A Moment of Respite

A Moment of Respite

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A Moment of Respite



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Title: A Moment of Respite
Pixel Artist: Korban  (Level 3 Dodo :: 1406 points)
Posted: 5/5/2022 17:42
Palette: 19 colors
Statistics:  10 comments    30 faves    0 avatars

Based on a painting whose author I wasn't able to find. It reminded me of my grandfather who passed away 6 months ago. Even though he was forced to retire in his 40s, he continued working all his life, up until his body didn't let him. He was the hardest worker I've ever met.

It also reminded me of myself as a child, who would grab books from my parents' shelves and read about anything that peaked my curiosity. I remember being around 8 years old, opening an encyclopedia and spending hours reading about all sorts of topics, from dinossaurs to greek and norse mythology, to pirates, ships and animals. And so, for this challenge, I thought this would make an interesting entry, a sort of "feast for the mind".

Palette by Paperdomo101

Edit: Updated the preview animation. It was rather late when I uploaded the file, and skipped a frame by mistake.


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Victor Rojo (Level 10 King Ghidorah) @ 5/23/2022 01:12

Very personal and emotional work. Love the transmited mood achieved with the animation preview. Thanks for share with us your beautiful memories. We need more meaningful works like this ^^


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Korban (Level 3 Dodo) @ 5/17/2022 08:36

Thank you very much, it means a lot, coming from you. :)

I'm still very much a newbie, but this piece was a fun learning experience for sure.


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Cyangmou (Level 9 Federal Agent) @ 5/17/2022 07:45

Lovely work Korban.


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Korban (Level 3 Dodo) @ 5/10/2022 10:47

Thank you, I appreciate it. It ended up being somewhat of a cross between a portrait of my grandpa and a self-portrait, almost as if my and my grandfather's image blended together into one subject. It was good motivation to keep working on it, that's for sure. 


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Flinigan (Level 6 Bird) @ 5/10/2022 10:35

Beautiful work and I love your interpretation and story for this.


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Korban (Level 3 Dodo) @ 5/9/2022 12:24

Thanks, I appreciate the kind words. :)


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SmilingMustache (Level 3 Private Eye) @ 5/9/2022 12:01

Wow, just wow, the WIP's vwere already impresive, the finished piece is just mindblowing, you can feel the warmth of the moment


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Korban (Level 3 Dodo) @ 5/6/2022 06:08

@CELS Thank you, that means a lot. This challenge's palette is really nice and was fun to work with! 

@TofuPxl Thank you! It was a good way for me to not focus too much on the reference and try to go for something different. I'm glad it worked out ok. 


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CELS (Level 7 Lotus) @ 5/6/2022 04:13

Really cool. Amazing colors, very much a feast for the mind and so different from most of the pixel art people do. One of my faves of 2022 so far. 


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TofuPxl (Level 3 Litter) @ 5/5/2022 19:13

very nice, love the colours especially on the legs


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