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Title: Vivian
Pixel Artist: rhlstudios  (Level 6 Hitman :: 8460 points)
Posted: 12/17/2015 16:55
Statistics:  6 comments    28 faves    0 avatars

Wooh, sorry for being inactive for quite some time again! This has been a busy month for pixelling, lots of juggling going on. More to come soon, time to finish the rest of my half-done pieces!

Anyway, this is for a challenge. The theme is Final Fantasy characters and extra points are appointed to those who make their character genderbent. So here we have Miss Vivian, the mighty black mage from FFIX <3

I don't know if doing so for a challenge was a wise choice, but I experimented with a very new style for this piece; I wanted it to have a crosshatch-like feel. It was very challenging but very fun!


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Adarias (Level 11 Bonsai) @ 12/25/2015 11:08

I didn't think too much of this at 1x, then I bumped it up and woah!  Look at that!  It captures the old illustrated quality of the mid-late-90's Square material very well -- like if Akihiko Yoshida was in charge of sprites.  

I would love some flatter areas in the character for the eye to rest.  It is a bit busy and some of the forms get lost.  This would not be the case if the texture was concentrated in the midtones.  But that's nitpicking.

PS I didn't read the description at first and wondered if all these years I had mistaken Vivi's gender ;)

king_bobston (Level 10 Capo) @ 12/20/2015 05:47

Nice colors and really interesting dithering, works great for this sort of clothing!

As for pose, I recomend doing gesture drawings. Search for Proko on youtube, he has some really helpful videos on the topic of gestures imo

rhlstudios (Level 6 Hitman) @ 12/18/2015 12:35

Thank you very kindly, I wish I could reply to more than one person in one post because everything I said to Madrill applies to you as well lol. Thank you very much

rhlstudios (Level 6 Hitman) @ 12/18/2015 12:34


omg thank you so much! :D Not gonna lie, composition is my biggest trouble area, I really struggle with it so any and all feedback and advice in that regard is always moooore than welcome and appreciated. I have very much to learn. I feel relatively comfortable with techniques and whatnot for the time being, now so I suppose it's time I buckle down and spend time studying composition, thanks for pointing out the direction my studies need to go next!

Edit; I tweaked the pose some, I don't know if it helped, hindered or left it in the same state

CELS (Level 7 Lotus) @ 12/18/2015 09:09

Great work! I immediately recognized this as yours. I agree with Mandrill and I will go one further. In my opinion, you're really great at picking colours, rendering textures and placing pixels. But your work often suffers because the shapes and proportions don't look quite right. 

That being said, I think this may be your finest work yet. Faved.

Mandrill (Level 9 T-rex) @ 12/18/2015 07:10

Wow, Kat! As always amazing colours. Furthermore I'm blown away by the lovely dither patterns, AA and textures. It looks like a totally new and refreshing style.

One minor nitpick though. The pose looks a bit "out of balance" if you know what I mean.

Nevertheless, it's one hell of a pixel!

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