Dersu Uzala tribute

Dersu Uzala tribute

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Dersu Uzala tribute

Title: Dersu Uzala tribute
Pixel Artist: BrianEasthouse  (Level 3 Topaz :: 491 points)
Posted: 7/17/2021 08:43
Statistics:  7 comments    2 faves    0 avatars

This is my first contribution here, I hope all is fine with the upload! It's a representation of Dersu Uzala, the main character of the Kurosawa's film.

I find it really small at the original size, so it is better to see it x4. Just trying to figure how to work with canvas sizes!

C&C's are welcome obviouly. I hope you like it!


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BrianEasthouse (Level 3 Topaz) @ 7/20/2021 13:41

That's a good thought, I'll keep it in mind.

I've upload a new version (without animation) with only 20 colors in the WIP forum. I find terrible to decide put off colors from there (in case it had to be 16). Next I'll try to edit the animation.

Thanks again!

gawrone (Level 10 Coral Reef) @ 7/20/2021 08:31

No need to be sorry. The artwork is very good. The glare effect on the weapon, for instance, is very effective. And I wanted to clarify one thing since there are exceptions of everything, especially when typed in a hurry :) If you have the eyes of the monster in the dark, and you want to make them stand out, using a separate colour only for those two pixels, in only one frame, has a very good reason. The Image Spec Tool will show that those are used for less than 0,1% but it's justifiable, and actually a very well example of control and deliberate decision in pixel placing.

BrianEasthouse (Level 3 Topaz) @ 7/20/2021 08:01

Thank you for your time gawrone!

Palette control is something I want to work to improve, indeed. I started with something like 20 colors. After that my clumsy hand began to pick colors from the color picker out of habit and all gone messy. And you're right, I wanted to add a halo effect and I added transparency layers.

I started a topic to talk about this (i'm sorry to post this in gallery before that). I'm going to work on these corrections and I'll put the progress here:

Let's do it! Thank you :)

BrianEasthouse (Level 3 Topaz) @ 7/20/2021 07:51

Thank you, Theoden and vrine!

Theoden (Level 9 Federal Agent) @ 7/19/2021 12:20

Welcome to PJ!

gawrone (Level 10 Coral Reef) @ 7/19/2021 09:49

This looks beautiful. I would like to ask you to work on your palette control and replace the file when you fix it. You have 238 individual colours, and many of them are almost indistinguishable, and should be unified. You can find the rarest colours used only for one or two pixels in one frame (probably an effect of semi-transparent layers used for light. All the details here

vrine (Level 7 Neanderthal) @ 7/19/2021 01:06

Welcome to PJ! 

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