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Fall Feelings by EternalxRequiem Fall Feelings by EternalxRequiem
This is for :iconpixels-unlimited: Fall Celebrations Contest. This is the first thing I've made since my laptop, photoshop and flash drive all decided to play nice with each other. :la:

It's Autumn finally and today it actually felt nice considering the humidity was low for the first time in a long while. That's reason enough to celebrate! :happybounce:

The emote isn't really celebrating in the sense of jumping up and down in the leaves or the like. When I thought about the theme I kept envisioning a scene sprouting from a story book and perhaps emotes sitting around reading the story of Autumn, but it sort of turned into what it is now with just one emote relaxing under a tree enjoying the fall weather in a storybook setting.

I wanted to try my hand at a sort of minimalistic approach to shading and I'm mostly happy with the top part of the tree. I also wanted to try to use a limited color palette. I ended up using 21 colors though. :facepalm: I'm just trying to find my own shading style and technique that I'm happy with. I'll get there. :aww: Until then it's a lot of experimenting.


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Daily Deviation

Given 2012-10-16
Fall Feelings by =EternalxRequiem beautifully reflects the changing of the season with muted colors and wonderful pixeling. ( Suggested by I-is-smart and Featured by ChaosEmeraldHunter )
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Waluigi-Prower Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Just to let you know, this emote was chosen as the Daily Emote for EmoteADay on December 23, 2014, and featured here! emoteaday.deviantart.com/journ… :dummy:
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GraphiteDoll Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Professional Filmographer
the colors are so pretty !!
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EternalxRequiem Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you. ^^
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pawsquish Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, this is beautiful. ;u;
Even with just a few colours, they all look wonderful next to each other. I love the muted green of the grass against the pale golds and yellows of the setting sun; the sky looks really good and the colours themselves just look really cute to me. c:
I also love the little sideways smile on the emote's face is really cute too, even if it's hard to see, but that's alright, because most pixel art looks best this size.
The shading is really well done as well, especially on the leaves and the bark of the tree. It makes it look almost realistic while still giving the picture a cartoony edge.
All in all, I say your work paid off, and you did a very, very nice job on this. Also, I bow down to you, for I could never achieve this level of pixel art. xD
Congratulations on the DD, you deserve it! ;u; <3
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EternalxRequiem Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much for this lovely comment. The best and most thoughtful one of the day.

I'm so glad you like it and took the time to appreciate it. :heart:

:huggle:
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pawsquish Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're very, very welcome. ^^
Thank you for posting it for all of us to see.~ :heart:
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EternalxRequiem Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:aww: You're quite welcome. I'm just glad everyone likes it as much as I do. :heart:
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pawsquish Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's always a good thing for the artist to like the artwork. It always shows, and it makes it that much better. I'm just so amazed at how adorable the little emote is. xD
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EternalxRequiem Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:nod: Thanks again. :heart:
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pawsquish Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome.~ :heart:
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Emrys-Dark-Lullabies Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh I love the sunset in the background and how the grass isn't completely that dead color and the gold of the tree leaves!!!!!! So pretty!!!! So I shall hump this picture lol!
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EternalxRequiem Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you muchly, hon. :huggle:
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Turtledove21 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012
It's a tree. Must you all comment that it looks like something else? Just accept it for what it is. A tree.

Lovely work. Makes me want apple cider so bad. The tree itself is beautiful, but for some strange reason I am drawn to the background the most.

