Samurai Saber

Samurai Saber

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Samurai Saber

Title: Samurai Saber
Pixel Artist: Stickman  (Level 7 Sheriff :: 19434 points)
Posted: 8/12/2010 17:21
Palette: 6 colors
Statistics:  13 comments    9 faves    0 avatars

Samurai learning the light saber.

Very challenging palette. Tried to avoid using spreads but changed my mind as I didn't feel like wrestling with the colours.

I had know idea how the samurai armour was layered, so I did a browse through google (samurai armour) and scanned through. I didn't stick to any one particular reference.

Edit: Updated and maybe going back and forth with this umming and arring.

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James McCarter (Level 5 Lieutenant) @ 9/26/2010 10:20

Some nice energy in this pic, and I love the details on the clothing.  wonderful.

Stickman (Level 7 Sheriff) @ 8/14/2010 08:25

@Fingerfoods. That was a very valid point about the head. Updated to make it more readable. Cheers!


Fingerfoods (Level 3 Private Eye) @ 8/14/2010 05:46

 Fantastic concept. :D My only gripe is that his teeth blend in with the rest of his face and make the dark part of his mouth look like the ONLY part of his mouth; as a result his face looks sort of 'stretched' and he looks vaguely like he has an animal's head.

mambazo (Level 5 Rokkyu) @ 8/14/2010 04:53

Good point! Carry on sir! :D

Stickman (Level 7 Sheriff) @ 8/14/2010 04:34

Heh! I wouldn't take it too literally as the dude has a light saber in his hand and a learning sign on his head. The generals also did wear full armour, but maybe I should of fancied his armour a bit more to include robes etc:

mambazo (Level 5 Rokkyu) @ 8/13/2010 19:58

Nice work! (but I thought this palette was specifically for a Shogun (a General) rather than regular Samurai (any member of the military)?)

Reo (Level 11 Sphinx) @ 8/13/2010 13:30

 somehow I feel that his feet are a bit too bulky, but this is brilliant as usual Stickman, I love the armor!

Stickman (Level 7 Sheriff) @ 8/13/2010 05:47

Thanks everyone.

@Manupix: Updated


Manupix (Level 11 Godfather) @ 8/13/2010 05:07

This is too good and funny!

Only little thing, I think the back leg might be darker to emphasize the strong diagonal. Alternatively, remove or lower contrast on those mushrooms / flowers at the base of the tree.

Stickman (Level 7 Sheriff) @ 8/13/2010 04:40

Whoops! Thanks, it's all done and passed.

skamocore (Level 11 Dolphin) @ 8/13/2010 04:29

I really love the design of this, nice use of the colours.

Just make sure you're using the correct colours though.

Suzukiai (Level 2 Kukyu) @ 8/13/2010 03:42

Looks a little like Konami's Goemon.  

ellie-is (Level 5 Assistant Manager) @ 8/12/2010 19:37

 Awesome one.

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