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Title: Curiousity
Pixel Artist: Fool  (Level 6 SWAT :: 31458 points)
Posted: 7/26/2008 5:02:00 AM
Palette: 24 colors
Statistics: 93 comments :: 390 favorites :: 0 avatars

Got inspired by two kids poking into something with a stick on the parking lot.=) As usual, a little rushed at the end, i'll probably fix all broken pixels later. Not quite happy with palette, but man, have I ever?!


Updated: Fix bg and girl pose mostly - hope for the better.=) Old version is available here.

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MontyDrake (Level 1 Private) at 6/3/2015 2:10:00 PM

Love the monster's hair, and the pose of the girl. So natural!

Mosst (Level 1 Jukyu) at 11/18/2014 1:40:00 PM

So, what happens next.

ayuuznurinda (Level 1 Rookie) at 7/28/2014 9:29:00 AM

So cool!!!

soupboy101 (Level 1 Rookie) at 3/24/2013 9:06:00 PM

 the detail on the troll moster thing is breathtaking


kaze19th (Level 3 Hatchikyu) at 12/9/2012 8:00:00 AM

How is-it possible ?

hnt6581 (Level 1 Jukyu) at 7/19/2012 6:01:00 AM

Nice. Wish I had picture books illustrated by You when I was a kid.

gohan22-22 (Level 1 Intern) at 6/27/2012 7:07:00 PM


Arkan85 (Level 8 Rear Admiral) at 9/6/2011 11:08:00 PM


Felix20 (Level 2 Kukyu) at 9/6/2011 7:33:00 AM

 I love it, the background actually looks far away and the colors are great.

overall it's just amazing

bobowitzbob (Level 4 Team Leader) at 4/30/2011 11:38:00 AM

Beautful shading, colors... everything. 15/10.

FiiD (Level 1 Jukyu) at 3/3/2011 4:32:00 PM

NobleValerian (Level 6 Manager) at 12/29/2010 1:38:00 PM

 this is why you are the best, great detail, color choices, everything!!!

KrypToniTe (Level 5 Soldier) at 12/24/2010 6:14:00 PM

You got that right HB! Im pondering the same thing...

HummingBird (Level 1 Thug) at 12/23/2010 4:34:00 AM

"Is it dead?"

Romson (Level 7 Mass Murderer) at 11/26/2010 3:49:00 AM

WIP этого проекта смотрели всем отделом, как самостоятельный фильм. Потрясающе! 

Cilein (Level 5 Detective) at 11/8/2010 12:52:00 PM

I love your work! Another great! A piece that holds a story is an amazing thing <3

Mistah_Bodgah (Level 1 Rookie) at 7/27/2010 2:37:00 PM

 *poke* *poke*.... *poke*....


This is purely amazing.:D

TKNy (Level 1 Depressed) at 7/27/2010 2:31:00 AM

The monster looks very cool! I also awe the depth of this picture ;)

avo (Level 7 Mass Murderer) at 7/13/2010 11:52:00 AM

Super! Great image 

dya2k (Level 5 Soldier) at 7/12/2010 2:17:00 PM

Beautiful scene.

Dino502Run (Level 6 Serial Killer) at 2/15/2010 7:44:00 PM

Absolutely amazing colors and style, I love the shading!!!!!

Rain Maker (Level 1 Rookie) at 1/23/2010 3:49:00 PM

watch it jump up and kill

Dinomaster45 (Level 1 Rookie) at 1/17/2010 1:01:00 PM

More awesome then awesome. =)

Doc Dodd (Level 1 Intern) at 12/14/2009 1:59:00 AM

Amazing. Your work is a very big inspiration for me. :)

Pandafox (Level 1 Rookie) at 11/18/2009 5:25:00 AM

GREAT ! what else... :)

Antifarea (Level 4 Ensign) at 7/23/2009 5:28:00 PM

This is amazing... you're the best of the best haha.

MrSmiley (Level 1 Thug) at 7/16/2009 10:03:00 AM

 WOW. Breathtaking.

Ergg (Level 5 Rokkyu) at 7/5/2009 2:10:00 AM

I don't think so if you see its dead eyes.

