Islands of the Collective v. 2

Islands of the Collective v. 2

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Islands of the Collective v. 2



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Title: Islands of the Collective v. 2
Pixel Artist: CELS  (Level 7 Lotus :: 19582 points)
Posted: 2/25/2015 05:07
Palette: 30 colors
Statistics:  6 comments    22 faves    0 avatars

 "Yarr, there be dragons in those clouds!" 

Trying to improve the oldest pixel art in my gallery. I'm sure I've made some new mistakes this time, but I felt like make this a bit more ambitious than the original.

For the 1x1 version click here

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Wugabuga (Level 1 Rookie) @ 3/3/2015 05:06

the colours are wow! :o


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|||| (Level 8 Venus fly trap) @ 2/25/2015 13:25

Bringin' the fantasy!


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CELS (Level 7 Lotus) @ 2/25/2015 11:48

Thanks for the feedback, FlyGuy. I have changed the preview now, hopefully for the better. I will take a look at the AA and maybe try to tune the colours a bit. :)


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JerryPie (Level 11 Big Foot) @ 2/25/2015 11:30

Change the preview dude..this thing deserves better. This is top 10 worthy

Edit: so I have to admit, I was really drawn in right away from the atmosphere, colors, and overall aesthetic of this piece. -- I still believe it's one of the better works shown this month if you were to fix some things. There is a lack of AA in a lot of places, and then over AA on others.. like the building in the background (too much)... and then the ship and clouds have none. The gradient in the sky is nice, but if the ramp was a little smoother it would look a lot more natural. This is a wonderful upgrade from your original submission.


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CELS (Level 7 Lotus) @ 2/25/2015 10:57

Thanks, bobston! I think I know what you mean about the composition. Maybe it would have been better with more 'weight' on the left side to counter the balloon. I'll keep it in mind for v.3, which may or may not have dragon pirates fighting unicorn ninjas :)

I did fix the ugly pixels you mentioned though. Cheers :)


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king_bobston (Level 10 Capo) @ 2/25/2015 10:27

I like the colors and you described the forms in this piece very well (I especially dig the first castle + mountain). The composition is also really nice, althrough I'm wondering if a bit more space between the second castle and the ship  (or a bit less space in the far left) would have benefited the piece. Only thing bothering me is the dark blue pixel left of the first castle (top of mountain) and the three on the bottom left of the same mountain, they need to be smoothed like the rest of them, they stick too much out.

Overall a good piece and nice improvement from v. 1. The ship animation really adds to it. I'm guessing v. 3 will finally have dragon riding sky-pirates?


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