ACHTUNG! PIXEL ART INACTIVE!
Image not available for viewing until status is changed to active.

Pixel Art Details

user
Title: The cry of broken silk under lamp light
Pixel Artist: yahkehbu  (Level 5 Detective :: 4541 points)
Posted: 4/23/2016 13:19
Palette: 20 colors
Statistics:  3 comments    3 faves    0 avatars

For this weeks competition I chose the a pair of Tsukumogami, objects that become demons on their 100th birthday. The instrument is a Japanese Biwa, and a traditional garden lantern.

The biwa, known for its tragic and ghostly reportoire, is a well known Tsukumogami known as Biwa-bokuboku who wanders the halls at night lamenting that he is rarely played by his owner. The biwa is played with a large spatula-like plectrum, which can be seen in the demons hand,

Since the Biwa is derived from the Chinese Pipa, and a Biwa Tsukumogami is perhaps related to the ancient tale of Pipa Jing, where a Jade Pipa becomes a Yaoguai, seductive demon, I decided to depict this one as a female.

edit:

4.25.16:

-added Indigo lighting effect on lamp, other minor details


Weekly Challenge: Japanese HorrorWeekly Challenge: Japanese Horror

Discussion

If you would like to comment you will need to be logged in. Register now. It only takes a moment and it's free.


user
yahkehbu (Level 5 Detective) @ 4/24/2016 20:22

Thanks for the crit Lakelezz. I updated the image, had to tweak the palette a bit. The indigo changes the feeling of the piece, but I like the lightheartedness of the color to bridge between the traumatic biwa and cute lamp, so hopefully its for the better :D


user
Lakelezz (Level 1 Depressed) @ 4/24/2016 07:36

The transformation from the preview to the real piece was a cool thing and totally goes hand in hand with your description. Nailed that one for sure.

While the lighting on the body is visible, I feel like the lighting source seems not strong enough. The flame itself is quite weak and drowns within lamp's body.


user
Yomiell (Level 1 Jukyu) @ 4/23/2016 20:45

Wow, when I clicked on the thumbnail this really wasn't what I was expecting.
Excellent job!


Related & Tags


Japan, demons, China, music instrument, The cry of broken silk under lamp light avatars, The cry of broken silk under lamp light icons, The cry of broken silk under lamp light pixel art, The cry of broken silk under lamp light forum avatars, The cry of broken silk under lamp light AOL Buddy Icons

Recommended Products

Donate

Want to give some dough back to all those amazing pixel artists? Donations provide prize money for contests, help cover hosting costs and support new initiatives.

Report Problem

If you are going to report an issue with this piece please provide relevant URLs/Images to back up your claim.

Register

If you would like to be a team player why not register? It's quick and easy and you'll be able to comment on, rate and upload pixel art.

Already Registered?