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The Deep

on: May 02, 2009, 02:20:56 pm
Well, recently the B.O.B said alot of usually active pixelers aren't active at all anymore. And I really believe I'm one of them.
It's been ages since I did any personal pixels. And I think I really need to be doing something again.
So here it is:

Update 1:

I'm pretty content with it so far. Jellyfish are awesome.
I'm using alot of pictures of jellyfish as my reference, with as most prominent:
http://blogs.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/worldcup/jellyfish.jpg
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3058/2535908282_d283984380_o.jpg

This one inspired me to make this in the first place, I came across it after browsing some COW challenges over at ConceptArt:
http://www.central-game.com/Bougnah/images/img_202_1.jpg
« Last Edit: May 02, 2009, 04:27:51 pm by Opacus »

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Re: The Deep

Reply #1 on: May 02, 2009, 06:08:12 pm
mysetrious piece, keep going
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Re: The Deep

Reply #2 on: May 02, 2009, 06:10:36 pm
It's a really beautiful work in fact.
I'm waiting to see how it could evolved.

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Re: The Deep

Reply #3 on: May 02, 2009, 11:25:31 pm
Thanks for the positive comments!

Here's an update again:


Started refining. I'll start adding a background soon. Probably a coral reef with some ruin in it, some more jellyfish in the background.
14 colours currently.

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Re: The Deep

Reply #4 on: May 03, 2009, 01:42:10 am
it's a flame lookalike ,now ?
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Re: The Deep

Reply #5 on: May 03, 2009, 08:45:31 pm
I find it strange that it has a lot of contrast below the cap. I would also try and capture the slight blur/opaqueness of the cap like in your refs.
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Re: The Deep

Reply #6 on: May 04, 2009, 11:41:11 am
It looks great, but if you used anti-alias on the tentacles it would look even better.

It almost looks like a painting, it's so cool.

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Re: The Deep

Reply #7 on: July 31, 2009, 02:11:46 pm
it's a flame lookalike ,now ?

Yes, that's kind of the idea. A very bright, nearly flame like creature in a blue ocean.

I've decided to temporarly put the Dreadnought on hold and finish this first. I was away for a week and looking back at the Dreadnought I realise I should follow Nd's advice, and create something more 'alive'.
For now, I want to finish this one. I'm too proud of it not to finish it, would be a waist. So here I go with the latest version.



I'm not to sure about those darker bits in the water. But it looks so bland without anything. hmm...

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Re: The Deep

Reply #8 on: July 31, 2009, 02:18:24 pm
Funny, I'm working on a similar image for the Fairchild Channel F right now. It's not so colorful, of course! ;D I'll post it in about a week.

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Re: The Deep

Reply #9 on: July 31, 2009, 02:29:43 pm
I don't know the stringy things look weird. try to work on them a little bit.
Maybe use some dithering or AA. ???
I don\'t want to be a bad boy like I was in the *gulp* past...Please be patient with me.