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Bonewalker



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Title: Bonewalker
Pixel Artist: Cyangmou  (Level 9 Federal Agent :: 52617 points)
Posted: 2/1/2022 09:42
Palette: 48 colors
Statistics:  47 comments    99 faves    0 avatars

Artwork / Design done for fun and recreation.
 
Inspired by a lot of classical skeletons, just pushed in a lil bit different direction.
The roundshield & scimitar skeleton archetype is one of my favorites.
 
My last 3 years have been really bleak in terms of time for personal stuff, but it looks like this year I will have some more time for art in general - so kicking it off with this one.

48 colors
480x496 pixel resolution

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Cyangmou (Level 9 Federal Agent) @ 2/10/2022 04:10

@ReffSQ:
hanks a lot, glad you recognized the style :)
Also cool to know you enjoyed it.


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Cyangmou (Level 9 Federal Agent) @ 2/10/2022 04:09

@Asfodela:
Yes as Artwork, or just the design alone could work in a game of course :)


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ReffPixels (Level 2 CGA) @ 2/8/2022 11:03

This is astounding.
I haven't been around pixeljoint too much, but I instantly recognised this was you from the thumbnail. 

I can't stop looking at this 


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Cyangmou (Level 9 Federal Agent) @ 2/7/2022 02:15

@Mis-Bug: it doesn't sound silly at all, as there really was a lot of consderation with the fog. It's something I usually can't do if I am making games, as all assets need to work cutted in their own pieces, but here as artwork I could experiment with it. I repainte dit also a couple times that it just came out right.
Cool to hea rthat you had a lot of fun exploring, I put a fair bit of obscure detail in :).


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Cyangmou (Level 9 Federal Agent) @ 2/7/2022 02:13

@Geonjaha
I am just doing it for so long, that i accumulated lots of experience. At this point it's reall about finding time to make finished pieces. If you have the time and the mindspace it's really nice and stuff like this is possible :)


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Cyangmou (Level 9 Federal Agent) @ 2/7/2022 02:12

@Fleja - thanks a lot, glad you enjoy :)


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Asfodelo (Level 5 Sunflower) @ 2/6/2022 10:12

Oh I'm aware of the limitations! But I was thinking more like a still illustration within a game, say, like a card, part of a bestiary, a still frame of an in-game event, that sort of thing, rather than an animated sprite


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Mis-BUG (Level 9 Bio Mutant) @ 2/5/2022 09:36

Incredible as always. There's a lot of details that I like about this but probably for how silly it may sound the fog on the ground is what enthralls me the most; such a clever way to add detail on the floor, grounding the character in a smooth way and at the same time doing also storytelling of the scene. And the design choices, the shield, the shin guard hanging by a thread, the drapery... ah... this illustration is a joy to explore...


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Cyangmou (Level 9 Federal Agent) @ 2/5/2022 05:07

@Asfodelo: Thanks a lot, I am glad you like it.
Sadly gameart usually needs to be way lower quality, as it needs to work as animated sprites and all the perspective and effects need to work within tilesets or levelbuilding restrictions. I mean the concept could be translated to a game, but keeping a similar quality outside of an artwork would be close to impossible.


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Cyangmou (Level 9 Federal Agent) @ 2/5/2022 04:52

@Trigonomicon: Yup, and if it comes to skeletons I also really like the wheel skeletons and dead kings / liches :) But htis is just normal basic skeleton :)


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Cyangmou (Level 9 Federal Agent) @ 2/5/2022 04:51

@Reo: seems like they are.


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Cyangmou (Level 9 Federal Agent) @ 2/5/2022 04:47

@Xenero: Thanks a lot.


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Cyangmou (Level 9 Federal Agent) @ 2/5/2022 04:47

@Shm31: so basically everything. Glad you enjoy it so much.


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Cyangmou (Level 9 Federal Agent) @ 2/5/2022 04:46

@Quiara: the fog came in last and was quite hard to just get right. I did it multiple times, but I am really happy with the final outcome :)


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Cyangmou (Level 9 Federal Agent) @ 2/5/2022 04:45

@redmilion: THanks a lot. Glad you like the colors.


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Cyangmou (Level 9 Federal Agent) @ 2/5/2022 04:45

@Panda
THanks a lot for your kind words. Glad you like it :)


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Geonjaha (Level 4 Peony) @ 2/4/2022 14:45

You're a god of pixel art. Absolutely stunning work.


