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Title: Stranded
Pixel Artist: matt0  (Level 3 Corporate Drone :: 1743 points)
Posted: 5/31/2008 08:03
Palette: 44 colors
Statistics:  26 comments    34 faves    0 avatars

I never got on with the Pikmin games but I liked the garden / overworld bits  - so this is a kind of tribute, although I only got the idea to stick the Pikmin in near the end...

I used this photo I took for reference. Lots of freehand thrashing about with the mouse to get the shadows and reflections in the water.

It's pretty messy and could do with tidying up but I'm happy with how it looks and to be honest I'm tired of staring at it!


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AlabasterJazz (Level 3 Corporate Drone) @ 7/8/2012 12:02

An absolutly beautiful piece if not for the pkimin, but they do add an air of cuteness and silliness nonetheless.

Delicious (Level 10 Capo) @ 9/24/2011 20:35

The water is ace! Wonder why this didn't get more coverage...

Mr. Matti (Level 5 Sniper) @ 6/30/2010 07:01


Paxmees (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 9/27/2009 06:56

i love it

MrSmiley (Level 1 Thug) @ 8/11/2009 06:30

 The Pikmin detract from the amazing background.

Chaos Design (Level 3 Stalker) @ 6/10/2008 14:22
Looks so real the water wow.

Hapiel (Level 11 Bonsai) @ 6/8/2008 06:44
haha, very nice work of art!

matt0 (Level 3 Corporate Drone) @ 6/8/2008 02:42
Thanks folks!

Yeah, the Pikmin all look a bit... stoned or something. I messed about with their eyes for a while trying to work out how to do them but this was the best compromise I could come up with with the size.

Beans (Level 1 Gangster) @ 6/7/2008 17:57
Awesome, I love pikmin the game, I do have to say they look just a tad bit weird in this pixelart. What I want to know is how the pikmin got out there, cause mine always died when I took them in water.  

happy bacchus (Level 1 Thug) @ 6/7/2008 17:37
Excellent water effect, I like this piece

DJD (Level 4 Button Man) @ 6/7/2008 17:08
honestly if you removed the pikmin I could get this confused with a photo on glance. The lines on the log and water are impeccable.

skeddles (Level 11 Sphinx) @ 6/7/2008 09:19
Great! Love the pond, some of the pikmin are a bit scary.

Mindsreturn (Level 3 Private Eye) @ 6/7/2008 07:55
Really like this one. The water looks great.

Webus (Level 3 Stalker) @ 6/7/2008 00:43
Realy looks real (lol) seriously..this is great i love the water...5ed and fav+

AdamPlays (Level 6 SWAT) @ 6/3/2008 10:57

Love those pikmin!  They do seem a little out of place though.  The purple one should be fatter.  Also the shadow for the purple one and the red one seem to be going in opposite directions?  Or is it just me. 

I think the pikmin take away from the composition but add to the humor of the piece. 

TheBlackMarket (Level 4 Button Man) @ 6/3/2008 05:32
The reflections on the water are to die for - especially towards the top corners.

Packrat (Level 7 General Manager) @ 6/1/2008 23:58
These guys are just eatably cute! Log & water well executed. Very nice.

pain (Level 9 Nidan) @ 6/1/2008 22:32
nice one ... tree looks great and water too ... you should work on AA on plants ... anyways it looks great :D ...

matt0 (Level 3 Corporate Drone) @ 6/1/2008 04:51
Cheers everyone!

Yeah, the Pikmin could be worked on a bit to make them blend in more. I reckon the blue and the white ones worked out the best because they're actually involved in the environment instead of just stood around. Now I look at it again there's no reflections for the reeds either (!) but for some reason it's less noticable...

juandifool (Level 3 Stalker) @ 5/31/2008 15:30
are you human?

Vertigo-Zero (Level 9 Necrophiliac) @ 5/31/2008 15:17
especially the purple one seems out of place because of the simple shading, but still, the rest is great!!!

gizzmo (Level 1 Rookie) @ 5/31/2008 14:17
Whoa ! You drow this?

Balamoot (Level 10 Maniac) @ 5/31/2008 14:07
The surface of water is awesome. Moreover the whole pic is great.

jamon (Level 10 Operative) @ 5/31/2008 12:13
i agree with RoboBOT - and where are reflections of them?!
Water is great in small amount of colors... Nice work!

grave (Level 9 Federal Agent) @ 5/31/2008 11:20

Nature is messy, no need to tidy it up ;)

Great job, especialy on the water, it looks excellent.

RoboBOT (Level 7 Captain) @ 5/31/2008 09:56
I like it, it's nice. I think the "pikmin" (not sure what that is)  are a bit more saturated than the rest of the piece. It makes them look added onto the top. I really like the background, though.

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