THE BRIDE OF SWAMP THING
[Inspired by Swamp Thing "Rite of Spring" Vol 2 #34, March 1985]
SWAMP THING TETRALOGY
Thank you Umbohr! After all those beautiful words and numbers I'm starting to believe, that this is my best pixel art fo far.
Well played with the colours of her skin, it works so well
Oh dear, oh dear! Million thanks! I totally agree about the tarot card feel, even if this was not my intention. I even received similar suggestion before about the space poster, and I really see that now. The spine lordosis is in fact deliberate -> superhero comic book depictions of female body.
I really like this. The colors are beautiful, and you've deliberately exaggerated some of the curves of her spine but it works and reminds me of early 20th century illustrations, maybe something like a tarot card. The plants are also wonderfully vibrant.
Thank you! I tried to put at least 10% of swamp
Not so swampy but very well done!
Somehow I still think you are lying ;) 🍎
I'm not going to lie, I thought this was supposed to be Isaac Newton.
Things we do in the name of love...
Great work! It must be itchy and uncomfortable hugging a pile of vines and rotten flesh naked :P
Thanks a bunch!
The left arm was supposed to look as applying some force (moving the dark, overgrown flora away to reveal a bright day) and it was killing me but I decided to leave it that way, when felt it is getting worse.
The lordosis though is a deliberate attempt at the way how those comic books depicted heroine bodies.
As for the light under water it is completely improvised and jauntly faked on the go, but please don't tell anyone
Nice info about Alan Moore!
Like you said: the more colors at one's disposal, the easier it becomes to pick sub-optimal solutions. The most striking part here is the great use of color on the skin and water ripples, so you really hit a homerun in the final challenge. Fantastic stuff! There appear to be some anatomical issues, but that's above my paygrade. Did you use a reference for how light is reflected under water or did you just Wikipedia a dozen articles on optics?
Thank you very much.
I should have provide some information, becasue no one is required to know Alan Moore's Swamp Thing (his writing is popular mostly becasue of Watchmen or V for Vendetta), and that conclusion really do seem unexpected out of the context, but is very true to the source.
Alan Moore's Saga of Swamp Thing is a very psychodelic and metaphysical (and also very woke for it's time, discussing equality, feminism or ecology in a comic book at the beginning of the 80's), journey through different internal and external worlds of abstract and biological reality, through self, humanity and nature, which goal is uniting with love. So in it's core it is a beauty and the beast kind of a love story between Swamp Thing and Abby Arcane, which ends with them finally finding themselves.
Dat a... wesome use of colours and unexpected ending of the series! I really liked your swamp things, and I'm never gonna say no to a beautiful (pixel) lady. I too was more drawn to an erotic conclusion than a horrific one, but maybe that's just what the admins wanted
I'm very grateful for your kind words.
Yes, I've utilised all the colours, while trying not to just throw them randomly to make them all count, but to make each use at least somehow meaningful.
Now I'm 100% positive that 4 colour palette is waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay easier than 32
Beautiful work! You managed to find good use of all the colors in the palette.
Thank you vrine. Always feels great to get praise from you!
Great use of the palette on the skin, beautiful!
You meant "butiful"?
Nice bu- use of the palette !
Who doesn't like a good horror erotic love story :P
i did not expect this evolution :]]