Big Red One

Big Red One

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Big Red One

Title: Big Red One
Pixel Artist: Mandrill  (Level 9 T-rex :: 35226 points)
Posted: 5/13/2014 07:39
Palette: 4 colors
Statistics:  29 comments    38 faves    0 avatars

Midnight in the big city
At the bar drinking all on my own
Just thinking about that girl and me
How something's going wrong


I think that big cities are desolate places. I always feel alone when I have to be in one of them.

Ref. (Yep, that's me )


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Mandrill (Level 9 T-rex) @ 2/21/2015 17:01

Thanks you very much!

The competition was keen and the winners are deserved winners in my opinion. 

Goodlyay (Level 6 Centaur) @ 2/19/2015 21:03

This is fantastic! I can't believe it didn't place in the challenge.

Mandrill (Level 9 T-rex) @ 7/21/2014 13:14

Thank you very much! I've just checked you gallery, incredibly clean stuff. Digging it a lot.

ui_ (Level 4 Deputy) @ 7/21/2014 11:09

FAVED, love it!

Mandrill (Level 9 T-rex) @ 7/15/2014 18:35

Hehe, thanks!

nedink (Level 1 Intern) @ 7/15/2014 17:12


Witpickles (Level 1 Rookie) @ 5/21/2014 21:51

Sabbat? Vampire the Masquerade

Mandrill (Level 9 T-rex) @ 5/20/2014 03:49

Thanks! Awesome that you noticed the Terminator reference.

True words have been spoken here. Creating good previews for the weekly is not without complicacy.

7heSama (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 5/19/2014 13:46

Love this piece, the hard lines of the city contrast so well with the curves of his jacket. Also he looks like the Terminator.

Would look a lot better with a transparent background imo, but that's not your fault. You should re-examine the preview though, it sucks.

Mandrill (Level 9 T-rex) @ 5/16/2014 12:10

Hehe, great that you like it. Wouldn't recommend the poster idea though..... not with my face on it.


CELS (Level 7 Lotus) @ 5/15/2014 16:57

I like this a lot. Very Sin City-ish. Would probably look good hanging on a wall 

Mandrill (Level 9 T-rex) @ 5/14/2014 06:22


I was thinking that too while I was working on the shapes. I tried to add some windows and straighter lines but that only made it look more like perforated cardboard. :)

inphy (Level 7 Sheriff) @ 5/13/2014 15:08

That looks great and uses the palette well I think. One minor thing maybe, I didn't read the edges as cityscapes, I thought they were like a microchip or some kind of circuitry. But that's probably just me.

Mandrill (Level 9 T-rex) @ 5/13/2014 14:21

Thank you very much.

I didn't quite manage to get that part right. I had the aa colour go farther in lenght here and there but it made the edges look a bit too blurry. Guess I wasn't doing it right anyway. Cheers for the hint. ;)

ptoing (Level 7 Underboss) @ 5/13/2014 13:38

This is very nice. Very graphic. Only small nitpick is that some of the aa should be longer, like the one around the brow, since you are antialiasing longer lines, a single pixel does not make sense.

Mandrill (Level 9 T-rex) @ 5/13/2014 13:20

@ Iceberg

Certainly far from perfect. :)

Thank you!

Mandrill (Level 9 T-rex) @ 5/13/2014 13:19

@ Mrmo

Thank you Mrmo, that means a lot. :)

Mandrill (Level 9 T-rex) @ 5/13/2014 13:18

@ Pixel

Haha, don't make me blush. Cheers!

Mandrill (Level 9 T-rex) @ 5/13/2014 13:17

@ Alex

Thanks a ton! :)

Iceberg (Level 5 Killer Klown) @ 5/13/2014 12:29

Congrats, you have perfectly managed with this awful palette.

Mrmo Tarius (Level 10 Master Sniper) @ 5/13/2014 12:12

Using that darker grey to antialias stuff... very nice!

Emperor_Pixel (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 5/13/2014 11:41

The challenge's difficulty level has just been bumped up ;)

Mandrill (Level 9 T-rex) @ 5/13/2014 11:35

@ MegaTiny

Thank you.

Awesome you see it that way. I try my best to make my stuff look a bit cleaner lately. :)

Alex Pang (Level 7 Underboss) @ 5/13/2014 11:35

Fantastic! love how the city scape is both inward and outward at the same time!

Mandrill (Level 9 T-rex) @ 5/13/2014 11:29

@ ADrawingMan

Hehe, we all have to pay the bills.

Thanks chap! Cool you like it.

Mandrill (Level 9 T-rex) @ 5/13/2014 11:27

@ Pixelart Kid

Glad you like it, cheers!

MegaTiny (Level 1 Thug) @ 5/13/2014 11:18

Wow. This is so smooth that it almost looks like a piece of vector art 

skittle (Level 9 Nidan) @ 5/13/2014 11:08

You look like a hitman ;D 

Great piece! Agreed with Pixelart_kid, fantastic composition! 

Pixelart_kid (Level 6 SWAT) @ 5/13/2014 10:39

Fantastic composition!!

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