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Title: Turban
Pixel Artist: leel  (Level 5 Killer Klown :: 7048 points)
Posted: 1/6/2008 23:12
Palette: 10 colors
Statistics:  36 comments    42 faves    0 avatars

For the challenge.. barely finished in time.

Thanks to Flaber, and everyone else I harassed about crits! 

10 colors wtf?
 10.09.08 edit: I randomly edited a couple of things on this.

Weekly Challenge: Pixel TextilesWeekly Challenge: Pixel Textiles


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Vanilla tiramisu. (Level 1 Gangster) @ 7/2/2011 14:00

wow... !!

naresh (Level 1 Gangster) @ 11/2/2010 04:50

wonderfull art....................

aniljp (Level 2 Dealer) @ 9/20/2010 08:49

amazing pic....

cure (Level 11 Pixellite) @ 7/3/2010 00:37

contrast in textures here is really nice

leel (Level 5 Killer Klown) @ 2/25/2008 16:26
Well.. I did start on thursday night ;)

Varock Shade (Level 7 Underboss) @ 2/25/2008 03:10
Quite cool to see the references... And to make this in one week time... quite incredible too

trogdor1138 (Level 1 Rookie) @ 1/30/2008 17:25
you are great at pixel art... how long have you been doing it?

leel (Level 5 Killer Klown) @ 1/17/2008 16:06
I did use a reference, when I was doing some studies in my sketchbook, but the end result looks nothing like it, so I didn't think to post it. 

I did trace my sketch, just because I was really short on time - normally I do it from scratch - but, again I edited the hell out of it. 

inkspot (Level 4 Button Man) @ 1/17/2008 15:14
Is it from ref? I find the folds of cloth always so hard to do :/

Mindsreturn (Level 3 Private Eye) @ 1/15/2008 15:13
Amazing work. How do you keep to such a small color scheme?

mintymango_mafia (Level 2 Quiet One) @ 1/13/2008 17:50
I love the color scheme in this. awesome =]

Ricki (Level 1 Seaman) @ 1/13/2008 11:40
It's very nice piece. This is great example that somewhere we don't need dithering. Of course on head is dithering but on the cheeks not....Perfect work..5/5 and fav'd

gpix13 (Level 1 Private) @ 1/13/2008 10:01
I think it looks great! I am always interested in portraits that people of done. It blows me away. Again great job.

manxana (Level 3 Stalker) @ 1/13/2008 09:28
I must say I love this, I normally don't fav that much but this is deffitnly a favorite!
the whole composition is beautiful.

leel (Level 5 Killer Klown) @ 1/9/2008 15:13
I was actually thinking I might do a proper background for this after the challenge - if I don't, I'll keep this in mind.  I tried several colors from the existing palette as the background, but I decided the purple made it pop a bit more so I stayed with it.    Thank you :)

iLKke (Level 9 Nidan) @ 1/9/2008 11:52
Only crit (apart from differing styles on turban and face) is that bg color doesn't seem a part of the picture. Maybe fix the palette so that darker shades go a bit more toward that bg color's hue thus making it proper 'ambient color'?
Or just take a bit of blue out of it :D

Reo (Level 11 Sphinx) @ 1/9/2008 09:20
I want to fav it again

The B.O.B. (Level 11 Master Assassin) @ 1/7/2008 23:08
"(is it against the rules to edit during the challenge? eek... )"

*goes into review booth, and reviews film over whether Leel has accrued a penalty for editing the piece...walks out of booth and signals to the audience*

After further review, the move in question is legal. No penalty....first down..

leel (Level 5 Killer Klown) @ 1/7/2008 22:22
Is that better?  :) 

I think I just cropped it down to the face so that some time from now I'll see it in my gallery and get motivated to fix it, tehe.  Also - I'm still not sure if it's better to be a hidden "gem" or have you click and be disappointed by the rest of it.  Thanks ^_^

(is it against the rules to edit during the challenge? eek... )

Adarias (Level 11 Bonsai) @ 1/7/2008 21:22
i have to say, when i saw the title i was like, humm.......another large portrait......and then i saw the title and was like, turban? and was enticed to actually click on what turns out to be a real gem.

don't get me wrong, the piece is great including the face, i just think the preview might want to show where it really shines - the headwear.

