Heart Attack (Revised)

Heart Attack (Revised)

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Heart Attack (Revised)

Title: Heart Attack (Revised)
Pixel Artist: SHANN0N  (Level 4 Deputy :: 1719 points)
Posted: 1/1/2010 03:46
Palette: 14 colors
Statistics:  32 comments    13 faves    0 avatars

 For the heart attack horror challenge(which had a palette that needed to be used). First time I've pixelled a man and dithered like this.

EDIT:I didn't really anticipate that I would need the wip so I only copy and pasted a few steps while I was doing it, but here it is,lol


Edit again: okay, so I've updated with a revised version(thanks again for the C&C sharpm!). I think overall its a lot better-haven't decided whether I like this face or the old one best yet :P

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TheHWord (Level 1 Rookie) @ 7/30/2012 11:03

I adore this. I also love how the girls you make are a li'l bit thick. ;D

Rain Maker (Level 1 Rookie) @ 1/23/2010 14:57

nice expression on the guys face...lol

Victor Rojo (Level 9 Necrophiliac) @ 1/14/2010 15:26

ha ha  very funny, and congratulations

RA/pdx (Level 1 Rookie) @ 1/11/2010 04:42

 Amazing picture with great and small palette!

linx (Level 1 Intern) @ 1/11/2010 00:02

Grats on 1st! Well deserved :)

x-death (Level 6 Serial Killer) @ 1/10/2010 05:44

ohh, lol i didn't know the palette was a restriction my bad. in that case brilliant!

SHANN0N (Level 4 Deputy) @ 1/8/2010 01:14

x-death- do you mean the way I used it or the actual palette? Because the palette itself was part of the challenge restrictions:)

x-death (Level 6 Serial Killer) @ 1/6/2010 21:42

the palette on the girl could have been better, but you got my vote ;)

smokehound (Level 1 Rookie) @ 1/5/2010 23:55

I think it would have been funnier if you made her tits ridiculously long and thin.

Slemsvamp (Level 6 Serial Killer) @ 1/4/2010 03:53

Either her crack is misplaced or her underwear is. Other than that I really like the dithering on the legs.

Ambient (Level 6 Major) @ 1/3/2010 20:09

 Pretty funny. Maybe have his pupils a bit bigger, and higher? That would give me the impression that his eyes rolled back.

Bubu (Level 4 Murderer) @ 1/3/2010 07:42

That negative space between her legs really did improve it a lot.

My only doubt is about the light - if the shading shows that the light comes from the right side, shouldn't the shadow on the floor be oriented accordingly?

Brokencode (Level 1 Rookie) @ 1/3/2010 07:40

i lolled for this picture

sharprm (Level 4 Deputy) @ 1/3/2010 07:06

i like the new bra alot! well done. the head outline seems a bit "i cut this out of a magazine" whereas maybe more lumpy would be better.

maybe the preview you could make it 64 by 64 and just show the hand and none of the legs. maybe that would make it funnier for people who haven't seen it already.

Manupix (Level 11 Godfather) @ 1/2/2010 15:44

That's what was missing in the original challenge!

Agree with sharprm's edit, too.

smk (Level 6 Hitman) @ 1/2/2010 06:56

That's some mean ditherin'!

Vertigo-Zero (Level 9 Necrophiliac) @ 1/2/2010 05:28

Her legs blend into her bum :S Where are her "cheeks"!? Good pixeling but really worrying anatomy-wise!

sharprm (Level 4 Deputy) @ 1/2/2010 05:26

no problem i think the expression in the edit is a bit weird though. something that i didn't do in the edit and i hope u play around with is making the hand look more like a claw. i cant find word for it but it should be the opposite of relaxed.

