The Fire Band - Weekly Challenge

The Fire Band - Weekly Challenge

You need to be logged in to rate pixel art.


Pixel Art Details

The Fire Band - Weekly Challenge

Title: The Fire Band - Weekly Challenge
Pixel Artist: philippejugnet  (Level 6 Hitman :: 11163 points)
Posted: 2/22/2012 13:45
Palette: 15 colors
Statistics:  49 comments    29 faves    0 avatars

WAIT!!! while looking at this pixel art listen to this 


Started this some days ago and I will update it as soon as I see any mistake.


+1 color added, now -2

dithering added and lots of fire detailes.

fixed shadows in the "amps"

Thanks to Super 17, delicious, manupix,clefairykid and Innomin for support and help

thanking again Super 17 for using his time to help me!

Weekly Challenge: LOUD NOISES!Weekly Challenge: LOUD NOISES!


If you would like to comment you will need to be logged in. Register now. It only takes a moment and it's free.

HolySchwabbel (Level 1 Jukyu) @ 5/23/2012 13:00

 i love metal = i love this ! nicepalette btw

philippejugnet (Level 6 Hitman) @ 5/16/2012 16:18

Sorry, you should study palletes a little more, mine he is not perfect cause its "old". =) thanks anyways, the problem with your edit is the contrast, I don't feel like "finishing" this piece no more. ^^

orange08 (Level 3 Hatchikyu) @ 5/16/2012 15:44

A quick edit I made. What I did was darken the color that is at the edge of the light around all the band people. I think it makes this piece look much less grainy.


philippejugnet (Level 6 Hitman) @ 5/2/2012 08:25


ReiCaveiira (Level 1 Rookie) @ 5/2/2012 08:02

 muito bom, parabéns =D

philippejugnet (Level 6 Hitman) @ 4/14/2012 06:01

 no O.o the last update was 2 months ago lol. Thanks for looking at my gallery again =)

orange08 (Level 3 Hatchikyu) @ 4/14/2012 05:31

Suddenly this looks a lot more grainy... did you change it? o_O

philippejugnet (Level 6 Hitman) @ 3/24/2012 18:15

thanks was not expecting that many faves

orange08 (Level 3 Hatchikyu) @ 3/11/2012 17:35

You did a great job on this, congrats :)

philippejugnet (Level 6 Hitman) @ 3/7/2012 05:22

 =) thanks you are also awesome

Carnivac (Level 8 Shodan) @ 3/7/2012 04:23

This is awesome.

randomboy2007 (Level 2 Peon) @ 3/6/2012 13:27

A worthy winner :)

philippejugnet (Level 6 Hitman) @ 3/5/2012 08:15

 thanks =) same to u =)

clefairykid (Level 9 Federal Agent) @ 3/5/2012 00:17

 Congratulations on first! :D

philippejugnet (Level 6 Hitman) @ 3/4/2012 14:39

I am glad you liked it. Now I am doing something with a tablet a bought 2h ago...

Danori (Level 1 Gangster) @ 3/4/2012 08:07

Thats amazing! 5/5 :D

philippejugnet (Level 6 Hitman) @ 2/29/2012 08:09

 ahh =( for me it perfectly fits

Imagician (Level 4 Shichikyu) @ 2/29/2012 06:20

*click* -> "Unfortunately, this SME-music-content is not available in Germany because GEMA has not granted the respective music publishing rights. Sorry about that." 

philippejugnet (Level 6 Hitman) @ 2/28/2012 16:15

thanks for that =)

philippejugnet (Level 6 Hitman) @ 2/28/2012 14:09

yeah Super17 said that too I am lazy to fix it now...

offwhite (Level 5 Assistant Manager) @ 2/28/2012 14:06

wow, I think you're one of the fastest growing artists on pj! One thing that bothers me is the blue aura to the left that seems to just get cut off. Anyway, good work :D

|||| (Level 8 Marshal) @ 2/27/2012 19:52

voted for.

