In the daytime, the scariest thing in my room was ME.
Not so at night...
this is so funny
Hahaha XD This is really funny
really like this. very nicely done. :)
lol i like this
its pretty funny
>there'll be no living with him, now.
Nor was there before. Nice of you to suggest otherwise, though.
>Once you see it, you can't un-see it D:
The REALLY awful thing is the way everything else in the picture supports that interpretation--the pillow being slightly aloft, the lampshade and the bed recoiling from the, ah, the aft thruster, as it were...
So yeah, thanks for wrecking THAT image for me... if I find I have anything else I've labored over that I never want to be able to look at again, I'll be in touch...
Oh man, he won first place in his first contest - there'll be no living with him, now.
@ Hatch: curse you!
Super doooper congrats, Monster!
OK, I was reluctant to post this, because I'm apparently the only one here with the juvenile mind of a five year old, but here goes...
The silhouette of the leaves outside the window makes it look like he's being propelled upward by a mighty blast of flatulence, especially on the preview crop.
Once you see it, you can't un-see it D:
Wow! I can only humbly thank you all, and assure you that the substantial cash prize will be used to further the Pixel Arts. I also want to thank my m
WHAT DO YOU MEAN, THERE'S NO CASH PRIZE?!?!?!
Well, isn't this a fine how-do-you-do. I slave all day over a hot graphics tablet, and THIS is the thanks I get. Why am *I* the only one working on this relationship? Etc., etc...
Seriously, though, thanks for all the kind words.
Deserved first place =D
A great piece I must say.
I think you did absolutely awesome. Forget about technique, you capture light and motion and the Emotion in both. Superb.
I love this one! Especially the night part, great use of colors there.
You have mi vote =)
my fav among all~ gd luck=D
I like how this one is humorous. Sort of adds to it. :)
I think this is a good idea.
The pixels are pretty good as well, not perfect but good.
I like it .
The perspective on the bed is really off, shading could use more work too, but overall, interesting work.
I really like this. although,i think teh nighttime one is SO much better than the daytime.=, it is all very good. im not going to repeat everything about the dithering and such but i will say that you might want to vary the saturation in the shades you use. however, since this is a vert cartoony piece, it might make it look bland. your call bud.
onece again, REALLY GOOD
I love it and I so agree that it looks very inspired by calvin and hobbs. I hope it wins, and keep up the good work. As to the shading I agree maybe a little to much dithering but hey, its still awrsome!
yeah there must be a balance on the picture on dithered shading and cel shading
but the piece is great
Even though I would usually strongly agree with any comment suggesting less dithering and more AA, in this case I think you just have the perfect fit. Possibly because the piece is large enough to be viewed at 100%.
Don't misunderstand me. Jagginess and dithering have their place in pixelart and are both 'tools'. I was expressing my opinion for this piece only. That no dithering was used in the character, walls, window, etc. makes the use of it being so obvious in the lamp, floor and nightstand detract from the image itself. Where dithering is used on the mattress edge is fine.
Jaggies too can work and like everything its choosing the right technique in the right places that makes PA unique. The only reason I mentioned it on this piece is because the right shades are in the palette to do so. Having chosen not to do so comes across as a bit amateur to us pixel nerds. A general audience wouldn't even pick this up.
As I said before. A great piece by a skilled artist that will get much respect and notice here once the right uses of techniques is used in your art.
I knew this was you from the preview - great entry!
I'm also one of those types who has absolutely no problem with dither or jaggies (I know, weird, huh?). In fact, sometimes dither makes a piece feel more like pixel art to me (played too many GameBoy games maybe?) and in your picture here, except for perhaps the carpet texture, the dither is absolutely beautiful!
All in all, I'd also recommend you started practicing some anti aliasing. Your cartoon style is already quite well developed and AA would benefit it way more than dithering.
I like it without the shading, gives it a cartoon feel that is adorable.
...speaking figuratively, of course. I don't actually have any bellbottoms.
@jalonso and Mis-BUG
I don't know, I guess the dithering might be a bit corny. I kind of feel like that's part of the charm of a piece of pixel art, though; objecting to jagginess and dithering in pixel art is like saying you like my bellbottoms but you wonder whether they really need to be so WIDE...
I was afraid there weren't going to be any worthwhile challenge entries this week. Suffice to say, I was relieved to behold this piece. I love the little narrative you added.
This is a wonderful idea. It's also well executed. Love it. :D
I aggre with Jal... cell shading would have been a good choice to make the character and the background look better together... But the result is great this way too... I'm really appreciating the piece...
The use of dithering is not the best choice here. Cell shading would have worked better, me thinks. It may also be that you are still new to PA but you have all the right shades to AA the jaggies but didn't.
Still, a great entry and you can only get better technically in time.
Great submission! Love the concept, the colors and the overall execution.
I think the texts are fine, and add even more personality to it.
very nice entry :D
under the bedside table, there's an odd shape. it might be a mistake coloring with the fill bucket.
>It's very calvin & hobbes.
The highest praise.
>the texts are maybe not needed.
Yeah, probably not, but I'm not one to pass up a soap box without climbing up on it and saying a few words.
This is really sweet, I love it! It's very calvin & hobbes.
That's really cool, but the texts are maybe not needed. Very well done and a good idea, though :D
>Only thing that kinda bothers me is how the shading on the lampshade doesn't seem to follow the object's shape.
Wow... this is a tough crowd. But okay, I'll buy that; updated to add some modeling to that shadow.
Awesome entry. I love the colours :)
Only thing that kinda bothers me is how the shading on the lampshade doesn't seem to follow the object's shape.
this is amazing hah ;D
I know who I'm voting for!