dude, get yourself a notebook!

dude, get yourself a notebook!

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dude, get yourself a notebook!

Title: dude, get yourself a notebook!
Pixel Artist: tomic  (Level 11 Admiral :: 33147 points)
Posted: 8/9/2008 18:22
Palette: 30 colors
Statistics:  47 comments    166 faves    0 avatars

about time to have a donkeydonkey on cliff piece in my portfolio as well =)

done for the gfx competition of the evoke 2008 demoparty, got 2nd place (in a field of 24bit pieces hehe); palette was heavily influenced by the serbian allstars' old bridge, take this as tribute guys =)

lacks of depth =) and i feel that it's kinda overdetailed (well, as most of my pieces)

thanx to the guys at pixelation for suggestions, especially ptoing, helm and nathan.

reference: none

tools: grafx2

misc: i've been interviewed by a camerateam of german public tv stations zdf/3sat 'while' pixeling this.. will be broadcasted on sunday, august 17th (http://www.3sat.de/3sat.php?http://www.3sat.de/neues/neues_titel.html, german, pretty embarassing and not more than 2 minutes i guess; had to do some fake pixeling on an old working stage as the pic was already finished when the interview was shot - just in case you wonder what the hell i'm doing there =)

wip: wip-animation (158 frames!) can be found here;

more extras: the HDready version that was shown to the audience (widescreen beam, looked hell great)

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TheoVision (Level 8 Regional Boss) @ 2/6/2011 04:31

Love everthing about it!

avo (Level 8 Cannibal) @ 7/21/2010 22:21

its just great... 

Stickman (Level 7 Sheriff) @ 6/5/2009 08:17

Brilliant work here Tomic.

Again - the way you tackle mountain ranges is very good indeed. The only thing I would crit is the hard edge outline on the steps and that the castle in the background seems to be a little too in focus/detailed for the distance that it is.



BeboTheBum (Level 1 Rookie) @ 5/16/2009 23:21

Nope that squirrel is 100% not retarded =] good piece

Rooster (Level 5 Captain) @ 1/18/2009 06:47
http://www.uwaga.pl/zdjecie/id/320/      ?????

Victor Rojo (Level 10 King Ghidorah) @ 12/4/2008 21:45

master piece, 6/5

Loff (Level 1 Rookie) @ 11/29/2008 17:22
Is there a retarded squirrel painting a picture?

Conzeit (Level 1 Rookie) @ 11/22/2008 04:33
hey...remember mr useless at pixelation? have to say...the theme of this one reminded me of something I've been wanting to do for ages...therefore the strange decisions I made in that topic O_o been watching your other pieces, good stuff....LOVE the cat.....really really liked some of the other stuff.....you've got something going on!

Afflict (Level 4 Lieutenant) @ 11/16/2008 17:30
I love pieces with way too much detail, you always spot something new if you happen to look at the piece again.

iLKke (Level 9 Nidan) @ 8/28/2008 02:45
Haha, haven't noticed the squirrel until now! :D

jamon (Level 10 Operative) @ 8/17/2008 10:23
love it!  fav!>

Broli (Level 3 Private Eye) @ 8/14/2008 00:51
Very nicely done like always. My favorite parts would have to be the clouds surrounding the mountain and the random "cyclopes" guy with the hat peeking over the ridge behind the donkey. Once again, great piece. :)

Dusty (Level 3 Private Eye) @ 8/13/2008 19:29
I dunno... I find the cool green quite fitting for such a high altitude scene.

iLKke (Level 9 Nidan) @ 8/13/2008 05:17

Color wise the greens could use some more yellow to warm things up a bit, but otherwise flawless.

elend (Level 3 Corporate Drone) @ 8/13/2008 02:56
Damn, another great one. What I like about this one in particular is the amount of pixels used. There are less "free spaces" in it, than in your other pics. :D Great stuff and funny title.

MARIAHRISTOVA (Level 1 Jukyu) @ 8/12/2008 13:38

Nice work , impressive...

Mirage (Level 3 Corporate Drone) @ 8/12/2008 13:15
Demo scene vibes \o/
Nice work :)

Pok3' (Level 2 Quiet One) @ 8/12/2008 07:13
Luv that geometric forms...

