Patron Saint of Undead Fighters

Patron Saint of Undead Fighters

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Patron Saint of Undead Fighters



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Title: Patron Saint of Undead Fighters
Pixel Artist: jtfjtfjtf  (Level 4 Shichikyu :: 2365 points)
Posted: 9/5/2014 11:02
Palette: 20 colors
Statistics:  10 comments    8 faves    0 avatars

Inspired by various tabletop miniature figures (Rackham, Warhammer, Avatars of War) and depictions of saints in art.

Best viewed at 2x.

Edit: Cut off sword and made some minor changes

Edit 2: Changed the halo, link to original i.imgur.com/IUf8Nra.png


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jtfjtfjtf (Level 4 Shichikyu) @ 9/6/2014 16:25

Thanks Groggeneral and Zizka for the compliments.

@Groggeneral

Death to the false god! Pixels for the pixel god! He just exists in his own little universe, mainly inspired by painting rust and patina on miniatures which I find a lot of fun. But you did make me want to give him a 40k iron halo inspired design instead of the current green one (now updated).


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Groggeneral (Level 1 Rookie) @ 9/6/2014 10:31

Cool! But damn every warhammer veteran should know that the halo of a saint must be in a goldish-colour! :P The current green colour lacks any glow and it takes a few seconds to understand what it really is at all.

Other than that, I love how much character the sprite has. The little tongue, the whole posture and the once-awesome cape! Cool character! :)

As for the rust: Especially good for on the boot. Like the effect there.


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Zizka (Level 10 Operative) @ 9/6/2014 06:52

I like it. Not a big fan of that green circle/halo thing though. But the rest is wicked cool. 


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jtfjtfjtf (Level 4 Shichikyu) @ 9/6/2014 04:20

Thanks for the compliments and critiques everyone!

@TheInternetsGirlfriend, The head is more of an accessory but it's easier to focus on it at 2x.

@Redshrike, nice find on the lyrics! I didn't actually know there was a word for saints carrying their heads around and when I looked it up there's actually a debate about where the halo should go. I guess I fall in the "where the head used to be" camp.

@Bark Snarly. The orb is a version of a halo that's typically found on artwork of religious figures. I like your suggestion for the sword shortening and I added another notch on the underside of the blade.


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Chuchuchuso (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 9/6/2014 01:36

Woo good colours!


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Bark Snarly (Level 3 Hatchet Man) @ 9/5/2014 22:30

Colours are pretty neat although the weird orb where his head is supposed to be is a bit distracting, I thought it was a strange helmet that you forgot to shade in when I first saw it. Also the shading on the sword is a bit messy. Even if it's a pretty wrecked sword I feel like you should clean it up a bit (maybe make the end snapped off to add emphasis to how worn it is along with a few notches and slashes across it)


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Scarodactyl (Level 8 Marshal) @ 9/5/2014 21:12

Though there are millions of Cephalophores

that wander through this world,

You've got something extra going on

I think you probably know.


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AirStyle (Level 6 SWAT) @ 9/5/2014 19:32

Love your use of dithering on the chainmail. Wonderful!


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MasterSky (Level 6 Yonkyu) @ 9/5/2014 17:09

wow i love the chainmail so much!


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TheInternetsGirlfriend (Level 3 Stalker) @ 9/5/2014 13:34

thats some cool shit. I really like the posture and colours are perfect. Only thing I would say is its hard to notice the head under his arm but maybe that is the point? Awesome peice


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