Barkley 2 Barrel explosion

Barkley 2 Barrel explosion

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Barkley 2 Barrel explosion

Title: Barkley 2 Barrel explosion
Pixel Artist: FrankieSmileShow  (Level 6 Manager :: 8572 points)
Posted: 12/2/2012 16:47
Palette: 17 colors
Statistics:  35 comments    99 faves    5 avatars

Explosion animation for Barkley 2, done over about 10 hours on my live stream.

The barrel has 8 colors and the explosion 11.

See the time lapse video of this sprite being made here:

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BathMaster_2000 (Level 5 Assistant Manager) @ 11/10/2014 17:15

Beautifully smooth animation.

TacoLoco (Level 1 Gangster) @ 3/10/2013 18:06

 Interesting that u made it go gradually upwards. I like!

AtskaHeart (Level 8 Regional Boss) @ 1/26/2013 08:10

 Just wow... Stunning animation and colors.

Voldimars (Level 6 SWAT) @ 1/19/2013 04:38

 cool bombing

YellowLime (Level 3 Private Eye) @ 1/17/2013 09:19

Yes, Metal Slug would be proud, son

CrimsonPixel (Level 3 Private Eye) @ 1/16/2013 18:01

Reminds me of the Metal Slug series for something... great animation.

reis (Level 6 Serial Killer) @ 12/21/2012 19:11

that's perfect

Opacus (Level 7 Ichikyu) @ 12/6/2012 06:38

Fantastic animation. I do have one small point of criticism. Because all the smoke fades out at the same time, it becomes kind of flat near the end. I think it'd have a way nicer flow if the smoke fades out gradually. Once again though, besides that it's great. 

ThatOneGuy (Level 1 Rookie) @ 12/5/2012 05:23

 great animation! 

Geoglatico (Level 6 SWAT) @ 12/4/2012 21:18

 Awesome animation !

monotov (Level 6 Serial Killer) @ 12/4/2012 15:48

You worked hard on it 7+ well deserved

avo (Level 8 Cannibal) @ 12/4/2012 05:33

 Wow, such a tasty boom! Great one!

Voltali obscur (Level 9 Boss) @ 12/3/2012 21:22

Totally love it!

Very interesting wip video btw. Is the music from the game? nervermind, either i didn't saw the ref or you added it meanwhile, thx :)

Blackbeltdude (Level 7 Ichikyu) @ 12/3/2012 18:52

Awesome! Love it! Your best animation I've seen. :)

gogglecrab (Level 3 Enforcer) @ 12/3/2012 17:31

 Beautifully done!

jalonso (Level 11 Godfather) @ 12/3/2012 10:09

How rare to see an oginal pixel FX...bravo!

TheInquisitor (Level 4 Shichikyu) @ 12/3/2012 10:06

This is a beautifully crafted explosion. It looks so much more original than the usual ones we see...and the ones I usually make. I can't quite make out what program you use in your youtube video. What is it? It looks better than the poxy thing I use to make mine.

Delicious (Level 9 Boss) @ 12/3/2012 06:40

 Lovely stuff. You have some nice explosion animation skills

CakeDrake (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 12/3/2012 05:06

 watched the livestream for the second half... just awesome 

skittle (Level 9 Nidan) @ 12/3/2012 04:35

 I can't wait to play this! But drazelic is right, the story line seems to start off where it ended, but it seems as if the style is completely different.

Weather (Level 1 Rookie) @ 12/3/2012 04:34

That's so odd.

skittle (Level 9 Nidan) @ 12/3/2012 04:33

Calv (Level 7 Assassin) @ 12/3/2012 01:37

Possibly the nicest pixel explosion i've ever seen.

marple (Level 3 Private Eye) @ 12/2/2012 23:56

Wow I love it.

Xamllew (Level 3 Chief) @ 12/2/2012 23:54


Marurun (Level 1 Jukyu) @ 12/2/2012 23:22

This is absolutely fantastic, colorful, and smooth. Will it be this slow in the game though? Maybe I play too much Metal Slug and expect explosions to be insane looking. Also, this is just me stating how much I like explosion animations and you probably know this, but adding a black circle before the white blast circle makes it flashier. That's just a style preference for me, of course.

matriax (Level 5 Sniper) @ 12/2/2012 23:09

Iqual or better than Metal SLug explosions. And the project on KickStarter looks promissing, you have the double funding and still 25 days left!

wishuponapixel (Level 6 Hitman) @ 12/2/2012 20:51

The stylistic explosion is nicely executed!

Mamanga (Level 1 Rookie) @ 12/2/2012 20:32


Boxcar (Level 4 Deputy) @ 12/2/2012 20:08

 Dem colors.

Iceberg (Level 5 Killer Klown) @ 12/2/2012 19:44

Awesome :3

Drazelic (Level 8 Partner) @ 12/2/2012 19:28

 wait what barkley 2 is going to have ACTUAL pixelart instead of comedically bad graphics?!?!?


this isn't the game of my youth ;_;

shunao (Level 1 Private) @ 12/2/2012 18:22

 Very smooth! I love it.

PAMVllo (Level 1 Rookie) @ 12/2/2012 18:12

 Dude...How you learn to make shadings like that and other drawings!!? You are a really amazing pixel artist!!

KingOfTheTrolls (Level 9 Boss) @ 12/2/2012 17:55

 Very smooth pixeling 

I'll be sure to try and catch some of your livestreams.

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