AuthorTopic: Style Imitation Portraits 7.3/15  (Read 34652 times)

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Re: Style Imitation Portraits 5.5/15

Reply #40 on: January 17, 2008, 06:45:28 pm
latest update to current one. i've tried to take on board all crits and tried to stay true to the style. i've really just got to finish rendering the hair unless anyone says different?

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Re: Style Imitation Portraits 5.85/15

Reply #41 on: January 17, 2008, 11:22:44 pm
avoid banding!

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Re: Style Imitation Portraits 5.85/15

Reply #42 on: January 18, 2008, 02:33:19 am
Excuse my noobishness, but what the hell is banding?
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Re: Style Imitation Portraits 5.85/15

Reply #43 on: January 18, 2008, 02:47:47 am


Stuff like this is banding, well Helm calls it banding and I guess as far as pixelart goes we can use this as it is a term that makes sense.
In other imageprocessing banding is something else.
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Re: Style Imitation Portraits 5.85/15

Reply #44 on: January 18, 2008, 03:04:28 am
i've always called that banding too, though i'd not be half surprised if i heard it from helm, or someone who also did.

second take of the latest ones has more volume, but frankly i think it's a step down from your usual quality in every other regard.  I think it's worth asking whether what you are learning from this piece justifies what you are ignoring.  It may well, but still something to make sure of.
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Re: Style Imitation Portraits 5.85/15

Reply #45 on: January 18, 2008, 06:50:21 am
willfaulds I think you're over-complicating this last one, see how schrumpfkopf's shading is very much more simplified, a part of the style is purposely choosing to shade to a level to whats necissery for the image. A stylistic choice but thats what you're trying to mimic here, I'd drastically pull back any complications you've got into this and concentrate on the overall forms of the portrait. You're using the same palette and have altered the face more into the correct style but you could go one step closer in my opinion.


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Re: Style Imitation Portraits 5.85/15

Reply #46 on: January 18, 2008, 12:17:28 pm
Actually a generic point I have to offer is that you cannot really try to mimick a 'style' when what that style is supposed to be is gathered from a single image by an artist. What is 'style' there and what is content? What is just things one has to do to make the picture work, and what are the things that you'd keep doing every time? I don't know if it's a valid approach to do studies based on the style of one picture at a time, when you should be making style studies based on the extended work of an artist at a time.

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Re: Style Imitation Portraits 5.85/15

Reply #47 on: January 18, 2008, 01:52:51 pm
I agree, Helm, but I doubt Will is trying to study the artists rather than give himself a nice excuse to try something new.
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Re: Style Imitation Portraits 5.85/15

Reply #48 on: January 18, 2008, 02:34:24 pm
Yes my point goes to all the people that post and say 'you missed the style here and here and here', like, how are they so able to tell what is style and what is construction from a single image?

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Re: Style Imitation Portraits 5.85/15

Reply #49 on: January 18, 2008, 02:47:40 pm
I personally think this is all about trying to work out what peoples initial intentions were during the creations of each piece, not just to copy someones style just for the hell of it as if its a trademarked touch that can be mimic-ed. will's most likely trying to put himself in the shoes of someone else to get another perspective to what he would typically do, putting into practice something out of your norm is something I'd see as simply trying to change you're own way of thinking and getting out of usual habits.
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