Legend of the Hidden Temple

Legend of the Hidden Temple

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Legend of the Hidden Temple

Title: Legend of the Hidden Temple
Pixel Artist: cure  (Level 11 Pixellite :: 80432 points)
Posted: 11/25/2010 23:52
Palette: 21 colors
Statistics:  66 comments    247 faves    0 avatars

Thanks to the help from pj/pixelation's forums.

wip thread from over there

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Drea (Level 7 Teleporter) @ 2/14/2021 08:59

Every pixel artist knows this image

Zephyrrite (Level 8 Guerrilla) @ 4/2/2018 15:25

Beautiful and timeless.

upper0 (Level 3 Sergeant) @ 7/23/2017 04:07


MasterGrand (Level 4 Deputy) @ 6/21/2016 08:43

Wow so neat.

Crake (Level 3 Corporate Drone) @ 11/11/2014 15:11

The palette is so lovely. 

cure (Level 11 Pixellite) @ 7/29/2013 12:08

 Back at you

sulamith (Level 3 Enforcer) @ 7/29/2013 10:28

Your gallery is like a treasure chest.

Thank you for sharing.

ParkerBabyDiaperCompany (Level 2 King Checker) @ 4/29/2013 11:45

Really great piece.
The WIP thread is very instructive as well.

Dajil (Level 2 Corporal) @ 10/22/2012 02:51

Haha... the title. Right in the nostalgia.

Muziak (Level 3 Enforcer) @ 8/12/2012 02:04

wow I keep coming back to this, this has got to be my favorite piece I've found on this site. The colours are honestly magnificient, and as a whole I find this so stunning.

codewarrior (Level 1 Seaman) @ 12/15/2011 06:07

 just fav'ed

Cyangmou (Level 9 Federal Agent) @ 11/3/2011 01:52

I really like a lot of your work and I guess you are the one who showed me indirect the most things I have to know of pixel art. Before I read your tutorial I wasn't aware of the most common things and it quite took me a while to learn them too. You are for me a very great inspiration and I am every time excited if I am seeing a new piece from you.

Hylst (Level 3 Enforcer) @ 8/5/2011 08:51

Great Wild Nature piec of art !  Excellent !

st0ven (Level 2 Dealer) @ 8/4/2011 20:09

this is very beautiful cure. pixels in this piece are very tight. lots of information in a pretty cramped space :)

cure (Level 11 Pixellite) @ 6/11/2011 09:35

Well, despite the title, it wasn't the TV show (not directly anyway). At first I just wanted to make a jungle, so I thought of Vietnam, maybe a military theme. Then I decided to stay in East Asia, but maybe go with an Angkor Wat-type of jungle ruins, with nature overcoming the stone structures.

Ezekiel (Level 1 Rookie) @ 6/11/2011 05:42

 OMG! This is awesome.. you put a lot of work on it! what was your inspiration?

eyadan (Level 1 Rookie) @ 4/16/2011 19:26

21 colors? awesome!! 

thinlikenate (Level 3 Private Eye) @ 3/6/2011 01:24

 reminds me of monkey island. awesome.

MyO (Level 1 Rookie) @ 1/18/2011 10:44

Agree to MrTroll. Looks very much like old pixelart.

MrTroll (Level 1 Seaman) @ 1/2/2011 05:15

I say in Russian:

Это просто охрененно) 

*haijin* (Level 1 Rookie) @ 12/29/2010 09:55

Great job - I like the beams of light shining through the foilage.

JerryPie (Level 11 Big Foot) @ 12/17/2010 00:46

great remix of the show haha

keyniebean99 (Level 1 Rookie) @ 12/17/2010 00:40

 haha! as soon as i saw the name i instantly thought of the tv show legends of the hidden temple. i was usually a green monkeys or silver snakes fan. anyways, thanks for bringing back the memories with your awesome pixel art! by the way, your olmec's expression is very mysterious, i like it!

KrypToniTe (Level 5 Soldier) @ 12/16/2010 10:08

Gotta say, now that Im here again, that the green lightning suits way better to this than purple. Again, great job.

griffsnuff (Level 5 Killer Klown) @ 12/3/2010 08:58

Amazing details, ;U; i really love your style <2

avo (Level 8 Cannibal) @ 12/3/2010 07:39

Yeah, cure, you rule

Josiah (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 12/1/2010 12:25

This has turned out much better, everything is a little more readable than before. Good stuff man ;)

Buddy90 (Level 6 Manager) @ 12/1/2010 10:27

you're like the best pixel artist ever. You just pump out awesome piece after awesome piece, one after another.

Gecimen (Level 11 Sphinx) @ 11/29/2010 10:11

Wow... hey! umm... I didn't look at this for 3 days and it has become an almost-perfect work. Very good job.

