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Title: Sarah
Pixel Artist: philippejugnet  (Level 6 Hitman :: 15531 points)
Posted: 4/5/2016 21:13
Palette: 16 colors
Statistics:  14 comments    6 faves    0 avatars

Something I made out for my girlfriend.

reference and reference.


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Graindolium (Level 3 Private Eye) @ 4/27/2016 15:04

J'ai ressemant traversé un chagrin et tristesse suite à une séparation amoureuse, puis ma raison est aller à la rencontre de la mort celle si me dis que je ne savais rien et que tout ce que je possède lui appartiens et me montra des vérités visionnaire de pitié et de souffrance mais ne me débarrassa pas de mon désespoir, j'ai du attendre que mon cœur meurs lentement de pleur et de crie pour enfin reconquérir mon âme égoïste réfugier dans ma divinité éternel , les nuits sont longue et j'ai peur de ne plus savoir qui je suis.

philippejugnet (Level 6 Hitman) @ 4/27/2016 10:30

Merci! je te manque graindolium, comment allez vous?

Graindolium (Level 3 Private Eye) @ 4/27/2016 00:01

une zoli fille

philippejugnet (Level 6 Hitman) @ 4/6/2016 17:06

@Community - I understand the critique. But I look at it and for me its done because I see it done, I like it the unAAed look even tho could have been better.

Im working on something that's going to be 100% rendered atm tho.

Vagrant (Level 4 Shichikyu) @ 4/6/2016 11:50

The lack of AA in some areas makes this look unfinished and jaggy. It's somewhat inconsistent and that makes it look amateurish, not polished enough.

Other than that, it's a good job. 

Psiweapon (Level 4 Ensign) @ 4/6/2016 09:48

Dude, I rated this at 6 points because it's the max I can give right now. For me it's weekly showcase or even hall of fame material.

Unpolished doesn't mean bad. But consistency is a thing too.

A practical suggestion: Why not try sometime doing the opposite? AAing what you _don't_ think it's important.

I don't even think that the piece needs to be AAed wholesale, I just think that you could have made better choices on what to AA or not to AA, taking it as given that it's supposed to only have *some* AA.

Also, if the pic wasn't as good as it is we probably wouldn't be nitpicking this hard:

It's really, really close to flawless. And thus the little crack, forgivable elsewhere, glares here.

philippejugnet (Level 6 Hitman) @ 4/6/2016 09:11

@Community - I agree.
There are many unposted art pieces by me just because I don't think the community would like my unpolished style.
Sometimes for being pixel artist people get crazy to look at every single pixel inch and forget about the general stuff.
something like:

yo, I like the colors

the composition

oh well its not aaed so its not good.

c'mon guys, art is art. AA is the least to be looked at.

"ye its not polished very rough painting, don't like it"

anyone can do AA. It's just a mathematical thinking on a handmade rendering.

rhlstudios (Level 6 Hitman) @ 4/6/2016 07:26

I kind of sorta agree with general consensus thus far. My eyes automatically go to her shirt/the white design on her shirt and obviously the focal point should be that beautiful face.

On the neckline of the shirt, for example, the part in the shadow is AA-d but the unshadowed section has no AA, same goes for the black hair strands. One side is AA-d and the other not.

If you don't want to AA everything, then I think stronger and more solid cluster shapes would help. The shapes you have now would look fine AA-d, but without AA they look very very jaggy and harsh compared to the smoothless of the rest of the pic

Psiweapon (Level 4 Ensign) @ 4/6/2016 06:39

Philippe, your pieces are very good, and evidently feedback isn't a binding contract: you're completely free to ignore it. But don't delude yourself into thinking that haphazard polish makes your pieces any better.

AA isn't detail, it's pretty much the opposite: it doesn't bring attention to itself unless it's badly done or exaggerated.

If your intention with the inconsistent AA application was to bring attention to the lower parts of her hair (especially bottom left), the shadow blotches right under her jaw, or the left side of her clothes' neckline; you succeeded. If your purpose was not that, you failed in that aspect of the piece and it is a defect, however you want to consider it.

By the way, the inconsistent polish doesn't only affect the AA, it also affects the outline of the color blotches here and there.

It feels like you're confusing unequal and inconsistent. It's perfectly fine if you want to give different parts of your pieces different levels of AA, but doing so without rhyme or reason is going to bring the piece a notch or half a notch down. Especially if you've set such a high standard elsewhere and in other aspects of the same piece.

By the way, outright dismissal of critique tends to signify hubris on the part of the artist and only redoubles the commitment and viciousness of the critic. If you had taken two seconds to consider it and told yourself  "I'll look into that, I might become even better", you'd be saving yourself all of this.

eishiya (Level 6 SWAT) @ 4/5/2016 22:30

In this work, I find the inconsistent AA distracting. Or rather, I find the un-AAed areas distracting - it's not consistency that's the issue, but the "missing" AA. Good composition and consistent AA are not mutually exclusive at all, and the inconsistency just makes the lack of AA in parts of the image more conspicuous.

I feel like for an image like this where you're relying on large clusters and areas that look almost like brush strokes, AA would help a lot.

philippejugnet (Level 6 Hitman) @ 4/5/2016 21:51

I just think composition and other factors are more important then AA. Places where are not that important for the picture I leave them un-AAed.

edit: I don't think its a defect.

eishiya (Level 6 SWAT) @ 4/5/2016 21:35

I don't think that's something to be proud of xP

philippejugnet (Level 6 Hitman) @ 4/5/2016 21:28

 This is the only piece of mine you will find AA consistence :p

Psiweapon (Level 4 Ensign) @ 4/5/2016 21:25

Totally the kind of pice I love, but the use of AA is inconsistent

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