heroes of the valley

heroes of the valley

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heroes of the valley

Title: heroes of the valley
Pixel Artist: Jaeden  (Level 4 Team Leader :: 4162 points)
Posted: 4/12/2008 22:42
Palette: 14 colors
Statistics:  24 comments    19 faves    0 avatars

When I saw the challenge I thought of a mystical creature and her possi. (Think shrek, with puss, and donkey)

I picture the girl  being really naive with magical abbilities to hide her horn and pretend to be human, also being able to talk to animals.

The bird being a pain in the ass (like zazu in the lion king)

I picture the snow leopard to be smug

14 colors,  2 days 6ish hours, RUSHED AS FORK! Made the deadline though.

 *edit* Ditched the white highlights on her face, neck and belly and fixed them back to the pale yellow. Thanks for pointing out the gif destruction.

I also added my crappy WIP. Dunno if because I sketched in photo shop first if that 'taints' the pixelness of this image.

In my defence I could have sketched this out in msp using one color, I just made it easier to copy what I had already drawn  

The joint is welcome to reject as I know how finicky yall are

wip - http://www.autumnpixels.com/14color-hero-of-the-valley-wip.png

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NonPlusUltra (Level 2 Kukyu) @ 12/9/2010 08:11

I can't find the red line.

vampireslug (Level 5 Detective) @ 4/21/2009 08:57

Yowch, I'm at work and coulda used a nudity heads-up.  I'm not a prude but you know, time and place for everything.  That being said, I like the job you did with the fur on the tail.

SHANN0N (Level 4 Deputy) @ 2/22/2009 00:14

I definitely agree with the comment that said that this reminded them of a w/c painting. The colors are great! I love the way you did the hair, mountains and the bird is fantastic, though I kind of wish the head was lighter so the eye was more visible....

I *really* hope that you dont mind about this, but I kind of edited the aa on the leg to make it smoother...I only did it because you kept talking about aa ,especially in the WIP and how you really love the smoothness that it created. Tbh, there were spots, like the section of the leg I took, that I didnt even realize had aa. The aa on the inside is very good and it looks okay where the outline is against something with texture or pattern to it, like the hair and the leopard, but when its just against the white bg, the dark outline of the skin needs more aa. Er.. so again, I hope you dont mind too much, and i get that this was done last year and all but idk..just in case you're interested,lol


DraKenZ (Level 1 Seaman) @ 7/13/2008 02:15
A bit of a nudity but yet cute...

Skurwy87 (Level 6 Made) @ 4/23/2008 15:45
nothing personal, but IMO this is just a perfect example of something that we call *kitsch*. . .

Jaeden (Level 4 Team Leader) @ 4/19/2008 16:01

iLKke -  Most of my 'traced' pieces were originally  photos, and I did give models names on all of the pieces that used a reference or traced face.......  Am I missing something like required links?    I have no way of finding out (That im aware of) who took the original photos. Some weren't traced, but several different photos were referenced for different light sources, or angles to produce an image.......  If you have a suggestion, please let me know. Im not the type to 'forget' to provide my references    Thats bad karma.


AdamPlays - That 'blur' was suposed to be a sun/moon sorta thing in sumi-ee style... I dun think its that good either... If you know of where I can get a sumi-ee reference for suns/moons please lemme know 

iLKke (Level 9 Nidan) @ 4/18/2008 08:10
Jaeden, if you traced faces for your other pictures, you should have posted references. It is considered common courtesy.

AdamPlays (Level 6 SWAT) @ 4/18/2008 00:48
It gets better the more I stare at it.  Really pretty.  Only crit is the little blur over the leftmost mountain.  Looks out of place and messy. 

MrMister (Level 1 Depressed) @ 4/16/2008 18:26
yea how frightening. that does explain the phallic horn on the forehead though.

Jaeden (Level 4 Team Leader) @ 4/15/2008 08:41
MrMister - that would be kind of scary Im not really into girls considering I am one ^_^

MrMister (Level 1 Depressed) @ 4/14/2008 20:41
i dont like this because the artist has probably jerked off to it

Carnivac (Level 8 Behemoth) @ 4/14/2008 00:21
I think this is really lovely work.

Jaeden (Level 4 Team Leader) @ 4/13/2008 20:02
ThereIsNoCure - /blush Ill fix that now

cure (Level 11 Pixellite) @ 4/13/2008 18:22
I don't really dig the low contrast thing, but that's more of a stylistic choice.  For the foot, we should see much more of the side and very little of the top.  It would be much more naturally if the sole of the foot were facing inward as her far foot does.  Her torso also appears very short.  That being said,  The girl's head and hair, as well as the parrot, are all pretty cool, and the overall style is nice.
also: "heroes", just to be a grammar nazi.

Jaeden (Level 4 Team Leader) @ 4/13/2008 15:31
Adarias - works for me!
Elk - lol I thought that too. damn naked white/blue haired chicks, this was however, unintended.
Darth Mandarb - fixed the color mishap -- Thanks!
iLKke - Posted the Wip, Im prolly gonna continue to use this AA method for anything with a background because of the sheer smoothness. Hopefully the 'joint' doesnt frown apon it, I dont see why they would because its the same as tracing faces like half my other pieces, cept this one was drawn entirely by me. either way, its pretty
Vertigo-Zero - Should be fixed, at least to my liking.

Adarias (Level 11 Bonsai) @ 4/13/2008 10:10
preview and the rest of the hair is the only part that i like at all, but i like it a lot, for what that's worth.

Elk (Level 5 Assistant Manager) @ 4/13/2008 07:09
reminds me of the last unicorn :D


but really cute!

Darth Mandarb (Level 10 Operative) @ 4/13/2008 06:50
I like the idea a ton, and the pixel a lot too!

I like the color choices ... there is a white "smudge" above her ... well ... below her belly-button that looks a little out of place!

Hdan (Level 2 Hired Gun) @ 4/13/2008 06:50
Very nice style, as usual ;)

iLKke (Level 9 Nidan) @ 4/13/2008 04:14
Overall I like the style of this piece more than the rest of your work. The colors are nice, esp the blue pubic hair :D

However, I find the AA on the girl's outline and the whole of leopard to be quite fudgy.
I understand you rushed it, but I have no idea how you went about drawing this piece.
I'd love to see the WIP, please.

JerryPie (Level 11 Big Foot) @ 4/13/2008 04:09
Her rear left foot is not aligned with her leg, and the way her thumb grasps the snow leapords back makes it appear to be paper thin. Her head seems a little large.. But the AAing is wonderful, and the soft pillowy coloring is perfect for this piece. Great work here!

Vertigo-Zero (Level 9 Necrophiliac) @ 4/13/2008 04:06
You screwed up some colours, just look at the difference on her cheeks in the preview pic and the full pic

Nora (Level 1 Depressed) @ 4/13/2008 04:05
The tiger/fox/cat* is really well done. Love the hair too, but shouldn't there be a nudity warning? I mean, eveyone alwasys complains about those things. ;S
You got my vote for this challenge. 5/5

*Edit: sorry, snow leopard.

Skull (Level 11 CEO) @ 4/13/2008 03:05
"..with magical abbilities to hide her horn.."
There's an innuendo there, I just know it!

Great work, it's got a real nice look to it, like a watercolour piece or something. Very impressive.

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