"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."
Very nice with the added color.
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!
How's that? lol.
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.
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.
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!
I too am rather perplexed by the random scribbles in the corner.
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.
i'm just going to echo the previous statements; it's very well done though. keep at it man
90% awesome and almost a fave...
...can't get over the sloppy bottom right corner tho.
Your color choices are always top-notch.
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.