Is that a...BIRD?!

Is that a...BIRD?!

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Is that a...BIRD?!

Title: Is that a...BIRD?!
Pixel Artist: AdamF  (Level 11 CEO :: 30898 points)
Posted: 11/3/2008 21:51
Palette: 24 colors
Statistics:  49 comments    57 faves    0 avatars

Haha, what have we here? My friend JarJar drew a crazy bird about a month and a half ago, and asked me to make a pixeled version for him. I gladly agreed, but after getting a bit into it, I decided I'd take the rest of the month to finish it, and I finally present it, after getting sick of working on this monster. Thanks to Cow, Blick, and Lar over at the Pixelation forums, thanks to Opacus, Badassbill and Josiah over AIM and MSN, and thanks to everyone else who's given me great C+C and advice on this piece. I hope you like it, whether it makes your eyes bulge out or not! Here's the WIP stages, I didn't have time to animate it, so I'll just warn you, it's pretty big. Contrary to popular belief, however, the version that says "final" there isn't :V So yeah, I hope you guys get a kick out of it! ~Dex

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Phexion (Level 5 Detective) @ 11/25/2013 12:48

 A strange but interesting piece

avo (Level 8 Cannibal) @ 7/28/2010 21:54

such a lips 

Mrmo Tarius (Level 10 Master Sniper) @ 1/11/2009 19:19
Whoah. I guess it *is* a bird O_O

AdamF (Level 11 CEO) @ 12/19/2008 16:35
Top Pixel Art, wow! Thanks for the ratings, comments, and favorites everyone. :D

joseph_ch (Level 3 Enforcer) @ 12/15/2008 17:36
very cool! only thing I don't like is the underbelly, how it connect to the wing and the back left, not very seamless, kind of confusing. otherwise I love it.

darkspines35 (Level 1 Rookie) @ 12/12/2008 23:15
Tis intense! Nice job /\ /\"

Flint (Level 1 Rookie) @ 12/10/2008 10:44

This is sick nasty, nice work playa.

Shanks (Level 1 Gangster) @ 12/8/2008 19:46
i think the last few hills look a tad too simple

other than that, i love it :D

Claredeth (Level 4 Shichikyu) @ 11/22/2008 20:56
Although some parts still look odd to me, its your best ever.

AdamF (Level 11 CEO) @ 11/19/2008 11:16
Thanks, CeeY. ^^

CeeY (Level 1 Rookie) @ 11/14/2008 21:06
All it is is just a stick with wings, and those MS paint default colors in the background. Honestly im very disappointed. You have to put an honest effort fourth, and thats something it didn't have,

This is some of the best pixelart I have seen from you Dex. I love how the wings have that feathery look, and the shading is very nice. Cant wait to see more from you :D

AdamF (Level 11 CEO) @ 11/14/2008 11:12

Yeah, I realized that when I was about done, but I didn't want to erase all my work for something more simple. :[

Thanks though, I'm glad you like it! =D

iSTVAN (Level 8 Cannibal) @ 11/13/2008 18:36
Hey your stuff reminds me of The B.O.B! Cool clouds, although I think the textures might be competing a little for attention...sort of makes the bird not stand out as much.

AdamF (Level 11 CEO) @ 11/10/2008 19:29
Thanks everybody.

Dasuspect (Level 1 Rookie) @ 11/9/2008 20:30
Not a bad shot at my bird, man!

DanielHyaku (Level 4 Button Man) @ 11/8/2008 16:36

Great one =D How do you people manage to do these kinds of things with so little color...

Fav (y)

Guss (Level 1 Private) @ 11/8/2008 08:57

Damn awesome, dude you're getting one of the best.    autó-fav

Streety (Level 1 Intern) @ 11/7/2008 21:57
This i really like, it stuck out and I've got nothing to say other than really good job.

MarthisMarth (Level 1 Intern) @ 11/7/2008 20:52
colors are rad, really. I'm diggin the mouth, it's just so i dunno what to call it, it just has it's own personality.

jedzed (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 11/7/2008 19:22

wow! the toppish sorta bit reminds me of B.O.B :) but one minor criticism, I noticed the light is hitting it's neck horizontally, but the light is hitting its top lips vertically, maybe thats one thing you could sort out. but other than that its great :)

AdamF (Level 11 CEO) @ 11/7/2008 19:17
Thanks for all the relevant comments to the actual piece, guys ;_;

iLKke (Level 9 Nidan) @ 11/7/2008 09:44

Once again, if you want to disable auto AA in firefox3, install IETab addon.

rabidbaboy (Level 4 Shichikyu) @ 11/7/2008 03:47
I don't think so.
In the Pixelation forums, someone mentioned a program named Pixelation Zoom, you could search it there.

