Rainbow Cup Cake

Rainbow Cup Cake

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Title: Rainbow Cup Cake
Pixel Artist: clefairykid  (Level 9 Federal Agent :: 15874 points)
Posted: 2/2/2012 16:08
Palette: 35 colors
Statistics:  5 comments    2 faves    0 avatars

//Edit: Reduced colours to 35 from 60

For a pixelling contest activity on the Quilting Bee site, it's been a long time since I last used PixelJoint, but I think I've changed a number of things in how I pixel since starting.

I've now taken into account hand picking all my colours, also dithering by hand, smooth outlines that are always 1px in width and I personally like to add a highlighted inner outline although I'm sure most here will advise against it ;P I'm aware I'm still not at the stage where I pick a pre-made palette or even count my colours, but at least the placement is a little more thought out, I hope. I think the left arm of the star is a little funny too but I think the thing I still struggle with a lot if the idea of pixels on an angle.

The size limits were 40px by 40px and 30kb max. Since I wanted the drip animation to loop I also tried to fade it out with a dithering effect to make up for there being no semi transparent pixels. 

Not for free use or to be posted on other sites without my permission. Also my apologies if I take a long time to respond, or respond incorrectly, I'm still new to understanding this site.


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RetroBoy (Level 1 Private) @ 1/9/2017 06:26

I think it looks fantastic, I've been looking for rainbow stuff on the site all night and this cupcake (surprisingly) is the best I've found other than CK's avatar.

I don't know why people would complain about it having too much color, this is exactly the kind of thing I was looking for!

Friend (Level 3 Hatchikyu) @ 2/4/2012 20:42

the icing animation could be less liquidy and more thick and droopy. 

clefairykid (Level 9 Federal Agent) @ 2/4/2012 17:30

 I've gone through and reduced the colours by nearly half now : )

clefairykid (Level 9 Federal Agent) @ 2/3/2012 01:49

 I think it might be the highlighted inner edge that does that... I've done that on all the pieces except the longscape challenge entry and pokemon card mniature. It could be edited to bring down the number significantly but at the time I made these I never counted the colours I used XD

jeremy (Level 11 Sphinx) @ 2/3/2012 01:39

You must have some duplicate colours in there somewhere. I eyeballed about 20 but the file has 60 :o

Your other work has these issues too.


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