Secret Santa 2014

Secret Santa 2014

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Secret Santa 2014

Title: Secret Santa 2014
Pixel Artist: Wolfenoctis  (Level 8 Cannibal :: 16219 points)
Posted: 1/1/2015 07:22
Palette: 128 colors
Statistics:  32 comments    58 faves    0 avatars

My Secret Santa submission for Cakeprediction over at Pixelation:

I had to rush to finish the present on time, but now I've had time to work on it some more and I've rebalanced the colors and added AA, also reworked the clouds as well as some other smaller areas


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CritiqueMyWork (Level 8 Rear Admiral) @ 12/30/2015 05:14

Those dragon sharks are the best idea i have seen in a while.  Fantastic pixel.

LanderSolon (Level 3 Corporate Drone) @ 8/18/2015 10:06

Great! Reminds me of the Age of Wonders 2 Intro.   I wish you would have been economical though.

Sohei (Level 7 Ichikyu) @ 1/13/2015 17:55

Dropped my jaw.

Wolfenoctis (Level 8 Cannibal) @ 1/9/2015 20:28

Haha... yeah I love secret santa

Delicious (Level 9 Boss) @ 1/8/2015 21:02

You go all out for secret santa eh.. This is glorious. 

Wolfenoctis (Level 8 Cannibal) @ 1/8/2015 19:21

Thank you.

@Redshrike & Dusty: I've tried uploading the gif with a different filename and the result is the same, the size is 9.35kb and the upload page states that it should be maximum 10kb. So I dont know what else could be wrong.

Erico (Level 4 Deputy) @ 1/8/2015 14:21

GEE this is SUPERB!

StoneStephenT (Level 8 Ruby) @ 1/8/2015 12:35

Holy SHIT, this is amazing.

Dusty (Level 3 Private Eye) @ 1/8/2015 10:33

The issue is that in order for previews to show on the weekly showcase they have to be under the incredibly strict size of 10kb I think(it's either 10kb or 8kb). I've always hated it, yet I don't think pixeljoint will ever address issues like these. Usually you can get it that low with indexing the image, and good luck if you want a preview animation.

Scarodactyl (Level 8 Marshal) @ 1/8/2015 07:41

@wolf:if you try to upload an updated preview with the same filename it keeps the old one.  maybe that is the issue?

Veto (Level 4 Murderer) @ 1/8/2015 02:46

composition, atmosphere, objects/animals and overall theme are really nice and interesting. and pretty well executed. the single color areas are bit plain for my taste, but as whole this is awesome. faved.

Wugabuga (Level 1 Rookie) @ 1/7/2015 23:17

Super nice!

Wolfenoctis (Level 8 Cannibal) @ 1/7/2015 18:53

Thanks guys.

@ Goodlyay: I had to remove it for the preview to show up on the weekly showcase. I had the animated preview down to 9.35kb but it still didnt show for some reason

Limes (Level 3 Corporate Drone) @ 1/7/2015 13:01


Goodlyay (Level 6 Centaur) @ 1/7/2015 12:20

Very nice, stunning atmosphere and composition.

What happened to the animated present preview though?

Wolfenoctis (Level 8 Cannibal) @ 1/4/2015 00:11

Thanks Cels and Gecimen.

@Cels: I wanted the clouds to act like action lines to help infer the motion of the ship, don't know if it worked tbh.

CELS (Level 7 Lotus) @ 1/3/2015 23:47

Coolest scene I've seen on PJ for a long time. Extremely cool. The only thing that bothers me is that the clouds in the sky above all seem equidistant from both the viewer and each other. I get that it's artistic license and it serves a purpose though.

Gecimen (Level 11 Sphinx) @ 1/3/2015 04:26

The hammer-shark-nado-dragon designs are amazing. Couldn't look more natural...

The sails still look a little unfinished but I like their form too.

Wolfenoctis (Level 8 Cannibal) @ 1/2/2015 08:18

Thanks a lot guys .

Theoden (Level 9 Federal Agent) @ 1/2/2015 06:33

I couldn't care less about banding in this wonderful piece! Amazing work!

RBL (Level 2 Quiet One) @ 1/2/2015 05:36

Tricky sky gradient.

Joecreates (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 1/2/2015 00:51

Sexiest clouds ever. :o I would fall asleep in them.

CraftyPixeI (Level 1 Intern) @ 1/1/2015 16:31

- But it still looks amazing. Banding is a skill too. -

ParkerBabyDiaperCompany (Level 2 King Checker) @ 1/1/2015 15:59

Pretty severe banding.

Mandrill (Level 9 T-rex) @ 1/1/2015 14:03

The smoothness is just out of this world!

Amazing preview too.

derSteiner (Level 6 SWAT) @ 1/1/2015 13:23

I like the idea of wing-sails in the airship. And many other things here ;)

Marina (Level 9 Necrophiliac) @ 1/1/2015 12:24

I was thinking the same as Surt. The wole picture it's amazing as well

surt (Level 11 Godfather) @ 1/1/2015 11:03

Hammerhead sky serpents are fricking awesome.

eishiya (Level 6 SWAT) @ 1/1/2015 09:56

It creates lines that cross your gradient, making it look less smooth. Sometimes, something that isn't mathematically smooth (e.g. irregular-shaped clusters here and there) ends up looking smoother in the end because it avoids unintentional effects like that.

Wolfenoctis (Level 8 Cannibal) @ 1/1/2015 09:42

Thanks eishiya. The banding is intentional and I did it in order to create a relatively smooth gradient.

eishiya (Level 6 SWAT) @ 1/1/2015 09:14

There's some heavy banding on the hammerhead dragon, but other than that: holy crap.

128 colours is a lot, but you've used those extra colours in the best ways.

Graindolium (Level 3 Private Eye) @ 1/1/2015 07:29

hum  dragon requin

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