Dog of Gold

Dog of Gold

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Dog of Gold

Title: Dog of Gold
Pixel Artist: ultimaodin  (Level 3 Corporate Drone :: 5672 points)
Posted: 4/5/2012 10:02
Palette: 14 colors
Statistics:  19 comments    18 faves    0 avatars

Colour Pallet and style of iLKke's Cat of Gold.

Was origionally meant to be for the April Fools challenge but I just didn't have the time in that week to finish it.

There are probably a few pieces of my 'style' in this aka the over use of AA. Honestly I spent a long time on this.

Please if you notice any small flaw point it out to me and I'll probably fix it... as soon as I complete all the Uni work I should have been doing while doing this. =/


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AlabasterJazz (Level 3 Corporate Drone) @ 7/8/2012 10:30

I think you did a great job on this, yeah sure it needs some refinement to match the inspired Cat of Gold, but still this is great in it's own right

big brother (Level 11 Admiral) @ 4/11/2012 21:49

I bet you learned a lot of pixel technique making this piece! iLKke's work is so finely tuned.

His version has sharper AA and manages to pop out of the background more gradually. That might be partly due to the flat planes on your design. You should give yourself a place to climax with a bright specular (full white). The current lighting here lacks logic and compositional focus. The ears seem too bright considering their position on a dog's head. The dark interior cuts seem too sharp and flatten the depth.

I hope I don't sound overly critical. I love what you've done; you're maybe 85% there. It's a great piece to emulate -- looks like you had fun doing it!

ThePixelKnight (Level 1 Rookie) @ 4/7/2012 07:55

Great work! Keep it up

ultimaodin (Level 3 Corporate Drone) @ 4/6/2012 19:05

Thanks theo and everyone else. I will keep practicing to get better! ^_^

TheoVision (Level 8 Regional Boss) @ 4/6/2012 00:22

Noob or not: this is a great pixel piece!

ultimaodin (Level 3 Corporate Drone) @ 4/5/2012 22:11

@wuhu - Nah not intentional, I'm just a Noob. =/

ultimaodin (Level 3 Corporate Drone) @ 4/5/2012 22:09

@Beast - The lines I did to make it my own as I wanted it inspired by iLKke not a complete copy. I planned on changing the colour pallet as well but I couldn't think of a metal more valuable than gold at the time so left it as gold. (I didn't want to go lesser value for it because Dogs > Cats)

The light source was meant to beabout' forehead hiegh to the front with some distance. I think the nose is causing some issues though as I made it black due to dogs noses being black but it doesn't 'stick-out' like it's meant to.

All in all I'm pretty poor at making lighting and shadow. =/

ultimaodin (Level 3 Corporate Drone) @ 4/5/2012 22:04

@Phillippe - Nah had the idea of doing this long before the challenge ever came up, I just never felt worthy on trying to do it. I still don't and still clearly lack the skill but learnt a lot while doing it.

wuhu (Level 5 Assistant Manager) @ 4/5/2012 19:20

 Looks to 2d for me, but maybe that was intentional 

philippejugnet (Level 6 Hitman) @ 4/5/2012 15:01

 man you got the idea from this? 

00Lucas00 (Level 2 Hired Gun) @ 4/5/2012 12:46

 wooow, really alwesome !!

MrBeast (Level 3 Dryad) @ 4/5/2012 12:13

you used a lot lines here, Cat of Gold has no lines, just volume. Also this one is lacking a definite light which makes it look even flatter.

Neela (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 4/5/2012 11:29


Jinn (Level 11 Cthulhu (The Call of Cthulhu)) @ 4/5/2012 11:12

Alwesome, pal!

Flazex (Level 1 Rookie) @ 4/5/2012 11:09

 To be honest, this is impressive! Realism is my favorite type of pixel art, but I can work with other types.

ultimaodin (Level 3 Corporate Drone) @ 4/5/2012 10:50

@Sohei - Thanks, yeah I see what you mean by the depth. Unfortunately I cannot hide the fact that while iLKke is a boss I am stil a nOOb at pixelart. Thank you though. I know there is still plenty for me to improve on. Doing this I actually learnt a lot of things. ^_^

Sohei (Level 7 Ichikyu) @ 4/5/2012 10:38

Impressive work. Very big resemblance to iLKke's style. But it looks rather flat compared to the original.

I wish there was more defined source of light and more obvious volume.

orange08 (Level 6 Blue Crab) @ 4/5/2012 10:27

Haha, awesome!

TypeVision (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 4/5/2012 10:04


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