Room for one last project

Room for one last project

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Room for one last project

Title: Room for one last project
Pixel Artist: Fool  (Level 6 SWAT :: 37365 points)
Posted: 7/30/2010 10:22
Palette: 19 colors
Statistics:  181 comments    568 faves    0 avatars

"I have heard about three monks. No names are mentioned, because they never disclosed their names to anybody. They never answered anything.

In China, they are simply known as the three laughing monks. And they did only one thing: they would enter a village, stand in the market place and start laughing. They would laugh with their whole being and suddenly people would become aware. Then others would also get the infection and a crowd would gather. The whole crowd would start laughing just because of them. What was happening? The whole town would get involved. Then they would move to another town. ”They were loved very much. That was their only sermon, their only message; that laugh. And they would not teach; they would simply create a situation.

”Then it happened that they became famous all over the country. Three laughing monks. All of China loved them, respected them. Nobody had ever preached in such a way that life must be just a laughter and nothing else. They were not laughing at anyone in particular. They were simply laughing as if they had understood the Cosmic joke. And they spread so much joy all over China without using a single word. People would ask for their names, but they would simply laugh. So that became their name – the three laughing monks.

”Then they grew old. And while staying in one village. one of the three monks died. The whole village became very much expectant because they thought that when one of them had died, the other two would surely weep. This must be worth seeing because no one had ever seen these people weeping. The whole village gathered. But the two monks were standing beside the corpse of the third and laughing – such a belly laugh. So the villagers asked them to explain this.

”So for the first time, the two monks spoke and said, ’We are laughing because this man has won. We were always wondering as to who would die first and this man has defeated us. We are laughing at our defeat and his victory. Also he lived with us for many years and we laughed together and we enjoyed each other’s togetherness, presence. There can be no better way of giving him the last send off. We can only laugh.

”But the whole village was sad. And when the dead monk’s body was put on the funeral pyre, then the village realized that the remaining two monks were not the only ones who were joking, the third who was dead was also laughing. He had asked his companions not to change his clothes. It was conventional that when a man died they changed his dress and gave a bath to the body. So the third monk had said, ’Don’t give me a bath because I have never been unclean. So much laughter has been in my life that no impurity can accumulate, can come to me. I have not gathered any dust.

Laughter is always young and fresh. So don’t give me a bath and don’t change my clothes.’ ”So just to respect his wishes, they did not change his clothes. And when the body was put to fire, suddenly they became aware that he had hidden some Chinese fire-works under his clothes and they had started going off. So the whole village laughed and the other two monks said: ’You rascal, you are dead, but you have defeated us once again. Your laughter is the last."




I think I should explain what it is for.

It is a background (room) for the possible game project. It is muted in colors for the reason - at some point they will laugh and all terracota piececs will fall off the golden figures added a color to the word around. Have absolutely no idea how I gonna do this, but thats a plan.=) There will be some foreground objects and sprites that should take care of scale as well. Visable area of the image will be 800x600 (currently 640x480).

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Slemsvamp (Level 6 Serial Killer) @ 7/30/2010 12:20

You're MAD! Well, a Fool at least! Quite brave making such huge pixelart, loving the rock texture.

Mistah_Bodgah (Level 1 Rookie) @ 7/30/2010 12:13

 Gob-smackingly awesome, i want to be like you someday.8D!!!

Manjaman (Level 8 Cannibal) @ 7/30/2010 11:59

Outstanding amount of details ! I'm severely impressed.

Werety (Level 1 Jukyu) @ 7/30/2010 11:59

Oh My God.. The texture on those monks is just.. woah.... 100/5!

Fool (Level 6 SWAT) @ 7/30/2010 11:51

Thanks, man. That is a background, there will be foreground objects (not just yet) and by scenario it would change in palette - from teraccotish monocromatic to goldish + more colors for skyies etc. main reason I made it muted and greish. As for the perspective - image wont be seen as whole, only what fit into 640x480 window, I tried to play so it not change dramatically from screen to screen to keep relative sprite perspective... Should mention all that in description, but story took too long.=)

Thanks for the input again, it is all valid.=)

Jarlaxe (Level 1 Rookie) @ 7/30/2010 11:50

Welcome back Fool !!

Incredible art

Gonfalon (Level 2 Quiet One) @ 7/30/2010 11:48

We recognize at once that it is one of your creations. That is beautiful, with the story you tell !

Fool (Level 6 SWAT) @ 7/30/2010 11:33

Thank you guys for the warm welcome (back) although I don't think i'll be too active drawing wise.

Squirrelsquid, must be miss it, I don't remember seeing it, sorry man.

TheInquisitor, clouds is a part I actually going to redo.=)


Gecimen (Level 11 Master Assassin) @ 7/30/2010 11:29

Is... this piece real? The king of pixels must've been back.

TheInquisitor (Level 4 Shichikyu) @ 7/30/2010 11:28

Yep. That's your work as I've come to expect it. I have to say my favourite bit is the clouds and not the monks. The clouds are brilliant.

avo (Level 7 Mass Murderer) @ 7/30/2010 11:27


Dex (Level 11 CEO) @ 7/30/2010 11:21

haha, this is incredible. it's going to also be interesting watching a piece submitted the day before the last day of the month sky-rocket to #1 ;)

FrostPumpkin (Level 6 Serial Killer) @ 7/30/2010 11:16

Glad to see you around here again, awesome work as always.

dumbo (Level 4 Mercenary) @ 7/30/2010 11:12

Slap yo Momma, kinda WOW here!!!

This piece made me so happy! I'm glad you will continue to work, and post them for all to see mate. You truly inspire my friend. What better gift to give back than that! You are an amazing artist man! Keep your gift giving!

Adcrusher (Level 6 Major) @ 7/30/2010 11:06

Amazing! That is the most insane peice of pixel art I have ever seen. Words can't discribe how sick this is. My favorite part is the clouds they are so amazingly well pixeled.

Squirrelsquid (Level 4 Shichikyu) @ 7/30/2010 11:04

Glad you'r back! I was a bit worried, since I got no reply to that email I sent you some time ago...

on the piece: this have to be the most beautiful pixelclouds I've ever seen.

Satsume (Level 10 Capo) @ 7/30/2010 11:02

totaly awesome. 

ellie-is (Level 8 Cannibal) @ 7/30/2010 11:02

 Aw, Foool. We missed you.

Incredible story and an ever better piece.

Its great to see you again. Lets hope that you stay, Pixeljoint isn't the same without you and your mindblowing art!

ev149 (Level 4 Button Man) @ 7/30/2010 10:56

Holy crap!  That is epic.  Glad to see you back!  

MariosLethalFireball (Level 1 Gangster) @ 7/30/2010 10:55


Lóng (Level 1 Rookie) @ 7/30/2010 10:46

Watching this overwhelmed by awe.

Shiru (Level 6 SWAT) @ 7/30/2010 10:43

Probably the most incredible and outstanding piece of pixel art I've ever seen (on PJ for sure).

wenruto (Level 5 Killer Klown) @ 7/30/2010 10:42

 YAYYY Your Back   With A New Mind blowing Piece I Soo Love this 

Ergg (Level 6 Yonkyu) @ 7/30/2010 10:40

 The come back !!! Soo good =)

And incredible.

Stickman (Level 7 Sheriff) @ 7/30/2010 10:40

Brilliant texture work. I like the dither on those clouds too.

Jinn (Level 11 Godfather) @ 7/30/2010 10:36

{ I must say... This is incridible...!

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