He of the Black Flame

He of the Black Flame

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He of the Black Flame

Title: He of the Black Flame
Pixel Artist: ptoing  (Level 7 Cuttlefish :: 17307 points)
Posted: 8/16/2010 13:33
Palette: 16 colors
Statistics:  24 comments    78 faves    0 avatars

HD cleaning action. Did a very rough version of this in early '07 to show a friend some tools in Promotion. Decided to finish it up yesterday.

Thanks to ILKke and especially Arachne for valuable crits.

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Mathias (Level 6 Garbage) @ 2/13/2011 16:44

Still lovin' the dark glowy pink evil fire antimatter effects here!

mrduke (Level 3 Private Eye) @ 9/16/2010 03:19

Very cool! I like the colors...fav 5/5

ProgZmax (Level 1 Depressed) @ 9/15/2010 23:25

If I had to nitpick I'd say the symmetry/shape of the sharp chin and jaw horns throw off the piece a bit, but this is a seriously mean looking fellow so I'll just say great work!

minipuck (Level 2 Corporal) @ 9/15/2010 10:11

extra points for not mirroring it, although i wouldn't have expected otherwise from you.

avo (Level 8 Cannibal) @ 8/22/2010 06:19

Great infernal image! Want more :)

EyeCraft (Level 3 Stalker) @ 8/21/2010 05:25

I really love the space you've given this piece. It has a good mix of busy and calm sections; awesome!

Artist (Level 1 Seaman) @ 8/19/2010 20:07

 Stylin'  Really great, props. 

Slemsvamp (Level 6 Serial Killer) @ 8/19/2010 14:01

Yay it's not mirrored!

FrostPumpkin (Level 6 Aquamarine) @ 8/19/2010 10:33

Awesome ! Reminds me of Big Brother. Great to see some non-geometrical stuff from you.

TheInquisitor (Level 4 Shichikyu) @ 8/18/2010 12:42

I love it, sir, love it! The purple flames are so rich. Inspiring creature design too.

Chibi Robo (Level 5 Detective) @ 8/18/2010 08:29

Knew this was your work ptoing as soon as I saw the preview.  Great job.

Opacus (Level 7 Ichikyu) @ 8/18/2010 01:31

Love this man, really stylish.

Squirrelsquid (Level 4 Rubbish) @ 8/17/2010 22:26

very awesome - reminds me of the Demons Crest opening sequence.

Jarlaxe (Level 1 Rookie) @ 8/17/2010 04:20

Only word... WOW!

Satsume (Level 10 Capo) @ 8/17/2010 00:22

awesome .o. 

cure (Level 11 Pixellite) @ 8/16/2010 23:07

very cool stuff, good to see some organic forms once in a while!

Calv (Level 7 Assassin) @ 8/16/2010 23:04

That looks cool, digging the colours too.

iLKke (Level 9 Nidan) @ 8/16/2010 16:28

Onek's demon is meaner, but Ptoing's demon is stronger :P

ptoing (Level 7 Cuttlefish) @ 8/16/2010 15:53


That edit works pretty well, tho I think the eyes look crosseyed the way you have them there.
Plus I am too lazy to edit this now :D

onek (Level 6 Hitman) @ 8/16/2010 15:48

nice.. rly cool colors and good job on the flames, but i think the face looks a bit flat and maybe it would look meaner if u make him bit skinnier, also smaller, less almond-shaped eyes might work, maybe u might add one more aa-color for that lavender-like tone

EDIT (.....also changed the bright yellow to cyan)

ptoing (Level 7 Cuttlefish) @ 8/16/2010 14:19

Unused colour? 

Edit: Ah I see what you mean. Don't expect super hidden content in everything now :D


tomic (Level 11 Admiral) @ 8/16/2010 14:10

sehr nice!

large empty areas and that one unused color made me expect a fully detailed corpus though.. well, you've raised the bar high recently :)

Dr D (Level 4 Shichikyu) @ 8/16/2010 13:43

This makes me tingle, it's awesome. Love the mix of dark colors and vibrant colors.

The non-symmetry is nice too. :)

iLKke (Level 9 Nidan) @ 8/16/2010 13:40

You're welcome :)

The PJ theme I used doesn't do it justice. Much nicer on black.

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