Asian Pinup Girl

Asian Pinup Girl

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Asian Pinup Girl



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Title: Asian Pinup Girl
Pixel Artist: SHANN0N  (Level 4 Deputy :: 1719 points)
Posted: 8/26/2009 00:54
Palette: 59 colors
Statistics:  38 comments    30 faves    0 avatars

I wanted to do use some bright colors and make something huge, cell shaded and vector-like. I dont know how asian she looks but w.eXD I should probably change the title

The aa isnt perfect to my eyes but I could have kept going for another 2 hours and it still wouldnt be perfect- I had to stop somewhere,lol. If you see any parts of that particularly stand out I'll fix it up though^^

 edit: WIP here! 

http://img43.imageshack.us/img43/2152/wip1.gif

 

About why I used PA for this:

 

 I much prefer the process of pixelling and the sharper look it always has and I guess its also what I'm comfortable with. Thats why I didnt vector it. I dabbled with cgs for about a month or so at one point, and psp seems to just suck for it,lol. Tools just seem quite troublesome to erase and sketch things with because the lines arent clean and and all one color and you cant be nearly as precise as you can when you do it all by hand. I dont really like automatic tools- I would just rather do it myself,lol. I feel like its worth more as stupid as that soundsXD I also prefer doing a smaller scale drawing with a lot of details to doing a huge piece to be able to fit in the same amount of detail.

And I've been getting lazy with the aa lately so I wanted to make myself sit down and do a good job of it- because this piece doesnt look half as good when its not aa'ed.

 

 

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AngelOTG (Level 1 Rookie) @ 11/24/2009 00:56

Dude, what's wrong with you? Art is a very adaptive thing. Coloring on stone walls developed into drawing on paper, which developed into drawing on the computer. Pencil and paint were made into tool and color value. Pixel Art developed into CG graphics, considering up until around 1990 it was almost impossible to do anything but Pixel Art on the computer.

Why can't Pixel Art have another adaption? SHANN0N has a very unique style and this is the epitome of it. Her thick AA creates smooth, curvy lines that are unattainable without AA. Now unless you wnat to ban AA from the gallery, which basically knocks 3/4 of the gallery into the "Revision Needed" bin, I'd say it's best to leave this piece alone. All it is is a new style.

Don't knock it because ya' haven't seen it done before.


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smk (Level 6 Hitman) @ 10/6/2009 16:25

This is just crazy awesome.


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Lawrence (Level 10 Operative) @ 9/2/2009 09:27

 You say you pixeled this to get a "sharper look" but there's hardly a sharp edge anywhere because of the omni-antialiasing, hence why some people have mistaken it for a vector piece. It seems kind of pointless to pixel something which ends up having none of the aesthetics of PA. For example a piece like this has flat shading but the lack of aa gives it a distinctive pixelled look which you couldn't achieve any other way. Not having a go at you or anything but workflow is important.


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Hatch (Level 3 Hatchikyu) @ 9/1/2009 10:49

I appreciate the explanation (not that you owed it to anyone). One thing I want to point out is that you've got a number of wasted colors, for example there are a couple pixels on the left (our left) thigh that each use a unique palette entry, and a few AA colors used on different parts of the piece that are nearly identical. This could be chopped down to about 40 colors with no loss of quality.

I want to stress that I think a high color count is TOTALLY OK when it's necessary, and it's certainly necessary here, or on any piece with such extreme AA. My objection is to wasted and accidental colors.

But it still doesn't really matter.


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SHANN0N (Level 4 Deputy) @ 8/31/2009 22:25

Thanks everyone^^

Blueleds- I dont usually like to see pronounced ribcages either but..idk just wanted to do something a bit different from usual

Jeremy- haha I was actually going to enter the logo challenge but didnt finish in time. I'll do something non-girl soonXD And yeah I know she started out pretty asian but It dissapeared I guess. Not too concerned with that though. And Do you mean that the left eye now doesnt follow the face or before?

