I Am Legend

I Am Legend

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I Am Legend

Title: I Am Legend
Pixel Artist: cure  (Level 11 Pixellite :: 80473 points)
Posted: 6/14/2006 16:06
Palette: 12 colors
Statistics:  115 comments    287 faves    0 avatars

mspaint.  12 colors. thanks goes out to all those in the forums who helped with their crits and suggestions. enjoy.

A young man walks down a dusty street, toward a hot dog vendor's cart that sits at the end of the road. His only possessions are the clothes on his back and the bat in his hand. In the weeks since the outbreak, that bat has not only been his only means of survival; it has been his only friend. As far as he knows, he is the last of his kind. The sole individual  whose heart still beats, whose mind still thinks. He is the last living man on earth. When he reaches the cart, he hears a muffled sound. He can't decipher what precisely it is, but that doesn't matter.  It can only be one thing. The undead lie ahead. He cautiously rounds the corner, tightening his grip on the bat. His palms sweat with anticipation. In the open street ahead are six people, or something resembling people. He draws a deep breath and whistles as loudly as his dried lips allow. The rotting creatures slowly turn around to face him. A particularly fat one stands no more than a dozen feet away, and as the undead shamble towards him, the man focused on this one.  With each passing second, the creature draws closer and the stench becomes more sickening.  But the man remains where he is, bat in hand. He is close enough to see the color of the eyes, shades of blue and yellow, staring blankly back at him. He draws another deep breath, now gripping the bat with both hands. His enemy lets forth a horrifying moan. He sets his jaw, and swings...

Top Pixel Art - June 2006 (#3)Top Pixel Art - June 2006 (#3)


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murd3rkitty (Level 1 Depressed) @ 11/12/2006 00:03

Total favourite now.  All it needs is a Vincent Price zombie!  Instant fav!

Wannahlakujuu, you're right, like ThereIsNoCure said; it was actually the direct inspiration of George Romero's original "Night of the Living Dead," and it treated vampirism as a virus, not a mythological affliction; plus in the Vincent Price movie, the vampires were very zombie-esque.

Anyway, again, great job; totally going to use this as a reference for my n00bish crap.  :P

cure (Level 11 Pixellite) @ 9/22/2006 16:30
It is indeed.  It is however, the book that set the stage for modern zombie horror, as it contrains many elements that are now canons of the genre.

Wannahlakujuu (Level 1 Rookie) @ 9/22/2006 15:14
Erm, isn't I Am Legend a book about Vampires?
Heh, whatever, it's pretty...so much gore...so pretty...

Ersan87 (Level 1 Private) @ 9/18/2006 04:06
I really like the combination of the colors you used. Great job.

teh_suxxorz (Level 1 Rookie) @ 8/24/2006 13:22
Dude, that would make a great animation with some heavy metal music.

NETKAT (Level 1 Rookie) @ 8/20/2006 09:01
Zombies and baseball bats...why everyone uses both everytime? :D

rabidbaboy (Level 4 Shichikyu) @ 8/11/2006 06:28
It was you!
As I said on Pixelopolis, grat job.
You know what comes next!(;

Devotos (Level 1 Quiet One) @ 7/31/2006 14:19
Ohh, I love a scary scene!

Ensellitis (Level 11 Sensei) @ 7/15/2006 12:00

2M3 (Level 1 Intern) @ 7/11/2006 13:04
god i love this one! AWESOMENESS!!

RcS89 (Level 1 Gangster) @ 6/29/2006 12:26
Absolutely incredible.

The palette is Sexy.

buloght (Level 6 Centaur) @ 6/21/2006 15:34

I love this! I'll definitely fav this.And 5/5. The colour use is awesome

I'd love to see this scene but with many more zombies.

Enzo Cobretti (Level 1 Rookie) @ 6/20/2006 11:16

i love zombies =D

OSM (Level 3 Hatchet Man) @ 6/19/2006 08:59

That's a really nice style, the choice of colors is awesome too. Excellent work!

Ensellitis (Level 11 Sensei) @ 6/18/2006 21:04
w00t for being #3 in daily showcase!

dumbo (Level 4 Mercenary) @ 6/18/2006 20:49
wicked piece indeed...

