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Title: Descendant
Pixel Artist: DerNachbar  (Level 2 Flatfoot :: 551 points)
Posted: 2/23/2019 05:49
Palette: 5 colors
Statistics:  16 comments    87 faves    0 avatars

A red tear appeared amongst the stars. When it fell, the earth gave way.

This is an original isometric pixel art piece I have been working on for a long time. It started out years ago as a pencil drawing that took its cue from Games Workshops Mordheim. Instead of “The Pit”, a typical crater I had this idea of a bottomless abyss and a river emptying into it with subterranean layers of ancient ruins now visible. I never finished the drawing, but the scene stuck. When I started out with pixel art in the beginning of 2018 and picked up some experience with my previous MTG Fan Art works, I wanted to do an original scene with a very limited palette. So it came back to me. It was a long journey to realise it and I picked up a lot of things along the way about pixel art by doing all these repeating patterns and working with such a limited palette.

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gawrone (Level 11 Dimetrodon) @ 7/30/2019 13:58

I missed this art of yours before but I'm glad I found it now. Incredible work.

MrQuetch (Level 5 NES) @ 7/13/2019 16:04

It amazes me just how far a few colors can go. This is awesome! I love the detail, and there's so much of it.

Sylon (Level 3 Stalker) @ 3/1/2019 18:50

Ah, this is so very cool.

Asfodelo (Level 5 Sunflower) @ 3/1/2019 09:23

This got to be one of the coolest things I've seen in a while, truly impressive!

DerNachbar (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 2/28/2019 04:03

Thank you guys for all the compliments. I'm trying to take them gracefully, but I fail, gleefully grinning like an idiot :D

JerryPie (Level 11 Big Foot) @ 2/28/2019 02:56

There's something very haunting about this piece. I'm not sure if it's the colors or perspective. I love it though. Great work.

Julius Cesarius (Level 3 Chief) @ 2/26/2019 09:58

Une beauté !
A beauty !

andylittle (Level 9 T-rex) @ 2/25/2019 10:34


Mathias (Level 6 Garbage) @ 2/25/2019 07:11

holy junk!

Ushanka (Level 2 Dealer) @ 2/25/2019 06:42

Absolutely amazing, really impressive how you got so much out of just 5 colors. 

Delicious (Level 10 Capo) @ 2/24/2019 18:23

Nicely done!

Stickman (Level 7 Sheriff) @ 2/24/2019 16:31

A great piece of work indeed.

DerNachbar (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 2/24/2019 10:27

Thanks :) I have changed the preview thumb to something more telling of the full scene.

Gecimen (Level 11 Sphinx) @ 2/24/2019 09:07

Stunning piece. Wish the preview was as good.

Theoden (Level 10 Operative) @ 2/24/2019 05:35


IllusionOfMana (Level 10 Operative) @ 2/23/2019 12:18

This is amazing, I love everything about this!

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Gothic, Castle, Cathedral, Isometric, Ruins, Fantasy, Abyss, Pit, City, Dungeon, Adventure, Descendant avatars, Descendant icons, Descendant pixel art, Descendant forum avatars, Descendant AOL Buddy Icons

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