Digger

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Digger



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Title: Digger
Pixel Artist: big brother  (Level 11 Admiral :: 70584 points)
Posted: 2/19/2009 10:18
Palette: 16 colors
Statistics:  85 comments    248 faves    0 avatars

"What, you thought the captain buried the treasure?"

I wanted to depict a large scene using a small, unified palette. It's comprised of two intersecting color ramps: one warm and one cold. I emphasized the almost musical rhythm rippling through each horizontal stripe in the composition. The image also plays with contrasts of color, shape, texture, and emotion (vitality versus decay).

As for subject matter, I draw from my own experience, as always.

Here are the images I used for reference:
http://www.herculeaneffort.com/upload/diggerreference.jpg

This is the original sketch that I drew for this piece:
http://www.herculeaneffort.com/upload/bigbrotherdiggersketch.png

EDIT: For some odd reason, the colors don't appear as they should outside of Photoshop on my monitor. If the mid-blue shade looks particularly harsh, try opening it in Photoshop to see it how I intended.


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Tyvon (Level 2 Corporal) @ 2/19/2009 21:49
ohmygodohmygodohmygodohmygodohmygodohmygodohmygod this rules

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ui_ (Level 4 Deputy) @ 2/19/2009 21:19
she got the best pixel ass so far!!!! XD..... i want her number!..... i like the colors and the skull pirates down the image! XD... and the reason why they are dead, is because they saw that pomp pomp ass!.... "i wanna touch it!..." jajaja :P

mmm about the photoshop problem. i guess is because your are exporting to gif, and gif is a web format (with some limitation i mean), who limite the colors to a "some kind of palette" and if the color is like 3 or 5 points up or down in the RGB scale, then the gif goes to the close approximated color. And i guess thats why you donut see the same colors. In fact if you export a png 8 and png 24 you will noticed the difference. I recommend you to export the same image in difference format (if you have photoshop of course), by exporting for web or just save as... If you don't wanna lose any quality on the colors, the best way is exporting to png24, its like a bmp with less size and better than a png8 and gif. I hope that help you :D

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hotnikkelz (Level 1 Rookie) @ 2/19/2009 19:59
u r like one of my favorite artists :) i LOVE how u do skin

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Dusty (Level 3 Private Eye) @ 2/19/2009 19:12
What ghosts? I get the feeling I'm missing something.

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Fuzion_Creative (Level 1 Gangster) @ 2/19/2009 19:07
This is so amazing, I don't see how people make these masterpieces with so little colors.  Breathtaking!

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Tre Le Coco (Level 1 Thug) @ 2/19/2009 18:17
Wow thats wonderful! I love the palette you used, it really looks great ^^

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ptoing (Level 7 Underboss) @ 2/19/2009 17:51
Very nice indeed.
Nice touch with the ghosts as well :)

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Dex (Level 11 CEO) @ 2/19/2009 17:28
Oooh, very nice BB! Now where's that updated platform mockup, eh? :D

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RoboBOT (Level 7 Captain) @ 2/19/2009 16:28
Wow, your use of colors is amazing! This definitely something to learn from. The style of the piece is also really cool. Her midriff is a bit oddly shaped, though. Other than that, spot on.

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Badassbill (Level 11 Psychopath) @ 2/19/2009 16:06
I've been waiting a while for your next big piece, and this is well worth the wait. Also, 16 colours? Holy fucktits.

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xxor (Level 1 Depressed) @ 2/19/2009 15:57
Wow! Nice palete and perfect shading, I like this style!

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Sig~ (Level 6 Hitman) @ 2/19/2009 14:59
Excelent work! I love it

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exocet (Level 6 Major) @ 2/19/2009 14:55
Great pic! Everything looks perfectly shaped, sharp and with just the right amount of detail.

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Stickman (Level 7 Sheriff) @ 2/19/2009 14:45
In regards to the mountain in the background, I was referring to the blue on the on the mountain itself.
This picture has a Caribbean feel to it, but the mountain feel as though it comes from the Alps.

(but then again I'm from a west indian background, so I would of probably be inclined to see something more volcanic looking...)

Oh..and I have to commend you on those beautiful boots she's wearing:)

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elend (Level 3 Corporate Drone) @ 2/19/2009 14:38
Wow, now that's really awesome. I love nearly everything about the picture. The colors, the great detail (the coins for example) and the overall technique. Has that subtle CGA palette touch to it. :D

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Hapiel (Level 11 Admiral) @ 2/19/2009 14:25
Just perfect. Well done big bro!

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TheInquisitor (Level 4 Shichikyu) @ 2/19/2009 14:14
Great piece, but her belly appears to be a bit wobbley and her head slightly large for her body? How old is she supposed to be?

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Dusty (Level 3 Private Eye) @ 2/19/2009 12:51
Only thing I see wrong is the very sudden jump from foreground to background. I suppose she could be at the top of a hill or somesuch but still strikes me as odd. Very nice, though.

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jedzed (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 2/19/2009 12:30
wow?, i wasnt expecting this, but anyways, the colours are superb, and im loving the wood texture

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dumbo (Level 4 Mercenary) @ 2/19/2009 12:27
This is right on in sooo many ways. Very well done!

FAV!!!

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big brother (Level 11 Admiral) @ 2/19/2009 12:10
Thanks for the compliments!

Stickman: Are you referring to a particular color on the mountain, or the general blue? I opted for a cool  color to help it recede behind the trees. I started the piece almost exactly two months ago, and worked on it on and off throughout.

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Fenne (Level 3 Stalker) @ 2/19/2009 11:59
That's awesome big brother. I love the way you used the colors!

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Stickman (Level 7 Sheriff) @ 2/19/2009 11:51
I knew this was yours when I saw the preview pic.
This is really well executed, and love what you did with her bandana. Just a question though...is there any reason for the colour chosen for the mountain in the background? That's the only part that feels a little out of place to me.

And one other thing - how long did this take?

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Reo (Level 11 Sensei) @ 2/19/2009 11:42
WoW, love the colors, WoW!

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Quake (Level 2 Hired Gun) @ 2/19/2009 11:41
amazing art mate ;}

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DanielHyaku (Level 4 Button Man) @ 2/19/2009 11:28
Reminds me of Monkey Island

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Antiboton (Level 8 Cannibal) @ 2/19/2009 11:19
Amazing use of colors. Pretty good art man.

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Opacus (Level 7 Ichikyu) @ 2/19/2009 11:13
This is bloody amazing.

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Doppleganger (Level 6 Yonkyu) @ 2/19/2009 11:10
Excellent stuff right here!

I'm at a loss for anything particular to say, so I'll leave it at that for now.

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Helm (Level 5 Detective) @ 2/19/2009 11:09
It is very well done, congratulations on your effort.

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MdNight17 (Level 1 Rookie) @ 2/19/2009 10:48
Just awesome!! Welcome to my favs

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Squirrelsquid (Level 4 Shichikyu) @ 2/19/2009 10:43
very good! but I wouldn't expect less from you ;D

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iLKke (Level 9 Nidan) @ 2/19/2009 10:43

Just... perfect!
Only bit that I see out of place is that the tattoo seems to pop out a bit. It's outline is on par with outline of the rest of the piece. Color mixing on them roots is awesome. FAV

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jamon (Level 10 Operative) @ 2/19/2009 10:42

Fantasic work... especialy shading - colors
i see some disproportions on head but.. hey... fantastic...

 


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Damian (Level 9 Federal Agent) @ 2/19/2009 10:36
This is awesomely cool...and warm at the same time XD
Nice one BigBro.



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