Portrait of Lechat

Portrait of Lechat

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Portrait of Lechat

Title: Portrait of Lechat
Pixel Artist: Mochimandias  (Level 2 Quiet One :: 537 points)
Posted: 1/12/2011 11:59
Palette: 9 colors
Statistics:  8 comments    3 faves    0 avatars

This is my first portrait, specially made for my "who am i " page in my blog.

The cartoonish version has also been uploaded, but haven´t got approval yet.

Hope you like it! it´s also my first submission to a week contest, I enjoyed a lot!

Weekly Challenge: UnportraitableWeekly Challenge: Unportraitable


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Biel (Level 1 Depressed) @ 1/13/2011 13:46


Lexou Duck (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 1/13/2011 06:01

At my first look, i think didn't that the hair was part of the cat. Maybe make the ears come out from the middle of the hairdo ..?

Gecimen (Level 11 Sphinx) @ 1/13/2011 02:19

Not all dithering is bad but dithering in tight areas is usually nothing but crispy edges. Such as the right breast. but still this is a good piece.

Mochimandias (Level 2 Quiet One) @ 1/13/2011 02:09

Thank you for that, maybe you´re not the only one ;)

I have thought about the dithering thing, and I think i´m not changing it for this piece, because in some kind of way it was designed to be seen and printed in a bigger size, and the dithering is necessary.

But if it was this size, you´re right.

Ego (Level 6 Commander) @ 1/12/2011 20:27

I agree with Manupix on how dithering often does the opposite of smoothing. On most of this piece it hurts the piece as Manupix says. However, I would say that I like it on the cat-face. Maybe it's just me, but the texture makes me see it as fuzzy, like a short-haired cat. But again, maybe it's just me.

Manupix (Level 11 Godzilla) @ 1/12/2011 14:58

The problem with dithering is it often does the opposite of what was intended. You use it to smoothen a transition between color, but most of the times you add unwanted harshness, eye-catching noise, plane discontinuity, etc. All the more so with harshly contrasted tones as in this palette! Look at Mis-Bug's and Jinn's entries: no dithering yet smooth.

The other hand does look like a paw, so I thought she was a catlady. =)

Mochimandias (Level 2 Quiet One) @ 1/12/2011 14:05

Thanks for that, but what about the dithering? why cannot have it? it is an imposition? I don´t think so... In order to get more detail in the different planes I  think....

And that´s a really good idea, the paw, but I´m afraid my main idea it´s not very clear... she´s suposed to be wearing a mask. Anyway thanks a lot, I appreciate very much comments, because this is my first portrait!

Manupix (Level 11 Godzilla) @ 1/12/2011 13:14

Unnecessary dithering, this palette can't have it!

Some banding around the hair line.

The right hand might look better as a paw; also could be bigger.

Impressive eye!

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