Patrick Von Patrick the explorer

Patrick Von Patrick the explorer

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Patrick Von Patrick the explorer

Title: Patrick Von Patrick the explorer
Pixel Artist: Zeuh  (Level 1 Seaman :: 303 points)
Posted: 10/4/2013 14:55
Statistics:  11 comments    15 faves    0 avatars

He always wanted to sail a bigger ocean. 

Made with Night's palette,  again; I think I'm starting to understand how those things work :) First time seriously experimenting AA, let me know what you think! \o/

edit: used Night and Friend's help to improve the AA before the end of the contest :)

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magicpumpkin (Level 1 Rookie) @ 4/24/2015 07:21

Dude, this is AWESOME!

One of my fav' illustration ever, I find it so inspiring...

SolarLune (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 10/26/2013 09:25

 Pretty cool image! My only critique would be that the lighting isn't harsh enough to be in space, and the light on the whale is coming from the camera, rather than the moon. I know I personally struggle with lighting and perspective sometimes, as well. Anyway, otherwise, it's pretty cool!

Zeuh (Level 1 Seaman) @ 10/5/2013 04:39

Wow, thanks everyone for the help and the nice comments!

I'm going to use Night and Friend's examples to fix the stuff (and try to understand them, most importantly). I like the saturation like it is, though :)

Night (Level 6 SWAT) @ 10/5/2013 01:58

 Really nice. I agree with the others about AA, although, I think that you shoudl've used it accordingly, for example, if you use the brightest yellow colour and are trying to add AA between it and the darkest colour, use the orange one( or dark red one).
There are some problems with the AA simply because it has weird combinations, i.e dark blue>dark green>light green> light blue. You can simply use darker green to AA, only one colour sometimes is enough.

I also agree with everyone else about the sketchy feeling you gave to the picture before posting, it makes it look more interesting.
Here's an edit; other than what I said, I also focused on some other stuff.

_Connor (Level 5 Assistant Manager) @ 10/4/2013 23:29

great use of the palette.

ParkerBabyDiaperCompany (Level 2 King Checker) @ 10/4/2013 18:19

The way you handled the AA seems it would have been fine (as far as pixel placement) but the colors you used simply don't work. They don't do what AA is meant to do, smooth the edges.

Also, that being said this is one of the best I've seen for the challenge.

DatMuffinMan (Level 4 Mercenary) @ 10/4/2013 17:14

Cute scene, but I have to agree with Friend regarding the AA issues. 

Friend (Level 3 Hatchikyu) @ 10/4/2013 16:41

yeah, here is how I'd fix the AA.  Maybe the colors could be more saturated too

Catghost (Level 3 Private Eye) @ 10/4/2013 16:20

I agree that the sketchy atmosphere fit better, perhaps change the sketchy part to the color you used for AA? That way it isn't so sharp. Still think this is awesome though. :P Definitely has my vote.

Zeuh (Level 1 Seaman) @ 10/4/2013 16:10

Thanks a lot :) yeah, this is my first time trying that, I didn't expect it to work right away... I'll study other people's work more to get better!

Aw, about the atmosphere, you think so? Might edit before the contest ends (am I allowed to do that?)

Friend (Level 3 Hatchikyu) @ 10/4/2013 16:03

great work.  Not entirely sure of the color mixing between the whale moon and atmosphere of the earth.  The AA is also pretty bad in places and should be improved (moon and whale)


fyi, the sketchy atmosphere you had in the wip forum looks much better than this version

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