Forest Background

Forest Background

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Forest Background



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Title: Forest Background
Pixel Artist: Doppleganger  (Level 6 Yonkyu :: 4587 points)
Posted: 12/17/2006 21:52
Palette: 16 colors
Statistics:  22 comments    81 faves    0 avatars

*commissioned*

This is a background for a mobile phone game. There are three seperate layers that scroll at different speeds. Some aspects were changed for the finalized version, in my opinion it affected the piece in a negative way so I'm posting the unedited version.

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Mathias (Level 5 Rokkyu) @ 12/4/2010 00:53

Intriguing style!

Seems to lack depth, though. Distance doesn't come across well. Though, forgivable due to the stylization; I want to write it off as inherent to it's style.
The foreground is evident enough - Especially if there were sprites moving around in/on it.


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avo (Level 7 Mass Murderer) @ 7/25/2010 08:44

 nice and colorful!


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meiji1990 (Level 1 Gangster) @ 7/1/2008 22:30
Nice use of the green, especially... XD

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Antago (Level 1 Rookie) @ 6/16/2008 17:38
this is truly spectacular! Good job!

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Doppleganger (Level 6 Yonkyu) @ 1/6/2008 10:54
Hey you found it! After talking to the designer it was brought to my attention that they ran out of funds to actually release the game. I didn't expect to see anything on it.

As for the backgrounds vs sprites, yeah they don't stand out well at all. I didn't actually do the sprites nor did I really construct the background to work with the sprites. This was my first attempt at backgrounds for a game in which I didn't create everything and apparently I had much to learn. I highly doubt the sprites or bgs could be changed now but, it's certainly something that I've corrected in myself since then.

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Gas 13 (Level 9 Boss) @ 1/4/2008 08:06
Found it here. You've done a really great job with the background, the style is awesome but as you see the sprites blend with bg. Asking you about the game name I was curious if it is possible to make the sprites stand out on this bg.

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Doppleganger (Level 6 Yonkyu) @ 1/4/2008 07:12
I think the name of the game was called Stag Knight 2. Either that or Staggy or something of that nature. This was done for the mobile phone version of the game, which, I can't seem to find a link to. All that pops up when I search is a lot of flash versions of it.

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Gas 13 (Level 9 Boss) @ 1/3/2008 16:33
What was the final game name? I would love to see how it looks in the end.

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BlackDragon (Level 11 Godfather) @ 12/12/2007 16:56

f*** me too

This is awesome, fav


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chess (Level 8 Shodan) @ 10/16/2007 06:01
F*** me that is to good for my eyes :-O

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D-Puff (Level 2 Kukyu) @ 6/22/2007 08:20
this is realy cool 5/5 . not saying the volcano is bad, but it would be a perfect background loop if there was no volcano.

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infractus (Level 1 Depressed) @ 2/15/2007 14:04
16 colours???incredible! Hihaaa! Very nicee!

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horcy (Level 2 Corporal) @ 12/23/2006 00:58
Cool background. Makes you wonder who's in that tree

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ceddo (Level 6 Yonkyu) @ 12/19/2006 05:27
Oh my god, this looks so... tasty!!! games with backgrounds like these tend to be lots of fun :)

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Josiah (Level 9 Federal Agent) @ 12/18/2006 21:07
Cool looking love the cartoonyess

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Dra_chan (Level 8 Shodan) @ 12/18/2006 15:18
I like this cartoony but detailed style a lot

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alkaline (Level 6 Yonkyu) @ 12/18/2006 15:16
looks pretty nice, i must say...i would only suggest lighter, less black outlines and less AAed areas such as the mountain cloud and tree edges at the top.

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Rikas (Level 1 Rookie) @ 12/18/2006 07:27
So smooth!!!! impressive

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jalonso (Level 11 Godfather) @ 12/18/2006 07:20
There is a huge difference between commisioned art and hobby art. All things considered this is top notch and your client should consider themselves lucky to have you illustrating for them. I would let you copy/paste anytime

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Doppleganger (Level 6 Yonkyu) @ 12/18/2006 06:35
Thanks. The time constraints mobile phone folks give you don't leave much time for getting stuff done. I would've preferred to not use duplicates myself.

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Soup (Level 1 Rookie) @ 12/18/2006 04:16

I agree with surt. I would suggest some shadows, but that is just me.


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surt (Level 11 Godfather) @ 12/17/2006 22:34
Sweet stuff. The only crit I could give is that the front-most trees are noticibly duplicates.

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