The Shard Crew

The Shard Crew

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The Shard Crew

Title: The Shard Crew
Pixel Artist: pimple  (Level 2 Flatfoot :: 524 points)
Posted: 8/2/2012 13:29
Palette: 5 colors
Statistics:  18 comments    5 faves    0 avatars

The original was rejected, with only two colors it was tough to read. I've updated it to 5 colors. It's terribly messy in parts but cleaning stuff up is not fun for me.


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LanderSolon (Level 3 Corporate Drone) @ 8/18/2015 15:26

No one needs color.

baptizme (Level 3 Hatchet Man) @ 11/3/2013 11:38

 I love !

Have you the original please because I don't see why it was rejected.


derSteiner (Level 6 SWAT) @ 10/31/2013 02:50

Messy, but eyecatching. And colours aren't bad ;)

pimple (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 10/30/2013 15:41

 Thanks! much appreciated, I was despairing it wouldn't escape the public queue.

Mandrill (Level 9 T-rex) @ 10/30/2013 15:22

Extremely artistic stuff. It definitely makes you stare at it for a while.

Pretty neat. :)

failureboy (Level 7 Assassin) @ 10/23/2013 22:54

I like the guy at the bottom 

pimple (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 10/23/2013 11:50

 Cheers! It would be fun to turn it into something alright

skittle (Level 9 Nidan) @ 10/23/2013 07:33

 This looks like something you'd see for a very, very, very epic movie.

pimple (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 10/14/2013 12:50

 I've left it as it is, I tried to color it but I suck at color, so anyone is welcome to try!

Rasti (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 8/19/2012 10:23

Epic monochrome!

tanuki (Level 1 Seaman) @ 8/14/2012 08:09

That's the result that I mean, but it be so much faster and easier in any program that allows for both layers and multiply mode.

pimple (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 8/14/2012 05:45

 Tanuki - you mean leave the black in and color over just the white? I don't have potatoe chop so no multiply mode for me...

tanuki (Level 1 Seaman) @ 8/9/2012 17:17

Personally I'd place all of this one one layer, set the blending mode to multiply, and then on a layer under it proceed to color it in (either greyscale or with actual color), sticking with just a couple of bright colors. Consider using one color for all of the background elements and a different one for all of the characters. I tested it just now with yellow for the background and a warm red for the characters and I think it worked well while still only being 3 colors total if you replace all the white with either red or yellow. :)

a-jay (Level 1 Rookie) @ 8/9/2012 15:00

A bit messy and hard to dechifer. I think this should have more colors, or reworked to make it easier to differ between details.

pimple (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 8/9/2012 14:32

 Well put, it's quite busy alright! So you mean 2 colors would be okay for the shapes but the details such as texture and more organic shapes / curves could do with a few more colors to calm it down?

tanuki (Level 1 Seaman) @ 8/8/2012 20:25

 Looks really good, but I'm not sure that 2 colors is the best choice for this particular image. The reason is that the fewer colors you have to work with the harder it is to differentiate between objects and details, so typically with a very low color count you'd want to work with more simple objects and details. The high detail level here can make it a little hard to spot individual characters at first glance without the aid of color to set things apart. It's pretty well drawn though. :)

pimple (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 8/8/2012 07:42

 Thanks! crits welcome.

Dredlockz (Level 5 Detective) @ 8/3/2012 03:06

 Really impressive for only two colors!

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