. is it ok to use this palette elsewhere? ... mpetition/

I have PMed you aswell but there was no reply and that was about a week ago
01/06/2013 5:17 am
Level 17 : Journeyman Button Pusher
Hey dinow i entered and mine still isnt on the list i enterd quite a while ago should i send you it agen?
01/05/2013 10:38 pm
Level 51 : Grandmaster Turtle
Hey, Dinow for some reason my pm wont send and it just keeps loading could i post my skin here?
01/05/2013 5:51 pm
Level 26 : Expert Pirate
Aww, cool idea!
01/05/2013 4:07 pm
Level 45 : Master Pixel Painter
My Entry:

Sneak Peak:

Please take a look and Diamond if you like
01/05/2013 1:14 pm
Level 60 : High Grandmaster Programmer
Am I kicked? Cause Sheena said that I am (but my skin is still in the entries spoiler)
01/05/2013 11:20 am
Level 52 : Grandmaster Meme
The Masked Bandit
Thank you for putting it up! and sorry for bothering you
01/04/2013 7:33 pm
Level 53 : Grandmaster Pyro
Miss Cookie, ma'am, may I ask, have you received my PM? I know you get a lot, and I feel really impatient and bad for asking, for that I am sorry.
01/04/2013 6:27 pm
Level 44 : Master Pixel Painter
How long yet?
01/04/2013 5:45 pm
Level 53 : Grandmaster Pyro
You don't need to be a member of the PMCSA to compete in the event. To join the PMCSA, PM Dinowcookie, asking to join.
01/04/2013 3:18 pm
Level 40 : Master Pyro
I have a skin I'd like to enter in the contest, but I just noticed that you have to be a member of the PMCSA which I am not currently. How does one join?

This is my currently released work.

And this is the skin I'd like to enter in the contest:

01/04/2013 6:26 pm
Level 50 : Grandmaster Dinosaur
no need to be a member to enter, you can either way
and, you can join indeed due PMming me
01/03/2013 11:06 pm
Level 52 : Grandmaster Meme
The Masked Bandit
Mine isn't on there! D: I Pm-ed you it and put on thread.
I'm sorry if I am coming across as annoying to you as that is not my intentions

PS I'm glad you got your prof back it would be a shame if they messed with your account

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