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MountainResidence PIXEL by Dillerkind MountainResidence PIXEL by Dillerkind
I started working on this thing years ago but never actually finished it. Recently I decided to give it another shot and started over from scratch. This time bigger and with a better palette, namely DB32. The bg is whack but I couldn't think of anything better and didn't want to go with a flat color or transparent bg. And yeah I know people, the scale of the different objects, and the dithering, and and and... so much to improve :D Still this was a good (and fun!) exercise.

The old, unfinished version can be seen here.
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Given 2013-11-29
MountainResidence PIXEL by ~Dillerkind ( Suggested by Hama-Girl and Featured by vanmall )
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F-lirty Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014
{{ I didn't really see the title so it actually took me awhile to realize it was made with pixels .o. This is so well detailed, I love it! }}
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:icondillerkind:
Dillerkind Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014   General Artist
Hehe, it's by far the largest pixel piece I've done so far. Glad you like it : )
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:iconwildhells:
Wildhells Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2013  Student Interface Designer
Awesome!
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:iconaerial-unison:
Aerial-Unison Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:D
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grifreaper09 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is magnificent. Very interesting piece, even if the background isn't all that detailed.
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:icondillerkind:
Dillerkind Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2013   General Artist
You're absolutely right about the bg. Glad you like it anyway. Thank you.
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:iconiamziman:
IAMZIMAN Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2013
daaaaaaayng Ice King, this looks crazy siiyiiick
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:icondillerkind:
Dillerkind Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2013   General Artist
Just imagine me saying thank you in a crazy sick way ;D
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:iconhowrued:
HowRued Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2013  Student General Artist
Congratulations on the well deserved DD :D

Your did an amazing job on everything c:
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:icondillerkind:
Dillerkind Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2013   General Artist
I wouldn't say so myself.. but I appreciate your kind words :D Thank you!
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zephro-electro Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2013
This is wonderful! Really like how you've done the trees.
To be honest, the foreground works so well on its own here that you could probably just have it as a transparent png without the background entirely...especially with that nice subtle fading into the abyss at the bottom of it :)
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:icondillerkind:
Dillerkind Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2013   General Artist
You're probably right about the background. Maybe I should have gone with transparent bg... But I don't like to work on things that I've put aside as finished. So yeah, I'll just leave it as it is. Thanks for your comment!
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oogaboogaz Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2013
Nice!
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:iconauoro:
Auoro Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2013
Really nice, congrats on DD 
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:icondillerkind:
Dillerkind Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2013   General Artist
Thank you.
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:iconmwlucyo:
MwLucYo Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
wow, thats cool
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:icondillerkind:
Dillerkind Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2013   General Artist
Hehe thanks!
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:iconblanket86:
blanket86 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Very interesting and beautiful work! Great style. I love it!:love:
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:icondillerkind:
Dillerkind Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2013   General Artist
Glad you do. Thank you : )
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:iconmdnzz:
Mdnzz Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2013
Amazing *-*
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:iconrafaeljbi:
rafaeljbi Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2013
cool!
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:iconcatluvr2:
catluvr2 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Congrats on the DD! :+favlove:
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:icondillerkind:
Dillerkind Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2013   General Artist
Thank you.
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:iconlintu47:
Lintu47 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Congrats on the DD! :dalove:
Have a nice day! :heart:
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:icondillerkind:
Dillerkind Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2013   General Artist
Uh, a little late but thanks and a nice day to you too!
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:iconlintu47:
Lintu47 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
My pleasure, thank you :happybounce:
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StrandedGeek Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2013
I swear man, I do my custom sprites stuff & I see your stuff like this & there is just no contest. I wouldn't even KNOW where to begin trying make something like this. Seriously awesome man. ^.^
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Dillerkind Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2013   General Artist
Now you know how I feel when looking at some of the pixel stuff on dA and other sites :D I'm still not very experienced yet, but that's okay as long as we keep up the motivation to work on our skills, eh? Thanks for the kind words!
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mri0903 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2013   Digital Artist
Congratulation to the well deserved DD! Sun Heart
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:icondillerkind:
Dillerkind Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2013   General Artist
Dankeschön!
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:iconcaptain-carrion:
Captain-Carrion Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013
Your pixel art is great!
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:icondillerkind:
Dillerkind Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013   General Artist
I don't agree as there's still so much work for me to do. But I'm glad you like my stuff anyway. Thank you!
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Theta-Illustration Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013
I like the background and the dithering :)
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:icondillerkind:
Dillerkind Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013   General Artist
Glad to hear : )
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:iconliesch:
liesch Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013
Awsome :) 
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:icondillerkind:
Dillerkind Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013   General Artist
Nah, not yet... but I'm working on it ;D
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leonel-guido Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Asom! perfect and imagine enviroment art i like mix of nature tree and strong of rock and the house style of drawing is very nice
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Dillerkind Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013   General Artist
Glad you like it. Thanks for the kind words.
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leonel-guido Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013  Student Digital Artist
you´re welcome dillerkind!
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:iconulltraz:
ulltraz Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
amazing!!!!Love 
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:iconsoupfries:
Soupfries Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like the stippling background! I reminds me on that one generic marker company! XD
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Dillerkind Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013   General Artist
Generic marker company, huh? I have no idea what you're talking about... but thanks for letting me know anyway xD
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Soupfries Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Roseart! Thats what it was...
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Arahiriel Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013  Professional General Artist
Wow, I can see lots of patience in this work! :D Though it has some rough endges which could be maybe better I think it is very well done!
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Dillerkind Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013   General Artist
There's a LOT of room for improvement. I'm aware of that and I intend to keep working and practicing. Thank you d^_^b
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Arahiriel Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013  Professional General Artist
It is always LOT of room for improvement. :D Great you try to push yourself. You are welcome!
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nosredna1313 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Not too educated in pixel-art. Is this something that's done pixel-by-pixel, or some sort of post-edit? Don't mean to be a bother, but I'm very curious about the process.

And what exactly is "dithering" as a previous poster said? From my (very limited) understanding it's the "noise" and that could only be avoided by using more shades, right?
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Dillerkind Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013   General Artist

You're not bothering me at all. Yes, pixel-art is done pixel by pixel. It has its roots in the early days of computer/videogames where the hardware had very narrow limits in terms of screen resolution, color palette, etc. Technically these restrictions may not exist any more today. However some artists still like to stick to "artificial restrictions", i.e. working with a maximum (usually very low) number of colors, a given palette or resolution or such.

Yes, dithering is that noise. In pixel-art it's a technique used to blend two colors by using different patterns, like a checkerboard pattern. Since you're often working with a very limited number of different colors, this can be used to create additional colors or to get (more or less) smooth transitions from color A to color B. Adding more shades/colors could help but like I said, very often in pixel-art you're trying to keep the color count low, for one reason or another.

If you're interested in this, check out the link in the description above. There's some info and examples given for the palette that I used in this pic. Much better examples for what can be done with the palette than my humble attempt here, mind you. I'm not very experienced with pixels yet.

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Kradakor Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Love the chaotic shape of it all.
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Dillerkind Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013   General Artist
Glad to hear. Thank you.
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