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Title: Desolater
Pixel Artist: skittle  (Level 9 Nidan :: 28510 points)
Posted: 5/15/2014 18:52
Palette: 4 colors
Statistics:  26 comments    69 faves    0 avatars

Is that a giant robot? YES, YES IT IS!

I didn't really put a ton of effort into the giant robot as it was sort of a last minute thing, so sorry 

There's a lot of mistakes and things that I could/should improve but I have to move onto more important pixels now (that involve using BIGGER COLOUR PALETTES!) 

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skittle (Level 9 Nidan) @ 8/10/2014 02:55

I think your screen is broken 

Haha, just joking, that's great that an effect like that happens though!

Pheno (Level 4 Team Leader) @ 8/9/2014 20:26

Looks like it's moving. Flickering.

skittle (Level 9 Nidan) @ 5/19/2014 10:03

Ohh, you're too kind 

Thanks man :)

JerryPie (Level 11 Big Foot) @ 5/19/2014 08:30

I am in shock... This is amazing, what you were able to accomplish with this palette blows my mind. Every part of this piece is so detailed and fun to look at.. You definitely won. Great work dude. 

skittle (Level 9 Nidan) @ 5/17/2014 06:18

Thanks mate :) 

vimmel (Level 5 Detective) @ 5/17/2014 05:53

Oh man, this one is so cool!

skittle (Level 9 Nidan) @ 5/17/2014 04:06

Actually, the effect happened purely by chance ;P. Thanks man! 

|||| (Level 9 Orchid) @ 5/16/2014 19:15

Made me think my screen was blurring pixels for a minute! Nice effect.

skittle (Level 9 Nidan) @ 5/16/2014 16:09

First off, thanks for the helpful criticism! 

"for one, the edges should be lower, not higher, considering the perspective"

I actually had the edges going down for my first few version but it didn't feel right for me. I would have AAed the edges of where the horizon line meets up with the city but I don't have the right colour to do that  :( I'm not sure what you mean about the footsteps though. Perhaps I should've gone with a straight line to divide the city and the desert though.

As for the ship throwing off the composition, maybe if I put some bigger buildings on the right part of the city would maybe balance everything (after looking at it again, there does seem to be more things in general on the left side of the picture than the right).

Using the darker grey as the sky is an interesting idea but I don't think it would work right, the gears would be better suited staying darker so that it gives off the feeling of being behind the robot (perhaps that is just me though). I'm also a bit confused about whatcha mean by the sun, there is no sun O_o!(unless you mean the gears behind the robot)

A boatload of thankyou for the crits in general though! (highly doubtful, but I'll see if I can get around to editing it,  but I'll definitely be examinging the piece more throughly again)

7heSama (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 5/16/2014 14:23

First of all, I love how you gave the giant/city the blurred vertical edges, it gives it a really nice soft/mirage-like feel. Overall the sprite work is great, the ship, clouds, and sun are all very detailed and striking.

What I don't like is the divide between the foreground and the background - it feels like two separate pieces that you just kinda jammed together. The city does not blend into the ground well at all - for one, the edges should be lower, not higher, considering the perspective. The figure/footsteps do help blend the two (besides looking cool) but it's not enough imho. The ship also throws the composition off a lot by putting such weight on the center/left that isn't balanced anywhere else.

As an aside, I wonder what would have happened if you had used the darker gray for the sky and the lighter gray for the emblam behind the robot/the sun. I think the redness of the sun draws a little too much attention. Of course it'd be harder to blend it in with out the two shades of red and you did do a really nice job of that...

Anyways, overall it's a great piece and I can definitely see myself voting for it.

skittle (Level 9 Nidan) @ 5/16/2014 13:35

Thanks :D 

CraftyPixeI (Level 1 Intern) @ 5/16/2014 13:16

- Really cool! :P -

skittle (Level 9 Nidan) @ 5/16/2014 07:11

Whoaaaa, thanks for the support peeps! I'm really glad you all like it :) 

madoo (Level 3 Private Eye) @ 5/16/2014 05:24


Carnivac (Level 8 Behemoth) @ 5/16/2014 04:32

Unless there are somehow 3 pieces even more cool than this then it certainly gets one of my votes.

elend (Level 3 Corporate Drone) @ 5/16/2014 02:12

Wow great stuff. I love the hazy / blurry buildings in the background. Very well done!

Mandrill (Level 9 T-rex) @ 5/16/2014 01:46

Don't be too hard on yourself.

It looks fantastic. And things like the footsteps and depth of field effect/distortion are a really nice touch.

king_bobston (Level 10 Capo) @ 5/16/2014 01:44

This looks cool, I like the flicker effect (no idea how it's called) you did.

kedume (Level 4 Shichikyu) @ 5/16/2014 01:34

Very nice. A lot of details. The robot, the footsteps,...

beetleking (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 5/16/2014 01:21

Looks brilliant!

Skydsgaard (Level 1 Rookie) @ 5/16/2014 00:19


felchqueen (Level 6 SWAT) @ 5/15/2014 23:08

Nice one I like the heat haze effect on the buildings.

Huginn (Level 3 Chief) @ 5/15/2014 22:55

This looks amazing! I can't see the hate for the palette, all of the entries so far have made it look so cool!

mrsimons (Level 1 Thug) @ 5/15/2014 22:45

Oooo, I love it! I really like the person in the distance.

skittle (Level 9 Nidan) @ 5/15/2014 20:13

Thanks man! Glad ya like the robot :) 

Motrox (Level 3 Private Eye) @ 5/15/2014 19:29

I like the robot. Nice addition :)

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