Eiffel Swimming

Eiffel Swimming

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Eiffel Swimming



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Title: Eiffel Swimming
Pixel Artist: Master484  (Level 3 Chief :: 1785 points)
Posted: 7/14/2016 02:46
Palette: 14 colors
Statistics:  4 comments    2 faves    0 avatars

Swimming Eiffel tower for the weekly challenge.

I tried to imitate the style and feeling of the first loading screen in the Amiga game Agony, which you can see here: http://hol.abime.net/3209/screenshot

The end result was somewhat successful, although the sea ended up looking like a bubble bath, followed by ice, through which the eiffel has crashed. But it adds to the surreal feeling of the pic, so I decided to leave it that way. :D

And the shading of the coastline rocks on the left and right may look a little bit strange too, because some have green/brown dither shadows and some have solid black shadows. The reason for this is that first I made all shadows black, but it looked wrong. So I shaded the big rocks with green/brown dither, which looked good. But when I tried to shade the smaller rocks in the same way, the shadows appeared too bright and the coastline lost contrast and depth. A few extra colors might have helped, but I couldn't add any more because of the 14 color challenge maximum. So as a compromise I chose these hybrid shadows. :)
 

EDIT: Improved the clouds and the rocks.


Weekly Challenge: The Eiffel TowerWeekly Challenge: The Eiffel Tower

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Master484 (Level 3 Chief) @ 7/15/2016 06:52

Ok I have uploaded an updated version; the clouds and the rock shadows now look better. :)


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Master484 (Level 3 Chief) @ 7/14/2016 07:55

Thanks guys. :)

@Nami

Thanks for the links. I agree with the clouds, they too could be better. Luckily there is still time left to try out different styles; 4 days until Sunday, so I'll most likely post an updated version before the challenge deadline arrives. :)


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matt0 (Level 3 Corporate Drone) @ 7/14/2016 04:32

Was going to say it reminded me of Agony, then I read your description.

You've run down most of the technical issues with the image yourself so there's not much left for me to say other than congratulations on nailing the style!


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Nami (Level 3 Private Eye) @ 7/14/2016 04:05

AGONY <3 I really liked it's art back then :D Nice piece, only the clouds could use better effect.

If the rocks bother you, I would suggest a shading like this instead of dithering:
- http://pixeljoint.com/pixelart/76665.htm
- http://pixeljoint.com/pixelart/91942.htm

Same for the clouds:
- http://pixeljoint.com/pixelart/67859.htm

At least these are what I would aim for :)


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