the return of the mushroom enthusiasts

the return of the mushroom enthusiasts

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the return of the mushroom enthusiasts

Title: the return of the mushroom enthusiasts
Pixel Artist: mwambi  (Level 4 Mercenary :: 8227 points)
Posted: 1/6/2016 11:32
Palette: 17 colors
Statistics:  11 comments    34 faves    0 avatars

Improved and more colourful version of this.


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8Nephila8 (Level 8 Venus fly trap) @ 3/2/2021 17:40

I love both versions of this image!  I kinda picture the red pattern as what's going on in the troll/goblins head right now after eating those mushrooms.

mwambi (Level 4 Mercenary) @ 1/15/2016 02:01

Thank you!

I very much enjoyed reading your analysis, and you made many interesting and relevant observations. I've already lightened most of the darker shades and it worked just right.

Also, I don't know what the smoke-like patterns were supposed to represent, but I'd think more of a simple side-effect of no significance.

big brother (Level 11 Admiral) @ 1/13/2016 23:20
Great work! 
I also prefer the original, but I think it boils down to the following points for me.
The smoke-like patterns (spirits leaving their bodies?) above the characters match the organic rendering of the rest of the piece better than the current geometric design does, and they strongly contrast the static poses of the creatures. 
In the original, it seemed like the troll's eyes are glowing, turning the shadows lavender. 
These two elements worked to tell a more interesting story.
I love the red/green palette. I think the forms would gain depth if you lightened several of the dark shades. You spent the time on those rock details, might as well showcase it. 

mwambi (Level 4 Mercenary) @ 1/9/2016 14:38

It's hard to say... Certainly too much. This must've took me close to 10 hours, I'd say, but I already had a base. I only worked on it sporadically and dont usually do that kind of stuff, so it's even more difficult to give you a good approximation.

CritiqueMyWork (Level 8 Rear Admiral) @ 1/9/2016 05:46

Great work, how many hours does it take you to finish a drawing like this?

mwambi (Level 4 Mercenary) @ 1/9/2016 01:05

Firstly, thanks, that means a lot. I still feel pretty unconfortable with all these colours (I was a black pen fanatic, not so long ago) so it's a little reassuring to hear that.

And I kinda agree with you about the previous version. There's also more mystery in it, something like savagery, too, and it fits the context pretty well.

Mandrill (Level 9 T-rex) @ 1/8/2016 12:57

This is another outstanding piece and shows that you are more than able to handle complex palettes. However, personally I like the 3 colour version more. Somehow the sharpness, visible clusters and high contrast appeal more to me.

mwambi (Level 4 Mercenary) @ 1/7/2016 13:58


I think you were right. I've added green everywhere, a lot on the rocks, and I'm quite happy with the result. It acts nicely with the purples and reds, as to be expected. Anyhow, thanks a lot for your input.

(I also changed a lot of things here and there.. couldn't help it)

iDew (Level 1 Rookie) @ 1/7/2016 06:21

Very nice, tho it seems like it lacks some greens

Oxalis (Level 1 Rookie) @ 1/7/2016 01:25

It's super super nice!

zozol32 (Level 1 Depressed) @ 1/6/2016 14:03

Excellent.  It reminds me Gollum.

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