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Title: Decoy
Pixel Artist: a3um  (Level 4 Shichikyu :: 20430 points)
Posted: 6/1/2011 02:45
Palette: 15 colors
Statistics:  24 comments    34 faves    0 avatars

 Started as an experiment with lightening of a metallic surface. Then it somehow turned to this(: Rain effect was a pain, still not sure if I succeeded :\

Anyways, for the weekly challenge(:

Weekly Challenge: Side Canvas Not So FruityWeekly Challenge: Side Canvas Not So Fruity


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GUNPEY (Level 3 Private Eye) @ 4/26/2013 20:40

 Excellent color tone the little details are sublime, that style so accomplished is like H.R. Giger!

mrduke (Level 3 Private Eye) @ 5/6/2012 18:49

I love the contrast! metallica!

baah (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 1/25/2012 11:19

It's all about the rain effect, you completly succeeded in that, it's amazing!

Just one critic, i don't understand if the contraption is a head or a hand...

codewarrior (Level 1 Seaman) @ 11/27/2011 18:17

 crisp texturing, and tech.. love it.

a3um (Level 4 Shichikyu) @ 6/16/2011 06:10

 Thanks, guys)

@Squirrelsquid - Thanks  Woah, 2 years have already passed since I start pixeling! :O Still have a long way to go, though


Squirrelsquid (Level 4 Rubbish) @ 6/15/2011 15:04

Looking back at your earlier submissions - you've improved A LOT - kudos! keep it up :3

artistictiger (Level 1 Jukyu) @ 6/5/2011 09:43

Man really great work! nice color blends too..(oh btw i re-uploaded the pic i did fixing the problem with the grid lol)

variable (Level 1 Depressed) @ 6/5/2011 00:22

I'm not exactly sure what I am looking at but I still think it is awesome.

Delicious (Level 10 Capo) @ 6/3/2011 22:37

Woah, great volume..

PoisonousJoy (Level 4 Mercenary) @ 6/3/2011 16:37

Loving your works.

PoisonousJoy (Level 4 Mercenary) @ 6/3/2011 16:36

 Absolutely breath-taking.

Shot (Level 1 Rookie) @ 6/2/2011 18:08

 Oh. Muito Légal!!

Reo (Level 11 Sphinx) @ 6/2/2011 17:08

Kind of Setzer-ish. Pretty good job!

d-p (Level 11 Psychopath) @ 6/2/2011 12:08

Nice contrast.

Peach (Level 6 Made) @ 6/2/2011 11:39

 well nice compo, but it really took me a while to recognise what was going on here... I was probably expecting something more front-facing. dunno.

Desterrado (Level 1 Rookie) @ 6/1/2011 14:47

Am I the only one who first saw some sort of abstract image of a skull and skeleton hands with a guy with a gun there?

Eventually, I finally grasped what it was, and it looks awesome when you know what it is. I reckon I'll vote for this, but it really does remind me of Arkham Asylum in that first fight with Scarecrow, which is in no way a bad thing.

bojlahg (Level 4 Lieutenant) @ 6/1/2011 11:13

 Terminator :-)

Gas 13 (Level 9 Boss) @ 6/1/2011 07:50

Impressed by your recent stuff, keep it up :)

Advarsky (Level 2 Peon) @ 6/1/2011 06:29

It got me about 1 minute to realize what we have here..

Great! :D I think we have a winner!

Only that is the fingers of robot's left arm is placed on a line - its not very cool imho. Better move and turn them a little, somehow... :)

Cilein (Level 5 Irish Elk) @ 6/1/2011 05:26

water, and metal textures are amazing, love the piece!

Chibiwing (Level 4 Deputy) @ 6/1/2011 05:20

Really good job!  I personally don't like the small guy much.

Manupix (Level 11 Godzilla) @ 6/1/2011 04:51


I didn't see the rain at first, it's obvious only on the bottom left corner (although when seen, the dripping metal surface is great). Since there is a light source beyond the upper right, it's in that corner that the rain should glint the most, like it does around city lights.

a3um (Level 4 Shichikyu) @ 6/1/2011 04:50

 Thanks Mrmo(: Haven't played those games, though ):

Mrmo Tarius (Level 10 Master Sniper) @ 6/1/2011 04:44

 I am amazed.

The composition reminds me of the Scarecrow levels from Arkham Asylum. And SOTC. And other cool stuff.

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