The Queen of Hearts

The Queen of Hearts

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The Queen of Hearts

Title: The Queen of Hearts
Pixel Artist: MashPotato  (Level 7 Underboss :: 7066 points)
Posted: 10/14/2007 10:26
Palette: 21 colors
Statistics:  30 comments    54 faves    0 avatars

Years later, the Queen of Hearts desperately clings to her faded youth, and to her power over the hearts of men...

EDIT: MAJOR update on the palette.  Thank you, Fool! (see the original here)

My most macabre picture ever!
WIP animation
Thank you to the lovely people in the PJ WIP thread and at CGEmpire, with a special shout-out to Jalonso for sparking me to take this in an entirely different (and more interesting) direction than I originally intended

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Krazykatz1995 (Level 1 Gangster) @ 1/4/2008 11:30
It is wonderfully macabre, I love it 10/10.

Krysis (Level 6 Serial Killer) @ 11/20/2007 00:50
Wow, I can't believe I missed this! 6/6 and fav'd.

GeorgiePie (Level 1 Rookie) @ 11/9/2007 00:05
I saw this before and didn't comment, I can't pass it up again! This is so wonderfully detailed and the shading is great! Gotta fav

konix (Level 1 Rookie) @ 10/19/2007 12:46
great piece overall, but yeah I'd also agree with most people and say that it's a little hard to tell exactly what it is unless it's zoomed in.

MashPotato (Level 7 Underboss) @ 10/17/2007 17:10
Thanks for the comments and feedback, everyone
The issue of readability has been raised a few times, and while it was something I tried to address, it seems that I didn't do enough.  Next time I will try to concentrate on that aspect  more.
@Surt: I tried putting blood on her hands, but it made the area more confusing than it already is
@Jalonso: I thought the little red heart might distract, so I took it out.  No one seemed to notice before

Fuzzyleaves (Level 5 Detective) @ 10/17/2007 08:47
YEr, i like it alot, if i saw her i would run, even without the blood and heart

Blackbeltdude (Level 7 Ichikyu) @ 10/16/2007 16:56
It creeped me the hell out on Pixelation as WIP, and it does the same here finished. Well done.

Though, I think the trim on the hat is lost a bit... if you used some of the other shades on her dress in it, it might show up better.

M.E. (Level 4 Team Leader) @ 10/16/2007 04:30
Apart from the readability issues this
is still a very good pixel.
5 out of 5

Adrim (Level 1 Private) @ 10/15/2007 17:31
Really nice :)
You could improve the hat though :)

AdamPlays (Level 6 SWAT) @ 10/15/2007 17:09
The dress is stunning.  

jedzed (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 10/15/2007 14:04
i seen this on pixelation and thought it was brill 5/5

Metaru (Level 8 Brigadier General) @ 10/15/2007 08:47

big brother (Level 11 Admiral) @ 10/15/2007 07:38
It's a little hard to read, especially the overlapping arm.

cerealkiller54 (Level 6 Made) @ 10/15/2007 07:14
Wonderfully creepy! Great Job!

surt (Level 11 Godfather) @ 10/15/2007 01:33
Amazing stuff, but isn't it strange that she has no blood on her hands?

Arzosah (Level 1 Rookie) @ 10/14/2007 22:35
I sort of stalked your WIP thread with this one, and fell in love with it. Wonderful piece of art! She's gorgeous, in a very creepy way :P

cocefi (Level 4 Team Leader) @ 10/14/2007 22:09

Ooo.. inspiring and beautiful... in a creepy way.

I kinda prefered the original blue-ish hued one, but this looks equally wonderful!

jalonso (Level 11 Godfather) @ 10/14/2007 21:46
wow, these new colors are awesome.
Why did you remove the little heart dangling from the crown :(

*now make the other 51 cards

MashPotato (Level 7 Underboss) @ 10/14/2007 18:42
Thanks, everyone!

Are all my women creepy?   Didn't mean it to be that way... except for this one, of course

MrMister (Level 1 Depressed) @ 10/14/2007 14:55
much better now

Stickman (Level 7 Sheriff) @ 10/14/2007 14:31
The clothing is beautiful. Very nice design along with the pose and concentrated look on her face as she studies the heart. She's delicate, but not evil...nice work

Hapiel (Level 11 Pixellite) @ 10/14/2007 14:17
BLOOD! aah why are all your artworks with girs in it so creepy? it makes me think girls are creepy.. Wonderfull artwork, cant add any more..

Broli (Level 3 Private Eye) @ 10/14/2007 13:54
Love this piece. But like Doom said, the hat seems like a different style than the rest of the picture, and it sticks out to me. Other than that, great piece.

soda (Level 10 President) @ 10/14/2007 13:27
Saw the wip of this, awesome job. 

dakael (Level 5 Killer Klown) @ 10/14/2007 12:56
Masteriece... breathtaking...

greenraven (Level 2 Hired Gun) @ 10/14/2007 12:48
It's creepy lookin. Just in time for Halloween.

Doomcreator0 (Level 5 Assistant Manager) @ 10/14/2007 12:31

I was waiting for this to come out! I love it! The dress is great, I love it.

I think that you could have improved the border and hat though. The hat seems to be a different style than the rest.


HMC (Level 7 General Manager) @ 10/14/2007 11:10
Hahaha, great concept.

sausage (Level 5 Sniper) @ 10/14/2007 10:45
If i didnt look at the WIP I found it harder to understand what the hell it is. But now that i do, Good work!

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