One last Smoke.

One last Smoke.

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One last Smoke.



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Title: One last Smoke.
Pixel Artist: Shampoocat  (Level 2 Flatfoot :: 169 points)
Posted: 7/19/2019 06:24
Palette: 8 colors
Statistics:  4 comments    2 faves    0 avatars

So I was suffering from artist block for a while now. I did try out a lot of different styles but nothing really worked out. I guess part of the problem was that I kept finding amazing art everywhere and decided to just imitate it. As a result I ended up creating a bunch of pictures I never considered good enough to publish even though there wasn't anything obviously wrong with them.

I have now decided to instead focus on finding my own style of doing pixel art. Going back to a limited color palette was step one. I really love the Nyx8 palette so this is what I will be using for now. I am amazed at how versatile it actual is. Working with and around a limited color palette was a ton of fun.
Next I hope to find some sort of sweet spot between detail and minimalism as well as maybe look in to more interesting compositions.

Thanks for reading this somewhat lengthy description.
 

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Shampoocat (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 7/22/2019 12:36

Oh that Link! I had no idea what you were talking about. Sorry, just some random gal.

Anyways thanks for the praise, I am glad you like it.


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MicmasH (Level 3 Private Eye) @ 7/21/2019 21:41

He's a character from a video game, sorry :)

\\\ I feel the same way, I want to find a style that's realistic and extremely simplified at the same time, though I lean towards abstract and angular shapes in alot of my art (Ahem... scribbling if we're being totally honest here :)

I really like the way you used light and dark in this, it really sets the mood. I also like the composition, very clear!


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Shampoocat (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 7/21/2019 13:16

Link?     


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MicmasH (Level 3 Private Eye) @ 7/21/2019 10:45

Neat, though why is Link smoking?? :)


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