Me, Myself and Andy Warhol

Me, Myself and Andy Warhol

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Me, Myself and Andy Warhol

Title: Me, Myself and Andy Warhol
Pixel Artist: Cilein  (Level 5 Irish Elk :: 3410 points)
Posted: 1/16/2011 13:52
Palette: 9 colors
Statistics:  11 comments    1 faves    0 avatars

For this weekly challenge. There was a randomly generated palette and fixed size restriction to create a protrait, as soon as I saw the palette in a 3x3 grid I thought of Andy Warhol. Manupix was working on a portrait of himself and I realised I'd not drawn myself in longer than I can remember, so sketched away and found it quite challenging to do a decent job of.

Combined my love of color, portraiture practice and Andy Warhol inspiration and here is the result. I've learnt plenty from this challenge, it's bin great ^^.

I'd like to thank jalonso and Manupix too for their crit ^^

Weekly Challenge: UnportraitableWeekly Challenge: Unportraitable


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Victor Rojo (Level 10 King Ghidorah) @ 1/18/2011 08:52

I´m with Carnivac, the use of the palette is very interesting, I dont know why, but this piece remember me a Goya self-portrait

Cilein (Level 5 Irish Elk) @ 1/17/2011 09:29

Cheers Clovvach and Carnivac! I'll probably give this a little tidying after the challenge is all voted for :)


I was right, just tested 'saving+loading' vs 'copying+pasting'; on copy+paste color info is lost AND artefact similar colors get introduced (highlighted by trying to 'fill' a block of color), whereas saving the palette and loading it up the image is preserved. I can't pretend to know but I'm guessing the temporary image data might be stored as a non-PNG format such as JPEG. This is on a Mac btw, PC may differ.

Carnivac (Level 8 Behemoth) @ 1/17/2011 09:23

Pretty cool and interesting use of the palette.

Clovvach (Level 3 Enforcer) @ 1/17/2011 08:10

 SImply awesome... the part where his left cheek blends to his neck goes out to far, but not enough to make me not vote for it!


In other words, this got my vote!

Manupix (Level 11 Godzilla) @ 1/17/2011 06:42

It must be something with PS color management settings then: Edit > Colors.

It's not easy to find the correct settings, esp if you do critical stuff other than PA. I had a look into mine, there definitely are settings where copying colors between images with different color spaces results in value changes.

Best option might be to activate all warnings and decide case by case. Trial and error.

Make a screen cap of the settings box if you want and I'll give you my opinion, although I'm certainly not pretending to understand color management. Here's mine.

Cilein (Level 5 Irish Elk) @ 1/17/2011 01:21

Did you fix any that were wrong? If so, thank you! Otherwise though they all turn up correct in the checker there. The link was dead yesterday when I tried to use the checker :(

Any ideas btw, I copid and pasted the palette into pshop and picked my colors from it with the eyedropper, each block of color had a few colors with very similar values in them- think that's due to lost info in the copy/paste?

skamocore (Level 11 Dolphin) @ 1/16/2011 17:19

Hey, make sure you're using the correct colours. Have a look here.

Cilein (Level 5 Irish Elk) @ 1/16/2011 17:01

Merci monsieur :), and good point, the jaw line does not deserve that attention - I might tidy it up once the voting is over next week - I need to break out of my dithering habits some more, something I'll keep in mind!

Manupix (Level 11 Godzilla) @ 1/16/2011 16:53

You're welcome! Came out quite good, although still overdithered for my taste. The isolated pixels all along the black/blue border are especially distracting; on the chin too.

Cilein (Level 5 Irish Elk) @ 1/16/2011 15:58

Wow thanks, it was shaky but I'm glad I persisted, I ended up taking a lot from this challenge :)
I liked watching your piece come along too, the background is funky and the shapes clean - that posterized style is nice!

eliotfellow (Level 7 Assassin) @ 1/16/2011 13:59

 Looks good! I enjoyed watching your progress on this on the forum. I also thought of Andy Warhol when I saw the colors, they would make great for some screen-printing. Anyways, I dig it, and you have my vote ^^

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