An early happy new year.. [was a bit too early - updated]

An early happy new year.. [was a bit too early - updated]

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An early happy new year.. [was a bit too early - updated]

Title: An early happy new year.. [was a bit too early - updated]
Pixel Artist: sm4tik  (Level 1 Thug :: 573 points)
Posted: 12/28/2010 14:41
Palette: 8 colors
Statistics:  20 comments    41 faves    0 avatars

I guess it's time to let this one go for now before leaving on a trip to celebrate the new year. For some reason I had saved one of the first sketches I drew with grafx2 and decided to give it a go. I'm not that much of a fan of skulls in general, but drawing one every once in a while has come more like a bad habbit. At some point I realized I had nowhere special to go with it so I rushed it towards the end, as all of you can probably see. But it did what it was supposed to; a good practice once again and I think I'm starting to get a hold of some of the things to actually start pushing more of me into the drawings. Now only if I had the time to.. ;)

UPDATE: Because of all of the really nice comments, I managed to squeeze another couple of hours today to give the picture a proper ending. It has been signed, consider it finished :) ..And thanks again, without the comments, I think I wouldn't have done it, atleast not in the near future!

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jok (Level 11 Master Assassin) @ 6/13/2014 01:06

great pixeling

Worriedcat (Level 1 Depressed) @ 9/21/2013 04:22

Dude what the hell? This is amazing! Instant fav.

bem (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 12/16/2011 09:44

Beautiful work :)

sm4tik (Level 1 Thug) @ 1/2/2011 14:34

@DawnBringer: just keep on pickin' the nits, I'm glad you do! I'll have a look at it (and the whole palette actually) with a better display once I get that other computer up and running. I'm currently on a very old thinkpad x23 and the display is really really poor so I have absolutely no doubt that the palette might be / is more or less off. Thanks for a reminder!

Hiuru (Level 5 Killer Klown) @ 12/30/2010 12:45

 Looks a lot better now that it's finished.

DawnBringer (Level 10 Maniac) @ 12/30/2010 07:24

Just one little nit-pick...color #4 [136,116,77] is a bit too dark for a balanced range, I would change it to something like [132,122,85]...but that's just me. ;)

Gecimen (Level 11 Sphinx) @ 12/30/2010 05:56

Excellent piece. It's flawless with the lower veins improved. Is there an award like best improving artist of the month?

iamlowlikeyou (Level 4 Murderer) @ 12/30/2010 00:51

I think the curls at the ends of the... strings(?)... could be improved - if you allowed them have a "larger movement", basically start curling earlier instead of just at the far ends, it would add more energy to the picture.
Apart from that nice piece and great palette!

iLKke (Level 9 Nidan) @ 12/29/2010 03:26

Very nice.

I'll postpone awarding points until you finish it :)

jamon (Level 10 Operative) @ 12/29/2010 03:24

8 colors... love it... 

Cemf (Level 1 Gangster) @ 12/29/2010 02:32

 Ahaha,when I first looked at the preview,I thought that was from ilkke xD

You're quite skilled man,really good work on the skull,but I think that you should work more on the neck too.

robotwo (Level 1 Rookie) @ 12/28/2010 19:50

 The style looks like something straight out of Tyrian :D 

Gotta' love it ^^

jeremy (Level 11 Sphinx) @ 12/28/2010 19:22

You really are quite ilkke-ish (Never ever a bad thing :D)


Mathias (Level 6 Garbage) @ 12/28/2010 17:43

Excellent sylization technique.

Victor Rojo (Level 9 Necrophiliac) @ 12/28/2010 16:48

continue, this will be legendary

EdJr (Level 9 Nidan) @ 12/28/2010 16:33

 No words. 6²/6.

Manupix (Level 11 Godfather) @ 12/28/2010 16:28

Oh man, that's amazing. Now that lower left corner... ;_;

DawnBringer (Level 10 Maniac) @ 12/28/2010 15:06

Sure, it could be refined here and there...but these are some pretty nice 8 color pixels! Hope you find the time to do more stuff like this. :)

Hiuru (Level 5 Killer Klown) @ 12/28/2010 15:05

 Looks like something iLKke would have done O: really well done:)

I feel you could have done a lot more on the bottom part though...seems a bit unfinished (edit: o..just read ur description >.<)

xeroxz2k7 (Level 1 Rookie) @ 12/28/2010 15:03

This, I can dig.

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