Urban Teal Bridge

Urban Teal Bridge

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Urban Teal Bridge

Title: Urban Teal Bridge
Pixel Artist: ArmyFrog  (Level 6 Major :: 4025 points)
Posted: 12/9/2017 20:43
Palette: 18 colors
Statistics:  23 comments    55 faves    0 avatars

I spent the last three months or so working on this image. It took me a solid 24ish hours to do it, and I made it for the sole purpose of looking like a photo. 

The image uses a palette I call Urban Teal. It has 18 colors on a single, long ramp.


I developed three techniques for Photographic Pixel art, all three have been applied here.


I put alot of time and effort into this piece, so please show it some love.

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Frous (Level 4 Shichikyu) @ 12/14/2017 18:07

Great piece, the anti aliasing is very clean, and the dithering was unnoticeable from far, also great perspective in here.

wasteboy (Level 3 Private Eye) @ 12/14/2017 12:46

definitely has a photographic quality about it, nice work! 

JerryPie (Level 11 Big Foot) @ 12/13/2017 22:20

Nice coloring here, I'm getting a New Mexico desert kind of feel (even though you imagined water below). 

Lol that Eiffel Tower copyright is one of the weirdest I've ever heard of.  I think that site might be allowed to show the images because it's still sunset and the lights haven't fully come on yet.

ArmyFrog (Level 6 Major) @ 12/13/2017 08:43

First off, that website has pcitures of the Eiffle Tower at night....interesting.

Anyway, thanks for the tips. I will keep them in mind when making my next big piece (if net neutrality does not die/is revived in the near future). I appreciate your help.

Mr_Hk_ (Level 5 Sniper) @ 12/13/2017 07:21

mmmokay, But I don't see any connection between beeing accurate / photorealitstic and having a good composition / framing.
Studying a render shouldn't be a reason for bad camera work if you ask me. In fact, camera position, lens and lightening are what makes a good photo.

If you want to dig this subject and improve your futur work I would suggest to take a look at those guidelines.

UltimoGames (Level 6 Made) @ 12/13/2017 02:17

Very fresh and original!

ArmyFrog (Level 6 Major) @ 12/12/2017 11:24

The distance from the first set of supports to the second set would be enough for the next set of supports to be behind the "camera". Bridges to not typically have objects such as ladders connecting the ground to the bridge itself unless it goes over water. I had this in mind when I made the bridge. The reason these ladders exist is to allow workers to go from the bridge to the area below where there are typically boat bumpers. The reason I added all of that was to give the image some variety (a.k.a. because I could). Why am I saying this? The distance between supports where boats traverse is wider. This furthers to the point I made above. I do appreciate your help, but I made this piece to be as accurate as I could paying special attention to angles, lighting, and of course, my three techniques. I used the logic I stated as a tool to make the image.

Mr_Hk_ (Level 5 Sniper) @ 12/12/2017 01:38

This is an interesting exercise, very impressive use of dithering and AA. My only problem here is that this piece lack the "photographic eye" or composition.
Here is a very quick edit using 1/3 placing with addition of a first plan to add depth and interest.

Hope that help.

ArmyFrog (Level 6 Major) @ 12/11/2017 06:39

I updated the ramp link since I accidently screwed it up. The image is taken from a screenshot of Paint.net's color menu, and when the color menu is not hovered over, it becomes semi transparent. The colors before was the Urban Teal palette over a gray background. My bad!

Theoden (Level 10 Operative) @ 12/11/2017 01:02

This is totally something else.

Ambient occlusion effect is superbly done.

PIXELNACHO (Level 5 Macaron) @ 12/10/2017 20:15

Coño bro, increíble esta vaina! Aplausos de pie!

Esven (Level 2 Dealer) @ 12/10/2017 20:11

Well done, very solid technique used here.

ArmyFrog (Level 6 Major) @ 12/10/2017 18:05

It's quite simple. Get good form, and follow the steps I posted.

Asfodelo (Level 4 Shichikyu) @ 12/10/2017 16:32

Beautiful work, I can only imagine what must have taken to get that photorealistic feel. I could definitely learn from this, keep it up!

Guishermu (Level 2 Peon) @ 12/10/2017 14:30

Amazing! I like the sense of depth of the image and the color palette is very nice. Good job!

Bla2e (Level 3 Chief) @ 12/10/2017 13:43

Ayy, thats pretty good. Still think dithering isnt good for photorealistic art, but I'd rather have this done than spend time arguing and correcting it

Taertage (Level 1 Gangster) @ 12/10/2017 13:14

This is an interesting piece, and I like how you explain your techniques.

Your image and the Ramp use different colors, though.

Did you index paint parts of this (I'm not judging, just interested)? I would love to see the reference you used (if any). What is the underside of the bridge (deck) made of? Is it wood?

Fleja2003 (Level 7 Lotus) @ 12/10/2017 12:49

Whoa - this is insane!

PixelDust (Level 7 Mass Murderer) @ 12/10/2017 12:24

when I saw this and looked at the color count
I was like No way this has only 18 colors but it does
the mix of amazing dithering and a well-crafted color palette
I also love the ambient occlusion present

ArmyFrog (Level 6 Major) @ 12/10/2017 07:46

Thank you, twin of Insert!

SnugBoat (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 12/10/2017 00:29

Great finished product, love the clusters and dithering :)

CuriousBeefJerky (Level 5 Soldier) @ 12/9/2017 21:36

I actually thought this was a photo from the preview, so great work on the photo-realistic part. Even more impressive that it's only 18 colors. Have some love!

gennoveus (Level 5 Detective) @ 12/9/2017 21:08

Wow, this is great. You've done a great job of pulling off the photographic look!

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