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WIP Face

on: December 29, 2015, 10:37:51 pm
Originally intended to be pixel art, but I can't see myself cleaning this up.

still a work in progress, crits are appreciated but I don't know if i will finish it.

Done with the colors from this old pj challenge; http://pixeljoint.com/2014/09/22/4411/Pixel_Art_Challenge-_Lipstick_Figure.htm
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Re: WIP Face

Reply #1 on: December 30, 2015, 06:44:12 pm
man this would be easy to turn into pixel art in 5 steps

resize it to a normal pixel art size (using interpolation to automatically do half of your AA work.

 desaturate whichever method yields best contrast (in this case it was desaturate luminosity).
 
drop colors to a reasonable amount (I gave 16).
 
clean everything up to be pixel perfect.

 then reintroduce your colors individually tweaking each to ensure smoothness.
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I did the first 3 steps.  The other two steps will take you a long time if you want to have great pixel technique.  There are other ways to go about this, such as skipping step 2, but I think step 2 will yield a smoother palette with fewer colors in the long run.



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Re: WIP Face

Reply #2 on: January 05, 2016, 09:11:17 pm
Thank you for the advice, but I think I was not clear in my op. I do not intend to downsize or change the palette of the piece, if it were to become pixel art, it would be at that size, which is why it's sort of daunting. I meant to put this thread in the miscellaneous art section, as that piece is not technically pixel art, I must have made an error, to rectify it, here is an actual pixel art face that I am working on currently.



tried beginning with lineart instead of color blobs for once.

Update:



Got bored and played around with the colors
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Re: WIP Face

Reply #3 on: January 06, 2016, 03:05:48 pm
that looks awesome.  just needs another round of refining.  i dont see anything else i could critique, except possibly more contrast, such as in this old demonstrative example-

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*edit, tried an edit*

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