Arrgh, I guess

Arrgh, I guess

You need to be logged in to rate pixel art.


Pixel Art Details

Arrgh, I guess

Title: Arrgh, I guess
Pixel Artist: Fool  (Level 6 SWAT :: 39739 points)
Posted: 1/19/2009 15:15
Palette: 49 colors
Statistics:  141 comments    443 faves    0 avatars

Manage to kill a couple of weekends to animate piece I made for a different purpose and which has been left without one.=) Some flaws most likely, but I've reached my fun limits on this.

Since originally it was meant to be on the white, please exuse white bg, it stuck to it pretty well with aa.

About speed - I've been using FF for so long i forgot there are others. 1mb gif WILL slow down in some browsers due to specific compression method in gif format. Also IE wasn't able to read delays less then 0.1 sec when we met last time, don't know how it treating it now. Probably assembling it in flash would be a better idea for cross browsing issue.

Got fixed a few things for better or worse in this gif

Top Pixel Art - January 2009 (#1)Top Pixel Art - January 2009 (#1)


If you would like to comment you will need to be logged in. Register now. It only takes a moment and it's free.

Fool (Level 6 SWAT) @ 1/20/2009 08:51
Thanks everyone for comments and crits=)

About speed - I've been using FF for so long i forgot there are others. 1mb gif WILL slow down in some browsers due to specific compression method in gif format. Also IE wasn't able to read delays less then 0.1 sec when we met last time, don't know how it treating it now. Probably assembling it in flash would be a better idea for cross browsing issue.

coran, yeah, i've spotted that too, thanks=)

ui, i draw still image first with all the textures applied (it much easier to keep track of pixels that way, then draw doodly sketch animation ( if needed) one the underneath layer and then duplicate and modify previous frame to fit doodle sketch.

RobbieE, thanks, see it now.

dogmeat, yeah, it is a left over from more constructions, but i decide to keep it since it works for the rotation.

iLKke, some frame difference in place indeed, but just want to keep low frame rate preventing increase in file size and at some point have to live with it.

Helm (Level 5 Detective) @ 1/20/2009 08:32
Fool, this is extremely lovely. Beautiful sentiment and execution. I adore it, thank you for making it.

Nightmare Maker (Level 8 Regional Boss) @ 1/20/2009 08:17
The preview is screaming "FOOL!"
So amazing, seriously. 7/7 + fav

Squirrelsquid (Level 4 Rubbish) @ 1/20/2009 08:12
that's pretty much insane :O love it. very unique idea as well.

Antiboton (Level 8 Odds and Ends) @ 1/20/2009 07:24
Still need more frames but is awesome!

mechast (Level 3 Sergeant) @ 1/20/2009 07:23
Amazing! The bird is hilarious =)

philipptr (Level 4 Team Leader) @ 1/20/2009 07:12
I smell first place in the monthly top 10 ;) Great work on pretty much everything!

PixelSpy (Level 5 Captain) @ 1/20/2009 06:48
Very nice....regarding the speed, I tried Opera, IE and Google Chrome. It is slow and choppy in Chrome and IE but looks perfect in Opera. Not sure why it would matter...

DeProgrammer (Level 7 Underboss) @ 1/20/2009 06:36
There's so much to look at!

Tre Le Coco (Level 1 Thug) @ 1/20/2009 06:26
I noticed a few people commenting on the animations speed, what kind of browsers are people using because its at a perfectly fine speed for me O.o; Rather fast actually

This is a really wonderful piece ^^ The bird has to be my fav, he is super cute <3
Great stuff!

Sig~ (Level 6 Hitman) @ 1/20/2009 04:49
AWESOME!! The animation is amazing! perfect

Sev_4 (Level 5 Detective) @ 1/20/2009 04:32
Amazing!!! I'm found of the bird, where can I get one?! ^^

iLKke (Level 9 Nidan) @ 1/20/2009 03:00

That's a very nice animation, despite several missing-frames here and there. My guess is you didn't want to bother to make an odd number of frames to fit all the anim cycles of various parts. And yes, it is a tad on the slow side.

Only real crit is that the wood on the 'ship' looks kinda dull and mechanically rendered for the most part.

Fav bit is the little rubber flapping thing. :D

agur (Level 1 Gangster) @ 1/20/2009 02:56
absolutely stunning!

AndyOaks (Level 1 Rookie) @ 1/20/2009 02:37
God, that's amazing!

Hapiel (Level 11 Pixellite) @ 1/20/2009 02:26
Now thats an animation!

FishBoy (Level 1 Private) @ 1/20/2009 02:15

The animation is to slow I think.

