Valley Two

Valley Two

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Valley Two

Title: Valley Two
Pixel Artist: verfum  (Level 3 Private Eye :: 1462 points)
Posted: 5/9/2007 13:17
Palette: 33 colors
Statistics:  30 comments    81 faves    0 avatars

It's been a while since my last pixels were drawn, so something original here. Based on a sketch I did with a ball-point pen on a scrap of paper. I'd liked to have put something in the forground, but the subject is the fortress - not sure .

I drew the picture zoomed in about 8x so when zoomed out to full size it appears very cluttered. Best viewed 2x I think - would you agree?

Originally I was restricting myself to 12-bit pallette and 32 colours. It ended up being 32-colours (33 with gif transparency), but drifted away from the strict 12-bit pallette as I wanted a couple of more subtle colors.

Hope you like it!

Oh, nearly forgot, full work in progress can be found here...


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Zephyrrite (Level 8 Guerrilla) @ 4/12/2018 16:42

I love everything about this, except for for the foreground. I actually like the outlines especially on the cliffs.

[hidden] (Level 1 Rookie) @ 10/24/2014 12:36

cool palette

verfum (Level 3 Private Eye) @ 8/24/2011 16:10

WIP link fixed :P

Gabylouro (Level 2 Petty Officer) @ 6/5/2011 16:45

Really cool!

susuwataris (Level 6 Yonkyu) @ 9/21/2009 17:47

 it's beautiful.

leeteet (Level 1 Rookie) @ 5/1/2009 05:44

Pretty nice, I like the castle alot

sharprm (Level 4 Deputy) @ 2/23/2009 22:18

Great! Can't sun blends so well with the sky. Foreground needs a black outline maybe.

4ok (Level 1 Thug) @ 2/22/2009 11:23


JerryPie (Level 11 Godfather) @ 4/24/2008 07:36
Great cartoony style, I think the bushes in the front lack something though. Maybe some red berries.

HoofFoot (Level 8 Regional Boss) @ 6/24/2007 10:18
Aaww, that's a very cute style and a wonderful piece.

Necky (Level 1 Rookie) @ 6/4/2007 07:52
Wicked! I had no idea you were working on a new piece of work! :) One for the favourites me thinks :)

mikl3 (Level 7 Sheriff) @ 5/14/2007 09:25
the composition seems a bit... chaotic. I dont like low detalization of the nearest bush

Hapiel (Level 11 Admiral) @ 5/14/2007 07:30

elend (Level 3 Corporate Drone) @ 5/13/2007 15:15
Wow that's an amazing step animation. Very impressive and a equally impressive result.

natano (Level 1 Rookie) @ 5/13/2007 07:39
cool work man goof woork

verfum (Level 3 Private Eye) @ 5/12/2007 17:15
I'll think about the outline. I wanted to have a clean feel to the piece, which is something I've not been particularly bothered about in the past.

I'm not sure what you mean about the crooked mountain - there is no mountain- unless you mean the big blancmange in the background .

iLKke (Level 9 Nidan) @ 5/12/2007 03:36
You could theoretically make the piece even better by dropping the outline, like you already did in places.
Plus, I never ever saw a mountain with a crooked peak. Before :D

skeddles (Level 11 Psychopath) @ 5/11/2007 17:26

verfum (Level 3 Private Eye) @ 5/10/2007 18:34
I'd like to thank you all for the lovely comments you have left me. I'm now hoping for some gritty crit from Helm .

Stickman (Level 7 Sheriff) @ 5/10/2007 05:55
Beautiful. I like how you dithered out the sun againt the sky. Those 2 colours work especially well for that

jalonso (Level 11 Godfather) @ 5/10/2007 04:45
A most beautiful scene.

verfum (Level 3 Private Eye) @ 5/10/2007 02:22
Adam - Interesting you liked the tree - I didn't seem to think it fitted too well. I also thought it wasn't drawn that well either. Thanks for your comment :P

AdamPlays (Level 6 SWAT) @ 5/10/2007 01:26

This is very pretty!  6/6

One thing I found interesting in the full WIP is the tree you had fully developed in center-left that you ended up cutting out!  It was a nice topiary if you ask me and I was surprised it got left out.

klav (Level 7 Mass Murderer) @ 5/9/2007 18:09
Ultra clean and a great pallet, everything jumps out.  I like it at 2x but I like everything at 2x size.  Great Job.

iLKke (Level 9 Nidan) @ 5/9/2007 18:00

Fantastic! 6/6+FAV
Your best so far, you got really good.

Also one of the most interesting WIPs I've seen.

macula (Level 6 Hitman) @ 5/9/2007 17:36
Wow nice work good job on the colors and style.

Kaiseto (Level 6 Made) @ 5/9/2007 17:13
Definitely like this. Especially the soft colors on the mountains the the background. Expertly done.

FrankieSmileShow (Level 6 Manager) @ 5/9/2007 16:11
Holy carp! You should have tried out the weekly challenge with that! haha, it would have been a perfect RETORT to my evil castle. :D

Adarias (Level 11 Special Agent) @ 5/9/2007 14:36
lovely, only thing im not sure about is the very foreground - its shapes are confusing

jamon (Level 10 Operative) @ 5/9/2007 14:24
nice and clean! =)

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