Xanthous Ruins

Xanthous Ruins

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Xanthous Ruins

Title: Xanthous Ruins
Pixel Artist: shm31  (Level 5 Macaron :: 5311 points)
Posted: 12/3/2020 14:30
Palette: 38 colors
Statistics:  9 comments    26 faves    0 avatars

Theme : old ruins bursting at the seams with overgrown vegetation, the crew of the scouring ship should not go inside if they knew what's good for them. :p

Starting date : 23/11/2020

Ending date : 3/12/2020

Tools : Aseprite + Mouse


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shm31 (Level 5 Macaron) @ 12/11/2020 13:52

Hello Reo & Theodore, thank you for you comments glad you have liked it 

Theodote (Level 3 Enforcer) @ 12/10/2020 10:58

This is marvelous!! Delicious wallpaper material

Reo (Level 11 Sphinx) @ 12/9/2020 05:22

Big Laputa vibes!  Good job!

shm31 (Level 5 Macaron) @ 12/4/2020 21:27

Hello kauheaa, fighter_fish, janinhus, thank you for your kind comments and taking the time to provide constructive remarks, I really appreciate it and I am glad you enjoyed this piece. Have an excellent day 

kauheaa (Level 2 Dealer) @ 12/4/2020 07:14

wow. as studying perspective myself right now and finding it hard af with objects more complicated than a barrel or a chair (like your castle and aircraft here) this is just amazing. and like someone said, the moon gives it nice depth!

the highlights and cracks look so good, and also i'm in love with the cravings on the wall and the eyes of whoever it is hiding in there!

fighter_fish (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 12/4/2020 07:01

Oh ok, sorry then. 

Janinhus (Level 5 Reptile) @ 12/4/2020 06:18

Oh, i meant it as a compliment really

I think that adding a gradient, or more clouds (or anything really) would actually detract from the picture, so adding that little moon was just... perfect! Very clever!

fighter_fish (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 12/4/2020 04:44

Well, the sky is flat... but I feel it gives the impression the castle is in the stratosphere.

Especially when you think about the cloud layer beneath it.

Maybe a gradient would work?

But to the creator: fantastic job, sometimes too much detail can take away things. Your castle definitely pops out against the background. 

Edit: you've done everything extremely well. I especially love that thinning cloud layer. Your water is done well, your leaves, your airship's design. Beautfiul, just beautiful.

Janinhus (Level 5 Reptile) @ 12/4/2020 04:08

Omg this is gorgeous.... I love how the little moon gives a great notion of depth to an otherwise very flat sky. Very well done!

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