Spartan's Last Stand

Spartan's Last Stand

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Spartan's Last Stand



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Title: Spartan's Last Stand
Pixel Artist: tuaarita  (Level 4 Mercenary :: 3747 points)
Posted: 12/24/2009 17:59
Palette: 11 colors
Statistics:  11 comments    10 faves    0 avatars

"The world will know that free men stood against a tyrant, that few stood against many, and before this battle was over, even a god-king can bleed."

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dpixel (Level 9 Vice President) @ 1/6/2010 10:22

Very nice with the added color.


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Varock Shade (Level 7 Underboss) @ 12/29/2009 14:50

You really maximed the potential out of this pallete, really, really nice!  Nice to see you break the greyscale with that orange in it, too!


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tuaarita (Level 4 Mercenary) @ 12/25/2009 19:44

 How's that? lol.


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dpixel (Level 9 Vice President) @ 12/25/2009 18:32

In this piece, I could see a hint of color in the helmet considering how close it is compared to the army.  You know contrast is a key to pixel art....(I still like the original colors better :p)  Even if you could add some of that original color above the army you would see so much more dynamics.  The whole shadow effect is very cool though...but the foremost hill almost has too much detail.  This whole piece is kind of opposite of most pieces with the shadow effect.  I would run with that.

I'm fav,ing it and keeping an eye on it. 


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tuaarita (Level 4 Mercenary) @ 12/25/2009 06:51

 Didn't know that about the archers, that's an interesting fact. Well, while I do know that "300" is an excessive glorification of what the Spartans were really like, there have been slaves for as long as mankind can remember. Even at the time of Roman empire, there were 400,000 slaves in Rome alone.

Well, the quote doesn't hold any deeper meaning to me.

As for the jaggies.. War is rough, pikes are wooden, they have jags. Heck I'll (try to) fix it anyway. The scribbles I just kinda left in there when I started sketching the shadows. Guess it's not necessary anymore there.

PS. I think you expect too much from me Jalonso. 


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Dhr. Bosch (Level 2 Kukyu) @ 12/25/2009 01:40

that quote is horrible... the spartans where quite happy with their dual kingship (they had two kings) and dispised the athenean democratic system. The spartans had also brought along probably around 900 slaves, which did the things they thought where dishonerable but which are none the less essential in propper warfare such as archery. without the SLAVES the spartans would have been a quickly forgotten tribe in the annals of history. i'm sorrry, but frank millers version of the battle of thermopylae rreally pisses me off!


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KoA (Level 3 Stalker) @ 12/25/2009 00:06

 I too am rather perplexed by the random scribbles in the corner.


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skamocore (Level 11 CEO) @ 12/25/2009 00:04

Like I said before this is a great scene with a lot of potential, but why in such a rush to submit?? Personally, this just seems like it was delivered via cesarean.

What's with the scribble on the right hand side? My advice about AAing still holds, the pole is still jaggy despite the attempt to AA it.

I hope you choose to continue working on this a bit more, because I really like the idea and the atmosphere, but it could be many times better than what it currently is.


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Dex (Level 11 CEO) @ 12/24/2009 22:16

i'm just going to echo the previous statements; it's very well done though. keep at it man 


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jalonso (Level 11 Godfather) @ 12/24/2009 21:39

90% awesome and almost a fave...

...can't get over the sloppy bottom right corner tho.

Your color choices are always top-notch.


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The B.O.B. (Level 11 Master Assassin) @ 12/24/2009 20:38

I like the colors chosen for this palette. Fine example of how colors can help explain the scene, or it's outcome, despite it being a static picture.


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