Tattoo Beach boy

Tattoo Beach boy

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Title: Tattoo Beach boy
Pixel Artist: RedKnight91  (Level 1 Seaman :: 511 points)
Posted: 9/28/2012 05:09
Palette: 13 colors
Statistics:  15 comments    9 faves    0 avatars

My submission for the weekly challenge!

I really dig it, and I hope you do too. I learned a lot of stuff by doing this, and even if I know that it could use some more work, I enjoyed it.

Dunno if one tattoo is enough, but I wanted to give it a vintage feeling, back when common people didn't get tattooed so much, and I think it stands out on that ridiculously big arm ; D


Weekly Challenge: TattoosWeekly Challenge: Tattoos


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RedKnight91 (Level 1 Seaman) @ 11/5/2012 05:32

   Thanks broski : p

clefairykid (Level 9 Federal Agent) @ 11/4/2012 16:16

 Really awesome to see this won, I'm inspired to do a piece with a similar retro colour scheme : )

vmarach21 (Level 4 Shichikyu) @ 10/23/2012 17:28

 I voted for this one, glad to see it won!

RedKnight91 (Level 1 Seaman) @ 10/2/2012 07:16

 Thank you @jalonso : D

Well, if you mean it as a composition problem, I can see it too, I thought you were talking about a real "weight" problem, as if the way I rendered the cloud made it look really heavy : p

jalonso (Level 11 Godfather) @ 10/2/2012 05:59

I don't know how to really explain what my mind sees with the weight of the cloud. I think its a layout and composition thing and I might be influencing myself because the righthand side cloud appears to be the lefthand side of the cloud on the left cut in half and moved over without a critical eye...

...ignore me and my comment tho. Its awesome and will likely win this week's challenge. I voted for it ;)

RedKnight91 (Level 1 Seaman) @ 10/2/2012 02:36

 Thank you @Mille!

Mille (Level 7 Mass Murderer) @ 10/1/2012 15:45

This is my favorite entry for that challenge and a great piece by itself.

RedKnight91 (Level 1 Seaman) @ 10/1/2012 00:54

 Thank you! : )

Mr.Fahrenheit (Level 6 Serial Killer) @ 9/30/2012 17:19

Great entry

Friend (Level 1 Jukyu) @ 9/29/2012 18:30

very very clean and technically sound pixeling!  I love the art as well

Nevercreature (Level 9 Vice President) @ 9/28/2012 12:22

Great entry!

RedKnight91 (Level 1 Seaman) @ 9/28/2012 06:46

 Thanks @jalonso, I already know you and your gallery VERY well, you're amazing!

The way you mix traditional masters with pixel art is great : )
I'm happy that you chose to follow me, be sure to C&C my pixels, so I can improve : D

about the blue color, yeah, I wanted to do a subtle hue shift, it's stil an unexplored and scary technique for me, but I'm already lovin' it!

What do you mean by 'heavy' about the cloud?

RedKnight91 (Level 1 Seaman) @ 9/28/2012 06:42

 Thanks @clefairykid, I totally didn't want to have a piece screaming "TATTOOS", I wanted to make it look like a vintage photo, where the character has a tattoo, not making the tattoo the main focus : p

You're flattering : D

jalonso (Level 11 Godfather) @ 9/28/2012 06:28

This is terrific and your desired vintage look is totally successful. My only crit is the lowest cloud seems a little heavy. Also, the blue/purple color is wierd when zoomed but unoticed at 1X...unoticed almost always means uneccessary even though I can totally see this color in your brain when working.

The pixelling is quite good and prompted me to raid your gallery since you didn't seem familiar and noticed I had noticed you already...guess I'll have to add you to my 'list' now >.<

clefairykid (Level 9 Federal Agent) @ 9/28/2012 06:21

 Wow, really surprised that no one else has commented on this, I love the colours, they caught my eye right away and then I was drawn in by the details and textures, and finally to the pose and purpose (to match the theme). I really like that, that the art itself drew me in before I realised the theme/purpose outright, it's nice to enjoy something and work your way through the bits you like without something necessarily screaming "TATTOOS!" at you :P

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