RPG_Boy (Level 5 Captain) at 6/12/2009 1:32:00 PM

its going to eat those poor kids isnt it

newDAN (Level 1 Rookie) at 6/10/2009 9:45:00 AM

Definetly rocks!

Packrat (Level 7 General Manager) at 5/10/2009 11:53:00 PM

This one is already circling around the internets many funny picture collection sites. You have been immortalized. :)

Jokerz (Level 1 Rookie) at 5/3/2009 7:59:00 PM

It's dead.

Listless Libra (Level 1 Gangster) at 4/28/2009 1:22:00 AM

Gee, kids, let the poor thing sleep...

Deyman (Level 1 Private) at 4/12/2009 4:45:00 PM

The boy is the best part of the pic =) Well done man.

Zweckform (Level 1 Intern) at 1/22/2009 1:36:00 PM
I think the beast won't harm them. I mean that would be foolish wouldn't it ?

Arylic (Level 4 Lieutenant) at 1/7/2009 9:59:00 PM
Once again you rule fool !

Cloveck (Level 1 Gangster) at 1/1/2009 8:13:00 PM
It looks like pieces of the girl on the left are unfinished (mostly the arms and the right leg). I happen to like the palette a lot, and all of the characters look interesting.

Snitch15 (Level 1 Rookie) at 1/1/2009 5:45:00 AM
very nice little children

Chace (Level 5 Captain) at 11/7/2008 8:22:00 AM
Ow man, I love both versions.

fawful (Level 6 Yonkyu) at 10/7/2008 4:48:00 AM
Ah yes,i should have looked closer.But still my point stands,he didnt use much in the way of dithering,theres a lot of clean lines and such.Actualy im not sure if know what im talking about,so i think i'l just shut up:/.

Souly (Level 5 Killer Klown) at 10/6/2008 3:47:00 PM
The houses, his ear,
This piece has dithering, fool is just genius with it. <3

fawful (Level 6 Yonkyu) at 10/6/2008 12:38:00 PM
Woah!Impressive,i'v noticed that you didnt use any dithering(not that i can see anway),which is quite insperational,as im not too fond of dithering myself,and it shows what can be done without it.

RAMTO (Level 3 Sergeant) at 9/28/2008 2:36:00 AM

Rooster (Level 5 Captain) at 8/26/2008 12:20:00 PM
...and next big award for you.... nothing suprising ........ i have 3 green ribbons only for weekly challenges..... You are my exemplar.

Rooster (Level 5 Captain) at 8/20/2008 11:32:00 AM
I really like your "cinematic" style of drawing.

Mirage (Level 3 Corporate Drone) at 8/12/2008 1:00:00 PM
I'm having trouble deciding if i like the new girl pose or not... I think i still like the old version better
This one does fit in better with the environment, though

zi-double (Level 9 Necrophiliac) at 8/9/2008 1:25:00 PM
now I see that you remake work - look at nice and improved with update ...

from first day when I watch that work I think for the ears of the creature ... upper is with sharp end, but lover ear have round form with light part /raised in left part of the ear/ which for my vision isn't correctly ... just want to say, but this isn't important ...

Fool (Level 6 SWAT) at 8/8/2008 3:32:00 AM
Nope, but want to.=)

JoMama (Level 1 Rookie) at 8/2/2008 2:38:00 AM
Woow, trop exelent ton pixel art . Il es merveilleux .

shmupstick (Level 7 Sheriff) at 8/1/2008 10:34:00 PM
Gorgeous, as always. Your kids are in a league of their own.

Stickman (Level 6 SWAT) at 8/1/2008 3:19:00 PM
My favourite piece of yours yet :)

Ghostclown (Level 2 Quiet One) at 8/1/2008 12:29:00 PM
Excellent, as always, Fool! I'm honestly beyond words.

Cactus_Hat (Level 1 Thug) at 8/1/2008 12:26:00 PM

That awesomness, IT BURNS!


I hate you.

iLKke (Level 9 Executioner) at 8/1/2008 6:25:00 AM
Really like this. One of your best, imo.
Expressions ftw!

