Grunt Revisited

Grunt Revisited

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Grunt Revisited

Title: Grunt Revisited
Pixel Artist: Indigo  (Level 2 Flatfoot :: 5045 points)
Posted: 11/7/2006 13:05
Palette: 13 colors
Statistics:  66 comments    278 faves    0 avatars

I realised not too long ago of the crappyness of my old grunt lizard guy.  At the time he represented my max abilities with pixelart (about 3 years ago).  I figured I may as well revisit this guy and make it up to par with my current abilities.

12 colours + trans.  5 colours reused in both colour ramps.

Fixed several major things:
  • colour palette
  • colour convervation / unification
  • anatomy
  • textures
  • composition and lighting
the old one can be viewed here:

and here is an animated progress gif combining the processes of the old as well as the new versions:

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claudialeartist (Level 2 Petty Officer) @ 8/20/2020 12:19

This is so cool! 

Vasily_Kukushkin (Level 4 Deputy) @ 7/13/2019 06:29


Zephyrrite (Level 8 Guerrilla) @ 3/30/2018 19:04


volks (Level 1 Rookie) @ 1/6/2017 14:19

This is beatiful !

BathMaster_2000 (Level 5 Assistant Manager) @ 11/2/2014 20:57

beautiful palette.

jok (Level 11 Master Assassin) @ 6/13/2014 23:08

great design and shading/texturing

david lunch (Level 1 Rookie) @ 2/9/2014 03:11

I love the colors used!

terman2 (Level 1 Rookie) @ 9/29/2013 05:46


Temessis (Level 6 Made) @ 7/9/2013 07:23

Awesome .

Dickel (Level 5 Captain) @ 3/14/2013 11:45

 ow this is good

Spiritios (Level 1 Depressed) @ 6/6/2012 13:21

If you got this guy in a RPG he would really kick some @ss!

codewarrior (Level 1 Seaman) @ 12/15/2011 05:33

 damn rly like your texturing and bodyphysics

Talegas (Level 1 Rookie) @ 6/29/2011 19:07

Really amazing with those touches!

I couldn't that myself. Really impressive indeed!

Dont (Level 6 Garbage) @ 6/27/2011 15:35

 i'm speechless...

Myfault (Level 2 Quiet One) @ 4/13/2011 06:45

 really good use of colors and perfect effect

Romson (Level 8 Cannibal) @ 11/28/2010 07:34


Cilein (Level 5 Irish Elk) @ 10/17/2010 02:43

Really nice palette, and use of it! I'd love to see this in a game

altagu (Level 1 Depressed) @ 7/20/2009 11:24


i doubt this was made through mortal techniques...

Kaiseto (Level 6 Made) @ 6/30/2008 22:12
One of my favorite pieces on the site, hands down. I love the texture and shading. The only criticism I have is the positioning of the tail. I feel it would look a bit better if moved down and to the left by a good deal. At the moment, it looks a bit like it's coming out of his side more than the center of his back (albeit bent to the right).

That aside, it's such a superb piece.

hipoKi (Level 1 Rookie) @ 5/29/2008 13:19
you are a genius!

japez (Level 1 Depressed) @ 5/13/2008 00:29
Woah and i thought the other one was good.

v9v9v9 (Level 3 Hatchet Man) @ 5/2/2008 00:17
nice scaly look

Bloo (Level 5 Lieutenant) @ 4/12/2008 20:34
This is waaaaaaaaay better

Pandora (Level 2 Corporal) @ 3/11/2008 18:27
I like this one better, honestly. They are both good, though! Your original seems like something in a comic book, while this looks more like true pixel art.

funcravers (Level 2 Hired Gun) @ 2/19/2008 15:04
niiice. I hope to see more great stuff from you.

elder-bunny (Level 1 Gangster) @ 11/4/2007 19:37
I liked the feel of the old one a bit better. This one is just too... real?

Kaz21 (Level 1 Jukyu) @ 10/18/2007 22:06

Really awesome work, I love the lighting! Fav'd!

A.B. (Level 8 Cannibal) @ 9/29/2007 14:20

This is sooo[...] much better work than the last one! Really great update! ^^

5/5 and fav'd.

Flydian (Level 1 Jukyu) @ 8/14/2007 09:03
wow. I've gotta go find the old one, now...

Josiah (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 3/16/2007 12:54

it's very good, great palette and detail

AwesomePossum (Level 1 Thug) @ 3/5/2007 19:56

I like this one much more than your first one. I think this one is overall smoother. Bravo...again!

P.S. This is frikkin awesome!

grave (Level 9 Federal Agent) @ 2/26/2007 10:28

Funny how this one only got monthly second place when the old one got first place :p

Well i can se huge improvements. especialy love the new pallete.

