Reef fish

Reef fish

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Reef fish

Title: Reef fish
Pixel Artist: Wiredgirl  (Level 2 Hired Gun :: 883 points)
Posted: 2/17/2008 23:45
Frames: 5
Statistics:  8 comments    0 faves    0 avatars

I tried to stay as close to the original image shape as possible and just hinted at additional shape with background colors.

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PresidentLeever (Level 1 Rookie) @ 2/19/2008 06:43
Giving that frame a closer look, I have to agree about the coral :) And yes the sense of depth is very well done.

Wiredgirl (Level 2 Hired Gun) @ 2/18/2008 18:27
I liked the orange fan coral too, but it blended in too much with the orange fish. It was easier to change the fan coral color than the fish color, so I bleached it out to light lavender. Purple contrasts with yellow nicely and I made it lighter in tone.  The tonal changes add depth to the picture. If you desaturate the image, you can see the lightest tones are in the foreground, midtones are in the middle and dark tones in the back.

Larwick (Level 8 Regional Boss) @ 2/18/2008 04:00
Lol i swear i recognise that creepy yellow fish from somewhere..
Neat concept.

Miumau0 (Level 6 Made) @ 2/18/2008 03:14
This is beutiful and one of the best challenge works in my opinion. Maybe less light colors. GJ. BG is lovely done.

PresidentLeever (Level 1 Rookie) @ 2/18/2008 01:09
pretty cool, might've looked better with some more texture on the fishes bodies? And I kinda liked the colors more (orange plant) in the second to last frame.

Wiredgirl (Level 2 Hired Gun) @ 2/18/2008 00:06
 Oh, I see what you mean.  I did use a gradient and a blur. It's just second nature to use shortcuts for basic backgrounds and things. I forgot I'd even done it since I was focusing on the foreground fish and reef.

I've fixed it with a rough hand drawn background and some squiggled dashes.

surt (Level 11 Godfather) @ 2/18/2008
Yes, NPA. Should be fixed before entry, in spite of my public queue vote.

skamocore (Level 11 Dolphin) @ 2/17/2008 23:57
You should also try to make it pixel by pixel... ... ...the fish seem alright...but clearly the background is NPA

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