Last Light / The Eaten One

Last Light / The Eaten One

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Last Light / The Eaten One

Title: Last Light / The Eaten One
Pixel Artist: matt0  (Level 3 Corporate Drone :: 1721 points)
Posted: 9/8/2011 07:50
Palette: 16 colors
Statistics:  11 comments    3 faves    0 avatars

Inspired by the fantasy novel The Tombs Of Atuan by Ursula K LeGuin. I've been re-reading the Earthsea books lately :)


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epoxy (Level 1 Rookie) @ 9/17/2011 13:23

I liked that book too. And though I like the faint blue shading of the bricks in the background, it seems important to me that the Labyrinth of Atuan isn't merely dark, it's utterly black. (As I recall, "no light allowed" is one of the cult's rules about the Tomb.)

neofotistou (Level 5 Captain) @ 9/12/2011 01:59

Ah Arha, before she became Tenar. This has some foreshortening and posture issues, but a cool mood! Well-done

baah (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 9/9/2011 15:14

Very nice, we almost can feel the oppressive atmosphere! 

matt0 (Level 3 Corporate Drone) @ 9/9/2011 04:54

Okay, I've done a not ultra-quick but not massively in depth edit on this. Maybe hasn't fixed the arms entirely but I think they're better. I've upped the colours to 16 so I could soften up the shading on the face and re-worked the shading in general.

Thanks again for all the feedback.

EDIT: Just missed that last comment... I'll bare it in mind next time I'm working on something similar.

mrduke (Level 3 Private Eye) @ 9/9/2011 04:53

It's great work. The blue background-bricks cold be better. Put some dark brickcolor to the bg and it's perfect!

Manupix (Level 11 Godfather) @ 9/8/2011 13:00

Once my fav book by my fav author =)

Nice work; agree with previous crits. Light mostly: needs more contrast and hard shadows, and highlights on the face are not realistic. Also, the highlight on her left hand can't be as strong as those on her face and right hand: illumination decreases as distance squared, so roughly 1/10th the amount of light reaches that hand relatively to her face.

CELS (Level 7 Lotus) @ 9/8/2011 10:01

Good job with this. In addition to what others have pointed out, I would also say that her facial dimensions are a bit unusual. There's something odd with her nose, even taking into account the bottom-up perspective and the lower light source. I also think the highlights on her cheek are a bit too sharp, which makes it look like she has odd cheekbones. However, I'm no master of anatomy, so don't put too much stock in this :)

matt0 (Level 3 Corporate Drone) @ 9/8/2011 09:27

Hmm... I was hoping to leave this one behind now but maybe I can find time for a quick edit... Thanks for the feedback :)

Mathias (Level 6 Garbage) @ 9/8/2011 09:18

Agree with cure, most notably her left arm (w/ hand on wall).

Why not darken the scene up and strengthen the candles close effect for a more dramatic scene? Still nice, though.

cure (Level 11 Pixellite) @ 9/8/2011 08:26

the foreshortening needs some work I think, right now she appears to just have really short arms

Xunzi (Level 1 Rookie) @ 9/8/2011 08:23

This is really nice, I like the atmosphere and the lighting/colours on the stone wall are very good too.

I enjoyed reading "A Wizard of Earthsea" a while back but never got to the other I'm curious to read "The Tombs of Atuan".

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