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Offline Chadtech

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Two low resolution Portraits

on: April 03, 2016, 06:54:10 pm
Hey guys,

Im totally new here. This is my first thread.

I made a little video game for my friends birthday today. Its basically just a portrait of me, and my friend, and you control my portrait to move to her whereupon it says 'Happy Birthday'.

Anyway, here are the portraits:

 

They are each around 50x60 pixels. How did I do? I wanted to make them realistic, but it became hard to make facial features in such a small area. Like, the 'room' I had to make a nose was about 2x6 pixels. How do you draw a realistic nose in that small of a space?

What could I have done better?

Thanks,
-Chadtech

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Re: Two low resolution Portraits

Reply #1 on: April 04, 2016, 03:13:35 am
Realistic? So are they portraits of people? Do you have a reference image?

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Re: Two low resolution Portraits

Reply #2 on: April 04, 2016, 06:05:54 am
Yeah they are portraits of people. I didnt work off reference images. But here is what I look like, and my friend.

I guess what I am wondering isnt 'how much does this look like me and my friend?', but rather 'how do you make low resolution portraits look like anyone?'. It seems to me that there there just isnt enough room.

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Re: Two low resolution Portraits

Reply #3 on: April 04, 2016, 01:00:49 pm
Defining the light source better can help.
Quick edit:

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Re: Two low resolution Portraits

Reply #4 on: April 05, 2016, 12:54:22 am
It is possible to imply quite a bit of detail at that pixel size, just takes time, patience and the right colors to do it. Still might be a bit too difficult for a beginner to render. Here is a quick fast edit to show you what I mean. Still needs a whole lot of fixing and tweaking though. From the head shape to the body shape, anatomy wise it is horrible. But this should at least get you started on the right path. May God help you.

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Re: Two low resolution Portraits

Reply #5 on: April 06, 2016, 12:54:21 am
Those are some sinister looking edits! lol  :lol:

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Re: Two low resolution Portraits

Reply #6 on: April 06, 2016, 01:20:01 am


quick edit to try to put more detail in, even if its not the style youre going for

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Re: Two low resolution Portraits

Reply #7 on: April 06, 2016, 01:40:11 am
No glasses?

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Re: Two low resolution Portraits

Reply #8 on: April 06, 2016, 05:09:51 pm
dpixel, lachrymose, r1k,

Thanks guys! Yeah you guys were able to do a lot with just more shading. Ill keep your examples for reference in the future.

Mafamoo,

Kek, ikr?

Decroded,

Yeah shes without glasses now. I wasnt using any particular image of her for reference.