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Title: Nostalgia's Mirror
Pixel Artist: Elk  (Level 5 Assistant Manager :: 14699 points)
Posted: 6/4/2009 06:59
Palette: 22 colors
Statistics:  32 comments    58 faves    0 avatars

7 Hours~

For the nostalgia pixelart contest

Top Pixel Art - June 2009 (#9)Top Pixel Art - June 2009 (#9)


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TheChan (Level 1 Rookie) @ 11/8/2009 02:22

The box needs a shadow.

Elk (Level 5 Assistant Manager) @ 7/28/2009 15:26

yep :) its the reflection of the actualy purpose of the picture, the nostalgic feelings and stories that are told by the room

slym (Level 8 Rear Admiral) @ 7/27/2009 18:40

Well you did dither in the preview. It looks very nice with the right dithering. I have a question about this piece though. There are things in the mirror that are different then the rest of the piece. Is this on purpose?

Manupix (Level 11 Godfather) @ 7/23/2009 07:25

I can understand that, it's often uselessly overdone, but the broken gradients in the shadows completely ruin the piece for me, at first sight.

Is there any other way? I'm just starting on pa myself so I don't know, maybe less zones and straighter limits?

Elk (Level 5 Assistant Manager) @ 7/23/2009 06:37

i hate dithering


Manupix (Level 11 Godfather) @ 7/21/2009 20:04

If only this were dithered... :-\

Ndsfreak (Level 5 Soldier) @ 6/25/2009 10:24

Beautiful. That colour of green really fits.  

Rock3go (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 6/22/2009 17:02

wow  u r  the man  5/5 and fav

Exquisious (Level 4 Lieutenant) @ 6/10/2009 16:45

This is insane...Awsome...

newDAN (Level 1 Rookie) @ 6/10/2009 09:53

7 hours is pretty fast!!! I wonder, if could do it photoshop at that speed and (!) quality!

Elk (Level 5 Assistant Manager) @ 6/9/2009 23:44

ha i wanted to add a front part XD lol

but then i thought that its not sooo important as the eye catcher should be the mirror and so on, as it is supposed to say something

Darth Mandarb (Level 10 Operative) @ 6/9/2009 14:10

I like the mood!  The front of the box stands out to me.  Feels ... unfinished? ... maybe?  I don't know.  I love the piece but that part just catches my eyes.  It almost looks like there is no front part, as if it just goes back into shadow or something.

Pumpkinbot (Level 2 Peon) @ 6/8/2009 15:46

Creepy. D: 5/5

Dusty (Level 3 Private Eye) @ 6/8/2009 10:54

Nice setting and atmosphere, however I don't really like the way you shaded the light and such. I mean, it possibly might be the only way to do it, but it seems so off. Especially the light from the windows on the floor, very pillow-shaded-esque(or banding, I dunno, I suck with pixel terminology).

Also, shadows should originate from the window itself, not from the light cast on the ground.

megaslob (Level 1 Rookie) @ 6/8/2009 10:30

 i like the fact that it isn't dithered. it gives it a wider sense of surrealism which i think looks great. awesome job on this piece. luvitt

fawful (Level 6 Yonkyu) @ 6/7/2009 13:59

I do like them colours!

Slemsvamp (Level 6 Serial Killer) @ 6/6/2009 17:09

I'm with slym, this would look better using less colous from the perspective of an pixelartist. 22 colours feels a little disoriented, and perhaps an colour transition? Other than that it looks very nice

Elk (Level 5 Assistant Manager) @ 6/6/2009 03:02

Would never dither XD

slym (Level 8 Rear Admiral) @ 6/5/2009 13:31

This is amazing! I would love it if you dithered though.

oCo (Level 4 Button Man) @ 6/4/2009 22:46


Destiny (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 6/4/2009 18:28

This is wonderful

Prophet (Level 1 Rookie) @ 6/4/2009 17:28


RollerKingdom (Level 7 Mass Murderer) @ 6/4/2009 17:04

HOLY FHUCK COW :o This is amazing, dude i wish i was you hhahahh :) AWESOME JOB! Fav'd

susuwataris (Level 6 Yonkyu) @ 6/4/2009 16:30

this is seriously amazing

Johnny303 (Level 1 Jukyu) @ 6/4/2009 15:07

OOOhhhhh Spooooky!!! This frickin rocks!

Clickety (Level 1 Depressed) @ 6/4/2009 14:36

Thats awesome! Looks so detailed, awesome!

Stickman (Level 7 Sheriff) @ 6/4/2009 13:00

Lovely. Lot's of atmosphere, great set up and composition. I'm thinking that some sort of light/glare on the mirror would of been nice from the window. The little kid playing with the toys is creepy and wonderful at the same time.

Elk (Level 5 Assistant Manager) @ 6/4/2009 12:31

Wouldnt have looked like pixelart anymore xD

Peach (Level 6 Made) @ 6/4/2009 12:25

great piece. Only one thing to note: the top part of the wall behind the mirror looks like a bit rushed, I would have worked on it a little bit more to make it more "gradual"

crisis (Level 1 Rookie) @ 6/4/2009 10:09

I shivered when I saw this, no lie. Colors are great and the mirror really looks...mirror-like. Even though (because of?) the reflection shows things that...aren't...there...

Balamoot (Level 10 Maniac) @ 6/4/2009 08:09

So grimmy... scaring... stunning cool!  

Quake (Level 2 Hired Gun) @ 6/4/2009 08:04

I really like this :]

Nice eerie feel

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