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Title: Pixel Crunch
Pixel Artist: mappower  (Level 1 Depressed :: 229 points)
Posted: 3/26/2009 09:08
Palette: 48 colors
Statistics:  14 comments    0 faves    0 avatars

This is the first real pixel art image I've ever made. I spend a decent amount of time creating this and would be very happy to get some feedback..

UPDATE: Added bigger contrast on the shadows.

UPDATE: Removed some colors. There's only 48 now.

UPDATE: Based on the criticm I got from smk I've made a some changes.

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smk (Level 6 Hitman) @ 3/30/2009 02:51

Better yet again, we'll make a pixel artist out of you yet! Still the light source is a bit off, but I guess learning that comes only with time and practise.

mappower (Level 1 Depressed) @ 3/28/2009 13:46

I've added bigger contrast please tell me what you think abuot it (compare with the preview).

NaCl (Level 3 Hatchet Man) @ 3/28/2009 01:25

Hey, don't knock it 'till you try it

FrostPumpkin (Level 6 Serial Killer) @ 3/27/2009 10:01

I don't think kids want to eat dinausor vomit for breakfast xD

tripnfelt (Level 5 Rokkyu) @ 3/27/2009 07:17

very nice font

smk (Level 6 Hitman) @ 3/27/2009 01:39

Better already :)

Oh and I agree with RoboBOT, try adding more contrast to the shading on the dragon. Don't fear putting a little bit more darkness/lightness differences in the green colors. Also your light source seems a tad off, but I won't go there as I suck with lightsources :<

Also the eye you added is fine if you zoom up, but in normal view it somehow melds into the background ( dunno it might be also cause I have a high-resolution monitor at work, I'll check it once I'm home). I'll try to recommend something that you can do with it if I come up with anything :<

And you're welcome :)

pixelblink (Level 9 Federal Agent) @ 3/26/2009 23:39

thank you for the revisions :) back in the challenge

pixelblink (Level 9 Federal Agent) @ 3/26/2009 22:47

removing this from the challenge unless you can lower the colour count to the require max of 48. PM me should you need this put back into the challenge before time is up

CrisNMP (Level 1 Depressed) @ 3/26/2009 17:34

Palette: 57 colors
Colours - Max 48.

RoboBOT (Level 7 Captain) @ 3/26/2009 16:09

Nice! My recommendation is to increase the contrast of the colors you used for the dragon. Don't be afraid of contrast, it can make the subject of the piece less flat-looking.

mappower (Level 1 Depressed) @ 3/26/2009 13:44

Thank you very much for your feedback. Your critism has been very useful to me. I'm almost finished updating it.

smk (Level 6 Hitman) @ 3/26/2009 13:03

Hehe if it is, then let it be :p And also it feels a tad one-eyed. You could perhaps add a corner of the other eye / eye surrounding somewhere :s

Also your background is pretty simple, but still pretty cute, and in a way it fits the overall image. The stars could be a tad brighter perhaps, but that's a style question I guess. Also I think some people add anti-alis/glow effects to the stars, but that also is a style question :3

mappower (Level 1 Depressed) @ 3/26/2009 10:46

What if it's a very flat dragon?. No. I do see what you mean. I will try to improve it.

smk (Level 6 Hitman) @ 3/26/2009 09:53
nice, I lolled. But you have the same problem as I did with my first piece. Your shading really makes it look flat. Go and check my first picture. It has a link to my original and failed shading. I think they'll be able to give you an idea of what's wrong with your shading. Really nice concept though!

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