Victory and Defeat

Victory and Defeat

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Victory and Defeat

Title: Victory and Defeat
Pixel Artist: TheInquisitor  (Level 4 Shichikyu :: 4846 points)
Posted: 8/16/2009 04:05
Palette: 65 colors
Statistics:  36 comments    102 faves    0 avatars

Two different headers for a game being made. I'm working alongside resident artist Doppleganger, so the graphics should, I hope, be top quality! :)

The game is called Battalion and is currently in a beta stage. You can find it at where it has a direct link to the beta.

65 colours for the victory header and more for the defeat header. I was in a big rush at the time, so I don't spend my time worrying about the colour count.

Enjoy :)

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gawrone (Level 11 Dimetrodon) @ 7/9/2019 23:25

Please accept my (10 years late) congratulations for this amazing artwork.

Ceo (Level 1 Thug) @ 11/22/2010 11:11

Omg, the fact that you put so details to every single tiny flower simple baffles me, I could never endure that! Awesome job!

Dashspeed (Level 1 Rookie) @ 10/31/2010 18:44

NICE JOB!!!!!!

avo (Level 8 Cannibal) @ 7/28/2010 22:16

 wonderful work, really

3ikmy (Level 1 Depressed) @ 9/17/2009 11:06

wooow very very cool!

Pixel_Devil (Level 2 Quiet One) @ 9/17/2009 02:54

Very cooL! 

TheInquisitor (Level 4 Shichikyu) @ 9/16/2009 16:14

Good to know it's been put in.  Expect some unit attack animations soon!

7Soul (Level 6 Garbage) @ 9/16/2009 09:47

I saw that on the game today :D at kongregate ^^

IQbrew (Level 1 Rookie) @ 8/22/2009 12:44

Oh yes, I saw the victory one, of course.

IQbrew (Level 1 Rookie) @ 8/22/2009 12:43

Was so surprised when I saw this in a game I was playing.

Damian (Level 10 Operative) @ 8/20/2009 14:13

I knew this was yours when just looking at that preview.
Awesome as per usaull!

ilomoonkay (Level 1 Jukyu) @ 8/19/2009 20:25

 i felt kinda sad when ever it turned. very cool. poor pixel town.

SHANN0N (Level 4 Deputy) @ 8/18/2009 23:28

This is fantastic! I like the light one best for some reason. I dont really think you need the dithering on the hills though- nothing else besides a small spot of grass looks dithered to me and so it seems a bit out of place

x-death (Level 6 Serial Killer) @ 8/18/2009 19:24

i like the orange one the most i think. great peice!

AdamF (Level 11 CEO) @ 8/18/2009 15:05
Selective Outlining:
Helm, a respected pixel artist, defines selective outlining (aka SelOut) as "...darkening the contours of a shape towards a middle shade so it'll read well on any sort of background." This technique is generally frowned upon due to the fact that many of those that try to use this technique simply antialias their outlines to black. The ridicule that followed put a negative stigma on the term and it has retained that negativity, although "SelOut" emphasizes it more. 
i.e the darker pixels on your tanks and your hills (on the lighter) make it look jagged, aaing the lines rather than selouting them would be better. 

Semmu (Level 1 Private) @ 8/18/2009 13:09

very nice pixel art, 5/5

TheInquisitor (Level 4 Shichikyu) @ 8/17/2009 01:04

Yep. :) Bit silly, I know, but it gets the point across. If you notice I put a few silhouettes of bombers on the right to make it seem less silly!

Adarias (Level 11 Bonsai) @ 8/16/2009 18:46

What's he shooting at? it's like that one little tank just blew up the city with 1 shot :P.

TheInquisitor (Level 4 Shichikyu) @ 8/16/2009 14:08

Thanks guys. I think all the criticism you guys have provided is fair game. I don't disagree with any of them, particularly that about the poppies not shrinking down. I could've done better with the distance and fading out the detail, but this is something I haven't perfected. Unfortunately those pesky time constraints made it very difficult for me to complete perfect it, but I'm happy with it as it is. :)

Sellout problems, Dex?

Stickman (Level 7 Sheriff) @ 8/16/2009 13:36

Lovely pic. The flowers don`t seem to scale with the tanks as they all look the same size (or was that intentional?)

Noet (Level 3 Corporate Drone) @ 8/16/2009 12:28



benanderson (Level 1 Rookie) @ 8/16/2009 10:56

 Excellent work! I love it. :)

jamesmorrow07 (Level 1 Jukyu) @ 8/16/2009 10:12

Kickass bro! This is too good!

Levi (Level 1 Thug) @ 8/16/2009 10:08

they are bth awesome.  My only criticism is that the darker one does not have enough contrast between the sky and the land, so it looks a bit flat.  Other than that, it's top-notch quality :)

Jinn (Level 11 Cthulhu (The Call of Cthulhu)) @ 8/16/2009 09:32

{ I love your color choice so hard...

AdamF (Level 11 CEO) @ 8/16/2009 09:11

the darker one is muuuuch better, the first one has too many selout problems and some harsh pixels on the outer hills

it's good, though

Fool (Level 6 SWAT) @ 8/16/2009 08:59

Nice work=) Very moody. Fields on the back plane might loose some detailing to deep pic  it up, but it s awesome as is.=)

-DE- (Level 11 General) @ 8/16/2009 08:55

Those tank cannons have a huuuge range.

Dr D (Level 4 Shichikyu) @ 8/16/2009 08:48



momo-the-pitt (Level 2 Quiet One) @ 8/16/2009 07:41


Kylo (Level 1 Depressed) @ 8/16/2009 05:27

 hot stuff

Green_Hell (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 8/16/2009 05:16

I love it.

Perkele (Level 4 Murderer) @ 8/16/2009 05:11

Damn hot.

TheInquisitor (Level 4 Shichikyu) @ 8/16/2009 04:42

I suppose I can put one on top of the other. I'll change that now. :)

Edit: Actually, I prefer them animating between one another. It highlights the differences between the two. I'll slow down the speed of it.

skamocore (Level 11 Dolphin) @ 8/16/2009 04:38

Why not post them both side by side?

PS. This is awesome.

Jp Fox (Level 1 Seaman) @ 8/16/2009 04:14

It looks very good!  I like the changes between the two different headers.

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