Machine City

Machine City

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Machine City

Title: Machine City
Pixel Artist: Finlal  (Level 11 Special Agent :: 26885 points)
Posted: 4/6/2016 18:58
Statistics:  39 comments    281 faves    0 avatars

This thing was on my drive for a time too long now.
Needed to release it already.

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syedahumna56 (Level 2 CGA) @ 6/4/2022 11:43


Drea (Level 7 Teleporter) @ 2/11/2021 18:55

Love the colours 

Bloudit (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 9/2/2019 18:20

This has been my desktop background for quite some time now.

(scales up to 1920x1080 at 4x, just to let others know)

Really nice scene, lots of details to appreciate

gawrone (Level 11 Dimetrodon) @ 8/4/2019 23:42

Amazing. In love with those clouds.

Wanderboy (Level 2 Quiet One) @ 10/22/2018 01:19

Wonderful colors and architecture!

upper0 (Level 3 Sergeant) @ 6/29/2017 23:21

Very beautiful!

Artchemist (Level 1 Rookie) @ 6/16/2017 11:56

I love this mate

Theoden (Level 10 Operative) @ 1/29/2017 14:22

Excellent rendering.

wasteboy (Level 3 Private Eye) @ 1/23/2017 10:51

man, this is so dope!

Drozerix (Level 3 Stalker) @ 12/11/2016 11:31


Opacus (Level 7 Ichikyu) @ 5/28/2016 04:51

I love this. Especially the textures and colour usage are totally on point. 

danieldarussian (Level 1 Rookie) @ 5/25/2016 15:59

this is sick keep up the work my friend

Finlal (Level 11 Special Agent) @ 4/12/2016 00:16

@rocifier, well, it is an important part of the picture. I couldn't come up with something that can replace the bike and moving it from the focus, and leaving an empty space is not such a good idea, I think. Still, thanks.

rocifier (Level 1 Rookie) @ 4/12/2016 00:14

Aw you kept the focus on the bike. Still, beautiful piece.

Finlal (Level 11 Special Agent) @ 4/11/2016 03:12

@TheInquisitor, Thanks for the compliments and feedback.
The bike and the guy originally were meant to be sprites, so it turned out contrast to the background. But I don't really want to change anything right now and thinking about just leaving the picture as it is.

dm404 (Level 5 Detective) @ 4/11/2016 00:18

Really great design work with the buildings there.

TheInquisitor (Level 4 Shichikyu) @ 4/11/2016 00:01

Great work!

Actually the only bit I don't like is the bike. It looks quite pixelated and scraggy compared to the rest. I'd recommend having a second look at that, perhaps keeping it darker and anti-aliased to the horizon behind. Maybe.

AlcopopStar (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 4/10/2016 19:13

Great mood and pallet. Really good job

SparklyLasagna (Level 1 Jukyu) @ 4/10/2016 17:22

very cool

Weston (Level 5 Detective) @ 4/8/2016 09:28

Um...yes please! Great work!

Zizka (Level 10 Deep Blue) @ 4/8/2016 04:26

'cause I need a reason why you're so damn good. 

Finlal (Level 11 Special Agent) @ 4/7/2016 22:51

Why do you bring up my heritage everytime, comrade Zizka?
It's not accepted here, in Mother Russia.

Zizka (Level 10 Deep Blue) @ 4/7/2016 15:10

Goodamn! Looks great. Russians are taking over the world. 

jok (Level 11 Master Assassin) @ 4/7/2016 14:51

nice work, colors, atmosphere, small details

Finlal (Level 11 Special Agent) @ 4/7/2016 14:21

@Redshrike, It's really a good thing. I always tried to copy some of the Helm's techniques. And it's really great to hear the comparison with such an artist.

Finlal (Level 11 Special Agent) @ 4/7/2016 14:19

@Mandrill, tsenkz.

|||| (Level 8 Venus fly trap) @ 4/7/2016 14:15

I'd say it's very atmospheric.. the ramps and  bicycle make it appear to be a bmx riders' haven

BertMi (Level 4 Mercenary) @ 4/7/2016 10:45

Amazing! I totally agree with what Manupix said about the diagonal lines. It's not exactly a mistake but it would surely look better if you used different angles of inclination in those lines. I don't have much to add because landscapes are not really my thing.

I just wanted to say I really like the colors, they worked very well together. (:

Scarodactyl (Level 8 Ruby) @ 4/7/2016 09:58

For some reason this gives me a very 'Helm'-like vibe (which is always a good thing).

Finlal (Level 11 Special Agent) @ 4/7/2016 08:11

@Manu, Wow, that's a great feedback, thanks.
I didn't know most of all, really. Will try to implement in my next pieces.
About least used colors - nice catch. Well, half of it. One of the colors is accidential indeed. Somewhere in the middle of the work I got my pencil set on 99% transparency or something like that, so there was few accidental colors. Thought I got rid of them. Nof fixed. As for hair - I added this color especially for those 2 pixels, couldn't find a fitting one in the palette.

Manupix (Level 11 Godzilla) @ 4/7/2016 07:55


There are some composition weaknesses though.
Most diagonal lines // are parallel and probably too much so, a few \\ lines in the upper right corner (or top center) might add some dynamism.
The sky 'even randomness' makes it look flat, a more realistic 'perspective' might give the piece more depth.
More brighter clouds would help balance the big shadow patch on the right of the piece.

Palette nitpick: those 2 least used colors are likely accidental.
Not sure about the bike outlines.

Seikame (Level 4 Button Man) @ 4/7/2016 05:10

I will never wash my eyes anymore.

Mandrill (Level 9 T-rex) @ 4/7/2016 04:53



ultra kewl!!! 


ultra, ultra kewl!!!

ptoing (Level 7 Cuttlefish) @ 4/7/2016 02:19

Instant fave. I think it is plenty atmospheric and there is nothing that is obvious as needing polish, IMO.

Great work.

Nether (Level 5 NES) @ 4/6/2016 22:38

I honestly think it doesn't need polishing at all. Fantastic work!

Finlal (Level 11 Special Agent) @ 4/6/2016 21:07

@philippejugnet, Thanks. Surely it could. Everything can be polished more, but I've been working on it for more than 2 months (in a veeery slow pace), so wanted to finish.

Wolfenoctis (Level 8 Cannibal) @ 4/6/2016 20:17

It's finally done, great stuff

philippejugnet (Level 6 Hitman) @ 4/6/2016 20:07

Lovely scene. I just think it could have been more atmospheric somehow.

si-Kucing (Level 2 Hired Gun) @ 4/6/2016 20:03

Beautiful! O_O <3

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