Silence at Troy - Spirit's Next Million Years

Silence at Troy - Spirit's Next Million Years

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Silence at Troy - Spirit's Next Million Years



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Title: Silence at Troy - Spirit's Next Million Years
Pixel Artist: Manupix  (Level 11 Godfather :: 67570 points)
Posted: 2/15/2010 04:41
Palette: 19 colors
Statistics:  16 comments    36 faves    0 avatars

This was my entry for the Spirit at Troy challenge at AstroInfo (challenge rules here).

It wasn't easy to find a proper palette. All Mars images produced so far are false color, variously rendered for different scientific or outreach purposes. So there isn't really a set color atmosphere that could be unequivocally related to Mars.

I found huge inspiration in this amazing piece by raynoa. It was actually hard not to rip those colors! ;)  There are amazing sub-palettes in it, at least 4 different which would make beautiful martian colors.

Instead I downloaded a number of Mars pictures, which I color-reduced and tweaked in all possible manners until I had some interesting stuff. I went for the upper left palette as a start, which I got mostly from the indexed+tweaked version of this panoramic photograph.

I wanted to include a martian sunset. It wouldn't fit with the foreground light and color though, too bad. Those inverted sunset colors are just so beautifully outlandish.

I've included 6 hidden items in the image. Some are Mars exploration related, kind of.
Can you find them? I'll give some clues after a while ;D

 

WIP here.

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jok (Level 11 Master Assassin) @ 2/18/2014 03:00

nice!, very good color choice


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Victor Rojo (Level 8 Cannibal) @ 3/21/2011 18:48

where are the hidden items???


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Victor Rojo (Level 8 Cannibal) @ 3/21/2011 18:45

I´m really impressed, (and I love the Prev animation ^^ fav.


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avo (Level 7 Mass Murderer) @ 7/12/2010 11:11

Great work 


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iLKke (Level 9 Nidan) @ 4/13/2010 08:23

Great use of colour. 19 is still perhaps a bit too much.                                        


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1ucas (Level 5 Soldier) @ 4/4/2010 05:17

This is a great concept, and a powerful image. Both were greatly executed.


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Robinhood (Level 9 Boss) @ 2/17/2010 13:55

Wonderfullllllllll :D

 

Loved it on the WIP forums, and love it even more now.  Great job!


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Mis-BUG (Level 9 Boss) @ 2/16/2010 05:07

Great piece, man... the animation of the preview is definitely the cherry on the pie...


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Manupix (Level 11 Godfather) @ 2/15/2010 20:25

Thank you guys!

@ jmg: that's one,


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Dex (Level 11 CEO) @ 2/15/2010 20:22

definitely your best work, man! 


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Jabber (Level 3 Private Eye) @ 2/15/2010 16:08

 That is quite good. THe colors are very nice.


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RollerKingdom (Level 7 Mass Murderer) @ 2/15/2010 08:36

Great job manupix ;) nice palette


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Impaled (Level 1 Rookie) @ 2/15/2010 08:17

Awesome ,  I only find 3 of that hidden items.


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jmgandalf (Level 5 Detective) @ 2/15/2010 06:45

he, i think i just found the infamous 'martian' silhouette in the middle of the right half. :)


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Dhr. Bosch (Level 2 Kukyu) @ 2/15/2010 05:58

This is absolutly gorgeous. you have outdone yourself!


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Photocopier (Level 11 Godfather) @ 2/15/2010 05:48

 That's just sad 


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