Magenta - Inq's Squid

Magenta - Inq's Squid

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Magenta - Inq's Squid

Title: Magenta - Inq's Squid
Pixel Artist: TheInquisitor  (Level 4 Shichikyu :: 4846 points)
Posted: 2/14/2009 18:22
Palette: 39 colors
Statistics:  22 comments    43 faves    0 avatars

An unlucky diver is about to become a hiddeous, magenta coloured, squid's din-dins!

Made with an obscene amount of colours (39) and specifically with a horrificly awful magenta palette. First time I've really attempted mixing wildly different colours in with each other and for a first effort, it went okay. The piece came together more by sheer luck than anything else.

Admittedly I slimely used the minimum amount of colours required for the competition. Started it late in the week and finished only a little before time

Weekly Challenge: The Magenta ChallengeWeekly Challenge: The Magenta Challenge


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Friend (Level 1 Jukyu) @ 10/17/2011 18:24

that is the prettiest I have ever seen the color purple in my life!

Damian (Level 10 Operative) @ 2/23/2009 14:08

Yeah, your first piece in your gallery and you succeeded in getting a second place! Awesome dude.
So not shabby at all

TheInquisitor (Level 4 Shichikyu) @ 2/23/2009 02:11

Yeah! Second place. Not too shabby at all.

balls01 (Level 5 Killer Klown) @ 2/21/2009 08:28
very interesting, very much so.

Noet (Level 3 Corporate Drone) @ 2/21/2009 08:04
the wierdest rape ever, bad octopus.

Sig~ (Level 6 Hitman) @ 2/20/2009 05:28
Awesome Piece!!

sapphira83 (Level 4 Button Man) @ 2/19/2009 14:34
this is good work

Fuzzyleaves (Level 5 Detective) @ 2/17/2009 13:20
That's a really good use of pink.

TheInquisitor (Level 4 Shichikyu) @ 2/17/2009 13:06
I can't argue with the criticism of the diver. I did get awfully lazy and rushed by the end. I misjudged the competition and thought it finished a day earlier than it did. Midnight Sunday for me meant just after 11:59pm Saturday, not 11:59pm Sunday. I would've cleaned it up had I have known.

I'll probably go back and re-do this piece properly. I do like the background area, especially the reeds and stuff. I'd like to ditch all of those pink shades and replace them with far more suitable ones, for instance.

Dr. Grammer (Level 1 Rookie) @ 2/16/2009 08:19
I really like this piece, fav'd!

iLKke (Level 9 Nidan) @ 2/16/2009 04:16
Now that's very nice! Very nice atmosphere.
I don't like the diver's left hand, tho. The shape, the white highlight, I think it's considerably weaker than the rest of the piece.

TheInquisitor (Level 4 Shichikyu) @ 2/15/2009 17:36
I've clearly completely misjudged the end of this competition.

Elk (Level 5 Assistant Manager) @ 2/15/2009 08:40
Very nice depth and great colorchoice
grass could have been a bit smoother but still nice

Reo (Level 11 Sphinx) @ 2/15/2009 04:30

Great work, I look forward to see more awesome stuff from you!


TheInquisitor (Level 4 Shichikyu) @ 2/15/2009 03:20
Yeah, Jim. I was fast running out of time and the diver was the last thing I did, so I certainly got quite slack around him. The idea was that the squid was making it's own light, but I'm not sure how well I portrayed that. I could have probably recuded the colours, but it was those pesky time issues. I joined the competition too late to really get a good plan thought up.

I'm still finding my feet with this colour blending and I don't think I pulled it off. Next time I'll hopefully do a better job with it!

Damian (Level 10 Operative) @ 2/15/2009 03:07
I like the use of magenta to really bring that squid into the foreground.
Something I don't understand is the lack of lighting that the diver has, Now I've really been studying this for like half an hour (Yes I'm that sad!) and my conclusion was that either the squid was blocking the light or it actually produced a light source of its own. I say that due to it actually having areas of self produced light that could not have come from the top left. Now 39 colours? 1 colour for a lighter desaturated orange colour? surely.

Now I'm off...toodles

Hapiel (Level 11 Bonsai) @ 2/15/2009 01:52
Amazing stuff! I really enjoy everythings shinyness, the bubbles, and the readability of the grass!
Due to its dark head the squid is a bit hard to read in the beginning, but once that I saw it the magenta defines the rest! Great stuff!

Antiboton (Level 8 Odds and Ends) @ 2/14/2009 22:29
Don't know what it is but looks beautiful under water.

Stickman (Level 7 Sheriff) @ 2/14/2009 20:11
Nice scene and a lovely idea.

TheInquisitor (Level 4 Shichikyu) @ 2/14/2009 18:54
Thanks, guys. I usually don't attempt pixel pieces like this, so I was well out of my comfort zone. I think I did a pretty lousy job in a lot of areas, but I had too little time to finish. I sleep during the deadline period. I'll have to attempt a load more of these types of pieces because at the moment I don't consider it up to scratch.

ptoing (Level 7 Cuttlefish) @ 2/14/2009 18:34
Came out nice indeed. Some of the selout going on is a bit ugs imo, but overall, very competent pixelling. palette could be a bit optised, but it's a moot point here.

alkaline (Level 6 Yonkyu) @ 2/14/2009 18:31
looks nice. i love the colors you've used, actually. it complements the magentas nicely enough.

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