Red Castle

Red Castle

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Red Castle

Title: Red Castle
Pixel Artist: Emperor_Pixel  (Level 2 Flatfoot :: 3931 points)
Posted: 5/13/2014 01:57
Palette: 4 colors
Statistics:  14 comments    27 faves    0 avatars

"In the middle of the desert lies the Red Castle, said to grant the most wicked wishes one's mind can birth. However, to get there, one must survive the relentless heat, and the restless Bloody Vultures, devilish creatures made from the blood that drips from the castle's walls."

I know I messed the light source (freaking sun), and probably the dithering. This was more of a training than a valid attempt. I'm happy with the results, but really unhappy with the colors.

Could have removed the sun, but left it there for composition purposes.

These freaking colors!

Edit: Removed the moutain where the castle was sitting on, and made the castle itself gigantically tall. The mountain was hard to see, and the composition looks better this way. And, as per Connor's suggestion, removed the sun and replaced it with two moons.

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Kosvid (Level 4 Button Man) @ 5/19/2014 01:09

Nice one. I like the castle mostly.

The one thing which embarrasses me is the clouds. I couldn`t understand if the light grey was the clouds or the dark grey. When I saw that the moons are surrounded by the dark one I got it. Still I think the dark grey looks more (and better as) like clouds...

Eggy (Level 6 SWAT) @ 5/17/2014 13:19

So amazing  Definitely voting for this, I hope it wins the 1st place or at least the 2nd or 3rd place.

Daruda (Level 4 Button Man) @ 5/17/2014 12:04

Love how you worked with dithering.

The moons are nice there.

Mandrill (Level 9 T-rex) @ 5/15/2014 11:11

Ahh, it's much more harmonious now. Excellent!

Baianinho (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 5/14/2014 10:58

Muito bom cara. faz um pixel desse apenas com 4 cores é duro, mas saiu mt bom.

Iscalio (Level 4 Deputy) @ 5/13/2014 07:34

I'm ready to play this game.

Siikikala (Level 3 Sergeant) @ 5/13/2014 05:05

This is sweet, gets my vote so far! One thing that bugs me though is im not sure if the castle is supposed to be sitting on top of that hill, or is it behind it? Minor thing,really nice piece otherwise! 

kedume (Level 4 Shichikyu) @ 5/13/2014 04:44

Great idea to use the red for blood. Nice.

Zizka (Level 10 Deep Blue) @ 5/13/2014 04:03


Very smart way of using the palette. The vulture doesn't feel quite as polished at the castle but a very, very solid entry none the less .

Emperor_Pixel (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 5/13/2014 03:52

That's a very good suggestion!

_Connor (Level 5 Assistant Manager) @ 5/13/2014 03:44

You could replace sun with a moon or planet, which would keep the composition basically the same, but keep the lighting consistent. 

Mandrill (Level 9 T-rex) @ 5/13/2014 03:01

Insanely good! I love how you seperated the two palettes to highlight the things which are importent for your design.

Cool stuff. :)

Jafa (Level 1 Rookie) @ 5/13/2014 02:55

adorei voce esta representando a pixelaria muito bem

elend (Level 3 Corporate Drone) @ 5/13/2014 02:25

Very nice one. Great work and superb use of the palette. :D

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