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Title: Naija
Pixel Artist: Arachne  (Level 4 Murderer :: 13097 points)
Posted: 6/1/2009 14:25
Palette: 18 colors
Statistics:  24 comments    35 faves    0 avatars

Fan art of Naija from the game Aquaria (

I only spend a couple of days on it, so the color ramps/buffer shades could have been better planned. Not the most interesting pose, and I realized afterwards that I also got her colors wrong.

Progress animation:


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iLKke (Level 9 Nidan) @ 11/5/2009 03:28

Nicely painted! Love the 'strokes' and colors.

Peach (Level 6 Made) @ 6/8/2009 01:27

great work as usual Arachne. My only complaint is the lack of a little bit of depth on the background, since the character is well blended with the surrounding and has got a nice soft feeling

Lackey (Level 4 Ensign) @ 6/7/2009 09:59

I love this, great character.  The hand gesture is a nice touch.

Squirrelsquid (Level 4 Rubbish) @ 6/6/2009 16:53

yay for Aquaria! :3

great job, as always.

7even (Level 9 T-rex) @ 6/6/2009 15:50

Which talk? Something like Faith from Mirror Edge received some time ago?

RoboBOT (Level 7 Captain) @ 6/6/2009 10:53

Posted 5 days ago?! How did I miss this?
Excellent piece, I really like the colors. Her left thigh needs a bit of smoothing out, I think. Other than that, I think this is pretty good. I love the jellyfish.

RPG_Boy (Level 5 Captain) @ 6/6/2009 09:14

lol @ the comment under me

slym (Level 8 Rear Admiral) @ 6/6/2009 06:11

Its nice but her skind color is really gross. Unless you were trying to make it gross, then good job.

blueleds (Level 1 Rookie) @ 6/6/2009 02:36

She's very sexy... you did the breasts perfectly.  The only thing odd to me is the belly-button looks garbled... almost as though it's a scar or a gash.  Oh, and all the details around her are excellent as well.


Helm (Level 5 Detective) @ 6/6/2009 02:22

I really enjoy this image. Thanks for posting.

Hapiel (Level 11 Bonsai) @ 6/3/2009 05:45

Great drawing! I really should buy this game some time, but in the meanwhile I can just enjoy watching this :)

Arachne (Level 4 Murderer) @ 6/2/2009 14:07

Thanks, guys.

Stickman - I wanted some color variation in the background, but without drawing too much attention from the foreground, so it's meant to be subtle. It's possible that it would have been more interesting if it had been less scattered.

Claredeth - Yeah, I posted it in the renditions thread.

7even - Maybe it was all the talk about fan service on tigsource that did it.

7even (Level 9 T-rex) @ 6/1/2009 17:45

Ah Aquaria, so many nice moments playing you...  Incredible work there, her eyes great, they show a lot fo expression with so little... Also, the bubbles are amazing, gotta love the effects you put there.

But... Isn't she too "busty" for Naija? XD

Mathias (Level 6 Garbage) @ 6/1/2009 17:27

Very nice! I enjoyed Aquaria. It deserves some good fan art.

You're so indy.

susuwataris (Level 6 Yonkyu) @ 6/1/2009 17:14

 amazing, its grogeous

RollerKingdom (Level 7 Mass Murderer) @ 6/1/2009 16:54

That's really good, Nice job! Wish i had your skills!

Shawn (Level 9 Federal Agent) @ 6/1/2009 15:40

I really love this. Never stop spriting. ; 3;

dpixel (Level 9 Vice President) @ 6/1/2009 15:28

Love the outfit.  I don't know what the original character looks like but with a bit longer hair, she'd be hot.

Claredeth (Level 4 Shichikyu) @ 6/1/2009 15:26

 hey did you post this on tigsource yet, i didnt check

Stickman (Level 7 Sheriff) @ 6/1/2009 15:07

Ahhhh...I see. (I haven't seen the original character). One thing that I did notice is the use of red. I think because it's used so sparringly it feels just a little bit of an afterthought as it's not used anywhere else. Was this intentional? (sorry for all the questions:))

Arachne (Level 4 Murderer) @ 6/1/2009 15:02


Stickman - Yeah, it's the selection. She's not quite that green, her hair color is lighter, and there's more red on her outfit. I looked at some of the Naija artwork for the initial sketch, but didn't use it after that, so it's not as accurate as it could have been.

smk (Level 6 Hitman) @ 6/1/2009 14:59

Only thing that bothers me is that the nose ain't too feminine... Dunno if the original character was that way though...?

Stickman (Level 7 Sheriff) @ 6/1/2009 14:44

I've never heard of the game, but this artwork is very nice. When you say  "got her colours wrong" is it the selection, or how you've used them?

(...colour choice on her looks good to me by the way :))

tripnfelt (Level 5 Rokkyu) @ 6/1/2009 14:36

Aquaria is the best game ever, this is a pretty picture.

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