Skies of where I grew up

Skies of where I grew up

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Skies of where I grew up



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Title: Skies of where I grew up
Pixel Artist: ink  (Level 5 Soldier :: 8027 points)
Posted: 5/2/2022 16:46
Palette: 33 colors
Statistics:  5 comments    21 faves    0 avatars

Landscape in Niedersachsen, Germany.

Tried to go as realistic as possible without dither or bloating the palette (haha) and catch some of the inherent moodyness. Next to flat gray land you have the north sea there of course, which is in and of itself just as moody, that will probably come as a motive in the future as well.

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Stickman (Level 7 Sheriff) @ 5/10/2022 08:03

Really nice work on the clouds.


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ink (Level 5 Soldier) @ 5/4/2022 15:19

I had a few photos I took when on the train when visiting family over the past years that I used as references, had them on my second monitor (mainly two, one for the clouds and one for the ground) that I eyeballed/referenced.

I however for technique reference took some other photos and looked at how they looked at different color reductions, which colors the algorithm deemed more important which time, at how many colors down which element's readability and texture broke down, and applied what I learned from that.

I tried to see if fiddling with the pictures I used as refs directly in any way would be helpful but honestly it wasn't, the gray-in-gray palette made the clouds look as if someone went crazy with the spraypaint tool at anything under 125 colors. But also looked at other pixel art, own older things, cloud paintings.. Genuinely, I spent an hour or two on the foreground, probably 40+ on the sky.

And all just because I didn't wanna use dither, dither is scary.

And of course also thank you!


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CELS (Level 7 Lotus) @ 5/4/2022 14:57

Incredible. Super impressive. What was the process for pixelling this? Do you use color reduction on a photo and use that as a reference or are you just eyeballing everything? 


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8Nephila8 (Level 8 Venus fly trap) @ 5/3/2022 05:36

I really thought this was a photo.  Great use of cools and warms.


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specialmin64 (Level 3 Litter) @ 5/3/2022 01:03

I think you did too good of a job, i can't tell if it's just a really crisp photo rescale! The negative space areas make me think otherwise, though. Stellar color handling


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