Katsuta Shinzaemon Taketaka

Katsuta Shinzaemon Taketaka

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Katsuta Shinzaemon Taketaka

Title: Katsuta Shinzaemon Taketaka
Pixel Artist: Ixolite  (Level 2 Petty Officer :: 945 points)
Posted: 8/10/2010 14:27
Palette: 6 colors
Statistics:  4 comments    0 faves    0 avatars

Katsuta Shinzaemon Taketaka, one of the 47 Ronin, disguised as a vegetable seller.

Colour woodblock print by print artist Ogata Gekko was used as reference: http://ogatagekko.com/Ronin%2047.jpg


Can't say I'm pleased with the outcome, I suck at drawing people so I had to use direct reference but I couldn't nail the shading with this palette :(

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Metaru (Level 8 Brigadier General) @ 8/16/2010 08:19

this just looks so plain and dullis begging to be reworked or scrapped.

Ixolite (Level 2 Petty Officer) @ 8/12/2010 06:21

I updated it now - the background was a stupid attempt to do something so it would not be as plain as it is. In the end, plain bg looks best in here I think. Thr outlines were meant to make the folds more prominent but you were right about those - just left one on pants, looked to flat without it.

Thanks for the feedback :) 

Hrunting (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 8/10/2010 15:18

I agree entirely. 

skamocore (Level 11 CEO) @ 8/10/2010 14:46

Looks good, but two things I don't understand - Why use black internal outlines? And what is the purpose of the ordered dither in the background? Also, I think you could use some AA in places where you haven't used any.

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