Pixels Unite!

Pixels Unite!

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Pixels Unite!

Title: Pixels Unite!
Pixel Artist: Gecimen  (Level 11 Sphinx :: 48498 points)
Posted: 10/7/2011 03:04
Palette: 8 colors
Statistics:  19 comments    15 faves    0 avatars

For weekly challenge.

Pixels Unite against what? You name it, as I won't say it aloud...

Weekly Challenge: PropagandaWeekly Challenge: Propaganda


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Muiriled (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 10/14/2011 21:11

I had to agree with chibiwing in the letters stuff and manupix in the dithering, but otherwise is a very good work. I really like the concept.

CELS (Level 7 Lotus) @ 10/13/2011 16:12

It's a great concept, although I would have changed the beak (I didn't see it was an eagle before I read it in the comments) and perhaps given the pixels some motion blur to indicate their direction.

jamon (Level 10 Operative) @ 10/12/2011 02:28

nice ;) 

Gecimen (Level 11 Sphinx) @ 10/10/2011 07:30

Wow super good idea about the clusters... I'll try to have it done before the challenge is over if I can find the time.

Manupix (Level 11 Godzilla) @ 10/10/2011 06:53

Oh. I failed hard to grasp this even though it does make a lot of sense and gives the image its meaning. But it's a fact that dithering doesn't convey the assembling process.

Also I think we tend to see the pixels as falling down, because that's the usual situation.
Giving the big ones trails below them would suggest upward movement I think, and maybe assembling some in secondary clusters (like a puzzle coming together in patches) might help too.

Anyway I like the image even more now that I understand it =)

Gecimen (Level 11 Sphinx) @ 10/10/2011 04:56

Thanks Manupix, the dithering below the wings are supposed to look like pixels slowly forming the eagle... Guess I failed? Or should it be a bit more irregular?

Manupix (Level 11 Godzilla) @ 10/10/2011 04:16

I love the colors and general looks of this. Voted =)

I agree with Chibiwing about letter spacings even though I understand pixel constraints don't make it easy.
Also I didn't see the eagle for quite a long time; and the dithering below the wings is not all that good. Some bubble-dither-pattern a la Dawnbringer would look better there.

Gecimen (Level 11 Sphinx) @ 10/10/2011 01:28

@chibiwing; Thanks for the criticism; first of all note that the upper and lower text are not of the same size. Apart from that there are different spaces after each letter in the rules of typograpy, depending on the extensions of that letter. Still yes there are 1 px plus or minus on spaces, and that's because I wanted to fit just in a certain space.

Oh and the stray pixels above the eagle are meant to give the canvas a feeling of night-sky.

@all; thanks a lot!

Victor Rojo (Level 10 King Ghidorah) @ 10/10/2011 00:10

great propagande Gecimen, you have my vote ^^

offwhite (Level 5 Assistant Manager) @ 10/10/2011 00:09

Oh no! Now I can't unsee the spacing between the letters D:

Anyway, I really like this one. It gives off a great "poster vibe". First one I've seen that could have been an actual poster!

Chibiwing (Level 4 Deputy) @ 10/9/2011 22:33

I'm spotting several extremely minor errors in the words (spacing between letters, consistency among Es Is and L).  Also, while it looks fine, is there a particular reason for putting dot pixels above the eagle?  That part seems to be pretty complete already.

Gecimen (Level 11 Sphinx) @ 10/9/2011 14:39

good one :)

Harrisonk (Level 5 Assistant Manager) @ 10/9/2011 13:23

 pixels unite against jpeg artifacts!

Cammymoop (Level 6 Blue Crab) @ 10/8/2011 20:32

 Amazing, my favorite so far :)

Killermachine (Level 3 Private Eye) @ 10/8/2011 05:02

Beautiful work

marpe (Level 1 Rookie) @ 10/8/2011 04:40

 Nice stuff!

Sanfrouah (Level 3 Hatchikyu) @ 10/7/2011 13:50

Nice type!

Chibiwing (Level 4 Deputy) @ 10/7/2011 11:15

I like what you did with the words. : )

Geoglatico (Level 6 SWAT) @ 10/7/2011 08:22

 very good !

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