At some point I decided I wanted to support the pixel art community at deviantART... and then proceeded to take no action whatsoever. Having discovered the deadline was in two days I still decided to do a very quick entry for the Nostalgia contest though.
It's 350 x 171 I think... and an amazing 41 colours.
Probably took about three hours to make. Maybe four or five, but I don't want to admit I spent all that time on it while I should have been studying.
I'll explain what it's about.
The beach. You can see three beaches I remember here. The first is the Dutch beach, about 5 km from my house. There's dunes of course, and the water is the wild dark green I always remember it to be. I've gone there all my life. When I was little, but also later with my boyfriend, and now with my parents to have lunch.
The second beach is Turkey. There's a pattern: being little, being there with my boyfriend, and having nice food at the restaurant you can see a small part of.
The third is Greece. There's a sandcastle, and no, it's not disproportionate (sp?). We'd build HUGE sandcastles when I was little; my dad and my sister and me. And I also added in a bit of a Greek temple for old times sake.
So there you have it, the beach. Whenever I am on a beach, wherever, I always feel nostalgic. I have so, so many memories from beaches all around the world... and the best bit is, is that they are nearly all good memories.
I had a good time experimenting with different kinds of water (personally I think they all failed
) and the dunes were interesting to try as well. I'm not satisfied with it at all, but I still think there's something nice about it. Probably the memories.