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Title: Dark
Pixel Artist: Kaiseto  (Level 6 Made :: 9325 points)
Posted: 4/28/2011 17:50
Palette: 12 colors
Statistics:  36 comments    78 faves    0 avatars

I'm pretty sick of this one. Started as a time-waster, then just kept going and going to no real effect. I got to play around with lighting, which was neat, but ultimately I think it distracts from the picture.

I'm calling it quits on this for now.

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Kaiseto (Level 6 Made) @ 2/23/2012 18:56


You wouldn't be the first :P . But yeah, absolutely. It's neat to see how other people make use of a color scheme.

philippejugnet (Level 6 Hitman) @ 2/23/2012 08:10

 Can I use this palette for a pixel art?

Psiweapon (Level 4 Ensign) @ 6/30/2011 03:11

 I didn't even see the buildings before you pointed them out.

Kaiseto (Level 6 Made) @ 5/30/2011 12:56

For non-animated stuff, I generally use Paintshop Pro 7. Mostly for no other reason than the fact that I'm really accustomed to it.

peanutcookie (Level 1 Jukyu) @ 5/30/2011 10:22

 Wich program do you use? ;o

Manupix (Level 11 Godfather) @ 5/15/2011 16:15

The problem might be more in the buildings on the right side, than the lights and/or readability. They are what distracts from the pic, because in a disturbingly different type of pixelling (more sharp linear rigid detail), and not really useful to the atmosphere or composition. Great piece anyhow ;)

Also I'm with Mathias here.

DawnBringer (Level 10 Maniac) @ 5/6/2011 00:04

A bit abstract but very smooth and polished pixels. :)

Morgengrauen (Level 5 Killer Klown) @ 5/5/2011 10:47


Juniorps (Level 5 Soldier) @ 5/3/2011 20:01

 These are the colors of my dreams 'two'

Myfault (Level 2 Quiet One) @ 5/2/2011 19:43

 OMG perfect man

jalonso (Level 11 Godfather) @ 5/2/2011 18:49

Not every piece needs to be highly readable. Nothing wrong with moody pieces that you must concentrate to enjoy. I like it as it is.

Geti (Level 3 Sergeant) @ 5/2/2011 02:51

Freaking slick AA.

Geoglatico (Level 6 SWAT) @ 5/1/2011 08:22

 I love it !

|||| (Level 8 Marshal) @ 4/29/2011 18:40

These are the colors of my dreams. Great piece! Even the details in the background!     I appreciate what Mathias is saying..

Mathias (Level 5 Rokkyu) @ 4/29/2011 15:38

Ok, I'm back. I should obviously post one of my favorite quotes of all time here too, if I'm going rant and rave like I just did. Because it's a statement that really resonated with me during a time when I finally clicked into an understanding of artistic principles and visual laws (which I'm still learning to understand better of course):


What I think is basically being said is that with creative works, they have the power to evoke, but only if the conditions are right.
As artists, we want to evoke. We want our work to make ripples don't we? At least in the minds of our viewers. No artist desires that his work falls flat in the minds of others, even if he is only out to prove to himself what he can do.
So, does an artist's work evoke "Mystery", or wonder, does it convince anyone there's more than just the pixels, or pages, or material that comprise it, giving the notion that it's more than just a random chunk of art with only face value to offer and nothing more?
Art critics go to art museums and enjoy pondering the meanings in certain artwork. They look beyond the paint spread around on the flat canvas into the world the canvas represents.

Just saying, leave the gate open for that sort of thought.





Mathias (Level 5 Rokkyu) @ 4/29/2011 14:55

On another note - Don't say things like "I'm sick of this one . . ." and then go on to expose it's behind-the-scenes weaknesses. Rather, let it stand as something significant, with some mystery to it for us.
Don't shoot it down before we even get a chance to take it in. Because now I look at this trying to find flaws and determine what you might do additionally, if you weren't "sick" of it. I know it's not your optimal output and that it should be better than what it is, but all we get is this.

Build your work up. Don't tear it down.

You see, rather than let your collective body of work culminate into an imaginary world we can explore and fill in the gaps with our own imaginations, you instead launch clay pigeons and blow them apart as soon as they're let loose, leaving little to convince us there's anything beyond each apparently disparate and unrelated image you create, when you betray them like that.


(the strange metaphors are beginning. time to stop. hope you understand my meaning, though I doubt it came across properly)

Mathias (Level 5 Rokkyu) @ 4/29/2011 14:51

Sure it's readable. What's not readable?

It's a dark, low-contrast piece that requires a little more inspection than a typically more-lit scene. So what. It's different from that and demands an extra few seconds to fully discern. In my opinion, that's an enriching trait for this, adding to it's originality and style.

Do we all need to live our lives afraid to create images that aren't INSTANTLY readable?? Screw that notion.

Kaiseto (Level 6 Made) @ 4/29/2011 12:20

There isn't supposed to be fur. Just spiky fleshy protrusions. I'm not going to lie and tell you that it's a particularly readable piece though. That's probably the biggest problem.

Mathias (Level 5 Rokkyu) @ 4/29/2011 07:33



Sergiotron (Level 7 Sheriff) @ 4/29/2011 07:02

great colors! and I agree with SpaceSalmon about the mouth :)

SpaceSalmon (Level 1 Rookie) @ 4/29/2011 06:15

His mouth looks shut I read the fur on his shoulder like a bottom jaw.

NobleValerian (Level 6 Manager) @ 4/29/2011 05:32

 very cool!

Balamoot (Level 10 Maniac) @ 4/29/2011 05:06

Awesome pic, Kaseito. Here is a great atmosphere on it. Reminds me of this www.religiopolis.org/images/stories/semargl01.jpg some how.

schrumpfkopf (Level 4 Team Leader) @ 4/29/2011 03:23

That is a very nice black-palette, reminds me of the "andrea" - acryl colour set.


Miumau0 (Level 6 Made) @ 4/29/2011 03:13

very nice. I have always liked your use of colors. fav'd :)

JuninFC (Level 2 Hired Gun) @ 4/29/2011 02:44

very good, I love your style

AtomicMushroom (Level 4 Button Man) @ 4/28/2011 23:49

I knew it was yours before clicking. You have a very distinct style!

Mini (Level 5 Sniper) @ 4/28/2011 22:08

all i can say is it looks beautiful

Losm (Level 6 Serial Killer) @ 4/28/2011 21:50

 Another amazing and inspirational pixel by Kaiseto! ^_^

Delicious (Level 8 Regional Boss) @ 4/28/2011 20:35

Very beautiful and clean! =D

wenruto (Level 5 Killer Klown) @ 4/28/2011 19:28

You are amazing dude like tht style =]

tanuki (Level 1 Seaman) @ 4/28/2011 19:08



About the image here, you did extremely well achieving a luminous quality with the light. I would leave this as is if I were to ever make something this good, if only because I wouldn't know how to make it better from here.

Chrispy (Level 7 Sheriff) @ 4/28/2011 18:16

I agree with Cure. Very nice.

Drazelic (Level 8 Partner) @ 4/28/2011 18:15

Very impressive! I did have some trouble reading it due to the lightsources but that was for like half a second.

Kaiseto (Level 6 Made) @ 4/28/2011 17:57

Holy heck that was fast Cure. I literally posted this less than a minute ago.

cure (Level 11 Godfather) @ 4/28/2011 17:53

nice atmosphere, lovely pixel placement

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