Seductive Abyss (The Post Mermay Illustration)

Seductive Abyss (The Post Mermay Illustration)

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Seductive Abyss (The Post Mermay Illustration)

Title: Seductive Abyss (The Post Mermay Illustration)
Pixel Artist: DioShiba  (Level 4 Shoggoth (The Mountains of Madness) :: 2545 points)
Posted: 6/14/2021 08:11
Palette: 54 colors
Statistics:  5 comments    5 faves    0 avatars

Well this has been quite the interesting journey over the past couple of days. So where do I want to begin?

Well I think to start the best thing I can say that originally I wasn't intending to go all out as I did with where this piece is now. Originally it was just the mermaid and keeping it as a one shot character piece as opposed to doing this as a fully illustrated piece but after some feedback here and there mainly from several members on the discord group, but also from newgrounds, and even from a few friends; I ended up ironing this out to what it is now as a fully illustrated piece.

To give an estimate of how long this actually took, I recorded at least up to 41 hours and 30 minutes when I looked over the documentation that I have written down.

Here's a link to the WIP gif (I apologize as one of the frames is actually blurred a bit):

So in any case I want to give a huge shout out to everyone who has given me feedback on this piece. It actually helped me a lot to see how I can use colors more effectively and be able to iron this out to a piece that I can be proud of.


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SeDiceBisonte (Level 7 Junk) @ 7/2/2021 04:57

Bit of a delayed comment, but this turned out really nicely! That light at the top looks great and really helps to sell the underwater setting. I love the subtle use of colour in the background too–you managed to cram far more colour in there than I would've thought possible, all while keeping the separation between the subject and the background.

It was fun seeing this come together and I also admire your dedication!

CELS (Level 7 Lotus) @ 6/15/2021 22:41

Great job, your dedication is impressive! 

yuanhai (Level 6 Blue Crab) @ 6/14/2021 18:10

Although you spend a lot of time painting, I still want to say that this work is rough in terms of palettes and details.

DioShiba (Level 4 Shoggoth (The Mountains of Madness)) @ 6/14/2021 08:51

Yeah that's something I'm gonna do ASAP. For now I'm just doing what I can to upload this to wherever I need to upload it for the sake of my own portfolio and get this out there.

On that note thank you for the feedback that you have given on your end! Honestly I actually have a lot of people to be grateful for in terms of the feedback because I ended up learning a lot more in what I could be doing better in terms of planning, techniques, and then some so it was an awesome learning experience

I'll say the same for The B.o.B., Bengoshia, Alphons6, CELS, Chris2Balls, and a few other people that aren't necessarily on pixeljoint in terms of feedback with that being said, I feel like they all had some good ideas that helped me really get the piece moving to where it needed to be and what I could do better (even when there were disagreements here and there in that regard)

Hapiel (Level 11 Pixellite) @ 6/14/2021 08:30
Congrats, it has come a long way!
I don't know if that discord url will work forever, maybe also upload it on imgur because I know that I'll be clicking on it again a few years from now!

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