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Title: Snurmpet
Pixel Artist: annezca  (Level 1 Rookie :: 289 points)
Posted: 9/6/2009 22:40
Palette: 22 colors
Statistics:  4 comments    0 faves    0 avatars

Snurmpet is an amphibian like creature. It  can both live on land and on water. It hunts it's food in the underwater using it's trumpet like snout to trap it's food. On land it prefers to dwell on caves or places that are damp, cold and dark. With this preference, they will find their partner or their family by giving off a trumpet like scream . This is why it's belly is round, so that can air can be trap and give off a trumpet scream loud enough to be heard in the dark.

-- Entry for wilhelm scream challenge. whew. thought this would not make it. The scream sounded like a screaming trumpet to me.. hence this ^^

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annezca (Level 1 Rookie) @ 9/7/2009 12:10


@manupix. Thank you for the comments. yes i am afraid but I must admit, even I think the background was off. I had only an hour to spare before the deadline, hence weird background. :( I had the option to just go transparent but i felt that it might do good with a good dark background in contrast to it's lighting. Thank you for pointing it out... I will edit this if I have time ^^

annezca (Level 1 Rookie) @ 9/7/2009 12:07

thanks so much. yup it was quite random as I was about trying to catch up on time limit. I did this very late.. and just had almost an hour to spare.. thus the weird checkered background and a bit random belly dithering. about the flat undercurve, thanks for pointing that out... will try to edit when i have time ^^

Manupix (Level 11 Godfather) @ 9/7/2009 11:54

I like the creature and I like the bg, but they don't work so well together, because of light incompatibility. As it is, the guy looks like it's sitting on dark cloth, and for some reason we can't see any light on the cloth he's directly on.

The creature in fact doesn't have a well defined light-source(s), too. From your text, it likes dark places, but the place it's in is definitely bright.

The creature textures are good, but the bg dithering is abrupt and flat, and probably unnecessary.

exocet (Level 6 Major) @ 9/7/2009 10:51

Nice! Interesting creature design :)  I like the colours you picked and the contrast with the background.

The dithering on the belly looks good, although it could be a bit more structured, as it feels a bit random. The "checkerboard" dithering you used in some place feels a bit bland.

The bottom of the belly looks a bit straight to me, I think it should be more curved because of the perspective.

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