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Re: The gathering of the Fad Avatars

Reply #140 on: October 03, 2006, 10:31:03 am
Thanks Lawrence! I really like yours as well. The lightsetting and animation is top notch.

There are really alot of good fad avatars collected here. They're pretty impressive and that's why I was so inspired as to do one myself. To see if I could keep the standard, haha.

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Re: The gathering of the Fad Avatars

Reply #141 on: October 03, 2006, 03:10:11 pm
They're pretty impressive and that's why I was so inspired as to do one myself. To see if I could keep the standard, haha.

You certrainly did  :P

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Re: The gathering of the Fad Avatars

Reply #142 on: October 03, 2006, 04:20:59 pm
Count meh in :)



Looks much better in original size btw

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Re: The gathering of the Fad Avatars

Reply #143 on: October 03, 2006, 04:28:51 pm
I did one too, if anyone cares  :crazy:
I've not got anything interesting to type here..

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Re: The gathering of the Fad Avatars

Reply #144 on: October 04, 2006, 03:59:17 am
Ptoing, glad you could enjoy my style. And Helm also, thank you if that comment was for me about "unique" style.

I see a great many designs here from obvious talents. I wonder what would result from a little collaboration?




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what I was impresed about was besides everything, the metal gear Cameo, you really moved me with it <3
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Re: The gathering of the Fad Avatars

Reply #145 on: October 04, 2006, 07:16:06 am
Yes I was reffering to you. I was very impressed by how when color came on in the avatar animation, you handled the eye coloring and to degrees the lips and subtle chin variations of lightness, without wasting shades. Though the piece retains a somewhat rugged edge, not completely pixel-art-smooth which is very very rare that I find charming instead of thinking 'FIX FIX COMPLETE MAKE IT RIGHT'. So um, I guess I really like your avatar.

Kind words sir. I like yours as well. Your odd choice of colors and the economical way in which you've put them to use is artful and eye-catching. Using the animation to shift your dithering around on the backdrop is neat. Excellent attention to shadows. Again, your color economy is quite good. Hope to see more of your work as I delve into old posts. Any good ones come to mind that you can link me to?

what I was impresed about was besides everything, the metal gear Cameo, you really moved me with it <3

I moved you? You have moved me, my dear, with your kind praise. Thanks for noticing my MGS cameo. The layout isn't exact because of the space limitations, but I feel I've captured the essence of the "codec" screen.

As for you, I find your avatar to be--sumptious. Perhaps even delicious. Why? You've employed a naturalistic style to what is normally symmetrical. Most of the avatars have complete symmetry (except for hair) between the left and right eh sections of the face. But I see a slight turning of the head in your piece, and small differences in size and shape. It strikes me as something you labored over as a true artist would - capturing the essence of life without trying to straighten nature into manmade preconceptions. Does that make any sense?

I'd love to see more of your work as well. Any links to posts or galleries? I have nothing up as this was the third piece of CG I've ever done. Heh.

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Let's see. To Elk! Elk, my friend, I saw in one of your posts that you don't think you can make your portrait or some such nonsense. Will you at least try? You can obviously make a face. Now just make yours. Get a mirror and stare at yourself for a while. Then slowly build up the pixels in your graphics program. Do your best, take your time, and share it with us. I'm sure some of these fine people can give you tips or give you a nudge in the right direction if you're having trouble. Just remember, once begun is half done!

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Re: The gathering of the Fad Avatars

Reply #146 on: October 04, 2006, 10:14:48 am
Updated my avatar.

I added a likeness using the magical 16 color palette that all of those old DOS games used. Also reduced the colors on the main portrait from 184 to 16! This animation is still weighing in at 226k, even after color reduction and using transparencies anywhere I can. I'm learning this process so any suggestions on how to squeeze out some more bytes would be helpful.

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Re: The gathering of the Fad Avatars

Reply #147 on: October 04, 2006, 11:06:54 am
Hey GA, I like that new one. very cool use of the EGA palette. I had a look at your animation and you could shave of quite some kb by removing all that dither you got going on during the fades. just make proper inbetween colours for the fades and not let photoshop or whatever you use dither it up :) Dither compresses way worse than solid colour, esp random dither.

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Re: The gathering of the Fad Avatars

Reply #148 on: October 05, 2006, 08:48:25 am
No more dithering for me. Thanks for the advice. Somehow there's a new freedom in minimalism I wasn't expecting.

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Re: The gathering of the Fad Avatars

Reply #149 on: October 05, 2006, 09:45:09 am
No more dithering for me. Thanks for the advice. Somehow there's a new freedom in minimalism I wasn't expecting.

GA

Back to the roots ...

BTW, excellent subliminal avatar GA  ... I just hope there won't be a denouncements rush ...
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