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Circle of Life by Synfull Circle of Life by Synfull
The other day I tweeted that I fancied making a large pixel piece but was lacking ideas. `Mirz123 came back to me with the idea of a Lion King piece and being one of my two favourite Disney films (The other being Tangled for which I made this piece) the idea appealed.

I decided I wanted to have a go at pixelling Pride Rock so the obvious scene to use was the one at the start with the presentation of Simba. Pixelling Pride Rock was actually easier than I imagined and turned out better than I envisioned. I chose not to include other animals at the bottom as I'm not sure I could get them to look right from the rear, and didn't want to detract from the background.

Whilst the sky in the reference picture I used for the rock was blue based, I opted for an orange-y sky after receiving some feedback from a few other artists. The clouds were certainly the hardest part. I tried a number of styles but I wasn't able to make any look right, so opted for a style I've used a couple of times to prevent the background looking too empty.

I did make a concious effort to try and keep the numbers of colours used as low as possible by reusing different colours from the existing palette for the clouds, borders and tree leaves. All in all I managed to reduce it to 49 colours including emotes, 26 without them - a fact I am really proud of.

In the process of making this I have a number of copies which show my progress. I decided to string them together and you can view them below:


References
Pride Rock: [link]
Sky: [link]
Tree: [link]
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Given 2013-07-15
Circle of Life by `Synfull
A beautifully pixelled piece, capturing the moment from the movie brilliantly. ( Suggested by Krissi001 and Featured by SparklyDest )
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HsnGoneWild Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this amazing piece of art brings back a lot of good memories. well done:clap: 
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:iconsynfull:
Synfull Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013
:aww: thank you
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SphinxOfPride Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
very nice,the lion king is also my favorite movie:)
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:iconsynfull:
Synfull Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013
:highfive:
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:iconsphinxofpride:
SphinxOfPride Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
^^
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:iconashfireesroh:
AshfireEsroh Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Soooo Cute. <3
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:iconsynfull:
Synfull Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013
:) thanks
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:iconseabreeze101:
Seabreeze101 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
:iconcircleplz: DA CIRCLE OF LIFE!
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:iconsynfull:
Synfull Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013
:D
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:iconflowerlet:
Flowerlet Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
So cuteeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
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:iconsynfull:
Synfull Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013
:aww:
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:iconflowerlet:
Flowerlet Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
^^
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:iconshadowkitty13:
shadowkitty13 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
FRICK YES
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:iconsynfull:
Synfull Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013
:)
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:icontay-emoclan:
Tay-EmoClan Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
The cuteness of this just MADE MY F***ING DAY!!!! (And congrats on the DD ^^)
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:iconsynfull:
Synfull Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013
:#1: thank you
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:icontay-emoclan:
Tay-EmoClan Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Np ^^ keep working...your art is really epic ^^
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:iconlintu47:
lintu47 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
    Congrats on the DD! :dalove:
    Have a nice day! :heart:
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:iconsynfull:
Synfull Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013
:love: Thanks
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:iconlintu47:
lintu47 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
    My pleasure :happybounce:
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:iconryoshi-un:
ryoshi-un Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
wat

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:iconv-vflowers9401:
v-vflowers9401 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Now that's adorable
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:iconsynfull:
Synfull Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013
:aww: thanks
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:iconv-vflowers9401:
v-vflowers9401 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
ur welcome :)
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Niarahime Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013
Waah, I love this!! Great work- it brings back such memories! They're so cute as round little emotes!
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:iconsynfull:
Synfull Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013
:love: thank you
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:iconshinywhitewaters:
ShinyWhiteWaters Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Okay, somebody needs to make an emoticon of this.
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:iconsynfull:
Synfull Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013
Isn't that what this is? >.>
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ShinyWhiteWaters Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I meant,  a plz account.
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:iconsynfull:
Synfull Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013
Ahh, that makes more sense
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:iconmaruko-uranai:
Maruko-Uranai Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Student Digital Artist
WOW SO COOL!!! And congrats for the DD
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:iconsynfull:
Synfull Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013
:) thank you
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:iconmaruko-uranai:
Maruko-Uranai Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Student Digital Artist
^^ Welcome
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:iconconniekidd:
conniekidd Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Congrats on the DD! Pink Squee 
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:iconsynfull:
Synfull Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013
My Dork Dance Thanks
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:iconconniekidd:
conniekidd Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome :love: 
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:iconsimplysilent:
SimplySilent Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013
:heart: Congrats on the DD! :clap:
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:iconsynfull:
Synfull Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013
:aww: thank you
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Darkwings45 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013
Nice work!
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:iconsynfull:
Synfull Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013
:) thanks
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:iconchancerox:
chancerox Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
my favorite thing ever.
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:iconsynfull:
Synfull Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013
:#1:
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:iconschneefuechsin:
Schneefuechsin Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Congratulations on the DD! :hug:
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:iconsynfull:
Synfull Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013
:aww: thank you
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:iconlimplily:
LimpLily Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013
You know what I just realized? I've never watched Lion King
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:iconsynfull:
Synfull Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013
:C Run. Run away, and never return! (until you watch the film and understand that reference xD)
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:iconchancerox:
chancerox Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
^ your life hasn't been completed?
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:iconlimplily:
LimpLily Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013
Ha, I guess I have to watch it then. =P
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chancerox Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yes you do!! i thought i was simba until i was 3. 
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