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Title: Indigestion
Pixel Artist: Kaiseto  (Level 6 Made :: 10682 points)
Posted: 4/28/2010 22:27
Palette: 12 colors
Statistics:  29 comments    64 faves    0 avatars

Indigestion can be dangerous when you belch fire.

So anyway, first fully-fledged pixel-art I've done in quite awhile. Entered the challenge because I thought it sounded neat, and I was going to spend my free time in between classes doodling anyway. As you can see, I didn't get too inventive with my subject matter.

The real challenge for me was working on a pretty large image with only 12 colors. Came out much better than I thought it would.

For all the dragon things I've done, I think this is the only one that could qualify as "goofy looking". And goofy looking dragons are like, a requirement in any PJers portfolio.

Edited some stuff to address issues brought up by commenters. Old one is here, for comparison.

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Kiwi (Level 4 Shichikyu) @ 9/2/2010 10:14

 Lovely piece of art! :D

reppepp (Level 1 Rookie) @ 6/23/2010 19:58


PanicBomber (Level 6 Manager) @ 5/10/2010 14:18

yeah i knew this would win -b

kaedeneubauten (Level 1 Intern) @ 5/3/2010 21:53

I love the details!! Nice work!!

Nightmare Maker (Level 8 Regional Boss) @ 5/3/2010 14:17

You wins.

kevink (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 5/3/2010 14:13

Best entry by far, voted for this one. 

griffsnuff (Level 5 Killer Klown) @ 5/3/2010 11:59

Oh wow <3 Im totally voting for this :D Its beautiful <3

Adogeon T_Bard (Level 1 Jukyu) @ 5/3/2010 04:24


I love your style 

oCo (Level 4 Button Man) @ 5/2/2010 23:21

Nice edit.

Lizard (Level 5 Sniper) @ 5/2/2010 04:40

Dawwwww it's so cute :3

DawnBringer (Level 10 Maniac) @ 5/1/2010 21:47

Nice use of 12 colors :)

Chrispy (Level 7 Sheriff) @ 5/1/2010 21:36

This totally has my vote. I love it.

bobocheese3 (Level 1 Gangster) @ 5/1/2010 21:03

very nice! i liked it a lot!

Kaiseto (Level 6 Made) @ 4/30/2010 16:15

I'm a little hesitant to get rid of the moon entirely, because it implies that there is in fact some sort of light source. I was kind of trying to cover my ass when I ended up making a background. Still, I like the background too much to get rid of it in its entirety...

Edit: I went ahead and changed some stuff. Look any better? I tried to make the moon smaller and put a halo around it, though it had to be green due to the palette restrictions.

oCo (Level 4 Button Man) @ 4/29/2010 23:20

Kaiseto, I thought so after looking at the preview which doesn't have a background.

Personal opinion is that the moon is distracting and not readable. It can also be seen as a sort of orb floating near the creature.

Again, very nice picture nonetheless, I wish I could put out someting half as good as that.

TheZakMan (Level 2 Kukyu) @ 4/29/2010 20:02

Quite Impressive²!

Kaiseto (Level 6 Made) @ 4/29/2010 17:52

@ Manupix

I see you've got that handily covered in your avatar :D

Robinhood (Level 9 Boss) @ 4/29/2010 16:52

Damn impressive.

Manupix (Level 11 Godfather) @ 4/29/2010 14:46

'a requirement in any PJers portfolio' : agree. =)

wenruto (Level 5 Killer Klown) @ 4/29/2010 12:45

 nice man i love your style man and  i am smelling a winner here cause u got my vote =)

Alcala (Level 1 Rookie) @ 4/29/2010 11:23

amazingly done, i admire the style you make

Kinnison (Level 1 Rookie) @ 4/29/2010 09:01

Pretty awesome, I always like your style. Wish I can do that too lol.

Kaiseto (Level 6 Made) @ 4/29/2010 07:34

@ Manjaman

I tried that (with the moon). It's impossible with my current color palette. It would be an ugly green or offcolor red.


@ oCo

Yep, that's a result of the fact that this was supposed to be a sprite, not a picture with a background. By the time I added on the BG, the lighting was already in place. I decided not to change it (too much, it got changed a little bit) because I feel it's more to the benefit of the character, at the cost of some realism.

skube (Level 1 Rookie) @ 4/29/2010 06:37

Wow that's really cool!

oCo (Level 4 Button Man) @ 4/29/2010 03:06

Very nice character design, and sticking to 12 colours with all this ... good job!

Only thing I don't understand is the lightning: High contrast between the creature and the rest of the picture makes little sense to me except only hilighting the creature itself against the background. And the quarter circle (sun/moon ?) on the top left corner is a mistery to me.

Manjaman (Level 8 Cannibal) @ 4/29/2010 03:00

This is really impressive, damn it 12 colors !

Your Bg would be more understandable if it was lighter though.

The moon (if it's a moon) is not fitting well into the sky, you should draw a halo to make it more readable.

Vertigo-Zero (Level 9 Necrophiliac) @ 4/29/2010 01:54

The feet look unfinished compared to the heads. Really cool otherwise.

Satsume (Level 10 Capo) @ 4/29/2010 00:38

Nice dragon,great work Kaiseto =3

antymattar (Level 2 Kukyu) @ 4/28/2010 23:52

good one there! very good piece! of all that i have seen this is in first place!

i mean for this competition!

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