The Kingfisher And His Queen

The Kingfisher And His Queen

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The Kingfisher And His Queen

Title: The Kingfisher And His Queen
Pixel Artist: Manupix  (Level 11 Godfather :: 67954 points)
Posted: 8/3/2014 20:44
Palette: 21 colors
Statistics:  20 comments    55 faves    0 avatars

Too many pixels, I need one extra week to polish this. Oh well.

Various google refs for bird and frog.

Weekly Challenge: Mind of a Three-Year-OldWeekly Challenge: Mind of a Three-Year-Old


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Manupix (Level 11 Godfather) @ 8/25/2021 10:59

Thank you!

The 'sketch' was included in the challenge brief. My fave kind of challenge!

b236 (Level 8 Spaceman) @ 8/25/2021 08:01

not only it is really nice piece, but omg that base sketch is next level abstraction!  

Otatop (Level 1 Intern) @ 3/27/2016 18:56

I like the use of colors.

felchqueen (Level 6 SWAT) @ 8/11/2014 00:53

A deserved win, congratulations!

exocet (Level 6 Major) @ 8/9/2014 10:55

Great dithering and colours!

Graindolium (Level 3 Private Eye) @ 8/6/2014 20:32

is beauty :)

ptoing (Level 7 Underboss) @ 8/6/2014 17:18

Loving it so far. Don't overpolish it. :)

jtfjtfjtf (Level 4 Shichikyu) @ 8/6/2014 07:00

The saturated colors and multiple textures are really nice. I hope you continue polishing it.

Geoglatico (Level 6 SWAT) @ 8/5/2014 15:04

Your idea is so amazing!

chachik (Level 1 Rookie) @ 8/5/2014 05:48

I think this piece will win.

Manupix (Level 11 Godfather) @ 8/5/2014 05:01


You're right about the lower bg, that was the last thing I did in the wee hours. Hopefully I'll fix it after the vote.

Mandrill (Level 9 T-rex) @ 8/4/2014 15:26

The best entry in my opinion. The dithering is out of this world!

Absolutely gorgeous colours and highly unusual but very interesting forms extremely close to the original. You even managed to point out the different kind of feathers that a bird has, awesome!

The only thing that could be improved I think is the backround. It looks like you stopped working on it near the bottom. Darker colours and very subtle (like in the transition to the sky) dithering would give the whole piece more depth and meat I guess .

Crazily good work nevertheless! Voted

LunchPolice (Level 3 Hatchikyu) @ 8/4/2014 15:10

Really interesting piece

Manupix (Level 11 Godfather) @ 8/4/2014 09:56

Haha how did I not see that

Thanks errybirdy! <3

Manupix (Level 11 Godfather) @ 8/4/2014 09:55

Ha, should have known someone would notice ;)  Thanks!

The palette is a mix and tweak from this old EGA challenge and possibly some colors from Noet's 16 color palette; can't remember exactly what I did! I had planned to make a final palette check and fix but these are not things to be done at 6am.

I'm not sure about the dithering patterns, it's a kind of lazy approach. I'm thinking a more realistic feather pattern might have been better, hoping to find some time to try it.

DawnBringer (Level 10 Maniac) @ 8/4/2014 08:44

Nice interpretation! Looks like you tweaked a basic 6-bit palette, however the vivid colors work very well here. Interesting approach with the different patterns/dithers.

Aureliano (Level 5 Assistant Manager) @ 8/4/2014 06:47

I really like the geometry of all the shapes- it looks very crisp

felchqueen (Level 6 SWAT) @ 8/4/2014 00:21

Probably the most faithful to the original lines, and a pleasing look. :)

Neela (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 8/4/2014 00:21

Very creative. And I like the colors very much!

caca (Level 2 Kukyu) @ 8/4/2014 00:10

The bird has the body of a fish...?

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