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Title: Nestor
Pixel Artist: Manupix  (Level 11 Godfather :: 68003 points)
Posted: 2/7/2010 19:20
Palette: 3 colors
Statistics:  23 comments    33 faves    0 avatars

A friend's goldfish. He was uncooperative when I tried to sketch him, and got a nastier face for it. Googled and youtubed some refs to complement the sketch.

Second entry for this challenge. That was long and rather difficult. I have even more respect for Fool now.

8 frames, could have used 2 more but it's too late.


Update: sketch scan here.

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Jetrel (Level 1 Intern) @ 1/30/2011 21:22

 FWIW, the theme I'm on has #676767 as the background color, which seems pretty close to a halfways point between white and black.  I just checked, and yeah, that's the new default theme.

I see what you mean by the dither patterns looking nicer on the old theme; nevertheless I do find it quite impressive.

Manupix (Level 11 Godfather) @ 12/15/2010 06:31


Actually it looks rather randomly grainy on the present default theme, as I explained in my former comment it was supposed to be viewed on the former lighter theme. I would keep working on it if it didn't take so damnedly much time.

Jetrel (Level 1 Intern) @ 12/15/2010 02:00

 Clever use of transparency there, good sir.

I have a special place in my heart for 1-bit art, having grown up on one of those ancient macs that offered a very modern-sized pixel, but just black and white  (512x386 9inch screen).  There were some games back then, especially Silicon Beach stuff, that just had some amazing pixel work.

MCSuire (Level 1 Intern) @ 11/10/2010 21:00

I like this

Robinhood (Level 9 Boss) @ 3/15/2010 13:22

I didn't realize how amazing this was until I switched to the Pixelation theme.

Lovely work :)

Nightmare Maker (Level 8 Regional Boss) @ 2/9/2010 08:48

Looks pretty cool :D

I like the scales and the way it moves.

dpixel (Level 9 Vice President) @ 2/8/2010 12:21

I couldn't see the bubbles til I changed themes.  Very interesting use of transparency.

Mathias (Level 6 Garbage) @ 2/8/2010 09:03

Gahaha what an idiot. You got me alright, how did I not realize that! Good one.

mambazo (Level 5 Rokkyu) @ 2/8/2010 08:33

Looks ace on a dark theme :D

Stickman (Level 7 Sheriff) @ 2/8/2010 08:30

That's very nice and the bubbles are a nice touch.


ellie-is (Level 5 Assistant Manager) @ 2/8/2010 07:44

 You win. :P

onek (Level 6 Hitman) @ 2/8/2010 07:38

 hey! this is great... now that i see it with the transparency shading its even more impressive! good job man!

orenshtiv (Level 7 Ichikyu) @ 2/8/2010 06:01

Nice one manupix! but the animation is a little bit crappy :S

Manupix (Level 11 Godfather) @ 2/8/2010 03:54

Thanks everybody! =)

@ RK: my thought exactly when uploading... thanks mods!

@ Shannon: aww... caught your early comment! will you marry me?

@ Mathias: looks like it's working then, gotcha!

@ Manjaman: lots, but less than Flying Rat. About 1 day? :S


Still, it could have used more. =<8//

Anim is not that fluid, 2 more frames would be needed at each end of the move. Cheated with frametimes instead, never the best fix. I've made the black texture fit as well as possible between frames, but I've left white random. Not so bad on light themes, but it must be a problem on dark ones. Could have shaded better with some 'grey' on the left side. And mostly, the mouth anim was supposed to be out of phase with the body movement, but ended up almost in phase.


I'll probably make a color still version.

Manjaman (Level 8 Cannibal) @ 2/7/2010 22:52

O.O dude ! That's impresive ! How many hours of work to obtain this (amazing) result ? 6/6+favd

jeremy (Level 11 Sphinx) @ 2/7/2010 22:49

 Manu's entries will be voted for by me because he use trans effectively! ;P

DJD (Level 4 Button Man) @ 2/7/2010 21:56

that isn't grey, it's transparency which is showing up as grey since I'm assuming you're using a theme which has grey as trasparent. I'll be honest it's a clever idea a lot of people have used for this challenge...

anyway great pixel, the work you put into this shows and you pulled off the animation well!

a3um (Level 4 Shichikyu) @ 2/7/2010 21:52

Reminds me of Magikarp :D

Pipro (Level 1 Intern) @ 2/7/2010 21:47

now if only we could make it sing lol damn amazing

Chrispy (Level 7 Sheriff) @ 2/7/2010 21:21

I see no gray

Mathias (Level 6 Garbage) @ 2/7/2010 21:11


Too bad the grey will disqualify you. #FFFFFF, #000000 and trans only I'm afraid.

SHANN0N (Level 4 Deputy) @ 2/7/2010 19:52

Definitely gets my vote, and probably my only one too.


edit:// sure haha:P I'm still kicking myself a little bit because it took me way too long to realize that it was the theme + transparency that made it look like theres a dark grey bridge between colors- it looks very good on a dark bg:P I just kept thinking 'how the hell did you do that with black and white' You tricked me, haha. Great job!

RollerKingdom (Level 7 Mass Murderer) @ 2/7/2010 19:42

idk how it would be an original sprite but i loved it :D

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