Johto Memories

Johto Memories

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Johto Memories

Title: Johto Memories
Pixel Artist: Zaebucca  (Level 2 Flatfoot :: 1225 points)
Posted: 2/4/2020 15:08
Statistics:  20 comments    120 faves    0 avatars

When I was a little kid, I used to play pokemon by the river

Animation has always been a huge mental block for me, but I was surprised at how much fun I had with this piece!

Top Pixel Art - February 2020 (#3)Top Pixel Art - February 2020 (#3)


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jok (Level 11 Master Assassin) @ 3/27/2020 23:23

so nice

I would play!

DrSlouch (Level 6 Yonkyu) @ 3/11/2020 18:41

This feels like an excellent blending of GBC-esque sprites with lusher, more vivid backgrounds and tiles. Great animation, great palette, and lots of cute little details all over the place. A fantastic piece.

CuriousBeefJerky (Level 5 Soldier) @ 2/11/2020 00:40

This is beautiful! I really love the water and reflections. Especially the reflections. The cloud reflections make it feel like a more whole world, moreso than most topdown views.

The colors and contrast make it feel really rich and warm too. Beautiful.

Delicious (Level 9 Boss) @ 2/8/2020 12:32

Love the sprites and the dithered reflections on the water! Super great

Zaebucca (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 2/8/2020 07:09

The downside of grass variation is that I often overdo it and everything becomes unreadable! Technically this is not only one of my largest pictures, but also the one with the highest color count, especially with moving animations of the water and reflection summing up! But, yeah, I still try to keep every element at 4 color count (+ eventual transparency) so that the final piece is rich, but also cohesive! :')

Zaebucca (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 2/8/2020 06:58

Thank you so much beetleking! I always try to enliven my locations as much as possible, especially if I have to deal with natural settings that kind of go against my notorious "tileset mindset"! :'>

Zaebucca (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 2/8/2020 06:57

I initially wanted to animate reeds too, but the piece kind of became too hard to read and scrapped the idea!

Zaebucca (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 2/8/2020 06:48

Thank you WreX! Yeah, I was struggling a bit with water, as the coastline animation required a bit of effort; Just one color (without the gradient) felt unfinished and strange and this was the most appealing solution I found, but I'll be trying something different for sure next time!

Zaebucca (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 2/8/2020 06:47

Thank you! Sorry for the long wait, but the last few months were really busy!

Mirocaw (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 2/7/2020 07:41

First think I've favorited on this site in like 6 mo. Excellent work.

ParkerBabyDiaperCompany (Level 2 King Checker) @ 2/7/2020 06:24

Unbelievably beautiful.

beetleking (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 2/7/2020 03:56

Lovely piece. I love how architecture  of nature  looks. Many topdown games looks repetive but this breaks the barrier.

yrizoud (Level 6 Aquamarine) @ 2/7/2020 01:49

Your gallery must be shown to everyone who thinks "Less colors should be easier" and "After one grass tile is done, I've completed 20% of my work"

cure (Level 11 Pixellite) @ 2/6/2020 17:31

master of the GBC style

Graindolium (Level 3 Private Eye) @ 2/6/2020 08:17


8 bit adventurer (Level 3 Private Eye) @ 2/5/2020 12:11

I absolutely love how you handled the reeds. I especially love the shifting water at the base of those on the right. The whole piece is just a joy to look at. 

Christoballs (Level 6 Saber-toothed Tiger) @ 2/5/2020 07:55


Theoden (Level 10 Operative) @ 2/5/2020 04:49

Very good.

WreX (Level 3 Stalker) @ 2/5/2020 00:07

very nice colors , I just think that as the water goes darker the change of hue seems there to not harmonize with the rest of the piece , while the piece has a good harmony besides that , in general I don't think you need all of those darker water colors , I really like this piece besides that 

IllusionOfMana (Level 10 Operative) @ 2/4/2020 15:34

Its been a while since you last posted. Was starting to miss your spectacular pieces. This one is absolutely stunning!!!

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