Slowly but Surely

Slowly but Surely

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Slowly but Surely

Title: Slowly but Surely
Pixel Artist: Prophet  (Level 1 Rookie :: 534 points)
Posted: 6/24/2008 18:08
Palette: 16 colors
Statistics:  16 comments    11 faves    0 avatars

Entry for this weeks challenge :O (Nature taking over)
- An abandoned cottage in a meadow is slowly being reclaimed by the grass, stream, and vines :)

Definitely the best pixel I've ever done.. I'm quite pleased with it (especially since i typically use 50+ needless colors as compared to the 16 here)

Misc. Details:  The hardest part was the tree - which still doesnt look right (I may go back and edit it some more, but i cant stand working on this any more right now)

I also tried the whole "palette unification" thing - and for a first try, I think it turned out well

Weekly Challenge: Nature: FTW!Weekly Challenge: Nature: FTW!


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Artifice Machine (Level 6 Hitman) @ 3/3/2015 19:30

The grass is so amazingly fluffy. Almost want to pet my monitor...

torguen (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 1/3/2014 10:45

El rio parece que tiene un extraño efecto 3D, es muy bonito.

torguen (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 3/25/2011 03:52

very good, I like to live there

de Thch (Level 1 Private) @ 7/1/2008 02:07
The  image is beautiful and much luminous, however, the house and the mountains are too much similar, like others have said. The stones of the house must have the square form. The house that seems to be assaulted from the vegetation, would have to appear ruined: the collapsed roof , a wall fallen or some leaks etc...

B_j0k3r0 (Level 3 Sergeant) @ 6/25/2008 23:17
I like it but u really need to make some lines very clear, with darker colors, for example the outline of that roof at some places etc, othervise it just looks very blury or like its attached to the background too much. Sweet entry by the way :)

Pregnant_Cow (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 6/25/2008 13:52
the hut looks a bit weird, but i like it! fav'd

Jaeden (Level 4 Team Leader) @ 6/25/2008 08:13

/golf clap

I do agree about the seperation between mountain and hut, but well done!

DeProgrammer (Level 7 Underboss) @ 6/25/2008 02:05
I'm giving this a 6/6 despite its couple flaws--at a glance, it's just like a photograph, and that's the way I rate things. :P

cure (Level 11 Bonsai) @ 6/24/2008 23:26
You need to differentiate between the house and the mountain range more.  Some darker shadows and perhaps a small object on the left side of the image would also help.
Other than that, looks fantastic.

DJD (Level 4 Button Man) @ 6/24/2008 22:34
wow, great work. As far as I can tell this is getting a vote from me. I love the rolling grassy hills.

SoapViking (Level 1 Gangster) @ 6/24/2008 20:37
I think it looks fab. Love the tree too. :)

hotnikkelz (Level 1 Rookie) @ 6/24/2008 20:12
i really like this piece.  Nice style to it

JerryPie (Level 11 Big Foot) @ 6/24/2008 19:53
Brilliant. Grass is very hard to pixel. You did a great job here. I think I found at least one of my votes.

Prophet (Level 1 Rookie) @ 6/24/2008 19:11
I knew about the saturation issue and the color blending, but with a limit of 16 colors, I didnt know what else to do :(

skeddles (Level 11 Sphinx) @ 6/24/2008 18:18
May i make a few suggestions? For some reason, the house and mountains look kinda soft. Maybe some dithering could help the mountains, and try studying some other peoples works to see how to do stones on the house, for yours look very bulgy, and a house would have flat rocks on the outside. The mountains should be less saturated, for something that is so far off in the background. And lastly, things seem to blend a bit much; examples are the roof and the mountains, the tree and the grass.
It does look very nice, and is a great improvement, but I think that it has potential to be even better.

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