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Title: Mind-Diver
Pixel Artist: Larwick  (Level 8 Regional Boss :: 23751 points)
Posted: 3/9/2008 17:40
Palette: 16 colors
Statistics:  33 comments    121 faves    0 avatars

Perhaps inspired by Cure's recent diver sprite, i was scribbling today and came up with this character. Sort of a mutation of other things.

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Amazonite (Level 3 Private Eye) @ 2/10/2020 14:45

Very nice, adding to my favourites. :) 

Arpo78 (Level 3 Sergeant) @ 9/25/2013 11:51



Sneep29 (Level 4 Deputy) @ 8/14/2009 12:47

Ha, I remember this from Deviant Art. I'm surprised this had popped up. Never ceases to amaze me though.

4ok (Level 1 Thug) @ 2/22/2009 11:26

good job 

pain (Level 9 Nidan) @ 4/21/2008 06:09
great ...                     

Fool (Level 6 SWAT) @ 4/2/2008 03:38
Haha, great character.=)

MashPotato (Level 7 Underboss) @ 3/16/2008 19:13
Cool stuff

Talos (Level 5 Soldier) @ 3/16/2008 11:03
You incorporate bombs into even this. Amazing, as always 5/5 + fave.

ShoneGold (Level 1 Rookie) @ 3/15/2008 06:45
Lovin it...lovin it!

How is that for constructive criticism!? :p

AndyOaks (Level 1 Rookie) @ 3/14/2008 01:33
Great character. I love the divers helmet colour choice.

schrumpfkopf (Level 4 Team Leader) @ 3/13/2008 09:51
brilliant sprite - very atmospheric char-design and excellent execution

Broli (Level 3 Private Eye) @ 3/12/2008 21:38
Wow, I like this piece Larwick. With the bubbles coming from the butterfly, it makes me think they are underwater. My favorite part of this piece is probably the helmet./face. It has some nice colors and I like the lighting.

Larwick (Level 8 Regional Boss) @ 3/11/2008 17:57
Thanks! I'm glad you noticed about the butterfly, i did change a few things to it, tried to smoothen out some stuff and add some more details i guess. I added a pink sparkle to it's wing too... :P

Doppleganger (Level 6 Yonkyu) @ 3/11/2008 17:13
The hand is way better now! And yeah, ring finger... How that escaped me, I'll never know. I think the butterfly is doing better now. Not sure if you did anything to it but my mind says something's changed.

Larwick (Level 8 Regional Boss) @ 3/11/2008 16:05
Haha thanks doods. And Met, i gave you 2-3 months, what more do you want!
@Doppgang: I know what you mean, the butterfly is odd looking cus it lacks smooth shading because of the awkward palette (basically just added purple to a gray-yellow mix... oh man), the hand just sucked, i think it was pillow shaded. Ring finger you mean? :P Hopefully i've fixed the hand/finger problem now with a bit more definition. I'm quite happy with the improvement. Thanks alot! I thought of animating him but lately i get pretty tired animating, maybe some other time (like i always say!).

Doppleganger (Level 6 Yonkyu) @ 3/11/2008 12:57
I really love this guy! He's just bursting with so much character.

The hand and butterfly area looks a little more confused than the rest of the piece, but I'm not really complaining. It's the only thing that sticks out to me, and I can't really place why exactly. Perhaps it's because the individual shapes are defined by rather harsh lines (in comparison to something like the helmet). Probably that and also the pinky and the finger, whose name escapes my mind,  lacking any specific definition or seperation. So I guess that I'd suggest smoothing out the hand and defining the pinky and other finger a little bit better.

As far as the palette goes, I'd say it's A-okay. You might be able to balance the picture better if you were to make the butterfly yellow with some red patterns, but that's really just a guess. I could also see it taking away focus from the character.

So ya, that's what I got for that. I'd love to see this guy in a game or a cartoon or something. He's just too good to be damned to life as a statue. I know...you should animate him!

Metaru (Level 8 Brigadier General) @ 3/10/2008 20:40
the daliclock, and now this?

jeez, give us a break Lar :D

Dirteater (Level 1 Private) @ 3/10/2008 17:01
Aw man i love it, idea and concept rocks, nice stuff man

Skull (Level 11 CEO) @ 3/10/2008 16:11
Just the other day I saw this in your 'dump' - :p
Love the reds on the helmet, looks just wonderful.

Now, why I was panning through your 'dump' is another matter entirely.

Larwick (Level 8 Regional Boss) @ 3/10/2008 15:29
Thaaaaanks guuuuyzzz.
@Jal: You mean 3 fingers and a thumb? Yeah that would've been much easier, but that way of depicting cartoon hands sortof annoys me. :P
@TeaBob: Ahah, i had drawn that kneedot before a newer colour had been added which would replace it quite well i think. The lighter tooth-line was intentional because i find directly horizontal lines of a solid colour to appear thicker than diagonals etc, but i guess it isn't that big of an issue, especially when surrounded by highlights. I actually added the random red pixel above the thumb to give the impression of another highlighted tooth edge slightly out of view, but now i realise it doesn't really work as well as i'd hoped. Green thing's whatever you want it to be Bob. ;) Thanks for the pointers!
Make more? Yeah! Hopefully.
@Pandora: Unfortunately i'm not quite sure what you mean, are you mistaking the holes in the helmet to be black teeth? Or do you mean to make the lines that make up the jagged teeth to be lighter? Sorry if i've missed something.


iLKke (Level 9 Nidan) @ 3/10/2008 04:14
So refreshing!
A bit rushed in places, perhaps, but lovely nevertheless.

HoofFoot (Level 8 Regional Boss) @ 3/10/2008 03:20
The more I look at it, the more I like it.

Pandora (Level 2 Corporal) @ 3/9/2008 22:53
Agreed - nice color choices. The only things I really dislike about it are its teeth, or whatever they're called. I honestly think it would look better without them, but if you insist, at least make them a bit lighter than black.

Darth Mandarb (Level 10 Operative) @ 3/9/2008 20:47
Love the color choices!

jalonso (Level 11 Godfather) @ 3/9/2008 19:45
damm B.O.B., those are some seriously hardcore nitpicks...gotta love it.

The B.O.B. (Level 11 Master Assassin) @ 3/9/2008 19:38
Jeez your choice of colors and how clean you're making them as of late is wonderful. Small issues: I'd either make that little pixel dot on his right knee bigger, if it's folds your depicting, or just remove it completely. Also, on the teeth there is a solid black outline on the teeth, except one part, and it just seems like you missed a spot, though could've been intentional. Seems like a stray bright red pixel to the top left side of the thumb. Also, I'm not sure what that green thing is that he's holding behind his back.

But yeah, this is super clean, and nit picks aside, this is groovy. Make more  now...

-Dingo- (Level 1 Jukyu) @ 3/9/2008 19:33


surt (Level 11 Godfather) @ 3/9/2008 18:46

Apple-red is my favourite flavour of depth-fuse!

jalonso (Level 11 Godfather) @ 3/9/2008 18:29
I would have gone with 4 fingers but still waaaaaay cool.

cure (Level 11 Pixellite) @ 3/9/2008 18:09
Caught my eye instantly.

skeddles (Level 11 Sphinx) @ 3/9/2008 17:50
Frakkin cool.        

Acherhar (Level 5 Amethyst) @ 3/9/2008 17:47
Very cool design! I like colors a lot, and the hand looks just fine.

1up (Level 1 Thug) @ 3/9/2008 17:46
butterfly bomb~

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