Shoemaker

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Shoemaker



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Title: Shoemaker
Pixel Artist: neofotistou  (Level 5 Captain :: 3491 points)
Posted: 9/11/2011 20:17
Palette: 16 colors
Statistics:  34 comments    26 faves    2 avatars

First off, thanks to Dawnbringer, Qemist, Lathien, Hapiel, Showtime, Christoballs (big time), CELS and braindamage for their help in the WIP forum. I couldn't have finished in time without you.

Secondofdly, thanks for peeking. This has been on my mind for a long time, so I finally pulled off the chiaroscuro, Rembrandt van Rijn-inspired, working class dude with a moustache, who happily haunts my imagination.

16 colors


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Arpo78 (Level 3 Sergeant) @ 9/16/2013 07:07

dude great work


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antymattar (Level 2 Kukyu) @ 9/25/2011 12:21

 It looks great. I cant really judge the style as it fits a sort of arcady nostalgia fit that old games had before people stoped trying to make everything "perfect". I must say, lighting is great but whats with his left leg? Does he have a tumour or something? Its so bloted. Also, its kind of hard to tell that he has a mustache. At first I thought it was a gasmask. Other than that, I think its perfect. Legs are the same height(I often fail at that even on paper) the lighting is great! 


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Friend (Level 1 Jukyu) @ 9/25/2011 09:20

atmospheric.  Love it


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reis (Level 6 Serial Killer) @ 9/18/2011 09:06

Good bg, and, colors.


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Loonybin (Level 1 Rookie) @ 9/18/2011 06:59

AMAZING, I am blown away


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Peelz (Level 3 Private Eye) @ 9/14/2011 13:22

 As has been said, great use of lighting. And for some reason that moustache just brings joy to my heart 


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showtime (Level 6 Made) @ 9/13/2011 19:42

Pfffff, Caravaggio is where it's at!


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Qemist (Level 1 Rookie) @ 9/13/2011 13:10

+1 fav :D


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neofotistou (Level 5 Captain) @ 9/13/2011 12:54

@Pandora'sSecret: thank you that's so kind


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neofotistou (Level 5 Captain) @ 9/13/2011 12:54

@Sooba: thanks, and yeah... How are we going to take over the world on an 8-hour job basis?


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neofotistou (Level 5 Captain) @ 9/13/2011 12:53

@ThePixelKnight:thank you! Welcome back


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neofotistou (Level 5 Captain) @ 9/13/2011 12:52

@showtime: thank you :) I certainly do prefer Rembrandt's chiaroscuro to just about any of the old masters'.


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neofotistou (Level 5 Captain) @ 9/13/2011 12:51

@Manupix thanks, and it's fine! why are you sad about it? :)


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neofotistou (Level 5 Captain) @ 9/13/2011 12:50

@MyO thanks!


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neofotistou (Level 5 Captain) @ 9/13/2011 12:49

@cure: Weird. It comes from the back of the stool, more or less straight. My preliminary sketches say it should be about there, and I don't see it being too long. But I can sure check again once the contest is over, thanks!


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Sooba (Level 1 Gangster) @ 9/13/2011 12:31

 I really like the scene you chose and the chiaroscuro lighting to go with it. The left side of his body could do with a little more clarity, but, eh, time limits. 


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cure (Level 11 Godfather) @ 9/13/2011 12:05

nice atmosphere, but that far leg is reeeeeeallly long


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ThePixelKnight (Level 1 Rookie) @ 9/13/2011 08:24

Great work! Love the atmosphere and the painterly look. :)


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Chibiwing (Level 4 Deputy) @ 9/12/2011 13:29

Oh I knew it was a sole; the color of it just seems flat and odd to me with all of the lovely shading going on everywhere else.


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solrac (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 9/12/2011 12:02

 I'm so impressed. You are trully skilled.


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Pandora'sSecret (Level 4 Murderer) @ 9/12/2011 08:16

Absolute genius, you got my vote!


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showtime (Level 6 Made) @ 9/12/2011 06:15

I have to disagree with Christoballs about the palette, I like it the way it is right now, and it definitely connotes an atmosphere of Rembrandtiness.


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Manupix (Level 11 Godfather) @ 9/12/2011 03:22

Beautiful =)

But tbh I had no idea what t was until I zoomed in :S


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MyO (Level 1 Rookie) @ 9/12/2011 02:41

Well, that's a nice one. Have my vote again! =)


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neofotistou (Level 5 Captain) @ 9/12/2011 02:39

@baah: I know, the poor devil... And some neon lights to work under, right?


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neofotistou (Level 5 Captain) @ 9/12/2011 02:38

@chibiwing: it's a sole. thank you :)


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neofotistou (Level 5 Captain) @ 9/12/2011 02:37

Thanks Christoballs. Oh and yeah I should have mentioned all the banding and unrefined pixel clusters myself. I wish we had 72-hour days. Oh the glorious mad scientist plans that I would hatch!


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neofotistou (Level 5 Captain) @ 9/12/2011 02:35

@Hapiel Thanks! And sure, will post it on wayofthepixel for some crits.


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neofotistou (Level 5 Captain) @ 9/12/2011 02:32

@Mathias yep. It's so cool that you can tell, thanks! I also didn't want to portray the actual candle, it would be a distracting blob of light. Instead, I transferred the brightest light to the guy's glasses


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baah (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 9/12/2011 00:29

Nice lighting and shadows, but i hope he sometimes have a more comfortable position to work!


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Christoballs (Level 5 Killer Klown) @ 9/11/2011 23:44

I feel this palette could do with more saturated browns, because all the colours beside the skin tones are similar in hue and saturation, which I find jarring; however, this can be solved by using more of one tone on a larger surface of the canvas.

It's a shame about the deadline because this could be improved on so much more, like for the heavy banding and unrefined pixel clusters.

I do like the lighting and composition though. :)


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Chibiwing (Level 4 Deputy) @ 9/11/2011 23:24

The shoe itself looks a bit flat.  The piece is really pretty.


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Hapiel (Level 11 Admiral) @ 9/11/2011 23:18

Nice work! You could obviously have gone further, but of course there was a time limit. I highly recommend posting this on wayofthepixel as soon as they are back online.

Also, now that you call it shoemaker this is the first time I see the shoe :p

Keep it up!


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Mathias (Level 5 Rokkyu) @ 9/11/2011 21:58

Great use of light. Dithering, too.

But can't reckon how the light is "mounted" exactly . . . Thought at first there was a candle sitting in a recessed hole in the wall, but it seems that there's a little wooden extentsion arm, attached to his stool, holding the candle. . ?


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