Migration of the Sky Rays

Migration of the Sky Rays

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Migration of the Sky Rays



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Title: Migration of the Sky Rays
Pixel Artist: jeremy  (Level 11 Sphinx :: 52430 points)
Posted: 12/25/2009 20:47
Palette: 27 colors
Statistics:  17 comments    19 faves    0 avatars

Pixelation Secret Santa 2009 for heyy13

She listed her likes as:

Rays
Eating (by extension food :P )
Star Craft

This piece really was a learning experience, battling my problems with large, flat planes and straight lines, as well as implicit texture (Cones and wafer wings). I was unfortunately unable to pixel a decent Tiger Ray (ended up as blobs on a stick) so I invented a new type for ya :D

Various references were:
SquirrelSquid's gallery and this Wikpedia page for nebulae, plus this black hole image.

EDIT: If anyone thinks the prev could be an epilepsy risk I'll slow & tone it down ASAP D:

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Cilein (Level 5 Irish Elk) @ 11/9/2010 12:49

<3, epic scene


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ellie-is (Level 5 Assistant Manager) @ 1/17/2010 10:43

  Hey jeremy, I just noticed that you got a DD on dA. Congrats. :P


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Wet Paint (Level 1 Rookie) @ 1/1/2010 17:39

First time I looked I thought the top right ray was a dinosaur, nonetheless lovely piece. 


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NaCl (Level 3 Hatchet Man) @ 12/31/2009 04:47

 Those rays are kick ass. Love the circle dither on them, it works really well. I almost wish you left out the space ship, because every other element is fantastic. The ship is only OK.


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jeremy (Level 11 Sphinx) @ 12/29/2009 19:08

 @sharprm: That's about right, the screen is dome-ish and made of caramel :P

@All: thanks :3


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sharprm (Level 4 Deputy) @ 12/29/2009 17:18

the reflected can is wrong. you would only see it if the mirror was angled 45 degrees up.


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Varock Shade (Level 7 Underboss) @ 12/29/2009 14:43

Very odd, but in a nice way Very nicely made background in particular, I think.


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AdamF (Level 11 CEO) @ 12/28/2009 23:37

your best piece, hands down. kudos. :)


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d-p (Level 11 Psychopath) @ 12/28/2009 06:59

Crazy stuff, very well done.


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heyy13 (Level 3 Private Eye) @ 12/27/2009 02:57

I LOVE it. It's amazing. Really really amazing, especially the rays, even if they're more like you're traditional manta. :D <333333


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elend (Level 3 Corporate Drone) @ 12/26/2009 04:47

Wow it blows my mind.


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bitswitcher (Level 5 Assistant Manager) @ 12/26/2009 04:46

 awesome man, 


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sharprm (Level 4 Deputy) @ 12/26/2009 01:27

crickey ! 


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Shawn (Level 9 Federal Agent) @ 12/25/2009 22:23

haha i saw that too, skamo.

THIS IS AWESOME BTW. i absolutely love it.


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jeremy (Level 11 Sphinx) @ 12/25/2009 21:10

 An Apatosaurus? :P

I never mind CC, probably just won't change anything on this XD. The snowman's meant to be a decal-type thing, and the hat on an angle (Brim is out of whack with the body of the hat tho'). I wasn't really sure how cluttered to make it, migrations are often massively crowded affairs and the other stuff is pretty dark :B


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skamocore (Level 11 Dolphin) @ 12/25/2009 21:04

Is this the new type of ray you invented?

Anyway, 'tis an awesome piece; the foodship is great and I especially love the bottom ray, but the snowman looks very flat and its hat is out of perspective. Also, I think things might be a bit too crowded. I  hope you don't mind me giving some C&C, since Secret Santa is very much done and over with now D:


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