Pixel of The Month July '08!

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Pixel of The Month July '08!

Postby Em » Wed Aug 13, 2008 9:14 am

[align=center]This month's winner is Lina-san!



Tell us, what inspired you to make these little trinkets?
I've always liked pixel bottles made by other artists. In the beginning of July I lost inspiration for dolls, but wanted to pixel out something and an idea just popped in my mind "Hey, you like pixel bottles, why not pixel them?"

All of these are great, but which one is your favorite?
The dragon breath one :) I really like its wings and the smoke.

How did you start this project? Did you start out with the wings, the bottles.. how did the process go?
I always start my pixelwork with palette making and this time was no exception. Then I made the outlines of bottles (there are actually three different ones in two sizes but I finished only one type) and shading. Detailing was the last part, it's just my habit to add all the details in the end.

Each pixelled vial seems to have a theme, what inspired you for each of them?
Originally they're supposed to be just rainbow-coloured potions without any theme but I thought it would be really boring. Each theme comes from liquid's colour: pink is associated with romantic love, toxic green with poison, dark red with someting dark and demonic and so on.

There are so many details and intricate design-work on these, but are there any pieces you wish you'd changed now?
I really don't like how the white potion turned out. It's the last one in the series and I was completely out of ideas while making it. But I still don't know what theme I should have chosen for it ^^;

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Postby Laithwen » Wed Aug 13, 2008 9:40 am

Congratulations! Oh, I loved those little bottles so much. XD Keep up the beautiful pixel-work!

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Postby Nikimuk » Wed Aug 13, 2008 11:11 am

Congratulations, Lina-san! I love your potions to death! :mrgreen:
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Postby Neneka » Wed Aug 13, 2008 1:32 pm

Congrats, Lina <3
Your potions are so adorable!
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Postby Danielle » Wed Aug 13, 2008 1:57 pm


The bottles are so fantastic. I adore the attention to detail in each one :)
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Postby LA-Fairy » Wed Aug 13, 2008 5:28 pm

*falls off chari* I voted for that as well.

Congratz, those bottles are uber cute!
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Postby LadyHazy » Wed Aug 13, 2008 6:24 pm

I loved these potions to pieces. XD

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Postby Heartsdesire » Wed Aug 13, 2008 7:29 pm

lovely array of pixel bottles there all eye candy and I just love them there rather cute ! keep up the great work <3 and congradulations :)
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Postby princetofuu » Sun Sep 07, 2008 9:29 am

These bottles are such a creative idea <3 Congrats
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Postby Vida Doluer » Sun Oct 12, 2008 11:41 pm

WOW. Very nice work , I'm a HUUUUGE fan of palette work. I find it an interesting challenge to find a way to make the contrasting colors to blend together to give it a more realistic look to it. Very nice work ;D
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