AuthorTopic: Self Portrait - Wip - any crits would be fab.  (Read 2474 times)

Offline Terley

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Self Portrait - Wip - any crits would be fab.

on: February 20, 2007, 01:45:24 am
Ok, moved on to somethin else, still want to improve some of my previous projects but atm I felt the need to pixel myself.



im actually, believe it or not working from a vector version I did as an only reference (I don't really like how it turned out, im new to vector)

http://img243.imageshack.us/img243/1509/posteredited2gb8.jpg
(I originally made it straight into illustrator for visual reference)

I traced the general shape, but from the basic linework its all been brutal tweaking and trying to capture the likeness by accessive staring at myself in a mirror.. I turned to pixel art because I just couldn't be bothered working in vector any longer, I just wanted it look like me and I find that I have much more control this way..

yeah any tips would be great, I know you cnt exactly give too much advice to likeness but but any tips in general would be apprichiated..

erm, my mypsace if anyone wants to see what I look like, ill remove if this isn't allowed. myspace.com/terbailey

Yeah Im growing my hair, ive had short hair my whole life so having it long is kinda new to me.. not planning on growin it too long tho.

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Re: Self Portrait - Wip - any crits would be fab.

Reply #1 on: February 20, 2007, 01:56:00 am


This is really good thus far. Definately better than the vector piece, more control. Mainly color suggestions and added a full white there. Contrast could be upped. Of course outer aa could be optimized with the main ramp later...

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Re: Self Portrait - Wip - any crits would be fab.

Reply #2 on: February 20, 2007, 07:54:33 am
erm, awkward, no crits really - it reads instantly, the dithering is stellar.  I'd definitely err on the side of more contrast rather than less, but I think its pretty natural to have lower contrast early in the piece (at least for me - how does one break that habit??).  Eager to see this one finished!

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Re: Self Portrait - Wip - any crits would be fab.

Reply #3 on: February 20, 2007, 10:54:05 am
Very very solid start.  This will look badass when complete.

Upped contrast, dunno if it's better or worse:

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Re: Self Portrait - Wip - any crits would be fab.

Reply #4 on: February 20, 2007, 11:04:27 am
Very very solid start.  This will look badass when complete.

Upped contrast, dunno if it's better or worse:


Too blown out. And indeed this is a very fine start.
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Re: Self Portrait - Wip - any crits would be fab.

Reply #5 on: February 20, 2007, 02:48:33 pm
Works well when approached with a rather bright enviroment, however.