[secret santa 2014] 4am at the river

[secret santa 2014] 4am at the river

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[secret santa 2014] 4am at the river

Title: [secret santa 2014] 4am at the river
Pixel Artist: tomic  (Level 11 Admiral :: 33147 points)
Posted: 12/29/2014 01:41
Palette: 18 colors
Statistics:  51 comments    90 faves    0 avatars

my secret santa present for Mr. Fahrenheit,
who's wishlist perfectly fitted my enthusiasm for landscapes and rock formations :)

has some perspective issues, i know. my excuse is that is was made in a hurry.
as waterfall and fireplace cried for getting animated, i tried my hands at grafx2's animation mode yesterday, resulting in a bumpy 3-/4-framer :)

easter egg: FIND RUDOLPH & SANTA*!

tools: grafx2 v2.4
misc: still version as of Christmay Day

*) if cannot stand it any longer: spoiler-pic ist here (small) and here (zoomed) 

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Drea (Level 7 Teleporter) @ 3/17/2021 15:48

Fantastic. I've always loved this 

karakenio (Level 3 Private Eye) @ 7/30/2019 00:57

cool game

DragonDePlatino (Level 5 Detective) @ 7/22/2015 16:28

Sweet! The palette on this is amazing and the choice of sky color was very unique. The cool palette wraps this all together very nicely.

Gecimen (Level 11 Sphinx) @ 1/7/2015 07:38

If it's 5 colors it's either the one on the top left or lying in front of the city BG behind the statue.

Theoden (Level 10 Operative) @ 1/5/2015 15:16

This is fantastic. It actually feels like early in the morning.

ParkerBabyDiaperCompany (Level 2 King Checker) @ 1/5/2015 15:12

I'm gonna go out on a limb and say the one on the left is the real Santa.

TheInquisitor (Level 4 Shichikyu) @ 1/5/2015 12:54

I'm out. I've looked and looked and I see nothing that hasn't been mentioned already. I've even checked the old version and the preview...

...PM me, Tomic!

tomic (Level 11 Admiral) @ 1/5/2015 11:23

nope, he's 5 colors :)

Gecimen (Level 11 Sphinx) @ 1/5/2015 10:51

Is he single color?

Harmonica! (Level 6 Blue Crab) @ 1/5/2015 10:16

Please tell me that I'm correct. Santa is a tricky old elf. imgur.com/WtGCNOA

Sir Cutswood (Level 1 Depressed) @ 1/4/2015 17:55

I've got it! Santa is hiding, because this is a Secret Santa.

exocet (Level 6 Major) @ 1/4/2015 05:02

Really nice atmosphere! I have found Rudolph, but still searching for a convincing Santa :)

Hapiel (Level 11 Bonsai) @ 1/3/2015 10:11

Haha, inquisitor, that one is the best so far!

sjhwi1a (Level 4 Mercenary) @ 1/3/2015 03:26

There are three Santas. But they all sitting in the car on the bridge. I also found one with tongue in left corner.

Delicious (Level 10 Capo) @ 1/2/2015 21:49

I can't find him :( I don't want to pm you and find out though, I want to find it. Some things appear to look like Santa though, so I'm not sure if I already found him... D:

This is really well done btw!

TheInquisitor (Level 4 Shichikyu) @ 1/2/2015 13:07

I don't think I've ever spent so long looking at pixel art! Here's my guess...(for Santa)


7ry (Level 1 Rookie) @ 1/1/2015 21:52

Is this him?

iDew (Level 1 Rookie) @ 1/1/2015 17:16

I think I found both. Rudolph is clear enough, Not sure about santa though. How can I know if I am right?

Pheno (Level 4 Team Leader) @ 1/1/2015 16:31

This is tearing me apart.

ripatti (Level 3 Private Eye) @ 1/1/2015 14:03

is he in the left top corner of the picture?

ParkerBabyDiaperCompany (Level 2 King Checker) @ 12/31/2014 17:29

There is no Santa.

Hapiel (Level 11 Bonsai) @ 12/31/2014 08:21

Seriously, that guy I found totally looks like an old man!

But thanks for the image, makes more sense indeed >.<

tomic (Level 11 Admiral) @ 12/31/2014 08:06

i'll send you the link - before you totally embarrass yourself in front of the class :D

jalonso (Level 11 Godfather) @ 12/31/2014 07:28

Hapiel...give it up you are a total fail :p

Hapiel (Level 11 Bonsai) @ 12/31/2014 05:45

I showed this picture to the random guy sitting next to me, and he showed me within 3 seconds were it was....

