Room for one last project

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Room for one last project

Title: Room for one last project
Pixel Artist: Fool  (Level 6 SWAT :: 34480 points)
Posted: 7/30/2010 10:22
Palette: 19 colors
Statistics:  176 comments    530 faves    0 avatars

"I have heard about three monks. No names are mentioned, because they never disclosed their names to anybody. They never answered anything.

In China, they are simply known as the three laughing monks. And they did only one thing: they would enter a village, stand in the market place and start laughing. They would laugh with their whole being and suddenly people would become aware. Then others would also get the infection and a crowd would gather. The whole crowd would start laughing just because of them. What was happening? The whole town would get involved. Then they would move to another town. ”They were loved very much. That was their only sermon, their only message; that laugh. And they would not teach; they would simply create a situation.

”Then it happened that they became famous all over the country. Three laughing monks. All of China loved them, respected them. Nobody had ever preached in such a way that life must be just a laughter and nothing else. They were not laughing at anyone in particular. They were simply laughing as if they had understood the Cosmic joke. And they spread so much joy all over China without using a single word. People would ask for their names, but they would simply laugh. So that became their name – the three laughing monks.

”Then they grew old. And while staying in one village. one of the three monks died. The whole village became very much expectant because they thought that when one of them had died, the other two would surely weep. This must be worth seeing because no one had ever seen these people weeping. The whole village gathered. But the two monks were standing beside the corpse of the third and laughing – such a belly laugh. So the villagers asked them to explain this.

”So for the first time, the two monks spoke and said, ’We are laughing because this man has won. We were always wondering as to who would die first and this man has defeated us. We are laughing at our defeat and his victory. Also he lived with us for many years and we laughed together and we enjoyed each other’s togetherness, presence. There can be no better way of giving him the last send off. We can only laugh.

”But the whole village was sad. And when the dead monk’s body was put on the funeral pyre, then the village realized that the remaining two monks were not the only ones who were joking, the third who was dead was also laughing. He had asked his companions not to change his clothes. It was conventional that when a man died they changed his dress and gave a bath to the body. So the third monk had said, ’Don’t give me a bath because I have never been unclean. So much laughter has been in my life that no impurity can accumulate, can come to me. I have not gathered any dust.

Laughter is always young and fresh. So don’t give me a bath and don’t change my clothes.’ ”So just to respect his wishes, they did not change his clothes. And when the body was put to fire, suddenly they became aware that he had hidden some Chinese fire-works under his clothes and they had started going off. So the whole village laughed and the other two monks said: ’You rascal, you are dead, but you have defeated us once again. Your laughter is the last."




I think I should explain what it is for.

It is a background (room) for the possible game project. It is muted in colors for the reason - at some point they will laugh and all terracota piececs will fall off the golden figures added a color to the word around. Have absolutely no idea how I gonna do this, but thats a plan.=) There will be some foreground objects and sprites that should take care of scale as well. Visable area of the image will be 800x600 (currently 640x480).

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WreX (Level 1 Depressed) @ 11/7/2016 13:35

i post it 2 times by mistake idk how to delete comments sorry :/

WreX (Level 1 Depressed) @ 11/7/2016 13:35

my life goal is to be good like you! wow

Drozerix (Level 1 Depressed) @ 9/23/2016 09:28

Just gorgeous! 

MadMage (Level 5 Lieutenant) @ 3/13/2016 19:23

Are you human? 

Storm (Level 5 Sniper) @ 11/5/2015 14:39

So awesome, I love how clean this piece is.

TrustyLuis (Level 1 Jukyu) @ 7/27/2015 10:43

The art is as great as the story, incredible incredible incredible.

Those clouds unbelievable 

PotatoGnome (Level 3 Corporate Drone) @ 7/27/2015 08:59
I have nothing to say. 

HATI (Level 1 Rookie) @ 7/10/2015 04:41

this is awesome

BathMaster_2000 (Level 5 Assistant Manager) @ 11/14/2014 06:02

I've heard this story before somewhere... the pixelling is amazing, though.

Janinhus (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 11/13/2014 06:37

this is just incredible... 

