The Night They Returned...

The Night They Returned...

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The Night They Returned...

Title: The Night They Returned...
Pixel Artist: The B.O.B.  (Level 11 Master Assassin :: 36230 points)
Posted: 7/3/2007 22:08
Palette: 24 colors
Statistics:  44 comments    121 faves    0 avatars

I...have no internet connection. I'm bumming off my poor friend's connection, like the arse-hole that I am. This actually had a longer actual story behind it, but I don't want to keep this person's cpu large characters are named, "The Shadow"...

" Beware, beware, for The Shadow shall deem it right to return each night, the day of their birth.
When all the blue sky turned black, and clouds turned to ashes. Giants they once stood, honorable in their hard labors, and admirable in their love for each other. Now, they are mere shadows of their once beautiful human flesh.
Oh dear carpenter, beware, beware, for The Shadow look for those who hold their once carried honors, and duties by nights time. Yes, yes, for all who stand in their path, The Shadow soon dismantle their flesh and soul.
Beware, beware young carpenter, for all shall fall victim to those who roam the darkness on that very night. Yes, yes, the night they return..."

*Yes, there are perspective issues, as it's meant to be a warped/comic book style. However, if the style still clashes with technical issues/perspective, than I'll try to change it...

*The clouds are still hard as F*** to comprehend, or even draw...(I needz the help!!)

*...and yes, I still suck at backgrounds....OH, I actually have a WIP animation, but I can't seem to upload it for you guys to see....

No more time left, thanks for viewing, and know, crit away and junk...

*update: added highlights/reflection from the lantern to the main character and monster

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syedahumna56 (Level 2 CGA) @ 6/4/2022 08:50


smgorden (Level 3 Hatchikyu) @ 10/18/2019 10:21

Oh wow! Incredible composition. Excellent texture everywhere. Well done!

upper0 (Level 3 Sergeant) @ 7/26/2017 22:45


Shackhal (Level 5 Detective) @ 9/20/2015 03:27

Warped perspective indeed. A fine piece of art in the Hall of Fame.

You suck at background? Well, you are better than me in that area. For now xD

jok (Level 11 Master Assassin) @ 6/6/2014 02:04

lots of errors - perspective, anatomy etc. but overall looks interesting

philippejugnet (Level 6 Hitman) @ 2/20/2012 09:34

you so pro

avo (Level 8 Cannibal) @ 7/21/2010 22:33

fearsome guys on the left 

KrypToniTe (Level 5 Soldier) @ 6/14/2010 06:12

Looks amazing, reminds me of the Dragon Age game. Very good lightning and all, but the shadow guy behind the closest one to the human, is a bit... too glowy, you know? I mean it would look better with a bit darker shine.

Otherwise, love the piece. Muah! 5/5

JSena (Level 1 Thug) @ 7/13/2009 04:21

Nice light and shadows, great work!

Kaz21 (Level 1 Jukyu) @ 10/19/2007 04:47
Very very nice! Fav'd!

sausage (Level 5 Sniper) @ 10/13/2007 16:13

This is amazing! Great style of Pixel art!

Definately adding to my favourites. [7/7]

tdenh2 (Level 1 Rookie) @ 9/12/2007 04:50
this is totaly sweet,

slay (Level 1 Rookie) @ 9/1/2007 01:05
Great piece of art. Nice perspective, good colors, cool atmosphere. One of your best work.

!CE-9 (Level 1 Thug) @ 8/22/2007 13:31
fucken electrifying. have you ever danced with the Devil by the pale moonlight?=)

(maybe the positioning of the "hero" is not perfect - he isn't standing in front of the Shadow, but I really don't want to nit-pick stuff)


Luca (Level 5 Trash) @ 8/22/2007 03:41
amazing !!! colours are great!

Souly (Level 5 Killer Klown) @ 7/10/2007 13:51
This is why I love everything you make. <3

Malor (Level 4 Button Man) @ 7/10/2007 09:28
My jaw literally dropped when i saw this. Great job.

Zero Power (Level 3 Corporate Drone) @ 7/7/2007 05:51
Friggin' awesome. Fav'D.

InTheDark (Level 1 Rookie) @ 7/6/2007 09:37

That is badass. Love the color choice.

 Anyone wanna tell me the color count on it?

schrumpfkopf (Level 4 Team Leader) @ 7/5/2007 12:19
*bows* thats hot hot hot

FrankieSmileShow (Level 6 Manager) @ 7/5/2007 03:56
Freakishly amazing as always bob. Love the big monsters, they're just genuinely creepy. Seriously, if I wasn't a battle-hardened lumberjack, that big skull face with red eyes would have made me scream like a schoolgirl! Heeeeee! Its a lil hard to see whats going on there though (like, I cant quite make out the monster behind the shield. Wheres the head?)
My favorite part is the castle and cliffs in the background. And the sky. Man how do you DO clouds like that, seriously! The moon's a little weird though, it looks like theres a gigantic Tesla coil on it. The building thats besides the windmill is a lil weird too.

