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Title: The Frozen Thames (1700's)
Pixel Artist: Necky  (Level 1 Rookie :: 469 points)
Posted: 4/3/2007 09:30
Palette: 32 colors
Statistics:  20 comments    49 faves    0 avatars

I was reading the other day about a mini iceage that
covered Europe in the 1700's and how the Thames froze over
as a result. Here's my pixel rendition of this event.

Here's the WIP (note the amount of pallette changes,
I just couldn't capture the right mood for some time :))

http://www.pixelcavern.com/mikey/Frozen_Thames_WIP.gif

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MrMister (Level 1 Depressed) @ 10/3/2007 15:56
this is the coolest concept

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greenraven (Level 2 Hired Gun) @ 5/16/2007 06:58
*Whistles*

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AwesomePossum (Level 1 Thug) @ 4/9/2007 22:11

Sweet lighting and shading, It looks thincredible! Great job.


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Metaru (Level 8 Brigadier General) @ 4/8/2007 05:04
since I love blue, having a small 'fetish' love for works made in this colour is almost obvius. but this one doesn't need to be included with those. i like this piece because you can almost feel the cold atmosphera...

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JerryPie (Level 11 Big Foot) @ 4/6/2007 18:06
This is a really cool piece.. thanks for the WIP.

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Rikas (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 4/5/2007 05:53
Very nice! You got the mood!

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buloght (Level 6 Centaur) @ 4/4/2007 14:58
Great piece, necky. You definitely captured the mood and the lights and people bring it alive, you've taken us all there.

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big brother (Level 11 Admiral) @ 4/4/2007 08:06

I love the way you've contrasted the static elements (bridge, lamppost, buildings in the background) with the dynamic elements (the river and the boat).

The record low temperatures were ironic considering the Industrial Revolution and the high amounts of man-made CO2 (factories and trains powered by burning fossil fuels)...


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Necky (Level 1 Rookie) @ 4/4/2007 07:06
Thanks again for all you comments, crits and opinions They're all pretty valid, I'll take a look at this picture again and apply the changes you've suggested  

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kakikukeko (Level 5 Detective) @ 4/4/2007 05:51
Very nice job, I really love the palette..
I think the composition could have been better tho.. I don't think your character and the moon are at the best position... it's like you don't kwow what to do with them and put them on the side..
the iceberg between the streelight and the guy is not that visually interesting but my eyes are more oftenly caught by it than by your characters because of its position..

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iLKke (Level 9 Nidan) @ 4/4/2007 03:24
This is a great pic. That being said, I hope you don' mind a bit of constructive criticism.  :)
Here it goes:
The snowflakes are all almost the same size and brightness, it doesn't really help to express the depth of the scene, and snow is a really good device for such a thing.
Colors are really great. You could have played a bit more with blending brown with blue, like you did on the trapped boat or the background. Maybe on the man in the front?
One last thing is the ground in the foreground, it is not as clean as the rest of the piece.
4/5
Your WIP is great too. You have a great knack for color. Can't wait to see more.

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umcelinho (Level 1 Thug) @ 4/3/2007 20:47
great work. and about the pallette, i really liked the 1st one you tried, the one in the daylight... such loving colors :)

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rajkosk8 (Level 5 Detective) @ 4/3/2007 18:03
nice mood and brrr its freezing

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khorin (Level 3 Enforcer) @ 4/3/2007 16:17
I'm loving the whole composition. You did a great job with this but I think the moon should have more colors on it. That's just me, though. I'm probably just being nit-picky. :-)

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Badassbill (Level 11 Big Foot) @ 4/3/2007 15:41
Fantastic. I love the little people wondering the river.

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Ocean's Dream (Level 4 Mercenary) @ 4/3/2007 14:17
Wow, very interesting, I like it. Nice icy feel from it.

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icedemon (Level 1 Rookie) @ 4/3/2007 11:57
Whoa, nice pic.  i like the frozen rive, but i think a couple of those frozen waves are a bit big. Other than that, great work!

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exocet (Level 6 Major) @ 4/3/2007 11:53
I really love the mood you managed to achieve. Technically it's really good too, the pic looks very tidy. I think the halo around the street lamp doesn't really work though... I feel it would belong better on the ground right under the street lamp, where I would expect to see some light cast (or at least more obviously than it is now).

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BadMrBox (Level 2 Quiet One) @ 4/3/2007 11:52
Very, very nice.

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Skull (Level 11 CEO) @ 4/3/2007 11:26
Wonderful.
The blues work really well, I love the theme and style, superb work.

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