work in progress (donkeycart tiles)

work in progress (donkeycart tiles)

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work in progress (donkeycart tiles)

Title: work in progress (donkeycart tiles)
Pixel Artist: tomic  (Level 11 Admiral :: 33147 points)
Posted: 10/5/2014 09:05
Palette: 90 colors
Statistics:  18 comments    101 faves    0 avatars

i know it's against rule #2 to submit WIPs, but i'll try it anways

started in october 2009, 5 years ago, dumped in 2010. sorta stumpled over it cleaning up directories earlier this year, finally finished last week to release it at the Deadline-demoparty in Berlin, as remote-entry though, due to a sudden dental surgery :/

has some perspective- and anatomy-issues, i know, but just wanted to call it done. nitpickers, you had your chance in the forums :)

lot's of colors (90) due to having 2 separate 45-color-palettes for each foreground- and background-layer - idea was to play around with hue/saturation in the end, but meh, didn't work, totally mixed up the palettes :)

tools: pencil, grafx2 v2.4
wip-animation: (268 frames!)

edit: small update, noticed that some rock-formation in the back didn't look right.

addition, april 2015:
won the demoscene's annual Meteorik Award in the category of Best Standalone Graphics 2014. wow. whoever nominated me, thank you!

here's the trophy:

Top Pixel Art - October 2014 (#4)Top Pixel Art - October 2014 (#4)


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upper0 (Level 3 Sergeant) @ 8/1/2017 10:56


clefairykid (Level 9 Federal Agent) @ 10/11/2014 19:16

This is beautiful! I really think the crisp clean edges make the pieces most effective :D

w4rlock (Level 5 Sniper) @ 10/11/2014 06:51


king_bobston (Level 10 Capo) @ 10/9/2014 12:21

Man those construction workers, always taking their time with finishing.

Great piece and probably the best WIP in the gallery!

Mega_19 (Level 6 Manager) @ 10/7/2014 14:03


derSteiner (Level 6 SWAT) @ 10/7/2014 13:28

Yup, that bucket caught my attention too and the picture in general is nicely nuanced.

iLKke (Level 9 Nidan) @ 10/6/2014 21:06
Always a treat to see some fo your pixels <3

Love the well bucket and the hardhat donkey in the distance :D

MasterSky (Level 6 Yonkyu) @ 10/6/2014 16:06

this is surely going down in history as one of the all time best pixels! Amazing job

tomic (Level 11 Admiral) @ 10/6/2014 13:02

@everybody, the "wip" is an intended pun.. workers placing puzzle tiles = work in progress, got it? great :) i guess my humor tends to be a bit outside the box sometimes.. i'll try to keep it simple next time - and pixel boobs tasteful nudity :)

@elend: danke für die blumen.. und den vergleich :)

SoraAkihiru (Level 4 Ensign) @ 10/6/2014 02:31

Wow, it looks absolutely amazing! Great transition of colours and great atmosphere!

elend (Level 3 Corporate Drone) @ 10/6/2014 00:21

I wouldn't call it "WIP" when it's released and overally looks very finished (no rough sketches, empty spaces, etc.). Another great picture Tomic, you are my new hero after cyclone^abyss didn't pixel anymore. ~_~

0xDB (Level 5 Detective) @ 10/5/2014 23:51

A great idea exceptionally well executed.

Elk (Level 5 Assistant Manager) @ 10/5/2014 22:30

ich liebe es :D

JerryPie (Level 11 Big Foot) @ 10/5/2014 17:50

Wow man this is fun to look at. 

Mr.Fahrenheit (Level 6 Serial Killer) @ 10/5/2014 15:30

When I saw the preview I thouhgt, "Its finally done!" then I saw the title and faltered then figured what Fishy said.

Anyways, its still awesome though some aspects are definately still unfinished as you said. The colors stick out the most to me. 

Love the concept and the well!

FishyMint (Level 2 Peon) @ 10/5/2014 14:47

I think it's a very good name because the pixel art depicts a scene that is a work in progress. It's sort of a pun I think.

skeddles (Level 11 Sphinx) @ 10/5/2014 14:36

Damn Tomic, this is great.

Doesn't look like a work in prograss to me, wait, did I miss a joke?

caca (Level 2 Kukyu) @ 10/5/2014 14:03

My mind is blown. Everything is so smooth and 3d-ish, and incompletely broken in a beautiful way by those puzzle holes.


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