Toad Candle

Toad Candle

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Toad Candle

Title: Toad Candle
Pixel Artist: Lathien  (Level 1 Rookie :: 576 points)
Posted: 9/11/2011 08:08
Palette: 9 colors
Statistics:  19 comments    0 faves    0 avatars

For this week's challenge.

I don't know why I went for a toad to light with a candle, I just thought it would look cool. Originally I was planning to add scales and warts all over and light them individually, but then I realised that that would take me a month or two and this is a WEEKly challenge haha.

Oh and if anyone knows how/where I can put a shine in the eye from the reflection of the candle, help with that would be much appreciated.


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philippejugnet (Level 6 Hitman) @ 1/5/2012 18:34

some dithering and AA would be appreciated

Lathien (Level 1 Rookie) @ 9/14/2011 15:07

Thanks! Although I'm not sure I will polish it, and not because of laziness, just because I really love the look of it now. I think having it rough and starkly shaded adds the same kind of presence you find when something is really lit by candlelight. Thanks for the support!

Peelz (Level 3 Private Eye) @ 9/14/2011 13:40

 Man I'd love to see this piece when everything's all finished and polished up. Giant toads = instant success! Nice work!

Lathien (Level 1 Rookie) @ 9/12/2011 23:56

Thanks CELS. Yeah, I tried my best with the jaggies but it wasn't quite enough. And the color you're talking about is actually the lightest shade of the toad's skin. I personally thought it added a nice touch towards blending the whole piece together color-wise but I guess not...

CELS (Level 7 Sheriff) @ 9/12/2011 06:05

Great work with this. Pity it wasn't included in the challenge. The only thing that really stands out to me, other than jaggies and AA, is the colour of the flame. One of the colours has too much green in it.

Lathien (Level 1 Rookie) @ 9/12/2011 00:19

Thanks for the edit. I tried my best to follow it and I think I've fixed the jaggies. Sucks that I can't enter the challenge though :(

Hapiel (Level 11 Admiral) @ 9/12/2011 00:10

Here you can see what I meant:

Hapiel (Level 11 Admiral) @ 9/12/2011 00:01

Aw, probably a mod made a mistake and now it is too late, it is impossible to get it in again :(

Lathien (Level 1 Rookie) @ 9/11/2011 23:48

Okay, I gave it my best shot. Don't know if it worked or not, I've kind of gone cross-eyed haha. Hopefully I've done what you were suggesting.

Oh and any idea why this isn't on the challenge page even though it's gone through to the gallery? I clicked "submit to weekly to challenge."

Hapiel (Level 11 Admiral) @ 9/11/2011 16:23

I disagree with you. Of course it would be terrible to get this thing perfect, but taking out all the jaggies can be done within a hour, if not a half. Time is where you spend it on...

Lathien (Level 1 Rookie) @ 9/11/2011 15:47

@ Hapiel Haha yeah, me too now. Yeah, I didn't want to even try AA'ing this considering the size and plus that would mean more colors wehich I think would detract from it. Although, I have tried removing the jaggies and this is the end result. I only started this on Friday so if I had had more time I probably could've smoothed everything alot better.

@ Smilecythe Like I said, I would have liked to, but I really quite enjoy the way this turned out. More personality than an overly-smoothed piece.

@Nitemare60 Then you'd barely see the toad 'cause the candle wouldn't be big enough to light him haha

Hapiel (Level 11 Admiral) @ 9/11/2011 15:32

Haha, because of the comments I am now imagining such a tiny candle!

I disagree with smile, there is no need for AA at all. If you want an easy improvement, get all the lines free of jaggies!

Smilecythe (Level 6 Yonkyu) @ 9/11/2011 14:46

Ahh, this piece seriously needs some anti-aliasing

Nitemare60 (Level 1 Private) @ 9/11/2011 14:39

hahaha then it'd be like something you'd expect to see on gulliver's travels... :o or try this, Big toad and small candle... O.o

Lathien (Level 1 Rookie) @ 9/11/2011 13:09

LOL Wouldn't it be funny if it was just a small candle? Would totally ruin the atmosphere. Thanks Nitemare.

Nitemare60 (Level 1 Private) @ 9/11/2011 12:00

thats either one big toad or one small candle... :o

Nicely done :)

Carnivac (Level 8 Shodan) @ 9/11/2011 09:32

Cool.  It's a nice piece too.

Lathien (Level 1 Rookie) @ 9/11/2011 08:58

Thanks Carnivac. I didn't know. Fixed now though.

Carnivac (Level 8 Shodan) @ 9/11/2011 08:23

Just a lil note: Don't use a scaled down version of the piece as it's preview icon.  Even the preview has to qualify as pixel art which scaled down images do not.

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