Island Redo

Island Redo

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Island Redo

Title: Island Redo
Pixel Artist: eishiya  (Level 7 Bunyip :: 18457 points)
Posted: 7/26/2017 13:54
Palette: 13 colors
Statistics:  14 comments    21 faves    0 avatars

Redo of some art from 2005-ish for the challenge. I probably should have done it as a scene rather than as tiles, but the original was tiles and it might be more useful to other people this way. I might add a few missing tiles and submit it to the Open Game Art later.

This and the original are apparently the only two palm trees I've ever pixelled.

This new version has about 12 more tiles, but uses 9 fewer colours and hopefully looks more interesting.

Original ~2005 version. It might not be my first pixel art, but it's the earliest I could find.

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Theoden (Level 10 Operative) @ 4/10/2018 00:32

I really liked the pattern for the waves.
Very good clusters and colors!

Rumpumpelblitz (Level 1 Rookie) @ 8/29/2017 14:06

Yeah i have, i also use the trick with the geometric forms when i was drawing and it helped me alot!  It's just a bit hard to copy all that stuff directly into pixels, cause some things are just too different between drawing and pixeling. I have no procedure when im doing pixels, it's all chaotic between picking colors and doing outlines/shading/details, im a pretty chaotic person 

eishiya (Level 7 Bunyip) @ 8/26/2017 13:16

Have you done the usual round of studies, drawing and shading basic forms like cubes and cones? Some people can learn just by observing and thinking about what they're doing, but some people really benefit from actually doing these drawings. It can take a lot of work to switch your brain from 2D to 3D, especially if you have 8 years of bad habits xP Doing studies, observing the world around you and mentally breaking it down into component forms, using simple forms when constructing drawings can all help.

Rumpumpelblitz (Level 1 Rookie) @ 8/26/2017 12:57

Thinking in 3d is exactly my problem, everything wich has some sort of depth or isnt viewed from the front or the sideview screws over my anatomy and shading completely.

im drawing for more than 8 years and im into pixels for more than 5 years but my works just dont get better shading and perspective wise, its so frustrating and makes me feel like a dumbass or somehow braindamaged, while my sister learned drawing mangas and real people with almost perfect anatomy, stunning details and shading within 3 years (wich makes me kinda proud at least).

eishiya (Level 7 Bunyip) @ 8/26/2017 12:22

Thank you!

Pixelling without outlines is easier in many ways, because you have more space to work with. The space that outlines would take up, you can use to add additional definition and details. Instead of outlines, contrasting colours (or lights/shadows) create the boundaries between objects.

You should try it! If you're used to thinking of everything in terms of outlined shapes instead of forms with light and shadow, it might be tough at first, but if you try to think more in 3D, it'll get much easier.

Rumpumpelblitz (Level 1 Rookie) @ 8/26/2017 11:03

What a nice work, it reminds on those peacefull looking sun-flooded islands from Zelda: The Wind Waker, good old times.

I,ve never tried doing pixels without outlines but i guess it's difficult, even more impressive that you could keep that clean look

upper0 (Level 3 Sergeant) @ 7/31/2017 07:06


TheAlmightyOne (Level 1 Rookie) @ 7/28/2017 09:59

I really dig how the sand tiles seem to go down into the ocean. Really neat!!

Quake (Level 2 Hired Gun) @ 7/27/2017 08:15

Great work Eishiya!

eishiya (Level 7 Bunyip) @ 7/27/2017 07:25


I tried to repurpose rock-corner tiles into something to approximate more horizontal jutting rocks since without it the shape looked too blocky, but I probably would need to make a different "upper surface of rocks" tile to make it work well.

zedOFF (Level 5 Soldier) @ 7/27/2017 05:03

Wow, it's very good!

pixelcharpi (Level 2 Hired Gun) @ 7/27/2017 02:05

super beautiful 

GooeyGuru (Level 3 Enforcer) @ 7/27/2017 00:42

It does look interesting, and super smooth  However, I think that the tiles which aren't part of the island walls, but like rocks which extend further into the water (bottom and bottom-right), feel kind of strange; but overall really great work, the tiles are lovely! 

TheKingDwarf (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 7/26/2017 18:43

Great tiles. Nice and clean.

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