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Title: P.O.D
Pixel Artist: TheInquisitor  (Level 4 Shichikyu :: 4851 points)
Posted: 5/16/2009 08:50
Palette: 41 colors
Statistics:  66 comments    276 faves    0 avatars

Behold...The P.O.D! (Prisoner Outbreak Deterant)

The heavily armoured floating battle tank of a steampunk game world I'm planning to make in the distant distant future. This thing would be a big boss for our intrepid heroes to hopelessly take their chances against.

Enjoy :) ©

41 colours including transparency.

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syedahumna56 (Level 2 CGA) @ 6/3/2022 22:27


mupixl (Level 4 Knight) @ 3/5/2021 06:03

Amazing work

Drea (Level 7 Teleporter) @ 2/11/2021 16:50


Vasily_Kukushkin (Level 4 Deputy) @ 7/14/2019 05:55


GoldenOwl (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 3/20/2019 09:26

Very nice! It reminds me a little of Metal Slug, the animation would be a challenge though as MS uses a lot of sub-pixel animation. I found a tutorial for it :) 2dwillneverdie.com/tutorial/give-your-sprites-depth-with-sub-pixel-animation/

upper0 (Level 3 Sergeant) @ 7/11/2017 03:06


Cat-pawns (Level 1 Rookie) @ 7/13/2016 08:19

animate that would be a problem :v, what software ur used?

P0int (Level 3 Hatchikyu) @ 7/21/2013 22:16

Beautiful smoke. I hope you get to make your game!

hivemind (Level 1 Thug) @ 4/20/2013 08:43

 Great detailing and color

EvilEagles (Level 5 Detective) @ 3/17/2013 00:21

 Masterpiece indeed.

jok (Level 11 Master Assassin) @ 3/7/2013 03:43


Superdry (Level 1 Rookie) @ 9/19/2012 06:37

i love this, really well done!

Victor Rojo (Level 10 King Ghidorah) @ 7/18/2012 06:32

how do you have done this great palette? fav

Sanditio (Level 1 Rookie) @ 5/21/2012 04:51

 great! i love this! :D

hahnt (Level 2 Quiet One) @ 5/7/2012 10:29

this is exquisit... the render is such a cool design and the colors used arent the typical steampunk inspired colors the the hint of green in some of the parts... very cool, faved and 5 point rating :)

Myfault (Level 2 Quiet One) @ 4/21/2011 15:14

 really good

Dashspeed (Level 1 Rookie) @ 10/31/2010 18:44


Roxerg (Level 2 Hired Gun) @ 9/18/2010 10:06

love the smokes. you did a great job with teh chimney, too. I'll just ignore the claws and the body 'couse they're too awesome.

avo (Level 8 Cannibal) @ 7/21/2010 22:15

wow! cool thing!!! 

TheInquisitor (Level 4 Shichikyu) @ 3/27/2010 06:03

Thanks again, chaps. Haven't had much time for pixelling lately so I'll have to reserve some time for it soon.

Dino502Run (Level 6 Serial Killer) @ 12/18/2009 18:37


DarkLordAsh (Level 1 Rookie) @ 8/5/2009 13:58

Shweeeet! Awesome shading! Adding this to my favs! :) Great job!

JoshFTW (Level 1 Depressed) @ 7/8/2009 17:46


Lizzaroro (Level 1 Private) @ 7/7/2009 07:39


momo-the-pitt (Level 2 Quiet One) @ 6/29/2009 11:36


mety64 (Level 1 Jukyu) @ 6/22/2009 14:51

thats awsome


Riva (Level 6 Commander) @ 6/22/2009 06:24

I never been very much compelled to comment an exellent pixelarts.
Since what else you can say each time then "perfect". :)

Genler (Level 2 Petty Officer) @ 6/21/2009 09:51

WoW great work

Chace (Level 5 Captain) @ 6/16/2009 05:14

Congratulations with the first place, man.
Looks awesome.

ramazing (Level 3 Sergeant) @ 5/26/2009 05:49

great work, man!

Scribblette (Level 1 Intern) @ 5/21/2009 21:01

Huh, oh yeah. I forgot all about that! Another year and we could grind a whole steampunk tileset out of your poor bones, and I could abandon this whole bothering to learn how to sprite thing completely! XD

Pixelated (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 5/21/2009 16:48

 Hall Of Fame vote!

TheInquisitor (Level 4 Shichikyu) @ 5/21/2009 13:54

Thanks again for the positive feedback. I'm going to have to do more of these biggun's.

Doppleganger: Thanks, G. You'll love me for saying this, but the palette for the airship part's fabric was slightly edited from the example palette you gave me when you provided help on gamingw/pixelation. You have yourself to blame! However, I think the palette looks pretty good there and helped me to get a good idea on where to go with the other other mixtures.

The steam I wanted to keep consistent with my other steampunk set pieces, but I can look into muting them a bit to make them less crisp. I'll look into that one. :)

Scribblette: Didn't you ask me to make some steampunk stuff a long long time ago? If so, I finally delivered. :)

Pocket Clouds (Level 1 Gangster) @ 5/21/2009 00:58

Fantastic!! +++!

PanicBomber (Level 6 Manager) @ 5/20/2009 17:09

some pretty damn nice work!

Liman (Level 3 Chief) @ 5/19/2009 18:10

Superb, Inq!

Doppleganger (Level 6 Yonkyu) @ 5/19/2009 06:49

Nice work, G! This has come leaps and bounds since your first colorized conception.

The parts that I really like are the way you've colored the metallic and wooden textures. Both the texturization and the specific colors you've chosen are ace. Most especially those parts that are metallic, such as the turbines.

