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remake of [link]

e: bg
e2: color correction
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sergiocornaga Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013
Oh wow, this is fantastic!
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tacbot89 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013
WHO ATE MY LUCKY CHARMS?!
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NkoGnZ Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is a sweet remake, with a powerful bg to boast and a badass dragon indeed, it kinda gives me a pokemon vibe, perhaps it's the stance or someth... anyway pixelorious it's what this piece is! :D
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SuperTurnip Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Good. Good. Good. Keep up the darn good work!
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ImRandomArtist Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013
^ I know how you feel TT^TT people waking me up at one and 4 am QQ
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kenshinmeowth Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013
Wowwww this is insanely awesome. Hardcore!
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:iconvaporotem:
vaporotem Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Professional General Artist
A new tattoo for my butt :heart:
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:iconoceanscented:
OCEANSCENTED Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013
kinky
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NekoNinja13 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013
that is awesome times 10
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InsaneBear Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
AAAA AMAZINBG :heart: damn damn damn that's a huge diff o:>
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darku Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013
oh jeez and WHAT a remake!!! the colors are fantastic, and i admire the chunkiness of his fluffy neckbeard.

i continue to be jealous of the progress you've made over the years!!!
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Vusiuz Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013   Filmographer
Inspiring~
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DanielJAlong Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
if that was a pokemon, i'd throw like 500 shitty pokeballs at it. sadly its not.
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Furagii-ouji Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013
This would've been perfect for last year!
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OCEANSCENTED Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013
d'oh fuck

what's the animal this year again?
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Furagii-ouji Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013
Snake.
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horn-head-o Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is really a step above even your usually-high level of quality. Seriously, this is very cool.

Now since it's not being said elsewhere I may as well try to give a couple comments. I've said it before and I'll likely never stop, but this could be SO much more if you gave it a good careful refining. Parts that could use it most are the wobbly edges of the yellow in the background flame, the bizarre bulging width near the end of the tail, and the mishmash of scales that are close to us. The black outline of the dragon as a whole could use some smoothing too.

There's an unfortunate circumstance of color theory happening here. The red on the outside is such a strong bold color compared to the neutral blues/greys/purples/yellows that the background is kinda swallowing up the dragon himself.
Okay, I checked the color count to see if you had spare room to maybe make a new darker/less-intense red for the background, and found that you have 7 colors you're primarily using but have a whole 14 extra shades only barely off the base colors, mostly centered around the lower head. Here, this is their locations: [link]
I recognize the phenomenon that causes the color weirdness over on the yellow. Any chance you were playing around with partial transparency at all and drawing over it? Because that particular color differential is pretty common to that. Alternatively, if you were using brushes that had a little auto-AA on them while sketching things out that could cause it.
While I'm harping on the bright red in the background eating everything up, as far as colors go on their own this is a freakin' gorgeous palette.

Here's a pretty good question: Where's the lightsource? Underbelly scales and mane say upper-left, as does the face flesh. Scales on the tail say a variety of directions (from the left, from the right, from above, from in front of the face), and the horns say from the left. The spikes along the body say right above the dragon, and the claws on the hands say right beneath them. All this on a bright red and yellow fire background that casts no lights on the dragon itself (that's a design choice and not a lightsource one, just thought I'd mention it). Now, maybe you've got a lightsource in mind here and I'm being dense, but it looks like light is everywhere and nowhere.

Lastly, you may want to consider harshing up the black outline even more when differentiating parts. Especially from a 1x view (rather than the 2x view here), things like the hands are hard to tell from the body, and the effect of the very strong background is magnified. Similarity of colors on both sides of an outline makes the outline even more important or you risk losing the distinction and it all blending together.

All that is me nit-picking to try to give you some things to think about for next time. I was serious at the beginning - this is a damn great piece of pixel art and your style is still one of the most distinct I've seen in recent pixel art.

