The tragic end of Tomato

The tragic end of Tomato

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The tragic end of Tomato

Title: The tragic end of Tomato
Pixel Artist: Arachne  (Level 4 Murderer :: 13097 points)
Posted: 6/1/2008 06:29
Palette: 24 colors
Statistics:  58 comments    227 faves    0 avatars

Yay, my first challenge entry. Took me a while, and I was beginning to worry that it wouldn't be done in time.

Thanks to ptoing for crits.

Progress animation.

Edit: Made some changes to the background to make it look a little less sketchy and the fallen tomato so that it'll match the rest a bit better.

Less dithered version for the non-dither crowd?

Weekly Challenge: Plants have feelings too!Weekly Challenge: Plants have feelings too!
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syedahumna56 (Level 2 CGA) @ 6/4/2022 06:20


Drea (Level 7 Teleporter) @ 3/19/2021 07:09

I love this so much!

MasterGrand (Level 4 Deputy) @ 2/12/2020 03:26

Oh nice 

upper0 (Level 3 Sergeant) @ 7/16/2017 02:12


Lindion45 (Level 4 Lieutenant) @ 11/17/2015 11:33

This has a pretty deep message xD

It's also amazing artwork!

Friend (Level 3 Hatchikyu) @ 10/20/2011 20:27



Arkan85 (Level 9 Rear Admiral) @ 8/8/2011 07:43

Great work! I really like its colors!

Gugaknie (Level 5 Soldier) @ 2/12/2011 14:35

D: Its fantastic, but its so sad

avo (Level 8 Cannibal) @ 7/21/2010 22:27

so sad! 

BeboTheBum (Level 1 Rookie) @ 5/16/2009 23:17

Three thumbs up and a 2 big toes!! Great!!

Victor Rojo (Level 10 King Ghidorah) @ 11/30/2008 19:38

desaturation perfect, color and life

jinz91 (Level 2 Dealer) @ 11/16/2008 23:07
Holy crap this is amazing... o_o

Loff (Level 1 Rookie) @ 11/6/2008 14:11

horcy (Level 2 Corporal) @ 7/27/2008 01:56
what can I say, brilliant

cantdoright (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 7/26/2008 21:02
double frist man nice

silent sniper (Level 1 Depressed) @ 7/26/2008 13:17
amazing, completely stunning bg work

stonewall (Level 1 Thug) @ 7/16/2008 10:13
Very nice
Good job on the bg. The soil still left in the pot came out nicely as well.

Nayelianne (Level 1 Depressed) @ 6/25/2008 11:28
I'm stunned by this. Absolutely amazing work. I love how detailed and focused it is at the same time. You really managed to express the feeling of depression in the image, even if you hadn't written "depression" on it.
It's all very subtle yet striking :)

I'm also amazed by the small amount of colors you used, it actually looks like you used way more. I wish I knew how to do that xD

Arachne (Level 4 Murderer) @ 6/23/2008 14:24
Alright, I finally got around to cleaning it up a bit. It wasn't until I'd taken a break from it for a while that I saw how sketchy some parts were, like the dark leafy blob behind the string. I initially tried to keep the detail level in the background to a minimum, so I hope it's not too busy now. On the other hand, I suppose smaller leaves in the background might add a stronger sense of depth?

Zweckform (Level 1 Intern) @ 6/14/2008 01:40
Worthy winner no doubt. Good idea and execution of it. Maybe some dithering on the "main" tomato wouldn't hurt.

Great atmosphere all in all. Congrats.

Chaos Design (Level 3 Stalker) @ 6/10/2008 14:21
What a master piece. Amazing.

MichaS (Level 1 Depressed) @ 6/8/2008 00:19
greatly :)            

skeddles (Level 11 Sphinx) @ 6/6/2008 20:02
Looks even better now!

RoboBOT (Level 7 Captain) @ 6/6/2008 14:48
I agree, it looks better with the ground dithered. It gives it a nice rough texture.

Arachne (Level 4 Murderer) @ 6/6/2008 11:42

Wow, thanks for all the kind words, guys!

I tried removing the dithering, but I just thought that made the ground look shiny and more like water.

