Onward, Gustav!

Onward, Gustav!

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Onward, Gustav!

Title: Onward, Gustav!
Pixel Artist: AdamF  (Level 11 CEO :: 31008 points)
Posted: 7/1/2009 19:55
Palette: 44 colors
Statistics:  50 comments    102 faves    0 avatars

Well here it is. A piece I've been working on on and off now for about a month. Probably a few hours a week, I dunno, I don't keep track of stuff like that anymore ;D

Anyways, gotta thank Tomic and Jalonso for a lot of help on this one, their critique and insight really helped me change this piece from where it began. I also wanna thank badassbill for lots of critique, Elk for some, and all you guys on msn and such for support. haha.

Here's the WIPs: http://i341.photobucket.com/albums/o363/SpriterDex/mountainscenewips.gif

Anyways, this is one of your 'donkey on a cliff' pieces inspired by the works of Exocet, iLKke, tomic, tremulant, etc. etc. Really hope ya' get a kick out of it. ~

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upper0 (Level 3 Sergeant) @ 8/16/2017 22:53


skittle (Level 9 Nidan) @ 9/19/2014 07:07

My screen messed up and revealed the secret messages :P 

Really dazzling piece.

skallian (Level 2 Quiet One) @ 10/22/2011 03:47

jejeje donkey expression is great!

TheoVision (Level 8 Regional Boss) @ 2/5/2011 11:08

This is good stuff! Very smooth, great AA. Love it!

Arthurio (Level 1 Rookie) @ 8/26/2009 15:16

very cute style

Pik (Level 3 Private Eye) @ 8/15/2009 16:03

it's all great, but best part of this has to be the background


it's honestly your smoothest work.


Duxfever (Level 1 Depressed) @ 7/30/2009 18:21

 wow cool the expression on that face is priceless!!!!

TouchFuzzyGetDizzy (Level 1 Rookie) @ 7/28/2009 19:58

wow this is good 

Blackson (Level 1 Rookie) @ 7/27/2009 20:47

poor poor donkey.

Manupix (Level 11 Godzilla) @ 7/21/2009 05:19

I loves it! Fav'd!

Good mix of a subtle fantasy atmosphere, and fun.

What bothers me is the background tower, way too big. And the guy looks like he got 2 right hands.

ptscf (Level 1 Rookie) @ 7/19/2009 18:57

I am in love with this style.  I don't understand why, it just really sticks out to me in one of the best ways I have felt in a good amount of times.  Like, it is the warped cartoons of my youth.  Great job.

JSena (Level 1 Thug) @ 7/15/2009 11:40

I loved the colours!

TheInquisitor (Level 4 Shichikyu) @ 7/7/2009 01:04

Actually, Tomic, I found the secrets BEFORE you THINK I did. :) Hawkeye.

Josiah (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 7/6/2009 18:39

While some of the proportions of the characters are still somewhat uneven, the coloring was still done well. And I think the castle should probably look more silhouette like. Good work overall Dex :)

tomic (Level 11 Admiral) @ 7/6/2009 09:31

haha, turned out nice. glad, you've put some more effort in the bodyparts formerly known as sausage fingers =) .. and included the signpost (even if i feel that it's now colliding with the bird)

have to second jalonso though about that tower. doesn't work where it is now, especially with outlines (i know where you saw an tower with outlines, but that one was closer to the viewer =)

edit. for the record: i've found the secrets. before inquisitor did even =)

Pitero (Level 1 Rookie) @ 7/6/2009 07:36

 Great atrwork and good colors. Fav.  

CeeY (Level 1 Rookie) @ 7/4/2009 20:07

I love the colors on the clouds and mountains.

Claredeth (Level 4 Shichikyu) @ 7/4/2009 17:45

 Love this whole thing, but please answer me this.  Are they jumping or are they on the ground?  It's such a mindfuck.  :(

Fenne (Level 3 Stalker) @ 7/4/2009 08:56

Oh, so nice! I love this style!

Badassbill (Level 11 Big Foot) @ 7/4/2009 03:43

Found them ages ago.

RazzBerries (Level 1 Jukyu) @ 7/3/2009 18:54

good job the colors and everything were excellent as usual!

Dirteater (Level 1 Private) @ 7/3/2009 09:32

So nice, youve got me looking for secrets now >.< Cant find anything lol

AdamF (Level 11 CEO) @ 7/3/2009 08:34

thanks everyone.

anyone but inquisitor found the secrets yet?

Cighton (Level 1 Thug) @ 7/3/2009 01:33

Very nice colors.

