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Title: Placodermi
Pixel Artist: Muxaun  (Level 4 Deputy :: 4684 points)
Posted: 7/3/2013 10:29
Palette: 31 colors
Statistics:  14 comments    15 faves    0 avatars

I love the looks of devonian period creatures.
This picture was inspired by Dunkleosteus. 

I flipped source image vertically. Here is shown how Thanwa's painting influenced my piece.


Here is the animated process:


Weekly Challenge: Thanwa's PaintingWeekly Challenge: Thanwa's Painting


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orange08 (Level 6 Blue Crab) @ 7/15/2013 07:57

Well deserved 1st :)

Temessis (Level 6 Made) @ 7/6/2013 15:53

Very nice art.

juanillovale (Level 3 Private Eye) @ 7/6/2013 10:46


TropicalSnowcone (Level 6 GBC) @ 7/6/2013 09:51

I think this came out great. I like the colors.

EdJr (Level 9 Nidan) @ 7/4/2013 18:08

Awesome idea and great pixelling! Very impressive, I must say.

I think I understand JuninTKD's point, and I agree with him. I'd personally say that what's making this look unfinished is the inconsistency of the shapes; they just blend with each other where the outlines could go. The use of not many colors contributed to that. If you look at Dunkleosteus pictures, you'll see that it has some kind of "dirty" texture, which gives it depth and "filling" (not sure if this is the correct word). Lights and darks contrast a lot in an irregular way. Nonetheless, I think it's really hard to do something like that (given the color restriction and skills needed), and I actually appreciate this simplistic yet deep approach very much.

This one must win the challenge.

JuninTKD (Level 1 Rookie) @ 7/3/2013 15:33

i dnt know man, may be is just my eyes, dnt worry too much about it =P. But what i was trying to say was something like this, since he is a fish (im guessing) in my head his scales/skin would look like

But oh well thats just me, as said before there's nothing wrong with it, but in my head somehow it looks unfinished. Good luck with the challenge 

Night (Level 6 SWAT) @ 7/3/2013 13:41

 Neat. :)

Muxaun (Level 4 Deputy) @ 7/3/2013 13:24

What kind of details? I tried little fishes, more seaweed, more bubbles - but they cluttered the image - so I had to remove them.

JuninTKD (Level 1 Rookie) @ 7/3/2013 13:16

 Wow, this is great man, u're banging out these weekly challenges =P . Anyway, somehow i dnt know if is jut me but it feels like it's unfinished, not that i mean that is bad, but just that you could add more details =S

Phill (Level 7 Cuttlefish) @ 7/3/2013 13:16


Skykanden (Level 1 Seaman) @ 7/3/2013 13:10

 Impressive indeed.

zadiM (Level 1 Rookie) @ 7/3/2013 12:57

 Amazing !

Lucas- (Level 4 Button Man) @ 7/3/2013 12:52

 Great :D

orange08 (Level 6 Blue Crab) @ 7/3/2013 12:52

Very nice! :)

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