Old knight

Old knight

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Old knight

Title: Old knight
Pixel Artist: Damian  (Level 10 Operative :: 23384 points)
Posted: 11/15/2013 15:01
Palette: 32 colors
Statistics:  25 comments    45 faves    0 avatars

"Its frustrating being forced to go into war. I'm too old for this, and frankly, I'm scared, really, really scared. And I wouldn't admit it, but, sometimes I just feel a smaller man for it".

I've really put a lot of effort into this, and I hope that shows. 

 Here's a progress animation:


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syedahumna56 (Level 2 CGA) @ 6/4/2022 09:47


disemq (Level 3 Private Eye) @ 10/30/2020 20:06

Cool character! Perfect for a NPC! The colors you chose would fit for a point-and-click adventure game.

eigenbom (Level 4 Deputy) @ 8/5/2015 01:08

Great drapery and lighting :)

Salahkun (Level 1 Intern) @ 11/29/2013 13:26

 nice art man

Damian (Level 10 Operative) @ 11/25/2013 06:43

 Thank you :)

Phexion (Level 5 Detective) @ 11/25/2013 02:37

 I think the detail in this pieces is great. Very good!

ToSta (Level 3 Enforcer) @ 11/19/2013 09:28

Very very good

Geti (Level 3 Sergeant) @ 11/17/2013 20:10

Would love to see some of the nice light purple of the larger one pulled across into the pants of the smaller one, pretty nice regardless of course.

Damian (Level 10 Operative) @ 11/17/2013 10:54

 DatMuffinMan, I changed the colours so many times, in the end I thought that the gold was too bright, so tried to tone it down a bit.  I appreciate the critique, thanks.

Damian (Level 10 Operative) @ 11/17/2013 10:51

 Mandrill, I'll play around with the speculars. I kinda played around with a few things here for the first time and wasn't really sure how to tackle the speculares. The parts that I worked the most on probably look the most polished in this, but that might come down to me not being patient enough and moving on to other parts to soon. It is something I'm getting better with over time though.

Damian (Level 10 Operative) @ 11/17/2013 10:43

Maxaun, I didn't really want to do to much AA on the outside because of pixeljoints various coloured themes, but I do think this needs more inner AA. I've actually just spotted a few places that could use some AA, and I'll get onto that as soon as possible. 

I had no idea what a cuirass was, looked it up, thanks for educating me :) And I'll work on improving that before the deadline.

Damian (Level 10 Operative) @ 11/17/2013 10:38

 I totally agree, and I'll work on that on my next pieces.

jalonso (Level 11 Godfather) @ 11/16/2013 19:01

 You have improved so much and your effort here really shows. I can see you are almost getting the cluster/areas concept even if unconciously which is great. Your pixels have always suffered most from uncontrolled areas of color.

skittle (Level 9 Nidan) @ 11/16/2013 09:33

 Stunning.... This is fantastic dude!

Lordofsax (Level 2 Peon) @ 11/16/2013 06:11

 I love the colours, the tweaks really seem to give it a bit more of a gritty feel. I saw a few of the WIP shots in the challenge thread but it looks even better finished. This makes me want to start on something for the challenge.

DatMuffinMan (Level 4 Mercenary) @ 11/16/2013 06:07

 I think at some point you lost the pleasant warm tones on the gold, and that changed 'em into a colder/dirtier color. Still nice, but I think the older palette for the armor was a bit nicer. 

Phill (Level 7 Cuttlefish) @ 11/16/2013 03:03

 This will have my vote for sure, amazing work here! Congrats!

Geonjaha (Level 4 Peony) @ 11/16/2013 03:02

A bit of a messy style on the bigger ones, but it works. Looks great. :)

Mandrill (Level 9 T-rex) @ 11/16/2013 02:23

Absolutely worth the work. Excellent piece!

A colour change on the speculars to a brighter highlight and refining the clusters would make it even better.

Muxaun (Level 4 Deputy) @ 11/16/2013 01:37

Very impressive. Reflected lights on the arms are really great. You've got my vote

Looks like you could use a little bit more refining though. Like applying AA everywhere and adding more gloss to the golden cuirass. 

failureboy (Level 7 Assassin) @ 11/15/2013 21:53

Great.  I actually like your preview ones more. 

Argyle (Level 6 Manager) @ 11/15/2013 21:38

 Well played on the preview being 3 extra credit points. Got a vote from me, good man.

MtL (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 11/15/2013 19:22

Great job. Saw all the WIP's in the forums, too.

castled (Level 3 Chief) @ 11/15/2013 18:46

 This is great! I guess you weren't allowed to put the smaller versions next to the big ones due to the contest rules? That's kind of a shame. The effort definitely shows!


MikauKahn (Level 4 Team Leader) @ 11/15/2013 18:00

 I saw your progress in the forums. So far, including what I've seen in the forums, this one's my vote to win.

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