Robot for Metaru

Robot for Metaru

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Robot for Metaru



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Title: Robot for Metaru
Pixel Artist: Hapiel  (Level 11 Bonsai :: 100815 points)
Posted: 2/8/2009 03:29
Palette: 17 colors
Statistics:  8 comments    1 faves    0 avatars

Finished. Finally.
26 wip images, I think thats a personal record, or maybe my latest pixeldam building was more... Anyway:

Happy birthday Metaru! The image “http://pixeljoint.com/files/icons/full/pjbday.gif” cannot be displayed, because it contains errors.

I really hope you like it more than I do, the more I look at it, the more I dislike it but I just had to finish it, and there was no time to restart.

About this piece:
For the first time in ages I sketched before I started digitally drawing. I really enjoyed it, came up with some 'great' stuff, took one, scanned, traced etc.etc.
However, it seems that great sketches are not made for great pixelart by standard, especially not by this size.
I was going for something steampunky, but the design really did not suit for details and moving things. I put the style a bit in it here and there, but it was more forced than that the robot was made for it.
Yet I did continue. Some parts I like a lot, some parts I liked a lot in the beginning, but then I hated them after I was finished. I am a doodler or a perfectionist, and this is inbetween :(. It does not suit me.
However that made it even more learnful for me. I better understand what I am doing, I better understand what I made, and ofcourse I better understand what I should do next time :)

I hope you guys like it, comments are much appreciated!
Cheers!
Lollige

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Hapiel (Level 11 Bonsai) @ 2/9/2009 09:25
Maybe, maybe not ;)

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Antiboton (Level 8 Odds and Ends) @ 2/9/2009 08:35
The thub is a zoom of the small guy?

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Metaru (Level 8 Brigadier General) @ 2/9/2009 07:30
the best thing about this is all the experience and knowledge you earned from it. that, and the fact you broke your own limits to work on something special. thats the best present i can ask for.

<3

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Hapiel (Level 11 Bonsai) @ 2/8/2009 08:00
Thanks for the edit Ska :)
However, I am not sure if the new colors are an improvement. I do want to work on my choise of composition, and see what you changed there. Soon ill be making a painting, and paintings have backgrounds :(, and backgrounds are new for me, anyway ill surely learn a lot of that.
I like the little man the most in your edit, and ill asure you ill atleast change mine than :)
Thanks again :)

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.:Exar-kun:. (Level 1 Depressed) @ 2/8/2009 07:51
Lol ! I like it, very funy !

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skamocore (Level 11 Dolphin) @ 2/8/2009 06:59
ok, I decided to make a small edit. A few minor changes, mainly I think you should think more about composition and colour usage. There's no reason why any of this should remain un-antialiased. Also, I made the person look as though he is looking up at the creature, instead of just standing around between the feet; as I mentioned in my last comment.

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Hapiel (Level 11 Bonsai) @ 2/8/2009 04:51
His left (our right) kneecap is what kept me motivated. Aaing the horizon would take another color, and I might move that person there :)
Thanks for your comment :)

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skamocore (Level 11 Dolphin) @ 2/8/2009 04:21
Great job. I'm sure Metaru will love this =D That right 'kneecap' alone is some of the best pixeling I've seen from you.

I love how you added ~ and  :V

Why not AA the horizon though? And maybe you could move the person a bit more forward and have him staring up at the giant robot.

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