Sun & Moon Mosaics

Sun & Moon Mosaics

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Sun & Moon Mosaics

Title: Sun & Moon Mosaics
Pixel Artist: Sylon  (Level 3 Stalker :: 936 points)
Posted: 9/30/2011 04:30
Statistics:  25 comments    31 faves    0 avatars

Had to submit something for an art show and colored pencils weren't working well for me so I whipped this thingy up in a day without NPA tools.  Not that I don't like it!

Objects pixelled here are:

Obsidian, Glass, Moonstone, Diamond, Pearl, Howlite, Dalmatian Stone, Snowflake Obsidian, Malachite, Peridot, Emerald, Jade, Bloodstone, Red Jasper, Carnelian, Ruby, Citrine, Sulfur, Tigereye, Pyrite, Amber, Garnet, Amethyst, Turquoise, Aquamarine, Copper, Gold, and Silver.


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skittle (Level 9 Nidan) @ 4/26/2013 18:51

 Awsome! This must've taken a ton of time.

beetleking (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 11/18/2012 14:36

Delicious <3 

Sylon (Level 3 Stalker) @ 10/11/2011 12:28

Thanks a lot, everyone!!

snowk (Level 7 Mass Murderer) @ 10/10/2011 05:43

one of the more creative things ive seen around here in a while. nice job.

Night (Level 6 SWAT) @ 10/10/2011 02:03

 Beautiful, good job. 

peanutcookie (Level 1 Jukyu) @ 10/8/2011 05:24

 Wow this is so cool :o

marple (Level 3 Private Eye) @ 10/7/2011 04:30


Stickman (Level 7 Sheriff) @ 10/4/2011 15:05

Very nice. Feels like I could actually grab them.

reis (Level 6 Serial Killer) @ 10/4/2011 07:25


Ellian (Level 8 Partner) @ 10/4/2011 06:57


Jackman941 (Level 1 Rookie) @ 10/4/2011 06:48

 WOW, that caught me by surprise.  Very nice, but if you were ever going to make a similar piece, I'd make the stones smaller.

Calv (Level 7 Assassin) @ 10/4/2011 04:00

Looks great.

Sylon (Level 3 Stalker) @ 10/3/2011 20:14

Thanks Schrumpf, Dont, and Juniorps!!  Glad you all enjoyed it!

Losm >> I understand what you mean.  Pixel art or not, I’ve seen visual art that is not so colorful yet is beautiful.  Take a night scene for example, in the moonlight.  Blues and blacks!  Glad you like this!!

Surt >> I definitely see what you mean; I suppose my focus was not solely on the mosaic aspect of the pieces, it was also on the gemstones.  In fact I am kind of disappointed that it would take so much time to individualize each howlite, each tigereye, etc., because as it looks now the copied stones look kind of mechanistically applied, but I suppose pixel art mockups can be that way :) !

Redshrike >> Ah, I obviously love gemstones too!  It’s amazing the beauty we can find in this universe.  Glad you appreciate it!!

Lucas >> Thanks for the explanation.  I’ve read that out of Cure’s guide too.  Makes sense to me.  It doesn’t bother me to use many colors because I designed my own palettes for this kind of thing, to make hue shifting easier.  I’m grateful for your compliments!

Juniorps (Level 5 Soldier) @ 10/3/2011 19:24

 OMG, Very  nice

ellie-is (Level 5 Assistant Manager) @ 10/3/2011 18:40

 Damn beautiful. Love the indual gems and the mosaic is great too.

The color thing is, the less colors, the more control you have on a palette, and the easier it is to work/change it, even if you don't have any restrictions to follow. But if you can handle more colors, there is no reason not to use them (as long as it looks good).

Dont (Level 6 Garbage) @ 10/3/2011 18:28

 Sun and moon, i take it. faved.

Scarodactyl (Level 8 Ruby) @ 10/3/2011 18:19

@Surt: I dunno.  As a gem/mineral collector I thought it was a pretty nice touch--it rewards closer inspection.

schrumpfkopf (Level 4 Team Leader) @ 10/3/2011 18:01

love it


surt (Level 11 Godfather) @ 10/3/2011 17:21

Individually the gems are very nice but the multiple near indistinguishable types don't make much sense to me in the context of a mosaic.

Losm (Level 7 Mass Murderer) @ 10/3/2011 16:53

 That's not true. That's not true at all. :| More colours doesn't necessarily mean more eye-catching or beautiful. Clearly, you don't come here enough. Also, for the colour thing, that's not exactly true either. I think Cure best explains it in his guide to pixel art.


Although, I must admit, I quite like this. :)

Sylon (Level 3 Stalker) @ 10/1/2011 20:17

I see, thanks, Sasuke!

sasuke91 (Level 2 Kukyu) @ 10/1/2011 02:09

yeah dont worry sylon most ppl like to use less colors to test what they can make with less colors to choose. but i reckon the more color the more beautiful annd eye catching :)

Sylon (Level 3 Stalker) @ 9/30/2011 09:39

Sorry I never got and still don't get the whole "use less colors" thing, but thanks!!


In fact I'd like to read in a new unit of time why so many people care about using less colors.  This art is not going to be in a video game, and neither was it CG'd.  I pixelled the stones click by click and using the fill tool, then copied and pasted them as a mosaic.  Any other reason I should have used less colors?

JuninFC (Level 3 Hatchet Man) @ 9/30/2011 08:38

Beautiful ! But it has a lot of colors :/

sasuke91 (Level 2 Kukyu) @ 9/30/2011 06:27

....WOW! beautiful 0_0

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