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Archived Activities / Re: Secret Santa 2014 Sign-Up
« on: November 22, 2014, 05:20:35 pm »
Count me in :D

League of Legends (Quinn and Soraka are my favs :p)
Red Pandas

Andy Warhol

Pixel Art / (WIP) Avatar/Portrait/Thing
« on: November 25, 2013, 01:45:01 am »

I have found I have a terrible habit of never going back to edit a piece once I call it "Finished", so I am coming here right as I start this new piece.
It is just a simple portrait of some man, I am using no references except my memory and what I learned in Art I Portrait Drawing.

So, without further ado, here is the very early WIP.

Edit 1:
Some work on the face.

Edit 2:
More working on it.

Edit 3:
Did even more work on it.

Archived Activities / Re: Secret Santa 2013 Sign-Up
« on: November 24, 2013, 05:16:18 am »
I would quite like to participate in this, though I am not a very good pixel artist :p

Cartoon styles
Red pandas
Grunge music
Epic pixelling

Nothing really

Pixel Art / Re: Looking for critiques on all my work
« on: October 05, 2013, 10:52:27 pm »
In my personal case, I am too lazy to give critique on even a single piece, so five become much more intimidating

And also, since you seem to have pointed out quite a few flaws in each of them, it does seem pointless to try and find more, if you're not going to fix the previous ones

So, next time try not to post so many pieces at once, and only ask for help when you don't know how to get it to look better

In any case, I like your stuff, keep at it :)
Ah, I can understand not wanting to give a ton of critiques here, I too don't like to go and write out big things of the sort :p
But I am planning on fixing the flaws  with the ones I have posted, once I have the time that is. I am just trying to get all of the issues with them known before I start, so I don't have to do a ton of edits.

In general, you are focusing way too much on stylization as opposed to creating real forms. If your compositions were more cohesive you could get away with it, but as it is now, everything just seems flat. Things such as the straightened hair swooshes and general angularity of everything, you are treating each object as if it is made up of relatively shiny geometric blocks.


With something like this you could still use stylization with your shapes and have it work in perspective. To give you an idea of how off the scaling was, the green in my edit could very easily be an entire forest in a valley created by these mountains.

Your pixel placement is really concise and well thought out. I don't think you need to focus much more attention to that aspect right now. More work on fundamentals would serve you well.
Quite a few great tips there :)
I really like what you did in your edit there, I think that I am going to rework the piece to have something of similarity to that.

Some quick thoughts on this one.

Ah, fantastic!
I you have really given me an idea of how to fix the collar area especially :)

Thanks for the critiques everyone :)

Pixel Art / Re: Looking for critiques on all my work
« on: October 04, 2013, 10:03:13 pm »
I apologize for bumping the thread like this, but I am a bit curious as to why I have not received any critiques.
Did I already point out all of the issues that the pieces have, is there a lack of interest, or have people just not seen this thread?

Pixel Art / Looking for critiques on all my work
« on: October 01, 2013, 04:09:31 am »
So, this is a rather general thread. These are some of my recent pieces that I thought were good enough to be posted over at Pixel Joint. Though I have decided to call them finished, I would like to know as much as possible about what I did well, and what I did not do well to help me improve the pieces, and future artworks.

I have decided that it would be a good idea to post some of the critiques I have already got along with the piece, to avoid unneeded redundancy. Red text means that I have not fixed it, green text means I have fixed it to the best of my abilities.
So, without further ado, here are the pieces, with links to their posts on Pixel Joint.

"The Mountains"

Current known problems:
Path gets too wide as it gets close
Pillow shading on the trees
Blue clusters on mountains are too large in places
Odd depth and scaling

Thoughts about the problems of this piece:
I think that for this piece, the problems lie within the core of it. The very design and style of the entire piece is what causes many of the problems, and most will be very difficult to fix without redoing an entire section of it.

"16x Animals"

Current known problems:
Unicorn shape is odd
Tiger is difficult to read
Squid is oddly shaded

Thoughts about the problems of this piece:
The problems with this piece are mostly small ones from what I have gathered. With each one being a very small sprite, it would be easy to completely redo them, touch them up, or even scrap them without ruining the other sprites.

"Jungle Temple"

Current known problems:
Odd depth and scaling

Thoughts about the problems of this piece:
The problems with this piece also lie at the core of it. It was designed with many flaws, and will not be extremely easy to fix.

"Desert Walker"

Current known problems:
Face is positioned oddly
Collar thing is difficult to read
Hair has bad clusters

Thoughts about the problems of this piece:
The problems with this piece come from my lack of knowledge and experience in creating things like collars, and hair. The experimenting that was done on them caused the issues.

"Spunky Sprite"

Current known problems:
Legs look really short, while head looks really big
Neck area is completely awful.
Wand/staff is hard to read

Thoughts about the problems of this piece:
The canvas restrictions for the weekly challenge I entered this into were part of the problem for this piece. I tried to squish the sprite in places that did not work well.

That is all for now, so, please, give all the critique you can :)

Pixel Art / Re: Self Portrait
« on: May 29, 2013, 12:26:35 am »
Have you tried it without the outline?
Yes I have, but I didn't like how it looked, so I added one.

Pixel Art / Re: Self Portrait
« on: May 28, 2013, 12:13:32 am »
If you're going to ask for help with a portrait then it helps to include a photo.
I would love to, but I do not have a functional camera. I have been using a mirror while creating this.
I think one thing people are still not liking is how dark you made the outline. Try making it using the darkest purple in the palette.
Yeah, with all of the complaints I have got about the outline, I will try that.

Modified it a bit more, and I think it is just about perfect now.

Pixel Art / Re: Self Portrait
« on: May 24, 2013, 09:56:54 pm »
face colours seem pretty good to me.
there was still some things bothering me so i started this edit to give you the idea.

i obviously can't know what u look like but you appeared a little cross-eyed.
The nose was still bothering me and the excessive amount of dithering isn't doing ur complexion any favours.
And neither is the extended gradients across all your shadows, try a mix of smooth gradients and harsher shadows to better define forms.
Well, your edit doesn't look a thing like me XD
My current one is accurate.
I agree with the above, especially the dithering. Remember not everything should need to be "perfectly gradiated", even on skin. In fact, kicking some of that dithering will give you more contrast that everyone was talking about.
I will play around with reducing the dithering a bit

Pixel Art / Re: Self Portrait
« on: May 24, 2013, 12:38:31 am »
Updated coloring and contrast again.

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