Started this in greyscale, then colourised. Palette inspired by the Floating Continent tiles from Final Fantasy VI.
Great command of pixels! A lot of information packed in there.
Thanks! I've made a few changes according to what you said.
Wonderful portrait! Knew it was yours from the preview, you definitely have a very distinct style.
Just two things: I think this piece would benefit compositionally if you moved everything 1 or 2 pixels to the left. As it stands, I feel like there's slightly not enough negative space on the right hand side.
Also I could be wrong but I feel like the cheek on the right -- the one in shadow -- isn't benefiting from the splash of purplish colour. I'd either get rid of it entirely, change the position of that lighter area so that it's hugging the contour of your face, or alter that purple to be closer in tone to the darker red
I thought this was cure again!
Nice work here!