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Pixel Art / Re: [WIP][C&C] Leia like portrait - Amiga 32 col. picture
« on: February 14, 2017, 04:45:08 pm »
No time for full description and changes
or to answer your feedback properly
just wanted to show update

maybe I will work on background or even repaint some parts - because it was all done in big hurry and I couldn't finish this as I wanted.

any opinion will be valuable for me

Pixel Art / Re: [WIP][C&C] Leia like portrait - Amiga 32 col. picture
« on: January 31, 2017, 12:11:50 pm »
Thanks for nice edit and your feedback - appreciated!
I will answer and update later (deadline in work) :)

You almost convinced me to follow your suggestion "instead of starting from scratch, whcih might have been the better idea"

Pixel Art / Re: Tree
« on: January 29, 2017, 08:13:11 pm »
In short words - to much attention into local shading, detail - not enough focus on general shape and lighting

very good comments and edits by the way
and progress is impressive :)
keep it up

Pixel Art / Re: [WIP][C&C] Leia like portrait - Amiga 32 col. picture
« on: January 29, 2017, 07:51:15 pm »
Wow! - nice feedback !
really small update this time - I'm preparing bigger step but as I don't have much time lastly and I want to thank you all for you effort :) just showing what I have

I read carefully all your posts - and if not always I can use your advice - its always valuable for me to see other person point  - really
Especially thanks for edits - one fast edit worth of  ...let say 35 wise words ;)

Ok -  one of firsts backups - to show where I started ;)

And actual progress:
- small anatomy changes - overall shape refinement
- rendering tests started, just to try how it could look
- one eye a bit refined - second have to wait
- white clothes test

(It still below 32 colors limit)
And I made also projects for background and some research

- next time I will upload whole progress (maybe anim),
- answer to your posts more directly :)

thanks a lot for you feedback!
and to next post :)

Pixel Art / Re: [WIP][C&C] Leia like portrait - Amiga 32 col. picture
« on: January 27, 2017, 01:46:47 pm »
small update (few cofee breaks at work used ;) )

- working on shape
- slightly changed palette - optimized ramps
- small value changes
- some anatomy issues removed
- started working on expression

eyes in progress - I will try to set proper size off pupil and maybe move 1 pixel one or both eyes

still no big improvement, but I think I see path  ;)

Pixel Art / Re: [WIP][C&C] Leia like portrait - Amiga 32 col. picture
« on: January 27, 2017, 03:21:57 am »
I think this style hits the uncanny valley.
One major issue you have: the eyes, they are too big and too staring.
I think the anatomy around the mouth also doesn't make a whole lot of sense.
Also the tip of the nose and the direction of the lips are slightly pointing in 2 different directions.

I didn't noticed your answer while preparing update.

I hope that we can get out of the valley then ;)

eyes - hmm - I think size is ok, but there is too much contrast  (black sketch) I will correct this

mouth area - Yep - its because of ref. I changed gfx a lot but still there are inconsequences originated in photo (different perspective and face expression)
When I manage with general head shape I will take care of this

- nose, lips direction - it changed in update - but maybe not enough

also jaw and chin are still looking  too much like men build - I will correct it first

Thanks again :)
Anything else?

Next time background test, and maybe  I will find some refs of actress
and better photos of model too

Pixel Art / Re: [WIP][C&C] Leia like portrait - Amiga 32 col. picture
« on: January 27, 2017, 03:02:54 am »
small update:

- extened shadow on right cheek shapes better now the form imo
- few small anatomy corrections
- a bit of cleaning random pixels (but also new "surgery" already destroyed this ;)
I found some references for background and testes some color schemes

not to much - still waiting for yours advices :)
- what I can improve? 
- any other shape issues ?
- any ideas for background?

(I know that this looks strange and scary now - but this is also a challenge :)

Pixel Art / Re: Need help with a "portrait"
« on: January 26, 2017, 12:29:13 pm »
Can you post some references (images) what mean "well" for you?

Pixel Art / [WIP][C&C] Leia like portrait - Amiga 32 col. picture
« on: January 25, 2017, 11:02:21 pm »
------ edit



First post since... I don't know ... years for sure ;)

Its 320x256px 32 colors (actually less now) picture for Amiga computer.
So first you have to consider limitation of the platform. Resolution and max colors are like above. There is also little differences in pixel aspect ratio between pal and todays displays. And most important - 4096 colors palette - means only 16 steps for each RGB channel.
I work in grafx2 - no conversion, trace etc. paint and fill

Idea was to paint portrait (not to portrait actual person - it could be done but its not my original intention) based on look of Princess Leia from Star Wars. I made reference photo for it - but it was really bad (mobile phone camera) so I have to change my gfx a lot. Mostly because of perspective deformation, but also light and colors.

A this moment I have only head - no background, still working on proper face form. Next I want to set up expression and mood. This time color scheme will be quite simple - I have like 8 col. free for future needs (like background) But it could change too..

Next step will be background (usually I start with complete proj. covering all aspect of picture colors, light, mood, background etc. before pixeling in grafx2)
It could be for example interior of the space ship in close up. Something like navigation panels with view of the planet in window ;)
Or something totally different :)

When I set up all of this (full palette, shape, light, background - some story or just mood) then I will start with pixel work - so please don't look at details and technique to much now ;)

Why I'm posting this?
I don't know - to find inspiration, advices, ideas, feedback - anything may help me really :)
I have not enough motivation at this point to move forward. A bit stuck.

Any ideas? Opinions? Advices?

PS - colors my look a bit odd - I'm working on mac, I noticed that my pixels looks different on windows
and sorry for my weak english, hope it all make sense

Pixel Art Feature Chest / Re: Journey To Hammerdale
« on: February 08, 2012, 10:12:01 pm »
there are two weak points in light between letters - ey (in journey) and r in hammerdale)
general shape looks nice but is hard to read - more space between words should help a little imho
(tommorow i could submit edit if you want)

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