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Title: Hearth
Pixel Artist: Ellychnia  (Level 1 Intern :: 151 points)
Posted: 2/1/2014 22:11
Palette: 26 colors
Statistics:  12 comments    36 faves    0 avatars

Character belongs to Dimespin. Had an animated background but that was a little much.


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Dr D (Level 4 Shichikyu) @ 2/5/2014 05:04

It's just called 'subpixel' because you're suggesting movement of less than a pixel's area. I think the term is appropriate.

As far as your piece goes, very nice job! I like the color choices and differences for the background and foreground. I also like the scrolling BG a lot.

Ellychnia (Level 1 Intern) @ 2/4/2014 14:51

Thank you.

So...it's just doing what has to be used to suggest tiny details/differences inside a sprite anyway, animated? It's a misleading name for it. Thank you for the link, though! 

tanuki (Level 1 Seaman) @ 2/4/2014 01:38

I like how interconnected the various lines and shapes are, especially around their legs, but they're distinct enough to belong to each object. The smoke coming out the ear is really cool.

This is a good explanation of subpixel animating with lots of examples halfway down the page. It's basically moving the colors in and around a sprite to give the look of a subtle movement rather than moving entire pieces of a sprite.

Ellychnia (Level 1 Intern) @ 2/2/2014 10:44

I'd like to note again this isn't my concept! This character belongs to an artist whose art blog I've linked in the description.

To be honest I don't have the slightest idea what subpixel means.

ParkerBabyDiaperCompany (Level 2 King Checker) @ 2/2/2014 10:18

Better would be some animation too of the characters. Very sligh subpixel or something. They just look too static compared to the active background atm.

thehobosapien (Level 3 Stalker) @ 2/2/2014 09:34

awesome details on the fur! and the animated BG's fine with me tho. either way, great job!!

Storm (Level 5 Sniper) @ 2/2/2014 08:55

Wow this is quite different, I like the idea, great work.

Mandrill (Level 9 T-rex) @ 2/2/2014 07:57

Looks nicely pixeled. Good job with the fur.

Mutley (Level 1 Depressed) @ 2/2/2014 07:45

Creative + Awesome artist = ^

Bynine (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 2/2/2014 06:02

Bizarre and gorgeous

Kyata (Level 3 Stalker) @ 2/2/2014 03:59

I liked the animated background actually.
And nice artwork! I like strange concepts. :D 

CELS (Level 7 Lotus) @ 2/2/2014 00:05

So... it's a café inside a giant wolf's skull? Have you been eating "special brownies"? 

Seriously though, great job. The only thing I'm not crazy about is the floor.

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