Typical Skull remastered...still pretty typical

Typical Skull remastered...still pretty typical

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Typical Skull remastered...still pretty typical

Title: Typical Skull remastered...still pretty typical
Pixel Artist: The B.O.B.  (Level 11 Master Assassin :: 30709 points)
Posted: 1/20/2008 00:15
Statistics:  40 comments    106 faves    0 avatars

Lotta' problems on this. The main thing that's bugging me is the flag doesn't look to flaggy. Looks more too stiff. I'm satisfied with the skull, which I guess was the point of the challenge.(it was supposed to be a skull with horns in front of a flag with a bit more details for symbolism, but I couldn't go any further...MY EYES ARE GOING TO POP IF WORK ON THIS ANY LONGER!)

Hope this is an eligible candidate or entry for the tourney. I worked on this sucker for about 4-5 days on and off. Let me just say, that I will never dither again, as I think I have permanent eye damage from staring at bright whites next to bright reds and blues all day...ugh..

good luck to everyone!

*click here for a blast to the past!*

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frikicat (Level 1 Intern) @ 3/7/2018 08:53

So powerfull!

upper0 (Level 2 Corporal) @ 8/13/2017 23:41


jok (Level 10 Master Sniper) @ 6/6/2014 05:30

I'm not buying the flag thing - but the center is amazing

Arkan85 (Level 8 Rear Admiral) @ 8/18/2011 23:44

Great work!

The flag seems metallic but I like it.

Myfault (Level 2 Quiet One) @ 4/7/2011 04:59

 I dont have words

Gugaknie (Level 5 Soldier) @ 2/12/2011 14:33

 666 !!!!!!! Nice one

RollerKingdom (Level 7 Mass Murderer) @ 1/12/2009 21:09
Execellent work

Slemsvamp (Level 6 Serial Killer) @ 12/17/2008 21:42
"Let me just say, that I will never dither again, as I think I have permanent eye damage"

I know what you mean, very good job!

Photocopier (Level 11 Godfather) @ 11/6/2008 08:47
wow excellent work!

Lost_Dignity (Level 1 Rookie) @ 2/5/2008 08:34
Trulely stunning, well done.

trogdor1138 (Level 1 Rookie) @ 1/30/2008 17:34

so.... beautiful


Slemsvamp (Level 6 Serial Killer) @ 1/30/2008 04:05
Think i just wet my self

purpletree (Level 6 Manager) @ 1/27/2008 14:46
ok this is so good.. faved and this is surly ogingt o win 1st place and maybe even best pa of the month or something! Great JOB!!!!

AdamAtomic (Level 1 Rookie) @ 1/26/2008 00:16
It really doesn't look like a flag, but its Fing gorgeous anyways, great job man!

umcelinho (Level 1 Thug) @ 1/25/2008 13:36
okay, that is the best piece and the best improvement!!

A.B. (Level 8 Cannibal) @ 1/25/2008 08:47

Inst'nt fav.

funcravers (Level 2 Hired Gun) @ 1/24/2008 15:47
 You are a devine artist!

Brokencode (Level 1 Rookie) @ 1/22/2008 12:41
oh- my -god...

Ms Odd (Level 1 Rookie) @ 1/22/2008 03:32

lander (Level 4 Deputy) @ 1/21/2008 23:41
Awesome.............. no comments... Gonna use it on my mobile )

Faktablad (Level 6 SWAT) @ 1/21/2008 20:31

At least make a background that's less hard on the eyes.  I'd reccomend black.  Besides the background, I like the idea and excecution of it, so I'm going to add it to my faves list.

ScarredShadow (Level 4 Deputy) @ 1/21/2008 18:06
I think he owned the internet with that one.

Doomcreator0 (Level 5 Assistant Manager) @ 1/21/2008 06:32
BOB I think you just owned the competition.

schrumpfkopf (Level 4 Team Leader) @ 1/21/2008 06:13
holy crap - plain awesome

MashPotato (Level 7 Underboss) @ 1/20/2008 18:24
Fabulous work--the mouth area looks especially good to me  
Heehee, I feel the same way about dithering (that is, whenever I can work up the courage/patience  to dither in the first place... which is almost never ).  The effort has definitely given you great results here, though!

Metaru (Level 8 Brigadier General) @ 1/20/2008 11:09
Perhaps the best example of improvement. the diferences in both pieces is... truly remarkable

dumbo (Level 4 Mercenary) @ 1/20/2008 07:58
I really dig this piece. But for some reason I would like to have seen it mirrored (with some small changes from side to side).

Great work man...

The B.O.B. (Level 11 Master Assassin) @ 1/20/2008 07:55
Thanks every one!

@Tomic: Yeah, the horns were tough to pixel to make them look good in terms of detail. Some times good pixel technique means losing natural quality of real life pixels, and makes them too smooth. That, or I just didn't know how to approach Ram horns from a pixel point of view, heh.
@iLKke: Yeah, it's a goatee beard. Kinda' like a two colored black and white head dress styled beard, but strapped to the skull's chin by small wires which go through those little holes in our bones which allow veins, arteries, capularies, and whatnot pass through. Wasn't too sure about the size limitations, or whether it had to be extremely close to the originals as well, but the directions didn't specify, so this is what was roughly spawned...
references: used this SKULL as a basic know how of how some things are aligned in the skull, and this RAM skull, for the horns...I google image searched a poop load for many images, but those two drew the most inspiration and reference I think.

@Feron: yeah, I suck at previews, hah ha...

greenraven (Level 1 Gangster) @ 1/20/2008 07:11
Nicely done.

Shawn (Level 8 Cannibal) @ 1/20/2008 06:55
And the winner is...

Feron (Level 4 Mercenary) @ 1/20/2008 06:48
Preview lets you down... but i saw a skull and had to click. Jaw-droppingly spectacular.

Badassbill (Level 10 Maniac) @ 1/20/2008 06:19
I was speechless for a moment there. The skull and horns are amazingly well done.

Kingy (Level 5 Assistant Manager) @ 1/20/2008 04:45
This is just amazing..

Hdan (Level 2 Hired Gun) @ 1/20/2008 04:25
Awesome, that simply amazing :D

iLKke (Level 9 Nidan) @ 1/20/2008 04:22
I thought we had to stick more to the originals, but I'm glad you didn't. Great work!
Any reference for the skull?

If that's a goatee beard then it's a lousy one :D

Equilibrix (Level 5 Captain) @ 1/20/2008 03:21
Amazing piece and great improvement here! Everything on this pixel works fine for me, it's simply beautiful!

tomic (Level 11 Admiral) @ 1/20/2008 02:42

great great piece. some parts (especially the horns) still look a bit sketchy, but meh. background works for me too. so, faved.

edit: and i want one of these t-shirts too =)

Reo (Level 11 Sensei) @ 1/20/2008 01:56
I want it on my t-shirt!

Hapiel (Level 11 Admiral) @ 1/20/2008 01:11
Awesome! Huge improvement, and not only because of its size and colors!
and I allready liked that origional!
However, thisone is maybe a bit to evil for me, in that I liked the original more

Great stuff!

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