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Title: Shark
Pixel Artist: Blick  (Level 7 Captain :: 7072 points)
Posted: 12/19/2004 00:36
Statistics:  236 comments    268 faves    0 avatars

Drawn over the summer, pixelled a few months ago.

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HusBangMJ (Level 1 Rookie) @ 4/2/2011 13:35

 I love sharks!

arkan-ark (Level 1 Rookie) @ 3/12/2011 03:24

wow omg this is too good!!

Gugaknie (Level 5 Soldier) @ 3/1/2011 16:06

That is my favorite PA

NobleValerian (Level 6 Manager) @ 12/29/2010 14:31

 great character!

Calimero (Level 1 Rookie) @ 12/14/2010 09:25

great one :D love the orange effect on the back of the shark :V

KrypToniTe (Level 5 Soldier) @ 12/3/2010 05:17

Really nice cartoony shark. Should be put in some cartoon. It great!

jan kuijken (Level 1 Gangster) @ 10/24/2010 05:25

 nice shark dude, i love it

Sjoecool322 (Level 1 Private) @ 8/20/2010 20:24

lol i love it

aceinspector (Level 1 Rookie) @ 7/6/2010 17:58

That's funny.

zero57 (Level 1 Depressed) @ 6/19/2010 14:17

Awesome use of dithering. Also love the highlights.

Everz (Level 1 Private) @ 6/10/2010 07:58

nice pixel. i always like a smiling shark

Mr.Thumb (Level 1 Rookie) @ 4/9/2010 13:28

say cheese...

Robinhood (Level 9 Boss) @ 2/28/2010 17:59

Epic teethness.


People need to stop critiquing this more than 5 years after its been submitted  ._.

Peng (Level 1 Seaman) @ 2/23/2010 16:27

 Does Blick still pixel? No new works... :(

NobleClock (Level 2 Corporal) @ 2/3/2010 21:55

This shark's a classic, people need not criticise it now -_-.

Pumpkinbot (Level 2 Peon) @ 1/14/2010 19:03

Needs less dithering. Also, why is the hilights red?

user (Level 1 Rookie) @ 12/4/2009 15:37

That shark looks chill but a killer

Gizmonicgamer (Level 4 Deputy) @ 10/4/2009 22:21

Its neat, but It really doesn't deserve to be as high as it is on gallery. S: 

Jocher (Level 3 Private Eye) @ 9/18/2009 13:51

 love this

BoxedLunch (Level 1 Depressed) @ 9/14/2009 15:10

I are loving this shark! Good dithering. I wish I could do that.

Retro_crow (Level 1 Rookie) @ 8/30/2009 07:19

cool. I like that the choice u made on the outline.

WAR95 (Level 1 Depressed) @ 8/2/2009 02:49

I actually quite like this though I think the shape on the head is a bit odd.

slym (Level 8 Rear Admiral) @ 7/7/2009 15:18


Crippless (Level 1 Rookie) @ 7/2/2009 11:57

I like the teeth!



steveworks (Level 1 Rookie) @ 6/28/2009 15:46
wow just wow.

heatr8 (Level 1 Rookie) @ 6/25/2009 03:19

Can I Use It As An Avatar For Another Website And Give You The Credit


Genler (Level 2 Petty Officer) @ 6/20/2009 09:50

nice :)

simply and great!

koerserke (Level 1 Rookie) @ 6/15/2009 04:51

wauw i like it

w-o-l-f-e (Level 1 Thug) @ 6/14/2009 10:54

i like it, sharks got that cocky look which is nice, good work

RPG_Boy (Level 5 Captain) @ 6/7/2009 16:47

i never really liked this pixel but its starting to grow on me, i really like it now

arkan-ark (Level 1 Rookie) @ 5/25/2009 04:47


arkan-ark (Level 1 Rookie) @ 5/25/2009 04:17


threezeros000 (Level 1 Seaman) @ 4/10/2009 06:20


Vectomon (Level 2 Hired Gun) @ 3/25/2009 18:35

I love how you could keep the cartonn-ish style while making it realistic-ish. My favourite-ish.

Exquisious (Level 4 Lieutenant) @ 3/17/2009 13:56

Quite amazing.