As an aside, got any intention to stream you pixelin' again any time in the future? Watchin' your process was rather educational when you did it a while back.
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horn-head-o Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, that was more than I intended to write...sorry for the text wall!
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OCEANSCENTED Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013
Well thanks, I do appreciate it and I can see what you're saying, but I'd like to ask a question; I have been having problems with opacity going down slightly at random times recently, which is why all those colors are there. This has never happened to me before and I have no idea how to fix it?
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horn-head-o Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hmm, that's a weird thing. Never heard of it, but what program are you usin'? Maybe I can see if I can figure out what's happening, cuz that's a really strange and problematic issue.

And no problem :3
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OCEANSCENTED Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013
I'm using Photoshop CS5, but I've been using it for years and this has been extremely recent. Is there a help section on PJ I can post about this?

Oh and, my responses to large critiques are always tiny, but I DO want to clarify that I am reading all of it. I'm just bad at saying a lot other than "I agree" or something.
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horn-head-o Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hmmm...I think if you head to the PJ forums there's one called "Resources and Support." That might work, but I don't think it's particularly active. My best advice would be to try a reinstall (in case a setting somewhere corrupted) and if after that it's still giving you grief to try the official Adobe troubleshooting forums - they'll be faster and more full of experts than most places would be.

Oh yeah, I have no doubt you're reading it, I'm pretty used to that - I always get pretty carried away with the typing. Maybe I should experiment with bullet points or something just for a change of pace...
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OCEANSCENTED Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013
I'm just gonna post it on the PJ version of this, as that forum section seems quite inactive.
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horn-head-o Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It does seem pretty dead, hopefully someone'll know the answer there. Your pieces tend to attract a pretty good amount of attention - it helps that people can recognize your stuff from the front page. Try the reinstall though, that usually helps.
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confetti-cake Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013
Your art just makes me so happy.
I love your style more than I could ever say.
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:iconoceanscented:
OCEANSCENTED Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013
well I'm very flattered!
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AisforInterval Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Student Digital Artist
holy dix that bg
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:iconoceanscented:
OCEANSCENTED Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013
chix w/ dix
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AisforInterval Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Student Digital Artist
not tonite i have a headache
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SilverSteelDragunn Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013
Holey cheese

everything about this picture

Is just Holey cheese.
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:iconoceanscented:
OCEANSCENTED Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013
chesus christ
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Amurutimate Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013
THIS

DRAGON'S

ON FI-UURRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR


I fucking hate that song...
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:iconoceanscented:
OCEANSCENTED Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013
JUMP IN THE FIYER
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:iconikabloop:
ikabloop Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
wow. i really like your pixel art by the way.
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:iconoceanscented:
OCEANSCENTED Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013
thanks!
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:iconinstantsonic:
instantsonic Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
YOU ARE SUCH A BAD ASS
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:iconoceanscented:
OCEANSCENTED Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013
oh pSHASAOSHAHHssh yer makin me blush

also aren't you an admin on Sonic Retro or is my memory shit?
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:iconinstantsonic:
instantsonic Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Pft, you deserve it. And I'm staff on and off.
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LittleMissAwesome Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Student
PRETTYYYYYYYYY
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:iconoceanscented:
OCEANSCENTED Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013
PRETTY GAY
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LittleMissAwesome Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Student
:iconfabulousplz:
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Jfdp13 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Student General Artist
You did great Ocean! Your shading/colors impact my retina with tenderness.
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:iconoceanscented:
OCEANSCENTED Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013
that was the greatest poem
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:iconcryxin:
Cryxin Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Student Artist
I can never draw scales. lol nice sprite c:
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:iconoceanscented:
OCEANSCENTED Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013
They're a bit easier on pixel art but still a bit of a pain. But they're still better than fur...
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MotorRoach Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013
It was me, you big idiot, you're going to miss the chicken dinner.



Best mustache.
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OCEANSCENTED Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013
I have a bad habit of napping through dinner IRL, actually
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LazyHermitThing Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013
:O Not me... *runs away*
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HanaFa732 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
*Imitating Chinese/Tibetan protagonist* It was me because I stole your fire! My village needs it for the harsh winter. *Also runs away*
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LazyHermitThing Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013
Hahaha! :XD:
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