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Re: Style Imitation Portraits 4/15

Reply #20 on: January 09, 2008, 09:56:15 pm
As far as widepixels in photoshop go, in newer versions there is a pixel aspect ratio setting, somewhere under Image I think, where the whole modes and stuff is as well, you can set shit to x:1 where x is custom.

So if you just set it to 2:1 the pixels will look like widepixels and in the end you can set it to 1:1 again and stretch it with nearest neighbor.
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Re: Style Imitation Portraits 4/15

Reply #21 on: January 10, 2008, 06:05:36 pm
Oh wow, flattered but that portrait was a fast piece for a videogame that had to be done in one week, so I wouldn't exactly try to keep too much to its style. If you really want to go for it, I could at least spend 10 minutes refining it and removing banding errors and stuff before you use it as reference.

The biggest crit for all your WIP animations is this: Volumes are important. Dithering and pixel details are secondary. Work on your volumes. Think of the face as a bunch of polygonal primitives under light.


edit: here, if you want to study something, study something not as bad

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Re: Style Imitation Portraits 4/15

Reply #22 on: January 11, 2008, 06:10:36 pm
wow.

haha. the last thing i expected was to stir an artist into updating one of their works.

i totally agree volumes are my downfall.

i can see the obvious improvements on your piece and will study them closely. i can't help but feel there's a simplicity to the original that i prefer though...

anyway i spent yesterday preparing for an important meeting and today attending that meeting so i'm at least a day behind on the next portrait. i am however illustrating a new book. wahoo!

i'll start a wip tonight and post it later.

ptoing - thanks for the info. you are totally correct. i'll update my first post. ps. you're today's artist  ;D
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Re: Style Imitation Portraits 4/15

Reply #23 on: January 11, 2008, 10:22:23 pm
wip



first draft. quite happy but will start over tomorrow. maybe i'll make a group. quite want to try and make a happy face in the same style but wonder if its possible. also need to see if i can imply more depth. ptoing seems to manage that so effortlessly...
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Re: Style Imitation Portraits 4/15

Reply #24 on: January 11, 2008, 10:28:36 pm
Nice start. Depending on how close to my pic you wanna do it you might wanna keep in mind that in that gfxmode you have only 2 colours per 8x1 pixelblock :)
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Re: Style Imitation Portraits 4/15

Reply #25 on: January 13, 2008, 08:13:09 pm
Right! I've been a bit lazy and took a weekend of celebration off...

So back to this. I'm going to tackle another 2 ptoing esk ones tonight. WIP for previous one:



Ptoing I love the idea of the restrictions but cry deep inside at the very thought of attempting to implement them. Is this something promotion lets you do or are you using some other tool?

I've racked by brain and can't really think of an efficient way to attempt it in Photoshop so maybe I'll just go for restrictions on my favorite one.

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Re: Style Imitation Portraits 4/15

Reply #26 on: January 13, 2008, 08:39:01 pm
You could have a 8x1 grid enabled and just count the colors.
Actually, since it's PS, you could just use a guide every 8 pixels instead of having to adjust a grid.
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Re: Style Imitation Portraits 4/15

Reply #27 on: January 13, 2008, 08:58:11 pm
Two programs which have c64 restrictions are Project One and 0xPaint. Nice work on these by the way.

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Re: Style Imitation Portraits 4/15

Reply #28 on: January 13, 2008, 11:07:09 pm


had a go at a more 'happy' emotion (greeny). and the green end of the spectrum found this much harder to imply depth.

Sherman Gill thats the best I could imagine and it really doesn't sound like fun...

Lawrence thanks for info - I'll check those out.

EDIT added another 1 and put all 3 next to each other. i still like my first attempt the most.
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Re: Style Imitation Portraits 4/15

Reply #29 on: January 14, 2008, 02:23:40 pm
I really quite like this last character, the third one.
He has alot of character.

Really nice to see the effort put into studies of others.
Alot can be learned from mimmicking and breaking down others approaches and techniques.
Keep at it.