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Sisterly tension (Contest entry) by Pix3M Sisterly tension (Contest entry) by Pix3M
Please click on the image to zoom in as pixel art is nasty when scaled down by weird factors.

*rant*
Thanks to EQD for featuring my work TWICE but their weird scaling butchered up my beloved pixels D:
*/rant*

EDIT 2: Well, this entry may not be the winning entry, but at the very least, it brought the best out of me.

Definitely the largest pixel art I've ever attempted. I have been very, very indecisive about the choice of colors (THANKFULLY because this is pixel art, I can change the colors on a whim), so this may or may not be changed by the time the deadline comes long.

For this contest, I wanted to make the most out of my forté, which is making hair look good, so this ended up being an excuse for making two alicorn OC's as I wanted REALLY voluminous hair like Celestia, but I can't draw her because the contest forbids copyrighted characters being used. Since there was no room for the wings though, they can probably pass off as privileged unicorns like Fleur de Lis.

Characters do not represent anyone in particular; I only designed them tolook very different from each other and nothing more.

I was gonna make the moon look something like the moon, but then I went crazy and made it look like a completely different celestial object. I like it though :)

WIP versions here: [link]

EDIT 1: Tweaked the colors for a more ominous feel, and redid the moon to look more like our own.
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:iconsilverbolt9999:
wow that looks amazing
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PonyMystic Jan 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
wowww!!!!
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:iconcatfromdream:
Amazing art! No matter what age, pixels will always make me feel nostalgic.

T'would be even more amazing to see this in actual retro-style game.
*Trying to imagine these portraits in a gaiden-esque cutscene*
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NoahRatcl Jun 27, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
HOLY SHIIIIIII-
*explodes*
*is reconstructed*
This is one of the best things ever. Just... wow.
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EmperorSlasher Jun 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing :clap:
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Sebastian1314 Jun 16, 2012  Student Digital Artist
How can you change colors on a whim? What program do you use?
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Pix3M Jun 16, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I'll have to write another journal entry describing how I change colors on a whim. It's a little complicated for me to explain in one comment.
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Sebastian1314 Jun 16, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Oh ok, awesome! What program do you use though?
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Pix3M Jun 16, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
(A question in my FAQ on my profile page)

Graphicsgale
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