Mounted Samurai

Mounted Samurai

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Mounted Samurai



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Title: Mounted Samurai
Pixel Artist: dpixel  (Level 9 Vice President :: 15886 points)
Posted: 8/9/2010 16:49
Palette: 6 colors
Statistics:  10 comments    3 faves    0 avatars

Interesting palette choices in this challenge.  I certainly learned something from this palette, which I needed.  The pure white I ended up liking for the background for some reason.  Used the white on a few highlights as well.

References: 

http://www.facesfromlife.com/images/Running_Horse.jpg

http://www.soldiers-russia.com/kolobob/images/sa02-2_l.jpg


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Fingerfoods (Level 3 Private Eye) @ 8/13/2010 16:54

 I know that you like the white but I really think it would benefit from some kind of subtle pattern in the background.

I love his face. It's tiny, but completely readable.


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dpixel (Level 9 Vice President) @ 8/10/2010 17:01

Thanks for all the comments!

Stickman:  I hope it's a bit more horse-like now.  After messing with it I realised it was the eyes being to close together.  Not perfect but better I hope...lol


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Ixolite (Level 2 Petty Officer) @ 8/10/2010 14:42

I understand that the head of the horse is stylised but it feels weird to me, like a transplant from a fox or a dog? 


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Stickman (Level 6 SWAT) @ 8/10/2010 04:27

Good pic! I thought he was riding a wolf (Princess Mononoke) at first. If you've still got time, I'd say tweak the horses head and this would make it almost perfect!


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dpixel (Level 9 Vice President) @ 8/9/2010 22:08

My graphicsgale keeps changing the colors on me.  WTF?  I'm not sure what to do.

EDIT:  No matter what I do I can't seem to fix this.  eg: I set the rgb of the darkest color to 58-36-46 and it changes to 56-35-45.  If anyone could help me it would be appreciated.

EDIT AGAIN:  Seems to be fixed.

 


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Hatch (Level 3 Hatchikyu) @ 8/9/2010 20:26

Seems to be an issue with your colors :<


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Hrunting (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 8/9/2010 19:52

I think it's a good start but needs more time...I'm echoing what cure said about the horse.  Also, perhaps you should give the rider a bit more height. 


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RollerKingdom (Level 7 Mass Murderer) @ 8/9/2010 18:12

 i felt something off with the horse as well but LOVED the palette


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dpixel (Level 9 Vice President) @ 8/9/2010 17:23

I see what you mean.  Although I think it's due to a poorly defined neck and mane. 


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cure (Level 11 Godfather) @ 8/9/2010 17:08

i think the horse's head is too small/slender and the body too bulky, differentiating between the body and main would help a bit, as it is legs are a bit frail looking (especially given the large frame of the horse)


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