Inari Torii

Inari Torii

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Inari Torii

Title: Inari Torii
Pixel Artist: Mr_Hk_  (Level 5 Sniper :: 9305 points)
Posted: 11/6/2015 03:31
Palette: 8 colors
Statistics:  31 comments    101 faves    0 avatars

Moody Snowy Inari Torii would make a great metal song title.

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syedahumna56 (Level 2 CGA) @ 6/4/2022 09:50


disemq (Level 3 Private Eye) @ 10/30/2020 20:10

The falling snow is lovely. But the place is also beautiful !

b236 (Level 11 Bonsai) @ 8/28/2019 07:45

method used to address transparency is brilliant. mesmerizing piece

punpcklbw (Level 3 Chief) @ 3/6/2016 18:17

Probably the best snowing effect on PJ.

Friend (Level 3 Hatchikyu) @ 11/13/2015 11:50

The big snowflakes detract only because they make it so obvious of the looping animation  

Howling (Level 2 Petty Officer) @ 11/13/2015 02:04

Oh man that snow...! It;s beautifully realistic, as if straight from a movie.

MikePixel (Level 2 Peon) @ 11/10/2015 14:45

Wow you make such smooth animations! 

AirStyle (Level 6 SWAT) @ 11/9/2015 22:48

I keep coming back to look at this. This is so beatiful! Very well done, and with only 8 colors, yet!

Mandrill (Level 9 T-rex) @ 11/9/2015 12:29

I could spot your style and animations from a mile away.


cure (Level 11 Pixellite) @ 11/9/2015 12:04

That's some killer snow animation.

Theoden (Level 10 Operative) @ 11/9/2015 01:40

This is awesome.

TravisPixels (Level 1 Rookie) @ 11/8/2015 00:57

This is incredible. Very nice job.

The faster moving snowflakes reminded me more of spirits than snowflakes, as someone else had mentioned. Could actually be an interesting idea in it's own right...

Vinsanity (Level 1 Jukyu) @ 11/7/2015 16:52

the colors are so christmas-y and the snow floating in the foreground makes this seem so much more realistic. hats off to you! great job!

Strawzzboy64 (Level 1 Rookie) @ 11/6/2015 17:08

Either way is really good. I think it just depends whether you want the faster more realistic/smooth look or a slower kinda mystical look. (I will say the slower version also has an added effect where I can more closely follow the snowflakes individually). But yeah it's up to you. I think either way would look fantastic, I have a hard time choosing between them!

I think the "transparent" versions of those chunks makes more sense. From what I can tell, the closer a snowflake is to the camera, the blurrier/more see-through it gets. When I saw the versions here, I thought of either energy balls a la Dragonball Z or like little ghost spirits zipping by. Also, the bottom one may need to be faster since it's closer to the camera.

Once again, beautiful work! Your animations are always a treat to see.

specialmin64 (Level 4 Rubbish) @ 11/6/2015 17:06

@Strawzzboy64 that's an orb, dude. I heard about them on pixel ghost hunters. It's basically an 8-bit ghost

sgtcrispy (Level 4 Team Leader) @ 11/6/2015 17:00

I'm getting chilly just looking at this. Beautiful animation.

saulc12 (Level 8 Cannibal) @ 11/6/2015 11:24

This is very beautiful, especially the near foreground snow effect - so nicely done.

Veli (Level 4 Ensign) @ 11/6/2015 10:07

I really like colors and composition. In my opinion snowflakes speed shouldn't be slower. Torii color and shape contrast so much with everything else and snowflakes being fast add up to this contrast.

Thanks for sharing this, will definitely study it later.

SnowOwl (Level 6 SWAT) @ 11/6/2015 10:01

I don't think the snow is falling too fast. I live in a snowy country, and the speed that snow falls varies depending on how heavy the snowfall is. Larger snowflakes means that it falls faster, obviously.

Mr_Hk_ (Level 5 Sniper) @ 11/6/2015 09:59

here is a 33% slower anim

what do you think ?

Mr_Hk_ (Level 5 Sniper) @ 11/6/2015 09:55

Regarding the snow fall, i should have had a 3rdplan layer with much slower snow, it would have calmed down the overall mood i guess.
Regarding the "large chnuks", those are fist plan big snow flakes... I've edited it to blur/dither them, does it makes more sens now ?
Thanks for this detailed feedback, much appreciated  !

Mr_Hk_ (Level 5 Sniper) @ 11/6/2015 09:51

thanks A2J2TIWARI !
I feel stupide but I don't know PP's work... do you have any link ?

Mr_Hk_ (Level 5 Sniper) @ 11/6/2015 09:49

Thanks a lot Pix.Ed for taking the time to drop such a nice comment.

Strawzzboy64 (Level 1 Rookie) @ 11/6/2015 08:57

Very beautiful. I think I would personally like it more if the snow fell slower, as I think it would have a softer, more serene effect that I feel would be fitting for the "mystical" torii. But at the same time, it's just so smooth as it is, and what's more is it looks incredibly realistic. Actually I kind of looks like you tried to balance it between fast/slow, because it does appear sliiightly slower than the reference? Either way, it's very nice to look at.

Question, what are the faster moving larger chunks?

A2J2TIWARI (Level 4 Murderer) @ 11/6/2015 07:19

you and PPD are probably the best at handling particles. Lovely mood in this piece. Me likey

Pix.Ed. (Level 6 SWAT) @ 11/6/2015 07:17

Masterful. Colors are increadible, hard to believe it's only 8 colors. Also love the depth of the animation with the diferent size snow flakes flowing in different patterns. My favorite are the mid range flakes shaped like a +, they look so hefty at 1x. Lots of pixeling lessons to learn from this piece. Thanks for sharing. 

dami1310 (Level 5 Detective) @ 11/6/2015 06:11

Great piece.

You have my vote :)

Mr_Hk_ (Level 5 Sniper) @ 11/6/2015 06:05

Animating at 24FPS makes everything looks smooth =)

Mr_Hk_ (Level 5 Sniper) @ 11/6/2015 06:04

You may be right, but I was aiming at keping the image dynamic and tens.
The video ref I used was also kinda fast  :

thanks for the feedback !

swonqi (Level 5 Sniper) @ 11/6/2015 06:00

Looks so smooth but imo a bit too fast for snow. (:

StoneStephenT (Level 8 Ruby) @ 11/6/2015 05:56

Good lord, that animation looks incredible.

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