Flying Skull

Flying Skull

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Flying Skull

Title: Flying Skull
Pixel Artist: Cyangmou  (Level 8 Marshal :: 49217 points)
Posted: 1/10/2012 15:38
Palette: 14 colors
Statistics:  25 comments    36 faves    0 avatars

started this back in september, simple practice piece.


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Grimm_Dingo (Level 1 Rookie) @ 6/18/2012 10:09

smooth, I like how it looks like he is not only flying but putting out a fire or summoning minions or something :D

and love how effectively you've synchronized the shadow 

Battle (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 6/1/2012 09:44

Very cool

Miskatonic (Level 1 Gangster) @ 2/26/2012 22:08

 This is fantastic! The colors and the animation are great! The only thing, to me, is that it kinda seems to be flying backwards.

Putmake (Level 2 Peon) @ 1/24/2012 18:49

I didn't notice enough before to comment on it, but the colors used here are brilliant.

Jetrel (Level 1 Intern) @ 1/17/2012 01:42

 :grumble:  I wrote a response to this and must not have posted it.

This all-around is really great;  good AA, smooth motion with non-linear slowdown at the nadir and apex..  The one clincher is that business about the wing's downward motion - on bugs, birds, and bats, they all move their wings down as far from the "fulcrum" as they move them up - barring maybe a small shift for air resistance, it's equal on both sides.  I had to struggle with this myself on some flier creatures I've drawn for my games.

Sublyme (Level 4 Murderer) @ 1/15/2012 16:28

such a great animation

Cyangmou (Level 8 Marshal) @ 1/14/2012 08:29

Pixeljoint offers in comparison to some other pages a high artistical niveau and I guess nobody gets upset about constructive criticism here. As it comes to me I like constructive criticism very much, it helps me to look at my work from different points of view and now I am thinking a foreshortening of the wings'd have added a lot =)

Cyangmou (Level 8 Marshal) @ 1/14/2012 08:23

I guess you are completely right, I think it'll need more animations to get some of the more subtile things right =)

Thanks for your compliment.

Putmake (Level 2 Peon) @ 1/14/2012 07:32

 Wow! That's really a beautiful work of art! I think your pixelling skills exceed mine, but I'd like to add a small piece of constructive criticism if you'll accept it;

The angle of the wing 'flap' seems a little high, when they come down I would imagine the wings going directly under the skull to keep it afloat. The way it's flapping now seems like it is trying to 'back away' from something.

I want to be clear and say that the quality of the pixeling is not what I'm criticising, but the actual "physical" angle of the wings.

Nonetheless it's a great piece and the line-art of the wings especially capture my attention. 5/5

big brother (Level 11 Admiral) @ 1/13/2012 18:08

Makes me want to stay indoors at night.

Top notch stuff. I think it would look a lot more menacing if the jaw swung open wider (it should rotate as it opens, not just move straight down like it does here).

Cyangmou (Level 8 Marshal) @ 1/13/2012 12:52

somebody posted a video of flying bats in the wip thread, I looked at this carefully and translated it to the skull.

TheManuz (Level 5 Killer Klown) @ 1/11/2012 07:22

 This is so Castlevania! And i love Castlevania!

Congratulations, great art!

Dr.M (Level 1 Rookie) @ 1/11/2012 04:04

 Realy cool!

sasuke91 (Level 2 Kukyu) @ 1/11/2012 02:24

amazing work, lovly animation, colors and texture. reminds me of those flying skulls in zelda ocarina of time ^^

Jeremy H (Level 4 Deputy) @ 1/11/2012 02:16

Wow great ! Beautifull textures and natural motion.

Argyle (Level 6 Manager) @ 1/10/2012 23:39

 Verry nice :D I remember seeing this in WIP (I think?) you've really ended on a great result!

_Connor (Level 5 Assistant Manager) @ 1/10/2012 23:38

 holy crap that's so smooth, makes me feel bad about the animation i'm working on right now lol

Nicol3 (Level 1 Depressed) @ 1/10/2012 23:18

Dem wings are soo seeexxyyy! 

Wonderful motion as well-- did you happen to use any video reference or is it all straight-ahead?

Gavralcraw (Level 5 Killer Klown) @ 1/10/2012 23:03

Yay. Great job!

Kittygurl521 (Level 2 Dealer) @ 1/10/2012 20:55

 I remember seeing this in the forums!


Fantastic wings :O

Rayovatron (Level 6 SWAT) @ 1/10/2012 19:26

 Looks great! 

Trick17 (Level 8 Venus fly trap) @ 1/10/2012 18:21

I agree, nicely rendered. I also like the color choice. It just don't looks like a flying bat, more like it would attack. Or maybe it's supposed to attack?

And a nitpick: The light brown almost has the same brightness as the default PJ background, so it's hard to see this color at the rear wing. Maybe an own background would be better.

xxmantisxx (Level 7 Mass Murderer) @ 1/10/2012 18:11

Aha! Very smooth!

surt (Level 11 Godfather) @ 1/10/2012 18:02

Nicely rendered. I don't understand the animation, is it attacking or flying backwards?

shampoop (Level 5 Killer Klown) @ 1/10/2012 17:15

 glad to see this complete.  Turned out really smooth,

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