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Title: Climax
Pixel Artist: Strazt  (Level 5 Sniper :: 3306 points)
Posted: 8/19/2015 10:28
Palette: 34 colors
Statistics:  10 comments    15 faves    0 avatars

This was initially going to be a much larger piece, but I realized early-on I was perhaps being too ambitious; I ended up resampling it down to a more manageable scale and this is the result. 

The goal of this piece was to make viewers feel like they were watching a scene out of a yakuza movie.


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Strazt (Level 5 Sniper) @ 8/24/2015 11:14

Thanks man, I'm honored. Love your work. Still some techniques I'm lacking in but the mood was my primary objective for this piece and I'm glad it came across. 

Delicious (Level 9 Boss) @ 8/23/2015 22:54

This is cool. Really diggin' the mood

Strazt (Level 5 Sniper) @ 8/20/2015 20:41

Thank you for the kind words; it was interesting attempting to animate rain but I've still lots to learn. I'll try revisiting this piece sometime and fixing it up. :)

binderbear (Level 4 Team Leader) @ 8/20/2015 17:41

This scene has a really cool mood. The only thing I'd suggest is that the dots where the rain hits the girl and the man on the left be spaced a little less evenly. Love the colors. 

Strazt (Level 5 Sniper) @ 8/20/2015 15:24

Good suggestions; some friends of mine gave me some similar critiques. I gave it a try last night but didn't like what I came up with. I do like this piece and can see it being improved. Perhaps at a later date. 

jat250 (Level 3 Private Eye) @ 8/20/2015 10:19

At least show the rain dripping off the roof. It would be a pretty cool effect if you could show it running down the car and the roof shingles. Maybe put some water drops on the foliage up front.

Strazt (Level 5 Sniper) @ 8/20/2015 09:03

I was initially going to do so, but I was afraid it would distract from the rest of the piece; I'll give it a shot though. Thanks for the suggestion! :)

8 Bit Dreams (Level 10 President) @ 8/20/2015 06:18

Fantastic scene,maybe you should have the rain hit the building and car?

Strazt (Level 5 Sniper) @ 8/19/2015 19:48

I'm glad you like it! Another friend of mine said the same thing about the rain hitting the people. I'll take another crack at it and see if I can make it more natural, but it'll probably stay this way if I can't reconcile it. 

Ah, Another World! Yeah, I was probably unconsciously influenced by that style. Putting in eyes didn't really work with the aesthetic I was trying to achieve, so I felt it would be better to let the viewer interpret it.

ParkerBabyDiaperCompany (Level 2 Peon) @ 8/19/2015 19:13

Great scene. Maybe the rain drops could hit the people less frequently--it doesn't seem to jibe with the pace of the rain-fall.
How you handled the man's face reminds me of the 'Buddy' from Another World, which is cool.

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