The Stars Below

The Stars Below

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The Stars Below

Title: The Stars Below
Pixel Artist: Manupix  (Level 11 Godfather :: 67501 points)
Posted: 8/15/2009 11:38
Palette: 24 colors
Statistics:  11 comments    18 faves    0 avatars

This was my first idea for the Moon challenge, but it didn't fit in the required canvas size. I doubled the size, but kept the palette.

The title is shamelessly borrowed from Ursula K. Le Guin's story. The image is totally unrelated to the story, though.

The astronauts couldn't see the stars in the sky, by the way, for just the same reason that we don't see them in daytime on Earth. Maybe they saw the stars below, and decided not to tell anyone.

WIP here.


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Manupix (Level 11 Godfather) @ 11/28/2010 18:29

Yep! Flat, grey cheese.

Thanks for all the comments and favs! =)

carokann (Level 1 Private) @ 11/28/2010 16:24

So the Moon IS flat!

gripfire123 (Level 1 Rookie) @ 6/14/2010 00:01

haha i like this pixel.

u did a nice job

Jabber (Level 3 Private Eye) @ 2/14/2010 14:51

 "My God, it's full of stars!"

Dino502Run (Level 6 Serial Killer) @ 1/18/2010 10:14

Ooh this is SO cool

sharprm (Level 4 Deputy) @ 9/24/2009 02:20

Could be a note "dark side of moon is still under construction" or maybe a bunch of aliens playing with the russian dog.

Sneep29 (Level 4 Deputy) @ 8/15/2009 15:57

I like the dithering, and the stairs look cool as they progress downwards.

Manupix (Level 11 Godfather) @ 8/15/2009 13:49

Well, I liked the idea of it too, but couldn't make it come right somehow.

I might try again in a while.


skamocore (Level 11 CEO) @ 8/15/2009 13:38

Yes, great composition. And I love the colourful stars.

I'm not too sure about the vertical lines though - I really liked the bottom of the moon in WIP stages 6 > 10.

Manupix (Level 11 Godfather) @ 8/15/2009 12:03

Thanks onek, I just forgot to aa the bubble... Done! Added a wip too.

The first bubble try was round, but it conflicted with the Earth, so...

onek (Level 6 Hitman) @ 8/15/2009 11:47

nice piece.. cool composition, rly atmospheric,...

i think u could get away with less colors though, also the thinkbubble could need some aa and a little more roundness,  with some more details this would be arwsm!

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Moon, Lune, astronaut, Lem, Apollo, stairs, escalier, crater, The Stars Below avatars, The Stars Below icons, The Stars Below pixel art, The Stars Below forum avatars, The Stars Below AOL Buddy Icons

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