Scene soldier pauses for a moment to contemplate his fate.

Scene soldier pauses for a moment to contemplate his fate.

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Scene soldier pauses for a moment to contemplate his fate.

Title: Scene soldier pauses for a moment to contemplate his fate.
Pixel Artist: Frost  (Level 6 Serial Killer :: 9418 points)
Posted: 6/15/2009 15:27
Palette: 26 colors
Statistics:  28 comments    39 faves    0 avatars

Oldschool pixelcomp-winner from Grep Green 2009.

It's a bit unifinished in some areas 'cos i didn't have the energy to finish it up... But I released it anyway. So if you feel like you need to point out some pretty obvious mistakes and areas that need to be touched up, you don't really have to bother. But of course C&C is always appreciated.

I used a photo of myself for reference (but it's not intended to be a real self portrait). I'll link to the reference when I can find it (posting links to printed photos is pretty hard)


update: found the reference.


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jok (Level 11 Master Assassin) @ 1/25/2017 00:36

I see also reference to Cougar ;)

Dino502Run (Level 6 Serial Killer) @ 3/8/2010 19:23

This is SOO well done!  It's SO realistic and the background and colors are freaking amazing

bacara (Level 1 Seaman) @ 8/3/2009 18:06

 Kinda looks like a girl but nice pixelling

Ndsfreak (Level 5 Soldier) @ 6/23/2009 21:34

Fucking amazubng. See, I'm so awed that I can't even trype staright. 

Mathias (Level 6 Garbage) @ 6/22/2009 15:52

smoke 'em if you got 'em, it's time to die lil' Timmy!

cure (Level 11 Pixellite) @ 6/22/2009 14:33

needs some light smoke, i think

great stuff.

Phantom K (Level 4 Button Man) @ 6/22/2009 13:00


jeremy (Level 11 Sphinx) @ 6/22/2009 01:20

Amazing detail on the face. The helmet is really thin, reminds me of tin can thickness and certainly wouldn't stop a bullet :D

(And you're missing an "H" in the word "unfinished" above the signature :P )

JosephSeraph (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 6/20/2009 12:27

reminds me a character from this old terror movie.

exocet (Level 6 Major) @ 6/20/2009 11:39

Great pic! Definitely really demoscene-looking :) You've got some very cool shading going on on the straps, clothes and helmet. Good job on the hair too!

Pixelater (Level 1 Rookie) @ 6/18/2009 12:27

The note, bottom left, isn't true!!!


susuwataris (Level 6 Yonkyu) @ 6/16/2009 14:02


Dai (Level 2 Kukyu) @ 6/16/2009 13:10

This is gorgeous--I really love his hand.

NotlikeTheOthers (Level 2 Quiet One) @ 6/16/2009 12:09

Enjoy this piece.  Nice job.

Frost (Level 6 Serial Killer) @ 6/16/2009 08:28

I have now updated the description with a link to the reference picture.

I would also like to point out that the image is done in Amiga lo-res resolution (320*256) with an aspect ratio of 5:4 wich differs a bit from VGA-resolutions wich have a aspect ratio of 4:3 so the picture is not displayed in the correct aspect ratio in VGA-resolutions.

Frost (Level 6 Serial Killer) @ 6/16/2009 06:54

Seems like I need to explain the name...

"scene", in this case, is short for "demoscene" and the title is kind of a tribute to the game Moonstone. Duting loading there is some short texts to set the mood in the game. "The gods pause for a moment to contemplate your fate..." is one of the texts.

Darth Mandarb (Level 10 Operative) @ 6/16/2009 06:18

Sure there might be some issues but this is really good!  I love it when, before reading the description, an image makes me start thinking of a story... and this really accomplishes that.

sharprm (Level 4 Deputy) @ 6/16/2009 02:56

 Great rendering skills. Give me the talent disease too. I love the strap especially. But ...

... why stick a title explaining what the piece is supposed to be?

I think it boxes you in. You have draw a manly hand but the face appears feminine to me (eg. nose curled up, smooth cheeks etc.). If you didn't say in the title, I would think it was a girl and think it is okay. Pauses for a moment? You only show a snapshot, how do we know if it is for a moment or an hour?

Methinks you should get rid of the title, make some helicopters in the backdrop flying towards the smoker like in Tropic of Thunder at the start. Let the viewer think its a guy or girl about to spin round and start shooting their gun but can spend a microsecond savoring the cigaratte like in the Lord of the Rings first movie at the end with Viggo and the Orcs. You're not anxious about death as long as you know you will go out with great hair.

Also make the arm longer, no-one likes stumpy mini me-s. Double check the head would fit in the helmet and the helmet is symmetrical.

Morgengrauen (Level 5 Killer Klown) @ 6/16/2009 00:55

what army does allow long hair? or am i just outdated? anyway, great pic!

HMC (Level 7 General Manager) @ 6/15/2009 19:00

I would guess because he's smoking and he has long hair?

This is a great piece, btw

eckered (Level 5 Killer Klown) @ 6/15/2009 18:38

 scene soldier meaning of the scene, not a trendy person ;)

megaslob (Level 1 Rookie) @ 6/15/2009 18:30

 wow. love the detail on his cheek. this is wonderful.

mozzy (Level 1 Jukyu) @ 6/15/2009 17:26

Ah thats probably it
makes a lot more sense d:

RollerKingdom (Level 7 Mass Murderer) @ 6/15/2009 17:16

OMFG gimme your talent disease :D this is awesome nice job! Fav'd!

BlackDragon (Level 11 Godfather) @ 6/15/2009 17:16

Hahaha I thought the same.

Perhaps the title should be:
Scene: Soldier Pauses For a Moment to Contemplate His Fate

Anyway, great piece!

Satsume (Level 10 Capo) @ 6/15/2009 16:53

great piece :Q__

mozzy (Level 1 Jukyu) @ 6/15/2009 16:48

 I'm not seeing how he's scene, but this is still cool.

tomic (Level 11 Admiral) @ 6/15/2009 15:57


leather strap is my fav part =)

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