Starburst Dwarven War-Face

Starburst Dwarven War-Face

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Starburst Dwarven War-Face

Title: Starburst Dwarven War-Face
Pixel Artist: Mandrill  (Level 9 T-rex :: 35672 points)
Posted: 4/14/2015 14:34
Palette: 4 colors
Statistics:  61 comments    46 faves    0 avatars

Sunblocker please!


(For the weekly)

Basically a dwarf who has seen too much sun... could also be a bad case of leprosy!

That was a tough challenge, 2 more colours would have been awesome! It was very hard to find the right position for the clusters, especially the yellow.

Still, I like those very limitted palettes. Ideal for faces, since you can easily focus on highlights, mids and shadows.

ps. No symmetry this time!


2nd Place. Wuhu, thanks for voting!

Weekly Challenge: StarburstWeekly Challenge: Starburst
Top Pixel Art - April 2015 (#5)Top Pixel Art - April 2015 (#5)


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b236 (Level 11 Bonsai) @ 8/19/2019 10:15

this so so beautiful! all those little swirls, circles, squares and crosses... the texture is mesmerizing 8O 
(also the strangest flag of denmark i've ever seen) 

Mandrill (Level 9 T-rex) @ 5/26/2015 05:51

Hehe, got lucky there. :)

Thanks! And cheers for voting.

Finlal (Level 11 Special Agent) @ 5/26/2015 04:14

But you beat him at monthly top.
Congrats with 2 places btw.

Mandrill (Level 9 T-rex) @ 4/27/2015 12:33

Haha, thanks a ton, mate! That means a lot.

It's just impossible to beat Pikachu.

andylittle (Level 9 T-rex) @ 4/27/2015 05:13

As I said, for me it's the 1st :) 

Mandrill (Level 9 T-rex) @ 4/26/2015 09:32

Thanks a lot, buddy!

Glad to see you back on the Joint again. :)

felchqueen (Level 6 SWAT) @ 4/26/2015 09:08

Another great pixel, lovely use of the available colours!

Mandrill (Level 9 T-rex) @ 4/22/2015 11:41

Hehe, too kind! Thank you very much, showtime! ;)

showtime (Level 6 Made) @ 4/21/2015 23:26

Surely you are some sort of pixel wizard! Amazing. :)

Mandrill (Level 9 T-rex) @ 4/20/2015 13:18

Nur fertige Produkte gelangen an die Öffentlichkeit.

king_bobston (Level 10 Capo) @ 4/20/2015 12:16

Das klingt aufregend! Wo melde ich mich für's pre-alpha-release an??

Mandrill (Level 9 T-rex) @ 4/20/2015 12:11

Awesome, man! Thanks a lot, I really appreciate that. :)

andylittle (Level 9 T-rex) @ 4/20/2015 00:22

I put my vote to your pic. Great texturing and it looks like a complete poster, if write some text or title. Just think, it's most awesome thing for this challenge.

Mandrill (Level 9 T-rex) @ 4/19/2015 13:31

@ bobo

Hehe, Danke sehr!

Der Bart ist im aufgrund der Sonne abgefallen... oder ich war einfach nur zu faul. :P

Danke nochmals!

Ja, die Technik die ich hier anwende funktioniert ganz gut mit Farbpaletten die sehr eltsame Farbkombinationen bieten. Ich versuche immer ein wenig ins klassische Malen zu gehen und lege erstmal Mitteltöne und Schatten fest. Der Rest ist dann ein ziemliches Rumgefuchse..... Highlights, ein paar Übergänge und natürlich Antialiasing.

Ich arbeite gerade an einem kleinen Pixel-Tutorial, welches das Thema "Augen" behandeln wird. Vielleicht kann ich so ein paar Pixel-Neulingen helfen. :)

Mandrill (Level 9 T-rex) @ 4/19/2015 13:24

@ Muffin

Thanks a bunch, buddy.

Sounds like a good idea! Gotta find a nice topic for this though. :)

Mandrill (Level 9 T-rex) @ 4/19/2015 13:22

@ Emperor

So many great entries this week! Competition is keen, as always.

But I understand the compliment! Thank you very much. :)

king_bobston (Level 10 Capo) @ 4/18/2015 10:43

Mal wieder großartitge Augen und Texturen!

Ich vermisse allerding den Zwergen-typischen Bart

Die Farbpalette finde ich persönlich ziemlich häßlich und damit auch sehr schwierig, umso beindruckender ist es dann aber zu sehen was manche (so wie du hier) daraus machen können. Dickes Lob!

DatMuffinMan (Level 4 Mercenary) @ 4/17/2015 18:26

it's really neat to see this style develop into something that consistently looks cool. 

This was probably the wrong challenge for it, but I'd love to see you try a piece with lots of different textures and see how that works out, with all the different shading styles you do :D 

Emperor_Pixel (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 4/17/2015 10:21

I smell first place....

