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Just watching Lord of the rings, and decided to make a pixel art pic of Gollum. this is my second ever attempt at pixel art, so tips for improvement would be appreciated :) The original size is 150x143 pixels
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As far as pixel art goes this is pretty awesome. I think that building a sense of depth through pixel art has to be pretty hard and you did it very well. I kinda wish there was more going on but this is fine as is. I think some color variation would be awesome. Right now it's very mono chromatic. I think more value in the background would be nice instead of just 2 flat colors. I really like that you used a full range of values. Another thing I also think some more detail on the character wouldn't hurt.
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:iconpewterkat:
PewterKat Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Professional General Artist
Pixel Gollum = win
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:icontochuri:
Tochuri Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks :D i thought so too thats why i made it :p
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:iconinuhalfdemon:
InuHalfDemon Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! This is pretty cool! Awesome job! I can't do pixel art. :/
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:icontochuri:
Tochuri Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks heaps C: i dont normally either i just felt like doing something different xD
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:iconstarrnacht:
StarrNacht Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013
So awesome. :D
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:icontochuri:
Tochuri Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks :D
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:iconstarrnacht:
StarrNacht Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013
Any time. :)
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:icongabrielleragusi:
gabrielleragusi Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012   Digital Artist
Hi! Your great work has been featured here: [link] :heart:
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:icontochuri:
Tochuri Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awww thanks heaps :icondragonhugplz:
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:iconmalintra-shadowmoon:
Malintra-Shadowmoon Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
A very interesting piece as I have never heard of pixel art before. When looking at it in your gallery it really looks like Gollum sitting in his cave. But now, it has no form, not really. I do not know how to describe it. The green diffuse points first hit my eyes. You cannot make them out so much when looking at it in your gallery.

Sorry, I know that I am talking nonsense - but it is really strange to me and that is why I faved it :)
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:icontochuri:
Tochuri Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks :), it kinda has that effect, being only like 150x150 pixels, up close it is quite bland but it is ment to be viewed as a smaller image, like you said with the gallery, thanks for your feedback :D
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:iconmalintra-shadowmoon:
Malintra-Shadowmoon Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You are most welcome and have a merry Christmas :)
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:icontochuri:
Tochuri Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks, and you too :), even though its boxing day over here =p
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:iconmalintra-shadowmoon:
Malintra-Shadowmoon Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Many thanks.
I do not care as I think the both are the same just have another name (Christmas = boxing day - boxing day = Christmas) XD
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Grand-Corsair Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is very good for nly your second try at pixel art. Keep up the good work.
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:icontochuri:
Tochuri Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks :), ill keep trying haha
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:iconelderxchildx6:
ElderxChildx6 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Awesome pixel.:XD: Love it. It looks fine to me, but then again, I'm not really that great of an artist when it comes to drawing, so...yeah.:XD:

I still like it.^^
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:icontochuri:
Tochuri Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks, i appreciate it :)
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:iconelderxchildx6:
ElderxChildx6 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
You're welcome.^^
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:iconletumnexomen:
LetumNexOmen Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Epic piece right there.
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:icontochuri:
Tochuri Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thankyou :D
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:iconletumnexomen:
LetumNexOmen Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love how almost simple looking it comes across.
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:icontochuri:
Tochuri Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yea its very mono chromatic, so it gives that effect :)
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:iconhazardousthing:
Hazardousthing Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Oh, that's awesome! Just seriously awesome!
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:icontochuri:
Tochuri Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks :D glad you think so!
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:iconhazardousthing:
Hazardousthing Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Student Digital Artist
You're welcome! It's certainly a lot better than anything I've tried to do in those pesky pixels.....
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:icontochuri:
Tochuri Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha, it was easer than i anticipated but it did take a while, being like my first try =p
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:iconhazardousthing:
Hazardousthing Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Student Digital Artist
You did a great job!
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:icontochuri:
Tochuri Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks again :)
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:iconhazardousthing:
Hazardousthing Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Student Digital Artist
You're still very welcome!
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:iconcorsecagent:
CorSecAgent Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice, an 8-bit Smeagol. Kudos! :-)
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:icontochuri:
Tochuri Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks, appreciate it :D
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:iconcorsecagent:
CorSecAgent Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
So how do you pull that off? I've always been curious about pixel art but don't know many details.
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:icontochuri:
Tochuri Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Good question, haha =p its was my second ever attempt, i checked out a few tutorials on here and just went for it :), using a reference pic
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:iconlongisle:
longisle Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012
I love it. Can you direct me to those tutorials ? ^_^
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:icontochuri:
Tochuri Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks :D
and sorry but i dont have them on hand right now as im on holiday, but your best bet would just be look up pixel tutorials on here :)
theres like no scene tutorials so i just used like pixel shading ones, etc and make sure to use a ref, it really helps.
sorry i cant be more help
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:iconlongisle:
longisle Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012
OK, no problem. Thanks for your reply.
And happy holidays!
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:iconcorsecagent:
CorSecAgent Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Good enough. I'll look it up for myself then. Please let me know if you decide to do more of these. :-)
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:icontochuri:
Tochuri Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the watch :D
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:iconcorsecagent:
CorSecAgent Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
My pleasure. I figured it was easier that way. I can hardly expect you to notify me personally every time you post something fresh... :-)
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:icontochuri:
Tochuri Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
haha good point :D
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:icontochuri:
Tochuri Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Will do, no problem :)
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:iconamiebain:
AmieBain Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Student Filmographer
Very COOL!
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:icontochuri:
Tochuri Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks :)
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:iconla-nora:
La-Nora Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
or a red-ish color.
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:iconla-nora:
La-Nora Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
So Cool! :D
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:icontochuri:
Tochuri Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks, appreciate it :D any tips for improvement? im really new to pixel art :)
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:iconla-nora:
La-Nora Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
tips?
The only thing I would say would be to add a "hero" color or two like some reflected light in places in the rocks and on the under side of Gollum such as a turquoise-y or glow-y color. But other than that--it's perfect! :D:D:D:D
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:icontochuri:
Tochuri Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
whats a "hero" colour? and yea ill try that, thanks for the tips and for the fav :)
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:iconla-nora:
La-Nora Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I just call reflected light a hero color--it "saves" the drawing---not that it's bad--it's so good! It's a color you put in the drawing to help pull people's eye around the drawing and draw attention to certain places. --it's totally okay if you don't add it--you could have been intending a "mono-chromatic" color scheme and in that way you have made an exemplary drawing! It's just my old years from art college that urge me to tell you about "hero" colors--One of my old professors called it that and that's why I refer to it the same way--because I love the way it sounds. :D Great drawing though--I don't think I would even attempt a pixel art because it's so hard to make it look right. Hat's off to you! :D
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