Shoot em up enemy ship, flies, crashes and explodes.

Shoot em up enemy ship, flies, crashes and explodes.

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Shoot em up enemy ship, flies, crashes and explodes.

Title: Shoot em up enemy ship, flies, crashes and explodes.
Pixel Artist: FrankieSmileShow  (Level 6 Manager :: 8572 points)
Posted: 7/28/2007 18:50
Frames: 57
Palette: 25 colors
Statistics:  31 comments    33 faves    0 avatars

For a shoot-em-up im making in flash. A montage of various animations I made for an enemy ship.
Thats alot of work for a simple enemy! Its my first try at such an explosion in pixel art, so your feedback is very appreciated. Ive been told that the big cloud of rising smoke feels a little tacked-on, for one. Any suggestions for it? And on the rest, too.
I took various explosions as references, a lot from metal slug (obviously enough!). But I tried to make it still look rather unique in style. Not sure if I succeeded on the unique part!

The explosion itself is 9 colors: 5 for the fire, 3 for the smoke and black.

Some WIP versions to be found in this thread at pixelation:


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GormenGhast (Level 5 Detective) @ 1/23/2010 07:32

Really nice looking explosion. I like the smoke at the final stage

lap1994 (Level 2 Hired Gun) @ 2/8/2009 16:41
Players are gonna shot this ship just to see the explosion xD

Victor Rojo (Level 9 Necrophiliac) @ 11/24/2008 06:26
wow,,,,,,, how you make it????

Kingy (Level 5 Assistant Manager) @ 6/12/2008 13:12
Love the exploding animation.

Slemsvamp (Level 6 Serial Killer) @ 2/13/2008 14:15
Omg, 57 frames, Must have taken forrrrrever!

new-age-reject (Level 1 Depressed) @ 2/7/2008 15:34
This is great, the explosion is very well animated!

Mrmo Tarius (Level 10 Master Sniper) @ 9/22/2007 18:18
i LOVE this one :D :D :D

Kimau (Level 1 Gangster) @ 8/18/2007 14:25

No but seriously you have a brilliant technique in this area I second the requests for some tutorial or such cause you have this down.

mangatic (Level 1 Depressed) @ 8/6/2007 15:19
cool cool cool i like it very much... great work....

chanfan (Level 7 Underboss) @ 8/4/2007 17:59
Looks cool  I instantly knew it was you who was behind this animation, and that makes this piece unique! I think the black "splahing" smoke right after explosion is a bit too dark. It should have a more redish, fiery colour or grayish.

jedzed (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 8/4/2007 12:56

this is brilliant the explosion is fantastic

breathingsand (Level 3 Enforcer) @ 8/4/2007 05:37
great job. explosion is excellent. colors are great too.

AndyOaks (Level 1 Rookie) @ 8/1/2007 05:48
What an ace animation. That explosion is insanely good! Top job and it's off to the favourite room for this one.

jamon (Level 10 Operative) @ 7/30/2007 11:24

Jooble (Level 2 Peon) @ 7/30/2007 09:13
The explosion is great, but i don't like the splash effect.

Ave. Artist (Level 1 Intern) @ 7/30/2007 03:21
Coool! MAn i LoVe your work the texturing is so good i give it a thumbs up!

Hapiel (Level 11 Pixellite) @ 7/29/2007 12:40
Amazing explosion frank!

Gas 13 (Level 9 Boss) @ 7/29/2007 08:11
Awesome explosion. A pleasure to stare at it :)

Also I love the way it differs from all the explosions I saw. And I've seen a lot :)

mikl3 (Level 7 Sheriff) @ 7/29/2007 07:59
Amazing KABOOOM!

maintrix (Level 1 Rookie) @ 7/29/2007 07:55
really cool animation .

soda (Level 10 President) @ 7/29/2007 07:19
Awesome, just awesome animation. 

Luca (Level 5 Assistant Manager) @ 7/29/2007 03:39
awsome !explosion reminds me of metal slug

A.B. Lazer (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 7/28/2007 20:47
I like design of the ship becaurse it so different (looks like house) and with all cool panels which are essential for spaceships.

rajkosk8 (Level 5 Detective) @ 7/28/2007 20:31
nice explosion very nice

HeroMan (Level 3 Enforcer) @ 7/28/2007 20:12
I agree with the others, the explosion is great. Reminds me of Metal Slug.

JulioAT (Level 1 Rookie) @ 7/28/2007 20:03
I don't like the desing
but the explotion look's great

pangaru (Level 4 Murderer) @ 7/28/2007 19:48
The explosion is amazing.

klav (Level 7 Mass Murderer) @ 7/28/2007 19:35
best explosion ever. 

skeddles (Level 11 Sphinx) @ 7/28/2007 19:21
Amazing explosion!

Christopher (Level 5 Killer Klown) @ 7/28/2007 19:17
Defintely my favorite explosion animation, i looked at it so many times.
The rest of the animation is great also.

Larwick (Level 8 Regional Boss) @ 7/28/2007 19:12
Holy crap. Hot.
I think the time between crashing and exploding is a bit too long, other than that it's all fantastic, as expected. :D Absolutely awesome explosion!

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