Little practice intending to avoid forgot how to do pixel-art.
Also, the shadows are inconsistent and contribute to the problem.
I really dig the overall composition though, and the little details in the leaves, background etc look great.
I agree that it doesn't look very busy. However, the depth/shape of the thing is off. The top of the cliffs and the 'footlands' at the bottom are both seen from the same top-down perspective, but the edges/fractures on the main bodies - which look like they're supposed to be seen from the side. I don't know if I'm explaining this well, but it makes the cliffs look very flat.
it's actually not messy at all really. All of the pixels are in really good taste. It's just it's not that often you'll see a piece with pixels with no aa with complex and dynamic shapes. that it doesn't look really bad is a testament to the quality of pixel placement, and when one sees the piece in this way, the piece doesn't look the slightest bit messy, but very clean and crisp
This is very pretty. Slightly noisy on some parts, but the colors are very nice. I agree with elend about the background circles not needing the dark pixels.
It's a bit messy in some parts imho, but this has real stunning colours!
Good to see a new piece from you ! Some bit of practising never hurts :)
I really like the sharp style here. Imho it doesn't need any more antialiasing, but of course it wouldn't make the picture any bad.
About the circle in the back... if it's really something hazy in the back, then t shouldn't have the few darker pixels in the lower part maybe? Other than that, very nice image.
Wonderful! Not sure waht that green loop is in the back ground, is it an obscured sun? A bit that does stick out is the AA on the vine/rope looks a bit thick perhaps the lighter green you've used would be better. Nice though! :)