Otherwise, I think you have to downgrade.

Defyn (Level 1 Thug) @ 11/6/2008 09:20
Lol, i didn't know that :D:D:D.. Thanks for this note :D.
Btw.: Is any option FF 3.0 to block this automatic AA?

rabidbaboy (Level 4 Shichikyu) @ 11/5/2008 17:08
Defyn, if you're using Firefox 3.0, itr automatically antialiases images when you zoom.

1up (Level 1 Thug) @ 11/5/2008 13:48
I DONT SEE PILLOWSHADING THEREFORE THERE IS NONE seems to be the logic you've been using on everything lately

Official-NeoSoft (Level 5 Sniper) @ 11/5/2008 12:24
It's hand made, I can tell. Checked this out at Pixelation, saw the progress. I think it's great :D

Defyn (Level 1 Thug) @ 11/5/2008 11:09
Is that a...  bird? Fine, it might be, but i ask if it is realy a pixel-art piece?  Zoomed it looks as it is antialiased by some filter or something other.

But i think it looks extremely good;)

Mullet (Level 1 Jukyu) @ 11/5/2008 09:55
Very nice.  I agree that the grass doesn't look particularly good, but overall it's nice.  I don't see any pillowshading either.

Actually, I think the itty-bitty flower in the bottom left is pillow shaded.  It's pretty trivial though.

AdamF (Level 11 CEO) @ 11/4/2008 19:22
i really really really don't see ANY pillowshading i'll make an example of what it'd look like with it, if you want, though, because as is, I see none, and i tried fixing what i saw... sorry

alkaline (Level 6 Yonkyu) @ 11/4/2008 19:01
no, shawn is right, the overall shape of the bird and shading is awkward and the grass shading makes no distinction between foreground and background. it's also pillowshaded.

shapes are blobby and lose detail, which is why it looks a bit awkward.

all the colors seem to be set to supersaturate.

sorry if it sounds a little harsh, the pixel tech itself is nice though.

OldSkoolLink (Level 2 Corporal) @ 11/4/2008 17:15
I likes ,Great job

fawful (Level 6 Yonkyu) @ 11/4/2008 16:50

Thats one skatty ass bird!The feet look rather weird,but over all,it's nicely done.Nice work.

AdamF (Level 11 CEO) @ 11/4/2008 14:19
How's the grass supposed to be? Like there's a carnival in it? It wasn't meant to be the focus of the piece, anyway, so I really don't get your reasoning. There were many different tries of the texturing, and I ref'd some palettes of some pixel arts here on the site, so I dunno, but it's not that big of a deal if you don't like it. You probably never would anyway ^^

Djsem (Level 2 Quiet One) @ 11/4/2008 14:01
The effort is nice but I still don't like it. The feather texturing is just awkward to me and the palette seems very... I DUNNO. Something about the palettes just really off for me. The grass is just boring and plain.

skeddles (Level 11 Sphinx) @ 11/4/2008 10:56
This is great, I've kinda been waiting for you to post this ^^

Rooster (Level 5 Captain) @ 11/4/2008 10:22
Added to favs ;) I like it :D

Omega K. (Level 3 Hatchet Man) @ 11/4/2008 09:34
Its well pixeled and its a very nice piece, but the palette is bugging me, it goes far too dark on the bird, yet nowhere else. It kind of makes the fur look like it isn't fur if you catch my drift.

Chace (Level 5 Captain) @ 11/4/2008 08:14
The mouth and the background are extraordinarily well pixeled.

TomF (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 11/4/2008 06:51
Sure is one craaazy bird. Great pic though, very smooth. :]

matthewcosta (Level 5 Captain) @ 11/4/2008 06:17

ooooo drool


matthewcosta (Level 5 Captain) @ 11/4/2008 06:16

ooooo drool


pain (Level 9 Nidan) @ 11/4/2008 04:30
nice one :D ...

Jinn (Level 11 Cthulhu (The Call of Cthulhu)) @ 11/4/2008 02:07
{ Spore!

Photocopier (Level 11 Godfather) @ 11/4/2008 01:00
Brilliant it's come a longway since you first posted on pixelation.

jinz91 (Level 2 Dealer) @ 11/4/2008 00:40
Oooooh i LOVE mutated creatures! =D
Such awesome pixel arting! I hope one day I'll be able to colour and shade as good...
Great work!

KwIjL (Level 5 Captain) @ 11/4/2008 00:35
nice style you got there :D

rabidbaboy (Level 4 Shichikyu) @ 11/3/2008 23:02
6/6 simply for the amount of work put into it.

I like the clouds and his neck+head. :>

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