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Title: The Balance
Pixel Artist: buloght  (Level 6 Centaur :: 15447 points)
Posted: 3/16/2007 04:14
Palette: 26 colors
Statistics:  35 comments    31 faves    0 avatars

Reference: - No specific reference was used of course, this is all a vision of my imagination.

Colours: - 18 for the foreground and 8 more for the distance = 26.

Time: I started somewhere last month beginning.

Process: Sketched -> scanned -> linearted -> pixelled (a part of my sketch)


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mikl3 (Level 7 Sheriff) @ 3/16/2007 11:47
Where I can sell my soul?

REO THE FOX (Level 8 Shodan) @ 3/16/2007 11:35
Awsome!!but i think that the jumping ''imp'' distracts from the main image.

Skull (Level 11 CEO) @ 3/16/2007 10:31
Mind Blowingly Amazing!

Josiah (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 3/16/2007 10:20
just beautiful, the characters, the scenery, the everything!

Mathias (Level 7 Junk) @ 3/16/2007 09:48

Idea: Excellent. Execution: Superb.

I love the environment, it looks like some surreal desolate neitherworld where good and evil may very well collide in a constant war. I love the large demon's posture and how the wind is blowing his torn garb and hair to the left; moody.

Overall: Mind blowing, I'm going to hurt you.

TomHeartless (Level 1 Rookie) @ 3/16/2007 09:42

Aww dude you are defernately my favourite artist eek

buloght (Level 6 Centaur) @ 3/16/2007 09:21
I'll try to fix it up. How embarressing

[edit] I am redesigning the little demons, making them more dynamic (less stiff) and I will try and improve the angel's leg.

Thanks for the kind comments.

DJD (Level 4 Button Man) @ 3/16/2007 09:11
Absolutely gorgeous. The three things I like most about it however is how smooth this work is ( especially those rocks and the fur), the color unification, and the attention to detail (love the fact that you made the rocks being affected by the large monsters foot)

Intense. :D

CsaR (Level 1 Jukyu) @ 3/16/2007 08:46
amazing, love the colors

rats (Level 1 Gangster) @ 3/16/2007 08:42
The sword is clearly broken, as with the broken wing, against the odds good vs evil, this is mindblowing

iLKke (Level 9 Nidan) @ 3/16/2007 08:32
Ahem. Yes, well I got my voice back now... :)
Gotta love these colors!
As said before some of the 'actors' are a little stiff, but I get the impression that it was an issue that should have been dealt with on the sketch level.
In the same manner the crumbling cobbles are not too convincing cause the big demon's weight is not put in that hand, rather it rests in it's front leg. Also some of the aforementioned cobbles look too tidy and similar, since they all have the same highlights. Also the sword maybe doesn't need outlines and could be longer (maybe it's broken?)
These are all tiny bits of criticism, the whole piece is incredible! Way to go, buloght!

Opacus (Level 7 Ichikyu) @ 3/16/2007 08:30
One word: DAMN!

iSTVAN (Level 8 Cannibal) @ 3/16/2007 08:21

Holy crap! You've improved ten fold since you first arrived here at pixel joint. This is a brilliant piece. Excellent composition coupled with an impressive variety of textures. Not to mention the terrific characters and palette.

Doppleganger (Level 6 Yonkyu) @ 3/16/2007 07:52
This is a fabulous looking piece. The two smaller demons look rather stiff, as has been said but,  that giant demon more than makes up for it.  As far as the pixeling skill goes, this piece is top notch. The small demon on the left seems to be fighting for the focal point and the the floating islands in the background do little for the composition as a whole. If somehow they could've been drawn in a way that led the viewer's eyes toward the big bad demon I feel it would've been better. Composition and stiff demons aside, this piece is wonderful none-the-less! 6/6 for sure.

Varock Shade (Level 7 Underboss) @ 3/16/2007 07:52
Quite ehm.... very impressing... Pixel looks better than the sketch too...

Rikas (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 3/16/2007 07:51
This is amazing!

Afflict (Level 4 Lieutenant) @ 3/16/2007 07:39
WoW! This is fav'd 6/6 and full of Buloghty goodness! The detail in this piece is amazing I love everything of it my favorite being the angel, nice! Gives me the impression of good vs evil, and as per usual the odds is against good!

I salute you!

big brother (Level 11 Admiral) @ 3/16/2007 07:29
Your fur looks better and better with every piece.

Emanu (Level 3 Chief) @ 3/16/2007 07:27
niiiice! like the ragged cloth pieces, I think I will steal that idea sometime in the future. ;) faved!

Fool (Level 6 SWAT) @ 3/16/2007 07:22
And why i desided it's yours looking on preview?=))
Amazing work, man!=)

ZoSo (Level 3 Chief) @ 3/16/2007 07:17
Amazing.. Nothing more to say.

khorin (Level 3 Enforcer) @ 3/16/2007 07:07
This is extraordinary! The colors are wonderful and I definitely see your own style especially having seen your previous work.

ZZZkodi (Level 7 Mass Murderer) @ 3/16/2007 06:32

Miumau0 (Level 6 Made) @ 3/16/2007 06:32

Zomg, That monster is cool, but I don't like that warrior dude.


DarkfalzX (Level 7 Assassin) @ 3/16/2007 06:32
All the little flaws aside, this is yet another phenomenal work form you. Your art makes me want to give up pixeling sometimes: )

Solid Idea (Level 1 Depressed) @ 3/16/2007 06:18
I understand the foreshortening, but I guess it should be more like this

The knee and foot shouldn't be so sideways.

inkspot (Level 4 Button Man) @ 3/16/2007 06:00

Souly (Level 5 Killer Klown) @ 3/16/2007 05:59
Why must you kick so much ass?

MichaS (Level 1 Depressed) @ 3/16/2007 05:34
... Faaaaaaantastic

buloght (Level 6 Centaur) @ 3/16/2007 05:23
Thanks guys :D

Yeah, solid, I tried a little pespective, the arm closer, the lower leg is covered by shade and coming towards the screen sorta, so it looks maybe short.

[edit] I made the shoulder and upper arm slightly smaller to make it more believable.

MashPotato (Level 7 Underboss) @ 3/16/2007 05:05
What can I do but ?

iLKke (Level 9 Nidan) @ 3/16/2007 04:56

Solid Idea (Level 1 Depressed) @ 3/16/2007 04:52
WOW! Marry me! :) That's way too pretty!

Two things that bother me a little:
-The angel's legs are way to short
- The wind and struggle position of the beast gives it so much dynamic, but the jumping demon/troll is kinda stiff in that pose, and it breaks the dynamic a little.

Anim8or_7 (Level 1 Rookie) @ 3/16/2007 04:45
Whoa! Nice one Buloght. The wing looks Sooo much better now. Very nice use of colour as always. Well deserved 5 Stars from me!

matriax (Level 5 Sniper) @ 3/16/2007 04:34
Wow!! Great pixel-art, design, colors, details...

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