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Title: Em
Pixel Artist: SHANN0N  (Level 4 Deputy :: 1719 points)
Posted: 7/18/2009 18:54
Statistics:  29 comments    19 faves    0 avatars

This is an entry for a contest over at Glam, so I'd appreciate any critique you guys have for me before I send it in! The aa is still being touched up though, so nothing on that please :D Or the color palette- I'm planning on pruning that a bit too before I enter it


edit:// I dont know if its against the rules not to post the ref pic, (I will if it is, of course) but its used kind of loosely imo. My pixel isnt the same and I dont really want the two to be compared as in, 'the stomach in your pixel is different from the pic' because it wasnt SUPPOSED to be the same.  Its a pic of this skinny model that I used as a general reference. I didnt want to make an exact replica and it certainly isnt- I've always thought that people unconsiously compare the two too much and it kind of takes away from the point of pixelling it. Just my thoughts, I guess. But again, perfectly able to produce it if nessecary


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TheHWord (Level 1 Rookie) @ 7/30/2012 11:04

Gawjuss. <3 The pose is very striking.

Dinomaster45 (Level 1 Rookie) @ 1/17/2010 15:54

Realistic much?  :O

Souly (Level 5 Killer Klown) @ 8/31/2009 00:22

WTF, This looks just like my girlfriend. O.o
This is eerie.

Some sexy pixels you've got here is all I can say.

JerryPie (Level 11 Godfather) @ 7/25/2009 04:00

Man your work is so soft..Very amazing.

heyy13 (Level 3 Private Eye) @ 7/24/2009 16:38

I'm not a mod but i'm a believer in allways posting your refs if you use any. : )

blueleds (Level 1 Rookie) @ 7/24/2009 15:36

@joseph: I think that white on the lips is the glossy shine, not the teeth... I agree with you on the waistline though.

JosephSeraph (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 7/24/2009 06:10

I think the teeth could go up one pixel. Other than that... Angelical ^-^'

Oh, by the way... Turn the left (our right) arm of her the new waist line.

blueleds (Level 1 Rookie) @ 7/23/2009 18:18

 Great work.. she's quite a babe.  Everything from the chest up is looks quite excellent... the rest seems to lack the same attention to detail.

Only one thing that seems odd to me with the anatomy is her waist seems to be disproportionately small..  what I mean is, her body is very buxom and thick, so the thin waist seems out of place with the rest.  If it was just a few pixels wider, I think it would match better with her figure.  Especially given the width of her hips.  Still, it is barely noticeable at first.



wish04 (Level 6 Hitman) @ 7/23/2009 16:55

For making the arm longer, maybe you could have it bend a little bit. That way you wouldn't have to change the position of the hand to much.

I love the hips and the rose <3

Photocopier (Level 11 Godfather) @ 7/23/2009 13:45

nice and shapely, not ultra-thin!

ellie-is (Level 8 Cannibal) @ 7/23/2009 07:50

 You should post the reference. If its not like the reference, it makes the piece even better. Most people here also like to see what it was based of, and how it changed from the ref.

Anyway, this piece is amazing.

Frost (Level 6 Serial Killer) @ 7/23/2009 04:56

The colors are good, but her feet is huge.

yrizoud (Level 6 SWAT) @ 7/23/2009 03:42

In my opinion: the piece has even more merits if it is far from the reference.

wenhalal (Level 1 Rookie) @ 7/21/2009 07:47

you succeed in life yet once

orenshtiv (Level 7 Ichikyu) @ 7/21/2009 03:26

umm...just one thing...the black point on her face..

Levi (Level 1 Thug) @ 7/20/2009 18:32

this is amazing.

mazagung (Level 1 Thug) @ 7/20/2009 08:31

the dithering is awesome

RollerKingdom (Level 7 Mass Murderer) @ 7/19/2009 19:30

i have to say I FREAKING LOVE IT :D and i think the coloring is awesome. NICE JOB!

SHANN0N (Level 4 Deputy) @ 7/19/2009 17:04

(I dont really want to post like a million comments on my own thing so I'm just making one response)



I wanted her to be kind of short and more full-figured than women are often depicted as being but I also wanted to make her pretty and fashionable, so I guess its okay if she looks 'stumpy' to some, hehe.

My ref pic is also at a very slight upwards angle and shes leaning a bit back, I believe. I didnt really notice that until I was too far into it so that might contribute to some of the issues. I used the reference for the general pose and proportions but used it loosely enough that its not quite anatomically correct looking after I exaggerated some features.. I agree with the arm appearing a bit short though so I'm not trying to play the perspective card, lol. Because of the arm especially, I think that must mean that I didnt translate the perspective of the picture very well.

I think I'd like to make the arm longer but I'm not really sure how I would go about doing that without completely changing the position of her hand, being that the thumb is hooked onto her swimsuit bottom... Any tips on that would be great:D

@Stickytape- haha thanks for the comment^^ Glad you like it! I never noticed the ankle thing before you pointed it out, despite being of 'female unit'XD I always seem to make necks short even when I try to make them longer than normal though so I was half expecting that one! I will touch up both.

Stickman (Level 7 Sheriff) @ 7/19/2009 15:07

You know...after studying this some more, I think the main issue for me is the shortness of her arms. I don't have a problem with the ankles I've seen many a women with legs like that.

I really do appreciate that you draw full figured women - please continue with this curvy eyecandy (as well as the fact that I like that heavy set body type on a woman)

gorzoni (Level 1 Rookie) @ 7/19/2009 14:13

Indeed is a short  woman,, but man yout are the god of dithering...

garsh (Level 1 Rookie) @ 7/19/2009 13:15

Her overall proportions look generally stumpy or dwarfish. Her arm really sticks out to me as way too short, while the thickness of her legs can mostly pass for just looking a little overweight. The colors are amazing.

Stickman (Level 7 Sheriff) @ 7/19/2009 04:23

I agree with the comments below, but it doesn't take away the awesomeness of this piece.

Tpoe (Level 5 Detective) @ 7/19/2009 00:55

I agree the neck is a little short, but something seems wrong with the arms to me, like they're too short or something compared to her legs.

Satsume (Level 10 Capo) @ 7/19/2009 00:47

nice work :3 

Shiru (Level 6 SWAT) @ 7/19/2009 00:05

It is great work, though face proportions seems wrong for me.

Death-Auron (Level 1 Rookie) @ 7/18/2009 23:58

i dont really know realistic anatomy very well, but at simple view i think her neck is short, and i also agree on the thick anckle, wich kinda makes her legs look fat and even kinda short. Other than that, the dithering blowed me away, incredible job. Reminds me of that Amy something singer. You know the one with tall kinda weird hair?

eckered (Level 5 Killer Klown) @ 7/18/2009 23:08


i had to take a zoom to assure myself that this was even pixel art, thats how smooth it is.

Argyle (Level 6 Manager) @ 7/18/2009 20:27

I love how classicly hot this is.  A couple of things I can see though are that her neck looks a little short and maybe her left ankle looks a little thick, or cankley (was pointed out by the female unit sitting adjacent to me.  They pay attention to that stuff on girls while us guys go OOOO ROUND STUFF!)

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