Winter Harbor

Winter Harbor

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Winter Harbor

Title: Winter Harbor
Pixel Artist: DawnBringer  (Level 10 Maniac :: 22228 points)
Posted: 6/4/2010 3:41:00 PM
Palette: 23 colors
Statistics: 45 comments :: 119 favorites :: 0 avatars

Pixel Art Challenge: Out in the Cold

160 x 90 pixels, 23 colors.

Possibly created as practice before a real oilpainting.

Based on this location/image:

Obviously I traced some keypoints & perspective lines.

Did not use all of the 25 colors, could perhaps have interpolated some ranges but I'm tired now and almost snowblind! :P

Made with GrafX2.

Weekly Challenge: Out in the ColdWeekly Challenge: Out in the Cold
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Splurge (Level 4 Team Leader) at 1/15/2015 11:56:00 AM

Brrr.... Looks like -20 Celsius or so.

Daimoth (Level 1 Depressed) at 3/24/2014 9:51:00 AM


jamon (Level 9 Federal Agent) at 5/22/2013 1:27:00 AM

 great atmosphere... 

AtskaHeart (Level 7 Colonel) at 1/24/2013 8:54:00 AM

 Very beautiful colors and scene. I like the shading pattern :p.

Ashkin (Level 8 Rear Admiral) at 7/11/2012 8:29:00 PM

Captures that wintery feeling perfectly.

orange08 (Level 3 Hatchikyu) at 3/5/2012 11:31:00 AM

This is amazing @_@ It really looks like a fuzzy camera picture.

Andrey (Level 3 Private Eye) at 12/4/2011 2:13:00 PM

Cool dithering, I love it

Cyangmou (Level 6 SWAT) at 11/3/2011 1:55:00 AM

What's fascinating me at this one. I guess you are the only artist who is doing great bubble dither and your color choice is also always an eye-catcher. You are just amazing and I wanted you to know that.

Friend (Level 3 Hatchikyu) at 10/10/2011 7:49:00 PM

it's so good that it's bad

Weasly Grizzly (Level 4 Shichikyu) at 10/6/2010 2:50:00 AM

That's awesome!

carrion (Level 6 Made) at 9/13/2010 11:30:00 PM

 fantastic mood

DawnBringer (Level 10 Maniac) at 7/17/2010 6:11:00 PM

Thanx for all the comments, votes & ratings! :)

pivotman99 (Level 1 Rookie) at 7/16/2010 4:56:00 PM


avo (Level 7 Mass Murderer) at 7/15/2010 3:33:00 AM

Great image 

microDOT (Level 1 Intern) at 7/7/2010 5:44:00 PM

High standard, though maybe I would add more colour.

CeciliaOfSweden (Level 1 Rookie) at 6/18/2010 6:26:00 PM

 This is a truly lovely picture...  You even got the cold atmosphere right! The only thing missing is the dry-cold sensation in your nasal cavities as you inhale and the cold nosetip.

Mr. Matti (Level 5 Sniper) at 6/17/2010 2:08:00 PM

This is so good, I don't know what to say.  Very nice colors and a cool atmosphere.

TunderPhoenix (Level 2 Corporal) at 6/14/2010 5:40:00 PM

... oh.... my.... God....

Where you get that camera that takes photos already in pixels?

Jabber (Level 3 Private Eye) at 6/10/2010 8:12:00 PM

 Wow. Looks really good even at x4.... in fact it looks even better. That's some immensely subtle and detailed shading. I like it a lot.

Brod (Level 1 Jukyu) at 6/8/2010 1:42:00 PM

Ahh.. incredible!

x-death (Level 5 Killer Klown) at 6/8/2010 1:56:00 AM

i keep winding up voting for your peices. lol, but who could blaim me there just to bloody good ;)

ParkerBabyDiaperCompany (Level 4 Team Leader) at 6/7/2010 11:52:00 AM

This is really smooth and beautiful.

onek (Level 6 Hitman) at 6/7/2010 7:26:00 AM

 great! sooo smooth.... i like the reflection on the wood A LOT! u should do more of this stuff!

