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Light Fantastic

Title: Light Fantastic
Pixel Artist: cocefi  (Level 4 Team Leader :: 5298 points)
Posted: 10/13/2006 06:58
Palette: 9 colors
Statistics:  99 comments    390 faves    0 avatars

Hi everyone,

Rats and buloght had directed me over to this great pixel art site.

This is a piece I did for the Light Fantastic challenge over at It's two furry buddies enjoying the night view of the city.

Sorry I don't have much pixel work to show at the moment, hopefully I'll have more in the future. Nice to meet you, guys and gals! 

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Majestic Fox (Level 3 Corporate Drone) @ 1/13/2008 17:00
I saw that floating over my house once!

MrMister (Level 1 Depressed) @ 9/11/2007 18:12
Cute, man. Just cute.

rajkosk8 (Level 5 Detective) @ 3/21/2007 07:10
Great composition and details of city simply charming ;)

Jellysauce (Level 1 Rookie) @ 3/11/2007 10:44
I love it. a favorite of mine for sure.

LEGAS (Level 1 Rookie) @ 2/18/2007 19:06
Hi, i am a programmer and publicist, my speciality is program in GameMaker (i have an advanced level), i think that me and you can make a very well done game. Please, consider my proposal and reply me if do you want to do it.

cocefi (Level 4 Team Leader) @ 2/18/2007 07:35

Thanks guys!

Boder: LOL... blue probably reflects my mood when I did those pieces... 

Boder (Level 2 Kukyu) @ 2/15/2007 20:19
I had to check your gallery after seeing your other piece. I remember this. You like blue

nihilyst (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 1/21/2007 06:04
Lovely, and great use of colours.

andare (Level 1 Depressed) @ 10/19/2006 23:45
This is great. A lot of people think pixel art is easy because it's just a bunch of squares with a limited color palette. Now if they only tried it once...

cocefi (Level 4 Team Leader) @ 10/16/2006 09:34

Thanks everyone!

Darth Mandarb: Thanks for pointing it out! Those were the first few buildings that I pixeled in and it seems that I've forgotten to make them consistent with the rest when everything was done.

Darth Mandarb (Level 10 Operative) @ 10/16/2006 04:30

I didn't notice it until zooming in on the image ... but there are two buildings on the lower left side of the image that have an extra color (looks black) on some of the outlines.  It caught my eye (on zoom in only) and seemd "off" a little ... but that's just a teenie-tiny minor thing, the image is great!

THE KAPPTIN (Level 5 Captain) @ 10/15/2006 18:00
Awesome piece. Extremely reminiscent of anime where you have a carefully painted background with cel-shaded characters animated on top of it (also reminiscent of anime in that it has cute characters in a really neat scene). Cool.

bren (Level 1 Depressed) @ 10/15/2006 05:43
This is really great! good use of figure ground.

f-m (Level 1 Jukyu) @ 10/15/2006 02:10
I adore this :D

Dra_chan (Level 8 Shodan) @ 10/14/2006 21:00
It has only nine colors, all shades of blue and white, but it looks really fantastic. Great design too. Fav.

Mykola (Level 3 Corporate Drone) @ 10/14/2006 11:09
I must say I disagree with all the critique said before, I love every single part of it, the characters, the scenery, the lighting and the colors!

=^D Guy (Level 3 Enforcer) @ 10/14/2006 10:55

My god, may those guys eat our souls. Anyways, I agree with what Those people say about the palette.

DrNoodles (Level 1 Intern) @ 10/14/2006 10:30
I wish I was in the baloon. Looks awesome. Keep it up.

exocet (Level 6 Major) @ 10/14/2006 02:43
Great! Nice composition and palette.

Mowzr (Level 1 Depressed) @ 10/14/2006 02:10
 Oh geez.. This is totally my kind of thing. This is so beautiful. Definately a keeper. It's so magical feeling. I love it. 5/5. Fav'd.

cocefi (Level 4 Team Leader) @ 10/13/2006 20:43

Thanks everyone! All your feedbacks have been noted.

Ah, I failed to notice 'lasso' effect while I was pixeling it, thanks for pointing it out!

Macks (Level 5 Detective) @ 10/13/2006 20:12
Very cool. Some of the best usage of a monochromatic pallete I've seen.

