Grim Reaper

Grim Reaper

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Grim Reaper

Title: Grim Reaper
Pixel Artist: James McCarter  (Level 5 Lieutenant :: 5058 points)
Posted: 8/31/2010 13:25
Palette: 14 colors
Statistics:  3 comments    1 faves    0 avatars

My not-so-scary interpretation of the Grim Reaper.

My aim with this piece was to work with a small palette and to avoid dithering.  I had started this previously and got distracted with shading and ignored form.  I ended up with so many subtle colour variations it became not fun and looked horrible.  So, inspired by Delicous, TomF & sedgemonky's galleries I started fresh and decided to limit myself to three gradients and 14 colours.  This is the result.

I'm just starting to learn Grafx2, so I bounced between Photoshop, Grafx2 & Deluxe Paint IIe.  Deluxe Paint was only used for colour manipulation as Grafx2 seemed to have a few bugs in that department.


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James McCarter (Level 5 Lieutenant) @ 9/1/2010 19:19

 vlad61:  I was really going for a very thin look to him/it/she a la Jack from The Nightmare Before Christmas.  And the head isn't attached to the body simply because I thought a neck wouldn't add much to the design but clutter.  The legs also aren't attached.  :)

C-IV (Level 1 Rookie) @ 9/1/2010 01:20

I like him. Looks like something you'd find in a Wind Waker style game. Hypercephalic demonry FTW. Nice shading on the skull and the blade. Excellent job.

vlad61 (Level 1 Rookie) @ 9/1/2010 00:16

really cool! was only thinking maybe the scythe's stick/grip could be a bit thicker. Also why isnt the head attached to the body? im assuming it's intended - but why?

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