One More Time

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One More Time

Title: One More Time
Pixel Artist: iLKke  (Level 9 Nidan :: 24428 points)
Posted: 6/29/2008 23:55
Palette: 16 colors
Statistics:  76 comments    246 faves    0 avatars

Just in time... for the challenge
Last 20 minutes were spent feverishly clicking around, so excuse stray pixels and jaggy edges should you find any.

The idea is that it resembles an atomic mushroom cloud. Always had these thoughts about civilization resetting itself once again. Also, mushrooms are recyclers of nature's garbage, so I found it fitting :D

edit: made a proper thumbnail previe

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upper0 (Level 2 Corporal) @ 8/25/2017 22:34


Perplex (Level 1 Intern) @ 8/23/2015 09:48

Perfect. The sky is beautiful, and the colors work really well together. Really nice style, too.

Zizka (Level 10 Operative) @ 11/17/2014 17:54

Owch that's nice. 

iLKke (Level 9 Nidan) @ 5/20/2014 21:44

Thanks for the kind words, everyone!

skittle (Level 9 Nidan) @ 5/14/2014 06:09

Probably one of my favorite pieces on here. The colours are incredible, it doesn't even look like pixel art, more like a painting.

beef_x (Level 1 Rookie) @ 8/1/2013 17:36

sublime :D

Merez (Level 6 Hitman) @ 7/11/2012 13:21

 Nice pallete, and clouds.

Gugaknie (Level 5 Soldier) @ 10/9/2011 16:00

 Nice pallete and use of ther.

Jabberwock (Level 2 Hired Gun) @ 7/29/2011 07:04

According probability theory, it can be true sometimes...

Great work! 

Xamllew (Level 3 Chief) @ 4/9/2011 09:36


Mathias (Level 5 Rokkyu) @ 1/5/2011 16:32

That sky. . .

Romson (Level 8 Cannibal) @ 11/27/2010 16:42


avo (Level 7 Mass Murderer) @ 7/21/2010 22:22

great style and colors. just amazing 

Geti (Level 3 Sergeant) @ 5/28/2010 03:16

Love this palette.

Hatch (Level 3 Hatchikyu) @ 6/29/2009 18:25

Sorry for sort of necroposting, but I just stumbled on this and had to say it absolutely took my breath away. I don't think I've ever been so moved by a piece of pixel art before. I'm not 100% sure why, but thanks regardless.

iLKke (Level 9 Nidan) @ 2/13/2009 03:23
@Conzeit: Do you really think I made this by accident? ;D Yeah, I'm quite fond of  McKenna, RAW or Bill Hicks

Conzeit (Level 1 Rookie) @ 2/12/2009 22:52
You should read Terrence Mckenna...understand the real symbology of what you did here...hahahah.
Archetypes, they're bigger than  me or you

Wade (Level 1 Rookie) @ 1/24/2009 12:22
I genuinely like the style of this. Shows potential.

fawful (Level 6 Yonkyu) @ 1/12/2009 15:16
Giant ruddy awesomeness,i love the concept of how it's supposed to be kinda like a mushroom cloud,but i love the epic style you have,it's FCKIN AWESOME!!

mechast (Level 1 Private) @ 1/8/2009 14:11
epic greatness!

fydo (Level 1 Intern) @ 12/11/2008 02:07
Whaaaaaaaat! This is amazing! :D

aClone (Level 1 Rookie) @ 11/23/2008 23:31

You have displayed Shamanic Technology at its finest. The Amanita Muscaria's never ending fascination intrigues me.

Dynoob (Level 1 Rookie) @ 8/28/2008 09:42
Wonderful work, I like mushrooms and cities.
So you can imagine, that i really, really like this one ;)

love the highlightning.

loaderror (Level 1 Rookie) @ 7/27/2008 13:41

eyeball (Level 1 Private) @ 7/27/2008 07:36
Congratulations on the 3rd place. I bet if you had time you would do better.

Cactus_Hat (Level 1 Thug) @ 7/18/2008 03:48

mushroom ftw!

rajkosk8 (Level 5 Detective) @ 7/15/2008 05:59
as usual very impressionstic and inspiring. thank u for being on this planet iLKke.:D

Emanu (Level 3 Chief) @ 7/9/2008 02:13
holy shit thats great.

