Finally done. Here's the little town of Box. It's not really a box, more a tile, but for the sake of continuity we'll just call it a box.
It took me more than a year to finish it. Of course I haven't been working on it 24/7 for the past 365 days. You can clearly see from bottom to top that my style has changed. At the bottom my style zigzags it's way up into a far more realistic style. In the 1280×960 town you will find many different buildings.
I might do a remake, but then again, I might not.
Enjoy! If I am to make a 1024 version, i'll probably need to resize it, making it more anti-aliased so i'm not sure what to do on that point. Anyway. IT IS DONE!
PLEASE NOTE: This work is not and never will be available for (commercial) use in advertising, apps, commercials, games or otherwise. Over the years I've gotten this question -a lot- and if you're looking to use this as artwork I'm sorry to have to disappoint you: The answer's always been same. No, thank you! Cheers!
I have been working on this on/off for more than a year. I started this in jan 2004. I used several pictures of villas for color and architectural ideas. This is for PixelDam ofcourse, for the Sunny Heights neighborhood, where recently my pixelart colleague ~ryan-gfx built his Rendezvous [link]
The pool was a real challenge and the brickwall too. The X5 turned out great by help from others ([link])
Making the shadows was the hardest part.
I can't tell you how many hours I have worked on this. For the colors I had to let it be compressed to 256 for this composition. The individual blocks (3) will be more color managed before they appear in PixelDam
Thank you for watching and I always appreciate your opinions, comments, love and kisses, donations and support
"living for, living with, living inside pixelart part IV" is ready
Well some may ask themselfs "why the heck is he talkin about PART IV?!?!?!"
a simple answer: it's part IV just because it is the last picture of a series - but I somehow chose to pixel it first - I just dunno why This is part of a project I do for indypendent class @ university. I hope to finish the first 3 parts soon. This series is a journey through pixelverse - everything will somehow and more or less be related to my person.
I won't explain how the other parts will look, because it will kill some surprise effects I want every viewer to have. I simply will reveal that the journey will start far away and zoom in very close to my life - which is actually what you see here.
For now I will give you a detailed description of the technical aspects of this picture
size (of the pixelart itself) : 720x907 pixels
bpp: 24 bits
objects inside picture: 158
characters in picture (including animals): 3
program used to compile: Photoshop 7
layers used: 100+
time taken: about 500 hours
I would like to thank a few people for constant critique that helped to improve the work in progress picture.
all I can say is that I hope you enjoy watching this picture as much as I had making it!
I also hope I will get some critique and/or comments on this picture because it took huge amounts of time, nearly exhausted me and will be part of my trimester exams.
thats it folks, hope you like it
Even if most of you liked the picture the way it was, some commented how to improve it . I did have some thoughts too and so I decided to edit some parts of the picture - I did not change any objects or deleted anything at all - I just changed shadows to fit a more realistic lighting/shadow theme. Most of it has been edited ~zoggles suggested it - another thing is that I made a translucent shadow - even for the afri cola bottle on the shelves. well I think I got everything covered, oh ... forgot one thing.... darkened the becks bottles because they got no backlight here which makes the scene more realistic - and thanks again to everybody helped to make it better - and a special thanks to ~zoggles and ~ dojoh
that's all folks!
EDIT PART II(12.10.03) made 2 minor tweaks. only 4 pixels but I think it will look better
Located in suburban Lake Sunrise, this country club is for the elites of Pixeldam.
Needless to say, this piece took me quite a while to finish. I started working on it four months ago but took long breaks in between. I first wanted to make a golf course, and I started on the club house. Soon I realized the club house already occupied two blocks so I decided to make it into a country club, where rich people are having a ball
There are a lot of 'easter eggs' in this scene, more than usual. The .psd file of this was around 6 mb with some 150 layers. I may make a wallpaper out of it since it already has the right size. I used this as a reference for the club house. The sidewalks around the scene are from Pixeldam.
EDIT(09.22.2003): Well I had to change the category to indyart, because pixelart is not allowed for DAPrints. Besides I made a few tweaks considering the cars outlines! thanks to `wenstrom for letting me reconsider
EDIT PART II(09.24.2003): DAMN I am so stupid for some times I totally forgot to set some of my coloring layers back to visible. Thanks to `splat I realised that my houses were all grey. This happens when someone is TOO tired to think :S Well I fixed it and I hope you still like
EDIT PART III(10.12.2003): Did some final tweaks that noone would have noticed but i think it is better this way
Thanks a bunch for the DD. Kind of unexpected if you look at the date I've submitted this artwork.
oh and thanks for all the comments and s I got and I am getting. please don't be mad if I don't answer directly to them, it's just that it would keep me busy quite a long time to answer them all seperately! but rest assured, they are all read and appreciated
Sorry for being so absent the couple of well.. 9 months. But I promised I'd make it up to you. How you say? Well to start, this is Rendezvous. The hotel/cafe/hangout with virtually anything you'd ever want. A tad cluttered... I know... but I just wanted to make up for the lost time.
This is for Pixeldam. yeah... It's going to go in Sunny Heights, but not just yet. I'm probably going to add onto it a little bit more before I submit the final one to Pixeldam.
The two objects that took the longest were the billboard, and the car (big surprize) I made the car from scratch, actually... no references were used (does it show) And the girl on the billboard had no references used either. That's why her face looks so messed up
I think it's like about 240 something colors, I really had a hard time staying on the palette. took about 4 weeks total. But I did the bulk of it in the last week. so yeah... feel free to comment, give me hard ass CC, whatever
oh CRAP! I totally forgot shadows. I'll do them tomorrow, kay?