MarthisMarth (Level 1 Intern) @ 7/2/2009 22:26

The bird, I liek the bird.

Pixelarg (Level 6 Yonkyu) @ 7/2/2009 20:50

good colors and all!!! but is rare the relieve in the face :/ need improve :P

Starpower (Level 1 Private) @ 7/2/2009 20:40

The coloring and setting of this is absoulutly remarkable. There are a few minor things that bug me like the guy's eyes(I can't tell if he has glasses on or what but besides that it's truly remarkable. Great work yet again Dex.

NinSpriterx (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 7/2/2009 17:30

i simply adore the coloring.

crazy70 (Level 1 Thug) @ 7/2/2009 15:19

I've seen some of the beta versions of this; awsome job.

TomF (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 7/2/2009 14:29

i agree with alkaline, i think in general your forms really lack real structure and end up feeling a bit soft/messy. 

Though your pixel technique is good and your colour choices are lovely.

alkaline (Level 6 Yonkyu) @ 7/2/2009 13:47

i like the background a lot more than the foreground. shapes and forms are still blobby and don't really convey volume very accurately. some odd outlines don't help either. the background is great, though.

God_Is_Evil (Level 4 Mercenary) @ 7/2/2009 11:12

Looks great!


elend (Level 3 Corporate Drone) @ 7/2/2009 09:29

Oh yes. Very incredible.

NotlikeTheOthers (Level 2 Quiet One) @ 7/2/2009 08:01


TheInquisitor (Level 4 Shichikyu) @ 7/2/2009 07:39

Delving deeper into the world of this piece and studying all of it's great levels, I've concluded that the theme of this artwork is that dragons attack flying fish, dozing men pee off mountain peaks and men in top hats rule from heaven.

Onwards Gustav and many thanks to Tomic

SirSpade (Level 1 Rookie) @ 7/2/2009 07:24

Just perfect. 

Satsume (Level 10 Capo) @ 7/2/2009 02:14

great colors and style.  =3

Christoballs (Level 7 Neanderthal) @ 7/2/2009 00:37

I think I'll need to try this theme out. I'm glad you've finished it, though I'm still seeing things I don't like (donkey's anatomy, branches need a bit of AA). However I like the work done for the clouds and stonework.

generatedanomaly (Level 1 Depressed) @ 7/1/2009 23:23

 Yet another FANTASTIC pic!! How on earth do you do it?! ^_^

Kinng (Level 1 Rookie) @ 7/1/2009 22:23


jalonso (Level 11 Godfather) @ 7/1/2009 21:56

Came out really great. Well worth all the time you invested.

I don't know why I never mentioned it or maybe its new since I last saw this. The outlines of the tower are a bit too 'outliny', especially around the outsides.

joseph_ch (Level 3 Enforcer) @ 7/1/2009 21:40

 Very cool!  I love the clouds/fog the most!  Favd

Tadashi Blossom (Level 1 Rookie) @ 7/1/2009 21:35

Well done!

RollerKingdom (Level 7 Mass Murderer) @ 7/1/2009 21:15

Looks amazingly awesome!! favd

Joshr_691 (Level 4 Mercenary) @ 7/1/2009 21:11

Came out looking awesome, great job, Dex!

skeddles (Level 11 Sphinx) @ 7/1/2009 20:37

Wow Dex, this is crazy good; Those clouds are totally awesome; And so are the mountains; And so is everything else; the colors and pixeling are great. Your best yet, I suspect! 
I've hardly pixeled for the last 6 months, and meanwhile you've rocketed ahead of me. I gotta get to work! Hopefully someday I can make a donkeycliff piece.


susuwataris (Level 6 Yonkyu) @ 7/1/2009 20:27

 It's amazing!

rehugun (Level 5 Sniper) @ 7/1/2009 20:17



The helmet could be done better but besides that dwpocjvewvjiewngvrewiknv I love you please marry me =D

Destiny (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 7/1/2009 20:08

The donkey's fur looks like it could be cleaner, and the castle in the background looks kinda bad, and unnesacary. I think it should be taken out. The grass seems a little out of style on this piece when I compare it to the man, donkey, clouds, or rocks. It just looks...under detailed?
The clouds also look a little odd with the way they just get darker and darker as they come close to you. Some of the mountains in the very very far background look a little iffy, but whatever. The hooves on the donkey also change height/width randomly, and he does not look as though he is actually on the rocks for some reason.


Everything else is great, you did a nice job.

Phantom K (Level 4 Button Man) @ 7/1/2009 20:06

I like it :> 

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