AuthorTopic: A face (WIP)  (Read 6150 times)

Offline tomas

  • 0001
  • *
  • Posts: 38
  • Karma: +0/-0
    • View Profile

A face (WIP)

on: August 15, 2006, 10:56:53 am
I did this face inspired by Helm's Have you seen the yellow sign? and Tesla images. I used this photo of a pez dispenser as reference.



Is this thing coming out alright?

Offline Helm

  • Moderator
  • 0110
  • *
  • Posts: 5159
  • Karma: +0/-0
    • View Profile
    • Asides-Bsides

Re: A face (WIP)

Reply #1 on: August 15, 2006, 10:58:34 am
Yeah it's pretty cool.

Palettes like these I think mostly work when there's space to represent every shade in a bit more than lines and single pixels. Maybe you need to tone down the hue shifting a bit, unify it then. But what do I know, I did worse!

Offline ndchristie

  • 0100
  • ***
  • Posts: 2426
  • Karma: +2/-0
    • View Profile

Re: A face (WIP)

Reply #2 on: August 15, 2006, 12:19:55 pm
i think 14 colors may just be too much for a piece this small.  you could do everythign you wanted i think with 8 colors, probably fewer, and it would show off the color mixing.  at the moment, there are so many colors that are so close together that they all just push each other down instead of bringing each other out.  just my opinion though this is very good color study
A mistake is a mistake.
The same mistake twice is a bad habit.
The same mistake three or more times is a motif.

Offline Feron

  • 0100
  • ***
  • Posts: 1123
  • Karma: +0/-1
  • Carpe Diem
    • View Profile
    • Pixelheart

Re: A face (WIP)

Reply #3 on: August 15, 2006, 02:08:11 pm
I think the use of many colors works though.  perhaps a few are unneccessary but i find it very hard to distiguish between individual pixels without zoom.  Its so smooth and has a lot of depth.  Nice reference too  ;)

Offline miascugh

  • 0010
  • *
  • Posts: 361
  • Karma: +0/-0
  • Schnitzelfiend
    • View Profile

Re: A face (WIP)

Reply #4 on: August 15, 2006, 02:18:55 pm
yes, i'd say it's coming out nicely :)

sorry, i just had to :P


and to second adarias too, in the course of editing i hardly could make out any difference between certain shades

and hey, in what way are you related to mix'n'mojo btw?

i'm doing too much editing and too little original work recently

Offline Helm

  • Moderator
  • 0110
  • *
  • Posts: 5159
  • Karma: +0/-0
    • View Profile
    • Asides-Bsides

Re: A face (WIP)

Reply #5 on: August 15, 2006, 02:28:18 pm
Quote
i'm doing too much editing and too little original work recently

It's relaxing. You get better without having to do empty-art practise pieces a lot. Then when you do a full-art piece that is your own, you can use the new skills in the name of something real inside you.

Offline tomas

  • 0001
  • *
  • Posts: 38
  • Karma: +0/-0
    • View Profile

Re: A face (WIP)

Reply #6 on: August 15, 2006, 07:25:44 pm
Thanks for your comments. I think I agree with what most of what you said actually. For this particular image though, I think I'll continue with this palette and style but I'll definitely keep in mind what you said for future projects.

And that edit miascugh - I love it! :) As for my connection to mixnmojo. Apart from being a fan and reader since the beginning of the site, my own (now abandoned) site LucasHacks is hosted on the mojo network.

And finally, after a few million mouse clicks, here is the latest WIP of the face...

Offline Terley

  • 0011
  • **
  • Posts: 661
  • Karma: +1/-1
  • Terley is King, but he needs a new avatar.
    • View Profile

Re: A face (WIP)

Reply #7 on: August 15, 2006, 08:21:23 pm
im sure it'll look mch better when you add his hair/hat cus atm it does look like his head ends there.. Nice use of the colours, but at that size I do agree a lot of them don't make a difference. if it was 50% larger than you could of maybe got some better details out of using those greens and blue shades..

don't think he needs as much darkness under each cheek, it makes him look like he's got a moustache, if you wanted that then keep it.  ;)..

