Boulder dash splash screen

Boulder dash splash screen

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Boulder dash splash screen

Title: Boulder dash splash screen
Pixel Artist: FrankieSmileShow  (Level 6 Manager :: 8572 points)
Posted: 7/21/2008 23:20
Palette: 18 colors
Statistics:  12 comments    3 faves    0 avatars

Progress video of the drawing:

This is a splash screen for a boulder dash game for the hiptop sidekick, developed by XXIst century digital boy software. It was a lot of fun to draw, especially the large diamond which was a new challenge for me!
Here is an image reference I used for the video:

Boulder dash is © 1984, 2008 FIRST STAR SOFTWARE, INC, All rights reserved.

edit: changed the links. For some reason the link create button doesnt work for me and it links to VOID pages or something

edit2: version 2 of the image is up


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Hapiel (Level 11 Bonsai) @ 1/13/2009 05:19
I have just watched the video, its great to see how you build that diamond and very learn full!

Watching the character is not learn full for me, because things go so automatically for you :p, you have a character in just 2 seconds of this video! I wish I could do that.

Do you use a tablet for that?
Anyway, nice result!

JerryPie (Level 11 Big Foot) @ 7/24/2008 19:33
This is a LOT more like something I would expect from you. This is your style. There is MUCH more depth now. Great work, no crits anymore.

FrankieSmileShow (Level 6 Manager) @ 7/24/2008 17:01
There, a new version is up. Worked on the face, shading, added a black outline, removed some dithering.

FrankieSmileShow (Level 6 Manager) @ 7/24/2008 15:36
Ah, now that's a useful crit! Thanks! I'm working on a second version right now. Also I am adding a black outline around the elements, I think it will look better over the mobile devices' desktop (the image is to be displayed over the desktop background, next to icons)

jamon (Level 10 Operative) @ 7/24/2008 01:30
Diamond have more contrast than character.. look's like they arent from same story ...

JerryPie (Level 11 Big Foot) @ 7/23/2008 18:35
Well frank..I think its the over use of dither on the helmet, and the lack of dither on the facial area, especially the cheek.

Now I know you arn't a big fan of AAing in your prior pieces, but I think this one is simple and small enough to give it a shot. Areas like the colored part of the eyeballs really need it, the black clashes with the white to much and really takes away from the detail you did put into this piece, like the diamond. (good job on that part)

For some reason I just don't feel the depth in this one, example: where the characters right eye meets his right cheek bone, it looks so flat, as well as his chin and mouth. I know you worked hard on this, but I think you could really make this one 20x better. Hope thats more descriptive than my last post.

Adam (Level 9 Human) @ 7/23/2008 16:41

Boulder Dash! Man, this brings back memories!

Nice WIP movie. I liked most of the parts undithered.

Something bugs me on his mouth. Maybe the lack of reflection on his upper lip. Dunno.

FrankieSmileShow (Level 6 Manager) @ 7/23/2008 16:23
Can you be more specific? I don't see what you mean at all. Its certainly less detailed and has less of a scenery than my usual work, but how does it look raw?

Shiru (Level 6 SWAT) @ 7/23/2008 15:00
Both links in description are not working.

JerryPie (Level 11 Big Foot) @ 7/23/2008 01:30
I think you are capable of more than this. It is a good picture, but I just think it looks a little to raw and unfinished. Good job though, the angles of movement are good and could really be a great picture if refined a little more. Sorry if anyone thinks different, your gallery just shows better quality than this to me.

fucbillgates (Level 1 Depressed) @ 7/22/2008 17:23

Sweet diamond!

It's all shiny...

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