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Pixel Artist: CELS  (Level 7 Lotus :: 20421 points)
Posted: 7/2/2022 17:04
Palette: 46 colors
Statistics:  14 comments    19 faves    0 avatars

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MIERDINSKY (Level 8 Bokrug the Water Lizard (The Doom that Came to Sarnath)) @ 7/7/2022 18:34

it is an impeccable job


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CELS (Level 7 Lotus) @ 7/4/2022 08:30

Thanks, etherein! Clean and colorful are two of my current favorite words for pixel art, I'm starting to realize, so I'm glad. 


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etherein (Level 2 Moon) @ 7/4/2022 08:11

I love how clean and colorful this work is.


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DukeDarer (Level 3 Clone) @ 7/4/2022 06:18

Welcome. And keep creating your amazing art!


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CELS (Level 7 Lotus) @ 7/4/2022 05:10

Thanks, Thomas! Green is the common denominator for the current series of 4, so I'm glad if it pops. The idea was basically what if wealthy secular northern traders set up shop in a place like Tibet. High altitude, really dry, really cold. A tall wooden building is out of place and would be set up (to quote JFK) not because it's easy but because it's hard. It would require transporting lumber and you'd need some clever engineering to endure winds. Just a show of strength, wealth and status, kind of like a cathedral, except it's secular. The composition is meant to capture that "wtf / omg" moment of new visitors.

Probably not realistic (defending an attack or putting out a fire would be a hassle) but I guess different fantasy genres are in part based on which lack of realism people enjoy / are comfortable with. 


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CELS (Level 7 Lotus) @ 7/4/2022 04:35

Thanks, DukeDarer, I appreciate it. 


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CELS (Level 7 Lotus) @ 7/4/2022 04:33

Thanks, Mathias! Finally feel like I'm starting to get a sense of what I want to get good at. So many different and cool styles to explore, it's easy to get lost.


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CELS (Level 7 Lotus) @ 7/4/2022 04:31

Thanks, Theoden! Nice of you to say! 


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Cyangmou (Level 9 Federal Agent) @ 7/4/2022 03:39

Beautiful painting job Cels. I really like the perspective and the way the green elements pop.

I also don#t think "too many colors" were used here, as all seem to be put down intentionally. I really like it.

Purely conceptually, I'd ask myself why the people here used wood and not  clay to build their monument, which also would have way better thermal characteristics for the environment and would not need to be brought there... but well. The painting is cool.


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DukeDarer (Level 3 Clone) @ 7/4/2022 03:36

OK CELS! I get your point. Anyway, whether I feel you used too many colours or not, I still feel it's a great piece!


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Mathias (Level 6 Garbage) @ 7/4/2022 03:00

love the rendering style man. use of all the chunky non-1px clusters is very striking.


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Theoden (Level 10 Operative) @ 7/4/2022 01:01

Very cool scene as always.


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CELS (Level 7 Lotus) @ 7/3/2022 17:22

Thanks, DukeDarer. It's ok, I didn't really care about the color count for this piece and I rarely do. Saying that someone used too many colors is like saying they used a too big canvas. Too big compared to what? Just depends on the intention, really. 


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DukeDarer (Level 3 Clone) @ 7/3/2022 14:28

Great work CELS! But you probably used too many colours. Maybe you could use thirty-something colours.


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