Mandrill (Level 9 T-rex) @ 4/17/2015 03:58

@ dumbo

Hehe, thanks a lot, buddy. Great to hear that.

Mandrill (Level 9 T-rex) @ 4/17/2015 03:57

@ nedink

Thank you very much, man! Your critique is always appreciated.

Mandrill (Level 9 T-rex) @ 4/17/2015 03:56


Agreed. It has some gorilla features.

Mandrill (Level 9 T-rex) @ 4/17/2015 03:55

@ Theoden

Thanks a lot, buddy. ;)

Mandrill (Level 9 T-rex) @ 4/17/2015 03:54

@ rklesmit

Hehe, thanks.

Mandrill (Level 9 T-rex) @ 4/17/2015 03:53

@ Mr.Fahrenheit

Thanks, chap!

Mandrill (Level 9 T-rex) @ 4/17/2015 03:52

@ Cynips

Wow, thank you very much! I really appreciate your comment. :)

Mandrill (Level 9 T-rex) @ 4/17/2015 03:47

@ Aureliano

Thanks a lot. :)

Mandrill (Level 9 T-rex) @ 4/17/2015 03:46

@ Finlal

Thanks, just trying to be polite.

dumbo (Level 4 Mercenary) @ 4/16/2015 17:40

I totally am diggin' this piece, Mandrill! Nice work here.

Winner.. Winner... Chicken Dinner!

nedink (Level 1 Intern) @ 4/16/2015 16:11

Incredible, the highlights and shadows are perfect. My hat is off to you again.

ParkerBabyDiaperCompany (Level 2 King Checker) @ 4/16/2015 16:02

Spooky gorilla man.

Theoden (Level 10 Operative) @ 4/16/2015 14:43

This is an awesome work again Mandrill!

The eyes are incredible.

rklesmit (Level 5 Captain) @ 4/16/2015 13:05

Mr.Fahrenheit (Level 6 Serial Killer) @ 4/16/2015 06:07

Looks awesome!

Cynips (Level 4 Deputy) @ 4/15/2015 23:34
 That's just amazing... Awfully beautiful... I'm speechless (again) and I bow in front of your incredible talent.

You're selling me dreams.

Finlal (Level 11 Special Agent) @ 4/15/2015 14:50

Damn. You're such a good guy (not a sarcasm).
Now I blame myself for not doing like this.

Aureliano (Level 5 Assistant Manager) @ 4/15/2015 14:44

It's so beautiful and fluid!! A marvel!!

Mandrill (Level 9 T-rex) @ 4/15/2015 14:12

@ Vinsanity

Haha, thanks a ton, buddy. :)

Mandrill (Level 9 T-rex) @ 4/15/2015 14:11

@ Swordless

Don't make yourself smaller than you are. It doesn't look bad!

Keep in mind that this is your first upload and the palette is ridiculously hard to work with. :)

Thanks again!

Mandrill (Level 9 T-rex) @ 4/15/2015 14:08

@ Finlal

I feel like everybody who takes the time to judge my art deserves a personal message. Everything else would be impolite in my humble opinion.

Vinsanity (Level 1 Jukyu) @ 4/15/2015 13:46

Well, now we know who is going to win this weeks challenge :P looks AWESOME

Finlal (Level 11 Special Agent) @ 4/15/2015 13:41

I wonder, do you post so many comments because you are a good person and want to thank everyone in particular or because you are obsessed with level system and want more points.

Swordless (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 4/15/2015 13:39

trust me, its better than anything I could do, just uploaded my response and it looks like trash compared to this, really great work and I love everything about this piece :D

Mandrill (Level 9 T-rex) @ 4/15/2015 13:30

@ Swordless

I don't think so, there are already some really awesome entries and I bet there will be even more.

But thank you anyway! Glad you like it. :)

Mandrill (Level 9 T-rex) @ 4/15/2015 13:28

@ Naji

Thanks! You are right, it does look like a lion.

Mandrill (Level 9 T-rex) @ 4/15/2015 13:25

@ Finlal

Thank you very much! I like your new avatar btw. :)

Mandrill (Level 9 T-rex) @ 4/15/2015 13:24

@ fawful

Haha Laugh

Mandrill (Level 9 T-rex) @ 4/15/2015 13:23

@ scottiand

Hehe, thanks a bunch! :)

Mandrill (Level 9 T-rex) @ 4/15/2015 13:22

@ failureboy

I haven't heard of them before, but their work is brilliant! Quite a compiment, thanks!

I work on one single PSD file and hit ctrl + s every 10 minutes. Hence, I haven't got a wip for this one unfortunately, but I'm gonna do that for the next piece! :)

Mandrill (Level 9 T-rex) @ 4/15/2015 13:19

@ xegnma

Thanks a lot!

Yep, the lack of distinctive features leaves room for interpretation. A manticore? That's cool. :)

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