Also, woah, I need to see the WIP! It should be VERY entertaining! Wanna see how you pulled off these clouds! (I hate doing clouds)

elend (Level 3 Corporate Drone) @ 7/5/2007 03:15
Fuck, that's great! Very well done and really moody.

iLKke (Level 9 Nidan) @ 7/5/2007 01:17
Wonderful! How many colors is it?
I love the way you used those two rust-brown indexes. Great colors overall. The pic is great as it is, but since you asked for crits... here goes:
IMHO of all the characters, only the duo in center should have that kind of contrast. The main bad guys face should use the browns for lighting on the dark side. The red eyes in the dark should not go all the way to white, just leave them red. The trees on the right should have more layers that get progressively bleaker. Also not all the tree trunks should be visible, instead the trees' bases should dissipate in shadow. As for the clouds i think you worry too much about the lighting. Just make a nice abstract texture. Also, when the clouds overlap the moon they tend to look pretty flat in reality, and also semi-transparent.

7/7 (cause it's a huge leap forward) and FAV!

skeddles (Level 11 Sphinx) @ 7/4/2007 22:13
Zoh My God. Im shpeachless.

maintrix (Level 1 Rookie) @ 7/4/2007 18:38
very good job, the ligth effect is awesome; but the characters in the left side don´t look so clear. sorry my English.

Hendrix70 (Level 1 Rookie) @ 7/4/2007 18:36

Incredible! I've got no word to describe this pic. I really like it!

Go on!

Stitchy (Level 6 Yonkyu) @ 7/4/2007 18:04
Whoa, wtf. This is so amazing, but it's not surprising since you made it, Bobby-butt. :B

The only part that really bothers me is the moon, just for it's not-so-roundness and some of the crater shading doesn't make sense. Everyone else has done a good job of pointing out all the points, so I'm not gonna bother to repeat them.

In anycase, I totally love that guy's lamp, pack, and BUTT.

jalonso (Level 11 Godfather) @ 7/4/2007 17:53
Jeez, this could be split into at least 6 different pixels and they'd all be great.

Mrmo Tarius (Level 10 Master Sniper) @ 7/4/2007 17:18
didn't expect it to be so huge O_o
autofav! :D

Gas 13 (Level 9 Boss) @ 7/4/2007 15:48

I think background objects are too contrast and bright. I can't feel depth of this because of this. Also I just noticed there are lots of... hm... let's call'em enemies :) Again, they are bright and contrast and I thought they are part of something large on the foreground.

Faktablad (Level 6 SWAT) @ 7/4/2007 08:43
Maybe you meant it, but the characters are hard to distinguish from each other.  They look like one solid mass.

The clouds on the right are gorgeous.  You should try and imitate that style for the clouds on the left.

Otherwise, GRRRRRRRREat job!

Nightmare Maker (Level 8 Regional Boss) @ 7/4/2007 06:34

The pallet is absolutely perfect, plus, the sky looks like a photo.

5/5, favy!

soda (Level 10 President) @ 7/4/2007 06:31
That's rad, very nice. 

Miumau0 (Level 6 Made) @ 7/4/2007 05:40

Fantastic colours. Clouds look too much rocks and grass looks lil bit hilly. Some monsters / demons looks too dirty. Can't notice what it is. Moon is too bright.


Hapiel (Level 11 Bonsai) @ 7/4/2007 04:52
WOw! Thats nice! 7/7!

pmprog (Level 4 Murderer) @ 7/4/2007 04:26
This is incredible!

I would love to see the WIP anim, as I wouldn't know where to begin doing a scene like this!


Mil (Level 3 Private Eye) @ 7/4/2007 01:49
Beautiful work!
You don't suck at background...
+fav ^^

dich (Level 4 Murderer) @ 7/4/2007 01:00
Right choice of the palette and nice characters. Awesome picture!

Stickman (Level 7 Sheriff) @ 7/4/2007 00:24
B.O.B. That is one hell of a great pic! I really love the use of red on the monsters.

Setzer (Level 8 Cannibal) @ 7/4/2007 00:15
hey B.O.B. this is nice.

finite (Level 6 Serial Killer) @ 7/4/2007 00:05
This is really awesome work. Some parts of this are hard to read though... in the background, centre-top, is that clouds, or rocks? The clouds to the right are easy to comprehend for me, though they look a bit too plasticy and bulbous where they cross the moon.

The second thing is it's hard to tell where the huge monster (the one directly in front of dude) ends and where the rest of them begin. The outline isn't clearly defined by the lighting, and the shapes behind the monster mimic his features quite a bit. Perhaps this is a feature of "The Shadow" (i.e. we're not meant to be able to see a clear distinction), if so it may need to be more explicit.

That said, the detail and colours in this are fantastic, would love to see where you go with this if you decide to work on it further.

Man, didn't mean to type that much. Sorry. :)

Christopher (Level 5 Killer Klown) @ 7/3/2007 22:53
This is some nice work you have here, i do agree about the thing with the clouds though. They have to much of an up and down feeling to me they need to be more sideways [if that is a cloud im looking at in the middle of the sky]. Also, i like the background overall except something about that large area of grass looks kinda weird. [Faved and 7 points]

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