Ten Tentacles

Ten Tentacles

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Ten Tentacles

Title: Ten Tentacles
Pixel Artist: skamocore  (Level 11 CEO :: 52798 points)
Posted: 10/2/2010 07:35
Palette: 11 colors
Statistics:  54 comments    137 faves    0 avatars

"Oh yeah. Now I remember. He's incredibly evil, isn't he?"

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Fusionnist (Level 9 Federal Agent) @ 3/12/2016 04:43

Q: How do you make an anciant god laugh?

A: Give it ten tickles.

Isackender (Level 3 Enforcer) @ 3/3/2015 03:44

The textures you achieve with dithering are awesome.

Just one thing... I would have called it... "Ten.. tacles" 

loudsiren (Level 1 Rookie) @ 9/30/2014 13:05

really cool

rhlstudios (Level 6 Manager) @ 7/21/2014 19:01

I adore these colors <3 <3 <3 Beeeautiful, I can look at this all darn day

skamocore (Level 11 CEO) @ 11/14/2013 20:34

@PotatoLogic: Hand.

PotatoLogic (Level 1 Depressed) @ 11/11/2013 13:12

 I always wondered. Do you use a tool to dither or by hand?

Arpo78 (Level 3 Sergeant) @ 10/13/2013 12:18


juanillovale (Level 3 Private Eye) @ 5/27/2013 15:55

Wow, great work, very cute.

jamon (Level 10 Operative) @ 5/19/2013 02:48

So nice colors 

AtskaHeart (Level 7 Colonel) @ 1/25/2013 04:41

 Wow, I liked this a lot.

sasuke91 (Level 2 Kukyu) @ 9/12/2011 06:30

loves this, love the colors and dithering style <3

Arkan85 (Level 8 Rear Admiral) @ 8/23/2011 02:32

Great work! 

Is it related to Cthulhu?

neofotistou (Level 5 Captain) @ 7/3/2011 19:03

now I feel like a hack and a noob. wow this rocks!

Myfault (Level 2 Quiet One) @ 5/2/2011 17:39


NobleValerian (Level 6 Manager) @ 12/30/2010 13:32

that's a pretty cool image

Psychotron-3000 (Level 5 Detective) @ 10/10/2010 21:19

The AA is sooo smooth. Jealous.

Paulo Peres (Level 6 SWAT) @ 10/8/2010 08:47

Wow... so smooth!

Stunning job, man!

Dex (Level 11 CEO) @ 10/7/2010 16:52

i don't like the darkest center tentacle at all. doesn't have the flow of the other tentacles. 

nice piece 

TheInquisitor (Level 4 Shichikyu) @ 10/7/2010 10:18

I'll throw my hat into the ring with 

"To save the world, you have to push a few old ladies down the stairs."


Nice pic! Reminds me of Dawnbringers stuff.

skamocore (Level 11 CEO) @ 10/6/2010 07:46

@big brother & iLKke - Glad some people got the reference :D

iLKke, you forgot two exclamation marks though =P

Squirrelsquid (Level 4 Shichikyu) @ 10/5/2010 08:16

Oh, why hello friends! let us shake tentacles!

iLKke (Level 9 Nidan) @ 10/5/2010 07:44


ev149 (Level 4 Deputy) @ 10/4/2010 12:10

Awesome lighting, excellent job! 

James McCarter (Level 5 Lieutenant) @ 10/4/2010 11:14

@skamocore - ahh, yeah, fair enough.  I can see how it might look sloppy.  It's probably a rather tricky effect to pull off with only 11 available colours.

big brother (Level 11 Admiral) @ 10/4/2010 10:02

Nonsense, it makes me feel great. Smarter, more aggressive. I feel like I could... like I could...

skamocore (Level 11 CEO) @ 10/4/2010 07:46

@James - I actually did have something like that for a while when making this, but after deliberating over it for ages, I eventually ended up ditching it as I thought it looked a bit sloppy. I appreciate the suggestion anyway though.

James McCarter (Level 5 Lieutenant) @ 10/4/2010 07:18

Really nice and atmospheric!!  One suggestion I have would be to add a slight bit of light flare around the base of the central dark tentacle close to where we're looking directly at the light.  So that some of the dark of the tentacle is a bit washed out.

Geti (Level 3 Sergeant) @ 10/4/2010 00:13

Feels almost like it should have a soft border, but really nice regardless.

Almir (Level 1 Rookie) @ 10/3/2010 18:22

awesome colos

ui_ (Level 4 Deputy) @ 10/3/2010 08:27

 super great AA :DDDD
good as always mister!

skamocore (Level 11 CEO) @ 10/3/2010 03:23

@All: Thanks guys! I wasn't expecting such a response :o

@DawnBringer: Yeah, I know some parts don't flow that well. I guess I did have some trouble making the background both flow and have crazy dithering D:

@TKNy: There are actually a number of other smaller hearts (amongst other things), I assume you're referring to the hollow one on the left?

TKNy (Level 1 Depressed) @ 10/3/2010 00:55

Nice! Very smooth, and I like the dithering in the backround very much! The heart in it is very cute :D

Shawn (Level 8 Cannibal) @ 10/2/2010 21:01

i like how you managed to squeeze a few hearts into the dithering

Jabber (Level 3 Private Eye) @ 10/2/2010 16:59

 Very interesting. The dithering style employed is really cool, I've always been a big fan of it, and it's well done here.

d9nis (Level 4 Mercenary) @ 10/2/2010 16:20

ho ho ho, great job! Hot colors, sweet light... Fantastic!

Mistah_Bodgah (Level 1 Rookie) @ 10/2/2010 16:16

 I'd hang this from my wall.^_^

Argyle (Level 5 Assistant Manager) @ 10/2/2010 15:16

Totally cool!  It looks like the noodly guitar god is awakening.

Hrunting (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 10/2/2010 13:21

 The range of colors your palette catches is beautiful.  Also, I can see that you AA'd using reoccurring colors...Brilliant.

onek (Level 6 Hitman) @ 10/2/2010 12:25

woo! lovely design and one of the best aaing ever 

asukicco (Level 9 Necrophiliac) @ 10/2/2010 12:10

 The lightest color going over the darkest one (bottom area of the piece) is a very very nice add to the whole greatness of the piece. Looks like a sun.


(also, those tentacles looks like guitar's fretboard, head and tuning keys!)

Stickman (Level 6 SWAT) @ 10/2/2010 12:06

Some seriously lovely looking AA going on there!

Kiwi (Level 4 Shichikyu) @ 10/2/2010 11:59

 real good! I love the dithering

Delicious (Level 8 Regional Boss) @ 10/2/2010 11:29

The palette is really intense!

avo (Level 7 Mass Murderer) @ 10/2/2010 11:26

nice work 

Satsume (Level 10 Capo) @ 10/2/2010 11:23

cool colors =) 

OSM (Level 3 Hatchet Man) @ 10/2/2010 11:15

Wow this is great, nice colors.

Badassbill (Level 10 Maniac) @ 10/2/2010 11:13

I usually hate the whole "dunno what to shade this like so I'll just put dots everywhere" style, but it works perfectly here. I love this.

EdJr (Level 8 Shodan) @ 10/2/2010 11:12

Perfect AA, and lovely style of dithering and shaping.

Losm (Level 6 Serial Killer) @ 10/2/2010 11:07

 Whoa! Intense! This is simply outstanding.

AfroMonkey (Level 2 Dealer) @ 10/2/2010 11:04

Loving how something so simple could look so beautiful.Great job.

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