Gantar180 (Level 1 Rookie) at 7/31/2008 10:27:00 PM
Amazing... Do I need to say more? Great job man

MashPotato (Level 7 Underboss) at 7/31/2008 12:30:00 PM
I can just imagine this is as being the first part in a sweeping story where that creature wakes up, and all three of them go on many fantastical adventures together--a bestseller for sure.  Get on it, Fool!

new-age-reject (Level 1 Depressed) at 7/31/2008 12:24:00 PM
haha, thats great.
Really sweet, better hope that thing is dead!

Skink (Level 1 Jukyu) at 7/31/2008 10:00:00 AM
amazing pixelart, just like your other work

Peach (Level 6 Made) at 7/30/2008 11:18:00 AM
fool you're one of my favorite pixartist!
congrats again :)

Malor (Level 4 Button Man) at 7/29/2008 4:42:00 PM
I think this is your best piece to date, really nice coloring, and the overall concept is nice. I really wish I could provide useful criticism, but.. I can't currently. Anyways, 6/6 and fav'd

d-p (Level 11 Psychopath) at 7/29/2008 1:44:00 PM
Nice stuff for sure.

inkspot (Level 4 Button Man) at 7/29/2008 11:23:00 AM
nice as usual. Fool, you ever done some traditional painting?

dumbo (Level 4 Mercenary) at 7/28/2008 11:59:00 PM
Wonderful, faved, 100%!!!

nvision (Level 4 Team Leader) at 7/28/2008 5:23:00 PM
Great atmosphere, emotion, depth, and use of limited colours.  I'd have to say this is my favourite piece of yours, thus far!

Folk (Level 3 Stalker) at 7/28/2008 3:17:00 PM
wow! i don't know what to say. genius

PixEd (Level 1 Depressed) at 7/28/2008 2:22:00 PM
knew it was Fool the second I saw it - lovely as usuall

AdamPlays (Level 6 SWAT) at 7/28/2008 2:04:00 PM
The monster is really awesome.  I thought the girl's right arm looks amputated at first glance. 

4tochkin (Level 1 Intern) at 7/28/2008 1:33:00 PM
cool as usually ;)

Pocket Clouds (Level 1 Gangster) at 7/28/2008 11:54:00 AM
For me, ever the best pixel illustrator...

Fool (Level 6 SWAT) at 7/28/2008 9:31:00 AM
Hey, guys, thanks for the comments.=)
The B.O.B, it is wip-y, frankly speaking, thats always happened when not working on whole piece and always could say what it starts from and what was the last.=)

Arachne, that's seems to be the case. I know its busted, but I'll see if I'll get a chance to work it out. Thanks.=)

Nessiah, i haven't go forward two much, that story stills on the moment.=)

Mirage, yeah it is awkward a bit.

big brother, you're right, i've got that feel too, and if i get a chance to work on it a bit more i would rotate girl a bit  toward viewer as well.

PixelSpy (Level 5 Captain) at 7/28/2008 9:25:00 AM
Thanks so much for the WIP. Very helpfull

big brother (Level 11 Admiral) at 7/28/2008 7:55:00 AM
Love this piece! I would consider changing the kids' expressions. Right now they both look identically solemn.

juandifool (Level 3 Stalker) at 7/28/2008 7:19:00 AM

Spoonee (Level 1 Thug) at 7/28/2008 5:28:00 AM
Perfect colors!

pain (Level 9 Nidan) at 7/28/2008 1:31:00 AM
perfect !!! ... just perfect ...

Packrat (Level 7 General Manager) at 7/28/2008 12:35:00 AM
You are indeed the superstar.

Mirage (Level 3 Corporate Drone) at 7/27/2008 1:33:00 PM
Absolutely love this piece.

The composition is the only thing that bothers me a little. Maybe it's the huge background at the top that offsets things a bit too much.

People were pointing out the girl's legs but i think they are just fine. It really brings out the thought that she's a little bit anxious and ready to charm her way out of a fight when the big monster wakes up after being poked too much :)

skeddles (Level 11 Psychopath) at 7/27/2008 10:31:00 AM
I saw this on DA, and was like "WTF i never saw dis on PJ, it so awesome!?!!!11"

This totally rocks. As always. By the way , you're my number 1 inspiration at the moment.

old_flick (Level 3 Private Eye) at 7/27/2008 10:00:00 AM
Where the Wild Things Were...
Beautiful ugliness.  Love it.

