It always impresses me when a sprite this big is so well done!!
This... is... totally awesome! Love the colors, texture, smoothness... actually I love everything in this piece!
if you could tell me how to do this then you are soo toatly awsome!
Love it but I believe the tenticals could use AA to smooth out the edges, the tenticals take away from how great the head looks is all. Other then that I love the dithering and colouring/shading of the head.
Its nice but you really need to choose better colors. The colors are very boring. I would do colors that change the hue rather than really desaturated colors like these. Without looking so much at the colors, the piece looks really well done. The shape is great and depth is great.
Wow, this is amazing. I would never have the patience to create something that big...
Impressive piece, must've taken a while. I like the slimy glossy surfaces you acheived. The orange eye is a fun focal point. I somewhat regret the simple ramp used for the entire thing but it does unify, the muscly texture isn't particularly becoming, with something this big it's too repetitious. Tentacles' random chunky widths make them look like huge slugs, not writhing deadly extentions of the octa's body. More typical tentacles would've benefitted, yet this guy is more of an alien type so considering that the different style of tentacles make sense.
Elk, I completely disagree. This piece would suffer from going smaller. I'm sure you could drop it to 50% and still make a great pixel, but a big part of why this piece is so good is the intricacies. Reduce the size, and in this case, you lose the ability to display those intricacies. Plus, you seem to be writing off the dithering, when it's a really good dithering job...
all the details can be shown much better when its smaller
its just alot of colors and dither
WOW, looks like it was a lot of work.. I like the concept/description.. Good job.
Crits: I would've liked to see some variations in the skin colors, like something irridescent or maybe just different tints for the shadows and hilights. And where are the suction cups?
I went ahead and edited his front-left tentacle that I was talking about. Really only the part where it connects to the head and the webbing, though. While I think there are some perspective and shading issues, I wasn't too keen on taking them on at the moment. Another thing I noticed is that the back ridges of its frill don't really follow the contour of the head. I think they would be far less visible from this point of view.
Overall, I think that there is just too much 2-dimensionality, and that the shading on the tentacles is confused in places. In fact, the tentacles remind me a lot of Frankie's work. Which, while often impressive, suffers from the same problesm oft-times.
Amazing, my favorite animal!
I really dig the head, but I think that the tentacle sizes/shapes are miscontstrued. Same with the their texture. Right now, it looks like a burlap sac version of an octopus. Which, maybe that's the point, since it is an other-worldly creature.
Anyway, I really like it, and the one other thing I might consider if I were you, is how his front two tentacles relate to each other. His front-right tentacle seems to be about 2x as long as his front-left. Also, it's like his body is disproportionately smaller than the right-side where his front-left tentacle meets.
NO WAY, 16 colors! XD
Awesome, love the texturing.
The eyelid looks like it's sagging to our right just a wee bit, that's the ONLY thing i can see wrong, this is really amazing.
This is really sweet. The tenticles resemble tree trunks to me.
@ Souly: Yup, I'm still in Okotoks. I've been busy working on non-pixel art game, called Inferus... For the tentacles, I was trying to go for more of a gnarled root feeling, with random twisty sinew, rather than traditional octopus arms. I may add hook teeth to them at some point in time.
@jamesmorrow07: I'm not sure about the exact time, but probably something like 12-13 hours, in total. I roughed it out with a 5x5 pencil tool, then added minor details with a 2x2, and finally polished/dithered with a standard 1x1.
How long did it take you to do this? This is awesome!
Hey nvision, still in Okotoks?
Pretty sweet stuff here man, nice looking octopus though the tentacles are a bit odd.
Wouldn't it look nice on a dark multiverse bg? ;)