the stare

the stare

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the stare

Title: the stare
Pixel Artist: asarhad  (Level 1 Seaman :: 39 points)
Posted: 3/24/2009 12:27
Statistics:  29 comments    18 faves    0 avatars

Here's an older piece I am personally very fond of. I am working on a new one these days, but I want to do a small showcase of my more successful art pieces from the past.


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Pixelcreate (Level 1 Rookie) @ 3/31/2009 19:48

That is so awesome!!

PanicBomber (Level 6 Manager) @ 3/29/2009 10:09

i like it :D, doesnt seem like a sprite at all

Karzahnii (Level 1 Rookie) @ 3/28/2009 16:48

 Can't even believe that's a sprite. 5/5

Nightmare Maker (Level 8 Regional Boss) @ 3/28/2009 09:10

Really pain-ish. Love it :D

adriprints (Level 3 Private Eye) @ 3/28/2009 07:05

beautifully pixeled.

robiinow (Level 1 Rookie) @ 3/28/2009 00:18

Very good =D

Frost (Level 6 Serial Killer) @ 3/26/2009 19:28

Very Nice!


fawful (Level 6 Yonkyu) @ 3/26/2009 16:33

It looks a rendered 3d model!

It's a look i don't like but you get a 6/6 for the pure brilliance of it.

Ricki (Level 1 Seaman) @ 3/26/2009 00:34

wonderful piece, i love it...great atmosphere. Looks a little bit like Frost´s style. How much time did it take?.

Anyway, 5/5, fav´d ...:D

asarhad (Level 1 Seaman) @ 3/25/2009 17:55

haha, mathias, you're totally right. the sig is butt ugly. but that's how it was done. can't change it now, it was done like that and I probably liked it from some deviant reason :-) thanks for a sincere and sharp comment, you're the man!

Tadashi Blossom (Level 1 Rookie) @ 3/25/2009 17:44

My god, that's really smooth.

King Reaper (Level 1 Intern) @ 3/25/2009 16:54

Holy shit, it's soo smooth. I wouldn't have thought it was pixel art if I didn't zoom in and see the pixels myself.

Solitaire (Level 1 Depressed) @ 3/25/2009 14:58

 oh my

Exquisious (Level 4 Lieutenant) @ 3/25/2009 13:46

Very nice work. I like the shine.

shmupstick (Level 7 Sheriff) @ 3/25/2009 12:42

Really nice! 

Scene-rule #1: If you finally got colors, use them all.

Scene-rule #14: Every ramp must end with white.

Nowdays everyone must make massive hue-shifts.

Slemsvamp (Level 6 Serial Killer) @ 3/25/2009 12:42

Wow! This is amazing! I really hope we'll get to see more from you in the future.

Flarfy (Level 5 Detective) @ 3/25/2009 12:36

Hands down for the technique in this one. Very masterfully done.

However I'm not really into the motive itself. A little boring IMO... Still, great pic.

Elk (Level 5 Assistant Manager) @ 3/25/2009 12:32

hi pain !

Antiboton (Level 8 Cannibal) @ 3/25/2009 12:16

I still have some doubts about this...

Mathias (Level 5 Rokkyu) @ 3/25/2009 11:24

Really cool! But, I could appreciate this more if your obnoxious sig wasn't glowing white! Must be an old demoscene thing.

Christoballs (Level 5 Killer Klown) @ 3/25/2009 11:22

It's pretty much unique.

Carnivac (Level 8 Shodan) @ 3/25/2009 11:18

I think maybe it's more demoscene than Deluxe Paint as such.  I used Deluxe Paint all through the 90's and never did anything that looked demoscene.  Mostly sprites and stuff, some of which are in my gallery here.


Nice piece :)

The B.O.B. (Level 11 Master Assassin) @ 3/25/2009 11:03

this seems fine...submitting...

Hapiel (Level 11 Admiral) @ 3/25/2009 04:43

Still, dpaint stuff often looks a bit the same in my opinion. Often large ramps, soft color differences between the loose colors and overdoses of dithering. The style I mean is very clear in for example Frosts work (lookup frost on the memberslist) . He works in Dpaint too btw ;)

asarhad (Level 1 Seaman) @ 3/25/2009 04:33

Thanks for your feedback, I appreciate it a lot.

I believe its because when one opts for dithering, one opts for the loose or strict (raster or as I call it cross-hair :-) ) method. Since I went with the super strict raster on this one then it has even too much of that detail in the shades and that might be too dpainty. I mean - it was an exercise (I was just making new curved colored ares and setting up basic lights and then immediately putting the cross-haired pixels to smooth the transitions), and you are right, there was a lot of things done that way back then on the demo-scene, and it was a popular way to do it.

Hand rastering and anti-aliasing is the best school for pixels, teaches patience in work. And I can't agree that all dpaint works look alike, it's all a matter of detail work that can be similar, since there is a limited amount of ways to do it. Rest is what is actually on the image what makes the world of difference. And pixeling for me still is working under that constraint of a small number of colours and making best out of it.

Hapiel (Level 11 Admiral) @ 3/25/2009 01:50

Why do all deluxe paint things look like if they are all in the same style? Do all the deluxe paint users have the same style due to the old demoscene stuff, or does deluxe paint somehow limit all those people in color choises?

Anyway, you made some really great stuff here asarhad!

asarhad (Level 1 Seaman) @ 3/24/2009 16:45

De Luxe Paint baby :-) Old school stuff. I made this years ago, but it is one of my favourite pieces. It started as a hand dithering/anti-aliasing exercise for myself, and grew into this. Pixeling is FUN!

MarthisMarth (Level 1 Intern) @ 3/24/2009 15:22

The eye just pierces through you. I love it, I really do.

Balamoot (Level 10 Maniac) @ 3/24/2009 15:19
Holy macaronies! Is it pixelart?! Magnificent!

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