Taming a wild palette beast

Taming a wild palette beast

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Taming a wild palette beast

Title: Taming a wild palette beast
Pixel Artist: zch  (Level 4 Team Leader :: 5204 points)
Posted: 11/29/2015 02:16
Palette: 12 colors
Statistics:  5 comments    32 faves    0 avatars

Before doing pixel art you must first tame your palette. This can be kind of a hassle sometimes...

I wanted to give this picture a feel of random harsh colors, but the palette is very much hand picked.

Special thanks to skamocore. This whole picture was inspired by his comment :) I don't actually feel like I'm taming the palette when I draw... Kinda the opposite really, I drop the colors on the canvas and try to move them where they want to go. The colors are making me do things, not the other way around.

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philippejugnet (Level 6 Hitman) @ 12/2/2015 17:09

Found a happy face!



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AirStyle (Level 6 SWAT) @ 11/30/2015 16:39

This looks absolutely amazing, and the concept is absolutely wonderful!!! 

Elk (Level 5 Assistant Manager) @ 11/30/2015 13:18

very nice depth!!! :)

zch (Level 4 Team Leader) @ 11/29/2015 15:02

Thanks for the comment :)

I didn't want to "uglify" the colors on purpose or pick them truly randomly or anything like that, but I did try to choose somewhat weird, unnatural or harsh colors for the monster. So bright green and purple. And dark green and red instead of black...

I'm pretty happy how the palette turned out. Previously when I have made my own palettes they hava usually turned out to be kinda washed out and dull... This one seems to have much more energy.

HZoltan (Level 6 Major) @ 11/29/2015 09:07

Well tamed colors! :) If you didn't say I wouldn't think that this is "random", they fit well together with a bit retro feeling (there are some colors very similar to the C64 palete). And of course, the picture is very nice!

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