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Pixel Art / My Avatar Tradition
« on: September 04, 2015, 02:21:09 pm »
Hello Pixelation-community :)

I am currently working on my avatar tradition which started on December 2013. The tradition is about pixeling Mei Misaki from the mange and anime "Another".

These three pieces represent the stages of own pixel art career.
Even thought the first two pieces have 45 and 44 colours, the third one already limited itself to 11 colours.

Furthermore the canvas size adjusted to it's aimed purpose. Thus the latest one - November 2014 - marks my early months on PixelJoint.
As a result the canvas size increased to 64x64 to make the piece "avatar-viable".

However I started working on a new piece for this avatar tradition.

The palette has 7 colours and the canvas size is still 64x64

Right now I am struggling a little bit with the AAing of the hair. If you have any tips for me, I would greatly appreciate them.

Lastly, thanks for taking your time to read this thread.

Pixel Art / [WIP] My Space Mermaid
« on: August 14, 2015, 11:45:15 pm »
Howdy Pixelation!

Let us dive right into my new WIP-thread and tackle another piece which came up into my mind:

Here goes the current original piece:

While I did a little experiment - not sure about it though:

There is still a lot to be done on this piece thus I would love to read your suggestions and critique!

Especially hearing as you read this picture would be interesting and helping. How does the background read for example? What do you see? What brings up questions/issues?

By the way, the in the upper left group of stars is representing the star constellation of the the flying fish. It might be removed - I just liked the idea and the interpretation of the star group fits the general scene.

Do you have an idea about the space composition?
Should I tone down the nebula or stars? Originally they were brighter so I am watching this with the wrong eyes right now I guess.

Are the one-pixel-stars too "stray"?

I am not sure whether this is a rather bad way of handling it and if they even read as those. I probably need to tone them down a bit more.

Any suggestions about the mermaid's colours?

I once thought about colouring her like pale (maybe a bit tanned) human skin looks.
Though I came up with no solution actually fitting into this piece's general palette.

If you have anything else to mention, feel free to do so of course!

Thanks for reading my thread!

Pixel Art / Life Is Strange - Fanart
« on: April 16, 2015, 12:37:21 am »
Dear Pixelation-Forum :)

This thread is about the game "Life Is Strange" which definitely climbed my heart within seconds.

The concept for my fanart is the following: Providing an instant camera photo taped onto a surface. The photo features the main character in front of an environment.

The right white elements are pretending to be snow, nonetheless I am not happy with it at all nor have I clue how to make them working. Maybe they have to be removed though. As a result there are multiple attempts on diverse elements of this piece.

Any suggestions about the ocean? It is still work in progress but I am not sure whether I should use more colours to describe the highlights.
The surface on which the photo is also pretty boring, I might need to change that. Nonetheless it is much more neutral this way. Well, I will see.

I am looking forward for your ideas and feedback.

Ok, some snow edits.

Additionally I tried to change the secondary colour to some blueish tone. Though I had to add a new colour for this.

Pixel Art / [WIP] Practicing outline-style
« on: February 22, 2015, 09:16:43 pm »
Dear wayofthepixel-community :) !

Currently I am practicing an outline-style.

I already completed two pieces making this the third one.

Nonetheless there is something making me stuck on my current piece.
This is Aoba Tsugumi from the manga and anime "Kannagi":

I am using several references, some are quite big therefore a spoiler:

Not the best but one of the only good front views. Though the front view is roughly lined.

The left girl of course.

One very good but not full body and not front perspective reference.

Once you took a look at the third reference you may see the features on her dress. Those lines which are folding the dress back on the bottom and go up to her breasts and then moving strictly into mirrored directions.
Those lines are my current struggle. Please do not mind the current shading on the dress since I stopped adjusting it that much as long as work on the lines is going.
Any ideas how I could solve this problem?

Beside that I am happy for every constructive critique :)

Thanks for reading!

Dear Pixelation-community!

At the moment I am working at this piece

It got upscaled quite a lot, that is why most parts are having a low resolution.
However that is not my current problem since I am working on the bigger woman right now.
There were several attempts by me to add folds on her dress but they all failed.
The source of light is the lantern behind her. Next to the woman is a little "thing" being a doll. Can also be a little girl - this is totally up to the imagination of the viewer.
Neither the doll nor the background are even close to be done.

I am really struggling by doing the folds of the woman's dress and would be glad to get maybe an edit. Resources on the internet could not really help me. I feel like the way the light is falling onto the dress is not right.
However I would be really thankful for any help you can give me!

with best regards

Pixel Art / [WIP] Improving my character & scenery-piece
« on: July 05, 2014, 04:47:47 pm »
Dear community!
I am currently working on this piece which contains a character and a scenery/background.
It will be animated in the future therefore I am really trying to make it really good one - at least for my level.

I created two versions:

This is the original one with the character having a colored outline:

However I was unsure if the character "drowns" in the scenery. So I tried to focus it via a black outline:

Feel free to ignore the white background behind the glass. It will be fully removed in the end.
Also the right windows is freshly made. I am gonna add a shadow of it onto the wall, too.
For now, the white is just representing the outer part of the building.

The whole piece will get a dark frame in the end, too:

Though the frame is just secondary and might be changed to black.

I would appreciate help of you to get this piece better. Because I still feel that it is not "working".

Thanks for reading!

with best regards
Lakelezz  :)

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