All About the Journey

All About the Journey

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All About the Journey

Title: All About the Journey
Pixel Artist: tyrant  (Level 2 Petty Officer :: 1670 points)
Posted: 5/16/2014 19:36
Palette: 29 colors
Statistics:  29 comments    92 faves    0 avatars

A fun little piece of character art to practice a lot of pixel art techniques.  It's not about the destination, but the journey itself.  Even if you haven't moved an inch all afternoon 

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gawrone (Level 11 Dimetrodon) @ 1/9/2020 01:41

Another comment of admiration after 5 years.

Mirre (Level 8 Jellyfish) @ 6/9/2015 13:34

This has a lovely storytelling quality to it. I really want to know more about there characters and their adventures. Colours and technique are also fantastic!

Grey_Voice (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 6/3/2014 11:35

I love the style! Has a sort of... WindWaker feel to it. :)

tyrant (Level 2 Petty Officer) @ 5/23/2014 21:13

Thanks, guys! 

RamillyF.Loka (Level 1 Rookie) @ 5/23/2014 05:19

cool perfect

slym (Level 8 Rear Admiral) @ 5/21/2014 07:19

Absolutely love all of the character in this! Wonderful work =]

ParkerBabyDiaperCompany (Level 2 King Checker) @ 5/19/2014 16:52

Awesome; reminds me of old-school pixel art.

tyrant (Level 2 Petty Officer) @ 5/19/2014 12:07

 @CELS- What do you think is in the barrel?  Bourbon for days, son   And thanks!

@Pixelart Kid- Thank you!

CELS (Level 7 Lotus) @ 5/19/2014 11:49

Why are their noses red? Bunch of buffalo-riding drunks, is what they are! Beautiful work though. Very beautiful.

Personally, I prefer the original to Hapiel's edit, because the original is warmer and more vivid, which fits the style. Hapiel did add some nice contrast and shade a few places (pots, pans, carpet accessories) though, which was nice.

Pixelart_kid (Level 6 SWAT) @ 5/19/2014 08:13

Wwwooooooooowww is so beatiful!!

tyrant (Level 2 Petty Officer) @ 5/18/2014 13:35

Hmmm, I like your second edit better than the first, you're right that it unifies the piece more, but it kind of changes the overall temperature.  I'll spend some time experimenting with palettes and such.  Thanks for the edits, they're very helpful!

Hapiel (Level 11 Bonsai) @ 5/18/2014 13:19

I had the feeling all the colors were quite close to each others. I hoped that by reducing the saturation on the whole thing and then selecting just a few things to be extra saturated again it could get more 'pop'. In the end it iss very close to the original though... I added one color for the cap ;)
Here I also recolored a few items, which takes away some detail but joins the whole thing more together....


Erstus (Level 3 Private Eye) @ 5/18/2014 12:38

That's so lovely. Congratz!

tyrant (Level 2 Petty Officer) @ 5/18/2014 11:14

@Hapiel- Of course I would like to see it.  Palette making is really difficult for me and any input is welcome!

And thanks!

Hapiel (Level 11 Bonsai) @ 5/18/2014 08:45

This piece is a lot of fun! Well done :D

I made an attempt at connecting your colors a bit better, but this turned out very hard! You already did a great job :). If you want I can show you what I came up with but it is not very different...

Zizka (Level 10 Deep Blue) @ 5/18/2014 08:11

You are becoming one of my favorite artist!!!

feiss (Level 5 Detective) @ 5/18/2014 02:20

Amazing style, very solid drawing, I love it!! 

tyrant (Level 2 Petty Officer) @ 5/17/2014 14:15

Aww, thanks! 

JustinGameDesign (Level 8 Marshal) @ 5/17/2014 12:38

Looks great. What a nice results for just practice.

dyluck (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 5/17/2014 11:34

Absolutlely lovely. A true pleasure to the eye! :D

tyrant (Level 2 Petty Officer) @ 5/17/2014 11:24

Thanks for the comments, guys! 

@EdJr- Thanks for the crit!  Still trying to figure out dithering and making a harmonious palette that has enough contrast in it.  I've been read before for a lack of contrast. so I'm still working on that, too, hopefully I'll get less harsh shadows eventually.

AlexHW (Level 5 Detective) @ 5/17/2014 06:54

Great work! The use of the light background is refreshing.

EdJr (Level 9 Nidan) @ 5/17/2014 05:35

At first I thought this was foolish too, but I didn't recognize the color scheme as his and there clearly are differences in outlines and shading. I'm not a fan of the dithering in any of the places you used it; the harsh shadows (especially on the barrel) show up too much, and maybe the colors could be more balanced. Aside from that, you can tell its quality from the similarity! Lovely style and composition.

vimmel (Level 5 Detective) @ 5/17/2014 03:04

Really excellent piece! Great style

A2J2TIWARI (Level 4 Murderer) @ 5/17/2014 02:49

No idea why but the characters resemble Fool's style. And thus from the preview I thought it was Fool's piece! Can there be any bigger achievement!? Great job man!

sapoirlandes (Level 4 Murderer) @ 5/17/2014 02:05


CraftyPixeI (Level 1 Intern) @ 5/16/2014 21:22

- Gorgeous style. -

tyrant (Level 2 Petty Officer) @ 5/16/2014 20:12

Thanks!  Journey is such a good game 

I had to knock back a lot of the detail on the barrel to make it fit the piece.  It's definitely a compromise and I've learned a bit about drawing barrels.  And I used the grey lines to kind of tie-in the grey from the underbelly, maybe not the best choice, but I kind of like it.

Thanks for the crit, probably going to leave it alone, but going to keep your notes in mind!

skittle (Level 9 Nidan) @ 5/16/2014 19:55

Wow, I really love this. Coincedentally listening to the OST for Journey when I saw this, this is incredibly awesome! So much character in this, great colours too.

My only crit would be that the barrel could perhaps use a bit more touching up. And I'm not a huge fan of some of those broken grey lines that describe the fur on the bison (is that a bison?), might be just me though :)

Fantastic job never-the-less! 

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