Sun setting over the mountainous islands of the southern reaches of Tamulheim. These are in almost all ways the opposite of the frozen mountains of Tahei at the far north.
so cool, simple but beautiful, excellent work =D i really need to study up on some techniques for working with a low palette, most of my works are currently 16 colors cuz i like the variety, but i think the challenge of something with 2 to 8 would be a very intersting and fun change, and you seem to pull it off so well, i applaud you
i like, very, very, good!!
Very ANSI-like. =)
Next week I'll probably make a revised version of this with those suggestions, especially the reflected mountains which for some reason I hadn't thought of.
that's fine. i still think the sea's shifts of shade are pretty harsh though. but hey, it can be hard to work with a resricted palette.
actually, taking a second look at it, the sea would benefit from some of the darker colours that are already there. It could also look more impressive if it reflected the mountains and the light of sun. Only in a very loose way however, you wouldn't want a perfect reflection.
The three lightest colors are only used on the sun, but everything else is actually used throughout the image if you look at the color separations. Of course I could add intermediate shades, but then I wouldn't have met my own goal of 8 colors total. I think if there's anything I didn't do right here, it's that I didn't dither nearly enough.
it looks nice but it feels as if you haven't used as much colours you've used. The sky is overdithered, you could have spread out those colours to create a smoother looking gradient, and the sea looks as if it could use more intermediate shades.
The mountains don't suffer from any such problems however and look fine as far as i can tell.
I started pixel art four months ago and I guess I've made a dozen finished things, but I have experience with other forms of art which carries over to this. As I try to figure out pixel art I just recently ended up with a style like this because I liked the results when I tried it. When you find results you like develope the technique/method to get better results.
Pft-your stuff looks much better than mine; way less amateurish. I thought you'd been doing this for a long time. o_o
If you can get anything out of it that's great, though I've really only done this just 3 times myself now so I'm sure you can come up with some way of doing it better than me.
Simple, but elegant! Do you mind if I study your crosshatch style and eventually incorporate some of it into my own stipple tendencies?