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Title: experimental creature
Pixel Artist: st0ven  (Level 2 Dealer :: 3984 points)
Posted: 2/17/2006 01:33
Palette: 16 colors
Statistics:  31 comments    34 faves    0 avatars

edited this piece a couple times to get the current result. the colors are drastically improved, and there is much more attention to detail on the feathers. it still has its faults though :/ 

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Clif (Level 3 Enforcer) @ 8/30/2007 15:16
nice colours, great idea ;)

rabidbaboy (Level 4 Shichikyu) @ 7/22/2007 16:50
The forward wing looks like a dorsal fin.
I think its(wing) lower part should be a bit darker to show depth.

Other than that, I have no problem with it, even with the selout.

Hapiel (Level 11 Pixellite) @ 4/21/2007 12:27
I really like the yellow!! Fav!

slayer (Level 1 Rookie) @ 3/21/2007 12:07
i like the F.F. art

Opacus (Level 7 Ichikyu) @ 1/13/2007 00:58
Yeah, I agree with Big Brother, selout never really looks good. Not even in your pieces ;)

Scotteh (Level 1 Jukyu) @ 12/17/2006 06:26
awsome work and nice palette. 5/5+fav

Dark Rogue (Level 5 Rokkyu) @ 6/22/2006 13:10

I love the pallette.  Preview pic reminded me of a chocobo, oddly.

Great job.

big brother (Level 11 Admiral) @ 6/3/2006 10:45
The AA of the edges (particularly on the wings) are stacked and blurry.

majesticstorm (Level 1 Rookie) @ 4/9/2006 07:04
wow so much detail in such a small pixel

Dixet (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 2/21/2006 01:03

It's great n' all but I see a problem with it. The feather on it's chest looks way too big comparingn to the rest of it and in kind of way makes them look like leafs.

ryumaru (Level 3 Private Eye) @ 2/20/2006 10:41

thanks for deystroying any chance we have of making something even NEAR the standard of your art. jkjk

i love it, how you fit all the detail in it is amazing.

Di0xygen (Level 4 Mercenary) @ 2/20/2006 10:13
Very impressive, as always.

nothing to complain, i would see that in any rpg withouth problems

keep it p steve

BlackEye (Level 2 Quiet One) @ 2/19/2006 23:28
wow... like every single art of you, st0ven

lunarknight (Level 2 Quiet One) @ 2/19/2006 18:32
Another awesome piece by you. I love all the detail you put into the feathers, it's amazing.

st0ven (Level 2 Dealer) @ 2/19/2006 16:26
updated a bit of it, uploaded the new file. has better contrast and detail in some areas... though i apologize if some of the dissatisfaction was from the anatomy itself!

..::Naso::.. (Level 5 Killer Klown) @ 2/19/2006 15:30
Very nice, everything looks so nice a clear its like you can see ever pixel on PSP :D nice job stoven.

Doppleganger (Level 6 Yonkyu) @ 2/19/2006 10:29
Hey! I was totally wondering why you can never see what a pic is rated. Also, they should show an average and total points accumulated.

Faceless (Level 3 Hatchet Man) @ 2/19/2006 06:35
The bottom half of the beak looks too chubby, making it a lot thinner really improves the entire look of the bird, and the way you've shaded the underbelly makis it look like a linear gradient going from dark>light>dark. I also think the underbelly could use some trimming, and either of the talons some rotation on the y and z axies.

(Rookies these days )
(Gotta love Pixeljoint's grading system, and what's the point of the rating stars if nobody can see the average???)

happip (Level 6 Serial Killer) @ 2/18/2006 15:02
very cool! I like a lot the feathers... and when I compare them to my fairy >.<

Doppleganger (Level 6 Yonkyu) @ 2/17/2006 17:25

No more broken wing!

What I do notice, is the tail (aside from the rather short wings as afore mentioned) being a bit out of perspective. It looks as if it is jutting out from the (hip?) and, that there should be another tail coming out from the other side. The back feathers (darkest shades) appear to be coming from beneath the main larger feathers instead of appearing as if they are curved behind them.

Over all the coloring is excellent. Minor anatomical and depth issues is all.

Flameruler13 (Level 6 Cannibal) @ 2/17/2006 17:03

Faktablad (Level 6 SWAT) @ 2/17/2006 15:24

I find it fascinating how you managed to make the individual feathers, and I love the actual body of the bird, but the wings could use some slimming and lengthening.  They look a bit like clay.

I'm sure you'll still get a million favorites from those people who are like "OMG st0ven!"  *favs*

Opacus (Level 7 Ichikyu) @ 2/17/2006 12:45
omg.......Fabulous! Fantastic! Astonashing! I don't understand how you manage to make such detail, with such little colours. You do not cease to amaze me St0ven....

bunlee (Level 5 Killer Klown) @ 2/17/2006 11:46
Awesome creature!

pixelblink (Level 9 Federal Agent) @ 2/17/2006 10:50
Shriek!! It's Big Bird gone evil! Sweet and pure awesomeness!

st0ven (Level 2 Dealer) @ 2/17/2006 09:13
The first version of this, the anatomy was awful and i was contemplating on just skipping this piece and going onto another piece and just call this 'warmup', but i tried to salvage its anatomical issues and press on. In comparison to the older version, i think the improvements anatomically are vast and great, but looking upon it now i still get that same feeling that its just not all there. i agree with adarias right on the money there! ^_^ so ill be updating this piece if i can start getting something to flow a little better than what i have now.

sedgemonkey (Level 11 Coelacanth) @ 2/17/2006 08:07

Really amazing work creating the feathers and you've selected a really nice pose to show off the detail work on the wing facing the viewer.

One minor crit is that the tail of the bird seems to blend into the body with no clear indentation.

d-p (Level 11 Psychopath) @ 2/17/2006 07:37
Great stuff again..

Atooi (Level 5 Soldier) @ 2/17/2006 07:30

Awesome. Great work.

I agree with Adarias regarding the fluidity; it'd be nice to have a big sweeping wing span, but nevertheless it looks great!

Adarias (Level 11 Bonsai) @ 2/17/2006 05:53

While the shading, color, etc is great, the form itself seams a little lacking.....its very thick, almost like a rough clay sculpture or a rubber toy.  I tihnk perhaps a little more fluidity to it would go a long way to making it look more alive and in motion, at th moment its quite stiff

That being said though, the technical skill displayed is amazing and the colors as well, and im hardly skilled enough to be offering suggestions on a piece like this

fil_razorback (Level 5 Lieutenant) @ 2/17/2006 05:35
Well...I think it's perfect.
5 +fav

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