Duckweed

Duckweed

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Duckweed



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Title: Duckweed
Pixel Artist: Adarias  (Level 11 Special Agent :: 23999 points)
Posted: 7/28/2018 16:48
Palette: 3 colors
Statistics:  6 comments    33 faves    0 avatars

Several years ago, a toddler wandered away from a picnic and drowned.  Her older brother told the family she had fallen in, but the duckweed was so thick, it took many hours to find her body.  It felt like such a sad, lonely way to die, and must have been agonizing for her family.

My wife and I were in the park during the search, though we did not know the child or her family.

This piece is intended as something between a tribute and a way of processing an event I've never really spoken about.


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rhlstudios (Level 6 Hitman) @ 8/2/2018 12:13

This is very moving, beautiful tribute to an extremely sad event


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Squirrelsquid (Level 4 Shichikyu) @ 8/1/2018 10:12

Amazing effect! The Story is really sad though... As someone who has been close to death a few times in his life, I really feel the emotion in this... I hope you can cope with the feelings...


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b236 (Level 1 Intern) @ 8/1/2018 07:07

superb! 


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Theoden (Level 6 SWAT) @ 7/29/2018 13:51

Very interesting.


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Adarias (Level 11 Special Agent) @ 7/29/2018 03:35

There’s a scrolling mask that offsets the underlying image 1px on the y axis.  There is a second mask over the branches and parts of the duckweed to prevent them from moving.  The frames were cleaned up slightly by hand, mostly to eliminate strays.


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ZaoMonichi (Level 1 Jukyu) @ 7/28/2018 22:24

Beautiful tribute.

I love the water effect so much, too. How'd you do that?


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