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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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:iconmelodyglow:
MelodyGlow Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
damn son
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:iconretronator:
Retronator Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2016  Professional General Artist
Hug 
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:iconanascendedsaiyan:
AnAscendedSaiyan Featured By Owner May 22, 2016
Someone make an animated movie in this style!
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:iconretronator:
Retronator Featured By Owner May 22, 2016  Professional General Artist
Well … with all the pixel art music video coming out these days, we're already exploring these waters.
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:iconrobinandchill:
Robinandchill Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
orgasmic m8
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:iconretronator:
Retronator Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2015  Professional General Artist
Sweating a little... 
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:iconrallfried:
Rallfried Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2015   General Artist
I love the color scheme, it is really beautiful and  atmospheric.
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:iconretronator:
Retronator Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2015  Professional General Artist
Thank you, it's NES palette, but truly it's MartaNael's inspiration to go this way.
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:iconkaakelinkulma:
kaakelinkulma Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2015
Amazing beauty!
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:iconretronator:
Retronator Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2015  Professional General Artist
Hug 
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:iconquzco:
quzco Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
epic !!
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:iconretronator:
Retronator Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2015  Professional General Artist
Emoticon: Bow Thank you!
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08--n7R6-7984 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love this!
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:iconretronator:
Retronator Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2014  Professional General Artist
Love 
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:iconbriggh:
Briggh Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
naahhh... thats imposible XD awesome
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:iconretronator:
Retronator Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Professional General Artist
:happybounce: Love 
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:iconmaneatingcouch:
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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:iconretronator:
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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:iconponyuniverse:
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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:iconretronator:
Retronator Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014  Professional General Artist
¡gracias
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:icongeausselain:
Geausselain Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014  Student Digital Artist
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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:icongeausselain:
Geausselain Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014  Student Digital Artist
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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:iconretronator:
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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:iconkev1n999:
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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:iconretronator:
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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:iconshirei-shou:
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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:iconretronator:
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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:icondoodler95:
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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:iconretronator:
Retronator Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014  Professional General Artist
:) I'm only really starting on my way.
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:icondoodler95:
doodler95 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well, keep going! :D
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:icontimaman:
Timaman Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome work mate, nice job!
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:iconretronator:
Retronator Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014  Professional General Artist
Glad you enjoyed it!
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:iconmightybearrr:
mightybearrr Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Such fantastic use of the NES palette
Bravo

I certainly hope you win that contest
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:iconretronator:
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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:iconretronator:
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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:iconkovarny:
Kovarny Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cat nods 
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:iconretronator:
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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:iconretronator:
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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:iconkurururyu:
KururuRyu Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! So cool!!
Thanks for the link mate!
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:iconjamato-sun:
Jamato-sUn Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013
OMG... dem colors! I'm shocked with beauty!
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:iconretronator:
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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:iconbvigec:
bvigec Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome work.
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:iconretronator:
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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