Metal bride

Metal bride

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Metal bride

Title: Metal bride
Pixel Artist: Arachne  (Level 4 Murderer :: 13097 points)
Posted: 7/20/2008 19:28
Palette: 16 colors
Statistics:  23 comments    89 faves    0 avatars

It's not quite done, but it's past 4 am and I need to sleep. Background, the stuff on the right and parts of the dress will be finished later, and I'll put together the WIP animation as soon as I have the time.

Big thanks to ptoing for crits and suggestions.

Edit:  Finally finished this. I'm sure it could be polished a bit more, but I really need a break from working on it now. Thanks for all the help.

Progress animation.

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upper0 (Level 3 Sergeant) @ 7/17/2017 03:13


moondrome (Level 7 Merfolk) @ 1/17/2013 02:35

great stuff in your gallery

fairyvilje (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 11/25/2010 13:34

My God! Only 16 colors? You have to be a wizard!

minipuck (Level 2 Corporal) @ 10/5/2008 23:41
awesome progress animation. It looks so long.
And very nice outcome.

loaderror (Level 1 Rookie) @ 8/25/2008 06:39
Great idea and flawless execution!

Tadashi Blossom (Level 1 Rookie) @ 8/24/2008 23:13
I have to say, while this didn't earn the #1 monthly spot, it was surely my favorite. Awesome job!

MashPotato (Level 7 Underboss) @ 8/1/2008 19:47
Just beautiful... and those broken bulbs by her feet feel so melancholy--I hope it's not a foreboding of things to come

Arachne (Level 4 Murderer) @ 7/31/2008 15:45
Thanks. No idea how many hours I spent working on it, but most evenings over a two week period, so about twice as long as I intended.

Sokota (Level 1 Private) @ 7/29/2008 23:24
Holy mother frig....I thought I saw some cool stuff earlier but this is A++. May I ask how long this took you?


I love it!

Arachne (Level 4 Murderer) @ 7/28/2008 11:27
Mirage - Hehe, oddly enough, it was the first thing I thought of. I had been thinking about drawing something not creepy for a change, so maybe it was that.

I thought light from the light bulbs in it would give the shadow under the boquet that shape, but maybe it depends on how far out you imagine the bulbs to be placed? It's the first time I've tried something with this many light sources, so I'm sure it's not quite right in places. I didn't have much time to look into it further, so I focused on finishing it instead. 

Mirage (Level 3 Corporate Drone) @ 7/27/2008 13:21
Where's the blood and gore and scary? ;)

I like it very much... my only nitpick would be that the shadow from the bowl of flowers is too big and shaped incorrectly, but that's probably because i've been staring at the picture for too long :)

skeddles (Level 11 Sphinx) @ 7/24/2008 09:37
At first I thought it looked a bit too much like metal. Then I looked at the title.

Arachne (Level 4 Murderer) @ 7/22/2008 14:49
Thanks, guys! Glad you liked it, and I hope it'll look even better when it's all as polished.

RoboBOT - Good points. Initially, I intended for some bulbs to have a slightly different hue than the rest, and I wanted to suggest that color in the bulbs on the ground, but I wanted to keep it limited to 16 colors as a bit of a challenge to myself, so it ended up looking a bit more harsh than it should have and doesn't really make sense now. I'll also see if I can add a bit more color to the leaves.

Fool - Thanks, that does help. I'll try and darken the metal a bit.

Rock3go (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 7/22/2008 13:57

Un diseño espectacular, bien concebido y realizado magistralmente.

  5/5 and fav

Pixel_Devil (Level 2 Quiet One) @ 7/22/2008 11:49
really great!

hotnikkelz (Level 1 Rookie) @ 7/21/2008 20:31
fool's edit is superior but regardless, awesome work.  You get my vote! all your work is stunning by the way keep it up.

Fool (Level 6 SWAT) @ 7/21/2008 06:40
Great sense of lighting.=) A bit confusing the metal parts - it feels like glass, probably higher contrast might help.=)
Fabric is simply awesome.

Sloppy try. See if it makes any sense.=)

PeanutButter (Level 1 Depressed) @ 7/20/2008 22:15
great work, i love it!

wishuponapixel (Level 6 Hitman) @ 7/20/2008 21:19

Definatly got my vote ;)

Nice details with the folds on the vail and the dress.

RoboBOT (Level 7 Captain) @ 7/20/2008 21:17
Yes! I've learned to get excited when Arachne has submitted another piece :D
This looks great. An issue for me is the orange outline of the bulbs on the ground. If they aren't emitting light, then I don' think the outline should be orange. Also, I feel like the leaves in the bouquet that are next to the bulbs should have a stronger, orange highlight on them. The lack of it seems to make the orange bulbs float in front of the blue background.
Overall, though, I love it!

Jaeden (Level 4 Team Leader) @ 7/20/2008 21:16

/jaw drops

BlackDragon (Level 11 Godfather) @ 7/20/2008 21:06

Nah, it doesn't look like pillowing to me.

Great work Arachne. I love the colors!

Pixelarg (Level 6 Yonkyu) @ 7/20/2008 20:45
fuck u! xD is really good :P but the right side in the face emm... i no can say, i are bad speacking english xD but is pillow shading? :S

good colors ^^

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