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Title: Coco
Pixel Artist: ooshmaster  (Level 5 Soldier :: 3933 points)
Posted: 4/12/2010 00:02
Palette: 11 colors
Statistics:  7 comments    1 faves    1 avatars

My first pixel in over two years.

My cat Coco, who was put to sleep last summer because she had cancer. This is my tribute to her.

My first atempt at pixeling from a photo,

Originally was going to do yet another black and white one with no dithering, but I found that it looked incredibly boring that way, so I went way out of my comfort zone here. Had a tough time with the dithering, but I thought the colors worked pretty well. The only parts I feel like I nailed were the cat's head and the left side of the red pillow. However I feel that it's done and was a good learning experience. Took a few artistic liberties, in particular the exagerated highlights on the ears which were inspired by Tim Jacobus. I was also inspired by the music I was listening to while working on it, Bohren & Der Club Of Gore.

C&C welcome!


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ooshmaster (Level 5 Soldier) @ 4/13/2010 06:23

I can definitely see what you're saying about the fron neck, I really stuggled with that part. check out the reference photo, it's posted in the description.

Zedeem (Level 1 Depressed) @ 4/13/2010 06:03

i didn't say it was realistic, just a bit anatomy off. The thing is, a cat can't sit like that. You should see her front legs if it is standing like that. The body shouldn't be so round, exept if it had fat on it's back :D.. Another thing, the front 'torso' should be a lil' bit to the left. Maybe this is all wrong what i said... Can you give me a reference photo (if you had one)?

ooshmaster (Level 5 Soldier) @ 4/12/2010 22:58

Zedeem: what exactly about the cat seems off to you? I don't think I got the body exactly the way it is in the picture, but it doesn't feel so terribly off to me that it looks unrealistic to me.


ooshmaster (Level 5 Soldier) @ 4/12/2010 22:50


Thanks guys!

I've never played a Legend Entertainment game, but now I want to.

I definitely wanted to put the cat in shadow, although It was more to set a mood rather than generalize it, although the "that could be my cat" feel is a plus as well.

Zedeem (Level 1 Depressed) @ 4/12/2010 09:37

Sorry for your loss dude... Good job, but you might improove the anatomy on the cat. Everything else is pretty good, i like the shadows, and the colours too.

Clovvach (Level 3 Enforcer) @ 4/12/2010 05:35

 cocoa is probably really proud of this. :P good job, and sorry for your loss.

C-IV (Level 1 Rookie) @ 4/12/2010 03:41

This is an excellent render. I know this came from a previous photo, but I do like how the cat is in shadow and allows for a generalized "That could be my cat" feel to it. I like the dithering on everything. I'm new to pixel art making (I've dabbled a bit in the line art area), but have seen countless number of pixel arts being an adventure gamer of the 90s and so on. This piece reminds me a lot of the art from the Legend Entertainment era of Interactive Fiction where they had simple renders or very lightly animated renders. I can almost see a light candle-esque animation of light on the highlighted edges of the cat. Very well done.

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