[4]SHMUP pilot Metaru

[4]SHMUP pilot Metaru

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Title: [4]SHMUP pilot Metaru
Pixel Artist: Metaru  (Level 8 Brigadier General :: 35884 points)
Posted: 12/23/2007 12:29
Palette: 11 colors
Statistics:  29 comments    5 faves    2 avatars

My original submission was of the metaphoric kind, with lots of meaning and a lot of boring explanations about its meanings and bla bla bla.  this one is directly a representation of myself as a Varitech pilot, from the cult animated series Robotech(or Macross, if you are picky or just a plain fanboy), wich was the perfect amalgam between epic space battles, robots(mechs) and shmups. It was (and still is) one of the gems of my distant childhood.

To be in loooove~♪

I forgot to save the stages of progress, so i'll have to provide the  two references I've used.


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Metaru (Level 8 Brigadier General) @ 12/31/2007 05:21
yep, at least i got one vote :D

Varock Shade (Level 7 Underboss) @ 12/31/2007 02:14
I love the piece too... Therefor you have my vote ^^ (Although there are so many good entries on this last week...

Metaru (Level 8 Brigadier General) @ 12/26/2007 07:56

Squirrelsquid (Level 4 Shichikyu) @ 12/26/2007 07:52
I realy like this.... your best piece IMO. the glass effect is well done. Infact, I like this so much, it deserves a fav!

Skull (Level 11 CEO) @ 12/24/2007 08:49
Ooooh - that's sexy awesome...  

jalonso (Level 11 Godfather) @ 12/24/2007 05:53

Hapiel (Level 11 Admiral) @ 12/24/2007 00:24
@Jal, I made the report and the comments, not metaru?

its ok, and offcourse I know its hand drawn ;)

Metaru (Level 8 Brigadier General) @ 12/23/2007 18:39
Elemental my dear greenraven, elemental.

greenraven (Level 2 Hired Gun) @ 12/23/2007 17:47
MSpaint only has 3 undos. That's it.

Koch (Level 6 Made) @ 12/23/2007 17:14
Ok, I have video surveillance from your room.

Metaru (Level 8 Brigadier General) @ 12/23/2007 17:01
MS paint isn't?

greenraven (Level 2 Hired Gun) @ 12/23/2007 16:50
Looking good.

And Koch, that's three undos more than I have access to.

Metaru (Level 8 Brigadier General) @ 12/23/2007 16:43
because I forgot I had the undo feature.

Koch (Level 6 Made) @ 12/23/2007 16:42
And you forgot to save the stages... now you have them?  Why couldn't you just have Ctrl+Z+Z+Z+Z+Z+Z before?

Metaru (Level 8 Brigadier General) @ 12/23/2007 16:42
again, it ain't an edit koch. of any class. go ahead and give proof of your statement.

Koch (Level 6 Made) @ 12/23/2007 16:34
I didn't say you didn't make it Metaru, don't get all defensive, it's probably your best work yet.  I was more talking about whathisface with his extreme photo edit apple and banana and this was more original than those, but still falls in that category.  And I didn't eat my words, either.  It still holds true.

Metaru (Level 8 Brigadier General) @ 12/23/2007 16:08
indeed,  the reference was my guide. that's why im posting it to prevent any kind of problem with someone calling it an edit/rip/recolor/redux.

is hand drawn lollige. i used the same pose and colours because it wanted it with the same pose and colours. as far as I know, that doesn't constituite an edit. copying an image's color(even when I haven't picked the colors directly from the .jpeg image) is fine, as no one can copyrigth a set of colors, unless they are part the desing itself.

Metaru (Level 8 Brigadier General) @ 12/23/2007 16:08
@doom: fourth entry... forgot to put that on the description.

Metaru (Level 8 Brigadier General) @ 12/23/2007 16:03
WIp image provided makes you eat you words koch.

Doomcreator0 (Level 5 Assistant Manager) @ 12/23/2007 15:55
Holy shit, that's your what, 5th entry to this week's challenge?

Larwick (Level 8 Regional Boss) @ 12/23/2007 15:43
Holy shit you're Sylar.

Koch (Level 6 Made) @ 12/23/2007 15:34
As long as you edit something enough it apparently becomes original. 

Metaru (Level 8 Brigadier General) @ 12/23/2007 15:18
"I am as arbitrary as system lets me be"

jalonso (Level 11 Godfather) @ 12/23/2007 14:59
Hey weasel, you forget the WIP stages and that's coo. But skeedles uses more colors than the challenge called for and you report, comment and lose your top...what a girl

Hapiel (Level 11 Admiral) @ 12/23/2007 14:27
not just a guide for the design,

actually you have redrawn the same image with another character inside and flipped it.

Same lightsource, same colors (not that the upper part is red and the face is blue, its really exactly the same color, witch means same saturation, same value)

same direction of face, helmet etc, same reflection...

Metaru (Level 8 Brigadier General) @ 12/23/2007 14:20
that i'm sexy and you'll love the image just because that.

the second reference is me. its looks a little like it because two main reasons: is there just because i've used it as a guide to draw my facial features in that pose, and because i didn't had another picture of myself to put as a reference.

first one was used as a guide for the desing of the Varitech pilots helmet.

Hapiel (Level 11 Admiral) @ 12/23/2007 14:05
witch means?  

Metaru (Level 8 Brigadier General) @ 12/23/2007 13:37
you know, posting my photo was certainly my ace to win.

Hapiel (Level 11 Admiral) @ 12/23/2007 13:22
it looks alot like the first referrence, very little like the second..

however this still is, an awesome piece of work.. but im not sure if thats only because you made it (its a huge part for sure) or if the referrence plays a huge role too..

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