Don't laugh

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Don't laugh

Title: Don't laugh
Pixel Artist: Eggy  (Level 5 Detective :: 7228 points)
Posted: 4/2/2015 12:35
Palette: 8 colors
Statistics:  8 comments    3 faves    0 avatars


Yeah... I hereby present to you... Applebloom meeting face to face with the bane of my existence in a nightmare-like scene. I wasn't particularly aiming for horror though, but I still wanted it to be at least a little bit unsettling/unnerving.

...You have no idea how many times I have noped out over this  I'm serious. I honestly wish I wouldn't have had to, because I was tense before I even started working on anything else other than Applebloom, it took me a day and a half to just plain sketch the wizard out, and the fact that I can barely tolerate the wizard is (to me) absurd enough (I am more or less desensitized though). Used this as a heavy reference for the wizard (I hope it ain't tracing since I definitely did not, say, put it over my pixel art piece and just trace it over on a new layer).

Oh yeah. I've also wanted the characters to have different "styles", as an attempt of artistic expression and trying something new. The noisy outlines in the background, which are meant to represent Azrael in form of static, are completely intentional and I hope it's fine. Also, Scruple (the boy with yellow/orange hair and outlines you see) was previously further right, but after seeing it leads the eye away from the middle I decided to bring him closer to the middle... forming the triangle principle thing in the process (I can't remember what it's called).

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Lone Scout (Level 1 Jukyu) @ 4/5/2015 10:49

I do respect.

Eggy (Level 5 Detective) @ 4/5/2015 10:11

That, I'm afraid, is something I cannot reveal. It is, to me, very sensitive information that is to be kept only between me and those I trust the most (and maybe not even them). I keep on feeling I'd get laughed at and stuff (hence the title)... My classmates did that when I accidentally spilled the beans last year x_x Thankfully they've stopped that same day... And to me it's a lesson I will never forget (not sure how it would go, but I still know what it is). Some people do on occasion repeat it briefly, except it's so minor it does not bother me. 

And I'm not afraid... exactly. It's just some weird anxiety problem (or a psychological scar I somehow managed to get) I myself cannot seem to explain. Sometimes I even question myself why do I get so anxious about a little thing that can't even touch me, since I don't want to get anxious.

I hope you respect my choice of not revealing more about it :c I honestly don't want to go through this...

Lone Scout (Level 1 Jukyu) @ 4/4/2015 19:56

It looks incredibly rough - which is a stylistic choice I'm not used to. It's like scritching on sandpaper.

I would like more context as to why you are very afraid.

Eggy (Level 5 Detective) @ 4/3/2015 05:59

That's actually really great to hear :3 Unless you're using the word "disturbing" in sense of "scary", then I guess moving Applebloom would work better.

By the way, the pony's a she. I dunno whether that was just a typo or simple gender viewer confusion since you referred to her as a "he" XD

EDIT: Moved Applebloom a bit to the left as you suggested. It's too bad you're not familiar with MLP though, to me it's such a great and popular series that's kind of like the Smurfs...

Manupix (Level 11 Godfather) @ 4/3/2015 05:18

If Gargamel is the bane of your existence, you must be the schtroumpfette XD

Love the atmosphere in this, and the pixeling of Gargamel. Good point with the triangle composition, although it might work better with the pony a little bit more to the left (the way she seems to touch the wizard's nose is disturbing).

(Pony gender edited - not familiar with the franchise =)

Eggy (Level 5 Detective) @ 4/3/2015 00:29

Yes, except for the ghost part. Given the lenght of his existence and the size of his fanbase (which is, as I see it, pretty huge), I don't think he'll die anytime soon anyways.

Erico (Level 4 Deputy) @ 4/2/2015 15:19

Gargamel´s ghost?

Naji (Level 2 Hired Gun) @ 4/2/2015 12:50

that's some intresting shading, kudos for that

I like the overall feel of the picture

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