Congratulations on the DD! :heart:
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EternalxRequiem Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! A tree, that's simply all it is

Thank you so much! :heart:

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Turtledove21 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012
You're most welcome! :hug:
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Taramel1977 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012
It looks like a golden tree with the leaves falling, the guy under it looks like he his reflecting the beautiful fall day. I don't see why you jerks must torment the artist that created this masterpiece. No it don't remind me of a mushroom or a nuke cloud and I play lots of MW3. Maybe you need not only to learn respect but glasses too. :)
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EternalxRequiem Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks Tara. I'm glad you like it and think it's so lovely (and that you got the intention of the piece)

Lol... you would indeed know what a nuke cloud looks like. :giggle:

Thanks for defending my tree as well. :heart:
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Taramel1977 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012
your welcome hun, ill die fighting for your honor if it comes to that lol :D
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EternalxRequiem Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:giggle:

My honor. :faint:
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jerik666 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
An old tree, or a beautiful mushroom could. You decide.
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EternalxRequiem Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I have nothing to decide? I intended it to be a tree. I'm sorry. I'm glad you like it. You did say beautiful mushroom cloud after all. It's just I've been getting that comment a bit and some haven't seemed so nice. Although it's hard to infer tone on the internet.

Thanks for your comment. :heart:
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jerik666 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Either way, it is still a fine picture. I just saw it as a cloud because thats simply how I am. Hell, I saw the sun in the back as a second one.
I'm weird like that.
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EternalxRequiem Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:giggle:

Thank you. :heart: Clouds are indeed nice. Nuke clouds are not so I felt a bit down when people saw it as that. I'm definitely aiming for pleasant feelings with this piece. :XD:

It's okay. We all see things in art. I get that. ^^
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ANIME-DOG-GRRL Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The tree looks so fluffy~

I don't know why, but it reminds me of ice cream :meow:
That and the bomb/nuke comments you've been getting C:
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EternalxRequiem Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:giggle: I much prefer it be compared to ice cream.

=p
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MystalurDimensh Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Professional General Artist
The tree looks more like a nuke mushroom ^^;
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EternalxRequiem Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Perhaps I should start working on some sort of bomb deviation. You're the third person to say, in various ways, that it looks like a bomb or something of that sort. :D
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MystalurDimensh Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Professional General Artist
:D
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ellusivegman Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012
looks like a mushroom cloud... just sayin
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EternalxRequiem Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm not sure what to say or how to respond. Other people have mentioned it looks like a bomb or something. I'm not sure if you like it or not, but thanks for the comment either way. :)
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ellusivegman Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012
I do like it, but to me it just looks like a very cute nuke.
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EternalxRequiem Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I see. Hmm... well I'm glad you like it. :aww:
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Keefachu Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012
Daww it's amazing! C:
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EternalxRequiem Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you. ^^
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Waterish Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful, so simple but so effective. The framing really adds to it as well :)
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EternalxRequiem Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much. :D
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IceXDragon Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Great job! The limited amount of color really kept the mood of it.:D

Congrats on the DD!:happybounce:
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EternalxRequiem Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! :heart:
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IceXDragon Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome!
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Star--Sprout Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Student General Artist
I love how the limited color palette affected this piece, tying it together! Very nice job~I can't work with pixels that tiny, I find it very hard, so kudos!
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EternalxRequiem Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I try to work with muted and limited colors often as it's my favorite. :D

Thank you so much. :blush:


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Star--Sprout Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Student General Artist
Anytime! It's nice to have a color palette. It sets the mood of the piece for sure. I need to make meself a palette one of these days... :D
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EternalxRequiem Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Indeed it is. :dummy:
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Star--Sprout Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Student General Artist
...the only problem is I have no clue what my style is, even if I'd found my style. You have a great style my friend :D
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EternalxRequiem Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Why thank you! It took me some time to find it, but I found inspiration from pixel dollers and other pixel artists. You just have to mess around with things and you'll find it. ^^
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Star--Sprout Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Student General Artist
Hmm, I'll have to remember that^^ I think I have a feeling of the general place I'd like to go with my art, so I'm hoping I can take it from there and find my style that way ^o^
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EternalxRequiem Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Indeed. That's good. :dummy: Just keep experimenting and you'll get there. :D
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axslayer33 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
From the leaves of books fall leaves of fall....fall fall fall...

I have no idea where that came from
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EternalxRequiem Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:dummy: Quite interesting. :)
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axslayer33 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
So if guns don't kill people, people kill people, and toasters don't toast toast, toast toast toast, does that mean fall leaves don't fall, but fall fall?
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