The Tengu

The Tengu

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The Tengu

Title: The Tengu
Pixel Artist: SeDiceBisonte  (Level 7 Junk :: 7489 points)
Posted: 10/11/2020 07:35
Palette: 11 colors
Statistics:  4 comments    0 faves    0 avatars

A little bonus image for the weekly!

Something is watching...

This week's challenge uses a palette called Japanese Woodblock and requires you to make a film storyboard. One of my favourite actors is Toshiro Mifune. You can see how this came about. Imagine this as a stylized storyboard for an unmade early 60s film starring Mifune and a mishcievous, malevolent tengu.

Apologies to any Japanese speakers for the Google-translated text in the preview (I hope it says 'Pixel Halloween') and for the fact that it's just written in an approximation of Google's standard font. I'd love for it to look like it was done with a brush but I don't know the direction of the strokes.

I copied Toshiro Mifune from this Yojimbo still.

The style of the trees is based on The Gion Shrine in Snow  and Fuji from the Left (The First Village of Fuji), both by Utagawa Hiroshige.

Follow my main Pixelween story here:

Abandoned by ManThe PriceThe Mirror CracksThrough the Looking GlassRed Sky at Morning

Drawn using Polyduck's Japanese Woodblock palette for the 5th October 2020 Pixelween 2020: The Plot Develops weekly challenge.

Challenge rules:
Canvas Size - exactly 130 (horizontal) x 80 (vertical) pixels.
Colours - From the given palette only (max 12).
Animation - No.
Transparency - No.

Weekly Challenge: Pixelween: The PlotWeekly Challenge: Pixelween: The Plot


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SeDiceBisonte (Level 7 Junk) @ 10/12/2020 02:29

I'm actually surprised nobody else did this. Maybe I'm the only one willing to go in such an obvious direction

Hapiel (Level 11 Pixellite) @ 10/12/2020 02:25

Almost as if the palette was inspired by Japanese woodblocks ;)

SeDiceBisonte (Level 7 Junk) @ 10/11/2020 08:38

Thanks! I found the palette a lot easier this time round, and this is a more natural use for it.

ScientistWD (Level 3 Dryad) @ 10/11/2020 07:53

Really nice use of the palette, everything looks so soft.

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