First Pixel Art piece

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Title: First Pixel Art piece
Pixel Artist: Raider_Judo  (Level 2 Kukyu :: 535 points)
Posted: 5/20/2013 18:38
Statistics:  5 comments    0 faves    0 avatars

This started off as a portrait / dither practise run. Some where in trying to figure out what to do with the hair, I started spamming dither everywhere. While I know this is considered as a bad practise, I got lost in it and I liked what it turned into. My first actual pixel art.

I used five colors. (Not too hard to see that)

I'm still new, this is my third day since starting, so I am very proud of my over dithered pixel art. GL trying to figure out who the portrait was supposed to be off! Haha.

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Raider_Judo (Level 2 Kukyu) @ 5/21/2013 10:44

I actually wanted to make the 5 colors, 5 sqares behind the face, as a background, but the black sqaure in the middle I didn't like, so I just out lined the face with it. Other than that, the back ground and shading, I don't think I made double lines of the same color, atleast not on purpose.

TLDR; I do try to avoid banding.

Thanks for all the input, feels nice to get some response / feedback on your first piece, even though its not super good. :)


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Inject (Level 5 Captain) @ 5/21/2013 10:24

Not bad for only being at it 3 days! One thing you should try to avoid is banding (what you've done around the face). I know that's a mistake I would make early on but it's a habit you should break.

Dithering is used to help blend two colors together. You went a tad overboard with it (as you awknowledge) but it's always good to practice. I would have liked to see a more defined line where the lips part as well. 

Practice does make perfect!


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juanillovale (Level 3 Private Eye) @ 5/21/2013 07:49

good work!


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Raider_Judo (Level 2 Kukyu) @ 5/20/2013 19:34

Alright I will do that thank you!


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TombReaper (Level 5 Sniper) @ 5/20/2013 19:08

you should get rid of the two black pixels below the jaw, they are too noisy, besides that, this is good.


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