Kraken vs. Vikings

Kraken vs. Vikings

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Kraken vs. Vikings

Title: Kraken vs. Vikings
Pixel Artist: cure  (Level 11 Godfather :: 78379 points)
Posted: 10/3/2006 11:31
Palette: 13 colors
Statistics:  194 comments    560 faves    0 avatars

Its been a while in the making, but here it is, finished.  Thanks goes out to all those in the forums here and at pixelation who for the crits.

edit 1/23/10: touched up the palette and made a few tiny tweaks as it was getting a bit outdated, old version found here.

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flaber (Level 1 Seaman) @ 10/4/2006 15:11
calacver, i was just about to post up my crits in his thread after looking at it and the progressions being made
when he posted here - there was no point to post back at the thread anymore
figured id throw out my last few crits anyway..

Equinoxx (Level 3 Stalker) @ 10/4/2006 13:30
totally sweet. I think the exclamation mark is just brilliant

big brother (Level 11 Admiral) @ 10/4/2006 10:48
This is great! I. too was following the progress thread. I love how you've rendered the characters -- reminds me of the Settlers (if you know that game). The black outlines work very well. If only this could be a game...

Tremulant (Level 1 Gangster) @ 10/4/2006 08:52
Brilliant, beautiful. I loved it from the outset, and the final product is pure sex (assuming, of course, that sex is made up of thousands of tiny, masterfully arranged squares... which it is, right? ...guys?)

Feron (Level 4 Mercenary) @ 10/4/2006 06:52
Its weird how it's in the newest pixel-art box and the wekkly showcase :D, that shows how fast this has been rated and awaited for completion by so many members. totally deserved.

Adarias (Level 11 Special Agent) @ 10/4/2006 06:05
i love how this came out at last

halfDemon (Level 6 Hitman) @ 10/4/2006 04:56
This is a truly beautiful piece. 7/7 and a fav from me.

ElectroNico (Level 6 Serial Killer) @ 10/4/2006 03:36
Great work !!! The characters are great despite their very small size ! The sea is excellent as well. I would have only 2 critics: the sail could have been more dynamic, and the clouds could have been less static too, but that's already a great pic !

Huggkruka (Level 1 Rookie) @ 10/4/2006 02:59
13 colours is amazing for a picture of that cartoony style. Really cool, funny, well-made... waht more can you ask?

calacver (Level 1 Rookie) @ 10/4/2006 02:45
flaber, I'm surprised someone would crit this so heavily now after having so much time in two threads Anyways, looks amasing!!

Badassbill (Level 11 Psychopath) @ 10/4/2006 01:50
I love the contrast between the cartoony characters and the realistic sea. Fantastic.

Emanu (Level 3 Chief) @ 10/4/2006 01:07
great stuff! that sail bugs me a bit too, but hey...

flaber (Level 1 Seaman) @ 10/3/2006 23:18
my only bits are that the sail looks out of perspective... more front on when it should be more sideways
and it is too hard looking - not fabricy looking at all the lines and scuffs and such look like they are more textur-esq to a rock or something hard
the highlight on the front of the boat is too much of a gleam (personally) - seems more plasticy
wood is alot more natural - doesnt have that fine crisp perfect look about it.. a few more imperfections, slightly different lighting on each plank, etc, could help
the clouds are just too bland for me.. maby personal taste
lastly all i can say - the body of the kraken is too flat.. its not rounded - it appears to have 3 flat sides indicated by shadow colour, base colour and highlight... kind of like a trapazoid almost. So only thing i can say with that is to round the shading and dithering more to give a more cylindrical feel to the squid.

honestly - the pic looks really good!!
all my above statements are probably more stylistic choices and suggestions on texture.
thats about it..
your water is awsome
very nice picture to look at

ZZZkodi (Level 7 Mass Murderer) @ 10/3/2006 22:36

Great colors, lineart, characters and sea... Good job!

Jaseowns (Level 1 Rookie) @ 10/3/2006 19:52
/drool You have an amazing eye for color. 

