Winter Harbor

Winter Harbor

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Winter Harbor

Title: Winter Harbor
Pixel Artist: DawnBringer  (Level 10 Maniac :: 22449 points)
Posted: 6/4/2010 15:41
Palette: 23 colors
Statistics:  45 comments    121 faves    0 avatars

Pixel Art Challenge: Out in the Cold

160 x 90 pixels, 23 colors.

Possibly created as practice before a real oilpainting.

Based on this location/image:

Obviously I traced some keypoints & perspective lines.

Did not use all of the 25 colors, could perhaps have interpolated some ranges but I'm tired now and almost snowblind! :P

Made with GrafX2.

Weekly Challenge: Out in the ColdWeekly Challenge: Out in the Cold
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Splurge (Level 4 Team Leader) @ 1/15/2015 11:56

Brrr.... Looks like -20 Celsius or so.

Daimoth (Level 1 Depressed) @ 3/24/2014 09:51


jamon (Level 9 Federal Agent) @ 5/22/2013 01:27

 great atmosphere... 

AtskaHeart (Level 7 Colonel) @ 1/24/2013 08:54

 Very beautiful colors and scene. I like the shading pattern :p.

Ashkin (Level 8 Rear Admiral) @ 7/11/2012 20:29

Captures that wintery feeling perfectly.

orange08 (Level 3 Hatchikyu) @ 3/5/2012 11:31

This is amazing @_@ It really looks like a fuzzy camera picture.

Andrey (Level 3 Private Eye) @ 12/4/2011 14:13

Cool dithering, I love it

Cyangmou (Level 7 Sheriff) @ 11/3/2011 01:55

What's fascinating me at this one. I guess you are the only artist who is doing great bubble dither and your color choice is also always an eye-catcher. You are just amazing and I wanted you to know that.

Friend (Level 3 Hatchikyu) @ 10/10/2011 19:49

it's so good that it's bad

Weasly Grizzly (Level 4 Shichikyu) @ 10/6/2010 02:50

That's awesome!

carrion (Level 6 Made) @ 9/13/2010 23:30

 fantastic mood

DawnBringer (Level 10 Maniac) @ 7/17/2010 18:11

Thanx for all the comments, votes & ratings! :)

pivotman99 (Level 1 Rookie) @ 7/16/2010 16:56


avo (Level 7 Mass Murderer) @ 7/15/2010 03:33

Great image 

microDOT (Level 1 Intern) @ 7/7/2010 17:44

High standard, though maybe I would add more colour.

CeciliaOfSweden (Level 1 Rookie) @ 6/18/2010 18:26

 This is a truly lovely picture...  You even got the cold atmosphere right! The only thing missing is the dry-cold sensation in your nasal cavities as you inhale and the cold nosetip.

Mr. Matti (Level 5 Sniper) @ 6/17/2010 14:08

This is so good, I don't know what to say.  Very nice colors and a cool atmosphere.

TunderPhoenix (Level 2 Corporal) @ 6/14/2010 17:40

... oh.... my.... God....

Where you get that camera that takes photos already in pixels?

Jabber (Level 3 Private Eye) @ 6/10/2010 20:12

 Wow. Looks really good even at x4.... in fact it looks even better. That's some immensely subtle and detailed shading. I like it a lot.

Brod (Level 1 Jukyu) @ 6/8/2010 13:42

Ahh.. incredible!

x-death (Level 5 Killer Klown) @ 6/8/2010 01:56

i keep winding up voting for your peices. lol, but who could blaim me there just to bloody good ;)

ParkerBabyDiaperCompany (Level 4 Team Leader) @ 6/7/2010 11:52

This is really smooth and beautiful.

onek (Level 6 Hitman) @ 6/7/2010 07:26

 great! sooo smooth.... i like the reflection on the wood A LOT! u should do more of this stuff!

EDIT: voted.....

Petrichor (Level 3 Enforcer) @ 6/7/2010 06:15

I also love how the bubble dithering makes the entire scene look snow-filled. I am always kind of leery when it's being used on skin or whatnot (although you do it better than most), but it works here.

slym (Level 8 Rear Admiral) @ 6/6/2010 17:40

:/ don't like repeated textures, definitely not your best work. Sorry :(

SpaceSalmon (Level 1 Rookie) @ 6/6/2010 01:44

by far your best work.  It got a great atmosphere to it. 5/5

Clovvach (Level 2 Dealer) @ 6/5/2010 10:37

 For some reason, I have never really fan of your work, but this one... wow, it seems to stand out of the others. I really dig it, the mood, the atmosphere. I am still bothered by the overuse of colors in some areas, and the sky could use some work, but it still looks great. Really, I'd like to see more pieces like this in the future, because I like this one the most out of all the ones that you have made. 

Photocopier (Level 11 Godfather) @ 6/5/2010 08:49

I love your pixel works, i like the way it looks smooth enough for a colour reduce, but when you zoom in it's all these interesting pixel patterns and it's like "no I'm just that awesome"

Green_Hell (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 6/5/2010 08:41

Labor camp, that was my first impression from the preview. Like it that's for sure.

ev149 (Level 4 Deputy) @ 6/5/2010 07:59

I love you.


Superb job, awesome use of colors and shading.  It's got my vote! 

Satsume (Level 10 Capo) @ 6/5/2010 05:06

very realistic,nice piece


darchangel (Level 4 Murderer) @ 6/5/2010 03:22

Lovely and more interesting than the original picture...snowball fight anyone?

Manjaman (Level 7 Mass Murderer) @ 6/5/2010 02:12

Superb !

I'm with those who consider your bubble dithering perfectly fits this piece. It gives a heavy atmosphere to the scene, like it has just been snowing or something.

Agree with Pragz for the glass doors. You REALLY should test without.

(i can't stand the preview frame )

Manupix (Level 11 Godfather) @ 6/5/2010 01:39

* gasps in awe *

InvaderOz (Level 2 Petty Officer) @ 6/4/2010 22:21



BlazeAce (Level 6 Commander) @ 6/4/2010 22:01

I find that the bubbles really fit this one. They kind of remind me of snow giving the picture the winterish feel it needs.

Love it :)

Paulo Peres (Level 6 SWAT) @ 6/4/2010 20:37

That's amazing man!

Great atmosphere, nice shading, congrats!

Honor (Level 1 Rookie) @ 6/4/2010 20:24

Woah! thats kewl.

RollerKingdom (Level 7 Mass Murderer) @ 6/4/2010 19:44

this looks so real. great job! my favorite so far

jamesmorrow07 (Level 1 Jukyu) @ 6/4/2010 19:36

Damn, those bubbles work wonders... Brilliant piece you have here, it looks realistic.

dumbo (Level 4 Mercenary) @ 6/4/2010 19:34

Very well done!

Pragz (Level 1 Depressed) @ 6/4/2010 19:16

Your bubble dithering has worked for some pieces, but I don't like it in this one. The glass doors on that first building on the right stand out too much.

Other than that, pretty nice.

Buddy90 (Level 5 Assistant Manager) @ 6/4/2010 19:00

Extremely smooth, although I'm not sure if the texture of the sky matches the piece

dpixel (Level 9 Vice President) @ 6/4/2010 19:00

Just awesome!  You got me beat.  Like Reo said, "best thing I've seen from you".

Reo (Level 11 Sensei) @ 6/4/2010 17:05

Brilliant work, best thing I've seen from you!

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