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Title: Leviathan
Pixel Artist: andylittle  (Level 9 T-rex :: 29850 points)
Posted: 3/9/2014 11:17
Palette: 32 colors
Statistics:  23 comments    74 faves    0 avatars

Colors reduced to 32, fixed head and started working of more smooth gradient on body under water.


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theartistjulian (Level 5 Captain) @ 4/29/2020 21:01


andylittle (Level 9 T-rex) @ 1/27/2016 23:24

haven't visited this post long time) 

Thanks for all the feedback! I should do a remake of this work, rethought many things since that time :)

Vuototetro (Level 1 Intern) @ 6/5/2015 05:29


-DE- (Level 11 General) @ 8/17/2014 02:35

Very well made!

pixel_doodle (Level 1 Rookie) @ 3/22/2014 05:34

Lol I was talking to a buddy last night about the ocean. Probably my worst fear, getting grabbed by something huge and plunged into 'space'....good work!

Zizka (Level 10 Deep Blue) @ 3/14/2014 05:47


Hall of came, here you come. You gotta feel sorry for that boat. 

jok (Level 11 Master Assassin) @ 3/14/2014 01:41

nice scene and well executed

andylittle (Level 9 T-rex) @ 3/14/2014 00:52

Thanks all for positive!

@CELLS: Yes, i had to sacrifice that to get rid of noise. But this result suits me more than the previous version
@Gecimen: I think, I need more study of course:)  This picture I made per pixel, non from processing of antialiasing version. Maybe so.
In any case this is not finished.

reis (Level 6 Serial Killer) @ 3/13/2014 19:31

Awesome dithering!

Mandrill (Level 9 T-rex) @ 3/13/2014 11:31

Brilliant underwater effect!

CELS (Level 7 Lotus) @ 3/13/2014 07:37

Looks much better with the recent changes. Except I think the body looked better before, with higher contrast and more murky waters. Higher contrast between the parts that were close and dark or distant and bright gave a much better sense of scale. Right now, the creature looks smaller than before, and it's harder to appreciate the shape of its body, in my opinion.

Gecimen (Level 11 Sphinx) @ 3/13/2014 03:46

Amazing creature design and composition.

My only criticism is that you've used no anti-aliasing in the piece which resulted with the whole scene looking rough even in 1x.

Anyways really good overall.

Wugabuga (Level 1 Rookie) @ 3/13/2014 01:03

holy shit this is freaking awesome

Nightmare Maker (Level 8 Regional Boss) @ 3/11/2014 09:40

This looks absolutely gorgeous. Instantly faved.

PCecile (Level 1 Rookie) @ 3/10/2014 17:53

That water!

andylittle (Level 9 T-rex) @ 3/10/2014 13:26

@guskooyman: just recently did it :)
@nedink: oh yeah - this one is pretty nice 

Thank you!

guskooyman (Level 4 Button Man) @ 3/10/2014 13:01

This is so great. I don't really have much constructive criticism, as it seems pretty much perfect the way it is. The body looks a tad lumpy in the middle though. I think it could be streamlined a bit.

nedink (Level 1 Intern) @ 3/10/2014 04:59

I love this. And it reminds me of one of my favorite monsters on PJ


andylittle (Level 9 T-rex) @ 3/10/2014 04:17

Thanks people!
Just started to change some details. That means the work is still in progress

Ottbot (Level 7 General Manager) @ 3/9/2014 19:35

It's ok CELS, I was thinking the same thing with the head.

CELS (Level 7 Lotus) @ 3/9/2014 18:09

@ADrawingMan: I don't think the body is pllowshaded at all.  I guess you're seeing that it's brighter in the sides and dark in the middle, but that's an effect from the water. Whatever is close (e.g. the center of the body) is dark, whatever is further away blends in with the water.

@andylittle: I like this piece a lot. I have three things I would change. 1) Make a very clear border between the top of the water's surface and everything that is below water. 2) Tidy up the shading, get rid of all the noise. 3) Change the Leviathan's head. The whole creature is terrifying, except the head. The head just looks weird to me, particularly the way it bulges like... well, a phallus. There, I said it.

failureboy (Level 7 Assassin) @ 3/9/2014 16:43

I think you could prob'ly reduce the colors; 53 is a lot.  The sky in particular could prob'ly be simplified.

Still this is good and I'm voting it in.

skittle (Level 9 Nidan) @ 3/9/2014 16:21

The body looks a tad bit pillowshaded.

The perspective of the monster is great and the comparison between the size of the boat and it makes this piece pretty awesome. 

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