Edit: Maybe it's because other things are dithered while the ground is not?

iLKke and pain, thanks, I'll see if I can do something about the sketchier parts of the background and the shading on the fallen tomato.


Webus (Level 3 Stalker) @ 6/5/2008 17:40
Great, but..WHY TOMATO..WHY!!!

Keetar (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 6/3/2008 23:55

mrduke (Level 3 Private Eye) @ 6/3/2008 21:25
Very nice!

Froli (Level 1 Rookie) @ 6/3/2008 19:39
Looks very juicy and fresh

MashPotato (Level 7 Underboss) @ 6/3/2008 11:54
Wow, clever idea and awesome execution (pun intended, but only after the fact)

B_j0k3r0 (Level 3 Sergeant) @ 6/3/2008 04:52
Love it!                  

vedsten (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 6/3/2008 04:30
Composition, colors, idea and execution.. this is all kinds of cool

Mirre (Level 8 Jellyfish) @ 6/3/2008 03:20
Love this! Great concept and well executed! I really like that you dithered the ground - it gives a nice texture to it! There's such depth to it too. Those leaves in the background must have taken quite a while to pixel.

Bloo (Level 5 Lieutenant) @ 6/2/2008 16:44
This is just awesome!!! It's like a painting instead of PA, you got my vote!!!


Larwick (Level 8 Regional Boss) @ 6/2/2008 12:44
Concept and excecution, both magnificent. :)

Majoris (Level 1 Jukyu) @ 6/2/2008 12:36
Saw this while I was voting (you got my vote, no contest). This is excellent.

jamon (Level 10 Operative) @ 6/2/2008 07:37
I like depth of this image. Colors are great.
Dithered ground ... erm... there was no need for it.

iLKke (Level 9 Nidan) @ 6/2/2008 06:23
Rock solid. Lovely AA and hue shift on the ground. Also, limp leaves ftw.
BG looks a bit deadlined? Perhaps would have a better composition with another dark bit in top left.
Also, good choice not to dither tomatoes.

pain (Level 9 Nidan) @ 6/2/2008 03:46
excellent ... bkg is awesome :D ... but smashed tomato looks a bit flat ...

Packrat (Level 7 General Manager) @ 6/1/2008 23:55
Very skillfully selected colors, they reflect the mood very well.

JerryPie (Level 11 Big Foot) @ 6/1/2008 23:17
I hope you don't think I was saying she didn't pull it off. I was just asking the goal of this challenge. I agree with you on the amount of emotion I see in this image.

The B.O.B. (Level 11 Master Assassin) @ 6/1/2008 20:51
Actually, Flyguy, she pulled off exactly what I was hoping more people would try and do: that is, instead of purely showing emotion by implanting a facial expression on the green lives, that you could somehow manipulate the plants supposed random form to fit some sort of feeling or emotion. The droopy nature of the leaves and leaking tomatoes is perfect. Great job Spider-lover, ergh, I mean, Arachne...

JerryPie (Level 11 Big Foot) @ 6/1/2008 18:00
This is just perfect. Was the plant suppose to show emotion though? or is it just suppose to state the emotion in words.  (Looks like the tomato is crying)

Stickman (Level 7 Sheriff) @ 6/1/2008 16:09
Beautiful! The only word in my mind right now....

juandifool (Level 3 Stalker) @ 6/1/2008 16:07
wau! for me you are the winner!

ctrl-alt-delete (Level 3 Corporate Drone) @ 6/1/2008 14:17
Nice choice of blue to saturate the background.  It really makes the ripe tomatos pop out of the image.  They look absolutly ripe and delicious!

Emanu (Level 3 Chief) @ 6/1/2008 13:15
great color choices, great stuff!

skeddles (Level 11 Sphinx) @ 6/1/2008 13:03
Wow, I love this. Much feeling, great pixeling, all around awesome.

saggiofilosofo (Level 1 Rookie) @ 6/1/2008 12:15
Really a piece of art! Great job!

Mindsreturn (Level 3 Private Eye) @ 6/1/2008 12:03
Completely Love it. Nice that you didn't make it anthropomorphic(SP?).

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