The Lone Lake

The Lone Lake

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The Lone Lake

Title: The Lone Lake
Pixel Artist: Eggy  (Level 5 Detective :: 7243 points)
Posted: 9/18/2020 10:50
Palette: 12 colors
Statistics:  3 comments    3 faves    0 avatars

"Making my way through the foliage once more, I finally came across a clearing. Unfortunately, it had not been the earthen path, but instead revealed itself to be a beautiful lake. A lone lake, filled with eerily calm, crystal blue water. Yet despite the location being seemingly blissful, there was no peace here and I was not feeling safe. As a matter of fact, the inside of the woods felt safer than the lake bank I was standing on. [...] Also quickly noticing the sky that had started transforming into a sunset, I had no choice but to go back whence I came."

A scene from the story I'm writing. The weekly challenge was a perfect incentive to both bring it to life and try some more pixel art.

(also nevermind that the lake looks green but the text excerpt describes it as blue haha)

Weekly Challenge: RGx WaterWeekly Challenge: RGx Water


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Eggy (Level 5 Detective) @ 10/3/2020 03:06

Thanks! I consider it a tad late to really edit this though (it was an entry for a challenge that has since ended), but I can take these points for the future and try to apply them to new pieces :)

The creature is an anthropomorphic character from a story I'm writing, whom I haven't visually defined yet (she is described in the story, but I don't have any concrete pictures at present). She is meant to be backlit by the lightsource (which is outside of the canvas) but yeah, those weren't supposed to be antlers haha - tufts of hair rather, but I see they aren't very readable as hair in that regard. Arms looking weird is a problem that probably stems from me not being very good at drawing anthropomorphic characters - I was struggling with trying to get it down and even looked up some references, but in the end I decided to settle for what I had lol. I need to practice drawing people more :)

Manupix (Level 11 Godfather) @ 10/3/2020 02:47

Very atmospheric scene, and great use of the difficult color restrictions. Amazing trees!

Composition is good, but the creature's head lining up with the waterline is a weakness. There might also be a bit more variation in tree heights, with one or two breaking out of the frame.

Can't tell what the creature is, I see a roundish head with antlers, not sure that was your intention ;) Whatever it is, its arm looks weird.

Would some brown in the water look good, to break the evenness of green of trees and water? And maybe some subtle dark red reflected light on the creature?

Hapiel (Level 11 Pixellite) @ 9/19/2020 01:25

This turned out really good indeed! Well done, and thanks for sharing your process in the chat!

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