Afro Duck

Afro Duck

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Afro Duck

Title: Afro Duck
Pixel Artist: Argyle  (Level 6 Manager :: 5187 points)
Posted: 5/18/2010 14:37
Statistics:  27 comments    39 faves    2 avatars

A goofy character I created when somebody gave me a keychain of one of those fuzzy poof ball animals. 

Inspirational source image:

I've sketched out other outfits and 'states' for the character, like after taking a swim, when he's wearing a headband, etc.  I liked the result so much I'll have to pixel those poses as well.  Heck maybe I'll get ambitious enough to animate it.

May 19, 2010 UPDATE: Added Headband version.

May 20, 2010 UPDATE: Added the water-logged version.

August 6, 2010 UPDATE: Just learned that this character was once secretly the head of Big Bird in the early 60's.

Just learned that my Afro Duck character is secretly the top half of Big Bird...

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Gavralcraw (Level 5 Killer Klown) @ 11/9/2011 16:59

Chuckle. This is pretty cool!

Vanilla tiramisu. (Level 1 Gangster) @ 6/28/2011 05:58

Ohoho nice !

TKNy (Level 1 Depressed) @ 7/28/2010 03:17

I like the palette very much and the cartoony style as well. It's cute and pretty original (i guess) to pixel ;)

Reo (Level 11 Sphinx) @ 7/26/2010 07:06

This comment is an expression of love.

Webus (Level 3 Stalker) @ 7/3/2010 21:30

those are awesome haha 

Luke_00126 (Level 1 Private) @ 7/3/2010 01:42

lol! that's an awesone idea! 

eliotfellow (Level 7 Assassin) @ 5/23/2010 05:14

 XD  post

Mrmo Tarius (Level 10 Master Sniper) @ 5/21/2010 18:06

Love the updated version! :D

He doesn't seem to care, though :)

Skull (Level 11 CEO) @ 5/21/2010 04:48

Haha! That's awesome, fantastic work.

Vertigo-Zero (Level 9 Necrophiliac) @ 5/21/2010 00:56

Kepp em coming! Love the wet and headband ones :P

Metaru (Level 8 Brigadier General) @ 5/21/2010


Geti (Level 3 Sergeant) @ 5/20/2010 23:29

Hahah, love the wet one :D

r1k (Level 1 Rookie) @ 5/20/2010 21:43

awesome.  MY favorite is the headband one.

Manupix (Level 11 Godfather) @ 5/20/2010 08:54

Goofy ducks rock. <3

airgfx (Level 1 Rookie) @ 5/19/2010 05:25

awesome :D

TheManuz (Level 5 Killer Klown) @ 5/19/2010 02:45

 I really like this!

BlazeAce (Level 6 Commander) @ 5/19/2010 02:21

 Simply awesome :D

Argyle (Level 6 Manager) @ 5/18/2010 21:34

Hahaha, I never expected that a chain of other users would use this as an avatar and comment consecutively.  It looks like I'm talking to myself now.

Oh man while I was typing the above I reallized the old addage about not putting your ducks in a row would make a perfect pun to include in this post.  Too bad I'll grant no such satisfaction toward that notion!


edit: darn, one of us dropped out of the avatar conga-line.  Oh well it was silly while it lasted.

DarkWorld (Level 1 Rookie) @ 5/18/2010 20:54

good xD  lo l

xQuack (Level 1 Gangster) @ 5/18/2010 19:43

So epic, I love it can't spot looking at it.

Argyle (Level 6 Manager) @ 5/18/2010 19:43

Thanks all!  I've included a picture of the afforementioned reference inspiration in the description.

ParkerBabyDiaperCompany (Level 2 King Checker) @ 5/18/2010 18:01

very nice

I love all your works :)

Chibi Robo (Level 5 Detective) @ 5/18/2010 16:14

I love the colors you used in this piece~

Manjaman (Level 8 Cannibal) @ 5/18/2010 16:10

Excellent !

Ivy00 (Level 1 Rookie) @ 5/18/2010 15:25

lol a duck puff ball

Argyle (Level 6 Manager) @ 5/18/2010 15:18

I decided to crop the feet for the sake of making it  feel like more of a legitimate sprite, in that the outlines are often cropped to mesh with the environment they were placed into.  While I did have no intention of actually making any game or anything around him, I did want to pay homage to that.

DawnBringer (Level 10 Maniac) @ 5/18/2010 14:50

Hehe, cool! You should fix the cropped feet though...

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