Sunset Silhouette

Sunset Silhouette

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Sunset Silhouette

Title: Sunset Silhouette
Pixel Artist: CyanideKoolaid  (Level 1 Rookie :: 453 points)
Posted: 5/18/2014 08:22
Palette: 4 colors
Statistics:  5 comments    0 faves    0 avatars

Something I thought would be simple ended up taking a lot more effort. Inspired by the master of the silhouette Jan Pienkowski.

-05/18/2014 Revised due to helpful comments, color pallette reversed.

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CyanideKoolaid (Level 1 Rookie) @ 5/19/2014 09:46

Just took a look at Shadowgate, can see it!

Zizka (Level 10 Operative) @ 5/19/2014 06:47

Kewl. Reminds me of Shadowgate. Look it up! 

CyanideKoolaid (Level 1 Rookie) @ 5/18/2014 13:03

I do like the inverted version quite a bit. You're definitely right about that, I always have a hard time with color.

The perspective isn't really meant to be accurate for a few reasons. First it's based off work by another artist that I was trying to emulate. That work doens't really use one point perspective as it's purposely skewed.

Probably a bad choice to try to do in pixel art, but felt like doing something different with the pallet.

I thought about the perspective quite a bit, but decided that even if I did want to make it technically correct I really could figure a way to do that without ending up with really jagged lines in order ot have them all meet. Especially given that with the color pallet I couldn't AA them. Maybe there's a way I'm just not thinking of, but I couldn't think of anything. Could have been due to my sketch being bad in the first place, would have been better to plan it out for the perspective I think. But after I had most of it down I just couldn't find a way to make it work.

Any ideas let me know so I can use them in the future!

Thanks for your comments both!

Manupix (Level 11 Godfather) @ 5/18/2014 12:27

What cure says. Also the silhouette doesn't really work because the grey values are lighter than the reds. Rough inversion edit:

cure (Level 11 Godfather) @ 5/18/2014 08:30

The perspective could use a lot of work. The green lines should all converge at the vanishing point, along the horizon line.

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