The Shack

The Shack

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The Shack

Title: The Shack
Pixel Artist: mobichan  (Level 1 Intern :: 1079 points)
Posted: 2/11/2008 09:59
Palette: 28 colors
Statistics:  17 comments    58 faves    0 avatars

Just a fun attempt at early morning lighting.  And I felt like drawing clouds. 


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derSteiner (Level 6 SWAT) @ 10/18/2013 13:41

The same with me - nice piece :)

Shrub (Level 1 Rookie) @ 3/8/2010 09:45

Ever since I was a child, I've imagined things like this. I just love it... small shacks, scattered across the mountain tops, connected by ropes and baskets, with airships drifting through the sky, carrying goods and items back and forth.

Are you my secret twin or something?

Peeter (Level 4 Button Man) @ 6/18/2009 09:53

What a great place to build a shack.

5L1V3R (Level 1 Private) @ 2/14/2008 20:06
I be likin' dis pixah art, dood!

Brokencode (Level 1 Rookie) @ 2/14/2008 14:49
fantastic great job

mobichan (Level 1 Intern) @ 2/12/2008 09:10

Thanks all for the words of encouragement.  And while I don't think I am remotely at the level of Fool, I do like to look at his pieces for inspiration.

Ilkke: I appreciate the criticisms.  I haven't had good critique since school, and I post here (and at Pixellation) to try and get feedback.  I usually start with 3 tones per color and choose my darkest color to work with all colors in the piece.  I love keeping the color count low normally, but this piece was my first attempt at using more colors.  I'm not making any excuses, just letting you know.  ^_^  I'd love to hear any suggestions on what you specifically think is wrong with the clouds or how you would handle the suface textures to better define their materials.  I often feel my color use is so so (too localized, not vibrant enough, etc) so I think each piece I do these days is a way for me to push myself in directions I didn't feel comfortable going before.  Thanks for your frankness.

And on a side note, this piece was done just before the challenge entry (windmill) piece, so it would probably not be better.   

iLKke (Level 9 Nidan) @ 2/11/2008 19:24
Yeh, it's lovely...
You got the light sorted out pretty well, but your textures are still undefined. Grass versus clouds versus rocks versus wood, etc. Work that out + antialias and you'll be kicking some serious ass!
Honestly this piece is pretty much unfinished. I think you know you could do much better, this is obviously a quickie. Don't settle for wows, give it your best. Think hard about the colors you use. Look at those greens. Two of them are almost identical. Same thing with browns. Try limiting yourself on 16 or even 8 colors and get the most out of it.
Now that I know what you're capable of, I must say this is pretty lousy. Look at the clouds at bottom left, where are all those colors that I see on the right? 28 colors? Make use of them, man!
You can have much more fun by finishing a piece. Maybe I'm a bit hard on you but 16 colors is more than enough for this brown-green scheme. Look at Helm's work for colors, look at Monsoon2D for antialias, look at Miascugh for lighting. Try to equal or beat that. Make every piece better than your last. This one is NOT better than your challenge entry. Never, ever lower your standards.
I'm not trying to diss you, I think your talent deserves a bit more effort, that is all.

Welcome to PJ.

DJD (Level 4 Button Man) @ 2/11/2008 18:51
fooled me. Except (don't take this the wrong way fool :P) the different subject matter is a welcome sight. Very pretty and stylized, though I could do with a bit more vibrant colors. Still wonderful work though.

DarkSoul520 (Level 1 Private) @ 2/11/2008 15:49
Wow, the way the clouds are colored is brilliant !
Nice work man.

BlackDragon (Level 11 Godfather) @ 2/11/2008 13:42
I actually thought it was Fool's at first. Great detail and colors.

A.B. (Level 8 Cannibal) @ 2/11/2008 13:22
Oh, what a foolish style. pj fruity

dumbo (Level 4 Mercenary) @ 2/11/2008 12:40
This is truly wonderful work...

MashPotato (Level 7 Underboss) @ 2/11/2008 12:13
Ah, lovely stuff   I think it would look even better without the palette on the side, though!

Gas 13 (Level 9 Boss) @ 2/11/2008 11:58
3 comments and none said fool yet :) Looks pretty interesting, good job.

Adam (Level 9 Human) @ 2/11/2008 11:12
I've seen this at Pixelation and I must say I liked the original colors a bit better. Still it's great.

Vertigo-Zero (Level 9 Necrophiliac) @ 2/11/2008 11:08
Luckily the soft clouds break your fall :D Great piece mobichan

jalonso (Level 11 Godfather) @ 2/11/2008 10:55
*falls and faints*

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