Isle of the Dead v3.5

Isle of the Dead v3.5

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Isle of the Dead v3.5

Title: Isle of the Dead v3.5
Pixel Artist: Manupix  (Level 11 Godfather :: 67628 points)
Posted: 10/12/2015 13:48
Palette: 13 colors
Statistics:  12 comments    34 faves    0 avatars

Submitting this at last to stop working on it: I posted it on Threadless more than a year ago, with intent to polish and post to PJ 'soon', haha. Latest version, maybe not last (thinking of tiles!). Features the island in Arnold Boecklin's famous painting.

Previous versions: 1, 2, 3. I've tried to recapture the video game vibe of the first version, which was lost in the second.

Edit: removed 3 stray colors (!), desaturated the blue a little.


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Omrii (Level 4 Button Man) @ 1/25/2016 20:49

I just notcied that the smoke doesnt reflect in the water in his left eye (Right side).

manupix pls fix!

Manupix (Level 11 Godfather) @ 10/24/2015 11:49

Thank you kind people!

Omrii (Level 4 Button Man) @ 10/24/2015 11:37

Holy crap, I just took another look at this piece and I JUST noticed the skull. I'm so blind haha.

This piece is unbelieveably sick. encaspulates what pixel art should aspire to be. wonderful work.

Zizka (Level 10 Operative) @ 10/20/2015 05:18

I prefer the second version myself without the skeletons but its awesome on its own too!

Mandrill (Level 8 Partner) @ 10/19/2015 10:46

My favourite version.

The mostly warm colours and lovely figures bring this to another level in my opinion.

|||| (Level 8 Marshal) @ 10/13/2015 15:05

I like the new cartoony details myself!.. I am agreeing with Solrac and Finlal about the overall atmosphere in V.2. yet this is fun; I love the use of cyan and the gamey mystery the new figures bring. overall I'd say it's been improoved.

solrac (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 10/13/2015 06:02

Stunning, but I honestly prefer the second version without the cartoony skeletons, skulls and bats. It has a darker and more desolate atmosphere that works better with the theme, I think.

Manupix (Level 11 Godfather) @ 10/13/2015 02:05

Thanks guys! Good points all. Truth is, I'm perpetually hesitating between more/less saturation, warmer/colder colors, in all the stuff I do including photography.

After I made version 2 ('Petra'), I thought I had strayed too far from my initial concept, and tried to address this here. In a while I might be able to decide which one I like best!

Desaturated the blue, that's all I can bring myself to downtone right now ;)

Blueschist (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 10/12/2015 20:59

Very much an improvement over the older ones, and still a really wonderful concept. I have to agree with finlal though, the second version has a more desolate and dead atmosphere, largely thanks to its less saturated colors. Personally, I do not care greatly for the drastically hueshifted colors in this piece, I find them, the blue espeically, to be jarring, and they give it an awfully lively aura. The colors of the other were much more dreary, which I found more fitting. Other than that, this is a great improvement, especially in regards to those marvelous reflections in the water, and the overall more polished look. I think it certainly seems more "video-gamey", but really don't think those colors are necessary to generate that effect, especially not with those ghosts and bats and skeletons and effects going on.

Finlal (Level 11 Special Agent) @ 10/12/2015 18:01

Nice improvement on the old HoFamer.
Though the second version feels creepier and more "dead".

Manupix (Level 11 Godfather) @ 10/12/2015 14:41

Thank you! Fixed link. Sorry for the headache =)

eishiya (Level 6 SWAT) @ 10/12/2015 14:32

Your link to the painting doesn't work.

Great work! Definitely an improvement over the first two versions. The use of blue is interesting and looks particularly good at a glance, though it gives me a headache if I look at it too long.

I particularly like the reflections on the water, they're very clear but don't distract.

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