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Hatsuko, the Carp Maiden


floating shrine maiden and her fishies

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This is cute! I love the nice coloring you have for this piece and the lil shark boi.

maruki responds:

Thanks! The colors are all from one of the first palettes I've ever made

Had no idea this was a gif! This is Awesome, and so pretty!

maruki responds:

Thank you!

I love the way that the colors seem bold yet soft at the same time, the style reminds me of cave story. the animation itself seems a little jerky, but also really fluid when you concentrate on it a little closer. your art style would be great for a video game, but of course, it is really great on its own as an art piece. I think the way that the things in the foreground and larger pieces of the background that seem closer to the point of perspective are simpler and the things further away and that are more in the background/less the focal point being more detailed is something that really brings it together and makes it pleasing to the eye and engaging in a way that just makes you feel good looking at this, and want to keep staring at it. great work, keep doing what you do !!

maruki responds:

Thank you for your kind words. The animation is jerky, yes. I think I messed up the gif capture a bit. Funny enough, she is one of the characters I designed for Aftertile, the game I'm currently developing. That's also the reason why the background look simpler in comparison to the others, it's because I designed that map trying to focus on visual easiness. It's great to know that the piece feels good to look at, it means a lot to me. Thanks again!

This looks vibrant! I do appreciate your efforts making this.

maruki responds:

Thanks a lot! I'm really happy to know that!

Credits & Info

4.46 / 5.00

Jun 15, 2018
8:33 PM EDT
Pixel Art
File Info
920 x 801 px
1 MB

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