Doomcreator0 (Level 5 Assistant Manager) @ 1/7/2008 17:25
But yeah, other than that great job. Very realistic and I'm loving the warmth and detail in this.

leel (Level 5 Killer Klown) @ 1/7/2008 14:39
Yes I do plan on going back and fixing up the face.   I had to ignore a lot of critique just because the fabric took a lot more time than expected.  Thanks

soda (Level 10 President) @ 1/7/2008 13:15
This is great, awesome colors.  Got a vote from me. 

Doomcreator0 (Level 5 Assistant Manager) @ 1/7/2008 13:04
I think it's great. It's in now. Maybe you can upgrade it later? Great job.

Dra_chan (Level 8 Shodan) @ 1/7/2008 11:25
Awesome that you managed to do such a realistic and nicely shaded picture in such a hurry.

MashPotato (Level 7 Underboss) @ 1/7/2008 08:46
With all the great turban texture, I am still drawn to her beautiful eyes.  Wonderful colours and work, I'm glad you finished!

Varock Shade (Level 7 Underboss) @ 1/7/2008 06:18
I agree with ms Odd, the turban and skin look a bit too much like each other, but still the image is beyond lovely... amazing piece!

Ms Odd (Level 1 Rookie) @ 1/7/2008 04:13
I love the colors, they're really personal. The piece of fabric is stunning, well contrasted and very detailed. Only thing i regret: the turban color should be more contrasted with the skin, their colors are too alike.

schrumpfkopf (Level 4 Team Leader) @ 1/7/2008 03:49
lovely piece...

Tets (Level 6 SWAT) @ 1/7/2008 02:03
I think it needs a litlle more shading in the face. Great Job !

Haze01 (Level 1 Intern) @ 1/7/2008 01:16
The turban is great, but the stylized shading on the face is killing it for me.  You have some fabulous dithering and detail in both pieces of cloth.  The line-art, lips, ear and eyes are all fantastic, and your palette is very nice.  But, with that cartoony/blotchy/vectory shading on the skin, I find myself looking at the highlight on her cheek, the shapes on her forehead and the aliased shading on her neck instead of the textiles.

I know that this was finished "barely in time" for the textiles challenge and, in that regard, the piece is quite successful in presenting pixelated fabric.  I just think that the piece as a whole could be better with a different shading style on the skin.

Good luck in this week's challenge. :)

leel (Level 5 Killer Klown) @ 1/6/2008 23:37
I understand where you're coming from - my original sketch was of a big fancy kimono because I sort of pictured the loose drapery clothing, but the challenge description does say: "Pixel a character or scene that involves the complex properties and patterns of cloth, such as in folding, bunching, draping,"   so I don't think that I misunderstood that really..

I'm not quite sure how I went from kimono to this, but hopefully I'll score some points for originality XD

Or else what?
Motivate me, dammit!

Equilibrix (Level 5 Captain) @ 1/6/2008 23:34
This looks really beautiful and realistic! I couldn't even imagine how it would look with all the 32 colors allowed! I thought I already had my favorites for the challenge, now I have to reconsider... Great job!

The B.O.B. (Level 11 Master Assassin) @ 1/6/2008 23:25
This piece is great on a realistic point of view, especially with the face. However, in terms of the challenge and cloth, I don't think the head band is showing much in that department. I feel like I'm more focused on her face, rather than the moptop. Maybe it's because it seems so tightly woven around the head, in that the challenge made me think of drapery type clothing more focused on looseness and whatnot. In that frame of mind, the head band's texture seems like the husks of corn, or tamales. I guess in that retrospect, yours is more original than the rest, but not sure if it will hurt or help you in the voting category. On a pixel standpoint, however, this is one of best pieces yet! I hope to see more junk-funk from you in the near future Leel...or else...

Reo (Level 11 Sphinx) @ 1/6/2008 23:17
Awesome work!!Sure as hell took one of my votes!

FridayFrancis (Level 1 Seaman) @ 1/6/2008 23:17
10 colors = amazing.

This is beautiful. I'm very glad you got it in on time. =]

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