Tired cop, rotten city

Tired cop, rotten city

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Tired cop, rotten city

Title: Tired cop, rotten city
Pixel Artist: gennoveus  (Level 6 SWAT :: 4512 points)
Posted: 1/5/2018 21:08
Palette: 15 colors
Statistics:  11 comments    14 faves    0 avatars

175 x 100px, 15 colours. While my last portrait of Data was probably technically better than my previous images, I felt like it had no "soul" as I was drawing too closely to ref. This time I tried drawing an image 100% from imagination; I did not look at any references for any part of the process. While the technical correctness may have taken a hit, I feel like this image is more interesting to look at. Click here for a gif of my progress.


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jackhummer (Level 2 Corporal) @ 1/8/2018 08:38

Blue and dark purple.

gennoveus (Level 6 SWAT) @ 1/7/2018 21:27

Thank you very much vrine!

vrine (Level 8 Megalodon) @ 1/7/2018 20:55

I really like the atmosphere you've created with the palette!

gennoveus (Level 6 SWAT) @ 1/7/2018 17:28

What do you suggest?

jackhummer (Level 2 Corporal) @ 1/7/2018 04:28

Its good. But I think you can use other nice colors

gennoveus (Level 6 SWAT) @ 1/6/2018 23:05

Oh I see! You're right; there is definitely a subjective element here but I think it looks better. I changed my palette way too many times and too late during the process and my ramps are rubbish. I think at this stage I would almost need to re-work the whole image to fix it but a lesson has been learnt.

Thanks again for taking the time to demonstrate with an image!

Knightsunder (Level 3 Private Eye) @ 1/6/2018 22:55

I think the first frame is the best one, or at least the one you updated this post with. 

I actually meant in a bit more of a combining-ramps sense, like this i.gyazo.com/af2565c6d3535359b91a8d2a2c9f6734.png. It's obviously a stylistic choice but I thought it might look neato (would be better with the same idea and your style applied though, to blend in moreso).

gennoveus (Level 6 SWAT) @ 1/6/2018 22:05

Great C&C, Knightsunder. I did a quick and dirty edit here. There are 3 frames - original, green light, and green light with a specular highlight on the cheeck. What do you think?

You've given me a lot to think about and improve on! What I think I'll do next time is post on the forum at an earlier stage in my next piece to get feedback before I start to get sick of what I'm drawing. Maybe sticking with a piece for longer is a skill in itself that I need to work on ... 

Knightsunder (Level 3 Private Eye) @ 1/6/2018 19:30

The use of the brown ramp as the city lights is cool but I feel like the character himself could've benefitted from the additional green ramp on more than just his silhouette - that would take the piece from great to fantastic, though. Nice 

EDIT: Like one of the green midtone as a cluster transition on the side of the head where the hair is thinner would've been nice, or maybe as an AA color on the nose for that harsh black to near white. 

gennoveus (Level 6 SWAT) @ 1/6/2018 19:23

Thanks, Sasha!

Sasha127 (Level 3 Private Eye) @ 1/6/2018 19:06

wow, very nice!!
Increible uses of the colours with so small palette

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