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Title: Color contest entry
Pixel Artist: TheBlackMarket  (Level 4 Button Man :: 2007 points)
Posted: 3/7/2006 13:25
Palette: 46 colors
Statistics:  13 comments    15 faves    0 avatars

A colored version of  Kaeru-Sama's Kos-Mos Lineart for his coloring contest on an RPG Maker forum. I did not draw the lineart, I just colored it.


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xxmantisxx (Level 7 Mass Murderer) @ 5/20/2011 09:37

You just blew my mind.

TheBlackMarket (Level 4 Button Man) @ 8/13/2008 03:39
Haha, oh wow, I can't believe I used 46 colors for this. Awful.

Orochi_clark (Level 1 Rookie) @ 8/13/2008 03:12
Amazing!!! A little AA would help, since its a big piece of art... but a 5/5.

Stan20 (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 8/28/2007 11:02
Wow! 0_o
5/5 + favorites

ZZZkodi (Level 7 Mass Murderer) @ 7/7/2006 03:57
Brilliant work!

Pwnage (Level 1 Quiet One) @ 4/28/2006 15:34
I dont care what other people say you did this beautifully and its a joy to look at it ^_^  

Adarias (Level 11 Bonsai) @ 3/14/2006 11:42
AA would help a lot i think, since this is such a large piece and really would benefit from having smoother lines.  Selout imo is overrated, but it works in some cases.  Basically, you mix colors from the main sprite to make outlines (or in some places even just not have them) instead of using a single outline color, its like a step past colored outlines.....ive never really delved too far and i told bisue all i know but im sure you can find some tutorials if you look for them, tsugumo used o have a nice simple one but his site died.....

Now that that is said, i really like the pallet youve chosen, it looks as though it is straight from a manga.  the bending also is rather nice, and i like the starkness of the black parts of the robot to the white parts.  The simple use of the blue backlight is also quite effective especially on the legs, and im glad you continued it through into the other highlights because a lot of people are afraid to mix light sources and end up with overemphasized shadow cores.  Good work :D

(also, one thing that occured to me is that not AAing a piece like this is in a way a tribute to the other artist, letting their linework go unaltered and just with and around it)

TheBlackMarket (Level 4 Button Man) @ 3/10/2006 09:51
What is 'selout'? I assume AA stands for Anti-Alias, correct? My answer to all those things - I got incredibly lazy with the coloring, indeed, especially at the hands and pretty much everything above the legs. I could have probably done a lot more with the brass/gold parts to make them more metallic, but I simply got lazy.

Zetabot (Level 3 Private Eye) @ 3/10/2006 09:48
Really nice, but I agree with DE and Psi weapon. A little AA and selout here would really help this pop in my opinion. Also, the coloring on the left (her left) hand seems a bit off. It makes her hand look sort of lumpy.

-DE- (Level 11 General) @ 3/9/2006 01:18
I like the colors, but bigger pieces such as this simply NEED AA in my opinion.
It is tedious, but the pic will look a lot better.

bunlee (Level 5 Killer Klown) @ 3/8/2006 20:21
Great coloring! Just saw the lineart yesterday!

Angel (Level 5 Soldier) @ 3/8/2006 13:22
Realy nice colours. They look very good together.

Psiweapon (Level 4 Gas Giant) @ 3/8/2006 09:16

I quite like it, specially the legs and torso. I think its lacking some selout, though, but perhaps that would disrupt the sharp, clean looks of it...

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