SHANN0N (Level 4 Deputy) @ 1/1/2010 19:48

 lol sharprm, I have to admit I wasn't quite convinced that I should change it at first but after seeing your edit I definitely agree that it looks much, much better with the negative space and the slightly adjusted expression. I'm going to work on it some more today for sure. Thanks a lot:D I was going to add some more details like a bra somewhere and a maybe a whip or something,lol, but thought it might crowd it or something but now I think I'll add some of them in. So yeah, thanks again!

sharprm (Level 4 Deputy) @ 1/1/2010 17:33

you really need to lower his body and head so there is some negative space between the panities and the top of his head. not only because negative space is good but so it doesnt look like he is rubbing his head on a giant lady.

could the expression be improved? maybe make his mouth more open.

the legs are a bit bloby for them to be a color reduced photo imo. goodstuff overall looks like a difficult pallete.

edit: did an edit i39.photobucket.com/albums/e199/sharprm/change.png

tried to make him bald but he looks like a clingon. anyway, the changes that i think are good and important: negative spave for head, dont shade area around hand, make folds so they draw attention to hand.

Pragz (Level 1 Depressed) @ 1/1/2010 14:51

Lemme' guess: He thought he was getting a stripper but <a href="http://pixeljoint.com/pixelart/32452.htm">actually got this</a>? ;D

Very nice work!

Dex (Level 11 CEO) @ 1/1/2010 14:33

Looks legit to me. Good work! 

bitswitcher (Level 5 Assistant Manager) @ 1/1/2010 14:13

 okay. i already dont thought really that you reduced that. 

SHANN0N (Level 4 Deputy) @ 1/1/2010 13:05

 @bitswitcher- I actually tried to dither normally at first but ran into problems. I did the mans face first and didnt need to dither but with the legs there was such a great difference between the colors that normal dithering looked incredibly bad because the colors were just too far apart and the dithering looked too regular and didn't match the style of the face. I thought for a bit and decided to try this style since I've seen a couple of people handle dithering like this before. If the palette wasnt restricted I'm sure I wouldn't have had to do it this way or thought of it but for this piece regular dithering and no dithering werent very good options;P 

@Bubu-thanks you^^
@eldiabolito-yeah, I feel that it might be turned to the side just a little too much but its supposed to be funny so I figured it was ok,lol. Thanks
@Jeremy- thanks very much! Thats great to hear, especially coming from you since you always use predefined palettes extremely well.


DawnBringer (Level 10 Maniac) @ 1/1/2010 09:42

Actually this is pretty much exactly what a color-reduction with floyd-steinberg dither and some post-retouching would look like . I'm not saying it can't be done by hand...but for a first try this is pretty impressive even for an artist like Shannon, almost Jocher-impressive I really hope this is legit coz I really like this picture.

eldiabolito (Level 2 Quiet One) @ 1/1/2010 08:46

i think his head looks a little odd, but that's just me... other than that i really like it :D 

Bubu (Level 4 Murderer) @ 1/1/2010 06:48

She's just trying out a different dithering...

Personally I'm particularly fond of the shoes :D Good job Shannon

bitswitcher (Level 5 Assistant Manager) @ 1/1/2010 06:38

 thats why i want to see a wip, or a reference. its just because, in her other pictures she use the normal dithering, and thats nice. this dithering isn't really nice. i also dont think that, but it would be nice if she post the wip or the ref


NaCl (Level 3 Hatchet Man) @ 1/1/2010 06:27

 I don't think they are a color reduce. I don't think it would be easy to color reduce into a predefined palette, and make it look this good.

And they do look good. Nice work.

Photocopier (Level 11 Godfather) @ 1/1/2010 05:58

I was all like 'this is late' then I realised it's the challenge where you do old challenges. 

bitswitcher (Level 5 Assistant Manager) @ 1/1/2010 05:50

the legs look looks like a color reduction. sorry. can we see a wip or a refference? and you dont submit it for the challenge ;)

jeremy (Level 11 Special Agent) @ 1/1/2010 05:12

 Brilliant colour use. Looks like you weren't even restricted palette-wise :)

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