Rickshaw Runner

Rickshaw Runner

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Rickshaw Runner



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Title: Rickshaw Runner
Pixel Artist: desc3  (Level 1 Intern :: 151 points)
Posted: 8/6/2010 13:06
Palette: 26 colors
Statistics:  10 comments    4 faves    0 avatars

Hello there!

This is my first submission for a weekly challenge. As you can see, it is about a rickshaw boy who is taking a little shortcut :-)

Since there were no specifications about the exact country or the degree of civilization, I guess an urban Indian scene works just as well...

Feel free to tell me what you think!


Weekly Challenge: Urban RunnersWeekly Challenge: Urban Runners

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Almir (Level 1 Rookie) @ 10/4/2010 21:40

wow...awesome and funny


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Ixolite (Level 2 Petty Officer) @ 8/9/2010 03:23

Cool :) Really like how characters expressions look, even though if eyes and mouths have a cardboard cutout feeling to them :P 


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desc3 (Level 1 Intern) @ 8/7/2010 10:24

Thank you, Manupix. The turban guy is supposed to look shocked by the sudden appearance of a running boy above his head. He doesn't really know what is going on or what to make of this situation. This causes him to drop his cigarette from which he wanted to take a drag. I guess once you recognize the object as a falling cigarette, the hand gesture becomes more clear... Or so I hope ;-)


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Manupix (Level 11 Godfather) @ 8/7/2010 07:29

Lovely! Very dynamic and original, great colors.

Yes, that's a lot of dithering. ;D

The main problem for me is the turban guy: neither his expression nor hand gesture are obviously readable.


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Ergg (Level 6 Yonkyu) @ 8/7/2010 00:28

 Haha very funny !! =)


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desc3 (Level 1 Intern) @ 8/6/2010 22:44

Thanks for accepting my picture into the challenge and thanks for the nice comments!

FlyGuy, I was also pondering over the background issue for a while. But given the point of view, I thought it would diminish the height of the visible houses, if more buildings could be seen in the background. And since there is A LOT of dithering going on (again) I thought  a plain background would be the best choice here, so the characters wouldn't get absorbed by it. Then again, I might just try it out sometime and see how it works ;-)


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mambazo (Level 5 Rokkyu) @ 8/6/2010 16:48

Brilliant idea! :D


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Stickman (Level 7 Sheriff) @ 8/6/2010 15:20

That's a great idea!


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Hrunting (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 8/6/2010 15:18

Great!  Love it.


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JerryPie (Level 11 Godfather) @ 8/6/2010 14:56

great idea man.. i think the guy with the turban should be a little more angry. maybe waving his fist at the guy who is about to knock all his laundry off the line.  there is something empty about the sky and buildings though. maybe some cracks in the walls, or a very faint mountain scape in the background. or even a city scape that is just a few shades darker blue than the sky.


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