Lapunta Del Sur

Lapunta Del Sur

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Lapunta Del Sur

Title: Lapunta Del Sur
Pixel Artist: Adarias  (Level 11 Bonsai :: 35377 points)
Posted: 10/8/2018 15:45
Palette: 15 colors
Statistics:  6 comments    94 faves    0 avatars

Inspired by Gulliver's Travels through Castle In the Sky, along with the Central Coast of California where my wife and I like to visit.

Trees are native Monterey Cypresses, flowers are invasive Sea Figs.  Architecture is meant to evoke a "Victorian Hacienda," blending the two predominant styles of the region.  Geometry is impossible, but I feel like that kinda goes with the reference material.

This is also a continuation of a series of experiments with larger clusters, in which the majority of the piece is worked with a 2x2 brush, single pixels are avoided entirely, and single-pixel-wide marks are avoided where possible.  It has some interesting  consequences, like eliminating antialiasing and encouraging more sculptural forms.  I wouldn't go so far as to say I prefer it to other approaches, but I'm enjoying it insofar as it is breathing new life into a medium I had otherwise hit a wall with.

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tobe (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 10/6/2020 01:39

This is great, it perfectly matches your intention as per description.

funny coincidence, I was visiting the Us, driving down California from San Francisco to LA when you did this piece. I recall stopping at haciendas looking like this architecture :)

Christoballs (Level 7 Neanderthal) @ 11/29/2018 11:49

I love this look. The absence of noise gives room to enjoy flat colours and beautiful pixel clusters.

imi (Level 1 Rookie) @ 10/20/2018 16:53

Beautiful...and simple

LiteraryPixels (Level 5 Assistant Manager) @ 10/13/2018 15:23

Very interesting style! Love the soft, lush vegetation.

Yogurt (Level 6 Centaur) @ 10/9/2018 02:23

Reminds me a lot of PJ artist Vemigvan's work with the fat pixels. Lovely piece.

Theoden (Level 10 Operative) @ 10/9/2018 01:20

Digging the style. The vegetation has an impressionist feel to it. Light and shadows are also nicely rendered.

Very cool work!

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