Dont worry about the nitpicking thing lol, I do it to other people all the time and I'm definitely fine with getting it back.

 

About why I used PA for this:

  I much prefer the process of pixelling and the sharper look it always has and I guess its also what I'm comfortable with. Thats why I didnt vector it. I dabbled with cgs for about a month or so at one point, and psp seems to just suck for it,lol. Tools just seem quite troublesome to erase and sketch things with because the lines arent clean and and all one color and you cant be nearly as precise as you can when you do it all by hand. I dont really like automatic tools- I would just rather do it myself,lol. I feel like its worth more as stupid as that soundsXD I also prefer doing a smaller scale drawing with a lot of details to doing a huge piece to be able to fit in the same amount of detail.

And I've been getting lazy with the aa lately so I wanted to make myself sit down and do a good job of it- because this piece doesnt look half as good when its not aa'ed.

 


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Stickman (Level 7 Sheriff) @ 8/31/2009 17:50

Personnely, I think that attempting something to look like vector is a very helpful project  and study in terms of improving antialiasing and other techniques that involving smoothing.

Think I should probably do something like this myself....


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Blob (Level 2 Peon) @ 8/31/2009 15:37

Smoothest pixels I've ever seen, but I'd imagine that'd be more trouble than it's worth considering how quickly you could've made it as a vector and still have it look nearly the same. Either way it's great.


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blueleds (Level 1 Rookie) @ 8/31/2009 15:32

 Nice , but my first impression was it's very vector-like, as you wrote in your description.. probably better to do it in full vector.. just my opinion.  She's quite sexy, the only thing I don't really like is the very pronounced ribcage.


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7even (Level 9 Nidan) @ 8/31/2009 10:09

It's an excellent work nonetheless, really... But what's the point of using Pixel Art to make something that looks like vector?


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jeremy (Level 11 Special Agent) @ 8/29/2009 04:41

 Nice to see some different stuff from you :) (Now you just need to something non-girl ;D)

I think that she looked more asian during the first ~7 frames. Her left eye doesn't really follow the curvature of the face, looks like it's an eye that's been rotated slightly to make it slanted.

Colour count's perfectly justified IMO, you've used such nice, clear, perfectly-saturated colours that transposing AA colours from one part to another wouldn't work. However, things such as the colour AAing black lines in there here aren't really justified, I myself can't distinguish them being there or not. There's probably a few more that're only used in one place, such as the AA on the characters.

Of course, all of that is just nitpicking, image looks wonderful!


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megaslob (Level 1 Rookie) @ 8/28/2009 15:41

 really nice. cool panda-ish style.


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Solitaire (Level 1 Depressed) @ 8/28/2009 09:41

 i absolutely love how you did this, brilliant.


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Elk (Level 5 Assistant Manager) @ 8/27/2009 05:06

very nice :D!


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sharprm (Level 4 Deputy) @ 8/26/2009 17:30

Maybe getting rid of the lines above the eye would make her look more asian: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Epicanthic_fold Looks good!


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AngelOTG (Level 1 Rookie) @ 8/26/2009 17:29

But it's pixel art nonetheless, right? Makes sense to me to be pixel art since it is pixel art.

 

Eets very nice! Though I do think you could've used far less colors yet preserved the smoothness. :3


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Tpoe (Level 5 Detective) @ 8/26/2009 15:54

I don't really like how the ribs on the left (our left) stick out, it makes it look a little flat there, maybe make them a little less thick on the outline.

(not to sure that made sense haha)


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SHANN0N (Level 4 Deputy) @ 8/26/2009 11:52

 Elk- lol I'm on summer vacation so I dont have much else to do other than knock out pieces of PA. WIP up though. I was already working on it a bit before I posted the last one.

Stickman and Badassbill- Thanks! I'll see how it looks when I thin it out some and add the line between the fingers


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Satsume (Level 10 Capo) @ 8/26/2009 11:20

I love this particular effect!

great work ^^ 


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Elk (Level 5 Assistant Manager) @ 8/26/2009 10:56

I'd like to see a WIP

 

This was made in less than 5 days so I'd like to see one


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susuwataris (Level 6 Yonkyu) @ 8/26/2009 10:15

 Greaaaaaaaaaat work, your dithering skills are amazing.


