The Balance

The Balance

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The Balance

Title: The Balance
Pixel Artist: buloght  (Level 6 Hitman :: 12561 points)
Posted: 3/20/2007 11:03:00 AM
Palette: 26 colors
Statistics: 107 comments :: 362 favorites :: 0 avatars

I will not work on this anymore.

Note I made the angel creature like more, since a human angel was boring.

I redid the back demons, the angel, made the scene less action to simplify things, tried to improve overall. Thanks for the following people (who I now secretly hate for making me do more work than I wanted to ):
Solid Idea, ilkke and RED.

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marlenblaze (Level 1 Thug) at 6/17/2015 4:25:00 PM

True art

Volrak_Rutra (Level 6 SWAT) at 12/3/2014 8:12:00 PM

once again, be mindful of the image borders and tangents. the first line you put down is actually your fifth one.

kuznetsowski (Level 3 Hatchet Man) at 12/6/2013 3:55:00 AM


Temessis (Level 5 Detective) at 7/5/2013 1:21:00 PM


Gengar (Level 2 Hired Gun) at 6/28/2013 6:54:00 PM

 10/10 pretty good

lfdf (Level 5 Assistant Manager) at 12/11/2012 7:47:00 AM


Muziak (Level 3 Enforcer) at 10/3/2012 4:02:00 AM

Too cool.

beevance (Level 1 Rookie) at 7/3/2012 4:54:00 PM

 Epic scene.

Neela (Level 2 Flatfoot) at 4/23/2012 3:24:00 AM

Nice sense of depth. And the palette is cool! 

Brutown (Level 1 Rookie) at 1/23/2012 6:14:00 PM

 Very nice 

Arkan85 (Level 8 Rear Admiral) at 8/30/2011 7:07:00 AM


neofotistou (Level 4 Lieutenant) at 7/4/2011 4:27:00 AM

this is awesome, congrats!

mats400 (Level 1 Gangster) at 6/3/2011 9:38:00 AM

it's ok

Myfault (Level 2 Quiet One) at 4/24/2011 7:16:00 AM


FiiD (Level 1 Jukyu) at 3/4/2011 5:08:00 PM

Gilo (Level 1 Thug) at 1/2/2011 9:34:00 AM

very cool !!!!!

KrypToniTe (Level 5 Soldier) at 12/4/2010 11:44:00 AM


Mallonee (Level 3 Private Eye) at 12/1/2010 9:48:00 PM

I am starting a cause to promote Pixel Art and help Pixel Art be considered a true form of art in America, including having Pixel Art shows and the like and I was wondering if I may use this piece as an example of sorts. All righs will be given. I can undestand if you don't want me to.

Romson (Level 7 Mass Murderer) at 11/30/2010 7:52:00 PM


camlio (Level 1 Depressed) at 11/6/2010 10:47:00 AM

very cool!

naresh (Level 1 Gangster) at 10/28/2010 2:47:00 AM

good colors in the art................

carrion (Level 6 Made) at 9/12/2010 11:26:00 AM

 trully incredible art
the stones at the fron are just so awesome. the face and the horns of the big monster are perfect aswell - this detailed textures on the face, fur and feet just kills me!

Jaker Pot (Level 2 Hired Gun) at 8/3/2010 3:41:00 PM

So cool... This looks epic.

James McCarter (Level 5 Detective) at 6/15/2010 5:27:00 AM


Rain Maker (Level 1 Rookie) at 1/23/2010 3:48:00 PM

EPIC !!!!!!

Zweckform (Level 1 Intern) at 1/14/2010 6:29:00 AM

Epic scene. Well done.

Sandman (Level 1 Intern) at 11/12/2009 1:17:00 PM

great scene

Arthurio (Level 1 Rookie) at 9/15/2009 3:48:00 AM

:O incredible job

Zolaris (Level 6 Hitman) at 9/4/2009 9:53:00 AM


Genler (Level 2 Petty Officer) at 6/20/2009 9:56:00 AM


respect :]

Exquisious (Level 4 Lieutenant) at 4/23/2009 1:16:00 PM


the_seeker (Level 1 Private) at 3/6/2009 5:02:00 PM

Epic!'s amazing...looks like "the final hour of the hero"... i really like it

great job!



