Hobo Heaven

Hobo Heaven

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Hobo Heaven

Title: Hobo Heaven
Pixel Artist: Peach  (Level 6 Made :: 4562 points)
Posted: 6/5/2009 07:31
Palette: 32 colors
Statistics:  39 comments    97 faves    0 avatars

It's a cold winter night and a hobo (accidentaly?) found a warm place to rest... the Hobo Heaven :)

Spent a lot of time on this piece (+20h), must thank the guys at pixelation for the final improvements.


Weekly Challenge: Gates of Heaven/HellWeekly Challenge: Gates of Heaven/Hell
Top Pixel Art - June 2009 (#3)Top Pixel Art - June 2009 (#3)


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Evidence (Level 3 Corporate Drone) @ 9/30/2015 19:17

The rendering ftw

orangemagik (Level 6 Time Traveller) @ 8/22/2015 11:28

Great lightning!

Delow920 (Level 1 Rookie) @ 7/29/2009 18:01

 Wats up


MrSmiley (Level 1 Thug) @ 7/16/2009 09:46

 I like how his eyes dart around. Really good piece.

Mathias (Level 6 Garbage) @ 7/15/2009 20:54

Wow, monthly 3rd place, nice job!

I like how it looks like he's being caught by the camera. Almost invokes feelings of sympathy

inbntly (Level 1 Rookie) @ 7/15/2009 08:28

I don't know how I haven't seen this piece until now, love the expression and character!

Sasajun (Level 1 Thug) @ 7/3/2009 09:13

Gah! I really love the colors in this a lot! It came out very well!Congratulations!

orenshtiv (Level 7 Ichikyu) @ 6/30/2009 11:59

umm...no upset but i really don't know why this one won O.o

oh well...congratulations..

asukicco (Level 9 Necrophiliac) @ 6/16/2009 10:07


Peach (Level 6 Made) @ 6/16/2009 01:28

nope: I sketched it by hand, acquired it and then used the sketch as a base reference for the work. The sketch itself was minimal, just to have the right proportions for the body anatomy and door.

The whole was done in grafx2.

Levi (Level 1 Thug) @ 6/15/2009 17:22

so I clicked the WIP, do you sketch out in high res in Photoshop (or a clone) first and then reduce to pixel?

RPG_Boy (Level 5 Captain) @ 6/15/2009 17:12

first place no surprise here :) fantastic work

Game & Watch (Level 1 Rookie) @ 6/15/2009 00:19

Congrats with first place!

You deserve it.

Pixelfish (Level 1 Rookie) @ 6/12/2009 11:39

I am really crazy about this. The sense of form, the softness, it's just wonderful, really. Obviously a favorite.

newDAN (Level 1 Rookie) @ 6/10/2009 10:02

atmosphere truely fits colors. Good one!

evaanno (Level 1 Rookie) @ 6/9/2009 03:36

I like the light effect !   perfect :D

df0 (Level 3 Enforcer) @ 6/9/2009 03:24

I bet that is not even water in there, it is moonshine! And it doesn't disturb the piece in my opinion. It looks perfect to me!

Scribblette (Level 1 Intern) @ 6/8/2009 17:45

I suppose the water can might be a little too light, but it didn't stick out for me. Lovely piece.

ramazing (Level 3 Sergeant) @ 6/8/2009 08:31

lighting is great!

d-p (Level 11 Psychopath) @ 6/7/2009 14:10

yeah, great work. The work on the light is very convincing.

Pumpkinbot (Level 2 Peon) @ 6/7/2009 12:59

Cool! :U I really like the snow tracks!

Peach (Level 6 Made) @ 6/7/2009 11:06

Thanks everyone for the great appreciation, comments and critiques you've added here.

I've spent a lot of time on this piece, and now you can see the WIP as I added it on the description.

On the latest comments about contrast: unfortunately time and color count restriction didn't helped me, even if I've done a lot to correct it. The scene itself, being nightly and with the snow and done enterely by mind, without any reference (the only reference was used slightly for the cart) was really hard to realize, so atm I'm really appealed with it and even if I would like to improve a little bith the lighting on the wooden door, I'd leave it as it is.

@TheInquisitor: I'm working to adjust some pixels on the cart, as long as I really love that details, so I would like to correct them, thanks to pointing them out.

AdamF (Level 11 CEO) @ 6/6/2009 21:38

Only thing that bugs me is the lack of depth and what Inq mentioned. Great work though, you've got my vote. :]

Slemsvamp (Level 6 Serial Killer) @ 6/6/2009 17:04

Could've used a little bit moe contrast, looks kinda flat in a way. Other than that it looks very nice!

TheInquisitor (Level 4 Shichikyu) @ 6/6/2009 12:58

My only criticism of this pieces comes from the can of water hanging on the outside of the shopping trolly. There's something about it I don't like. I think it's either too bright or doesn't have enough contrast to convey its shape. It sort of sticks out like a sore thumb. You should try and sort that out, if you do, this'll be a perfect piece...in my eyes.

You should try and put more contrast in your work to give it more umpth.

eldiabolito (Level 2 Quiet One) @ 6/6/2009 10:27

WTF!!! teh awesomeness!!!!!
absoluteley love it!!

Pico (Level 3 Stalker) @ 6/6/2009 07:23

you are the winrar :o

cocefi (Level 4 Team Leader) @ 6/5/2009 21:31

Beautiful and fantastic idea! :)

RollerKingdom (Level 7 Mass Murderer) @ 6/5/2009 19:33

OMFG awesome! Got my vote..

Stickman (Level 7 Sheriff) @ 6/5/2009 14:30

Well done on such a wonderful idea:)

susuwataris (Level 6 Yonkyu) @ 6/5/2009 14:14

 <3 perfection

slym (Level 8 Rear Admiral) @ 6/5/2009 13:28

This piece is beautiful. I kinda want to see the top of those lanterns though :P

Clickety (Level 1 Depressed) @ 6/5/2009 13:22

Awesome lighting m8! Looks great =)

Darth Mandarb (Level 10 Operative) @ 6/5/2009 12:20

wonderfully done!  very nice atmosphere!

hyperbear (Level 1 Rookie) @ 6/5/2009 11:57

Holy hell this is fantastic!

monotov (Level 6 Serial Killer) @ 6/5/2009 11:50

great lighting

TheInquisitor (Level 4 Shichikyu) @ 6/5/2009 11:05

Oh dag-nabbit. I was hoping to try and have a shot for the top 3 spots, but I certainly ain't beating this. What a fabulous piece and, judging by your other other submissions, a huge jump in quality! Great entry.

ellie-is (Level 5 Assistant Manager) @ 6/5/2009 10:56

Aw, screw you. Since there werent many entries, I thought I would be able to finish third or something. Aw. xD

Awesome job.

asukicco (Level 9 Necrophiliac) @ 6/5/2009 09:57

 Perfect! :)

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hobo, cart, shopping cart, winter, night, snow, scene, wood, door, gate, Hobo Heaven avatars, Hobo Heaven icons, Hobo Heaven pixel art, Hobo Heaven forum avatars, Hobo Heaven AOL Buddy Icons

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