EDIT: voted.....

Petrichor (Level 3 Enforcer) at 6/7/2010 6:15:00 AM

I also love how the bubble dithering makes the entire scene look snow-filled. I am always kind of leery when it's being used on skin or whatnot (although you do it better than most), but it works here.

slym (Level 8 Rear Admiral) at 6/6/2010 5:40:00 PM

:/ don't like repeated textures, definitely not your best work. Sorry :(

SpaceSalmon (Level 1 Rookie) at 6/6/2010 1:44:00 AM

by far your best work.  It got a great atmosphere to it. 5/5

Clovvach (Level 2 Dealer) at 6/5/2010 10:37:00 AM

 For some reason, I have never really fan of your work, but this one... wow, it seems to stand out of the others. I really dig it, the mood, the atmosphere. I am still bothered by the overuse of colors in some areas, and the sky could use some work, but it still looks great. Really, I'd like to see more pieces like this in the future, because I like this one the most out of all the ones that you have made. 

Photocopier (Level 11 Godfather) at 6/5/2010 8:49:00 AM

I love your pixel works, i like the way it looks smooth enough for a colour reduce, but when you zoom in it's all these interesting pixel patterns and it's like "no I'm just that awesome"

Green_Hell (Level 2 Flatfoot) at 6/5/2010 8:41:00 AM

Labor camp, that was my first impression from the preview. Like it that's for sure.

ev149 (Level 4 Deputy) at 6/5/2010 7:59:00 AM

I love you.


Superb job, awesome use of colors and shading.  It's got my vote! 

Satsume (Level 10 Capo) at 6/5/2010 5:06:00 AM

very realistic,nice piece


darchangel (Level 4 Murderer) at 6/5/2010 3:22:00 AM

Lovely and more interesting than the original picture...snowball fight anyone?

Manjaman (Level 7 Mass Murderer) at 6/5/2010 2:12:00 AM

Superb !

I'm with those who consider your bubble dithering perfectly fits this piece. It gives a heavy atmosphere to the scene, like it has just been snowing or something.

Agree with Pragz for the glass doors. You REALLY should test without.

(i can't stand the preview frame )

Manupix (Level 11 Godfather) at 6/5/2010 1:39:00 AM

* gasps in awe *

InvaderOz (Level 2 Petty Officer) at 6/4/2010 10:21:00 PM



BlazeAce (Level 6 Commander) at 6/4/2010 10:01:00 PM

I find that the bubbles really fit this one. They kind of remind me of snow giving the picture the winterish feel it needs.

Love it :)

Paulo Peres (Level 6 SWAT) at 6/4/2010 8:37:00 PM

That's amazing man!

Great atmosphere, nice shading, congrats!

Honor (Level 1 Rookie) at 6/4/2010 8:24:00 PM

Woah! thats kewl.

RollerKingdom (Level 7 Mass Murderer) at 6/4/2010 7:44:00 PM

this looks so real. great job! my favorite so far

jamesmorrow07 (Level 1 Jukyu) at 6/4/2010 7:36:00 PM

Damn, those bubbles work wonders... Brilliant piece you have here, it looks realistic.

dumbo (Level 4 Mercenary) at 6/4/2010 7:34:00 PM

Very well done!

Pragz (Level 1 Depressed) at 6/4/2010 7:16:00 PM

Your bubble dithering has worked for some pieces, but I don't like it in this one. The glass doors on that first building on the right stand out too much.

Other than that, pretty nice.

Buddy90 (Level 5 Assistant Manager) at 6/4/2010 7:00:00 PM

Extremely smooth, although I'm not sure if the texture of the sky matches the piece

dpixel (Level 9 Vice President) at 6/4/2010 7:00:00 PM

Just awesome!  You got me beat.  Like Reo said, "best thing I've seen from you".

Reo (Level 11 Sensei) at 6/4/2010 5:05:00 PM

Brilliant work, best thing I've seen from you!


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