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Title: codevatar
Pixel Artist: codewarrior  (Level 1 Seaman :: 1116 points)
Posted: 11/21/2011 13:23
Palette: 32 colors
Statistics:  3 comments    3 faves    1 avatars

new avatar with less colors then my first attempt ;)

Inspired by some image i am currently working on (note: still WIP therefore in stash)

Needed a break from the work on the big image after several sleepless nights of sitting all bended and working on it. And since i liked the tech-apes head a lot i started repixeling it for a new avatar or icon.

Tried to get its basic shape in this small size and the shading. I am aware that it could have been done with even less colors (several close dark colors) but what often makes sense in high resolution images to achieve a certain effect or texture-type might not matter anymore in a small size, but we all have a different "feel" for colors/tones... something to practice on :)

crits or suggestions welcome




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codewarrior (Level 1 Seaman) @ 11/22/2011 13:35

thx failureboy for the input.

That cable .. hmm yeah didnt see that. Actually its 3 cables but the middle one is ending hidden behind the one in the front (see my ref-artwork) but by pixeling the further cables in i didnt see that i covered it too much. Really looks like it would be the same cable.

Not sure how to solve it by making the background wire thicker it will optically cluster the shape of the apes shin, i'll wrap my head around it =) and thx for pointing it out.


@ washburn: thx for the comment :)

washburn (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 11/22/2011 10:29

 I like it! Has a lot of character


failureboy (Level 7 Assassin) @ 11/22/2011 00:35

I think it' a cool looking robot.  The shape of the head is unique and very easy to decipher, and I can certainly see the "ape."

Crits?  Perhaps too much going on on the top of the head (the two bumps plus the antenna = too much design).  Also, the wire futher into the background, looks like it goes from his upper chest area to his chin, but as it crosses behind the wire in the foreground, it suddenly shrinks by like 2 pixels in width.

Those two things are all I can think of.  I understand that you gotta have some mechanical/robot things goin on, otherwise this would look like an alian or a weird ape thing.  So yeah, try fixing those two things and maybe experiment with other decals and mechanical/robotic looking pieces (I've always had a soft spot for glowing buttons and stuff).  Hey, make a bunch and turn it into a team!

EDIT: these two crits don't really apply when you observe the icon at 1X.  It's only when I zoom in that I notice it :I

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