Scotteh (Level 1 Jukyu) @ 12/17/2006 08:58
awsome improvement of him, a well deserved 2nd place

fr0st (Level 4 Killer Klown) @ 11/17/2006 07:17
damn good improvement, glad to see it looking so fine if i must say ^_^ *looked awsome before but you know what im saying* fav'd!

ptoing (Level 7 Cuttlefish) @ 11/14/2006 14:03
A lot of improvement indeed. Keep up the good work, Dan.

ceddo (Level 7 Ichikyu) @ 11/13/2006 14:39
... and you didn't dither a single part of it!!

I'm jealous. I'm gonna try a zero-dithered piece as soon as I finish my competition.

I forgot to say this: it's amazing.

kybldmstr (Level 2 Kukyu) @ 11/11/2006 19:24

Amazing anatomy and excellent shading.

Dra_chan (Level 8 Shodan) @ 11/11/2006 13:31
This shading is absolutely perfect. This is a good proof that even great artists never cease to learn.

Sohashu (Level 7 Sheriff) @ 11/10/2006 14:05
Excellent work here.  This is a fav. 

cure (Level 11 Pixellite) @ 11/9/2006 17:27
Luckily for me, this was submitted in November, so I don't have to compete.

Pieface (Level 3 Sergeant) @ 11/9/2006 10:44
So what will win, this or Kraken vs Vikings for Number 1 position

iSTVAN (Level 8 Cannibal) @ 11/8/2006 15:55
Effin cool work here Indigo!

Larwick (Level 8 Regional Boss) @ 11/8/2006 14:44

Haven't commented yet. I wasn't really sure what to say.

Well, this is gorgeous. The shapes, forms and colours are awesome - and i think the character concept is brilliant. This is a serious improvement on your previous one, which to be honest i don't like half as much. Really shows how much you've improved.

Elk (Level 5 Assistant Manager) @ 11/8/2006 08:39
looks very good indigo *hugs* good job

Skull (Level 11 CEO) @ 11/7/2006 23:28
My word - it's even greater.

pixelblink (Level 9 Federal Agent) @ 11/7/2006 23:23
this will be the last time I'm faving this

Aramax (Level 1 Rookie) @ 11/7/2006 20:42

I knew I had seen this before.

You should work on the face and give him a T-rex aspect. Would be more creepy that way.

crab2selout.png (Level 4 Deputy) @ 11/7/2006 19:51
Your palettes have really improved, Indy. You integrate all the different pieces and forms much better now than before. Textutring is tops..  I'd like to see you vary the range of highlights and shadows used on different body parts at different height levels. This really sticks out to me looking at how skillful you are in other areas.

Mowzr (Level 1 Depressed) @ 11/7/2006 19:38
 Wow simply amazing. I dont think there's a fault in this. It just flows, perfectly. Flawlessly.

Shawn (Level 9 Federal Agent) @ 11/7/2006 19:15
Far better. I love it.

buloght (Level 6 Centaur) @ 11/7/2006 17:35
Great improvement indigo! Both are excellent, It seems you are a lot less shy with the highlights nowadays :). Beautiful.

Meka (Level 1 Rookie) @ 11/7/2006 17:14
Damn! Must admit that the old one is really good so imagine this one, piece of God! ^^ Really good work! Color and texture are a lot better and the final effect is really good, looks a bit more realistic! Good job !

THE KAPPTIN (Level 5 Captain) @ 11/7/2006 16:21
Fixed anatomy eh.... he had one too many fingers I see. :P jklol

Aleiav (Level 2 Quiet One) @ 11/7/2006 16:19
Definitely a big improvement! I'd like to see you improve other pieces too!

rZool (Level 1 Rookie) @ 11/7/2006 16:08
Thanks for the animated gif, very interesting to see how you get a so beautiful lizard !! Really great ...

lunarknight (Level 2 Quiet One) @ 11/7/2006 15:37
Very nice improvements. Definately looks better than the old one. Keep it up.

exocet (Level 6 Major) @ 11/7/2006 15:33
Much improved, your new grunt seems flawless... I think those new colours make a big difference.

mentos (Level 4 Mercenary) @ 11/7/2006 14:17

Well the crappy guy you made before is this sites 15th best pixel :P

and excelent job on the retouching looks much better 6/6

Badassbill (Level 11 Big Foot) @ 11/7/2006 13:58
Much, much better. I love the textures.

Mykola (Level 3 Corporate Drone) @ 11/7/2006 13:57
Love both versions. This is more polished, no doubt, but even the old was real close to perfect.

Saboteur (Level 4 Shichikyu) @ 11/7/2006 13:49

I'm gonna go out on a limb and say that I don't actually prefer this one over the old one. I think it's because this ogre is far softer, whereas the other one had two solid fists and a lot tougher-looking, in general.

SO, in my opinion, soften up on the skin cremes there, grunt ol' chap.

HMC (Level 7 General Manager) @ 11/7/2006 13:45
Awesometacular. It's just unfortunate that the old one will be the one we have to look at on the side of the page for the rest of eternity.

Godslayer (Level 2 Corporal) @ 11/7/2006 13:24
Pwning up on the old one, this is.

scottfro (Level 1 Jukyu) @ 11/7/2006 13:23
truely awesome...i have no complants!

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