Kaiseto (Level 6 Made) @ 1/20/2009 01:22
There goes my chance at getting spot #1 in the weekly showcase. So close...

de Thch (Level 1 Private) @ 1/19/2009 23:59
No comment!!!
because I've no words

elend (Level 3 Corporate Drone) @ 1/19/2009 23:16
The incredible fool strikes again. I don't know how you are doing it, but it's great. I really love your colors and your technique. The animation is great as well.

JerryPie (Level 11 Big Foot) @ 1/19/2009 22:58
Fool you are inspirational.

skooba-dude (Level 8 Guerrilla) @ 1/19/2009 22:16
Oh damnit, fool, if this animation was fluent I'd be able to give it a full 8/8, the shadwos and textures are amazing so I give it 7/8, I straight-away noticed that axle though, I love the water, and the sheer creativity of the peice, I wanna see more like this!

Saporion (Level 3 Enforcer) @ 1/19/2009 22:00
There are so many elements to this piece that makes it own. (:

blue (Level 2 Peon) @ 1/19/2009 21:56
This is so amazing. {: I think the patchwork sail is my favorite part; so many different colors in there, and yet it meshes so well.

greenraven (Level 2 Hired Gun) @ 1/19/2009 20:17
I don't think I've ever seen any animations from you. I am not disappointed.

Ky3bMu4 (Level 8 Guerrilla) @ 1/19/2009 20:09
I have no words about this... Incredible =)

Claredeth (Level 4 Shichikyu) @ 1/19/2009 20:00
It seems like almost every piece you submit gets top 10, its nearly impossible for this one not to.

Prophet (Level 1 Rookie) @ 1/19/2009 19:40
Absolutely amazing

Death-Auron (Level 1 Rookie) @ 1/19/2009 19:08

this is really really good, i love it. i think it would look even nicer if it was a lil bit faster (just me, dont take me seriously). i love all the detail and imagination this shows its really intriguing (i guess thats the word)

+fav of course, i woul've faved it even if it werent animated! (sry for the english)

RobbieE (Level 2 Petty Officer) @ 1/19/2009 18:54

One little thing that just feels wrong to me is the boys arm turning the handle when it reaches the top, The stripe you can see just looks a bit odd how it 'flashes'

ui_ (Level 4 Deputy) @ 1/19/2009 18:18
jajaajja amazine!... thx for your pleasure art :D....
just a question... what technique you use for animation? i mean, you draw all the outline first and then paint it all, or another technique?...

an a plus... maybe will be great to see in this piece... is light variation on the wood/stick and part of the ship, the molines and wheels, but that's just my opinion (sorry about my english)...

coran (Level 1 Seaman) @ 1/19/2009 18:08
Very well done, there's obviously nothing I can say that hasen't been said already, except that you mistakenly transparented the boy's shirt.  =)  Still, I love and favorited. 5/5, just because the animation is amazing, everything has personality and even as a still it's impressive.  Well done, I tip my hat to thou!


MdNight17 (Level 1 Rookie) @ 1/19/2009 18:05
Curse you fool and your awesomeness!!

4tochkin (Level 1 Intern) @ 1/19/2009 18:02
Клас) Ему только друга еще не хватает, чтобы на заднем дворе в пиратов поиграть, хотя его "Кеша" и так в восторге )

Shiru (Level 6 SWAT) @ 1/19/2009 17:01
Great as always.

Fool (Level 6 SWAT) @ 1/19/2009 16:40
Yeah, I've heard that already=)) Someone comment like - we need to get that dude to get laid before he hurt himself.=)

Actually it is not that complex when you look at the small  pieces.  Here,  for example - boy is  8  original frames, pump -8 , sails - 8, 5 and 3 , water - 4, fans - 3, parrot - 8 etc.

skeddles (Level 11 Sphinx) @ 1/19/2009 16:36
Damn fool, you are amazing. It's absolutely awesome in every way.

zi-double (Level 9 Necrophiliac) @ 1/19/2009 16:21
one question - are you crazy ? OK maybe I'm crazy because when see some new work  always inspiration come back :)

this is insane to manage so many animations in .gif format ! I see work like that for first time :)

of 3

Related & Tags

Arrgh, I guess avatars, Arrgh, I guess icons, Arrgh, I guess pixel art, Arrgh, I guess forum avatars, Arrgh, I guess AOL Buddy Icons

Sponsored Products


Want to give some dough back to all those amazing pixel artists? Donations provide prize money for contests, help cover hosting costs and support new initiatives.

Play party games with QuizBash app
Play party games with QuizBash app

Report Problem

If you are going to report an issue with this piece please provide relevant URLs/Images to back up your claim.


If you would like to be a team player why not register? It's quick and easy and you'll be able to comment on, rate and upload pixel art.

Already Registered?