Distant Lands

Distant Lands

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Distant Lands

Title: Distant Lands
Pixel Artist: skeddles  (Level 11 Sphinx :: 61316 points)
Posted: 1/13/2013 11:01
Palette: 29 colors
Statistics:  32 comments    176 faves    0 avatars

Just a piece for my facebook. Did most of it while watching adventure time.

Thanks to PJ forum, Lucas Irineu, /u/bookram and Indigo for the nice crits that helped me make it better.


Progress Animation: http://i.imgur.com/9XZzI.gif

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jok (Level 11 Master Assassin) @ 6/5/2014 04:02

very good picture - everything looks great

except for that castle - looks flat and kinda out of place here

LunchPolice (Level 3 Hatchikyu) @ 3/14/2014 02:40

Duuude. That tree kicks ass.

dogmeat (Level 1 Gangster) @ 2/19/2014 05:03

WOw skeddies, your art has come so far, it's awesome to see the improvement over the years :D

lourivalmaia (Level 1 Rookie) @ 1/18/2014 11:46

Great composition. I i'm curious about what is in this castle. =]

Hylst (Level 3 Enforcer) @ 8/18/2013 14:35

Very good rendering especially of trees & clouds. Clear & precise. 

skittle (Level 9 Nidan) @ 3/24/2013 10:21

 I love this clean style, the colours make me feel happy.

Pirata (Level 2 Quiet One) @ 3/5/2013 16:09

Beautiful, very nice!

42and19 (Level 1 Intern) @ 2/11/2013 18:48

 Think of it this way. I see a lot of potential in this peice. It's really rather good, there are just a few things that need improvement. Therefore, it is worth the time of the community to actually comment on this peice. :)

Delicious (Level 10 Capo) @ 1/28/2013 14:52

 Mann that tree is beautiful. 

skeddles (Level 11 Sphinx) @ 1/21/2013 18:52

 Yeah, but I don't really know how to fix it and haven't seen any examples of what people mean so I'm just kinda waiting. Also don't really feel like working on it any more, funny how my best piece gets the most critisizm 

42and19 (Level 1 Intern) @ 1/21/2013 13:20

Some others have commented in a similar vein but I feel the need to reiterate. The color choice is phenomenal and I love the enviroment. However, the castle is completely out of place. The perspective is off and the scale seems wierd. Also, the outline seems to clash with the enviroment. You seem to be implying a fish-eye lense point of view with the curve of the forest and clouds and yet the castle and moat do not match that.

Overall this is a good peice but it does need a little work.

RafaelHenrique (Level 1 Rookie) @ 1/19/2013 23:37

 Amazing tree! The colors are nicely combined.!

snowk (Level 7 Mass Murderer) @ 1/19/2013 21:28

 i kinda wish the castle was in the right perspective (looks too flat to me), but I think this piece gives off a great cheery feel overall. 

skeddles (Level 11 Sphinx) @ 1/16/2013 14:21

I know, but that's why I chose to do it at 2x, because then you can at least see the pixels through the JPG. And of course the fact that otherwise it would be giant.

tuaarita (Level 4 Mercenary) @ 1/16/2013 09:52

 Ugh facebook.. I like it though  Not facebook

clefairykid (Level 9 Federal Agent) @ 1/16/2013 06:27

 It's awesome C: Although it always saddens me that you can't display pixel art properly on facebook :c

Tanna (Level 1 Jukyu) @ 1/16/2013 04:09

 I really like this!

But I don't think the castle and the trees in the background does the amazing pixeled tree in the front justice. The clouds are amazing though :)


Mrmo Tarius (Level 10 Master Sniper) @ 1/15/2013 07:59


Delicious (Level 10 Capo) @ 1/14/2013 20:15

 Nicely done! your best yet. :) 

whiteRufas (Level 1 Gangster) @ 1/14/2013 03:37

Epic work

The tree is amazing

CakeDrake (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 1/14/2013 01:52

 OMG the tree part looks so good :D

Opacus (Level 7 Ichikyu) @ 1/14/2013 00:51

 Wow, wait up! When did you get so awesome?

Faceless (Level 3 Hatchet Man) @ 1/13/2013 17:15

This is pretty awesome. Having said that, I prefer the composition of the preview to the full piece.

Peyton (Level 7 Assassin) @ 1/13/2013 16:56

I really like it, though the castle's perspective isn't the best. I think it could look a lot more 3d and a different angle.

Christoballs (Level 7 Neanderthal) @ 1/13/2013 15:42

Reminds me of Dex's piece: http://www.pixeljoint.com/pixelart/40664.htm
Good work overall, I like what you've done with the saturation! :)

Sublyme (Level 4 Murderer) @ 1/13/2013 15:11


Stasis (Level 2 Corporal) @ 1/13/2013 12:35

Fantastic! I especially love the clouds and how everything sort of directs the eye to the castle. Something about the castle seems to stick into the foreground, though. Possibly the dark outlines against the sky.

Theoden (Level 10 Operative) @ 1/13/2013 12:18

Great scene and colors.

Dr D (Level 4 Shichikyu) @ 1/13/2013 12:14

This is pretty awesome, I love the rich colors in the foreground.

I think some of the outlines on the leaves bother me though. I think you should make the outlines around the lighter leaves also lighter.

dianamatos (Level 1 Rookie) @ 1/13/2013 12:01

 This is realy nice =D

Joseki (Level 5 Detective) @ 1/13/2013 11:59

 Good work overall. If i may, the moat could use some "noise" and the whole has a frontal perspective which doesn't fit the surroundings.

The clouds are my favorite part.

tomic (Level 11 Admiral) @ 1/13/2013 11:56

oh, beautiful! especially love the simplicity of the grass around the tree.

the civil engineer inside me is a bit annoyd by the way the towers are attached to Neuschwanstein though. this won't get approval in germany :)

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