Manupix (Level 11 Godzilla) @ 11/29/2010 06:14

Voice of dissent ;) I'm not so sure I didn't prefer the blue version. Actually I think the color was not the cause of the jungle appearing thin -- which I didn't really mind -- but the brightness, which is left unchanged.

Anyway I liked it before and I like it now, but then I'm missing some blue: how about in the statue?


gingerspam (Level 1 Jukyu) @ 11/29/2010 02:49

 Man this is amazing, i love the parrot and the light beams :D this is truly awesome

green_bald (Level 1 Rookie) @ 11/28/2010 23:28

This is really great - thank you!!!

RaptorFarmer (Level 1 Intern) @ 11/28/2010 21:07

Oh I used to love that show.  Very educational.

Reo (Level 11 Sphinx) @ 11/28/2010 14:48

 Much prefer this version,  this is great Cure :D

cure (Level 11 Pixellite) @ 11/28/2010 09:37

updated, thanks guys. purple bg left in the preview for comparison.

LumpyTouch (Level 4 Deputy) @ 11/28/2010 09:11

Very painterly.  Have to agree on the background though.

Stickman (Level 7 Sheriff) @ 11/28/2010 06:15

That version is definitely better. It also makes more sense to have those colours as it makes the forest feel more deeper and dense. (At the moment with the blue, it looks like you could walk out of that forest and already find yourself on the highway).

Delicious (Level 10 Capo) @ 11/28/2010 03:11

Definitely find that version more suitable. The current background destracts me, rather contrasting. Good work, either way.

cure (Level 11 Pixellite) @ 11/28/2010 01:14

Yeah that seems to be a commonly cited problem so I'd better get to fixing that.

Do you find the background in this version more suitable? Or perhaps a compromise between the two is in order.

Stickman (Level 7 Sheriff) @ 11/27/2010 11:27

A very nice scene. I'm not to sure about the blue in the background, but this whole forest is wonderfully compiled.

Flarfy (Level 5 Detective) @ 11/27/2010 02:28

wow... simply wow...

dpixel (Level 9 Vice President) @ 11/27/2010 00:30

Don't get me wrong.  I really do love the peice as it is, but I think this could be really amazing.  Your foreground is stunning.  The colors are well chosen.   My problem is the background.  It's way to bright and takes away from the foreground which should be the focus of the peice.  The blues almost clash with the rest.

The light beams look good but they don't corespond to the bright spots on the ground. There should be a few thin ones too.  Considering it's a jungle and not much light would be showing through.

In my opinion this should be a dark piece with more of a play on light.

This type of art speaks to me so forgive me if I'm too opinionated.

cure (Level 11 Pixellite) @ 11/26/2010 19:20

changed it a bit

though I agree some changes to the beams might've been more accurate, I decided not to strengthen the top of the left beam or bottom of the right beam for compositional reasons. I really like that secondary light bouncing onto the statue but also like the large/simple/dark areas that they interrupt.

Geti (Level 3 Sergeant) @ 11/26/2010 17:51

This is freaking gorgeous.

Manupix (Level 11 Godzilla) @ 11/26/2010 17:21

Edit here (rather lousy). First pointing to ray contrast, then secondary light. Some palette tweaking might be required to provide needed in-between values, mostly to fine-tune the ray transparency.

Afterthought: the reflected light might be unnecessary realism.

Afterafterthought: forgot those links.

cure (Level 11 Pixellite) @ 11/26/2010 15:55

Knew I should've kept it in the WIP thread longer

updated. last version for comparison. lemme know what you think.

As for this trend- for my own part it may be due to more painterly beginnings to the image, working areas with larger brushes. Perhaps I haven't worked into the image enough, cutting out more detail from these strokes. Maybe it's just a matter of not tinkering with the details enough, of rushing an image. Maybe not, maybe the larger clusters are a stylistic influence I can't trace- your guess is as good as mine!

Badassbill (Level 11 Big Foot) @ 11/26/2010 15:45

Reminds me of old PC adventure games.

Manupix (Level 11 Godzilla) @ 11/26/2010 14:31

I have 2 issues with this piece (other than which it is gorgeous!): light is one. The rays don't read as such for me, they have the contrast wrong. They should have much more contrast against the darker parts of the bg, and much less on the lighter parts, or even disappear there. They should partly diffuse and desaturate stuff seen through, not enhance it. The spots they hit on the ground should be blinding, the scene highlights (and these spots would act as secondary light sources too: underlighting the statue for instance).

The other point is more an observation: is there a nascent trend in pixelart to go with less texturing, when there would be so many excuses here for it? I'm asking because I'm sure you wouldn't do that with no intent, and I've noticed it elsewhere lately for instance in BB's latest piece. I'm not saying I don't like it, but I'm definitely surprised, and it may be what some other comments refer to.

cure (Level 11 Pixellite) @ 11/26/2010 14:09


original for comparison


DeProgrammer (Level 7 Underboss) @ 11/26/2010 12:23

Gorgeous. Well done!

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