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[WIP] Another pixeled portrait

on: October 21, 2009, 11:48:34 pm
Great, new pumpkin smilies, I can barely tell the expressions apart :o

I thought I'd try pixeling the portrait this time.

Here's the creative doodle:



And the semi-reference:

http://www.anti-soft.com/graphics/pixelation/ref112.jpg

Here is what I have so far ( progress is left to right ):



Update:



Feel free to comment and let me know if I am overlooking any major flaws.

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Part 2.

Sketch:



Progress:

« Last Edit: December 25, 2009, 01:10:05 am by EvilEye »

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Re: [WIP] Another pixeled portrait

Reply #1 on: October 22, 2009, 01:18:35 am
I'm thinking some more AAing and some lighter outlines would help.

EDIT(literally):
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Re: [WIP] Another pixeled portrait

Reply #2 on: October 22, 2009, 03:16:02 am
I used to work on something, maybe give him this stringy hair look by using other colors next to each other and so on
had a more updated version but I lost it haha, love formats...
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Re: [WIP] Another pixeled portrait

Reply #3 on: October 22, 2009, 05:14:26 am
I'm thinking some more AAing and some lighter outlines would help.

I'm still fleshing out the basic picture so AAing is on the backburner for now.

I used to work on something, maybe give him this stringy hair look by using other colors next to each other and so on
had a more updated version but I lost it haha, love formats...
Hope it helps somehow

http://img513.imageshack.us/img513/8861/kael14.png


That's what I call an ambitious pixel project Elk, it should take a few years to finish at least :blind: I'd like to see a more updated version if you ever find it.

Personally I was going for a fuller haired look. Almost like a mane. And he's not an elf btw. There are no Elves in my game.

The hand is fighting me here. Unfortunately the only reference I have is my own. It's supposed to be an almost-but-not-quite clench-fisted look.

The actual viewing area is only 75 x 75 so a lot of that mess is cut out. Here's about how much you'll see in the final version:

« Last Edit: December 15, 2009, 04:04:11 am by EvilEye »

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Re: [WIP] Another pixeled portrait

Reply #4 on: October 22, 2009, 05:38:11 am
It's very nice.  It looks like an 80s cartoon star (in a good way).

It' s a nitpick, but I can't tell what the main focus is.  My eyes are drawn to the hair because the white color contrasts strongly with the purple face.  But I don't think the hairdo is the focus of the character.

The gesture might be the focus, but the hand gets cut off when you crop it.

So...the face?  If the background is pale (like the hair) then the face will leap out.  But the face is also rather plain.  The eyes could work, but not the flat black eyes you have now.  They don't pop.  Glowing eyes would work, but they're a bit too common.  Maybe give him a scar to break up the facial symmetry and draw the focus?

But really, it's just a nitpick.  I think the character works ok.

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Re: [WIP] Another pixeled portrait

Reply #5 on: October 22, 2009, 02:41:33 pm
Quick question: are you drawing the portraits with magenta as the initial background?

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Re: [WIP] Another pixeled portrait

Reply #6 on: October 23, 2009, 02:16:50 am
It' s a nitpick, but I can't tell what the main focus is.  My eyes are drawn to the hair because the white color contrasts strongly with the purple face.  But I don't think the hairdo is the focus of the character.

The focus is the hand then the face, or was planned to be. I may have to move the hand around later.

Quick question: are you drawing the portraits with magenta as the initial background?

Yes. 255r, 0g, 255b is my transparency so its the background by default.

Here is an update, and I fooled around with the background a bit.



What do you think? Eyes or no eyes?
« Last Edit: December 15, 2009, 04:04:43 am by EvilEye »

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Re: [WIP] Another pixeled portrait

Reply #7 on: October 23, 2009, 03:19:03 am
Recrop from the original for hand and face.  You can probably squeeze another row of pixels from the bottom and add them to the top, but this puts the hand and face closer to the golden ratio corners of the image.



Hope this helps,
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Re: [WIP] Another pixeled portrait

Reply #8 on: October 25, 2009, 02:28:00 am
Recrop from the original for hand and face.  You can probably squeeze another row of pixels from the bottom and add them to the top, but this puts the hand and face closer to the golden ratio corners of the image.



Hope this helps,
Tourist

It looks good there, but for some reason it doesn't seem to meld with my other changes.



No hand.



Hand.

What do you guys think? I am debating whether or not to just ditch the hand completely, its becoming a real pain.
« Last Edit: December 15, 2009, 04:05:04 am by EvilEye »

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Re: [WIP] Another pixeled portrait

Reply #9 on: October 25, 2009, 03:24:56 am
I personally like it without the hand, but the hand does give a point of differance. *shrugs*