Victor Rojo (Level 8 Regional Boss) at 11/21/2008 9:08:00 PM

sutile colors, how do you do?

RAMTO (Level 3 Sergeant) at 9/24/2008 7:48:00 AM
Very epic!

Toad (Level 1 Depressed) at 9/18/2008 8:32:00 AM

that looks awesome

Pixel_Devil (Level 2 Quiet One) at 6/30/2008 2:05:00 AM
Woooow great work!

happy bacchus (Level 1 Thug) at 4/19/2008 1:25:00 PM
wow, nice icon, good idea

AIGuy (Level 2 Quiet One) at 2/22/2008 8:06:00 PM
Nice work.  Browns really don't do it for me though, like I've said in another piece of yours, heh.

xXHalfieXx (Level 4 Lieutenant) at 2/22/2008 7:47:00 PM
Makes me wonder if there's more activity on the other land masses in the background...

mk ex (Level 1 Jukyu) at 12/21/2007 1:01:00 PM
amizing good work

RevoltOfAges (Level 1 Depressed) at 12/21/2007 12:47:00 PM
Godly skills. You, my friend, are absolutely amazing at pixeling.

Pink Goo (Level 1 Depressed) at 11/24/2007 12:22:00 PM
Apart from the background being too blank, its freaking lovely.

Elwin (Level 5 Sniper) at 11/24/2007 5:22:00 AM

THIS. IS. AWESOME O_O I really love your style.

Morgengrauen (Level 5 Killer Klown) at 11/4/2007 12:38:00 PM
WHOAAAA! *thud*

YungYankee (Level 1 Gangster) at 11/4/2007 12:35:00 PM
wow, nice work.

Akaimakai (Level 4 Deputy) at 10/27/2007 1:31:00 AM

Clif (Level 3 Enforcer) at 8/30/2007 5:41:00 AM
its awesome

EvolMate (Level 1 Intern) at 8/28/2007 9:51:00 AM
Wow! +1, 100/100 rate!

BlingShyne2 (Level 1 Rookie) at 7/24/2007 3:43:00 PM
Wow dude, seriously awesome stuff man. Great work.

HoofFoot (Level 8 Regional Boss) at 6/24/2007 6:20:00 AM
Mmm... Pretty. You're good.

rabidbaboy (Level 4 Shichikyu) at 6/21/2007 7:29:00 PM
This is epic stuff.

I might play with it and see how it looks with uber saturation.

D-Puff (Level 2 Kukyu) at 6/16/2007 7:04:00 AM
damn....that looks more like a painting than a pixel art . 6/5 if that was possible.

skeddles (Level 11 Psychopath) at 5/20/2007 6:18:00 AM
<== those are very rare from me.

Hapiel (Level 11 Admiral) at 4/22/2007 1:02:00 AM

rockybolan (Level 1 Thug) at 4/7/2007 7:30:00 PM

The only thing that bugs me is the proportion of the feathers.

Llama (Level 3 Hatchikyu) at 4/7/2007 10:07:00 AM

Packrat (Level 7 General Manager) at 4/2/2007 12:02:00 AM
Oh my dear god. I almost fell of from my chair when I opened this one. Every single detail is so well made and thought out.

buloght (Level 6 Hitman) at 3/27/2007 12:27:00 AM
Thank you for the comments all :D

slayer (Level 1 Rookie) at 3/26/2007 12:45:00 PM
it freaking awsome. ur work payed off

BadMrBox (Level 2 Quiet One) at 3/26/2007 10:53:00 AM
Wow! This is lovely. 5/5 and fav'ed.

Necky (Level 1 Rookie) at 3/26/2007 5:23:00 AM
This is uber beautiful! This is a testiment to just how beautiful and unique pixel art is. Now if only the art world cotton on to this style and start hanging pieces like this in galleries and earn the 'pixel painter' a justifiably hefty sum of cash 

One for me fav's.

d-p (Level 11 Psychopath) at 3/25/2007 8:15:00 AM
Woderful ... again.

kakikukeko (Level 5 Detective) at 3/24/2007 8:44:00 PM
wow this is sooo amazing..
(I just hope I can reach this level one day..^^)
The composition, the colors, textures...  great

chess (Level 8 Shodan) at 3/24/2007 4:20:00 PM
Is it hell?? i love it 5/5 + fav.

