The mice and gears of the mind

The mice and gears of the mind

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The mice and gears of the mind



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Title: The mice and gears of the mind
Pixel Artist: efejotart  (Level 2 Flatfoot :: 578 points)
Posted: 3/31/2019 10:27
Palette: 11 colors
Statistics:  5 comments    56 faves    0 avatars

Wanted to try something artsy with Pixel Art as the medium.

It can be seen different ways, but take the gears as ideas or concepts in the mind, and the mice as those who set them in motion. They can't support them all by themselves, so some ideas might fall down until some other mice appear and bring them back, with a fixed or similar gear. I tried to think of different mice with concepts like this in mind, as well as healthy / unhealthy relationships and dynamics.

I used 11 colours, 12 frames and around 90 working layers. (I didn't try to see how many I could merge without altering the animation, though, so each mouse/gear has it's own set of layers.)


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Hapiel (Level 11 Admiral) @ 5/16/2019 14:01

You're welcome to update pieces, but it's not very common as not many people will see your update. It is most likely to be seen in the first week after you publish it....


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efejotart (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 5/16/2019 13:39

Thank you! I normally try to reach a point with my animation loops where I just find myself looking at them over and over without noticing. It usually brings me a smile since that means I don't see any errors to fix and I can just enjoy what I did. I imagine this might happen to more people as well, but I don't think I have ever really talked to many animators


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efejotart (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 5/16/2019 13:32

Thanks for replying! I somehow didn't notice it. I just passed the image through the Image Inspector and it's actually just 10, as there is no transparency here. Looking well there's also a colour I used for one gear only, so I could exchange it for some dark orange and add a bit of AA with it. Thanks for the advice :)

Is it normal here to keep updating the pieces? It feels weird that they go to the public queue every time, coming from sites like dA. And I'm really glad you enjoyed it! I had a lot of fun animating these guys :>


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Phill (Level 6 Commander) @ 4/6/2019 13:17

Really really like this piece! The palette doesn't appear to be made of 11 colours but I see how you used small variations to manage more detail. I would say that the cenario gears would benefict from some AA but those animated mice are enough to take the atention away from it 

Great work, it's an instant fav!


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Hapiel (Level 11 Admiral) @ 4/2/2019 05:16

Nice work, the mice really come alive!


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