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Here goes a portrait

on: April 05, 2018, 01:02:47 am
First of all, sorry for not updating on the slime thread, and thanks for all the input, I had to study some very-not-art things and lost focus on it, but I will surely post more on that and some more minions when I get to small scale stuff soon. But I got this one in the mean time:

Here I am trying to go back to larger stuff, and applying what little knowledge I got from traditional media painting on pixels. Turns out they are some little disobedient things. Hair is atrocious,  I have no idea how tapered curved shapes should end on the thin parts, often ending in L shaped clusters or single pixels on diagonals. The beard is a cheat to hide that chin lines end up always being diagonal lines with banded shading, as it seems I cannot visualize them differently on the pixel grid (look at my avatar, busted). I am not sure if this kind of exercise will help anything with drawing cutesy small scale game assets as it is my current need, but I just needed to get this one out.

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Re: Here goes a portrait

Reply #1 on: April 06, 2018, 01:20:17 am
he kinda looks like one of those edits where people make the facial features all tiny

which is a roundabout way of saying his eyes are a bit too low and his mouth doesn't protrude enough. I'd also try to play with the cheekbones some, they tend to bulge out a bit at that angle
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Re: Here goes a portrait

Reply #2 on: April 06, 2018, 04:56:13 pm
Thanks for the pointers Meat, this is actually an earlier and less polished "fork" of the portrait with larger and higher eyes, also showing the jaw-line problems, but it so different that he became another person:

Interesting how face proportions are more distinctive from one face to another than the shape of the features. This guy has a way more brutish appearance, but are the proportions and volumes any better compared to the other one?

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Re: Here goes a portrait

Reply #3 on: April 06, 2018, 06:21:19 pm
yes, much. I recommend pasting the beard over this frame if possible
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Re: Here goes a portrait

Reply #4 on: April 07, 2018, 02:05:37 am
Sorry for the late reply, had to drive a lot today:

He looks like Sun Wukong now,   :lol:

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Reply #5 on: April 07, 2018, 04:22:14 am
hey nothing wrong with that, monkey king is great for theming. Look how far it carried dragonball!
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