The Mysterious Glow

The Mysterious Glow

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The Mysterious Glow

Title: The Mysterious Glow
Pixel Artist: imera  (Level 1 Private :: 1465 points)
Posted: 7/5/2009 11:12
Palette: 42 colors
Statistics:  14 comments    9 faves    0 avatars


This is my first ever drawn animal.

At first I wanted to make it like a cartoon, which changed, My plan was a big body with a little head (smaller than this one)

I know I have to work with the angle, I did try to make the angle of the sceene looking up, but I failed, so I went with this one.

I know about the trees in the background, that they should have light, but I choose not to ad it.


This took me almost the whole week to complete, the giraffe was the most dificult part since I have never really drawn any animals before.


The idea behind this is that the moon is mysterious for the giraffe, he/she get hypnotized by the beauty of that strange glow.

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Manupix (Level 11 Godzilla) @ 8/9/2009 15:10

Wow, I hadn't really looked at this before, but the more I do, the more I love it...

One problem for me, the neck could badly use some AA, and you had all the necessary colors already in your palette for that. 

Hope to see more! ;-)

Froggy_00 (Level 1 Rookie) @ 7/6/2009 17:08

Come to think of it, the trees way in the background should still have some moonlight glow on them since the moon lights everything...but, none the less, you get my vote for the competition

DJD (Level 4 Button Man) @ 7/6/2009 14:19

i really like the mix of doublesize dithering for the sky, the artistic effect really works here

Celri (Level 4 Ensign) @ 7/6/2009 13:01

No worries-please!  I live in wildlife central and most of my friends are giraffe-lovers so I've had to paint and draw a few! Only reason I noticed, please don't take the crit too seriously - I love this piece!!!!

imera (Level 1 Private) @ 7/6/2009 12:35

Yes, I completely knw what you are talking about, in my defence I have never drawn any animals before. Also, my first idea was to make the whole giraffe a bit more cartoonish, which you can see didn't happen.

imera (Level 1 Private) @ 7/6/2009 12:33

I do know it's not perfect, but for being the first animal I have ever drawn I don't think it's the worst, but of course you can have your own openion. Since I began the whole scene I did know it wasn't good, and I did try to make it look like the girafe was looking up, like our angle is from the ground, but I need more angle practise. Thanks for the comment :) Exactly what I have been thinking from the beginning.

Argyle (Level 6 Manager) @ 7/6/2009 09:50

I really like it!  The AA is a bit splotchy but overall the effect is interesting.  One crit though is the pose.  He's looking straight up at where it is in relation to him in the picture, but in reallity the moon is far off in the distance, and  if he was looking at the moon he would be turning away from us to be looking at it.  The moon is not straight above him.

Celri (Level 4 Ensign) @ 7/6/2009 06:27

I love this piece!  You had one itty bitty little oopsie with the anatomy of the giraffe - body too big...but it is a lively piece!!!!!

susuwataris (Level 6 Yonkyu) @ 7/5/2009 20:46

that dithering is fantastic!

RollerKingdom (Level 7 Mass Murderer) @ 7/5/2009 19:03

OMG i love it :D the giraffe is amazing!

Froggy_00 (Level 1 Rookie) @ 7/5/2009 18:40

Wow, that's my favorite piece in the competition so far. Awesome.

Spirou (Level 1 Rookie) @ 7/5/2009 18:16

good travel very nice piece

AngelOTG (Level 1 Rookie) @ 7/5/2009 18:03

Doood, I'm so going to try using that dithering technique some time. That gives a very interesting effect to the sky.

Very nice piece!

Nightmare Maker (Level 8 Regional Boss) @ 7/5/2009 17:45

Awesome concept. The only think I dislike about the giraffe is that pointy part on her back. The dithering of the glow seems perfect for me.

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