The Dark Side of Charon

The Dark Side of Charon

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The Dark Side of Charon

Title: The Dark Side of Charon
Pixel Artist: Philtomato  (Level 1 Rookie :: 671 points)
Posted: 10/15/2015 15:53
Palette: 12 colors
Statistics:  18 comments    68 faves    0 avatars

As Persephone watches from a distance, The ferryman docks to greet the new souls to send them to the underworld.

I wanted to keep the whole Mythos about Charon and incorporated it on Pluto's moon.

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Philtomato (Level 1 Rookie) @ 10/23/2015 19:21

Thank you GamingBliss. :) Cheers!

GamingBlissRep (Level 1 Rookie) @ 10/22/2015 17:02

This really is an amazing piece!

Finlal (Level 11 Special Agent) @ 10/20/2015 14:28

Glad someone did myphological Charon.

MagicKoi (Level 3 Private Eye) @ 10/20/2015 07:11

This is best viewed at 2x in my opinion. Good job.

Zizka (Level 10 Deep Blue) @ 10/19/2015 15:32

Looks great but that static smoke is disturbing.

But it looks great!

Volrak_Rutra (Level 6 SWAT) @ 10/19/2015 10:48

this kicks mighty ass. you got my vote

feiss (Level 5 Detective) @ 10/19/2015 03:37

gorgeous! Congratulations, amazing job

Lindion45 (Level 4 Lieutenant) @ 10/18/2015 10:46

I couldn't read the boat properly for a while, because the bit with the pumpkin tied to it doesn't move! 

An awesome piece though, love the colours, and the edge of the water!

Strawzzboy64 (Level 1 Rookie) @ 10/17/2015 08:54

The smoke doesn't appear to be that far away to me. At least, not as far away as clouds. I think it should have a slow rising animation to it, I think that would convey a proper distance/size of it. Plus I feel like it could be a nice contrast to the speed of the other animations, you know? (so far I don't think I've seen much slow animation from your work. I think you have potential to make some really smooth stuff). By the way, how many frames does this have before the loop?

Anyway, great piece! I love the colors and all the little details here and there. I think the placement of the moving parts in the composition were selected very well too, it really makes the piece come alive where it needs to. I feel like it even makes the moon's foreboding, but peaceful stillness even more effective. The animation on the boat is probably my favorite. Once again, great work!

Reo (Level 11 Sphinx) @ 10/17/2015 06:36

Lovely! Love how you tied the myth to the moon.

CooliePixel (Level 5 Detective) @ 10/16/2015 19:45
Sure it's possible,
There are still 2 days till deadline
This piece is great, especially the textures and the animations
The only thing annoying me here is that smoke.. maybe the colors/shadowing/dithering/being idle... idk..
btw, that female alien.. 10/10... so sexy.. mmm... ~_~

Philtomato (Level 1 Rookie) @ 10/16/2015 15:16

Think it's possible to edit an already posted piece?

Shackhal (Level 5 Detective) @ 10/16/2015 13:36

Wow. Looks super good!!

orangemagik (Level 6 Commander) @ 10/16/2015 13:14


BathMaster_2000 (Level 5 Assistant Manager) @ 10/16/2015 10:32


Pixelart_kid (Level 6 SWAT) @ 10/16/2015 09:59

Wonderful landscape, i feel the atmosphere!! I agree with Cure, It would be great animation of smoke.

Philtomato (Level 1 Rookie) @ 10/15/2015 16:18

I wanted to, but it didn't convey a good sense of distance if moved too much, so i just made it idle. Kinda like how clouds don't seem to move because they're just so far.

cure (Level 11 Bonsai) @ 10/15/2015 16:10

Great concept. Pluto looks awesome. Wish the orange smoke were animated though.

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