Centipede Monster

Centipede Monster

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Centipede Monster

Title: Centipede Monster
Pixel Artist: FrankieSmileShow  (Level 6 Manager :: 8572 points)
Posted: 10/29/2014 15:00
Palette: 28 colors
Statistics:  13 comments    45 faves    0 avatars

This big centipede monster is another boss for my upcoming horror RPG.

This guy took 16 hours to draw last weekend! I am very happy with it!

I put up a time lapse video showing the process of drawing this, its also annotated with some details on the process and issues I encountered.

I drew this on my live stream on Twitch. Check it out!

I left the background black instead of making it transparent. I dont have the actual background yet for that battle, but I know it will be very dark, so this context is close enough!


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No0delZ (Level 1 Rookie) @ 11/7/2014 08:44

Man oh man.
I was hooked to your stream for the majority of this piece.
I have great fear and disgust for pedes... but you've turned that fear into a visceral dark fascination here.

Thanks for sharing your knowledge of color choice and pixel blending as well!

eigenbom (Level 4 Deputy) @ 11/3/2014 23:46

I love it. You could get rid of the whole head and it'd be a more awesome design imo. :)

w4rlock (Level 5 Sniper) @ 10/31/2014 07:21


FrankieSmileShow (Level 6 Manager) @ 10/30/2014 22:27

At first, I gave it eye-stalks, going for an even more inhuman thing, but I thought that was a bit too goofy. Then I tried just removing the eyeballs, and it looked pretty creepy. Then I put single-pixel points for eyes in the eye sockets (I think from the suggestion of someone on the live stream?), and it looked really spooky!

Also at one point I thought of making centipedes' mouth-parts poke out of the eye sockets instead, pushing that body horror thing further, but I couldnt make it work...

At the end I decided to make it bit more goofy with complete eyeballs floating in there, making it look more confused and bewildered than threatning. You can see the transition through those phases in the time lapse!

I dont actually know where that thing is going to appear in the game yet, I only have a vague idea about the area its gonna be in. Depending on what the context of the encounter becomes I might modify the sprite a bit more. Is it a character you meet who turns into that monster, or is it just a sudden encounter without any further explanation? No idea yet...

Scarodactyl (Level 8 Ruby) @ 10/30/2014 18:10

He looks great, but the eyes give him a very goofy ethos (combined with the position of the hands and the oversized extra-human teeth, they make for a very "eyyyy, how's it goin!" type of feel).  It is IMO very successful at that--your design chops are evident in all the leggy bits and the gruesome body meshes effectively with what seems like a more cheerfully evil face.  But if that wasn't what you were going for, having a blank black space where the eyes are now pushes it more towards horror purity.

Dr D (Level 4 Shichikyu) @ 10/30/2014 09:08

Awesome! Reminds me of some of oceanscented's work, very creepy and horrifying and twisty and cool.

Ubisavis (Level 6 Made) @ 10/30/2014 08:25

awesome :D

BathMaster_2000 (Level 5 Assistant Manager) @ 10/30/2014 06:40

The timelapse is excellent.

-DE- (Level 11 General) @ 10/30/2014 01:52

Undiluted awesome!

DrTripwire (Level 1 Depressed) @ 10/29/2014 20:12

Creepy. I love it!

Zizka (Level 10 Deep Blue) @ 10/29/2014 19:28

Made me squirm. You keep getting better at this. 

aeveis (Level 5 Harbor Seal) @ 10/29/2014 18:01

wow, very creepy. nice use of colors :O

fawful (Level 6 Yonkyu) @ 10/29/2014 15:28

Cool design, don't see much centipede based spooky mosters

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