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Title: RPG Tree
Pixel Artist: Jetrel  (Level 1 Intern :: 842 points)
Posted: 10/19/2011 21:58
Statistics:  25 comments    75 faves    3 avatars

 An orphaned asset from a project of mine.  I thought it looked pretty cool on its own, so here it is for people to see.  (Naturally, there's obvious inspiration from mana/zelda/etc, at least in the sense of having compact, squat trees with almost spherical crowns.)

For some reason, I really like pixelling foliage.


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julie (Level 2 Quiet One) @ 3/13/2017 06:03

great use of color

ShiroMikashi (Level 2 Peon) @ 6/9/2015 21:53

Reminds me of Sword of Mana...

JustinGameDesign (Level 8 Marshal) @ 3/23/2014 09:30

Looks like it has arms. Very details, love the foliage.

Muziak (Level 3 Enforcer) @ 9/11/2012 05:20

woah, dunno how I stumbled upon this but this is sick!! such a nice pallette, well done :')

Jetrel (Level 1 Intern) @ 10/26/2011 17:14

Actually, that's a good question, since I kinda hate the faux-modesty thing myself.  I guess I'm starting to forget how hard some stuff like foliage seems if you're not used to it.  I think a lot of people steer clear of it for more interesting stuff like character/creature design, since rendering foliage can be pretty dry, to say the least.  I'm not sure why I like doing it, but I do, and I get a lot of practice.

Delicious (Level 10 Capo) @ 10/26/2011 12:32

How can you be so modest?! I would've been surprised if it hadn't made the weekly showcase. Infact, I think this might make it to the top 10 this month. :)

Very well done.


Jetrel (Level 1 Intern) @ 10/25/2011 16:23

I'm really surprised this made the weekly showcase.  Wow.

@jalonso: Yeah, I definitely take a lot of inspiration from adarias and scruffs in terms of palette-handling and foliage.  Both of those are things pixel-art can do in a unique way, and I don't see them done enough (so little that I think there's an opportunity there for indie projects to do stuff that really hasn't been done before).

bobowitzbob (Level 4 Team Leader) @ 10/25/2011 11:56

I have this weird habit of looking at awesome pixel art and then forgetting to comment. Then I come back and there are tons of comments. This is great pixelling!

TheInquisitor (Level 4 Shichikyu) @ 10/24/2011 07:19

Again I am the master of killing comments. Dead.

TheInquisitor (Level 4 Shichikyu) @ 10/21/2011 04:04

I have a few critiques on this one. I've love to see it over a grass layer to confirm my suspicions! The pixel work is great, no question, so bravo there.

However, I think those two loose branches acutally look like arms of a Lord of the Rings Ent (living tree guy). They are very distracting and, in comparison to the rest, look rather poor. It's notoriously difficult to make RPG trees appear as if they are standing off the ground. I think those branches actually make the pespective look flatter.I think you should remove them completely.

Secondly, I think the area where the trunk blends into the leaves should be shifted down about 4 pixels so that the tree is given an arcing perspective. That should help make it fit the standard RPG 3/4 view. If you don't quite follow what I'm getting at, I'll make an example/explanation image for you.

I may be completely wrong in my thoughts, but when I look at this tree and try and think about it over a grass tile, I forsee problems!

Jalonso: I too thought it looked Adarias-y

Scruffs (Level 7 Assassin) @ 10/20/2011 14:28

 beautiful, great colours. I would love to see an entire scene!

jalonso (Level 11 Godfather) @ 10/20/2011 11:50


By the preview I kinda expected this to be created by adarias.


Dont (Level 6 Garbage) @ 10/20/2011 10:40

 So beautiful, it reminds me of a mango tree!

Badassbill (Level 11 Psychopath) @ 10/20/2011 09:18

Reminds me Seiken Densetsu 3. Very nice.

JuninFC (Level 3 Hatchet Man) @ 10/20/2011 07:02

Perfect ! I like the colors on the leafs

Des (Level 4 Lieutenant) @ 10/20/2011 06:03

Beautiful tree, nice details on the leafs.

Groogokk (Level 5 Lieutenant) @ 10/20/2011 06:02

The foliage is great. Is there a reason why the branches sticking out on the lower left and right side are almost symmetrical? I'm wondering if the piece wouldn't look even better without them.

reis (Level 6 Serial Killer) @ 10/20/2011 05:41

 Good colors, good contrast, good anatomy. Amazing! :)

Kravvon Nar'roth (Level 4 Ensign) @ 10/20/2011 05:10

(aka artisticdude)

I saw the preview and I was like "That looks an awful lot like Jetrel's style!" And then lo and behold. :)

I really envy your ability to pixel foliage. You make it look so effortless.

Sahrab (Level 1 Rookie) @ 10/20/2011 04:44

 its soo beatfuil QQ

Mathias (Level 6 Garbage) @ 10/20/2011 04:39

Wow, great lil' pixel tree! Love the canopy.

sasuke91 (Level 2 Kukyu) @ 10/20/2011 04:29

very nice! lovly colors

SacreDoom (Level 2 Dealer) @ 10/20/2011 01:49

 I have to agree that the green highlights are a bit out of place, but otherwise, wow. That's really good.

A few ,minor nitpicks, though:

the middle-right root looks a bit too long and the two branches at the lower end of the crown makes the tree look like it has hands, I'd suggest putting a leaf or two on each of them.

surt (Level 11 Godfather) @ 10/20/2011 00:41

Gorgeous colours. Not sure about the green highlight on the trunk against the orange.

SatTheArtist (Level 1 Rookie) @ 10/19/2011 22:02

Beautiful, great job!

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