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Title: Flickering Lighthouse
Pixel Artist: Emperor_Pixel  (Level 2 Flatfoot :: 3931 points)
Posted: 8/29/2013 05:01
Palette: 15 colors
Statistics:  13 comments    3 faves    0 avatars

My modest entry on the weekly.

This is what I saw first, despite the keyhole shape being generally the imediatelly obvious. Just wanted to play with the idea a bit.

Just to be a little clear on the rules here, if you take the peak frame of the lighthouse (maximum light), and paste it over the original keyhole shape, it'll fit the exact limits. Even though I don't like this "halo" light (I'd prefer making it "beam" based, like real light would do), I made it so the keyhole shape can be obvious.

EDIT: Polished the light a little into something more realistic.

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PNG (Level 1 Thug) @ 9/22/2013 00:20

 Wow! This is excellent!

Emperor_Pixel (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 9/4/2013 07:29

 Thank you!

In fact, I already fixed this by having more colors, and fixed the light reflection itself, but I will not change it until the challenge is over. I added a few more colors to make it match the overall looks and will be updating the picture when the voting week is over.

Jabber (Level 3 Private Eye) @ 9/4/2013 07:03

 It is odd that the lighthouse illuminates itself, come to think of it. And the polished, detailed look once things are lit up kind of doesn't mesh with how basic the look is when it's dark. But I really like the idea and the way you did the snow, so I voted for it.

Petruszka (Level 3 Private Eye) @ 8/31/2013 20:44

Oops .. I already wrote a comment here. Well, good idea, once again. :) I have a short memory.

Emperor_Pixel (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 8/30/2013 04:04

Well, it's not a "keyhole". The shape's still there. I'll see if I can post a link on the description for a comparative picture later. As far as rules go, the PA fits perfectly (Less than 20 colors in all frames, black part kept intact even during the flickering animation, the boundaries of the shape itself respect pixel-perfectly). What fools the eye, mostly, is the "no light" frame, and the PA's base, which is filled with black. The rules say nothing about using black inside the shape too (with other submitted arts using black as well). If the moderation feels (or anyone seeing this) that it is against the rules, I can change it, or remove it altogether :)

Ailaik (Level 1 Rookie) @ 8/30/2013 02:36

 Is this even allowed? It looks cool and all, but it's not the keyhole shape anymore..

Edit: My sincerest apologies, your art made it look like the original shape was smaller and you crossed the borders of it, I judged too quickly. 

Emperor_Pixel (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 8/29/2013 17:50

 The lighting is kinda weird, really, just so I could "fill the space" with this idea in mind. I'll see about the dither, I think.

Thank you all dudes!

tjlaxs (Level 1 Rookie) @ 8/29/2013 09:17

 Heh. I like the space usage a lot. :)

Brennocaffe (Level 1 Rookie) @ 8/29/2013 09:00

 Boa ideia!

terá meu voto!

epoxy (Level 1 Rookie) @ 8/29/2013 08:52

Haha, what a clever interpretation!

Muxaun (Level 4 Deputy) @ 8/29/2013 08:41

Cool idea, but the dithering makes it look... cheap.


Also it is kinda strange that lighthouse illuminates itself. 

SpookyLotus (Level 1 Intern) @ 8/29/2013 05:57

Genius idea!

Petruszka (Level 3 Private Eye) @ 8/29/2013 05:50

Absolutely great idea!

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