Shrike The Impaler

Shrike The Impaler

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Title: Shrike The Impaler
Pixel Artist: Taks  (Level 4 Shoggoth (The Mountains of Madness) :: 2301 points)
Posted: 6/5/2021 17:11
Palette: 11 colors
Statistics:  12 comments    1 faves    1 avatars

Pixelling for a while now and I notice that a lot of pixel artists use birds as their twitter pfp. Now, I will become one of them, one with the flock.

Tweeted this to inquire lol: Why do pixel artists have big fascination with birds?

Fun fact, this is a mountain shrike, a species endemic to the Philippines. They take their preys off the ground and impale them on spikes, then proceeds to devour them alive. Fun!

Big thanks to Cels and SeDiceBesonte for the helpful feedbacks!


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CELS (Level 7 Lotus) @ 6/8/2021 09:45

It is well documented that birds are jerks. Very nice profile pic, turned out great! 

gawrone (Level 9 Leftovers) @ 6/8/2021 06:32

Relax. Nobody is judging here. It's all artists 

Taks (Level 4 Shoggoth (The Mountains of Madness)) @ 6/8/2021 06:24

Challenge accepted haha. I think they are called "avians" or "featheries" as you've mentioned. Why I know this? idk XD

gawrone (Level 9 Leftovers) @ 6/8/2021 02:26

Now I challenge you to combine this birdie with Vlad Tepes. Maybe Vlad's famous portrait with a moustached...eee... how do you call a furry but bird? "featherry"?

Taks (Level 4 Shoggoth (The Mountains of Madness)) @ 6/7/2021 21:18

Yep! the bird's artsy in killing haha

Taks (Level 4 Shoggoth (The Mountains of Madness)) @ 6/7/2021 21:17

Thanks Bisonte! Glad you like it :D

Taks (Level 4 Shoggoth (The Mountains of Madness)) @ 6/7/2021 21:17

Thanks, z! gotta put more good stuff in the gallery haha

Weerdmeester (Level 3 Fish) @ 6/7/2021 10:10

Casually submits a nice "tweeter" icon the same way the shrike cassually murders. Yep. Here are your points :P

WolfGD (Level 4 MSX) @ 6/7/2021 09:10

Very nice, love the clusters you used for the feathers!

yuanhai (Level 4 Sea Turtle) @ 6/6/2021 18:17

It looks like it's very proud of the spikes art.

SeDiceBisonte (Level 6 Chrysanthemum) @ 6/6/2021 14:12

Nice one! This turned out lovely. I alreayd mentioned the palette on Discord, but I love the watercolour feel. I think it's because the background blue reminds me of a watercolour wash.

I enjoyed the fun fact too. He's very cute for such a brutal killer!

zombieMode (Level 6 Garbage) @ 6/5/2021 21:14

I noticed this too lol

Great addition to the roster

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