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Title: Friends
Pixel Artist: JerryPie  (Level 11 Big Foot :: 32247 points)
Posted: 8/4/2013 21:28
Palette: 25 colors
Statistics:  53 comments    233 faves    0 avatars

 I personally think this image is best viewed at 2x because of all the tiny details. (please spare a moment to check 2x out instead)

2x Zoomed:  - (since it wont fit in the PJ screen)
This was a fun learning piece for me. I used the same palette from my Indian Reaches Tower piece..I then tweaked/added some extra colors to blend the ramp better.
The best part about the whole process was asking friends/family for input. People would throw out ideas for things to add, and I'd do my best to make them happen. There were even a couple PJ buddies who pointed out some of the technical flaws. So thanks guys :)
I have never enjoyed making pixels like I did on this one, so I think I'll start making more scenery pieces... More to come soon!

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Drea (Level 7 Teleporter) @ 2/11/2021 18:59

Wow!!!! Timeless

MasterGrand (Level 4 Deputy) @ 5/23/2020 07:39


SekaiClub (Level 3 Chief) @ 8/6/2019 03:34

Really nice, love the the preview too!

upper0 (Level 3 Sergeant) @ 8/21/2017 21:41


Slinky (Level 1 Rookie) @ 8/5/2017 12:03

Might be one of my favorite things on this site. Just Wow.

yellowbouncyball (Level 2 Corporal) @ 3/13/2017 11:49

absolutely amazing! 

JosChavz (Level 1 Intern) @ 2/6/2016 19:35


andylittle (Level 9 T-rex) @ 5/19/2015 18:46

Ahh, this blows me out - insanely amazing!

baah (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 5/1/2014 09:55


Gillespionage (Level 1 Rookie) @ 3/5/2014 02:06


It's like a higly evolved version of one of mine

Yours is superb :)

Gamamoto (Level 1 Depressed) @ 9/20/2013 03:24

Amazing landscape ! Really nice to see your work process too

Mathias (Level 6 Garbage) @ 9/20/2013 02:21

(watched WIP anim)  Nice move minimizing all that distracting support structure detail.

Hapiel (Level 11 Bonsai) @ 9/18/2013 09:45

 That was a bit unexpected, but well done, congratulations!

Rooster (Level 5 Captain) @ 9/17/2013 14:37

It looks like 1000x better version and idea of my piece made a couple years ago
ongratulations! Wonderful pixel.

Ottbot (Level 7 General Manager) @ 8/20/2013 22:28

I actually said "Whoa!" when the page popped up.

I'm trying to find things to nitpick and coming up short. Just beautiful.

clefairykid (Level 9 Federal Agent) @ 8/12/2013 17:00

 Dear sweet pixel geebus o . o I love it to pieces and that doesn't even begin to describe how wonderful this is, congratulations! <3

Sylon (Level 3 Stalker) @ 8/12/2013 11:55

I smell a movie production in the works. Awwwwesome feel to this place! Reminds me of the artwork and the story (which includes a tower) in "The Place Promised in Our Early Days".  Nice pixelling!

5/5 Faved

S_H_K (Level 1 Rookie) @ 8/12/2013 10:34

this is pixel... ART!!!

Theoden (Level 10 Operative) @ 8/12/2013 05:37

Wow, this is beautiful. Simply amazing.

fester666art (Level 1 Rookie) @ 8/10/2013 11:19

Love the palette on this, it's simple, yet it captures the mood perfectly... great job 

slym (Level 8 Rear Admiral) @ 8/10/2013 07:08

 Your art is improving very quickly. Lovely work =]

orange08 (Level 6 Blue Crab) @ 8/10/2013 06:17

i must say this is quite dazzling

washburn (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 8/9/2013 22:42

 Awesome! It looks to me like a rocket launched then warped away. The platform they're sitting on reminds me of "Flashback: Quest for Identity" :)

Hylst (Level 3 Enforcer) @ 8/9/2013 16:18

 Very fine piece of Pixel art !  Just beautiful to see details, colours, thema, ... 

Altourus (Level 4 Shichikyu) @ 8/8/2013 15:26

 I'm in awe of this piece

OCEANSCENTED (Level 3 Enforcer) @ 8/8/2013 01:46

Beautiful! I love that tower in the bg.

