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Title: Nuckelavee
Pixel Artist: FrankieSmileShow  (Level 6 Manager :: 8572 points)
Posted: 10/19/2014 13:13
Palette: 24 colors
Statistics:  13 comments    38 faves    0 avatars

  A large boss sprite for my horror project, WeekendRPG! This guy is supposed to use a transparent background, but its the size of the whole battle area, it made more sense to throw in a dark color for pixeljoint.

The Nuckelavee is a monster from Orcadian mythology. A skinless horse-man that lives in the sea, bringing drought and disease on land. Its an optional boss fight in my game.

I drew this monster over a single day, 12 hours! Recorded a time lapse video of it as usual, its also annotated with some comments.

I drew all of this on a live stream. Follow me on Twitch to catch the next one!



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inphy (Level 7 Sheriff) @ 10/22/2014 14:38

Live stream? Twitch? Smells like TREND to me.

Nice work though. ;)

showtime (Level 6 Made) @ 10/20/2014 22:36

You've really been killing it lately! Great job.

Lyud (Level 2 Dealer) @ 10/20/2014 11:22

Very cute for me

Pixelart_kid (Level 6 SWAT) @ 10/20/2014 10:21


Marina (Level 9 Necrophiliac) @ 10/20/2014 05:34

Frankie, this is amazing in all meanings. Nice colors, details and design.

king_bobston (Level 10 Capo) @ 10/20/2014 02:15

I think some fish scales and sea weed here and there would fit the theme.

I really like your monster designs.

Iceberg (Level 5 Killer Klown) @ 10/20/2014 01:14

Nuckelavee, oh Nuckelavee,

You're big and evil and heinous!

FrankieSmileShow (Level 6 Manager) @ 10/19/2014 23:51

Youre right, that high contrast cluster clashes with the textured stuff. I gave it a bit of the same texture as the fibres, so the gray there looks like its thinner fibres instead of raw skull outside of the highlight. (might have to refresh the page to see the updated detail image?)

Im glad you like it!

FrankieSmileShow (Level 6 Manager) @ 10/19/2014 23:51

Thanks! Glad you like the videos.

Bark Snarly (Level 3 Hatchet Man) @ 10/19/2014 20:58

The brightest white highlight on the skull of the dude on the right looks a bit strange, feels like it could be positioned a bit more towards the top of the skull because it seems a bit out of place currently (I think it's just because of how close it is to the muscle fibres, it just seems odd having all that detail next to a very large single colour pixel cluster)

The bird/horse thing is fantastic though (especially the teeth!), as is the rest of the skeleton dude and the colours are great!

Really love the poses of both of them too. 

Peyton (Level 6 Hitman) @ 10/19/2014 20:38

Awesomely creepy :D

Reo (Level 11 Sensei) @ 10/19/2014 16:06

First of all I am really impressed with the work you have been doing lately, great pixelwork! Secondly It's been a joy following these timelapse videos!

Graindolium (Level 3 Private Eye) @ 10/19/2014 13:16

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