Raytheon (Level 5 Lieutenant) @ 7/8/2008 21:17
it doesnt look like pixelart. its brilliant.

alkaline (Level 6 Yonkyu) @ 7/8/2008 21:04
fuck. I am inlove with this.

Yellow Snow (Level 1 Private) @ 7/7/2008 12:05
Well I can't see Watever

iLKke (Level 9 Nidan) @ 7/7/2008 03:18
@Yellow Snow: There should, and there are.

Yellow Snow (Level 1 Private) @ 7/6/2008 20:41
Good job, there should be shadows of the mushroom top on the stem and the whole thing on the ground?

natsukilove2 (Level 1 Rookie) @ 7/6/2008 20:02
Amazing color usage, concept, details and overall execution! Luv it!

Zweckform (Level 1 Intern) @ 7/5/2008 10:26
Great stuff here, 16 colours ? Wow. Ideas behind it  A+ :-)

SNickau (Level 1 Depressed) @ 7/5/2008 07:16
This is wonderful, the mushroom cloud meaning is very inspired, it is also brought across quite clearly - I didn't feel an explanation was needed. The art is also astounding. Very nice.

Expand (Level 3 Stalker) @ 7/4/2008 01:48
It looks like a painting. Amazing. The thought behind the mushroom is extremely creative.

Fuzzyleaves (Level 5 Detective) @ 7/3/2008 21:49
Vote for #1, I voted because of the double meaning, very cool pixel.

MashPotato (Level 7 Underboss) @ 7/3/2008 19:07
I love that cityscape, and the giant mushroom seals the deal

4tochkin (Level 1 Intern) @ 7/2/2008 12:58
Cool idea! Like this work!

lap1994 (Level 2 Hired Gun) @ 7/2/2008 10:55
.... bi... bi... big mush... *Fainted*

fucbillgates (Level 1 Depressed) @ 7/2/2008 09:44
This is a great picture it looks pro.

Stickman (Level 6 SWAT) @ 7/2/2008 02:33
Appreciate the creativity in this one:) Nice to see you back in the comps

Hapiel (Level 11 Admiral) @ 7/2/2008 00:27

homosapien (Level 1 Rookie) @ 7/1/2008 10:51
Nearly perfect, hand pixelled picture of an Amanita Muscaria growing out of a city. iKke, I like you a lot.

Arachne (Level 4 Murderer) @ 7/1/2008 09:11
I think the hat of the mushroom would look rounder if you moved the darkest shadow in towards the center as much as the highlight is positioned away from the center, and then have the sky illuminate the part between that and the edge. Apart from that, I think the washed out palette really gives a sense of dimension to this, and I'm amazed at how well the crumpled buildings read despite being so small. Nicely done.

zAk (Level 3 Stalker) @ 7/1/2008 08:07
Awesome - i remember i once pshopped a photo of San Francisco together with a photo of an orange Jellyfish from an aquarium. 5/5 fav'd

Arfff (Level 3 Enforcer) @ 7/1/2008 03:09
I'm speechless! This is good taste plus excellent technique, times great concept...
So when are we gonna get iLKke as a featured pixel artist with an interview 'n' all? :)

iLKke (Level 9 Nidan) @ 7/1/2008 02:54
Thanks, ppl!  *blush*
I'll put up a WIP when I have time.

@Fool: I know ;) I thought the fact that amanita is a symbol of spiritual rebirth is a nice touch. It is also closely tied to New Year/Christmas, which is not only a symbol of renewal and rebirth, but is probably the only festivity still celebrated by all people on Earth.

@Mirage: That is flattering, but the truth is that I made almost the entire picture in one sitting, and there was no time for polish. Amanita should actually have an 'egg' that it grows from, I just went for the simple option. There are dozens of other things I would have tweaked as well. Meh. MAYBE after the challenge is over.

Fool (Level 6 SWAT) @ 7/1/2008 01:39
Nice=)   Metaphor is even more interesting  - if prepaired properly those are very strong hallucinogene.=)

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