Cyberman attack

Cyberman attack

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Cyberman attack

Title: Cyberman attack
Pixel Artist: Brejan  (Level 1 Rookie :: 737 points)
Posted: 5/21/2013 11:50
Palette: 17 colors
Statistics:  23 comments    22 faves    0 avatars

The Cybermen are from a very popular British BBC TV sci fi series called Dr Who, not sure if you have heard of it over there in the States.

I used a grid ref photo to draw from then hand pixelled. I wanted to try a rim light effect so added the explosion. This is my first serious attempt at non isometric pixel art, it made me realise how hard, if enjoyable pixelling is, also made me realise how good you guys are!!


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orange08 (Level 3 Hatchikyu) @ 10/14/2013 13:38

thanks, unfortunately I did not make it :D

Brejan (Level 1 Rookie) @ 10/14/2013 12:31

 Thanks your avatar!


orange08 (Level 3 Hatchikyu) @ 10/14/2013 07:25

I like how the explosion stands out against all the blue

simply delicious

Brejan (Level 1 Rookie) @ 9/29/2013 19:52

 Thank you DatMuffinMan, very much appreciated.

DatMuffinMan (Level 4 Mercenary) @ 9/29/2013 15:17

 The yellow reflection on the robot's mask is very nicely done.

skittle (Level 9 Nidan) @ 5/28/2013 14:35

 Oh man, this is brilliant! I love the explosion ;).

Brejan (Level 1 Rookie) @ 5/28/2013 12:55

 Thanks rafel, you are correct, the composition is strange, I wanted to add an orange rim light to the blue figure, at first I tried a sunrise as the light source but it didn't look right so then I settled on an explosion but just couldn't think of a way to tie it in to the pose so in the end left it as is because I had spent so much time on it.

rafal345 (Level 3 Hatchikyu) @ 5/28/2013 08:45

Technique is very nice, but there is something strange about the composition - I can't find the connection between explosion and robot's (cyberman's?)  pose. But still it looks cool, as jamon said lighting is awesome :D

Brejan (Level 1 Rookie) @ 5/24/2013 14:58

 Thanks ilkke, you're right, should only be about 10 - 12 colours, I'll have to check what happened there.

w4rlock (Level 5 Sniper) @ 5/24/2013 08:10


iLKke (Level 9 Nidan) @ 5/23/2013 02:45

Very interesting.

Looks like 10 colours tops, though?

Brejan (Level 1 Rookie) @ 5/22/2013 13:23

 Thanks Jamon, that's much appreciated

Brejan (Level 1 Rookie) @ 5/22/2013 13:21

 I know what you mean Peeter but the ref I worked from wasn't shiny metal, I'll try and post a link when I get back on my pc

Brejan (Level 1 Rookie) @ 5/22/2013 13:18

 Thanks ultimaodin, I was unsure about the pixels at the top of the explosion myself, may come back to it after few days and see how it looks without them.

jamon (Level 10 Operative) @ 5/22/2013 01:20

 love the light on cyberman

ultimaodin (Level 3 Corporate Drone) @ 5/21/2013 18:27

The dithering is messy but not too bad. The specks at the top of the explosion are distracting.
Dr Who is a pretty big show everywhere.

Peeter (Level 4 Button Man) @ 5/21/2013 18:13

I think you should work on the texture of the cyberman.  It doesn't look like smooth, shiny metal as in Doctor Who. Otherwise, great job.

Pheno (Level 4 Team Leader) @ 5/21/2013 17:50

 Oh, trust me, Americans know ALL ABOUT Doctor Who.

Peyton (Level 6 Hitman) @ 5/21/2013 15:32

The cyberman is a bit too noisy for my tastes, but overall nice piece.

DragonMarx (Level 3 Corporate Drone) @ 5/21/2013 15:04

 THis hen pecking thing is better than alot of the newbie dithering I see on here :0 It'd look better if you attempted to refine placement though

MikauKahn (Level 4 Team Leader) @ 5/21/2013 15:04

 Trust me, we've heard of it in the states, sadly. 

But Jalonso has a good point, please post a URL to any references you use.

greenraven (Level 2 Hired Gun) @ 5/21/2013 13:40

Ask as ye shall recieve. XD

jalonso (Level 11 Godfather) @ 5/21/2013 12:28

Using the grid method is cool (original version of a ref is better so long as its not true plagiarism so when you do so then post a link to the original) but it would be better if you focused on pixeart related techniques and left this hen-pecking kinda pixelling you use here.

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