Tiger Beetle

Tiger Beetle

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Tiger Beetle

Title: Tiger Beetle
Pixel Artist: Joe.  (Level 3 Hatchet Man :: 1511 points)
Posted: 5/5/2011 5:04:00 PM
Palette: 13 colors
Statistics: 9 comments :: 5 favorites :: 0 avatars

I've always admired these beetles.  They're ferocious and iridescent.  I was wondering how to portray that in a piece; it seems the answer is contrast in saturation.


I had a pretty sweet wip animation going, unfortunately when GG saves .png's it destroys the frames.  So much for that...

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Cilein (Level 5 Detective) at 5/16/2011 3:38:00 AM

Very nice work, great job with the legs AA, specular looks lovely, that solid color patch on his back might be nice broken up a tad, lovely job regardless though :D

vassink (Level 2 Kukyu) at 5/9/2011 2:32:00 PM

Great work!! I like it!!

metaldev (Level 5 Killer Klown) at 5/8/2011 7:26:00 PM

 wow, really nice work.

Alex Pang (Level 6 Made) at 5/6/2011 3:12:00 AM

 Nice work but I hate beetles.

Joe. (Level 3 Hatchet Man) at 5/5/2011 10:41:00 PM

Oh, these are good comments.  Fixed and fixed.  I didn't consider someone having another theme...

jeremy (Level 11 Special Agent) at 5/5/2011 10:13:00 PM

Very cool. The specular on the abdomen might have a little too much contrast against the shadow on its right. Also, I think it could look even better with the grey background you have in the preview - on my light theme the colour variation in the legs is invisible :(

cure (Level 10 Capo) at 5/5/2011 8:22:00 PM

i thought the bright speculars were useful for conveying the way an exoskeleton reflects light. i dunno if dulling them entirely is best, maybe adding a color to ease their transition. still looks good either way.

Joe. (Level 3 Hatchet Man) at 5/5/2011 6:23:00 PM

God, you're so right... fixed.  I can't believe I missed that, thanks

Redshrike (Level 8 Marshal) at 5/5/2011 6:11:00 PM

Oh, heck yes!  If I have a gripe, it is the contrast between the highlight and the dark area on the front of his face--it's a very hard transition which could use some AA.  Still, really great work! 


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