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Title: Moai vs. Trees
Pixel Artist: Rosse  (Level 1 Rookie :: 26 points)
Posted: 4/9/2009 09:42
Palette: 16 colors
Statistics:  25 comments    11 faves    0 avatars

Battle of the gods:

In ancient times, the gods did not only chill around, drinking wine and enjoying the eternal life, they also played some kind of chess-like boardgames.

This legendary play was between the god of the sky and the god of the earth. The first decade of this play was fair, but then one player begun to cheat (it is not passed down which one played unfair) and all this ended in a fight between those two gods, raging around the world causing enormous destruction.

To stop this absurd fight, the greatest god himself interfered and punished the two fools with a eon of house arrest for each one. The game was paused, but it is very likely, that sometime in the distant future, the two gods will continue their game.

...hopefully the pieces won't get moved meanwhile.

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Rosse (Level 1 Rookie) @ 12/27/2009 06:28

Thanks a lot for your comments, I'm really happy that you enjoy the story and execution. Sorry for my late answer, but better late than never, heh.

I updated the preview. I dislike previews which promise big things and after clicking you get disappointed, so I made a really simple preview and then I hoped the full image would surprise the viewer. Of course, that doesn't work if nobody clicks at the preview, heh. Therefore I added some details from the full illustration to lure my prey, heh.

I agree with you about the sky and the rightmost moai. A added the moai short before finishing because I found the composition needed more weight at the right side. Therefore I didn't spend the same amount of time there as I did on other parts, the same with the sky. But after working that long at the picture straight, I simply didn't see it.

smk (Level 6 Hitman) @ 4/19/2009 16:23


story / colors / concept / execution = excellent

the left hand could've been shaded a tad better and the preview image doesn't give credit to the art itself.

JerryPie (Level 11 Godfather) @ 4/14/2009 16:40

Great story.. BlazeAce is completely right as well.

DanielHyaku (Level 4 Button Man) @ 4/14/2009 12:56

I love the concept. Fantastic

Talon IceHawk (Level 1 Seaman) @ 4/14/2009 12:43

Okay, this is awesome and cool.

BlazeAce (Level 6 Commander) @ 4/14/2009 11:31

Description has a major role in art and this proves it. The piece itself is awesome but the story written under it makes it shine even brighter. I love this one.

sharprm (Level 4 Deputy) @ 4/14/2009 01:41

Great cloud and hand, but the trees are a bit simplistic. Nice idea.

skooba-dude (Level 8 Guerrilla) @ 4/13/2009 22:16

this is a very nice idea, good use of colours, like the hands-voted for this

Photocopier (Level 11 Godfather) @ 4/13/2009 04:15

I for one, love the preveiw!

cassiechihuahua (Level 1 Gangster) @ 4/10/2009 15:06

This is a genious idea, I even want to believe it is so genious. great job.

slasher (Level 1 Rookie) @ 4/10/2009 03:46

Interesting plot. Very creative!

Mis-BUG (Level 9 Boss) @ 4/10/2009 00:29

Nice idea... I really like it...

r1k (Level 1 Rookie) @ 4/9/2009 20:18

cool idea and pretty well pixeled for the for part.  The biggest problem I think is the maoi at the far right.  You did the hands so well, which I would imagine would be more difficult, so I think you have the potential to improve the maoi a bit.

threezeros000 (Level 1 Seaman) @ 4/9/2009 16:21

Odd idea but I like it!


I like the story too.

DJD (Level 4 Button Man) @ 4/9/2009 16:09

second and add on some extra awesome to jal's comment. Huge fan of this

jalonso (Level 11 Godfather) @ 4/9/2009 13:54

I disagree with skamocore. This IS the most creative entry in a long, long, time.

Antiboton (Level 8 Cannibal) @ 4/9/2009 12:53

A live this idea. Congrats! Probably I'll vote u.

Hapiel (Level 11 Admiral) @ 4/9/2009 12:27

Haha, awesome!

Mathias (Level 6 Yonkyu) @ 4/9/2009 11:16

Concept out shines everything so far. Overly colorful sky and poorly drawn moai's bug me, though.

Saporion (Level 2 Dealer) @ 4/9/2009 11:02

Great concept. (:

Peach (Level 6 Made) @ 4/9/2009 10:49

quote skamocore

AsimosVagan (Level 1 Depressed) @ 4/9/2009 10:43

 Nice story and pixel art. Congrats!

skamocore (Level 11 CEO) @ 4/9/2009 10:38

Awesome! One of the most creative and interesting weekly challenge entries I've seen for a long time =)

Bubu (Level 4 Murderer) @ 4/9/2009 10:36

Loving the original idea! 

Balamoot (Level 10 Maniac) @ 4/9/2009 09:45
The idea is rather strange, but the piece is brilliant!

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