One-Winged Ghost Fairy

One-Winged Ghost Fairy

You need to be logged in to rate pixel art.


Pixel Art Details

Title: One-Winged Ghost Fairy
Pixel Artist: StevenM  (Level 6 GBC :: 21469 points)
Posted: 2/5/2021 13:43
Palette: 19 colors
Statistics:  4 comments    3 faves    0 avatars

I started out wanting to make a Megaman Battle Network style of design and it somehow evolved into this. I wanted jet-engine wings (!) to start with but highlighting the rim of those turned into angel halos, and so, here we are.

Weekly Challenge: Pixie pixelsWeekly Challenge: Pixie pixels


If you would like to comment you will need to be logged in. Register now. It only takes a moment and it's free.

StevenM (Level 6 GBC) @ 2/6/2021 17:03

Years and years ago I used to think FF6 represented the zenith of 16-bit RPG spritework. Nowadays I'm a little more clued up on Seiken Densetsu, Treasure Hunter G, Gunman's Proof and numerous other titles (even in non-RPG genres) that can more than hold their own. It's good to expand that frame of reference, and occasionally be surprised by finding new-to-you nuggets of gold. Octopath Traveller was a nice find for example; before the filters are applied to it, the spriteart in that game is very welcome to the eyes.

Gas13's tutorials are still online as of today, and I still have them bookmarked. (For those reading: st0ven's site has long vanished; I keep a HTML archive of some of the tutorials available, but I assume he didn't want them spread all willy-nilly, else he would have taken precautions to host them elsewhere. Or at least, that's my assumption. Anyone interested in a copy can DM me.

Christoballs (Level 6 Saber-toothed Tiger) @ 2/6/2021 11:10

In my opinion you're fine, I think Hapiel wanted to keep it broad. In any case I would argue in favour for the piece staying in the weekly.

Oh right, that's super interesting... I love FF6's graphics, it visually slapped me around the face when I sat down and played it a few years ago.

Man, Gas13's tutorials are really neat. I think they're still online, right?
I miss st0ven's stuff, his work was solid, and from the little I interacted with him was a pleasant person - didn't realise he had made tutorials!

Can't remember where subpixelling was conceptualised/formalised, but it's a pretty complex technique.

StevenM (Level 6 GBC) @ 2/6/2021 08:19

To be honest I can see this picture getting thrown out of the challenge, or at least some contention over whether it qualifies as a fairy or sprite. Even so, I had fun putting it together.

When I first started getting serious about pixelart I mainly concentrated on standing RPG sprites, around the FF6 size. I mostly worked with NES/Game Boy palettes, occasionally with the Sega Genesis, to see what detail I could imply under a 3+transparency ruleset. I didn't practice as much under the 16x16 restriction until I branched out into most other hardware palettes, but I found Gas13's old tutorials - and a HTML backup of the tutorials on st0ven's old site, especially Shuku's tutorials - to be a godsend on 32x32 and 64x64 sizes. This on top of learning about subpixelling and 'as your picture gets smaller, your pixels go from suggesting detail to suggesting/conveying whole features' through trial and error.

Christoballs (Level 6 Saber-toothed Tiger) @ 2/6/2021 03:36

An unconventional design for the challenge!

I love the way you did the legs, specifically knees and shorts, as well as the face - the more I look at it, the more I can see its detail and subtle expression. And I haven't even mentioned the leaf! Great stuff.

I like how the smaller sprites look like they come from JRPGs, too! :D

Related & Tags

One-Winged Ghost Fairy avatars, One-Winged Ghost Fairy icons, One-Winged Ghost Fairy pixel art, One-Winged Ghost Fairy forum avatars, One-Winged Ghost Fairy AOL Buddy Icons

Sponsored Products


Want to give some dough back to all those amazing pixel artists? Donations provide prize money for contests, help cover hosting costs and support new initiatives.

Play party games with QuizBash app
Play party games with QuizBash app

Report Problem

If you are going to report an issue with this piece please provide relevant URLs/Images to back up your claim.


If you would like to be a team player why not register? It's quick and easy and you'll be able to comment on, rate and upload pixel art.

Already Registered?