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Title: Rebuke
Pixel Artist: big brother  (Level 11 Admiral :: 70898 points)
Posted: 9/8/2012 14:24
Palette: 16 colors
Statistics:  25 comments    149 faves    0 avatars

"Wherein the Monster Brings a Bride for the Doctor"

Finally had some free time to make a new piece. The palette was ambitious -- multiple ramps, low color but with enough crossover to shade smoothly. Enjoy!

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Roysterini (Level 3 Stalker) @ 2/25/2020 05:55

Sooo good!

Zephyrrite (Level 8 Guerrilla) @ 4/20/2018 05:32


DexRunner (Level 7 Sheriff) @ 4/12/2017 10:22

I love how the spotlight on this seems to get cooler in color the lighter it gets.  As I've been learning about color ramps and palettes I've been encouraged to make the highlights warmer, but I see now that pixel art, though having certain qualifications to remain pixel art, does not have set rules.  This is an inspiration for me to not be afraid to keep trying new things and strive to invent and innovate!  You may not think much about your older pieces, big brother, but they still are relevant and mean something to up and comings like me.  So thank you!

Grewoss (Level 1 Intern) @ 3/27/2017 08:12


jamon (Level 10 Operative) @ 1/7/2016 05:43

Missed somehow this one! Killer one! =)

jok (Level 11 Master Assassin) @ 6/3/2014 04:31

very good palette usage

and nice ilustration

Zizka (Level 10 Deep Blue) @ 5/6/2013 18:49

 Reminds of days of the tentacle for some reason. Looks great.

vmarach21 (Level 4 Shichikyu) @ 10/17/2012 19:29

Good color choices and good contrast, really amazing! 

big brother (Level 11 Admiral) @ 9/18/2012 17:41

Thanks for the kind words, everyone.

@st0ven: Good call on the lighting on the hand. I noticed that myself, but forgot to upgrade the image here.

@ilKke: I tried extending the desk. I think it pulls focus away from the scene rather than pushing it against the wall because the strong corner on the desk (in the current version) helps direct the eye.

@baah: That's a big compliment! I grew up with LucasArts adventures and was inspired by the Bitmap Brothers when I started pixeling. 

@buddy90: Thanks! I am especially happy with the palette. The rubbery arm might look slightly more cartoonish than the rest, but it's important to sell the idea that she has fainted (which is harder to convey in a small piece).

Mathias (Level 6 Garbage) @ 9/15/2012 16:48

My eyes are fornicating with this RIGHT NOW.

Slemsvamp (Level 6 Serial Killer) @ 9/15/2012 09:05

Have to say  the background makes this peice.

ripatti (Level 3 Private Eye) @ 9/14/2012 05:34



newGuy (Level 3 Enforcer) @ 9/12/2012 17:52

 Is the doctor Andy Warhol and the bride Marilyn Monroe?

Because it kinda looks like it's them. :D

st0ven (Level 2 Dealer) @ 9/12/2012 06:56

i really love this BB - i meant to drop in to type it earlier, but i was on mobile i think. and getting some lovely 500 error codes. I just love all the shapes, and the pixels are very clean. love the 'curls' in the hair of the scientist for example. great detail! (and keeping it simple where it needs to be in the bg). Maybe that hand pointing out can use a touch brighter highlight being directly under spotlight? so it matches the brightness of the face. im going to fav this actually :D

ui_ (Level 4 Deputy) @ 9/11/2012 22:59

 nice! :D, clearly a big brother piece, really thx for sharing with us

iLKke (Level 9 Nidan) @ 9/11/2012 17:42

"Put that thing back where you found it!"

Very nice colours. The rendering is brilliant, but that almost goes without saying.

The slanted wall in the back makes the scene quite dynamic. Well played, sir.

Only thing I'd change, I'd extend the table to the right so it disappears intot he darkness, isntead of being cut off.

baah (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 9/11/2012 12:51

Perfect piece! The style reminds me of Lucasarts productions (monkey island) while the color palette looks a bit like the one of the Bitmap Brothers (speedball).

Yuran (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 9/10/2012 09:55

Nice work :)

Argyle (Level 6 Manager) @ 9/10/2012 00:01

Fantastic palette control, might have to out them colors sometime. Your poses are always just right, good seeing more stuff from you, man.

Gavralcraw (Level 5 Killer Klown) @ 9/9/2012 19:10


LachieD (Level 1 Depressed) @ 9/9/2012 14:53


Buddy90 (Level 6 Manager) @ 9/8/2012 23:05

I really enjoy this. I love the contrast between the monster and the people, they look warm and alive and he looks dead, which is the point. The only minor thing that bothers me is that the woman's left arm looks like a rubber arm, kind of. But other than that, this is amazing, and has a lot of personality, I especially like the monster's thin legs and pantaloons. :)

Friend (Level 3 Hatchikyu) @ 9/8/2012 15:47


I and the rest of the voluptuous men of the world take offense

surt (Level 11 Godfather) @ 9/8/2012 15:39

With curlers in his hair I don't think he wants a bride.

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