RGB hooded head

RGB hooded head

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RGB hooded head



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Title: RGB hooded head
Pixel Artist: Ixolite  (Level 2 Petty Officer :: 945 points)
Posted: 8/9/2010 11:49
Palette: 4 colors
Statistics:  5 comments    2 faves    0 avatars

Four colours were used: Red, Green, Blue and Black.

Somewhat inspired by Helm's Spartan piece I started experimenting with RGB pallete - this is the result of one of such experiments. I'm still trying to work out the best method of workflow for this type of images. This one is too "vectory" for my liking.

I used that photo for reference (warning - contains nudity): http://mjranum-stock.deviantart.com/art/NightFae-1-155550979?q=gallery%3Amjranum-stock%2F4158526&qo=6 My first idea wast to create whole character but I got stuck in trying out different methods of work so I settled for the head in the end.

EDIT>> This is the actual head image I was working with, tones and contrast adjusted so that the head is actually visible, plus some filters added to the image to block out the colours better: http://ixolite.info/grafika/RGB-head-ref.jpg  <<END OF EDIT

I used the reference photo to trace out the basic shapes (hood, and face), filled them with base "colour" and started adding layers of shadows and highlights on top of that. After that I carried on with some finishing touches that didn't really make a difference in the end.

The way the "colours" are composed didn't really give me any flexibility in mixing them :/ But I have some other ideas about laying out the pixels to try out.

 

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Buddy90 (Level 5 Assistant Manager) @ 8/12/2010 16:43

this looks good, but it hurts my eyes alot


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Ixolite (Level 2 Petty Officer) @ 8/11/2010 15:47

It was painful, yes :D I actually created RGB palette with all colors I could think of (and added some new ones when working on that piece) and turned them into patterns, effectively drawing with those patterns later on. Still, had to go down to pixel level to make some fixes on the "colours" borders, blending etc. and that did make my eyes pop a little.

 


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iMoose (Level 6 SWAT) @ 8/11/2010 14:08

 How did you draw this without blinding yourself? I just tried drawing with black and RGB and my eyes went so out of focus


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Ixolite (Level 2 Petty Officer) @ 8/9/2010 12:17

 I edited the description with a link to the modified reference picture: http://ixolite.info/grafika/RGB-head-ref.jpg


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cure (Level 11 Godfather) @ 8/9/2010 12:07

provide reference for face please, unless the reference provided was also used for the face, in which case a version with similar contrast would be helpful


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