tyrant rules with a lightning fist

tyrant rules with a lightning fist

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Title: tyrant rules with a lightning fist
Pixel Artist: tyrant  (Level 2 Petty Officer :: 1670 points)
Posted: 5/10/2014 11:53
Palette: 14 colors
Statistics:  19 comments    30 faves    0 avatars

Here's my submission to the Weekly Challenge.  I drew myself as a sith Twi'lek, because villains are the most fun to draw 

edit: smoothed out the end of the loop as per critiques in comments below.

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redmilion (Level 8 Mongolian Death Worm) @ 3/29/2016 04:43

que buenos colores

dyluck (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 5/20/2014 00:20

@Zizka, @Drazile, I personally think (due all and the deepest respect to other great submissions that are far beyond my skills) this one has no match and is by far the best, buuuuut... the winner got those votes...

let's respect them.


tyrant (Level 2 Petty Officer) @ 5/19/2014 10:43

Aw, thanks everyody!  I'm just happy to have placed at all 

Zizka (Level 10 Deep Blue) @ 5/19/2014 06:13

Was certain this was going to get 1st place. 

jok (Level 11 Master Assassin) @ 5/19/2014 05:17

as Drazile said

Drazile (Level 7 Ichikyu) @ 5/19/2014 01:36

This should have gotten 1st place.

tyrant (Level 2 Petty Officer) @ 5/14/2014 18:32

Aww, thanks!

All I can say is practice, practice, and practice!  It's cheesy, but true 

Shadowfox (Level 2 Quiet One) @ 5/14/2014 15:24

This was my favorite entry! It's very pretty c:

teach me your ways 

tyrant (Level 2 Petty Officer) @ 5/14/2014 15:17

Thanks everybody! 

Iscalio (Level 4 Deputy) @ 5/13/2014 07:37

fantastic colors

Zizka (Level 10 Deep Blue) @ 5/13/2014 06:50

WOOWZER. Pure bliss. 

dyluck (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 5/13/2014 00:32

Almost perfect. You have my vote and admiration.

tyrant (Level 2 Petty Officer) @ 5/12/2014 13:43

@Carnivac- Thank you! 

@Pavanz- Thanks!  Yeah, the lighting is pretty weak, definitely going to work on that in the future 

pavanz (Level 4 Satyr) @ 5/12/2014 07:27

This is awesome, her expression is pure evil, one of my favorites in this challenge. 

But I agree with EdJr, the lightining could be interacting more with the overall piece.

Carnivac (Level 8 Behemoth) @ 5/12/2014 02:45

My fave from this challenge.  Has personality, nice animation and actually don't mind the dithering too much here.  Reminds me of some Mega Drive game I can't quite recall.  I voted for this.

tyrant (Level 2 Petty Officer) @ 5/11/2014 12:33

@Siikikala- Thanks!

@EdJr- Thanks for the critique!  I see what you're saying, and I may come back to this someday when I've got some spare time, but even if I don't, I'll still keep your crits in mind for future pieces.  I've got a lot to learn about palettes, dithering, lighting, and, well, everything.  I will make the loop smoother since that'll only take a minute.

@inphy- Thank you!  I find pixeling relaxing, so I'm going to make an effort to do it as often as I can 

inphy (Level 7 Sheriff) @ 5/11/2014 05:21

After seeing this in the forum I was looking forward to this being submitted, but it was submitted already! The animation works well, the face is really well done and the expressions look natural. Definitely looking forward to more stuff from you.

EdJr (Level 9 Nidan) @ 5/10/2014 20:20

This is very good overall, especially with the highlights!

Imho, the dithering seems highly unneccessary. The purple shadow doesn't make a lot of sense as well, both for the hue and contrast, and the constantly changing lighting should affect that area the same way it affects the brighter ones, or even more. Also, I don't think her face benefits from that red thin outline. Maybe it should interact more with the shapes, or be used only on the coat and "head tentacle". Maybe you could take some additional time and smoothen the transition between the last and first frames, as it's not so difficult to so.

These may seem like a lot of critics, but I actually like the piece!

Siikikala (Level 3 Sergeant) @ 5/10/2014 13:15

This is really nice, the animated grin really adds to it!

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