Am I supposed to turn the screen a quarter turn to see it properly? :p Disguised as a hill close to the tent?

eishiya (Level 7 Bunyip) @ 12/31/2014 05:45

Sounds like your Santa just doesn't read like a Santa (or even a person) to most people xP

Since others have made my previous guesses and are apparently wrong (I was really disappointed that the tree-ninja with the gift bag wasn't Santa), mine is that he's in the fog, about 23px right of Siegfried, surfing the fog like the magical pro he is.

tomic (Level 11 Admiral) @ 12/31/2014 03:15

nope. santa's standing and has a short beard. no sleight. also, he's clearly visible.. well, to me at least :D

can't believe noone (except dawnbringer maybe) sees him. oh dear.
Pukahuna's "find" with santa sitting on the tree is the most creative so far, though :)

@zickzi: not even close. santa holding a shield and a sword, on an island, in a bay? thats just a statue :)

Pukahuna (Level 5 Soldier) @ 12/31/2014 01:45

There are 4 santas and a lizard in this image, if none of these is the real santa i give up x_x please send me the spoiler picture ;-; 

zickzi (Level 1 Rookie) @ 12/31/2014 01:29

tomic (Level 11 Admiral) @ 12/31/2014 00:42

nope, he's standing :)

SuperTurnip (Level 1 Seaman) @ 12/30/2014 20:45

Okay, pretty sure I found santa. Is he very big and lying down?

Hapiel (Level 11 Bonsai) @ 12/29/2014 16:03

That is also the one I saw! Though your arms are my beard

Pukahuna (Level 5 Soldier) @ 12/29/2014 13:18

Is this the santa? I spent so much time trying to find it x_x

Hapiel (Level 11 Bonsai) @ 12/29/2014 13:10

Oh, is Satna sitting in his sleigh, and does he have a long pointy beard? I think I found it :D

TheKasparrr (Level 4 Team Leader) @ 12/29/2014 11:28

Okay, Rudolf was easy but Santa's just taking me too much time. I give up. :|

Great pixel though, and the idea to add some easter eggs is just amazing. :D

Manupix (Level 11 Godzilla) @ 12/29/2014 11:18

I see Rudolph and Siegfried but no Santa. Can't stop looking at it anyway, for all the good reasons =)

One-px nitpick: the second back suspender from left looks like it's in front of the front suspender. Also not clearly seeing the first front suspender messes with readability of this area.

Hapiel (Level 11 Bonsai) @ 12/29/2014 11:14

I see a santa under the left bridge pole, a cluster that jumps down with a huge bag on his back... But I am probably wrong :(

tomic (Level 11 Admiral) @ 12/29/2014 09:43

nopes, that's a so called 'tree'. wrong material.

Night (Level 6 SWAT) @ 12/29/2014 09:27

Is this santa possibly? 


DawnBringer (Level 10 Pixel artist) @ 12/29/2014 09:02

Ah, there he is!... 

tomic (Level 11 Admiral) @ 12/29/2014 07:38

very entertaining :)

hint: it's a large, clearly visible santa. no palette tweaking hidden message stuff (as in other of my pictures). just a santa. a *dry* santa, stop searching below sea level :)

jalonso (Level 11 Godfather) @ 12/29/2014 07:29

I couldn't stop. Possible SPOILER

tomic (Level 11 Admiral) @ 12/29/2014 06:59

@Mr. Fahrenheit: my pleasure :) you didn't find Santa though. you found a Siegfried statue :)

@all: happy hunting.

Janinhus (Level 5 Werewolf) @ 12/29/2014 06:46

am i seeing things or is santa in his sled right behind rudolph?

Mr.Fahrenheit (Level 6 Serial Killer) @ 12/29/2014 06:37

Thanks again tomic! 

Oh shit I found rudolph and santa!

Santa is right here (open if you give up): http://puu.sh/dNXsB/4d59d0bc5b.png

apparently not :o

tomic (Level 11 Admiral) @ 12/29/2014 06:34

  he's neither in the tent nor in the bubbling water. come on guys, don't disappoint me!

HZoltan (Level 6 Major) @ 12/29/2014 05:43

Isn't Santa's face at the bottom of the waterfall? With the two rocks as his eyes and the big one as his nose. The bubbling water can be his beard. I can see even a hat-shaped rock in the right. Am I right, or I should worry about my mental state? :D Anyway, very good picture!

tomic: If I'm right I can delete my comment so it won't ruin others fun. Just say it!

jalonso (Level 11 Godfather) @ 12/29/2014 04:52

I give up. If Santa ends up being inside the tent there's gonna be blood >:(

This is beautiful and could have been a present to me. It brought up so many memories from my many visits to my favorite camping site in the world, Kirby Cove in San Fransisco.

Mandrill (Level 9 T-rex) @ 12/29/2014 04:22

Such a lovely scene! The two cars on the bridge are my favourite.

Mrmo Tarius (Level 10 Master Sniper) @ 12/29/2014 03:10

Ditto :D Where's Santa? :D

Long (Level 2 CGA) @ 12/29/2014 02:56

I found Rudolph can't find Santa though. I also found a crocodile above the tree branch on the left.

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