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Pixel China Mountains by Retronator Pixel China Mountains by Retronator
This is a fan art piece based on `MartaNael's magnificent painting China Mountains, for her artbook contest.

Check out the animated, parallax version: www.retronator.com/china

GIMP, 512x192 (8:3), 40 colors (NES palette), about 50 hours of work.

WIP timelapse: youtu.be/nPWP3K5VhMg

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08--n7R6-7984 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love this!
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Retronator Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2014  Professional General Artist
Love 
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Briggh Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
naahhh... thats imposible XD awesome
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Retronator Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Professional General Artist
:happybounce: Love 
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ManeatingCouch Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It kind of grows on you.
I didn't like it at first, but as I got used to the art style, the details began to appear and I started to see a very detailed world.
In my opinion it far surpasses the original art.
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Retronator Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014  Professional General Artist
That is indeed an interesting comment. I still have to get it printed on canvas and then hang it together with the original art.
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PonyUniverse Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
WHOOOAAA!!!
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:iconretronator:
Retronator Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014  Professional General Artist
Love 
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DavidiuK Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
O______O ........*u* hermoso 
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Retronator Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014  Professional General Artist
¡gracias
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Geausselain Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014
Woaw! Very nice work! :)
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:iconretronator:
Retronator Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thank you! How did you discover the piece?
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Geausselain Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014
Oh sorry. I don't really remember. i think, i have scroll the section "what's hot" on Pixel Art category and i saw your work.

I hope you will understand me with my poor english. ^^'
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Retronator Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014  Professional General Artist
Yeah, understand everything. I was just curious, since a couple of favorites appeared and it's an older piece.
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Kev1n999 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I really like this style. It seems to be between NES and SNES.
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Retronator Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014  Professional General Artist
Yeah, it uses NES palette, but without any restrictions so that might be why.
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Shirei-Shou Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I just want to suggest it to get DD. But U already get DD for last 6 month. But this one deserve to get DD ^^ it amazing
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Retronator Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2014  Professional General Artist
I'll make even better ones, and hopefully not based on others' work. Next DD needs to be 100% made by me. :)
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Shirei-Shou Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
ganbatte
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doodler95 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
How does this not have more views?!? :noes: This is amazing! :heart:
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Retronator Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014  Professional General Artist
:) I'm only really starting on my way.
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doodler95 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well, keep going! :D
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Timaman Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome work mate, nice job!
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Retronator Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014  Professional General Artist
Glad you enjoyed it!
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mightybearrr Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Such fantastic use of the NES palette
Bravo

I certainly hope you win that contest
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Retronator Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks! There are no winners, but the piece will indeed be included in her art book: I'm so very flattered, *fanblush*.
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The-Raven-Soul Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I saw this in the sidebar and flipped out in all the good ways! Lovely!
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Retronator Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013  Professional General Artist
I have another similar piece in the works, but de-pixeling an art work into the ZX Spectrum palette instead of the NES one. That one is a little more hard to love if you aren't a particular ZX fan. It's almost done & the latest WIP is the cover of my Facebook page: www.facebook.com/retronator
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Kovarny Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cat nods 
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Retronator Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013  Professional General Artist
:bighug: REVAMP 
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KururuRyu Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Waa! amazing!!!
You are awesome mate!!
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Retronator Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013  Professional General Artist
It's mostly amazing thanks to the original. :) The author (`MartaNael) is just releasing her second art book where this piece will be part of the fan art section. Check it out: 
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KururuRyu Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! So cool!!
Thanks for the link mate!
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Jamato-sUn Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013
OMG... dem colors! I'm shocked with beauty!
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Retronator Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013  Professional General Artist
Well, I just turned `MartaNael's colors to 11. It's all her magic if you ask me.
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bvigec Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome work.
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Retronator Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013  Professional General Artist
Opa, Vigec, hvala!
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lookhappy Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013  Professional General Artist
Amazing work my friend! I absolutely love it!
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Retronator Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks so much Joe, when times are tough, you guys are my motivation.
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lookhappy Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013  Professional General Artist
aw mate, I'm glad to hear that! Try to keep finding inspiration when things get rough - that's when you'll produce your best and most honest work in my opinion.
Keep your chin up my friend
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Retronator Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013  Professional General Artist
Well, I have something completely different rolling around in my mind that could be potentially most important work I did so far. It's also what I've wanted to do all along, but keep putting it off as some kind of dream project for when I'm more experienced, richer, older etc. Fuck it. Gonna do it sooner rather than later.
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Tohad Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Great work !
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Retronator Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013  Professional General Artist
Meow :3 
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HHylst Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Such a good work ! Beautiful !
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SonicJasper20th Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's so detail and so beautiful, I love this. Clap 
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burningvegeta Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013  Student Filmographer
So perfect.
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Retronator Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks man!
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trsto Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013
sweet, this looks really cool
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8bittt Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013
Awesome!!!
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Pixelandart Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome ! Congratulations !
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