Dine In

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Dine In

Title: Dine In
Pixel Artist: big brother  (Level 11 Admiral :: 70859 points)
Posted: 11/14/2009 18:27
Palette: 16 colors
Statistics:  33 comments    77 faves    0 avatars

Gentleman Death relies on his angled physique and steampipe hat to camouflage against rooftops and skylines as he stalks through the city.

I initially intended to make this is a Halloween piece, but work reared its ugly head. So this can be a Thanksgiving piece instead.

Crafting the 16-color palette proved challenging, since I wanted strong primary colors that required discrete ramps. It's difficult to make a piece look smooth but not monochromatic with a limited color count. In my Digger piece, most of the elements used the same color ramp; I just shaded with either the dark or the light half of the range. This piece forced me to break from that approach and experiment.

EDIT: Here is a reference photo I snapped and used. It seems like everyone has figured out that this is a real place, so I'm not spoiling anything.


From this photographic evidence, you can see that Gentleman Death isn't entirely fictitious either.

Also, adjusted the fugly dithering. Hopefully it's been eliminated.

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P0int (Level 3 Hatchikyu) @ 7/24/2013 16:18

It may just be personal preference of something to do with the fact I can't read / associate with the context of it but this piece doesn't draw my attention. I will say that seeing that it is only 16 colors did impress me! Thank you for sharing your effort and proving a lot can be done with 16 colors.

Mrmo Tarius (Level 10 Master Sniper) @ 4/5/2011 09:03

Whoa, Gentleman Death sure knows how to camouflage himself :)

And, coincidentally, I've just had some ćevapi for lunch, and not some cheap knockoffs you can find anywhere, but masterpiece meat straight from Novi Pazar! :)

Great piece, I admire the palette. Also, I dare any non-native speakers to try and pronounce "bdž" :)

Varock Shade (Level 7 Underboss) @ 12/24/2009 14:30

Dude Niiice! I hadn't seen this yet, great job! Reminds me a little of Tomic's pixel art, but with a twist!

B_j0k3r0 (Level 3 Sergeant) @ 12/18/2009 04:44

wow, Cevabdzinica Sarajevo :D <3 Prelijepo.. fav

big brother (Level 11 Admiral) @ 12/17/2009 19:57

Sweet! Do I win a custom trophy? :)

AdamF (Level 11 CEO) @ 12/17/2009 15:18

my #1 for the month :)

TheInquisitor (Level 4 Shichikyu) @ 12/17/2009 10:42

Must've missed this one. Nice work as usual, Big Bro. The owners of the shop must be thrilled to know that their workplace has been immortalised in history through a work of art.

slym (Level 8 Rear Admiral) @ 11/21/2009 22:08

Awesome perspective! Just to point out a small detail, that chain fence you did is insane. I have no clue how you made it actually work with the curve near the building.

DanielHyaku (Level 4 Button Man) @ 11/21/2009 08:57

Technique isn't worth anything without good ideas, in my particular opinion, so, great job. You scored 10 out of 10 in both requisites =)

The whole piece just gives off an overall mood of style. And what a great use of colors =)

skamocore (Level 11 Dolphin) @ 11/21/2009 07:14

Hm, not sure if it didn't update or it wasn't clear what part I was talking about, anyway, I made an edit to illustrate my point. I feel that in your version the dithering is far too overt and doesn't really blend well.

BTW, great imagination with Gentleman Death; I can't look at that photo without seeing him. Makes me wanna go out and pixel a nearby restaurant, perhaps with a covert restaurant mascot too. Go go gadget resturant fad.

Petrichor (Level 3 Enforcer) @ 11/20/2009 14:45

My favourite thing about this is that it just exuuuuuudes style. I like pixel art best when good technique is side by side with originality and style, and this totally fits the bill. Inspiring! You make me want to work harder. :D

Also the preview image's "do it now!" makes me crack up.

big brother (Level 11 Admiral) @ 11/20/2009 09:36

Thanks for the commments! I like that Google ads suggests "fine dining" underneath the description.

Skamocore: I tried to tighten up the fugly dithering you mentioned. Let's see if Pixeljoint updates the pic. The palette seems more like a partial EGA than C64 to me, but I can see why it would remind you of the latter, especially considering the dark shades.

