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Title: Margrave
Pixel Artist: CELS  (Level 7 Lotus :: 21341 points)
Posted: 8/26/2022 13:13
Palette: 44 colors
Statistics:  12 comments    13 faves    0 avatars

This is a remake of a piece from 2013. I hope the Russian influence is not misunderstood. Obviously, I hate the war as much as everyone else.

Many thanks to Umbohr for feedback and HarveyDentMustDie for his invaluable edits. Greatly appreciated.


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CELS (Level 7 Lotus) @ 9/3/2022 08:47

Thanks, Artificer! Glad you like the composition. To repeatedly do these vertical pieces (188x300) is a nice challenge. I think I unconsciously channelled some John Berkey Star Wars posters, at least in spirit.

CELS (Level 7 Lotus) @ 9/3/2022 08:35

Thanks, Morganne! I think they're big goats! Or just tiny children. I guess that's up to the viewer! And I agree, santa's pagan powers are obviously bad news.

CELS (Level 7 Lotus) @ 9/3/2022 08:30

Thanks again, Damian! Always happy if someone notices something I've uploaded. And I should probably go back and see what I missed in the recent wave of great new art.

Artificer-111 (Level 5 Artificial Intelligence) @ 9/3/2022 06:46

The more vertical compositon works so much better for highlighting the figure and giving a more dynamic direction to the piece.

Morganne (Level 5 Elder Thing (The Mountains of Madness)) @ 9/3/2022 00:52

Hot dang, look at that improvement! and ARE THOSE LITTLE GOATS PULLING A SLEIGH? Adorable. I laways knew santa was a sketchy character, this just proves it.

Damian (Level 10 Operative) @ 9/2/2022 23:37

This needs more attention. So good.

CELS (Level 7 Lotus) @ 8/29/2022 07:38

Thanks, Trigonomicon! I'm glad you describe them as subtle, as I was worried they'd be super obvious at first glance.

CELS (Level 7 Lotus) @ 8/29/2022 07:37

Thanks, bluexel! I don't think the stylized clouds of the first version would have worked here (huge messy bowl of spaghetti), although I do still like them a lot. I will probably do something similar one day.

I find that the horizontal frame is often better for storytelling than vertical, so it was a nice challenge to compress it into a vertical frame. This whole series is just vertical frames, and I find it challenging but fun.

I'm glad that the old one still has merit.

CELS (Level 7 Lotus) @ 8/29/2022 07:32

Thanks, Radiolarius! :)

Trigonomicon (Level 8 Tengu) @ 8/28/2022 14:26

Beautifull. I like how there's a few more subtle faces on the castle besides the main gate.

bluexel (Level 3 Mi-Go (The Whisperer in Darkness)) @ 8/27/2022 08:18

Both versions are cool, but I prefer the more stylized clouds of the first version, which 

have the feel of a fairy tale illustration, and I think the pacing of the images is better, 

but the second version is bolder in its use of colors and gives a visual impact that the

first version doesn't have.

You've developed a very distinct personal style. I like it:)

Radiolarius (Level 6 GBC) @ 8/26/2022 20:14

Beautiful colors! this is impressive!

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