AndyOaks (Level 1 Rookie) at 3/23/2007 7:17:00 AM
Simply stunning.

Mykola (Level 2 Flatfoot) at 3/22/2007 3:08:00 PM

'for sentimental reasons'

Haha, Fool delivers a jazz standard reference ;) you never cease to amaze

Krysis (Level 6 Serial Killer) at 3/22/2007 2:59:00 PM


Helm (Level 5 Detective) at 3/21/2007 9:35:00 PM
That's wonderful.

mar4000 (Level 1 Depressed) at 3/21/2007 3:55:00 PM
Wow, incredible! The last stand type idea really  gives a cool atmosphere to the scene

AwesomePossum (Level 1 Thug) at 3/21/2007 3:55:00 PM
Pantastic! And for some reason I see this in the top ten this year...

Biffo (Level 1 Rookie) at 3/21/2007 11:21:00 AM
Awesome.  I love the floating islands in the background.

rajkosk8 (Level 5 Detective) at 3/21/2007 6:58:00 AM
super extra magnifico!! 6/6

ElectroNico (Level 6 Serial Killer) at 3/21/2007 6:43:00 AM
Great work as usual !! I like the wind in the creature's fur ;)

evil guy (Level 1 Rookie) at 3/21/2007 5:38:00 AM
Great Stuff!! i really like your works and style          

Badassbill (Level 10 Maniac) at 3/21/2007 3:21:00 AM
I realy like this piece and I think that it shows off your technical skill, but I can't help but feel like something is missing, something that stops it from jumping from 'Great' to 'Epic'.

grim666 (Level 1 Rookie) at 3/21/2007 2:24:00 AM
well you work is great, but I would hate you because you work is f(&kin' awsome dude, and I don't hate, just tell those fools to go f&(k off and make what you want. You get 4 stars from me for this one great job

jangheejoon (Level 1 Jukyu) at 3/21/2007 12:59:00 AM
Wow, this is incredible.  I'm unable to pick out anything to critique on here.  Excellent work!

Fool (Level 6 SWAT) at 3/20/2007 11:40:00 PM
Hey, you back.=)
Like this piece just as much as old one, glad the anima is still here. =)
Can I have the old one ?
For sentimental reasons. =D

Cha_Lia (Level 1 Rookie) at 3/20/2007 9:56:00 PM
Gorgeous...just gorgeous...

Doppleganger (Level 6 Yonkyu) at 3/20/2007 8:10:00 PM
Excellent work yet again. This time the piece feels put together much better. 

I will crit on a couple small things only because I know that you'll make the best of the crits in later works. This piece is definitely worthy of being left alone.

The first thing is the negative space in between the arm/sword/thigh of the angel guy. The main problem with this is his arm sword and thigh outline the very island itself. The result is a slight misunderstanding of what exactly is in that negative space. Looking further into it, I notice shapes and coloring not seen anywhere else in the image. Which could also have been the problem. Or at the very least contributed to it.

The other issue I have is the lack of a focal point. When I first look at the picture my eyes go directly to the giant beast's face. Shortly after they wander to the wing of the angel guy. Which isn't particularly a problem except that my eyes have nowhere to go after that. The way the eyes focus, they block out the remaining image once they get to the wings. And since all eyes are on the wings, they will want to follow them however, following the wings leads to the end of the image. So, what I'm saying is that one really has to work hard to admire all the great things in the picture. Perhaps using the islands in the background as sort of a line for the eyes to follow back to the center of the picture would've been useful. I'm pretty sure that's what I meant by the composition aspect of it last time. Maybe I should've been clearer. XD

Anyways, as I said, excellent piece. If it wasn't so good I wouldn't put forth so much effort into critiquing it.

6/6 btw

Nikolas (Level 1 Rookie) at 3/20/2007 7:03:00 PM

This is simply incredible! Stuning! what other words are there to describe such a scene?