Scruffs (Level 7 Assassin) @ 10/3/2006 18:29
really nice work cure, its very beautiful.  I really respect the way you take in so much critique from others and channel it towards the greater good, cheers =)

Gnarghite (Level 1 Rookie) @ 10/3/2006 17:02
Hey, yea, I've enjoyed watching this. Sweet job being the first Pixelopolis to go into the Vault.

pangaru (Level 4 Murderer) @ 10/3/2006 16:29
Very nice, love the waves and, well, the whole thing :D

ryumaru (Level 3 Private Eye) @ 10/3/2006 15:13
the only thing that i think can possibly detract from the piece is seeing it so much because you took the time to get all the wondeful critique from the boards. this piece is at a level far beyond that of your other works.

Arithmetician (Level 1 Rookie) @ 10/3/2006 15:12
Amazing work for only 13 colors!

Gnarf (Level 1 Depressed) @ 10/3/2006 15:10
And it is complete.  Simply fu**ing amazing!

daporta (Level 7 Colonel) @ 10/3/2006 14:35

It is your best for the sea.... and colors ...and everithing ...fav

Filax_666 (Level 6 Hitman) @ 10/3/2006 14:29
It's beautiful. I'm not a huge fan of the colours, I enjoyed it much more when you used the mspaint pallete. I really did.

Macks (Level 5 Detective) @ 10/3/2006 14:24
Excellent work, it's truley a superb piece.
How long hs this been a WIP?

Larwick (Level 8 Regional Boss) @ 10/3/2006 14:18
Well done man, a fine achievement!

Mirre (Level 8 Marshal) @ 10/3/2006 13:55
Yesss, love this one! It's some impressiv work. Glad to see it finally submitted! :D faved, 5/5 stars

dr.feng (Level 1 Rookie) @ 10/3/2006 13:53

1 word - magic

d-p (Level 11 Psychopath) @ 10/3/2006 13:50
Yes the sea is really great and it just does not look like 13 colors only. Well done.

Atooi (Level 5 Soldier) @ 10/3/2006 13:37

cure (Level 11 Godfather) @ 10/3/2006 13:11
I saw that as well, and was very happy to see it.  While making a piece, I never quite know how well it will be recieved.  Thanks to all for the comments and favs.

sedgemonkey (Level 11 Master Assassin) @ 10/3/2006 13:11

TINC:  This would make such a bitchin' diorama or relief piece.  Terrific work on the viking ship and the tumbling sea is just about perfect. Beauty.

Doppleganger (Level 6 Yonkyu) @ 10/3/2006 13:10
Superb stuff. I too have been following this. I especially the dig the waves and that oh so characteristic Kraken.

rats (Level 1 Gangster) @ 10/3/2006 13:10
Very wow stuff. Your zombie scene too is wow.

Ensellitis (Level 11 Sensei) @ 10/3/2006 13:09
dude, i just have to say...  i made my comment at 2:55, at 3:05, you had 10 faves already.  that is not only incredible, but well deserved.  you are my idol

Skull (Level 11 CEO) @ 10/3/2006 13:06
Superb. Makes me want to build that paper Viking Ship I have a book on..

zeid (Level 5 Sniper) @ 10/3/2006 13:02

OMG its finally up!!! I have been secretly watching this piece for ages and just love it. Makes me want to play the immigrant song by led zeppelin every time I see it. Great Piece Favourited!

Dra_chan (Level 8 Shodan) @ 10/3/2006 13:01
The long time was absolutely worth it. This is a great piece, and the low color count is incredible. A must fav.

pixelblink (Level 9 Federal Agent) @ 10/3/2006 12:56
it's about time! No critiques. No nothing. Just awesome!

Ensellitis (Level 11 Sensei) @ 10/3/2006 12:55
oh yes!  i get the honor of accepting this!  dude, this is the best you have done to date.  i love everything about it.  9/9 fave

buloght (Level 6 Hitman) @ 10/3/2006 12:12
I have been following this. I love the scene and the waves makes me happy. Also the low color count and great reuse of it makes me happy. I am happy, thanks cure.

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