Andrey (Level 4 Deputy) @ 8/7/2013 10:47

Awesome! I think this is a rat, not a dog =)

Clovvach (Level 3 Enforcer) @ 8/7/2013 09:15

 the background and  the city are great... however I think the dog should be more realistic and both the dog and the boy could do with lighting that highlighted more detail, like the wrinkles in the boy's pants or the fur on the dog or something... overall it's a great piece and it definitely looks like it took a lot of time :P 

Gecimen (Level 11 Sphinx) @ 8/6/2013 07:08

 Very good. Keep it up!

Pirata (Level 2 Quiet One) @ 8/6/2013 05:35


StepDragon (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 8/6/2013 04:17

 Although I disagree that this needs to be viewed at 2x (I love looking at pixel perfect details, that's why I'm here!), I do love the scene, I love the colors, I love the style, I love the layout, its just an amazing piece!

I plan on doing scenes like this in the future, and your WIP will definately help me with technique in the future. I hope that link stays up for a while.

Thank you for sharing your hard work.

Neela (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 8/6/2013 02:22

 Really loving the colors and all the details. :)

Nyno (Level 3 Hatchet Man) @ 8/5/2013 19:50

You don't have to provid us a 2x in a link, that's what the little buttons are for under the picture :) That said, I did what you recommended and viewed the magnified version, and I agree - the details are stunning. The craters on the moons, the clouds, the brush, the city in the distance, the high-contrast shadows on the objects in the foreground - really all just comes together. The 'blink' on the tower reminds me of Chrono Trigger, and makes me wonder what's going on in the piece. Excellent work!

Friend (Level 3 Hatchikyu) @ 8/5/2013 18:39

very interestingly complex composition not without subtlety.  the colors create a timeless, nostalgic sense of serenity

AyumiRiddle (Level 1 Depressed) @ 8/5/2013 16:48

I'm so jealous... it's fabulous

atprises (Level 6 Commander) @ 8/5/2013 14:04

This is so beautiful that I wanna cry! 

shampoop (Level 5 Killer Klown) @ 8/5/2013 13:35

Those moons are incredible.

RileyFiery (Level 9 Federal Agent) @ 8/5/2013 11:23

Good stuff mate. I enjoyed the WIP animation. I wish I could have seen that explosion as the finish.

moondrome (Level 7 Merfolk) @ 8/5/2013 11:15

 very nice!

iDew (Level 1 Rookie) @ 8/5/2013 11:14


jalonso (Level 11 Godfather) @ 8/5/2013 10:50

 hehe, you see a tower and I see a ship being launched >.<

Samiboula (Level 1 Depressed) @ 8/5/2013 10:32

Oh, I really like this. The tower thing makes me think of the citadel in half life 2 somewhat. Only little nitpick is that the dithering on the sky isn't smooth enough, and I'm not sure about the way it layers on top of the tower, I mean the tower shouldn't really be behind the sky. Other than that it's a great piece =)

DragonMarx (Level 3 Corporate Drone) @ 8/5/2013 10:12

 Thank you so much for providing that 2x link. Never seen anyone else do that to my knowledge, and you have my thanks being a chrome user :)

reis (Level 6 Serial Killer) @ 8/5/2013 09:49

Awesome colors. I loved the moon and mountains. ;)

jalonso (Level 11 Godfather) @ 8/5/2013 09:12

Your best ever piece and solid pixelling all around.

While the sky is real good I find the hills coloring/lighting/pixelling the best part of all.

fav'd :) 

Manupix (Level 11 Godzilla) @ 8/5/2013 08:37

Better ;)

The preview worked fine for me, it does create an expectation for something big without revealing too much.

JerryPie (Level 11 Big Foot) @ 8/5/2013 08:27

Just made a little update to the platform after I read Manupix's comment .

Drazelic (Level 8 Partner) @ 8/5/2013 07:55

 Man, that preview does not do justice to the entire pic. It's kind of unfortunate that the characters are so low-detail compared to the environment. You could probably throw in a few implied folds in clothing and strokes of hair and whatnot and not lose the contrasting effect.

vimmel (Level 5 Detective) @ 8/5/2013 07:39

Beautiful work. I really like the sky, looks like a cool place to live :)


A2J2TIWARI (Level 4 Murderer) @ 8/5/2013 06:45

Had to login just to appreciate this one! This is beautiful sir! Marevellous, seriously!

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