Tomic: I doubt this is beyond your skills. I definitely was inspired by your style for this piece and Swagga. The beer label was a happy coincidence.

Sharprm: It may indeed be a foot.

Yair: Is it too wobbly?

ElectroNico: Thanks for the compliments! The font was done by hand, no text tool.

Jamon: I've never eaten at this place, but I've walked past it a bunch. Would you recommend "cevapici" or will it kill me? :)

jamon (Level 10 Operative) @ 11/20/2009 07:03

Did you try "cevapici"? or what we call it here 10 with onion.... =)

Photocopier (Level 11 Godfather) @ 11/18/2009 10:08

love the distortion 

tomic (Level 11 Admiral) @ 11/18/2009 09:34

@yair: sierra tango foxtrott uniform! a quick view into your gallery (well, actually already a view onto your avatar) shows how much that opinion counts.

seconding dex about the weekly showcase..

ElectroNico (Level 6 Serial Killer) @ 11/18/2009

Great style, i really like the curves of the whole picture, especially the sky's ones. The wire fence at the foreground is really great ! Tell me that you wrote the restaurant banner with the text tool, otherwise if you did not it is really impressive ;)

AdamF (Level 11 CEO) @ 11/17/2009 20:45

is this a serious comment i can't tell

also why isn't this in the showcase yet ):

Yair (Level 5 Sniper) @ 11/17/2009 16:41

I don't like your work, I really don't like it.

sharprm (Level 4 Deputy) @ 11/17/2009 07:06

is that a foot coming out of garbage bad? edit: i meant bag

Stickman (Level 7 Sheriff) @ 11/15/2009 23:19

Great pic!

The grey lines around the red clash a little on the sign, but the thing that impresses me most is the way you handled the text and fonts, which is amazing!

jalonso (Level 11 Godfather) @ 11/15/2009 13:45

If its a true place then that restaurant totally needs to buy rights to this piece and make t-shirts. Id buy it.

tomic (Level 11 Admiral) @ 11/15/2009 13:24

@reo: no way guys, this is far beyond my skills!

many, many ways of delicious! diggin' this special flow you're giving to skies.. and yey: downpipes ;D no need to mention that lightning and pose are top-notch of corse.

@alkaline: great research! i've done a bit of google imagesearch following your hint and can i even recognize that yummy fence.

edit: on a sidenote, your previewthumb reminds me of the delicious beer from my childhood.. ehm hometown ;D if the rating limit wasn't already reached i'd give extra dots for this ;D

alkaline (Level 6 Yonkyu) @ 11/15/2009 12:41

it is an actual restaraunt in queens. i did mah research.

great piece.

Reo (Level 11 Sphinx) @ 11/15/2009 07:49

Wow, impressive as usual!

I agree with Cure, reminds me of tomic!

Manupix (Level 11 Godfather) @ 11/15/2009 03:29

Ah-may-zing. I love every single pixel of it. Except the fugly ones, maybe.

I'm going to study that color technique.

skamocore (Level 11 Dolphin) @ 11/14/2009 22:31

Hawt. I'd dine there. Wonderful job on the palette, feels almost Seesixtyfour-ish. Love the wacky windows and the clouds.

Although, What's with the fugly dithering above the heart?

RollerKingdom (Level 7 Mass Murderer) @ 11/14/2009 22:28

EFFIN love it :) very well done, colors are amazing!

RoboBOT (Level 7 Captain) @ 11/14/2009 21:30

Whitepages.com tells me it's Sarajevo Fast Foods in NY. No surprises there...

Nice piece! I love the perspective, and you did well with the limited palette. Nice job!

jalonso (Level 11 Godfather) @ 11/14/2009 20:21

I'm going to call that number cuz you can be sneaky.

AdamF (Level 11 CEO) @ 11/14/2009 20:02

love the fence

sharprm (Level 4 Deputy) @ 11/14/2009 19:03

needs a massive sycth.

Xamllew (Level 3 Chief) @ 11/14/2009 18:46

Awesome perspective.

cure (Level 11 Pixellite) @ 11/14/2009 18:36

Reminds me of tomic's stuff

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