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Offline Joe

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[Huge WIP] Waiting

on: July 02, 2011, 09:35:08 am
Alright.



Please ignore everything else, unless you spot glaring errors in anatomy or composition, other than the faces.  I should have made this piece 500x330 but here I am with a 9x9 work space for these faces.

I am working with these refs:

http://i.imgur.com/1rjOx.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/4V30k.jpg

I can make them look human, but to achieve a likeness... I have found my limit.  I would like to surpass that limit, and portray a higher resolution.  Is it not possible?  Do I need more colors?

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Re: [Huge WIP] Waiting

Reply #1 on: July 02, 2011, 10:09:20 am
The woman/girl's face doesn't look very girly, she looks like she's got a flat nose stretching all the way to the right of her face (this may be because the girl in your reference pic is looking in a different direction than the one in your pixel art). She also reminds me of Mona Lisa for some reason. The guy's face is alright.

Though in general, I think the faces use too many colours for such a small size, it makes them look blurry (again, the girl in particular).
« Last Edit: July 02, 2011, 10:11:19 am by Cesque »

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Re: [Huge WIP] Waiting

Reply #2 on: July 02, 2011, 10:11:35 am
Less colors, definitely  D:

Likeness at this resolution is pretty hard to do. You could try to convey likeness through hairdo's and if you can do some kind of expression typical of the people you're portraying then that might go a long way too. But yeah, upping the resolution may be the only way.

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Re: [Huge WIP] Waiting

Reply #3 on: July 02, 2011, 09:11:39 pm
The shadows are treating the sun in the background as if it were only a few yards away.  That sun is lighting up the whole side of the earth that they are on so the shadows should adopt less of perspective with a vanishing point immediately in the center of that ball as much as it should just go in one definite direction toward us.

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Re: [Huge WIP] Waiting

Reply #4 on: July 03, 2011, 02:09:29 pm
I think the people's bodies are a bit small for their head sizes.

The girl looks like Natalie Portman to me  ;D
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