MFlanaga (Level 4 Ensign) @ 7/7/2014 18:41

19 colors? Christ almighty you could've extracted the clouds and gotten top pixel twice...

adscomics (Level 4 Murderer) @ 4/8/2014 13:42

Absolutely incredible

Seikame (Level 4 Button Man) @ 3/31/2014 09:36

Okay, you're not human.

kuznetsowski (Level 3 Hatchet Man) @ 12/9/2013 03:54

I comment here only to pay my respects to one of the greatest Lords of Pixel Art: 

DatMuffinMan (Level 4 Mercenary) @ 10/7/2013 06:23

 19 colors :O

italo (Level 1 Thug) @ 8/7/2013 21:11


P0int (Level 2 Kukyu) @ 7/21/2013 19:05

Three jovial and well pixeled monks.Thank you for sharing you work Fool. This is inspiring.

redrust (Level 1 Seaman) @ 7/3/2013 08:14

 o my fking god


hapablap (Level 1 Rookie) @ 6/20/2013 23:06

made an account to say "this is incredible"

Renneth (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 3/20/2013 14:08

Words cannot describe how beautiful this is. Fantastic work.

EvilEagles (Level 5 Detective) @ 2/23/2013 22:47

 My God. I'm speechless.

Kingy (Level 5 Assistant Manager) @ 12/18/2012 12:30

Mother of god

kaze19th (Level 3 Hatchikyu) @ 11/6/2012 16:49

Just... Epic.

monotov (Level 6 Serial Killer) @ 10/30/2012 08:25


carrion (Level 6 Made) @ 8/24/2012 04:16

 oh my god! you're my new god! Fool

Geolm (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 8/9/2012 10:20

one of the best pixel art ever, outstanding :)

albaz2000eg (Level 1 Private) @ 7/19/2012 07:14

 totally blown my mind !

greenmango (Level 1 Thug) @ 6/21/2012 10:36

 It's huge! I had to shrink down my screen to 50% just to see it in its entirety! I honestly commend you for being able to manage all that space so exquisitely. I surely would have gotten lost in all those pixels 

yaomon17 (Level 6 Serial Killer) @ 5/30/2012 20:11

 Am I the only one who noticed the colour pallete that is in the bottom right corner XD

philippejugnet (Level 6 Hitman) @ 5/5/2012 20:47

 btw, I came to pixel joint and started doing pixel art because of that pic I found at google..

hahnt (Level 2 Quiet One) @ 4/25/2012 11:35

really just too good, this is in my list of all time best pixel art images ever... can't imagine the time this would have taken but turned out brilliant and will not be forgotten...

StepDragon (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 3/16/2012 19:04

 O.O      THOSE CLOUDS      O.O

Flonkon (Level 3 Hatchikyu) @ 1/5/2012 11:21

 This is .... huge.... and ... perfect... love this work

WasntMary (Level 1 Rookie) @ 8/8/2011 22:48

Oh   my  god..... 

baah (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 7/30/2011 06:12

Nice story and fitting incredible image! :D

Lana_sloth (Level 1 Gangster) @ 7/19/2011 01:15

OH! MY! GOD! I can't express in words how much I love it...

Snap (Level 1 Rookie) @ 6/12/2011 07:48


PixelHound (Level 1 Private) @ 5/18/2011 10:59

absolutly incredible.

Tyriar (Level 1 Private) @ 4/19/2011 17:57

It is crazy how good you are.

Merez (Level 6 Hitman) @ 4/16/2011 16:39

 Surely, this pixel art can beat Snake! You are the revolution, 

you're the man. YOU ARE THE BEST.

Myfault (Level 2 Quiet One) @ 4/11/2011 06:36

 your best piece... i think

SatTheArtist (Level 5 Detective) @ 3/19/2011 02:10


arkan-ark (Level 1 Rookie) @ 3/5/2011 02:50


HummingBird (Level 1 Thug) @ 2/27/2011 06:21

Nice story. I enjoyd reading it! Who's the on with the fire-works? :3

ArthurLucks (Level 1 Thug) @ 2/5/2011 16:52

looks asewome.


Gugaknie (Level 5 Soldier) @ 2/4/2011 17:02

 Wow thats is amazing

Darth Mandarb (Level 10 Operative) @ 2/3/2011 18:30

I like the textures.  I notice (might just be my screen) that the middle statue, on his forehead, there's some white lines/pixels that look a tad out of place... aside from that great piece/story!

Victor Rojo (Level 8 Cannibal) @ 1/14/2011 20:21

Im with all, This is Pixel Art, Happy new year and thanks for one more year with your art ^^

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