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Title: Guardian
Pixel Artist: philippejugnet  (Level 6 Hitman :: 15361 points)
Posted: 8/11/2012 18:50
Statistics:  18 comments    26 faves    0 avatars

I have spend all my day on this . I offer this piece to the mods I have been selfish to. I am sorry, mainly Jeremy, Jalonso and Cure.


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sulamith (Level 3 Enforcer) @ 7/30/2013 05:48

It's epic, it's spectacular, it's great.

But I agree with clefairykid about the lighting in the corner. 

Also I think that overall piece would look better without it or with the same light in the right bottom corner (to make the silhouette of the man visible).

vmarach21 (Level 4 Shichikyu) @ 11/4/2012 16:58

 I love this so much.

skittle (Level 9 Nidan) @ 10/29/2012 14:00


big brother (Level 11 Admiral) @ 8/23/2012 00:52

Very dramatic piece! I love the textures, the ominous clouds and the oily armor. The pixel tech is very gestural, which is a sign you didn't overwork the piece and contrasts nicely with the single pixel interior outlines. His closest arm looks much smaller than the far one. Also, if he's bringing the fiery sword across his body towards the viewer, the front of his torso would be more illuminated. Solid work though!

Gonniev (Level 1 Rookie) @ 8/19/2012 05:30

nice colors

tuaarita (Level 4 Mercenary) @ 8/14/2012 10:58

Now this is cool. I would look into a more gradual drop in the brightness of the flames though. Like this

clefairykid (Level 9 Federal Agent) @ 8/14/2012 05:43

 The glowing red is so impressive, but the lighting in the bottom left looks entirely unfinished, I don't mean to sound harsh with it, but it doesn't make sense when you see how well executed the reds are... it really leaves it feeling off balance, with that overly bright yellow sitting so heavy and undefined in the bottom left, with nothing in the opposite corner to balance it out. It wouldn't need balancing so much if it were more smoothly blended and detailed in the darkness like the reds were I believe, but maybe you might even consider having that light extend across the entire bottom third of the picture, although getting lower and less prominent, as a way to ensure that compositional balance is achieved.

The anatomy doesn't worry me as much as that lighting in the corner, although what others have said regarding it is also valuable to consider. I know it's sometimes hard not to feel happy with where we have got to ability wise, but its always good to continually try new things and to push ourselves further, just because the reds worked doesn't mean you shouldn't consider tackling the yellows again later. It's a reaccuring thing with your work, there's one part that's always done so sucessfully that it feels like you've gotten so excited about it that you've rushed to finish the rest, leaving only that one sucessful element to stick out a little bit. I know sometimes an artwork will just end up that way but don't get so excited over one part that you neglect to put just as much time and effort into the rest. You have skill but it doesn't mean you should neglect everything else that comes with art, consider composition, pose, theme, lighting, details, textures, size, cropping, the wonderful thing about art is being creative, not just aiming for technical excellence. 

RileyFiery (Level 9 Federal Agent) @ 8/12/2012 20:26

It is truly wonderful. I love the dark broody feel to it. It's a beautiful piece and certainly one of my favorites of your work.

philippejugnet (Level 6 Hitman) @ 8/12/2012 15:35

This was always my style ( lol )



thanks for the critique!

Batzy (Level 1 Gangster) @ 8/12/2012 15:01

Your best piece so far! I think your finally starting to find your own style! instead of mimicking others :S still very rough and has slightly a3um feeling in it :X but yeah gj with it tho you could work more on this if you want that is.

JDaddario (Level 1 Seaman) @ 8/12/2012 14:49

 Well done philippe, this piece looks very nice! I can't really say much else. It seems the only valid criticisms have already been addressed. Like the those below said, try to focus on your anatomical and polishing skills.

iMoose (Level 6 SWAT) @ 8/12/2012 14:32

I knew it was your work as soon as I saw the preview. I love the red. Like Friend said, it looks like real paint strokes. The tones you used are great. The anatomy could use work, as was mentioned. The arm on the right (his left arm) looks a little smaller than the other. The fingers on that same hand all look to be about the same length, too--not only that, but it looks like he has an extra finger (the thumb shouldn't come out as far as the other fingers). The light clouds in the bottom left are less finished-looking than the red area. The use of black is really nice in this piece, I really like how the bottom right corner melts into the character's figure. Also, the border is a nice touch.

Geofe (Level 1 Rookie) @ 8/12/2012 14:22

Hey bro o/

Ficou extremamente lindo, mas achei estranho o fogo na espada, não sei o porque. Mas em geral está ótimo, parabens!

Friend (Level 1 Jukyu) @ 8/12/2012 07:55

wow philippe.  Though I don't think this is a perfect piece (still a little weak in pose and form and thus isn't as menacing as it could be), but that work with the red looks like real life paint strokes.  It is amazing


check proportions.  The anatomy could use work.  The right arm is smaller, shoulders and torso too narrow for the head etc

philippejugnet (Level 6 Hitman) @ 8/12/2012 04:06

 I believe it is Erowel. :)


It looks unfinished because I like to detail and work more on what's supposed to be the main idea on the picture, I believe it creates a nice atmosphere.

Muziak (Level 3 Enforcer) @ 8/12/2012 01:59

The use of colour in this is outstanding. I would definitely upvote it if I was level 2 :)

Whisper Heart (Level 1 Gangster) @ 8/12/2012 01:44

It looks super 

Erowel (Level 3 Hatchet Man) @ 8/12/2012 00:23

That's looking awesome, even if the background looks a bit unfinished but seems like it's just your style^^.

I think reducing the piece (I mean for the preview) isn't allowed.

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