Enya the Engineer

Enya the Engineer

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Enya the Engineer

Title: Enya the Engineer
Pixel Artist: Artificer-111  (Level 5 Artificial Intelligence :: 3949 points)
Posted: 9/1/2022 05:59
Palette: 27 colors
Statistics:  15 comments    35 faves    1 avatars

Animated portrait for a character inspired from personal journey with physical disability.

Having lost the use of her biological arms in an industrial accident, she used her existing technical knowledge to jumpstart into building new ones. While there were existing options on the market they were both overpriced and heavily compromised in design. Dissatified with only obtaining partial functionality back, she set out on a quest to create tools that not only returned her independence, but something greater - more than what fragile biology could offer. Now unfettered by expection or ability, her research pushes ever deeper into the union between machine and man.
Thanks to Cyangmou for some crit to help better sell the posing.

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Artificer-111 (Level 5 Artificial Intelligence) @ 9/9/2022 06:43

Hair was probablly the most fun I've had with it in a while. Thanks!

Artificer-111 (Level 5 Artificial Intelligence) @ 9/9/2022 06:40

Studying a bunch of demoscene work helped with figuring out that dance of saturated and desaturated colours on a ramp that helps push that high contrast effect. Now just time to scale it up 

NuType (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 9/8/2022 05:31

This whole piece slams, but I absolutely adore the hair!

jok (Level 11 Master Assassin) @ 9/5/2022 08:01

As I said before - Fantastic work, perfect every way. My favourite from you.

(palette rocks)

Artificer-111 (Level 5 Artificial Intelligence) @ 9/4/2022 14:23

Thanks Theo, definitely feels good to get back to doing more illustrations.

Theoden (Level 10 Operative) @ 9/4/2022 13:39

Excellent stuff.

Artificer-111 (Level 5 Artificial Intelligence) @ 9/4/2022 12:51

Glad you notice the animations! Always liked how in the old Blizzard RTS games the unit portraits would have subtle animation to them, not so much distract from the action or readability - but enough to suggest a little bit of life.

Rewind (Level 6 Methuselah) @ 9/4/2022 07:14

I love this, great piece. The minimalistic animations just take it to another level. Awesome 

Artificer-111 (Level 5 Artificial Intelligence) @ 9/2/2022 17:14

Thank you and it is doing much better compared to a couple years ago! Still have to be careful but quite grateful to be able to work on the things I want to again.

specialmin64 (Level 4 Rubbish) @ 9/2/2022 16:32

great hair. Hope your injury is faring better these days

Artificer-111 (Level 5 Artificial Intelligence) @ 9/2/2022 14:04

Thanks CELS means a lot knowing how much art you go through! Follow up is indeed the plan, have a bunch of stuff I want to get to while I have the time 

CELS (Level 7 Lotus) @ 9/2/2022 02:03

Some of the best I've seen in a long time, easily one of my faves of 2022. And great to see it on PJ, where I can zoom in to see the details and animations better.

I like the description and I hope it's a sign that we'll see more from this universe. 

Artificer-111 (Level 5 Artificial Intelligence) @ 9/1/2022 08:26

Thanks! Added the outline to suggest a better sense of continuity, felt detached without it.

Space-AgeWrangler (Level 6 Blue Crab) @ 9/1/2022 08:07

The shape and lighting on the hair really stands out! Cool detail to have the outline of the mechanical shoulder visible under the shirt too.

Radiolarius (Level 6 GBC) @ 9/1/2022 07:41

This artwork is astonishing! Excellent work with the colors and clustering!

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