Lunch time

Lunch time

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Lunch time

Title: Lunch time
Pixel Artist: Muxaun  (Level 4 Deputy :: 4684 points)
Posted: 12/29/2013 01:36
Palette: 12 colors
Statistics:  33 comments    88 faves    0 avatars

Seven chinese dragons eating pizza. Looks best with 2x size.

Here's a diagram showing the structure: 

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Drea (Level 7 Teleporter) @ 2/5/2021 21:35

This enspired me as a kid 

BUP_TJ (Level 1 Rookie) @ 1/16/2014 14:39

BUP_TJ (Level 1 Rookie) @ 1/15/2014 12:49

Я сказаў, што гэта выдатнае твор 

Muxaun (Level 4 Deputy) @ 1/15/2014 12:09

obrigado, senhor. mas seu texto é muito obscuro. 

BUP_TJ (Level 1 Rookie) @ 1/15/2014 10:26

уг пщыеуш ьгшещ вщ ыуг зшяудфке еф шкфвщ вуьфшы сфкф уг пщыеуш ьыь

xeroxz2k7 (Level 1 Rookie) @ 1/12/2014 23:54

Well holy crap, this is toally awesome. Absolutely loving the greens/blues in this. The scales are fantastic looking, great stuff, everything feels so deep. I do see some unecessary(sp) dithering, sharpness(don't know if I'm making any sense by saying that) and stuff like that, and it can look a bit messy here and there, but I reckon that the overall piece itself is so dang cool that it out-does these small complaints that I have.

Manupix (Level 11 Godfather) @ 1/7/2014 09:11

Surprising, because your compositions are usually good ;)

Unfortunately I do not know a rule or set of rules, there are various tips that may or may not apply to specific images. It's mostly a matter of training one's eye to detect pleasing or unpleasing stuff, in one's own work and others', just like we train our eye for pixeling technique subtleties that eluded us entirely before. As usual, experience from other artistic practices is mightily helpful (in my case, photography).

These can be issues of balance of volumes (contrast, color and detail influence this), of driving the eye around the piece in a pleasing way, and of pointing it to the most meaningful details. You achieved this rather well in The end is nigh, and Ornithologist's dream.

Here, it doesn't work so well. The clouds high contrast catches the eye first and doesn't let it get into the dragons readily, then the tails in the lower right corner capture the attention instead of the heads. All of these act as stopping points instead of driving points; and there is none of the overall pleasing balance game between different volumes, shapes, textures, colors or whatever.

Muxaun (Level 4 Deputy) @ 1/7/2014 06:17

Thanks. I totally agree about refinement and I ran out of time indeed. 

What I don't understand is the composition problems. Yeah I see that the first thing the eye catches is some boring point, but how do I improve it? I've read some texts about composition, but they all are about demonstrating examples of good/bad composition and I couldn't find anything that could help me understand how the good composition is done.

Manupix (Level 11 Godfather) @ 1/7/2014 05:40

Despite the obvious awesomeness of this, it is not without flaws.

The overall composition is rather poor: it's missing directing lines and/or shapes, the visual weight is centered in a boring and messy way instead.

The pixeling could use more refining, the scales clusters are not optimal (the challenge deadline may excuse this ;)

xinoivsionix (Level 1 Depressed) @ 1/6/2014 10:29

imagine someone like this?

atei (Level 1 Intern) @ 1/5/2014 03:38

"Most impressive!" - Darth Vader

JeffSturmann (Level 3 Sergeant) @ 1/3/2014 12:04

"Impressive!" - Quake 3 Narrator

palkone (Level 1 Rookie) @ 1/3/2014 05:45

haha nice

wonman321 (Level 6 SWAT) @ 12/31/2013 02:37

nice colors! the dragons are very cute

lainson (Level 2 Dealer) @ 12/30/2013 18:24


Gustavo2000 (Level 1 Rookie) @ 12/30/2013 07:41


Muxaun (Level 4 Deputy) @ 12/29/2013 22:25

Thanks guys.

Regarding the bacground: I tried to do some normal clouds to give this piece a depth, but I simply had not enough colors and time. 

reis (Level 6 Serial Killer) @ 12/29/2013 19:41

I like this piece, but missed working in the clouds and BG did not match

Thrifting (Level 1 Thug) @ 12/29/2013 14:50

Beautiful colors! Also I'm diggin the clouds.

Elk (Level 5 Assistant Manager) @ 12/29/2013 12:45

haha cool

Eggy (Level 6 SWAT) @ 12/29/2013 10:39

Amazing. This has a vote from me in advance 

MtL (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 12/29/2013 09:29

I really like the background. This can look confusing at first sight, but after seeing the diagram I understood it. Great job, hope you win.

Whisper Heart (Level 2 Hired Gun) @ 12/29/2013 08:40


snowk (Level 7 Mass Murderer) @ 12/29/2013 08:14

I think the background adds a lot, personally. It give the piece a very pleasing contrast. 

Mandrill (Level 9 T-rex) @ 12/29/2013 08:01

Flippin' hell! Brilliant piece.

CELS (Level 7 Lotus) @ 12/29/2013 07:58

The dragons are fantastic. But as zizka said, I'm not sure the background helps this piece. Regardless, a clear favourite to win so far, in my book.

Baianinho (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 12/29/2013 07:12

Хорошая идея! Я думаю, что в некоторых частях вы могли уточнению больше, но это очень даже неплохо! это прекрасно. у вас есть мой голос и любимый.

OCEANSCENTED (Level 3 Enforcer) @ 12/29/2013 06:25


Zizka (Level 10 Deep Blue) @ 12/29/2013 06:22

Not sure if the background color really helps the piece but this looks really good, as usual. 

Elastico-Gadget (Level 2 Kukyu) @ 12/29/2013 06:05

Wow, it looks like precalculated 3D, like in the SNES Donkey Kong games, amazing. Great Work. Only the hair of the dragon's head at the bottom looks a bit flat to me.

Lucas- (Level 4 Button Man) @ 12/29/2013 05:58

Wow, incredible textures :D

kuznetsowski (Level 3 Hatchet Man) @ 12/29/2013 05:48

Amazing diagram :p 

skittle (Level 9 Nidan) @ 12/29/2013 04:21

Really awsome! Their eyes look very similar to the eyes for your avatar.

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