The Balance

The Balance

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The Balance

Title: The Balance
Pixel Artist: buloght  (Level 6 Hitman :: 12570 points)
Posted: 3/20/2007 11:03
Palette: 26 colors
Statistics:  113 comments    427 faves    0 avatars

I will not work on this anymore.

Note I made the angel creature like more, since a human angel was boring.

I redid the back demons, the angel, made the scene less action to simplify things, tried to improve overall. Thanks for the following people (who I now secretly hate for making me do more work than I wanted to ):
Solid Idea, ilkke and RED.

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Akaimakai (Level 4 Deputy) @ 10/27/2007 01:31

Clif (Level 3 Enforcer) @ 8/30/2007 05:41
its awesome

EvolMate (Level 1 Intern) @ 8/28/2007 09:51
Wow! +1, 100/100 rate!

BlingShyne2 (Level 1 Rookie) @ 7/24/2007 15:43
Wow dude, seriously awesome stuff man. Great work.

HoofFoot (Level 8 Regional Boss) @ 6/24/2007 06:20
Mmm... Pretty. You're good.

rabidbaboy (Level 4 Shichikyu) @ 6/21/2007 19:29
This is epic stuff.

I might play with it and see how it looks with uber saturation.

D-Puff (Level 2 Kukyu) @ 6/16/2007 07:04
damn....that looks more like a painting than a pixel art . 6/5 if that was possible.

skeddles (Level 11 Psychopath) @ 5/20/2007 06:18
<== those are very rare from me.

Hapiel (Level 11 Admiral) @ 4/22/2007 01:02

rockybolan (Level 1 Thug) @ 4/7/2007 19:30

The only thing that bugs me is the proportion of the feathers.

Llama (Level 3 Hatchikyu) @ 4/7/2007 10:07

Packrat (Level 7 General Manager) @ 4/2/2007 00:02
Oh my dear god. I almost fell of from my chair when I opened this one. Every single detail is so well made and thought out.

buloght (Level 6 Hitman) @ 3/27/2007 00:27
Thank you for the comments all :D

slayer (Level 1 Rookie) @ 3/26/2007 12:45
it freaking awsome. ur work payed off

BadMrBox (Level 2 Quiet One) @ 3/26/2007 10:53
Wow! This is lovely. 5/5 and fav'ed.

Necky (Level 1 Rookie) @ 3/26/2007 05:23
This is uber beautiful! This is a testiment to just how beautiful and unique pixel art is. Now if only the art world cotton on to this style and start hanging pieces like this in galleries and earn the 'pixel painter' a justifiably hefty sum of cash 

One for me fav's.

d-p (Level 11 Psychopath) @ 3/25/2007 08:15
Woderful ... again.

kakikukeko (Level 5 Detective) @ 3/24/2007 20:44
wow this is sooo amazing..
(I just hope I can reach this level one day..^^)
The composition, the colors, textures...  great

chess (Level 8 Shodan) @ 3/24/2007 16:20
Is it hell?? i love it 5/5 + fav.

AndyOaks (Level 1 Rookie) @ 3/23/2007 07:17
Simply stunning.

Mykola (Level 3 Corporate Drone) @ 3/22/2007 15:08

'for sentimental reasons'

Haha, Fool delivers a jazz standard reference ;) you never cease to amaze

Krysis (Level 6 Serial Killer) @ 3/22/2007 14:59


Helm (Level 5 Detective) @ 3/21/2007 21:35
That's wonderful.

mar4000 (Level 1 Depressed) @ 3/21/2007 15:55
Wow, incredible! The last stand type idea really  gives a cool atmosphere to the scene

AwesomePossum (Level 1 Thug) @ 3/21/2007 15:55
Pantastic! And for some reason I see this in the top ten this year...

Biffo (Level 1 Rookie) @ 3/21/2007 11:21
Awesome.  I love the floating islands in the background.

rajkosk8 (Level 5 Detective) @ 3/21/2007 06:58
super extra magnifico!! 6/6

ElectroNico (Level 6 Serial Killer) @ 3/21/2007 06:43
Great work as usual !! I like the wind in the creature's fur ;)

evil guy (Level 1 Rookie) @ 3/21/2007 05:38
Great Stuff!! i really like your works and style          

Badassbill (Level 11 Psychopath) @ 3/21/2007 03:21
I realy like this piece and I think that it shows off your technical skill, but I can't help but feel like something is missing, something that stops it from jumping from 'Great' to 'Epic'.

grim666 (Level 1 Rookie) @ 3/21/2007 02:24
well you work is great, but I would hate you because you work is f(&kin' awsome dude, and I don't hate, just tell those fools to go f&(k off and make what you want. You get 4 stars from me for this one great job

jangheejoon (Level 1 Jukyu) @ 3/21/2007 00:59
Wow, this is incredible.  I'm unable to pick out anything to critique on here.  Excellent work!

