The Island

The Island

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The Island

Title: The Island
Pixel Artist: Redshrike  (Level 8 Marshal :: 8183 points)
Posted: 2/10/2011 8:07:00 PM
Palette: 25 colors
Statistics: 10 comments :: 9 favorites :: 0 avatars

This is a quick reworking of an older piece of mine (Cold, seen here).  Hard to believe it's only been half a year since then.  I'm sorta hoping to enter this in a local art contest, though I'm not sure if I can convince them to take pixel art...  Anyway, the colors kinda got away from me on this, but I think I need to post it here so I stop tinkering with it (more important things to do, gotta stop being distracted).  So yeah.  Thanks to all the great comments from the last version--I had them in mind as I did the edits.

edit: changed preview (thanks for the tip!)

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|||| (Level 7 Sheriff) at 2/13/2011 11:06:00 PM


Manupix (Level 11 Godfather) at 2/12/2011 10:35:00 AM

Nice rework! Agree with Sippy about the stars.

Garreth (Level 1 Gangster) at 2/12/2011 4:25:00 AM

Who knows what lurks in the darkness~

Sippy_Cup (Level 5 Sniper) at 2/11/2011 3:53:00 PM

i really like the tallness of this peice, really adds to the loneliness that comes with this, also great contrast of warm and cold colors, esspecially seen in the tree.

darth i agree with you but on a closer look it almost looks like the person creates a void (of warm colors) against the trunk of the tree. like a shadow.

when i did a starry background cure had mentioned my start placement looks too uniform, it was good advice and i would like to pass that on to you, how ever i like the top half of stars it just seems to me the ones towards the horizon beocome a little too evenly placed.

keep up the great work!

Darth Mandarb (Level 10 Operative) at 2/11/2011 10:41:00 AM

I thought this was re-make of this ( and I was like, 6 months?  More like 6 hours ago!  Then I realized they weren't from the same person!

I like this!  I think (as was mentioned) that the back part (left part if you're looking at the img) of the tree should be affected by the fire-light.  It makes it appear to be situated way behind the person but he's sitting on the roots directly connected to it (and those roots have fire-light on them) so it kills the lovely illusion!

Aside from that I really like this.

Redshrike (Level 8 Marshal) at 2/11/2011 9:45:00 AM

Thanks guys!

@Exxo: normally I would do more blending of my ramps, but for this one I sorta wanted to maintain a distinction between the cold blue elements and the warm red-oranges (hoping the judges think it's sybolicious).

@Theovision: thanks!  preview chang'ed.

zi-double (Level 9 Necrophiliac) at 2/11/2011 8:30:00 AM

Nice - fire and man look at better ...

TheoVision (Level 8 Regional Boss) at 2/11/2011 7:12:00 AM

The preview does no justice to this piece... You should have made the preview of the campfire section!

Exxo (Level 2 Flatfoot) at 2/11/2011 12:30:00 AM

 I think you should add a little bit of orange on that other tree trunk as well.

Antiboton (Level 8 Cannibal) at 2/10/2011 10:09:00 PM

I like the light in the branch.


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