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onek (Level 6 Hitman) @ 8/26/2009 08:38

its nice, but for me this doesnt rly makes sense as pa.. 


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RollerKingdom (Level 7 Mass Murderer) @ 8/26/2009 08:38

WOw i love it.. I didn't think it was pixel art >_< but awesome job.. the pose is amazing!


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Calv (Level 7 Assassin) @ 8/26/2009 08:25

This is awesome, you really got the Vector look down.


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TheInquisitor (Level 4 Shichikyu) @ 8/26/2009 07:29

I too am surprised this is pixel art. I'dve thought vector or digital painted. But since others are confirming it then it must just simply be good work. :)

The one problem I see is the one you'd already addressed yourself. She doesn't seem to look very asian to me at all. She looks. She seems more caucasian to me.


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Stickman (Level 7 Sheriff) @ 8/26/2009 07:20

Nice tone work and great work on the rose. The way the line connects from the armpit straight to her breast looks a bit heavy to me, but everything about this piece oozes style.


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orenshtiv (Level 7 Ichikyu) @ 8/26/2009 06:35

Still hate the mole ><
but exept that she's cute :D


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r1k (Level 1 Rookie) @ 8/26/2009 05:09

I like it, the shading is simple but effective, nice AA.  though I kind of argree with skamocore that she doesnt look asain, more sort of punk or something.


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dakael (Level 5 Killer Klown) @ 8/26/2009 04:26

Very sexy. Much better than your previous works. Keep up the good work!


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Badassbill (Level 11 Psychopath) @ 8/26/2009 04:22

Very nice. The fingers look odd though. Maybe it's the lack of an outline for the middle two fingers.


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skamocore (Level 11 CEO) @ 8/26/2009 03:57

Irfanview works (Small program and free - it's a pretty good program too). Just open the image up in Irfanview > Save As... > select .png from the list > check "Save Transparent Color" > press "Save"  > click the colour you want transparent :)


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Lordz (Level 4 Murderer) @ 8/26/2009 03:49

Its a pixelart?

I like it a lot!


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SHANN0N (Level 4 Deputy) @ 8/26/2009 03:37

 oooh okay, haha. I heard the other from a friend earlier so I guess I was still thinking of itXD I'm looking for a program/website that will give me a transparent png still


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skamocore (Level 11 CEO) @ 8/26/2009 03:31

:P This is actually what I meant by the Panda remark (in reference to his AAing skillz)

I'll let this in now, just make sure you fix up the colour issue, thanks.


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SHANN0N (Level 4 Deputy) @ 8/26/2009 03:24

 skamocore. lol panda. I know, Im not usually a fan of weird makeup either><

I guess the color thing must be the same problem as last time! I remember checking and seeing that it was 59 colors and then checking after posting this and seeing it was 52. I thought I made a mistake remembering the first or something and hadnt bothered to change it on da yet but I guess gif did eat some colors.

 I never knew png could be transparent- I use giffy and that only does gif tansparency so I never really thought about it before- thanks!


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skamocore (Level 11 CEO) @ 8/26/2009 02:56

Personally, I don't think she looks all that Asian, but she certainly looks like a Panda.

Edit: 52 colours on PJ and 59 on dA. Same problem as last time? btw if you were unaware, png can handle transparency.


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SHANN0N (Level 4 Deputy) @ 8/26/2009 02:42

 Semmu- Yes its PA. When zoomed in I think that it becomes easily apparent:D


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Semmu (Level 1 Private) @ 8/26/2009 02:38

its pixel art? :o


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The B.O.B. (Level 11 Master Assassin) @ 8/26/2009 00:58

I don't really see any problem with AA here myself. A lot of colors, but I guess that was needed to make it more smooth...


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