Teapot Migration

Teapot Migration

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Teapot Migration

Title: Teapot Migration
Pixel Artist: skittle  (Level 9 Nidan :: 28421 points)
Posted: 3/22/2016 11:39
Statistics:  17 comments    86 faves    0 avatars

For pixel_dailies. This version is a bit different, I adjusted the colour and a few minor things. Sorry about the messy sky, the waves are also probably a bit too busy for my liking, thought it was okay enough to post here tho.

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theartistjulian (Level 5 Captain) @ 4/29/2020 21:25

i have never seen a teapot sailboat

jarny (Level 1 Rookie) @ 3/29/2016 14:55

I love the water!

Psiweapon (Level 4 Ensign) @ 3/28/2016 18:14

kettle in a storm

redmilion (Level 7 Bunyip) @ 3/28/2016 17:25

muy buena idea la de la teterita barco

skittle (Level 9 Nidan) @ 3/24/2016 12:02

Hmm, I see what you're saying. I had an older version of the teapots where everything was a lot more blue -I didn't think there was going to be enough variety if everything was the same way when I opted for new composition and all i.imgur.com/d8etfwa.png 

Here's an edit I made, not quite as pushed in towards blue as yours, the blue shadows make it look even more alike to a3um's piece which is similar as people were saying -I would suppose because both things are yellow, though gibli's teapot is yellow too. I do like your edit, but I am still having trouble deciding which I would prefer.

You may be right about the teapot seeming like a seperate piece from the ocean, I thought the reflections on the bottom would help with that, hmmmm

philippejugnet (Level 6 Hitman) @ 3/24/2016 09:37

Teapot colors bother me, they somehow dont fit. Hot colors on cold ocean is really contrasting way too much to a point where they look like separeted pieces.


its cool to have reference when coloring, but make sure you know what you are doing with it!

Here's a general fix on multiple issues like composition, image polution, color etc.
Its cool to put the references you used on the description! (if you did)

skittle (Level 9 Nidan) @ 3/23/2016 13:32

Thanks dude :D 

I'm not sure how I feel about adding more lightning since I feel like that might clash with the already busy wave texture (I'm also not too keen on putting that much more time into this). I did however, lighten up and saturate the BG a bit more! Like you pointed out, it was a bit too desaturated. Here's the older version to compare! Imo everything pops a little bit more  i.imgur.com/8zaavje.png


Eyyy dude ty! Appreciate it a lot! 


Thank you also, man! 

Amorph (Level 4 Sea Turtle) @ 3/22/2016 16:37

Fantastic! I especially love the glow effect where the wave meets the teapot -- really well done.

I almost feel like the background could use a little more contrast and lightning (maybe like these: one, two) because the desaturated blues are a bit flat. But then again that might draw attention away from the foreground. Awesome composition either way!

Erico (Level 4 Deputy) @ 3/22/2016 15:42

Amazing ocean!!

Zizka (Level 10 Deep Blue) @ 3/22/2016 14:22

Holy shit, that water. Mucho progress.

skittle (Level 9 Nidan) @ 3/22/2016 13:19

I'll disappoint you with another wip, that'll show you >:U


Thank you very much =)


Thanks man! You've come a really long way too! 


Haha, mandrill said the same thing


I didn't say thankyou on twitter, so thanks dude! Funny that you say "studio ghibli" because I've had the idea of teapots being boats ever since I watched The Secret World of Arrietty a few years ago (except they didn't have a sail on theirs). I tried making a teapot boat back then but that failed hah


You make a good point! I threw an edit in there, nothing really major, but I made the oar a bit more blue and threw in some simple highlights on the spout and sail :)

JerryPie (Level 11 Big Foot) @ 3/22/2016 13:00

Awesome work man. The waves are incredible. Love the mood. One thing that might help the piece is throwing a little more blue light on the mast and ores...you added the light from the lightning bolts on the ship but stopped there. Anyway, regardless these are really great pixels. Good job.

Mandrill (Level 9 T-rex) @ 3/22/2016 12:55

Absolutely fantastic piece! The mood and funky ship design scream "Studio Ghibli".

btw. thanks a ton  for the retweets! :P

onilink_ (Level 8 Marshal) @ 3/22/2016 12:53

Reminds me this :b

Nice waves :p

Motrox (Level 3 Private Eye) @ 3/22/2016 12:41

You're skills have improved ,and continue to do so,  at such a rapid pace!

Great work man :) 

king_bobston (Level 10 Capo) @ 3/22/2016 12:38

A finished piece

"[...] thought it was okay enough to post here tho."
ah, nvm.

Kidding, I love it!

jamon (Level 10 Operative) @ 3/22/2016 12:32

Great watter details!

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