Hostile waters

Hostile waters

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Hostile waters

Title: Hostile waters
Pixel Artist: vierbit  (Level 2 Recycling :: 18391 points)
Posted: 3/21/2021 21:10
Palette: 16 colors
Statistics:  38 comments    211 faves    0 avatars

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Tosych (Level 3 Topaz) @ 10/23/2022 00:15

this is outstanding

A0405u (Level 4 Rubbish) @ 8/31/2022 07:35

It's draining!

GUNPEY (Level 3 Private Eye) @ 4/19/2021 16:04

Amazing, beyond perfection!

Irock (Level 2 Corporal) @ 3/29/2021 15:32

Any individual part of this would be impressive on its own. This is stunning.

blkice (Level 3 Swiss Roll) @ 3/26/2021 08:34

Woooooow, I cant say anything else!!

vierbit (Level 2 Recycling) @ 3/24/2021 15:38

I pretty much only use Graphicsgale for all my pixelart. Not sure if that is the best option
these days, but it works for pretty much anything I want to do.

Gravista (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 3/24/2021 15:36


Just unbelievable... the animation, the design, the color count... just wow. The water splashing inside and the occasional droplet especially..

The sub and mines remind me of the arcade game In The Hunt, not sure if that's intentional, but if so, cool ref. :)

pixissu (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 3/24/2021 14:23

I don't have enough words.. this is a beautiful piece of art!!

skeddles (Level 11 Sphinx) @ 3/24/2021 13:48

the smooth animation is so pleasing to look at!

WolfGD (Level 5 Werewolf) @ 3/24/2021 09:01

Beautiful animation, everything is full of movement!

Stickman (Level 7 Sheriff) @ 3/23/2021 17:27


Out of interest, what software do you use for animation? (I keep meaning to drop paint shop pro...)

ParkerBabyDiaperCompany (Level 2 King Checker) @ 3/23/2021 11:33

Dayum bro whats up

aamatniekss (Level 3 Mi-Go (The Whisperer in Darkness)) @ 3/23/2021 01:40

Wow, that's incredible! As usual though!

gawrone (Level 11 Dimetrodon) @ 3/23/2021 00:47

Yeah, everything in sync wouldn't give that impression of water-like inertia and just quasi-randomizing it would't make the rythym of the waves. But, going for number 60 and using its many different divisors adds an entire level of mathematical beauty to this piece.

Mathias (Level 6 Garbage) @ 3/22/2021 22:47

Your animations were already insane and this is even insaner.

Kaishido (Level 3 Mi-Go (The Whisperer in Darkness)) @ 3/22/2021 17:14

I've spent hours at practicing my pixel art skills for so long. And sometimes, my mind would lose purpose. But then I'd take some time to study pieces from artists I looked up to. And right away, my purpose would come back. The constant improvement. The thirst to learn.

Looking at that piece gives me exactly that feeling.

Thank you for this. Thank you for existing. Really. 

DawnBringer (Level 10 Pixel artist) @ 3/22/2021 16:05

The colors are a little bit duller than your usual stuff...but it's one heck of an animation!

vierbit (Level 2 Recycling) @ 3/22/2021 14:56

Good analysis! Yeah, I quickly realized that it looks weird when some parts animate
perfectly in sync with each other. This would be especially noticeable on
the sub and mines.
So I placed each element in such a way that no animation with the same cycle count is
close to each other.

Mandrill (Level 9 T-rex) @ 3/22/2021 14:24

Looks like I could grab it through the monitor! Masterful, as always.

Sasogo (Level 3 Nasturtium) @ 3/22/2021 14:16

I love this! The animation looks super good. It looks great

wakimojo (Level 3 Dodo) @ 3/22/2021 13:19

vierbit collecting throphies

Flinigan (Level 6 Bird) @ 3/22/2021 09:28

This is so good.

Charlene Excelsia (Level 3 Nasturtium) @ 3/22/2021 08:54

incredible! about as close to "mastery" of pixel art that i can imagine.


Loks (Level 2 Churros) @ 3/22/2021 08:05

I want to make pieces like this one day. Extraordinay job.

Siskan (Level 4 Egg Tart) @ 3/22/2021 06:15

The animation is superb!

Drea (Level 7 Teleporter) @ 3/22/2021 05:45

Wow, Amazing 

Janinhus (Level 5 Werewolf) @ 3/22/2021 05:33

just brilliant!

Hapiel (Level 11 Bonsai) @ 3/22/2021 05:24

That water is amazing! Great colors too, as always. I love it!

Sarahboev (Level 8 Venus fly trap) @ 3/22/2021 05:18

The flow of the animation is absolutely wonderful! Lovely job! 

SeDiceBisonte (Level 8 Spaceman) @ 3/22/2021 03:15

Damn! Truly remarkable. I have no idea how this was put together in a week, and I have to echo what has already been said about the smoothness of the animation and how surprising it is that this is only 16 colours.

CELS (Level 7 Lotus) @ 3/22/2021 02:22

Sometimes I wonder why I care about color restrictions and then someone posts something as amazing as this and I remember how much I have to learn about color. It's so fitting that this is a ship in a bottle, on many levels. TL;DR -  I like it.

gawrone (Level 11 Dimetrodon) @ 3/22/2021 02:19

Ok, so in music this is called polymetre.
The animation has 60 frames, and within it, the drop of water has 1 cycle, the boat and the waves have 4 cycles (15 frames each), the left mine has 5 cycles (12 frames each), the right mine has 3 cycles (20 frames each), and same is the rightmost seaweed, the center smallest seaweed has 6 cycles (10 frames each).

Counting and arranging it all makes a challenge itself.

Can't even begin with how it is pixelled...

heiwa (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 3/22/2021 01:37

This is such a smooth animation. Wow 

Theoden (Level 10 Operative) @ 3/22/2021 01:01

This is mindblowing in so many ways...
Excellent stuff!

Christoballs (Level 7 Neanderthal) @ 3/22/2021 00:48

Exquisite entry. A storm in a bottle, so to speak!

gennoveus (Level 6 SWAT) @ 3/22/2021 00:46

16 colours!? I would have guessed twice that much. And those animations are so smooth. A real joy to look at :D

Irenaart (Level 9 Dagon (Dagon, also Philistine mythology)) @ 3/21/2021 23:41

Wow! We know who the winner is...

shm31 (Level 6 Mooncake) @ 3/21/2021 23:35

Absolutely magnificent 

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