[nudity] never trust a sailor

[nudity] never trust a sailor

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[nudity] never trust a sailor

Title: [nudity] never trust a sailor
Pixel Artist: Petrichor  (Level 3 Enforcer :: 2119 points)
Posted: 11/18/2009 23:46
Palette: 23 colors
Statistics:  27 comments    61 faves    0 avatars

Okay, I have to explain myself.

This started life as an oekaki, but one of your members* convinced me it'd be a good idea to AA it. On oekaki. The lines were sort of messy to begin with and I should have corrected them as I went, but messy they remained, and so the AA job is... uh... well, subpar. Anyway, this led quite naturally to me restricting the palette as well (and tweaking it after I finished), at least by a little bit.

So if you're wondering why it's SO HUGE now you know. :D

I'm pretty sick of looking at this (oekaki timer says 10.3 hours spent total), so it's unlikely I'll be making any changes to it, but I welcome any critique that I can apply to future pieces :D

I've had bad experiences with sailors, but the title/banner actually has nothing to do with this, and everything to do with the fact that I thought it sounded really cool.

*I won't say who, as then suspicion may fall on me when the hit I've taken out on him for this is executed.


EDIT: Forgot! Various google image references. Lots of them.

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Delicious (Level 10 Capo) @ 12/13/2009 00:05

This is beautiful. Oh my, you did great, especially for such a large piece.

jeremy (Level 11 Sphinx) @ 11/21/2009 15:24

 That's rather beautiful :D

I just think that "Never" and "Trust" are a bit too close together (Though still totally readable)

ElectroNico (Level 6 Serial Killer) @ 11/21/2009 03:37

Elegant line art ! On the other hand perhaps the AA could be improved in some places ( her hair for example ).

sharprm (Level 4 Deputy) @ 11/21/2009 03:01

i was bored and did an edit with warm colors for curtains in case u r interested: http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e199/sharprm/sea.png

Petrichor (Level 3 Enforcer) @ 11/20/2009 11:06

Manjaman: I agree about the arm, actually. I was trying to stylize it in such a way that she (although dead) seemed to be reclining on the waves (I was listening to a song when I started; the first line says: "sweet annabelle/as seen reclining on an ocean swell" and I liked the imagery) rather than being exactly washed among them--a happy medium, you know? But I don't think I pulled it off entirely--you can see that the hair isn't behaving exactly as it would either, although I think I handled that slightly better and it's closer to what I wanted. It was educational, though! I ended up erasing a knee that was showing through the foam for the same reason.

More thanks are in order too :)

ellie-is (Level 5 Assistant Manager) @ 11/20/2009 10:39

 Thats some really awesome AA.

TioLuko (Level 5 Detective) @ 11/20/2009 04:15

I just tried to make something very simple with an similar style, and ended in a little fail...


This work is really inspirating...

Thanks :)

grumble-bee (Level 1 Depressed) @ 11/19/2009 19:51

that water is blowing my mind!! beautiful work :D

blendaz (Level 1 Rookie) @ 11/19/2009 12:44


Incredible work!!! Job well done :] --> FAV'D 

Manupix (Level 11 Godzilla) @ 11/19/2009 12:30

Wonderfully beautiful!

Would be even more so if I found a way to relate the drapes to some boat, but I failed.

I expect to see more goodies coming from you.

Manjaman (Level 8 Cannibal) @ 11/19/2009 12:06

Well, see you in november top pixel arts

Strange that we could see her right arm behind the wave...

Mille (Level 7 Mass Murderer) @ 11/19/2009 11:49

Oh my oh my. : O

Petrichor (Level 3 Enforcer) @ 11/19/2009 11:05

Yes, it's pubic hair. :o Scandalous.

smk (Level 6 Hitman) @ 11/19/2009 10:51

Positively dandy! <3

Petrichor (Level 3 Enforcer) @ 11/19/2009 10:35

d9nis: Yes, I used a tablet. I switched back to a mouse for some of the fiddlier AA, but it's mostly tablet :)

Thanks everyone :D

Mille (Level 7 Mass Murderer) @ 11/19/2009 10:35

Are those few yellow pixels in between her legs some bush or is it accidental?

Very nice anyway.

Kyata (Level 3 Stalker) @ 11/19/2009 08:26

You're not the only one who makes pixel-art in oekaki. :D 

Necroleachate (Level 5 Killer Klown) @ 11/19/2009 07:17

Very good looking piece.

d9nis (Level 5 Assistant Manager) @ 11/19/2009 07:00

fav! I love it :D

Oekaki with pen tablet?

losti (Level 2 Quiet One) @ 11/19/2009 06:15


Vertigo-Zero (Level 9 Necrophiliac) @ 11/19/2009 05:44

The sailor drowned his naked ex-girlfriend XD

Awesome piece!

dabl (Level 1 Rookie) @ 11/19/2009 05:43


orenshtiv (Level 7 Ichikyu) @ 11/19/2009 05:30

ohh sexy 8D

sharprm (Level 4 Deputy) @ 11/19/2009 04:44

looks good but i don't really get it, even after explanation. nice waves

Morgengrauen (Level 5 Killer Klown) @ 11/19/2009 03:23

super great job.  

theJ0E (Level 3 Stalker) @ 11/19/2009 03:00

I personally think it looks great. Good job.

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