Swimming with Mermaids

Swimming with Mermaids

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Swimming with Mermaids

Title: Swimming with Mermaids
Pixel Artist: Stacy3601  (Level 2 Quiet One :: 784 points)
Posted: 2/3/2010 09:59
Statistics:  12 comments    6 faves    0 avatars

I worked really hard on this but i know its probably not up to PJ standards.  I'm really bad at pixeling hair and the only shading method i'm familiar with is pillow.  but i really want to get better.  So any constructive crits you have would be great. but dont just say "that sucks" tell me why and how i can make it better. and i know the anatomy is off (especially the arms) so no need to mention that.



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Mariiii (Level 1 Rookie) @ 12/11/2010 10:49

Pretty :) But you forgot to mention, that you used some palettes by Utena: http://utenasama.deviantart.com/gallery/2789527?offset=24#/dur9da

Dino502Run (Level 6 Serial Killer) @ 2/15/2010 19:04

The fish is really well done

Robinhood (Level 9 Boss) @ 2/10/2010 16:02

Awesome ;D                

Stacy3601 (Level 2 Quiet One) @ 2/6/2010 09:20

your right i do.  my next picture i will take more pride in it and do my best to gain more self confidence.

thankyou for your positive comments. it really makes me happy ^^

Pipro (Level 1 Intern) @ 2/5/2010 21:46

STACY - you need more confidence in your work MY DEARRRR <3<3 What I see is an amazing piece !!! INFACT, I only wish I could colour as well as you. Everything flows well and follows the theme. I love how they are in this slight orb and bubbles are floating away from it. Very cool effect <3 I want more!!!

Stacy3601 (Level 2 Quiet One) @ 2/4/2010 08:22

@manupix: thanks i will deff. take a look at that pic.  i dont know much about AA but i will take a look at some tutorials and other pictures.


thanks for all the positive comments guys. i really was not expecting them :)

yrizoud (Level 6 SWAT) @ 2/3/2010 18:43

The only anatomy flaw I can see (that isn't even immediately visible) is that according to the belly button, the hips are quite aligned with the shoulders and facing left, while the 'knees' might be facing right. You could say the body is arched, but then the tail doesn't quite follow.  The pose might have been more impressive by keeping the same sinuous shape, but with the waist 'facing right', a visible rotation of the torso, and a good occasion to emphasize hips.

Manupix (Level 11 Godfather) @ 2/3/2010 17:29

No this is not pillowshaded, it's actually a rather well-done soft diffuse light.  On the mermaid at least, the fish might be a bit nearer to the dreaded pillowy thing.

I'd suggest studying this piece: specifically the dolphin's skin amazing lighting.

Less dithering, more AA. Oh, and anatomy! ;D (really not that bad, ya know!)

blueleds (Level 1 Rookie) @ 2/3/2010 16:17

Very nice!  A really good composition and use of colors.  If you refined it a little more and maybe used less dithering this would be perfect.


dpixel (Level 9 Vice President) @ 2/3/2010 15:19

Very nice colors and composition. 

 I'm no expert on hair, but the single white strands make it look jaggy esp. on the bangs.  And maybe use some of the darker purples for the most shaded parts of the hair undersides for more contrast. 

griffsnuff (Level 5 Killer Klown) @ 2/3/2010 14:08

Beautiful color use :D <3

Pandora'sSecret (Level 4 Murderer) @ 2/3/2010 11:21

I love the colours, some lines are very jaggy, you could work on that.. but beatifully done, 4/5 from me.

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