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CHALLENGE: Ultra-Close Portrait

Create a close-up portrait of a human face.

The face should take up all - or almost all - of the canvas size. At most, it should be framed between the chin and the forehead; however, you're encourged to zoom in even closer than that.

Canvas Size
- Max 75 x 75.
Colours
- Unrestricted.
Transparency
- No.
Animation
- No.


CHALLENGE RULES

  • Participants have until this upcoming Sunday at midnight (12AM Pacific) to submit their entry (strict). Don't forget to check the 'Submit to weekly challenge' checkbox.
  • Only new pixels allowed.
  • Open to all members.
  • Posting WIPs in this thread or in new threads in the WIP section is highly encouraged, but ONLY SUBMIT YOUR FINAL ART.

CHALLENGE JUDGING

  • Every Sunday at midnight (12AM Pacific) the previous week's entries are judged.
  • Every week a new voting poll will be posted for previous week's entries.
  • Winner announced the following week.

CHALLENGE PRIZES/GOODIES

  • Top three finishers will receive an award displayed in your PJ gallery profile for all to see and envy.
  • Top finisher gets to call the following week's challenge...sweet.
  • 'Participation' ribbons will be given for all who enter.
  • No matter what happens you get challenged :)

CHALLENGE VOTING

Vote now for your favorite pixelart in this week's challenge!

CHALLENGE AWARDS

The Ultra-Close Portrait pixel art challenge is complete and we have three new champions. This week's challenge awards go to the following pieces:



Thanks so much to all who took the time to vote and participate in the challenge!

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Quote Chibiwing Replybullet Posted: 28 November 2011 at 3:57am
I think pretty much all of them need to be even more zoomed in.
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Quote Night Replybullet Posted: 28 November 2011 at 4:19am
Just threw a few lines, I guess this is the size they pretty much meant, or even closer.

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Quote Aastikya Replybullet Posted: 28 November 2011 at 5:03am
Drew lines


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Quote Mrmo Tarius Replybullet Posted: 28 November 2011 at 5:50am
I made... something, but I don't really like it :/

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Quote jalonso Replybullet Posted: 28 November 2011 at 6:47am
Originally posted by Mrmo Tarius





Do you pixel while you sleep
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Quote Andrio Replybullet Posted: 28 November 2011 at 6:54am
Originally posted by Mrmo Tarius

I made... something, but I don't really like it :/



You are insane.
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Quote AirStyle Replybullet Posted: 28 November 2011 at 8:24am
@Graindolium: How THAT'S a good one. I really like this portrait.
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Quote ingl0rius Replybullet Posted: 28 November 2011 at 9:24am
This is my first ever post on here, and my first proper attempt at pixel art after being interested and lurking for a while

Please let me know what you think, what i'm doing wrong or right etc!

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Quote Gecimen Replybullet Posted: 28 November 2011 at 9:50am
Well it's not bad at all. Although you could smooth this out with some more AA and some saturation, it doesn't seem like you need too many tips. Still I advise you to check out some pieces for colors, e.g. this.
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Quote ingl0rius Replybullet Posted: 28 November 2011 at 11:12am
Originally posted by Gecimen

Well it's not bad at all. Although you could smooth this out with some more AA and some saturation, it doesn't seem like you need too many tips. Still I advise you to check out some pieces for colors, e.g. this.


Thanks very much, I will try to do what you suggested - The colours on the piece you linked are great - Actually, colours are my weakness, i have no idea about pallettes or anything.

Also, I just looked at your gallery - you are seriously talented, thankyou for taking the time to help me.
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Quote Chibiwing Replybullet Posted: 28 November 2011 at 4:32pm
Colors seem to be everyone's weakness when they're new to pixelling.  ^_^  They're certainly one of mine.
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Quote jeremy Replybullet Posted: 29 November 2011 at 2:45am


Edited by Jeremy - 01 December 2011 at 3:28am
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Quote sasuke91 Replybullet Posted: 29 November 2011 at 3:48am
hey just checking am i allowed to submit 2 peices for this challenge ?
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Quote jeremy Replybullet Posted: 29 November 2011 at 4:09am
You can submit as many as you like.
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Quote Graindolium Replybullet Posted: 29 November 2011 at 7:25am


 



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Quote bem Replybullet Posted: 29 November 2011 at 7:51am
Something about...  ... in 15 colours

Edited by bem - 29 November 2011 at 7:52am
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Quote ingl0rius Replybullet Posted: 29 November 2011 at 8:12am
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This is so smooth it barely looks like pixel art - how do you get such smooth lines?
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Quote Graindolium Replybullet Posted: 29 November 2011 at 2:00pm



offwhite !


Edited by Graindolium - 29 November 2011 at 2:04pm
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Quote Levaunt Replybullet Posted: 29 November 2011 at 2:04pm
Here's my progress. I don't like the hair, but I'm not sure what to do about it.
I also decided to use my palette for the other contest to test it out. I may change it if it doesn't work.

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Quote Super17 Replybullet Posted: 29 November 2011 at 3:28pm
Originally posted by ingl0rius

Originally posted by Jeremy




This is so smooth it barely looks like pixel art - how do you get such smooth lines?

Good palette and AA-Skills does that
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Quote Hiuru Replybullet Posted: 29 November 2011 at 3:59pm


That's my entry, so far i guess. Still not too happy with the eyebrow ): or the eye...or the dithering...idk. lol I'm very insecure about this at the moment.