Tremulant (Level 1 Gangster) @ 6/18/2006 17:41
Great stuff, Cure, great stuff. That car makes me smile every time I see it.

cerealkiller54 (Level 6 Made) @ 6/16/2006 22:35
Zombies!!! Blood!!! Violence!!! Cool!

randomblink (Level 6 SWAT) @ 6/16/2006 14:43
I loved watching it take place in the WIP...
Great job on all of it man...

Skull (Level 11 CEO) @ 6/15/2006 06:16
Brilliant - the colours are unique and the style is superb.

daporta (Level 7 Colonel) @ 6/15/2006 05:45
Amazing scene!!! I like soft colors!!!! 6/6

jazcks (Level 6 Serial Killer) @ 6/15/2006 04:54
i love it! amazing! great colors!

bilbofrodotolkien (Level 2 Hired Gun) @ 6/15/2006 04:43

men i thinck this could a great game!

have you ever heard about
"zombie ate my neighbours" from lucasart on super nintendo???
a classic pixel art game of the late eighties.
great job

mikl3 (Level 7 Sheriff) @ 6/15/2006 03:25
12 colors? Amazing! Amazing! Amazing!

maloART (Level 5 Killer Klown) @ 6/15/2006 01:50

Great scene really ... clever palette and outline use ...

Sgrum (Level 5 Captain) @ 6/14/2006 23:58

Great job, but  why don´t you paint some blood in the bat?.

jalonso (Level 11 Godfather) @ 6/14/2006 22:47
One of the better WIP threads ever. Great piece.

chanfan (Level 7 Underboss) @ 6/14/2006 22:34
Hahaha this is so cool! I would love to see a game like this!

big brother (Level 11 Admiral) @ 6/14/2006 21:47
Great attention to detail! I think a lot of the shades are pretty close in value, especially on the skin. Since you only are using 12 colors, you might want to split up the range a bit.

Ensellitis (Level 11 Sensei) @ 6/14/2006 20:46
Ah, ok, gotcha!  I think I see a few cigarette butts, too.  Good job then

cure (Level 11 Pixellite) @ 6/14/2006 20:45
I guess you missed the empty bottles of alcohol in the alley, then?

Ensellitis (Level 11 Sensei) @ 6/14/2006 19:41
I want to see some kind of reference to me in there, that's my only suggestion. 

Omegavolt (Level 2 Petty Officer) @ 6/14/2006 18:48
Absolute mastery of pallete!  Sir, I salute you!!  +5 and fav!

cure (Level 11 Pixellite) @ 6/14/2006 17:40
If it will please the crowd, you can leave suggestions in your comments on the piece or in the piece's WIP in the forums, and I may still work on complaints yet.  Thanks for the feedback everybody.

Dra_chan (Level 8 Shodan) @ 6/14/2006 16:41
I like everything about it, the palette, the sprites, the texures..Great job!

halfDemon (Level 6 Hitman) @ 6/14/2006 16:41
I love every aspect of this. From the amount of detail to the pallete, all beautiful. My only complaint is that you stopped working on it. 5/5 + fav.

Larwick (Level 8 Regional Boss) @ 6/14/2006 16:36
I must say this has been a great grin enducing WIP and now it's finished it looks lovely. The small details are what really make it i think, like the girl clawing for her teddybear, the rat, and the ketchup and sauce bottles. You probably could have done more to it, but it's also great as it is. Well done, ~fav.

NiceIdiot (Level 2 Quiet One) @ 6/14/2006 16:22
Nice work, and nice reference to a nice literary work

Nomade (Level 3 Private Eye) @ 6/14/2006 16:19
i admit.. what a good pallette.. i also love the anatomy.. (god,  i love pixel characters O_O).. great work =D

Ensellitis (Level 11 Sensei) @ 6/14/2006 16:15
I absolutely love it!  Lots of details, little colors, and flesh eating zombies...  I wish I was a zombie, then people would stop calling me a cannibal...

Shark (Level 1 Jukyu) @ 6/14/2006 16:15
That pallette is HOT!!

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