Tiger Beetle

Tiger Beetle

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Tiger Beetle

Title: Tiger Beetle
Pixel Artist: Joe.  (Level 3 Hatchet Man :: 1514 points)
Posted: 5/5/2011 17:04
Palette: 13 colors
Statistics:  9 comments    5 faves    0 avatars

I've always admired these beetles.  They're ferocious and iridescent.  I was wondering how to portray that in a piece; it seems the answer is contrast in saturation.


I had a pretty sweet wip animation going, unfortunately when GG saves .png's it destroys the frames.  So much for that...


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Cilein (Level 5 Detective) @ 5/16/2011 03:38

Very nice work, great job with the legs AA, specular looks lovely, that solid color patch on his back might be nice broken up a tad, lovely job regardless though :D

vassink (Level 2 Kukyu) @ 5/9/2011 14:32

Great work!! I like it!!

metaldev (Level 5 Killer Klown) @ 5/8/2011 19:26

 wow, really nice work.

Alex Pang (Level 6 Made) @ 5/6/2011 03:12

 Nice work but I hate beetles.

Joe. (Level 3 Hatchet Man) @ 5/5/2011 22:41

Oh, these are good comments.  Fixed and fixed.  I didn't consider someone having another theme...

jeremy (Level 11 Special Agent) @ 5/5/2011 22:13

Very cool. The specular on the abdomen might have a little too much contrast against the shadow on its right. Also, I think it could look even better with the grey background you have in the preview - on my light theme the colour variation in the legs is invisible :(

cure (Level 10 Capo) @ 5/5/2011 20:22

i thought the bright speculars were useful for conveying the way an exoskeleton reflects light. i dunno if dulling them entirely is best, maybe adding a color to ease their transition. still looks good either way.

Joe. (Level 3 Hatchet Man) @ 5/5/2011 18:23

God, you're so right... fixed.  I can't believe I missed that, thanks

Redshrike (Level 8 Marshal) @ 5/5/2011 18:11

Oh, heck yes!  If I have a gripe, it is the contrast between the highlight and the dark area on the front of his face--it's a very hard transition which could use some AA.  Still, really great work! 

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