Gathering Machine

Gathering Machine

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Title: Gathering Machine
Pixel Artist: Aztarium  (Level 2 Hired Gun :: 479 points)
Posted: 7/9/2014 15:50
Palette: 4 colors
Statistics:  2 comments    1 faves    0 avatars

This is the robot i made for the challenge, it was actually made by man to gather stuff... but something went very wrong with it and now it just kills people!

i loved the way this came out, because i could do what i imagined with the pallete provided, i mean, look at the picture: it has dunes, the moon, the sky, clouds, the
robot and even the rust on his tools. was a really good composition for me, i hope you enjoyed it!  and feel free to let me know what you think.
*Edit: i totally forgot to add the shadow projected by the robot O_o it's fixed now, i also tried to add more effect on the dunes so depth shall be more noticeable.

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Aztarium (Level 2 Hired Gun) @ 7/9/2014 23:19

thanks... i tried to get the depth clearer by improving the lower part of the dunes, i must admit that i tried to add the lightest color before, but it either gets too jaggy or too detailed to the point that it seems like ground, and not relief anymore.

As for the scene, i thought of a connection that might seem convincing when making the piece. It can be abandoned there in the desert, because as i said: something went very wrong with it. The machine just doesn't gather as it's meant to do so people threw it in a desert 'cause no one could deactivate it properly.

But again, 'twas just something i thought when making that piece, in the end it's just there because i wanted to, no special motive whatsoever, i imagined the scene that way. 

iDew (Level 1 Rookie) @ 7/9/2014 17:38

I really liked this piece overall, But there are few things that were disturbing my eye:

1. The depth of the dunes is not clear enough. I suggest adding the lightest moon color to some of the "lightest" dunes.

2. The perspective is a bit strange, try to improve the lower part of the dunes.

3. It's like the bot is just standing there without any connection to the scene. What is it trying to gather when he looks to that way?

But again, overall, I think you did a very good piece, the dithering here is done nicely and the use of only these 4 colors from the challenge is amazing. I also liked the clouds very much.

Good luck in the challenge :)

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