Frost (Level 6 Serial Killer) @ 8/11/2008 13:38
I love that swirly fog.

pain (Level 9 Nidan) @ 8/11/2008 10:54
nice work there ...

Chrick (Level 1 Rookie) @ 8/11/2008 08:43
Very nice. Thanks for the wip animation, I like the style!

tomic (Level 11 Admiral) @ 8/11/2008 02:38

hehe, you're right. 'woman and mat!/ozone get in for free', remeber him from several mekka symposiums too and i believe he actually lived in that old car. and yes, i'm sure he's grey-haired now and switched to donkeys considering the oil-price boost =)

@exocet: got 2nd place there. best way to force more donkeys is to win one of those weekly challenges btw =)

Fenne (Level 3 Stalker) @ 8/11/2008 01:29
Wow, that really looks nice.
I love the donkey :D

Imagician (Level 5 Rokkyu) @ 8/11/2008 00:03
This made me think of Mat! / Ozone, a guy I happened to notice every year on MekkaSymposium, who came with his old car and seemingly even older computer hardware... :D Anybody? In case he has grey hair by now, the character on your picture would look a lot like him...

Pixelarg (Level 6 Yonkyu) @ 8/10/2008 14:31
Excocet! you are alive!! xD :)

Tomic: really really good, i love the colors and all ^^

Está muy bien echo

Hapiel (Level 11 Bonsai) @ 8/10/2008 14:26
Wow great! as soon as I took a closer look at the donkey face, it was very clear it was yours (I had not seen your name yet!)

Chisaku (Level 1 Rookie) @ 8/10/2008 14:10
Very pretty! I've got to compliment the choice of colors! The comical appearance makes the whole picture melt in my heart. You're definitely one of my favorite pixel artists.

exocet (Level 6 Major) @ 8/10/2008 13:52
Really cool pic! Very good work on the details and the semi-abstract clouds and rocks. How well did it do at Evoke?

We need more pics with donkeys!

Judgement (Level 1 Depressed) @ 8/10/2008 09:01
Amazing work! I especially love the style in which you did the clouds!

hotnikkelz (Level 1 Rookie) @ 8/10/2008 08:15
+fav for beauty

dumbo (Level 4 Mercenary) @ 8/10/2008 06:37
My favorite piece from you indeed. Great work!

Reo (Level 11 Sphinx) @ 8/10/2008 05:11
I demand a version with subtitles of the interview!!
As always exelent work!!

inkspot (Level 4 Button Man) @ 8/10/2008 04:36
Nice colours, bot this is definately not my favourite of your works. I don't like the grass in particular.

JerryPie (Level 11 Big Foot) @ 8/10/2008 03:45

0xDB (Level 5 Detective) @ 8/10/2008 02:31
Awesome stuff, instant fav and I will watch Neues next weekend to see just how embarassing your performance really was. ;)

Elk (Level 5 Assistant Manager) @ 8/10/2008 02:00
Woah...this is probably the best pixelart that I've seen this year o.O it has really good ambient and it has so much depth O_O its unbelieveable...(for me atleast)
really really good

Solitude (Level 1 Rookie) @ 8/10/2008 01:29
Looks absolutely awesome!  However the link to the HDready version doesn't seem to be working.

amerup (Level 4 Murderer) @ 8/9/2008 23:39
Amazing. O.O
Favorited. =)

DJD (Level 4 Button Man) @ 8/9/2008 22:06
Holy crap this is amazing. I think this might take the cake as my favorite piece from you, and that's saying a lot considering almost every piece could fit that title. Stunning work!

l3m0n5 (Level 4 Deputy) @ 8/9/2008 20:58
Don't we all skeddles, don't we all. Very well done tomic. As usual, i knew it was yours as soon as i saw the preview pic. I'm totally loving the wavy fog. You put so much form and defintion into them.

Kaiseto (Level 6 Made) @ 8/9/2008 20:18
I think this may be the best one in the series, my good tomic.

I especially like the little woodland creature you snuck in there with the paintbrush and canvas. =D

skeddles (Level 11 Sphinx) @ 8/9/2008 19:43
Looks great.
I hope I'm good enough to do a donkeycliff piece some day.

scottfro (Level 1 Jukyu) @ 8/9/2008 19:33
wow, truly amazing work

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