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Title: Guardians
Pixel Artist: marilii  (Level 3 Corporate Drone :: 1321 points)
Posted: 12/24/2007 12:52
Palette: 15 colors
Statistics:  20 comments    16 faves    0 avatars

Pixelation Secret Santa for Snake.

The guardians of the worlds. I tried to incorporate a sort of yin-yang idea.

Special thanks go to M.E. and Jalonso for helping me throughout the process of making this piece.


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Oren_shtiv (Level 3 Private Eye) @ 12/18/2008 09:27
wow that's really BIG!![and pretty]

matthewcosta (Level 5 Captain) @ 11/3/2008 10:46
100% beautiful       

leel (Level 5 Killer Klown) @ 12/30/2007 20:04
I think the reason it's so flat (excuse if anyone said this already i didn't read through every single comment) is cause there's barely any overlapping whatsoever.  The way the dithers are generally around the objects, makes it all seem like it's on one plane  -  if there were large chunks of the nebula that the planets and dragons overlapped - the illusion of there being several layers to the image that'd give it much more depth.

But overall still - that's a very impressive piece.  Don't know how I missed it, way to go!

marilii (Level 3 Corporate Drone) @ 12/30/2007 05:44
Haha! Yes, I'm beginning to feel like that as well. Unfortunately, I have an unfinished pixel piece that's about as big and I'd like to think that I'll finish it...*Someday* :)

DarkfalzX (Level 7 Assassin) @ 12/29/2007 21:31
Unbelievably high resolution for a pixel piece! I have only undertook something like this once... never again: )

Skull (Level 11 CEO) @ 12/27/2007 11:04
Seriously impressive!!

Lovec Upírov (Level 5 Detective) @ 12/26/2007 10:12
very very perfect!!! 5/5--

marilii (Level 3 Corporate Drone) @ 12/25/2007 04:57
xy-mirror? Erm, I don't really understand what you mean but I guess the answer would be yes. They've been copy-pasted with some minor editing as I was trying to finish this in time. But no dither brushes, however (see my explanation below). And no, no excuse for the cookie-looking planets :S

tomic (Level 11 Admiral) @ 12/25/2007 01:12

the background looks quite impressive - well, zoomed out at least.. zoomed in most parts of the nebula look rushed, dunno, like doodled using dither brushes.. same with the wings somehow.. but thats the problem with such a big canvas: one has to fill and detail it

anyway, main crit is that the whole piece looks a bit too flat - 2 reasons: the planets, which look like cookies (dunno if xmas is your excuse =) and the dragon's wings, which would have given the whole piece more volume if they were spread

p.s. just wondering: did you xy-mirror the nebula?

Miumau0 (Level 6 Made) @ 12/25/2007 01:08
TISFA :O I really love the BG.

spartan_117 (Level 4 Lieutenant) @ 12/25/2007 00:55
TISFA ( this is so frikin' awesome )

magic1111 (Level 1 Rookie) @ 12/25/2007 00:33
Big and strange :P

M.E. (Level 4 Team Leader) @ 12/25/2007 00:30
It was my honour of giving you some little help
with this one marilii.
Snake is a lucky guy to be receiving such a nice

Faktablad (Level 6 SWAT) @ 12/24/2007 16:01
I just have to commend you for your patience in pixeling the background.  That must have been a nightmare.

Mirre (Level 8 Jellyfish) @ 12/24/2007 14:59
Very impressive. It is obvious that you spent alot of time and effort on this. Great job with the dithering anf blending of colours.

Hydronium (Level 3 Enforcer) @ 12/24/2007 14:41
Amazing colors and concept. I also think the dithering is a little overdone on the wings - makes them look a little flat and boring - maybe put a few small rips at the edges and make them more textured?

Shonoby (Level 1 Intern) @ 12/24/2007 14:22

Doomcreator0 (Level 5 Assistant Manager) @ 12/24/2007 14:00

Wow this is great.

I think the creatures are great but the dithering is overdone. Try some different patterns maybe.

marilii (Level 3 Corporate Drone) @ 12/24/2007 13:40
Nope, no dither brushes used. What I do, to make sure I dither the correct area, is that I colour that in with an obscure colour that I haven't used and then dither over it. And as I use layers, I simply get rid of the 'obscure colour' layer afterwards which then leaves the dithering and the main colour.

skeddles (Level 11 Sphinx) @ 12/24/2007 13:29
Looking at the way the layers of dithering, it looks like you used a dither brush(which technically aren't pixel art).

Sorry if I falsely accused.

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dragon, space, nebula, planet, yin, yang, Guardians avatars, Guardians icons, Guardians pixel art, Guardians forum avatars, Guardians AOL Buddy Icons

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