Dumbo retired

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Dumbo retired

Title: Dumbo retired
Pixel Artist: Fool  (Level 6 SWAT :: 41259 points)
Posted: 10/23/2014 17:04
Palette: 16 colors
Statistics:  27 comments    84 faves    0 avatars

Easter egg for buried project.

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DukeDarer (Level 3 Clone) @ 5/29/2022 10:13

So little colours. So much depth!

Eggy (Level 6 SWAT) @ 11/21/2014 02:42

Dude. You're amazing 

James McCarter (Level 5 Lieutenant) @ 11/19/2014 17:11

spot on colours!

Oxalis (Level 1 Rookie) @ 11/10/2014 03:13

So funny and well done!

No0delZ (Level 1 Rookie) @ 11/7/2014 08:52

Those muscle ripples though.

ZudZement (Level 5 Captain) @ 11/6/2014 13:23

Great animation.  Especially the ears flap nicely. The texture of the skin is awesome. It's grey but definitely not dull. Cheers!

raynoa (Level 5 Soldier) @ 10/30/2014 01:10

His tail is hypnotizing=)

JosephSeraph (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 10/29/2014 16:12

great animation!

Pupilkan (Level 2 Quiet One) @ 10/29/2014 07:30


BathMaster_2000 (Level 5 Assistant Manager) @ 10/28/2014 09:10

Sooo cute!

Fool (Level 6 SWAT) @ 10/26/2014 11:48

Ian, thanks for  your input, I appreciate it. All of this is good and true.

As for the piece  - it is 3-4 years old and the older it gets (or me?=) the more obvious flaws become. But since project sims to be sunk down I can't see a point to spent time on fixing it. If it comes from the dead one days I'll definitely will take all that into consideration. Thanks again.=)

big brother (Level 11 Admiral) @ 10/25/2014 23:07

Great lighting, rendering, and palette. The constrast in scale makes this sprite fun! The animation is also fun and meticulously detailed, but it feels like separate parts moving rather than contributing to/reacting from an overall moverment. Is he struggling to move with his tiny wings? Is he scared of the wings, which seem to have a mind of their own? It's hard for me to tell. 

I really love what you've done with the rhythm of the tail movement, I wish that style of secondary motion was applied to the trunk. The legs seem disconnected, they move a bit randomly. I think they could reinforce the floaty feel of the sprite if they dangled free or pedaled the air in tiny circles (only moving a few pixels, but mimicing the motion of a bicycle rider). 

I like the way the ears flap like flags, but the movement feels extreme given the speed the wings are flapping. Some of the notches disappear in frames. The wings seem to stick in the middle of their range of movement. What if they pause after the emphasized down stroke instead?

The wrinkle movement might be overkill. I wonder if the eyes could use an accent color. A sky blue perhaps? Sorry if this post is sounding negative, these are small crits overall. Great to see you making more pixel pieces!

Dokitsu (Level 9 PS1) @ 10/25/2014 15:42

just incredible, shading, color palette, animation. I love this, like the other ones from your gallery.

Volrak_Rutra (Level 7 Sheriff) @ 10/24/2014 19:16

YES! You are still making pixel art! What a good time to be alive!

CraftyPixeI (Level 1 Intern) @ 10/24/2014 15:12

- Looks good as usual. -

Daruda (Level 4 Button Man) @ 10/24/2014 13:10

The palette is awesome...

gogglecrab (Level 3 Enforcer) @ 10/24/2014 08:18

Dat texturing...

Elk (Level 5 Assistant Manager) @ 10/23/2014 21:28

lmao i was just reading an article about subpixels with metal slug samples (elephant included :P)

nice one :D love the hueshifted shadows

Mega_19 (Level 6 Manager) @ 10/23/2014 20:28


Lyud (Level 2 Pufferfish) @ 10/23/2014 20:09


Ubisavis (Level 6 Made) @ 10/23/2014 19:36

hahahaha that funny

btw, amazing piece :D

Geoglatico (Level 6 SWAT) @ 10/23/2014 19:06


Scarodactyl (Level 8 Ruby) @ 10/23/2014 18:27

Ahhhh, as always this is wonderful.  Your animation is an inspiration to pixel artists everywhere.

dumbo (Level 4 Mercenary) @ 10/23/2014 18:17


rhlstudios (Level 6 Hitman) @ 10/23/2014 17:38

My goodness. You're every pixellers hero for good reason

Adcrusher (Level 6 Major) @ 10/23/2014 17:33

The subtlety in the movement of his legs is incredible, you can almost feel his leathery skin.  My only problem is with the trunk, it feels like the movement isnt quite synchronized, and like it should be flopping more.

Other than that, this peice is awesome!

Motrox (Level 3 Private Eye) @ 10/23/2014 17:08


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