Anubis (2003-2005)

Anubis (2003-2005)

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Anubis (2003-2005)

Title: Anubis (2003-2005)
Pixel Artist: neota  (Level 8 Shodan :: 9009 points)
Posted: 9/6/2005 08:28
Palette: 24 colors
Statistics:  208 comments    414 faves    0 avatars

This is my favorite of my pixel pieces.
just.. everything works.

Lineart by Archer (Mike Nash[1]), 37 hours of coloring by me.

If you crit i'll fix it. If it's not the dithering.


Thanks to Ptoing for color-optimization suggestions, and a number of people on the old Pixelation boards.

EDIT: dithering partially improved

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neota (Level 8 Shodan) @ 8/5/2010 17:38

Jaker_Pot: Nope :). I have a tablet now, but didn't when I drew this.

Jaker Pot (Level 2 Hired Gun) @ 8/3/2010 16:22

Done with a tablet, no?

Pixel Freak45 (Level 1 Intern) @ 7/5/2010 01:39

I like it because it looks like it`s a little pit sketchy nice i love it

Pixel Freak45 (Level 1 Intern) @ 7/3/2010 11:51

Beautiful ,and attractive Nice love it

Webus (Level 3 Stalker) @ 7/1/2010 20:09

Wow. That is completelly awesome. I love the stairs and bandages. 

Geti (Level 3 Sergeant) @ 5/19/2010 01:54

Awesome work on this, I feel that you probably could have scraped a few more colours away with a little more strategic dithering but I can understand that that's a pain. For a 5 year old piece this is beyond awesome.

joao_thunder (Level 1 Depressed) @ 5/7/2010 05:26

/absolutelly incredible! This art makes me crazy here. Congratulations!

Benevolent (Level 1 Jukyu) @ 4/20/2010 21:06

wow this is dosent even look like pixel art looks like some graphics program made it.....that is pretty awsome to achive a pixel art that dosent look like it was pixel art lol hope you get what i mean 5***** nice job

Rain Maker (Level 1 Rookie) @ 1/23/2010 15:41

wow, i love egypt stuf so i think its amazing

Conjested angel (Level 3 Enforcer) @ 12/27/2009 13:39

Great job, especially on the shading


boobledeeboo (Level 1 Rookie) @ 11/15/2009 06:57

Really amazing. The lighting effects are brilliant - very inspirational.

Jocher (Level 3 Private Eye) @ 9/18/2009 13:35

 wow, one of the best pic i ever seen...

crisis (Level 1 Rookie) @ 6/4/2009 09:56

Love it :) He's got this smirk going, like he knows exactly what he's going to do at the top of the stairs and how he's going to do it.
A question, however: what are the rounded squares doing in the background? I see hints of two of them. Is it the texture of the wall behind him?
One more thing - the light source seems to be staright over to the right if we go by his clothes, but the shading on his body makes it look like it's to the right and towards us a little bit.
If that's the case, then shouldn't the front of the staris (the part we see) have some definition?
Over all I really love it. Anubis is hotttt.
Crisis //

neota (Level 8 Shodan) @ 5/30/2009 07:04

Fontes: A good critique is hard to find. Thanks so much for your clear critique!

I've just done a basic paintover with some framework lines and confirmed some of the things you mentioned. At the time, my anatomy skills were quite lacking, so I didn't necessarily interpret the lines correctly (in terms of shading and line weight) (though I wonder about the original right (our left) arm -- i think it looked wrong in the same way in the lineart)

I'll do an update as time permits.

PanicBomber (Level 6 Manager) @ 5/24/2009 20:37

some damn impressive work!

Fontes (Level 1 Rookie) @ 5/24/2009 16:26

Very nice piece indeed. The shading and overall coloring is plain perfect.

However, there is something that bugs me, and that's the body itself. Anubis, like any other egypcian god, had a perfectly normal (visually) human body, and this piece shows little knowledge from you in human anatomy. The muscle lines are overall messed up, specially the thighs, which look pretty much like lumps of meat, instead of actually thighs. Specially the right (his right) one, which seems like someone has taken a chunk off of it. That, and by the right leg, we can see a rather odd connection between the legs and his hips, which is a tad too low.

The same can be said about the upper arms, specially the left (stretched) one. I swear, at first I thought the elbow was the shoulder/upperarm intersection. If you ignore the forearm, you can notice that the bicep area resembles more the muscles of a forearm, which is what confused me. Then I noticed the bandages, and thought "hey, that's for much for the wrist!", hehehe...

