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Title: Valley
Pixel Artist: verfum  (Level 3 Private Eye :: 1462 points)
Posted: 8/8/2006 10:50
Palette: 32 colors
Statistics:  19 comments    21 faves    0 avatars

One of my first attempts at full-screen (well, on Amiga anyhow) pixel art. Could do with fading into the distance to add depth. Should be 32 colours but I can't find the original IFF, and for some reason the bmp I have is 47 colours. Pallette says there's several very similar colours - not sure how that happened. One day I'll fix it.


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lil_lee (Level 1 Private) @ 12/20/2007 00:52
Great work man~ this is really good!!~

MrMister (Level 1 Depressed) @ 10/3/2007 15:54
very nice, hooray, , excellent.

iSTVAN (Level 8 Cannibal) @ 8/15/2006 19:46
The corner of buildings featured in the preview picture is very appealing, however I find the rest of the image to lack, particularly the mountains and sun area, when compared.

Toffee (Level 1 Rookie) @ 8/15/2006 10:55
This is Great, Did You Do this On Your Computer? I could Of Never ... Wow .. Keep up the good Work!

Huggkruka (Level 1 Rookie) @ 8/12/2006 04:30
Perspecitves are totally screwed up, but I still love this piece! It's got great style.

verfum (Level 3 Private Eye) @ 8/11/2006 16:04

>All the textures feel really... cloth like to me. Like a bunch of broken glass with a thick sheet laid >over it. No edge looks different, no texture seems to have any more or less interest in it, >everything just looks flat because of it, to me.

I can see your point (I think). It does suffer from lack of depth. At the time I created this (1992), I was fascinated with the Bitmap Brothers style, where even organic subjects were given a harsh edge - hence the 'cloth over broken glass' effect this scene has. Thanks for your comment - it's interesting that you're the first person to mention this texture. See these BB images for reference:

Blick (Level 7 Captain) @ 8/11/2006 15:29
All the textures feel really... cloth like to me. Like a bunch of broken glass with a thick sheet laid over it. No edge looks different, no texture seems to have any more or less interest in it, everything just looks flat because of it, to me.

verfum (Level 3 Private Eye) @ 8/10/2006 08:58

I did it bit by bit over several months as I remember.

AlanDryhair (Level 1 Rookie) @ 8/10/2006 08:42
Not years of experience, I think he drew that when he was 15.  Took a long time though

Devotos (Level 1 Quiet One) @ 8/8/2006 20:07

This represent to me all four elements and the nature.
VERY VERY GOOD, I don't have that abilyt to construct some scenary like this.
years of experience

d-p (Level 11 Psychopath) @ 8/8/2006 18:00
Nice scene, very calm and enjoyable. It lacks a little contrast on the houses maybe, but as see others said fun to look at.

verfum (Level 3 Private Eye) @ 8/8/2006 15:30

>interesting style you got here, sir :)

Thanks  jmgandalf!

>shadows looks somewhat inconsistent, though.

i.e. almost complete lack of them - yes, I agree. One day I'll add them, perhaps

verfum (Level 3 Private Eye) @ 8/8/2006 15:19
Wow, thx for comments. I think I shouldn't have used a different set of colours for the right-hand set of rocks - leaving me more colours to add to the river, haze and distant mountains. The image is 15 years old (does that make me old?) and I was restricted to 32 cols on the Amiga - so I think it needs some bringing up to date as you've pointed out problems with the image that I've also had an issue with since 1991. Thanks again for your comments

jmgandalf (Level 5 Detective) @ 8/8/2006 14:59

interesting style you got here, sir :)

shadows looks somewhat inconsistent, though.

sedgemonkey (Level 11 Coelacanth) @ 8/8/2006 14:59
Such a cool and unique perspective in this piece.  I'm not a huge fan of the way the grass blends into the snowy mountains and the water looks a little flat, but other than that I thoroughly enjoy this piece. 

verfum (Level 3 Private Eye) @ 8/8/2006 14:16
Thanks for comments guys. I agree there needs to be some haziness to give the impression of depth - hence the flatness you mention inkspot. The ground is one colour because I originally did it in dpaint on the Amiga with a limit of 32 colours and I ran out of shades when I got to that part - LOL! I could take some artistic license and up the colours to make it look nicer.

jagged software (Level 2 Hired Gun) @ 8/8/2006 14:11
great color, I especially like the rocks, reminds me of warcraft

inkspot (Level 4 Button Man) @ 8/8/2006 14:01
Scene itself is good, but it is so flat. Add some depth into it, you have just filed whole ground with one colour... Just remember, everything goes brighter as the horizon aproaches, depths have different colour layers -- try to use those.

maloART (Level 5 Killer Klown) @ 8/8/2006 13:51
Hey verfum ... this is an interesting scene you've made here. I really like the left side which is well detailed. I do think the river isn't really well oriented in the plan. Anyway this reminds me some great amiga demoscene. Bravo

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