Another entry in my Ah/Chu series
Edit: color update thanks to ska. Also thanks to Jeremy and C2B for their color advice over at pixelation.
GREAT! I love this! The expression on his face and the lighting looks perfect to me. I also love the sense of depth you achieved with the colors.
This is one of my fav pixel pieces, very deep and beautiful.
Simple and beautiful
I love the bubbles around the stone and the water drops on the face. Very good peice.
I love how the water splashes "out" of the box.
This has left me speechless...
Very good and detailed work. Thank you for making this.
Omg! that's awesome really nice job, I like the idea.
this is good, i like what you wrote, but as you said, the concept can only get better!
this may be due to my eyes being very tired but when i squint slightly i have the impression i see bands of alternating colour instead of the dithered gradient for the sea. i think it's the bottom rows of dithering that are doing this. if it isn't only my eyes playing up, i think a simple way of resorting to this issue is destroying the blocks of dithering and make it a bit more "free".
i'm looking forward to more from your ah/chu series!
I want to say, apart from the concept, I totally love the shading of the mill stone. Lovely.
I would have spread that bit of shading also on the face, but that's it. Keep it up. good job!
@Carnivac: Thanks, that means a lot
@Mis-BUG: thanks, concept is something I'm really trying to improve and develop lately.
@iLKke: You're too giving!
You're one of the truly great actual pixel artists on this site.
The concept behind your art is outstanding as always... cool cool cool piece...
Awesomestest in every possible way. Instafav + free blowjob.
you're a second-generation pixel artist? :O
For some reason this makes me think of my mom's old pxiel art. It has a retro-like feel. I love it!
ah, good point. dunno why I'd been ignoring that. I'll fix it soon enough. And thanks for noticing my pretty handwriting :3
@Perihelion, et al: Thanks. Hopefully I can pull it off in encaustic (class) :S
Awesome! I love the concept and the composition and the execution.
Excellent piece. I love the writing, which seems to be getting few compliments. I too must point to the hole though as Leroy did. It strikes me that the depth of it is shorter that the depth at the bottom of the millstone. By my reckoning it should either be the same height or a little bit longer.
That wowed me completely.
Love the face most here! Anything side view or straight on does it for me.
Fantastic letters, the anti-aliasing is impeccable.
Still looks a bit off, maybe it's the shading on a different angle than the outsides.
Makes me appreciate air.. and reminds me of my fears. Great expression on his face too.
The first line reads "I surfaced now and then for air".
The millstone itself and the hole in it seem a little off like they're facing different ways. Also the first sentece wasn't as readable on the lighter background, I'm still not sure what it says; "..and _____ for air"
yeah the length doesn't really fit my idea, at least not with all the height at the bottom. I could probably stretch it out in a few spots though. I do like that color edit (on the stone and water), so I'll probably tweak that. you might be right on the dithering, but it doesn't bother me that much, so it'll probably remain.
Wow! Exellent idea and superb realizzation! 5 stars
My favourite part of this are deffinitly those bubbles ^^
The face and the millstone do seem a bit disconnected to me, I think it's because the upper part just ends in a almost horizontal line, while the rest of the image flows from top to bottom.
Your stuff is always so inspiration...(it makes me want to get back into pixelling ;w;)...al.
I played around with the colours a bit - tried to make it a bit more aqua coloured, as oppose to blue. Also, I extended the canvas down a bit (erm, a lot ); a wildly subjective edit, as it might not fit your vision at all, but I think something like that could add more of a feeling of being sucked under into the dark depths.
Also, as I think I mentioned earlier, you could use a more organic type of dithering, especially since there's such a dissonance between the flowing nature of the water and the rigid style of dithering.
Dang, but that is pretty.