Draak (Level 1 Rookie) at 3/20/2007 4:59:00 PM
This is so amazingly detailed!
5 out of 5 Stars!!

khorin (Level 1 Private) at 3/20/2007 4:41:00 PM
This is the stuff that makes me want to do pixel art. *applause

Jellysauce (Level 1 Rookie) at 3/20/2007 4:13:00 PM
amazing work. it gets the 5 out of 5 stars (dots? circles?) from me.

Ego (Level 6 Commander) at 3/20/2007 3:58:00 PM
That's pure genius. If this doesn't get on the top 10 charts, I am going to be amazed.

Darth Mandarb (Level 10 Operative) at 3/20/2007 3:39:00 PM
Dude ... I love you ...

jalonso (Level 11 Godfather) at 3/20/2007 2:16:00 PM
OMG, you made great, awesome.

nihilyst (Level 2 Flatfoot) at 3/20/2007 2:09:00 PM
Man, I almost fell unconscious when I saw this. Breathtaking ^^

Mykola (Level 2 Flatfoot) at 3/20/2007 2:07:00 PM
WOW. Not that I don't have the balls to criticize this, but I really honestly don't even want to start looking for spight flaws in such a PERFECT piece. Yeah I said it. I think it's perfect.

Liman (Level 3 Chief) at 3/20/2007 2:04:00 PM
Man, your artworks and talent is so amazing and inspiring, I don't got words for it!

schrumpfkopf (Level 4 Team Leader) at 3/20/2007 1:24:00 PM

not much of a critique cause my english is soooo bad, but seriously i love love love this piece.

buloght (Level 6 Hitman) at 3/20/2007 1:14:00 PM
Thank you guys

The other wing is broken, the stump is that two yellow feathers thing on his back.

B.O.B: Duly noted  I am happy with his perspective (his legs are spread kinda wide) :D, though I see what you mean, his back leg places much higher in the shade. Yeah he is got some inhumane qualities and anatomy.

[B.O.B is now on my hate list ] I changed the foot angle to compliment the leg direction. 

ZZZkodi (Level 7 Mass Murderer) at 3/20/2007 12:45:00 PM


Hot Mint (Level 1 Rookie) at 3/20/2007 12:39:00 PM
holy.... shh...... erm i mean.. awesome :D

one thing i will say is it looks like the angel only has one wing? maybe that is the case in which case i would add like a stump of some kind.. still amazing though.

Omegavolt (Level 2 Petty Officer) at 3/20/2007 12:32:00 PM


Didn't your Mom teach you not to be awesome ALL the time?

Varock Shade (Level 7 Underboss) at 3/20/2007 12:18:00 PM
maybe it would be nice if you also put a link to the old version in your post, cause now i cant really see what you changed...? anyway, it looks awesome...! well done!

drZool (Level 6 Serial Killer) at 3/20/2007 12:04:00 PM
I love the wind

The B.O.B. (Level 11 Master Assassin) at 3/20/2007 11:57:00 AM
Noowww I can comment on it:

It's fantastico! I love the textures on the big monsters fingers, and especially the rocks in the foreground. Not to mention that the scene is terrific....and now it's time for me to be an a-hole:

   Ahem, despite it being top notch, I see a couple of issues which may, or may not need work. The angle through which the angel is in, is confusing me. The position of his legs seem to tell me that he is facing side view, but his back tells me otherwise. Also, does he only have one wing? Or is the other wing hidden, or wrapped up by rope? I know I'm especially picky about this, but the leg's anatomy is bugging me for some reason. It's really prolonged in the shin area. I'm guessing he's half man, half eagle/bird? There are others, but to be honest, it's just nit picking. I love it, and you should be satisfied enough to call done. Great effin' job, fav'd....

vellan (Level 1 Rookie) at 3/20/2007 11:53:00 AM
love it.

ground texture is reallllly strange, but you pull it off somehow

wonderful characters too. kudos.

Shawn (Level 8 Cannibal) at 3/20/2007 11:51:00 AM
How do you keep doing it? Beautiful job. :P

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