Jungle Coder

The musings of a third culture coder and missionary kid

Art Challenge: First 8 days

Premise

Emily came across an art challenge on Pintrest, and suggested that we could both do each prompt for it.

An art challenge that lists out 30 days of art prompts

Her medium of preference is pencil and ink, and mine is pixel art.

Day 1: Bones

Emily

A picture of a squirrel skull with some acorns and oak leaves behind it

Andrew

A picture of a skull and crossbones

Day 2: Exotic Pet

Emily

An ink sketch of a long-necked tortoise

Andrew

A pixel art image of a hedgehog, named Pokey

Day 3: Something with two heads

Emily

A picture of a two headed rat

Andrew

A picture of a yellow lizard in two scenes, back to back against a window, the right scene is sunny and the lizard looks a little cheery, the left scene has rain and clouds in the background, and the lizard looks glum

Day 4: Flowers

Emily

An ink picture of a flower

Andrew

A pixel art image of 3 yellow flowers in a porch planter, with some flowers on a trellis behind the planter attached to some Ivy

Day 5: Childhood Toy

Emily

An ink picture of a lego minifigure with a blank face

Andrew

A pixel art rendering of a blue and yellow toy plane from 3 angles, front, top and side, with the final corner having a cloud

Day 6: Eyeball

Emily

An ink picture of an eyeball that has a wick, and it melting, like a candle. It looks mad at it's predicament

Andrew

A pixel art picture of an eyeball with eyelids. It is a little unsettling due to being mostly disembodied

Day 7: Crystals

Emily

An ink picture a crystal formation that is growing a mushroom, and some small plants

Andrew

An animation of a lumpy green mass cracking. As the cracks progress, a crystal heart is revealed, and the text "Emily & Andrew" is revealed. Then the animation reverses itself, and loops

Day 8: Something from the sea

Emily

An ink picture of a ray that has a lot of cool repeating patterns

Andrew

A pixel "painting" of a simple ocean scene, with an attempt at water caustics, a cleaner fish, a clear shrimp, an anemone, and a clown fish

Postscript so far

Funnily enough, Emily’s been able to to finish her pictures much more quickly than I have. I suppose I let the pixels give me an excuse to be fussy. It’s been a good way to practice working with Asperite, and to be creative and let out some of the visuals I’ve had in my head for years, but have never expressed.

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Next: Art Challenge: The Middle Grind

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