Mounted Samurai

Mounted Samurai

You need to be logged in to rate pixel art.


Pixel Art Details

Mounted Samurai

Title: Mounted Samurai
Pixel Artist: dpixel  (Level 9 Vice President :: 15892 points)
Posted: 8/9/2010 16:49
Palette: 6 colors
Statistics:  10 comments    3 faves    0 avatars

Interesting palette choices in this challenge.  I certainly learned something from this palette, which I needed.  The pure white I ended up liking for the background for some reason.  Used the white on a few highlights as well.


Weekly Challenge: Samurai EraWeekly Challenge: Samurai Era


If you would like to comment you will need to be logged in. Register now. It only takes a moment and it's free.

Fingerfoods (Level 3 Private Eye) @ 8/13/2010 16:54

 I know that you like the white but I really think it would benefit from some kind of subtle pattern in the background.

I love his face. It's tiny, but completely readable.

dpixel (Level 9 Vice President) @ 8/10/2010 17:01

Thanks for all the comments!

Stickman:  I hope it's a bit more horse-like now.  After messing with it I realised it was the eyes being to close together.  Not perfect but better I

Ixolite (Level 2 Petty Officer) @ 8/10/2010 14:42

I understand that the head of the horse is stylised but it feels weird to me, like a transplant from a fox or a dog? 

Stickman (Level 7 Sheriff) @ 8/10/2010 04:27

Good pic! I thought he was riding a wolf (Princess Mononoke) at first. If you've still got time, I'd say tweak the horses head and this would make it almost perfect!

dpixel (Level 9 Vice President) @ 8/9/2010 22:08

My graphicsgale keeps changing the colors on me.  WTF?  I'm not sure what to do.

EDIT:  No matter what I do I can't seem to fix this.  eg: I set the rgb of the darkest color to 58-36-46 and it changes to 56-35-45.  If anyone could help me it would be appreciated.

EDIT AGAIN:  Seems to be fixed.


Hatch (Level 3 Hatchikyu) @ 8/9/2010 20:26

Seems to be an issue with your colors :<

Hrunting (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 8/9/2010 19:52

I think it's a good start but needs more time...I'm echoing what cure said about the horse.  Also, perhaps you should give the rider a bit more height. 

RollerKingdom (Level 7 Mass Murderer) @ 8/9/2010 18:12

 i felt something off with the horse as well but LOVED the palette

dpixel (Level 9 Vice President) @ 8/9/2010 17:23

I see what you mean.  Although I think it's due to a poorly defined neck and mane. 

cure (Level 11 Bonsai) @ 8/9/2010 17:08

i think the horse's head is too small/slender and the body too bulky, differentiating between the body and main would help a bit, as it is legs are a bit frail looking (especially given the large frame of the horse)

Related & Tags

horse, Mounted Samurai avatars, Mounted Samurai icons, Mounted Samurai pixel art, Mounted Samurai forum avatars, Mounted Samurai AOL Buddy Icons

Sponsored Products


Want to give some dough back to all those amazing pixel artists? Donations provide prize money for contests, help cover hosting costs and support new initiatives.

Play party games with QuizBash app
Play party games with QuizBash app

Report Problem

If you are going to report an issue with this piece please provide relevant URLs/Images to back up your claim.


If you would like to be a team player why not register? It's quick and easy and you'll be able to comment on, rate and upload pixel art.

Already Registered?