Emerging from the Cocoon

Emerging from the Cocoon

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Emerging from the Cocoon

Title: Emerging from the Cocoon
Pixel Artist: MashPotato  (Level 7 Underboss :: 7066 points)
Posted: 12/24/2007 07:12
Palette: 12 colors
Statistics:  31 comments    107 faves    0 avatars

Pixelation Secret Santa gift for Metaru

Thanks to Jalonso and Fool for giving encouragement/advice, as well as Andy and Nickenstien at CGEmpire

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7heSama (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 5/15/2017 12:12

Well that's terrifying

Perihelion (Level 5 Assistant Manager) @ 3/12/2010 02:53

I think you could've gotten by with less dithering, but the concept and atmosphere are really striking. I dig this a lot!

Victor Rojo (Level 9 Necrophiliac) @ 11/24/2008 23:16
awesome and pretty,,, STILYSH !

Majestic Fox (Level 3 Corporate Drone) @ 1/14/2008 15:07
Beautiful...Slightly creepy, but beautiful nonetheless!

Acherhar (Level 5 Lieutenant) @ 12/29/2007 06:43
I love this, it's really beautiful. And to me, the dither in the back gives a feeling of a mystical air, as if something special is happening, and by the looks of it, that seems to be the case ;)

MashPotato (Level 7 Underboss) @ 12/28/2007 08:14
Thanks for the nice comments everyone

iSTVAN: the dithering on the face has been brought up before (although not in the comments here), and I agree that it makes a coarser texture than I would have liked.  The problem was... I didn't know how to do it otherwise   I did make some adjustments to minimize the amount of dithering and make it smoother, but I've still got a lot to learn...

Metaru: aw shucks

el mano da cato (Level 2 Dealer) @ 12/28/2007 01:42

good work man.

Metaru (Level 8 Brigadier General) @ 12/27/2007 22:49
I do love you, Miss Potato.

Koch (Level 6 Made) @ 12/27/2007 20:54
Your best work yet, Great Job!

Squirrelsquid (Level 4 Shichikyu) @ 12/27/2007 15:56
Yea, reminds me of BLAME! as well, great manga IMO.

I just simply love this- you won't be interested in some comission work for a certain Shoot em up, at some point, would you? ;) fav

iSTVAN (Level 8 Cannibal) @ 12/27/2007 15:13
I don't know if it's already been said, but I think everything is lovely except the dithering on the face. I think it ruins the smooth faced feel. I try to only use dithering on coarse textures.

AdamPlays (Level 6 SWAT) @ 12/27/2007 11:32

Reminds me of Bjork's All Is Full Of Love video except this is more organic.  Love it all the same... 

schrumpfkopf (Level 4 Team Leader) @ 12/27/2007 11:12
excellent n scary, reminds me in those cyber-goth comics... forgot the name sry maybe blame?!

Flarfy (Level 5 Detective) @ 12/27/2007 06:16
Too holiday drunk to write anything constructive, so you will just get a "Wicked cool!"

Zweckform (Level 1 Intern) @ 12/27/2007 02:40
All nicely executed. Only thing that disturbes me a bit is tube, that leads to the head. It looks a bit strange, yet i simply do not know if it should be a tube at all.
Still a great picture.

el mano da cato (Level 2 Dealer) @ 12/27/2007 02:35
nice picture man good work

Fool (Level 6 SWAT) @ 12/25/2007 12:30
Hehe, Secret Santa's comin' to town. =) Lovely work, there, i've said it. Very elegant, as all your characters.

Khris (Level 1 Thug) @ 12/24/2007 11:33
This was one of my favorites! The colors and subject (especially the style) really gives off a rusty steampunk feeling.

Stickman (Level 7 Sheriff) @ 12/24/2007 09:51
Really nice work as usual Mash. I almost missed the butterfly as I was so focused on the characters face. Just putting in my two cents here - but I'm wondering if the butterfly could of worked being a totally different colour like a bright yellow or blue as I think that would work very well with the contrasts of browns that you have implemented.

I do wish that this was a gift for me! Metaru!!!! You lucky, lucky man!!

Mirre (Level 7 Sheriff) @ 12/24/2007 09:41
This is sooo amazing. Love all the details. Especially in the hands, they look so graceful. And that butterfly is just too cute!

M.E. (Level 4 Team Leader) @ 12/24/2007 09:13
Metaru is a lucky man to receive such a nice gift!
 What a beautiful piece!
6 out of 6 and favorite!

Vertigo-Zero (Level 9 Necrophiliac) @ 12/24/2007 09:01
First off I just wanna say... great pixel-art! but the preview pic i liked better than your big piece. mayb because of the eyes... *gets shot by jal*  but thats your style so i shouldnt complain... oh merry christmas :D

MashPotato (Level 7 Underboss) @ 12/24/2007 08:55
Thanks everyone

ikke: I agree about the dither... it was my first time trying to do it over large areas, so it's something I need to practice.  Hopefully I will improve in the future!

iLKke (Level 9 Nidan) @ 12/24/2007 08:50
As far as girls with no flesh go, this one's fantastic!
Only crit is a bit dull dither in the bg.

Fuzzyleaves (Level 5 Detective) @ 12/24/2007 08:44
I knew it was you... i luv all ur pieces.

Walrus (Level 3 Stalker) @ 12/24/2007 08:43

nice piece of art! i like the eyes!

Doomcreator0 (Level 5 Assistant Manager) @ 12/24/2007 08:29
That's so great. Great job.

greenraven (Level 2 Hired Gun) @ 12/24/2007 08:18
Never a dull moment with you Mash. Your stuff is always so wretchedly, hideously beautiful.

The B.O.B. (Level 11 Master Assassin) @ 12/24/2007 08:05
Finally you posted this here. I've been wanting to fav' it. Now I can...so fav'd, beetch!!

MashPotato (Level 7 Underboss) @ 12/24/2007 07:54
Aargh, in my rush to submit this so I would never have to look at it again, I forgot to say thank-you!   *updates description*

jalonso (Level 11 Godfather) @ 12/24/2007 07:47
The glassy look of the eyes is so fantastic. They almost have an empty look, wow.

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