Blackbeltdude (Level 7 Ichikyu) at 7/27/2008 8:28:00 AM
Man, if you made a story book full of these awesome pixel art pieces, I'd buy it.

Something I really like about a lot of your work is that you manage to tell a story with the images, and it reminds me of those old drawings I'd see in my books when I was a little kid. :) Your characters in your work always have some trace of thier personality in it, and I see that skill as something that's a lot more impressive than your awesome pixeling skills.

Anyhow, I'm not finding a lot of flaws here, but I'd say from a design stand point, it makes sense to add some hair to the inside of his ears, since the rest of his body is so hairy.

jamon (Level 9 Federal Agent) at 7/27/2008 4:36:00 AM
fantastic work.... colors are just fine... composition to...

DarkfalzX (Level 5 Sniper) at 7/26/2008 11:25:00 PM
Holly mother of crap! This is so far past awesome - I dare not even estimate just how great this piece is. But I guess it is to be expected from you man: ) Amazing, simply amazing.

FlyGuy (Level 10 Capo) at 7/26/2008 7:56:00 PM
Fool, will you ever create something unpleasing to the eye? Good job again.

Nessiah (Level 3 Hatchet Man) at 7/26/2008 4:55:00 PM
Pretty <3
as I said in Deviantart XD
I bet the monster is angry on who was poking him while he's asleep and one eye opened and after it saw the too it began chasing them causing the two to lose their hometown and became warrior and white mage to get revenge against said monster.

skamocore (Level 11 CEO) at 7/26/2008 10:57:00 AM
:D other than the girls crazy legs and the distractingly simple bg, this is amazing.

Fav +1; 55 to go.

hotnikkelz (Level 1 Rookie) at 7/26/2008 9:10:00 AM
awesome.  The monster is expertly pixeled.  More please more more more

Arachne (Level 4 Murderer) at 7/26/2008 7:57:00 AM
I love the concept and how colorful the palette is while still limited, but the composition is awkward with the main focus being empty sky. If you make that part darker than the rest instead of brighter, it would make the creature and the kids more visible.

Elk (Level 3 Stalker) at 7/26/2008 7:36:00 AM
Hi fool :D <3                             

Darth Mandarb (Level 10 Operative) at 7/26/2008 7:35:00 AM
Gotta love kid's lack of common sense!  Were I to see this thing laying on the ground I'd avoid it like the plague!

I like how the colors of the background blend well with the creature's colors.  Suggests that the creature would cammoflage well when roaming the forest.

There are some rough pixels, but since you referenced them in your description I'll leave 'em alone!

Good stuff.

Doppleganger (Level 6 Yonkyu) at 7/26/2008 7:16:00 AM
This is really quite nice and would make an excellent picture for a children's book.

"The Boy Who Poked Too Many Things"

Followed by his apprehensive, but equally curious, sister, Betsy; Billy cautiously approached the slumbering beast. The overwhelming stench let him know that he was close enough, and Billy crouched into an efficient poking position. With his trusty poking stick in hand, Billy went for the gold!

*poke poke*

Success! Upon discerning that it was indeed real, rough and scaly- Billy turned back to Betsy.

"I think our work here is done." he proudly proclaimed.

And with that the two began their long journey back home.


The silhouette of the palm tree that is above and between the two kids looks inorganic. The leaves are all straight-forwardly angled and the two on the right form this straight vertical line together. I believe that could use some work.

I also feel that there's something slightly off with the perspective, depth, and shaping of the eye and mouth of the creature.

The B.O.B. (Level 11 Master Assassin) at 7/26/2008 7:02:00 AM
Very detailed. I like the contrast of innocent versus gruesome, without the need for tits and ass. I think the palette is fine, just some things seem a bit rushed in certain places(the girl's right leg(our left), and the wip-ish trees in the background). Far better than I could ever pull off, though, I will say that. Wonderful job. I predict this one to get about 65 fav's....*throws $50 at local booker*

zi-double (Level 9 Necrophiliac) at 7/26/2008 5:13:00 AM
What to say ... as always nice, but that idea with children is very fun ... now when creature is with open eyes don't know what will happen with children hehehe

I like how you show with 4-5 colours in back plan and with 4-5 in front plan the deep of the greens in all your works :)

my favourite parts are eyes of the girl and pose of the boy with his clothes.


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