Also, the weapon's stick... Cross a line along is, and you'll notice parts which should still be visible from behind his arm. Sorry, i don't think i can explain this one very well... ^^;

Still, as I said before, the shading and coloring are top notch, which is why I'm shoving this one down my favourites list! ^^

Lahra (Level 1 Rookie) @ 5/21/2009 09:12


Verry good job :)

Pumpkinbot (Level 2 Peon) @ 5/20/2009 17:57

Ooh, the texture of those stairs...I LOVE IT! :D 5/5

sapphira83 (Level 4 Button Man) @ 4/25/2009 20:04

this is legend...u got alot of patience i love it

Quake (Level 2 Hired Gun) @ 3/15/2009 05:53

Must've taken for ages, Outcome is briliant though :D

neota (Level 8 Shodan) @ 3/12/2009 15:31

Excellent to hear from you!

I've updated the blurb accordingly :)

Mike Nash (Level 1 Rookie) @ 3/12/2009 08:00

Oh wow. Ok I wasn't expecting to see this ever again!

I should explain, I'm 'Archer', or used to be. I drew the original lineart years ago - 5 years?! I can't even remember where I posted it, perhaps it was over on the Gamemaker forums? It's so great to see this again! Neota you did such a fantastic job, I remember you asking if you could colour it. I agree with all the comments here too. You deserve that award!

This brings back many memories.

Of course if nobody believes me, that's fine. Craziness I know. Although, I'm an Illustrator now, perhaps that helps prove my claim somehow?



.Anubis. (Level 3 Hatchet Man) @ 3/2/2009 20:05

 Should I even answer why I should fav. this?

j.negrón (Level 1 Thug) @ 2/22/2009 21:01

damn, this is great! 

Photocopier (Level 11 Godfather) @ 1/31/2009 12:25
fantastic, I tells a story.

hooney333 (Level 1 Rookie) @ 1/26/2009 10:00
Nice. I like how everything's a shade of brown.

Fuzion_Creative (Level 1 Gangster) @ 1/24/2009 18:57
Perfect shading and line art...I can't see anything wrong with it...fav'd!

ToonQueen (Level 1 Rookie) @ 1/17/2009 09:36
Absolutely gorgeous! Great work!

Namre (Level 1 Jukyu) @ 1/9/2009 07:19
Great Job! I love the colors and the shading. I even noticed the texture on the walls of the stairs. A++

hingeymin (Level 4 Button Man) @ 12/13/2008 07:31
Incredibly impressive. Everything is amazing!

Fatalis67 (Level 1 Rookie) @ 11/9/2008 09:25
I love the palette, amazing job.

Lord Anty (Level 1 Depressed) @ 10/29/2008 04:53
I love it... I can't find words to describe it... +5.

Crosell (Level 1 Gangster) @ 10/23/2008 12:30

Nice one, you didnt overdid it with the dither it's perfect ! I like it how you made the muscles flow in his bodyparts, wonderfull man !

RAMTO (Level 3 Sergeant) @ 10/21/2008 23:24
Very, very good!!!

Toad (Level 1 Depressed) @ 9/18/2008 08:27
Completely wick looks painted

toony747 (Level 1 Thug) @ 9/18/2008 08:24
this looks pretty cool....

Mohak (Level 1 Rookie) @ 8/30/2008 07:44
WOW the lighting the dithering, everything just looks amazing

PeanutButter (Level 1 Depressed) @ 7/20/2008 22:04
wow, the way you used the lighting is amazing!

Chaos Design (Level 3 Stalker) @ 6/15/2008 07:34
Looks like a proper painting nice work.

Mindsreturn (Level 3 Private Eye) @ 6/14/2008 18:07
Love the stairs, axe doesn't look sharp though. Looks amazing though. Nice work.

Beans (Level 1 Gangster) @ 6/7/2008 17:52
The dithering is simply superb!  

JohnnyFinnish (Level 1 Jukyu) @ 5/25/2008 08:35
Fantastic picture!

japez (Level 1 Depressed) @ 5/13/2008 00:23
Best dithering i have seen.

Antago (Level 1 Rookie) @ 4/23/2008 14:13
gorgeous!! And I really love anubis

taquito143 (Level 5 Killer Klown) @ 4/22/2008 20:57
nice work with the egiptian guard.

KwIjL (Level 5 Captain) @ 4/21/2008 05:22
Nice work on the lightning !

Pandora (Level 2 Corporal) @ 3/9/2008 23:20
Looks awesome. Great lineart, and great coloring by yourself. Nice job! Plus, I admire Ancient Egyptian culture, so that's a plus.

SillyJonna (Level 2 Kukyu) @ 2/14/2008 20:30
This is amazing! I love it!

Blu (Level 1 Gangster) @ 1/30/2008 12:55

That is So. Awesome. I love the stairs.

The cloth behind him looks...odd. It's flowing/moving (I think?) but the front part isn't, along with anything else that would move (hair/tassle-thing, for one). It almost looks like it's coming toward us, as well. I'm not quite sure. But...yeah, that is so cool looking. XD

neota (Level 8 Shodan) @ 1/30/2008 05:41
Gamma adjusted now I'm using an LCD monitor and can see details better. Tell me if you think the above version is better or worse.

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