Alien Love -EDIT-

Alien Love -EDIT-

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Alien Love -EDIT-

Title: Alien Love -EDIT-
Pixel Artist: Flarfy  (Level 5 Detective :: 3950 points)
Posted: 2/12/2010 09:13
Palette: 25 colors
Statistics:  20 comments    9 faves    0 avatars

For the weekly challenge. Love is blind I guess. Or is that justice? Some times you just have to look in strange places to find true love I guess

Don't think I'll have time to work on it this weekend, so I just finished it quickly.


EDIT: AA'ed the clouds, dithered the alien, tweaked some colors a bit, redraw some of the highlight + other minor changes.

Weekly Challenge: My Love From Outer SpaceWeekly Challenge: My Love From Outer Space


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Jetoolta (Level 1 Rookie) @ 2/23/2010 16:05

Thanks Flarfy

Flarfy (Level 5 Detective) @ 2/23/2010 10:00

@ Jetoolta - AA means anti-aliasing. It's the technique where you place pixels of a slightly different color to make shapes or lines seem more smooth. Like I did on the red part of the clouds or around the heart (and a lot of places in this pix for that matter).

Jetoolta (Level 1 Rookie) @ 2/23/2010 08:10

What does it mean when someone says AA?

exocet (Level 6 Major) @ 2/20/2010 08:22

Good picture! This has an old game feeling, which is a good thing for me :)

Stickman (Level 7 Sheriff) @ 2/14/2010 12:04

The alien looks smoother on the rendering side of things, or is it just me? The edit's you've done on this piece makes everything feel tighter.

Nice one!

Flarfy (Level 5 Detective) @ 2/14/2010 01:30

@ skamocore: Well... Like I told my teachers every time I got in trouble in school: I't seemed like a good idea at the time...

Aaw shit... I'll give it one more last go...

skamocore (Level 11 CEO) @ 2/13/2010 23:41 actually decided to dither her... :(

A wise man once said "Keep dithering sparse if any."

Your dithering removed any sliminess that she had before; remember dithering inherently produces a rough texture. If you really feel you must dither her, it would probably be best to do it subtly - check out some pokemon sprites for example; all of them use dithering, but it is used very sparingly.

If I were you I'd really consider reverting the dithering on the alien.

Ivy00 (Level 1 Rookie) @ 2/13/2010 14:59

ha ha great entry :)

Flarfy (Level 5 Detective) @ 2/13/2010 04:12

MOAR dithering?! An uncommon advice on PJ

I thought I wasn't going to work any more on this piece, but all the positive feedback and constructive comments made me want to get back to it

Dino502Run (Level 6 Serial Killer) @ 2/12/2010 13:21

Spectacular background and colors, and great idea

shibumi (Level 1 Rookie) @ 2/12/2010 12:11

Nice little image. Love the style of the bench. Background is fine but lighting could be adjusted as mentioned by others. I would revisit the shading on lower tentacles too, looks a little unrefined. Nicely drawn and pixel pushed otherwise.

Manupix (Level 11 Godfather) @ 2/12/2010 12:02

Beautiful, love this! 8D

Light: agree something should be done, but not much really: darken those lower tentacles, maybe the alien's left side as well.

Keep dithering sparse if any... It more urgently needs some AA, esp in the orange/red highlights.

Robinhood (Level 9 Boss) @ 2/12/2010 11:26

Loving the background :)  Nice pixel, as said before alien could do with some dithering :P

Stickman (Level 7 Sheriff) @ 2/12/2010 11:21

Awwwww! This so sweet! A very nice and touching picture.

Sly (Level 1 Gangster) @ 2/12/2010 11:16

The clouds are alittle jaggy. Other then that I can't really find a flaw in the background.

@Flarfy They do seem very bright for being that dark out.

Unless the alien glows or something.

Sakoshi (Level 1 Rookie) @ 2/12/2010 11:13

I only see one prob. The alien needs dithering. That's it.

Flarfy (Level 5 Detective) @ 2/12/2010 10:48

Well, the lightning of the couple and the dusk background dosen't really match. The characters should have been more shadowy and orange lightning. That's one of the things I just don't have the time to fix right now

Perkele (Level 4 Murderer) @ 2/12/2010 10:43

Japanese people do that every day

I really like this one, but unfortunately I'm not really pleased with the background, although I can't point my finger on it. However, well don!

Sly (Level 1 Gangster) @ 2/12/2010 10:27

Loving the background. Also the heart has epic volume.

Their sex must be kinky. With the tentacles and stuff.

RollerKingdom (Level 7 Mass Murderer) @ 2/12/2010 10:14

This is very nice, love the atmosphere on it.. Great job

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