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Pixel Art / Re: [C + C] Cat Portrait
« on: December 09, 2014, 10:32:00 am »
Thanks heaps for all of your feedback. I appreciate it :)

Here's the original reference photo I based my image on:

I've had a second attempt:

I reduced the amount of colours used although it's still quite flat. I suppose the lighting in the original reference photo was rather flat though also :/

Also added in some dithering but I'm not sure if that works.

I was a bit hesitant initially to post here and ask for feedback because when one's confidence in one's work is fragile, it can be dangerous to invite criticism, but at the same time, criticism is necessary to improve I figure.

Anyway, I'm glad I did. For example, I'd read about banding but I don't think I understood how it was a problem until you pointed it out AlcopopStar and I looked at my image and could see it. I'm probably (?) still doing it in my latest version so I have awhile yet before I completely understand.

I've never worked with a wacom/table for pixel art before. I've only ever used one for digital painting. Pixel art always seemed too finicky and precise to use a tablet, although I can see what you're saying about how it can be helpful to blob out the shapes first before applying detail.

Actually, that workflow you wrote Decroded reminds me of when I took a brief painting class and our teacher would have us sketch our composition first on the canvas to get down the shadows and highlights. Then we'd do a monochome paint over it (in hues of blue or brown), and then finally we'd start painting with other colours and apply details. It was time consuming but the results were good. I can kinda see how something similar could work for pixel art.

p.s. I'm not sure what you mean Decroded by "avoid double-outlining things like you've done with the blue in the eyes"?

Pixel Art / [C + C] Cat Portrait
« on: December 06, 2014, 08:45:04 am »
Hi, this is my first time posting here. I'm relatively new to pixel art and I was wondering if I could get some feedback on the following cat portrait I've been working on? Thanks! :)

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