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Title: Atrium
Pixel Artist: CELS  (Level 7 Lotus :: 19570 points)
Posted: 3/19/2022 20:40
Statistics:  31 comments    41 faves    0 avatars

Four score and seven years ago, I made a pixel art piece of a rainy city. Willabee, Decroded, Night and Cyangmou helped me out on the forum(s). 

When I submitted it to the gallery, I wrote in the description that I wasn't entirely happy with the rain effect. Out of nowhere, a3um appeared with an edit that totally blew my mind, showing me several things I tried and failed to do and several things it never occurred to me to do. At the time, I didn't feel like I had the skills to replicate it, and for seven years, I've felt like I should give it another try. So here's my newest attempt to apply the lesson. 

I'm really grateful for all the help I got when I started out. Collectively, PJ and Pixelation people spent many hours making edits for me in my first few years of pixel pushing. A good edit takes time, but it's worth so much. However, it can be very discouraging to spend time doing edits for people and seeing the advice ignored. Doing art, learning art and teaching art is an emotional process that often leads to disappointment. That's why I was especially grateful to receive this kind of help out of the blue.

This new piece still isn't as good as a3um's edit, but I have learned a lot from studying it more closely and I'm not done with rainy pixels yet.


EDIT: The first version based on an elaborate 3D model before realizing that using 3D didn't actually make the composition better. 

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Romson (Level 8 Cannibal) @ 5/21/2022 22:22

Wow! Fantastic aerial perspective!  


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CELS (Level 7 Lotus) @ 3/28/2022 15:47

@jok: Yay! Thanks! 


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CELS (Level 7 Lotus) @ 3/28/2022 15:46

@Cyangmou: Thanks! I did try to accomplish that effect you mention, but I guess I went too far with adding rain in the darker sections. Some of the darker parts of a3um's edit have no visible rain drops at all. Let me see if I can get it right in the next one. 


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CELS (Level 7 Lotus) @ 3/28/2022 15:44

@bluexel: Thanks! I guess there won't be a final version if I keep going back to my earlier work. 


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jok (Level 11 Master Assassin) @ 3/25/2022 06:42

nice scene - cool mood, simple clean execution

progress!


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Irenaart (Level 9 Dagon (Dagon, also Philistine mythology)) @ 3/25/2022 03:14

A beautiful, atmospheric image. Lovely palette.


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Cyangmou (Level 9 Federal Agent) @ 3/24/2022 01:35
Really nice effect. It's grea tto see how you improved over the years.
Looking at A3ums edit I think it mainly draws a lot of power from the lighthing inbetween the raindrops and making a lot of the rain lines pretty bright. Like the suggestion that the air is lit up where the most drops are between viewer and lightsource.
So it's not only about making nice rain, but also playing inbetween with the contrast. Has been a great edit to look at.
While your art is a strong improvement, I think pushing the light further might bring it up a notch.
Color, composition and texturing is all lovely.

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bluexel (Level 2 Night-Gaunts (The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath)) @ 3/23/2022 08:17

Looking forward to the day you finish the final version,very helphul sharing!


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CELS (Level 7 Lotus) @ 3/23/2022 03:14

@Cammymoop: Ah, thanks! After being gone from art for 5 years, it's wonderful to have a desire to create again, week after week. And comments like yours definitely help! 


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CELS (Level 7 Lotus) @ 3/23/2022 03:08

@Redmilion: Muchas gracias! Haven't played Hollow Knight but it's definitely the same vibe as City of Tears! 


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Cammymoop (Level 6 Blue Crab) @ 3/22/2022 21:17

You've come such a long way! great job, I remember admiring your art 7 years ago and it's still pretty but your latest ones just look incredible


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redmilion (Level 8 Mongolian Death Worm) @ 3/22/2022 14:16

me gusta como quedo todo, muy hermoso, me hace acordar a city of tears de hollow knight   


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CELS (Level 7 Lotus) @ 3/22/2022 12:48

@wakimojo: Awesome, that's exactly the feeling I got from a3um's edit back in the day. Thanks a lot! 


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CELS (Level 7 Lotus) @ 3/22/2022 12:46

@Motrox: Thanks, that means a lot! 


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CELS (Level 7 Lotus) @ 3/22/2022 12:45

@JJ Naas: Thank you! I'm glad that came across. 


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wakimojo (Level 3 Dodo) @ 3/22/2022 08:13

i love stills that are so powerful you feel that all the elements move even when they don't. great work!


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Motrox (Level 3 Private Eye) @ 3/22/2022 08:04

One of my favorites of yours.


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JJ Naas (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 3/22/2022 08:01

Wonderful atmosphere and sense of scale and drama.


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b236 (Level 11 Bonsai) @ 3/20/2022 08:39

yeah, i know that well - so many things to do, so little time!


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CELS (Level 7 Lotus) @ 3/20/2022 07:23

@8Nephila8: Thanks, appreciate it! :) 


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CELS (Level 7 Lotus) @ 3/20/2022 07:22

@Insonia: Hah, thanks! 


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CELS (Level 7 Lotus) @ 3/20/2022 07:21

@Rewind: Thank you! It's important to acknowledge the impact we have on each other. Glad you appreciate the attempt at story-telling. :)


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CELS (Level 7 Lotus) @ 3/20/2022 07:18

@Vrine: Thanks!


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CELS (Level 7 Lotus) @ 3/20/2022 07:18

@b236: Haha, the medievalpunk idea did occur to me. "Do you like our owl?"

Thank you very much! I've been trying to think of cool ways to do a new island of the empire in this 188x300 format. I don't know - so many things I want to pixel. :)


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CELS (Level 7 Lotus) @ 3/20/2022 07:15

@QueenKami: Thank you very much! :)


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8Nephila8 (Level 8 Venus fly trap) @ 3/20/2022 04:20

Pretty rain.  I like the big stature dood in the background.  Great work.


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Insonia (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 3/20/2022 04:19

im in love with this


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Rewind (Level 5 MUTO) @ 3/20/2022 01:42

Amazing piece of art, coveys such a story with the details and what a palette!

Also wonderful testament to the community, wonderful to see 


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vrine (Level 8 Megalodon) @ 3/20/2022 01:11

Really cool atmosphere!


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b236 (Level 11 Bonsai) @ 3/20/2022 00:54

1400's cyberpunk scene, colorized.
the mood, the depth, the rain - overall great piece!

edit: maybe now it's the right time for island of the empire v.2 remake? ;]


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QueenKami (Level 6 Centaur) @ 3/19/2022 21:05

I looooove the depth in this, great work!


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