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Title: BearBeeCue
Pixel Artist: Owlfly  (Level 2 Quiet One :: 1795 points)
Posted: 11/30/2017 10:02
Palette: 17 colors
Statistics:  3 comments    5 faves    0 avatars

This was a fun experiment. I took a traditional drawing, scanned and shrunk it down, and then used Dan Fessler's index painting trick on it... and then spent conservatively like 20 hours fiddling with the pixels, to the point where it probably would have been more expedient to just pixel it by hand from the start.

In any case, I've spent so long staring that this thing that I'm having trouble taking an objective look at it, so I would love any comments or critique anyone's willing to give about any aspect of the picture.

Update: removed the confusing bee abdomen, made the wing more transparent, fixed the stance a bit.


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KirkeNedakh (Level 1 Rookie) @ 12/1/2017 14:37

Yeah, I meant "the tip of the bee's abdomen" but I didn't know the proper words, so I just described it by my (funny) own words  But I am so glad, that you understand my intention! I not necessary wanted to you remove it, but maybe a bit clarify? As you prefer. Now also looks great 
And you made a cool job with this wing now! It looks just as I imagined!  So cool work!

Owlfly (Level 2 Quiet One) @ 12/1/2017 07:38

thanks for the comments! Good call on the wings and spatula. As far as the thing between the legs (lol), that was supposed to be the bottom of the apron and below that, the tip of the bee's abdomen. See for example:

But yeah, I struggled a lot deciding whether to include it, and it sounds like maybe I should just remove it for clarity's sake.

KirkeNedakh (Level 1 Rookie) @ 12/1/2017 05:29

Wow!  It is so cool. Firstly - it is a great use of 17 colors! That is really incredible. I love your shadows and character. This bear is dangerous and cute at the same time. Super!

If you want critique - I have a few comments:
- the bear holds stuff in his right hand in a bit artificial way;
- maybe it will be better if you'll manage to make his left wings more simulate transparent;
- this something between his legs (I know, it sounds bad xD) is so strange - what is it? If it is something like bees have, maybe you could a bit improve it?

But really whole image is just amazing! I love it! Great job 

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