Sunset Skirmish

Sunset Skirmish

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Sunset Skirmish

Title: Sunset Skirmish
Pixel Artist: TheInquisitor  (Level 4 Shichikyu :: 4846 points)
Posted: 3/17/2013 10:51
Palette: 92 colors
Statistics:  35 comments    50 faves    0 avatars

An epic sunset battle between an intrepid adventuring hero and a wicked frogman creature.

I made this 3 times, the first 2 times the main files corrupted and I lost enthusiasm. Now, ages later, it is COMPLETED! The background is 44 colours, I believe. Overall it's 92.

Thanks to the good guys over at Pixelation who helped me get that little bit more out of the pieces.



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gawrone (Level 11 Dimetrodon) @ 7/17/2022 15:36


Kerberos (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 3/29/2013 04:15

Amazing colours! I love it 

Capitan_Tanaka (Level 1 Seaman) @ 3/28/2013 06:54

Wow amazing background.

TheInquisitor (Level 4 Shichikyu) @ 3/23/2013 01:01

I've done a bit of colour switching to make the ground reflect the sunset. Thanks, Faceless.

zi-double (Level 9 Necrophiliac) @ 3/22/2013 17:20

Red on the tops of the pines and red sunset brings a very nice atmosphere :)

TheInquisitor (Level 4 Shichikyu) @ 3/22/2013 11:16

Very good point, Faceless! I should look into that Yes, it was originally a moon/night scene.

Can't say I've ever heard of Barbarian, Carnivac. Does looks similar though

Faceless (Level 3 Hatchet Man) @ 3/22/2013 05:41

The background is excellent but kind of confusing to me at the same time. Was this always supposed to be a sunset scene? I can't help but feel the grass looks like it's being lit by the moon.

ParkerBabyDiaperCompany (Level 2 King Checker) @ 3/21/2013 14:16

I like it more when the frog had horizontal pupils. Still good, though.

Carnivac (Level 8 Behemoth) @ 3/19/2013 15:28

I thought I'd seen a background like it before.  Many many years ago, but now I've done some checking I think my mind mixed the backdrop of this with the sky of another of the same game's backgrounds  anyways again nice work on this.

TheInquisitor (Level 4 Shichikyu) @ 3/19/2013 11:16

Thanks guys!

It seems that each other has different areas of gripe. Some people love the frogman, others hate him. One loves the frogman but hates the hero. At least everyone likes the background. :)

This is designed as a supposed mock-up, so the characters and background are all separate entities, really. That's why I've not concerned myself greatly with the high colour count.

Noet (Level 3 Corporate Drone) @ 3/18/2013 13:06

man that frog got me, best frog character i have seen.

ouroboRose (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 3/18/2013 09:48

saw the progress  on pixelation! Impressive work :D

Carnivac (Level 8 Behemoth) @ 3/18/2013 07:47

Nice landscape.  I don't like the character on the right at all but the frogman on the left has charm. 

Voltali obscur (Level 9 Boss) @ 3/18/2013 05:34

I've seen the progress on pixelation :lurk: this final version is totally awesome. The most impressive part to me is the landscape; the sunset and perspective are gorgeous

Sanfrouah (Level 3 Hatchikyu) @ 3/18/2013 02:22

Wow! This is awesome! Just one thing, may the characters   shadows  on the ground could be more streched because the sun is low. But if you see your piece as a screen shot from an RPG, the shadows are alright.

Theoden (Level 10 Operative) @ 3/18/2013 01:39

This is exceptional. Outstanding background!

PixelatedCorpse (Level 1 Rookie) @ 3/17/2013 22:04

 That is AWESOME

failureboy (Level 7 Assassin) @ 3/17/2013 21:27

frogman only looks "wicked" by comparison 

Pirata (Level 2 Quiet One) @ 3/17/2013 20:05

amazing! the sunset is incrible!

Cyangmou (Level 9 Federal Agent) @ 3/17/2013 19:25

I don't even care about the amount of colors - I think a really simplified style would destroy here a lot of the feeling anyways. It's a pity that you went with this frog and don't tried to find something more creative, but nonetheless I really like this.

|||| (Level 8 Venus fly trap) @ 3/17/2013 19:01

hehe the lily-pad spear tip. THAT BG RULES too!

jalonso (Level 11 Godfather) @ 3/17/2013 16:30

"True color restricting is using the correct ammount of colors to pull off what you as an artist are trying to achieve."

Well put!

Friend (Level 3 Hatchikyu) @ 3/17/2013 15:11

I prefer the other frog.  And the blue of the staff is too overpowering

jimlockey (Level 1 Rookie) @ 3/17/2013 13:36

 That landscape is, in word, breath taking.

Pukahuna (Level 5 Soldier) @ 3/17/2013 13:28

 Lovely colors

Suusi (Level 3 Nasturtium) @ 3/17/2013 13:22

 I love this sky.

Dickel (Level 5 Captain) @ 3/17/2013 13:01


GhostPlayer (Level 3 Private Eye) @ 3/17/2013 12:58


CraftyPixel (Level 1 Rookie) @ 3/17/2013 12:53

- Agreed, It is a beautiful piece! -

Ego (Level 6 Commander) @ 3/17/2013 12:44

Aye - you have a lot of colors, but it's not problematic at all. It looks gorgeous. I don't know what it is about the texture on the frog's skin, but it's really amazing.

slym (Level 8 Rear Admiral) @ 3/17/2013 12:37

 Color restricting is so over-rated. True color restricting is using the correct ammount of colors to pull off what you as an artist are trying to achieve. You've done this beautifully. Truly inspiring work. And that's a lot of soft detail in such a small canvas! =]

EvilEagles (Level 5 Detective) @ 3/17/2013 12:21

 That's quite an amount of colors there. But regardless, you did a very great job sir. Love the atmosphere.

Nevercreature (Level 9 Whale Shark) @ 3/17/2013 12:15


jalonso (Level 11 Godfather) @ 3/17/2013 11:45

Awesome palette!

CraftyPixel (Level 1 Rookie) @ 3/17/2013 11:36

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