Pirates of the Archipelago

Pirates of the Archipelago

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Pirates of the Archipelago

Title: Pirates of the Archipelago
Pixel Artist: clefairykid  (Level 9 Federal Agent :: 15874 points)
Posted: 5/15/2015 00:13
Palette: 12 colors
Statistics:  7 comments    12 faves    0 avatars

Started out trying to think of an interesting composition for showing a literal archipelago, since it's not really a subject that fits well unless you go top down. 

Was sitting around trying to figure out how to make it interesting (after hours trying to get my colours sorted better than I did last time) and was reading about how Johnny Depp is here in Australia filming a new Pirates of the Carribean movie at the moment and caused a huge drama for bringing his two dogs with him on his private jet, without declaring them to customs, which is against the law and can even result in the dogs being put down if he doesn't send them back. 

So I played the movie's theme whilst I added a little ship for character :'D

It's simple, but it was an exercise in better colour control than normal for me, reusing colours in new areas, new composition and, amazingly, for the very first time EVER I'm way under the limit and don't really feel the need to add more. 

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ShiroMikashi (Level 1 Intern) @ 6/9/2015 21:38

Haha, no problem! You're the real superstar~

clefairykid (Level 9 Federal Agent) @ 5/27/2015 00:12

Hey shiro, I just wanted to say a huge thank you for your comment, it's basically all of the things as I thought them in my head and were especially proud of managing to learn and put into practice even within a challenge setting, so I really appreciate that someone noticed all those little things C:

ShiroMikashi (Level 1 Intern) @ 5/19/2015 16:51

This is absolutely amazing! I love the greens in the islands, the blues in the clouds and ocean... and the plain sky really makes for detail in the waves. The ship is also great - the antialiasing making it look just like it has masts and all. Even the sand on the island looks yellowish because of the contast between it and the colors around. Beautiful work, clefairykid.

clefairykid (Level 9 Federal Agent) @ 5/16/2015 18:32

aw thank you so much ; - ; it's a very long learning curve for me in pixel art XD and mostly I just enjoy landscapes :P

DragonMarx (Level 3 Corporate Drone) @ 5/16/2015 18:30

I seriously dig all of your landscape art :)

clefairykid (Level 9 Federal Agent) @ 5/15/2015 18:35

ahah there's really not danger of the dogs being put down, I mean, he's a squillionaire with a private jet, it's no trouble at all for him to just fly them back with a personal dog nanny each haha they are only put down if the person who brought them here does nothing with them XD 

arth (Level 1 Rookie) @ 5/15/2015 08:38

Nice composition. That story about the dogs, though :x

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