Theoden @ 10/19/2018 02:57 commented on a pack of apes

Very cool stuff.

Theoden @ 10/18/2018 01:33 commented on RPG Mockup Screenshot

Cool scene but I advise you to tidy up your palette and reduce the color count.
It has 1085 colors right now and that is way too much for this piece. 
It can be a good practice for palette control.

Theoden @ 10/16/2018 23:15 commented on A Corrupted Cathedral

Nicely done.

Theoden @ 10/15/2018 14:01 commented on Big Bird


Good work with the beads man.
Did you paint them or picked the colors you needed?

Theoden @ 10/15/2018 07:09 commented on The One: Prototype ISO

This one has 256 colors, that's overkill. You have lots of single color pixels lying around. 
You should try to clean this up a bit.

Theoden @ 10/15/2018 02:36 commented on ghoul

Good stuff.

Theoden @ 10/15/2018 02:34 commented on Facility

Good stuff.

Theoden @ 10/12/2018 00:43 commented on Big Bird

I will think about this, thank you eishiya.

Theoden @ 10/11/2018 07:44 commented on Big Bird


Sure, a simple color reduction advice is nowhere near ideal nor as helpful as it should be but at least it might start them thinking about why they should reduce colors in the first place and I think it is better than saying nothing and keeping the piece in the queue for months.
I agree that these sort of messages can be more expansive though.

Theoden @ 10/11/2018 03:40 commented on Desert Wanderer

Digging this one. This kind of lighting works very well for this scene.

Theoden @ 10/11/2018 03:39 commented on Decompressed

I love these works of yours.

Theoden @ 10/11/2018 03:38 commented on standard rpg base sprites

Painterly as always!

Theoden @ 10/11/2018 03:36 commented on Ceratosaurus nasicornis

Good job! I think Mandrill would like this :)

Theoden @ 10/11/2018 03:31 commented on Uriel's chasm 3

Neat rendering! The dithering really works for this piece.

Theoden @ 10/11/2018 03:29 commented on Yödja

Very cool work.

Theoden @ 10/11/2018 02:15 commented on Pixel Tribute: Seb McKinnon's Archfiend of Ifnir

I think this piece at its current state simply does not have the standards of what most would think a pixel work should have. Including the common rules here on PJ.
As others have stated, I would advise making a 64-128 colors version of this work. 
I can see a big potential in this piece if you give it time and effort, keep it up!

Theoden @ 10/11/2018 00:57 commented on Big Bird

Thank your very much JerryPie! And yes, Hap will be missed greatly. His contributions to PJ are very valuable, hope he will continue to be with us.

Just wanted to say that I have been sending notifications to works that have high color count in the public queue. At least to give newcomers an idea of why their piece is not being accepted into the gallery if they didn't read the rules or are totally new to the concept of palette control. 

In my humble opinion a relatively small pixel work should ideally have a color count not exceeding two digits. Maybe around 64 max. And max 128 for large and complex works. 

We have always seen exceptions to these sort of rules before but as JerryPie stated we are doing our best to find a good balance.

I believe palette control is the trickiest part to tackle for most beginners and may become a huge wall that prevents their progress.

I would always be happy to hear your opinions and crits about any subject.
Thank you all for your contributions to the matter!

Theoden @ 10/11/2018 commented on Castle in the Island

Try reducing the color count please.

Theoden @ 10/10/2018 23:57 commented on Magic stone

You have too many similar colors, reduce the color count and clean up the image please.

Theoden @ 10/10/2018 11:26 commented on Clash in the woods

I would advise cleaning the work by reducing single pixels that are spread all over the place. It seems that your palette got out of control.
The scene and chars look good!

Theoden @ 10/10/2018 11:22 commented on Nausicaa and Fox Squirrel

Nicely done.

Theoden @ 10/10/2018 10:53 commented on Pixel doodles 1

No problem, your palette looks a lot better now, nice work!

Theoden @ 10/10/2018 07:58 commented on Pixel doodles 1

There 3 shades of grayish purple in your work which only use a few pixels for the background of the top left image.
Try removing those colors and updating the file please.

Theoden @ 10/10/2018 01:04 commented on Base War sprites

544 colors are simply too much, try reducing the color count please.

Theoden @ 10/10/2018 00:57 commented on halfcut

Color count can be reduced.