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Fleja2003 (Level 7 Lotus) @ 2/4/2022 02:12

Lovely Pixelartwork as always Cyangmou 


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Asfodelo (Level 5 Sunflower) @ 2/3/2022 15:53

Absolutely stunning work! Love the atmosphere, the textures, those tiny details and the subtle colours. Would love to see this in a game


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Cyangmou (Level 9 Federal Agent) @ 2/3/2022 14:38

@Wayuki: Thanks a lot. GLad you love everything :)


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Cyangmou (Level 9 Federal Agent) @ 2/3/2022 14:20

@FLinigan, I wanted to get it done in January, but think it's a February piece. I don't know, both is possible :)


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Trigonomicon (Level 7 Cuttlefish) @ 2/3/2022 11:31

Amazing work! I too am a big fan of round shield + scimitar skeletons.


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Reo (Level 11 Sphinx) @ 2/3/2022 04:36

Skeleton warriors are back in a big way baby! 


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Xenero (Level 4 Gas Giant) @ 2/2/2022 18:30

TH15 15 T0P T13R!!


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Cyangmou (Level 9 Federal Agent) @ 2/2/2022 13:52

@Vrine - thanks a lot. Glad you enjoyed it.


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shm31 (Level 6 Made) @ 2/2/2022 05:21

Everything about this scene is great, love the use of the palette, the undead fella, the details on his armor, the fog, the cobwebs, the draps over the pillars, I could go on and on o/  


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Cyangmou (Level 9 Federal Agent) @ 2/2/2022 04:16

@christoballs: the shinbone armor, right foot :)


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Christoballs (Level 7 Neanderthal) @ 2/2/2022 03:40

What are you referring to with grieve?


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Quiara (Level 6 Garbage) @ 2/1/2022 23:02

The best part here, imo, is not the beautiful crispness or the intense detail, but the way the fog here is at once totally loose clusters while also being totally soupy and goopy.


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redmilion (Level 8 Mongolian Death Worm) @ 2/1/2022 21:23

10 /100 , es realmente muy bueno, y esos colores son muy preciosos   


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SuperPanda (Level 3 Topaz) @ 2/1/2022 21:13

A complete masterpiece. This could be the #1 pixel art of 2022 it's that good. Insane level of detail


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Wayuki (Level 9 Blue Diamond ) @ 2/1/2022 20:36

Insanely awesome, I love everything about it! 


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Flinigan (Level 6 Bird) @ 2/1/2022 18:04

Way to slide into a top 10 January spot on the last day. 


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vrine (Level 8 Megalodon) @ 2/1/2022 15:22

Simply incredible, the amount of detail is superb. This piece is such a treat to look at!


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Cyangmou (Level 9 Federal Agent) @ 2/1/2022 14:00

Thanks a lot CELS, glad you enjoy it so much. Yes it's kinda hard to polish those huge pieces up and takes a lot of time. But luckily have some on my hand now.


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Theoden (Level 10 Operative) @ 2/1/2022 13:27

Fantastic work as always!


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Cyangmou (Level 9 Federal Agent) @ 2/1/2022 12:02

@b236
Thanks a lot


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CELS (Level 7 Lotus) @ 2/1/2022 11:53

Like I said on Twitter, this just feels like a milestone and a seminal piece to me. It's very special to see such a huge and complex piece with so many different techniques and still retaining that delicate, crisp quality that you usually only see in much smaller pieces. Very selective use of AA and dithering, awesome use of 48 colors and color ramps. Incredible.


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Cyangmou (Level 9 Federal Agent) @ 2/1/2022 11:53

@Taks
Yeah the creeping spooky fog was really fun to create, even though if really hard. Glad you enjoy it :)


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Cyangmou (Level 9 Federal Agent) @ 2/1/2022 11:52

@specialmin:
( o ) (°O°) o:|::::::::::::>


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Cyangmou (Level 9 Federal Agent) @ 2/1/2022 11:51

@Chris, thanks a lot :)
DId you notice the face on the grieve looking down? ^^


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b236 (Level 11 Bonsai) @ 2/1/2022 11:04

great work!


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Drea (Level 7 Teleporter) @ 2/1/2022 10:47

10/10, the fog and environment is amazingly done 


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Hapiel (Level 11 Bonsai) @ 2/1/2022 10:47

Stunning and epic!


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Taks (Level 6 Chrysanthemum) @ 2/1/2022 10:34

Really cant stop looking at the fog below


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specialmin64 (Level 3 Litter) @ 2/1/2022 10:28

(°O°)

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(°O°)


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Christoballs (Level 7 Neanderthal) @ 2/1/2022 10:10

Love the detail on the legs and feet!


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