Utada Hikaru

Utada Hikaru

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Title: Utada Hikaru
Pixel Artist: Dejital  (Level 5 Sniper :: 2959 points)
Posted: 1/5/2005 19:30
Statistics:  32 comments    12 faves    0 avatars

It's Hikki! My favorite J-Pop singer. This took a while to make, and I'm glad I finished it. Her shirt is just one small pattern (10 width) over and over again. Also, 65 colors isn't too bad.

And it's a WIP

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JeffSturm4nn (Level 3 Chief) @ 3/30/2018 05:58

Damn, 13 years ago. This is the oldest piece I ever seen here. 

Rainpowtato (Level 1 Depressed) @ 8/20/2015 04:47

Very smooth but the nose is weird

Zolaris (Level 6 Hitman) @ 10/23/2009 08:30

 wow!! very good the face looks very smooth and realistic

Packrat (Level 7 General Manager) @ 11/9/2007 05:19
Please finish this one! I really would like to see it ready.

Pixelfish (Level 1 Rookie) @ 8/19/2006 00:47
The hands lack form, and the face is rough, mostly from the use of lines instead of hard shade and that combining with too many shades too close together. Wasted alot of colors for such a low range image.

lilaclona (Level 1 Rookie) @ 8/18/2006 14:22
Looks very clean and realistic

MaxMULLET (Level 1 Private) @ 12/9/2005 16:14
i like simple and clean you now like in kingdom hearts

Moru (Level 1 Rookie) @ 12/6/2005 09:57
Ooh, I love Hikaru~ She's the only JPop artist I have any interest in.

PixelZorro (Level 1 Seaman) @ 10/23/2005 04:51

really !
i'm serious!

Peppermint Pig (Level 1 Rookie) @ 9/16/2005 15:27
Seems like too many colors. Also, some subtle colors in the darker shades just above the nose. Looks like you nudged part of the image since there is a vertical skin streak. Your skin outline color appears to be the same all throughout the work, and that could have been adjusted to improve the realism. Anti aliasing on this piece doesn't make sense. The anti aliasing shades don't appear to be used much outside of blending similar colors together. Eye outlines are very harsh, like too strong an eyeliner, but the eyes remain soft looking in comparison. I don't mean to discourage you, but you should try to learn the ropes of pixel art and tackle something like this again.

Shay A. (Level 1 Thug) @ 8/22/2005 21:04
I love Hikki & this piece gives me even more reason! GREAT!

HawkTheSlayer (Level 4 Button Man) @ 7/19/2005 10:43

I like this piece a lot, she looks kinda scared and insecure, but cute.

And 'gambit99', so what if she is taking her top off, not that it looks like it to me, but if she were. that would be no bad thing!! anyway I have seen the picture that inspired this piece and thats how it looks.

Faving it now!!

gambit99 (Level 1 Rookie) @ 5/19/2005 08:07
it looks so wrong because it seems like she's about to pull off her top

tommy j4sun (Level 1 Rookie) @ 1/29/2005 12:56
wow.. you got skillzzzeezzz

dundey @ 1/20/2005 13:02
geez........ this one is def the best

Dejital (Level 5 Sniper) @ 1/14/2005 06:15

*attempts to bring Anti-Crop Fairy out of bottle*

Big Toking @ 1/13/2005 21:06
It's alright. I thought it was going to be bigger.

Dejital (Level 5 Sniper) @ 1/12/2005 13:11
Nice. Soon enough I'll be doing Ayu. I need to get real good before that, though. sleepy

Spider*Monkey (Level 1 Rookie) @ 1/12/2005 12:56
Great work here solja. I luv the J-Pop scene too.

the_keller (Level 1 Rookie) @ 1/11/2005 13:59
Another really good pixel art Dejital. Your recent pics have been very good indeed.

sedgemonkey (Level 11 Coelacanth) @ 1/11/2005 08:29
The white border helps with the cropping.

Donomight (Level 1 Rookie) @ 1/7/2005 13:33
Added to faves.

Donomight (Level 1 Rookie) @ 1/7/2005 13:32
Wow! This is so amazing! Ya more of the hair would be cool.

sedgemonkey (Level 11 Coelacanth) @ 1/6/2005 13:06
I get what you're doing with the shirt. Wired magazing employs that technique a lot.

As for the cropping... it sucks that it's cropped that way. tongue

Dejital (Level 5 Sniper) @ 1/6/2005 10:04
Okay.... tongue

Yeah, it is tightly cropped because I used that picture as a referance. And yes, it is still a WIP.

I plan to expand it out later on (since I only used the photo for the lineart and it shouldn't be hard to continue it). I'll add some more shading to the hands and probably some better shading to the shirt (there IS shading), because right now it's purely pillow shaded.

The shirt may look rushed, but it's done like that on purpose. Has anybody seen the anime Gankutsou? Anybody? No? Oh well... Instead of simply coloring the characters' clothing and hair, they use various texture patterns to create something that will amaze you, but will be something you have to get used to. I hope to use this style some more.

I think I addressed the hands, but it was indeed a last minute thing. I finished them with the shirt in 5 minutes. sleepy

iSTVAN (Level 8 Cannibal) @ 1/5/2005 22:16
Found the reference. Ahah. Nothing google can't find:

iSTVAN (Level 8 Cannibal) @ 1/5/2005 22:13
My guess for the tightly cropping is that its for an avatar or something. That or its all the reference pic showed. I'm assuming you used a reference, cos she's meant to be a J-pop singer (whatever that is!)

Yes, Sedge, we're posting up a tornado! Probably cos we're so excited to see Dejital's work looking so schplendid.

sedgemonkey (Level 11 Coelacanth) @ 1/5/2005 21:34
Oh yeah, about the cropping... I forgot to mention this first time around. Is there some reason why it's so tightly cropped? I'd love to see the left side of her hair.

sedgemonkey (Level 11 Coelacanth) @ 1/5/2005 21:34
LOL, iSTVAN and sedgemonkey posting up a storm on this one!

iSTVAN (Level 8 Cannibal) @ 1/5/2005 21:32
Oh, you can probably scrap what I said about the hands, I just read that this is a WIP, SORRY!

iSTVAN (Level 8 Cannibal) @ 1/5/2005 21:31
fantastic stuff Dejital! Love the eyes, lips and nose. You've used a lot of colours for the skin but it seems to work well. Im not too fond of the outline of the hair where it meets the face, it doesnt seem necessary.

Like sedge said, the hands seem a little flat, and to me a little demented. Looks like a last minute thing actually. The shirt also looks rushed, but I like it! It addes style.

Overall, terrific stuff, especially the expression.

sedgemonkey (Level 11 Coelacanth) @ 1/5/2005 21:23
Ooooh, very nice... this is your best work so far Dejital. The hands appear a bit flat, but the face and hair are really well done. approve

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