FraGMarE (Level 2 Kukyu) @ 2/27/2012 15:10

I think the black space could use something to tie it all together, but for the time constraints of the weekly challeng, this is fantastic.  great work!

philippejugnet (Level 6 Hitman) @ 2/27/2012 15:02

^^ sure they are ^^

baah (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 2/27/2012 14:58

Now we have the prrof hard rockers are devilish! Cool piece!

philippejugnet (Level 6 Hitman) @ 2/27/2012 11:51

true thanks again =)

Super17 (Level 7 Mass Murderer) @ 2/27/2012 09:12

Yeah, dithering suffered in my version, but was just a quick edit. Your version looks good, I just would dim the darkest green a bit.

philippejugnet (Level 6 Hitman) @ 2/27/2012 03:28

=) thanks again I really appreciate your color change, I did it this wway I think it looks better, tell me what you think. =)



its because the way you did the dithering effect isnt that great XD but thanks again ;)

philippejugnet (Level 6 Hitman) @ 2/27/2012 03:27

15 now =)

Super17 (Level 7 Mass Murderer) @ 2/26/2012 19:19

As said, I think the dithering works well here, because it's kind of smoke and this is the only thing which is heavy dithered. And I like Manupix Idea, here is an example how you could do it: Click.

Mixed the palette a bit (it reduced the color amount to 15) and added backlight to the skulls (very rough though).

philippejugnet (Level 6 Hitman) @ 2/26/2012 11:47

 Thanks I am improving everything now. I will try mixing palettes as you said. Fixing shadows as Super17 said and fixing minor mistakes. I don't think dithering here is bad because I think the palette is working well together.

Manupix (Level 11 Godfather) @ 2/26/2012 11:17

Ambitious piece, you're seriously improving ;)

As others said, the main problem here is it looks like 2(3) disconnected pictures, both in spatial composition and colors. Some neutrals could link these palettes better, and you should reuse some of the colors in both parts (obviously lame example: green light in the skulls eyes and other reflections).
Also the long format doesn't seem to be really justified (other than the cool factor), the players are too far apart and the skulls obviously lack vertical space.
Careful with dithering, less is always better than more.

philippejugnet (Level 6 Hitman) @ 2/25/2012 09:31

 Thanks =) I will fix all mistakes tomorrow. I need to finish something today

philippejugnet (Level 6 Hitman) @ 2/25/2012 09:28

 hehe didnt do it.

Delicious (Level 8 Regional Boss) @ 2/25/2012 02:10

 Nicely done, very lovely colors! Composition works well, maybe a bit more to the right blue guy to balance it better, but still done well. 

sasuke91 (Level 2 Kukyu) @ 2/25/2012 01:13

wheres the amp ^^


philippejugnet (Level 6 Hitman) @ 2/23/2012 12:37

 thanks I did this while listening to the metal =)

Dont (Level 6 Serial Killer) @ 2/23/2012 12:29


philippejugnet (Level 6 Hitman) @ 2/23/2012 06:57

@Tpoe I saw lots of mistakes I am going to fix it today =)

philippejugnet (Level 6 Hitman) @ 2/23/2012 06:56

 @super17 thanks bro thats so much helpful!!!

Nevercreature (Level 9 Vice President) @ 2/23/2012 06:13

16 colours!! Great !!

Tpoe (Level 4 Team Leader) @ 2/22/2012 23:04

 The left most green part seems like an entirely different piece, there's almost a perfect invisible line between the green part and the red part. Great otherwise.

PoisonousJoy (Level 4 Mercenary) @ 2/22/2012 19:03

 And we have a winner!

Super17 (Level 7 Mass Murderer) @ 2/22/2012 18:20

That's right, but you'll find plenty of reference pictures if you type "screaming skull" into google, like this one.

philippejugnet (Level 6 Hitman) @ 2/22/2012 17:06

 thats a great idead but its going to be hard to do this effect

Super17 (Level 7 Mass Murderer) @ 2/22/2012 16:42

Maybe let the sculls scream?

Dastal (Level 7 Assassin) @ 2/22/2012 15:05

Maybe another blue flame to the right hand side? 

philippejugnet (Level 6 Hitman) @ 2/22/2012 14:57

 oh, thanks =) I think something is missing here...

Dastal (Level 7 Assassin) @ 2/22/2012 14:50

Good atmosphere. =) 

Related & Tags

The Fire Band - Weekly Challenge avatars, The Fire Band - Weekly Challenge icons, The Fire Band - Weekly Challenge pixel art, The Fire Band - Weekly Challenge forum avatars, The Fire Band - Weekly Challenge AOL Buddy Icons

Recommended Products


Want to give some dough back to all those amazing pixel artists? Donations provide prize money for contests, help cover hosting costs and support new initiatives.

Report Problem

If you are going to report an issue with this piece please provide relevant URLs/Images to back up your claim.


If you would like to be a team player why not register? It's quick and easy and you'll be able to comment on, rate and upload pixel art.

Already Registered?