Dragon Boss

Dragon Boss

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Dragon Boss

Title: Dragon Boss
Pixel Artist: Cyangmou  (Level 9 Federal Agent :: 52945 points)
Posted: 3/1/2014 13:31
Statistics:  14 comments    47 faves    0 avatars

Let's show of dragons. But dragons are kinda boring.

I mean they can fly, breath fire and destroy cities, but basically that's it. I like my dog more =) he barks me out of sleep...

Got never around to finish this critter animation wise, some secondary movement is missing and fancy stuff like claw attacks, a jump/flying animation and of course a fire breathing attack were planned.

The cast shadow also is kinda WIP due I wanted to prevent clipping issues, since the engine was able to terminate the idle at any given frame and it was impossible to say how the other animations would have affected this without seeing them.

Posted at 200%, since the graphic was made was made to be either displayed at 200% or 400%.


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Drea (Level 8 Spaceman) @ 3/17/2021 10:57

Just simply incredible 

Zizka (Level 10 Deep Blue) @ 3/7/2014 10:32

I'm gonna go for a useless comment that I think it's awesome myself.

-DE- (Level 11 General) @ 3/7/2014 01:51

Somebody likes Legend of Mana!

Arkan85 (Level 9 Rear Admiral) @ 3/3/2014 04:25

Great work!

However it would be better at x1 zoom instead of x2 ...

king_bobston (Level 10 Capo) @ 3/2/2014 11:44

What I like about this is the dragon.

Ok, I totally dig the details of the head and the wings. And that increased depth effect you made through the use of color/saturation.

I find the movement of the tail wierd, through. It looks to me like the dragon first moves his tail and then the body.

A dragon that could bark you out of sleep would be the solution of so many problems.

Nevercreature (Level 9 Whale Shark) @ 3/2/2014 10:40

This pic is great! I'm watching it closely and I love the animation in x0.5 and 0.06sec for each frame.

Nevercreature (Level 9 Whale Shark) @ 3/2/2014 10:34

So inspiring!!

Hapiel (Level 11 Bonsai) @ 3/2/2014 02:54

Yes, game art should serve best in games, our viewing pleasure gets second place.

I like the cyan on the spikes and the head. The head is definitely my favorite part of the whole thing!

Cyangmou (Level 9 Federal Agent) @ 3/1/2014 17:38

makes perfectly sense what you say about the wings and the shape.

The sprite is about 256x256. The ingame resolution was 320x240

Means you would have seen it completely differently anyways. Zoom in one step and display just the lower half - the char is in the middle of the screen and will attack the dragon directly.

It's always a pain in the ass with showing off graphical game stuff as "art" without actual seeing it working in an engine with all the surrounding factors.

You could turn a simple "awesome" in "I like about this xxx" - that's a lot more valuable and takes about half a minute longer =)

Hapiel (Level 11 Bonsai) @ 3/1/2014 17:28

PJ loves dragons!
But since there is no value in 'this is awesome' comments...:

I am a bit disappointed that the wings don't move seperately from the body! But then again the only proper movement probably would be rotation which would be way too much effort with pixels.

The cast shadow makes the shape of the dragon hard to read, it took a long time until I spotted the right lower leg next to his head. I only saw that one after I removed the shadow myself. It probably looks better on a background darker than my PJ theme.

skittle (Level 9 Nidan) @ 3/1/2014 17:20

I saw this on your deviant, so glad you posted this. Great colors you got going on here.

Dokitsu (Level 9 PS1) @ 3/1/2014 16:00

I think all pieces need to be watched first at 1x.
nice work, I'm liked with the color palette.

Paddy (Level 3 Hatchet Man) @ 3/1/2014 14:28


Peyton (Level 7 Assassin) @ 3/1/2014 13:39


Awesome work :D

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