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Title: Lalei
Pixel Artist: tanuki  (Level 1 Seaman :: 9702 points)
Posted: 4/17/2011 23:09
Palette: 8 colors
Statistics:  11 comments    8 faves    0 avatars

Sun setting over the mountainous islands of the southern reaches of Tamulheim. These are in almost all ways the opposite of the frozen mountains of Tahei at the far north.

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hahnt (Level 2 Quiet One) @ 5/3/2012 23:56

so cool, simple but beautiful, excellent work =D i really need to study up on some techniques for working with a low palette, most of my works are currently 16 colors cuz i like the variety, but i think the challenge of something with 2 to 8 would be a very intersting and fun change, and you seem to pull it off so well, i applaud you

DinesPixel (Level 1 Rookie) @ 4/25/2011 05:46

 i like, very, very, good!!

MyO (Level 1 Rookie) @ 4/20/2011 03:54

Very ANSI-like. =)

tanuki (Level 1 Seaman) @ 4/19/2011 20:04

Next week I'll probably make a revised version of this with those suggestions, especially the reflected mountains which for some reason I hadn't thought of.

fawful (Level 6 Yonkyu) @ 4/19/2011 03:55

that's fine. i still think the sea's shifts of shade are pretty harsh though. but hey, it can be hard to work with a resricted palette.


actually, taking a second look at it, the sea would benefit from some of the darker colours that are already there. It could also look more impressive if it reflected the mountains and the light of sun. Only in a very loose way however, you wouldn't want a perfect reflection.

tanuki (Level 1 Seaman) @ 4/18/2011 11:40

The three lightest colors are only used on the sun, but everything else is actually used throughout the image if you look at the color separations. Of course I could add intermediate shades, but then I wouldn't have met my own goal of 8 colors total. I think if there's anything I didn't do right here, it's that I didn't dither nearly enough.

fawful (Level 6 Yonkyu) @ 4/18/2011 09:29

it looks nice but it feels as if you haven't used as much colours you've used. The sky is overdithered, you could have spread out those colours to create a smoother looking gradient, and the sea looks as if it could use more intermediate shades.


The mountains don't suffer from any such problems however and look fine as far as i can tell.

tanuki (Level 1 Seaman) @ 4/18/2011

I started pixel art four months ago and I guess I've made a dozen finished things, but I have experience with other forms of art which carries over to this. As I try to figure out pixel art I just recently ended up with a style like this because I liked the results when I tried it. When you find results you like develope the technique/method to get better results.

Chibiwing (Level 4 Deputy) @ 4/17/2011 23:46

Pft-your stuff looks much better than mine; way less amateurish.  I thought you'd been doing this for a long time. o_o

tanuki (Level 1 Seaman) @ 4/17/2011 23:40

If you can get anything out of it that's great, though I've really only done this just 3 times myself now so I'm sure you can come up with some way of doing it better than me.

Chibiwing (Level 4 Deputy) @ 4/17/2011 23:36

Simple, but elegant!  Do you mind if I study your crosshatch style and eventually incorporate some of it into my own stipple tendencies?

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