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Title: Too Many Cooks in Hell spoil the Broth
Pixel Artist: Elk  (Level 5 Assistant Manager :: 14699 points)
Posted: 9/23/2009 11:41
Palette: 15 colors
Statistics:  37 comments    24 faves    0 avatars

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Ninja Crow (Level 3 Private Eye) @ 10/9/2009 10:43

Congrats for the win, Elk!

I knew when I saw this it would probably win (sorry to the other competitors!).

It could easily be the cover of some awesome 'death metal' album.

You have crazy skills, Elk.  Thanks for the cool pixel and Glückwünsche again!

DanielHyaku (Level 4 Button Man) @ 9/29/2009 20:35

Genius use of colors and concept.


Satsume (Level 10 Capo) @ 9/28/2009 01:25

great work Elk! ^^ 

OSM (Level 3 Hatchet Man) @ 9/26/2009 17:20

 15 colors? Incredible, this is very good.

Elk (Level 5 Assistant Manager) @ 9/25/2009 23:44


jalonso (Level 11 Godfather) @ 9/25/2009 20:44

@Redshrike, true we should not highjack elk's page but I must say we all expect honesty in the art we see here. There is a huge difference, wether you can tell or not is irrelevant. Why bother cheating when you only cheat yourself.

*sorry elk for the OT :)

Dirteater (Level 1 Private) @ 9/25/2009 19:48

Very nice, i'd agree the arms look a bit rushed compared to the head especially, which is just so damn nice. But i dont think he should remove them, itd lose alot of its feel. Nice work once again Elk.

Elk (Level 5 Assistant Manager) @ 9/25/2009 03:40

Lol XD

danke, naja ich bin ja auch net wirklich für color-reduction ^^ aber der Angel of the Great beschuldigt mich halt immer lol, obwohl er das selbst macht bzw seine freunde

schrumpfkopf (Level 4 Team Leader) @ 9/25/2009 00:21

Ich mags, und die bloeden colour-reduction remarks von irgendeinem Iso-admin sind nichts als Neid und Korintenkackerei.

DanielHyaku (Level 4 Button Man) @ 9/24/2009 20:34


Love the glow on the lenses.

Scarodactyl (Level 8 Ruby) @ 9/24/2009 19:29

@Jal:  If you can't tell the difference, is there one?  Sorry, no place for yet another discussion of that...

@topic:  I absolutely love the pixelling going on on the face.  It's very meticulous and the result is fantastic.  I like the flames in the background as well.  A few bits seem a bit 'loose' for my tastes, but they don't really detract from the piece as a whole.

onek (Level 6 Hitman) @ 9/24/2009 15:37

amazing palette, but as mentioned, the body/arms look too rushed... id suggest removing the arms and just do the hands, like there coming out of the fire

maybe something like >THIS< 

ui_ (Level 4 Deputy) @ 9/24/2009 11:56

 im scare!!!!....  best part = face, colors and flames

Necroleachate (Level 5 Killer Klown) @ 9/24/2009 11:07

I love it. 

The personality and the colors are awesome.

Zolaris (Level 6 Hitman) @ 9/24/2009 04:59


Sterner Regnix (Level 6 Serial Killer) @ 9/23/2009 23:05

Great lighting from the fire and broth, Stunning!

-Fizz- (Level 1 Rookie) @ 9/23/2009 22:35

 I love the all the details of the face and the way you did the fire, but the pot and arms... not so much.  Too unrefined and blobby.

AngelOTG (Level 1 Rookie) @ 9/23/2009 21:02

Works for me. :)

Nice piece; love the wrinkles on the forehead.

Elk (Level 5 Assistant Manager) @ 9/23/2009 19:38

rushed :)

Angel of the Great:

Yogurt (Level 6 Centaur) @ 9/23/2009 17:07

the arms look kinda not done?

AngelOTG (Level 1 Rookie) @ 9/23/2009 16:45

I'm not accusing him of anything and don't want to start another debochle. I would simply like to see a WIP because I, personally, see elements that look color reduced. Some of the lines are too jaggy and don't really compare to some of Elk's other works.

Manupix (Level 11 Godfather) @ 9/23/2009 16:30

Scary! He cooked all the other cooks, right?

jalonso (Level 11 Godfather) @ 9/23/2009 15:32

"There's nothing wrong with color reducing paintings (using promotion tools its easy to get same look)."


Fine, but do not submit to PJ. Leave hybrids of that nature for other sites, galleries and sites.

sharprm (Level 4 Deputy) @ 9/23/2009 15:18

There's nothing wrong with color reducing paintings (using promotion tools its easy to get same look). Color reducing photos is 'bad' but there is nothing at all to suggest that.

Elk, this looks fantastic I really like the fire. I've got mixed feelings about the arms+hands though.

sapphira83 (Level 4 Button Man) @ 9/23/2009 15:10

too awesome!!!

AdamF (Level 11 CEO) @ 9/23/2009 14:43

I can vouch for elk, he showed me a WIP while making this-- it's not color reduced. 

Great job, btw.

AngelOTG (Level 1 Rookie) @ 9/23/2009 14:31

I'd like to see a WIP, if you have one. There are a few areas (namely the shading on the hat and the arms) look like a color redux, but I can't really say for sure.

Lawrence (Level 10 Operative) @ 9/23/2009 14:21

 I actually quite like the bloom effect Badassbill mentioned. Nice work.

smk (Level 6 Hitman) @ 9/23/2009 13:11

Nope, orenshtiv, it's within the challenge limits :) 

Moskau (Level 2 Quiet One) @ 9/23/2009 13:05

The teeth are lovely. I adore them.

Badassbill (Level 11 Psychopath) @ 9/23/2009 13:00

I think the light intesity has been exagurated a little bit too much, and has caused the silhouette to rupture and make the characters depth and proportions hard to read.

That said, the palette is great and the character is full of...character.

Hapiel (Level 11 Bonsai) @ 9/23/2009 12:50

Hehe, what SMK said :)

Very nice drawing!

orenshtiv (Level 7 Ichikyu) @ 9/23/2009 12:39

awesome! but i think it's too big :'(

Calv (Level 7 Assassin) @ 9/23/2009 12:25

Thats awesome, colours and lighting are tops.  You got a vote from me.

Manjaman (Level 8 Cannibal) @ 9/23/2009 12:12

Very nice, I like the sadist face !

smk (Level 6 Hitman) @ 9/23/2009 12:09

"One Cook in Hell is Enough to Spoil the Broth"?

Really artistic, love your colors n' style.


yrizoud (Level 6 Aquamarine) @ 9/23/2009 12:05

Good cover for a metal album!

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