The Alkonost

The Alkonost

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The Alkonost

Title: The Alkonost
Pixel Artist: MashPotato  (Level 7 Underboss :: 7066 points)
Posted: 7/25/2007 19:59
Palette: 14 colors
Statistics:  40 comments    191 faves    0 avatars

They say the alkonost has a voice so sweet that it will make anyone  who hears it forget all they know... but her songs include those of sorrow, as well as joy.

This started as an adaptation of an unfinished piece by Fool, and although I redrew the majority of it and painted over the rest, his work is definitely still in it .  See his original here. Thank you to Fool!

Although there's only 14 colours, for some reason the gif is saving it as 16.  Confusing...
And with this pixel, I'm a Level 5!  Whee, 7 dots!

EDIT: updated, with a few tweaks

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Fidorka69 (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 11/13/2015 06:48

WOW!!! Beautiful shading, especially on the face... Great job!!!

P0int (Level 3 Hatchikyu) @ 7/21/2013 21:04

I really enjoy the details in the wings. And you did an excelent job protraying fur on the torso. Thank you for leting us all see this piece.

TheoVision (Level 8 Regional Boss) @ 2/15/2011 03:41

Great details, especially the feathers!

avo (Level 8 Cannibal) @ 7/21/2010 22:22

beautiful work 

-DE- (Level 11 General) @ 3/26/2010 23:54

Simply stunning! *o*

Pixel-Janz (Level 1 Private) @ 7/20/2009 03:09

Ou my god! I love it! 5/5, Very beatiful

sapphira83 (Level 4 Button Man) @ 8/20/2008 17:32

EvolMate (Level 1 Intern) @ 9/1/2007 02:01
5/5 Congratulations!

redscorp (Level 1 Jukyu) @ 8/21/2007 12:14


Jiwestone (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 8/21/2007 01:43
This is a real stunner. Absolutely beautiful.

Nightmare Maker (Level 8 Regional Boss) @ 7/30/2007 08:46

Whoa. Just amazing, man!

5/5, Faved!

buloght (Level 6 Centaur) @ 7/30/2007 02:29
Truely amazing.

Psiweapon (Level 4 Gas Giant) @ 7/29/2007 19:59
holy fucking mother of god

Larwick (Level 8 Regional Boss) @ 7/28/2007 19:07
This is great, lovely colours, nice detail (especially with her body and top of wings and around that area). I think you could've done with one or two more shades for something like the tail because i find the lack of them is quite visible there.

But yeah, lovely work! :D

khorin (Level 3 Enforcer) @ 7/28/2007 18:49
Althought you can't see it in it's entirity, the hair is my favorite. Great job and congrats on the level!

skeddles (Level 11 Sphinx) @ 7/28/2007 18:20
The tail is beautiful(and so is the rest).

MashPotato (Level 7 Underboss) @ 7/28/2007 07:39
Thanks everyone! +

Bisque: Thank you very much for the paintover, and while I see your and Gas's point about differentiating more of the strands, at this point I'm not going to be changing it... it's just a personal preference thing.  But it is appreciated; thanks

Varock Shade (Level 7 Underboss) @ 7/28/2007 02:13
i love your recognizeable style... every time when i see the prev i think: "It's a real Mash*" Great work, again
*(MashPotato Productions inc. - All rights reserved).

Bisque (Level 3 Sergeant) @ 7/27/2007 16:12
I think the issue gas was reffering to is more that it seems to be in clumps..dreads..rather than strands. Perhaps try doing something like this?

rajkosk8 (Level 5 Detective) @ 7/27/2007 14:21
wow! here birdy birdy...i got it locked in my fav cage :D!

Stickman (Level 7 Sheriff) @ 7/27/2007 11:27
This is with out a doubt, my favourite of all your (great) pieces!  Her face is particularly beautiful

AndyOaks (Level 1 Rookie) @ 7/27/2007 07:50
No crits. To me, this is perfect.

exocet (Level 6 Major) @ 7/27/2007 05:15
Great creature! I love the concept and the details you put in the feathers and the face.

MashPotato (Level 7 Underboss) @ 7/26/2007 18:00
Thanks to all for the kind comments .  I've uploaded a slightly (very slightly) tweaked version.

Gas: I did try to give her hair a little bit of a clumped feel, so some of it was a style choice.  However, I did tone down the darkest tones a bit in my update so the hair near the crown of her head is a little more smooth

Fool: A lovely piece like yours shouldn't die, I'm glad you like it

Fool (Level 6 SWAT) @ 7/26/2007 16:04
Great work, Mash. =)
I'm glad you didn't let her die and surely make her looks much better.=)

Drako (Level 5 Soldier) @ 7/26/2007 15:02
Great colors and shadows. Nice work.

HoofFoot (Level 8 Regional Boss) @ 7/26/2007 09:00
Whoa! You crazy person!

Starchild (Level 1 Rookie) @ 7/26/2007 06:12
amazing. one of the best here, for sure. Great choice of colors!

vellan (Level 1 Rookie) @ 7/26/2007 05:27



iLKke (Level 9 Nidan) @ 7/26/2007 03:36
Look, ma! No hands! :D
Great work, although it looks better on that green bg than with transp.

jedzed (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 7/26/2007 02:55
damn, that is so good ^.^ yourve got way better from your first pixel

Gas 13 (Level 9 Boss) @ 7/26/2007 02:23
Woah awesome choice of colors, you've gone really far from fool's piece. The only part I think need an improvement is the hair. There are contrast parts on the lightest part and that look like dreads (hope I wrote it right). I wish her hair look as narrow as the detail.

Maybe I'm wrong but you always have 2, 4, 8, 16, 32 and so on colors in your file.

ElectroNico (Level 6 Serial Killer) @ 7/26/2007 02:06

Nice colors and design, i also like the expression of her face, she seems to be sad ...

Great work !

Okko (Level 1 Rookie) @ 7/25/2007 23:54
Mash awesomeness. As usual.

Krysis (Level 6 Serial Killer) @ 7/25/2007 23:45

teh perfect

Added to favorites and rated 6/6

Deltakatachre (Level 1 Depressed) @ 7/25/2007 21:54
teh awesome

Hatch (Level 3 Hatchikyu) @ 7/25/2007 21:27
Drop dead gorgeous! (BTW, it looks like whatever you saved this with forced black and white on your color table, even though you don't use them, hence the 2 extra colors.)

soda (Level 10 President) @ 7/25/2007 20:26
Beautiful great concept and colors

Framin (Level 2 Quiet One) @ 7/25/2007 20:20
Yo! Cool!!!

HMC (Level 7 General Manager) @ 7/25/2007 20:05
Very lovely piece. Good job.

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