Updatar (it's fresh, but is it cool?)

Updatar (it's fresh, but is it cool?)

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Title: Updatar (it's fresh, but is it cool?)
Pixel Artist: EdJr  (Level 9 Nidan :: 12151 points)
Posted: 1/28/2012 16:55
Palette: 11 colors
Statistics:  6 comments    4 faves    0 avatars

Well, I just cut my hair, so I can't feel comfortable on keeping my afro-ed avatar.... You know, I fell like I'm lying (I was lying all the time, since my actual hair was even bigger). I think this update brought some improvement too, but I'm not totally satisfied with it. It's the first time I try to apply this light effect and I guess the piece is looking more like a woodcraft because of the "rusticity" of the pixels (I mean no AA and gross pixel placement, for example - I think). I don't like the sclera's color (I had to look for this word in the dictionary XD), but I'm not a veteran color manager and I didn't want to waste my white pigment just for mere ~10 dots.

This is in no way the kind of piece I wanted to upload after my self promises of dominating the world with surprising dots, but I just can't make a big (and mainly good) piece without getting tired of it at the middle.

Finally, C+C very, very welcomed! And oh, I know I'm not in the right place to do it, but whatever: I would thank anyone who gives me suggestions for new pieces, because [sarcasm] my ideas are so original and precious that I prefer to keep them with me. (And I confess: I'm soo bored.)

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EdJr (Level 9 Nidan) @ 8/10/2012 10:41
Yeah, you got the point! My intention with the expression was to make him (me) tired and/or sad, that are feelings I feel very often. (And oops, that's not exactly how I'd like to be first seen - in a kind of argument....)
 
About the critics, you have "predicted" some things I thought about after posting this here. I've noticed what you said about the outline, and I remember I first tried something like what you suggested, but the result wasn't that good. My fault. At the time I posted this, I based my pieces on outlines; I've been trying to avoid this addiction lately.
 
I started drawing a full body version some time ago, but I'm veery lazy and have never finished it. And, sincerely, it's not in my plans to do so, so it applies to any changes.

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failureboy (Level 7 Assassin) @ 8/10/2012 00:51

I saw this in the discussion/argument going on in the other thread and so clicked on over because I liked the colors used - unique flesh tones and lighting.  Looks like a very tired boy staring at a computer screen late at night.

Only crit - maybe the line around the chin is too dark/heavy.  Possibly use one of the lighter flesh colors instead.  Might look worse but worth a shot.

Also if you want this to be your main avatar, maybe consider adding a background and an upper body (a kid sitting at a computer, for example).  Still, good as is, just might be fun to play with and build onto.

EDIT: or just get rid of the dark outline all-together


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EdJr (Level 9 Nidan) @ 2/4/2012 06:38

Oh, thank you very much! ^^ 


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clefairykid (Level 9 Federal Agent) @ 2/3/2012 19:51

 I actually really, really like this! Especially how you've used the reflected light source on the right side of the face. Really detailed and nicely done overall : )


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EdJr (Level 9 Nidan) @ 1/29/2012 17:12

Thanks! ^^ 


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slym (Level 8 Rear Admiral) @ 1/29/2012 07:55

 Way better! Love the highlighted blue.


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