Well the more I look at it the more I like it, good job  :P
I've not got anything interesting to type here..

Offline tomas

  • 0001
  • *
  • Posts: 38
  • Karma: +0/-0
    • View Profile

Re: A face (WIP)

Reply #8 on: August 15, 2006, 10:25:21 pm
Let's call this finished then. I kinda rushed it in the end which shows I guess. Oh well.

« Last Edit: August 15, 2006, 10:50:31 pm by tomas »

Offline Razz

  • 0010
  • *
  • Posts: 122
  • Karma: +0/-0
  • AM I ENDING ALL MY QUESTIONS WITH PERIODS.
    • View Profile

Re: A face (WIP)

Reply #9 on: August 15, 2006, 10:55:08 pm
He looks like Hulk Hogan. That's pretty sweet.

Offline Feron

  • 0100
  • ***
  • Posts: 1123
  • Karma: +0/-1
  • Carpe Diem
    • View Profile
    • Pixelheart

Re: A face (WIP)

Reply #10 on: August 15, 2006, 11:31:29 pm
top of the head is too short - eyes are the halfway point of any human head.

Offline tomas

  • 0001
  • *
  • Posts: 38
  • Karma: +0/-0
    • View Profile

Re: A face (WIP)

Reply #11 on: August 15, 2006, 11:38:19 pm
top of the head is too short - eyes are the halfway point of any human head.

This ain't a human head - this is a pez dispenser. :)

Offline Terley

  • 0011
  • **
  • Posts: 661
  • Karma: +1/-1
  • Terley is King, but he needs a new avatar.
    • View Profile

Re: A face (WIP)

Reply #12 on: August 16, 2006, 12:00:44 am
the head doesn't stop at the helmet, if your guy was wearing it it'd be down over his eyes.

« Last Edit: August 16, 2006, 12:02:18 am by Terley »
I've not got anything interesting to type here..

Offline Feron

  • 0100
  • ***
  • Posts: 1123
  • Karma: +0/-1
  • Carpe Diem
    • View Profile
    • Pixelheart

Re: A face (WIP)

Reply #13 on: August 16, 2006, 12:16:39 am
top of the head is too short - eyes are the halfway point of any human head.

This ain't a human head - this is a pez dispenser. :)

Pez-dispensers are people too!!  Seriously comapre yours to the ref - you should be able to see he is missing a few inches off the top.

Offline tomas

  • 0001
  • *
  • Posts: 38
  • Karma: +0/-0
    • View Profile

Re: A face (WIP)

Reply #14 on: August 16, 2006, 12:49:21 am
Point taken. Made the forehead one pixel taller. Don't know if it did that much of a difference though.

« Last Edit: August 16, 2006, 12:56:44 am by tomas »

Offline Feron

  • 0100
  • ***
  • Posts: 1123
  • Karma: +0/-1
  • Carpe Diem
    • View Profile
    • Pixelheart

Re: A face (WIP)

Reply #15 on: August 16, 2006, 01:04:33 am
Although it may lose its charm - hair might be a good way of adding some more interest to it.  If not i could definitley seem a helmet being made outa this pallette.

Offline ndchristie

  • 0100
  • ***
  • Posts: 2426
  • Karma: +2/-0
    • View Profile

Re: A face (WIP)

Reply #16 on: August 16, 2006, 03:20:46 am
i honestly think the top of the head needs another 2 or even 3 pixels, and to be more round, but thats just me
A mistake is a mistake.
The same mistake twice is a bad habit.
The same mistake three or more times is a motif.

Offline Gnarf

  • 0010
  • *
  • Posts: 134
  • Karma: +0/-0
  • nnnnt
    • View Profile
    • el presto blog

Re: A face (WIP)

Reply #17 on: August 16, 2006, 03:28:41 am
I don't understand how, but I'm amazed that a greenish color would blend so well with a purple-ish.  I really want to learn to pick colors like that.  Anyway, this is looking really well and I love the choice of colors.