What I find lacking are the colors of the pulled fabric (is that what that is?) between the wooden frames that create the shape of the machine. There is a rather prominent gray-green that is being used as a shadow for this material and it could really benefit from being brought closer to gray or brown, or even blue. The green in it only serves to create a sort of sickly flesh palette in that area. (I know, because quite recently I made the mistake of using a similar palette on a portrait)

The other thing is the steam coming out the back. It's not like the colors or the shading are bad, it's just that they fail to serve the purpose of further defining what it is. For something like that, it would be of benefit to use much softer and subtler colors, so as to sort of disappear in contrast with everything else. Steam is a subtle thing, and the way you've represented it, you'd think it was nearly as hard as steel.

Regardless of all that, this is definitely some of the best work I've seen you do. And it is well-deserving of all the attention it's been getting. Kudos to you!

.Anubis. (Level 3 Hatchet Man) @ 5/19/2009 04:32

 damn I'd like to see that in a game

schrumpfkopf (Level 4 Team Leader) @ 5/19/2009 01:51

very nice sprite and colours.

Animating it will be a challenge.

MFlanaga (Level 4 Ensign) @ 5/18/2009 08:39

I came.

Claredeth (Level 4 Shichikyu) @ 5/18/2009 04:28

It's so detailed! 

Ocean's Dream (Level 4 Mercenary) @ 5/18/2009 00:41

Nice to see the full pic, Inq! I think you did a good job on it.

blueleds (Level 1 Rookie) @ 5/17/2009 17:45

 Just something about the muted colors... and the style of cute mechanical thing reminds me of Akira Toriyama's artwork.  I guess it's a bit of a stretch but the similarity's there imo :/


Scribblette (Level 1 Intern) @ 5/17/2009 15:56

Congratulations on finally finishing it, Inq! It looks absolutely marvellous. Hope I make anywhere near the degree of improvement as you've had since your first works. :)

TheInquisitor (Level 4 Shichikyu) @ 5/17/2009 08:29

Thanks again guys. I don't recall anything like this being in Crono Trigger especially as it doesn't have the FF styled side view battle system. Don't worry, Perkele, I doubt this'll be the last steampunk thing I do but I haven't got many fresh ideas in my head yet. I do have another boss idea jotted down for the same project, but it won't be a steampunk robot or person, just a creature of sorts.

Fenne (Level 3 Stalker) @ 5/17/2009 04:00

This rocks so hard!

HoofFoot (Level 8 Regional Boss) @ 5/17/2009 00:37

Way awesome! :O

blueleds (Level 1 Rookie) @ 5/17/2009 00:06

 Excellent... somehow, reminds me of chrono trigger


Levi (Level 1 Thug) @ 5/16/2009 16:51

friggin wow, dude, wow

Nightmare Maker (Level 8 Regional Boss) @ 5/16/2009 16:47

Pick of Destiny? lol

Love it *_*

7/7 and fav.

CobaltHex (Level 3 Chupacabra) @ 5/16/2009 12:45

 amazing :)

Slemsvamp (Level 6 Serial Killer) @ 5/16/2009 12:13

Wow, never seen your work before, looks great!  * Rushes to gallery *

jalonso (Level 11 Godfather) @ 5/16/2009 11:42


@ skamocore, 9 to go. 

edit by ska: lol!

Perkele (Level 4 Murderer) @ 5/16/2009 11:08

Awesome, I love those steampunk stuff. Faved this excellent piece!

Damian (Level 10 Operative) @ 5/16/2009 10:58

 An awesome effort and good progress from what I remember.
Colour choice is amazing!

Absolutly love steampunk.

asukicco (Level 9 Necrophiliac) @ 5/16/2009 10:42

Thank you for the clarification, TheInquisitor. :)

Well, this made your piece... perfect! :D

Boonzeet (Level 1 Thug) @ 5/16/2009 10:25

Very nice Inq, I can't think of anything, apart from of course the steam looking like smoke.

TheInquisitor (Level 4 Shichikyu) @ 5/16/2009 10:19

Actually, Asukicco, that's supposed to be steam, as in steampunk, not smokepunk. Maybe I didn't quite get that effect correct. I wanted to keep it like that though to keep it consistent with my other steampunk pieces back on my portfolio site. Since they're all for the same thing, I wanted to keep them similar.

Thanks for the positive feedback guys. :) I'm sure this won't be the last steampunk thing I make but it'll probably be the largest for a while. I don't actually have any other boss concepts yet.

Elk (Level 5 Assistant Manager) @ 5/16/2009 10:13

Pretty smooth, very nice choice of colors, favd! smoke is pretty zen-like

cappocanhoneri (Level 1 Rookie) @ 5/16/2009 10:01

Great, very good!!!

asukicco (Level 9 Necrophiliac) @ 5/16/2009 09:54

Wow! This is so... powerful! The only thing I dislike is the white of the smoke. Too bright for me.

Noet (Level 3 Corporate Drone) @ 5/16/2009 09:42

wow, would never ever have the motivation to make something big and detailed like this.

Dr D (Level 4 Shichikyu) @ 5/16/2009 09:26

Holy vuck.

Badassbill (Level 11 Big Foot) @ 5/16/2009 09:24

Very nice. Would be lovely to see it animated.

TheInquisitor (Level 4 Shichikyu) @ 5/16/2009 09:22

Yeah it took me a long long time to muster up the motivation to finish it. I think I lost my bottle to start with. It was a mammoth effort from me and a really stretch of my abilities. I usually stick to smaller stuff.

Reo (Level 11 Sphinx) @ 5/16/2009 08:59

Wow, great work!

I remember seeing a early wip of this at pixelation I think.

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