Bad Company

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Bad Company

Title: Bad Company
Pixel Artist: Kaiseto  (Level 6 Made :: 9325 points)
Posted: 7/2/2009 13:14
Palette: 20 colors
Statistics:  41 comments    120 faves    0 avatars

Most time I've ever spent on a piece, I think. I mean, I didn't actually keep track, but I started it earlier last month. Also, first time I've ever saved a WIP animation.

I started it with the goal of getting a #1 monthly spot on PJ, but then people started submitting all this awesome stuff within the last few days/weeks. Still, I'm pretty happy with the final result.

Inspired by the song of the same name, by the band of the same name. That, and there's some Dark Tower in there too. Probably a lot of Dark Tower.

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upper0 (Level 2 Corporal) @ 8/2/2017 06:25


bem (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 12/16/2011 09:31

Cool colors :)

sqito (Level 1 Rookie) @ 1/20/2011 09:25

Awesome !

NobleValerian (Level 6 Manager) @ 12/29/2010 13:47

 such a great character and composition, very nice work!

DSM (Level 3 Sergeant) @ 10/27/2010 22:53


Kiwi (Level 4 Shichikyu) @ 9/2/2010 10:17

 love the sky, and the atmosphere

blackmoondev (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 8/16/2009 15:46

 Nice one!

Semmu (Level 1 Private) @ 8/16/2009 02:39

fav, nice sky and sprite

hifumi (Level 3 Enforcer) @ 7/23/2009 19:13

 Cooooooool!!! :D

Qunit (Level 1 Private) @ 7/9/2009 07:24

Wonderful :)

Demon Jr (Level 1 Rookie) @ 7/8/2009 22:29

wow excellent job i like how u shaded, im still a beginner nd am still learning but this is one of the best ive seen

Tadashi Blossom (Level 1 Rookie) @ 7/7/2009 18:03

My god I love this. Probably my favorite pixel I've seen this year so far 0___o

Angeli (Level 1 Thug) @ 7/6/2009 21:18

Great work!! nice colors

Kaiseto (Level 6 Made) @ 7/6/2009 20:49

I mostly asked because I'm no expert on composition at all. I tried to use imaginary lines to draw focus from the gunslinger to the robe-wearing skull thing, and frame the tower in the distance. I think the big problem is that the gunslinger character just isn't dynamic. If I were to do it again I'd entirely redraw the character, probable a bit closer and standing at more of an angle. Unfortunately, by the time I thought to do so, I was pretty much done. It was just do drastic a change for me to attempt.

Hatch (Level 3 Hatchikyu) @ 7/6/2009 20:26

I dunno exactly. It just has a colorforms feel to it; like the various elements were pasted onto a preexisting background, you know? They just kind of feel strewn about. To me. Don't mean to sound snotty or anything, I really do like the piece. It's just something that struck me. And sorry for the useless critique. I know it's not helpful when someone says "yeah, I don't like this or that, but I have no clue how you'd go about fixing it. good luck!" :/

EDIT: Just noticed a couple of frames in the WIP anim where the right side of the sky is done and the left side of the sky is more or less blank. I think that actually looked a lot better; it sort of pulled the eye towards the character.

Kaiseto (Level 6 Made) @ 7/6/2009 19:56

What would you have changed?

Hatch (Level 3 Hatchikyu) @ 7/6/2009 18:25

 Very well pixelled, nice dithering, smooth and all. The composition really disappoints, though.

Errorz (Level 1 Rookie) @ 7/6/2009 12:46

Very nice

omegacapeman (Level 1 Rookie) @ 7/6/2009 04:07

oh my fucking god


that is epic

Fenne (Level 3 Stalker) @ 7/6/2009 02:14

This'll get a place in my favorites. I love the stye and smoothness of this piece!

tripnfelt (Level 5 Rokkyu) @ 7/4/2009 19:46

It's my #1 for this month ^__^

Kaiseto (Level 6 Made) @ 7/3/2009 19:19

Haven't heard any Free, though I should probably check it out. Paul Rodgers is a great singer.

big brother (Level 11 Admiral) @ 7/3/2009 16:30

It's an awesome band, to be fair. Have you heard any "Free?"

For an extra reference, you could have made his gun a "smoking 45!"

[Ryan_6666] (Level 3 Stalker) @ 7/3/2009 08:57


amazing work, love the mood and the smoothness of it all


Rock3go (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 7/3/2009 05:48

excellent work

sharprm (Level 4 Deputy) @ 7/3/2009 01:24

My hands don't reach don't to my knees so yeah, maybe the arm is too long. Otherwise great piece!

Death-Auron (Level 1 Rookie) @ 7/2/2009 16:17

this'll soon get into the weekly showcase :P. I think that either his arms are kinda long or his legs are short, but something concerning anatomy bugs me. Nice character desgin though, and great atmosphere you created

RPG_Boy (Level 5 Captain) @ 7/2/2009 15:28

youll def get some kinda trophy, hope its #1

awesome job

Tpoe (Level 4 Team Leader) @ 7/2/2009 15:02

Wow, this is really amazing, the cowboy guy reminds me of your 'Fighting Angels' mock up.

hsn2555 (Level 1 Rookie) @ 7/2/2009 14:53

amazing job man,

nice use of dither :D

Dai (Level 2 Kukyu) @ 7/2/2009 14:50

This is gorgeous, I really love the details in the background.

Dex (Level 11 CEO) @ 7/2/2009 14:23

 don't really like the super dither of the background, palettes alright, pretty cool overall 

Froggy_00 (Level 1 Rookie) @ 7/2/2009 14:17


Wow...just wow.

Dr D (Level 4 Shichikyu) @ 7/2/2009 14:03

Whoa, by far your greatest piece yet. Amazing work. Love how the rose slightly breaks up themonochromaticity.

Celri (Level 4 Ensign) @ 7/2/2009 14:01

Well it was time well spent!  Beauiful!

Satsume (Level 10 Capo) @ 7/2/2009 13:51

wow,great work


RollerKingdom (Level 7 Mass Murderer) @ 7/2/2009 13:48

WOW amazing. great Effect!

Sterner Regnix (Level 6 Serial Killer) @ 7/2/2009 13:38

Love the Band, love your piece. Great palette.

AngelOTG (Level 1 Rookie) @ 7/2/2009 13:36

Looks like you may have another Monthly trophy in your profile! ;D

This is very nice; that sky is simply amazing.

Reo (Level 11 Sensei) @ 7/2/2009 13:30

Definetly my fav piece from you so far!

Lahra (Level 1 Rookie) @ 7/2/2009 13:25


I love it.

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