Survival of the fittest

Survival of the fittest

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Title: Survival of the fittest
Pixel Artist: offwhite  (Level 5 Assistant Manager :: 3338 points)
Posted: 11/20/2011 21:12
Palette: 25 colors
Statistics:  17 comments    14 faves    0 avatars

Didn't turn out quite right... Due to a mixture of laziness and lack of skillz, I guess this is as good as it'll get, for now.

Still, if you've been shat on by a bird. >:( This might just brighten you day :)

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philippejugnet (Level 6 Hitman) @ 12/27/2011 11:39

Nice man looks really nice

offwhite (Level 5 Assistant Manager) @ 11/29/2011 17:24

@Imagician: Yeah, I agrree, but it was kinda like choosing between two evils. Either containment/clipping or smaller characters/less pixels to draw them on. Both the bird and the fish started out a lot smaller actually, precisely to avoid containment/clipping. But then I had a really hard time getting the look I wanted since I didn't feel I had enough pixels to work on. Well, maybe I should have gone for the other solution since that would have challenged me more :/


Woop_Woop (Level 1 Private) @ 11/26/2011 05:55

 I agree on the space issue, I love the bird's expression though.

Imagician (Level 5 Rokkyu) @ 11/25/2011 03:52

funny idea. and i like the style. though I'm a afraid the containment / heavy clipping doesn't do it a favour. give your idea some space!

slym (Level 8 Rear Admiral) @ 11/24/2011 19:42

 Congrats on first and second!

Gavralcraw (Level 5 Killer Klown) @ 11/23/2011 21:59

Yeah, good job on this.

Papermoon (Level 4 Button Man) @ 11/22/2011 18:22

ho, that looks surprisingly exciting and has much detail... impressive work i think... : ) cool expressions and all.

offwhite (Level 5 Assistant Manager) @ 11/22/2011 09:50

@Kravvon Noar'roth: Thanks! :D And thanks for the tip about the water.

@Manupix: Thanks for taking the time to pinpoint the problems. I really appreciate all the constructive crit's I get :) Hihi, I'm glad you like the avatar :D That's the expression I have when I put on my panda hat. I haven't found the courage to wear it in public, yet XD

@All: Thanks guys! :D

Manupix (Level 11 Godfather) @ 11/21/2011 17:19

That seagull is so good! Voted =)

Among problems with this piece: the 'atmospheric perspective' (progressively misty bg) should apply to the sea as well as cliffs; the fish is stuck in a corner and half hidden by bazooka and smoke; the smoke is unnecessary and takes up too much space at the expense of readability, a smaller flame would have worked better I think.

Also that's one cute av you've got, makes me smile every time!

elend (Level 3 Corporate Drone) @ 11/21/2011 10:55

Great, great stuff. I am currently playing older SNES titles. Could be right out of one of these games. A cutscene or intro picture of a cute platformer maybe. :D

Mars Haseugen (Level 1 Intern) @ 11/21/2011 10:46

+vote nice one

EME (Level 1 Jukyu) @ 11/21/2011 07:59



sandrowski (Level 1 Depressed) @ 11/21/2011 07:52

fish bazooka shoot da kukka :)


Kravvon Nar'roth (Level 4 Ensign) @ 11/21/2011 07:30

 Wow, this turned out really nice overall!    +1 vote here!

There are a few isolated cases of banding here and there, but nothing major by any means. The characters are just lovely! The water... yeah. Too dark and contrast-y considering the lighting on the rest of the scene. That combined with the spiky peaks makes me think of chocolate frosting more than water.

offwhite (Level 5 Assistant Manager) @ 11/21/2011 06:56

@Spot: I can't handle compliments very well. Those flattering words might just be too much for me... 0_o *initiating self-destruct*

But critique I can handle :D I did experiment a bit with hights and troughs. But it ended up looking either like the horison was a too close or it just got too messy.

@Hiuru: I'm glad you brought that up :D I wanted to write more when I uploaded, but desided that I shouldn't babble too much. But since you asked, I'm not holding back! *evil grin*

"Not quite right" in this case means there are several issues that either I'm unable to pinpoint exactly or I lack the knowledge to correct. Take the water f.ex,  I know what water looks like, but I have no idea how to paint it. And I was too lazy to go and study some water and find out. So the water is just drawn from some very passive and highly imaginative "memories". Same goes for the seagull and fish.

Quick list over "not quite right"-ness:The perspective is off and/or inconsistent. I'm still learning how to balance the contrast. Can't seem to decide on naturalistic or comic style. And the lighting... I cant pinpoint what's wrong here, it  just doesn't feel right.

Oh, and thanks for the compliments :D

Sorry for ranting! I needed to build myself up again after self-destructing :P


Hiuru (Level 5 Killer Klown) @ 11/21/2011 05:27

I dont know what you are talking about not turning ''quite right''. I think it looks very nice and definitly funny :) 

Spot (Level 1 Intern) @ 11/20/2011 23:42


I demand a correction of your level 11!

Ah-mazing but maybe the waves could have some heights and troughs instead of a straight cut off point.

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