Quake (Level 2 Hired Gun) @ 3/15/2009 05:52

Like this a lot :]

Dirteater (Level 1 Private) @ 2/18/2009 21:29
I remeber this piece when i was back in school and loved it, im glad to see it once again :D RAWR

Namre (Level 1 Jukyu) @ 1/9/2009 07:01
I have the same reaction as FishBoy's, When I first saw the image, I was like "I don't see anything special". Don't get me wrong, yes, I'm fairly new to the world of pixel art but I have seen better and more complex works here in this site, no offense meant to the artist, of course.

So I guess the problem here is really with the way the Hall of Fame rating system works as brought up by pixelaro.

Peace out, guys! Just sharing my insights.

pixelaro (Level 1 Rookie) @ 11/22/2008 13:31
Thanks for taking it that way. My issue is, as you say, with the hall of fame and way it's set up for old pieces to stay on top. Lots of great art down on the bottom of the hall of fame will never have a chance of passing a piece that users will se every other pageview in the hall of fame box. On the first page now there's no work more recent than from 2006, there is one piece from january 2008 on the 3rd page, (which should perhaps be on top 5/10 overall) one from january on the 6th page etc.
Basicly i agree with you that the system isn't working, though I guess the way it is now has it's adventages too, Fool having half the first page would make the rest of us look terrible. :P
I think letting the pieces be rated by average score (with an initial minimum amount of votes criteria) would be better. We'll have people rating everything 1's and such bullshit but that can be nullified by some moderation, guess I'll just send this to a moderator as well and hear what they think.

Blick (Level 7 Captain) @ 11/20/2008 17:57
I definitely agree with you pixelaro. I've always felt the hall of fame wasn't necessarily rigged, but definitely caters to pieces that were popular from the start of Pixeljoint. I'm not sure how the hall of fame system could be fixed into being more fair, so I've never really brought it up with anyone.

This piece, along with many others in the hall of fame are sort of grandfathered in, which sucks for anything new trying to get in.

No offense taken, as your bewilderment is shared by me.

pixelaro (Level 1 Rookie) @ 11/14/2008 11:07
Well I'd have to disagree with you again jalonso. I agree that the pixel art techniques are decent in this piece, but that is all. They are not exceptional, and almost any piece that is in the weekly showcase at all has better pixel art technique than this.
IMO(of course) this was a good piece from a good and popular pixel artist that got high on the rankings really early and then stayed there because its on the top of the hall of fame and that is usually where most new users start/vote. Not trying to take anything away from blick but I just can not see what is exceptional about this pixel compared to the rest of his work?
Just stating again that I don't have anything against blick or this piece, I just think that its not exceptional/top of line/very best of Pixeljoint material and if the hall of fame was made from average blue dots instead of total amount of blue dots this would not be on the 4th spot.

jalonso (Level 11 Godfather) @ 10/29/2008 14:39
@FishBoy, This pixel has been in the gallery since 2004. In 4 years it has gained enough blue dots to make it this high. I will disagree that it doesn't belong. We pixel artists take pixelart techniques as the most important aspect of the artform. This deceptively simple pixelart has superb pixelling techniques. The ditheing is just enough, the AA is modest and perfect, the use of secondary lighting is a true skill. The lineart is very clean and full of personality. I could go on and on about it. In time you will probably see this with different eyes and come to see it does belong in the Hall of Fame.

FishBoy (Level 1 Private) @ 10/29/2008 14:24
How could this ever become #4 in hall of fame? Its very nice but not that good.

Crosell (Level 1 Gangster) @ 10/23/2008 12:22

I kinda like it, but I'm having a hard time with all of that dithered pixels. I think you over did it with the dither on this one. But okay other then that you made quite a good pixel art shark there :)

Barcio (Level 1 Jukyu) @ 10/20/2008 11:16
Really well done!

[kirillko] (Level 1 Depressed) @ 9/28/2008 13:41
funny ^_^

Toad (Level 1 Depressed) @ 9/22/2008 04:21
.:That looks weirdly awesome

toony747 (Level 1 Thug) @ 9/18/2008 08:20
this looks pretty cool....

Toad (Level 1 Depressed) @ 9/18/2008 07:59
That pretty funny lol

Raven Studios (Level 1 Private) @ 8/20/2008 03:32
I don't really like the... Sharp.. Head very much, but everyone else pretty much said what I want too.

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