Cold Loneliness

Cold Loneliness

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Cold Loneliness

Title: Cold Loneliness
Pixel Artist: Marurun  (Level 1 Jukyu :: 627 points)
Posted: 12/6/2012 10:20
Palette: 17 colors
Statistics:  14 comments    26 faves    0 avatars

I'm not sure if this is remote enough looking in appearance as I expected it to be, but it does look as if they're in the middle of nowhere with the mountains and all.

I felt like making something cold since it's December and it should be snowing, which it rarely does where I live. The lighting was strange to draw and is probably off a bit. At least I didn't go overboard like Thomas Kinkade and make it look like the entire world was being engulfed by retinal burning brilliance.

edit: Added an extra blue to make dithering less drastic. Adjusted window brightness. Changed palette slightly.

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Theoden (Level 7 Sheriff) @ 1/11/2015 14:34

Neat mood!

shivudhamu (Level 3 Hatchet Man) @ 12/17/2012 00:29


Hetzer (Level 3 Private Eye) @ 12/10/2012 14:38

Added to faves

Gecimen (Level 11 Master Assassin) @ 12/9/2012 07:25

You're right and they are more visible now.

CakeDrake (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 12/8/2012 11:46

 Facking amazing. you are defenetly improving!

Marurun (Level 1 Jukyu) @ 12/8/2012 09:10

@Gecimen I changed the near-white color of the palette to a slightly more yellow. The window projections should be a bit better now. I couldn't go any more yellow without make the values of the blue clash with it which made it kinda ugly.

Gecimen (Level 11 Master Assassin) @ 12/8/2012 02:01

Well I can say that the colors look better now. The piece looks more night-y and the yellows, now contrasted with purple, look even warmer. Also the window glows are better now. Just one thing - the window projections on the ground are kinda invisible now (and I liked them). Maybe you can make them some light yellow or something?

vmarach21 (Level 4 Shichikyu) @ 12/7/2012 16:22

 I like how you did the sky, very nice.

Marurun (Level 1 Jukyu) @ 12/7/2012 10:49

I originally intended for the child to be kinda following her, but it looked better once I put him walking with her like you suggested.

I changed the colors a bit at your suggestion, although not quite so drastically with the purple -- it made it feel just a bit too warm for the cold feeling I was going for. I also studied some lit windows to see how I should go about fixing them and I suppose it looks a bit better now.(Lighting is hard) I wasn't sure how to make the building in the back look less modern. I was basing a lot of this off Russian villages I looked up for inspiration and the buildings looked a bit like that.

Thank you for the critique, it's been helpful for seeing my mistakes. :)

moondrome (Level 6 SWAT) @ 12/7/2012 06:01

 I like it. good atmosphere.  maybe you could change the brightness of the windows a little bit. just a suggestion :)

Gecimen (Level 11 Master Assassin) @ 12/7/2012 02:50

Well technically this is a poor piece but the detail level is so high that I think I will vote for this one.

So what's poor? First off the child is walking towards his mother, not with her. The blue tones are all within one hue value, I'd make them go green - blue - purple. The glows of the lighted windows look unnatural. The buildign at the back is lacking textures and looks modern.

On the other hand the snow both on the floor and roofs are very well drawn. The lights projected on the ground are also very good. The smoke, the trees and the mountains are all fine.

shivudhamu (Level 3 Hatchet Man) @ 12/7/2012 00:01

 Good colors....!!

monotov (Level 6 Serial Killer) @ 12/6/2012 17:45

Very atmospheric and pretty scary

JerryPie (Level 11 Godfather) @ 12/6/2012 17:20

very good work here.. awesome colors, good theme to match the current holiday season. id love to visit a place like this. -- i think you could sacrafice some shades of yellow and add to the blues to smooth out some of the hard contrast on the dithered areas.

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