The Pixel Wave

The Pixel Wave

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The Pixel Wave

Title: The Pixel Wave
Pixel Artist: Calv  (Level 7 Assassin :: 8564 points)
Posted: 12/9/2008 08:38
Palette: 2 colors
Statistics:  44 comments    100 faves    0 avatars

I thought Id do a pixelated take on a famous landscape (even though there's no land to be seen!) I decided on the great wave by Hokusai.  I didn't add the boats and I left the background plain due to the 2 colour limit.  The writing in the corner is aparently my name in Japanese.

REF: The Great Wave, by Hokusai

Weekly Challenge: Two-Colour SceneWeekly Challenge: Two-Colour Scene
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AtskaHeart (Level 7 Colonel) @ 1/25/2013 03:46

 Great job.

Bam112 (Level 1 Intern) @ 5/29/2012 16:48


Elastico-Gadget (Level 5 Rokkyu) @ 6/6/2011 20:33

How can you do this with 2 colours?? It is just beautiful.

avo (Level 7 Mass Murderer) @ 7/28/2010 11:32

looks like original! just without boats... 

Geti (Level 3 Sergeant) @ 5/28/2010 03:26

Wow. Amazing dithering technique..

Jabber (Level 3 Private Eye) @ 2/25/2010 21:46

 That's pretty incredible. Hokusai is one of my favorite artists.

Haisook (Level 1 Rookie) @ 10/26/2009 10:17


smokehound (Level 1 Rookie) @ 9/15/2009 18:40

That's totally awesome.  very famous illustration, too.  I just think the foam lacks depth, but then again, the original was like that too.

Celri (Level 4 Ensign) @ 6/21/2009 13:00

Awe...awe inspiring!

Calv (Level 7 Assassin) @ 4/1/2009 06:42

Oh yeah!  Thats a bit cheeky ay.  Thanks for commenting on it.  I wonder what other work they've stolen?

xeroxz2k7 (Level 1 Rookie) @ 4/1/2009 06:27

Look what I found here, Calv:


Always fun when the people on that site copy pieces from PJ in order to get fame over there.

PanicBomber (Level 6 Manager) @ 3/2/2009 03:28

wow this is amazing! imba

sapphira83 (Level 4 Button Man) @ 2/1/2009 22:11
u r the man^_^b

Calv (Level 7 Assassin) @ 12/22/2008 05:41
Yay i won, thanks for all who voted

Slemsvamp (Level 6 Serial Killer) @ 12/22/2008 00:55
You deserved it, good job man!

Damian (Level 9 Federal Agent) @ 12/22/2008 00:31
Congrats on the win

006 (Level 2 Corporal) @ 12/16/2008 18:57
This is a beautiful piece, and with only two colours. Its got my vote!

sumi (Level 1 Rookie) @ 12/16/2008 11:54
great use of dithering, really. it looks energic!

Calv (Level 7 Assassin) @ 12/15/2008 14:15
Again, thanks for all your comments and support

Clément.S (Level 1 Rookie) @ 12/15/2008 14:10
Really good ! you have my vote

Haru-D (Level 1 Thug) @ 12/14/2008 12:23

Well lookie' here...Its fuhing awesome!


MorningDew (Level 5 Captain) @ 12/14/2008 07:58
Fantastic :)    

DanielHyaku (Level 4 Button Man) @ 12/13/2008 20:54
Holy sh...

zAk (Level 3 Stalker) @ 12/13/2008 18:54
definately has my vote - though there is land in it!

khorin (Level 1 Private) @ 12/13/2008 13:09
This one definitely has my vote!

Luca (Level 5 Rokkyu) @ 12/13/2008 10:23
for me it looks more like mountines and snow:Pgood work tough

neokat (Level 1 Rookie) @ 12/12/2008 08:56

benbrunton (Level 1 Thug) @ 12/11/2008 16:57
absolutely stunning work. must be a winner

WhyMe (Level 6 Hitman) @ 12/10/2008 17:43
Ahhh! Two color awesomeness! 7/7 and faved!

Talos (Level 5 Soldier) @ 12/10/2008 16:53
I kept thinking there was three colors. Can't even see the fifty-fifty dithering on my monitor. (not because it's blurry. Maybe I should up the contrast)

Good piece by the way

Calv (Level 7 Assassin) @ 12/10/2008 00:10
No, I never traced it, i'll take it as a compliment.  I used a side by side comparison to get as close as I could, but I never trace images, and Karuvin is what came up in the japanese name search I used, he he

klav (Level 7 Mass Murderer) @ 12/9/2008 18:26
This is really nice, almost too nice.  Did you trace this? or at least part of it? 

If you split the image in two parts, one being the crest of the wave and one being the bottom of the wave.  Move them around as a semi-transparent layer over the original.  They match up perfectly with the original by Hokusai.

If I am wrong, please take this as the ultimate compliment.  However, If I am right, I think you should change your description to mention the tracing. 

chelle (Level 3 Hatchet Man) @ 12/9/2008 18:08
Wow! First attempt and you really did a great job! I love it

JoshF (Level 3 Private Eye) @ 12/9/2008 15:59
Nice one, Karuvin.

Igor K. (Level 5 Soldier) @ 12/9/2008 15:32

khobby (Level 1 Rookie) @ 12/9/2008 13:43
...historical meets fractal meets pixel...

Oren_shtiv (Level 3 Private Eye) @ 12/9/2008 13:37
wow,that is pretty :P
i have one too! (for the weekly challenge..)
good luck!.

Calv (Level 7 Assassin) @ 12/9/2008 13:32
Thanks for the comments, its my first attempt at a 2 colour piece.

Slemsvamp (Level 6 Serial Killer) @ 12/9/2008 12:53
Dammit, thought my peice ( still not submitted) was pretty darn good, but you just made mine look terrible!

Darth Mandarb (Level 10 Operative) @ 12/9/2008 12:50
Fascinating use of two colors!  Very well done!!

Chace (Level 5 Captain) @ 12/9/2008 12:19
This is so great! Very nice idea too.

Kage no Shinigami (Level 1 Jukyu) @ 12/9/2008 11:31
i love the orginal work, and i love pixel art! OMG! it's incredible o_O! i think i have my first fave ever here! =p

RoboBOT (Level 7 Captain) @ 12/9/2008 11:02
I like this, this is really good! Well done.

xXHalfieXx (Level 4 Lieutenant) @ 12/9/2008 10:52
Oh, bravo! Well done!

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