early snow

early snow

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early snow

Title: early snow
Pixel Artist: AdamF  (Level 11 CEO :: 30898 points)
Posted: 1/8/2015 18:29
Statistics:  42 comments    345 faves    0 avatars

hey guys-- here's the piece I made for Gabriel/Noburo for this year's Pixelation Secret Santa. hope you guys had a fantastic holiday! 

Top Pixel Art - January 2015 (#2)Top Pixel Art - January 2015 (#2)


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L_metreveli11 (Level 2 Hired Gun) @ 12/24/2021 05:15

oh wow

Drea (Level 7 Teleporter) @ 2/11/2021 11:23


theartistjulian (Level 5 Captain) @ 4/29/2020 17:16

wow looks like a classical oil painting but in pixel art 

Roysterini (Level 3 Stalker) @ 2/24/2020 10:34

The fogging/mist is masterfully done. Fantastic.

gawrone (Level 11 Dimetrodon) @ 7/9/2019 23:29


railslave (Level 2 Tulip) @ 3/13/2018 02:38

sweet mother of ....

SuperMacabro (Level 1 Thug) @ 1/30/2018 23:08


upper0 (Level 3 Sergeant) @ 7/22/2017 23:24


pixelcharpi (Level 2 Hired Gun) @ 5/16/2017 13:52


emocx (Level 1 Gangster) @ 3/25/2017 13:54

Very very well detailed :)

DioShiba (Level 4 Shoggoth (The Mountains of Madness)) @ 8/9/2016 06:14

I love this!

Retronator (Level 5 Assistant Manager) @ 3/5/2015 00:01

Now that is breathtaking.

scottiand (Level 5 Detective) @ 1/14/2015 01:05

Wow! Truly stunning.

Delicious (Level 10 Capo) @ 1/13/2015 19:43

For sure man! Eventually haha! 

BathMaster_2000 (Level 5 Assistant Manager) @ 1/13/2015 09:32

Your pixelling looks like paint, the colors flow so well!

ouroboRose (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 1/12/2015 21:53

This piece is absolutely breathtaking. Great colors and composition; I'm curious to see the reference this was inspired by (or if it is mostly from imagination). Only thing I can critique is that there could me a bit more contrast between the pidgeons and the background; I almost didn't notice them. First saw this on /r/pixelart, always glad to see overlap between the two communities! Great job!

CraftyPixeI (Level 1 Intern) @ 1/12/2015 16:34

- So classical. I love it. -

Dokitsu (Level 9 PS1) @ 1/12/2015 14:15

Just an incredible piece, I love specialy the colour using for the AA between the sky.


AdamF (Level 11 CEO) @ 1/11/2015 13:32

Thank you all so very much! I am just overwhelmed at the amount of praise this has received here, on reddit, dA, Twitter, etc.-- it's crazy. I will try to address specific comments individually, but overall, thank you all for the compliments and the critique, I appreciate it all! 

@| | | |, you are definitely right-- some of the areas seem really warm individually. This is okay for me, though, as I was trying to imply a really, really early snow-- one where perhaps winter has not even officially begun. 

@ParkerBabyDiaperCompany, I looked at references for pigeons and matched as closely as I could, but at such a small size I am bound to have obscured some things. I will try and fix those in an update! 

@ADrawingMan, yeah, I know what you mean-- like I told | | | |, I was going for more of a really early snow feeling, so the river isn't supposed to feel really icy, but it certainly could give that impression for a better overall feeling. 

@CELS, haha, yes! I know exactly what you mean. I noticed that while working on it, as I tried making a larger version, and I was like ehh, it works better with the border... maybe an artistic decision overall? 

@Delicious, thank you man! We still have a collaboration we need to do! 

orange08 (Level 6 Blue Crab) @ 1/10/2015 11:16

this is really good almost looks like a painting

CELS (Level 7 Lotus) @ 1/10/2015 06:42

This is amazing. Faved. Although I do think the big tree on the right border looks a bit odd because most of the snow-covered branches fit so neatly inside the borders of the picture. It's hard to imagine what the rest of the tree looks like, for this reason. I don't know if that makes sense.

ParkerBabyDiaperCompany (Level 2 King Checker) @ 1/9/2015 18:03

I think it's great overall but the poor anatomy of the birds hurts it. They don't look like they belong.

PotatoLogic (Level 1 Depressed) @ 1/9/2015 17:28

Someone's obviously gonna get 2015 no.1 trophy 

Delicious (Level 10 Capo) @ 1/9/2015 15:50
 The colors are beautiful. The upper half is my favourite. The sky, the trees, the cliffs in the background are all lovely. A+

elend (Level 3 Corporate Drone) @ 1/9/2015 12:08

Just WOW! Gorgeous palette and perfect balance of antialiasing and sharpness.

JerryPie (Level 11 Big Foot) @ 1/9/2015 11:36

Very pretty. Wonderful colors. This reminds me of the amazing work by Bob Ross. -- I have to agree with | | | |, there are a few clumps of bushes/trees that would probably look better in a summer scene.

Other than that, this is great, I love the clouds. Also the peach/lightblue tones work well together.

Nether (Level 5 NES) @ 1/9/2015 05:56

Wow! Extremely beautiful piece.

Mr.Fahrenheit (Level 6 Serial Killer) @ 1/9/2015 04:42


carrion (Level 7 Underboss) @ 1/9/2015 04:37

Perfect. Just - perfect!
I especially like the sky/clouds and seeing many trees here on PJ these trees in the back are one of the best I've seen.

Mandrill (Level 9 T-rex) @ 1/9/2015 04:34

Can't believe how good this looks!

Brilliant piece.

beetleking (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 1/9/2015 04:11

hmm this looks yummy.

Cyangmou (Level 9 Federal Agent) @ 1/9/2015 04:01

the palette in this is more than nice.

Wugabuga (Level 1 Rookie) @ 1/9/2015 02:45

Wooob Woob!

Hapiel (Level 11 Bonsai) @ 1/9/2015 02:41

Beautiful and soft. You'd almost forget it's pixel art!

Gecimen (Level 11 Sphinx) @ 1/9/2015 02:39

First time I saw this I couldn't believe my eyes. Fantastic colors.

Graindolium (Level 3 Private Eye) @ 1/9/2015 02:05

nulll !      

darchangel (Level 5 Killer Klown) @ 1/9/2015 01:59

One of my favorite pieces from SS, just amazing.

skittle (Level 9 Nidan) @ 1/9/2015 01:44

The snow looks oddly tasty. 

Imo I think that the river lacks something of an icy feel to it, not sure what it is though. This piece is still really spectacular, loving the painty feel it gives off!

Pookaball (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 1/9/2015 00:04

Almost looks like an oil painting!

|||| (Level 8 Venus fly trap) @ 1/8/2015 19:40

Warm yet so cold... soft yet so crisp...

beautiful yet.. (so nothing to contrast)

I guess if there would be one thing it would be; a patch of this looks too warm, like it could fit into a much more temperate scene.


Voltali obscur (Level 9 Boss) @ 1/8/2015 19:18

I fell in love with the way you've rendered the snow on the pines foliage. Also the different levels of colors saturation give a nice depth to the scenery. Simply beautiful.

Motrox (Level 3 Private Eye) @ 1/8/2015 19:05

Another amazing piece from you . A little rough on some areas though.

I like the use of pink in the clouds as well.

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