Humpback Balloon

Humpback Balloon

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Humpback Balloon

Title: Humpback Balloon
Pixel Artist: Manjaman  (Level 8 Cannibal :: 8498 points)
Posted: 5/7/2010 04:23
Palette: 7 colors
Statistics:  29 comments    34 faves    0 avatars

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gawrone (Level 11 Dimetrodon) @ 7/9/2019 23:14

I admire how you made that chin skin.

James McCarter (Level 5 Lieutenant) @ 6/17/2010 10:38

 haha, great.  the animation could be a bit more dynamic on the body, the animation on the fins is a bit too evenly paced.  otherwise it's a great piece!

Edd Math (Level 1 Seaman) @ 5/22/2010 18:16

I should lay an egg!!!!!

Zetman (Level 3 Hatchikyu) @ 5/18/2010 13:01

Anyone remember that scene in Breath of Fire IV where you have to go meet the flying dragon that resembles a whale on your hot air balloon? wow, this brings back memories xD


Best RPG ever, btw ~ <3 BoF4.

DarkWorld (Level 1 Rookie) @ 5/17/2010 18:29

good ! xdddddddddd

stonewall (Level 1 Thug) @ 5/14/2010 18:17

this is so great

blueleds (Level 1 Rookie) @ 5/14/2010 15:42

 wow wow he is just motoring along isnt he, omg I think I'd be airsick, the way the basket is bobbing up and down too XD


Nice colors and overall idea!

Niels (Level 1 Rookie) @ 5/14/2010 14:27

love it!
made me think of the windfish in the legend of zelda :D

xQuack (Level 1 Gangster) @ 5/13/2010 20:07

EPIC! Love it. 5/5.

Manjaman (Level 8 Cannibal) @ 5/13/2010 03:49

Thanks everybody :D

Well, some of you must be right about the lack of motion, but I got lazy. I'll probably update this later.

iLKke : Imo the lack of aa on the whale isn't disturbing because it's a solid object, whereas I aaed the clouds to make them as smooth as possible. I'll try to put fins and tails out of synchro.

Ui_ : an attached basket would be much less funny I think :)

Badassbill : "lulz" animation ? You mean it's kinda ridiculous isn't it ? Well I think you're a bit harsh on me, but ya maybe...

Scarodactyl (Level 8 Ruby) @ 5/11/2010 19:39

Kinda...hypnotic...and randomly syching with Vitas' Opera 2, adding an extra level of strange.

I love it!

rezoner (Level 1 Rookie) @ 5/11/2010 09:52

 ! Try listening "Fat Boy Slim - Right Here Right Now" to this piece. :3

iLKke (Level 9 Nidan) @ 5/10/2010 14:59

Very nice.

The only thing I would change about the animation is to put fins and tail out of sync. While the the fins press down, the tail should be up, and vice versa.

Also top of the whale is not AAed, but I guess you couldn't be bothered.

st0ven (Level 2 Dealer) @ 5/9/2010 20:29

heh i actually like the fact that the body bulk doesnt move very much (the perimeter shuffles just enough to denote some fluidity of motion even though theres no motion). really fun piece!

Manupix (Level 11 Godzilla) @ 5/8/2010 00:35

So lovely and original. Deserves a win!

I agree the body is somewhat disturbingly rigid.

cure (Level 11 Pixellite) @ 5/7/2010 21:50

Despite public opinion I kinda like the animation.

Badassbill (Level 11 Big Foot) @ 5/7/2010 15:52

The actual art is beautiful, but the "lulz" animation is holding it back, rather than adding to it.

Chrispy (Level 7 Sheriff) @ 5/7/2010 13:03

A little more motion on the spine would look better. Or maybe even straightening it out.

Green_Hell (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 5/7/2010 12:53

Lovely. I like the flow of the clouds.

wenruto (Level 5 Killer Klown) @ 5/7/2010 11:52

Really Nice Idea

Best One For This week i am Votinnnggg For The whale and MAybe i Can Get Ride On It Later

ui_ (Level 4 Deputy) @ 5/7/2010 11:51

 agree with onek :D.

I like the Whale a looot... you could put the basket as his necklace, so it dont jump that much and feels more confortable ride! :D... the whales usually are not that fast! XDD.

kaedeneubauten (Level 1 Intern) @ 5/7/2010 11:04

B E A U T I F U L !

RoboBOT (Level 7 Captain) @ 5/7/2010 08:35

Great use of those blues! The pixelling looks great. I'm not a big fan of the animation, though, only because your whale doesn't move much like a whale. This would be so much cooler if it was "swimming" through the sky. The whole body should move. But like I said, the pixel work is great. I love the droopy eyelid!

Tuna Unleashed (Level 4 Mercenary) @ 5/7/2010 08:32




HCGamer (Level 2 Quiet One) @ 5/7/2010 06:40

Wow, now that's how to use a limited palette.

Manjaman (Level 8 Cannibal) @ 5/7/2010 06:16

Elk : haha you're so clever, actually the windfish was my initial idea !

Onek : thanks. Ya it's kinda fast but it would be very long to calculate the frames length again to obtain a cycle, so I rest on that.

DawnBringer : thanks :)

DawnBringer (Level 10 Pixel artist) @ 5/7/2010 05:59

Nice & Clean. But I get motionsickness from just looking at that bopping basket!

Elk (Level 5 Assistant Manager) @ 5/7/2010 05:57

the windfish!

onek (Level 6 Hitman) @ 5/7/2010 05:00

the whale look nice....

i think u should make the scrolling much slower, to get the smooth feel of a ballon ride 

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