AuthorTopic: Style Imitation Portraits 7.3/15  (Read 25040 times)

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Re: Style Imitation Portraits 2.5/15

Reply #10 on: January 06, 2008, 12:29:42 am
this one's being troublesome but there's still tomorrow...

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Re: Style Imitation Portraits 2.5/15

Reply #11 on: January 08, 2008, 12:27:41 pm
its late. but pixelation was down last night...



I've tried to rectify as many of the obvious flaws with this one but any input would be appreciated as I'm disappointed with the outcome.

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Re: Style Imitation Portraits 3/15

Reply #12 on: January 08, 2008, 07:05:02 pm
Not bad. Much better than the previous version.
Something bothers me about the (our) right eye, though. At 1x zoom it doesn't appear that both of his eyes are pointed right but that he has a swollen eyelid or something.
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Re: Style Imitation Portraits 3.5/15

Reply #13 on: January 08, 2008, 11:18:29 pm
Sherman - I see what you mean I'll have a play with that tomorrow.

I had a go at a Helm today... not easy. its my first attempt at an usual colour ramp. I think, as with the last one, I'm trying to fit too much into the piece and overcrowding it. The WIP on this one makes me laugh though.

« Last Edit: January 08, 2008, 11:26:06 pm by willfaulds »

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Re: Style Imitation Portraits 3.5/15

Reply #14 on: January 09, 2008, 12:21:25 am
Smooth it out, mang!  I think less texturing, more definition of form would help a lot on this piece.

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Re: Style Imitation Portraits 3.5/15

Reply #15 on: January 09, 2008, 02:57:40 am
Not to be rude but it looked like hellboy/Ron Pearlman at first.
I think you should study helm's piece more. You can learn a lot from that mouth. It's fairly smooth and the dark side only dithers with 3 colors.

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Re: Style Imitation Portraits 3.5/15

Reply #16 on: January 09, 2008, 06:43:47 am
I did a pretty cheap edit. The face structure looked a bit off to me:


It looked a bit like a combination of two perspectives. Also: I think that the large highlight on the brow could be moved a bit more to the left. Lastly, the cheek definition doesn't seem to match.
« Last Edit: January 09, 2008, 06:47:14 am by Khris »

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Re: Style Imitation Portraits 3.5/15

Reply #17 on: January 09, 2008, 04:51:44 pm
I don't think I agree with your edit Khris but I'll look at it carefully and see.

This is as far as I can take this one. I think it'll best to start over.



I think Ineed to focus on defining the forms with blocks of colour more.

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Re: Style Imitation Portraits 3.5/15

Reply #18 on: January 09, 2008, 07:20:11 pm
Version 2

I think I can see what you were getting at Khris. not sure about the edit but thanks anyway.

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« Last Edit: January 09, 2008, 07:38:34 pm by willfaulds »

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Re: Style Imitation Portraits 3.5/15

Reply #19 on: January 09, 2008, 07:47:16 pm
I think compared to the reference, your colors are a bit all over the place, especially cheek/nose and jaw areas, on both sides of the face.

Also take care notice from the original the dithering and how colors work next to eachother. Your dithering is quite messy in the same areas where colors are messed. I would first shade the face with clear areas of color (like Indigo's portrait) and then break them with dither to get the antialias/texture/etc. you want to achieve.

Also check the antialias on his left side of the face (because yours in against a black background and not transparent, due to the hair) and his ear and hair. Even when Helm didn't use any specific AA on the hair, its shape was by using angles which required none, but yours would benefit from it. With the hair you don't need any new colors for AA, just dither the edges which need the AA.

Nevertheless, nice progress, but not there just yet :-*
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