Sir Oliver

Sir Oliver

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Sir Oliver

Title: Sir Oliver
Pixel Artist: HarveyDentMustDie  (Level 4 Deputy :: 2396 points)
Posted: 6/17/2022 06:16
Palette: 4 colors
Statistics:  20 comments    40 faves    0 avatars

Sir Oliver - The biggest nobleman among secret agents.

My personal tribute to amazing and funny "Alan Ford" Italian comic series from 70's and 80's, which became iconic in Yugoslavia during those years.

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HarveyDentMustDie (Level 4 Deputy) @ 7/12/2022 07:38

@ZapWo Thanks. It's very specific comicbook style, which is used and developed in different ways over time. But it's somethign that always lookded postive and charming to me, even when some specific story scene may not be as "positive". :)

ZapWo (Level 2 Labradorite) @ 6/25/2022 12:39

This reminds me of characters from pizza tycoon. Great piece.

HarveyDentMustDie (Level 4 Deputy) @ 6/25/2022 09:28

@DukeDarer I'm glad you like it.  Sometimes it makes it easier when you don't need to worry about the colors and when palette is decided even if it's small, but it knows to get tricky to keep contrast and clarity in small areas.

HarveyDentMustDie (Level 4 Deputy) @ 6/25/2022 09:26

@carrion Thank you for the compliment. I really gave myself few days to leave it and go back to it several times, and further polish some things, which is not always the case, and that allowed me to handle smallest details properly.

DukeDarer (Level 3 Clone) @ 6/24/2022 06:23

Perfect use of just 4 colours!

carrion (Level 7 Underboss) @ 6/23/2022 08:41

ooo that's really nice. so many details... I like especially the little hairs texture on the beard.

HarveyDentMustDie (Level 4 Deputy) @ 6/21/2022 07:15

@Stickman Thanks, it was tricky as always. It does gets easier over time, but I doubt it will ever become "easy", at least for me. 

HarveyDentMustDie (Level 4 Deputy) @ 6/21/2022 07:13

@Eggy Alan Ford je odličan za lepo raspoloženje i opuštanje.

Thank you, I'm very glad you like it.

Stickman (Level 7 Sheriff) @ 6/20/2022 11:12

Nice work on the characters hands.

Eggy (Level 6 SWAT) @ 6/20/2022 11:10

Kliknula sam čim sam vidjela thumbnail. Alan Ford je zakon.

Amazing piece and in my favorites it goes 

HarveyDentMustDie (Level 4 Deputy) @ 6/20/2022 04:44

@Cyangmou Thanks for the compliments. :) I've took the time to draw all the details I wanted, especially since it was a fun process overall. I even planned to create idle animations to make it even more "game like" but that would spread across most of the elements in the scene and it would require a lot more work so I've gave up.

Regarding gameplay, I was thinking about that as well. In my head it would be some mix between "Sam and Max" and 1992 gameboy "Looney Tunes" where you control different character in each level, to give attention to other members of the secret "TNT" group as well.




HarveyDentMustDie (Level 4 Deputy) @ 6/20/2022 04:33

@ al19890604 Thank you, I'm glad it was helpful in some way. :) Alan Ford is great, especially because it's chill and easy to read. Very mind relaxing comic series.

HarveyDentMustDie (Level 4 Deputy) @ 6/20/2022 04:31

@khoemy Thanks, it was a nice personal challenge, and somehow limited number of colors help in a way, since you don't need to worry about that part while drawing. It's already solved in advance. :)

Cyangmou (Level 9 Federal Agent) @ 6/19/2022 23:53

This is really cool art. i love the way how the portraits contrasts with the rest of the scene despit eusing 4 colors and how a lot of detail was drawn, like the car, the clothes on the line, the grumpy policeman etc.
I am also wondering what the gameplay of this game would be. I always like to think about that when i see a mockup.

al19890604 (Level 3 Dodo) @ 6/19/2022 21:38

Reallllllly Great creation! Learn so much from it! And I just search Alan Ford after watched this. The comic looks great!

khoemy (Level 3 Nasturtium) @ 6/19/2022 14:40

amazing work, from the cartoony style to the fact that you managed to do it with only 4 colors, its incredible!

HarveyDentMustDie (Level 4 Deputy) @ 6/18/2022 14:50

Thanks for the compliments. :)

In short, in 70s New York there's a secret agency called "TNT", and their base is the fake "flowers" shop. It's a parody overall and authors critique of the society in almost each page. They are constantly broke and hungry while at the same time they solve "big cases" around the world.

Sir Oliver is one of the agents (alegedly nobleman) who is a master at tricking people and often saving the day, but more important is that he steals everything and anything he can ranging from cutlery to safes, which is why he's always on the run. It's of course complex character which can hardly be described in few sentences, but I enjoy his persona in comics so much, that I've had to make this imaginary game mockup. :)

CELS (Level 7 Lotus) @ 6/18/2022 09:49

I've no idea what this is but I can certainly appreciate the great cartoony aesthetic and the amount of depth + readability you've managed with only 4 colors. Both the portrait and the sidescroller mockup are fantastic. 

HarveyDentMustDie (Level 4 Deputy) @ 6/17/2022 15:29

Najlepše hvala. :) I'm very glad that you like it, and that there are still Alan Ford fans out  there.

Drawing this was a great time for me, too bad most people won't get much from it due to lack of context and background story. Nevertheless, it's still one of the better things I've created.

Irenaart (Level 9 Dagon (Dagon, also Philistine mythology)) @ 6/17/2022 11:04

Well, this was a surprise to me. Alan Ford, probably the best comic book of all time! And you made a wonderful tribute to this fantastic gang. Svaka čast!

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