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Quote Reo Replybullet Posted: 29 November 2011 at 4:11pm
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That's my entry, so far i guess. Still not too happy with the eyebrow ): or the eye...or the dithering...idk. lol I'm very insecure about this at the moment.

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I think your eye looks way to blank and reflective it looks like the eyes of a dead or blind person.

did an edit:
Looking quite solid otherwise, good technique!
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Quote Hiuru Replybullet Posted: 29 November 2011 at 4:17pm
AHHHH That looks so much better! Thanks! I'll edit it in a bit! Thanks a lot Reo :)

Edited by Hiuru - 29 November 2011 at 5:03pm
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Quote PureAwesomeness Replybullet Posted: 29 November 2011 at 7:12pm
Hey, another challenge! Well, here's what I've got so far:

The rules didn't say it had to be realistic, so of course I have to do something crazy with it.
Not sure whether it looks better with the makeup or without it, though.
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Quote cure Replybullet Posted: 29 November 2011 at 7:51pm
make the features before the makeup, so you know where the makeup goes. (i.e. draw the eyelids)

Edited by cure - 29 November 2011 at 7:51pm
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Quote offwhite Replybullet Posted: 29 November 2011 at 10:23pm
WIP

I know there's been a few eye pic's already. But I just love drawing eyes It's using the same 8 colour palette as my avatar.

I have an idea for a "twist", which is, letting the eye reflect another face. But I'm not sure if I'm going to be able to draw that with the limited palette :/

Edit:

Looks less stiff this way maybe?


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Quote Christoballs Replybullet Posted: 30 November 2011 at 3:48am
I'm disappointed by the ideas suggested still being quite far from the face... this challenge is quite tempting to go towards abstraction, rather than central compositions on specific features of the face, which is the most obvious thing to do.
I am impressed by the technical quality of the entries though!
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Quote Chibiwing Replybullet Posted: 30 November 2011 at 5:13am
I don't like this; any ideas?
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Quote Mrmo Tarius Replybullet Posted: 30 November 2011 at 6:08am
Idea: you can try and draw the eye from the side, suggesting the inner structure of the iris and glassy transparence of the cornea.
(that's what I'd do if I had the time) :D

In the meantime, here's a face, made from tiles and kinda-sorta refined. a bit.



It has no contrast. And the light source seems a bit ambiguous. But whatever :D
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Quote offwhite Replybullet Posted: 30 November 2011 at 8:11am
Originally posted by Christoballs

I'm disappointed by the ideas suggested still being quite far from the face... this challenge is quite tempting to go towards abstraction, rather than central compositions on specific features of the face, which is the most obvious thing to do.
I am impressed by the technical quality of the entries though!

I'm not sure I understand what you mean when you say the ideas so far isn't "face" enough. Could you elaborate on that? I mean isn't f.ex. ingl0rius' or Jeremys pics focusing on "central compositions on specific features of the face"?

Originally posted by Chibiwing

I don't like this; any ideas?

I have a technical suggestion. The pupil is always at the center of the iris. Right now the shape of the iris is suggesting something else. The top looks like it's extending further behind the eyelid than the bottom. Maybe you could try to make the top and bottom more symmetrical?

I'd really like to show you what I mean with an edit. But last time I edited someones entry it started a discussion on whether that was allowed or not in a challenge entry. 

Originally posted by Graindolium



I agree with AirStyle. This one is looks good, and still has a lot of potiential

Originally posted by Graindolium




offwhite !

Haha, I didn't see the comment before now. I'm very honored by receiving this portrait. But I must say that my nose is much more dominant in real life  Oh, and I love the fact that I have a third eye!
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Quote offwhite Replybullet Posted: 30 November 2011 at 11:20am
WIP update:

The dithering is killing me... It feels like I have no control over it :(


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Quote Pandora'sSecret Replybullet Posted: 30 November 2011 at 1:52pm


This is what I got so far... not sure how to start on the nose...
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Quote Mrmo Tarius Replybullet Posted: 01 December 2011 at 4:52am


Also @Graindolium, dude, you will NEED to submit more of your stuff to the challenge this time :)

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Quote jalonso Replybullet Posted: 01 December 2011 at 3:24pm
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You are still new to PJ but you certainly have caught my attention. I like what you do.
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Quote PureAwesomeness Replybullet Posted: 02 December 2011 at 10:01pm
Originally posted by cure

make the features before the makeup, so you know where the makeup goes. (i.e. draw the eyelids)

Hmm... good point!

I think I somehow made it worse... I should probably change the angle of the nose a little so it's a bit more of a side view, to accommodate the shape of the eye.


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Quote Herondetsu Replybullet Posted: 03 December 2011 at 5:04am

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Yeah, so I've been too afraid to post my jazzy pixel art for a challenge as of yet...but I think I may be on to something with this style! What do you guys think hmm? :o
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I am so bad at this. tried to do something creepy with the eyes and it just looks... well BAD! I'm going to erase them and try something else. Anyway the origional intention was it to be Glokta from Joe Abercrombie's The First Law book series.
I attempted to use the 20 colour pallet I've made for the pallet challenge. Turns out really hard for me to use on a bigger piece than the isology collab size.
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