Cheer up, emo kid!

Cheer up, emo kid!

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Cheer up, emo kid!



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Title: Cheer up, emo kid!
Pixel Artist: jeremy  (Level 11 Special Agent :: 35237 points)
Posted: 1/13/2009 23:01
Statistics:  17 comments    0 faves    0 avatars

I believe that the dark background has a purpose, it has been used elsewhere and is needed for the look of the bubbles to be effective, which are the focus of the challenge itself.

Ref

EDIT: Sorta kinda fixed the major things

EDIT2: Cutified nose, face in general, stray white pix, aa. Scrapped the grey highlighting on the hair; Doesn't help to make her look any younger

Super update: Pastelised colours, redid head (esp angle) Thanks, Ska!

The original "finished" version can be found here

Edit3: Changed some stuff up, mostly chest area and arm- Thanks Lollige


Weekly Challenge: Theme: 'Bubbles'Weekly Challenge: Theme: 'Bubbles'

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Hapiel (Level 11 Admiral) @ 1/18/2009 15:40
ah, perfection :D

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jeremy (Level 11 Special Agent) @ 1/18/2009 15:32
I swear I'd fixed that up too :þ
Cheers, Lollige

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Hapiel (Level 11 Admiral) @ 1/18/2009 01:56
Here is what I ment exactly, but if you fixed other things that's always cool too ;)
Great to see this improving so much Jeremy!
http://img160.imageshack.us/img160/5752/edithandpb8.png
I think you are a great artist, that just needs a little help to become a great pixel artist!

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jeremy (Level 11 Special Agent) @ 1/17/2009 21:00
Thanks Lollige, I think I fixed what you were talking about with the arm.

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Hapiel (Level 11 Admiral) @ 1/17/2009 02:37
I posted some last notes in the challenge forum :)

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r1k (Level 1 Rookie) @ 1/16/2009 17:21
way better now, nice improvement.

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skamocore (Level 11 CEO) @ 1/16/2009 15:53
excellent improvement! She actually looks human now

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jeremy (Level 11 Special Agent) @ 1/16/2009 15:47
Thanks very much ska, I think it's far better now

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skamocore (Level 11 CEO) @ 1/15/2009
Overall, it's a nice piece and a good entry, but I think you're falling into some of the same traps as you did when you joined here.

There's a lot of unnecessary dithering. You should try AAing her hair a bit more. Maybe shrink her face down, right now it seems a bit tall.

There's also a few highlights in her face that I don't really understand, mainly her cheek and chin. Make sure you think about how the light is hitting her face.

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khobby (Level 1 Rookie) @ 1/14/2009 16:37
...creeeeeepy...

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Hapiel (Level 11 Admiral) @ 1/14/2009 15:02
Wait a sec, this is a kid?

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Platnium (Level 1 Depressed) @ 1/14/2009 11:00
Awww look at the emo having fun....

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Metaru (Level 8 Brigadier General) @ 1/14/2009 06:20
i do think this is extremely scary, and ou made that poor kid look like a 50 year old woman.

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Hapiel (Level 11 Admiral) @ 1/14/2009 05:52
Jeremy, I think the hair looks extremely messy. The colors on the bubbles are awesome but with the dithering it looks like those bubbles are rough instead of shiny.
At last, you edited it so it looks like she is blowing a bubble too, but her eyes are not positioned like that.
I do not think its really finished yet..
 

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jeremy (Level 11 Special Agent) @ 1/14/2009 00:30

fix'd

BTW, Arylic, it's meant to be a cartoonier style (ie, sorta cel shaded, huge eyes)


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r1k (Level 1 Rookie) @ 1/14/2009 00:18
I also think her lips should be together more so it looks like shes blowing
the detail and texture on the face makes her look older than I assume you intended.  I like those bubbles though, not bad overall.

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Arylic (Level 4 Lieutenant) @ 1/13/2009 23:38
Looks nice...but the anatomy looks a bit off. Also if she is blowing into the bubble it doesn't seem she is, it looks like she is smiling and the bubble is blowing...

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