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Title: eye
Pixel Artist: offwhite  (Level 5 Assistant Manager :: 3338 points)
Posted: 12/3/2011 23:51
Palette: 8 colors
Statistics:  18 comments    21 faves    0 avatars

Dithering doesn't like me, and the feeling is mutual... Advice much appreciated.

Edit: Forgot to mention that I used the same 8 colour palette as in my avatar www.pixeljoint.com/pixelart/65598.htm  Kinda stupid to get stuck using a limited palette when there's finally a weekly challenge that has no colour limitations...

Edit: Made some changes to fix the "popping eye" problem. I think it looks less like the eye's about to pop out and run away now. You can see the old one here i1213.photobucket.com/albums/cc465/0x4fffwhite/eye10-2.png

Sorry for the sleezy sales pich :P But it's funny how even small changes tend to involve lots of pixels.

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jok (Level 11 Master Assassin) @ 2/13/2012 08:52

 very nice!

clear and sharp

philippejugnet (Level 6 Hitman) @ 12/30/2011 11:17

Really nice man!!

Friend (Level 1 Jukyu) @ 12/9/2011 15:35

I know that a high number of pixels can constitute a small change, I was just freaking out how you knew there were 620 :D but you explained it.  Beautiful "offwhite" piece too

offwhite (Level 5 Assistant Manager) @ 12/9/2011 15:24

Thanks again guys! I'm really happy for all the support! I know the dithering is kinda fail, but we all gotta start somewhere :D

@Frost Butt: There are 620 pixels that are different from the previous picture. As I said there's surprisingly many pixels involved even with small changes. I harassed my husband into making a small program for me that comares every pixel in two images and reports the number of pixels that differ in color value. And I meant it mainly as a joke :P

@mixplix: :( I don't know what could be causing that. I've never seen such behaviour on pixeljoint.

@Kravvon Nar'roth: I was thinking of making the whole face too. Might be fun to make it into a (semi) realistic version of my avatar :D

Friend (Level 1 Jukyu) @ 12/8/2011 19:36

620 changes? 0_0

mixlplix (Level 1 Thug) @ 12/7/2011 11:03

I dont know if its my browser or what, but your sprites keep disappearing from their veiw boxes.

Kravvon Nar'roth (Level 4 Ensign) @ 12/5/2011 11:09

 Got my vote. ;D I personally kinda like the way the eye bugs out a bit... it  really lets you see the shape of the eyeball.


Some time you should draw the rest of the face too (and I'm only partially kidding). :)

Ellian (Level 8 Partner) @ 12/5/2011 02:32

Maybe a bit too dithered, but the overall piece looks reaaaaally nice. The shape is really well made.

ThePixelKnight (Level 1 Rookie) @ 12/4/2011 13:11

Great pixeling very realistic looking.

mixlplix (Level 1 Thug) @ 12/4/2011 10:46

Very nice. Nice curl on the upper eyelashes

Graindolium (Level 3 Private Eye) @ 12/4/2011 08:53


offwhite (Level 5 Assistant Manager) @ 12/4/2011 07:42

Thanks a lot guys! :D

@Mrmo Tarius: I forgot to mention I used the same palette as my avatar. It started out as a test to see if it suited a naturalistic style. Then I got stubborn and didn't want to add any colours! XD

@Delicious: Yeah, I know :P I wanted to make make a suprised expression, but ended up making it look like her eye's popping out! I kept thinking, " I'll just work on the dithering a bit more, then I'll fix the iris". In the end I was to lazy to do anyting...

Mrmo Tarius (Level 10 Master Sniper) @ 12/4/2011 05:37

I like how well the surfaces are defined.

Also, you could have added... any number of colors in between and thus avoided the whole dihtering business :)

I guess that at 16 colors, everything would be smooth...

BUT! I respect the minimalistic approach! :D

Hetzer (Level 3 Private Eye) @ 12/4/2011 05:23

nice work

surt (Level 11 Godfather) @ 12/4/2011 04:12

This has got to be a placer.

sasuke91 (Level 2 Kukyu) @ 12/4/2011 03:52

love it, nice work :) will be in top 3

Delicious (Level 9 Boss) @ 12/4/2011 02:40

Very good. The iris is really small though, atleast half the size it should be, but I would've never noticed if I didn't glance twice. Keep it up!

PoisonousJoy (Level 4 Mercenary) @ 12/4/2011 00:28

 This is so good O:

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