Fool (Level 6 SWAT) @ 3/20/2007 23:40
Hey, you back.=)
Like this piece just as much as old one, glad the anima is still here. =)
Can I have the old one ?
For sentimental reasons. =D

Cha_Lia (Level 1 Rookie) @ 3/20/2007 21:56
Gorgeous...just gorgeous...

Doppleganger (Level 6 Yonkyu) @ 3/20/2007 20:10
Excellent work yet again. This time the piece feels put together much better. 

I will crit on a couple small things only because I know that you'll make the best of the crits in later works. This piece is definitely worthy of being left alone.

The first thing is the negative space in between the arm/sword/thigh of the angel guy. The main problem with this is his arm sword and thigh outline the very island itself. The result is a slight misunderstanding of what exactly is in that negative space. Looking further into it, I notice shapes and coloring not seen anywhere else in the image. Which could also have been the problem. Or at the very least contributed to it.

The other issue I have is the lack of a focal point. When I first look at the picture my eyes go directly to the giant beast's face. Shortly after they wander to the wing of the angel guy. Which isn't particularly a problem except that my eyes have nowhere to go after that. The way the eyes focus, they block out the remaining image once they get to the wings. And since all eyes are on the wings, they will want to follow them however, following the wings leads to the end of the image. So, what I'm saying is that one really has to work hard to admire all the great things in the picture. Perhaps using the islands in the background as sort of a line for the eyes to follow back to the center of the picture would've been useful. I'm pretty sure that's what I meant by the composition aspect of it last time. Maybe I should've been clearer. XD

Anyways, as I said, excellent piece. If it wasn't so good I wouldn't put forth so much effort into critiquing it.

6/6 btw

Nikolas (Level 1 Rookie) @ 3/20/2007 19:03

This is simply incredible! Stuning! what other words are there to describe such a scene?

Draak (Level 1 Rookie) @ 3/20/2007 16:59
This is so amazingly detailed!
5 out of 5 Stars!!

khorin (Level 3 Enforcer) @ 3/20/2007 16:41
This is the stuff that makes me want to do pixel art. *applause

Jellysauce (Level 1 Rookie) @ 3/20/2007 16:13
amazing work. it gets the 5 out of 5 stars (dots? circles?) from me.

Ego (Level 6 Commander) @ 3/20/2007 15:58
That's pure genius. If this doesn't get on the top 10 charts, I am going to be amazed.

Darth Mandarb (Level 10 Operative) @ 3/20/2007 15:39
Dude ... I love you ...

jalonso (Level 11 Godfather) @ 3/20/2007 14:16
OMG, you made great, awesome.

nihilyst (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 3/20/2007 14:09
Man, I almost fell unconscious when I saw this. Breathtaking ^^

Mykola (Level 3 Corporate Drone) @ 3/20/2007 14:07
WOW. Not that I don't have the balls to criticize this, but I really honestly don't even want to start looking for spight flaws in such a PERFECT piece. Yeah I said it. I think it's perfect.

Liman (Level 3 Chief) @ 3/20/2007 14:04
Man, your artworks and talent is so amazing and inspiring, I don't got words for it!

schrumpfkopf (Level 4 Team Leader) @ 3/20/2007 13:24

not much of a critique cause my english is soooo bad, but seriously i love love love this piece.

buloght (Level 6 Hitman) @ 3/20/2007 13:14
Thank you guys

The other wing is broken, the stump is that two yellow feathers thing on his back.

B.O.B: Duly noted  I am happy with his perspective (his legs are spread kinda wide) :D, though I see what you mean, his back leg places much higher in the shade. Yeah he is got some inhumane qualities and anatomy.

[B.O.B is now on my hate list ] I changed the foot angle to compliment the leg direction. 

ZZZkodi (Level 7 Mass Murderer) @ 3/20/2007 12:45


Hot Mint (Level 1 Rookie) @ 3/20/2007 12:39
holy.... shh...... erm i mean.. awesome :D

one thing i will say is it looks like the angel only has one wing? maybe that is the case in which case i would add like a stump of some kind.. still amazing though.

Omegavolt (Level 2 Petty Officer) @ 3/20/2007 12:32


Didn't your Mom teach you not to be awesome ALL the time?

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