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Title: Nidus
Pixel Artist: islandlab  (Level 1 Rookie :: 10 points)
Posted: 11/18/2020 06:41
Palette: 4 colors
Statistics:  3 comments    0 faves    0 avatars

Omphalotus Nidiformis: A bioluminescent mushroom found in many parts of Australia.

Drawn using GrafX2 in 2019, compiled into an executable ROM for a GameBoy, thus the 160x144 dimensions.

11 photo references were used, the primary of which, as correctly identified by @Hapiel, being this image. Thank you all for your high quality feedback during the submission process; definitely much food for thought that has already influenced my current drawings, I look forward to posting my next submission!


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Janinhus (Level 5 Soldier) @ 11/19/2020 14:53

There is clearly an intent on the position of *most* pixels, althoug it's hard to understand what's going on without the reference.

The palette doesn't help readability either but after i realized what i was looking at, it actually looks pretty. It would probably look better without all the mess on the ground - just the mushroom vs the background i think.

Hapiel (Level 11 Admiral) @ 11/19/2020 04:57
I disagree. Although pixel control could be much improved, it does show individual pixel control in many crucial areas.
However, @islandlab I do recommend to share your references when working from a photo!
Oh, and welcome to pixel joint!

ArmyFrog (Level 5 Captain) @ 11/18/2020 11:36

I think this falls under the realm of oekaki. The pixels are placed extremely erratically and randomly, and don't represent the fundamental intentionality of pixel art.

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