Sohashu (Level 7 Sheriff) @ 10/13/2006 18:44
Really cool.  This is so Fav'd. 

milkyjon (Level 4 Murderer) @ 10/13/2006 16:47
I really like this, one of the characters looks more like a cat than a bunny tho as hes got tiny dont really matter tho. fav

Blackbeltdude (Level 7 Ichikyu) @ 10/13/2006 13:23
Pretty cool! I love the colors, all 9 of em. :P

I can't think of anything that could make this any better, but for the sake of trying, dithering in the sky might have helped. But honestly, that's a mute point, the style of this is awesome.

Afflict (Level 4 Lieutenant) @ 10/13/2006 13:23
Elegant style, looks good. It's dufficult getting so much detail in pixel art and youve achieved it.

Great work!

Arithmetician (Level 1 Rookie) @ 10/13/2006 13:17
Nice colours! Cute animals! \(^o^)/

jalonso (Level 11 Godfather) @ 10/13/2006 11:39
Not really a harsh crit but I saw that too right away and thought it was too abstract to explain, thanks miascugh.

SeanGraal (Level 1 Rookie) @ 10/13/2006 10:25
one word - amazing... some more words-- so detailed ..9 colors? shall i bow?

JerryPie (Level 11 Godfather) @ 10/13/2006 10:23

Very nice job. I love the detail of the city.

Mirre (Level 7 Sheriff) @ 10/13/2006 10:01
Wow! This is great!!! I really really like the colours you have used, and how you've used them (very smooth for only 9 :O). You have also done a super awesome job with the things on the ground.

miascugh (Level 4 Team Leader) @ 10/13/2006 09:28
Haha, this is great. There's one thing that stuck out to me, and that's the compositionally disadvantageous run of the two streets to the right. They seem to exactly connect with the rim of the basket, which makes the whole thing look a bit like a lasso :)

Great atmosphere, great background, no technical critique really. Ever thought about trying a bichromatic colorscheme throughout the making? (you know, something like artificial light versus moon light)

Ocean's Dream (Level 4 Mercenary) @ 10/13/2006 09:14
Very nice, I like it. The city's nice, and the animals are cute. Awesome.

cocefi (Level 4 Team Leader) @ 10/13/2006 09:08
Shaffa: Thanks! I started by laying down the highways which helps divide the land into smaller manageble pieces. Then I start pixeling in the buildings as I go along and made changes to them if they don't go along well. I would say it's more instinctively pixeled as I didn't really plan out where all the tiny building goes. 

cocefi (Level 4 Team Leader) @ 10/13/2006 09:00

Thanks for the comments everyone

Godslayer: I'll try to put more time into the characters next time. Thanks for the feedback!

jalonso: Thanks! I often use swirlies in my work too.

Shaffa (Level 2 Corporal) @ 10/13/2006 08:58
yay! this made my day!
how did you do the city? what steps did you take? what did you begin with? was it structured or did you instinctively pixelated until you found an order?

jalonso (Level 11 Godfather) @ 10/13/2006 08:56
Welcome! This is really good.
At first I thought it was made by another member here (Krysys) since he often uses that 'swirly" that's on the balloon's basket.

Godslayer (Level 2 Corporal) @ 10/13/2006 08:31
The characters are a little generic, but I enjoy the atmosphere.

Fred (Level 3 Enforcer) @ 10/13/2006 08:20
Soo cute ! Great work, cocefi, this is beautiful.

Lawrence (Level 10 Operative) @ 10/13/2006 08:19
I love the sense of depth in this, it's amazing.

ulbandi (Level 1 Quiet One) @ 10/13/2006 08:08
Wonderful! I love it.

8bitty (Level 3 Private Eye) @ 10/13/2006 07:58
love it so much : )

Blueberry_pie (Level 7 General Manager) @ 10/13/2006 07:51
Whoa, that's amazing. Love the colours.
Really looking forward to seeing more of your work!

Atooi (Level 5 Soldier) @ 10/13/2006 07:47
Love it!                  

maloART (Level 5 Killer Klown) @ 10/13/2006 07:45
I, too have seen this one before and really love the concept, colours and rendering. 6/7

thor (Level 1 Depressed) @ 10/13/2006 07:44
Lovely colors. The bunnies are cute.

rats (Level 1 Gangster) @ 10/13/2006 07:38
I too love this! Fav.

buloght (Level 6 Hitman) @ 10/13/2006 07:25
I've seen this before at cgempire . Beautiful palette and atmosphere. Light Fantastic! I'm overly glad you decided to post it here!

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