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Offline CharlesGabriel

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Help with 48x48 Face

on: July 27, 2010, 03:45:53 pm
Can anyone help me with this face? I need pointers in the shading, dithering and any other detail that you might encounter.



Thanks in advance.

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Re: Help with 48x48 Face

Reply #1 on: July 27, 2010, 06:36:14 pm
48 pixels is large enough that you can use references.  Here are a few to look at to get you started.  You probably want to find ones closer to your vision of this character than these, though.



The first is a model from http://www.female-anatomy-for-artist.com/.  Heavier bones and blunter features than what you're drawing, but the head and features are in roughly the same position, and the hair might work for you.

The second is cropped from The Martyr of the Solway by John Everett Millais, painted in 1871.  Image from http://www.artrenewal.org.  It's not a good match for your image, but I like to study the oil painters for style and shading, particularly the skin tones.

The last is from a dollz site, http://pixel.monicang.com/dolls.php.  Not pixel art, but dollz do have nice hair.

In general, maybe more face and less hair.  I recommend against dithering.

Hope this helps,
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Re: Help with 48x48 Face

Reply #2 on: July 30, 2010, 05:40:59 pm
Thanks a lot tourist. Always helping me, you're the man.  :y: Haha pixelart will always be a gray area despite how much I learned so far... gotta get things right, my ultimate goal. :)
I will be looking at the tips you pointed out, the whole oil painting stuff, I wanna learn how to improve in this area more. The hair is my weakest point, the fillings I mean... I'll work some more and put it back up after I get my internet back at home haha (this is an hour work at the public library).