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Title: Elk's Forest Of Mystery
Pixel Artist: Elk  (Level 4 Team Leader :: 10953 points)
Posted: 7/20/2008 11:57
Palette: 25 colors
Statistics:  5 comments    19 faves    0 avatars

meow...I stll think that it could need some refining and AA but I can't be assed to do more XD took me around 2 days or so

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Arachne (Level 4 Murderer) @ 7/21/2008 14:25
I second what's been said about the colors and the contrast. It's a nice and atmospheric piece, but I find the lighting a bit confusing. The part of the forest furthest in the background suggests that things get darker with distance, yet the road furthest away is brighter than the part in the foreground. This makes it appear closer. If it's the light from above illuminating it, I would darken the sides of the road since they wouldn't be lit by it. I think you should darken the blue flower behind it as well. The brightest leaf from it next to the closest road bit appears to be growing out of the ground there. Generally, I would try to separate things more by keeping the foreground elements brighter than the background.

I'm also wondering what that triangular section is on the furthest stretch of road?

The transition to shadow on the grass next to the road under the leaf closest to us is a bit sudden. If you darken the brightest part a bit, it would also separate it from the drop on the leaf next to it.

I think you could use purple instead of the barely visible green shade on the blue flower.

The grass in the bottom right corner wouldn't have dark shadows like that since grass is slightly translucent. It would be pretty bright if lit from the other side.

I also think the droplets would read better as water if you added a darker band around them to suggest that they're reflecting their surroundings.

This edit sums it up, I think. All that aside, I think this is my favorite of the forest scenes submitted so far this month. Nicely done.

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Jaeden (Level 4 Team Leader) @ 7/20/2008 20:23

Beautiful high contrast piece.  Love the dithering on the dark grass, Love the high contrast bark on the tree, Almost tempted to ask for more water/dew droplets but this is fantastic as is.

The white border is appropriate as well. Great piece.


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skeddles (Level 11 Psychopath) @ 7/20/2008 18:39
Those colors are the best ever.

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tomic (Level 11 Admiral) @ 7/20/2008 15:26

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says a lot. another great entry, vielen dank =)


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