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Title: Knight
Pixel Artist: Cyangmou  (Level 9 Federal Agent :: 52601 points)
Posted: 7/26/2014 17:47
Palette: 23 colors
Statistics:  25 comments    66 faves    0 avatars

knight sprite.


added 3 new detail colors, brightened the plume, edited the sword & sword position to make it pop out a bit more, added some cast shadows, fixed smaller details


added a scabbard, made the steel of the sword more electric blue, edited some smaller details - moved to 23colors + background (24 total)

first version (16 colors)

second version (19 colors)

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Daimoth (Level 3 Stalker) @ 8/17/2014 06:26

The dithering on the chain mail looks very nice. Excellent work, Cyangmou.

Cyangmou (Level 9 Federal Agent) @ 8/15/2014 02:38

ah yeah, finally fixed that =)

MasterSky (Level 6 Yonkyu) @ 8/12/2014 19:36

hey btw the links to the first and second versions are the same. just thought you might wanna fix that

really astounding piece btw 

failureboy (Level 7 Assassin) @ 8/2/2014 08:54


Cuirasses were often made naturally "bellied" to deflect blows and arrows:

RileyFiery (Level 9 Federal Agent) @ 8/1/2014 18:13

I really like the updates in the newest one, especially the scabbard. Your links for the first and second versions lead to the same image.

caca (Level 2 Kukyu) @ 7/30/2014 11:43

Not your best pixel. Looks like he has a big Homer Simpson tummy.

Cyangmou (Level 9 Federal Agent) @ 7/30/2014 08:21

I think I know what you mean DawnBringer. I don't think it's just a a problem with the shinyness, but saturation might play a role as well. Edited both - hopefully for the better.

Cyangmou (Level 9 Federal Agent) @ 7/30/2014 08:20

you sir, are right (added one)

DawnBringer (Level 10 Maniac) @ 7/30/2014 06:21

As long as the armor is shinier than the sword, it's gonna look a bit odd. 

Night (Level 6 SWAT) @ 7/28/2014 14:00

You forgot the scabbard. ;)

Mandrill (Level 9 T-rex) @ 7/28/2014 12:02

Brilliant colour blending!

Cyangmou (Level 9 Federal Agent) @ 7/28/2014 10:04

sword should be better now =)

Delicious (Level 10 Capo) @ 7/27/2014 21:37


OareasO (Level 3 Sergeant) @ 7/27/2014 16:45

So epic! :)

Cyangmou (Level 9 Federal Agent) @ 7/27/2014 10:08

Initially the sword had a golden crossbar, but removed that in the process, I guess jus tbecause I wanted to go for a sweet 16 palette.

Now as I overlook it, posewise it might be an idea to move the sword a bit down and right, to get it contrasting with the black of the shield that it sticks out a bit more.

Cyangmou (Level 9 Federal Agent) @ 7/27/2014 10:05

I referred with "simple" mainly to the concept. I think armors are beautiful the way they were designed

Of course there is a way to change designs in the direction of fantasy and to add horns, spikes and huge plates, in order to add more character.

It's also possible to go more in the direction of heavily overdrawn and exaggerated styles, which are more common nowadays.

But in terms of elegance a simple platemail worn by knights in the past to me feels timeless in it's beauty and in it's intention to effectively protect the man inside it, while providing high movability  =)

RAV (Level 1 Rookie) @ 7/27/2014 03:29

that knight means business.

king_bobston (Level 10 Capo) @ 7/27/2014 02:38

The metal shining and the skirt are just also really dig feeling of depth you have captured.

Don't know about the sword being boring but it could use to stand out more. The way it is now, everything takes the attention away from the sword and I would say that's bad, since it's important. The difference between a guy going for a walk and a warrior you don't want to mess with and so on.

simple knight sprite
Jeez, I should put more effort into improving...

_Connor (Level 5 Assistant Manager) @ 7/26/2014 22:13

Simple is a huge understatement.  You've captured The kind of matte gloss you see on worn plate mail perfectly imo. 

Rayovatron (Level 6 SWAT) @ 7/26/2014 20:59

Awesome but the sword is boring.

skeddles (Level 11 Sphinx) @ 7/26/2014 19:44

Excellent job, so shiny!

failureboy (Level 7 Assassin) @ 7/26/2014 19:36

I love the mail skirt.  The most impressive part to me by far. 

Daruda (Level 4 Button Man) @ 7/26/2014 19:29

Seems real. 

StoneStephenT (Level 8 Ruby) @ 7/26/2014 19:15

Wow, that metallic shading looks damned impressive.

jalonso (Level 11 Godfather) @ 7/26/2014 19:12

Very nice metal colors.

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